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The Scarletts live on Phoenix FM

The Scarletts live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 16, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed Ryan, Liam, Bill and Harry from Essex band The Scarletts into the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and their first ever

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Jail and the Big Guns live on Phoenix FM

Jail and the Big Guns live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 9, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed Pete, Buster, Nick and Lemmy from Jail and the Big Guns into the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and a few

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Playlist for 9 October 2014

Playlist for 9 October 2014

Eddie Curry October 9, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with local band Jail and the Big Guns, which you can watch again here. No album of

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Sarah Holburn live on Phoenix FM

Sarah Holburn live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 2, 2014 0

Essex singer/songwriter Sarah Holburn was back in the Phoenix FM studio this week, performing in her own righ

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Kelly Oliver live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 25, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: It was a delight to welcome folk singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver to the Phoenix FM studio for the first time. Although Kelly’s only been on

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Playlist for 25 September 2014

Playlist for 25 September 2014

Eddie Curry September 25, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with folk singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver, which you can watch again here. No album of the week this

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Flares live on Phoenix FM

Flares live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 18, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: It was great to welcome Brentwood band Flares to the Phoenix FM studio for the first time. Harry, Olli, Sean, Sam and Reece had

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Playlist for 18 September 2014 (AOTW: Honeyblood – Honeyblood)

Playlist for 18 September 2014 (AOTW: Honeyblood – Honeyblood)

Eddie Curry September 18, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with Brentwood band Flares, which you can watch again here. Our album of the week was Honeyblood,

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The Velvet Tree live on Phoenix FM

The Velvet Tree live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 11, 2014 1

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: It was great to welcome The Velvet Tree back to the Phoenix FM studio. No strangers to the station, they’ve been involved in the

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Playlist for 11 September 2014

Playlist for 11 September 2014

Eddie Curry September 11, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with Southend band The Velvet Tree, which you can watch again here. Tonight’s playlist: Stereolab – We’re

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Steve Hackett talks about Genesis, touring and his new album

Steve Hackett talks about Genesis, touring and his new album

Eddie Curry September 7, 2014 1

Click below to listen again: It was great to have a chat with Steve Hackett again. Steve was guitarist in the “classic” Genesis line up with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil

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The Everglows live on Phoenix FM

The Everglows live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 4, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: It was a pleasure to welcome Romford band The Everglows – Andy Smith, Ray Brodrick and Steve Perkins – to the Phoenix FM studios

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Catching Up With Billy The Kid

Catching Up With Billy The Kid

Eddie Curry August 29, 2014 0

Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Pettinger, alternatively known as Billy The Kid, is currently in the UK for a run of dates in support of her new double-A-sided single “Phone Bills / The Quarry” and fourth

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Playlist for 28 August 2014 (AOTW: Dark Horses – Hail Lucid State)

Eddie Curry August 28, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole show again: A packed show tonight, really! We had Thomas James in session and if you want to hear that segment again or watch the session videos

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Sisteray live on Phoenix FM

Sisteray live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry August 21, 2014 0

We welcomed Niall, Daniel and Michael from Sisteray in to the studio for an interview and session this week

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Playlist for 21 August 2014

Playlist for 21 August 2014

Eddie Curry August 21, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: I don’t think XTC legend Andy Partridge was actually tuning in on 98FM … but you never know. We had a visit from Sisteray this week

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Playlist for 14 August 2014

Playlist for 14 August 2014

Eddie Curry August 14, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: Jail and the Big Guns No album of the week this week but lots and lots of new music from local bands Jail and the Big

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Best of the Fest … and everyone’s a winner

Best of the Fest … and everyone’s a winner

Eddie Curry August 10, 2014 0

Killing Jimmy, Flares, We Stand Tall and Matthew Haslam Hammond all playing for a chance to take part at the Flag Factory Festival

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The 286 live on Phoenix FM

The 286 live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry July 24, 2014 0

We welcomed The 286 into the Phoenix studios to have a chat and play a few songs live

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Playlist for 17 July 2014 (Mannequins interview) (AOTW: Martha – Courting Strong)

Playlist for 17 July 2014 (Mannequins interview) (AOTW: Martha – Courting Strong)

Eddie Curry July 17, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: We had a bit of a first tonight – Brendan from Mannequins in the studio, and Lee from Mannequins on the phone! We had a chat

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Playlist for 3 July 2014

Playlist for 3 July 2014

Eddie Curry July 3, 2014 0

Nice and quiet show tonight – no special features, no album of the week, just music. Automatic – Recover Teleman – Skeleton Dance A House – I Am Afraid ¡Forward, Russia! – Nine High/Low

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Playlist for 26 June 2014 (Hungarian “special”)

Playlist for 26 June 2014 (Hungarian “special”)

Eddie Curry June 29, 2014 0

2 songs in 2 hours ... it's a Hungarian "special" alright!

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BOA 2014 World Cup Special!

BOA 2014 World Cup Special!

Eddie Curry June 19, 2014 1

32 songs, 32 countries, and they're all winners

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Playlist for 5 June 2014 (AOTW: High/Low – Stuck In A Void)

Playlist for 5 June 2014 (AOTW: High/Low – Stuck In A Void)

Eddie Curry June 5, 2014 0

Click below to listen the show again: We’ve been championing High/Low ever since they sent us their first demo for airplay back in August 2012. They’ve finally got round to their debut album, Stuck

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Playlist for 29 May 2014 (AOTW: The Wind-Up Birds – Poor Music)

Playlist for 29 May 2014 (AOTW: The Wind-Up Birds – Poor Music)

Eddie Curry May 29, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: This week’s Album Of The Week is the second offering from Leeds’ Wind Up-Birds. They’re a bit like a northern Art Brut, or a slightly more

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Playlist for 22 May 2014 (AOTW: Tom Williams and the Boat – Easy Fantastic)

Playlist for 22 May 2014 (AOTW: Tom Williams and the Boat – Easy Fantastic)

Eddie Curry May 22, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: I’ve been late in getting up to date with this Tunbridge Wells five-piece but I’m definitely on the boat now with their third album, released this

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Playlist for 15 May 2014 (Wolf Alice/Superfood interviews again)

Playlist for 15 May 2014 (Wolf Alice/Superfood interviews again)

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 0

Another chance to hear my interviews with Wolf Alice and Superfood, plus two hours of great music!

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Phoenix FM interview Superfood

Phoenix FM interview Superfood

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 1

Our favourite Birmingham nu-Britpoppers talk to us before their Cambridge show

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Phoenix FM interview Wolf Alice

Phoenix FM interview Wolf Alice

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 2

We catch the band just before their sold-out show at the Portland Arms

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Playlist for 8 May 2014 (AOTW: Bis – data Panik etcetera)

Playlist for 8 May 2014 (AOTW: Bis – data Panik etcetera)

Eddie Curry May 8, 2014 0

Bis return with the release of their fourth album, 17 years after the first.

