Musical things you were slow to realise

The Courtney Barnett song Shivers is a cover of the Birthday Party

Written by Rowland S Howard when he was 16. Great song. There’s a live solo version by him on a compilation that came out a few years ago which is my favourite.

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The version by Love Positions shits over all others:

That’s really good, but I’ll stick with Rowland himself

Would love it if this were the Goldeneye theme


What the name Mogwai Young Team was all about.

Matt Sweeney plays on the second Adele album

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More geography than music but I assumed “New Brighton Promenade” by the Boo Radleys was about a new promenade that had been built in Brighton on the south coast. Rather than a promenade at a place called New Brighton.