…well actually whilst the rest of the Gapsters are sunning themselves on various exotic beaches, Marvin’s going for a long lie down in a darkned, and slightly padded, room. Luckily though, before the nice men in white coats came to take him away he managed to find you the following sonic booms:
Fare Thee Well Blues by Joe Callicot. Available @ Fat Possum
Floor Wax by DJ Zeph. Available @ Wide Hive
I Turn My Camera On by Spoon. Available @ Matador Records
Nobody Home by Larry Rivers. Available @ UBU
I’ve also had something of a mental week music wise, seeing a total of 25 bands in just 7 days. The pinnicle of which had to be ending up backstage at Roger Waters headlining Hyde Park Calling. The question is did I have a valid VIP pass or did I tunnel my way in the under security fence? Well you’ll just have to listen to the show to find out.
And as for next week - like Marvin I too shall be spending my time in a darkened room (unlike Marv I won’t be sporting one of those special jackets that does up at the back). Nope - I’ll be enjoying the NFT’s Access All Areas film season. It’s a rock ,n, roll circus of perfomance films and rockumentaries celebrating all sorts of musical marvels from The Clash to Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys to Bowie, Sigur Ros to Siouxse & the Banshees - I suggest you do the same.
It’s been a sad week in the world of music as the BBC announced that it has finally decided to do away with Top of the Pops - booooooooooo.
But all is not lost beacuse our very own Jimmy Saville (Mr Marvin Suicide) is still very much alive and kicking out the jams. So pop pickers here’s what Marv deems to be the top’o'most of the pop’o'most this week…
Love Me, Hold Me, Save Me by Strange Fruit Orchestra. Available atSkylined
We Listen Everyday by The Go! Team. Available at Race Will Begin
Cry 4 Help by Har Mar Superstar. Available at Har Mar Superstar
In A Mellow Tone by Hampton Avenue Available at Jazz Promo
I won’t be in the studio this week as I’m heading to Hyde Park for more of the O2 Wireless Festival (Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and Soulwax etc etc) but I would never be so cruel as to leave you without a countdown of my top 3 things to see, do and listen to this week.
At 2 it’s rum, reggae, redstripe, dub and dancing the night away at 100% Dynamite club night on Saturday 1st July.
And a non mover at 1 it’s filthy, electronic, trash rock from Whitey. Click on his name to check out class choonage from my current number one artiste.
…here we gooooo-oh with more music from Marvin Suicide. Some may hit the back of the net and make you jump for joy. And some may rebound off the post, hit you in the nuts, causing you to fall over and turn a funny green colour but all were chosen with a lot of loving care…and the aide of a lot of Fosters.
603 by Lali Puna. Available at Epitonic
Fade to Grey by Teliaroboten. Available at Teliaroboten Knutpunkknorrland
Third Degree by Dilated Peoples. Available at Music Download
Leave Me Now by Matthew Herbert. Available at Epitonic
And as for me, well this week I’ve been pretending to understand the offside rule in the Hope & Anchor, Brixton and blissing out at birthday BBQs in Battersea Park.
And next week I’ll be leaping about to The Strokes and Depeche Mode at The O2 Wireless Festival (there are still tickets left so get clicking on the link and get yourself down to Hyde Park). And check, check checking out new dancey,dancey, muchos funos night Thanks For The Add at The Old Queens Head in Islington.
Summer’s finally arrived (’bout bloody time too) and so has a shiney new selection of tunes from Marvin Suicide. They may be like beautiful rays of sunshine lighting up your life or scorching sonic beams that burn like bad uns but you won’t know unless you listen so slap on the F15 and get clicking on the linkies below.
Jubilee Stomp by Time Warp. Available at Jazz Promo
No Room for Change by Crystal Skulls. Available at Suicide Squeeze
Ransome by The Drastics. Available at The Drastics
I Aint Saying My Goodbyes by Tom Vek. Music Download
As for what’s hot in London this week:
Check out the gypsy, blues, punk, dub stylings of the uber cool Larrikin Love.
Chill out with a scrummy glass of cider at The French House.
And for those of you who fancy getting a bit of the festival vibe this summer but can’t cope with mud, ecoli or rankoss toilets then head to ‘The Not Glastonbury Party’ at The Canterbury Arms, Brixton, on Friday 16th. For just 4 of your earth pounds you get bands, DJs, stalls selling a variety of wares, a raffle and stuff ‘n’ stuff. Plus you’ll also get the feel good factor, no not from those ’special biscuits’ you just bought from the acid casaulty in the corner, but because all proceeds go towards helping a group of lovely folks fund the making of a short film - scorchio!
here you go..
London news, how to avoid the congestion charge without killing babies on your bicycle, how to wear this seasons poison vest, live skort undressing, getting drunk on brighton beach, fresh sperm deliveries…and big brother, from a purely ironical perspective of course
…you’re in for a rollercoaster ride through another hectic and eclectic musical fun fair courtesy of Marvin Suicide.
Will this weeks choons make you throw your hands in the air and squeal with delight or turn a nasty shade of green and regret eating that second bag of candy floss? Click on the links and find out…
Wrong Type of Day by Filia Brazilia - available @ Epitonic
Stesteste by Broke Gringos - available @ Ideology
Invitacio A La Serenitat by Imtech - available @ Observatory Online.
I Feel Just Like A Child by Devenrda Banhart taken from Cripple Crow
And as for me, well I’ve been getting lost in the music of Editors, drunk on the beach in Brighton (see below)
and swearing a lot about the fact that I had an invite to the only party to be seen at this year and I couldn’t go - B*****! B*******! & B**!
…you should be aware that this weeks tunes were chosen whilst Marvin Suicide was under the influence of a bottle of red wine and half a packet of Haribo Sour Mix. However it would seem that being off his nuts on booze and E numbers makes for an even finer selection of choons than usual. Check,check them out below…
Yesterday by Bjorn Kleinhenz & Pete Thompson - taken from Pigbone 3000 EP. Available at It’s A Trap
Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect by The Decemberists - taken from Castaways and Cutouts. Available at Hush Records
I Am Naked by Total Stereo - taken from Do The Bambi. Available at Kill Rock Stars
Sing You Sinners by Alex Pangman - taken from they say. Available at Jazz Promo
I’ve also been imbibing this week. The odd drink or twelve was consumed in the following watering holes:
New Rose in Islington.
The Winchester also in Islington.
The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch.
Tune in to find out which establishment also serves up a mean stonebaked pizza? Which mixes a fabulously Dirty Franklin? And which offers the rankest bar snacks that I’ve ever had the misfortune to well snack upon?
here you go…