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Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 293

A bit late in August, but we are about to disconnect for a couple of weeks to have our (deserved, much needed) holidays. But before we hit the road, we have gathered a last-minute yet pretty ace TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Full of wonders and surprises, it has a bit of everything. Heavyweight covers, a couple of stunners (what a comeback by Big Red Machine and dear Courtney), inspired friends returning in impeccable form (opener Persian Leaps), exciting newcomers... even two "Eddie Vedders"! A lot to listen, for sure. Have a nice Sunday, a great end to the month, we'll see you all in mid-September. And remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 292

Two much time without our TOP TEN JUKEBOX. Obviously, we could blame routine, work and some other factor but... there's a main and positive reason: we are moving! Or better said, in the midst of the process, dealing with the real estate market in Barcelona (one day we can dedicate a "chapter" to it), mortgage analysis and the never ending documentation required. Incredibly time-consuming...  But we don't want to bore you, or even sound slightly down, as we are very excited about our decision. So we took some time off from paper-work and decided to bring you an ace soundtrack for this burning August days. Have a nice Sunday, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Best Songs of the Year 2021... so far

Sorry it took us a little longer than expected. Some out of the blue busy days, plus, more recently, being knocked out by the second dose of the vaccine explains it (but no complaints, very happy about it). But as promised in the previous post, with our best records and EPs of the year so far, now it's time to unveil our Favourite Songs from this half of 2021. 40 tunes, again in alphabetical order, with the sole limitation of one song per band/artist, and gathered on a playlist (see below) for your listening pleasure. 2 hours and 23 minutes of wonderful gems, so we hope you enjoy!

Crowded House- Start of Something
Dinosaur Jr.- And Me
Doble Pletina- Algo de lo que Poderme Quejar
Eddie 9V- Little Black Flies
Emily Rodgers- I Will Be Gone
Farewell Horizontal- Doesn’t Matter No One Cares
Full Power Happy Hour- Old Mind of Mine
Hadda Be- Another Life
Holiday Ghosts- Off Grid
Hooveriii- Control
Kings of Leon- The Bandit
Kiwi Jr.- Undecided Voters
Marina Allen- Oh, Louise
Massage- Made of Moods
Matt Berninger- The End
Mogwai- Ritchie Sacramento
Nation of Language- Across that Fine Line
No Kill- Better
Painted Shrines- Gone
Paul Weller- Shades of Blue
Pearl Charles- What I Need
Qlowski- A Woman
Quivers - Hold You Back
Real Numbers- In the End
Ryley Walker- Rang Dizzy
Shame- Water in the Well
Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen- Like I Used To
Steady Holiday - Tangerine
Stephen’s Shore- Skogen
Teenage Fanclub- Back in the Day
The Chills - Monolith
The Lodger- Dual Lives
The Mountain Goats- Mobile
The Tubs- Two Person Love
The Umbrellas- She Buys Herself Flowers
The Weather Station- Robber
Wojtek the Bear- One’s Thing for Certain
Woods- Waiting Around for a New Me


And if you want to check the previous years, click on 2011,2012201320142015201620172018 and 2019 selections!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Best Records and EPs of the Year 2021... so far

It's official. We have reached July, meaning half of 2021 is gone. Something that looks, feels and sounds surreal. Same applies to holidays and being fully vaccinated, forthcoming situations that seemed a distant dream not that long ago. So, in order to keep with the optimistic vibes, we are set to recover a Blog tradition that covid took us away last year (we weren't in the mood). Today we unveil our 25 best records and EPs of the year so far! The list is alphabetical and length is not an issue (proper ranks are reserved for December). Just the works we have enjoyed the most this past six months. Hope you like it (don't hesitate to suggest yours, always welcomed) and find plenty to listen (click on the links to do so). And stay tuned, our favourite songs from 2021 are about to arrive!

Bart & Friends- Tolmie Wild Thymes
Cassandra Jenkins- An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
Crowded House- Dreamers Are Waiting
Dinosaur Jr.- Sweep It Into Space
Dry Cleaning- New Long Leg
Full Power Happy Hour- Full Power Happy Hour
Holiday Ghosts- North Street Air
Joana Serrat- Hardcore from the Heart
Kiwi Jr.- Cooler Returns
Lucy Dacus- Home Video
Painted Shrines- Heaven and Holy
Pearl Charles- Magic Mirror
Quivers- Golden Doubt
Tape Waves- Bright
Teenage Fanclub- Endless Arcade
The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness- Songs from Another Life
The Catenary Wires- Birling Gap
The Chills- Scatterbrain
The Coral- Coral Island
The Laughing Chimes- In This Town
The Reds, Pinks & Purples- Uncommon Weather
The Telephone Numbers- The Ballad of Doug
The Weather Station- Ignorance
Will Stratton- The Changing Wilderness
Wurld Series- What’s Growing  

More lists? Click on the years to check our 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 selections!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 291

June has begun with odd visits to el Vallés (long story that might have additional chapters), expensive ticket upgrades for... the next year, and that terrible Barcelona weather where you can forget to get any sleep. Luckily, music continues to be the oasis to this madness, as our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX proves. A fine and moody mixture of well-beloved names (Goats, Iron and Wine, the killer returns of Floodlights and Nation of Language) plus an exciting dose of new finds. Take a break, enjoy the songs, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 290

The downward spiral never ends. Looking at the state of current affairs, it's a disastrous week, with scenes we are, shamefully, used to see in Gaza, plus a despicable situation at the Spanish Southern border. Seriously depressing stuff. Luckily (what an incredible contrast), the music week has been stunning, a rare TOP TEN JUKEBOX where tunes just seem to flourish for you to grab. To the usual dose of discoveries (including a jangly gem in German!) a coalition of heavyweights has aligned to the rescue, crowned by the reunion of Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, a dream come true. Take a break, enjoy the songs, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 289

