Review: Nev Cottee may hail from Manchester (his former band Proud Mary were the first signing to Noel Gallagher's Sour Mash label) yet his heart and muse seem firmly attached to some outpost in the southern states of America, and the sun-kissed atmosphere and narcotically-enhanced mellifluousness of 'Broken Flowers' will have it taking pride of place in the more enterprising head's collection. Something akin to a Ry Cooder platter enhanced by the production and arrangement nous of Air's 'Virgin Suicides', 'Broken Flowers' is a thing of lazy majesty indeed.
Review: J walking is illegal in some countries and US states... Mercifully it's not in the UK. Which is great news for all fuzzy funk, future retro and psychedelic jazz fans. A long awaited return to the album format, J Walk lays down a diverse-but-consistent collection of instrumentals that capture the most imaginative fusion of rich melodies, analogue instruments and cosmic motifs. The bluesy space-age flurries of "World Inaction", the upbeat Italo-punk frenetic fire of "Electric Dancing Song", the liquid twangs and shimmers of "Mexicali Hoodoo", the trembling Theremin backbone of "Yesterday's Crowd"... Everything J Walk has conjured here will resonate with every possible reference in your musical library. An illegally good listen.