This one crept back into my subconscious and playlist a few weeks ago and having revisited the single, the original version, the remix and parent album I can confirm it’s still stuck there. New Fast Automatic Daffodils were caught up in the Madchester scene and released some sublimely funky indie-dance-rock, sinewy basslines and scratchy guitars, left of centre and off kilter with singer Andy Spearpoint’s stream of lyrics adding to the fun- ‘the desert grow three miles a year, it just grows, it just grows, I put my pain in a jar, it will be full tomorrow’.

For the remix on the 12″ Jon da Silva added some dancefloor electronics and it is still cooking up a storm.

Big (Baka)


First Love…

I found this on Twitter the other night, a list of books by Ian McEwan from the front of an Ian McEwan novel that reads like a poem in its own right. Accidental poetry.

Not really connected at all but the pick of Steve Cobby’s 2015 Everliving album for me was Teleseme, a gorgeous, building, string laden tune that sent the listener ever upwards. Last July a remix by Hallo Halo was released which oriented it towards the dancefloor with a hypnotic, springy bassline. Hallo Halo are the legendary Jon da Silva and Jonas Nilsson. Eight minutes of fun.

Twenty Seven Forever

I posted this A Certain Ratio song last October. It feels fitting somehow this weekend. Poor old Amy.