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Interview with Graham Crabb from Pop Will Eat Itself

Interview with Graham Crabb from Pop Will Eat Itself

Eddie Curry May 8, 2014 0

Is there anything more English than sitting in a beer garden on a Sunday afternoon with a pint of 1965 and half a Peroni, listening to birds singing, children playing, cars three-point-turning right next

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Playlist for 1 May 2014 (AOTW: Pink Mountaintops – Get Back)

Playlist for 1 May 2014 (AOTW: Pink Mountaintops – Get Back)

Eddie Curry May 1, 2014 0

This week's album of the week is from Vancouver rock band Pink Mountaintops, who have just released their 4th album, Get Back, on Jagjaguwar Records

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Playlist for 24 April 2014 (AOTW: Carsick Cars – 3)

Playlist for 24 April 2014 (AOTW: Carsick Cars – 3)

Eddie Curry April 24, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: This week’s album of the week is from Beijing’s CARSICK CARS and is probably their 3rd album as it’s titled 3. A nice indie/slightly shoegazey vibe

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El Deyma live on Phoenix FM

El Deyma live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry April 18, 2014 0

We welcomed Flo, Daniele and Giulio back to Brentwood for their second visit to the Brentwood Centre but their first to the Phoenix FM studio

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Playlist for 17 April 2014

Playlist for 17 April 2014

Eddie Curry April 17, 2014 0

Whatever happened to Accrington Stanley (the band)? (We didn't ask tonight, we just played their music)

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Playlist for 10 April 2014 (Britpop special) (AOTW: Voluntary Butler Scheme – A Million Ways To Make Gold)

Playlist for 10 April 2014 (Britpop special) (AOTW: Voluntary Butler Scheme – A Million Ways To Make Gold)

Eddie Curry April 10, 2014 0

Celebrating 20 or 21 years of Britpop with the kind of music I've been playing for the last 20 years anyway

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Playlist for 3 April 2014 (AOTW: Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education and War)

Playlist for 3 April 2014 (AOTW: Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education and War)

Eddie Curry April 3, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: Always been a big fan of the Kaiser Chiefs’ music and despite losing main songwriter Nick Hodgson after the less-than-adequate The Future Is Medieval, this is

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Playlist for 27 March 2014 (AOTW: Space – Attack Of The Mutant 50ft Kebab)

Playlist for 27 March 2014 (AOTW: Space – Attack Of The Mutant 50ft Kebab)

Eddie Curry March 27, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: More 90s bands coming back and creating new masterpieces, how I can top that? OH YES I KNOW .. I GOT KATE BUSH TICKETS!! We also

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Playlist for 13 March 2014 (AOTW: Bleech – Humble Sky)

Playlist for 13 March 2014 (AOTW: Bleech – Humble Sky)

Eddie Curry March 13, 2014 0

We play a lot of BLEECH here on BOA so picking their second album as an AOTW was a bit of a no-brainer, but it's great that Humble Sky matches those high expectations.

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Interview with Jen from Bleech

Interview with Jen from Bleech

Eddie Curry March 13, 2014 1

We spoke to Jen from BLEECH about the new album, the forthcoming UK tour and plans for the future

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Playlist for 6 March 2014

Playlist for 6 March 2014

Eddie Curry March 6, 2014 0

Can't believe it but I've been married 21 years today! We included more than one look back to 1993 in tonight's show

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Playlist for 27 February 2014

Playlist for 27 February 2014

Eddie Curry February 27, 2014 0

Whatever happened to Eddy Current Suppression Ring

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Playlist for 20 February 2014 (Andy Partridge DOESN’T swear)

Playlist for 20 February 2014 (Andy Partridge DOESN’T swear)

Eddie Curry February 20, 2014 0

XTC frontman clean as a whistle, and verifies this to 10,000 people

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Playlist for 13 February 2014 (AOTW: Temples – Sun Structures)

Playlist for 13 February 2014 (AOTW: Temples – Sun Structures)

Eddie Curry February 13, 2014 0

Fantastically authentic psych rock from Northamptonshire – with the fantastic Rushton Triangular Lodge on the front cover, so extra points for that! Apparently Noel Gallagher is a big fan but never mind, I love

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Playlist for 6 February 2014 (AOTW: Nina Persson – Animal Heart)

Playlist for 6 February 2014 (AOTW: Nina Persson – Animal Heart)

Eddie Curry February 6, 2014 0

Yes, NINA PERSSON is back, enough said. If I didn’t know better I would have said this was a Cardigans album. I love 2014. I also played: Elbow – Fly Boy Blue – Lunette

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Maximo Park give us Too Much Information

Maximo Park give us Too Much Information

Eddie Curry February 5, 2014 1

Frontman Paul Smith talks to Phoenix FM about the band's new album

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Playlist for 30 January 2014 (AOTW: Maximo Park – Too Much Information)

Playlist for 30 January 2014 (AOTW: Maximo Park – Too Much Information)

Eddie Curry January 30, 2014 0

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Playlist for 23 January 2014

Playlist for 23 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 23, 2014 0

Elbow in great new record shocker! Lots of new stuff tonight: Elbow – Fly Boy Blue / Lunette Bloc Party – Octopus (RAC remix) Curxes – Avant-Guarded Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots Dum Dum

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Playlist for 16 January 2014

Playlist for 16 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 16, 2014 0

(It would be nice if Lush reformed. Just for me, if nothing else) Tonight’s playlist: Lush – Nothing Natural Curxes – Avant-Guarded Blessa – Between Times Handsome Dead – Speak Nina Persson – Animal

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Playlist for 9 January 2014

Playlist for 9 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 9, 2014 0

Yay, Nina Persson is back! Tonight’s playlist Low Frequency In Stereo – Satellites in Sight Chris T-T and the Hoodrats – Bury Me With A Scarab Stone By Window – Signal Franz Ferdinand –

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Playlist for 2 January 2014 (AOTW: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags)

Playlist for 2 January 2014 (AOTW: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags)

Eddie Curry January 2, 2014 0

Tonight’s album of the week is from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – still loving his post-Pavement sounds. I should probably buy some of his old band’s albums one day. Tonight’s playlist: Hot Chip

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Brentwood’s Only Alternative in 2013 – 432 bands and 1,175 songs later

Brentwood’s Only Alternative in 2013 – 432 bands and 1,175 songs later

Eddie Curry December 31, 2013 0

My most played artists and songs of

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Last one of the year …

Last one of the year …

Eddie Curry December 31, 2013 0

Last show of 2013, almost! I was in the studio live from 8 until 10 doing a bit of an indie disco. Just a bit of one, not a complete one. See you in

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BOA Christmas special

BOA Christmas special

Eddie Curry December 25, 2013 0

Decided to come in for a couple of hours from 10am, which gave me the added bonus of being able to revel in the festive ambience of the Phoenix FM studio

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Playlist for 19 December 2013 – “albums of the year” show

Playlist for 19 December 2013 – “albums of the year” show

Eddie Curry December 19, 2013 0

Tonight’s show was an “album of the year” special where I played a track from each of my favourite albums of 2013 in no particular order, although I did save the best to last

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Playlist for 12 December 2013 (AOTW: Toy – Join The Dots)

Playlist for 12 December 2013 (AOTW: Toy – Join The Dots)

Eddie Curry December 12, 2013 0

This week’s album of the week was the second offering from Krautrockers Toy. Republica – Ready To Go (Full Mix) Toy – It’s Been So Long Bleech – Easy Ride Kaiser Chiefs – Misery

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Playlist for 5 December 2013

Playlist for 5 December 2013

Eddie Curry December 5, 2013 0

Still playing Madness, could be four decades now! And this is what they look like now. Tonight’s playlist: Public Service Broadcasting – Elfstedentocht Part 1 Blitz Kids – Sometimes History Of Apple Pie –

