Yes, it's that time again (what, where you feel there's nothing you can say, and so you fob your readers off with a few songs, inevitably trying to defend the choice of picking something with a female vocal? — Ed. Yes. — Ian. Okay, but don't come crying to me in the morning — Ed.).
- Belle & Sebastian — Roy Walker
Taken from their new album, Dear Catastrophe Waitress. I like this because it's jam-packed will all the twee clichés that you could possibly imagine, but it's still quite fantastic. Even the wazoos. This MP3 has a few encoding errors, but that should entice you to go and buy the album when it comes out in October (or, it could just be that I couldn't find a proper copy on Soulseek. You decide).
- Club 8 — You and Me
I know very little about this band. They're from Sweden, they have a website (which isn't working as I write this), and they're rather good. And it's only two minutes long, so you might as well give it a try.
- Nick Cave — Good Good Day
Just to show that Nick Cave isn't always miserable. Although my sister insists that Where The Wild Roses Grow is a happy song, because Kylie Minogue gets killed at the end.
- Suede — Another No-one
A sad and haunting b-side from their Trash single. I seem to remember playing it a lot during the winter of 1996.
- Betty Boo — Doin' The Do
No explanations. No apologies. Betty Boo is doin' the do.