Articles by John Mulvey http://www.uncut.co.uk/author/john%20mulvey en The 15th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-15th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>One of the books I’ve enjoyed most in the past couple of years is “Pulphead”, a collection of <strong>John Jeremiah Sullivan</strong>’s longform, creative and not always entirely reliable journalism.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/leon-russell-life-journey-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-15th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:08:54 +0000 John Mulvey 20104 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-14th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Bit of a rush in the face of deadlines this morning, but a strange list – not all of it recommended, really – with a notable discovery in <strong>Mike Cooper</strong>, whose early ‘70s albums work well as companion pieces to those of <strong>Michael Chapman</strong>. Anyone who knows his work, and knows more, drop me a line.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/artworks-000073805905-qpc5pv-t500x500.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-14th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:54:37 +0000 John Mulvey 20073 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Hurray For The Riff Raff's "Small Town Heroes" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-hurray-for-the-riff-raffs-small-town-heroes <p>To be a fan of Gillian Welch, as many Uncut readers will appreciate, requires an uncommon degree of faithfulness and patience. In 18 years, she has released just five albums; given that the gap between the last one (2011’s The Harrow And The Harvest) and its predecessor (2003’s Soul Journey) ran to eight years, a follow-up may still be some way off.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/riffraff040414w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-hurray-for-the-riff-raffs-small-town-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:19:53 +0000 John Mulvey 20050 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 13th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-13th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Some highlights to see/hear this week: <strong>Neil Young</strong> playing “Thrasher” for the first time (technically, second time I think) in 36 years; well over an hour of amazing <strong>Can</strong> footage from 1970; the new <strong>Jack White</strong> track; and <strong>Olga Bell</strong>’s album, which seems to suggest that I prefer the <strong>Dirty Projectors</strong>, or at least their spin-offs, when the singing is in Russian.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/04/wysingforestlukeabbott75075090s.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-13th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:26:50 +0000 John Mulvey 20044 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Read the setlist for The Cure's marathon 45-song Royal Albert Hall show http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cure/read-the-setlist-for-the-cures-marathon-45-song-royal-albert-hall-show-news <p>The Cure repeated their marathon 45-song show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (March 29), replicating their setlist of the previous night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-cure/read-the-setlist-for-the-cures-marathon-45-song-royal-albert-hall-show-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:18:32 +0000 John Mulvey 20028 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 12th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-12th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Lots to get stuck into this week, though I think it’s worth drawing special attention to the superb <strong>William Tyler</strong> EP and, in the week the <strong>Pixies</strong> announce a newish album, a pointedly excellent <strong>Kim Deal</strong> track with <strong>Morgan Nagler</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/william-tyler-lost-colony-608x602.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-12th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:38:33 +0000 John Mulvey 20007 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Paul Weller among artists set for exclusive Record Store Day releases http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/sex-pistols-david-bowie-and-paul-weller-among-artists-set-for-exclusive-record-store-day-rel <p>Nirvana, Paul Weller and Oasis are among the artists who have contributed releases to Record Store Day 2014.</p> <p>Paul Weller will release new material on a seven-inch, with the single limited to just 2,500 copies. Meanwhile, Nirvana's 'Pennyroyal Tea' will be released on the same format and Oasis' debut single 'Supersonic' will be re-released on 12-inch. A full list of all of this year's releases can be found on the official Record Store Day website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/sex-pistols-david-bowie-and-paul-weller-among-artists-set-for-exclusive-record-store-day-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:11:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19992 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Campaign to turn Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum launched http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/campaign-to-turn-kurt-cobains-childhood-home-into-a-museum-launched-news <p>A campaign has been launched to raise money to turn Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/nirvana/campaign-to-turn-kurt-cobains-childhood-home-into-a-museum-launched-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:01:36 +0000 John Mulvey 19990 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 11th Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-11th-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After a very long wait, the second album on <strong>Matthew E White</strong>’s Spacebomb label has turned up… and it may not be quite what most of you would have envisaged…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/sparrow.