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Playlist for 28 November 2013 (AOTW: Young Knives – Sick Octave)

Playlist for 28 November 2013 (AOTW: Young Knives – Sick Octave)

Eddie Curry November 28, 2013 0

Been a long time coming but the Kickstarter-funded Sick Octave is now out, and it’s a great album. Darker and angrier than previous albums, it takes a bit more getting into than the polished

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Playlist for 17 October 2013 (AOTW: The Low Frequency In Stereo – Pop Obskura)

Playlist for 17 October 2013 (AOTW: The Low Frequency In Stereo – Pop Obskura)

Eddie Curry October 17, 2013 0

Album of the week is a great find for me. The Low Frequency In Stereo are from Haugesaund in Norway and this album has to be considered as the heir to the coincidently-similarly-named Stereolab’s

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Playlist for 10 October 2013

Playlist for 10 October 2013

Eddie Curry October 10, 2013 0

Jagwar Ma Tonight’s playlist: Jagwar Ma – The Throw B-52′s – Give Me Back My Man Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye Mighty Roars – Solid Hollow Cibo Matto – Sugar Water Duckworth Lewis Method

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The Primitives live at Chinnery’s

The Primitives live at Chinnery’s

Eddie Curry September 28, 2013 0

Tracy and Paul talk exclusively to Phoenix FM before their Southend show

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Damn Dirty Humans live on Phoenix FM

Damn Dirty Humans live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 26, 2013 0

It was great to welcome Brighton’s DAMN DIRTY HUMANS to the station for the first time. Kimberley, Ian, Tom and Paul knocked out three songs in the studio for us and then had a

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Playlist for 26 September 2013

Playlist for 26 September 2013

Eddie Curry September 26, 2013 0

Another show, another British Sea Power track Tonight’s playlist: British Sea Power – Loving Animals (The Fiction Aisle remix) Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Tropical Beach Longy – Back From The Abyss

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Playlist for 19 September 2013 (AOTW: Splashh – Comfort)

Playlist for 19 September 2013 (AOTW: Splashh – Comfort)

Eddie Curry September 19, 2013 0

There’s some great dreampop/shoegaze out there at the moment. And here’s some more of it: Tonight’s playlist: Barry Adamson – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis Splashh – So Young Jonny

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Playlist for 12 September 2013 (AOTW: Vile Electrodes – The Future Through A Lens)

Playlist for 12 September 2013 (AOTW: Vile Electrodes – The Future Through A Lens)

Eddie Curry September 12, 2013 0

This week’s album of the week was one that I’d been looking forward to for a LONG time – maybe the couple of years since I first saw them play live. Hopefully we’ll get

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Interview with Jonny Cola and the A-Grades

Interview with Jonny Cola and the A-Grades

Eddie Curry September 6, 2013 0

We chat to the band before their gig at the Square in Harlow

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Playlist for 5 September 2013 (AOTW: Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe)

Playlist for 5 September 2013 (AOTW: Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe)

Eddie Curry September 5, 2013 0

The big question in the Curry household is – do Chvrches sound like Five Star? I think I’m prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt! Tonight’s playlist: Bloc Party – Ratchet Time

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Playlist for 29 August 2013 (AOTW: Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action)

Playlist for 29 August 2013 (AOTW: Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action)

Eddie Curry August 29, 2013 0

A lot of the albums I play are great but this is a proper fantastic piece of indie! Pretty much true to their old stuff, no new barriers broken, but when the songs are

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Playlist for 8 August 2013

Playlist for 8 August 2013

Eddie Curry August 8, 2013 0

No album of the week tonight, just lots of oldies. Except for the new ones. Tonight’s playlist: Radiohead – Paranoid Android Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Stunner Kings Of Leon – Wait

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Playlist for 1 August 2013

Playlist for 1 August 2013

Eddie Curry August 1, 2013 0

Tonight we had a look back at some of the great music from the recent Latitude festival. We played: Hot Chip – Dark & Stormy Bloc Party – Ratchet Drenge – Face Like A

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Latitude 2013: Matty from The 1975

Latitude 2013: Matty from The 1975

Eddie Curry July 24, 2013 1

We caught the 1975 earlier this year when they played Chinnery’s in Southend – and gigs supporting Muse at the Emirates and the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park since then gives you an idea

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Latitude 2013: Drenge

Latitude 2013: Drenge

Eddie Curry July 24, 2013 1

Tipped as one of Britain’s great guitar hopes for 2013, Drenge are Sheffield brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless. After posing three tracks online the brothers quickly found their garage punk the centre of much

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Interview and session with Mick Squalor from Dingus Khan

Interview and session with Mick Squalor from Dingus Khan

Eddie Curry July 18, 2013 2

The Dingus Khan frontman playing news songs live in the studio

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Playlist for 18 July 2013

Playlist for 18 July 2013

Eddie Curry July 18, 2013 0

Click below to listen to the show again: Great interview tonight With Ben Brown from Dingus Khan – you can see all about that here. And we played: Kraftwerk – Kometenmelodie 2 Franz Ferdinand

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Playlist for 11 July 2013 (interview with Paul and Lee from Weirdgear/MM Recordings)

Playlist for 11 July 2013 (interview with Paul and Lee from Weirdgear/MM Recordings)

Eddie Curry July 11, 2013 2

Much more talking and much less tuneage this week but no matter because we were delighted to welcome back Lee Maher and Paul Barlow from old friends Weirdgear. Lee and Paul talked about their

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Playlist for 4 July 2013 (AOTW: Marsheaux – Inhale)

Playlist for 4 July 2013 (AOTW: Marsheaux – Inhale)

Eddie Curry July 4, 2013 0

Click below to listen to the show again: My album of the week is from Greek electro-duo Marianthi and Sophie, otherwise known as Marsheaux. Their fourth album Inhale was released a few weeks ago,

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Playlist for 27 June 2013 (A-Z 90s special)

Playlist for 27 June 2013 (A-Z 90s special)

Eddie Curry June 27, 2013 0

Listen to the show again: Been playing a lot of newies lately and very few oldies (my oldies are basically 90s only) so I thought I’d redress the balance and do a nice A-Z

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Playlist for 20 June 2013 (AOTW: Taffy – Lixiviate)

Playlist for 20 June 2013 (AOTW: Taffy – Lixiviate)

Eddie Curry June 20, 2013 0

On tonight’s show we had a chat with Saffron from Republica about what the band’s been up to and the many gigs she’s been to since she was last at Phoenix FM in April.

