Monday, 8 May 2017

New things

Awful title for a post (I'm completely devoid of any better ideas), but it does aptly sum it up.

One of my favourite albums of the year thus far is the new one from ex-Pavement and Preston School Of Industry guitarist Spiral Stairs. Entitled 'Doris & the Daggers', it's his second solo record and the first in eight years.

One of the standout tracks is Emoshuns for which this very silly video was made...

Taffy first featured here as the subject of my first post in my It Came From Japan series. Not afraid to wear their (mainly British) influences on their sleeves, their new album 'Nyctophilia' has just been released and it is very dreampop oriented. Last year they supported The Charlatans on tour and by way of tribute, they've covered the Charlies' Come Home Baby which features on the album. Not afraid of a good cover this lot, and here they've really made a decent stab at making the song their own.


  1. Haven't picked this one up yet, but it has been on the list. Big fan that's happy to hear someone in our group likes it. His album All This Soinds Gas from the early PSOI days should have been a smash.

  2. Thanks for drawing my attention to these....they are another two that I will need to spend more time with in due course