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 224

PLAYLIST

  1. Keltrix – Door – Bobby Says….
  2. Moff Skellington – Golfer In Disgrace – Golfer In Disgrace
  3. Bouquet of Dead Crows – Drownout – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  4. La Bête Blooms – Hole In My Head – I Know It’s Nothing
  5. The Geraldine Fibbers – Blast Off Baby – Live From The Bottom Of The Hill
  6. Eil Marchini – Come and Go – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  7. Keltrix – Lilacs In The Snow – Bobby Says….
  8. The Gun Club – Bad Indian – Miami
  9. Datum Plane – Lighthouse – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  10. Moff Skellington – Good Morning Mr. Well Beloved – Golfer In Disgrace
  11. Teleplasmiste – A Gift of Unknown Things – Frequency Is The New Ecstasy
  12. Pete Newman Clarinet Project – Cheap Black Plastic – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  13. Hills – Schlaraffenland – Uncollected Sound
  14. Cavern of Anti-Matter – Void Beat (Karen Gwyer Remix) – Void Versions
  15. Lizard Brain – Bring the Curtain Down – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  16. La Bête Blooms  – What You Want – I Know It’s Nothing
  17. Krokofant – Tommy Synth – Krokofant III
  18. The Scissors – Haunted Mirror – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  19. Keltrix – Hug The Feeling (Vigi Remix) – Bobby Says…
  20. Model Village – Don’t – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  21. Moff Skellington – Humble – Golfer In Disgrace
  22. Umbrella Assassins – Chicken – Cambridge Calling Volume 1
  23. Teleplasmiste – Astrodaan – Frequency Is The New Ecstasy
  24. Gavin Chappel Bates – Follow The Light – Cambridge Calling Volume 1

Aural Delights 223

PLAYLIST

  1. Trick Bird – Window – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  2. La Bête Blooms – Breaking In – I Know It’s Nothing
  3. All We Earthlings – Berlin – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  4. Mark Corrin & Caro C – Billowing Clouds Of Hopeless Despair – EP II Driver
  5. Broadway Danny Rose – Find It Hide It -Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  6. High Plains – Cinderland – Cinderland
  7. I Strip For Couples – An Introduction – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  8. The History of Colour TV – Granite Verge of Tears – Something Like Eternity
  9. Black Buttercups – 209 – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  10. Saltland – To Allows Us All To Breathe – A Common Truth
  11. Garuda – Theta – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  12. Parra For Cuva – Mood In C – Mood In C
  13. Motor Tapes – Count to Ten – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  14. Carly Thomas – Explode – Explode
  15. The Seven Twenty – (Can’t Find No Love In This) City – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  16. Saltland – Light of Mercy – A Common Truth
  17. Keltrix – Butter – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  18. Those Who Walk Away – Second Degraded  Hymn – The Infected Mass
  19. 3 Screaming Popes – Great Day – Cambridge Calling Vol. 1
  20. Esoteric Rodeo – Whisky Bondage (Himan & Gabby Lopez Remix) – Whisky Bondage
  21. Anjou – Glamr – Epithymia
  22. Doc Fell – Lonesomeville – Dust Bowl Heart
  23. High Plains – Hypoxia – Cinderland
  24. The History of Colour TV – As Gray As Park Can Be – Something Like Eternity
  25. Toska Wilde – Song for Japan -Song for Japan
  26. Issac Navaro – Salford City Radio Static – Paths to the Shore
  27. Mark Corrin Ft Caro C & Paul Millsopp – The Morning Rage – EP II Driver
  28. La Bête Blooms – Low Hummer – I Know It’s Nothing
  29. The Geraldine Fibbers – The Small Song – Live From The Bottom Of The Hill