Music Box 28th January 2023

We start with Artsick, a new project from Christina Riley formed in 2017 in California. This is the official video for Stress Bomb, from their debut LP Fingers Crossed (Slumberland 2022). Buy here.
Our U.K. pysche-pop tune from 1969 comes from Fat Mattress, a Psychedelic rock band, formed in Folkestone, England, UK, in 1968, splitting up in 1970 after releasing two LPs. Founded by guitarist and vocalist Noel Redding, bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This is Petrol Pump Assistant, from their debut album Fat Mattress (Polydor 1969).
Next up, Scottish musician  Finley Quaye and his collaboration with William Orbit, Dice (Sony CD 2003), from his third album Much More Than Much Love (Sony 2003). Heard this on the recent repeats of Chuck on the Drama channel.
TV21 were formed in Ormskirk, in June 1979 then moved to Edinburgh where Colin MacLean (from Dundee) joined the band. In April 1980 TV21 founded their own Powbeat label. The name TV21 came from a sixties comic of the same name. This is Ticking Away, from their Ambition E.P. (Powbeat 7” 1980), also on their debut LP A Thin Red Line (Deram 1981).
We conclude with a double-bill from the master, Canadian novelist-poet-singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, and two classics from his debut LP Songs of Leonard Cohen (CBS 1967). First, that all-time classic Suzanne, then Sisters of Mercy. Superb. Until next week …