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Brentwood’s Only Alternative in 2014 – 487 bands and 1,326 songs later

It’s that time again when I go through my stats for the year!

In 2014 I played 487 bands and 1,326 songs (up from last year’s 432 bands and 1,175 songs)

This year the most popular artist played was SUPERFOOD (25 plays), followed by MAXIMO PARK (24 plays) and HONEYBLOOD and KAISER CHIEFS (22 plays each).

Last year my three most popular artists were British Sea Power (this year: 27th), Bleech (10th) and Taffy (34th).

The most popular tracks plyed were as follows:

1. Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take (13 plays)
2. Pop Will Eat Itself – Reclaim The Game (12 plays)
=3. Honeyblood – Choker (8 plays)
=3. History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu (8 plays)
=3. Kaiser Chiefs – Bows and Arrows (8 plays)
=3. Killatrix – Supersonic (8 plays)
=7. Curxes – Avant-Guarded (7 plays)
=7. Menswear – Crash (2014) (7 plays)
=7. St Vincent – Digital Witness (7 plays)
=7. Temples – Mesmerise (7 plays)
=7. Wind-Up Birds – The Gristle (7 plays)

These are the bands I played:

25 plays: Superfood

24 plays: Maximo Park

22 plays: Honeyblood, Kaiser Chiefs

17 plays: Pop Will Eat Itself, Public Service Broadcasting

16 plays: Franz Ferdinand

14 plays: High/Low, History Of Apple Pie, Menswear

13 plays: Wind-Up Birds

12 plays: Bleech, Blessa, Temples

11 plays: Killatrix

10 plays: Bis, Carter USM, Cud, Metronomy, Primitives, St Vincent

9 plays: Desperate Journalist, Heart Throbs, Inspiral Carpets, Nina Persson, Republica

8 plays: British Sea Power, Curxes, Darling Buds, Interpol, Jail and the Big Guns, Martha, Sultans Of Ping FC

7 plays: Chris T-T and the Hoodrats, Lush, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, Space, Stone By Window, Taffy

6 plays: Asylums, B-52’s, Blur, Carsick Cars, Death From Above 1979, Dumb, Electric Six, Flares, Looking For Liam, Low Frequency In Stereo, School, Sleater-Kinney, Sulk, Superions, Young Knives

5 plays: A House, Abdoujaparov, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Charlatans, Damon Albarn, Dark Horses, Divine Comedy, DZ Deathrays, Everglows, Fashoda Crisis, Frank and Walters, Heavy Petting Zoo, John Mouse, Lykke Li, Mega City Four, Metric, Neon Waltz, Thousand Yard Stare, Tom Vek, Wolf Alice

4 plays: Calico, Cat Bear Tree, Chatham Rise, Earl Brutus, Echobelly, El Deyma, Elbow, Foals, Horse Party, Hot Chip, Howling Bells, JacksonsWarehouse, James, Jim Noir, Johnny Marr, Kenickie, Last Lynx, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Mighty Roars, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Nine Black Alps, Pink Mountaintops, Pulp, Scarletts, Sisteray, Sleeper, States Of Emotion, Tenek, Thomas James, Velvet Tree, Voluntary Butler Scheme, We Are The Ocean, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Young Galaxy

3 plays: Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Band Of Holy Joy, Black Casino and the Ghost, Bloc Party, Bob Mould, Catatonia, Dingus Khan, Dum Dum Girls, Eight Rounds Rapid, Filthy Tongues, Grísalappalísa, Hafdis Huld, Happyness, Hot Puppies, Jonny Cola and the A Grades, Joy Formidable, Kasabian, Kate Bush, Kelly Oliver, Kudos, Mannequins, Meryl And A Bit Of Yellow, Midway Still, Muse, My Life Story, Noire, Ordinary Noise, Pond, Pre New, Royal Blood, Salad, Scarlet Echo, Sinead O’Connor, Slow Club, Spoon, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Suede, Super Furry Animals, Supergrass, Tahiti 80, They Might Be Giants, Todd Terje, Tom Williams and the Boat, Vad Fruttik, Veronica Falls, Viet Cong, We Are Scientists, XTC

