Of best band ever Late of the Pier. Very sad news.
Here are some of the good times to remember him by.
The boys at Cadillac are celebrating their first birthday so expect even more of a hot and heavy disco extravaganza, as they take their party to London Fields Brewhouse with Disco Bloodbath‘s Ben Pistor. Expect costumes, smooth grooves and an inflatable crocodile.
Get your tickets here.
Here’s a little taster of the Pistor-Cadillac combo on Cadillac’s weekly MEATtransMISSION radio show to warm you up.
KDA has remained a bit of an enigma, despite a regular slot on Rinse FM as well as remixing London Grammar and CHVRCHES, but now his own Rumble is being remixed by my Portsmouth homeboy Shadow Child and this should blow the cobwebs off. Lovely build, and quite Dirtybirdy, methinks. Released 8 June, so watch this space.
I LOVE Julio Bashmore. Bashmore has provided me with countless rave glows – those moments where you take a moment to look around you at the crowd and everyone’s smiling and the sun’s out and you’re just so happy to be there. So of late, I have to say I’ve been a little disappointed with some of his output. I’ve waited, excitedly, for a new record which has on occasion not lived up to my own hype. Until now.
The beautiful summery, nostalgic, chilled, romantic soulful disco of Holding On, out on 10 July on his own Broardwalk Records as part of his forthcoming debut album Knockin’ Boots.
If you want a bigger dose, his Essential Mix from early May is well worth it.
One for a sunday is the beautiful Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, not out until 26 May but part of a new third album out on Jagjaguwar. I’ve always been a sucker for a melancholy lyric and a slightly dreamy vocal (hence my undying love for Broken Bells), which this track shares with their previous album II. Catch them at Latitude this year for more ‘psych-soul’ surrealist ballads.
Out on Ireland’s Apartment Records, this wavy, trippy little number with the beautiful vocals of Greg Blackman is courtesy of Steve Legget, AKA Four Hands. With Mark Hand‘s soulful rework bringing us back to a sunny place before we get back to the dirty dirty dancefloor with NCW‘s Lost in the DMZ, this is all the genres under one vinyl roof.
Aquarius is out now from Diamonds and Pearls.