Listen to the world premiere

Listen to the world premiere of Lou Reed’s 18 minute opus ‘Like a possum’ from the forthcoming album ‘Ecstasy’, on Nerve Radio. (Out March 20) I prefer the sound of the title track and the words of Modern Dance: ‘Maybe I should go and live in Amsterdam in a side street near a big canal, spend my evenings in the Van Gogh museum…’

Currently on the stereo: Cathal

Currently on the stereo: Cathal Coughlan’s second solo album ‘Black River Falls’. Stunning string and other accoustic arrangements, with a jazzy/folky accent and a touch of the old electronic noise, driven by Cathal’s big and now slightly husky voice and his evocative lyrics – cinematic as ever. Out on Cooking Vinyl now. If you’re partial to the minor key and the sweet and sour a la Cave, Costello, Walker or Cohen, wade into Black River Falls. And if you don’t believe me, check the Amazon review.