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-11th-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:40:04 +0000 John Mulvey 19983 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Kiss' Gene Simmons says hip-hop artists have no place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame http://www.uncut.co.uk/kiss/kiss-gene-simmons-says-hip-hop-artists-have-no-place-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-news <p>Gene Simmons of rockers Kiss has spoken out about his frustration with rap and hip-hop artists being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/kiss/kiss-gene-simmons-says-hip-hop-artists-have-no-place-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:48:10 +0000 John Mulvey 19974 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Raconteurs reunion with Jack White 'off the table', says Brendan Benson http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-raconteurs/raconteurs-reunion-with-jack-white-off-the-table-says-brendan-benson-news <p>Brendan Benson has said that any potential reunion of The Raconteurs is "off the table."</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-raconteurs/raconteurs-reunion-with-jack-white-off-the-table-says-brendan-benson-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:44:40 +0000 John Mulvey 19973 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Rolling Stones cancel tour date after death of L'Wren Scott http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-rolling-stones/the-rolling-stones-cancel-tour-date-after-death-of-lwren-scott-news <p>The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first date of their Australian tour after the death of Mick Jaggar's girlfriend, the US fashion designer L'Wren Scott.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-rolling-stones/the-rolling-stones-cancel-tour-date-after-death-of-lwren-scott-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:41:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19972 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Tenth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-tenth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>I’ve alluded a few times in recent weeks to the excellence of the forthcoming “Spiderland” boxset, and especially to the <strong>Lance Bangs</strong> documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which it contains. “Breadcrumb Trail” tells the odd, low-key, long-obfuscated tale of <strong>Slint</strong>, revealing much without entirely dismantling the band’s mystique, and focusing on the band’s drummer <strong>Britt Walford</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/index.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-tenth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:20:59 +0000 John Mulvey 19949 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Ninth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-ninth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Being a bit of a broken record here: a proliferation of <strong>Hurray For The Riff Raff</strong> albums this week, since I’m writing a review of the fantastic “Small Town Heroes” at the moment. Plenty of new stuff as well, though, at least some of it recommended, with strong reference to <strong>Toumani Diabaté</strong> and his son <strong>Sidiki</strong>’s kora duets, and to the tantalising extract from a <strong>Fennesz</strong> album that’s being explicitly pitched as the follow-up to “Endless Summer”…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/fenneszb-cs-650x650.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-ninth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:59:40 +0000 John Mulvey 19925 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Q&A: Real Estate http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/qa-real-estate <p>One of the things I wrote in the new issue of Uncut (<a href=" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/the-new-uncut-revealed-david-bowie-peter-gabriel-johnny-cash-bruce-springst" target="_blank">full details here</a>) is a longish review of the new <strong>Real Estate</strong> album, which is out today, I think.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/03/realestateatlas.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/qa-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:08:56 +0000 John Mulvey 19913 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-eighth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Another song this week from what’s rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourite 2014 albums, <strong>Hurray For The Riff-Raff</strong>’s “Small Town Heroes”. Have a look, too, at the trailer for <strong>Lance Bangs’ Slint</strong> documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which is the music film I’ve enjoyed most since the <strong>Source Family</strong> doc.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/91q-k9o2wsl-sl1500-1391806645.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-eighth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:55:42 +0000 John Mulvey 19895 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Seventh Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-seventh-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>For a while this week, it looked like I might be able to post a playlist entirely consisting of new entries, at least until I got dragged back into playing the <strong>Ryley Walker</strong>. But hey, look at all this, not least the clip of <strong>Shirley Collins</strong>’ first live performance in 30 years, which just showed up.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/3c8a7d82.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-seventh-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:50:55 +0000 John Mulvey 19849 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Sixth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-sixth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Another one of the annoying redacted albums uncovered this week, in the shape of <strong>Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks</strong>, on the first few listens possibly superior to the last <strong>Animal Collective</strong> set. I wish you could hear more of <strong>Angel Deradoorian</strong> on it, though: her “Mind Raft” EP from a few years back is maybe my favourite release from the extended <strong>Dirty Projectors</strong> collective.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/howlin-rain-live.