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Total Hero Team – MJ Hibbett and Carsmile Steve in session

Total Hero Team – MJ Hibbett and Carsmile Steve in session

Eddie Curry June 13, 2013 1

Welcome back to MJ Hibbett for his SIXTH Phoenix FM session and to Carsmile Steve for his first. Their latest project – Total Hero Team – is a brand new two-man rock opera about

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Playlist for 13 June 2013 (AOTW: Is Tropical – I’m Leaving)

Playlist for 13 June 2013 (AOTW: Is Tropical – I’m Leaving)

Eddie Curry June 13, 2013 0

Tonight’s album of the week is from Is Tropical – I’m Leaving This is a band that was completely off my radar until I found their Mongolia adventure video on Youtube. Good to see

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Playlist for 6 June 2013 (Interview with The Tomorrow Men)

Playlist for 6 June 2013 (Interview with The Tomorrow Men)

Eddie Curry June 6, 2013 0

Click here to listen to the show again: Brentwood band THE TOMORROW MEN came in to the show to talk about their upcoming performance at the Brentwood Festival, and we also played a few

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Playlist for 30 May 2013 (AOTW: Any Love Is Good Love – Various Artists)

Playlist for 30 May 2013 (AOTW: Any Love Is Good Love – Various Artists)

Eddie Curry May 30, 2013 0

Hear it again: An album with a great cause in mind – raising awareness of homophobia and transphobia. We had a long chat with long-term Phoenix FM buddies EMMA REED, the co-curator of the

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In session on Phoenix FM: Bleech

In session on Phoenix FM: Bleech

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 1

Click here to listen again to the interview: It was great to welcome east London trio Bleech into the station for their first acoustic session. The band have been very busy lately, with a

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In session on Phoenix FM : Echobelly

In session on Phoenix FM : Echobelly

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 4

Click here to listen again to the interview: Britpop legends Echobelly are back – and it was a sheer delight to get them playing live in the studio! Irrevocably linked to the Britpop scene

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Playlist for 23 May 2013 (AOTW: Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs – Clarietta)

Playlist for 23 May 2013 (AOTW: Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs – Clarietta)

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 0

Hear it again: My album of the week was a refreshing slab of psych rock, the debut album from Neils (ugh. sic) Children’s bassist Charlie Boyer and, erm, his Voyeurs. Of course we also

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Warm Winters live on Phoenix FM

Warm Winters live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry May 16, 2013 1

Colchester 's Warm Winters playing live on Brentwood's Only Alternative

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Playlist for 16 May 2013 (AOTW: Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain)

Playlist for 16 May 2013 (AOTW: Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain)

Eddie Curry May 16, 2013 0

Hear it again: Our album of the week was the hotly-anticipated debut from Public Service Broadcasting. It didn’t disappoint, and it’s the greatest mix of Jean-Michel Jarre riffs, banjos and World War 2 dialogue

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Playlist for 2 May 2013 (AOTW: Various Artists – New [Glam] 2O13)

Playlist for 2 May 2013 (AOTW: Various Artists – New [Glam] 2O13)

Eddie Curry May 2, 2013 1

Hear it again: Another compliation for my album of the week and this week it’s New [Glam] 2O13, a collection of 23 songs mostly from a bunch of great bands I haven’t come across

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Playlist for 25 April 2013 (AOTW: Phoenix – Bankrupt!)

Playlist for 25 April 2013 (AOTW: Phoenix – Bankrupt!)

Eddie Curry April 25, 2013 0

Hear it again: Is it wrong to make this the album of the week partly they have a fantastic band name? The album is pretty good too, and when you compare it to Daft

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Playlist for 18 April 2013 (AOTW: Modovar – The Sea Of Unspoken Words)

Playlist for 18 April 2013 (AOTW: Modovar – The Sea Of Unspoken Words)

Eddie Curry April 18, 2013 0

I’m doing this thing now, most weeks, maybe: Brentwood's Only Alternative – 18th April 2013 by Brentwood's Only Alternative on Mixcloud If you miss the show you can hear it again above, or you

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Playlist for 11 April 2013 (AOTW: Art Brut – Top Of The Pops)

Playlist for 11 April 2013 (AOTW: Art Brut – Top Of The Pops)

Eddie Curry April 11, 2013 0

Is it cheating to have a compilation/Greatest Hits album as Album Of The Week? Not when it’s as good as this one. Courteeners – Van Der Graaff Art Brut – Formed A Band Bow

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Playlist for 5 April 2013 (AOTW: British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy)

Playlist for 5 April 2013 (AOTW: British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy)

Eddie Curry April 5, 2013 0

I’m not normally on air on Friday evenings but I’m on the cover roster tonight, filling in for Elliot who’s taking a two-week break from Amplify. I had a bit of a break myself

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Ninja Baby live at Phoenix FM

Ninja Baby live at Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry March 28, 2013 1

Click here to listen again to the interview: We welcomed Brentwood/Billericay/Dagenham trio NINJA BABY into the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and live session. The band’s lead singer Stuart Knowles has been into

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Playlist for 28 March 2013 (AOTW: David Bowie – The Next Day)

Playlist for 28 March 2013 (AOTW: David Bowie – The Next Day)

Eddie Curry March 28, 2013 0

Never thought that I’d enjoy a David Bowie album this much. Sure, he was good in the 70s and bits of the 80s too (I loved Ashes To Ashes first time round, and was

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Playlist for 21 March 2013 (AOTW: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber)

Playlist for 21 March 2013 (AOTW: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber)

Eddie Curry March 21, 2013 0

The first half of the show was a bit of a Latitude special – I did interview Melvin Benn again this week when I attended the Latitude Launch Party at the BBC studios in

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Playlist for 14 March 2013 (AOTW: Suede – Bloodsports)

Playlist for 14 March 2013 (AOTW: Suede – Bloodsports)

Eddie Curry March 14, 2013 1

Jensen Code – Flight To London David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Decade In Exile – Patti’s Town Suede – Barriers Dumb – Dive E-Jitz – Def Con Wan I Am Waiting

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Playlist for 7 March 2013 (AOTW: I Plead Irony – This Statement Is False)

Playlist for 7 March 2013 (AOTW: I Plead Irony – This Statement Is False)

Eddie Curry March 7, 2013 1

Album of the week is from a band from Farnborough, I Plead Irony. Farnborough was home to one of my favourite indie bands from the 90s, Mega City Four, and IPI are made up

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Plantman live on Phoenix FM

Plantman live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry March 1, 2013 1

Click here to listen again to the interview: It was great to get Matt and Bryan from Plantman down for a session on this week’s show. The band formed out of another Essex band,

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Playlist for 28 February 2013 (AOTW: Plantman – Whispering Trees)

Playlist for 28 February 2013 (AOTW: Plantman – Whispering Trees)

Eddie Curry February 28, 2013 0

I guess it’s a bit of a cheat to have Plantman’s Whispering Trees as my album of the week, as they were in the studio playing tracks from the album live, but we did

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Phoenix FM interview with the Kaiser Chiefs

Phoenix FM interview with the Kaiser Chiefs

Eddie Curry February 28, 2013 1

I managed to have a few words with Ricky and Simon from the Kaiser Chiefs before their sold out gig at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge. The band are currently touring in support of

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Playlist for 21 February 2013

Playlist for 21 February 2013

Eddie Curry February 21, 2013 0

I appear to have forgotten to pick an AOTW this week. Joy Formidable – Maw Maw Song Haiku Salut – Sounds Like There’s A Pacman Crunching Away At Your Heart Foals – My Number

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Gig review – Jayce Lewis and Black Light Burns

Gig review – Jayce Lewis and Black Light Burns

Eddie Curry February 16, 2013 0

Our roving gig reporter Saffron dialled in with her review of the recent Jayce Lewis/Black Light Burns show at the Camden Underworld. That’s Saffron with Wes Borland from Black Light Burns. Great mo …

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Playlist for 14 February 2013 (AOTW: My Bloody Valentine – mbv)

Playlist for 14 February 2013 (AOTW: My Bloody Valentine – mbv)

