Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More Radio Show #187




Paradors - Josephine (Mag Songs LP) 
Frantic Chant - Spellbound (The Glass Factory LP) 
Bash and Pop - Never Wanted To Know (Anything Could Happen LP) 
The Gunboat Diplomats - Sweet Abiding Love (Fine State Of Affairs LP) 
Nick Frater - Something-Nothing (Something Nothing LP) 
The Mad Doctors - Mind Rot (No Waves, Just Sharks LP) 
Walker Brigade - Shake Shimmy (Therapy Animal LP) 
Los Padrinos - Adicto Al Popcorn (El Hombre Globo Lo Sabra LP) 
The Madd - If You Don't Come Back (Are Pretty Quick LP) 
Melody Motel - Catch Her Quick (Single) (Formerly The Forz) 
The Unswept - She Just Knows It's Over (Fake IT EP) 
Popravinas - Santa Monica Moon (California Sonic! LP) 
Brandon Schott - Dandelion Rain (Big Stir Compilation LP) 
Green Seagull - Scarlet (Single) Mega Dodo Records 
Paul Collins - Hanging On The Telephone/All Over The World/Rock N Roll Girl Medley live. 
Kurt Baker Combo - Next Tomorrow (In Orbit LP) 
Psychotic Youth - Life's A Party (Voice Of Summer LP) 
Shane Martin - I Need You (Single) 
The School - Summers Here (Loveless Unbeliever LP) 
The Del Zorros - Blue Tin Roofs (Single) 
Fezz - It's Awright (Single)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Phenomenal Cat - Pop Wasteland. OUT NOW!


You know that feeling when you bump into a friend you have not seen for ages and it is like you were only hanging out with them yesterday, the warmth they bring to your life, the love, the happiness, the laughs, the smiles, you know, all the good things in life?

Well, when Phenomenal Cat got in touch with me this week and sent me their new 24 track collection of songs, that is exactly what I felt and I really couldn't be happier.

For what seems like an eternity, I have been checking my mail for that new release from "The Cat" as their followers, including myself, often call them and alas the mail box has been empty.

The excitement I had when the band were releasing a single a month for a whole year, by no means an easy feat for any band, especially whilst maintaining such a high standard of craftmanship, was paramount to a child waiting for Christmas, imagine that happening once a month and then after a couple more releases, radio silence ensued as the band members concentrated on their families and everyday lives.

I can't tell you how long I have been waiting to hear this new material from the band that gives a nod and a wink to the song writing styles of The Kinks (the clue is in the name) with a sideways glance to the Britpop sounds of Blur.  

Phenomenal Cat are a quintessentially English band hailing from the seaside town of Folkestone in Kent and now they are back.


POP WASTELAND is the second studio album by Phenomenal Cat and will be released on 22nd of April 2017 by Souvenir Music. It is a double album and the group's first rock opera with an accompanying graphic novel. 

POP WASTELAND is a rock 'n' roll soundtrack with an accompanying graphic novel about a man who finds himself swept along in a crusade against the very establishment that made him. POP WASTELAND is the story, the legend if you will, of ALBERT BLOOD, a man whose life is about to be turned upside down by love, death, fear, murder and rock 'n' roll! 

The album is narrated by iconic British actor, Kenneth Colley (Star Wars, The Life of Brian).


You will be able to find the album for a name your price download (as always, we encourage a donation to enable the bands to grow and make more music) here; Phenomenal Cat - Pop Wasteland There will also be a very limited physical release, including the graphic novel, available this summer, all details can be found at Bandcamp.


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #185



Vista Blue  War (what Is it good for?) (Wonderband LP)
The Norvins - Twilight (Turnin' Around With....LP)
Tommy and The Rockets - Gonna Be Alright (Rock N Roll Wrecking Machine EP)
The Yum Yums - I Hate You (Blame It On The Boogie LP)
Ivory Wiliams - Sweet Companion (Too Cool To Be Nice LP)
Ivory Williams Interview
Ivory Williams - Only A Man (Live for the Ice Cream Man Show)
The Popravinas - She's Going South (California Sonic! LP)
Lenya - Song To The Other Girl (The Hatch LP)
The Bopp - Fix It Up (Power My Pop LP)
Foxygen - San Francisco (Single)
La Panther Happens - My Haunted Life (For The Night Crawlers LP)
The Gunboat Diplomats - Crazy About You (Fine State Of Affairs LP)
Locksley - All Of The Time (Locksley LP)
The Kinks - Come On Now (Kinda KInks LP)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More Radio Show #184

This weeks show archived for your listening pleasure.  Please help support all the unsigned bands by sharing the link as far and wide as possible.  Thanks 



Armchair Oracles - Considerations (In Machina LP)
(Those) Rogues - Wish I Could See You Again (Single)
Os Noctambulos - I Can't Read Your Mind (EP)
Mark Crozer and The Rels - Plasma (Sunny Side Down LP)
Bullet Proof Lovers- I Am My Radio (Shot tHrough The Heart LP)
The King In Mirrors - Foolish Things (Single)
Ruby Free - Take A Ride (Shades LP)
The Black Hollies - (Baby) I'm Your Fool (Crimson Reflections LP)
The Laynes - She's A Story Teller (Come On Board LP)
Higher State - Your Casting Doubt (Single)
The Reverberations - Move Along (Single) Beluga Records
Rooney - Calling The World (Calling The World LP)
Autoliner - Ambulance (Life On Mars LP)
Spygenius - The Friendly Stars That Glow (Pacephale LP)
Madder Rose - Beautiful John (Bring It Down LP)
Ruby Free - Why Won't You Sleep In Our Bed (Shades LP)
Attic Lights - Bring You Down (Friday Night Lights LP)
The Supernaturals - Tomato Man (Single)
The Hussy's - Library Lovers (Japanese Grafitti LP)
The Speedies - You Need Pop (You Need Pop LP)
Hazey Janes - Always There (Hotel Radio LP)