Subcity, Wednesday 3rd March 2021

This weeks show is seriously bursting at the seams! 18 songs in an hour, could it be a record? I’m not sure if I’m up for searching back through 91 episodes to check. Let’s just say today’s show is mighty stacked and leave it at that. The tracklist is below the show is available here: El Rancho Music on Subcity oh yeah!

Featured on the show today is Buffet Lunch and their snappy new single ‘Pebbledash’ which came out a minute ago. It’s from their highly contagious debut album ‘The Power Of Rocks’ out on May 7th through Upset The Rhythm. Check out the new vide here:

Buffet Lunch have a clever knack of sounding like they are teetering on the edge of collapse. There’s a spontaneity and fun running through their surrealistic songs which come tumbling down the hill in multiple directions and at various speeds. The album is packed with wonky vignettes that pop and fizzle with a edgy energy that doesn’t want to take itself too seriously, and that’s good! The songs on the album are full of colourful stories narrated in Perry O’Bray’s spoken voice – currently a go to vocal choice for most of the UK’s buzz bands including Squid, Dry Cleaning, Black Country New Road… I could go on and on – Buffet Lunch put on cool DIY shows in Edinburgh under the Good Grief moniker and release music occasionally via the Smooth Dad label. Their DIY aesthetic is strong, with Perry O’Bray from the band producing the artwork for gigs and releases including the masks on the cover of ‘Power of Rocks’. Those masks feature in live shows and were witnessed at Freakender 2019, where the band played an amazing Saturday afternoon set.

Their tracks are vigorous excursions, meandering into clattersome terrain as often as hiking up into the breezy, melodious foothills. The desire to lead the listener along a curious tale helps tie things together, showcasing a lyrical playfulness that pins down their puzzle of sound – Upset The Rhythm

Here’s the full tracklisting to the show…

The Muckers – So Far Away (Greenway Records)
Paul Jacobs – Half Rich Loner (Blow The Fuse)
Palberta – Corner Store (Wharf Cat)
Children of The Pope – Street of Chance (S/R)
Buffet Lunch – Pebbledash (Upset The Rhythm)
Silicon Prairie – Born In Trouble (Silicone Prairie)
Dom & The Wizards – Outlaws and the Cops (Tenth Court)
Ohtis – Failure (Saddle Creek)
Pansy – Women of UR Dream (Earth Libraries)
Good Morning – Basketball Breakups (Caroline Australia)
Tex Crick – Peaches & Cream (Mac’s Record Label)
Spang Sisters – The Ballad of Joyce Vincent (Bathtime Sounds)
Helado Negro – Sound and Vision (BBE MUSIC)
Chai – Donuts Mind If I Do (Sub Pop)
Honey Slides – Arrivederci, Motherfucker! (feat. Macie Stewart) (S/T)
Silver Synthetic – In The Beginning (Third Man)
Quality Used Cars – Spiral Of Lies (Francis Taite)

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