John Mulvey

The 23rd Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 23rd Uncut Playlist Of 2012

A short week after all the jubilee bullshit, but a pretty hefty postbag these past two days, and some notable downloads, too, as you’ll see from this list.


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John Mulvey

Julia Holter, London Cafe Oto, June 1, 2012



Julia Holter, London Cafe Oto, June 1, 2012

A day or two before Julia Holter’s show at Café Oto, I tweeted something fairly dumb about not understanding why she hadn’t received anything like the same amount of hype as Grimes this year, based on my admittedly rather idiosyncratic idea that, amidst the reveries and abstractions, Holter has a knack for subtly accessible pop music.


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John Mulvey

The 22nd Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 22nd Uncut Playlist Of 2012

Sixteen entries on the playlist this week, and I should point out that the latest session from the Natch project is, as usual, a free download that’s definitely worth picking up.


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John Mulvey

Go-Kart Mozart: "On The Hot Dog Streets"



Go-Kart Mozart: "On The Hot Dog Streets"

What is Lawrence for? Given the acclaim for the recent “Lawrence Of Belgravia” documentary, you could be forgiven for thinking that his role as a British eccentric and pop star manqué is now much more important than the actual music he makes. That his character is more entertaining than his records.


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John Mulvey

Hot Chip, "In Our Heads"



Hot Chip, "In Our Heads"

Things may be different now but, when I was an NME staffer in the 1990s, we were forever being accused of building bands up, only to take delight in knocking them down soon after.


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John Mulvey

The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2012

A lot of good things this week, and I should quickly mention that the new Uncut is now in the shops (in the UK at least). This link here has all the details of the issue contents, plus there’s a piece/interview by me about Bill Fay’s impending comeback.


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John Mulvey

Charalambides, Michael Flower Band, Dean McPhee: Cafe Oto, London, May 19, 2012



Charalambides, Michael Flower Band, Dean McPhee: Cafe Oto, London, May 19, 2012

To Café Oto, where a guy who goes by the name of Hitodama is making the sort of brutal avant-noise that a colleague is inspired to describe as “entropic deathwank”.


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John Mulvey

Six Organs Of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Purling Hiss...



Six Organs Of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Purling Hiss...

A while back, I read somewhere that Ben Chasny’s next Six Organs Of Admittance record would feature the heavy involvement of his old bandmates from Comets On Fire: it would be a kind of Comets reunion, was the speculation, albeit with Chasny in the driving seat rather than Ethan Miller.


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John Mulvey

The 20th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 20th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

This week I’m recommending, among other things, Sir Richard Bishop and the Michael Mayer Hauschka remix, but plenty more to get your teeth into here.


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John Mulvey

Damon Albarn on "Dr Dee" and his next solo album...



Damon Albarn on "Dr Dee" and his next solo album...

For the current issue of Uncut, I interviewed Damon Albarn as part of my piece on his “Dr Dee” project (you can read it here). There wasn’t room for all of his answers in the mag, but today’s announcement of extra Blur dates prompted me to post the whole thing here.


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Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...