Song Architect WOLF VANWYMEERSCH Looks Back At ‘THE EARLY YEARS’ On His Magnific Debut LP

17 May 2022

Artist: WOLF VAN WYMEERSCH
Who: The maestro of Belgian post-punk
crusaders Elefant and the guitarist of former
power-pop rockers The Van Jets

Debut album: THE EARLY EARS
Released: 6 May 2022 – Buy here

Wolf: “It has become a retrospective record with songs that muse about childhood,
love or life or songs that were effectively written in my youth. In terms of sound, it is a combination of acoustic, electric and electronic sounds.”

References: The Beatles ‘Revolver’, Blonde Redhead ‘Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons’, Goldfrapp ‘Tales of Us’, Armand ‘Een Beetje Vriendelijkheid’, The Good, The Bad & The Queen ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’, Portishead ‘Third’, Radiohead.


(photo by Julian Hills)

Turn Up The Volume: I want to add Damon Albarn (with his solo records) to the aforementioned references. At times I thought he was a guest singer on Vanwymeersch‘s debut longplayer. Check Drama I, Who Can Tell, I’m Wide Awake and you’ll find out why.

Vanwymeersh also, like Albarn, is a song architect. All lullabies, reveries, and tunes at play here please your ears instantly. But with every listen you discover how rich and subtly layered the musical arrangements and feel-good orchestrations (hear that playful banjo sound on Part Of Me ) are. Then again he invites you into his sonic labyrinth where he
goes left, right, and back in one and the same song (When You’re Old And Grey And Full
Of Sleep
/ Fall From Grace).

The easy-listing construction of his classy compositions transfers you to a place where reality fades away and makes room for melancholic memories. As I said before (several times) Wolf is a romantic at heart with a soul-stirring singer/songwriter gift (did I already mention, Father John Misty?) and a heartwarming voice. Magnific achievement.

Singles/clips: The Hog / On A Sunday Afternoon / Friendly Is Better

– THE HOG –

– ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON (IN EVERYDAY LIFE) –

– FRIENDLY IS BETTER –

Stream/buy The Early Years here…


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WOLF VANWYMEERSCH: Facebook – Spotify

Two Big Blasts From The Past – ASSOCIATES And THE CLASH 40 Years Ago

Back in time

17 May 2022

Band: THE CLASH
Album: COMBAT ROCK – 5th LP

Released: 14 May 1982 – 40 years ago
Score: #2 in the UK, #5 in New Zealand, #12 in Canada

Key single: Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Full album on Spotify…

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THE CLASH: All Albums
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Band: ASSOCIATES
Who: Scottish post-punk and art-pop duo featuring
otherwordly voice and songwriter Billy Mackenzie
and guitarist Alan Rankine.

Album: SULK – their 2nd LP
Released: 14 May 1982 – 40 years ago
Score: #10 in the UK

Single: Party Fears Two

Full album stream on Spotify…

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ASSOCIATES: All Albums

Amazing Artwork – Cover Of New OSEES Album

Great album cover art

17 May 2022

Centipede JOHN DWYER is one of the hardest-working men on the planet.
He entertains garage-guitar-punk freaks all over the world with a non-stop
productivity with different bands.

Now he has another longplayer, baptized A FOUL FORM with OSEES
ready to inflame summer on 17th August via Castleface Records.

Dwyer says: “It’s brain stem cracking scum-punk
recorded tersely in the basement of my home.”

Along with the news comes the first single FUNERAL SOLUTION.

A blustery 1.52-minute whirlwind accompanied by a blustery whirlwind video…

OSEES: Facebook

GORILLAZ TOUR 2022 – Europe/UK/USA

Europe/UK

North-American dates

9/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
9/12 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
9/14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
9/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
9/28 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
9/30 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
10/01 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/03 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
10/08 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
10/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
10/17 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/19 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater
10/21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
10/23 – Miami, FL @ FTXArena

GORILLAZ: Website

Absolute Power To Party People With Electro-Duo THE DECKADENT MOVEMENT

Daily electricity to load your batteries

17 May 2022

Artists : THE DECKADENT MOVEMENT
Who: British electro/dance duo hailing from
Merseyside, but based in Berkshire.

This synth-duo caught my attention with their otherwordly remix of
Moonshine , an ambient trip with American space-dreamers Violet Nox.

Now, here they are with a new club mix of their banging beats booster ABSOLUTE POWER. Ever been in Ibiza freakin’ out on a beach to mind-and-body-boggling techno vibes? I did (well, several years ago). That’s the trance-causing spirit here.

This tandem movement invites you to fuel your appetite for having some chemical bros fun wherever you want. In your bedroom, in your bathroom, in your kitchen, in the street, any place where you have enough space to rotate yourself in a state of euphoria. Absolute power to party people. You betcha. Ready?

Shake your booty right here, right now…

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Also streaming on Spotify

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THE DECKADENT MOVEMENT:Facebook