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New Noise: 9 May '10 Part 2

New Noise: 9 May '10 Part 2

Playing tracks by

Walls, Blondes, Woods, Nina nastasia, Mountain Man and more.

This week I've been obsessed with 'Gemini' - the debut album from Wild Nothing (aka 21 year old Jack Tatum of South Carolina).

Like plenty of other young Anglophile American musicians of the moment Tatum's sound owes a fair debt to British pop of the 1980s - more specifically a sweeping hybrid of shoegaze and C86 indie - but which is delivered with a depth and subtlety that helps to lift it beyond mere derivative fandom. Given the chance I'd play the whole thing in full on every show, but I'll just have to settle for making it an Album of the Week when it is released in a fortnight's time.

New Noise is back on Sunday, including a interview with Jamie Lidell (who speaks about working with Beck on new album 'Compass'), and new music from another prodigious young Jack: Steadman, of Bombay Bicycle Club. I just got my hands on a copy of their stunning new acoustic album today and will no doubt try and fail to convey my desperate obsession with it here in seven days' time.