Friday 23 May 2014


Summer is almost here and my strawberries are coming along nicely. It feels like a good time to post a mix of the stuff I have been listening to at the moment to get me in the mood for summer.

Obviously I can’t claim this is a Saloon-mix (it’s an Adam from Saloon mix) but I have tried to avoid the handbag-house pop-cheese stuff that I like, because I am quite sure no-one else would appreciate it.

Most of this is fairly new stuff with some big tracks from great new albums by artists you would expect to see on a Saloon-related list (e.g..
Fujiya and Miyaji, The Horrors, Ulrich etc). I am looking forward to picking up The Soundcarriers new album from the post office-tomorrow.

I also had also to include Carice Van Houten (Melisandre from Game of Thrones –sigh) and Stromae (who says that Saloon don’t like French Rap, OK he’s from Belgium and only raps occasionally but still...) as I have played their albums to death over the last few months and I’m still spinning them.

With new albums / ep’s from collaborators Mahogany and Cosines out later this year I am sure this mix will change a bit – and I’m sure I will be talking about them here later. Maybe some Saloon news on here soon too.

Enjoy the sun and I hope you didn’t vote UKIP.

Friday 9 May 2014

The Shape of Things to Come

Alison posted onto her Facebook earlier this week a link to the The Left Outsides' unreleased album The Shape of Things to Come.  Recorded several years ago by Simon Trought at Soup Studios with appearances from Ben Phillipson, Karl Sabino & Matt Ashton (aka Matt from Saloon) & mixed by Martin Noble & Graham Sutton. 

I've not had a chance to listen to it all, but what I have heard sounds great. Criminal that it was never released, but hey that's the music biz these days (grumble grumble etc etc). I am sure it will be much enjoyed by all you Saloon fans.