A Week (and a bit) in Pictures

13th March 2013

It’s always interesting to put the pictures together and try to make out some kind of story. What happened to self-mythologising poetry in notebooks, it’s gone visual and viral like everyone else’s. And where are the people? Next week we must have some people.

Normalites – My Best Friend – out now.

11th March 2013

The new single from The Normalites aka Chris Coco and Steve Miller from Afterlife is out now on Steve’s Subatomic label.

Get it here.

A week in pictures

4th March 2013

4th March 2013

Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. Oh, this episode is, maybe the first signs of spring, because there’s more than a dash of acoustic instruments, some joyful singing from the rafters and an overall live feel from the fuzzy feeling on.So we start with some city life. that means some new house, then some very beautiful new songs from brilliant new bands and then we’re off to the islands for some gloriously Balearic business, but don’t worry, the hour ends back where we started, in the big smoke. Listen, it will all come clear.

[setlist]

1 Jupiter Jax – Soulless City – 100% Silk 2 Jay Shepheard – Here Comes – Retrofit 3 Turntable Orchestra – You’re Gonna Miss Me (Friend Within Remix) – New State 4 Locked Groove – Wear It Well – Hotflush THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 5 Pascal Pinon – Berney (One Thing) – Morr Music 6 Saroos – Henderson Island (Schlachthofbronx Mix) – Alien Transistor LIFE’S A BEACH 7 I Feel – Island Life – International Feel 8 Baby Prince & Navid Izado – Missing You feat Pillow Talk – Soul Clap Records 9 Atoms For Peace – Stuck Together Pieces – XL STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 10 Palma Violets – All The Garden Birds – Rough Trade 11 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away – Bad Seed 12 Darkstar – Hold Me Down – Warp 13 Simple – Main Street – Apollo

Coffee, Fags and i-Pads

19th February 2013

So, I have been in Ireland at Sacha Puttnam’s Riverside Studio, making some new music with a lot of help from the magnificent Cairan O’Shea. Here is a collection of images that have already appeared on my Tumblr and Twitter but need to be here as well for the record. There are ten new tunes with these working titles:

Poly 6 100 Billion Euros Drops Simple Bicycle Café Human Joy of Six (Jam 3) Flight (Chilly) Jam 2 (Kaoss)

As you can see, most of those titles will change but the music will form the basis of the next Coco album.