Dots Jukebox: Century 28th June 2014

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Because it was the one hundredth “show”, I decided the theme should be “century”.

SONG OF THE WEEK:

Artist Song Suggested by
Hundred Waters Down From the Rafters @lippykidmusic
Bad Religion 21st Century (Digital Boy) @clbutler76
Belle & Sebastian A Century of Fakers @recrwplay @hodge_nufc @philmonkey
Gruff Rhys 100 Unread Messages @hertfordsoul @flintsghost
King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man @ackleite @westburtonlad
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights @musicvstheworld
Levellers 100 Years of Solitude @buttersstotch11
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Century City @boxofpeppers
Sonic Youth 100% @contra_flow @maffrj @recrwplay
Intastella Century @weloveallthat
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown @ianwebb1982
Pulp Disco 2000 @loulougunn
Yes Turn of the Century @heliumdelirium
American Music Club Can You Help Me? @richard0x4a
Sleeper Sale of the Century @stamfordcowboy @sarahlay
Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts @fac586
Skunk Anansie 100 Ways To Be a Good Girl @musicvstheworld
T-Rex 20th Century Boy @postmanchef @lindy_lou2 @contra_flow
Supertramp Crime of the Century @eddiesmate1 @amcyoung @gryfffez
Pierce the Veil One Hundred Sleepless Nights @musicvstheworld
Golden Horde 100 Boys @pauldn1
Prince 1999 @lauradron
Ocean Colour Scene Hundred Mile High City @instantkarma80 @southallio
Even As We Speak 100 @rorsdm
The Stranglers Turn the Centuries Turn @musicvstheworld
Scott Walker 30 Century Man @carldogwalker @theboywilliams
The Kinks 20th Century Man @scottp68
The Hundred in the Hands Pigeons @indieover40
The Cure One Hundred Years @ladyofsonnets66 @iancpeacock
Blur End of a Century @daveorv41 @katienana09 @westburtonlad @jason_dobson
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Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 10 – Vikesh Kapoor, London Grammar and Colleen Green

new musicAs part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

First up is Vikesh Kapoor‘s Blue-Eyed Baby, selected by @amarettopirate. The song is from Kapoor’s 2013 album The Ballad of Willy Robbins.

vikesh kapoorDOTTY VIEW: Earnest, jarring, honest lyrics with absolutely minimal, albeit lovingly composed, guitar music. I’m captured at the point Kapoor’s voice seems to crack with emotion 1 minute 26 seconds in. Hear the song right here…

London Grammar‘s song Strong from their 2013 debut album If You Wait is the choice of @playthis.

london grammarDOTTY VIEW: Enthralling, graceful, soulful, sophisticated and exhilirating. This song could be someone’s secret treasure, but at the same time a crowd pleaser. Magic. Wrap your ears around it now…

@theboywilliams has selected Colleen Green and her song Darkest Eyes from her 2013 album, Sock it to Me.

colleen greenDOTTY VIEW: Sweeping, almost lazy, vocals, moody guitars and basic but appropriate percussion all remind me slightly of Rilo Kiley (who I’m a huge fan of). I really like the imprecise moments within the song – it’s not perfect, but it’s not pretending to be. I like that. Listen for yourself right here…

That concludes this ten part Dots Jukebox new music playlist. Thank you to all those who suggested songs and artists to me! It’s always good to hear music I’ve not heard before, and I hope the readers/listeners have enjoyed it as much as I have!

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 9 – Jagwar Ma, False Lights & Wolf Alice

new music 1As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

@southallio chose Jagwar Ma for new music, and specified Man I Need as his favourite track. This song is from their 2013 debut album, Howlin’.

jagwar maDOTTY VIEW: Picture a field full of people, each doing their own dance to the same song, and that’s the image this tune conjurs up for me. It’s a festival tune in the truest sense of the term – influenced by electronica and psychedelia in equal measure. Lovely. Have a listen right here…

Next up, we have @annatheforager‘s selection – False Lights‘ song Polly on the Shore, from their debut EP due for release in July.