2 plays: 2:54, Accrington Stanley, Alpine, Animal Noise, Ariel Pink, Bellatrix, Big Deal, Black Honey, Blonde Redhead, Botnleðja, Brian Batz, Cheap Girls, Data Panik, Deniers, Desert Hearts, Dodgy, Eagulls, Elastica, Erica Nockalls, Erland and the Carnival, Everything By Electricity, Everything Everything, Fickle Friends, Five Thirty, Garbage, Giorgio Moroder, God Damn, Gulf, Handsome Dead, Hoosiers, Inkhearts, J Xaverre, James Atkin, Johnny Foreigner, Juke, Julian Cope, Little Matador, Lola Colt, Lovely Eggs, Madder Rose, Mansun, Marion, Mogwai, Nada Surf, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Northside, Omelettes, ParanoiKa, Powder, Pretty Reckless, Ride, Rob Jones, Rouge Girls, Sallasmith, San Cisco, Sebastien Tellier, Slug, Some Kind Of Leader, Splashh, Spring Offensive, Stereolab, Sugarcubes, Tame Impala, Thomas Tantrum, Train To Spain, Trampolene, Tricks, Vardo and the Boss, Weirdgear, Wolf Party

1 play: ¡Forward, Russia!, Across The Waves, Aeromancy, Ages and Ages, Alien Ant Farm, alt-J, Alvvays, Amanda Palmer, And The Kid, Andrew Grumbridge feat Lockton, Animals That Swim, Antlers, Apples, As Elephants Are, Ash, Au Revoir Simone, Audioweb, Automatic, Avi Buffalo, Aztec Camera, Bastille, Beck, Bell X1, Belle and Sebastian, Belly, Ben Folds Five, Bettie Serveert, Bikini Beach Band, Billy The Kid, Bjork, Black Keys, Blue Aeroplanes, Blueberries, Bluetones, BMX Bandits, Bo Ningen, Bombay Bicycle Club, Boy and Bear, Bravery, Brody Dalle, Butter The Children, Cable, Caddywhompus, Canvas Canvas, Catch, Cauldronated, Charli XCX, Chumped, Chvrches, Cibo Matto, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cockney Rebel, Codeine Velvet Club, Cold War Kids, Colour Me Wednesday, Credit to the Nation, Crocodiles, CSS, Cure, Cursor Miner, Curve, Deee-Lite, Demob Happy, Deodato, Detektivbyrån, dEUS, Dinosaur Pile Up, Divine Paiste, Dubstar, Duckworth Lewis Method, Dutch Uncles, East Village, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Editors, El Presidente, Elastic Sleep, EMA, Ends, Esben and the Witch, Evarane, Fagan, Faint Medal, Fall, Family Gotown, Fanfarlo, Fanny, Feeder, Finding Miranda, Fischerspooner, Fred, Frett, Fur Cough, Futureheads, Gemma Hayes, Gene, Genesis, Gengahr, Glass Animals, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz, Greys, Guerreros de Cartón, Haiku Salut, Haley Bonar, Hall Effect, Honey, Honeymilk, Horrors, Hydrogen Child, I Am Waiting For You Last Summer, Iceage, J Mascis, Jagwar Ma, Jake Bugg, Jaws, Jenny Owen Youngs, Jesus and Mary Chain, Jesus Jones, Jezabels, Jocasta, Joy Division, Juliana Hatfield, Julie Ruin, Kate Pierson, Katie Cruel, Keith Top Of The Pops and his Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band, Kent, Kid Wave, Kill Van Kulls, King Adora, Kingmaker, Klang, KLOQ, Knifeworld, Komakino, Krachmacher, Kula Shaker, Ladyhawke, Las Robertas, Late Of The Pier, Leanne Louise, Leave The Planet, Leika, Light Light, LJ Lium, Long Blondes, Longpigs, Los Blueberries, Lovestarrs, Lunatics On Pogosticks, Luxembourg Signal, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, Madness, Makthaverskan, Marbles Jackson, Marillion, Marsheaux, MBG, Mclusky, Menace Beach, Merchandise, Mike Flowers Pops, Mikro, Milagres, Moonshake, Moontrip, Moscow Youth Cult, Mourn, My Glass World, Nancy, Nancy Sinatra, New Mendicants, New Young Pony Club, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Notwist, Nudozurdo, Orchestre des Hymnes Nationaux du Monde, Owl Service, Oxygen Thief, P J Harvey, Paris Angels, Paul Smith and Peter Brewis, Pavement, Peace Collective, Peter Gabriel, Pisces, Pixies, Pizzicato Five, Plastic Bertrand, Pollapönk, Polysics, Power Of Dreams, Psylhouette, Public School Battalion, Rachid Taha, Radkey, Rage Against The Machine, Rakes, Red Ink, Remember Remember, Resque, Rialto, Robocop Kraus, Rubberbear, Ruby, Rulers Of The Planet, S*M*A*S*H, Saint Etienne, Samurai Seven, Scumbag Philosopher, Senseless Things, Senser, Shampoo, Sheabou, Shed Seven, Shy Lips, Slowdive, Sounds of Sputnik, Springh, Stella Diana, Stephen Malkmus, Stereopol, Stone Roses, Strand Of Oaks, Sunshine Underground, Suzie B, Tacocat, Talking Heads, Teleman, Ten Tigers, Terrorvision, That Hidden Promise, Threadstone, Tiger, Trashcan Sinatras, Trashmen, Tussilago, Twin Atlantic, Two Koreas, Ungdomskulen, Unicycle Loves You, Vanilla Unity, Venera 4, Vic Reeves, Vicious Five, Vile Electrodes, WatchOut!, We Are Rockstars, Wildfowl, Wonder Villains, Working, Wye Oak, Yello, Yes, Younger Younger 28s, Ytterbium, Zella Day, Zoé

