Show Me Where It Hurts, Show Me Where It Hurts/All You’ll Ever Need (2014)
Reviewing singles just isn’t something I’m interested in – I get a lot of people sending me a track to write about. I don’t do that. I write about albums – boring old git that I am. I’ll write about EPs too. Sure. But it’s always my call. Had to tell someone to fuck off just a bit earlier today because he keeps sending me reminders to write about his album. I’m paid almost nothing for this – so I should get to decide, right? And if you bug me to listen to your music – petty though that may be – it just means, in all likelihood, I’ll never bother. Hey, I get pushy too – sending out requests for work and promoting what I do with social media posts and I hate myself just a bit for having to do it too. Some days. Other days I just push on. So I understand that we all sorta have to do that. We all sorta have to live with the consequences too. Under funding to promote new voices a person with no writing experience at all will now get roughly two or three times what I get for an assignment. My loss is due to being “an established writer”. Anyway, I found this “Limited Edition 7 inch vinyl” in a pile the other day and figured I should really write something about it – but then remembered that I don’t review singles and don’t want to start, it’s an awkward precedent I figure. But I can write about this here – and I am. (Almost/nearly). Since it was released on vinyl – that means it can go down in the count as part of The Vinyl Countdown. I don’t know why or how bands with no real following or profile can just throw it all out there and release a debut single on vinyl. Good on these blokes for trying. I kinda like these songs – in a totally-not-offensive way. I can’t rave about them. Couldn’t tell you that it’s worth a tenner either – but good on them. They found a way to do it and wanted to. And I’ve listened to it a couple of times today. And it’s nice enough. And you can click on the link above – at the top – to go to the Bandcamp page and check out these songs if you like.
The Vinyl Countdown is a document of every LP I listen to, brand new discoveries and old-old favourites; extremely pre-loved, previously abandoned or with the shrink-wrap having just been removed it’s all here at The Vinyl Countdown