Category Archives: 33rpm

I Was The Best At Being Second Place, Now I’m Just A Runner-Up – 03/04/16

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1. Sufjan Stevens – The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts (Illinois – 2005)
2. Speedy Ortiz – The Graduates (Foil Deer – 2015)
3. Three Trapped Tigers – Hemisphere (Silent Earthling – 2016)
4. The Burning Hell – The Road (Public Libraries – 2016)
5. Mogwai – Tzar (Atomic – 2016)
6. Future Of The Left – White Privilege Blues (The Peace And Truce Of – 2016)
7. Asylums – Necessary Appliances (Single – 2016)
8. The Timlins – Aftershocks (Pilot – 2015)
9. Tacocat – The Internet (Lost Time – 2016)
10. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Existence In The Unfurling (EARS – 2016)
11. Explosions In The Sky – Tangle Formations (The Wilderness – 2016)
12. Laura Gibson – Empire Builder (Empire Builder – 2016)
13. Bleached – Chemical Air (Welcome The Worms – 2016)
14. Mogwai – Fat Man (Atomic – 2016)
15. Black Mountain – (Over And Over) The Chain (IV – 2016)
16. Stars Of The Lid – The Daughters Of Quiet Minds (And Their Refinement Of The Decline – 2007)

 

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Life’s Taken All The Fragrant Blows – 25/03/16

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1. Sugar – Tilted (Beaster – 1993)
2. Radiohead – Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows – 2007)
3. Dog Chocolate – Everyday’s The End Of The World For Someone (Snack Fans – 2016)
4. Glitterbust – Repetitive Differ (S/T – 2016)
5. Bob Dylan – Time Passes Slowly #1 (Another Self Portrait – 2013)
6. The Magnetic North – Pennylands (Prospect Of Skelmersdale – 2016)
7. Simone White – Yakiimo (Yakiimo – 2009)
8. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up (Bigger, Better, Faster, More! – 1992)
9. Daughter – Youth (If You Leave – 2013)
10. Blur – Tender (13 – 1999)
11. Underworld – I Exhale (Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – 2016)
12. M83 – Gone (Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts – 2003)
13. Colleen Green – You’re So Cool (Sock It To Me – 2013)
14. Charla Fantasma – J.E.Z. (Ghostavraganza – 2014)
15. Acid Reign – My Open Mind (Obnoxious – 1990)
16. Stevie Wonder – Contusion (Songs In Key Of Life – 1976)
17. Dog Chocolate – Emotionally Buff (Snack Fans – 2016)
18. Soundgarden – Superunknown (Superunknown – 1994)
19. Dinosaur Jr. – Pebbles + Weeds (Whatever’s Cool With Me – 1991)
20. Glitterbust – The Highline (S/T – 2016)

 

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Walk Like Thunder – 17/03/16

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1. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Single – 1979)
2. Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty (Skelethon – 2012)
3. Mmoths – Deu (Luneworks – 2016)
4. Holy Wave – Sir Isaac Nukem (Freaks Of Nurture – 2016)
5. The Beatles – I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Abbey Road – 1969)
6. Buffalo Springfield – Broken Arrow (Buffalo Springfield Again – 1967)
7. Kimya Dawson – 12/26 (Remember That I Love You – 2006)
8. Waxahatchee – You’re Damaged (Cerulean Salt – 2013)
9. R.E.M. – Low (Out Of Time – 1991)
10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Mother****er=Redeemer Parts 1 & 2 (Yanqui U.X.O. – 2002)
11. Sebadoh – Bird In The Hand (The Sebadoh – 1999)
12. Ducktails – Surreal Exposure (St. Catherine – 2015)
13. Mmoths – Para Polaris (Luneworks – 2016)
14. Television – Marquee Moon (Marquee Moon – 1977)

 

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Held To The Past Too Aware Of The Pending – 06/03/16

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1. Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Paul’s Boutique – 1989)
2. Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – 1999)
3. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Slash / Burn (A Man Alive – 2016)
4. Palehound – Healthier Folk (Dry Food – 2015)
5. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 23:17 (Trance Frendz – 2016)
6. The Fall – Wise Ol’ Man (Wise Ol’ Man – 2016)
7. The National – Anyone’s Ghost (High Violet – 2010)
8. British Sea Power – No Lucifer (Do You Like Rock Music? – 2008)
9. Anna Meredith – R-Type (Varmints – 2016)
10. Eerie Wanda – Angel Hair (Hum – 2016)
11. Flight Of The Conchords – Business Time (S/T – 2008)
12. Mark Korven – Caleb’s Seduction (The Witch – 2016)
13. Bob Dylan – The Man In Me (New Morning – 1970)
14. Sarah Neufeld – The Glow (The Ridge – 2016)
15. Guided By Voices – Kicker Of Elves (Bee Thousand – 1994)
16. La Sera – Time To Go (Music For Listening To Music To – 2016)
17. The Decemberists – The Harrowed & The Haunted (Flora Songs – 2015)
18. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 23:52 (Trance Frendz – 2016)
19. Beck – E-Pro (Guero – 2005)
20. Violent Femmes – Foothills (We Can Do Anything – 2016)
21. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man (A Man Alive – 2016)
22. The Shins – The Past And Pending (Oh, Inverted World – 2001)

 

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Instead, he sent three Angels – 28/02/16

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1. Metallica – Disposable Heroes (Master Of Puppets – 1986)
2. Battles – Tonto (Mirrored – 2007)
3. Sarah Neufeld – Chase The Bright And Burning (The Ridge – 2016)
4. Pinkshinyultrablast – Molkky (Grandfeathered – 2016)
5. Venetian Snares – Magnificent Stumble (Traditional Synthesizer Music – 2016)
6. Minor Victories – A Hundred Ropes (S/T – 2016)
7. Mogwai – Ether (Atomic – 2016)
8. The Cure – The Walk (Single – 1983)
9. Animal Collective – Vertical (Painting With – 2016)
10. Explosions In The Sky – Disintegration Anxiety (The Wilderness – 2016)
11. Steve Mason – Through My Window (Meet The Humans – 2016)
12. Sarah Neufeld – A Long Awaited Scar (The Ridge – 2016)
13. Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator (Computer World – 1981)
14. Belly – Angel (Star – 1993)
15. John Carpenter – Antonio Bay (The Fog – 1980)
16. Ventian Snares – Health Card10 (Traditional Synthesizer Music – 2016)
17. School Of Seven Bells – Signals (SVIIB – 2016)
18. Yuck – Yr Face (Stranger Things – 2016)

 

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Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing…Sometimes – 21/02/16

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1. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Speaking In Tongues – 1983)
2. The Wedding Present – Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Watusi – 1994)
3. Aimee Mann – Deathly (Magnolia – 1999)
4. PJ Harvey – This Is Love (Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – 2000)
5. Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)
6. Blur – You’re So Great (S/T – 1997)
7. Fiona Apple – Left Alone (The Idler Wheel – 2012)
8. Willy Mason – XIV (Chamber Music – 2008)
9. Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring (Romance Is Boring – 2010)
10. Sufjan Stevens – To Be Alone With You (Seven Swans – 2004)
11. 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me (The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators – 1966)
12. Nick Cave – Into My Arms (The Boatman’s Call – 1997)
13. The Mountain Goats – Going To Georgia (Zopilote Machine – 1994)
14. Amanda Palmer – The Bed Song (Theatre Is Evil – 2012)
15. Wilco – I’m The Man Who Loves You (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – 2002)
16. Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (S/T – 1994)
17. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Maps (Fever To Tell – 2003)
18. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Lesley Gore On The T.A.M.I. Show (Advance Base Battery Life – 2009)
19. The Afghan Whigs – My Curse (Gentlemen – 1993)
20. Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You In The End (Retired Boxer – 1985)
21. Honeyblood – Super Rat (S/T – 2014)
22. The Breeders – Do You Love Me Now? (Last Splash – 1993)
23. Tom Waits – I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You (Closing Time – 1973)

 

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Wake Me Up With Indecision – 07/02/16

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1. Nirvana – Mr. Moustache (Bleach – 1989)
2. The Police – Friends (B-side – 1980)
3. Nonkeen – This Beautiful Mess (The Gamble – 2016)
4. Field Music – I’m Glad (Commontime – 2016)
5. Josephine Foster – No More Lamps In The Morning (No More Lamps In The Morning – 2016)
6. American Football – Honestly? (S/T – 1999)
7. Surgeon – GN-108036 (From Farthest Known Objects – 2016)
8. EMA – Neuromancer (The Future’s Void – 2014)
9. Zun Zun Egui – Soul Scratch (Shackles Gift – 2015)
10. Sun Ra – Worlds Approaching (Strange Strings – 1967)
11. Massive Attack – Dead Editors (Ritual Spirit – 2016)
12. Fashoda Crisis – Everything: The Musical (Almost Everyone Is Entirely Average At Almost Everything – 2015)
13. Sufjan Stevens – Reford (For Yia-Yia And Pappou) (Michigan – 2003)
14. Three Trapped Tigers – 11 (EP3 – 2010)
15. Nonkeen – Ceramic People (The Gamble – 2016)
16. Beacon – Backbone (Escapements – 2016)
17. Sparklehorse – Piano Fire (It’s A Wonderful Life – 2001)
18. Blake Babies – Lament (Earwig – 1989)
19. Electrelane – Between The Wolf And The Dog (No Shouts, No Calls – 2007)

 

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Or Your Shame Will Creep Right Through – 31/01/16

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1. Badly Drawn Boy – Another Pearl (The Hour Of Bewilderbeast – 2000)
2. Bikini Kill – Finale (Reject All American – 1996)
3. Petal – Camera Lens II (Shame – 2016)
4. Charlie Hilton – Snow (Palana – 2016)
5. High/Low – Autospy (Autospy – 2016)
6. Money – Night Came (Suicide Songs – 2016)
7. Emily Wells – You Dream Of China (Promise – 2016)
8. Nevermen – Shellshot (S/T – 2016)
9. My Bloody Valentine – Feed Me With Your Kiss (Isn’t Anything – 1988)
10. The Breeders – Iris (Pod – 1990)
11. Heavens To Betsy – My Red Self (Heavens To Betsy – 1992)
12. Can – Halleluwah (Tago Mago – 1971)
13. Pink Floyd – Biding My Time (Relics – 1971)
14. Petal – Photobooth (Shame – 2016)
15. Emily Wells – Take It Easy (Promise – 2016)
16. The Anchoress – Intermission (Notes To The Editor) (Confessions Of A Romance Novelist – 2016)
17. The Mountain Goats – 1 John 4:16 (The Life Of The World To Come – 2009)
18. Hole – Miss World (Live Through This – 1994)

 

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Interview – Paul Cotgrove – Horror-On-Sea Film Festival

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                                                                                             ‘Niki Cornish Photography’ @NikiCPhoto

The Horror-On-Sea film festival is in it’s fourth year and going from strength to strength. Taking place in Southend, horror fans come from all over the country to celebrate some of the best independent horror from across the globe over two weekends.
I managed to attend a couple of screenings including the premiere of local film-maker Pat Higgins latest film House On The Witchpit which was an excellent psychological horror and before that an equally excellent and hilarious short called Blanche Dumas from B to Z which is a mockumentary about a fading scream queen. Having attended most years there is always a lovely atmosphere and everything is superbly run.
On the second weekend of the festival I managed to sit down with festival director Paul Cotgrove and chat about the festival and also the Southend Film Festival which will be taking part in May and is also growing every year. You can listen to our chat below.
Picture above is Paul with projectionists Heather and Richard.
You can find out more about the festivals and work The White Bus (which is the company which puts on the festivals and many other events) at the below links.

http://www.horror-on-sea.com/index.html
http://www.southendfilmfestival.com/
http://www.thewhitebus.org.uk/

 

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Love Without Complications Galore – 24/01/16

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1. At The Drive-in – Arcarsenal (Relationship Of Command – 2000)
2. The Beatles – Old Brown Shoe (7″ – 1969)
3. PJ Harvey – The Wheel (The Hope Six Demolition Project – 2016)
4. Eleanor Friedberger – Open Season (New View – 2016)
5. Number Girl – Young Girl Seventeen (School Girl Distortional Addict – 1999)
6. Tori Amos – Blood Roses (Boys For Pele – 1996)
7. Tortoise – Gesceap (The Catastrophist – 2016)
8. The Dresden Dolls – Coin-Operated Boy (S/T – 2003)
9. The Moldy Peaches – Who’s Got The Crack (S/T – 2001)
10. The Anchoress – Long Year (Confessions Of A Romance Novelist – 2016)
11. Gil Scott-Heron – Bicentennial Blues (It’s Your World – 1976)
12. Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On (Beverly Hills Cop – 1984)
13. Savages – Slowing Down The World (Adore Life – 2016)
14. Mission Of Burma – Red (Signals, Calls And Marches – 1981)
15. Mogwai – Ex-Cowboy (Come On Die Young – 1999)
16. Tori Amos – In The Springtime Of His Voodoo (Boys For Pele – 1996)
17. Mystery Jets – Telomere (Curve Of The Earth – 2016)
18. Forest Swords – Rattling Cage (7″ – 2010)
19. Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer (Shields – 2012)

 

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Nothing Will Keep Us Together – 17/01/16

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1. Genesis – The Fountain Of Salmacis (Nursery Cryme – 1971)
2. Dinosaur Jr. – Sludgefeast (You’re Living All Over Me – 1987)
3. Daughter – How (Not To Disappear – 2016)
4. Kamasi Washington – The Magnificent 7 (The Epic – 2015)
5. Animal Collective – Floridada (Painting With – 2016)
6. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream (Bowie At The Beeb – 2000)
7. David Bowie – Stay (Station To Station – 1976)
8. David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Let’s Dance – 1983)
9. David Bowie – Heroes (Heroes – 1977)
10. David Bowie – Cracked Actor (Aladdin Sane – 1973)
11. Babes In Toyland – Arriba (House 7″ – 1990)
12. Kamasi Washington – Leroy And Lanisha (The Epic – 2015)
13. Idaho – The Sun Is All There Is (The Forbidden EP – 2008)
14. Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (Ocean Rain – 1984)
15. Sunn O))) – Kannon Part 1 (Kannon – 2015)

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And I Found Out We Were Not Worth Saving – 10/01/16

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1. Love Among Freaks – Clerks (Clerks OST – 1994)
2. Frank Zappa – Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Hot Rats – 1969)
3. Hinds – Garden (Leave Me Alone – 2016)
4. Motorhead – Iron Fist (Iron Fist – 1982)
5. Spider And The Webs – Inanition (Two Weeks Is Too Long) (Spider Magic – 2015)
6. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great (Sound Of Silver – 2007)
7. Dark Globes – Dream Away (2015)
8. Talking Heads – Found A Job (The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads – 1982)
9. Kiasmos – Looped (Erased Tapes Compilation VII – 2015)
10. La Sera – How Far We’ve Come Now (Sees The Light – 2012)
11. Truckers Of Husk – In Garnant And Ammanford (Accelerated Learning – 2011)
12. Hawkwind – Born To Go (Space Ritual – 1973)
13. David Bowie – ‘Tis Pity She Was A Whore (Blackstar – 2016)
14. The Specials – Gangsters (S/T – 1979)
15. Hinds – San Diego (Leave Me Alone – 2016)
16. Spider And The Webs – Spider Magic (Spider Magic – 2015)
17. John Coltrane – Locomotion (Blue Train – 1957)

 

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Albums Of The Year Part One (30-16) – 13/12/15

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16. Yowler – The Offer
17. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
18. Sicario – Soundtrack
19. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
20. The Unthanks – Mount The Air
21. Christina Vantzou – No3
22. US Girls – Half Free
23. Erase Errata – Lost Weekend
24. Battles – La Di Da Di
25. Helen – The Original Faces
26. Sexwitch – S/T
27. Low – Ones And Sixes
28. Nicole Dollanganger – Natural Born Losers
29. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
30. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain

 

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33RPM Songs Of 2015 – 06/12/15

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1. Blur – Go Out
2. Django Django – Shake And Tremble
3. The Decemberists – The Singer Addresses His Audience
4. Asylums – Missing Persons
5. Chelsea Wolfe – Iron Moon
6. Black Deer – Leaving The Station
7. The Timlins – Amsterdam
8. Aesop Rock – Cat Food
9. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
10. Sexwitch – Kassidat El Hakka
11. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
12. Dan Deacon – Learning To Relax
13. U.S. Girls – Damn That Valley
14. Braids – Sore Eyes
15. Speedy Ortiz – The Graduates
16. Telepathe – Slow Learner
17. Scarlet Echo – Emergency Exit
18. Bully – Milkman
19. Erase Errata – Watch Your Language
20. Destroyer – Times Square
21. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain

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On My Own On Saturday’s – 22/11/15

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1. The Halo Benders – Inbred Heart (Don’t Tell Me Now – 1996)
2. Grimes – Flesh Without Blood (Art Angels – 2015)
3. Protomartyr – Uncle Mother’s (The Agent Intellect – 2015)
4. Rian Treanor – A2 (A Rational Tangle – 2015)
5. Volcano The Bear – The Following Him (Commencing – 2015)
6. Tool – Forty Six & 2 (Aenima – 1996)
7. Nicole Dollanganger – Natural Born Losers (Full LP – 2015)
8. A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along (People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm – 1990)
9. Daniel Johnston – Speeding Motorcycle (Yip/Jump Music – 1983)
10. Winona Forever – Mikhail Baryshnikov (Yacht Rock – 2015)
11. The Breeders – Glorious (Pod – 1990)
12. Dead Kennedys – Chemical Warfare (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables – 1980)
13. Kogumaza – Amazones (Split 7″ – 2015)

 

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Baby Won’t You Take This Magnet, Maybe Put My Picture Back On The Fridge – 15/11/15

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1. Neil Young – Cowgirl In The Sand (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – 1969)
2. Broadcast – Black Cat (Tender Buttons – 2005)
3. Frankie Cosmos – O Contest Winner (Fit Me In – 2015)
4. Oneohtrix Point Never – Ezra (Garden Of Delete – 2015)
5. Trust Fund – Football (Seems Unfair – 2015)
6. Scarlet Echo – Emergency Exit (An Exact Portrayal of Nothing in Particular – 2015)
7. Petty Phase – Dumb With Me (Phoenix FM Creative Sessions – 2015)
8. Silver Jews – I’m Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You (Tanglewood Numbers – 2005)
9. Sebadoh – Rebound (Bakesale – 1994)
10. Winter – Lonely Traveller (Phoenix FM Creative Sessions – 2015)
11. Miles Davis – What I Say (Live Evil – 1971)
12. The Hillmisters – Bed Headz (Collected Recordings (2007​-​2010) – 2012)
13. Teeth Of The Sea – Field Punishment (Highly Deadly Black Tarantula – 2015)
14. Trust Fund – Scared II (Seems Unfair – 2015)
15. Petty Phase – Transfixer (Phoenix FM Creative Sessions – 2015)
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – Mutant Standard (Garden Of Delete – 2015)
17. Sons Of The Morning – Sunday’s Buzzabout (Speak Soon Volume One – 2013)

 

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You Bring Your Heart To Us, We’ll Get It Purified – 08/11/15

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1. The Velvet Underground – Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Mono) (Loaded (45th Anniversary Edition) – 2015)
2. Ash – Kung Fu (1977 – 1996)
3. Bob Dylan – It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Take 8, Alternate Take) (The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 – 2015)
4. Joanna Newsom – Anecdotes (Divers – 2015)
5. Grimes – Kill V. Maim (Art Angels – 2015)
6. John Grant – You And Him (Feat. Amanda Palmer) (Grey Tickles, Black Pressure – 2015)
7. Erase Errata – Watch Your Language (Lost Weekend – 2015)
8. Cat Power – 3,6,9 (Sun – 2012)
9. Embryo – Entrances (Rocksession – 1973)
10. Des Ark – French Fries Are Magical (Everything Dies – 2015)
11. Joanna Newsom – Waltz Of The 101st Lightborne (Divers – 2015)
12. Asylums – Missing Persons (Single – 2015)
13. Sleater-Kinney – Heart Factory (Dig Me Out – 1997)
14. Battles – FF Bada (La Di Da Di – 2015)
15. Buke And Gase – Red Hood Came Home (Riposte – 2010)
16. Brian Eno – 1/2 (Ambient 1 – 1978)
17. The Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat (Live) (Loaded (45th Anniversary Edition) – 2015)
18. Veronica Falls – Right Side Of My Brain (S/T – 2011)
19. Built To Spill – Big Dipper (There’s Nothing Wrong With Love – 1994)
20. Joanna Newsom – Sapokanikan (Divers – 2015)
21. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Wide Open (Loon – 2015)
22. Swearin’ – Mermaid (Surfing Strange – 2013)
23. Craig Finn – Newmyer’s Roof (Faith In The Future – 2015)
24. Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Back To Manhattan (Manhattan – 2015)

 

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Fifth Anniversary of 33RPM : Part The Second – 18/10/15

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1. Joanna Newsom – Emily (Ys – 2006)
2. Idaho – The Sun Is All There Is (Shanti Project Collection 1 – 1999)
3. Dingus Khan – The Deathmarch Of Dingus Khan (Knifey Spoony – 2012)
4. The Fall – Muzorewi’s Daughter (Dragnet – 1979)
5. British Sea Power – Mongk II (Valhalla Dancehall – 2011)
6. Eagulls – Amber Veins (S/T – 2014)
7. St. Vincent – Northern Lights (Strange Mercy – 2011)
8. F**k Buttons – Stalker (Slow Focus – 2013)
9. Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage (Joy In A Small Wage – 2015)
10. Whom By Fire – Emperor’s Clothes (Emperor’s Clothes – 2013)
11. Mica Levi – Lipstick To Void (Under The Skin – 2014)
12. Grouper – Water People (Water People – 2007)
13. Ringo Deathstarr – Nowhere (God’s Dream – 2013)
14. Spectres – Where Flies Sleep (Dying – 2015)
15. Cloud Nothings – Wasted Days (Attack On Memory – 2012)

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Fifth Anniversary of 33RPM : Part The First – 11/10/15

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1. David Bowie – Five Years (Ziggy Stardust – 1972)
2. The Beta Band – Dry The Rain (Champion Versions – 1997)
3. Braids – Plath Heart (Native Speaker – 2011)
4. Stereolab – John Cage Bubblegum (Single – 1993)
5. The Antlers – Parentheses (Burst Apart – 2011)
6. Fashoda Crisis – Alien. Dinosaur. Brundlefly (Him Make They Learn Read – 2011)
7. Emotion Signal – Shortbread Superted
8. Clint Mansell – Welcome To Lunar Industries (Moon – 2009)
9. Des Ark – Howard’s Hour Of Shower (Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The F***er – 2011)
10. Heavens To Betsy – Stay Away (Calculated – 1994)
11. Sleater-Kinney – Entertain (The Woods – 2005)
12. Fiona Apple – Left Alone (The Idler Wheel – 2012)
13. Caitlin Rose – Own Side (Own Side Now – 2010)
14. Boards Of Canada – Twoism (Twoism – 1995)
15. Earth – The Bee’s Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull (The Bee’s Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull – 2008)
16. Mogwai – My Father My King (Single – 2001)

 

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C’est Le Plus Beau, Et C’est Le Plus Triste – 04/10/15

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1. Stereolab – John Cage Bubblegum (Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Volume 2) – 1995)
2. Squeeze – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (Argybargy – 1980)
3. Mercury Rev – Autumn’s In The Air (The Light In You – 2015)
4. Deafheaven – Brought To The Water (New Bermuda – 2015)
5. Wavves – Flamezesz (V – 2015)
6. Miles Davis – Freddie Freeloader (A Kind Of Blue – 1959)
7. Black Wing – DSA (…Is Doomed – 2015)
8. Built To Spill – The Source (There’s Nothing Wrong With Love – 1994)
9. Solex – Athens, Ohio (Pick Up – 1999)
10. Low – Landslide (Ones And Sixes – 2015)
11. Destruction Unit – Chemical Reaction / Chemical Delight (Negative Feedback Resistor – 2015)
12. Deafheaven – Baby Blue (New Bermuda – 2015)
13. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – P*ss Crowns Are Trebled (Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress – 2015)

 

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It’s Just The Things You Do, You Make It True – 27/09/15

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1. The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual (Meat Is Murder – 1985)
2. Nine Inch Nails – Piggy (The Downward Spiral – 1994)
3. U.S. Girls – Damn That Valley (Half Free – 2015)
4. Caspian – Arcs Of Command (Dust And Disquiet – 2015)
5. Julia Holter – Betsy On The Roof (Have You In My Wilderness – 2015)
6. Beat Happening – Godsend (You Turn Me On – 1992)
7. Kurt Vile – Wild Imagination (B’lieve I’m Goin Down – 2015)
8. The Charlatans – How High (Tellin’ Stories – 1997)
9. The Timlins – Aftershocks (Pilot – 2015)
10. Battles – Megatouch (La Di Da Di – 2015)
11. Sexwitch – Kassidat El Hakka (S/T – 2015)
12. Boney M – Rasputin (Nightflight To Venus – 1978)
13. Slayer – Piece By Piece (Reign In Blood – 1986)
14. U.S. Girls – Woman’s Work (Half Free – 2015)
15. Julia Holter – Lucette Stranded On The Island (Have You In My Wilderness – 2015)
16. Black Tambourine – Black Car (Complete Recordings – 1999)

 

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Jaithebard Interview – 20/09/15

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This week I had the pleasure of being joined by musician / producer Jaithebard to talk all things music (plus Doctor Who) and about his new EP ‘By The Numbers’ which is released 21/09 and will be available to buy at all good digital retailers. You can find out more about Jai at his website http://jaithebard.com/ and can listen to the show below (interview starts at around the 22 minute mark).

1. R.E.M. – So Fast, So Numb (New Adventures In Hi-Fi – 1996)
2. The Hold Steady – The Swish (Almost Killed Me – 2004)
3. Low – Gentle (Ones And Sixes – 2015)
4. Beirut – No, No, No (No, No, No – 2015)
5. Jaithebard – One (By The Numbers – 2015)
6. Jaithebard – Live (By The Numbers – 2015)
7. Natalie Merchant – Beloved Wife (Tigerlily – 1995)
8. Jaithebard – Two (By The Numbers – 2015)
9. Mclusky – Dethink To Survive (Mclusky Do Dallas – 2002)
10. C.C.T.V. – Paranoia (S/T – 2015)
11. Prince – Head (Dirty Mind – 1980)
12. Micachu And The Shapes – Sea Air (Good, Sad, Happy, Bad – 2015)
13. Smog – I Could Drive Forever (Knock Knock – 1999)
14. Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance (Sex Packets – 1990)
15. Low – What Part Of Me (Ones And Sixes – 2015)
16. Astrowind – Vostok 1 (Kedr – 2015)

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I’m Taking Your Morning Warmth With Me Out Into The Day – 06/09/15

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1. The Vaselines – Oliver Twisted (Dum Dum – 1989)
2. Motorhead – Shine (Another Perfect Day – 1983)
3. Lou Barlow – Pulse (Brave The Wave – 2015)
4. Destroyer – Times Square (Poison Season – 2015)
5. Helen – The Original Faces Side A (The Original Faces – 2015)
6. Plaid – Conserv (EGR45-00001 – 2015)
7. Iron Maiden – Death Or Glory (The Book Of Souls – 2015)
8. Sufjan Stevens – I Walked (The Age Of Adz – 2010)
9. Explosions In The Sky – The Moon Is Down
10. Mercury Girls – Golden (Demo) (Demo – 2015)
11. Fleabite – Magic 106.7 (TTYL – 2015)
12. Hey Mother Death – Highway (Highway – 2015)
13. Helen – The Original Faces Side B (The Original Faces – 2015)
14. Sebadoh – Got It (Bakesale – 1994)
15. Mazes – Stamford Hill (Wooden Aquarium – 2014)
16. Cluster – Isodea (Grosses Wasser – 1979)

 

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Like Everything I Don’t Wanna Be A Part Of – 30/08/15

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1. Four Tet – Locked (Pink – 2012)
2. Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer (Shields – 2012)
3. Foals – A Knife In The Ocean (What Went Down – 2015)
4. Tamaryn – Fade Away Slow (Cranekiss – 2015)
5. Blondes – Son (Persuasion – 2015)
6. Mac Demarco – Go Easy (Salad Days – 2014)
7. Yo La Tengo – Friday I’m In Love (Stuff Like That There – 2015)
8. Sonic Youth – Green Light (Evol – 1986)
9. Beach House – Space Song (Depression Cherry – 2015)
10. Bruce Springsteen – She’s The One (Born To Run – 1975)
11. Jane’s Addiction – Three Days (Ritual De Lo Habitual – 1990)
12. Advance Base – Trisha Please Come Home (Nephew In The Wild – 2015)
13. Kids With Torches – Cipher (This Heart Beats With Home – 2015)
14. Tamaryn – Intruder (Waking You Up) (Cranekiss – 2015)
15. Braids – Sore Eyes (Deep In The Iris – 2015)
16. Mastodon – Stargasm (The Hunter – 2011)

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Kids With Torches Interview – 23/08/15

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On this week’s show I had the pleasure of being joined by Matt Royal, one half of electronic duo Kids With Torches. The band have just released their second album This Heart Beats With Home, a brilliantly atmospheric record which you can download for free (along with their first album) from their bandcamp page – http://kidswithtorches.bandcamp.com/
You can listen to the interview and three tracks from the album below and also listen to the full show after the playlist.