Last one of the year …

I was live in the studio again from 8 until 10 on New Year’s Eve with my traditional indie disco show.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
Bikini Beach Band – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Divine Comedy – Something For The Weekend
Sultans Of Ping FC – Veronica
Bleech – Mondays
Killatrix – Supersonic
Young Knives – Woman
Republica – Christiana Obey
Art Brut – Alcoholics Unanimous
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Beck – Sexxlaws
Charlatans – Weirdo
B-52s – Love Shack
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Thomas Tantrum – Hot Hot Summer
Bloc Party – Like Eating Glass
Superfood – Right On Satellite
My Life Story – Motorcade
Blur – Parklife
Pulp – I Spy
Everything Everything – Photoshop Handsome
Elastica – Stutter
Frank and Walters – Indie Love Song
Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird
Duckworth Lewis Method – The Age Of Revolution
Muse – Plug In Baby
Carter USM – After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Pizzicato Five – It’s A Beautiful Day
Taffy – So Long
Shampoo – House Of Love
Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
Superions – Konnichiwa
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
Inspiral Carpets – Spitfire
Cud – Victoria
Menswear – Crash (2014)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Reclaim The Game
Honeyblood – Choker
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant


Best of Essex bands and singers – 2014

Tonight’s show was a two hour special highlighting 30 of the great singers and bands that have crossed our paths over the last 12 months. You can hear it again on the player above.