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-sixth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:06:20 +0000 John Mulvey 19820 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Bill Callahan, London Royal Festival Hall, February 8, 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/bill-callahan-london-royal-festival-hall-february-8-2014 <p>Something like two decades ago, when I was Features Editor of NME and making some pragmatic decisions involving coverage of second and third-tier Britpop bands, I had a kind of argument with Laurence Bell, the owner of the Domino label.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/billcallahan070313w.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/bill-callahan-london-royal-festival-hall-february-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:17:20 +0000 John Mulvey 19811 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Moustache combs, long-ass rice and Nefertiti’s Fjord… The strange hinterland of Parks And Recreation http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/moustache-combs-long-ass-rice-and-nefertiti-s-fjord-the-strange-hinterland-o <p>Nick Offerman, a 43-year-old actor with a splendid moustache and a key role in what might currently be America’s best sitcom, is an interesting guy. Last year, he wrote and starred in a video for the mediocre LA indie-punk band Fidlar, in which he goes on an extended urinating spree.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/parks070214w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/moustache-combs-long-ass-rice-and-nefertiti-s-fjord-the-strange-hinterland-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:53:03 +0000 John Mulvey 19804 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Fifth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-fifth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>This week’s excuse for briskness is I have a longish review of <strong>Real Estate</strong> to write for the mag, but some good news in here: not least the appearance of a mighty stash of <strong>Fela Kuti</strong> albums on Bandcamp and some predictably weird mixtapes, compiled by <strong>John Fahey</strong>, fetching up on Soundcloud.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/02/the-afghan-whigs-do-to-the-beast-608x608.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-fifth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:02:44 +0000 John Mulvey 19799 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Pye Corner Audio and Bohren & Der Club Of Gore http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/pye-corner-audio-and-bohren-der-club-of-gore <p>I was struck by a couple of tweets this morning from Peter Watts (@peter_watts and the author of <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/revealed-the-new-uncut-ramones-small-faces-beck-neil-young-the-beatles-the-0" target="_blank">this month’s <strong>Ramones</strong> cover story in Uncut</a>). The first ran, “I read the word 'liminal' in the Standard the other day. I think that's psychogeography's 'hippie wigs in Woolworths' moment.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/pye-corner-audio-the-black-mill-tapes-volumes-1-4-3cd-087884-441471a6.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/pye-corner-audio-and-bohren-der-club-of-gore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:09:38 +0000 John Mulvey 19781 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-fourth-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Strong haul of rad gumbo here, as we’ve taken to saying. Never thought I’d want to hear another <strong>Hold Steady</strong> album after the last one, but “Teeth Dreams” pretty much reaffirmed the faith. And if you’re that way inclined, I can recommend the new <strong>Men</strong> album, too; their best, I think.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/pfuua1j.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-fourth-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:31:35 +0000 John Mulvey 19768 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Sun Kil Moon, "Benji" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/sun-kil-moon-benji <p>“I want to be mothered,” <strong>Mark Kozelek</strong> sang in 1993 on “Mother”, one of the more startling tracks on the second <strong>Red House Painters</strong> album. “I want you to give attention to my belly button/Mother, I want to have bobby pins stuck in my ears.”</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/sunkilmoon220114w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/sun-kil-moon-benji" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:33:20 +0000 John Mulvey 19728 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Third Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-third-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>A week of revelations here, I suppose, since a bunch of albums that I’ve had to strategically redact from recent lists, until they’re formally announced, can now be identified and previewed.</p> <p>Please note, then, the appearance of new albums by <strong>Damon Albarn, Elbow</strong> and <strong>Real Estate</strong> among the 20-odd things below. The Real Estate is especially fantastic – more like <strong>Felt</strong> and <strong>The Feelies</strong> than ever, maybe – and I’ll try and write something more extensive about it in the next week or so.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/realestateatlas.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-third-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:25:27 +0000 John Mulvey 19718 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Second Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-second-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>Quickly today, as there’s an issue to be flung together, but a plug in passing for our latest Ultimate Music Guide, on sale today and dedicated to <strong>Lou Reed</strong>. More on that later.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/04a0954f.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-second-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:40:31 +0000 John Mulvey 19689 at http://www.uncut.co.uk "Have Fun With God": Bill Callahan in dub... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/have-fun-with-god-bill-callahan-in-dub <p>Sometimes, with <strong>Bill Callahan</strong>, the focus on his records is so unwaveringly on his lyrics, it is tempting to treat them as recited poetry rather than actual music. On an old <strong>Smog</strong> record like “The Doctor Came At Dawn”, say, the music seems barely there; just a little shading to point up the melodic undertow of a baritone that often wanders closer to speech than song.