Aural Delights 233

PLAYLIST

  1. Pearl Divers – Sunshine – Pre release
  2. La Bête Blooms & EMBRS – Stingray – Three Minute Heroes
  3. Trick Bird – Can You See Me – Can You See Me
  4. Barrows – Wrath of the Sea – Imprecari  Island
  5. Captain Black and Friends – That Old Alchemy – The Madman In The Attic
  6. Danny Short – Sometimes It’s Raining – Form Your Opinion
  7. Demen – Niorium – Nektyr
  8. emonemogaymo – True Life – True Life
  9. Fronteers – Mama’s Boy – Three Minute Heroes
  10. Harvestman – The Forest Is Our Temple – Music for Megaliths
  11. Pattern Language – By Time We Get There – Total Squaresville
  12. Barrows – Entrada – Obsidion
  13. Mississippi John Hurt – Spike Driver’s Blues – Satisfying Blues
  14. Total Victory – Written Backwards – English Martyrs
  15. Wooden Wand – School’s Out – Clipper Ship
  16. Demen – Korrodorer – Nektyr
  17. The Go-Betweens – The House That Jack Kerouac Built – Vienna Burns: Live 1987
  18. Captain Black – I Love The Smoking Gun – The Madman In The Attic
  19. Danny Short – Weekday Daydream – Form Your Opinion
  20. Barrows – Red Giant – Red Giant
  21. Black Lime – Famous – Three Minute Heroes
  22. Total Victory – Mistakes Upon Mistakes – English Martyrs
  23. Harvestman – Cromlech – Music for Megaliths
  24. Demen – Flor – Nektyr
  25. The Vacant Lots – Never Satisfied – Departure
  26. The Vacant Lots – Mad Mary Jones – Departure
  27. Pattern Language – Deeply Recessed Windows – Total Squaresville
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Three Minute Heroes

My good friend Dave Hammond has been playing tracks from this compilation album for some weeks now and I’ve finally got hold of a copy thanks to the good people at Futureproof. I’m a sucker for compilation albums with a good cause behind them, we’ve done several at German Shepherd Records. Anyhow here’s the background to this project:

Take a bunch of talented musicians from Hull currently making waves with their own releases at Radio 1, 6Music and Radio X, then hook them up with the young people in the area who’ve been incredibly brave in expressing their feelings in both moving and insightful lyrics, and what do you get? An album of amazing music called Three Minute Heroes #Hear Me Out  . If ever there was an example of the healing power of music Three Minute Heroes is it.

Featuring much loved bands from the area like La Bête Blooms, who’s collaboration with EMBRS on the track Stingray likens feelings of frustration to that of swimming in the deepest ocean – The Might And the Moon who sing about escaping the pressures around you as a child in Home – Serial Chiller and their cry for calm and solitude on Bed Mood – False Advertising and their “Pumpkins-esque” track It’s Been A While (excellent vocals from lead singer Jen Hingley btw) – The Froot of ’67 with their Hendrix influenced funk-rock on Egg – the folk flavours of the Hillbilly Troupe song Dead Langer – The Quicksliver Kings and their teacher/student conversation in I Want To Be Human and not to forget Crooked Weather’s dark and mysterious Skeletons.

The CD version of the album comes with a full colour booklet featuring lyrics to all the songs. It is a true insight into the thoughts, feelings, fears and excitement felt by young people throughout East Yorkshire, during Hull’s year as the UK City of Culture – a socially relevant and inspiring body of work that is on point in this time of heightened awareness around mental health.

As with any compilation of this sort it would be a minor miracle if you liked every track but in this case a substantial number of the artists I have featured already or the tracks indicate the need for further investigation.

I will be featuring selected tracks in future podcasts.

Aural Delights 226

PLAYLIST

  1. Leadbelly – Abraham Lincoln – Bourgeois Blues
  2. Factory Acts – AWG – Second Amendment
  3. The Fall – Blindness – Fall Heads Roll
  4. Dave Graney and Clare Moore – How Long Does The Raunch? – Single
  5. Sacred Paws -Nothing – Strike A Match
  6. The Nightingales – Elvis The Last Ten Days – Pigs On Purpose
  7. Communions – Come On, I’m Waiting – Blue
  8. The Triffids – Property Is Condemned – Live Stockholm
  9. All The Witches – Bulls – Sleeping Through The War
  10. A Witness – Lucky In London – Loudhailer Songs
  11. Swamp Sounds – Marionette – Swamp Sounds / Uncle Pops & The Dumbloods
  12. Duke Garwood – Coldblooded – Garden of Ashes
  13. The Junta – Skye – Hydra Expanded Edition
  14. Keltrix – Long Long Way – Bobby Says
  15. Black Lime – Feeling Wrong – Pleasantville
  16. Uncle Pops & The Dumbloods – Portrait In An Egg Cup – Swamp Sounds / Uncle Pops & The Dumbloods
  17. The Triffids – Wide Open Road – Live Stockholm
  18. The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band
  19. A Witness – Regular Round – Loudhailer Songs
  20. The Nectarine No 9 – Don’t Worry Baby You’re Not The Only One Awake – A Sea With Three Stars
  21. The Cramps – I Was A Teenage Werewolf – Songs The Lord Taught Us
  22. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Candy Kitchen – It’s A Sin To Be Rich
  23. Factory Acts – Ants – Second Amendment
  24. An Antelope & Toska Wilde – Trans Shanghai Express – Single
  25. Ed Kuepper – Someone Told Me – Frontierland
  26. Keltrix – Lilacs In The Snow – Bobby Says
  27. Opal – Rocket Machine – Happy Nightmare Baby
  28. Black Lime – Pleasantville – Pleasantville
  29. Van Der Graaf Generator – The Emperor In His War Room – H to He Who Am The Only One

Aural Delights 225

PLAYLIST

  1. Factory Acts – Leave The World To Us – Second Amendment
  2. The Screaming Love Collective – Orbital – Orbital
  3. Regular Boys – Antiquated – Antiquated
  4. RIGHT! – Again – RIGHT!
  5. Summer Moon – Happenin’ – With You Tonight
  6. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake – Flying Microtonal Banana
  7. Lena Laki – Take Me With You – Take Me With You
  8. Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist – Are We Going To Fast For Love – Supermodified
  9. Rachel Mason – Sandstorm – Das Ram
  10. Black Lime – Fight or Flight – Pleasantville
  11. The Screaming Love Collective – Gravity – Orbital
  12. Roy Harper – The Game pts 1-5 – HQ
  13. Fatima Yamaha – Araya – Araya
  14. Black Lime – Rattlesnake – Pleasantville
  15. Joolz Denby & Henning Nugel – Angel part 2 – Crow
  16. tAngerinecAt – Oh My Dear Friend – Kuolema
  17. Auction For The Promise Club – Moonlight – Silence
  18. SQRD – Together – Together
  19. Zu – The Dawning Moon of the Mind – Jhator
  20. RIGHT! – Opus – RIGHT!
  21. Regular Boys – Meat Pie – Antiquated
  22. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Sleep Drifter – Flying Microtonal Banana
  23. Factory Acts – Signal – Second Amendment
  24. The Screaming Love Collective – Origins of the Stars – Orbital