Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from Oasis and Ministry, in home performances from James and Crowded House, Nick Cave’s 24/7 streaming site plus a poll for your favorite OMD album.
Tim Booth, the lead singer of the band James, recently performed live from his home in LA. He delivered an up close and personal acoustic performance of the tracks Many Faces and his hit song Sit Down
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire 15 album catalog of James. It includes over 60 songs including singles, album tracks and b-sides.
Strangeways Radio has exhaustively compiled the best Brit Pop tracks in one great playlist for your listening pleasure.
The Psychedelic Furs and James have teamed up for one of the best summer tour pairings. They will be performing over 20 North American dates in July and August.
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: James vs Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode vs Radiohead, Morrissey vs Cocteau Twins
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This might be the most difficult first round match ups so far!
The weeks compilation of music includes some of the best new modern rock tracks spanning the last few months. There are a number that we think you will enjoy, including the track from Spector which reminds us of what OMD would sound like if they were a guitar based band. There are plenty of heavy hitters included this time around which include an exciting new track from White Lies, the return of Smashing Pumpkins, brit legends James and Johnny Marr, and bangers from Metric and The Faint. We also have the latest from Piroshka, a brand new band featuring the lovely Miki Berenyi from Lush.
What is a Slobberknocker? It’s a song that gets you off your ass, bopping up and down, and possible singing at the top of your lungs. It’s a song that sets you in a frenzy on the dance floor for no apparent reason. It’s fun, it’s high energy and these are some of my favorite Slobberknockers.