The playlist was:

Vardo and the Boss – Pockets
States Of Emotion – The Way That I’m Wired
Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
Frett – Porcelain
Scarletts – Dressed In Black
Bleech – Easy Ride
Tenek – If I Should Fall
Calico – Insult To Injury (Phoenix FM session 23-10-2014)
Jail and the Big Guns – Basically
Fashoda Crisis – A Eulogy of Sorts
Eight Rounds Rapid – Dostoyevsky
Suzie B – Uncomfortably Numb
Rob Jones – Get So High (acoustic) (clean)
Everglows – Tatty Little Love Song
Velvet Tree – Pockets Full Of Rain (Phoenix FM session 11-09-2014)
Flares – Pillar To Post
High/Low – Crashland
Killatrix – Supersonic
Looking For Liam – She’s No Good For Me
Finding Miranda – Karaoke Singers
Mannequins – Everytime I See Ya
Ordinary Noise – Backstabber
Evarane – Critic
MBG – Fields
Ends – Just Do It
Leanne Louise – Save Your Heart (Phoenix FM session 24-01-2014)
Scarlet Echo – Mainstream
We Are The Ocean – Ark
Deniers – Unexploded Bombs
JacksonsWarehouse – Right Here Right Now


Playlist for 11 December 2014 – Best tracks of 2014

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I played out my best songs of 2014 tonight – in alphabetical order. Is there any other kind of order?

Although I haven’t finalised my track of the year, I think it’s very likely to be from these guys.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
Blessa – Unfurl
Chris T-T and the Hoodrats – Bury Me With A Scarab
Cud – Victoria
Curxes – Avant-Guarded
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Desperate Journalist – Control
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant
High/Low – Crashland
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Honeyblood – Choker
Inspiral Carpets – Spitfire
Kaiser Chiefs – Bows and Arrows
Killatrix – Supersonic
Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich
Martha – 1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonely
Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
Menswear – Crash (2014)
Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles
Pond – Elvis’ Flaming Star
Pop Will Eat Itself – Reclaim The Game
Primitives – Hidden In The Shadows
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
St Vincent – Digital Witness
Superfood – Right On Satellite
Superions – Konnichiwa
Temples – Mesmerise
Tom Vek – Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)
Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
We Are The Ocean – Ark
Wind-Up Birds – The Gristle


Playlist for 4 December 2014 (AOTW: Desperate Journalist – Desperate Journalist)

The debut self-titled album from Desperate Journalist was our album of the week this week. The band are fronted by Jo Bevan, who is also the lead singer of Joanne Joanne (who recorded a session for us last year) and also includes Simon Drowner, who has been into Phoenix FM before as a member of Jonny Cola and the A Grades.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Sugarcubes – Hit
Desperate Journalist – Cristina
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Tacocat – Bridge to Hawaii
Honeyblood – Biro
Everglows – Sugary Sun
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Safety In Numbers
Caddywhompus – Company
Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich
Butter The Children – Sack Lunch
Desperate Journalist – Heartbeats
Martha – 1997, Passing In The Hallway
Catfish and the Bottlemen – 26
Lunatics On Pogosticks – Cappuccino
Fall – Touch Sensitive
Filthy Tongues – Crewcut
Franz Ferdinand – Leaving My Old Life Behind
Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles
Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
Chumped – December Is The Longest Month
Superfood – Lily For Your Pad To Rest On
Peace Collective – All Together Now
James Atkin – Love Blind
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Pre New – Speed Queen
Earl Brutus – The SAS And The Glam That Goes With It
Mega City Four – Wasting My Breath
Heart Throbs – Hooligan
Desperate Journalist – Hesitate
Madder Rose – Beautiful John
Kate Pierson – Mister Sister
Superions – Konnichiwa


Playlist for 27 November 2014 (AOTW: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unravelling)

Our album of the week, complete with headache/hallucination-inducing cover, comes from Edinburgh rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks with their third LP – which is out now.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Carter USM – Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Peace Sign
Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
Bis – Keep Your Darkness
Slug – Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped In Plastic
Honeymilk – A Scene In Between
Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Hydrogen Child – Sirens
Manic Street Preachers – Let’s Go To War
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Moral Compass
Rubberbear – My Addiction
Jim Noir – Honour and Moogswings
Pond – Elvis’ Flaming Star
Frank and Walters – Walter’s Trip
Sultans Of Ping FC – Michiko
Darling Buds – Burst
Lush – De-Luxe
Mega City Four – Scared Of Cats
Apples – Free
Julian Cope – Port Of Saints
Heart Throbs – She’s In A Trance
Power Of Dreams – See You
Radiohead – Ripcord
Senseless Things – Best Friend
Inspiral Carpets – Directing Traffik
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Trust
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Safety In Numbers
Pre New – Speed Queen
Superions – Konnichiwa