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/billcallahan070313w.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/have-fun-with-god-bill-callahan-in-dub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:09:02 +0000 John Mulvey 19671 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Black Dirt Oak, “Wawayanda Patent” http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/black-dirt-oak-wawayanda-patent <p>When you’re in the business of writing about/codifying/making up a musical scene, it always helps if you can locate its nexus. Reading the small print on record sleeves, a good few of the American musicians negotiating the space between roots music and avant-garde jamming these past few years - part of what used to be called free folk, for a while - all turn out to have recorded at Black Dirt Studios in upstate New York.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/black-dirt-oak-wawayanda-patent.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/black-dirt-oak-wawayanda-patent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:44:02 +0000 John Mulvey 19666 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The First Uncut Playlist Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-first-uncut-playlist-of-2014 <p>After last week’s <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-best-albums-of-2014-thus-far" target="_blank">Best Albums Of 2014 roundup/provocation</a>, here’s the first proper playlist of the year; with, as you’ll see, a few auspicious new arrivals.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/6-importants-albums-venir-janvier-l-uke1zn.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-first-uncut-playlist-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:21:56 +0000 John Mulvey 19653 at http://www.uncut.co.uk On Michael Head's "Artorius Revisited", and beyond... http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/on-michael-heads-artorius-revisited-and-beyond <p>Sometime last autumn, maybe, an EP called “Artorius Revisited” by <strong>Michael Head &amp; The Red Elastic Band</strong> was quietly released in limited quantities. Last time he surfaced around 2006/2007, in a quixotic, thwarted and mostly transcendent musical career that now stretches back some three decades, Head and his longest-lasting configuration, <strong>Shack</strong>, were signed to <strong>Noel Gallagher</strong>’s Sour Mash label. It didn’t last.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/mickhead070114w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/on-michael-heads-artorius-revisited-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:02:00 +0000 John Mulvey 19651 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Third Man Records to release The White Stripes ‘Elephant’ singles collection on vinyl http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-white-stripes/third-man-records-to-release-the-white-stripes-elephant-singles-collection-on-viny <p>Third Man Records has announced the release of all the singles from The White Stripes’ ‘Elephant’, together in a vinyl boxset.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-white-stripes/third-man-records-to-release-the-white-stripes-elephant-singles-collection-on-viny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:58:07 +0000 John Mulvey 19641 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Best Albums Of 2014 (thus far...) http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-best-albums-of-2014-thus-far <p>Happy new year, everyone. Since we’re into 2014 now, and (perhaps more pertinently) since all of our 2013 charts generated so much traffic to <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk" title="www.uncut.co.uk">www.uncut.co.uk</a> last month, I thought it’d be useful/cynical to post a Best Of 2014 (Thus Far) list.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2014/01/tumblrstatichanschewtumblrheader.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-best-albums-of-2014-thus-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:26:27 +0000 John Mulvey 19630 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: The Waterboys play "Fisherman's Blues", London Hammersmith Apollo, December 18, 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-the-waterboys-play-fishermans-blues-london-hammersmith-apollo-decem <p>So this, I think, might be a new thing: not so much a live recreation of a classic album, but a live recreation of the sessions which resulted in a classic album. A show predicated not just on evocative songs recorded 25-odd years ago, but on a nostalgia for outtakes that – up until a month or so ago, at least – most of the crowd in the Hammersmith Apollo tonight had never even heard.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/waterboys180913w-steve-meany.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-the-waterboys-play-fishermans-blues-london-hammersmith-apollo-decem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:58:39 +0000 John Mulvey 19613 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 47th Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-47th-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>The last playlist of 2013, I think, and – as you’ll see – a bunch of faithful retainers slipping back in with 2014 releases. Not sure I can believe I’m ending the year with an embedded video of <strong>Tears For Fears</strong> covering <strong>Animal Collective</strong>, but there you go.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/english-oceans.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-47th-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:01:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19598 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 46th Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-46th-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>We have about 24 hours to finish the next issue, and not much longer to complete another Uncut Ultimate Music Guide due in January, so no preamble this week: lots to hear and anticipate below. (Thanks, though, for all your feedback on my <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-wild-mercury-sound-top-143-albums-of-2013" target="_blank">Best Of 2013 list</a>; much appreciated, as ever).</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/angel-olsen-burn-your-fire.