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About Alex Hoggett

Music is my passion. I'm in a band called Demon Wolf, and of course a presenter on Phoenix FM. Twitter - alexhoggett94 Facebook - One For The Road on Phoenix FM


Dolomite Minor are a band I have followed/listened to since they formed pretty much. I have seen them live at least four times that I can recall. Previously they only had two songs released, so I was very happy to hear the news they had released a new song. ‘Girl Of Gold’, is one of my favourite live songs the band play, so undoubtably it had to be my track of the week. This two-piece are a band who I had on my shortlist of bands to look out for this year, and I still stand by my statement. Start listening to this band, and try and see them live, before they get big and you have to pay a lot more money to see them, if you can even get hold of a ticket!

Kygo is another artist that I have followed for a while, listening to all his remixes and the few originals he had released. He has now blasted his way onto the music scene, and into the charts with his track ‘Firestone’, which was my random track of the week, as it doesn’t fit in with my rock show, but is definitely a song I listen to!

Full Playlist:

Ellie Goulding - The End
Falling Of Maps - Neon Cross
Alt-J - Taro
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Animal Bar
Now, Now - Lucie, Too
The Deer Hunter - An Escape
Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In It's Spotlight) - Track From The Past
Hurricane Love - Nowhere To Go
Keaton Henson - In The Morning
Castle River - Spurs
Francesqa - Ghosts - Same Name, Different Song
Theme Park - Ghosts - Same Name, Different Song
John Butler Trio - Don't Wanna See Your Face
Marmaduke Duke - Rubber Lover
Dolomite Minor - Girl Of Gold - Track Of The Week
Her Bright Skies - Little Miss Obvious
Hey, Vanity - The Life, The Party, The Scene
Tfvsjs - days of daze
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
John Frusciante - Omission
All Them Witches - Sweet Bear
Au5 Blossom (Original Mix) - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Kygo - Firestone - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Lonely The Brave - Black Saucers
Rise Against - Endgame
Buried In Verona - Lion Heart
Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band - We Don't Serve Their Kind


This week local band Harper released a brand new EP entitled A New Kind Of Fear. To celebrate the fact we finally have some new songs from the band, I played the 4-track EP in it’s entirety over the course of the show. If you are looking for some new rock music to listen to, these are the guys!

My track of the week was a little bit different this week, as it wasn’t a stereotypical rock song, rather a synth-based track, with rock influences. The song is question was ‘The Girl’s Attractive’, from the band Diamond Nights. Since first hearing the song, I have not stopped listening to it, it is one of those songs you can listen to in almost any scenario!

Full Playlist:

Avicii - The Nights - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Wildlife - Lightning Tent
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
Maroon 5 - This Love
Young The Giant - My Body
Arctic Monkeys - Catapult
Harper - Electric Headlock
The Cure - Close To Me - Track From The Past 
Metric - Gold Guns Girls
Mystery Jets - Radlands
The Boxer Rebellion - The Runner - Same Name, Different Song
Kings Of Leon - The Runner - Same Name, Different Song
Harper - China Foot
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Diamond Nights - The Girl's Attractive - Track Of The Week
Cajun Dance Party - Amylase
Foals - Moon
Graveyard - Ain't Fit to Live Here
Wild Eyes - Alabaster Dream
Black Rainbows - Behind The Line
Harper - A New Kind of Fear
Red Fang - Wires
Royal Blood - Hole
Rise Against - Prayer of the Refugee
Earl Greyhound - Shotgun
Arcane Roots - You Are
Harper - Cicada
Kill It Kid - Wild and Wasted Waters


Since releasing his debut album Flamingo in 2010, Brandon Flowers seems to have shifted attention from his band The Killers back to his solo work. His latest offering The Desired Effect came out this year, and so far has had good reviews! However, you can’t deny that The Killers’ debut album Hot Fuss, was arguably one of the best rock albums of its time! And now Brandon has started playing a few new versions of these old tunes. My track of the week signifies this, as it was the song ‘Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’, which was on that debut album. This new acoustic spin on the track works really well, and if you are a fan of Hot Fuss, or The Killers in general, I would suggest you listen to this redone version, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

A song I haven’t heard for a while is Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, which is strange considering it was played non-stop for about a year after it was released! This track was my something a little bit different this week, and I still believe this is an exceptional track, I’m just glad it’s not overplayed anymore!

