The City – Session Victim & Erobique with Jamie Lloyd

Session Victim and Erobique join forces once again for a beautiful cover version of Mark Almond‘s “The City” starring Jamie Lloyd’s enticing vocals and featuring Linnart Ebel on rhythm guitar.

Ever since Hauke Freer stumbled over Mark Almond‘s final studio album Other People’s Rooms at Montreal record store Death Of Vinyl a few years ago, the pair would regularly finish DJ nights with this 1978 recording of their hit single “The City” – and since then, the idea of recording their own rendition had been tossed around frequently. Carsten “Erobique” Meyer was not the first but really the duo’s only choice to see this through and well, just listen to the impeccable Rhodes/Clavinet combination he came up with.

However, it is Sydney’s Jamie Lloyd who steals the show and takes the song into his realm, putting his very own stamp and character on this certified classic. Long time collaborator Linnart Ebel completes the band with his ever subtle rhythm guitar. The two, three, four, five man house, not house band branches out for all the right reasons and this is the result.

Released September 24, 2021 listen / buy via Bandcamp here or via player below…

SONLIFE – The First

Out today on Chris Coco’s Disappear label is SONLIFE‘s beautiful single ‘The First‘. A beautiful, shimmering slice of soulful, jazzy electronica. It’s delicate shuffling beats and emotive piano make it perfect headphone listening, it’s an essential addition to any poolside or beach bar playlist this Summer and an exciting taster of the forthcoming album from this South London producer. Out now via Bandcamp, see link below…

Sunshine Radio – Tommy Guerrero

Tommy Guerrero has just dropped a new album – ‘Sunshine Radio‘ and it’s a belter, with timeless, dusty, summery sounds soundtracking imaginary desert journeys. Sounding like a lost JJ Cale album covered by Kruangbin and remixed by Kamasi Washington it’s a ‘must buy’ item. Have a listen via the Bandcamp link below. Tommy had this to say about the album…

“Road to Knowhere is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination… [If Road to Knowhere was about the long haul, TG’s new album Sunshine Radio is all about cruising on, dropping the top, and taking in a bit of fresh air]. Sunshine Radio hopes to spark a bit of joy as well as a moment to reflect and consider the fires of the world. Take a sonic respite from the endless noise.” – TG 

North Satellite – A Rising Sign

North Satellite is a new project from Eugene Tambourine, he’s working with the maestro Darshan Jesrani, who’s on mixing duties on this release on his new label, Startree. This four tracker is sprinkled with some of Darshan’s special Metro Area depth and soul, it’s sultry, late night, slo-mo dance music. Proper after hours e-soul of the highest calibre, have a listen and get your hands on the vinyl via Juno sharpish…

Labi Siffre – I Got The

Farewell then Chas x

https://www.discogs.com/Labi-Siffre-Remember-My-Song/release/1965796

Credits
Acoustic Guitar – Labi Siffre (tracks: A2, B2, B4)
Arranged By – Big Jim Sullivan
Backing Vocals – Chas Hodges, Dave Peacock, Gordon Neville, Jacqui Sullivan*, Labi Siffre
Bass – Dave Peacock
Drums – Ian Wallace (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)
Electric Piano – Alan Branscombe (tracks: A2, A4, B5), Labi Siffre (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3)
Engineer – Dick Plant
Engineer [Assistant] – Annie Plant, Mike Pela
Guitar – Chas Hodges
Horns – The Dean Street Brass
Lead Guitar – Big Jim Sullivan
Mastered By – KEV*
Percussion – Alan Branscombe (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B4)
Producer – Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Lawrence
Strings – The Rock And Roll Gypsies
Written-By – Labi Siffre (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)