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-46th-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:06:12 +0000 John Mulvey 19577 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed: Linda Perhacs live at Cecil Sharp House, London, December 5, 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-linda-perhacs-live-at-cecil-sharp-house-london-december-5-2013 <p>There are some things you never expect to see. Take, for example, a live performance of “Parallelograms”; a song of uncanny atmospheres and dynamics, recorded in 1970 by a dental hygienist with only a fleeting involvement with the music business.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/index.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-linda-perhacs-live-at-cecil-sharp-house-london-december-5-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:36:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19556 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Wild Mercury Sound Best 143 Albums Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-wild-mercury-sound-top-143-albums-of-2013 <p>OK, I’ve managed to remember 143 albums that came out this year and that I liked. As in previous years, I didn’t see much point in hacking my list down to a Top 100, or Top 50, or whatever. While it’d be a stretch to claim every one is an imperishable classic, I do feel broadly confident recommending them all.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/130708-bill-callahan-dream-river.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-wild-mercury-sound-top-143-albums-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:19:47 +0000 John Mulvey 19551 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 45th Uncut Playlist Of 2013, + Ryley Walker and the Sound Of 2014 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-45th-uncut-playlist-of-2013-ryley-walker-and-the-sound-of-2013 <p>Not uncharacteristically, I’ve spent the past few days repressing a bunch of unnecessary rage about the publicity afforded the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 poll. Not so much because of the artists selected, but because of the way it effectively presents an ultimatum to new talent: have something resembling success in the next 12 months, or else people will weary of your miserable underachievement and move on to the next batch of hopefuls.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/12/ryley-walker-bootleg.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-45th-uncut-playlist-of-2013-ryley-walker-and-the-sound-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:57:30 +0000 John Mulvey 19540 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-44th-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>A pretty amazing week of new arrivals kicked off with the arrival of the beautiful thing pictured above; the Third Man/Revenant Paramount Records box set (Volume One, I should note). Lots to talk about there, not least the 800 tracks, and once I’ve had a deeper and more extensive listen I’ll try and blog about it properly.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/bzm1cm0iiaah0y1jpg-large.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-44th-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:48:21 +0000 John Mulvey 19513 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Revealed! The New Uncut! Plus: Bubbling Under – The Auspicious Albums That Didn’t Make Our Best Of 2013 Chart… http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/revealed-the-new-uncut-plus-bubbling-under-the-auspicious-albums-that-didn- <p>The new issue of Uncut arrives in UK shops this Thursday - though, if you’re a subscriber, you might receive your copy a little earlier. <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/morrissey/morrissey-has-two-albums-worth-of-songs-ready-says-guitarist-jesse-tobias-news" target="_blank"> Morrissey, as you’ll see, is on the cover</a>, and David Cavanagh’s ostensibly picked up the plot where Autobiography left off, uncovering the inside story on what has turned out to be a very weird year indeed for the singer.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/coversupp251113w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/uncut-editors-diary/revealed-the-new-uncut-plus-bubbling-under-the-auspicious-albums-that-didn-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncut Editor's Diary Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:09:07 +0000 John Mulvey 19508 at http://www.uncut.co.uk A Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide sampler: "Broken Arrrow" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/a-neil-young-ultimate-music-guide-sampler-broken-arrrow <p>The <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate" target="_blank">Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide that I wrote about here</a> (along with a review of the forthcoming “Live At The Cellar Door” set) is on sale now, so I thought it might be useful to post a sampler of what you might expect in this Uncut special: namely, this piece by me on 1996’s underrated “Broken Arrow”. Every Neil album is reviewed in comparable detail – you can find details of <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/neil-young-the-ultimate-music-guide-news" target="_blank">where to buy the mag here</a>…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/umgneil-youngcover_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/a-neil-young-ultimate-music-guide-sampler-broken-arrrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:04:13 +0000 John Mulvey 19504 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-43rd-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>Moving swiftly through another craven plug for our <a href=" http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate" target="_blank"> Neil Young Ultimate Music Guide</a>, a mostly decent list this week, with a few strong new entries from <strong>Rosanne Cash, Africa Express, Matt Baldwin</strong>, and <strong>Thee Oh Sees</strong>, plus a welcome expanded reissue from <strong>Hiss Golden Messenger</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/bad-debt-cover.