Playlist: Bill Ryder-Jones
Bill Ryder-Jones tells us what he's been listening to ahead of his shows at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton (26 Nov) and Gorilla, Manchester (28 Nov). Support comes from By The Sea, Minnetonka and Matt Maltese. Book tickets here.
Girl Ray - Trouble
I love this band, I saw them support Hooton Tennis Club in London recently. Their songs are fun and thoughtful and there's a bit of Gorkys in there.
Hurricane Eyes - So long you strange, strange man
This is the project of a girl called Sabine. There's not much more info out there on her. I think her voice is stunning and love her writing. It reminded me of Sybil Baier a bit.
Rodrigo Amarante - Tuyo
This is the theme from Narcos so I guess most people have heard it. I think it's mesmerising. When I first heard it I thought it was some old South American standard from the 60s and I even questioned whether the lad from Little Joy had ripped the whole thing off. Turns out he wrote it.
Little Joy - Don't Watch Me Dancing
I returned to Little Joy having made the relalisation cited above. This is just a brilliant song. It sounds effortless in the way some of those quite velvet underground songs do.
The Strokes - Ask Me Anything
The lyrics go 'I've got nothing to say' over and over. It's very much how I feel trying to write this next record.
Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat
I've been listening a lot to the stuff flying nun records put out. This is just a great tune
The Clean - Anything could happen
I know everyone knows it but it's just ace. Bit spoony but it knows it's daft. Good to not take it all so seriously sometimes.
The Orielles - Joey Says We Got It
Brilliant band, just signed to Heavenly Records so expecting big things from them. This tune is just ace and the video is dead funny.
Have a real swell time, Bill.