Following yesterday’s delightful free mixtape, I was reminded of one of my all-time favourite compilations. Red Tape came free with issue 4 of Select Magazine, in October 1990 (I was turning 14). It had a fairly major impact in forming my music tastes at the time.
I’m going to embed all of the tracks (where available) because it’s definitely worth hearing in its entirety, and I’ve put links to anything I’ve covered elsewhere. It covers a wide range of music so there should be something here for everyone. Continue reading →
The popularity of bands like Warpaint and the apparent revival of Shoegazing reminds me of one of my favourite bands from the 1990s. Although the band released three full-length albums, Nothing Natural is the song I immediately think of when I remember that band. They could release it now and not sound out of place, given the current state of the indie scene. The dreamy, trippy combination of Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson on vocals/guitars, and that insistent bassline played by that bloke whose name nobody can remember. Unassuming, sweet Chris on the drums, bless him! The hours I spent trying to dye my hair like Miki’s – but I never had the (bleach) bottle to go that bright. It wouldn’t have suited me anyway. Looked great on her, though.