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Please place all UK and European orders by following the details here. Links to Kool Kat's Entire Stock can be found here. Without further ado, here are seven new additions to Kool Kat Musik this Week.
John Howard - Collected – The Best Of John Howard (2CD) Kool Kat Musik 2021 $18
A long overdue, specially-priced 2CD career retrospective (including a cache of previously unreleased tracks) by one of the UK’s best artists you probably never heard! This 2CD set was curated by Edward Rogers (host of The Atlantic Tunnel and quite an artist himself) who also wrote the copious liner notes. John is one of the great lost Singer Songwriters with a career that approaches five decades.
The Legal Matters - Chapter Three (Futureman Records 2021) $13
I can think of no better album to accompany me than one by The Legal Matters. The trio seem to be joined at the hip - their music always comes across as brotherly, tight and united. There is a real bond between the three and this album more than any confirms that. The Legal Matters have far more in common with Crowded House and the harmonies are more Simon And Garfunkel or The Everly Brothers. The Legal Matters usually do mellow best and there is plenty here to keep those fans happy. But there seems to be more chances taken on this album and boy do they work. The harmonies are as tight as ever, but the songs seem to have even more oomph.
Jim Trainor - Staring Down The Sun (Self Released 2021) $11
Pure popper Jim Trainor’s full-length debut not only showcases top shelf songwriting and execution, but is also a sonic masterpiece produced by Jim and mastered by Nick Bertling. His 2020 “Glass Half Full” was (unfortunately) a digital-only release that provided a peek at his pop prowess garnering some rave reviews.
Fleur De Lys - Circles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys (Acid Jazz Records UK 2021) $22
Atlantic Records, Andrew Loog Oldham, Shel Talmy, Cream, Isaac Hayes and Tony Blackburn, all these and so many more turn up in the story of Southampton band the Fleur De Lys and so many more. You may not have heard of them, but the singles they released in the second half of the 60’s are one of the greatest collections of singles by any band, ranging from R&B through freakbeat and psych and back into club soul.
Sunrise Highway - Windows (Kool Kat Musik 2014) $13
The second effort (and Kool Kat debut) for Sunrise Highway (Marc Silvert and mates) garnered rave reviews! "A light and airy sunshine pop record that's not afraid to rock. Guitars that are alternately hard-edged and Byrds-like mingle with bubblegummy lead vocals and winning melodies, providing a platter full of ear candy!" - John Borack
The Yellow Melodies - Life (The Beautiful Music 2017) $12
Released in 2017, “Life" is The Yellow Melodies eighth album and contained nine brand new original songs, of fine Pop! "A set of songs that affirm the joys of living from start to finish. This is music to accompany a drive with a loved one, time with the children, a family picnic, or perhaps just a hug. We can all think of a number of reasons to listen to music, but one of the best is that it makes us feel good. If you want to feel good, choose Life.” – When You Motor Away