Bibio – Excuses
Swimming – Sun in the Island
Casiokids – London Zoo
Young Knives – Human Again
Deerhunter – Memory Boy
Joe Lally – Painfully Aware (which has got a bit of clarinet on it by Guy Picciotto!)
Elle Osborne – The Ice House
Panda Bear – Tomboy
Gaye Device – Lonesome Robot
Dananananaykroyd – Chrome Rainbow
The Crystals – He’s Sure the Boy I Love
LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (pretentious Version)
We are back on May 21st, and you can of course listen to this show on BCB’s aces “Listen Again” feature – go to April 23rd “g”.
Saturday begins with two hours of 70’s kids cartoon Hong Kong Phooey on the excellent ATP TV channel provided for the weekend. Refreshed by the antics of the titular kung fu practicing canine, we venture forth into the unknown. [I ventured forth a little earlier than the others and caught Hello Saferide, in Reds. I was rather impressed by her Swedish knack of finding a good tune, and sentimental lyrics. Ed]
Hello Saferide - melodic romanticism
Between the four of us (me, Albert, Simon and Jim) we can conjure up little previous knowledge of Boredoms despite the fact that they appear to have been going since about 1942 and have released about half a million records. The notes about them printed in the frankly beautiful programmes (coming with 4 different covers featuring Matt Groening penned caricatures of Iggy, Joanna Newsome, Daniel Johnston and someone we didn’t recognise [either She & Him or Lightning Dust, the jury is still out â€“ ed]) weren’t much help either. In this we simply read a breathless treatise about Boredoms being Japanese, having a penchant for using lots of drummers, and being a bit ace.