1. Deerhunter – Operation (Weird Era Cont. – 2008)
2. Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (Remain In Light – 1980)
3. Panda Bear – The Preakness (Crosswords – 2015)
4. Beak> – The Broken Window (Beak> <Keab Split EP – 2015)
5. Kids With Torches – Overloading (This Heart Beats With Home – 2015)
6. Kids With Torches – The Comedian (This Heart Beats With Home – 2015)
7. Kids With Torches – Outlast (This Heart Beats With Home – 2015)
8. Screaming Females – Triumph (Rose Mountain – 2015)
9. Aero Flynn – Dk / Pi (S/T – 2015)
10. The Waterboys – We Will Not Be Lovers (Fisherman’s Blues – 1988)
11. Sufjan Stevens – Exploding Whale (Tour 7″ – 2015)
12. My Panda Shall Fly & Microburst – A Violet-V Forever (Earth And Air And Rain – 2013)
13. Nicolas Jaar – No One Is Looking At U (Nymphs II – 2015)

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The Bats Have Left The Bell Tower – 16/08/15

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1. Ultimate Painting – Kodiak (Green Lanes – 2015)
2. Buzzcocks – Why Can’t I Touch It (Singles Going Steady – 1979)
3. Pavement – Kentucky Cocktail (The Secret Sessions Vol. 1 – 2015)
4. Battles – The Yabba (La Di Da Di – 2015)
5. The Fall – Leave The Capitol (Slates – 1981)
6. Cheatahs – Sunne (Sunne EP – 2015)
7. Superchunk – Watery Hands (Indoor Living – 1997)
8. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Single – 1979)
9. Why? – Into The Shadows Of My Embrace (Eskimo Snow – 2009)
10. Mount Eerie – Black Wooden (Black Wooden – 2009)
11. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For The Static King Parts 1 & 2 (S/T – 2011)
12. Pink Floyd – Biding My Time (Relics – 1971)
13. Joanna Newsom – Sprout And The Bean (The Milk-Eyed Mender – 2004)
14. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – Ballade For A Snow Moon (Excerpt) (Ballade For A Snow Moon – 2014)

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I’m Just Content To Relax Than Drown Within Myself – 09/08/15

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1. LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous! (Sound Of Silver – 2007)
2. Anthrax – Anti-Social (State Of Euphoria – 2008)
3. Ultimate Painting – Two From The Vault (Green Lanes – 2015)
4. Chelsea Wolfe – Iron Moon (Abyss – 2015)
5. Mac Demarco – Without Me (Another One – 2015)
6. Telepathy – Slow Learner (Destroyer – 2015)
7. Hills – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd (Frid – 2015)
8. HEALTH – SALVIA / NEW COKE (Death Magic – 2015)
9. Miles Davis – Frelon Brun (Filles De Kilimanjaro – 1968)
10. Helmet – Role Model (Meantime – 1992)
11. Ultimate Painting – Sweet Chris (Green Lanes – 2015)
12. Nova Scotian Arms – Navigation (Devotional)
13. Suicide – Ghost Rider (S/T – 1977)
14. Chelsea Wolfe – Survive (Abyss – 2015)
15. Telepathy – Someone Is Home (Destroyer – 2015)
16. Talk Talk – Desire (Spirit Of Eden – 1998)

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I Had A Dream, No Longer To Be Free – 02/08/15

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1. Ikara Colt – Rudd (Chat And Business – 2002)
2. David Bowie – She Shook Me Cold (The Man Who Sold The World – 1970)
3. Titus Andronicus – No Future Part IV : No Future Triumphant (The Most Lamentable Tragedy – 2015)
4. The Chemical Brothers Feat. St. Vincent – Under Neon Lights (Born In The Echoes – 2015)
5. Alela Diane – Dry Grass And Shadows (Songs Whistled Through White Teeth – 2006)
6. Ash – Girl From Mars (1977 – 1996)
7. Lamb Of God – Embers (VII : Sturm Und Drang – 2015)
8. Fear Factory – Self Bias Resistor (Demanufacture – 1995)
9. Moon Wheel – Faxalven (Okant Land – 2015)
10. Shannen Moser – Dog / Family Vacation (You Shouldn’t Be Doing That – 2015)
11. Metz – Landfill (Metz II – 2015)
12. Titus Andronicus – Lookalike (The Most Lamentable Tragedy – 2015)
13. Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’ (B’lieve I’m Goin Down – 2015)
14. Deerhunter – Agoraphobia (Microcastle – 2008)
15. The Afghan Whigs – Fountain And Fairfax (Gentlemen – 1993)
16. Porter Ricks – Port Gentil (Biokinetics – 1996)
17. Alela Diane – My Brambles (Songs Whistled Through White Teeth – 2006)
18. Titus Andronicus – Funny Feeling (The Most Lamentable Tragedy – 2015)
19. Xmal Deutschland – Geheimnis (Fetisch – 1983)
20. Stereolab – Low Fi (Low Fi – 1992)

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Can’t You See The Taste Of Life – 26/07/15

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1. The Damned – One Way Love (Music For Pleasure – 1977)
2. Portishead – We Carry On (Third – 2008)
3. Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Currents – 2015)
4. Wilco – Cold Slope (Star Wars – 2015)
5. Bully – Trash (Feels Like – 2015)
6. Gold Panda – Before We Talked (Lucky Shiner – 2010)
7. The Timlins – Bones (Pilot – 2015)
8. Blondes – Rein (Excerpt) (Single – 2015)
9. Belle And Sebastian – I Don’t Love Anyone (Tigermilk – 1996)
10. Ducktails – St. Catherine (St. Catherine – 2015)
11. Mac Demarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her (Another One – 2015)
12. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better (Currents – 2015)
13. Woods – Size Meets The Sound (Bend Beyond – 2012)
14. Bully – Milkman (Feels Like – 2015)
15. Ryan Adams – Cop City (Burn In The Night – 2015)
16. Sleep – Dopesmoker (Excerpt) (Dopesmoker – 2003)

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Night Awakes, Day Escapes – 12/07/15

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1. AC/DC – Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (Back In Black – 1980)
2. Deerhoof – Chandelier Searchlight (Offend Maggie – 2008)
3. Veruca Salt – The Sound Of Leaving (Ghost Notes – 2015)
4. Jaill – Got An F (Brain Cream – 2015)
5. Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage (Single – 2015)
6. Widowspeak – All Yours (All Yours – 2015)
7. Four Tet – Morning Side (Morning / Evening – 2015)
8. Flamin’ Groovies – Dog Meat (Single – 1973)
9. Damon Albarn – Lonely Press Play (Everyday Robots – 2014)
10. Chapterhouse – Feel The Same (Sunburst – 1990)
11. Ramones – Commando (Leave Home – 1977)
12. Loop – Radial (Array 1 – 2015)
13. Veruca Salt – Triage (Ghost Notes – 2015)
14. Girlpool – Cherry Picking (Before The World Was Big – 2015)
15. S. Araw “Trio” XI – Rebuttal (Gazebo Effect – 2015)
16. Throbbing Gristle – Distan Dreams (Part Two) (Single – 1980)
17. Mazes – Skulking (Ores & Minerals – 2013)

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

 

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Now What You’ve Done To My World – 05/07/15

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1. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel The Illinoise! (Illinois – 2005)
2. Zun Zun Egui – African Tree (Shackles Gift – 2015)
3. Creepoid – Dried Out (Cemetery Highrise Slum – 2015)
4. Trembling Bells – I Is Someone Else (The Sovereign Self – 2015)
5. The Orb – God’s Mirrorball (Moonbuilding 2703 AD – 2015)
6. Beach House – Sparks (Depression Cherry – 2015)
7. The Cure – End (Wish – 1992)
8. Yes – I’ve Seen All Good People (The Yes Album – 1971)
9. Wavves & Cloud Nothings – Untitled I (No Life For Me – 2015)
10. Wavves & Cloud Nothings – No Life For Me (No Life For Me – 2015)
11. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real – Workin’ Man (The Monsanto Years – 2015)
12. Grimm Grimm – Tell The Truth (Hazy Eyes Maybe – 2015)
13. Autechre – Arch Carrier (LP5 – 1998)
14. Fugazi – Give Me The Cure (7 Songs – 1988)
15. Creepoid – Calamine (Cemetery Highrise Slum – 2015)
16. The Orb – Moonscapes 2703 BC (Moonbuilding 2703 AD – 2015)

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

 

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Top 15 Albums of 2015 (First Half) – 28/06/15

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Here are the 33RPM (well my) top 15 albums of 2015 so far!

1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie And Lowell
2. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
3. Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries
4. Mount Eerie – Sauna
5. Metz – II
6. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
7. Braids – Deep In The Iris
8. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
9. Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl
10. Spectres – Dying
11. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
12. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
13. Yowler – The Offer
14. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
15. Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

 

 

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In An Absence Where You Hate To Feel Uncared For – 21/06/15

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1. Dinosaur Jr. – They Always Come (Bug – 1988)
2. Pixies – Something Against You (Surfer Rosa – 1988)
3. Gengahr – Heroine (A Dream Outside – 2015)
4. Flo Morrissey – Show Me (Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful – 2015)
5. British Sea Power – Heavenly Waters (The Decline Of British Sea Power – 2003)
6. It Hugs Back – Endless Drive (Slow Wave – 2015)
7. Me Without You – Magic Lantern Days (Pale Horses – 2015)
8. F’d Up – Year Of The Hare (Year Of The Hare – 2015)
9. Ian Dury – My Old Man (New Boots And Panties – 1977)
10. Bauhaus – Dark Entries (Single – 1980)
11. J Dilla – Workinonit (Donuts – 2005)
12. The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Bizarre Ride II – 1992)
13. Explosions In The Sky – It’s Natural To Be Afraid (All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone – 2007)
14. The Antlers – Surrender (Familiars – 2014)
15. Oathless – Faded Memories (Peripheral : Music For An Imaginary Film – 2013)
16. Bon Iver – The Wolves (Act I And II) (For Emma, Forever Ago – 2007)

 

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Statistics And Newspapers Tell Me I Am Unhappy And Dying – 14/06/15

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1. The Strokes – The Modern Age (Is This It – 2001)
2. Blur – Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
3. Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down (I Don’t Want To Let You Down – 2015)
4. Ash – Go! Fight! Win! (Kablammo – 2015)
5. Jenny Hval – That Battle Is Over (Apocalypse, Girl – 2015)
6. Composite – (On The) Desperate Edge Of Now (Demo – 2015)
7. Elbow – Mexican Standoff (Leaders Of The Free World – 2005)
8. The Microphones – The Moon (Song Islands) (Song Islands – 2002)
9. FFS – Look At Me (S/T – 2015)
10. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Holly Hobby (Advance Base Battery Life – 2009)
11. Spirit Club – Eye Dozer (S/T – 2015)
12. Alice Cooper – Cold Ethyl (Welcome To My Nightmare – 1975)
13. AC/DC – Problem Child (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – 1976)
14. The Upsetters – Cloud Nine (The Many Moods Of The Upsetters – 1970)
15. Earth – Hell’s Winter (Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I – 2011)
16. Sharon Van Etten – Just Like Blood (I Don’t Want To Let You Down – 2015)
17. Codeine – Ides (The White Birch – 1994)
18. Jenny Hval – Sabbath (Apocalypse, Girl – 2015)
19. TV Girl – Natalie Wood (Single – 2015)
20. Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window (Immunity – 2013)

 

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We Perch So Thin And Fragile Here Upon The Land – 07/06/15

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1. New Model Army – White Coats (White Coats EP – 1987)
2. The Mission – Into The Blue (Carved In Sand – 1990)
3. Sun Kil Moon – Garden Of Lavender (Universal Themes – 2015)
4. Du Blonde – Raw Honey (Welcome Back To Milk – 2015)
5. Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers (Abyss – 2015)
6. No Joy – Hollywood Teeth (More Faithful – 2015)
7. The Best Pessimist – Call The Ambulance (The Half World – 2015)
8. Queens Of The Stone Age – Auto Pilot (Rated R – 2000)
9. Charles Mingus – Fifty-First Street Blues (East Coasting – 1957)
10. Hot Chip – Need You Now (Why Make Sense? – 2015)
11. Los – The Fields Taught Me Everything (You Are My Everything, But You Will Be The Death Of Me – 2015)
12. The Sisters Of Mercy – Flood II (Floodland – 1987)
13. Bettie Serveert – Kid’s Allright (Palomine – 1992)
14. Elastica – Stutter (Elastica – 1995)
15. Du Blonde – Chips To Go (Welcome Back To Milk – 2015)
16. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I See A Darkness (I See A Darkness – 1999)
17. Spiritualized – Shine A Light (Lazer Guided Melodies – 1992)

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Trying To Tell Us Something We Don’t Know – 31/05/15

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1. Willy Mason – When The Leaves Have Fallen (If The Ocean Gets Rough – 2007)
2. The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drums (S/T – 1989)
3. Surfer Blood – I Can’t Explain (1000 Palms – 2015)
4. Joanna Gruesome – Jerome (Liar) (Peanut Butter – 2015)
5. Black Deer – Leaving The Station (Pray For Us – 2015)
6. Jim O’Rourke – Friends With Benefits (Simple Songs – 2015)
7. Eels – Woman Driving, Man Sleeping (Souljacker – 2001)
8. Beach House – Walk In The Park (Teen Dream – 2010)
9. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Berzina (Loin Des Hommes – 2015)
10. F’ Up – Son The Father (The Chemistry Of Modern Life – 2008)
11. Boris – Surrender (Urban Dance – 2015)
12. R.E.M. – Disturbance At The Heron House (Live)
13. Holly Miranda – Until Now (S/T – 2015)
14. The Damned – Hit Or Miss (The Black Album – 1980)
15. Dan Deacon – Take It To The Max (Gliss Riffer – 2015)
16. Ikue Mori – Orot (In Light Of Shadows – 2015)
17. Joanna Gruesome – Seperate Bedrooms (Peanut Butter – 2015)
18. Grouper – (First Heart Tone) Dragging The Streets (A I A Dream Loss – 2011)
19. Spacemen 3 – Walking With Jesus (The Perfect Prescription – 1987)

 

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Thought Of You As Everything, I Had But Couldn’t Keep – 17/05/15

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1. The Wedding Present – Catwoman (Watusi – 1994)
2. Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke (Fear Of A Black Planet – 1990)
3. Django Django – Shake And Tremble (Born Under Saturn – 2015)
4. Novella – Phrases (S/T – 2015)
5. Roisin Murphy – Exploitation (Hairless Toys – 2015)
6. Metric – The Shade (Single – 2015)
7. Femme Fantasm – Phantasmagoria (Femme Fantasm EP – 2015)
8. The Fall – Auto Chip 2014-2016 (Sub-Lingual Tablet – 2015)
9. Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy (No Cities To Love – 2015)
10. Crocodiles – Blue (Boys – 2015)
11. Errors – Lease Of Life (Lease Of Life – 2015)
12. My Bloody Valentine – I Only Said (Loveless – 1991)
13. Stars Of The Lid – Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Parts 1 – 3 (The Tired Sounds Of..- 2001)
14. Novella – Land Gone (S/T – 2015)
15. Dennis Wilson – River Song (Pacific Ocean Blue – 1977)
16. Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (S/T – 1969)

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I Would Have Told You If You’d Only Asked Me – 03/05/15

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1. Badly Drawn Boy – Everybody’s Stalking (The Hour Of Bewilderbeast – 2000)
2. Villagers – Nothing Arrived (Awayland – 2013)
3. Walls – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Urals – 2015)
4. Blur – My Terracotta Heart (The Magic Whip – 2015)
5. Braids – Taste (Deep In The Iris – 2015)
6. Sufjan Stevens – The Only Thing (Carrie & Lowell – 2015)
7. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Song For Bob (White Lunar – 2009)
8. Battles – Tij (Mirrored – 2007)
9. Luke Sital-Singh – Fail For You (The Fire Inside – 2014)
10. Built To Spill – So (Untethered Moon – 2015)
11. Refused – Elektra (Freedom – 2015)
12. Modest Mouse – Edit The Sad Parts (Interstate 8 – 1996)
13. Walls – Moon Eye (Urals – 2015)
14. Amanda Palmer – The Bed Song (Theatre Is Evil – 2012)
15. Braids – Sore Eyes (Deep In The Iris – 2015)
16. American Football – I’ll See You When We’re Both Not So Emotional (S/T – 1999)
17. Animal Collective – Prospect Hummer (Prospect Hummer – 2005)
18. Neko Case – I’m from Nowhere (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight.. – 2013)

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I’m Drowning For Your Thirst – 12/04/15

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1. Pavement – Rattled By The Rush (Wowee Zowee – 1995)
2. Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head (Singles Going Steady – 1979)
3. The Mountain Goats – Heel Turn 2 (Beat The Champ – 2015)
4. Waxahatchee – Poison (Ivy Tripp – 2015)
5. Faith Healer – Acid (Cosmic Troubles – 2015)
6. Fraser A. Gorman – Broken Hands (Single – 2015)
7. Cat Power – Ice Water (Myra Lee – 1996)
8. Nirvana – Endless, Nameless (Nevermind – 1991)
9. Fashoda Crisis – I Am Become Oxford (Almost Everyone Is Entirely Average At Almost Everything – 2014)
10. East India Youth – Hearts That Never (Culture Of Volume – 2015)
11. Spring King – Better Man (Demons – 2015)
12. David Bowie – Changes (Hunky Dory – 1971)
13. Dusty Springfield – Spooky (Single – 1970)
14. Leatherface – Razorblades & Aspirin (Fill Your Boots – 1990)
15. Courtney Barnett – Small Poppies (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – 2015)
16. Faith Healer – Fools Rush In (Cosmic Troubles – 2015)
17. Deftones – Minerva (S/T – 2003)
18. The Mountain Goats – Foreign Object (Beat The Champ – 2015)
19. Lou Reed – Caroline Says II (Berlin – 1973)
20. Can – Future Days (Future Days – 1973)

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

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The Past Is Still The Past, The Bridge To Nowhere – 05/04/15

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1. Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites (Recovering The Satellites – 1996)
2. Vic Chesnutt – Everything I Say (North Star Deserter – 2007)
3. The Sonics – The Hard Way (This Is The Sonics – 2015)
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ (Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress – 2015)
5. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Side A) (Carrie & Lowell – 2015)
6. Alice In Chains – Got Me Wrong (Sap – 1992)
7. The Staves – No Me, No You, No More (If I Was – 2015)
8. Death Cab For Cutie – Ingenue (Kintsugi – 2015)
9. The National – Sunshine On my Back (Single – 2015)
10. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Side B) (Carrie & Lowell – 2015)
11. Jenn Grant – Walk Away (Honeymoon Punch – 2011)
12. Follakzoid – Earth (III – 2015)

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

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Whom By Fire, Blackdroid & Jason Pilley – 29/03/15

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This week I was lucky enough to be joined in the studio by some very talented artists in the form of bands Whom By Fire and Blackdroid along with poet Jason Pilley.
Both bands gave an exclusive play to a track from their forthcoming EP’s which are being released at a special launch party on April 11th at the TAP gallery in Southend where they’ll be performing live along with poetry from Jason Pilley, and hip-hop from Tekneek. You can check out info about the event at this very link : https://www.facebook.com/events/891813237506469/
You can also listen to the interviews / new tracks / live poetry on the wonderous widgets below along with the full show at the bottom of the page.
You can also find out more about the bands here :

Whom By Fire – https://www.facebook.com/whombyfire?fref=ts
Blackdroid – https://www.facebook.com/blackdroid?fref=ts

Massive thanks to Rob, Bryn, Dan, Elyza and Jason for coming down and looking forward to April 11th (which let’s be honest is an event not to be missed and anyone who does will need a letter of exclusion from parents / relevant deity). I also look forward to playing more tracks from the two new EP’s for your earholes soon.
See you next week!

1. Echo & The Bunnymen – A Promise (Heaven Up Here – 1981)
2. The Fall – Muzoweri’s Daughter (Dragnet – 1979)
3. Villagers – Hot Scary Summer (Darling Arithmetic – 2015)
4. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And 5. Sometimes I Just Sit – 2015)
6. Errors – New Winged Fire (Lease Of Life – 2015)
7. Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries (Wild Strawberries – 2015)
8. Lightning Bolt – Over The River And Through The Woods (Fantasy Empire – 2015)
9. Blackdroid – Untitled / Interview
10. Mudhoney – Suck You Dry (Piece Of Cake – 1992)
11. Laura Marling – Warrior (Short Movie – 2015)
12. Sacred Paws – Shirley (6 Songs – 2015)
13. Whom By Fire – Miss Summers / Interview
14. Bon Iver – Wisconsin (B-side – 2008)
15. Sufjan Stevens – Fourth Of July (Carrie & Lowell – 2015)
16. Jason Pilley – Words For Catherine / Interview
17. Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – 2015)
18. Led Zeppelin – The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin II – 1969)
19. Blackdroid, Whom By Fire, Jason Pilley – Gig Talk
20. Dirty Three – Rising Below (Toward The Low Sun – 2012)
21. Blur – Lonesome Street (The Magic Whip – 2015)
22. Lightning Bolt – Snow White (& The 7 Dwarves Fans) (Fantasy Empire – 2015)

You can listen to the whole show in all it’s glory below!

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With Nothing Left But Faith – 15/03/15

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1. Built To Spill – So & So So & So From Wherever Wherever (The Normal Years – 1996)
2. Radiohead – My Iron Lung (The Bends – 1995)
3. Matthew E. White – Rock & Roll Is Cold (Fresh Blood – 2015)
4. ANAMAI – Mute Flames (Sallows – 2015)
5. Julian Cope – Hell Is Wicked (Trip Advizer – 2015)
6. Yowler – Water (The Offer – 2015)
7. Mikal Cronin – Gold (MCIII – 2015)
8. Eels – Buss Stop Boxer (Souljacker – 2001)
9. Warpaint – No Way Out (Single – 2015)
10. Cloud Nothings – Wasted Days (Attack On Memory – 2012)
11. Conor Oberst – You Are Your Mother’s Child (Upside Down Mountain – 2014)
12. Entombed – Wolverine Blues (Wolverine Blues – 1993)
13. Anthrax – One World (Among The Living – 1987)
14. Grimes – REALiTi (Demo) (Single 2015)
15. Faust – Jennifer (Faust IV – 1973)
16. The Breeders – Buffy Theme (Son Of Three – 2002)
17. ANAMAI – Half (Sallows – 2015)
18. Yowler – Holidays (The Offer – 2015)
19. Nadja – Faith (When I See The Sun Always Shines On TV – 2009)

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I’m Just Staring At The Ceiling, Waiting For The Feeling – 08/03/15

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1. Viet Cong – Silhouettes (S/T – 2015)
2. Super Furry Animals – She’s Got Spies (Radiator – 1997)
3. Echo Lake – Light Sleeper (Era – 2015)
4. Radical Dads – In The Water (Universal Coolings – 2015)
5. Of Montreal – Empyrean Abbattoir (Aureate Gloom – 2015)
6. Vessels – Elliptic (Dilate – 2015)
7. Papercuts – The Machine Will Tell Us So (You Can Have What You Want – 2009)
8. Savages – City’s Full (Silence Yourself – 2013)
9. DM Stith – Braid Of Voices (Heavy Ghost – 2009)
10. Ryan Adams – I See Monsters (Love Is Hell – 2004)
11. Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worst (Peanut Butter – 2015)
12. Jenny Hval – That Battle Is Over (Apocalypse, Girl – 2015)
13. Swervedriver – For A Day Like Tomorrow (I Wasn’t Born to Lose You – 2015)
14. Red House Painters – Dragonflies (S/T – 1993)
15. Vessels – On Your Own Ten Toes (Dilate – 2015)
16. Speedy Ortiz – The Graduates (Foil Deer – 2015)
17. Why? – Fatalist Palmistry (Alopecia – 2008)
18. Echo Lake – Era (Era – 2015)
19. New Order – Ultraviolence (Power, Corruption & Lies – 1983)

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If This Is The Future, I Don’t Wanna Know – 01/03/15

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1. Sonic Youth – Death Valley ’69 (Bad Moon Rising – 1985)
2. Love – Always See Your Face (Four Sail – 1969)
3. Spectres – Where Flies Sleep (Dying – 2015)
4. Colleen Green – Things That Are Bad For Me (Part II) (I Want To Grow Up – 2015)
5. Screaming Females – Ripe (Rose Mountain – 2015)
6. Dan Deacon – Learning To Relax (Gliss Riffer – 2015)
7. Leonard Nimoy – Highly Illogical (The Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy – 1968)
8. Iron And Wine – Minor Piano Key (Archive Series Vol.1 – 2015)
9. Asylums – Wet Dream Fanzine (Single – 2015)
10. Eternal Tapestry – Enchanter’s Nightshade (Wild Strawberries – 2015)
11. Tad – Jack (8-Way Santa – 1991)
12. The Juliana Hatfield Three – I’m Shy (Whatever, My Love – 2015)
13. Throwing Muses – Teller (University – 1995)
14. Purity Ring – Begin Again (Another Eternity – 2015)
15. Kiasmos – Burnt (S/T – 2014)
16. Dan Deacon – When I Was Done Dying (Gliss Riffer – 2015)
17. Spectres – Sink (Dying – 2015)
18. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – motherf***er=redeemer (cont.) (Yanqui U.X.O. – 2002)

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A Lovesick Fool Whose Blind And Just Can’t See – 22/02/15

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1. Eagulls – Amber Veins (S/T – 2014)
2. U2 – Like A Song (War – 1983)
3. The Wave Pictures – We Fell Asleep In The Blue Tent (Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon – 2015)
4. A Place To Bury Strangers – I’m So Clean (Transfixiation – 2015)
5. Idlewild – So Many Things To Decide (Everything Ever Written – 2015)
6. Marika Hackman – Ophelia (We Slept At Last – 2015)
7. Blur – Go Out (The Magic Whip – 2015)
8. The Decemberists – The Mariner’s Revenge Song (Picaresque – 2005)
9. Villagers – Courage (Darling Arithmetic – 2015)
10. Ibeyi – Faithful (S/T – 2015)
11. Torche – Barrier Hammer (Restarter – 2015)
12. Body/Head – Last Mistress (Coming Apart – 2013)
13. Serafina Steer – Night Before Mutiny (The Moths Are Real – 2015)
14. Neil Young – Oh Lonesome Me (After The Gold Rush – 1970)
15. Sarah Davachi – Brumeux (The Untuning Of The Sky – 2013)
16. The Wave Pictures – At Dusk You Took Down The Blinds (Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon – 2015)
17. Nicolas Jaar – Balance Her In Between Your Eyes (Space Is Only Noise – 2011)
18. Marika Hackman – In Words (We Slept At Last – 2015)
19. The Doors – Riders On The Storm (L.A. Woman – 1971)

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I’ve Seen It Happen In Other People’s Lives – 15/02/15

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1. Sufjan Stevens – Sister (Seven Swans – 2004)
2. The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (Meat Is Murder – 1985)
3. The Mountain Goats – The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero (Beat The Champ – 2015)
4. Father John Misty – When You’re Smiling And Astride Me (I Love You, Honeybear – 2015)
5. Colleen Green – Pay Attention (I Want To Grow Up – 2015)
6. Vision Fortune – Cleanliness (Country Music – 2015)
7. Talking Heads – Warning Sign (More Songs About Buildings And Food – 1978)
8. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Why Make Sense? – 2015)
9. The Breeders – Roi (Last Splash – 1993)
10. Manic Street Preachers – From Despair To Where (Gold Against The Soul – 1993)
11. Nick Cave – Into My Arms (The Boatman’s Call – 1997)
12. Braids – Miniskirt (Deep In The Iris – 2015)
13. The Unthanks – Madam (Mount The Air – 2015)
14. The Orb – Earth (Gaia) (Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld – 1991)
15. Daniel Lanois – Flametop Green (Bella Donna – 2005)
16. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Disappear (A Year With 13 Moons – 2015)
17. Father John Misty – I Went To The Store One Day (I Love You, Honeybear – 2015)
18. Nirvana – Milk It (In Utero – 1993)
19. Tim Hecker – In The Air I – III (Ravedeath, 1972 – 2011)

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In The Absence Of Everything, I Found All Things – 08/02/15

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1. Pavement – ..And Carrot Rope (Terror Twilight – 1999)
2. Perfect Pussy – II (I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling – 2013)
3. Two Gallants – My Man Go (We Are Undone – 2015)
4. Napalm Death – How The Years Condemn (Apex Predator – Easy Meat – 2015)
5. John Carpenter – Mystery (Lost Themes – 2015)
6. Jessica Pratt – Strange Melody (On Our Own Love Again – 2015)
7. Bob Dylan – The Night We Called It A Day (Shadows In The Night – 2015)
8. Fugulele – Waiting Room
9. Dan Deacon – Feel The Lightning (Gliss Riffer – 2015)
10. Mount Eerie – Boat / Planets / Pumpkin / Spring (Sauna – 2015)
11. Harlem – Torture Me (Hippies – 2010)
12. Gong – I Never Glid Before (Angel’s Egg – 1973)
13. I Break Horses – Pulse (Hearts – 2011)
14. Laura Marling – False Hope (Short Movie – 2015)
15. Napalm Death – Hierarchies (Apex Predator – Easy Meat – 2015)
16. Jonny Greenwood – The Golden Fang (Inherent Vice – 2015)
17. Andrew Bird – The Canyon Wants To Hear C Sharp (Echolocations : Canyon – 2015)

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Luring Me Into One Big Abyss Of Hit And Miss – 01/02/15

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1. The Lovely Eggs – Allergies (Wildlife – 2012)
2. British Sea Power – Fear Of Drowning (The Decline Of.. – 2003)
3. Pond – Outside Is The Right Side (Man It Feels Like Space Again – 2015)
4. Twerps – I Don’t Mind (Range Anxiety – 2015)
5. Aphex Twin – diskhat ALL prepared1mixed13 (Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Part 2 – 2015)
6. Zun Zun Egui – Late Bloomer (Shackles Gift – 2015)
7. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best (Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit – 2015)
8. The Fall – Leave The Capital (Slates – 1981)
9. Todd Terje – Oh Joy (It’s Album Time – 2014)
10. Mono – Elysian Castles (The Last Dawn – 2014)
11. Babes In Toyland – Ripe (To Mother – 1991)
12. L7 – Slide (Bricks Are Heavy – 1992)
13. John Carpenter – Vortex (Lost Themes – 2015)
14. Tangerine Dream – Movements Of A Visionary (Phaedra – 1974)
15. Pond – Waiting Around For Grace (Man It Feels Like Space Again – 2015)
16. The Dodos – Competition (Individ – 2015)
17. Gaz Coombes – Detroit (Matador – 2015)

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I Haven’t Known Peace And Quiet For So Long I Can’t Remember What It’s Like – 25/01/15

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1. Kim Fowley – Bubble Gum (Outrageous – 1968)
2. The Beta Band – B+A (The Three EP’s – 1999)
3. The Decemberists – The Singer Addresses His Audience (What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – 2015)
4. Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy (No Cities To Love – 2015)
5. Viet Cong – Bunker Buster (S/T – 2015)
6. Bjork – Stonemilker (Vulnicura – 2015)
7. Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)
8. Mac Demarco – Let Her Go (Salad Days – 2014)
9. Waxahatchee – Air (Ivy Tripp – 2015)
10. Modest Mouse – Coyotes (Strangers To Ourselves – 2015)
11. Belle & Sebastian – Allie (Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance – 2015)
12. Meat Puppets – Lake Of Fire (II – 1982)
13. Melvins – Boris (Bullhead – 1991)
14. Sleater-Kinney – Fade (No Cities To Love – 2015)
15. Super Furry Animals – Hangin’ With Howard Marks (Fuzzy Logic – 1996)
16. Bjork – Mouth Mantra (Vulnicura – 2015)
17. Geotic – Share Wordless Company (Sunset Isle – 2014)
18. Viet Cong – Death (S/T – 2015)

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Oh, To Realize Something Is Ending Within Us – 18/01/15

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1. The Flaming Lips – Feeling Yourself Disintegrate (The Soft Bulletin – 1999)
2. Silver Jews – Animal Shapes (Tanglewood Numbers – 2005)
3. Panda Bear – Boys Latin (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper – 2015)
4. Django Django – First Light (Single – 2015)
5. Ed Rome – Curtain Call (Snapshot – 2014)
6. Frank Zappa – Willie The Pimp (Hot Rats – 1969)
7. Aesop Rock – Cat Food (Single – 2015)
8. Girls – Ghost Mouth (Album – 2009)
9. Beat Happening – Foggy Eyes (Two Track Version)
10. Girlpool – Jane (S/T – 2014)
11. Feist – Cicadas And Gulls (Metals – 2011)
12. Grimes – Circumambient (Visions – 2012)
13. Count Five – Psychotic Reaction (Nuggets – 1972)
14. Panda Bear – Come To Your Senses (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper – 2015)
15. Animal Collective – Taste (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
16. Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends (No Cities To Love – 2015)
17. Screaming Females – Poison Arrow (Chalk Tape – 2013)
18. Ed Rome – After Show Party (Snapshot – 2014)
19. Slowdive – Avalyn II (EP – 1990)

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33RPM Albums Of The Year 2014 – 14 & 21/12/14

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1. Talons – New Topographics
2. Real Estate – Atlas
3. Esben And The Witch – A New Nature
4. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
5. Mac Demarco – Salad Days
6. Grouper – Ruins
7. Mica Levi – Under The Skin
8. Ringo Deathstarr – God’s Dream
9. Aphex Twin – Syro
10. Fashoda Crisis – Almost Everyone Is Entirely Average At Almost Everything
11. Sea Oleena – Shallow
12. Julie Byrne – Rooms With Walls And Windows
13. Black Rain – Dark Pool
14. Woods – With Light And With Love
15. Thee Silver Mt Zion – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
16. Honeyblood – S/T
17. Kiasmos – Kiasmos
18. Swans – To Be Kind
19. Eagulls – S/T
20. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
21. Warpaint – S/T
22. Marissa Nadler – July
23. La Sera – Hour Of The Dawn
24. Christina Vantzou – No 2
25. St Vincent – S/T
26. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
27. Jenny Hval – Meshes Of Voice
28. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
29. Johnny Foreigner – You Can Do Better
30. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos

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Your Mind, Your Mind Is So Full Of Red – 26/10/14

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1. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love (Surrealistic Pillow – 1967)
2. Kevin Morby – The Jester, The Tramp & The Acrobat (Still Life – 2014)
3. Thurston Moore – Grace Lake (The Best Day – 2014)
4. Ex Hex – You Fell Apart (Rips – 2014)
5. Klute – Time 4 Change (No One’s Listening Anymore – 2004)
6. Panda Bear – Faces In The Crowd (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper – 2015)
7. Mazes – Bowie Knives (A Thousand Heys – 2011)
8. Sleater-Kinney – The Woods(LP) (The Woods – 2005)
9. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Bull (Soused – 2014)
10. Nils Frahm – Familiar (Spaces – 2013)

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The 33RPM Fourth Birthday Extravaganza – 19/10/14

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This week, the 33RPM show turned four. It’s been an amazing four years. I’ve played music by a multitude of talented artists, some of which played live in the studio. I’ve interviewed many great people, including some of my heroes. And basically I’ve got to play music I love every week for four years. A massive thanks to everyone who has spent their time listening and supporting the show. Every single person who has ever said they’ve enjoyed or discovered a band through listening makes my day, and creates an amazing feeling. Here’s to the next four years!

1. The Beta Band – Dry The Rain (The Three E.P.’s – 1998)
2. Dingus Khan – The Deathmarch Of Dingus Khan
3. Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now (Own Side Now – 2010)
4. Fashoda Crisis – Hey Pauper (Almost Everyone Is Entirely Average At Almost Everything – 2014)
5. Whom By Fire – Emperor’s Clothes (Single – 2012)
6. The National – England (High Violet – 2010)
7. The Antlers – Parentheses (Burst Apart – 2011)
8. Cloud Nothings – Wasted Days (Attack On Memory – 2012)
9. Ed Harcourt – The Man That Time Forgot (Back Into The Woods – 2013)
10. Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tramp – 2012)
11. The Fall – How I Wrote Elastic Man (Single – 1980)
12. The Babies – Meet Me In The City (The Babies – 2011)
13. St. Vincent – Northern Lights (Strange Mercy – 2011)
14. Real Estate – Crime (Atlas – 2014)
15. Fuck Buttons – Sentients (Slow Focus – 2013)
16. Sufjan Stevens – Get Real, Get Right (The Age Of Adz – 2010)
17. For The Love Of Bob – Jar Of Hearts (Live 33RPM Session)
18. Kids With Torches – Reconfigured (Live 33RPM Session)
19. Mogwai – Rano Pano (Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – 2011)

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We’re Alone In This Gaudy Mess – 12/10/14

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1. Anthrax – Fueled (Stomp 442 – 1995)
2. Future Of The Left – Manchasm (Curses – 2006)
3. Anais Mitchell – Why We Build The Wall (Xoa – 2014)
4. Flying Lotus – Tesla / Obligatory Cadence (You’re Dead – 2014)
5. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos VI (Atomos – 2014)
6. Allo Darlin’ – Bright Eyes (We Come From The Same Place – 2014)
7. Aphex Twin – 180db_[130] (Syro – 2014)
8. Taffy – Have U (Phoenix Session 11-10-2014)
9. Ben Folds Five – Kate (Whatever And Ever Amen – 1997)
10. Clint Mansell – Death Is The Road To Awe (The Fountain OST – 2006)
11. Zola Jesus – Dust (Taiga – 2014)
12. Underworld – Spoonman (Dubnobasswithmyheadman – 1994)
13. Anais Mitchell – Our Lady Of The Underground (Xoa – 2014)
14. Braids – Glass Deers (Native Speaker – 2011)
15. Waxahatchee – Lips And Limbs (Cerulean Salt – 2013)
16. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos XI (Atomos – 2014)
17. Esben And The Witch – No Dog (A New Nature – 2014)

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Beware They Say, But Why Would I Listen? – 05/10/14

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1. Cake – I Will Survive (Fashion Nugget – 1996)
2. Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive (Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – 1967)
3. J Mascis – Heal The Star (Tied To A Star – 2014)
4. The Vaselines – The Lonely LP (V Is For Vaselines – 2014)
5. Sea Oleena – Shades Of Golden (Shallow – 2014)
6. Prince – Plectrumelectrum (Plectrumelectrum – 2014)
7. Sebadoh – Rebound (Bakesale – 1994)
8. Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title (Godzilla OST – 1954)
9. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Technically, Missing (Gone Girl – 2014)
10. The Smiths – This Charming Man (30 years of The Pink Tootbrush) (S/T – 1984)
11. Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One (30 years of The Pink Tootbrush) (This Is The Day.. – 1989)
12. Beck – Where It’s At (30 years of The Pink Tootbrush) (Odelay – 1996)
13. Shellac – The People’s Microphone (Dude Incredible – 2014)
14. The History Of Apple Pie – Jamais Vu (Feel Something – 2014)
15. Sea Oleena – Vinton, LA (Shallow – 2014)
16. Olof Arnalds – Hypnose (Palme – 2014)
17. J Mascis – Drifter (Tied To A Star – 2014)
18. Deerhoof – Dummy Discards A Heart (Apple O’ – 2003)
19. Future Of The Left – Notes On Acheiving Orbit (The Plot Against Common Sense – 2012)

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She Was My Ghost, She Is My Unholy Adventure – 28/09/14

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01. British Sea Power – Apologies To Insect Life (The Decline Of British Sea Power – 2003)
02. Joanna Gruesome – Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me (Weird Sister – 2013)
03. Kate Bush – King Of The Mountain (Aerial – 2005)
04. Aphex Twin – CIRCLONT6A [141.98] (syrobonkus mix) (Syro – 2014)
05. Perfume Genius – No Good (Too Bright – 2014)
06. Goat – Goatslaves (Commune – 2014)
07. No Age – Shed And Transcend (Everything In Between – 2010)
08. Veronica Falls – Found Love In A Graveyard (S/T – 2011)
09. Thom Yorke – A Brain In A Bottle (Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes – 2014)
10. Leonard Cohen – Slow (Popular Problems – 2014)
11. Aesop Rock – Homemade Mummy (Skelethon – 2012)
12. Adebisi Shank – Big Unit (This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank – 2014)
13. You Slut! – On-The-Spot Tina Turner Fine (Critical Meat)
14. My Brightest Diamond – Resonance (This Is My Hand – 2014)
15. Can – Waiting For The Streetcar (The Lost Tapes – 2012)
16. Gazelle Twin – Exorcise (Unflesh – 2012)
17. Goat – Gathering Of Ancient Tribes (Commune – 2014)
18. Aphex Twin – CIRCLONT14 [152.97] (shrymoming mix) (Syro – 2014)
19. Blood Red Shoes – You Bring Me Down (Box Of Secrets – 2008)

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Mazes – Interview – 14/09/14

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On Friday evening I may made the rather pleasant journey to Dalston, bound for a venue called The Shacklewell Arms, to catch a show by a band I’ve been wanting to see live for a while, Mazes. It was the album launch for their latest release Wooden Aquarium (a record you need to pick up the next time you visit your local music emporium). Not only did they play a rather storming set containing hits old and new, but Jack and Conan were kind enough to sit down with me for a chat about the new album, lots of snow, touring and U2.
A special mention to the supports Feature and Moon Gangs, who were both excellent and helped make a rather special night of live music.
You can hear the interview in full below and check out more about the band (while gorging yourselves on merch) at their website http://www.wearemazes.com/
PS. Can check out the full show at the link below.
See you next time!

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1. Islet – Ringerz (Wimmy – 2010)
2. The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (S/T – 1968)
3. Mazes – Astigmatism (Wooden Aquarium – 2014)
4. Avi Buffalo – Found Blind (At Best Cuckold – 2014)
5. Aphex Twin – minipops67 (Syro – 2014)
6. Plaid – Fer (Not For Threes – 1997)
7. Mac Demarco – Passing out Pieces (Salad Days – 2014)
8. Jenny Hval & Susanna – Black Lake (Meshes Of Voice – 2014)
9. Feature – Wisdom Teeth (Tourists – 2014)
10. Paul McCartney – Frozen Jap (II – 1980)
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12. Mazes – Letters Between U & V (Wooden Aquarium – 2014)
13. Cassie Ramone – Hangin’ On (The Time Has Come – 2014)
14. Karen O – NYC Baby / Day Go By (Crush Songs – 2014)
15. Esben And The Witch – Jungle (A New Nature – 2014)
16. Grouper – Call Across Rooms (Ruins – 2014)
17. GoGo Penguin – Fort (V2.0 – 2014)
18. Avi Buffalo – Can’t Be Too Responsible (At Best Cuckold – 2014)

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You’ve Had Too Much Wine To Stumble Up My Street – 31/08/14

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1. The Fall – Bury Pts. 1 + 3 (Your Future Our Clutter – 2010)
2. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Moonlight On Vermont (Trout Mask Replica – 1969)
3. The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man (S/T – 1967)
4. The Ramones – Chain Saw (S/T – 1976)
5. Pulp – Mis-Shapes (Different Class – 1995)
6. Misty In Roots – Ghetto In The City (Live At Counter Eurovision – 1979)
7. Nirvana – On A Plain (Nevermind – 1991)
8. The Smiths – Reel Around The Fountain (S/T – 1984)
9. Neil Young – Powderfinger (Arc Weld – 1991)
10. Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary (Are You Experienced – 1967)
11. Wawali Bonane & Generation Soukouss – Bayaya (Enzenzé – 1992)
12. Pink Floyd – Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk (Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – 1967)
13. Dreadzone – Life Love And Unity (Second Light – 1995)
14. The Four Brothers – Makorokoto (Makorokoto – 1988)
15. Dave Clarke – Protective Custody (Archive One – 1996)
16. Big Black – Columbian Necktie (Songs About F***ing – 1987)
17. PJ Harvey – Hair (Dry – 1992)
18. Richard & Linda Thompson – The Calvary Cross (I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight – 1974)
19. Elastica – Stutter (Elastica – 1995)
20. Hole – Gutless (Live Through This – 1994)
21. The Rolling Stones – Little By Little (S/T – 1964)
22. The White Stripes – The Big Three Killed My Baby (S/T – 1999)

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Take My Hand And Help Me Not To Shake – 24/08/14

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1. Slowdive – Slowdive (S/T – 1990)
2. Sigur Ros – Svefn-G-Englar (Ágætis byrjun – 1999)
3. Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday’s Song (Lateness Of Dancers – 2014)
4. Nina Nastasia – Cry, Cry, Baby (Outlaser – 2010)
5. Laura Veirs – Shape Shifter (Warp And Weft – 2013)
6. The War On Drugs – Suffering (Lost In The Dream – 2014)
7. Julianna Barwick – The Harbinger (Nepenthe – 2013)
8. Blur – Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
9. Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country (In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country – 2000)
10. Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Demo) (Tramp – 2012)
11. Warpaint – Baby (Warpaint – 2010)
12. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For The Static King Parts One & Two (S/T – 2011)
13. Nirvana – Plateau (Unplugged – 1994)
14. Aphex Twin – #1 (Selected Ambient Works Volume II – 1994)
15. R.E.M. – Daysleeper (Up – 1998)
16. Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work (The Sensual World – 1989)
17. Christina Vantzou – Vostok (No.2 – 2014)
18. The Antlers – Putting The Dog To Sleep (Burst Apart – 2011)

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I’ll Play This Song ‘Til I Can’t Take Anymore – 17/08/14

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1. The Doors – When The Music’s Over (Strange Days – 1967)
2. Idlewild – You Held The Wild In Your Arms (The Remote Part – 2002)
3. Adebisi Shank – Sensation (This Is The Third Album Of Band Called Adebisi Shank – 2014)
4. A Weekend At The Feelies – Lowly Buzzard (Chasing Silk EP – 2014)
5. Slint – Nosferatu Man (Spiderland – 1991)
6. PJ Harvey – Cat On The Wall (Uh Huh Her – 2004)
7. The Bug / Liz Harris – Void (Single – 2014)
8. Tony Molina – Dissed And Dismissed (Dissed And Dismissed – 2014)
9. Clint Mansell – Welcome To Lunar Industries
10. Actress – Xoul Particles (Xoul – 2014)
11. Asylums – Bad Influence (Demo EP)
12. Emotion Signal – Shortbread Superted (Creative Sessions – 2013)
13. Mount Eerie – Lost Wisdom (Lost Wisdom – 2008)
14. Honeyblood – Super Rat (S/T – 2014)
15. Beat Happening – Pinebox Derby
16. The Doors – The End (S/T – 1967)

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She Said She Knew What My Books Did Not – 10/08/14

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1. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream (Bowie At The Beeb – 2000)
2. Parliament – Rumpofsteelskin (Motor Booty Affair – 1978)
3. Talons – Lunar Gloss (New Topographics – 2014)
4. Mazes – Salford (Wooden Aquarium – 2014)
5. Tori Amos – Past The Mission (Under The Pink – 2014)
6. Daughter – Tomorrow (If You Leave – 2013)
7. Pavement – Serpentine Pad (Wowee Zowee – 1995)
8. Joy Division – Shadowplay (Unknown Pleasures – 1979)
9. Grumbling Fur – Lightinsisters (Preternaturals)
10. Talons – The Wild Places (New Topographics – 2014)
11. Mono – Karelia (Opus 2) (Under The Pipal Tree – 2001)
12. Weezer – Getchoo (Pinkerton – 1993)
13. Kimya Dawson – The Competition (Remember That I Love You – 2006)
14. Knifeworld – Don’t Land On Me (The Unravelling – 2014)
15. Tori Amos – The Waitress (Under The Pink – 1994)
16. Camille Saint-Saens – The Swan (Carnival Of The Animals)
17. Bear In Heaven – If I Were To Lie (Time Is Over One Day Old – 2014)
18. Elastica – Waking Up (Elastica – 1995)
19. Talons – Rituals (New Topographics – 2014)

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When This Sea Of Madness Turns You Into Stone – 03/08/14

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This week’s show saw the start of a new segment (ooohhhhhhh I hear you gasp in amazement!) that hasn’t really got a proper name, at the moment it’s entitled ‘Albums That Shaped Me’. Each week I shall pick an album that’s very important to me, and play a couple of songs from it, and quite possibly tell the tale of when I first heard it, what it means to me etc.
For this show I chose the Sonic Youth album Goo, released back in 1990. It was my first experience of Sonic Youth, I was 14 years old and quite frankly it blew my mind, and continues to do so to this very day. It was fundamental in opening up a whole new world (well to me anyway) of alternative music and without it I probably wouldn’t be doing what I do now and discovered as many bands as I have. Sonic Youth, I thank you!
Oh and PS : The new Jenny Lewis is ace, and you should all own it in your record collection!
See you next time.

1. Beck – Sissyneck (Odelay – 1996)
2. Animal Collective – The Purple Bottle (Feels – 2005)
3. Band Of Skulls – Toreador (Himalayan – 2014)
4. Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots (Goo – 1990)
5. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager (The Voyager – 2014)
6. Howling Black Soul – Soul To Lay (S/T – 2014)
7. Isis – Backlit (Panopticon – 2004)
8. Neil Young – For The Turnstiles (On The Beach – 1974)
9. Bob Dylan – If Not For You (New Morning – 1970)
10. Guitar Wolf – Mesopotamian Lonely (Beast Vibrator – 2013)
11. Dingus Khan – The Deathmarch Of Dingus Khan (B-side – 2012)
12. Spoon – Outlier (They Want My Soul – 2014)
13. The Twilight Sad – I Became A Prostitue (Forget The Night Ahead – 2009)
14. Mogwai – Friend Of The Night (Mr. Beast – 2006)
15. Sonic Youth – Kool Thing (Goo – 1990)
16. Genesis – Firth Of Fifth (Selling England By The Pound – 1973)
17. J Mascis – Every Morning (Tied To A Star – 2014)
18. The Moldy Peaches – Nothing Came Out (The Moldy Peaches – 2001)
19. Isis – Syndic Calls (Panopticon – 2004)
20. Battles – Ice Cream (Gloss Drop – 2011)
21. Sonic Youth – Mote (Goo – 1990)
22. Nick Cave – The Ship Song (The Good Son – 1990)
23. Can – Yoo Doo Right (Monster Movie – 1969)

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Latitude! – 27/07/14

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Was rather nice to get back into the presenters chair at Phoenix Towers this week after being away at Latitude festival last weekend. This was the fourth year that I’d been lucky enough to attend and as always it didn’t disappoint.
Highlights were plentiful, including the heavens opening when Graham Coxon joined Damon Albarn on stage to perform Tender, Anna Calvi tearing up the 6 music stage, Dingus Khan performing to an unbelievably picked Alcove tent and hundreds outside unable to get in. There were far too many others to mention, and there was so much going on beside music, it really was a special weekend and if you’ve never attended, you really should.
Also I got to chat to some lovely people about the music they make including one of my heroes Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai. Having loved the band for so many years I was more than a tad nervous, but he couldn’t have been more of a gent.
I’d also definitely recommend that you check out the band Horse Party https://www.facebook.com/horsepartyparty?fref=ts and there excellent debut album Cover Your Eyes.
You can listen to the interviews from Latitude below and also an interview with Southend band Whom By Fire (from Village Green Festival). And for good measure here’s a link to find out some more about them! https://www.facebook.com/whombyfire?fref=ts
See you next week!

 

Horse Party – Latitude Interview


Mogwai – Latitude Interview


Slow Club – Latitude Interview


Whom By Fire – Village Green Interview

1. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – Say it With Flowers (30 Something – 1991)
2. Beastie Boys – Egg Man (Paul’s Boutique – 1989)
3. The Shins – So Now What (Wish I Was Here – 2014)
4. Slow Club – Latitude Interview
5. Patti Smith – Ghost Dance (Easter – 1978)
6. The Raveonettes – Sisters (Pe’ahi – 2014)
7. The Sugar Stems – Radio Heartthrob (Only Come Out At Night – 2014)
8. Mogwai – Latitude Interview
9. Television – Little Johnny Jewel Parts 1 & 2 (Single – 1975)
10. Joyce Manor – Victoria (Never Hungover Again – 2014)
11. Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me (S/T – 2014)
12. Horse Party – Latitude Interview
13. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Liars Beware (Blank Generation – 1977)
14. Eels – Kindred Spirit (The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett – 2014)
15. Whom By Fire – Village Green Interview
16. Whom By Fire – Emperor’s Clothes (Single – 2013)

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Time Is A Clock That Pushed Us Together – 13/07/14

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Festival season is in full swing and this weekend saw this year’s Village Green take place in Southend’s Chalkwell Park. 22,000 people enjoyed around 900 artists performing on the 11 stages and I can say I was one of these people and enjoyed every minute. The weather was glorious, the entertainment was superb and I must also give big thanks to everyone involved in putting on the event which included 140 volunteers and 100 production staff, a tip of my hat to all of you. In this case I don’t have a hat to hand so it’s a metaphorical one.
I got to see great performances from Eight Rounds Rapid, Whom By Fire, Kathryn Williams, Eddi Reader, Asylums to name but a few. With so much going on it was hard to squeeze everything in.
I also got to have a chat with the lovely Kathryn Williams before she took the stage. You can have a listen to the interview below. Be warned it features myself partially succumbing to my inner music geek screaming at getting to meet an artist I’ve been a fan of and admired for a number of years.
I also sat down with local band Whom By Fire so keep an eye out for that interview soon (once I’ve edited a couple of naughty words out).
Also I must thank everyone involved in the press area who arranged the interviews and also ran around tirelessly trying to sort out others. I am very lucky and grateful to do what I do and a lot of it is down to the people who work to organise and promote their events.
Finally we took a look ahead to next weekend’s Latitude Festival, which we are covering at Phoenix, so expect lots of pictures, interviews etc to come in the next couple of weeks.
See you soon!

Kathryn Williams – Village Green Interview

1. The Mountain Goats – This Year (The Sunset Tree – 2005)
2. The Ramones – Gimmie Gimmie Shock Treatment (Leave Home – 1977)
3. Honeyblood – Fortune Cookie (S/T – 2014)
4. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Single – 2014)
5. Low – Caroline (Long Division – 2005)
6. The Afghan Whigs – Debonair (Gentlemen – 1993)
7. Slowdive – Avalyn II (S/T – 1990)
8. Kathryn Williams – Spit On A Stranger (Relations – 2004)
9. Damon Albarn – The Selfish Giant (Everday Robots – 2014)
10. Daisy Victoria – Macbeth To My Lady (Heart Full Of Beef – 2014)
11. Horse Party – Scarlet & Blue (Cover Your Eyes – 2014)
12. Jenny Owen Youngs – Why You Fail (An Unwavering Band Of Light – 2012)
13. Pale Saints – She Rides The Waves (Barging Into The Presence Of God – 1989)
14. Sleepmakeswaves – Great Northern (Love Of Cartography – 2014)
15. Slow Club – Suffering You, Suffering Me (Complete Surrender – 2014)
16. Tim Hecker – Celestina (Mirages – 2004)
17. Anna Calvi – Strange Weather (Strange Weather EP – 2014)
18. Mogwai – Glasgow Mega-Snake (Mr. Beast – 2006)

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15 Albums Of 2014 – A Half-year Review – 29/06/14

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So, this week we have reached the halfway point of 2014. Not quite sure where the year has gone, but I do know it’s not behind the fridge, or the bed, or stuffed in the pockets of those jeans that have just gone in the wash. Although saying that I did find a shiny new five pence piece. Some guys have all the luck I believe the saying goes.
Anyhoo, if there’s one thing music nerds like doing is making lists, and I am no exception. I have spent the last couple of weeks frantically making a shortlist, which in turn became another shortlist, which be..you get the point.
This year has been another rather excellent year for music and compiling a list of my favourite 15 albums so far was not an easy task. The fact that the first list had 46 albums on it shows the quality of releases, and that’s just from the albums that I’ve managed to cram into my ears.
After much deliberation, swearing, cups of tea and even a stubbed toe I reached a final 15. The list below are the crème de la crème of 2014. The music that has moved me, made me sing along, made me smile and at times made me a tad emotional.
Any one of these 15 releases are worth your hard earned cash and deserve to be listened to. All apologies as well to the bands that didn’t make the final list, including Swans, Eight Rounds Rapid, Sharon Van Etten, Mogwai, Actress and many more.
Really looking forward to what the second half of the year has to bring.
Here’s the list and I’ll see you next week!

Christina Vantzou – No 2
Fashoda Crisis – Almost Everyone Is Entirely Average At Almost Everything
Johnny Foreigner – You Can Do Better
Julie Byrne – Rooms With Walls And Windows
La Sera – Hour Of The Dawn
Liars – Mess
Marissa Nadler – July
Mica Levi – Under The Skin
Ringo Deathstarr – God’s Dream
Sun Kil Moon – Benji
Thee Silver Mt Zion – F*** Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Warpaint – S/T
Woods – With Light And With Love
Real Estate – Atlas

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If This Is Where Memories Are Made I’m Gonna Like What I See – 22/06/14

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This week I’ve been recommending the debut album from American singer-songwriter Julie Byrne to anyone that would listen, and in all fairness to people that weren’t.
It’s an absolutely beautiful record, one that sounds timeless, rich and warm, Byrne’s beautiful voice touches your heart and soul. A record to play on a warm summers evening, just as the sun comes down. An essential release that deserves to be heard by everyone.
See you next week!

1. Colleen Green – Number One (Sock It To Me – 2013)
2. Wu Lyf – We Bros (Go Tell Fire To The Mountain – 2011)
3. Caustic Window – 101 Rainbows (Ambient Mix) (Caustic Window – 1994)
4. Peter Gabriel – I Don’t Remember (S/T – 1980)
5. Julie Byrne – Marmalade (Rooms With Walls And Windows – 2014)
6. TV On The Radio – Playhouses (Return To Cookie Mountain – 2006)
7. Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Central Reservation – 1999)
8. Boris – Melody (Noise – 2014)
9. The Slits – Ping Pong Affair (Cut – 1979)
10. Iron & Wine – Carousel (The Shepherd’s Dog – 2007)
11. Sophie Hutchings – After Most (Becalmed – 2010)
12. Billy Bragg – The Milkman Of Human Kindness (Life’s a Riot With Spy vs. Spy – 1983)
13. Neu! – Hallogallo (S/T – 1972)
14. Sam & Dave – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (1967)
15. Julie Byrne – Attached To Us Like Butcher Wrap (Rooms With Walls And Windows – 2014)
16. Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks (IV – 1971)
17. Caustic Window – Airflow (Caustic Window – 1994)

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And The Sky Was A Woman’s Arms – 15/06/14

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Reliable :
1. consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.

There a select group of artists who fit into the above category. Musicians who, may not always release albums that are mind-blowing, that change your life, but everything they release is always interesting and enjoyable at least. They never let you down.
Bob Mould is one such artist. Whether as part of Husker Du, Sugar or on his own, throughout his career he has managed to achieve a level of quality, never jumping the shark as they say.
This week he released his 11th solo album in the form of Beauty & Ruin, and as per usual, it’s a very moving and excellent record indeed. The album primarily deals with mortality and growing older, summed up by the cover which has a picture of Mould as an angry young man that fades into the Bob Mould of today. Lyrically the theme is of twilight years, regrets but also acceptance, inspired partly by the passing of his father while touring his last album Silver Age. Musically it’s business as usual, tracks such as Kid With Crooked Face whizz past in a blur of guitars and feedback while others have a more steady hazy beauty about them.
While there may not be anything new here, it doesn’t matter, the album is still one that entertains in large doses and has a very fragile heart that draws you in repeatedly.
And that’s why it’s this week’s album of the week.
See you next time!

1. The Smiths – Panic (Single – 1986)
2. Grandaddy – Hewlett’s Daughter (The Sophtware Slump – 2000)
3. The Fresh & Onlys – Hummingbird (House Of Spirits – 2014)
4. Bob Mould – Nemeses Are Laughing (Beauty & Ruin – 2014)
5. Andrew Bird – Giant Of Illinois (Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… – 2014)
6. The Babies – Sunset (S/T – 2011)
7. Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Blood Bank – 2009)
8. The Phantom Band – Clapshot (Strange Friend – 2014)
9. Copeland – L’oreal (Because I’m Worth It – 2014)
10. Nils Frahm – Says (Spaces – 2014)
11. Blur – Death Of A Party (S/T – 1997)
12. F***ed Up – The Great Divide (Glass Boys – 2014)
13. Mastodon – High Road (Once More ‘Round The Sun – 2014)
14. Cat Stevens – Father And Son (Tea For The Tillerman – 1970)
15. The Antlers – Intruders (Familiars – 2014)
16. Bob Mould – Kid With Crooked Face (Beauty & Ruin – 2014)
17. Yann Tiersen – Meteorites (Infinity – 2014)
18. Titus Andronicus – Arms Against Atrophy (The Airing Of Grievances – 2008)
19. The Orb – Towers Of Dub (U.F.Orb – 1992)

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I’m Trying To Drink Away The Part Of The Day That I Cannot Sleep Away – 01/06/14

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As the year beings to speed past in a hazy kind of blur it appears we are already in the month of June. As I gaze at my annual to-do list and wonder where it all went wrong (usually around the second week of January) the album releases continue to amaze and delight in equal measures. This week saw the release of a new album from San Francisco band Papercuts. An album that will soundtrack late nights laid out in the garden watching the sun come down and quite possibly a few hungover mornings.
A record that’s pleasing on the ears without asking too much of the listener. Lovely stuff indeed.

Also during the week I found out that three very important releases have been added to Spotify. All three are the work of the same band, Modest Mouse. They are their first two albums, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (one of the best album titles there is), The Lonesome Crowded West and also the 2000 compilation of early singles entitled Building Nothing Out Of Something (another great title).

I will add that along with Pavement, Modest Mouse are my favourite band, so the following is quite probably heavily biased, but eh, what can you do.

All of these albums mean a great deal to me on a personal level.

I have never heard any lyricist that captures small-town isolation, feelings of emptiness and desolation as well as Isaac Brock. Now admittedly, I maybe stretching it a tad to compare the seaside town of Southend where I’ve lived all my life to various small desert towns in the US, but, when that nagging creeping feeling hits you, that maybe this will be the town that you were born and may die in, there is no better soundtrack to the desperation and daydreams of small-town life.

But it doesn’t end there, the guitars at times screech and howl, perfectly in tune with Brock’s sometimes screaming vocals. And then at the core, we have the bass of Eric Judy which along with the drums of Jeremiah Green provide a solid groove which runs through the heart of the songs.

The band have released three further studio albums since these releases, one more as a three piece and the other two with an expanding lineup. Any of these are worthy of your time.

But, it’s the early releases that show a band at their absolute peak, the sometimes lo-fi quality of the recordings only enhances the qualities of a band on three releases that are absolutely essential.

On a final note, on the 1997 album The Lonesome Crowded West they cry out against their disappearing landscape being swallowed up by shopping malls and the like, and as I walk around, seeing virtually every empty shop and other parts of the town becoming a Sainsburys, a Tesco or a Morrisons, I know that 17 years later, the words of Brock are still ringing very very true.

 
1. The Flaming Lips – Feeling Yourself Disintegrate (The Soft Bulletin – 1999)
2. The Sea And Cake – Up On The North Shore (The Moonlight Butterfly – 2011)
3. Papercuts – New Body (Life Among The Savages – 2014)
4. Cherry Ghost – Fragile Reign (Herd Runners – 2014)
5. Modest Mouse – Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Building Nothing Out Of Something – 2000)
6. Queens Of The Stone Age – The Sky Is Fallin’ (Songs For The Deaf – 2002)
7. Baths – Ocean Death (Ocean Death EP – 2014)
8. Joy Division – Isolation (Closer – 1980)
9. Mimas – Treehouse (The Worries – 2008)
10. Sun Ra – Neo-project #2 (Cosmos – 1976)
11. The Decemberists – Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect (Castaways And Cutouts – 2002)
12. Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day (Illinois – 2005)
13. Papercuts – Staring At The Bright Lights (Life Among The Savages – 2014)
14. Kuedo – Mtzpn (Hyperdub 10.1 – 2014)
15. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Mermaids (Push The Sky Away – 2013)
16. Modest Mouse – Polar Opposites (The Lonesome Crowded West – 1997)
17. Grouper – Vapor Trails (A I A : Alien Observer – 2007)
18. M. Ward – Right In The Head (Post-War – 2006)

See you next week! You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
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For The Love Of Bob – 25/05/14

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Picture the scene if you will fair listeners. It was a cold and blustery April evening, a Friday if I recall correctly (it was indeed Friday, just sounds better written like that). I was in the vicinity of Old Brentwoods (well, when I say vicinity I was in fact inside the building but again, sounds more poetic written that way). The occasion was the latest Phoenix Fridays event.
The moon was full in the night sky (probably, artistic license and all that), it was around 9pm and my ears were about to be filled with some of the most beautiful harmonies that I’ve ever heard at 9pm on a Friday evening. These harmonies came from three ladies who perform under the rather excellent name For The Love Of Bob.
After their set I immediately dashed over and asked if they would like to come onto the show one week and have a chat and play a few songs live on air.
Luckily they said yes (otherwise this story would’ve had a rather bleak ending).
On this very evening into the studio they very kindly popped. We had a chat about many things (including their knowledge of famous Bob’s) and they also performed three songs live which left me goosebumped, fuzzy and quite frankly speechless.
If you don’t believe me you can check out the individual songs below, the entire interview and even check out a song in the form of moving pictures!
A special thanks to Mr Matt Hines for filming and generally helping out.

For The Love Of Bob – Jar Of Hearts


For The Love Of Bob – Turn Your Back


For The Love Of Bob – Weights & Measures


For The Love Of Bob On Phoenix FM

You can find out more about the band through the following links :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-The-Love-Of-Bob/188108924611568?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/loveofbob
They are very much welcome back anytime! See you next week.

1. Rollins Band – Alien Blueprint (Weight – 1994)
2. Ani Difranco – Gravel (Live) (Living In Clip – 1997)
3. Nina Nastasia – One Old Woman (On Leaving – 2006)
4. Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa (Are We There – 2014)
5. For The Love Of Bob – Jar Of Hearts
6. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Lonerism – 2012)
7. Paula Cole – Tiger (Chosen by my guests)
8. The Julie Ruin – Ha Ha Ha (Run Fast – 2013)
9. For The Love Of Bob – Turn Your Back
10. Eels – Daisies Of The Galaxy (Daisies Of The Galaxy – 2013)
11. Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice (Chosen by my guests)
12. Beastie Boys – Root Down (Ill Communication – 1994)
13. Heavens To Betsy – Nothing Can Stop Me (Calculated – 1994)
14. For The Love Of Bob – Weights & Measures
15. Elliott Smith – Between The Bars (Either/Or – 1997)
16. Sharon Van Etten – I Love You But I’m Lost (Are We There – 2014)
17. Dry The River – Shield Your Eyes (Chosen by my guests)
18. Mountain Man – Buffalo (Made The Harbor – 2010)
19. Plaid – Hawkmoth (Reachy Prints – 2014)
20. Mono – Everlasting Light (Hymn To The Immortal Wind – 2009)

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The Pangs Of Your Sadness Shall Pass As Your Senses Will Rise – 11/05/14

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I would like to start this page of words with the following facts about this week’s album of the week :

1) The title of the album is To Be Kind

2) It’s the thirteenth studio album by the band Swans

3) It is 121 minutes of sheer exhilaration, an album that batters all of the senses. It is, a completely immersive experience. Not an album for people who prefer their music in three and a half minute chunks by any stretch. This is an endurance test. That a band 32 years into their career are making music this extreme, this brilliant, makes it a must.

4) It is the preferred music of the Wampa population who reside on the planet Hoth.

Okay, I may have made that last bit up. But I kid you not, buy it, lose yourself to it, it’ll change your life..maybe..sort of.
See you next week!

1. Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle (The Future – 1992)
2. Joanna Gruesome – Madison (Weird Sister – 2013)
3. Gruff Rhys – 100 Unread Messages (American Interior – 2014)
4. Swans – Oxygen (To Be Kind – 2014)
5. The Horrors – In And Out Of Sight (Luminous – 2014)
6. The Wrens – Everyone Choose Sides (The Meadowlands – 2003)
7. Badbadnotgood – Hedron (III – 2014)
8. Forest Swords – Ljoss (Engravings – 2013)
9. Natalie Merchant – Texas (S/T – 2014)
10. Radiohead – Lucky (OK Computer – 1997)
11. Tune-yards – Sink-O (Nikki Nack – 2014)
12. EMA – Neuromancer (The Future’s Void – 2014)
13. The Ramones – Ramona (Rocket To Russia – 1977)
14. Bob Dylan – To Ramona (Another Side Of Bob Dylan – 1964)
15. Frank Black – I Heard Ramona Sing (S/T – 1993)
16. R.E.M. – Low (MTV Unplugged – 1991)
17. Swans – Nathalie Neal (To Be Kind)
18. Alessi’s Ark – Constellations (Notes From The Treehouse – 2009)

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You’re The Reason Why I’ll Move To The City, You’re Why I’ll need To Leave – 04/05/14

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Every once in a while I receive what I suppose you could call a musical epiphany, in fact it’s happened twice over the past week. This is when an album, or a piece of music, that you may be hearing for the first time, or not, completely clicks in your head. There may possibly be a glowing light and choirs of angels singing as well but that’s a rare occurence usually after too many lemsips.
Anyway, I digress. The first occurence of this phenomena was brought to me by the band Low. A band I have been a fan of for a few years and have recently been thoroughly revisiting their works. The track that did it for me was Do You Know How To Waltz? A fourteen minute masterpiece that ends with around eight – nine minutes of drony feedback, which, at the right volume, sends the brain into a state of shock and invokes something I can only describe as an out of body experience. Leaving the mind blown and the fingers scrambling to replay the track over and over again. It clicked with me in such a way as to leave me a wreck of a human being in a perfect way. And subsequent listens now just enhance that feeling.
The second epiphany came while listening to new material from singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who is due to release her new album Are We There at the end of May. An artist with the rare gift of being able to make your heart swell and then break, overwhelming with such emotion that you feel you are there in the song, you are going through the heartbreak, and once the songs have ended you feel that you have taken some of the heartache away with you. And that feeling stays with you for a long time after the music has ended.
These are amazing feelings to have, and if that particluar artist, band, track, line of a song has hit you, then you’ll know what I mean. And this will keep me not only coming back to Low and Sharon Van Etten, but will keep me searching and listening for the next epiphany.
See you next week!

1. The Cure – Fascination Street (Disintegration – 1989)
2. Grateful Dead – Box Of Rain (American Beauty – 1970)
3. F***ed Up – Led By Hand (Glass Boys – 2014)
4. Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (I Never Learn – 2014)
5. Sharon Van Etten – Give Up (Tramp – 2012)
6. Archers Of Loaf – Fabricoh (Vee Vee – 1995)
7. Follakzoid – Trees (II – 2013)
8. The Beatles – I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Abbey Road – 1969)
9. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Duplex Trip (Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – 2014)
10. Low – Do You Know How To Waltz? (The Curtain Hits The Cast – 1996)
11. Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Inhale (Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One – 2012)
12. Sharon Van Etten – Every Time The Sun Comes Up (Are We There – 2014)
13. Veruca Salt – Shutterbug (Eight Arms To Hold You – 1997)
14. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atmos VII (Atmos VII EP – 2014)
15. Joanna Newsom – Emily (Ys – 2006)

You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
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Fashoda Crisis (Interview & First Listen) – 27/04/14

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If I ever needed reminding of how lucky I am to do what I do, I was reminded this evening, driving along the A127 listening for the first time to the forthcoming new album from Southend noise-mongers Fashoda Crisis entitled Almost Everyone is Entirely Average at Almost Everything (try saying that when you’ve been at the Babycham!). I don’t want to give too much away but dare I say it this is their best work yet. The gents have expanded on their sound with elements of post-rock and there is even a pop song! All done with the usual satirical charm, noisy guitars and a good dose of shouting.
Vocalist / guitarist Sim was kind enough to join me in the studio to tell me all about the album and to give his opinions on Spotify, Record Store Day and Gap (although we aren’t sure whether the Gap chain still exists). Below you can listen to the interview with Sim along with three tracks from the album (I’ll be supplying a release date as soon as it’s official). And below the playlist you can listen to the whole show repeatedly to your hearts content. And if you wish to find out more about the band, their website is http://fashodacrisis.com/
Also, here’s a link to a charity festival that Fashoda will be playing this coming weekend, Cosmic Puffin. Do check them out. http://www.cosmicpuffin.org.uk/
See you next time!

Fashoda Crisis – A Eulogy Of Sorts

Fashoda Crisis – Amnesiac Electorate

Fashoda Crisis – Hurricane Colin

Sim from Fashoda Interview

1. The Afghan Whigs – Parked Outside (Do The Beast – 2014)
2. Fugazi – Instrument (In On The Kill Taker – 1993)
3. Eels – Agatha Chang (The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett – 2014)
4. The Jesus Lizard – Mouth Breather (Goat – 1991)
5. Fashoda Crisis – Amnesiac Electorate (Almost Everyone is Entirely Average at Almost Everything – 2014)
6. Fashoda Crisis – Hurricane Colin (Almost Everyone is Entirely Average at Almost Everything – 2014)
7. Dingus Khan – Bird In The House (Support Mistley Swans – 2013)
8. The Halo Benders – Inbred Heart (Don’t Tell Me Now – 1996)
9. Fashoda Crisis – A Eulogy Of Sorts (Almost Everyone is Entirely Average at Almost Everything – 2014)
10. Future Of The Left – Small Bones Small Bodies (Curses – 2007)
11. The Breeders – Hellbound (Pod – 1990)
12. Damon Albarn – Lonely Press Play (Everyday Robots – 2014)
13. Black International – A Gilded Palace (7″ – 2013)
14. Earth – Old Black (Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light – 2011)

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I’m Not Looking For Some New Kind Of Social Age – 06/04/14

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This past 7 days I have been heavily obsessed with two things. The first is Here And Nowhere Else, which is the new album from noise-rockers Cloud Nothings. Their last effort being Attack On Memory which was a favourite of the show back in 2012 and was in fact my album of the year for that year. The phrase with the new album is most definitely “if it ain’t broke it don’t need fixing” as you get another 30 minute onslaught of lo-fi noise rock that makes you put the needle back at the start as soon as it’s over. Or put the CD back to track one. Or put the 8-track..you get the message.
Ridiculously essential.
Secondly, I’ve been repeatedly hammering over and over again the discography of Olympia band Beat Happening. Indie pop at it’s finest across five studio albums and a must have
b-sides and rarities compilation. Sometimes a band just crawls their way into your heart and really catches you in their grasp. Beat Happening are one of these bands.
See you next week.

01 – Teenage Fanclub – I Don’t Know (Bandwagonesque – 1991)
02 – Beck – Blackbird Chain (Morning Phase – 2014)
03 – Cloud Nothings – Quieter Today (Here And Nowhere Else – 2014)
04 – Lucius – Until We Get There (Wildewoman – 2014)
05 – Beat Happening – Not A Care In The World (Music To Climb The Apple Tree By – 2003)
06 – Radar Men From The Moon – Echo Forever (Echo Forever – 2012)
07 – Deerhoof – My Diamond Star Car (Apple O’ – 2003)
08 – White Hinterland – Wait Until Dark (Baby – 2014)
09 – Tune-Yards – Water Fountain (Nikki Nack – 2014)
10 – Blondie – Rapture (Autoamerican – 1980)
11 – Massive Attack – Teardrop (Mezzanine – 1998)
12 – Mac Demarco – Goodbye Weekend (Salad Days – 2014)
13 – Kate Bush – The Ninth Wave (Hounds Of Love – 1985)
14 – Beat Happening – Foggy Eyes (Music To Climb The Apple Tree By – 2003)
15 – The Feelies – Original Love (Crazy Rhythms – 1980)
16 – Cloud Nothings – No Thoughts (Here And Nowhere Else – 2014)
17 – Villagers – Occupy Your Mind (Single – 2014)
18 – Teeth Of The Sea – A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. (Your Mercury – 2010)

You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
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We Told You All Of Our Secrets – 30/03/14

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This week saw Brooklyn band Liars release their seventh album Mess. It’s an album that pulses and has a human heart beating beneath it’s electronic core. Standout track Vox Tuned D.E.D. is a prime example of this and a contender for one of the tracks of 2014 so far.
Also sounding very good is the new song from Erika M. Anderson aka EMA. Entitled So Blonde, the track is a great preview for new album The Future’s Void which is due out shortly and is most definitely under the eagerly awaited category. I’m sure I’ll be playing a lot of it in the week’s to come!
See you next time.

01 – Amon Duul II – Archangels Thunderbird (Yeti – 1970)
02 – Genesis – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (Selling England By The Pound – 1973)
03 – Wye Oak – Glory (Shriek – 2014)
04 – Liars – Vox Tuned D.E.D. (Mess – 2014)
05 – The Sugarcubes – Hit (Stick Around For Joy – 1992)
06 – Sugar – Come Around (Beaster – 1993)
07 – EMA – So Blonde (The Future’s Void – 2014)
08 – Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener (The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas – 2013)
09 – Waxahatchee – Dixie Cups And Jars (Cerulean Salt – 2013)
10 – John Carpenter And Alan Howarth – Kidnapped (They Live – 1988)
11 – Eels – Mistakes Of My Youth (The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett – 2014)
12 – Portishead – Glory Box (Dummy – 1994)
13 – The Police – Landlord (B-Side – 1979)
14 – Liars – Perpetual Village (Mess – 2014)
15 – Tori Amos – Mother (Little Earthquakes – 1992)
16 – Pink Floyd – Mother (The Wall – 1979)
17 – Red House Painters – Mother (S/T – 1993)
18 – The History Of Apple Pie – The Warrior (Out Of View – 2013)
19 – Julianna Barwick – Offing (Nepenthe – 2013)

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I’ll Show You The Sky – 23/03/14

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There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by when we have several albums that are celebrating their 5/10/15/20/25/30..etc delete as applicable anniversary. Admittedly I have even become slightly jaded by this, cynically imagining celebrations of an album being out for eight hours, or a six month ultra deluxe edition release. But, aside from that, I did notice that one of my favourite albums was celebrating it’s tenth anniversary. The album being Sufjan Stevens Swans. A majestic record that I must have heard five-hundred and still can’t wait to hear five-hundred more. An album of total beauty, that sweeps you off you feet right from the start before gently laying you down in wonderful haze forty-six minutes later. This was my first album of the week this time round.
For the second, I picked the latest from The War On Drugs. Lost In The Dream is a perfect title for an album that at times borders on 80’s rock ballad territory a la Don Henley but never becomes a parody of itself. The album could also be a lost cousin of one of my other favourite records this year Real Estate’s Atlas. It has the same hazy days of summer feel to it. Gently seducing you while it breaks your heart. Very much an essential release.
PS : A special mention to Southend band Eight Rounds Rapid, who this week released their debut album Lossleader on Cadiz Music. Well worth checking out and you can purchase from the following link http://www.cadizmusic.com/2007/index.php?location=/web/Artists/Eight%20Rounds%20Rapid and you can also check it out on Spotify.
See you next time!

01 – The Stooges – Down On The Street (Fun House – 1970)
02 – The White Stripes – I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman (White Blood Cells – 2001)
03 – The War On Drugs – An Ocean In Between the Waves (Lost In The Dream – 2014)
04 – Johnny Foreigner – In Capitals (You Can Do Better – 2014)
05 – Eight Rounds Rapid – Dostoyevsky (Lossleader – 2014)
06 – Sufjan Stevens – Sister (Seven Swans – 2004)
07 – Sisyphus – Hardly Hanging On (S/T – 2014)
08 – The Coathangers – Love Em and Leave Em (Suck My Shirt – 2014)
09 – Clinic – Tomorrow (Do It! – 2008)
10 – Tape Loop Orchestra – Yesterday, This Would’ve Meant So Much to Us (Postcard 27 – 2014)
11 – Creepoid – Sunday (S/T – 2014)
12 – Anne Briggs – Thorneymoor Woods (S/T – 1971)
13 – Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans (Seven Swans – 2004)
14 – Swervedriver – Deep Wound (Single – 2013)
15 – Swans – A Little God In Our Hands (To Be Kind – 2014)
16 – The War On Drugs – Burning (Lost In The Dream – 2014)

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An Introduction To…Mogwai – 16/03/14

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I finally got around this week to the second in what you could loosely call a series of features entitled An Introduction To.. This time I chose one of my favourite bands, the almighty Mogwai (well actually it’s just Mogwai but I think Almighty Mogwai has a certain ring to it and there probably already is a tribute band playing a bleak pub in Grimsby with that name as we speak).
Trying to narrow down my favourite tracks into a one hour playlist was a bit of a nightmare, there were shortlists, more shortlists, a slighter longer shortlist that then became two other shortlists, followed by a short..well you get the picture. I imagine the feeling I had trying to pick the playlist was something like what Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt go through when they are trying to decide which orphan to adopt next.
Mogwai are an extremely important band to me, they mean a hell of a lot, have soundtracked some very rough times but have also been responsible for some amazing moments in my life.
As this is an introduction, I have tried to give a good account of what the band are about musically. And if you like this taster, then there is a whole catalogue of mindblowing music that awaits you.  Enjoy! See you next week.

01 – Buzzcocks – Promises (Singles Going Steady – 1981)
02 – Talking Heads – Life During Wartime (Fear Of Music – 1979)
03 – Joan As Police Woman – New Year’s Day (The Classic – 2014)
04 – The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Single – 1977)
05 – Mogwai – Tuner (Single – 1996)
06 – Mogwai – Like Herod (Young Team – 1997)
07 – Mogwai – Ex – Cowboy (Come On Die Young – 1999)
08 – Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak (Happy Songs For Happy People – 2003)
09 – Mogwai – Burn Girl Prom Queen (EP – 1999)
10 – Mogwai – Glasgow Megasnake (Special Moves – 2010)
11 – Mogwai – Batcat (The Hawk Is Howling – 2008)
12 – Mogwai – New Paths To Helicon Pt I (Government Commissions – 2005)
13 – Mogwai – Terrific Speech (Zidane – A 21st Century Portrait – 2006)
14 – Mogwai – Fridge Magic (Les Revenants – 2013)
15 – Mogwai – Mexican Grand Prix (Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – 2011)
16 – Mogwai – The Lord Is Out of Control (Rave Tapes – 2014)
17 – Real Estate – April’s Song (Atlas – 2014)

You can check out more from Mogwai at http://www.mogwai.co.uk

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I Don’t Need The horizon to Tell Me Where The Sky Ends – 09/03/14

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Yet again this week I had two albums in contention for album of the week and I couldn’t decide between them so as per the last two shows we have two albums of the week which I will summarise as thus :

Album 1 – Real Estate – Atlas : An absolute hazy dream of a record, to be played driving around in Summer with the windows down but with a tinge of melancholy in your heart. Or perhaps to be listened to while stumbling home with a fuzzy head from the night before just as the sun is coming up. A delight that is glued to my stereo currently (I really shouldn’t play with Super Glue). Seriously, buy it.

Album 2 – Eagulls – Eagulls : Debut album from this Leeds based band. Brilliant post-punk that hammers the brain with sludgy / fuzzy rhythms that just won’t budge. Buy this as well.

In further news I’ve been a bit obsessed with films this week, watched some great stuff and then became even more obsessed with songs from these films. A song that’s used the right way can finish a particular moment in a movie perfectly. And as a side note I’ll recommend the new Wes Anderson flick The Grand Budapest Hotel, and also I finally got to see Inside Llewyn Davis, which features some great music.
Finally, happy birthday to two albums that I remember fondly from my younger years, Nine Inch Nails Downward Spirl and Soundgarden’s Superunknown. Both of these albums are twenty this week. Now I’m feeling rather old so I’m off to shout at inanimate objects in the street for a bit. See you next time!

01 – Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – There Is An End (Dual Mono – 2002)
02 – Squeeze – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (Argybargy – 1980)
03 – Real Estate – Crime (Atlas – 2014)
04 – Blood Red Shoes – Don’t Get Caught (S/T – 2014)
05 – Cheatahs – Kenworth (S/T – 2014)
06 – Superchunk – Marquee (Indoor Living – 1997)
07 – Nine Inch Nails – Piggy (The Downward Spiral – 1994)
08 – Eagulls – Yellow Eyes (S/T – 2014)
09 – Bo Ningen – Dadada (Forthcoming Album – 2014)
10 – Dave Van Ronk – House Carpenter (Inside Dave Van Ronk – 1964)
11 – Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To My Lovely (S/T – 1969)
12 – Quilt – Tired And Buttered (Held in Splendor – 2014)
13 – Protomartyr – Come And See (Under Color Of Official Light – 2014)
14 – Real Estate – Had to Hear (Atlas – 2014)
15 – Elbow – New York Morning (The Take Off And Landing Of Everything – 2014)
16 – My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes (Loveless – 1991)
17 – Soundgarden – The Day I Tried To Live (Superunknown – 1994)
18 – Eagulls – Footsteps (S/T – 2014)
19 – Slint – Nosferatu Man (Spiderland – 1991)
20 – Cave – W U J (Neverendless – 2011)

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Oh, it was a lonely, lonely winter – 02/03/14

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Well, this week there is a whole heap of great music to recommend for your listening receptacles. As per last time there are two albums of the week. Firstly we have the new release from St. Vincent, which I have eagerly been awaiting for quite some time now. An album that sounds like a booze-fuelled night of passion with a fax machine all wrapped up in the morning after. And if that doesn’t make you run to your local record emporium then I don’t know what will. Secondly there’s Christina Vantzou’s No. 2. For fans of ghostly ethereal music that soothes as well as chills the flesh.
Other points of interest include a new track from the lovely Slow Club, which you can download for free (bless them) from their website http://slowclubband.com. And if you are a fan of droney excellence then you need the new Nadja long-player Queller in your life.
Finally, one of life’s great pleasures is to receive new music in your inbox of a morning, and this week I did receive something rather grand indeed from an up and coming singer-songwriter called Karim Theilgaard. Having released three singles so far he’s currently working on an album and if the first few singles are anything to go by it should be one to add to the must buy list.
Follow the chap on Twitter at https://twitter.com/karimtheilgaard or check out his Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/KarimTheilgaard.
Right, I’m off to hunt down some more music for next week. See you then!

01 – F*** Buttons – Brainfreeze (Slow Focus – 2013)
02 – Cud – Sometimes Rightly Sometimes Wrongly (Asquarius – 1992)
03 – St. Vincent – Rattlesnake (S/T – 2014)
04 – The Mountain Goats – Psalms 40:2 (The Life Of The World To Come – 2009)
05 – Christina Vantzou – Brain Fog (No.2 – 2014)
06 – Slow Club – Tears Of Joy (Single – 2014)
07 – Papercuts – Still Knocking At The Door (Single – 2014)
08 – Follakzoid – Rio (II – 2013)
09 – Sharon Van Etten – Kevin’s (Tramp – 2012)
10 – Karim Theilgaard – Strangers On the Floor (Single – 2012)
11 – Jenn Grant – Stars To Waves (Honeymoon Punch – 2011)
12 – The Damned – Disco Man (Friday 13th – 1981)
13 – Nadja – Mouths (Queller – 2014)
14 – Com Truise – Valis Called (Control) (Wave 1 – 2014)
15 – St. Vincent – Huey Newton (S/T – 2014)
16 – Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty (Tomboy – 2011)
17 – Christina Vantzou – The Magic of the Autodidact (No.2 – 2014)
18 – Warpaint – Biggy (S/T – 2014)

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In Search Of A Story, That’s Never Been Known – 23/02/14

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It felt great to be back at the Phoenix studios this week after a bit of a lay off due to a partial tear of my achilles’ tendon. What this actually entails is being in plaster in lots of pain unable to do a great deal except for hobble to an armchair for roughly 14 hours, then hobble to bed for as much sleep as a cast allows. Anyhoo, I’m sure you’re thrilled to know I’m on the mend and plaster has been banished, being replaced by a massive boot that kind of makes my left leg look a bit Robocop, well it does if you squint a bit and turn the lights on and off repeatedly.
Enough with the injuries, onto the important business of music. I am just starting to catch-up on some of the releases I’ve missed due to the above nonsense. I’ve still got a lot to get through but a strong contender for album of the year has come early in the form of the new Sun Kil Moon album Benji. An absolutely stunning album of love and loss, told in a way only Mark Kozelek can. Absolutely essential. Another release impressing me is the latest album from Boston singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. Entitled July it’s a truly gorgeous listen from an artist who has a truly captivating voice, that leaves goosebumps aplenty.
See you next week!

01 – John Carpenter – Escape From New York (Escape From New York – 1981)
02 – Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites (Recovering The Satellites – 1996)
03 – Sun Kil Moon – Carissa (Benji – 2014)
04 – Marissa Nadler – Anyone Else (July – 2014)
05 – 65Daysofstatic – Hole (The Fall Of Math – 2004)
06 – Sleater Kinney – Rollercoaster (The Woods – 2005)
07 – Broken Bells – Leave It Alone (After The Disco – 2014)
08 – Be Forest – Lost Boy (Earthbeat – 2014)
09 – Crosses – Bitches Brew (S/T – 2014)
10 – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity (S/T – 1980)
11 – Mogwai – May Nothing But Happiness Come (Come On Die Young – 1999)
12 – Natalie Merchant – I May Know The Word (Tigerlily – 1995)
13 – Speedy Ortiz – American Horror (Real Hair EP – 2014)
14 – Marissa Nadler – Desire (July – 2014)
15 – Sun Kil Moon – Pray For Newtown (Benji – 2014)
16 – Nick Drake – Three Hours (Five Leaves Left – 1969)
17 – Can – Spoon (Live) (The Lost Tapes – 2012)

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When One Act Of Kindness Could Be – 19/01/14

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Tomorrow sees the first big Monday of album releases in 2014. Having spent the past week or so absoring some of these albums I can heartily recommend any of the following :

Warpaint – Warpaint
Alcest – Shelter
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro

Any of the above are worth your hard earned pound coins and your time. Special mentions do go to two of these releases. First there’s the second Warpaint album, which having kept us waiting for nearly 4 years delivers greatly. If I sum up the first album as ‘hushed tones’ then this album is a delicate whisper, full of understated beauty but with a real groove at it’s heart.
Secondly, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, anything I say about this won’t do it justice. Let’s just say that I was wearing socks when the album started but after it’s finish they were gone, and I did not take them off myself. Hopefully that last sentence will make more sense to you than it does to me reading it back. It’s a euphoric, breathtakingly powerful and moving record. There we go that’s better.
So I implore you to visit your local record emporium and hunt these down.
PS. No disrespect is intended to other releases also released that I haven’t heard yet, sorry.
PPS. I really am sorry.
PPPS. No truly. A thousand apologies.
See you next time!
01 – The Cure – How Beautiful You Are (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me – 1987)
02 – Bob Dylan – Girl From The North Country (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – 1963)
03 – Warpaint – Disco//Very (S/T – 2014)
04 – Alcest – Voix Sereine (Shelter – 2014)
05 – The Jesus And Mary Chain – In A Hole (Psychocandy – 1985)
06 – The Gun Club – She’s Like Heroin To Me (Fire Of Love – 1981)
07 – Thee Silver Mt. Zion – Take Away These Early Grave Blues (…Get Free We Pour Light On Everything – 2014)
08 – Animal Collective – Also Frightened (Merriweather Post Pavilion – 2009)
09 – Mogwai – Heard About You Last Night (Rave Tapes – 2014)
10 – Broken Social Scene – Fire Eye’d Boy (S/T – 2005)
11 – My Panda Shall Fly – 0 (Tape Tekkno – 2013)
12 – Boards Of Canada – Twoism (Twoism – 1995)
13 – Dum Dum Girls – Too True To Be Good (Too True – 2014)
14 – Rouge Girls – Wilderness (Single – 2014)
15 – Aimee Mann – Deathly (Bachelor No. 2 – 2000)
16 – Warpaint – Keep It Healthy (S/T – 2014)
17 – Thee Silver Mt. Zion – F*** Off Get Free (For The Island Of Montreal) (…Get Free We Pour Light On Everything – 2014)
18 – Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – The Circus Is Leaving Town (Ballad Of The Broken Seas – 2006)

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I Can Feel My Blood Rush With The Tides – 12/01/14

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2014 is truly open us now as we welcome the first releases of the year. Ed Harcourt returns with an EP of new material entitled Time Of Dust. A darker broodier cousin to his 2013 album Back Into The Woods, this sees the singer-songwriter with band in tow, making music for the time of night when the moon is at it’s fullest and the only thing you can hear is the distant sounds of a world dreaming.
Also getting lots of play this week on the 33RPM stereo is the new album from Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, continuing on from where 2011’s Mirror Traffic finished with 45 minutes of laid-back slacker jams and cryptic lyrics.
If something a little louder and faster, then I have just the thing in the shape of a new 7″ from Los Angeles punks Neighborhood Brats with Total Dementia, a four track delight which is fast, furious and all in all rather good fun.
And finally something that comes highly recommended is an EP by Austin band Ringo Deathstarr entitled God’s Dream. I’m ashamed to say this is the first time I’ve listened to this band, but on the strength of this I’ll definitely be checking out more. At points hazy and dreamlike and at others grinding feedback driven loveliness it all adds up to a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
I’m liking this year very much already.

01 – David Bowie – Fame (Young Americans – 1975)
02 – The La’s – Timeless Melody (The La’s – 1990)
03 – Ed Harcourt – In My Time Of Dust (Time Of Dust – 2014)
04 – Ringo Deathstarr – Gods Dream (God’s Dream – 2013)
05 – Neighbourhood Brats – Total Dementia (Total Dementia – 2014)
06 – School Of Seven Bells – White Wind (Ghostory – 2012)
07 – Emotion Signal – Shortbread Superted (Sad Songs – 2014)
08 – Mazes – Jaki (Ores & Minerals – 2013)
09 – Pixies – Blue Eyed Hexe (EP 2 – 2014)
10 – Aphex Twin – Acrid Avid Jam Shred (..I Care Because You Do – 1995)
11 – Andrew Bird – Give It Away (Break It Yourself – 2012)
12 – Ride – Leave Them All Behind (Going Blank Again – 1992)
13 – Super Furry Animals – Hangin’ With Howard Marks (Fuzzy Logic – 1996)
14 – The Gories – Thunderbird ESQ (I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’ – 1990)
15 – Ed Harcourt – Parliament Of Rooks (Time Of Dust – 2014)
16 – Ringo Deathstarr – Nowhere (God’s Dream – 2013)
17 – The Antlers – Crest (Undersea – 2012)
18 – Ikara Colt – Rudd (Chat And Business – 2002)
19 – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Chartjunk (Wig Out At Jagbags – 2014)
20 – A Dancing Beggar – Stars Bring Us Closer (Follow The Dark As If It Were Light – 2011)

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Albums Of The Year – 08/12/13 & 15/12/13

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So, it’s that time of the year already. I’m really not sure where 2013 has gone, but gone it is, and left in it’s wake some absolutely glorious music.
Now I do indeed say this every year, but there was some astoundingly great music released in 2013. Picking this years albums of the year list was not an easy task at all. There were tantrums, late nights, a few tears and the occasional hug. Here it is though, any of the following thirty releases are worth between 30 – 96 minutes of your time. Each album has something rather special about it, so dive in, pick an album you’ve never heard of, and enjoy.
I’m already excited what releases 2014 will bring!

1. F*** Buttons – Slow Focus
2. Low – The Invisible Way
3. Ed Harcourt – Back Into The Woods
4. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
5. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
6. Mazes – Ores & Minerals
7. Villagers – Awayland
8. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
9. Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away
10. The Uncluded – Hokey Fright
11. Mogwai – Les Revenants
12. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
13. Fashoda Crisis – Jowls Of Justice
14. Kavinsky – Outrun
15. Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
16. Hammock – Oblivion Hymns
17. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
18. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle – Perils From The Sea
19. Daughter – If You Leave
20. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
21. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
22. Barn Owl – V
23. Ducktails – The Flower Lane
24. Cossbysweater – Cossbysweater
25. Braids – Flourish // Perish
26. Volcano Choir – Repave
27. Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live
28. Mikal Cronin – MCII
29. Juliana Barwick – Nepenthe
30. These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds

A Spotify playlist with a track from each (well 29 at least) album is here : http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/4JJyRueVr77li4IkEtAtQE
The two albums of the year shows and also past shows are available in a listen again fashion here : http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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Burnin’ Down My Finger – 03/11/13

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This week’s album of the week is the second album from Montreal band Braids. Entitled Flourish // Perish, it’s a release I’ve been eagerly awaiting as I was a massive fan of their debut Native Speaker and this release does not disappoint. In parts triumphantly dreamy, in others deceptively dark, it’s an album that rewards repeat listens and is a record you can really get lost in.
We were also spoiled this week (in an ambassador Ferrero Rocher type fashion) by Mogwai, who not only announced a new album Rave Tapes which will be dropping in January, but also gave away a track from the album in the form of Remurdered. Looks like 2014 will start off very nicely indeed!
See you next week!

01 – Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Date With The Night (Fever To Tell – 2003)
02 – Actress – Lost (Splaszh – 2010)
03 – Braids – Victoria (Flourish // Perish – 2013)
04 – Death – Politicians In My Eyes (7″ – 1974)
05 – Mogwai – Remurdered (Rave Tapes – 2013)
06 – Jay Reatard – Hiding Hole (Matador Singles ’08 – 2008)
07 – Mudhoney – Need (Superfuzz Bigmuff – 1988)
08 – Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – Television, The Drug Of A Nation (Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury – 1992)
09 – Frightened Rabbit – Late March Death March (Pedestrian Verse – 2013)
10 – Braids – Amends (Flourish // Perish – 2013)
11 – Gerald Mcmann – Cry Little Sister (The Lost Boys – 1987)
12 – Aidan Baker – Davey Jones’ Locker (The Sea Swells a Bit… – 2006)
13 – Johnny Cash – The Mercy Seat (American III – 2000)
14 – William Shatner – Mr. Tambourine Man (The Transformed Man – 1968)
15 – Braids – Juniper (Flourish // Perish – 2013)
16 – Kate Bush – Feel It (The Kick Inside – 1978)
17 – How Comes The Constellations Shine – Mira (Unknown)

You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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Linger On..Your Pale Blue Eyes 27/10/13

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This week the music world suffered the loss of a legend in the form of Mr Lou Reed. The word legend is often used far too casually these days but there aren’t many people who will argue otherwise in Lou Reed’s case. His involvement in The Velvet Underground alone was a testament to his genius let alone countless excellent solo albums and other projects that he was involved in over the years. An artist in every sense of the word, a man who never compromised his artistic vision, he will be sadly missed. But he has left behind some truly brilliant works of art so he will never be forgotten. RIP Lou.
My album of the week is the new release from Future Of The Left, entitled How To Stop Your Brain Is An Accident. As expected the new release is full of acerbic lyrics and braincrushing riffs that’ll brighten up anyones day. Thoroughly recommended.
See you next week!

01 – Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter (The Hurting – 1983)
02 – The Beta Band – Inner Meet Me (The Patty Patty Sound – 1998)
03 – Future Of The Left – Things To Say To Friendly Policemen (How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident – 2013)
04 – Polica – Smug (Shulamith – 2013)
05 – Islet – Carlos (Released By The Movement – 2013)
06 – Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love (Transformer – 1972)
07 – The White Stripes – Screwdriver (S/T – 1999)
08 – The Breeders – It’s The Love (Mountain Battles – 2008)
09 – Honeyblood – Kissing On You (7″ – 2013)
10 – The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Queen Is Dead – 1986)
11 – David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things (Hunky Dory – 1971)
12 – Public Image Ltd – Low Life (Public Image: First Issue – 1978)
13 – Future Of The Left – The Real Meaning Of Christmas (How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident – 2013)
14 – Misfits – Horror Business (Collection I – 1986)
15 – Christopher Walken – The Raven (Closed On Account Of Rabies – 1997)
16 – Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (S/T – 1969)
17 – Roky Erickson – I Have Always Been Here Before (Gremlins Have Pictures – 1986)
18 – Los Campesinos – What Death Leaves Behind (No Blues – 2013)
19 – Omar Souleyman – Yagbuni (Wenu Wenu – 2013)
20 – Future Of The Left – The Male Gaze (How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident – 2013)
21 – Bon Iver – Re : Stacks (For Emma, Forever Ago – 2007)

You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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If I Could Just Make It Stop…Breaking My Heart – 20/10/13

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This week marked the third anniversary of the 33RPM Show. I really have no idea where the time has gone (that’s not much coming from someone who tries to use his work pass to get into his house at least three times a week!) but I have had an amazing time. I’ve enjoyed every minute. I’ve heard some of the most mindblowing music, met some fantastic artists and great fellow presenters. If I’m honest it’s been a blast. And hopefully I’ll be bringing more great music your way for the next three years!
To commemerate I picked some favourites from the past few years and also some songs from some of my favourite bands I’ve discovered over the course of the shows life.
Thanks to everyone that has taken some of there spare time to listen in, and those who have said that they have bought music as a result of hearing something on the show. Every time someone has said that to me it really does bring a smile to this cynic’s face.
See you for the tenth anniversary!

01 – Nadja – Only Shallow (When I See The Sun Always Shines On T.V. – 2009)
02 – Shock Therapy – Invaders From Mars (Depravity In Zero Gravity – 2003)
03 – Cults – So Far (Static – 2013)
04 – Sufjan Stevens – Too Much (The Age Of Adz – 2010)
05 – Lanterns On The Lake – The Buffalo Days (Until The Colours Run – 2013)
06 – Cave – Silver Headband (Threace – 2013)
07 – The Afghan Whigs – Debonair (Gentleman – 1993)
08 – Future Of The Left – Land Of My Formers (Travels With Myself And Another – 2009)
09 – Johan Söderqvist – The Arrival, Eli And Oscar (Let The Right One In – 2008)
10 – Gary Numan – Everything Comes Down To This (Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) – 2013)
11 – The Antlers – Rolled Together (Burst Apart – 2011)
12 – Bratmobile – Cherry Bomb (Pottymouth – 1993)
13 – Beat Happening – I Let Him Get To Me (S/T – 1985)
14 – Heavens To Betsy – Waitress Hell (Calculated – 1994)
15 – Sons Of The Morning – Sundays Buzzabout (Speak Soon Volume One – 2013)
16 – Lissie – Mountaintop Removal (Back To Forever – 2013)
17 – Low – Just Make It Stop (The Invisible Way – 2013)
18 – The Fall – Container Drivers (Peel Session – 1980)
19 – Cloud Nothings – Wasted Days (Attack On Memory – 2012)
20 – R. Stevie Moore – Sentimental Ties (Lo Fi Hi Fives – 2012)
21 – Whale – Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe (We Care – 1995)

You can listen to this show and many others on the 33RPM Mixcloud page :
http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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It isn’t As Pretty As You’d Like To Guess – 13/10/13

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I’m back! Jetlagged, slightly frozen and very very weary, but I’m back from the USA. Had a fantastic time in Florida but rather happy to be back in the presenting chair for the serious business of music.
For this weeks show I decided to go with some old family favourites (that and I hadn’t had access to music for two whole weeks!).
I’ll be back next week with the usual features and some new releases. See you then!

01 – New Order – True Faith (Substance – 1987)
02 – Django Django – Waveforms (S/T – 2012)
03 – Ben Folds Five – Battle Of Who Could Care Less (Whatever And Ever Amen – 1997)
04 – Glasser – Landscape (Interiors – 2013)
05 – Belle And Sebastian – Suicide Girl (The Third Eye Centre – 2013)
06 – Peter Gabriel – Red Rain (So – 1986)
07 – Deerhoof – Panda Panda Panda (Apple ‘O – 2003)
08 – Islet – Horses And Dogs (Wimmy – 2010)
09 – Built To Spill – Conventional Wisdom (You In Reverse – 2006)
10 – Neko Case – City Swan (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – 2013)
11 – F*** Buttons – Hidden XS (Slow Focus – 2013)
12 – Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al (Graceland – 1986)
13 – Low – I Started a Joke (A Lifetime of Temporary Relief – 2004)
14 – Neutral Milk Hotel – Oh Comely (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998)
15 – Slint – Washer (Spiderland – 1991)
16 – Battles – Race In (Mirrored – 2007)
17 – Bob Marley – Jamming (Exodus – 1977)
18 – Blur – You’re So Great (S/T – 1997)

You can also listen to this weeks show at the following magical link : http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/33rpm-show-october-13th-2013/

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Sunday 29-09-13

Sat in for Chris tonight and we decided to ask for nominations for this years worst song poll, we are looking for the worst song from the 90s so tonight ended up being a 90s show and here is the list of what we played (good and bad songs)

  • Tasman Archer – Sleeping Satellite
  • Deee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
  • Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffanys
  • E.Y.C. – Black Book
  • Beloved – Hello
  • Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
  • Ben Folds Five – Battle Of Who Could Care Less
  • Shaggy – Boombastic
  • Salt n Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
  • Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  • Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
  • Touch And Go – Would You
  • She’d Seven – Going For Gold
  • Jesus Jones – International Bright Young Thing
  • Erasure – Take A Chance On Me
  • Alex Party – Read My Lips (Saturday Night Party)
  • Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
  • Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
  • Placebo – Nancy Boy
  • Opus III – It’s A Fine Day
  • Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
  • Cher – Shoop Shoop Song
  • Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
  • Dream Warriors – Wash Your Face In My Sink
  • Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In L A
  • KLF ft Tammy Wynette – Justified And Ancient
  • Lemon heads – Mrs Robinson
  • Kiss – God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
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Sub Pop is 25 – 18/08/13

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The first time I ever saw the words Sub Pop was in 1989. I was 13 years old. I had been allowed to go out with my older brother to his friend’s house that was around the corner from where we lived. I remember him having an amazing collection of records, and as per usual I was sitting on the floor looking through his vinyl. One record caught my eye, the cover being two guys, with guitars and a mass of hair. I read the name of the band, Mudhoney. I asked my brothers friend “what’s this like”. He gave the same response as he usually did “you can borrow it if you like”. I took the record home, put it onto the turntable and as soon as the opening chords of Need struck, my mind was blown. 22 minutes later, as the ending fuzz of In ‘N’ Out Of Grace was ringing round in my head, I was hooked. And I saw those two words on the back cover..Sub Pop.
To say that Sub Pop shaped my listening tastes is probably an understatement, those early years shaped my life, Soundgarden, L7, The Vaselines, Nirvana and countless more bands set me off on a love affair with a label that has rarely ever let me down.
I’m now 37 years young, and Sub Pop are celebrating their 25th anniversary and are as strong and relevant as they ever were. They are still finding ways to make me go “Holy crap!” when I hear a new single or release that they’ve put out.
So, this weeks show is a tribute to a legendary record label, all of tonight’s tracks are from Sub Pop releases. You can check out more about them at http://www.subpop.com.
And here’s to another 25 years.

01 – Scratch Acid – Greatest Gift (Sub Pop 100 – 1986)
02 – Mudhoney – In N Out Of Grace (Superfuzz Bigmuff – 1988)
03 – Soundgarden – Entering (Screaming Life EP – 1987)
04 – Rogue Wave – Endless Shovel (Out Of The Shadow – 2004)
05 – Zen Guerilla – Staring Into Midnite (Shadows On The Sun – 2001)
06 – Nirvana – Love Buzz (Single – 1988)
07 – L7 – Shove (Single – 1990)
08 – Dinosaur Jr – The Wagon (Single 1990)
09 – Iron And Wine – Love Vigilantes (Around The Well – 2009)
10 – The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes (Give Up – 2003)
11 – Codeine – Loss Leader (The White Birch – 1994)
12 – Low – Boyfriends & Girlfriends (Single B-side – 1997)
13 – Sleater Kinney – The Fox (The Woods – 2005)
14 – The Vaselines – Son Of A Gun (Son Of A Gun EP – 1987)
15 – The Afghan Whigs – Kiss The Floor (Congregation – 1993)
16 – The Thermals – Remember Today (F***** A – 2004)
17 – The Shins – So Says I (Chutes Too Narrow – 2003)
18 – Red House Painters – Between Days (Old Ramon – 2001)
19 – Velocity Girl – Crazy Town (Copacetic – 1993)
20 – No Age – C’mon, Stimmung (An Object – 2013)
21 – Washed Out – All I Know (Paracosm – 2013)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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The Real People Went Away – 11/08/13

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Album Of The WeekJulianna Barwick – Nepenthe : This week’s AOTW is the second long-player from Brooklyn resident Julianna Barwick. A record I have been looking forward to some time being a massive fan of her 2011 debut The Magic Place. Nepenthe is a breathtaking journey through the ethereal which is haunting yet beautiful. Conjuring images of wandering through a forest at dawn or that moment when you wake up in the morning when you aren’t quite awake yet and everything has a surreal haze to it. This is music for the soul and music to get completely lost in.

33RPM At The MoviesRichard Band – Re-animator : Another soundtrack from 1985 this week (after last week’s Back To The Future) and this time it’s a cult classic horror movie. Based on the HP Lovecraft tale Herbert West : Re-animator, if you like your horror bloody and with more than a sizeable chunk of black humour then this film is definitely for you. The score for the film is heavily influenced by Bernard Hermann’s Psycho film score but is still one of my favourite 80’s film soundtracks. It has also been recently released on vinyl recently for the first time by Waxwork Records.

Past & PresentPet Shop Boys : A new feature started this week where I’ll be taking a look at a band and playing something from their earliest release and then a track from something current. For the first band I picked the Pet Shop Boys. Their debut release Please is part of some of my earliest musical memories and I finally got around to checking out their latest album Electric this week which was a real surprise as I didn’t expect it to be so good (shame on me I know!). The idea behind this new feature is to chart a band and how they’ve progressed from their beginnings to their current output. It’s something that really interests me and I spend quite a few evenings working through various artists discography.

PS. The brilliant Southend band Eight Rounds Rapid have released their first single Writeabout on vinyl. You should check this out. Here’s a link to their Facebook page for some more info, you won’t regret it!
https://www.facebook.com/EightRoundsRapid?fref=ts
See you next week!

01 – Bill Callahan – Drover (Apocalypse – 2011)
02 – De La Soul – Me, Myself And I (3 Feet High & Rising – 1989)
03 – Moderat – Bad Kingdom (II – 2013)
04 – Julianna Barwick – Pyrrhic (Nepenthe – 2013)
05 – Pet Shop Boys – Tonight Is Forever (Please – 1986)
06 – Eight Rounds Rapid – Channel Swimmer
07 – Simon White – Yakiimo (Yakiimo – 2009)
08 – Re-Animator – Prologue – Main Title (Soundtrack – 1985)
09 – Victrola – Maritime Tatami (Mutazione – 2013)
10 – Nirvana – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (In Utero – 1993)
11 – Chapterhouse – Pearl (Whirlpool – 1991)
12 – PJ Harvey – Shaker Aamer (Single – 2013)
13 – Julianna Barwick – Look Into Your Own Mind (Nepenthe – 2013)
14 – Ramones – Rockaway beach (Rocket To Russia – 1977)
15 – The Damned – Smash It Up, Pt. 1-2 (Machine Gun Etiquette – 1979)
16 – Scratch Acid – Monsters (Scratch Acid – 1984)
17 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Moya (Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada – 1999)
18 – Bat For Lashes – I’m On Fire (Fur And Gold – 2006)
19 – Julianna Barwick – Adventurer Of The Family (Nepenthe – 2013)
20 – Pet Shop Boys – Axis (Electric – 2013)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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You Are Supercilious, Pretty And Ridiculous – 28/07/13

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Album Of The WeekF*** Buttons – Slow Focus : From time to time an album comes along and completely catches you off guard and is absolutely brilliant (and also gives you tingles, but we’ll not go into that here!). The best way I can sum up is this record is that it sounds like the soundtrack to the greatest science fiction movie never made.
It hasn’t been off the 33RPM stereo for the past week and I can’t see it being removed for the forseeable future. I know I often say that that albums are recommended but this is absolutely essential. Buy it! Now! Go on, you, yes you..get to your nearest musical emporium and buy!

33RPM At The MoviesLalo Schifrin – Dirty Harry : I’ve loved this film since I was a young teenager, along with the soundtrack, especially the opening title theme. The music I feel has a real groove to it. And I’ve always felt that it matches Eastwood’s performance perfectly, as Harry Callahan always seemed to have a groove to the way he walked, talked and acted, especially in the first Dirty Harry movie. When I was thirteen years old Dirty Harry was one of the coolest characters I’ve ever seen. And a little part of me still feels that way now.

The Name Remains The SameHeadache : This week Metz, Frank Black and Angie & The Citations all had a headache. Bless.

PS : Big thanks to Gary for covering my show last week while I was sunning it up in Suffolk at Latitude Festival. Had a thoroughly excellent time, saw and talked to some amazing bands, and if I’m honest I’m still suffering a bit of a comedown a week later.
One particular new band I caught at the festival was Maglia Rosa Group (I also had a chance to chat with vocalist Daisy which you can check out in our Latitude roundup on this very website). It’s great to see a band who were so thrilled to be at the festival and looked as if they were enjoying every minute of their set. They have a debut EP which you can obtain from the following webpage : http://magliarosagroup.bandcamp.com/
The EP is pay what you want but it’s definitely worth a few of your hard-earned pennies.
See you next week.

01 – Sonic Youth – Rain King (Daydream Nation – 1988)
02 – The Stranglers – Walk On By (Single – 1978)
03 – John Grant – Blackbelt (Pale Green Ghosts – 2013)
04 – F*** Buttons – Hidden XS (Slow Focus – 2013)
05 – Metz – Headache (S/T – 2012)
06 – Maglia Rosa Group – Blood Orange (Nighthawks EP – 2013)
07 – Hot Chip – Night And Day (In Our Heads – 2012)
08 – Battles – Futura (Gloss Drop – 2011)
09 – Lalo Schifrin – Prologue – The Swimming Pool (Dirty Harry Soundtrack – 1971)
10 – Lalo Schifrin – Main Title (Dirty Harry Soundtrack – 1971)
11 – Frank Black – Headache (Teenager Of The Year – 1994)
12 – Whom By Fire – Emperor’s Clothes (Single – 2013)
13 – Iron And Wine – Boy With A Coin (The Shepherd’s Dog – 2007)
14 – Sebadoh – I Will (Defend Yourself – 2013)
15 – Angie & The Citations – Headache (Single – 1963)
16 – F*** Buttons – Stalker (Slow Focus – 2013)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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33rpm sunday 21/7/13

I had the honour of sitting in for Chris again tonight. Decided to do something a bit different and went for a journey through the decades. Starting off from the 40s up to present day, here is what I played:

40s & 50s

  • Jon Anderson – Glenn Miller Medley
  • Perry Como – Papa Loves Mambo
  • Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
  • Bill Haley & His Comets – Shake, Rattle & Roll
  • Elvis Presley – (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  • Cliff Richard – Living Doll

60s

  • Beatles – Love Me Do
  • Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash
  • Martha & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
  • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two
  • Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
  • Petula Clark – Downtown
  • Tommy Tucker – Hi-Heel Sneakers

70s

  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Here Comes The Sun
  • Mungo Jerry – Alright, Alright, Alright
  • Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody
  • Rubettes – Jukebox Jive
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Thats The Way (I Like It)
  • Chic – I Want Your Love

80s

  • Toni Basil – Mickey
  • Spandau Ballet – The Freeze
  • Visage – Mind Of A Toy
  • Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk
  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray

90s

  • KLF – Last Train To Transcentral
  • K-Klass – Rhythm Is A Mystery
  • Primal Scream – Loaded
  • Dream Warriors – Wash Your Face In My Sink
  • Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love

00s

  • Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  • Kooks – Naive
  • Feeling – Fill My Little World
  • Pendulum – Granite

10s

  • Daft Punk ft Pharrell  Williams – Get Lucky
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I’m Only Going To Tell You Once – 07/07/13

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Album Of The WeekAlela Diane – About Farewell : I’ve found it nigh on impossible to write some words about the new album from Californian singer-songwriter Alela Diane without using the word beautiful 58 times (although that might be in part due to my limited vocabulary). An utterly captivating release that at times is delicate and heartbreaking, but always nothing less than strikingly beautiful (there I go..). First listen was swiftly followed by second then a third, as I often say but this is very true in this albums case, it comes so highly recommended it’s floating in the clouds, which you will be after listening (that’s my pun licence revoked!)

33RPM At The MoviesGoblinSuspiria : For this week’s soundtrack we went back to 1977 and the classic Dario Argento horror film Suspiria. The second Argento film that Goblin had scored (the first being Deep Red), is a proggy, hypnotic, psychedelic fueled trip that really adds an ambience to the film, especially the title track, which was to become one of the bands most famous songs. If you’ve never seen the film then you really should, it’s a classic from that era and one of the last great Argento movies.

Name Remains The SameI Want You : Bob Dylan, Inspiral Carpets and Elvis Costello shared the title I Want You this week. I’d also forgotten how brilliant the Elvis Costello song is.

PS : New Pixies track! Three words I thought I’d never write. Although sadly it seems to have come at the cost of losing my favourite Pixie Kim Deal. It is a beast of a track so I’m slighty less trepidatious about any more new material that may surface.
PPS : Future Of The Left have a new EP out, it’s called Love Songs For Our Husbands, it’s bloody great, that is all..
See you next week!

01 – Dinosaur Jr – The Lung (You’re Living All Over Me – 1987)
02 – Jimi Hendrix – Come On (Part 1) (Electric Ladyland – 1968)
03 – Alela Diane – About Farewell (About Farewell – 2013)
04 – No Age – Cmon Stimmung (An Object – 2013)
05 – Bob Dylan – I Want You (Blonde On Blonde – 1966)
06 – Frightened Rabbit – Dead Now (Awayland – 2013)
07 – Goblin – Suspiria (Suspiria – 1977)
08 – Pixies – Bagboy (Single – 2013)
09 – Inspiral Carpets – I Want You (Devil Hopping – 1994)
10 – Orbital – The Box (Insides – 1991)
11 – Alela Diane – The Way We Fall (About Farewell – 2013)
12 – Future Of The Left – The Bisexuality Of Distance (Love Songs For Our Husbands – 2013)
13 – Bass Drum Of Death – Bad Reputation (Bass Drum Of Death – 2013)
14 – Vondelpark – Dracula (Seabed – 2013)
15 – Laura Marling – Master Hunter (Once I Was An Eagle – 2013)
16 – Alela Diane – Lost Land (About Farewell – 2013)
17 – Elvis Costello – I Want You (Blood & Chocolate – 1986)
18 – Goblin – Black Forest – Blind Concert (Suspiria – 1977)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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2013 Round Up Whirlygig – 30/06/13

Apparently we have reached the halfway point of 2013. This is what my calendar tells me, it is true, but I am still slightly baffled as to where the year has gone. But one thing I am not baffled by is the amount of excellent music that has been released so far this year.
Now I do say this every year, but that’s quite simply because it’s true. If you are one of the naysayers who say that music isn’t as good as (insert decade here) I will disagree with you till several cows come home. Possibly as many as a dozen. There is some truly magical and moving music being made, you just need to listen.
Anyhoo, in the tradition of making lists. I picked (and played a track from each) twelve albums that I think are the best released so far this year. Due to the sheer volumes there are many that I’ve missed, forgotten about or just haven’t had the chance to listen to properly yet. They are in no order, as I just wanted to present them as twelve great albums. They are as follows :

Low – The Invisible Way
Mazes – Ores And Minerals
Kavinsky – OutRun
Daughter – If You Leave
The Uncluded – Hokey Fright
Barn Owl – V
Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaVelle – Perils From The Sea
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Ed Harcourt – Back Into The Woods

Any one of these is worth your listening time and your hard earned money. They have all meant something to me over the last six months. You can get a preview of a track from each of these albums at the Mixcloud link below!
See you next and I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings!

01 – Eels – Peach Blossom (Wonderful, Glorious)
02 – David Bowie – If You Can See Me (The Next Day)
03 – Ducktails – Under Cover (The Flower Lane)
04 – Low – Amethyst (The Invsible Way)
05 – Mazes – Bodies (Ores & Minerals)
06 – Kavinsky – Odd Look (OutRun)
07 – Daughter – Youth (If You Leave)
08 – The Uncluded – Boomerang (Hokey Fright)
09 – Barn Owl – The Long Shadow (V)
10 – Fashoda Crisis – Polonium Tea Party (The Jowls Of Justice)
11 – Boards of Canada – Sick Times (Tomorrow’s Harvest)
12 – Grouper – Vital (The Man Who Died In His Boat)
13 – Waxahatchee – Lips And Limbs (Cerulean Salt)
14 – Mark Kozelek And Jimmy LaVelle – Here Come More Perils from the Sea (Perils From The Sea)
15 – The Haxan Cloak – The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2) (Excavation)
16 – Ed Harcourt – The Man That Time Forgot (Back Into The Woods)
17 – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Mermaids (Push The Sky Away)
18 – Savages – City’s Full (Silence Yourself)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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My Whole Life Is A Delicate Cycle – 23/06/13

Album Of The WeekThe Uncluded – Hokey Fright : Some things are constant in this universe, such as life / death etc, and also the fact that I will always adore singer / songwriter Kimya Dawson. She has this special ability to move me and make me feel safe, warm and fuzzy. A Kimya Dawson record is like being hugged by those big furry hands from the Cup-a-soup ads of old. This record is slightly different though, being a collaboration with rapper Aesop Rock. Does it work? Oh yes (if it didn’t it would be a pretty bad album of the week!), the two artists gel together perfectly. Kimya’s acoustic guitar and warm lyrics mesh together with Aesop’s abstract rhymes to create something moving, fun and always interesting. And there is not a person alive who can listen to this album and not have the chorus to Delicate Cycle stuck in their head for days and weeks on end!

33RPM At The MoviesVangelis – Blade Runner : After featuring the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction last time out this weeks soundtrack is another recommendation (don’t say I never listen to you lot..), the soundtrack to one of the best sci-fi films ever made, Blade Runner. The score being composed by Greek composer Vangelis. If you’re looking for music that really sets a tone for the film and adds to the atmosphere on screen then this is a perfect example. Although the film was originally released in 1982 the Vangelis soundtrack was not made available until 1994, the first soundtrack in 1982 was a reinterpretation by the New American Orchestra. This album also works on it’s own as an album for the late hours, turn the lights down, put the headphones off, and just drift off into the futuristic world that Vangelis helps create.

Name Remains The SameSea Of Love : The three songs this week that shared the track name were Tom Waits, The National and Cat Power. I did cheat slightly as the first and last tracks are in fact covers. But they are done in such a way as to really make the song their own. And you’d never know..unless I hadn’t of told you..bugger!

This week I have some free music to tell you about which you should definitely get involved and download. First up is a free compilation from the Italians Do It Better label, entitled After Dark 2. Featuring artists as Glass Candy and Chromatics, it’s a rather ace 80 minutes of sultry disco (yes, sultry disco is a thing, I’ve just invented). Anyhoo, you can download this from the following link https://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/after-dark-2
Secondly, there’s two new tracks from Brooklyn based band Liars. Which you can download from http://mad.ly/signups/80640/join
Enjoy and I’ll see you next week!

01 – Beck – Cellphone’s Dead (The Information – 2006)
02 – Talking Heads – Warning Sign (More Songs About Buildings And Food – 1978)
03 – Hot Chip – Dark and Stormy (Single – 2013)
04 – The Uncluded – Delicate Cycle (Hokey Fright – 2013)
05 – Dinosaur Pile-Up – Heather (Nature Nurture – 2013)
06 – Mikal Cronin – Change (MKII – 2013)
07 – Tom Waits – Sea Of Love (Sea Of Love Soundtrack – 1989)
08 – Cleavers – Give Up (7″ – 2013)
09 – Vangelis – Blade Runner Main Titles (Blade Runner – 1994)
10 – Chromatics – Looking for Love (After Dark 2 – 2013)
11 – Zomby – If I Will (With Love – 2013)
12 – The Uncluded – Boomerang (Hokey Fright – 2013)
13 – Simon And Garfunkel – Somewhere They Can’t Find Me (Sounds Of Silence – 1966)
14 – Queens Of The Stone Age – If I Had A Tail (Like Clockwork – 2013)
15 – Eluvium – Sleeper (Nightmare Ending – 2013)
16 – The National – Sea Of Love (Trouble Will Find Me – 2013)
17 – Vangelis – Blade Runner Blush Response (Blade Runner – 1994)
18 – Liars – I Saw You From The Lifeboat (Free MP3 – 2013)
19 – The Uncluded – Bats (Hokey Fright – 2013)
20 – Panthu Du Prince – Spectral Split (Elements Of Light – 2013)
21 – Sigur Ros – Kveikur (Kveikur – 2013)
22 – Glass Candy – Warm In the Winter (After Dark 2 – 2013)
23 – Vangelis – Blade Runner End Titles (Blade Runner – 1994)
24 – Cat Power – Sea Of Love (The Covers Record – 2000)
25 – Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray (Cold Spring Fault Less Youth – 2013)
26 – Zomby – Black Rose (With Love – 2013)
27 – The Uncluded – Teleprompters (Hokey Fright – 2013)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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Royale With Cheese – 16/06/13

Album Of The WeekGold Panda – Half Of Where You Live : A release that I’d been looking forward to for some time, as I am massive fan of the electronic artists first album Lucky Shiner (which was released around the same time that I started dj’ing on Phoenix!). It certainly doesn’t disappoint, slightly more understated than his debut, working more as a record that you need to listen to as a whole to get a real feel for rather than individual tracks (although that’s not saying that there are some great single tracks on the album). The album was partly inspired by the travels around the world performing in support of his debut and on some of the tracks this really comes across (especially Brazil), and also some of the music seems insular and retrospective (he has mentioned the loneliness of touring as a solo performer). All in all an album that takes you on a real journey, and one I’ll be returning to again and again in the coming months.

33RPM At The MoviesPulp Fiction – Various : This was recommended to me earlier on in the week and it immediately bought back memories of being 18 when the film was originally released. I saw the film 4 times at the cinema, mesmerised by the story, in awe of the acting and just thinking that this was the coolest thing I had ever seen (as you do when you are 18!). I also remember rushing out to get the soundtrack and it’s one of the oldest cd’s that I own. The little snippets of dialogue intertwined with surf guitar, Kool & The Gang and some absolute classics from Al Green and Dusty Springfield, just really fit what was happening on the screen and helped to create that atmosphere that completely drew me into the world Tarantino had made.

Name Remains The SameAll I Need – Radiohead, Cossbysweater (great name!) and Air made up the artists that all shared the track title this week.

A special mention goes to an artist that records under the moniker Oathless, who has just released via Bandcamp a stunning album entitled Peripheral: Music For An Imaginary Film. Atmospheric, neo-classical ambient music that is majestic in scope and an utterly compelling listen. You can download this as a pay what you want (don’t be cheap though) from the following link : http://hawkmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/peripheral-music-for-an-imaginary-film
I cannot recommend this enough! See you next week.
01 – The Wonder Stuff – It’s Yer Money I’m After, Baby (The Eight Legged Groove Machine – 1988)
02 – Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land (Darkness On The Edge Of Town – 2013)
03 – Gold Panda – Brazil (Half Of Where You Live – 2013)
04 – Laura Veirs – Sun Song (Warp And Weft – 2013)
05 – Radiohead – All I Need (In Rainbows – 2007)
06 – Kool And The Gang – Jungle Boogie (Pulp Fiction – 1994)
07 – Braids – Amends (In Kind / Amends – 2013)
08 – My Panda Shall Fly & Microburst – A Violet V-Forever (Earth And Air And Rain – 2013)
09 – Pixies – Gigantic (Surfer Rosa – 1988)
10 – Cossbysweater – All I Need (S/T – 2013)
11 – Gold Panda – We Work Nights (Half Of Where You Live – 2013)
12 – The Statler Brothers – Flowers On The Wall (Pulp Fiction – 1994)
13 – Oathless – I Thought I Saw Her In A Dream (Pereipheral (Music For An Imaginary Film) – 2013)
14 – Mazes – Ores & Minerals (Ores & Minerals – 2013)
15 – Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (OutRun – 2013)
16 – These New Puritans – Organ Eternal (Field Of Reeds – 2013)
17 – Air – All I Need (Moon Safari – 1998)
18 – The Pastels – Night Time Made Us (Slow Summits – 2013)
19 – Gold Panda – Enoshima (Half Of Where You Live – 2013)
20 – The Lively Ones – Surf Rider (Pulp Fiction – 1994)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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If I Stay Here Trouble Will Find Me – 09/06/13

Album Of The WeekBoards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest : After nearly ripping the poor postman’s arms off when he delivered this to my door the first album from BOC in 8 years hasn’t been off the 33RPM stereo since. A darker album than it’s predecessor The Campfire Headphase, and influenced in part by soundtracks of the 70’s and 80’s, Tomorrow’s Harvest is full of brooding synths, hypnotic beats and buried treasures that demand repeat listenings. A definite album of the year contender.

33RPM At The MoviesMogwai – Les Revenants Soundtrack : A little bit of a cheat this week, still a soundtrack but for tv and the new French supernatural drama Les Revenants, which is scored by one of my favourite bands Mogwai. A soundtrack of understated beauty with something dark and sinister bubbling under the surface it perfectly suits the show, which you can now see on Channel 4 (first episode is still on 4od if you are quick!)

Name Remains The SameDemons – Super Furry Animals, Chelsea Wolfe and Dry The River were the bands that shared the song title Demons this week.

The first show of my 37th year of being on this planet and I couldn’t really ask for much more of a present than a new Boards Of Canada album! But as I’ve already gone on about that above I shall try and go a few sentences without mentioning how brilliant it is..oh bugger! I had another week off last week (big thanks to Gary Casserly for covering in my absence) part of which involved seeing the great Daniel Johnston live at the Barbican along with special guests as part of a 30 year anniversary tribute type event. One of the best things about the night (music being excellent and moving was a given) was the love in the room for Daniel. If you get the chance check out the documentary The Devil and Devil Johnston, which chronicles the life and struggles of an extraordinary artist.

Love affairs continued with two releases from this year, John Grant’s quite frankly heartbreaking second solo album Pale Green Ghosts and The National’s Trouble Will Find Me. The latter I commented on earlier in the week on Facebook saying “it makes me feel like I imagine it would If i’d hit rock bottom, lost everything, was out walking in the rain and ran into a long lost love that’d disappeared years before..” It really is a special record.

Nine Inch Nails are back (admittedly they weren’t away long) with a new album Hesitation Marks due in September and a teaser single Came Back Haunted. The single doesn’t really offer anything new but it’s NIN doing what NIN do well. So I look forward to hearing the rest of the album in September.
A final two mentions, firstly to Prince/Symbol/Purple One/That Tiny Fella on celebrating his 55th birthday, may the next 55 years be as funky as the last, and Baths on their gorgeous new album Obsidian. See you next week!

01 – Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage (Fire – 2003)
02 – Prince – Raspberry Beret (Around the World in a Day – 1985)
03 – Baths – Miasma Sky (Obsidian – 2013)
04 – Eleanor Friedberger – I’ll Never Be Happy Again (Personal Record – 2013)
05 – Super Furry Animals – Demons (Radiator – 1997)
06 – Boards Of Canada – Sick times (Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013)
07 – John Grant – Vietnam (Pale Green Ghosts – 2013)
08 – Mogwai – The Huts (Les Revenants – 2013)
09 – Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted (Hesitation Marks – 2013)
10 – Daniel Johnston – King Kong (Yip / Jump Music – 2013)
11 – Boards Of Canada – Split Your Infinities (Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013)
12 – Chelsea Wolfe – Demons (Apokalypsis – 2011)
13 – The National – Sea Of Love (Trouble Will Find Me – 2013)
14 – Pere Ubu – Laughing (The Modern Dance – 1978)
15 – Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets (Ummagumma – 1969)
16 – Dry The River – Demons (shallow Bed – 2012)
17 – Mogwai – Fridge Magic (Les Revenants – 2013)
18 – Boards Of Canada – Come To Dust (Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013)
19 – Al Green – Take Me To The River (Al Green Explores Your Mind – 1974)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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33 RPM 2/6/13

I sat in for Chris tonight and kept his chair warm. The show was split into two hours, first hours was the dark side of the 80s, in other words some Goth music and the second hour was Ballads (Dont shout at me Chris, Im sure some of your listeners liked it lol)

Here is a list of what was played:

8-9 The Goth hour

  • Sisters Of Mercy – Dominion
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House
  • Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
  • Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust
  • Damned – Grimly Fiendish
  • Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
  • Fields Of The Nephilim – Moonchild
  • Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
  • Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
  • Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  • Spear Of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
  • All About Eve – Marthas Harbour
  • Mission – Wasteland

The songs from the ballads hour were:

  • Lonestar – Amazed
  • Patti La Belle & Michael McDonald – On My Own
  • John Lennon – Imagine
  • Hoobastank – The Reason
  • Yvonne Fair – It Should Have Been Me
  • Oleta Adams – Get Here
  • Oasis – Stop Crying Your Heart Out
  • Cher & Peter Cetera – After All
  • Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
  • Minnie Riperton – Loving You
  • Mr Big – To Be With You
  • Extreme – More Than Words
  • Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On
  • Fat Larrys Band – Zoom
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We Are The Goon Squad And We’re Coming To Town – 26/05/13

After thoroughly missing the presenters chair at Phoenix Towers last week I couldn’t wait to get back into the hot seat for tonight’s show. So let’s take a look at the features first.

Album Of The Week – The Breeders – Last Splash : An absolute classic of a record, celebrating it’s twentieth anniversary this year. A perfect 10/10 listening experience with pretty much all the things I love about music, noisy guitars, sublime harmonies, if you are looking for a summer album and you’ve never heard this, then you’ve found your answer!

33RPM At The Movies – Ennio Morricone – The Thing : The greatest sci-fi horror flick of all time (in my humble opinion) needed a great score to go with it. Who better to turn to than a master such as Morricone, who delivers a soundtrack every bit as tense and unsettling as the film itself.

Name Remains The Same – I Believe – The three artists that were played who shared that song title were My Bloody Valentine, EMF and Tears For Fears. There wasn’t time to play the R.E.M. track with the same name. Although all four are rather good for me it’s the Tears For Fears track which comes out on top. Just about though!

Unless you live in a cave / underwater / the moon (although this has probably hyped its way to the moon), you would’ve been aware that the new Daft Punk album is finally with us. Although not living up to the hype (which it was never going too, even if it had been perfect), the album does have one of the tracks of the year in Giorgio By Moroder. Which was a must for this weeks playlist. Sticking with the electronic side of things, a single has finally been released from the forthcoming Boards Of Canada album Tomorrow’s Harvest. If this is anything to go by the album is going to be superb. A final special mention goes to The Fall, who have released their 5,785th album this week entitled Re-mit. And as you’d expect, it’s The Fall doing what The Fall does, and doing it very well!
See you next week!

01 – David Bowie – Fashion (Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – 1980)
02 – Joe Jackson – Throw It Away (Look Sharp – 1979)
03 – Daft Punk – Giorgio By Moroder (Random Access Memories – 2013)
04 – My Bloody Valentine – I Believe (Feed Me With Your Kiss – 1988)
05 – The Breeders – Cannonball (Last Splash – 1993)
06 – The Fall – No Respects rev. (Re-Mit – 2013)
07 – Palace Brothers – You Will Miss Me When I Burn (Days In The Wake – 1994)
08 – Boards Of Canada – Reach For The Dead (Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013)
09 – Thelonious Monk – Humph (Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1 – 1947)
10 – The Burning Hell – Amateur Rappers (People – 2013)
11 – EMF – I Believe (Schubert Dip – 1991)
12 – The Breeders – No Aloha (Last Splash – 1993)
13 – The Breeders – Flipside (Last Splash – 1993)
14 – Four Tet – Unspoken (promo version) (Unreleased – 2003)
15 – Soundgarden – The Day I Tried To Live (Superunknown – 1995)
16 – The Big Eyes Family Players – Otto (Family Favourites – 2011)
17 – Ennio Morricone – Humanity (Part II) (The Thing – 1982)
18 – Tears For Fears – I Believe (Songs From The Big Chair – 1985)
19 – The Breeders – Do You Love Me Now? (Last Splash – 1993)
20 – Funkadelic – Hit It And Quit It (Maggot Brain – 1971)

You can listen to this weeks show again on Mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/ There’s also mix cd’s and all sorts of other musical bits and pieces to come.

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33 rpm 19-5-13

Oh wow, I had the honour of sitting in for Chris tonight, although he may not allow me to do it again when he see’s what I did. I decided to do an A-Z of 80s artists and here is what I played:

  • A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
  • Big Country – In A Big Country
  • Cure – Close To Me
  • Depeche Mode – Master & Servant
  • Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
  • Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love
  • Grace Jones – Slave To The  Rhythm
  • Hazel O’Connor – Eighth Day
  • Icicle Works – Love Is A Wonderful Colour
  • Jam – Funeral Pyre
  • Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon
  • Level 42 – Hot Water
  • Mental As Anything – Living It Up
  • Nenah Cherry – Buffalo Stance
  • Orange Juice – Rip It Up
  • Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  • Quireboys – 7 O’Clock
  • Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle – Wait
  • Smiths – Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now
  • Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina
  • Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
  • Vapours – Turning Japanese
  • Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
  • XTC – Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me)
  • Yazoo – Dont Go
  • ZZ Top – Legs
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Of All The Minutes That Were Taken Away – 21/04/13

Tis the time of year again when the slightly dishevelled and pastey among us (myself included!) get up at the crack of dawn to queue up outside our favourite independent record shops for this years Record Store Day. All in the hope of picking up one of the hundreds of special releases made available just for this day. Among the many were some choice releases such as a rabbit shaped picture disc of the Chas And Dave classic and a rather lovely split 7″ from The Lemonheads and The Misfits (which is pictured above).
If you want to check out what you missed and also learn all about the day and what it stands for then you can visit the following website : http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/
Record shops are of course for all year round not just one day, but anything that raises awareness and gets more people buying vinyl is all good with me! And in the words of a past girlfriend “No bloody way I’m going to the record shop with you, I’ve got stuff to do today!”.
Anyway, I digress. This weeks playlist is entirely made up of Record Store Day releases.
See you next week!

1. At the Drive-In – Pattern Against User (Relationship Of Command LP)
2. Pink Floyd – See Emily Play (7″)
3. The Cure – How Beautiful You Are (Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me LP)
4. Misty Miller – Girlfriend (7″)
5. The Lemonheads – Skulls (7″ Split with Misfits)
6. Caribou – Bees (The Milk Of Human Kindness – LP)
7. David Bowie – Drive-In Saturday (7″)
8. The Beta Band – She’s The One (The Patty Patty Sound EP)
9. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (2012 Remix) (10″)
10. Chas And Dave – Rabbit (7″)
11. Harry Nilsson – Coconut (Reservoir Dogs OST LP)
12. The Cure – Catch (Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me LP)
13. Stephen Malkmus & Friends – Sing Swan Song (Ege Bamyasi LP)
14. The Bride Of Frankenstein – Main Titles (7″)
15. Misfits – Skulls (7″ Split with Lemonheads)
16. Elliott Smith – Ballad of Big Nothing (alternate vocal) (Either/Or Alternates 10″)
17. R.E.M. – So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) (Live Greenboro ’89 EP)
18. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute [NICOLAS JAAR Remix] (12″)
19. The Cure – All I Want (Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me LP)
20. Gil ScottHeron – The Bottle (7″)

Also, you can now listen again (or listen for the first time if you missed it!) to the full show at the following link : http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/

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I’m An Animal Just Like You – 17/02/13

This week’s music listening was mainly brought to me by the extremely ace new album from Oxford band Foals, who released their third album Holy Fire. Judging by the rave reviews that I’ve read for the album and the fact that the album finished the week at number 2 on the album charts I suspect that we’ll be seeing their name everywhere in 2013. The standout on the album so far being Providence, which made it onto this weeks playlist.
Our album of the week was a classic from The Fall with their Hex Enduction Hour release from 1982. I’ve decided that every other week the album of the week will be an album that should be in everyones music library (well in my humble opinion anyway!).
A special mention to Iron & Wine who announced their new album Ghost On Ghost will be released on April 15th and from the sounds of the first track to be heard (Lovers Revolution), Sam Beam is heading into more jazzy territory which was hinted at on Kiss Each Other Clean.
See you next week!

01 – Public Image Limited – Rise (Album – 1986)
02 – Morrissey – You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side (Your Arsenal – 1992)
03 – Peaking Lights – Hey Sparrow (936 – 2011)
04 – The Fall – Jawbone And The Air-Rifle (Hex Enduction Hour – 1982)
05 – Foals – Providence (Holy Fire – 2013)
06 – The Shaggs – My Pal Foot Foot (Philosophy Of The World – 1969)
07 – Gold Panda – Burnt-Out Car In A Forest (Trust – 2013)
08 – Serafina Steer – Ballad of Brick Lane (The Moths Are Real – 2013)
09 – Earth – Resurrection City (7″ – 1969)
10 – Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull (The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull – 2008)
11 – The Fall – Fortress-Deer Park (Hex Enduction Hour – 1982)
12 – Screaming Females – Poison Arrow (Chalk Tape – 2013)
13 – Jason Lytle – Young Saints (Dept. Of Disappearance – 2012)
14 – Pixies – Dead (Doolittle – 1989)
15 – The Breeders – We’re Gonna Rise (Mountain Battles – 2008)
16 – Mount Eerie – Through The Trees pt. 2 (Clear Moon – 2012)
17 – Iron & Wine – Lovers Revolution (Ghost On Ghost – 2013)
18 – The Fall – Iceland (Hex Enduction Hour – 1982)
19 – Prince – Purple Rain (Purple Rain – 1984)

http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/3cTiiTtVwytWiweVoa6u9I

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The Emotion Signal – 03/02/13

Live music in the studio this week, courtesy of a visit from Essex-based singer songwriter The Emotion Signal.
He performed three songs for us and we had a catch up regarding everything from the collapse of HMV to the songwriting process and The Emotion Signal early years. You can listen to the interview and all three tracks below.

Emotion Signal – Eskimo Kiss

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Emotion Signal – Secret Garden

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Emotion Signal – Shamrocks

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Emotion Signal – Interview

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If you want to catch him live he’ll be playing at The Maritime Rooms at the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend on the 24th February. You can also keep up to date with his ongoing musical adventures at the following links.

http://www.facebook.com/emotionsignal?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/emotionsignal

Our release of the week is the brilliantly noisy new EP from Southend’s Fashoda Crisis, entitled The Jowls Of Justice, which can be purchased at the following link http://fashodacrisis.bandcamp.com.
And finally, there’s a new My Bloody Valentine album. Wait a minute, I’ll try again..THERE’S A NEW MY BLOODY VALENTINE ALBUM!!!!. Sorry, but a new (and very good) album from the legendary band is something to shout about. I still can’t actually believe that it’s finally been released. We played a track from it tonight and there’ll be more in the coming weeks. See you next time!

01 – Simon And Garfunkel – The Boxer (Bridge Over Troubled Water – 1970)
02 – Pavement – Elevate Me Later (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – 1994)
03 – My Bloody Valentine – Only Tomorrow (M B V – 2013)
04 – Fashoda Crisis – Polonium Tea Party (Jowls Of Justice – 2013)
05 – British Sea Power – Observe The Skies (Valhalla Dancehall – 2011)
06 – The Knife – Full Of Fire (Shaking The Habitual – 2013)
07 – Desaparecidos – Survival of the Fittest / It’s a Jungle Out There (Read English, Speak Spanish – 2002)
08 – Fashoda Crisis – I Am Very Real (Jowls Of Justice – 2013)
09 – Eels – New Alphabet (Wonderful Glorious – 2013)
10 – Actress – Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion (Silver Cloud EP – 2013)
11 – Ducktails – Ivy Covered House (The Flower Lane – 2013)
12 – Ani Difranco – Joyful Girl (Living In Clip – 1997)

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Oh, How Time Flies, With Crystal Clear Eyes – 06/01/13

So, 2013 is upon us, along with all the musical delights that I’m sure it will bring. One thing I have learnt already this year is that my fingers apparently won’t do what they are told. This fact was enforced by my starting to play the video game Guitar Hero (about ten years after everyone else). The fact that hardly no-one plays this anymore should hopefully avoid me showing the ineptitude of my skills in public. Just picture an octopus trying to play the guitar and that pretty much sums it up, fingers all over the place but not actually doing anything constructive. Anyway, the point of that heart-wrenching story was that a couple of the songs from the version of Guitar Hero I was playing (mainly Weezer and The Who), opened up this weeks playlist.
Two new features also started this week (I do spoil you lot!). First up is album of the week, pretty self explanatory, each week there will be an album, either new or classic, and we’ll be playing three tracks from the selected record.
For the first one I chose one of my favourites, Cat Power’s fourth LP Moon Pix. An album of devastating beauty and heartbreaking songs, each more haunting than the last. It is one of those albums that really does belong in everyones collection.
The second new feature is entitled two bands, one name. Over the course of musical history there have been many, many, musical entities that have shared the same name, and over the course of the next few months we’ll be playing some of them. To open up 2 acts that share the name Smog, first being a Peruvian rock and roll band, even though the song Wicked Man is a rip-off of Purple Haze it still sounds rather great. The second being the name that the legendary Bill Callahan performed under for several years.
If you can recommend or want to simply throw some other names in my direction or recommend an album for album of the week, drop me an email at the below address.
Finally, the BBC Sound Of 2013 list has finally been released, you can check out all the acts and details about the list can be found here :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010q6bc/profiles/thelonglist
Were Haim worthy winners, I’ll let you know when their debut album is released!
Finally, there’s no show next week. I’ll be back on the 20th January with a Krautrock special, so if Can, Neu!, Guru, Faust is your thing, join me then.
See you in 2 weeks!

01 – Weezer – My Name Is Jonas (Weezer – 1994)
02 – The Who – The Seeker (Single – 1970)
03 – Cat Power – He Turns Down (Moon Pix – 1998)
04 – Chvrches – The Mother We Share (Single – 2012)
05 – Queens Of The Stone Age – Song For The Dead (Songs For The Deaf – 2002)
06 – Clint Mansell – Memories (Someone we’ll never know) (Moon – 2009)
07 – Smog – Wicked Man (Back To Peru Vol 1 – 2010)
08 – Smog – Teenage Spaceship (Knock Knock – 1999)
09 – Dr. Hook – The Cover Of The Rolling Stone (Sloppy Seconds – 1971)
10 – Cat Power – Moonshiner (Moon Pix – 1998)
11 – Brian Eno – Lux 3 (Lux – 2012)
12 – Haim – Send Me Down (Single – 2012)
13 – Metallica – Ride The Lightning (Ride The Lightning – 1984)
14 – Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite (Dressed To Kill – 1975)
15 – Matty Hines – Echo (Unreleased)
16 – Cat Power – Cross Bones Style (Moon Pix – 1998)
17 – Royal Trux – Kool Down Wheels (Twin Infinitives – 1990)
18 – The Doors – When The Music’s Over (Strange Days – 1967)

Spotify playlist :
http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/2pmxDQnzI7YRPrWbd42S2e

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2012 Part The Third – 30/12/12

Not entirely sure where the time has gone but this week was the last show of 2012. Now that the albums of the year list is out of the way chose some of my other favourite tracks tonight for the playlist.
We also paid tribute to some of the talented musicians we lost this year and looked ahead to 2013. With new albums coming from the likes of Grouper, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Yo La Tengo, Villagers, Phoenix, The Knife and more, it’s already shaping up to be another special year.
Finally, I just want to thank everyone for listening over the year, hope you’ve enjoyed it, and we aim to come back bigger and better in 2013. See you next week.

01 – Grandaddy – Miner At The Dial-A-View (The Sophtware Slump – 2000)
02 – Errors – Earthscore (Have Some Faith In Magic – 2012)
03 – La Sera – Please Be My Third Eye (See The Light – 2012)
04 – Fashoda Crisis – Horatio (Single – 2012)
05 – Beach House – Myth (Bloom – 2012)
06 – Savages – Husbands (Single – 2012)
07 – Screaming Females – Doom 84 (Ugly – 2012)
08 – The XX – Sunset (Coexist – 2012)
09 – Grouper – Vital (The Man Who Died In His Boat – 2013)
10 – Liars – No.1 Against the Rush (WIXIW – 2012)
11 – The Sea And Cake – A Mere (Runner – 2012)
12 – Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Hello Nasty – 2012)
13 – Bee Gees – Jive Talkin (Saturday Night Fever – 1977)
14 – Burial – Rough Sleeper (Single – 2012)
15 – Kids With Torches – Embers (Carried Over Trees – 2012)
16 – Orbital – Wonky (feat. Lady Leshurr) (Wonky – 2012)
17 – Ani Difranco – Splinter (Which Side Are You On – 2012)
18 – Caspian – Gone in Bloom and Bough (Waking Season – 2012)

Spotify Playlist : http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/3xixR4MmiqDu6hcAufdOVw

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33RPM Albums Of 2012 15-1 – 23/12/12

So here we are, the second half of our albums of the year list. The final countdown from 15-1. There was never really any doubt in my mind what would be number one. Attack On Memory bagged that top spot after the first listen. Any of the albums on this list are worth your time and money though, and the artists really do deserve and need your support if they are to continue to make and release music.
There’s a Spotify list as well to give a sampler of the albums, and next week I’ll be playing some of my favourite tracks of the year from albums that didn’t make the list, some singles and also music from some of the artists we lost in 2012. See you then!

15. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.a.a.D. City
14. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
13. Woods – Bend Beyond
12. Antlers – Undersea EP
11. GYBE – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
10. Grizzly Bear – Shields
9. The Shins – Port Of Morrow
8. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
7. Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger EP
6. Django Django – Django Django
5. Can – Lost Tapes
4. Swans – The Seer
3. Mount Eerie – Clear Moon / Ocean Roar
2. Dingus Khan – Support Mistley Swans
1. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/2OdI4g36TY08KzKw6LynDK

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33RPM Albums Of 2012 30-16 – 16/12/12

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Time to reflect on some of the truly excellent music that has been released in 2012. There’s nothing I quite like more than making a list (sad I know), this was made harder by the sheer quantity of great albums that have been released over the past 12 months. But, after starting with a shortlist of 88, this has finally been whittled down to 30. Every one of these albums is more than worth your time and hard earned money. This week we unveiled the first half of the list and if you want to check out some of this music there’s a Spotify playlist below with a track from each album. Join me next week as I’ll be counting down from 15-1 (and trust me, there is some stunning music still to come!).

30. Mono – For My Parents
29. Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
28. Laurel Halo – Quarantine
27. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
26. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – MSOTT
25. Four Tet – Pink
24. Dan Deacon – America
23. Mirroring – Foreign Body
22. Meursault – Something For The Weakened
21. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
20. Babies – Our House On The Hill
19. Grimes – Visions
18. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
17. Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And Tides
16. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/0kfvnb9Ak9m3gDbv0ezVkr

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What A Difference A Gallbladder Can Make – 25/11/12

My first week back in what seemed like forever (well 5 weeks actually), due to a rather lengthy stay in hospital to have my gallbladder removed. A big thank you to everyone at Phoenix and listeners who sent me get well wishes and for Gary Casserley and the others (sorry I forgot who) who covered my show while I’ve been off.
Having had enough of just sitting at home not being able to do much, (there’s only so many depressing daytime antiques shows you can watch before you start wanting to bash your head into things!) so was very glad to get back to the very fine business of music.
One thing that lots of resting time gave me was the opportunity to listen to some bands I’ve heard very little by, fall back in love with some old favourites and delve into something new.
Something from the former category first up with some music from some classic horror movies of the 70’s and 80’s. I’ve always been a big fan of horror movies and Dawn Of The Dead (the Romero version of course) is one of my favourites, including the soundtrack, which is performed by Italian prog-rock band Goblin. I also spent some time delving into the synths of John Carpenter, after picking up the reissued vinyl soundtracks of Halloween 2 and 3, which have been re-relased on some stunning coloured vinyl by Death Waltz Recording Co. Their website is very much worth checking out as they have some exceptionally good soundtrack reissues which include plenty of John Carpenter works. http://www.deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/
From the old favourites section I picked some music from Sisters Of Mercy, after a period of feeling very old when I found out that their second album Floodland is 25 years old, I still remember seeing them on Top Of The Tops playing (well, miming along to) Lucretia My Reflection. Also we had some Super Furry Animals, some live Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr (there is never ever ever a bad time for noisy guitars), and to top it all off some Dead Kennedys.
And from the something new section a new and quite possibly final track from Wu Lyf, with frontman Ellery Roberts taking to Youtube to announce his departure from the band along with a new song entitled Triumph. Foals have announced a new album due in February 2013 called Holy Fire and along with it a rather excellent preceeding single called Inhaler, which has got rather a lot of listens since release and certainly whets the appetite for the new album. They were one of the highlights of Latitude 2011 so if you get the chance to see them live, then you really should. Sam Willis (one half of duo Walls) released his debut solo album Winterval recently, highlight of the album is the gorgeous Foxglissandro which was an obvious choice for the playlist.
This week I also had the marvellous pleasure of seeing The Lovely Eggs perform live in Southend, they have a new album Wildlife which is out now and you all should invest some of your hard cash into purchasing.
On the way home from that gig I bumped into Howling Black Soul (who had been playing a gig just down the road) who pressed a newly recorded EP into my sweaty palms. If you can get along to one of their shows you can purchase the EP for the ludicrously low price of £2! You can find out some more about them on their Facebook page which is here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howling-Black-Soul/132895193387297?fref=ts
Finally, a special mention to Hüsker Dü, particulary the Land Speed Record live album, which kept me entertained for large periods of my recovery, and is just an absolutely ferocious record, so good I in fact ordered it five minutes into my first listen on Spotify.
Time for more rest and recuperation, playlist below, see you next week!

01 – Goblin – L’alba dei morti viventi (Zombi – 1978)
02 – Grizzly Bear – Yet Again (Shields – 2012)
03 – Super Furry Animals – Guacamole (Outspaced – 1998)
04 – The Lovely Eggs – Have You Heard A Digital Accordion (Cob Dominos – 2011)
05 – Mogwai – Rano Pano (Klad Hest RMX) (A Wrenched Virile Lore – 2012)
06 – The Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection (Floodland – 1987)
07 – Dinosaur Jr – The Lung (Chocamel Daze – 2012)
08 – Sonic Youth – Death Valley ’69 (Live At Smart Bar, Chicago 1985 – 2012)
09 – Wu Lyf – Triumph (Single – 2012)
10 – Foals – Inhaler (Holy Fire – 2013)
11 – Howling Black Soul – Soul To Lay (EP – 2012)
12 – Zombie Zombie – Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free (A Land For Renegades – 2008)
13 – John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – First Chase (Halloween 3 – 1982)
14 – Sam Willis – Foxglissandro (Winterval – 2012)
15 – Dead Kennedys – Stealing Peoples Mail (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables – 1980)
16 – Beak – Egg Dog (>> – 2012)
17 – Husker Du – Land Speed Record Side 2 (Bricklayer/Tired of Doing Things/You’re Naive/Strange Week/Do the Bee/Big Sky/Ultracore/Let’s Go Die/Data Control) (Land Speed Record – 1982)

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Sunday 28th October 2012

Chris was unwell tonight so I sat in for him. I did a little journey through the decades in music and here is what was played.

1970s:

  1. Rah Band- The Crunch
  2. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
  3. Skids – Into The Valley
  4. Squeeze – Cool For Cats
  5. E.L.O. – Mr Blue Sky
  6. Sparks – Beat The Clock
  7. This Lizzy – Rosalie

1980s:

  1. A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
  2. Bruce Springsteen – Cover Me
  3. Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
  4. Smiths – This Charming Man
  5. Clash – Bankrobber
  6. Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On
  7. Piranhas – Tom Hark

1990s:

  1. Aztec Camera with Mick Jones – Good Morning Britain
  2. T  Spoon – Sex On The Beach
  3. Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
  4. Glenn Medeiros ft Bobby Brown – She Aint Worth It
  5. Fun Lovin Criminals – Scooby Snacks
  6. Wonderstuff – The Size Of A Cow
  7. White Town – Your Woman
  8. Blue – Song 2

2000s:

  1. All Saints – Pure Shores
  2. Mousse T ft Emma Lanford – Is It Coz Im Cool
  3. Artful Dodger ft Romina Johnson – Movin To Fast
  4. X Press 2 ft David Byrne – Lazy
  5. 5.6.7.8.s – Woo Hoo
  6. Primal Scream – Country Girl
  7. Muse – Hysteria
  8. Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence 04

 

 

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2 Years of 33RPM – 07/10/12

What a difference a year makes..or two! Really can’t believe it’s been two years since I started out at Phoenix. That makes it roughly 104 shows and over 2000 songs! Unfortunately there was no cake but I decided to play some of my favourite tracks from over the past two years (including the Bob Dylan track which was the first song I ever played on Phoenix). A big thank you to all the bands I’ve either interviewed, played or had in to play live in the studio (too many to thank seperately). Also a special thank you to everyone at Phoenix for always making me feel welcome and being a very talented and friendly bunch! Finally thanks to anyone who has listened to the show, and for the people who have gone on to buy music by some of the artists I’ve played, you make every minute I spend working on these shows worthwhile.
On top of the playlist below I also put together a special birthday mix of some of the best electronic music of the last couple of years along with some old favourites. You can check out the mix on the link below (or on the new 33RPM Mixcloud page : http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/). I’ll be uploading more mixes in the future as companions to the show.
See you next week!

http://www.mixcloud.com/33rpmphoenix/33rpm-anniversary-mix/

 
1. Bob Dylan – Queen Jane Approximately (Highway 61 Revisited – 1965)
2. The Soft Pack – Down On Loving (S/T – 2010)
3. Throwing Muses – Shimmer (University – 1995)
4. Sufjan Stevens – Get Real Get Right (The Age Of Adz – 2010)
5. Emotion Signal – Shamrocks (Unsigned – 2011)
6. Cloud Nothings – Our Plan (Attack On Memory – 2012)
7. Explosions In The Sky – Memorial (The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place – 2003)
8. Dingus Khan – The Deathmarch Of Dingus Khan (Knifey Spooney 7″ – 2012)
9. Jeff Klein – Five Good Reasons (Everybody Loves A Winner – 2003)
10. Longpigs – She Said (The Sun Is Often Out – 1996)
11. The Antlers – Rolled Together (Burst Apart – 2011)
12. Grouper – Stuck (Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill – 2008)
13. F Up – Onno (Year Of The Tiger – 2012)

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As We Get Older And Stop Making Sense – 30/09/12

33RPM was back on the air this week after a brief one week break, a big thanks to Nick Field for covering in my absence.
While I was away I’ve been thinking about all the 2012 releases that I’ve yet to hear (due to various reasons, one being the focus on filling in the many gaps in my musical knowledge!),  so I’ve decided that for the rest of this year I will only be listening to music released this year (I may cheat a little and include reissues in this). Already in the past week and a half I’ve heard some great albums, including a few that I missed out on when they were released, and over the coming weeks I’ll be playing more and more tracks from this year.
Which brings us onto this weeks playlist. September really has been quite possibly (off the top of my head and without actually checking previous months) the best month for album releases so far this year. The XX, Grizzly Bear, Deerhoof, Azure Ray are all worth some of your hard-earned pennies, along with two big post-rock releases from Mono & Caspian. Also the Django Django debut from earlier this year seems to continue to grow in popularity as I seem to keep getting an increase in requests each week for something from their first album (I’m sure the Mercury Music Prize nomination can’t have hurt).
In gig news, I was very very very very very very happy (did I mention I was happy) to learn that Stars Of The Lid will be playing a concert at the Round Chapel in London on December 10th. Tickets are going fast but if you are very quick you can still pick some up from We Got Tickets.
Finally, on next weeks show I’ll be celebrating two! years of 33RPM with a second anniversary show. Which will be on from 7-10pm (a whole extra hour you lucky lucky people), so join me, there may even be cake!
Playlist is below along with a Spotify playlist of some of this weeks music. See you next week!

1. Foals – Black Gold (Total Life Forever – 2010)
2. Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better (Speaking In Tongues – 1983)
3. The XX – Sunset (Coexist – 2012)
4. Django Django – Life’s A Beach – (S/T – 2012)
5. Beta Band – Inner Meet Me (The Three Ep’s – 1998)
6. Caspian – Gone In Bloom And Bough (Waking Season – 2012)
7. Ride – Chrome Waves (Going Blank Again – 1992)
8. Dum Dum Girls – Season In Hell (End Of Daze EP – 2012)
9. Azure Ray – To This Life (As Above So Below – 2012)
10. The Jam – Eton Rifles (Setting Sons – 1979)
11. Deerhoof – Zero Seconds Pause (Breakup Song – 2012)
12. John Carpenter – Escape From New York (Main Title) (Escape From New York – 1981)
13. Grizzly Bear – Speak In Rounds (Shields – 2012)
14. Mono – Legend (For My Parents – 2012)
15. Stars Of The Lid – The Evil That Never Arrived (And Their Refinement Of The Decline – 2007)
16. Dry The River – History Book (S/T – 2012)
17. Cave – This Is The Best (Neverendless – 2011)

http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/6MmCrAyCXQfh92uqvH4SOa

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Kids With Torches – Live Session – 26/08/12

On this week’s show I had the pleasure of being joined in the studio by electronic duo Kids With Torches. Hailing from Southend / Brentwood, the duo recently self-released their debut album Carried Over Trees, a hauntingly beautiful album with a truly epic vision, which you can download for free at the following link :
http://kidswithtorches.bandcamp.com/
The band performed stripped down acoustic versions of two tracks from the album and also a brand new track, which you can hear below. We also had a chat about the album, who they would chose if they had to organise a day at the Reading Festival and also their upcoming debut live show. They will be performing with a full band and the gig  is taking place at Club Riga in Southend on Sunday September 23rd. Tickets are a mere £5, and you can order yours from the Ticketweb link below :
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_south&query=detail&event=514632
Big thanks to the guys for coming down, really enjoyed their visit. Tracks from the session below (I’ve kept in the slight technical issues at the start of the second track) and also the setlist for the rest of the show.

Track 1 – Reconfigured

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Track 2 – Running Blind

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Track 3 – Give

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01 – The Cure – Open (Wish – 1992)
02 – The Antlers – Parentheses (Burst Apart – 2011)
03 – Lætitia Sadier – Auscultation to the Nation (Silencio – 2012)
04 – Grandaddy – The Crystal Lake (The Sophtware Slump – 2000)
05 – Talk Talk – Happiness is Easy (The Colour Of Spring – 1986)
06 – Darkstar – North (North – 2010)
07 – Sun Kil Moon – The Moderately Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man (Among The Leaves – 2012)
08 – Bruce Springsteen – Highway Patrolman (Nebraska – 1982)
09 – Spoon – The Way We Get By (Kill The Moonlight – 2002)
10 – Radiohead – The Trickster (My Iron Lung EP – 1994)
11 – Billy Bragg – The Space Race Is Over (William Bloke – 1996)
12 – The Pastels – I’m Alright With You (Suck On – 1988)
13 – Genesis – The Musical Box (Nursery Cryme – 1971)

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Blur – Sing To Me – 12/08/12

This week I decided to dedicate the whole show to one of the greatest British bands ever to exist, Blur. On the same night as what could turn out to be their final ever show in Hyde Park, for those that couldn’t make it the playlist featured everything from She’s So High (their first single) to Under The Westway (what could possibly be their last).
I still remember when my brother picked up Leisure when it was released and watching the video for There’s No Other Way and what is one of my favourite concer memories, catching them live at Southend’s Cliffs Pavillion in 2009, something I thought I’d never see. I remember picking up 13 the day it came out, rushing home after work and hearing Tender for the first time, and let’s not forget This Is A Low, a song that still manages to give me goosebumps every time I hear it. I could go on for hours about what Blur mean to me, but I think the music they have made over the years does really speak for itself.
Listening again to the albums over the past week it struck home how much they really kept evolving with every album, never afraid to experiment, to try something different. And if this is the final curtain for Blur, then they really have left an amazing legacy.
I also wanted your votes to pick your 5 favourite songs, and after the votes were counted the top 5 were as follows :

1. This Is A Low
2. For Tomorrow
3. Out Of Time
4. Sing
5. The Universal
One of the things that people said on forums, Twitter, Facebook is how hard it was to pick a top 5. It personally took me a few nights to pick mine, which I’m still not sure about. But that’s just proof of how many great songs there are. So to Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. I salute you!

1. Beetlebum (Blur – 1997)
2. She’s So High (Leisure – 1991)
3. Young And Lovely (Chemical World Single – 1993)
4. Girls And Boys (Live Hyde Park – 2009)
5. The Universal (The Great Escape – 1995)
6. Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
7. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top – 2009)
8. Bad Lieutenant – Shine Like The Sun (Never Cry Another Tear – 2009)
9. Sing (Leisure – 1991)
10. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo – 1989)
11. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)
12. Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
13. No Monsters In Me (Universal Single – 1995)
14. Charmless Man (The Great Escape – 1995)
15. Fool’s Day (Single – 2010)
16. For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
17. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Behind The Sun (Self-Titled – 2007)
18. Jubilee (Parklife – 1994)
19. Sweet Song (Think Tank – 2003)
20. Trimm Trabb (13 – 1999)
21. Under The Westway (Single – 2012)
22. This Is A Low (Parklife – 1994)
23. Music Is My Radar (Single – 2000)
http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/3qKXWz4ksI0P6iQkr60EGr

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I’m Not Your Friend, Buddy! I’m Not Your Buddy, Guy! – 29/07/12

It felt like it had been months since I was last at Phoenix Headquarters for the show (actually it had been 3 weeks due to illness and Latitude!), so I was rather itching to get back into the swing of things. I had the most amazing time at this years Latitude Festival, a little review of which will be up on the Phoenix website shortly. The first two (of the four) interviews I conducted are presented below for your listening pleasure.
I would like to thank both Alessio and Sam from Walls and the guys from Dingus Khan for taking time out to chat to us. The interviews were great fun and there’s also some links to check out more stuff from both bands (very much recommended).
The Antlers returned this week with their new EP entitled Undersea, a four track swirling epic which has been on the 33RPM stereo continuously this week. So for that very reason there were two tracks on the playlist this week and I’ll probably play the other two on next weeks show.
I was also rather giddy this week at the prospect of a new Dinosaur Jr. album which is due to hit in September, titled I Bet The Sky. Which is previewed by the rather excellent track Watch The Corners. A new Dinosaur Jr. album is a very very good thing indeed.
A special mention also to Jenny Owen Youngs and the package I was sent for sponsoring the making of her latest album An Unwavering Band Of Light (pic below). It is rather ace as expected and goes to show that when Kickstarter campaigns work, they work brilliantly.

I’m off now to listen to another 10 hours of Mogwai to continue making the very first An Introduction To..playlist, which should be ready very shortly (more info to come soon). See you next week.
PS…The new Dingus Khan single Made A List is superb!

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01 – Cat Power – Cross Bones Style (Moon Pix – 1998)
02 – Adebesi Shank – Masa (This Is The Second Album By A Band Called Adebisi Shank – 2011)
03 – The Antlers – Drift Dive (Undersea – 2012)
04 – Actress – Maze  (Splaszh – 2010)
05 – Walls – Into Our Midst (Coracle – 2011)
06 – Pink Floyd – Biding My Time (Relics – 1971)
07 – John Maus – Bennington (A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material – 2012)
08 – Mogwai – Burn Girl Prom Queen (EP – 1999)
09 – Dingus Khan – Made A List (Single – 2012)
10 – The Antlers – Zelda (Undersea – 2012)
11 – Dinosaur Jr – Watch the Corners (I Bet The Sky – 2012)
12 – Jenny Owen Youngs – Love For Long (An Unwavering Band Of Light – 2012)
13 – School Of Seven Bells – When You Sing (Ghostory – 2012)

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Dodgy – live at Phoenix FM

Click below to listen to the interview and session again:

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Andy Miller on the left, Nigel Clark in the middle and Mathew Priest on the right,
sandwiching Phoenix FM’s Nick Field and Chris Siviter

We were very pleased to welcome 90s Britpop legends Dodgy to the Phoenix FM studio just before their headline set at the Brentwood Beer and Music Festival. The band are back, gigging hard on the back of their new album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place, which came out earlier this year (and we spoke to drummer Mathew Priest about that back then too).

If you missed the interview you can click above to hear the whole thing, or below to watch and listen to the three session tracks:

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In Our Days We Will Live, Like Our Ghosts Will Live – 17/06/12

This week continues my obsession with the rather brilliant new Future Of The Left album, with which I toyed the idea of just playing the whole thing in full 2.5 times on this weeks show. But in a moment of sanity I opted for two from my ever growing list of favourites from the album. Also getting a lot of plays on the 33RPM stereo is the new Fiona Apple album entitled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, her first album in 7 years which is getting well deserved praise pretty much universally.
On top of the above we got very giddy at the announcement of a collaberation between St. Vincent and David Byrne who release the fruits of their collab Love This Giant on the 10th September. You can download a free track from the album Who (which is fifty shades of brilliant) at the following link : http://lovethisgiant.com/
Other things on our minds this week were Ash turning 20, Shellac being announced as curaters for the ATP Nightmare before Christmas festival, taking place at Camber Sands from November 30th – December 2nd, what music I’d like played at my funeral (Iron And Wine’s hauntingly beautiful Resurrection Fern was what I came up with) and the fact Chairlift have come up with the most unpronounceable song title of the year.
Track listing below with a Spotify playlist.
See you next week!

01 – Pavement – Summer Babe (Winter Version) (Slanted And Enchanted – 1992)
02 – The Fall – Taking Off (Ersatz GB – 2011)
03 – Future Of The Left – I Am the Least of Your Problems (The Plot Against Common Sense – 2012)
04 – Blur – For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
05 – David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who (Love This Giant – 2012)
06 – Metric – Speed The Collapse (Synthetica – 2012)
07 – Bis – Sweet Shop Avengerz (The New Transistor Heroes – 1997)
08 – Iron And Wine – Resurrection Fern (The Shepherd’s Dog – 2007)
09 – Buddy Holly – Rave On (Single – 1958)
10 – Chairlift – Amanaemonesia (Something – 2012)
11 – Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One (This Is The Day…This Is The Hour…This Is This! – 1989)
12 – Nirvana – I Hate Myself and I Want To Die (Pennyroyal Tea – 1994)
13 – Fiona Apple – Werewolf (The Idler Wheel – 2012)
14 – Christopher Walken – The Raven (Closed On Account Of Rabies – 1997)
15 – Ash – Goldfinger (1977 – 1996)
16 – Don Caballero – Slice Where You Live Like Pie (What Burns Never Returns – 1998)
17 – Future Of The Left – Goals in Slow Motion (The Plot Against Common Sense – 2012)
18 – Suicide – Cheree (S/t – 1977)
19 – Shellac – My Black Ass (At Action Park – 1994)
20 – Black Flag – Thirsty and Miserable (Damaged – 1981)
21 – Public Image Limited – Terra Gate (This Is PiL – 2012)
22 – Twin Shadow – 5 Seconds (Confess – 2012)
23 – Mirroring – Cliffs (Foreign Body – 2012)

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Mike Summers – Live Session & Interview – 10/06/12

For this weeks show I was joined live in the studio by local singer-songwriter Mike Summers, who a couple of months ago played a brilliant set at the first 33RPM night that took place in Southend.
We had a chat about his music, his passion for music and his new band that he is putting together and a lot more.
He also played 3 songs for us live which you can hear below.

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What really came across (along with his talent), is the drive and determination that he has and I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future.
If you want to hear more from Mike and keep upto date with gig news there is his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MusicMikeSummers and also check out some live videos on his Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MikeSummersLive.
He has a show planned with the new band at Chinnerys Southend on Saturday July 7th. I’ll definitely be there!
The rest of the shows playlist came from some of my (and a little help from Mike) favourite singer-songwriters.

01 – David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (Diamond Dogs – 1974)
02 – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – You Want That Picture (Lie Down In The Light – 2008)
03 – Kristin Hersh – Candyland  (Sunny Border Blue – 2001)
04 – Nina Nastasia – Jim’s Room (On Leaving – 2006)
05 – Lee Ranaldo – Xtina As I Knew Her (Between The Time And Tides – 2012)
06 – Bon Iver – The Wolves (Act I And II) (For Emma, Forever Ago – 2007)
07 – Beth Orton – Sweetest Decline (Central Reservation – 1999)
08 – Juliana Hatfield – Failure (There’s Always Another Girl – 2011)
09 – Neil Young – Southern Man (After The Gold Rush – 1970)
10 – Bob Dylan – All I Really Want to Do (Another Side Of Bob Dylan – 1964)
11 – Regina Spektor – Firewood (What We Saw From The Cheap Seats – 2012)
12 – Owen Pallett – Tryst with Mephistopheles (Heartland – 2010)
13 – John Mayer – Stop This Train (Continuum – 2006
14 – Owen – Most Nights (Owen – 2001)
15 – Willy Mason – When The Leaves Have Fallen (If The Ocean Gets Rough – 2007)

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I’ll Show You The Ropes Kid, Show You The Ropes – 20/05/12

After a rather excellent weekend of music that included Southend band Afterglow’s sell-out album release party at Club Riga Friday night (you can download the album for free at www.afterglowband.net). Then on Saturday at Phoenix headquarters we had this years Creative Sessions. So many great bands over the 24 hours and I really can’t wait for everyone to hear them and play some of them on the show.
When it was time for Sunday’s playlist I felt rejuvenated and decided to pick most of this weeks tracks from some of the great albums released so far this year and also some sneak peeks at some albums due for release in the next few weeks.
I also paid tribute to 2 more artists sadly taken from us, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn and Donna Summer contributed too and made some great music over the years and if you’ve never taken the time to listen to any of their music you are certainly missing out.
Finally a special mention to two albums I’m completely obsessed with at the moment (and how been for a long time now!). If you don’t own either Daniel Johnston’s Welcome To My World compilation or The Microphones The Glow Pt.2 masterpiece you really need to remedy that now! Go on, start remedying. If you fancy a preview listen here’s the Spotify links for both albums.
Daniel Johnston – Welcome To My World – http://open.spotify.com/album/5jeLvqEqJ72sfz818Sj1Qg
The Microphones – The Glow Pt.2 – http://open.spotify.com/album/33q3xs0W6Q1ww9pr8Iiwfe
There is also a little spotify playlist of some of the tracks from this weeks show after the setlist below..see you next week!

1. The Cramps – The Mad Daddy (File Under Sacred Music Early Singles 1978-1981 – 2012)
2. Allo Darlin’ – Capricornia (Europe – 2012)
3. Actress – Shadow From Tartarus (R.I.P. – 2012)
4. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (LCD Soundsystem – 2005)
5. Daniel Johnston – Living Life (Songs Of Pain – 1981)
6. The Microphones – The Glow Pt.2 (The Glow Pt.2 – 2001)
7. Booker T. And The M.G.’s – Chicken Pox (Melting Pot – 1971)
8. The Afghan Whigs – See And Don’t See (New Track – 2012)
9. Japandroids – Fire’s Highway (Celebration Rock – 2012)
10. Duran Duran – Hold Back The Rain (Rio – 1982)
11. The Teardrop Explodes – Sleeping Gas (Kilimanjaro – 1980)
12. Advance Base – My Sisters Birthday (The Shut-In’s Prayer – 2012)
13. Neil Young – Clementine (Americana – 2012)
14. Afterglow – Twisted (Wake From The Silence – 2012)
15. Belle & Sebastian – Seymour Stein (The Boy With The Arab Strap – 1998)
16. Donna Summer – Working The Midnight Shift (Once Upon A Time – 1977)
17. The Walkmen – The Love You Love (Heaven – 2012)
18. Sun Kil Moon – The Winery (Among The Leaves – 2012)
19. Woods – Brothers (Woods/Amps For Christ Split LP – 2012)
20. Jack White – I’m Shakin’ (Blunderbuss – 2012)
21. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – One Perfect Moment (Excerpt) (Self-titled – 2012)
Spotify Playlist – http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/0crmKMc6Hz3MicBZaMv0D8

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I Gave Up On Everything That We’d Felt – 15/04/12

There’s nothing that a music publication/record store/fan/geek (delete as applicable) likes making more than a list. Favourite albums, favourite songs, favourite year..etc..etc, and the NME this week unveiled their latest list, the top 100 best tracks of the seventies. You can check out the list in full here : http://www.nme.com/list/100-best-songs-of-the-1970s/264865
We had a quick look through the list and played several tracks from it.
There was also some rather heartwarming footage as former members of Hole (Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Patty Schemel), were reunited at the after party for the new documentary Hit So Hard (based on the life story of drummer Patty Schemel), they played 2 tracks, Miss World and Over The Edge (a Wipers cover). You can check out this footage here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpX2XpJVMU
Also this week I had the great pleasure of catching Southend band Caleb live at a free gig at The Railway Hotel, a brilliant night was had and Caleb especially were superb, cementing their position as one of my favourite Essex bands.
I would heartily recommend checking out their facebook page and their youtube page : http://www.facebook.com/CALEBBAND
The rest of this weeks playlist was made up of bands playing this years Coachella festival, which I sat bleary eyed up until the small hours of the morning watching a live stream of on Youtube. Some new tracks as well from Mount Eerie (who releases 2 albums this year!), Spiritualized, Sun Kil Moon, Screaming Females, Sleepy Sun And Graham Coxon.
I’m off to prepare for Record Store Day and I’ll see you all next week!
Spotify playlist after setlist.

1. The Chemical Brothers – The Private Psychedelic Reel (Dig Your Own Hole – 1997)
2. Sonic Youth – What We Know (The Eternal – 2009)
3. Caleb – Emperors Clothes (Demos)
4. Mount Eerie – To The Ground (7″ – 2012)
5. David Bowie – Heroes (Heroes – 1977)
6. M83 – Ok Pal (Hurry Up We’re Dreaming – 2011)
7. Spiritualized – I Am What I Am (Sweet Heart Sweet Light – 2012)
8. Hole – Gutless (Live Through This – 1994)
9. The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual (Meat Is Murder – 1985)
10. Caleb – Glories End (Demos)
11. Sun Kil Moon – Sunshine In Chicago (Among The Leaves – 2012)
12. Meat Puppets – Aurora Borealis (II – 1984)
13. Screaming Females – Red Hand (Ugly – 2012)
14. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen (Never Mind The Bollocks – 1977)
15. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (Love Bites – 1978)
16. St Vincent – Cheerleader (4AD Sessions – 2011)
17. The Microphones – The Moon (The Glow Pt.2 – 2001)
18. Sleepy Sun – V.O.G (Spine Hits – 2012)
19. Caleb – My son (Have You Lost Your Mind) (Demos)
20. Graham Coxon – Bah Singer (A & E – 2012)
21. Girls – Substance (Broken Dreams Club – 2010)
22. Bark Psychosis – A Street Scene (Hex – 1994)

Spotify Playlist – http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/2dGVk3TpFNQF0LIAuxadXo

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So Glad To Meet You, Angeles – 01/04/12

Another Sunday and another 2 hours packed full of great music (well I like to think so anyway!). This weeks show was partly inspired by an article on the music site Drowned In Sound regarding the year 1997 and what a great year it was in music. If you don’t believe me then check out the original article here : http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4144688-no-surprises-15-classic-albums-of-15-years-ago. And if you need further proof then there is a 1997 spotify playlist that I’ve put together with 51 reasons why 1997 was an amazing year for music.
On the new track front this week we had the rather excellent new track from Japandroids, The House That Heaven Built, taken from their second album entitled Celebration Rock which is due in June. If this track is anything to go be the album will be just as good as their debut Post-Nothing, which if you haven’t heard then I implore you to buy it! Also this week from out of nowhere sprang a new track from Dirty Projectors called Gun Has No Trigger, this looks to be from a forthcoming album but there doesn’t appear to be any further details at the moment.
My love affair with the new Shins album continued this week, after seeing a lot of the new songs performed live the album has finally clicked and has been pretty much welded to the 33RPM stereo this week.
The rest of the playlist was made up of new albums that I’ve been listening too lately (Royal Baths, Whistle Peak), and some old favourites, a special mention goes to Orbital as I’ve been revisiting their discography preparing for what I hear is their return to form album Wonky.
Playlist below and link to the 1997 Spotify playlist below that!

01 – Dinosaur Jr – The Lung (You’re Living All Over Me)
02 – Belle And Sebastian – Crash (Late Night Tales Vol.2)
03 – Whistle Peak – Hurry Hurry (Half Asleep Upon Echo Falls)
04 – Mogwai – Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home (Young Team)
05 – Animal Collective – My Girls (Merriweather Post Pavillion)
06 – Public Image Ltd – Careering (Metal Box)
07 – Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built (Celebration Rock)
08 – The Shins – It’s Only Life (Port Of Morrow)
09 – Augustus Pablo – Stop Them Jah (King Tubbys Meeet Uptown Rockers)
10 – Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger (Swing Lo Magellan)
11 – Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod (Psalm 69)
12 – Deftones – Be Quiet And Drive (Around The Fur)
13 – Trouble Books – Dead Bee In A Glowing Bowl (Concantenating Fields)
14 – Young Marble Giants – Credit in the Straight World (Colossal Youth)
15 – Orbital – The Box (parts 1 & 2) (In-Sides)
16 – Royal Baths – Burned (Better Luck Next Life)
17 – Daft Punk – Da Funk (Homework)l
18 – Eliott Smith – Angeles (Either/Or)
19 – Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman (Rumours)
20 – The Beatles – A Day In The Life (Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Class of ’97 Playlist – http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/2yjYzGVlcR0vie5CAJUkzL

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The questions are the answers to questions in themselves – 25/03/12

First order of business for this weeks round up is to wish Phoenix a happy 5th birthday! Heres to another 5 years and more!
Onto the just as important business of this weeks show and the launch for this years Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday April 21st. The day itself is mainly to support your local independant record stores, which really do need your custom and support. The list of special releases for this years event is huge and there are so many great releases. For a full list of participating stores and to check out the releases, just visit http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk. I’ll be keeping you upto date with release news in the coming weeks.
Some music news to take with a mountain of salt was the announcement that finally, after god knows how many delays, the long-long-long-long-long-awaited My Bloody Valentine remasters will finally be released on May 7th. Whether this will actually happen remains to be soon, but there will (allegedly) be reissues of Loveless, Isn’t Anything and EP’s 1988-1991. For more information head to this link on The Quietus. http://thequietus.com/articles/08327-my-bloody-valentine-reissues
A new release which comes highly recommend is the EP from s/s/s called Beak & Claw. The S’s that make up this collaberation are Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti and Son Lux. If you are fans of electronica you will love this. AND! It’s available for the mere price of $3.69 from the following bandcamp page. http://anticon.bandcamp.com/album/beak-claw
Another rather excellent recommendation is the Amanda Palmer EP Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele. Which I discovered and downloaded for the bargain price of $1! This was partly inspired by the great performance of Dukes at the Phoenix 5th Birthday Bash on Friday. I await the new hit TV show Ukelele Idol. You can download the EP from http://music.amandapalmer.net
The rest of the playlist was made up of some new tracks from Blood Red Shoes, Burial / Four Tet, Future Of The Left, Battles, Dirty There, Lower Dens and also some old favourites.
Finally, a special mention to the discovery (admittedly it was originally posted 2 years ago) of a bootleg recording of Pavements (officially best band that ever was..) second ever show, which was at Maxwells back in 1990. You can listen to the show for yourself here http://soundcloud.com/herjazz/pavement-live-at-maxwells-aug-12-1990
PS. If you find yourself on youtube, you could do a lot worse than check out Herb Diamante performing My Crazy Aubergine. I caught him supporting Wu Lyf during the week and I’m still not sure what to make of his performance, so surreal. Check him out.
There’s also a little Spotify list after the playlist. See you next week!

01 – Wu Lyf – Spitting Blood (Go Tell Fire To The Mountain)
02 – Blood Red Shoes – Cold (In Time To Voices)
03 – Paul Simon – Graceland (Graceland)
04 – SSS – Octomom (Beak & Claw)
05 – Smog – A Hit (7″)
06 – Pavement – Angel Carver Blues – Mellow Jazz Docent (Perfect Sound Forever EP)
07 – Amanda Palmer – No Surprises (Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele)
08 – Burial And Four Tet – Nova
09 – Mclusky – No New Wave No Fun (Mclusky Do Dallas)
10 – Future Of The Left – Sheena Is A T-shirt Salesman (Single)
11 – James Brown – Funky Drummer (7″)
13 – Dirty Three – The Pier (Toward The Low Sun)
14 – Herb Diamante – Penswick
15 – Battles – My Machines (Patrick Mahoney & Dennis McNany Remix) (Dross Glop)
16 – Empatic – Enola Gay
17 – My Bloody Valentine – Feed Me with Your Kiss (Untitled EP)
18 – Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky (Dark Side Of The Moon)
19 – Lower Dens – Nova Anthem (Nootropics)
20 – The Cult – Rain (Love)
21 – Slow Club – If We’re Still Alive (Paradise)
22 – King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man (In The Court Of The Crimson King)

Spotify – http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/3hYbWryOIrDKfnWZZfvcco

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Punks In The Beerlight, Burnouts In Love – 18/03/12

After another week off (all these gigs seem to be happening on a Sunday at the moment!) the 33RPM show returned.
Last Sunday I was at the Union Chapel (possibly my favourite venue) to catch an amazing triple header of Earth, Mount Eerie And Ô Paon. I already knew of the first two bands but knew nothing of Ô Paon (the name in which artist / illustrator and musician Geneviève Castrée performs. I was absolutely captivated throughout her entire set, she is a stunning performer and as soon as she had finished her set I rushed to buy her two albums from the merchandise stall. Along with great performances from Earth and Mount Eerie it was a superb evening. See above a picture (albeit rather grainy) of Geneviève on stage.
Onto tonight’s music and as well as tracks from the above 3 bands we had several new tracks from La Sera, Woods, Beach House and 2 tracks from March 19th releases from The Shins and Lee Ranaldo. Both of these albums are well worth an investment.
As yesterday was St. Patricks day it was a perfect reason to pop some great irish bands on the playlist as well, Thin Lizzy, Stiff Little Fingers and Ash making up the tracks selected.
It’s also the time of year that the Latitude Festival announces it’s lineup. And there really are some great bands on the bill, you can check the full lineup at the following link : http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/
Finally a special mention to 2 tracks on the playlist, F’d Ups EP Year Of The Tiger features one of the tracks of 2012 so far in Onno, a 22 minute searing masterpiece. Also the Steely Dan track Peg, which I only heard for the first time on Saturday, listening to it no less than 13 times in a row, and I still can’t get the song out of my head.
See you next week!

01 – F****d Up – ONNO (Year Of The Tiger EP)
02 – Veronica Falls – Right Side Of My Brain (Veronica Falls)
03 – Stiff Little Fingers – At The Edge (Nobody’s Heroes)
04 – O Paon – Sainte Patronne De Rien Pantoute (Courses)
05 – Steely Dan – Peg (Aja)
06 – The Stranglers – Duchess (The Raven)
07 – Beach House – Myth (Bloom)
08 – Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities (Sister Feelings Call)
09 – Thin Lizzy – Killer On The Loose (Chinatown)
10 – Lee Ranaldo – Off The Wall (Between The Times And Tides)
11 – The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral (Port Of Morrow)
12 – Boards Of Canada – Aquarius (Music Has The Right To Children)
13 – Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt 1 (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)
14 – Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts 2 & 3 (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)
15 – Mount Eerie – With My Hands Out (Seven New Songs Of “Mount Eerie”)
16 – Anthrax – Got The Time (Persistence Of Time)
17 – La Sera – Break My Heart (Sees The Light)
18 – Woods – Wind Was The Wine (Woods / Amps For Christ Split 12″)
19 – Silver Jews – Punks In The Beerlight (Tanglewood Numbers)
20 – Ash – Kung Fu (1977)
21 – Pixies – Alec Eiffel (Trompe Le Monde)
22 – Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street (Biograph)
23 – Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull (The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull)

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33RPM – A Night Of Live Music And Dancing – 24/02/11

And finally it was upon us, the very first 33RPM night! Taking place at The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-sea, we were treated to some stunning live performances from Molly Christian, Mike Summers featuring Jai The Bard and last but by no means least, The Emotion Signal (pictured above). Since becoming a presenter on Phoenix I’ve been wanting to put on some events to support the station and to showcase some exceptional local talent. And to see it all come to fruition was a dream come true.

A big thank you to all involved who gave up their time to make this event happen, the artists that played, everyone who came, The Royal for letting us use their superb venue and anyone else I’ve forgotten.

The next event will be May / June time, so be sure to keep a look out for the event and listen in to the show for more news on future events.

Some more pictures plus video footage from the night below. Also please check out the artists own links and keep supporting your local music scene and Phoenix FM!

Molly Christian – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly-Christian-Music/179768688738197

Mike Summers – http://www.facebook.com/MusicMikeSummers

The Emotion Signal – http://www.facebook.com/emotionsignal

 




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Your Lips Are Red…My Face Is Red From Reading Your Red Lips = 04/03/12

After a week off to catch the quite frankly mindblowing St Vincent live in concert I returned to the studio this week armed with an arsenal of great music.
There were plenty of new tracks from some forthcoming and new releases including Graham Coxon, School Of Seven Bells, the fantastic new Andrew Bird album, Julia Holter, Tennis, Field Music and Bruce Springsteen. And if that wasn’t enough I played a new track from the new Sun Kil Moon album which is due to be released in May. If the new track is anything to go by it is going to be a contender for album of the year!
More and more of this years festival line-ups are being announced so we had a look through what has been announced so far, one of the highlights for me was definitely the news that Grandaddy!!!!!! are reforming this year and will be one of the headliners at End Of The Road festival (http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com), with Latitude still to be announced that looks like one of the best line-ups of the year.
To round things off nicely, a few tracks from some of the other albums I’d listened to this week.
No show from me next week as I’ll be at another live concert seeing Earth / Mount Eerie / O Paon. See you in two weeks.