Playlist for 20 November 2014 (AOTW: Jim Noir – Finnish Line)

Tonight’s album of the week comes courtesy of Jim Noir, who has just released his 5th album, “Finnish Line”.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Ride – Seagull
Jim Noir – Strange Range
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Pacifier
Inspiral Carpets – Spitfire
Canvas Canvas – Calling
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Deanna
Carter USM – Midnight On The Murder Mile
Sultans of Ping FC – He Thought I Was Your Best Friend
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Bis – Twilight Cafe
Jim Noir – Honour and Moogswings
Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
Madder Rose – Beautiful John
Mourn – Otitis
Catatonia – Sweet Catatonia
We Are The Ocean – Ark
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Do The Damage
James Atkin – Love Blind
Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24
Superfood – Mood Bomb
Pond – Elvis’ Flaming Star
Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
Mogwai – Teenage Exorcist
Jim Noir – The Boy
Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity
Mega City Four – Ticket Collector
Sulk – Marian Shrine
Honeyblood – Biro
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – Electric Funeral
Kaiser Chiefs – Bows and Arrows


Killatrix live on Phoenix FM

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We welcomed one-half of Essex electrodirters Killatrix – SinDii and Sam – back to the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and acoustic session.

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Killatrix were here as part of last year’s Creative Sessions and we caught up about what’s been happening since. We also got to hear acoustic versions of three songs which you can see again below:

Killatrix are currently recording their debut album which should be out early next year. You can find out what the band are up to by visiting their official website, Facebook or Twitter page and they’re also on Youtube and goold old-fashioned Myspace too!


Playlist for 13 November 2014 (AOTW: Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony)

Our album of the week this week was from inexplicably-indie-high-flyers Catfish and the Bottlemen, whose debut album The Balcony debuted at no 10 on the UK charts a few weeks back.

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We also had live music in the studio from Killatrix which you can see again here.

Tonight’s playlist:

Ben Folds Five – Jackson Cannery
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Homesick
Honeyblood – Killer Bangs
Primitives – Follow The Sun Down
New Young Pony Club – The Bomb

Live in the studio:
Killatrix – Bones
Killatrix – Dumb
Killatrix – Firefight

History Of Apple Pie – Snowball
Carter USM – A Sheltered Life
Last Lynx – None Of My Friends
dEUS – Instant Street
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Pacifier
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
Filthy Tongues – Crewcut
Muse – Starlight
Gulf – Tell Me Again
Sounds of Sputnik – New Born
Manic Street Preachers – The Next Jet To Leave Moscow
Kid Wave – Gloom
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen
Maximo Park – Our Velocity
Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles
We Are The Ocean – Ark
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
Superfood – Lily For Your Pad To Rest On
Bis – Twilight Cafe


Playlist for 6 November 2014 (AOTW: Superfood – Don’t Say That)

This week’s album of the week comes courtesy of possible Brummie Britpop revivalists Superfood, who I interviewed back in May and can therefore confirm that they not only produce great music but are thoroughly decent chaps as well.

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Tonight’s playlist:

A House – Take It Easy On Me
Superfood – Lily For Your Pad To Rest On
Lola Colt – Vacant Hearts
Primitives – Hidden In The Shadows
Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
Pop Will Eat Itself – Reclaim The Game
Carter USM – Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over
Bis – Keep Your Darkness
Last Lynx – None Of My Friends
Chvrches – Get Away
Sinead O’Connor – 8 Good Reasons
Ride – Twisterella
Everglows – Tatty Little Love Song
Cud – Victoria
Gulf – Emitter
Honeyblood – (I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
Superfood – Like A Daisy
Superions – Konnichiwa
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant
Deniers – Concentration Tongue
Interpol – My Desire
Superfood – It’s Good To See You
Five Thirty – You
Inspiral Carpets – Spitfire
Julian Cope – Beautiful Love
Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take
Kingmaker – When Lucy’s Down
Northside – My Rising Star
Superfood – Pallasades
Slug – Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped In Plastic