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-43rd-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:35:40 +0000 John Mulvey 19475 at http://www.uncut.co.uk Reviewed! Neil Young, "Live At The Cellar Door". Unveiled! Neil Young: The Ultimate Music Guide. http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate <p>You are, I guess, never finished with <strong>Neil Young</strong>. A few weeks ago, as we were wrapping up an Uncut Ultimate Music Guide special dedicated to him, the news came through that Young was moving on again. Just as we thought we’d put together a comprehensive survey of all his recorded work, another Archives Performance Series release crept onto the schedules.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/umgneil-youngcover.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:53:51 +0000 John Mulvey 19472 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The "Marquee Moon"/"Sailor's Life" Youtube playlist http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-marquee-moonsailors-life-youtube-playlist <p>Yesterday I posted <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/an-interview-with-cian-nugent" target="_blank">an interview here with Cian Nugent</a> that prompted a Twitter conversation about other records which operate in the fairly narrow space between <strong>Television</strong>’s “Marquee Moon” and <strong>Fairport Convention</strong>’s “A Sailor’s Life”. This morning I’ve collated all the suggestions into a Youtube playlist, which should keep you elevated for an hour or two.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/marqueebricking151113w.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-marquee-moonsailors-life-youtube-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:14:19 +0000 John Mulvey 19461 at http://www.uncut.co.uk An interview with Cian Nugent http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/an-interview-with-cian-nugent <p><strong>Cian Nugent &amp; The Cosmos</strong>’ “Born With The Caul” is one of my favourite albums of the year, as I tried to explain as part of <a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/chris-forsyth-cian-nugent-wilco-and-the-return-of-television " target="_blank">this blog from a month or so back</a>. The album came out this week, anyhow, so I thought it was worth posting this Q&amp;A with Cian here. Some really nice stuff on his influences, especially…</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/141103cnugentw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/an-interview-with-cian-nugent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:22:39 +0000 John Mulvey 19456 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 42nd Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-42nd-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>Apologies for the frustrating gaps that appear in this week’s playlist. A lot of 2014 releases arriving in the office now, some of which haven’t been officially announced. As a consequence I have to keep their identities suppressed for the time being; I’ll try and fill in the missing words once these albums are formally unveiled.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/malkmusandjicksjagbagscover-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-42nd-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:13:56 +0000 John Mulvey 19446 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 41st Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-41st-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>In haste again this week, but various delays in posting this have at least meant that the playlist has kept growing: 32 entries, with seven interesting things to listen to, including <strong>Neil Young</strong> and a couple of strong new artists, the pretty psych <strong> Morgan Delt</strong> and <strong>Matt Kivel</strong>, whose album reminds me a bit of the first one by <strong>Bon Iver</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/matt-kivel-double-exposure.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-41st-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:14:09 +0000 John Mulvey 19432 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The Necks live, London Cafe Oto, November 4, 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-necks-live-london-cafe-oto-november-4-2013 <p>A lot of things can happen when you watch <strong>The Necks</strong>, the magnificent Australian improvising trio, play live. Sometimes, you can become fixated on prosaic details: how does <strong>Tony Buck</strong>’s left hand keep vibrating that shaker onto his drumkit at such an ecstatic velocity for so long, for instance? Do they have hidden clocks that allow them to move so elegantly to a conclusion without appearing to even acknowledge each other’s presence, let alone look at one another? Will unzipping my coat be an unacceptably noisy intervention?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/11/1necks103313.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-necks-live-london-cafe-oto-november-4-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:37:52 +0000 John Mulvey 19417 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-40th-uncut-playlist-of-2013-plus-morrissey-autobiography-lucky-dip <p>A brief moment away from collating Uncut’s end of year album charts to post this: 24 records etc we’ve played over the last couple of days in the Uncut office.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/artoriuscover.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-40th-uncut-playlist-of-2013-plus-morrissey-autobiography-lucky-dip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:28:51 +0000 John Mulvey 19399 at http://www.uncut.co.uk The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2013 http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-39th-uncut-playlist-of-2013 <p>After raving about the new <strong>Alasdair Roberts</strong> and <strong>White Fence</strong> albums on the past few lists, I’m pleased to have some tracks from them this week, along with really excellent new arrivals from <strong>Kevin Morby</strong> and <strong>Ryley Walker</strong>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.uncut.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog/2013/10/kevinmorbyharlemriver608x608.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-blog imagecache-default imagecache-blog_default" width="630" height="300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-39th-uncut-playlist-of-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wild Mercury Sound Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:32:02 +0000 John Mulvey 19362 at http://www.uncut.co.uk