Saturday, March 2, 2013
Most played bands of February 2013
1 Сплин – Пил-курил
Last month I was on a bit of a Russian language blitz, so not surprisingly Сплин, my favourite Russian band were the most played. In this song they talk about drinking and smoking, which is also a good antidote to all of the nonsense the government are sponsoring on the tell lately.
2 Ундервуд – Гагарин, я вас любила
A couple of Ukrainian lads making songs that are evocative of the Soviet Union and this one is about Yuri Gagarin and has ice hockey in the video. What more could you want?
3 µ-Ziq – Brace Yourself Jason
A nice bit of techno to break up all the Russian language stuff I had on. This is probably my favourite track from this artist.
4 Мумий Тролль – Дельфины
I've been playing this song a lot over the last few months by this Vladivostok Brit Pop kind of band.
5 Дети Picasso – Иное вещество
Everything that I have read about this Moscow based Armenian band sounds a bit pretentious when it comes to explaining their music, so I'll weigh in with something equally pretentious; think of Portishead performing in a cellar bar in a Victor Pelevin novel. That is what they sound like.
6 Tequilajazzz – Лень
More Russian music from one of the best live bands out before they split in 2010. They also appeared on last month's play list.
7 Superchunk – Seed Toss
If you can remember those 6 weeks or so when grunge was the flavour of the month and can't remember this band then shame on you.
8 808 State – Olympic (Flutey Mix)
A track from early Manc techno pioneers. I seem to remember that this one is when Tony Wilson was pushing for Manchester to have the Olympics. Perhaps not surprisingly that bid went the same way as the Hacienda.
9 Eric's Trip – Behind the Garage
Another grungey type of band, and one closely linked with Superchunk. They were a bit too chilled out to be real grunge though.
10 Sultans Of Ping F.C. – Give Him A Ball (And A Yard Of Grass)
Sultans of Ping FC informed us that Cork City was evil. It isn't and I'm not sure if Nigel Clough was the greatest footballer ever, although this song claims he was.
11 The Telescopes – The Sleepwalk
Song from a miserable bunch of Midlanders who had their day in the 90s. Now do you understand why I can relate to them?
12 Kaiser Chiefs – The Angry Mob
Well, I have to go a bit mainstream from time to time.
13 Ceephax Acid Crew – Sidney's Sizzler
What a low graphic computer game on acid sounds like. Well, it would, wouldn't it?