Well, your persistence is useless and your timing’s slack…

Last Harbour

I’ve written about Last Harbour a couple of times, once way back in the day when Partly Porpoise was a young fresh-faced thing, earnest and barely shaving (Feb 06, here) and then again in August of last year in a rather harsh post full of self-recrimination about having missed a release date of their last EP.

Well, never let it be said that I don’t learn from my mistakes, because here I am plugging Last Harbour again, but this time actually doing it rather more effectively, in that they are appearing on Marc Riley’s BBC6 program, tomorrow.

Oh yes.

More by luck than design, it has to be said, but I happened to be gazing thoughtfully at my emails this afternoon (I should really have been preparing for school tomorrow), when I noticed that the session had not passed yet and but actually pertinent. Who’d have thought eh?

The show will be broadcast between 7 and 9 tomorrow evening and I shall give it a listen (not least because as a born again Fall devotee, I’m suspecting there may be a little more to Mr Riley than previously thought).

I believe this is also supposed to tie in with a new Last Harbour EP “Saint Luminous Bride”, due to be released on May 25th on Little Red Rabbit Records.

Actually a visit to the band’s own site, will reveal a number of free downloads, including a previous EP, called “Embers”, plus artwork. I’ll put up my favourite track from that EP, and then when you’ve been impressed by their rather fine dark swagger, you can go to their site and download the rest plus artwork.

Out Back – Last Harbour

I wish today…

See yer mate, yeah, see yer mate…

It’s been a long time since I did one of these.

Lucky Seven

I was, as usual, going to put together a handful of tracks that I’ve been listening to this month, but to be honest, such is the Fall Frenzy going on at our house, I thought that I might as well put together a few blistering Mark E Smith tracks I’ve recently discovered.

I particularly like “C’N’C – S Mithering” – the man can rant…

The Classical
New Face in Hell
C’N’C – S Mithering
Container Drivers
Rowche Rumble
Auto Tech Pilot
My New House

I know I’m going to look at this in a couple of day and say “What about…”, but today, April 9th, these are the seven Fall tracks I wanted to share. Ask me tomorrow, it’ll be different.

Lucky Seven – Fall Frenzy

Sketch Book Scribble

Things have been getting a bit … main stream around here recently (David Byrne? The Fall?). Time to slip back into obscurity methinks…

Moose Eats Leaf / Steve Fanagan

I googled “Steve Fanagan” and came up with this picture, although I fear it may not actually be our man…

Moose Eats Leaf is Irish guitarist and sound engineer Steve Fanagan, who specialises in a string of brittle, atmospheric releases under various guises (Northstation and Wrecking Ball being another two). He also runs Slow Loris Records based in Dublin, putting out a string of ridiculously obscure CDR releases, in a number of different quirky formats. His most recent CD, “Adrift”, for example, was limited to a run of 50 CDs and featured individually spiro-graphed covers. This I like very much.

The music is a little strange as well, largely consisting of meandering guitar pieces overlaid with various loops and psychedelic effects that make for a compelling listen.

I’m posting these three songs, and can heartily recommend them to you for thoughtful listening, and from there, you can go to the man’s site, where there are a very generous selection of other tracks.

The first track is from “Adrift”, the others from the CDs “Toy Box and “Sketch Book Scribble” respectively

Set Out

They Fall, We Float

Sketch Book Scribble