Eddie Curry February 14, 2013 0

I’ve enjoyed listening to the much-lauded mbv this week, which is kind of odd as I was never a particular fan of the band and I still haven’t heard the “mouldbreaking” Loveless. Maybe one

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Phoenix FM interview with Sonic Boom Six

Phoenix FM interview with Sonic Boom Six

Eddie Curry February 13, 2013 0

Click here to listen again to the interview: It was great to finally catch up with Laila K and Barney Boom from Sonic Boom Six, who were at Chinnery’s in Southend on another UK

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Playlist for 7 February 2013 (AOTW: The History Of Apple Pie – Out Of View)

Playlist for 7 February 2013 (AOTW: The History Of Apple Pie – Out Of View)

Eddie Curry February 7, 2013 0

In the week that My Bloody Valentine’s first album in 22 years hit your ears, was it churlish to choose anything else? Not at all, THOAP’s great debut album hits the territory between Lush

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Phoenix FM talk to The 1975

Phoenix FM talk to The 1975

Eddie Curry February 7, 2013 2

Click here to listen again to the interview: Fast-rising Manchester indie darlings The 1975 visited our corner of the country on Wednesday and I had a chance to talk to Matty before they took

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Playlist for 31 January 2013 (AOTW: The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law)

Playlist for 31 January 2013 (AOTW: The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law)

Eddie Curry January 31, 2013 0

Mogwai – Letters To The Metro (Zombi remix) Joy Formidable – Bats Dingus Khan – Knifey Spoony Chapel Club – Good Together (JD Twitch remix) Comanechi – Dream Of Dream Boxcars – Much To

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Interview with Saffron from Republica

Interview with Saffron from Republica

Eddie Curry January 26, 2013 2

Click here to listen again to the interview: Always a delight to have Saffron back on the show! We spoke about the band’s current plans, including a UK tour with Tenek and writing more

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Playlist for 24 January 2013 (AOTW: Dutch Uncles – Out Of Touch In The Wild)

Playlist for 24 January 2013 (AOTW: Dutch Uncles – Out Of Touch In The Wild)

Eddie Curry January 24, 2013 0

Great new album from Manchester’s math/pop/proggers Dutch Uncles, released on 14 January on Memphis Industries. I’ve been playing singles Fester and Flexxin for a while but the whole album is worthy of repeated playback.

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Playlist for 17 January 2013 (AOTW: Everything Everything – Arc)

Playlist for 17 January 2013 (AOTW: Everything Everything – Arc)

Eddie Curry January 17, 2013 0

Difficult choices as a lot of good albums are coming out at once, but I went for Everything Everything’s second album, Arc, which came out this week. It hardly needs an introduction, as both

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Playlist for 10 January 2013 (AOTW: Haiku Salut – Tricolore)

Playlist for 10 January 2013 (AOTW: Haiku Salut – Tricolore)

Eddie Curry January 10, 2013 0

It was easy and lazy for me to choose this as my album of the week – it had just been dropped into my hands a few hours earlier. However that’s not meant to

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Playlist for 3 January 2013 (AOTW: Bettie Serveert – Oh, Mayhem!)

Playlist for 3 January 2013 (AOTW: Bettie Serveert – Oh, Mayhem!)

Eddie Curry January 3, 2013 0

My album of the week was the ninth album from Bettie Serveert, a band from Arnhem in the Netherlands who have been purveying their timeless guitar-led indie rock since the release of their excellent

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The best of Essex – 2012

The best of Essex – 2012

Eddie Curry December 24, 2012 0

Here are the acts mentioned in my Best Of Essex review … Leanne Louise – Spotlight Rozie T – Live at the Brentwood Beer and Music Festival Rajiv – Catch Me If You Can

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Playlist for 19 December 2012 (AOTW: I Like Trains – The Shallows)

Playlist for 19 December 2012 (AOTW: I Like Trains – The Shallows)

Eddie Curry December 19, 2012 0

- What happens if the computer in the studio crashes at Christmas? - I’ll restart it from home. - How do you do that? - I have Team Viewer. - What is that? -

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Playlist for 13 December 2012 (Countdown To Christmas … Party)

Playlist for 13 December 2012 (Countdown To Christmas … Party)

Eddie Curry December 13, 2012 0

On air in the unusually unusual timeslot of 6pm-8pm with a room full of people patiently waiting for the Phoenix FM Christmas Party to start – and wondering why I am not playing “party

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Interview with Matt Fletcher

Interview with Matt Fletcher

Eddie Curry December 13, 2012 0

New Phoenix FM roving reporter Sarah Calder went out to chat to Matt Fletcher, a local singer/songwriter who has featured on the station in the past as part of Electric Child House. You can

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Playlist for 6 December 2012

Playlist for 6 December 2012

Eddie Curry December 6, 2012 0

3 for Wiz – played out three songs in memory of the former Mega City Four frontman who passed away 6 years ago today. Bloc Party – Octopus Evans The Death – Telling Lies

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Playlist for 29 November 2012 (AOTW: Toy – Toy)

Playlist for 29 November 2012 (AOTW: Toy – Toy)

Eddie Curry November 29, 2012 0

This album came out a few weeks ago – 10th September, to be precise – but I’m a very busy man, can’t sit around listening to music all day! (Well maybe that does happen

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High/Low playing live on Phoenix FM

High/Low playing live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry November 22, 2012 1

It’s been a full six years since Steve and Lee did their last session for us – a full-band Creative session as part of The Nurse Who Loved Me. But having got together to

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Playlist for 22 November 2012 (AOTW: Focus – Focus X)

Playlist for 22 November 2012 (AOTW: Focus – Focus X)

Eddie Curry November 22, 2012 1

I bought my first Focus album 22 years ago – and they’d already been going 22 years at that point. Good to see them back. Good to see some Roger Dean artwork. And good

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The Lovely Eggs in session at Phoenix FM.  A little while ago …

The Lovely Eggs in session at Phoenix FM. A little while ago …

Eddie Curry November 18, 2012 0

We managed to persuade the Lovely Eggs to come in for a session for us one Sunday afternoon in February 2011. We’re normally used to bands coming in and doing an acoustic set, because

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Playlist for 15 November 2012 (AOTW: Dingus Khan – Support Mistley Swans)

Playlist for 15 November 2012 (AOTW: Dingus Khan – Support Mistley Swans)

Eddie Curry November 15, 2012 0

There’s been a growing buzz from this band from Manningtree, and the debut album doesn’t disappoint. I haven’t managed to catch the live spectacle yet but there’s definitely something special in a band that

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Playlist for 8 November 2012 (AOTW: Winter Olympics – Profit And Loss)

Playlist for 8 November 2012 (AOTW: Winter Olympics – Profit And Loss)

Eddie Curry November 8, 2012 0

I’ve only just discovered this band, which is hard to believe because they’ve been around for ten years. But it’s also easy to believe as they’ve only just released their debut album. Got to

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Playlist for 25 October 2012 (AOTW: The Lovely Eggs – Wildfire)

Playlist for 25 October 2012 (AOTW: The Lovely Eggs – Wildfire)

Eddie Curry October 25, 2012 0

I couldn’t not choose this, the third full offering from Lancaster’s finest and maddest packed full of their trademark madness. The album is out on 26 November on Cherryade and you can buy it

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Playlist for 18 October 2012 (AOTW: Chris Brokaw – Gambler’s Ecstasy)

Playlist for 18 October 2012 (AOTW: Chris Brokaw – Gambler’s Ecstasy)

Eddie Curry October 18, 2012 0

This week’s album of the week is Gambler’s Ecstasy from CHRIS BROKAW – it’s out now on Damnably Records. Chris is the former drummer with New York bands Codeine and Come, and has been

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Deferred Sucess live on Phoenix FM

Deferred Sucess live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 11, 2012 1

Click here to listen again to the interview: Doozer, Rich, Steve and Chris were back in the studio today for their third session, following on from ones they performed for us in 2005 and

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Playlist for 11 October 2012 (AOTW: This Many Boyfriends – This Many Boyfriends)

Playlist for 11 October 2012 (AOTW: This Many Boyfriends – This Many Boyfriends)

Eddie Curry October 11, 2012 0

Tonight we had Deferred Sucess playing live in the studio – and you can read more about that here. The album of the week came courtesy of Leeds’ eponymous debut from This Many Boyfriends.