Extremely contradictory times (yes, we're being euphemistic) out there. Freedom is to be found in alcohol, the ugliest face of neoliberalism needs police repression "to show" how liberty flourishes...  and the right to self-defense means bombing other's territory. More than enough to drive you crazy. We don't pretend to have a solution here. But at least we can offer you a way to disconnect, or at least entertain yourself for a while, with the tunes gathered in our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOXPeace signs... Hope you enjoy, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 288

After a long-awaited and most-deserved break last weekend, here we are, back with our TOP TEN JUKEBOX. A much needed dose of stunning new tunes (might be one of the strongest selections of the year so far), focused, as usual, in exciting bands to be discovered, plus the unexpected return of the mighty Mountain Goats. It's been a disheartening week, another grim reality bite regarding mankind and common sense (freedom is not in a bar) so we hope this collection of tracks cheer you up a bit. Take a listen, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 287

Not much to talk about without getting really furious (damn fascists!), so let's focus on the music. Here we are, ready for another TOP TEN JUKEBOX, properly arriving to shed some light on this cloudy Sunday. A stunning mixture of surefires, like Lou Barlow, Holiday Ghosts, the unexpected ballad between Jehnny Beth and Bobbie Gillespie, and dearest Teenage Fanclub, alongside our trademark dose of new bands to discover. A lot to listen, so hurry up, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 286

We have been pretty busy writing for Sant Jordi / International Book Day (as you might know, reading is another great passion) these last days, as well as planning another possible short trip, if the situation allow us (which doesn't seem probable right now, ​​virus, get the f out of here now!) But nevermind, we are finishing the week strongly, with our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, a brand new collection of tunes so magnificient we had to share them with you. 10 songs with a spring air to help close / open a new week with optimism. Take a listen, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 285

We took a break last weekend (holidays, despite the times), but we are back, with the batteries recharged and ready to bring your our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX. An exciting mixture of newbies and surefires, including our beloved Courtney Barnett (covering Sharon Van Etten, what a match made in heaven!) and the haunting Sinead O'Brien (we fall for every new tune of her). So plenty to enjoy and discover. Take a listen, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 284

After a week of hiatus (couldn't make in time, pretty busy days), here comes our TOP TEN JUKEBOX., the first of Spring. Heavily devoted to new findings (only exception being beloved Sharon Van Etten), eclectic as it's always the interion, but with an evident dominance of female voices and some ethereal, moody vibes (a great dose of folk sounds). An introduction to amazing records from exciting artists & bands, names definetely to keep an eye on it. Take a listen, enjoy, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 283

Spring vibes outside (still too early, in terms of the weather and, what's more important, in what regards to the pandemic, are we going to make the same mistakes again?). And Spring vibes as well in our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, from the blissful to the meditative and daydreamy. An eclectic (yet indiepop, no doubt about it) collection of tunes with a clear focus in new bands awaiting to be discovered. A lot to enjoy, we promise, so hurry up and take a listen. And remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 282

The first TOP TEN JUKEBOX of March is here, a stunning and pretty diverse collection of tunes. We have the outstanding and unexpected comeback of The Lodger. A cover of a gigantic song from dear Sharon Van Etten. Beloved bands such as Kiwis, Holiday Ghosts or Peel Dream Magazine, with their exciting and own takes of indiepop. And a bunch of discoveries, with a devastating gem (early contender for song of the year?), courtesy of Emily Rodgers. A lot to listen and enjoy, so hurry up!. And remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 281

Last weekend of February and there's a feeling things are starting to get going. Frustrantingly slowly, maybe. But there's a different vibe. For example, take a look (or more important, a listen) to our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, an exciting and diverse combination of newcomers and consecrated names. We have in-your-face rock, mellow sounds, elegant ballads, scathing social and political commentary... a little for everyone, so plenty to enjoy. Check it out, and remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Premiere: 'Mirrorball', with The Catenary Wires at an 80s disco



It's a real honor. And a very special occasion. This humble Blog is among the few ones selected to unveil today the flamboyant new single from The Catenary Wires, one of the latest music endeavours (not forgetting the promising Swansea Sound) from indiepop legends Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (Marine Research, Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Tender Trap, can't believe I'm writing this, beat that!!). It's called Mirrorball, and is a wonderful slice of charming, classy and wise indiepop. 3.40 minutes of pure joy & romance under the crystal ball of an 80s disco. Take a listen below!
 
Rob & Amelia started The Catenary Wires as a duo in 2014, but is now a full band with the contributions on keyboards from Fay Hallam, Ian Button on drums, and Andy Lewis on bass. Mirrorball is the a-side of forthcoming 7", backed with Wish You Were Here in the physical release (a digital version will be also available) to be released on April 16th on our beloved Shelflife Records (US), and their own label Skep Wax (UK & rest of the world). The single anticipates the arrival of their third album Birling Gap, scheduled for May. Expectations couldn't be higher for Spring!

Thanks Amelia, Rob and the rest of the 'Wires'. And thanks a million, Mike.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 280

A lot we could talk about this week. The groundhog day of our elections. The debate on freedom of expression. Violence in the streets. The role of social networks and new media on this angst. To summarise: The world's on fire (and we still fall in love) / The world's on fire (and we're not giving up, no). So, thanks Parker Woodland, thanks Crowded House (such an honor to feature you here) and the rest of our latest TOP TEN JUKEBOX, For giving us words, hope, distractions and hymns to get going. Take a break and enjoy the tunes... And remember to join us at our Soundcloud page!