LA musician Nate Harar operates under the moniker Dalton. On February 23, he'll release his self-titled debut album on Fierce Panda, inviting the world into his bubble of "no-frills", emo-tinged lo-fi pop. 'What Should Never End' is the perfect introduction to that, glimmering melodies presented in scruffy production like sparkling white trainers deliberately battered and dirtied to make them seem more lived in. "I wish I could but it never goes my way," sighs Harar over Replacements-esque guitars, smothered in a rattling fuzz.
It’s been three long years since The Cribs last released an album (2012’s ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’) and two since any sign of new music (‘Leather Jacket Love Song’, as featured on career-spanning compilation ‘Payola’). Until this morning, when the Jarman brothers announced details of their sixth studio album. ‘For All My Sisters’. and put out teaser track 'An Ivory Hand'.
On Thursday (January 15), the music world lost a true original. Kim Fowley, the LA scenester, pioneer of acid-fried psych and puppeteer/tormentor of brilliant punk band The Runaways, died aged 75. Fowley was a man who loomed in the fringes of American music for decades, too weird to be fully in the mainstream, too Ziggy-like to melt into the background.
It's been three years since the last Kitty Daisy & Lewis album. ‘Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third’ sees the London siblings return with keen fan Mick Jones on production duty. Here's The Clash legend's slightly obscure comment on the cinematic nature of the album: [quote]When Graeme Durham (A Passage To India - David Lean 1984) steps off the S.S. Orion in the mid 60's he has no idea that he along with Ingrid Weiss (The Sound Of Music - Robert Wise 1965) would spawn such ingénue.