Thursday, March 08, 2007

Peel Session: Billy Mahonie (1999)

Billy Mahonie are an instrumental post-rock band who formed in London in 1997 and who to date have released three very good and underappreciated records. After a few singles with indie stalwarts Fierce Panda, their debut album The Big Dig was released in 1999 on Too Pure to good reviews but small sales. This led to them being dropped by Too Pure and picked up by the lovely Southern who have since released 2001's What Becomes Before and 2003's Dust, all of which are well worth your time.

Near the beginning of their career, or to be exact on the 24th January 1999, they recorded this, the first of two sessions for the Peel show. As ever, hope you enjoy it.

Billy Mahonie - 01 Watching People Speak When You Cant Hear What They're Saying (Peel session)
Billy Mahonie - 02 World Inaction (Peel session)
Billy Mahonie - 03 We Accept American Dollars (Peel session)
Billy Mahonie - 04 Crevette Le Bandit (Peel session)


Anonymous Andy said...

I heart Billy Mahonie. Discovered them in Total Guitar, of all places!

10:09 pm, March 08, 2007  
Blogger skyintheairwaves said...

please post post-rock everyday and i promise to be a good boy...

11:37 pm, March 08, 2007  
Blogger bonjourtristesse said...

Fan-frickin-tastic! thanks for this enlightening post! Great blog! Cheers!

6:05 am, March 10, 2007  
Blogger daniel! said...

and this is the FIRST COMMENT I'VE EVER LEFT!!! OMG.

one of billy mahonie is now in seafood, yunno.

11:41 am, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Brad said...

Whoah... this is a blast from the past! Jeez. Nice one! I used to have this on tape and thought it was gone forever once it started to go wavey. Many thanks to you.

5:11 pm, March 13, 2007  
Anonymous dan chowder said...

Great Stuff. Never heard them before but love it!

7:39 pm, March 15, 2007  
Blogger Joe Mahon said...

Mahonie! LOL.

I'd forgotten about these. Saw them supporting Trans Am and they were really impressive - it's good to hear this stuff again.

11:14 pm, March 15, 2007  

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