Before Atoms for Peace released AMOK (but after Thom Yorke, Flea et all joined forces) there was a one-off album by Rocket Juice and the Moon, a group around Damon Albarn (Blur), Flea and the great Tony Allen (Fela Kuti’s drummer/ percussionist and producer). And below’s Follow-Fashion for example, sounds like the nonidentical twin of Atom for Peace’s Before your very Eyes, doesn’t it?
In September 2015 The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach introduced The Arcs, his new side project to the world with a first album. Cold Companion, played live in the KCRW studio’s in the video below, is a haunting Southern-roots-rock (think Los Lobos, it’s no coincidence The Arcs released a 2nd album with David Hidalgo & Dr. John already) drenched track.
Thom Yorke played a solo-gig (well, Flea joined, so not entirely solo, but still) in the context of the climate-conference in Paris. He didn’t play the could-have-been Spectre title-song, but instead 3 other new songs were on the playlist, along with older material from both Radiohead and Atoms for Peace;
Have a blast guys & girls!
Just for the very first time heard this amazing duet between Jeff Buckley & Liz Fraser (ex-Cocteau Twins):
Some background from a 2009 interview with Fraser:
After parting from Guthrie, but still in the same band, Fraser struck up an intense relationship with Jeff Buckley after they became infatuated with each other’s voices. Again, emotion produced music. A sublime duet they recorded called All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun is floating around the internet, to her irritation.
“Why do people have to hear everything?” she complains. I tell her it’s wonderful. “But it’s unfinished, you see. I don’t want it to be heard.” There’s a pause. “Maybe I won’t always think that.”
Buckley died in 1997, by which time they had lost touch – Fraser had grown frustrated with his constant touring, a reaction that weighs heavily on her. “I just wish I’d been more of a friend,” she says, softly. “His career was everything to him, and I wish I had been more understanding – happy with a different kind of relationship. I missed out on something there, and it was my fault.”
The Cactus Channel are a Melbourne based dark instrumental soul band.
Add Chet Faker you get a Melbournce based dark soul band and if you wonder how that sounds, you can listen to this here little YouTube video;