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All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud.
Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: ALABAMA SHAKES – HOLD ON
It’s time for another slightly scary looking four piece who make a beautiful noise. Think Magic Numbers from the States, think growly r&b, from when r&b wasn’t a swear word, think big guitars and massive riffs. This is soul music.
T HEADS VS KC FLIGHTT VS LEFTSIDE WOBBLE
Editor supreme Leftside Wobble merges two classics into a big dancefloor / festival moment. One for the virtual summer record bag.
GANG COLOURS – THE KEYCHAIN COLLECTION
You know how much I love Fancy Restaurant, the single from Gang Colours’ debut album, so I was really excited about listening to this. The sound of that track is spread out across the long player, the live piano, the floating electronics, the 12 bit crunchy drums. There isn’t another track as fine and focussed as Fancy Restaurant but the whole album is a great listen. One to stick on again and again and a definite for the year end top 20s.
LAMBCHOP – MR M
Kurt Wagner and co’s 11th long player does exactly what you expect, which is exactly what you want. The languid, plaintive, lyrical Mr W just riffs on his usual themes – music, dogs, weather, life, while the band float and tinkle around. The result is a lush musical world that’s the audio equivalent of hanging out with Kurt on his porch, as the sun sets. Totally engrossing.