Ronan’s Track of the Week (19 June 2017)

My track of the week is French Press from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, taken from the 5 track EP of the same name released a few months back on Sup Pop.  From Melbourne Australia, this release is the follow up to last year’s 7 track release ‘Talk Tight’. Being an Australian band, the obvious Go-Betweens comparison may be hard for them to escape, but it’s an influence they admit to, along with The Clash and punk in general. I first heard the track just last week while shopping in a well-known high street store, and I can thank Shazam for helping with the discovery. There’s talk of a full length album on the way soon.



This week I had a difficult choice. I played a number of songs that on another week would have been a shoo in for my track of the week – literally any one of the other five tracks would be a worthy choice. But, in the end I could only choose one and chose the beautiful lush Love in a Car (the John Peel Session version) from the criminally under rated House of Love. For me this is their masterpiece. Guy Chadwicks lyrical and vocal ability perfectly accompanied by Terry Bicker’s guitar playing peaked on this session. The session was recorded in the BBC Maida Vale Studio on the 26 August 1988 and was broadcast on the 14 September and is far superior to the studio version that was included on the 1988 House of Love album . Enough words, let the song talk…


The Podcast for today’s show (19 June) can be found on Soundcloud … just click and enjoy

The playlist for the show can be found on Spotify, just click

Our library spotlight this week was our UCC Library newspapers holdings. To learn more check out our Newspaper Libguide

Martin’s track of the week was House of Love and their beautiful track Love in a Car. Click here to find out why. Ronan’s Track of the Week is from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – a great track called French Press. Click here to see what he has to say about it.

Our recommended read of the week comes courtesy of the excellent music website Toppermost. The post we have chosen is a great piece on My Bloody Valentine by Rob Morgan.