Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hello Old Thing, Hello New Thing: 13

Tindersticks: Raindrops (BBC Session, 1993)
Neil Fraser (that's him on the cover of Tindersticks' second album) used to work as a rep for MCA Records and, in doing so, drove an estate car full of Teddy Riley, Tom Petty and Mary J Blige (or whatever) records. He would visit various chart-return record shops in the south west London area and leave piles of his wares on the counter. To be honest, we didn't really want them and he clearly couldn't stand them, but that's business, right? Anyway, one day he left and the next thing we knew he was staring out of the pages of NME, Melody Maker and Volume. His lot were an immediate hit and I never saw him again. So, hello Neil, hope you're well. Tiny Tears is taken from this excellent compilation. What a great band...

Little Dragon: No Love (Peacefrog, 2007)
Well, there's a surprise. This new band I really like come from Sweden! Who could have imagined that? Anyway, Little Dragon are a bit unconventional, reminding me of a sort of Court And Spark era Joni Mitchell with some indie-pop, dub and funk add-ons. Like I say, a bit unconventional. Anyway, the album is out in September and they are well worth your attention...

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Valentine Suicide said...

I see what you're doing, you're testing us to make sure we're paying attention, posting Raindrops instead of Tiny Tears. Either way.. utterly fabulous!

Rob said...

Ha! Well spotted... I've amended - damn these promtional CDs!

Jude said...

*weeps salt tears*

I love Tindersticks!