Aural Delights 154


  1. Rah Rah – Chip Off The Heart – Vessels
  2. The Moodists – Justice and Money Too – Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985
  3. Ill – Ill Song – Single
  4. Moff Skellington – Birthday Boy – Scribnalls
  5. Dave Graney – The Extraordinary – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2
  6. Foolish Atoms – The Harrowed North – 01482
  7. The Moodists – You’ve Got You’re Story – Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985
  8. Dave Graney – Dandies Are Never Unbuttoned – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2
  9. Danny Short – Whistlin’ In The Dark – Demo
  10. Popol Vuh – Hand in Hand – Agape Agape Love Love
  11. The Moodists – Take Us All Home – Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985
  12. Dave Graney – You Wanna Be There But You Don’t Wanna Travel – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2
  13. Birgit Bidder – You Don’t Wanna Know – Single
  14. Moff Skellington – Birdlake Hotel – Scribnalls
  15. The Shifting Sands – Unrelenting Surf – Beach Coma
  16. Johann Kloos – Dreaming Of Promotion – Kloos Klassiks
  17. The Moodists – The Train from Kansas City – Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985
  18. Dave Graney – Deep Inside A Song – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2
  19. Danny Short – Passerby – Demo
  20. Maini – Never Said Goodbye – Single
  21. James Wood – Can We Talk – 01482
  22. The Moodists – The day they all wake up –  Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985
  23. Cabaret Voltaire – Sluggin’ Fer Jesus – Northern Lights Volume 1
  24. Deadly Snakes -Debt Collection – A Bird In The Hand Is Worthless
  25. Danny Short – Freezing Cold – Demo
  26. Stella Diana – Caulfield – Alhena
  27. Gold Class – Furlong – It’s You
  28. The Black Lilies – That’s The Way It Goes Down – Hard To Please
  29. Matthew Hedley Stoppard & The Glass Delusion – Exile – 01482
  30. The Biscuits – Secret Crisis – Single
  31. Moff Skellington – Our Magic Car – Scribnalls
  32. Sonic Youth – Personality Crisis – Whores Moaning
  33. Inventions – Escapers – Maze of Woods
  34. Hamsters – Porpoise – Live on the Independents Tour 2015


  1. Canadian power pop which is released on 20th November 2015 via DevilDuck Records and from the  new album “Vessels” . They play Studio 2 Liverpool on December 9th and Ferret Preston on the following night
  2. A huge release from Creation records which covers their early 80s history via the Artefact Box Set. A key reason for grabbing it for me was the inclusion of a good number of rare tracks from one of my favourite bands from that period – The Moodists. Some serious coverage of this on this particular podcast.
  3. One of Manchester’s finest bands are back with a new single, they supported Lydia Lunch last week at Islington Mill and are back next as part of the sold-out Ladyfest at the same venue. Politically astute, wonderfully shouty and the the right  side of bonkers.
  4. From the forthcoming album on German Shepherd. It’s only a matter of time before the world wakes up to genius of Moff Skellington.
  5. Dave is back with a second volume of demos. A fascinating selection of tunes from across his career stripped down to the basics.
  6. Hull is championed by my chum Dave Hammond and why not? From a recent compilation of excellent local musicians. Well worth checking out.
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  9. Danny has been busy recently drumming with The Transmitters but he has recently put up three new songs on Soundcloud. Up to his usual excellent standard, he writes a mean tune.
  10. Classic Popol Vuh – mesmerising music and nobody else does stuff quite like this.
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  13. This multi-talented Swedish artist and producer  is already sounding like an established artist. While in 2014 debuting as an opera singer in a 17th century baroque opera production of L’Orfeo (and producing a video for the scenery) Birgit later composed and arranged music for a 21-piece chamber orchestra and pop band.  Swedish National Paper SvD say: ”Birgit Bidder has a very strong artistic expression. The music varies, it stands on classic pop-rock-soul-ground and is still independent towards music history. “You Don’t Wanna Know” feels like a spot on hit with full power from the backup vocals.”.
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  15. More antipodean loveliness, this time from Brisbane. Check them out on Bandcamp.
  16. Dr Kloos with another piece from the archives. He has been very quiet lately so I expect a flurry of new work soon!
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  20. Maini Sorri is a Swedish Finnish singer, musician and songwriter currently living in Sweden.
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  23. Classic early Cabs before they lost the plot and went all disco.
  24. Canadian indie rock from 2006 – the album is sometimes called Porcella. Confusing!
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  26. Italy’s Stella Diana have confirmed details for the UK release of their vast, compelling EP ‘Alhena’, which will be available through British-Canadian label Raphaelite Records at the end of November.
  27. More Melbourne music – very post punk – and as my friend and DJ Tony Thornborough says the singer is channeling the spirit of Mozza!
  28. Country rock with a bit of sparkle – good album!
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  30. More Antipodean music, this time from Auckland, check them out on Bandcamp.
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  32. SY do the New York Dolls – very loosely!
  33. Mark T. Smith (guitarist for Explosions in the Sky) and Matthew Cooper (multi-instrumentalist laptop composer Eluvium) combine the best of both bands to create a great sound.
  34. A sneaky glimpse at the forthcoming live album from Manchester’s finest.


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