There are weeks when I just can't get excited about anything, and there are weeks when Jim Wellman sends you a music video, this is one of those weeks. Here are your singles:


Kindness - 'A Retelling'

This is part of an album called The Long Road which has been made to raise money for The Red Cross and to draw attention to the plight of refugees. This song in particular was inspired by the story of Ayman, who escaped to the UK from conflict and persecution in Syria, he discussed the last few years of his life with Adam Bainbridge for the project. There is a power that accompanies a story like this, a song like this, because it comes with the knowledge that we will always carry on because we have to. Have faith in the strength of our survival instinct. Listen to the victims of war, hear their stories, support them in any way you can.


Teen Suicide - 'Alex'

Your man Ricky Eat Acid makes a rock record that sounds like vintage Saddle Creek. The album comes out in April on Run For Cover Records.


Islands - 'Back Into It'

Islands are bringing out two new albums. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that neither of them will be as good as Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone but you can't live on nostalgia alone so I need to shut the fuck up and move on.


Jire - 'Zang'

This feels like the part of my day when the hangover has worn off but I'm not yet drunk, so it's surprising that I like it so much.


Blank Body - 'Game Reserve'

This sounds like the look on your face as you remember ten different parties at once, you can't be sure which one you made a fool of yourself at, where do I know this guy from? should I pretend that I don't? Really you should be happy that you went to the parties in the first place, y'know?


Jim Wellman - 'Probably Good'

I mean, this is the press release: "In Autumn 2014, ex Brand New Heavies Jim had no intention to work in music again. However with world events and in particular the western support of fascism in Ukraine, together with ensuing propaganda from the mainstream media , he felt he had to do something".

This is the something he did.



I think that's quite enough but HAVE A GREAT DAY. I promise to give this column all of the care and attention that something that is outdated and overlooked in a couple of days deserves. You can submit your music to The 405 by using your initiative and clicking around the site, although I will unsubscribe from your mailing list. Have a great day.