Friday, 27 May 2011

New music from old favourites

This has been a good music week for me (barring the fact that I lost my iTunes when my PC crashed...but I'm not going to dwell on that today).  I'm a creature of habit when it comes to music. I hit my peak sometime in the early 1990s, with the guitar heavy grunge rock, and haven't moved much beyond that. I still favour riffs over rhymes, though I do make an exception for the Beastie Boys. 2 of my favourite singers  have got new stuff out and I'm loving it.

First up is Casino. Lead singer Adam Zindani may be better known to some of you as the guitarist in The Stereophonics (I have BIG LOVE for the Stereophonics) but he's also the lead singer and songwriter in Casino. They've been working on some new stuff and they released a teaser this week, in the form of Save Me. Adam's got a great voice. I can really picture him as a bit of a camp glam rocker in the 70s. If you listen to some of the tracks off The Spider Simpson Incident, like Heavy Metal Machine, you'll know what I mean.

The other release that got me excited this week was from Eddie Vedder. I love Pearl Jam, but this is very different to what I was expecting. It's Vedder's 2nd solo album and it's worth a listen. It's more of a grower than a grabber, but I like it. You can listen to part or all of Ukelele songs here.