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SnC 155 – Wed 04 Feb 2009

A strange situation arose this afternoon. Just before recording the show we seemed to have two Suns. The second bright patch really was in the sky, rather like a very short bright section of rainbow. I guess it must have been something to do with the atmosphere and the low temperature.Some unusual diversions this week too – even into the world of rap. No hang on, this is interesting.Lots of music from the PMN this week and it just happens that all but a couple of tracks are from the USA. Glide – Woof Woof / Ken Clarke (Georgia, USA)Ken Clark, Rick Fowler, Sherry Joyce, John WilliamsGig coming up at The Classic Centre in Athens, Georgia on 21 FebOne unusual song on the MySpace "The spank me song” – take a listen.www.myspace.com/woofwoofband   Lips – Spivey (Dallas, Texas, USA)Ryan Spivey: guitars, vocals, synth…Josh Boucher: drum programming, bass, keyboards, backing vocalsThe lost art of classic radio hits, the lonely cowboy songs, the palate of sounds in psychedelic rock, and the underlying groove are the ingredients of SPiVEY’s music.www.spiveymusic.com/www.myspace.com/spiveymusicWe can fly – Lachi (Brooklyn, NY, USA)From the album Ugly Beautiful. Independent Music Awards finalist Lachi has lured the hearts of many with her honest lyrics and enchanted sound. Lachi is a powerful and enchanting singer/songwriter, who’s music can best be described as piano-driven, jazz-influenced alternative rock.Sultry, smooth, intelligent and bold, Lachi commands cleverly crafted, insightful yet quirky lyrics. They steer away from mediocrity and carry with them a message of natural beauty and internal conflict, managing to captivate the hearts of many. She holds a deep connection with her music, which can be felt and shared with everyone who watches her on stage. Along with band mates Andrew Boxer on drums, Andre Donatien on guitar and Jamie Diaz on bass, this Manhattan-based singer/songwriter reveals her heart and mind as she unleashes her eclectic musings.www.ulachi.comwww.myspace.com/lachimusicwww.cdbaby.com/cd/lachiTuesday – E.P.Hall (Indiana, USA)I can’t believe that Suffolk’n’Cool is the only podcast to have picked up on E.P.Hall on the PMN.e.p. hall is a songwriting project based in bloomington, indiana known for its sentimental vocals, bookish lyrics, growley synth lines, and fingerstyle guitar. The project’s influences include various diy, new weird america, and freak-folk mini-movements.www.ephall.com/Good Evening (Dream Big) – Outasight (New York, NY, USA)When Outsight’s music bursts out of the speakers, what emerges is the sheer musicality of what he’s doing – a combination of catchy hooks, masterful flow, intelligent lyrics and irresistible beats. The New York based rapper has lived a life completely immersed in music of all kinds, and it shows in the range and quality of his records. His upcoming album, From Here To Eternity, will be forcing Hip-Hop tastemakers to continue to take notice of this supremely talented rapper and singer, and is sure to expand upon his growing fan base.     Show at the Blender Theatre at Gramercy in NY on February 16 at 8pmwww.thriftshophiphop.com/www.myspace.com/iamoutasightCruise Control – Azoora (London, UK & Åre, Göteborg Sweden)"Azoora" are a blend of acoustic electronica which combines that dreamy shoe-gazing feel with a charming British indie twist. They have recently released their debut EP Tall Tales in which they have two alternative takes of each of their tracks, having both original tracks, and remixes.www.myspace.com/azooraHackney Crystal – Pauline Taylor (UK)The former ballet student and hardcore tequila drinker released her first, self-titled album across Europe in 1999 to critical acclaim. Her music has been described as a blend of ‘folking soul’ and ‘urban campfire blues’. After a break from the live scene, Taylor returned in summer 2005 with a spectacular opening set for Morcheeba at Somerset House. Taylor released the beautiful A Simple life in the same year having just signed a major publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. She also features on both Dido records, P*NUTs debut album Sweet As (Cheeky Records/BMG, released Sept 2003) and Jason Sparks Heroes and Villains (Botchit and Scarper, released 2004) and has written with ex spicegirl Melanie Chisholm and new artists Kristian Leantiou, Paolo Nutini, Belle and The Hempolics. Pauline recently signed a record deal with new and exciting indie label Fred-Label and is currently working on her third album due for release in Autumn ’07. [What makes me think the bio is a bit out of date? P]www.paulinetaylor.co.ukwww.myspace.com/paulinetaylorWalk Away (Sunburn in Cyprus mix) – Lovespirals (LA, CA, USA)This is from a collection of remixes of chillout duo Lovespirals. Anji Bee sensual vocals and Ryan Lum’s soulful guitar & keyboards have been remixed by numerous artists in various styles.Anji has her own show The Chillcast with Anji Bee at www.anjibee.com/ www.lovespirals.com/

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