Playlist for 30 October 2014

Tonight’s playlist:

Genesis – The Knife

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Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles
Honeyblood – Choker
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich
Interpol – Ancient Ways
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruffians On Parade
Springh – Silhouette
Noire – Those Days
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Divine Comedy – Becoming More Like Alfie
Fanny – Seven Roads
Radiohead – Talk Show Host
Low Frequency In Stereo – Cybernautic
Martha – 1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonely
Franz Ferdinand – Treason! Animals.
Kate Bush – Big Stripey Lie
Demob Happy – Succubus
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant
Last Lynx – None Of My Friends
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Shirim
Splashh – Lemonade
Temples – Mesmerise
We Are Scientists – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Desperate Journalist – Happening
Kudos – On Your Own
Young Knives – Green Island Red Raw
Deodato – Super Strut


Calico live on Phoenix FM

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We welcomed Shel, Lauren, Jake and Dookie from Basildon band Calico back to the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and their first ever acoustic radio session.

Calico were here as part of 2013’s Creative Sessions and we caught up about what’s been happening since. We also got to hear acoustic versions of three songs which you can see again below:

You can find out what the band are up to by visiting their Facebook page and they’re also on Youtube and Soundcloud too.

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Playlist for 23 October 2014 (AOTW: Inspiral Carpets – Inspiral Carpets)

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On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with Basildon band Calico, which you can hear and watch again here.

And another real blast from the past for our album of the week – the new album from Inspiral Carpets, which was released on Monday. With original singer Stephen Holt back on board it’s a real hark back to their indie/garage sound of the late 80s.

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Tonight’s playlist:

British Sea Power – Living Is So Easy
Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
St Vincent – Rattlesnake
Cud – Victoria
Dingus Khan – Mike Of Every Mammal (Get Known Be Heard session)
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant
Dutch Uncles – In N Out

Calico live in session:
Calico – Insult To Injury
Calico – Untitled #1
Calico – So Many Options

Alien Ant Farm – Calico
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
JacksonsWarehouse – Right Here Right Now
Inspiral Carpets – Monochrome
Charlatans – So Oh
Northside – My Rising Star
Primitives – Crash
Last Lynx – None Of My Friends
Inspiral Carpets – Calling Out To You
Filthy Tongues – Crewcut
Hafdis Huld – Queen Bee
Superfood – Mood Bomb
Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
Superions – Konnichiwa
Inspiral Carpets – Our Time
Midway Still – It’s Easy
Taffy – Train
Wind-Up Birds – Cross-Country


The Scarletts live on Phoenix FM

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We welcomed Ryan, Liam, Bill and Harry from Essex band The Scarletts into the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and their first ever radio session.

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The band spoke about their brief but busy history and the recents gigs and recordings they’ve been involved in. We also got to hear acoustic versions of three songs which you can see again below:

You can find out what the band are up to by visiting their Facebook and Twitter pages and they’re also on Youtube and Soundcloud too. The current self-titled EP can be purchased from Bandcamp and will also be on iTunes soon.


Playlist for 16 October 2014 (AOTW: The Primitives – Spin-O-Rama)

On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with local band The Scarletts, which you can hear and watch again here.

A great return to form from our album of the week with The Primitives and Spin-O-Rama, which is out this week. It’s their first original album since 1991’s Galore, although they did release a covers album two years ago.

