1. Sleeve of the day
The debut album from Staten Islanders Cymbals Eat Guitars came out earlier this year in the US and finally gets it’s official UK release on 26th October via the double-ace Memphis Industries label. It is a rather special record, and thus I shall be smothering the airwaves with songs from it every day from 10am Monday, because I did gone done and picked it as my Album of the Week. Yes.
2. Free download of the day
Legendary Experimental Brits Broadcast return with a slinky atmospheric jumble of fizzes, swooshes and what sound like nose flutes, harpsichords and trademark harmonies, all held together with a delicate bass-led groove. It’s from an album named ‘Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age’, which is destined to chuff up your nice neat iTunes library.
3. Buy this
Various Artists ‘Hyperdub 5’ (buy from Rough TradeMySpace.
On Tuesday I was forced to skulk away open-handed from two record stores that had already sold out of this beast of a compilation, before finally nabbing a copy in Sister Ray. The likes of Flying Lotus, Cooly G, Burial, Joker, Zomby and Kode9 have kept me bubbling and bouncing down the street since. Essential.
4. Gig of the day
Mini-epiphanies have been reported (mainly via Twitter) across the country over the past couple of weeks as the Holy Church of Girls (now there’s a concept) traversed the land, seducing wayward and helpless souls armed with a crippling array of plainly stunning pop songs. Join the Hellhole Ratrace while you can.
5. Visual New Noise
Ever tried to do the weekly shop at Tesco’s, mingoed on a wonky tricycle? This fan video for Universal Studios Florida’s ‘Frozen Bayou’ means you don’t have to.