The New Cue #268 March 10: Danny Goffey, Sarabeth Tucek, Angel Olsen, David Brewis, H Hawkline, Christine & The Queens, Creep Show, Baxter Dury, Protomartyr, Aoife Nessa Frances
10 March, 2023
It’s Recommender Friday, because it’s Friday and this your weekly Recommender edition of The New Cue. In today’s edition, Danny Goffey tells us about his new solo record, an awkward visit from Grayson Perry and how to make next-level oven chips, Field Music’s David Brewis picks a mind-blower and your old pals Ted, Niall and Chris do a whole host of recommending. Bloody hell, they’re good.
We’ll see you on Monday, when Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson talks us through the albums that inspired their new record. That edition is free, but this one isn’t: you’ll need to be a paying subscriber to continue your Recommender Friday journey to its glorious conclusion. It costs £5 a month and you can do it by clicking Subscribe Now below. It’s the only way to get full access to every Friday edition and Friday editions are where the good stuff goes, no offence Monday. Go on! Here’s a playlist to seal the deal:
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Ted, Niall and Chris
Line One: Danny Goffey
A few weeks ago, Danny Goffey released his new solo record and accompanying book titled Bryan Moone’s Discopunk. Based on 24 hours in the life of a fictional rocker who lives in the countryside who may as well been called Ganny Doffey given the similarities to his creator, it’s a lot of fun. The opening song is a brilliant, punky romp called Everybody’s On Drugs, and it goes on to take in Bowie-ish E number funk-pop and jaunty, strummy indie-pop. If Gaz Coombes’ solo material increasingly leans into the side of Supergrass when they got soulful and reflective, Goffey hones in on their chirpy, skewed pop escapades. Niall rang up Danny at home to hear how it all came together and more.
Hello Danny, it’s Niall.
Hey, you alright? Your name is in my phone, it comes up as Niall.
Oh, that’s nice, it makes me feel special. Where are you?
I’m at home in Frome. I’m in my bedroom so I’ve got a better service but it might drop out here and there but it should be alright.
I had a nice look around your house recently because I watched that Grayson Perry show where he visits you and Pearl [Lowe, Danny’s wife].
Ah no, it was a bit weird that. I haven’t watched it, I refuse. It was a bit of an awkward vibe, I think he might have had a brief to come at us as posh people from London that have moved down, and he was in a really foul mood, it was just a bit odd. I wanted him to turn up as an old Granny but he was just in a T-shirt going, “God, I’ve gotta stop saying yes to doing things, I’m so tired!’. It took Pearl a long time to get across that her dad used to be a fucking bouncer in the East End and she’s not from a posh family or anything. He was just trying to get this poshness out of us, it was kind of weird.
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