Full Playlist:

Passenger - Let her go (Acoustic)
Paramore - Misguided Ghosts
The Notwist - Kong
Work Drugs - Dirty Dreams
Of Monsters And Men - Crystals
We Were Hunted - You Know Me Now
Deaf Havana - Kings Road Ghosts
Santana - Black Magic Woman - Track From The Past
The Winter Tradition - Gradients
Gorillaz - 19-2000
The Xcerts - Gum - Same Name, Different Song
And So I Watch You From Afar - Gum - Same Name, Different Song 
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
Stereophonics - Dakota
Brandon Flowers - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine (Acoustic) - Track Of The Week
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread Your Love
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dosed
Archie Bronson Outfit - Two Doves On A Lake
Herder - Come Now Fire
Valley Of The Sun - Gunslinger
Daft Punk - Get Lucky - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Turbowolf -  Good Hand
Max Raptor - Patron Saint (of Nothing)
Monstertruck - Sworded Beest
Arcane Roots - Long & Low
Mallory Knox - Resuscitate
Biffy Clyro - There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake


A brilliant new track from electronic artist Lights & Motions took my coveted Track of the week, with his song 'Reborn'. A great track from his latest album 'Chronicle', which was released at the start of this year. If you like your chilled, electronic music, mixed with live instrumentation, this is an artist I would highly recommend for you to listen to!

I also played out my interview with Reginald D Hunter, which you can listen to via my previous post. 

Full Playlist:

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Jamie T - Turn On The Light
Treetop Flyers - Is It All Worth It
Dry The River - No Rest Acoustic
Walk The Moon - Anna Sun
The Maccabees - Mary 
Parliament - Come in Out of the Rain - Track From The Past
The Family Rain - Binocular
Circa Waves - Stuck In My Teeth
Band Of Skulls - Hoochie Coochie
The Black Keys - Just Got To Be
Curse - Someday - Same Name, Different Song
The Strokes - Someday - Same Name, Different Song
We Are Augustines - Chapel Song
Lower Than Atlantis - Here We Go
Lights & Motions - Reborn - Track Of The Week
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
Gary Clarke Jr - Don't Owe You a Thang
Arcane Roots - Over & Over
Mallory Knox - Ghost in the Mirror
The First - Take It Back
Reginald D Hunter Interview
Pulled Apart By Horses - I Punched A Lion In The Throat
Being As An Ocean - Death's Great Black Wing Scrapes The Air
We Are Harlot - Denial

Interview With Reginald D Hunter

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to get a phone interview with American comedian Reginald D Hunter.


As he continues on his UK tour, he spoke to me about the tour and his career in general.

Full Interview below:

You can find out when he’s touring near you by keeping an eye on his website here.


Same Name, Different Song was back this week, with the song name being ‘You’. Tracks from both solo artist Keaton Henson and band The 1975 shared this name.

My track from the past came from Scorpions and their song ‘No One Like You’.

My track of the week was ‘ by Choir Of Young Believers.

Full Playlist:

Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine
Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier
Falling Off Maps - Flowers By The Roadside
Kill It Kid - Caroline
City And Colour - At The Bird's Foot
The Paper Kites - Featherstone
Alt-J - Something Good
Scorpions - No One Like You - Track From The Past
Twin Wild - Fears
Little Comets - The Blur, The Line and the Thickest of Onions
Castle River - Lucid
Keaton Henson - You - Same Name, Different Song
The 1975 - You - Same Name, Different Song
The Graveltones - Never Gonna Let You Go
In Search Of Sun - The World Is Yours
Choir Of Young Believers - Hollow Talk - Track Of The Week
Ball Park Music - Trippin' The Light Fantastic
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Little Shadow
Chet Faker - Gold
Everything Everything - Duet
Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
Last Dinosaurs - Weekend
Busted - That Thing You Do - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Editors - Hyena
Wolfmother - Love Train
Hey, Vanity - Broken Artist
Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
Pulled Apart By Horses - You Want It
The Dead Weather - Jawbreaker
Biffy Clyro - Paperfriend



New music on this weeks show from Amber Run and their latest single ‘5am’, from their debut album also entitled ‘5am’.

My track from the past came from The Kinks and their song ‘You Really Got Me’.

