This week marked the first live edition of Too Much Too Young since the dissolution of The Dream Team (a.k.a. my good self, Joel and Pat). In an unprecedented step I spent a week notÂ ectstacially enthusingÂ about, nor playing, anything related to young Bradfordian heroes No Garden, One Dragon.
Instead, with the help of my colleagueÂ Matthew Blakey, the show looked at the positively 80s feel of cinema offerings this week – the actionÂ movie parodyÂ The Other Guys, theÂ 25th anniversary of Back to the Future andÂ the sequel to the seminal 1987 film Wall Street.
Music-wiseÂ TMTY tried to stick to the remit set by Joel White during his five incendiary years of helming the show by mixing fresh and upcoming acts with more unusual and obscure choices. The running order for this week was as follows:
Warpaint – “Ashes to Ashes” (from the War Child fundraising David Bowie tribute album “We Were So Turned On”)
The Heartbreaks – “I Didn’t Think It Would Hurt To Think Of You” (the Rough Trade single from a band dubbed, exclusively by me, as “Morecambe’s finest”)
Chew Yan and the Stylers – “Mimi Cat” (taken from the excellent and lovingly compiled Sublime FrequencyÂ album Singapore A-Go-Go. I can not recommend this label enough for anyone looking to expand their record collection beyond Anglo-American English language offerings)
The Kabeedies – “Come Out Of The Blue” (NRONE single released on October 4th. They’re playing Nation Of Shopkeepers tonight – the 7th -Â go! Hopefully you caught the interview with Rory of this band on Katie and Jen’s The Show over the weekend)
British Sea Power – “Zeus” (title track from the EP of the same name.Â Their first release sinceÂ providing a score for the film Man Of AranÂ by Robert Flaherty – the cinephiles silent documentarian of choice)
Hope to catch you again nextÂ week at 6.30 as part of the BCB WednesdayÂ Night Club.Â Amongst other delights there’ll be a look at the new Zac Efron filmÂ Charlie St Cloud, a review of The Twilight Sad, some Korean WaveÂ and a whole host of new music.