The first is Lightning Bolt by English youngster Jack Bugg. I heard his song Seen it All on the radio and liked it, and I like the album too. I suspect I might be his oldest fan, given I'm old enough to be his mother. I do chuckle when he sings that he's seen it all at just 19, but then even at my advanced age I haven't been to a gangster party where someone got stabbed, so what do I know, eh?
The second is Motorhead Girl from the latest album by Swiss rockabilly band Hillbilly Moon Explosion. I had never heard of them before and found them via the "Listeners also bought" function on iTunes when I was looking to see if Imelda May had a new album out. She doesn't, but, happily, Hillybilly Moon Explosion has a back catalogue for me to explore.
Finally, an artist I 'discovered' via a Holden ad on the telly! It's You Rascal You by Hanni el Khatib. I love the garage-y guitars.
This is from his first album, which I bought today. His second album, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, was released last month. It pretty much sounds like a Black Keys album, which you would expect would endear it to me - being the big BK fan that I am - but it doesn't. I think it's a bit meh.
On the topic of rockabilly, Luke and I went to see legends The Reverend Horton Heat last Friday night. The Reverend looks a bit like someone's grandad, but boy, he can still play a guitar, probably in his sleep. They played for more than an hour and a half, so we certainly got our money's worth...although I admit I was really tired and my feet were sore and I wasn't sad when it finished. I'm old now.
Melbourne act Mojo Juju was the support act and, while I enjoyed The Reverend, I loved Mojo. I wish she'd played for 90 minutes. This is her new single, which they played last Friday.