Who’d have thought that 2013 would have brought a new 7” by Wolfhounds? What a wonderful way to start a year. ‘Cheer Up’ sounds like vintage Wolfhounds which really ought to come as no surprise. After all, their reappearance in 2006 blew the roof off the ICA and I am sure that their sporadic ventures into the dimly lit basements of London bars in the six years since have been equally perfect pop squalls. If you have not already got your copy, they can be had from the ubiquitous Bandcamp page of OddBox Records.
Somewhat terrifyingly (for me at least) was digging back into my own last and discovering that is now getting on for some 17 years since my friend Daniel wrote this lovely short piece about Wolfhounds’ ‘Blown Away’ set (itself seven years old when Dan wrote those words).
Also in the mail this week was a CD promo for a 7” by Beat Hotel. Featuring former Loft, Weather Prophets and Rockingbirds drummer Dave Morgan alongside Jasmine Minks’ Jim Shepherd, Beat Hotel sound pretty much as wonderful as you would expect. The 7” is out on Monday (14th January) from Random Acts of Vinyl.