false lights 1DOTTY VIEW:This is the second recommendation for False Lights on this new music jukebox, so I’m thinking they’re probably something quite special. Sam Carter and Jim Moray are bringing folk rock back! Have a listen…

Wolf Alice are the choice of @rorsdm, specifically their song Storms from their EP Creature Songs, which was released this May.

wolf aliceDOTTY VIEW: Instantly bursting with energy and pace, this is a song that rises and falls, levelling out then yet again unleashing noisy guitars and vocals – this is a fab little tune by a band with great promise. Definitely one to watch, or indeed to listen to…

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 8 – Honeyblood, The Burning Hell & Tim Hecker

new musicAs part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

Glaswegian band Honeyblood‘s eponymous debut album is due out this July, and @damjef has chosen their song Killer Bangs.

honeybloodDOTTY VIEW:Glorious, summery pop-punk, complete with a brash, bold melody and completely inyerface vocals. Have a listen…

The Burning Hell‘s song Amateur Rappers is the selection of @chops_top_fives. It’s from their 2013 album, People.

the burning hellDOTTY VIEW:Intelligent, witty pop-culture references galore and overall thought provoking lyrics, surrounded by grungy guitars and fun harmonies, this is some great grown up humour in the form of an ultra catchy song. Very clever indeed! Here it is…

@grantsales has chosen Radiance by Tim Hecker, from the 2013 album entitled Virgins.

tim heckerDOTTY VIEW: Radiance is an extremely appropriate title for this tune. It makes me think of a breautiful sun-drenched garden on a Summer’s day. It’s rich, dense and dramatic without being imposing – overall, a very well balanced tune. Listen here…

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 7 – The Underground Youth, Empathy Test & Teleman

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As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

@geniusmover selected Persona, from 2011 album Delirium by The Underground Youth.

underground youthDOTTY VIEW:Subtle, melancholic, dark, intricate, eerie, and heavily influenced by psychedelic shoegaze; This song is minimal in the best possible way. Here it is…

Next up is @recrwplay‘s new music choice – it’s called Losing Touch and is by Empathy Test, from their EP of the same name (released in February).

empathy testDOTTY VIEW: Layer upon layer of mesmerising electronica with a slight trance vibe, this is delicate, atmospheric and heart warming. Have a listen right here…

A second outing for Teleman on this playlist is their song Cristina as chosen by @lennybun from their debut album, Breakfast.

teleman cristinaDOTTY VIEW: Eloquent, wistful, evocative, intelligently composed and beautifully presented. As they sing, “Lie down, and let the music play, nothing in the way now…”

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 6 – The Delines, Savages & Big Ups

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As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

@noelmullin has selected I Won’t Slip Up by The Delines, a new project by Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin. This song is from their debut album, Colfax, that was released in April of this year.

delinesDOTTY VIEW: Delightful country soul style music with beautifully heartbreaking vocals – it’s a seemingly simple formula, but nevertheless this is music to believe in. Listen here…

2012 song Husbands by Savages is the new music choice of @skylarkingmatt, one of two songs released as a double A side from their 2013 debut album, Silence Yourself.

savagesDOTTY VIEW:This song sounds like a three way battle between voice, guitars and drums. It’s wild, punky, chaotic and explosive, and I like it! Have a listen right here…

Goes Black by New York band Big Ups is the choice of @mirandakitten. The band’s debut album, Eighteen Hours of Static, was released in January this year.

big upsDOTTY VIEW: It’s dark, gritty, passionate and angsty. It encompasses a raw desperation that almost verges on the unstable, but not quite. This song is the proverbial breath of fresh air, it’s a song that fires you up and gives you a head rush. Have a listen to it here…

To be continued…

 

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 5 – The Wytches, Rival Sons & The Rocker Covers

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As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

Firstly, I give you Wire Frame Mattress, the by The Wytches, as chosen by @lazerguidedblog. This song is from the band’s upcoming album, Annabel Dreamer, which is due out in August.

wytchesDOTTY VIEW: A strong tune made up of guitars both bluesy and garage-rock style, along with dirty, raspy, muted vocals. Hell yeah! Wrap your lugholes around this…

