This blog’s soon to cease, and here’s a way of thanking one of its chief flag-wavers, my California-based uncle, Tony. Cool song, too. According to them, Be Calm Honcho are a “quartet of hams living in San Francisco. We’re a live show with clout and strongly suggest Some Of It Was True! readers put themselves within spitting distance.” Consider yourself forewarned! I Love California hails from debut album Honcho Dreams, due 24 June on Crossbill Records.
One of my favourite London acts over the years, the endlessly-creative and unique Flamingods have a new album out, and here’s the title track, with a Nepal-filmed video. As usual it’s a charming blend of Middle Eastern (Bahranian, specifically), African tribal influences, helter-skelter oddness and electro/dance. Words can never express how much I admire this lot.
Amazing when new music sounds instantly timeless. Wonderlust is the new single from pop sixpiece The Night VI, picking up from first single Sienna, which is also below. The new song will be released on 22 July via Duly Noted, and there’s a celebratory live show at Hackney’s Oslo before then on 18 June.
Here’s the penultimate ever Some Of It Was True! radio show, first broadcast on Shoreditch Radio. One hour long as ever, this includes dreamy perfection from Matthew & The Atlas, ‘the new London Grammar’, hot new stuff by JUCE and a remix making Cloud Boat a bit cheerier.. Listen via the player below, or download as an MP3 (right click).
Hey! This is a bit good – feisty and neo-psychedelic and spirited and a bit honky-tonky-funky. Hey! Three Days Dark is Trent Halliday’s solo project; a self-titled debut album was re-released on 4 April. Hey! Formerly the lead singer and guitarist of DeepSeaGreen, Trent recorded and produced the whole record in his living room.