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Playlist for 27 September 2012 (AOTW: Ultrasound – Play For Today)

Playlist for 27 September 2012 (AOTW: Ultrasound – Play For Today)

Eddie Curry September 27, 2012 0

Ultrasound were one of those bands who seemed to be on the verge of getting big – and then nothing happened. They released one album in 1999 – the epic “Everything Picture” – indie

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Playlist for 20 September 2012

Eddie Curry September 20, 2012 0

A bit of a low key birthday show tonight (my birthday, that is – not one of Phoenix FM’s many birthdays/causes for celebration). Thanks to 33rpmchris, jasonireland, radio_nick, sharonandjay, vandathevampire, invisibleman275, lucene, funkle, saramust

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Playlist for 13 September 2012

Eddie Curry September 13, 2012 0

Van Der Graaf Generator – Theme One High-Low – Forty (Acoustic Sofa Session) Sonic Boom Six – Virus Lagitagida – Blastica Taffy – So Long Wind-Up Birds – Good Shop Shuts Honeyblood – Biro

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Playlist for 6 September 2012 (AOTW: Y Niwl – Y Niwl 4)

Playlist for 6 September 2012 (AOTW: Y Niwl – Y Niwl 4)

Eddie Curry September 6, 2012 0

A bit of a cheat for my album of the week really as it’s another EP, but who cares? They’re a nice bunch of guys and they’re Welsh and they play surf rock, so

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Playlist for 23 August 2012 (AOTW: Local Girls – Deluxe Kicks)

Playlist for 23 August 2012 (AOTW: Local Girls – Deluxe Kicks)

Eddie Curry August 23, 2012 0

Great debut album offering from Norwich’s Local Girls – out on 10 September on Sour Puss Records. Tonight’s playlist: A House – Charity Bloc Party – Real Talk Ben Folds Five – Do It

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Playlist for 16 August 2012 (AOTW: Bloc Party – Four)

Playlist for 16 August 2012 (AOTW: Bloc Party – Four)

Eddie Curry August 16, 2012 0

After the wonder of their debut Silent Alarm and the disappointment of the next two less-guitary albums, I was never really sure what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect it to be THAT GOOD

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Playlist for 2 August 2012 (AOTW: Blur – Parklife)

Playlist for 2 August 2012 (AOTW: Blur – Parklife)

Eddie Curry August 2, 2012 0

For the first time ever I’ve done a great big cheat and chosen an album I bought 18 years ago (for the record, from Our Price in Brentwood, on the day of release, and

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Dominic Masters special #1

Dominic Masters special #1

Eddie Curry July 29, 2012 0

The Others' frontman is back presenting on Phoenix FM

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Playlist for 26 July 2012 (AOTW: The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils)

Playlist for 26 July 2012 (AOTW: The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils)

Eddie Curry July 26, 2012 0

The Monochrome Set were definitely a band that had passed me by in the olden days. I was well aware of them – my local record shop in the early 80s, Downtown Records in

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Interview with School Of Seven Bells

Interview with School Of Seven Bells

Eddie Curry July 21, 2012 1

I managed to catch up with Ally Deheza from New York dreampop duo School Of Seven Tours midway through the band’s mini-UK tour. Click here to listen again the to the interview

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Playlist for 19 July 2012 (AOTW: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes)

Playlist for 19 July 2012 (AOTW: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes)

Eddie Curry July 19, 2012 0

Deep Purple – Lazy Foals – Red Socks Pugie Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only In My Dreams Echobelly – Insomniac Vile Electrodes – Play With Fire Public Service Broadcasting – Dig For Victory

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Playlist for 12 July 2012 (Creative Session: Midway Still) (AOTW: Laetitia Sadier – Silencio)

Playlist for 12 July 2012 (Creative Session: Midway Still) (AOTW: Laetitia Sadier – Silencio)

Eddie Curry July 12, 2012 0

We are currently thick in the middle of week one of our Creative Sessions first play – 23 bands, a new band a day, and today was the first opportunity to listen to the

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Playlist for 5 July 2012

Eddie Curry July 5, 2012 0

No album of the week this week, due to the ridiculous summer heat. It reached 24 degrees today. And the studio smelt of strawberries, thanks to our friends at Calcott Hall Farm Shop, much

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Playlist for 28 June 2012 (AOTW: Boy – Mutual Friends)

Playlist for 28 June 2012 (AOTW: Boy – Mutual Friends)

Eddie Curry June 28, 2012 0

Album of the week this week came from a band I discovered by accident – I spent too long listening to Spotify’s new releases, and this popped up. Just as well as I may

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THE BOA PODCAST

THE BOA PODCAST

Eddie Curry June 21, 2012 0

From Eddie Curry – I am not doing my show tonight but instead will be putting together a podcast, since we’re going to party like it’s 2006. Obviously we’re a community radio station and

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Midway Still – still live, in Bedford

Midway Still – still live, in Bedford

Eddie Curry June 14, 2012 0

Click here to hear the interview again: I caught up (again) with recent Phoenix FM sessionists MIDWAY STILL at their gig at Esquires, Bedford, where they were playing alongside Carter USM frontman Jim Bob

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Driving Jarvis Ham

Driving Jarvis Ham

Eddie Curry June 14, 2012 0

Click below to hear in the interview again: It’s been a while since I caught up with Carter USM frontman JIM BOB but I managed to do just that last week, part-way through his

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Playlist for 14 June 2012 (AOTW: Bleech – Nude)

Playlist for 14 June 2012 (AOTW: Bleech – Nude)

Eddie Curry June 14, 2012 2

One of my favouritist albums in a long time is the debut offering from Bleech – Nude. I’m a big fan of the 90s-female-fronted-indie-band thing and this lot have it in buckets and spades.

