Shockingly early this month. Probably because I'm going on holiday at the weekend. So here are my quickly-assembled picks for June.
Songs of the month
Lily Allen – Littlest Things (buy Alright, Still)
This gorgeous, sad ballad is the Lily song that's doing it most for me at the mo.
Straight outta east London (via Devon) are The Rumble Strips. This is a cracker. My bloody computer isn't letting me record from vinyl just now, so this is a live version.
Who'd have thought it? Until recently the putting the words 'Muse' and 'my favourite tunes' together would have been madness. But this is the business. It's all come right somehow.
There's a good few fantastic tunes on Puzzles Like You, but this summery (despite the title) country-pop number just shades it
OK, so maybe Riot City Blues isn't the classic I was hoping for, but there are a lot of goodies on there. This is one of them
PS the photo above is a project called the knitting site , a three-story knitted house at the recent St Bartholomew's Fair, part of the recent London Architecture Biennale. Mrs Growl and some friends were involved in it.