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Tonight’s playlist:

Marillion – Incommunicado
Electric Six – I Need A Restaurant
Ash – Jesus Says
Cold War Kids – Hot Coals
Scarlet Echo – Grayhaven
Chatham Rise – Meadowsweet

Scarletts live in session:
Scarletts – Stay The Night
Scarletts – She’s Calling Your Name
Scarletts – Carousel

Cud – Victoria
Franz Ferdinand – Leaving My Old Life Behind
Primitives – Follow The Sun Down
High/Low – Surf Tank
Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
My Life Story – Motorcade
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Taffy – Tune In A Jar (Phoenix FM session 11-10-2014)
Primitives – Hidden In The Shadows
Sallasmith – At The Devil’s Gate
Lush – Tiny Smiles
Rialto – Summer’s Over
Ungdomskulen – Idunno
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Shirim
Primitives – Wednesday World
Sinead O’Connor – 8 Good Reasons


Jail and the Big Guns live on Phoenix FM

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We welcomed Pete, Buster, Nick and Lemmy from Jail and the Big Guns into the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and a few tunes.

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As well as talking about the band’s long and complicated history they gave us acoustic renditions of four songs, eschewing their normal psychedelic shouty indie-pop-punk. You can see these again below:

You can find out what the band are up to by visiting their WordPress blog, Facebook and Twitter pages and they’re also on Youtube and Soundcloud too.


Playlist for 9 October 2014

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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 the week this week but lots of new releases. More acoustic goodness next week with the Scarlettes in session.

Tonight’s playlist:

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Peter Gabriel – Steam
Noire – Those Days
Cheap Girls – Amazing Grace
Bleech – 70s Child
Desert Hearts – Heavy Hangs The Head
Scarlet Echo – Grayhaven
Ariel Pink – Put Your Number In My Phone
Kenickie – I Would Fix You
Honeyblood – Choker

Live in the studio:
Jail and the Big Guns – Someday I’ll Be Fine
Jail and the Big Guns – Ringway
Jail and the Big Guns – Crafty
Jail and the Big Guns – Heading East

Resque – She Drives My Train
Dubstar – Not So Manic Now
Franz Ferdinand – Leaving My Old Life Behind
Avi Buffalo – Think It’s Gonna Happen Again
Grísalappalísa – ABC
Curxes – Avant-Guarded
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
Temples – Mesmerise
Asylums – I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine
Cud – Victoria
As Elephants Are – Crown
Interpol – Pioneer to the Falls
Sinead O’Connor – 8 Good Reasons
Super Furry Animals – Northern Lites
B-52’s – Planet Claire


Sarah Holburn live on Phoenix FM

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Essex singer/songwriter Sarah Holburn was back in the Phoenix FM studio this week, performing in her own right after playing with Thomas James a few weeks ago.

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This time Thomas returned the favour, providing backing to three of Sarah’s songs which you can see again below.

You can find out what Sarah’s up to by visiting her Bandcamp, Facebook and Twitter pages.


Playlist for 2 October 2014

On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with local singer Sarah Holburn, which you can watch again here.

No album of the week this week but lots of new releases. More acoustic goodness next week with Jail and the Big Guns in session.

Tonight’s playlist:

Eight Rounds Rapid – Dostoyevsky

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Spoon – Inside Out
Voluntary Butler Scheme – Brain Freeze
Dark Horses – Transister
Bob Mould – The War
States Of Emotion – The Way That I’m Wired
Chatham Rise – Meadowsweet
Honeyblood – Joey
History Of Apple Pie – Tame
Franz Ferdinand – Treason! Animals.
John Mouse – I Was A Goalkeeper
History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu
JacksonsWarehouse – Right Here Right Now
Jail and the Big Guns – Basically
Heart Throbs – She’s In A Trance
Public Service Broadcasting – Signal 30
Wye Oak – Running Up That Hill
Wildfowl – Half-Cut
Cud – Mexico
Foals – Inhaler
History Of Apple Pie – Snowball
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street


Kelly Oliver live on Phoenix FM

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.

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Although Kelly’s only been on the folk circuit for 18 months she’s already a veteran with many gigs, festivals and radio sessions behind her. Kelly spoke about her experiences and also played three songs live for us in the studio which you can see again below:

You can find out what Kelly’s up to by visiting her official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.