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Playlist for 7 June 2012 (AOTW: Midway Still – Always Ends)

Playlist for 7 June 2012 (AOTW: Midway Still – Always Ends)

Eddie Curry June 7, 2012 0

Tonight’s album of the week was the new offering from MIDWAY STILL, “Always Ends”. The band were around in the early 90s and were lumped in with the explosion of grunge bands that came

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Playlist for 31 May 2012 (AOTW: 2:54 – 2:54)

Playlist for 31 May 2012 (AOTW: 2:54 – 2:54)

Eddie Curry May 31, 2012 0

My album of the week this week was the beautiful debut offering from 2:54. Tonight’s playlist: British Sea Power – Lights Out For Darker Skies Metric – Speed The Collapse Knifeworld – Clairvoyant Fortnight

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Playlist for 24 May 2012

Eddie Curry May 24, 2012 0

Thanks for the requests tonight. I think I discharged myself well with the requests for a Depeche Mode B-side, some old skool punk and “some French music” Delphic – Doubt 2:54 – Creeping Wind-Up

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Playlist for 17 May 2012 (AOTW: Wind-Up Birds – The Land)

Playlist for 17 May 2012 (AOTW: Wind-Up Birds – The Land)

Eddie Curry May 17, 2012 0

My album of the week was the debut offering from Leeds’ Wind-Up Birds, entitled The Land. If I was going to be a lazy writer (which I am) I’d pigeonhole them as a Northern

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Playlist for 10 May 2012

Eddie Curry May 10, 2012 0

We had a group meeting tonight, so I played my songs pretty much in alphabetical order! 2:54 – Creeping Aberdeen City – God Is Going To Get Sick Of Me Air – Sexy Boy

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Playlist for 3 May 2012

Eddie Curry May 3, 2012 0

No album of the week again this week! British Sea Power – Facts Not Right Taffy – So Long Coronas – Addicted To Progress 2:54 – Creeping Taffy – So Long San Cisco –

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Playlist for 19 April 2012

Eddie Curry April 19, 2012 0

No particular album of the week this week. I brought back a few indie tunes from Catalonia, which was my excuse for not doing last week’s show. Tonight’s playlist: Jensen Code – Travel At

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Playlist for 5 April 2012 (AOTW: Surfquake – Surf And Destroy)

Playlist for 5 April 2012 (AOTW: Surfquake – Surf And Destroy)

Eddie Curry April 5, 2012 0

Better late than never but I’ve finally made Surf And Destroy by Colchester suf-rock wizards Surfquake my album of the week. I caught the band live at Chinnery’s a couple of years ago, got

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Playlist for 29 March 2012 (AOTW: Choir Of Young Believers – Rhine Gold)

Playlist for 29 March 2012 (AOTW: Choir Of Young Believers – Rhine Gold)

Eddie Curry March 29, 2012 0

Choir Of Young Believers are a band from Copenhagen who I managed to catch live, by accident, a couple of years ago when they were in London touring their debut album This Is For

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Playlist for 22 March 2012 (AOTW: The Pre New – Music For People Who Hate Themselves)

Playlist for 22 March 2012 (AOTW: The Pre New – Music For People Who Hate Themselves)

Eddie Curry March 22, 2012 0

Never thought I’d see the day that another Earl Brutus album came into being – and here it is in all its spirit and glory, under the band’s new guise of The Pre New.

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Playlist for 15 March 2012 (AOTW: Frank and Walters – Greenwich Mean Time)

Playlist for 15 March 2012 (AOTW: Frank and Walters – Greenwich Mean Time)

Eddie Curry March 15, 2012 0

Can you believe the Frank and Walters are still going (and for that matter they’ve aged pretty well too)? It’s been 20 years since they were last on the cover of the NME …

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Playlist for 8 March 2012 (AOTW: Baddies – Build)

Playlist for 8 March 2012 (AOTW: Baddies – Build)

Eddie Curry March 8, 2012 0

Three songs this week from another great Essex band, Baddies, and their second album, Build, which is out now. Sleeper – Lie Detector Feeder – Just A Day Baddies – Rewire Lo Fidelity Allstars

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Playlist for 1 March 2012 – St David’s Day Special!

Playlist for 1 March 2012 – St David’s Day Special!

Eddie Curry March 1, 2012 0

Instead of an AOTW I did a bit of a St David’s Day special, only because there’s been so much good music out of Wales over the years. UNWELSH: Pixies – Monkey Gone To

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Playlist for 22 February 2012 (AOTW: Deferred Sucess – Deferred Sucess)

Playlist for 22 February 2012 (AOTW: Deferred Sucess – Deferred Sucess)

Eddie Curry February 22, 2012 0

Tonight’s album of the week was the debut self-titled offering from Deferred Sucess. It may be a debut but it feels like I’ve known these songs for ever. The band recorded a session version

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Playlist for 15 February 2012

Eddie Curry February 15, 2012 0

No album of the week this week because we had three tracks from the wonderful Fiona Bevan instead. Tonight’s playlist: Dodgy – What Became Of You British Sea Power – A Light Above Descending

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Fiona Bevan – live on Phoenix FM

Fiona Bevan – live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry February 15, 2012 1

Click below to listen again to the interview: After countless sessions in the old place we had the first BOA session in the Brentwood Centre, and what better than the wonderful Fiona Bevan to

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Playlist for 1 February 2012 (AOTW: Mull Historical Society – City Awakenings)

Playlist for 1 February 2012 (AOTW: Mull Historical Society – City Awakenings)

Eddie Curry February 1, 2012 0

My album of the week was Mull Historical Society’s City Awakenings, which was released on 23 January on Xtra Mile. A bit of a return to form for Colin McIntyre, whose albums I always

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The Brompton Mix live on Phoenix FM

The Brompton Mix live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry January 25, 2012 0

Watch/hear their live acoustic session again

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Playlist for 25 January 2012 (AOTW: MJ Hibbett and the Validators – Dinosaur Planet)

Playlist for 25 January 2012 (AOTW: MJ Hibbett and the Validators – Dinosaur Planet)

Eddie Curry January 25, 2012 0

It seems like it’s been out for ever but it really only came out this month. You can read up everything you want to know about the album here or even look back to

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Interview with Mathew Priest from Dodgy

Interview with Mathew Priest from Dodgy

Eddie Curry January 20, 2012 2

Click here to listen again to the interview: It’s been a whopping 16 years since the original Dodgy trio of Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller released their last album, Free Peace Sweet

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BAS II

BAS II

Eddie Curry January 19, 2012 2

Organiser Deb Danahay tells us all about Essex's electronic festival

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Playlist for 19 January 2012 (Bas II, Dodgy and AOTW: Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy)

Playlist for 19 January 2012 (Bas II, Dodgy and AOTW: Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy)

Eddie Curry January 19, 2012 0

Ooh – busy show tonight. And back on Thursday for a change too! The first hour was taken up with my chat with Deb Danahay and BAS II – you can see more about

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Playlist for 11 January 2012 (AOTW: Maccabees – Given To The Wild)

Playlist for 11 January 2012 (AOTW: Maccabees – Given To The Wild)

Eddie Curry January 11, 2012 0

Tonight’s playlist: B-52′s – Rock Lobster Baddies – Bronto Scumbag Philosopher – God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead Everything Everything – Suffragette Suffragette Lush – Hypocrite Mull Historical Society – Mull Historical

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Playlist for 4 January 2012 (AOTW: Gordon Withers – The Joy Formidable On Cello)

Playlist for 4 January 2012 (AOTW: Gordon Withers – The Joy Formidable On Cello)

Eddie Curry January 4, 2012 0

Truncated show tonight. First album of the year goes to an excellent album of Joy Formidable covers, played on the cello. Tonight’s playlist: Beck – Where It’s At Maccabees – Pelican Radiohead – The

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The last show of the year!