Rival Sons‘ song Open My Eyes is the new music choice of @mike1infive. This song was released back in April, and from the band’s album Great Western Valkyrie which came out this month.

rival sonsDOTTY VIEW:  Bold, bluesy guitar riffs, composed, precise yet powerful drums, and vocals that remind me slightly of Robert Plant at his strongest, all make this song a superb, strong composition. Check it out now…

@ianwebb1982 has selected a song called Shake It by The Rocker Covers, from their 2011 album Revved Up.

rocker coversDOTTY VIEW: This is a stripped down and reassembled version of Metro Station’s insipid (in my opinion!) song, Shake It. I love what this band have done with the song – it’s fun, it’s got oomph, and they’ve made it into a song you can dance to.  Have a listen…

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 4 – Arrows of Love, Wooden Shjips & Lucius

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As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

2013 saw the release of The Knife by Arrows of Love, and that is @aisfornala‘s new music choice. They released their debut album Everything’s Fucked in April of this year.

arrows of love

DOTTY VIEW: A song that builds, with soft harmonies, melancholic vocals, compelling guitar and a sudden blast of immense anger at its finale. Have a listen here…

Next up, we have a song selected by @instantkarma80 – he chose Back to Land by Wooden Shjips, from the album of the same name, which was released in November 2013wooden shjipsDOTTY VIEW: This song is a balance of light and dark, upbeat and easy going, dense and simple, all rolled into one. Check it out…

@substandardnerd suggested Tempest by Lucius, from their critically acclaimed 2013 debut album Wildewoman.

luciusDOTTY VIEW: Soaring synths, somersaulting vocals, contrasting beats and hopeful lyrics. Complete loveliness! Have a listen right here…

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 3 – Gazpacho, False Lights & Melanie De Biasio

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As part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

Black Lily by Oslo band Gazpacho is the choice of @amcyoung. By a band formed in 1996, this song is from their 2012 album March of Ghosts. They’ve now brought out a new album, entitled Demon.

GazpachoDOTTY VIEW: A rather enchanting, eloquent, rock ballad style song – warm, effective and atmospheric. Listen here…

Suggested by @lsherrington1 are new folk band False Lights and their song Skewball.

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DOTTY VIEW: This song is comprised of very traditional sounding folk music fused with electric guitars to make a new, distinctive sound. Check it out here…

@stiggy_78 has selected Melanie De Biasio and her song The Flow, which is from her album No Deal that was released earlier this year.

melanie de biasioDOTTY VIEW: Deep, classic, sultry vocals lead this song from the outset, accompanied by a beautifully minimalistic jazz movement.

To be continued…

Dots Jukebox: New Music Part 2: Teleman, The Very Wicked and Catfish & The Bottlemen

new musicAs part of the run-up to my 100th Dots Jukebox, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I asked my music loving friends on Twitter to suggest their favourite song by a new artist (or the most recent they can think of), asking them to do so secretly. I compiled all suggestions, and instead of the normal Dots Jukebox evening, I’ve written a one line review of every song and will be revealing them over the course of two days.

Suggested by @katie_zoid , I bring you 23 Floors Up by Teleman, from their debut album “Breakfast” which was released in May of this year. This band formed from past members of the wonderful Pete & The Pirates, so they were bound to be something special, I think!

teleman 23

DOTTY VIEW: Delightful, distinctive, catchy vocals with laid back yet somehow also enigmatic guitars and keyboards. Listen here…

Next up is a suggestion from @chasethegrooveThe Very Wicked‘s song No Time from their debut album “You’re the Everything In Us” which was released in March of this year.

the very wickedDOTTY VIEW: Gorgeous, powerful, rousing shoegaze/indie/psych rock. This is an aural treat of a very high standard! Check it out…

Catfish & The Bottlemen are up next. @northernnelly suggested their upcoming single, Fallout, which is from their debut album, The Balcony, due for release in September.

 

catfish & the bottlemen

DOTTY VIEW: Despite being somewhat dark and raw, this song’s prominent bassline and bright vocals push it into that ever popular catchy indie ballpark.

To be continued…