Often, When I’m On The Fridge, People Tell Me To Get Off The Fridge

Mark Wynn, York’s own machine-gun lyricist and chronicler of the absurdities of 21st century life, is back with not one but two new e.p.s and a brace of videos too. As he said in his email to me ‘I make too much stuff’. I’m glad he does.

Mark gets called things like ‘spoken word acoustic punk’ and ‘York based mumbler of  song and spiel’. Its determinedly lo-fi, done quickly and homemade. The cds come with handwritten booklets. This type of cottage industry thing is good so more power to Mark’s elbow.

Bill Burroughs Was My Baby (one minute twenty two of lyrical gems- ‘Bill Burroughs was an intellectual, he looked good in a full length coat, he wore spectacles and he knew a lot about stuff’)…

And Dave Went Mental, which references Lauren Laverne and her playlist…

You can download either or both e.p.s, naming your own price, at Bandcamp, The Polar Bear Blah and Get Off The Fridge.

Paul And Lauren

Things have gone Wellertastic all over recently. New single That Dangerous Age has been a grower and I’m looking forward to the lp. Yesterday he played a rocking set at Maida Vale for 6 Music’s 10th birthday celebrations (below), introduced by the ever lovely Lauren Laverne (above).


Viva Death In Vegas

Death In Vegas are back with a new album, Trans Love Energies, several years after their last one (the krauty Satan’s Circus). It’s shaping up to be a Bagging Area 2011 favourite. I found this on the net recently, DiV performing two tracks live on the lovely Lauren Laverne’s radio show- first the magnificently titled Your Loft, My Acid followed by Medication.