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    The joy of discovering new music

    I was listening to 6 Music when having my tea last night and a track come on with lots of WWII reports about the blitz dubbed into it. The track, London Can Take It by Public Service Broadcasting really made my ears prick up. Anyway, straight off to Amazon and £3.50 later I had their War Room EP on my laptop. It's very, very good, and PSB specialise in taking old news and, well, public service broadcasts, and putting them to music. Take a listen to the London Can Take It track here and you'll see how good they are: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...st%2Caps%2C137
    I'm currently listening to the rest of it at my desk with phones on and am not disappointed in them at all
    Anyone else found any 'new' music recently?

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    One genre I've generally found an instant turn off is "country". But, on Stuart Lee's recommendation I had a listen to Gillian Welch (& Dave Rawlings) and have been mightily impressed. Meanwhile passing through the living room SWMBO introduced me to the distinctive sometimes haunting sound of Mumford and Sons which has become a bit of an earwig. Both of those strands seem to converge on the Old Crow Medicine Show's wonderful Wagon Wheel video (the link being they play a lot with Welch and Rawlings and the song has been covered by M&S).

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    Gillian welch is on the folk/roots side of country... I would also try a bit of lucinda williams, but she's a marmite thing.

    I'm also a bit of a fan of John Hiatt, who is, depending on which album you listen to, either blugrass/roots, country rock (think lynyrd skynyrd) or plain old rock and roll.

    Also, since the death of Jon Lord, I've been revisiting a lot of Deep Purple, which has led me naturally back to Whitesnake, and onto a bit of Emerson lake and Palmer. I am nothing if not my father's son!
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    @Dos_Box - that offended my ears.

    Personally I find new bands I like every day - recommendations, spotify or last.fm are the usual sources.

    These are one of the latest, Closure in Moscow. Not my usual thing, but cool in a kind of 'Head Automatica' kind of way. And very well written.


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    @Dos_Box I'm kinda with @Domino on this one. I usually just turn around and ask him to recommend me some new music though - although I like to offend him and @Beard with some 'recommendations'.

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    @Ric_ Avril.....grrrrr

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    @Beard You know I have found worse stuff than that through my efforts with Spotify.

    BTW @Domino - shall we just say that isn't one of your better recommendations there.

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    @Ric_ Like this? Capture.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    @Dos_Box I'm kinda with @Domino on this one. I usually just turn around and ask him to recommend me some new music though - although I like to offend him and @Beard with some 'recommendations'.
    Ear Troll!

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    @Ric_ Also, that was about a homophobic penguin. Is there something about penguins as well as cats??

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    Radio 6 is pretty good for having random stuff on all day, they play some weird and awful stuff but every now and then there's a proper gem that you've not heard before. Been humming this to myself a lot recently after airplay on 6.

    Think I heard Archive on 6 as well, some cracking stuff there.

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    I'll throw into this thread AnaÔs Mitchell, and her latest offering with Jefferson Hamer, performing some of the so called Child Ballads. It's relatively easy to record a couple of singers with guitars, never less the quality and attention paid to the recording delivers an extraordinarily intimate experience.

    Here they are doing Tam Lin live. Don't forget to breathe.

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    Just discovered Elgar's London Symphony -as I will be playing it with the Bournemouth Symphony in June...
    oh, sorry, wrong thread???

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Just discovered Elgar's London Symphony -as I will be playing it with the Bournemouth Symphony in June...
    oh, sorry, wrong thread???
    If you post about music you are performing, you will quite rightly be accused of blowing your own trumpet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    If you post about music you are performing, you will quite rightly be accused of blowing your own trumpet.

    Actually, I genuinely have just discovered this music - and I will be blowing my own French Horn, btw

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