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Book of Brilliant Things - Five things we’ve loved this week - 27th June


1. New albums

Bought two fantastic new albums this week. When we went to OnBlackheath in 2016, Mrs JO'B dragged me from a very dull headline set by Belle & Sebastian to see a band she thought were "killing it" in a small tent - the band was Night Beats and she was indeed correct. Their new album Outlaw R&B is their 5th album, a mix of psych rock, garage and blues. Well worth a listen.


I also picked up Home Video by Lucy Dacus, a fab album looking back at her christian upbringing, trying to reconcile this with her sexuality. If you like Phoebe Bridgers, this is for you (they are both is side project boygenius).

2. A Life In Music

Journalist Jude Rogers speaks to musicians, neuroscientists, psychologists and music-lovers to discover how fundamental music is at each stage of our lives. Interviews include Nadine Shah, Marianne Faithful, John Grant and Femi Kuti. Really interesting radio from a marvellous journalist.


Check it out here.


3. World In Motion

As is well documented elsewhere, I really couldn't give a flying toss about football. But the one good thing about the Euros is it's a great excuse to listen to the only good football song ever recorded - the marvellous World In Motion by New Order! Even John Barnes' terrible rapping is endearing.


4. Song Exploder

Song Exploder is a fantastic podcast by Hrishikesh Hirway, where he talks to musicians and discusses in detail one of their songs and how it was made. Real trainspotter stuff, but I love it!

5. My first 500 plus post!

Last week's Bass, how low can you go? Ten best bass players blog is my most viewed blog, and my first to get more than 300 views - it's currently at 511 views! Wowser! If you missed it, check it out here - and if you read it, thanks for you support!

See you next week, stay safe, x

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