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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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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The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2012



The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

A week somewhat overshadowed by the Dexys show that I wrote about yesterday. Apologies for banging on about this some more, but the comments on my blog are definitely worth reading, and I’ve embedded below some unusually high-quality clips of “This Is What She’s Like”, “Lost” and “Come On Eileen”…


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Dexys: London Shepherd's Bush Empire, May 8, 2012



Dexys: London Shepherd's Bush Empire, May 8, 2012

A couple or so weeks ago, Jack White requested that no photos to be taken at his London show: the audience should put down their phones and concentrate on the gig in a different way, was his implied suggestion.


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The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


There's a song on this new Purling Hiss album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by Dinosaur Jr. Along with the intensely spirited debut by Mary Timony's Ex-Hex and a comp of the pre-...