Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Velvet Owl Turn Ons - February 2011

St Valentine has had us feeling all loved up at Velvet Owl Towers this month, and here's the songs that have been nibbling our ears and rubbing us over the top of our trousers.

Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes: confirmed to headline this year's Green Man Festival, the hairy cornflakes return with a new death metal direction and this cover of DM scenesters, Crematory's only US number one.

Shark Ridden Waters - Gruff Rhys:headliner for the Norwich Velvet Owl Gig Collective's first outing. Check out the review and accompanying comic-strip on the blog.

The Words That Maketh Murder - PJ Harvey: Polly Jean Harvey returns with a collection of songs that will no doubt see her riding high in many end of year best album polls.

I Don't Care if There's Cursing - Phosphorescent we make no bones for our love of country music here at Velvet Owl Towers, and this track from last year's Here's to Taking it Easy album has been on constant rotation on our stereo.

Long After Tonight is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe a corking song form the Northern Soul scene and added to our February playlist as a way of banishing the images of the 'dance-off' in the utterly dreadful Soulboy film. I will never get those eighty minutes of my life back. Dedicated to blog contributor, Phil, who turned me onto Northern Soul during our stint at the Megastore.

L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Noah and the Whale: the snowdrops are out and spring is just around the corner. Surely that justifies a bit of whimsy.

Not Enough - J Mascis a voice that could break the hardest of hearts. Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis returns with a new acoustic album.

The Persuaders Theme - John Barry the greatest television theme tune ever! Fact! Dedicated to its composer, John Barry, who passed away this month.

Civilian - Wye Oak at the moment, we are listening to this song from Maryland's Wye Oak at least a dozen times a day. Their third album is due for release this spring.

Under Cover of Darkness - The Strokes a life-affirming new single from the planet's coolest band. Need  we say anymore.

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