My track of the week came from New York trio Earl Greyhound and their brilliant track ‘S.O.S’, a band I’d highly recommend checking out!


Full Playlist:

Deaf Havana – The Past Six Years

Sea Wolf – Young Bodies

Beach Fossils – What A Pleasure
The Avett Brothers – Laundry Room
Lonely The Brave – Backroads (Redux)
Amber Run – 5am
The Kinks – You Really Got Me – Track From The Past
Alberta Cross – Low Man
The Last Internationale – Wanted Man
Southern – Lone Driver
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
Alvvays – Adult Diversion
Mystery Jets – The Hale Bop
The Parlor Mob –
The Maccabees – Feel To Follow
Black Kids – I’m Not Gunna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Earl Greyhound – S.O.S – Track Of The Week
Tame Impala – Disciples
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
Black Pistol Fire – Suffocation Blues
Jack White – That Black Bat Licorice
Buffalo Killers – Get It
Valley Of The Sun – As Earth And Moon
All Them Witches – Charles William
Bloc Party – This Modern Love


Full Playlist:

Bon Iver - Holocene
Smoke And Jackal - No Tell
Kongos - Come With Me Now
Famy - Ava
Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours
Violent Eyes - Fur Eyes
Falling Of Maps - Honest - Same Name, Different Song
Band Of Skulls - Honest - Same Name, Different Song
Six Gallery - A Live Nativity Scene
Racing Glaciers - First Light
Heliotropes - True Love's Knot
The Ugly Kings - Wicked Witch of Wonder
The Donkeys - Lower The Heavens
The Sheepdogs - The Way It Is
Southern - Cool Kid - Track Of The Week
Must - Just Wait
Chon - Puddle
The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling
Mallory Knox - Glimmer
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Throw away your television
Foo Fighters - Let It Die
Gary Clark Jr - Numb
Avicii - The Nights - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Oh No! Yoko - Mimi Ashi
Rise Against - Satellite
Rat Attack - Bad Catholic
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Broken Hands - No One Left To Meet
Signal Hill - The Dead Vineyard


Following the release of Turbowolf’s second album ‘Two Hands’, I decided to play several songs from the album!

Full Playlist:

Foals - My Number
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Even You Brutus
Kings Of Leon - The Bucket
Catfish And The Bottlemen - Sidewinder
Turbowolf - Invisible Hand
Mallory Knox - 1949
Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches
The Holloways - Generator - Same Name, Different Song
Foo Fighters - Generator - Same Name, Different Song
Turbowolf - American Mirrors
Arcane Roots - Hell & High Water
Band Of Skulls - Asleep At The Wheel
Biffy Clyro - That Golden Rule
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Human Error
Max Raptor - Carolina
Turbowolf - Good Hand - Track Of The Week
Tame Impala - Elephant
Queens Of Stone Age - If I Had A Tail
Deaf Havana - Mildred
Now, Now - Thread
Kasabian - Fire
Turbowolf - Nine Lives
Frightened Rabbit - Backyard Skulls
Everything Everything - Distant Past - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Circa Waves - T-Shirt Weather
Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
Arctic Monkeys - Knee Socks
Jack White - Lazaretto
Turbowolf - Twelve Houses
Wolfmother - Vagabond


Full Playlist:

Matthew & The Atlas - Out Of The Darkness
Book Of Fears - The Water Let's You In
Hunter The Bear - Taliesin
Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time
Kate Nash - Kiss That Grrrl
Alabama Shakes - Be Mine
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice - Track From The Past
Supergrass -  Alright
Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
Voxtrot - Long Haul
Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way (Matilda Soundtrack)
The Subways - All Or Nothing
Small Faces - All Or Nothing
Phantom Planet - California
The Libertines - Music When The Lights Go Out
Sticky Fingers - Rum Rage - Track Of The Week
Jamie T - Spider's Web
The View - Shock Horror
Marmaduke Duke - Je Suis Un Funky Homme
Coasts - A Rush Of Blood
Chet Faker - Gold
The Wombats - Techno Fan
Avicci - Fade Into Darkness - And Now For Something A Little Bit Different
Alt-J - Left Hand Free
Apidae - Magnets - Ghosting Remix
Circa Waves - Stuck In My Teeth
Spector - Celestine
Peace - Lost On Me
Deaf Havana - The Past Six Years (Alternative Version)