Today, tune in as Dom Mariani, singer/guitarist for The Stems, joins me to chat about power pop, paisley and the 30th anniversary of The Stems’ 1987 debut At First Sight Violets Are Blue. The Stems are celebrating with a current Australian tour and a line-up which includes Ash Davies (Even) and Davey Lane (You Am I).
If you love to sing along loudly to great pop music, then the stellar new single for The Rentals is for you. Led by Matt Sharp (Ex Weezer), 'Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad' tells the story of two boys growing up in the 80’s and features Matt Sharp and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and was mixed by Dave Fridmann.
I’ll also pay tribute Faith No More’s first singer Chuck Mosely, who passed away on the weekend, and check out the glowing electronic fuzz of new London band Speakman Sound.