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Office Playlist August/September 2010
Published 9 September 2010 by BWL

We think this is probably the best playlist we've ever compiled for you. At least it sounds like it right now. We've been listening to a lot of classic soul in the office recently, and the Spotify playlist is an absolute cracker, if we do say so ourselves. Find it here: Leaf office playlist August/September 2010

Anyway, in no particular order, except for the Scott Walker which has been on repeat for days at a time:

Scott Walker - Boy Child
Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman
The Temptations - Smiling Faces Sometimes
Joe Henderson - The Elements
Chairmen Of The Board - Life And Death in G & A
A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Cervantine
Nico - The Marble Index
Kanye West - Power
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang: Return To The 36 Chambers
Maximum Balloon - Tiger
James Brown - There It Is
Vessels - Helioscope
Autechre - Move Of Ten
Caribou Vibration Ensemble w/Marshall Allen - Live At ATP
Nina Simone - Tell It Like It Is: Rarities And Unreleased Recordings 1967-1973
various - Afro-beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78)
Powerdove - Powerdove EP
Commodores - The Assembly Line
Eddie Henderson - Inside Out
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
Mice Parade - What It Means To Be Left-Handed
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble - Live
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
Billy Paul - War Of The Gods
Margie Joseph - Sweeter Tomorrow
The Walker Brothers - The Electrician

Join us on Spotify
Published 15 September 2010 by RM

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Seb Rochford Plays Van Gigs
Published 22 September 2010 by BWL

Polar Bear's Seb Rochford is touring Yorkshire this Friday (Sep 24), playing drums out the back of a van! The van will be parked in central areas of six Yorkshire towns including Leeds and York where Rochford will play for twenty minutes before moving on to the next destination. Here is the timetable:
Leeds - 09:00 - Victoria Gardens (in front of Leeds City Art Gallery)
York - 11:00 - Exhibition Square (in front of York City Art Gallery)
Malton - 13:00 - Market Place
Pickering - 14:30 - Market Place
Kirkbymoorside - 15.30 - Market Place
Helmsley - 16:30 - Market Place

The van gig is organised by The Shed, a unique, intimate venue situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, who are also promoting an exclusive improvised collaboration between Rochford and renowned theremin player Pamelia Kurstin at Brawby Village Hall this Saturday September 25. Find out more here.

Music Criticism
Published 24 September 2010 by TM

Here's a really well considered article on the state of music criticism, for those who are interested:

Seb Rochford Van Gig
Published 28 September 2010 by RM

Last Friday morning (Sept 24), was more unusual than most. I found myself, bleary eyed, stood outside Leeds city art gallery at 9am on a blustery autumn morning watching a white van (not something I make a habit of doing). The unique thing about this particular white van was the incredible drumming coming from within. Polar Bear's Seb Rochford was embarking on an unconventional art project organised by Simon Thackray, curator of The Shed, which was visiting 6 Yorkshire towns throughout the day. During the 20 minute performance a crowd gathered, intrigued by the noise radiating from the closed van, whilst many walked by looking confused and uncomfortable. The doors of the van were flung open for the final minutes of Seb's debut solo van gig revealing the drummer and audience to each other before packing up, and after a quick chat, shooting off to York in time for his next performance.

Overall the day was a great success. You can read a couple of reviews here:
York Press
Yorkshire Post

Office Playlist September 2010
Published 30 September 2010 by RM

Another Spotify playlist for you this week - a bit of a mixed bag this one, which probably reflects the great record shopping we've been doing in the last couple of weeks. You can find it here: Leaf Office Playlist September 2010

Family Fodder - Classical Music
Joe Dassin - Le Chemin De Papa
Julian Cope - Sunspots
Denis Jones - Red + Yellow =
Roots Manuva meets Wrong Tom - Duppy Writer
Willie Hutch - Baby, Come Home
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
The Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side
various - The History Of Rhythm & Blues 1952-1957
Neil Young - Harvest
Bobby Bland - Dreamer
various - The Göteborg String Theory
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets