This is a good performance from This is the Kit.
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All the NPR Tiny Desk shows are tremendous and the production is simple so the musicians shine. Take a look at Lizzo on Tiny Desk...wow!
Im revisiting the Alan Parsons Project I robot at the moment.
Also a bit of Pendulum. Just to get you going!!!!
Pendulum. Is that swing music???
And now for something completely different. In this age of Covid, there has been a few stories on our Brit expat Facebook group about lives that have been affected. Stories of people not wanting to take government aid as it could prevent them from becoming US citizens in the future (though, apparently, this worry is unfounded), the family who had to leave the country immediately upon losing their job due to Covid layoffs and furlough (many visas, particularly the H1B, tie ones ability to stay in the country to being employed by the sponsor in the role that they brought you into the country for) and the story of a professional musician who is moving out of the Boston area to take work in a different part of the US as her income has totally dried up here.
Regarding the latter, I took a look at her various media channels and, whilst this isn't my normal choice of music, I've enjoyed watching her various videos as well as listening to her album on Spotify.
Louise Bichan made an album as a tribute to a relative from Orkney who went on a tour of Canada to help "rethink herself". Diaries and correspondence were found after her grandmothers death, and these formed the basis of the album content. This site for the album has a number of pages to peruse through.
Here is her YouTube page
I'm working my way through this playlist. Some impressive stuff, such as this and this.
Whilst not new music per se, I am currently enjoying a playlist based on covers' albums.
Weezer - Teal album, Foo Fighters - Medium Rare, Rush - Feedback, Bowie - Pin-ups, Patti Smith - Twelve, Guns N' Roses - Spaghetti Incident, Lennon - Rock n Roll,
Some superb versions of classic rock songs (some better than the originals in my opinion!)
Any others I could add to these...?
Although not that recent, Morcheeba is a great down tempo band and the later Sky and Ross album, after they split is brilliant.
I was a big fan of Big Calm when it first came out and I played that album a heck of a lot. I think Mark Radcliffe rated them and gave them some airtime. I then went to their back catalogue for Who Can You Trust and then got Fragments of Freedom when it weas released. Their first and third albums never matched Big Calm from me - I only really remember Rome Wasn't Built in a day (and the video) from Fragments of Freedom. I'm aware that they produced a load of stuff since then (some of it without Skye) and I really must find time to check out the remainder of their albums.
Blott - Difficult Times :-(