Armitage Shanks on the Drastic Plastic Program on CKUT FM for January 28, 2007

This week’s selections were influenced by my trip over New Year’s to party in Manchester to ring in 2007. Acquired about 40 CDs of smashing new hits: these are a sample of what’s to come in a promising musical year.

1. “Purple Prose” — Mystery Jets (MAKING DENS / 679 Recordings)
2. “Annie, Let’s Not Wait” — Guillemots (THROUGH THE WINDOWPANE / Polydor)
3. “So This Is Great Britain?” — Holloways (SO THIS IS GREAT BRITAIN? / TVT Records)
4. “War of the Worlds” — Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly (THE CHRONICLES OF A BOHEMIAN TEENAGER / Atlantic)
5. “Low Happening” — Howling Bells (HOWLING BELLS / Bella Union)
6. “Kingdom of Doom” — The Good, the Bad & the Queen (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN / Parlophone)
7. “Let’s Get Out of this Country” — Camera Obscura (LET’S GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY / Merge)
8. “Starz in Their Eyes” — Just Jack (OVERTONES / Mercury)
9. “Sexy in Latin” — Little Man Tate (ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW / V2)
10. "Fa-Fa-Fa” — Datarock (DATAROCK / Yap)
11. “Death at the Chapel” — The Horrors (STOLEN TRANSMISSION / Loog)
12. “Recover” — The Automatic (NOT ACCEPTED ANYWHERE / Polydor)