John Mulvey

The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

A glut of very exciting 2015 music this week, but before you get to that, maybe check out the Milton Nascimento track below which, as KidVinil Vinil pointed out in the comments section beneath last week's Uncut Playlist, is worth comparing with David Bowie's "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)".


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John Mulvey

A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!



A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!

By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the volatile mix of productivity and excitement.


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Michael Bonner

Watch Bill Murray sing Bob Dylan!



Watch Bill Murray sing Bob Dylan!

If you've not already seen it, I hope you enjoy this a clip from Bill Murray's latest film, St Vincent. It's from the closing credits to the film - don't worry, there's no spoilers - which feature Murray's character, Vincent, lounging in his yard, listening to an old Sony Walkman and singing along to Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm”. Bill sings Bob, indeed.


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John Mulvey

The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out, plus something from the Rhyton LP I listed last week, more Greek-tinged jams from Jim White and George Xylouris, and our stream of the great Bruce Langhorne "Hired Hand" soundtrack. I like the new Bowie song, too.


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Michael Bonner

First Look - Jimi: All Is By My Side



First Look - Jimi: All Is By My Side

Of the recent slew of rock biopics, this Jimi Hendrix film is the one that seems to get it just about right.


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John Mulvey

Steve Gunn, "Way Out Weather"/Nathan Bowles, "Nansemond"



Steve Gunn, "Way Out Weather"/Nathan Bowles, "Nansemond"

How does a questing psychedelic guitarist transform themselves into a classic singer-songwriter? By compromising, in many cases. Steve Gunn, however, is managing the transition with uncanny elegance. Maybe you've already heard the latest album from this languidly prolific Brooklyn guitarist: it's called "Way Out Weather", and it's just out on the Paradise Of Bachelors label.


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Michael Bonner

"When I was younger, I was much more set in my ways...": an interview with Paul Weller



"When I was younger, I was much more set in my ways...": an interview with Paul Weller

In the last issue of Uncut, I reviewed Paul Weller's Classic Album Selection Volume 1; the first five solo albums in one handy box, in other words. It occurred to me, it might be a nice idea to subsequently post the full transcript of my interview with Weller, which formed the basis of our July 2014 cover story. The interview mostly took place in Weller's favoured Maida Vale cafe, but we ended up sitting in his Mini Cooper Clubman next to Regent's Canal, where he gave me a taster of his forthcoming projects. Anyway, the interview was ostensibly to tie-in with a compilation, More Modern Classics. Which is where the conversation begins...


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John Mulvey

The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Listening dominated by The Necks this week, and a couple of sets I bought from them at the show on Monday night (Read my review of The Necks live at Café Oto here…). But as you'll see, some significant action elsewhere on the playlist. Play ball!

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1 Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (Bittorrent!)


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! Frazey Ford, "Indian Ocean"



Reviewed! Frazey Ford, "Indian Ocean"

As is the brutal way with deadlines on monthly magazines, yesterday afternoon I had to send out a request to all of Uncut's writers for their albums of the year lists, so that we can start the long and meticulous process of compiling a Best Of 2014 chart.


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! The Necks at London Cafe Oto, October 6, 2014



Reviewed! The Necks at London Cafe Oto, October 6, 2014

I hadn't planned to write about the Necks show last night: plenty of other things to do; a review of Frazey Ford's album ready to publish; a sense that, after my previous reviews of The Necks, I didn't have much else to say.


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The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A glut of very exciting 2015 music this week, but before you get to that, maybe check out the Milton Nascimento track below which, as KidVinil Vinil pointed out in the comments section beneath...