Eddie Curry December 31, 2011 0

Once again I’m in for my special Indie Disco new year’s eve show, drinking red bull and eating pizza while my kids run AMOK around the studio. Good job we’re moving next year! Kasabian

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The songs of the year show

Eddie Curry December 28, 2011 0

You’d call this “singles of the year” in the old days but I’ve just got no idea what songs bands release any more, so I just picked a number of tracks from albums or

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The albums of the year show

Eddie Curry December 21, 2011 0

Tonight’s show was an albums of the year special. I picked 30 random songs from 30 albums which I consider to be my favourite ones of the year – in no particular order. And

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Playlist for 14 December 2011

Eddie Curry December 14, 2011 0

Finally played a couple of Christmas songs this week! Futureheads – Christmas Was Better In The 80s Others – Tic Tok (demo) Little Roy – Come As You Are Fall – Hark! The Herald

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Playlist for 7 December 2011 (2 AOTWS: Tortoise Family Connections – Extraterrestrial Kestrel and Colorama – Llyfr Lliwio)

Playlist for 7 December 2011 (2 AOTWS: Tortoise Family Connections – Extraterrestrial Kestrel and Colorama – Llyfr Lliwio)

Eddie Curry December 7, 2011 0

Just to be awkward and inconsitent, in a year where I just normally can’t be bothered to choose an album of the week every week, I chose two tonight. Not sure if they are

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Playlist for 23 November 2011 (AOTW: They Might Be Giants – Album Raises New and Troubling Questions)

Playlist for 23 November 2011 (AOTW: They Might Be Giants – Album Raises New and Troubling Questions)

Eddie Curry November 23, 2011 0

Tonight's playlist, including MJ Hibbett and a great new offering from They Might Be Giants

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MJ Hibbett – in session, once again

MJ Hibbett – in session, once again

Eddie Curry November 23, 2011 3

Back for the fifth time to talk about dinosaurs and robots

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Clinton USM – in session

Clinton USM – in session

Eddie Curry November 20, 2011 1

I was utterly delighted to welcome CLINTON USM – Taro Takei and Masato Saito – into the Phoenix FM studios for possibly their first ever radio session. Taro and Masato are a Carter USM

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Playlist for 9 November 2011 (AOTW Jensen Code – The True Colors Of Mars I)

Eddie Curry November 9, 2011 0

My Album Of The week was The True Colors Of Mars I by London interstellar travellers The Jensen Code. And yes it’s an EP, but what the hey, it’s still my Album Of The

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Le Monnier live on Phoenix FM

Le Monnier live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry November 9, 2011 2

Live in session on Brentwood's Only Alternative

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Playlist for 2 November 2011 (AOTW Killed By 9V Batteries – The Crux)

Playlist for 2 November 2011 (AOTW Killed By 9V Batteries – The Crux)

Eddie Curry November 2, 2011 0

This week’s album of the week is by Vienna indie-rock quartet Killed By 9V Batteries. You can buy it on Bandcamp for a handful of Euros. Go and spend them before the currency disappears

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Playlist for 30 October 2011

Eddie Curry October 30, 2011 0

As well as the excellent session from Korda Marshall which you can see here, we also played: Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Kill Your Television Luke Haines – Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco

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Korda Marshall live on Phoenix FM

Korda Marshall live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 30, 2011 0

Listen again to the band's acoustic session and interview

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Playlist for 26 October 2011 (AOTW Luke Haines – Nine And A Half Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970s And Early ’80s)

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This week’s album of the week is from ex-Auteurs frontman Luke Haines, and his latest offering – Nine And A Half Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970s And Early ’80s – which

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Brian Robertson comes back to Phoenix FM

Brian Robertson comes back to Phoenix FM

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Ex-Thin Lizzy and Motorhead legend returns to our Brentwood studio

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Playlist for 19 October 2011

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Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection British Sea Power – We Are Sound Sugarcubes – Birthday Røyksopp – Eple Death Of Death Of Discotheque – Preset 3 Darvaza Hole – Observational Frame Of

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Playlist for 16 October 2011

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As well as the Darvaza Hole session which we played out live (click the link to see/hear it again), we also played tonight: Joy Formidable – Whirring Thomas Tantrum – Only Human Boxer Rebellion

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The Darvaza Hole live on Phoenix FM

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Click here to listen again to the interview: It was a pleasure to welcome Laura, Richard and Steve from Southend’s Darvaza Hole, not to be confused with the one in Turkmenistan. The band describe

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Rubylux live on Phoenix FM

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Click here to listen again to the interview: Rob, Adam and Mike from Rubylux came down to see us, play some songs live and tell us what they’ve been up to. The songs included

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Playlist for 12 October 2011 (AOTW Pop Will Eat Itself – New Noise Designed By A Sadist)

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Moved to Wednesday nights and for a month at least I’ll be doing this show twice a week, along with “session night” on a Sunday evening. As well as playing out the recent Midway

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Playlist for 9 October 2011

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We welcomed Fashoda Crisis into the station so we didn’t play as much music as usual. But never confuse quality with quantity, that’s what I say. We did play: Family Cat – Steamroller Ned’s

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Fashoda Crisis live on Phoenix FM

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It was great to welcome Fashoda Crisis back to the hallowed turf of Phoenix FM. Sim, Simon and Matt played out three songs – The Berry-Brown Face Of Robert Kilroy-Silk, Animals and CancerHat –

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Midway Still talk to Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 9, 2011 1

Click below to listen to the interview: Bursting onto an already-healthy music scene in 1991, Kent band Midway Still made an instant impact with fans and press alike, recording a Peel Session before the

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Playlist for 2 October 2011

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Apart from playing out Friday’s Missing Andy session again, I also managed to get in a bit of the Bikini Beach Band, who I first saw live back at the Jazz Cafe in August

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Playlist for 25 September 2011 (AOTW Nirvana – Nevermind)

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Interview of the week We don’t always have one – but if you missed my show you missed my interview with The Others, their first radio interview for 4 years. Don’t fret – it’s

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The Others talk to Phoenix FM

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Between 2004 and 2006 The Others were all over the music press – a front cover of the NME, hundreds of gigs and festivals, “guerilla gigs” making the national press. And more importantly, frontman

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Playlist for 8 September 2011 (AOTW Fashoda Crisis – Him Make They Learn Read)

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This was my last Thursday evening show for quite a while – Nick Field will be moving his Curveballs to this slot as of next week. I’m having a couple of weeks off (unless

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Playlist for 1 September 2011

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Tonight’s show was a bit of a Reading Festival comedown – I played out my interviews with Metronomy and Viva Brother and also the following wonderful tracks: Pulp – I Spy Joy Formidable –

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Reading Festival 2011: Don Broco

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Click play to listen to the interview: We caught up with Luke Rayner from Bedford four-piece alternative rockers Don Broco. The band have had a busy year gigging and Luke talks about plans for

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Playlist for 25 August 2011 (AOTW CSS – La Liberación)

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Yes, I have an AOTW again! It’s CSS and their third offering, La Liberación, which came out on Monday. Without meaning to sound too judgemental – I was pleasantly surprised. Go buy it and

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Playlist for 18 August 2011

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Thousand Yard Stare – Comeuppance British Sea Power – Mongk II Howling Bells – Into The Sky Franz Ferdinand – Can’t Stop Feeling Brownies – Japan Pop Will Eat Itself – RSVP Carter USM

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