The second of the eight groups with a difference, with just three guest contributors on show today.
Alex G, like Hybrid Social Professor, offered up a substantial number of ICAs over a short period of time, (29 March 2018 – 15 February 2019) and similarly these were mostly on singers and bands who otherwise haven’t appeared elsewhere on TVV over the years. Alex G was behind the blog We Will Have Salad, one which I’ve listed under the heading ‘Old Friends No Longer Active In The Field’, but as I type these words, a click on the link says ‘COMING SOON’, so perhaps a re-launch is in the offering.
Middle Aged Man is a fairly regular contributor, as too is Khayem, and they were the two contributors with multiple ICAs who were picked out of the hat to make up Group F along with Alex. (and yes, all the folk whose ICAs are up for your votes today can participate in the process).
There’s a total of 17 songs to enjoy today, and as I said, many of them are from acts who otherwise haven’t featured on the blog, which means that, again, a few lesser-known or more obscure singers and bands are guaranteed to make the knock-out stages.
As ever, the songs are competing for your votes today are #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are offered up in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.
An April March – Mandarin (ICA 169)
April March – Mon ange gardien (ICA 168)
Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)
David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
Julian Cope – Soul Desert (live) (ICA 266)
Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything** (ICA 277)
Nits – The Panorama Man (ICA 191)
Pizzicato Five – Mon Amour Tokyo (ICA 159)
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)
Slapp Happy – Casablanca Moon (ICA 206)
Superturtle – Watch Your Eyes (ICA 305)
The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)
*this track is by Espiritu
**this track is actually a duet with Sinéad O’Connor
I’m looking for you to cast votes for up to eight songs, but don’t worry if you go under that number if the songs don’t fully appeal to you.
As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 20th of August.