Simon Scott - Navilis
Ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott releases his new 3″ cd called ‘Navilis’ following his solo album ‘Navigare’ last year.

It was written, recorded and mixed by Simon on 18th/19th December 2009 during heavy snowfall at studio o3o3o in Cambridge. NIVALIS cd-r comes in a SFH-ish huge folding-poster-artwork.

“The whole time i was writing this piece the snow just never stopped falling so i had this amazing visual flow that inspired me to keep on throwing musical ideas into the track. I had no intention to venture outside so I just kept on recording for two days, mixing as i went along, until the snow stopped. I added recordings of me clearing snow and ice from my doorstep whilst my heater was working flat out to push the sub zero temperatures up a few degrees. I see NIVALIS as a tribute to the winter, the snow and the beauty of how the seasons change here in England.” – Simon Scott

You can listen to ‘Nivalis’ below.

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You can keep up to date with Simon Scott on his blog by clicking here.

So moved by the plight of the people of Haiti, Shane McGowern and his long term girlfriend, writer Victoria Clarke made calls to friends and associates from which began the process of recording a track from which ALL proceeds go to Concern, a charity who have provided assistance to some of the poorest countries in the world including Haiti, even before the earthquake struck. Some of the stars on the record include – Nick Cave / Bobby Gillespie / Glen Matlock / Johnny Depp / Chrissie Hynde / Paloma Faith / Eliza Doolittle.

Released on March 8th 2010 you can pre-order the single by clicking here – http://bit.ly/bj2ieH (UK residents) or here – http://bit.ly/ahKs8l (Eire residents). Or text SPELL – all in capitals – to 78789 (UK only). The text costs £1.50.

Please join our Facebook Group to ‘Make Shane MacGowan and Friends number 1′ here – http://bit.ly/9ZMxWA

Unsurprisingly, Oasis picked up an award at last nights Brits for the best album of the last 30 years with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’.

Not meaning to take anything away from Oasis, but looking at the other albums on the shortlist you can’t help but wonder what planet the people who picked that list live on. Anyway, here’s a clip of Liam’s acceptance speech last night. Continue reading

Sean Jackson - Slots

Slots Tracklisting

Sean Jackson of 18 Wheeler finally gets around to releasing his debut solo album on March 29th via Joe Foster’s PoppyDisc label. Some shows are planned around the release of the album and apparently there are even talks of an 18 Wheeler compilation due in the near future. More details to be revealed when they are available.

You can pre-order the album now at Amazon by clicking here.

The rather fantastic Vollwert-Records label continues its series of very limited early Creation releases with the re-pressing of Apple Boutique’s 1987 single ‘Love Resistance’. For those of you who don’t remember Apple Boutique, they were fronted by Phil King who later played bass in Felt/Lush/Jesus & Mary Chain. Continue reading