Great old school Sudanese sounds. Draws you ever further in. We didn’t want to leave. When Bottom of the Pops gets asked to the Boiler Room we’ll play this.
5 William Carlos Whitten – Burn My Letters (449)
Back in the day BOP wrote a thesis on William Carlos Williams so this is a must play for us. What a song , what a voice and a song with a literary bent. It’s for us. Why people listen to that shite that Sheeran produces,… when there’s songs like this, out in the now ether.
Song title of the week and a nice bit of guitar action too. Presume they are heartedly sick of vinyl remasters and re-issues, as are we. Their song about flies is pretty cool too.
7 Ora Iso – Wicked Gain (581)
Great cover of the Isaak classic. This is how it should be done.
OK, we admit it, the washes are a bit clean for us but that percussion! It could have quite easily ended up sounding like Bali spa music but saves itself from the ignominy by just staying rough enough around the edges.
When we listed this last night it had under the 1000 . They’ve managed to multiply plays by 5 since then. If you listen you’ll immediately know why. Portland’s top new band, although we have been saying this for 18 months now. As it’s the 100th issue we’ll break our own rules to keep this in the chart