Playlist
01 – Graham Coxon – What It’ll Take (A+E)
02 – The Flaming Lips – A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (The Soft Bulletin)
03 – School Of Seven Bells – White Wind (Ghostory)
04 – Andrew Bird – Fatal Shore (Break It Yourself)
05 – Faith No More – Everything’s Ruined (Angel Dust)
06 – Nine Inch Nails – God Given (Year Zero)
07 – Julia Holter – Marienbad (Ekstasis)
08 – Chelsea Wolfe – Dissolution – Rehearsal for Morality (A Tribute to Rudimentery Peni EP)
09 – Three Trapped Tigers – 6 (EP2)
10 – St. Vincent – Marrow – (Actor)
11 – Grandaddy – Broken Household Appliance National Forest (The Sophtware Slump)
12 – Bruce Springsteen – Land Of Hope And Dreams (Wrecking Ball)
13 – Sun Kil Moon – Track Number 8 (Among The Leaves)
14 – Tennis – It All Feels The Same (Young And Old)
15 – The Cure – Burn (The Crow Soundtrack)
16 – Field Music – Is This The Picture (Plumb)
17 – Trouble Books – Cfhc (United Colors Of Trouble Books)

18 – Kraftwerk – Computer Love (Computer World)
19 – Mastodon – Spectrelight (The Hunter)
20- Barn Owl – Void and Devotion (Shadowland)

Spotify Playlist : http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/6VFeSEUmsYCSJmM0TCYSnt

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Rocking The Plastic Like A Man From The Casket – 24/01/12

On tonight’s show we answered the burning question that had plagued mankind for at least 2 weeks, what was Art Garfunkel reading when you were born?. Well you can answer this question yourself by visiting the following site http://www.artgarfunkel.com , which has a quite frankly staggering list of every single book he as read since 1968!
Let’s not forget we also had some great music as well for you including a few new tracks including 2 from the rather gorgeous new British Sea Power EP, Grimes, Islet, Sharon Van Etten, and a superb unreleased track from Juliana Barwick.
Our featured album this week was Beck’s Odelay, there was a Beck binge at the weekend and I was reminded of just how brilliant this album is. For our 2 Bands 1 Song this week there was only one cover (of Stereolabs Peng 33 track), but as it was a stunning interpretation by Iron & Wine that more than makes up for it!
And to finish off this feast of music we took at look at some of the festival line-ups that have been announced so far, with Downloads and Field Days bills looking particulary excellent and even more finally, a rich dessert of Krautrock from Amon Duul II. See you next week!
PS. Spotify list featuring some of the music below.

01 – Ride – Vapour Trail (Nowhere)
02 – Beck – Novacane (Odelay)
03 – British Sea Power – A Light Above Descending (EP1)
04 – Andrew WK – Party Hard (I Get Wet)
05 – Stereolab – Peng! 33 (Peng)
06 – Lambchop – Gone Tomorrow (Mr M)
07 – Grimes – Genesis (Visions)
08 – Appaloosa – Patchwork (Single)
09 – Simon And Garfunkel – The Boxer (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
10 – Sharon Von Etten – We Are Fine (Tramp)
11 – Juliana Barwick – Never Change (Unreleased Track)
12 – Grouper – Invisible (Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill)
13 – Beck – Hotwax (Odelay)
14 – Soundgarden – Superunknown (Superknown)
15 – Islet – What We Done Wrong (Illuminated People)
16 – Bardo Pond – Green Man (Lapsed)
17 – Lower Dens – Brains (Nootropics)
18 – Modeselektor – Evil Twin (Monkeytown)
19 – Iron And Wine – Peng! 33 (Around The Well)
20 – Kimya Dawson – All I Could Do (Thunder Thighs)
21 – Ben Folds Five – Brick (Whatever And Ever Amen)
22 – Amon Duul II – Yeti – Improvisation (Yeti)
23 – Beck – Sissyneck (Odelay)
24 – Kings Of Convenience – Winning A Battle, Losing The War (Quiet Is The New Loud)
25 – Ladyhawke – My Delerium (Ladyhawke)
26 – British Sea Power – Lullaby For What You Are (EP1)
27 – Grizzly Bear – Lullaby (Blue Valentine)
28 – Porter Ricks – Port Gentil (Biokinetics)

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Ziggy Played Guitar – 10/01/12

The legend that is David Bowie turned 65 this week so this weeks show is dedicated to The Thin White Duke. We celebrated this by having Bowie as our featured artist this week (instead of the usual featured album), playing some of our favourite tracks from over the years. We also dedicated our usual covers section as well playing a few of the many great bands that have covered Bowie.
Reunion fever was back again this week as both Refused and At The Drive-In both announced that they were reforming and confirmed that they are both playing this years Coachella festival (which has a pretty unbelievable line up!). Fingers crossed both bands will be touring the UK and we’ll keep you informed as to when these are announced.
There was also new tracks from La Sera, whose second album See The Light will be relased in March along with The Shins new album Port Of Morrow, which we here at 33RPM are very very excited about, new track Simple Song (which we played), is typically great stuff so the new album should be brilliant.
A special mention as well to a reissued gem from ’96 I picked up this week by Porter Ricks entitled Biokinetics, a stunning ambient / dub album which blew me away on first listen (it’s racked up about 15 since I got it).
Playlist is below and I will see you next week for more great music.

01 – ABC – Valentines Day (Lexicon Of Love)
02 – Pavement – Cataracts (Brighten The Corners)
03 – Purity Ring – Ungirthed (Single)
04 – David Bowie – Cracked Actor (Aladdin Sane)
05 – Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)
06 – At The Drive-In – Arcarsenal (Relationship Of Command)
07 – Lianne La Havas – No Room For Doubt (Lost And Found EP)
08 – La Sera – Please Be My Third Eye (See The Light)
09 – The Shins – Simple Song (Port Of Morrow)
10 – Refused – Liberation Frequency (The Shape Of Punk To Come)
11 – The Fresh And Onlys – D.Y (Grey-Eyed Girls)
12 – Beth Orton – Pass In Time (Central Reservation)
13 – Charles Mingus – Boogie Stop Shuffle
14 – David Bowie – Suffragette City (Ziggy Stardust)
15 – Warpaint – Ashes To Ashes (We Were So Turned On : A Tribute To David Bowie)
16 – Grimes – Devon (Halfaxa)
17 – Xiu Xiu – Hi (Always)
19 – Thom Yorke – Twist
18 – Goldfrapp – Melancholy Sky (The Singles)
20 – Sleepy Sun – Rigamaroo (Fever)
21 – C Joynes – Pretty Little Divorcee (Revenants, Prodigies & The Restless Dead)
22 – Woods – Hand It Out (Sun And Shade)
23 – Aphex Twin – Cliffs (Selected Ambient Works Vol.II)
24 – Porter Ricks – Nautical Zone (Biokinetics)
25 – Deerhoof – Behold a Marvel in the Darkness (Deehoof Vs Evil)
26 – David Bowie – Station To Station (Station To Station)
27 – TV On The Radio – Heroes (War Child Compilation)
28 – Battles – Tij (Mirrored)
29 – Sun Kil Moon – Tonight The Sky (April)

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In With The New – 03/01/2012

Starting the year as we mean to go on with this weeks line up. Part of this weeks show was inspired by watching lots of Sonic Youth live footage including the brilliant documentary 1991 The Year Punk Broke. A lot of the bands featured in that documentary made the playlist including our featured album which was Mudhoney’s classic Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge.
Our 2 bands / 1 song was The Velvet Undergrounds All Tomorrows Parties.
We also had a look forward to some of the expected releases coming in 2012. Albums are expected from some great artists including Cat Power, The Shins, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Leonard Cohen, Ani Difranco (which we had a little preview from with two tracks being played), Animal Collective and loads more.
Finally a special mention goes to an unsigned artist who goes by the name of Pyramid Eyes who is making some excellent dreamy ambient sounds, you can check out 4 tracks at the following link http://soundcloud.com/pyramideyes.
See you next week! Spotify playlist here : http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/5IurDayeYBDcalcptoM8AI

01. Sonic Youth – Death Valley ’69 (Bad Moon Rising)
02. Gang Gang Dance – Adult Goth (Eye Contact)
03. Eels – Tremendous Dynamite (Hombre Lobo)
04. Velvet Underground – All Tomorrows Parties (The Velvet Underground And Nico)
05. Leonard Cohen – Show Me The Place (Old Ideas)
06. Ani Difranco – Which Side Are You On (Which Side Are You On)
07. Mudhoney – Shoot The Moon (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge)
08. Sleigh Bells – Born To Lose (Reign Of Terror)
09. Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (Since I Left You)
10. Real Estate – It’s Real (Days)
11. Grouper & Ilyas Ahmed – Flickering (Visitor EP)
12. Pyramid Eyes – Sleep
13. Japan – All Tomorrows Parties (Quiet Life)
14. Cat Power – King Rides By
15. Mudhoney – Into The Drink (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge)
16. Babes In Toyland – Ripe (To Mother EP)
17. Modest Mouse – All Nite Diner (Building Nothing Out Of Something)
18. Dirty Projectors – No Embrace (Mount Wittenberg Orca)
19. Animal Collective – Peacebone (Strawberry Jam)
20. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way (Rumours)
21. Autechre – Flutter (Anti EP)
22. Spiritualized – Cop Shoot Cop (Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space)
23. Mudhoney – Don’t Fade IV (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge)
24. Dinosaur Jr. – Said The People (Farm)
25. Buffalo Tom – All Tomorrows Parties (Besides)
26. Ani Difranco – Albacore (Which Side Are You On)
27. Mono – The Battle To Heaven (Hymn To The Immortal Wind)

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2011 Review Part The Second – 27/12/11

The final show of 2011 was upon us this week so thought I would round up the review of 2011 that we have been doing the last couple of weeks.
Tonight we had tracks from some of the albums that didn’t quite make it into our top 25, even though they were indeed fine releases.
There was also tracks from some of the bands that broke up in 2011 along with some tracks from artists that we sadly lost this year.
Our 2 bands / 1 song cover this week was The Beatles Helter Skelter and both covers featured were superb especially the Siouxsie cover.
And to round things off nicely were some tracks that I’d been listening too during the past week that I hadn’t heard for years, such as Fields Of The Nephilim and A Tribe Called Quest.
All in all a great way to round off such a good year and I’ll see you for the start of 2012 and hope you have a great new years!

01 – Orbital – Doctor (The Altogether)
02 – Boris – Spoon (Attention Please)
03 – A Tribe Called Quest – Luck Of Lucien (People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm)
04 – Warpaint – Warpaint (The Fool)
05 – The Beatles – Helter Skelter (The White Album)
06 – Wombats – Jump Into The Fog (This Modern Glitch)
07 – M83 – Midnight City (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming)
08 – Marillion – Assassing (Fugazi)
09 – Boards Of Canada – Telephasic Workshop (Music Has The Right To Children)
10 – Grouper & Ilyas Ahmed – Burn Out (Visitor EP)
11 – REM – Gardening At Night (Chronic Town EP)
12 – The White Stripes – Ball And Biscuit (Elephant)
13 – LCD Soundsystem – Us v Them (Sound Of Silver)
14 – Motley Crue – Helter Skelter (Shout At The Devil)
15 – Art Brut – Unprofessional Wrestling (Non-Album Track)
16 – The Shins – One By One All Day (Oh, Inverted World)
17 – Fields Of The Nephilim – Moonchild (The Nephilim)
18 – Laura Marling – Salinas (A Creature I Don’t Know)
19 – Gillian Welch – Dark Turn Of Mind (The Harrow And The Harvest)
20 – Alessi’s Ark – On The Plains (Time Travel)
21 – Cave – W U J (Neverendless)
22 – Frank Zappa – Willie The Pimp (Hot Rats)
23 – Cats And Cats And Cats – Celebration (Mother Whale)
24 – Siouxsie And The Banshees – Helter Skelter (The Scream)
25 – Wilco – Dawned On Me (The Whole Love)
26 – Broadcast – America’s Boy (Tender Buttons)
27 – Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me (I’m New Here)
28 – Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street (City To City)
29 – Panda Bear – Afterburner (Tomboy)
30 – Tv On The Radio – Repetition (Nine Types Of Light)

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Top 25 Albums of 2011 – 20/12/11

After much much much much deliberation, frustration, many late nights and copious amounts of tea we finally arrived at our top 25 albums of 2011. This year was a truly exceptional year for music and it really was hard work picking the final 25.
The 33RPM album of the year went to The Antlers breathtaking Burst Apart. A truly stunning album of utter beauty that has really been off the turntable since it’s release.
But saying that all the albums in the list deserve their place and all our strongly recommended listening.
The full list is below (the tracks we played on the show in parentheses), here’s also a link to Spotify playlist featuring the below tracks apart from the two albums that unfortunately aren’t on Spotify (Earth and Bill Callahan). http://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/74J8vwIGAcskPEIB0ZRTiY

Hopefully 2012 will be another superb year for music. See you next week!

1. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Parentheses)
2. The Babies – The Babies (Meet Me In The City)
3. Grouper – Dream Loss / Alien Observer / Water People (Water People)
4. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (San Pedro)
5. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Share The Red)
6. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Old Black)
7. Feist – Metals (Graveyard)
8. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Mongk II)
9. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (We Played Some Open..)
10. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Holocene)
11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (We Bros)
12. Battles – Gloss Drop (Ice Cream)
13. F****d Up – David Comes To Life (Queen Of Hearts)
14. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drover)
15. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 (In The Fog I)
16. Aidan Moffat / Bill Wells – Everything’s Getting Older (The Copper Top)
17. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Among Angels)
18. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell)
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
20. Mastodon – The Hunter (Curl Of The Burl)
21. Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place (Envelop)
22. Yuck – Yuck (Get Away)
23. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Light In Your Eyes)
24. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Postcard From 1952)
25. Pj Harvey – Let England Shake (All Or Everyone)

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2011 Review Part 1 – 13/12/11

It’s that time of the year again, when every single website, newspaper, labrador are all coming out with their top albums of 2011 lists. We at the 33RPM show are no different and next week we’ll be running down our top 25 albums of the year. But for this week we took a lot and some other noteworthy lists, including BBC, NME, Q, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and a few others. PJ Harvey is a very popular choice this year and featured on pretty much all of the lists, taking top spot more than any other album.

For the featured album this week we celebrated the news that The Afghan Whigs are reforming and playing the ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival running from May 25th – May 27th at Alexandra Palace. Also announced (amongest many other great additions) are Chavez, who are my non 2011 greatest discovery of this year. Releasing 2 albums in the mid-90’s of some of the best indie-rock you will ever hear!

As it’s the festive season we threw in a few christmas songs from the likes of The Fall, Gruff Rhys and Aidan Moffat (well we were never going to go the conventional route!).
We had some local music for your enjoyment as well, a little side-project from the drummer of The Unrest (Soroush Majd) who has been making some music on the side under the moniker All I Know. You can check out more of both bands on Facebook.

Finally we celebrated the announcement that Blur are being awarded the outstanding contribution award at next years brits and commiserated the split of Grinderman.

I will also mention that next weeks show there will be a competition, where you can win your choice of any 3 albums from our top 25 list! So be sure to tune in! See you next week.

01 – Royksopp – Eple (Melody A.M.)
02 – Blur – Trimm Trabb (13)
03 – The Black Keys – Sister (El Camino)
04 – Actress – Faceless  (12″)
05 – Radiohead – The Daily Mail (Single)
06 – PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder (Let England Shake)
07 – Florence And The Machine – Lover To Lover (Ceremonials)
08 – Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (Gentlemen)
09 – The Fall – Jingle Bell Rock (Peel Session)
10 – Cults – Oh My God (Cults)
11 – Metallica – The Thing That Should Not Be (Master Of Puppets)
12 – Paul Simon – Rewrite (So Beautiful Or So What)
13 – Girls – Alex (Father, Son, Holy Ghost)
14 – F’ed Up – Life In Paper (David Comes To Life)
15 – Chavez – Repeat The Ending (Better Days Will Haunt You)
16 – Sufjan Stevens – Too Much (The Age Of Adz)
17 – Afghan Whigs – Debonair (Gentlemen)
18 – James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream (James Blake)
19 – Aidan Moffat – Last Christmas (Oh! What A Not So Silent Night Before Christmas EP)
20 – Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way (English Riveria)
21 – The Horrors – I Can See Through You (Skying)
22 – Black Stone Cherry – Killing Floor (Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea)
23 – Explosions In The Sky – Let Me Back In (Take Care, Take Care, Take Care)
24 – Grinderman – No P***y Blues (Grinderman)
25 – Machine Head – Pearls Before The Swine (Unto The Locust)
26 – All I Know – Machine
27 – Deftones – Change (In The House Of Flies) (White Pony)
28 – Afghan Whigs – What Jail Is Like (Gentlemen)
29 – Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas (Atheist EP)
30 – M83 – Claudia Lewis (Hurry Up! We’re Dreaming)
31 – Can – One More Night (Ege Bamyasi)

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77-84 Post Punk Special – 06/12/11

This week I thought we’d take a rest from 2011 (as the next couple of weeks will be full of 2011 goodness), and focus on post-punk music from the years 1977-1984. Some truly brilliant and timeless music came from this period including the featured album this week which was This Mortal Coils It’ll End In Tears. Our 2bands1song this week was I Heard It Through The Grapevine covered by The Slits and Tuxedomoon.

We’ll be back next week starting our round up of what’s been great in 2011.

01 – The B-52’s – Rock Lobster (The B-52’s)
02 – The Cult – Spiritwalker (Dreamtime)
03 – The Sisters Of Mercy – Body Electric (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
04 – XTC – Helicopter (Drums And Wires)
05 – The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (Single)
06 – Echo And The Bunnymen – Rescue (Crocodiles)
07 – Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (Stateless)
08 – The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (B-Side)
09 – This Mortal Coil – Not Me (It’ll End In Tears)
10 – The Human League – The Lebanon (Hysteria)
11 – Joy Division – Twenty Four Hours (Closer)
12 – The Stranglers – Get A Grip On Yourself (Rattus Norvegicus)
13 – The Fall – I Feel Voxish (Perverted By Language)
14 – Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric (Replicas)
15 – Siouxsie And The Banshees – Israel (Single)
16 – Xmal Deutschland – Geheimnis (Fetisch)
17 – Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare (Entertainment)
18 – The Smiths – Hand In Glove (The Smiths)
19 – Teardrop Explodes – Reward (Kilimanjaro)
20 – Wire – Mannequin (Pink Flag)
21 – Public Image Ltd – Low Life (First Edition)
22 – This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren (It’ll End In Tears)
23 – Killing Joke – The Wait (Killing Joke)
24 – New Order – Elegia (Low Life)
25 – Japan – Ghosts (Tin Drum)
26 – Visage – Fade To Grey (Visage)
27 – New Model Army – Smalltown England (Vengeance)
28 – OMD – Telegraph (Dazzle Ships)
29 – Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love (20 Jazz Funk Greats)
30 – This Mortal Coil – The Last Ray (It’ll End In Tears)
31 – Tuxedomoon – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (B-Side)
32 – Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes)
33 – The The – This Is The Day (Soul Mining)

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The Live Edition – 29/11/11

On this weeks show we split the music in two. First hour we had the usual mix of new
music (which included a track from the stunning new Kate Bush album 50 Words For Snow),
and also some old favourites (like The Bluetones). Then for the remainder of the show
it was a Live Special, featuring tracks from some of the best live albums around.
The latter part of the show was inspired by the fact that 2011 has been a great year
for live shows. And there really isn't any experience like seeing your favourite
band / artist live, in my humble opinion it makes you feel alive, and for that night
you can forget everything and completely lose yourself in the music.

Also this week we've got some more free music for you (because we are nice like that!)
in the shape of a mix put together by Les Savy Fav to showcase their impending
curation at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival. You can download the mix for
free from the below link :
LES SAVY FAV’S ATP MIXTAPE

A Special mention goes to The Smashing Pumpkins reissues of their albums Gish
and the classic Siamese Dream. Both albums have been digitally remastered and
have a bonus disc with rareities and demos and in the case of Siamese Dream
a live dvd. Well worth checking out and the packaging as well is rather lovely.

Playlist below (with album titles in parentheses)..see you next week!

01 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Mario (The Greatest Video Game Music)
02 - The Bluetones - If...  (
03 - Smashing Pumpkins - Siva (Gish)
04 - Kate Bush - Misty (50 Words For Snow)
05 - Clinton USM - The Only Living Boy In New Cross (Creative Session)
06 - The Babies - Wild 2 (The Babies)
07 - 65daysofstatic - Space Theme / The Announcement (Silent Running)
08 - Archers Of Loaf - Lowest Part Is Free! (Les Savy Fav Mix)
09 - Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say (Share The Joy)
(Live Tracks)
10 - The Ramones - Glad To See You Go (It's Alive)
11 - The Cure - A Forest (In Concert)
12 - Queen - Hammer To Fall (Live At Wembley Stadium)
13 - Jeff Buckley - Grace  (Live At S'in)
14 - Wilco - Shot In The Arm / Heavy Metal Drummer (Kicking Television)
15 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (Pulse)
16 - Neil Young - Ohio (Live At Massey Hall)
17 - Judas Priest - Running Wild (Unleased In The East)
18 - Motorhead - Bomber (No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith)
19 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (Live Seeds)
20 - Talking Heads - Found A Job (The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads)
21 - Sonic Youth - White Kross (Dirty Boots EP)
22 - Swans - Not Alone (Swans Are Dead)
23 - Sigur Ros - Festival (Inni)
24 - Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Biograph)
25 - Bruce Springsteen - Spirit In The Night (Live At Hammersmith Odeon '75)
26 - The Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler (Brussels Affair)
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Music is bigger than words and wider than pictures – 15/11/11

 

This weeks show came with a rather excellent announcement from ATP Festivals in that the London leg of their I’ll Be Your Mirror festival will be returning in 2012, with headliners Slayer(who will be performing their classic album Reign In Blood in full, Mogwai and Guided By Voices. For more information see the link below :
http://www.atpfestival.com/events/ibymlondon2012.php

Also we played a great little song called Shamrocks from a Southend based singer-songwriter who goes under the moniker The Emotion Signal. Having seen him perform live a few times now (and witnessed his cover of Coolio Gangsta’s Paradise) I can say that he definitely has a big future in front of him. You can find more information and check out his songs here : http://emotionsignal.wordpress.com/.

Our featured album was the epicly titled This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That by Marnie Stern (pictured above). An absolutely brilliant female guitarist / singer-songwriter who has released 3 superb albums and suprisingly does not get the credit and fame she deserves.

For this shows 2 bands 1 song I picked The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, with covers from Cat Power and Devo.

Another mention of ATP with a free download of a hour long mix by Caribou for their Nightmare Before Christmas festival, tons of ace bands so well worth a download from : http://www.atpfestival.com/assets/cariboumix/index.html

To round things off there were some new tracks from Future Of The Left, Purling Hiss, Lou Reed / Metallica, Islet and REM along with tons of other great music. No show from me next week as I’m off to see one of my favourite bands of 2011 The Babies, but I’ll be back on the 29th November. See you soon!

1. Daft Punk – One More Time (Discovery)
2. Space – Me And You Versus The World (Spiders)
3. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Spell Bound (Juju)
4. Future Of The Left – With Apologies To Emily Pankhurst (Polymers Are Forever)
5. Purling Hiss – Icelator (Dizzy Polizzy)
6. The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Out Of Our Heads U.S.)
7. The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump (Self-Titled)
8. REM – We All Go Back Where We Belong (Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011)
9. Marnie Stern – THe Package Is Wrapped (This Is It..)
10. The Emotion Signal – Shamrocks
11. Slayer – Piece By Piece (Reign In Blood)
12. Mogwai – Cody (Come On Die Young)
13. Guided By Voices – Echos Myron (Bee Thousand)
14. Gary Numan – Big Noise Transmission (Dead Son Rising)
15. Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No.2 (New Skin For The Old Ceremony)
16. The Antlers – Sylvia (Hospice)
17. Lou Reed / Metallica – Frustration (Lulu)
18. Cat Power – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Covers Record
19. The Sisters Of Mercy – Walk Away (First And Last And Always)
20. Marnie Stern – The Crippled Jazzer (This Is It..)
21. Catherine Wheel – I Want To Touch You (Ferment)
22. Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!)
23. Syd Barrett – Terrapin (The Madcap Laughs)
24. The Damned – Curtain Call (The Black Album)
25. The Black Belles – Honky Tonk Horror (The Black Belles)
26. Islet – This Fortune (Illuminated People)
27. Marnie Stern – Ruler (THis Is It..)
28. REM – Hallelujah (Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011)
29. J Mascis – I’ve been Thinking (Circle 7″)
30. The Doors – When The Musics Over (Strange Days)

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His ‘N’ Hers – 20/09/11

This weeks show had a little bit of a strange format, being that I had one hour, then an hours break then the second hour. So because of this I decided to do a different style of show this week and as the hours were split in two, the idea was formed to concentrate on male solo artists for the first hour and then female solo artists for the second.
Included was a track from the brand new Tori Amos album Night Of Hunters that was released this week.

We’ll be back to the new usual time (not sure if that’s the right wording!) next week, 9pm-midnight, so see you then!

Playlist is below

His
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01. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (Born To Run)
02. Iggy Pop – The Passenger (Lust For Life)
03. Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans (Seven Swans)
04. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – It’s A Crime (Advanced Base Battery Life)
05. Owen – Bag Of Bones (At Home With Owen)
06. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side (Live Spanish TV) (Transformer)
07. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top)
08. Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Single)
09. Willy Mason – XIV (Chamber Music Compilation)
10. Conor Oberst – Lenders In The Temple (Conor Oberst)
11. Daniel Johnston – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances (Yip/Jump Music)
12. Bon Iver – Re : Stacks (For Emma, Forever Ago)

Hers
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13. EMA – The Grey Ship (Past Life Martyred Saints)
14. Cat Power – Metal Heart (Moon Pix)
15. Jenny Lewis – See Fernando (Acid Tongue)
16. Tori Amos – Edge Of The Moon (Night Of Hunters)
17. Chelsea Wolfe – Bounce House Demons (The Grime & The Glow)
18. Nina Nastasia – Stormy Weather (Dogs)
19. PJ Harvey – Hanging In The Wire (Let England Shake)
20. Des Ark – Howards Hour Of Shower (Don’t Rock The Boat…)
21. Janelle Monae – Wondaland (The ArchAndroid)
22. Simone White – St Louis Blues (Yakiimo)
23. Kate Bush – Sat In Your Lap (The Dreaming)
24. Feist – How My Heart Behaves (The Reminder)

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Changes are afoot – 13/09/11

This week the show moved to it’s new time slot, still on a Tuesday but now 9pm-midnight. A little later but an extra hour which means more great music! And this week was definitely no exception.

The 12th September was another day of some amazing new releases including St. Vincent’s new album Strange Mercy which is stunning and also Mogwai’s new EP Earth Division, also an amazing listen and very much recommended (just like everything else Mogwai has released!). We played tracks from these and also 2 tracks from another 2 albums that were released this week, Laura Marlings A Creature I Don’t Know (her 3rd and another superb album, hard to believe that she is only 21) and then A Winged Victory For The Sullens self-titled debut. Now this album I heard blindy knowing nothing about the band (which is a duo featuring Stars Of The Lid Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin OʼHalloran). What I heard is one of the most brilliant albums I have heard this year. If I had to label it I’d call it ambient-classical (even though I hate labelling music this way). It is stunning, beautiful, epic, stirring, an album to completely immerse yourself and got lost in. It will definitely be on many end of year best album lists including the 33RPM one I’m sure.

We also looked ahead to the new Wilco album The Whole Love and featured a new track by The Babies (rather lovely lo-fi goodness that I always love) from their new 7″ Here Comes Trouble and a track from the forthcoming Bjork album Biophilia. Final new track was from the new Los Campesinos release Hello Sadness, which you can download from their site (link further down).

There will be several new features coming to the show,  one of these started this week, in which I’ll be sharing any free label samplers, free tracks from forthcoming albums or any other free music of interest. And to start off there’s some excellent stuff.

Firstly, there’s a free Deerhoof live album (which is all kinds of fun) which can be downloaded from :
http://deerhoofvsevil.com/
Secondly, a 30-track! Polyvinyl Records sampler to celebrate 15 years (great label) :
http://iheartvinyl.polyvinylrecords.com/em/pv15sampler
Thirdly, another label sampler, this one from the brilliant Kill Rock Stars, who are celebrating their 20th year :
http://killrockstars.com/sampler/2/
And finally a track from the new Los Campesinos album Hello Sadness, called By Your Hand, which you can get here (click on the far right picture) :
http://www.loscampesinos.com/
There will be more over in future so keep a lookout for my show updates.

We also played some tracks from 2 seattle legends who are celebrating their 20th birthday. Firstly, Nirvana’s Nevermind album celebrated it’s 20th birthday (still can’t believe it was 20 years ago!). There is a free Nevermind exhibition in London until the 25th September, to find out more information you can check here :
http://gallery.ideageneration.co.uk/pages/3844/view
Pearl Jam are also celebrating their 20th year together, so we played a track from their debut Ten.

The playlist was rounded off with some great music from David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Iron & Wine, Can (as part of the new time slot there will be more experimental music being played) among others.

A special mention finally to The Quietus for a superb article on Talk Talk and their last album Laughing Stock which is worth reading at the below link :
http://thequietus.com/articles/06963-talk-talk-laughing-stock
There won’t be a 9-midnight show on the 20th September, for one week only the show will be split into 2, 7pm-8pm and 9pm-10pm, but after that it will be the new time of 9pm-midnight and I can’t wait to bring you some amazing music. See you next week! Playlist for the show below.

1. David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Let’s Dance)
2. The Primitives – Crash (Lovely)
3. Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke – Ego (12″)
4. The Damned – Born To Kill (Damned Damned Damned)
5. Maybeshewill – Red Paper Lanterns (I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone)
6. Laura Marling – Salinas (A Creature I Don’t Know)
7. Bjork – Moon (Biophilia)
8. Smashing Pumpkins – Hummer (Siamese Dream)
9. Deerhoof – You Can’t Sit Down / The Tears And Music Of Love (Live) (99% Upset Feeling)
10. St.Vincent – Chloe In The Afternoon (Strange Mercy)
11. Elliott Smith – Between The Bars (Kill Rock Stars 20 Years Sampler)
12. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – We Played Some Open Chords (Self-Titled)
13. Nirvana – Breed (Nevermind)
14. Pearl Jam – Deep (Ten)
15. Ryan Adams – Shakedown on 9th Street (Heartbreaker)
16. Los Campesinos! – By Your Hand (Hello Sadness)
17. Wilco – Dawned On Me (The Whole Love)
18. Iron & Wine – No Moon (Around The Well)
19. R.E.M. – Country Feedback (Out Of Time)
20. Can – Halleluwah (Tago Mago)
21. Nick Drake – Three Hours (Late Night Tales With The Cinematic Orchestra)
22. Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf (Locust Abortion Technician)
23. Mogwai – Hound Of Winter (Earth Division E.P.)
24. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Oregon Girl (Polyvinyl 15 Years Sampler)
25. Asobi Seksu – Sighs (Polyvinyl 15 Years Sampler)
26. Laura Marling – The Muse (A Creature I Don’t Know)
27. The Babies – Here Comes Trouble (7″)
28. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – All Farewalls Are Sudden (Self-Titled)
29. Talk Talk – Ascension Day (Laughing Stock)

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Every night my teeth are falling out – 16/08/11

2011 continues to be an amazing year for music with so many great releases so far. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up at all for the rest of the year. As the picture suggests there’s a new Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks album (which is out on August 22nd) called Mirror Traffic which from what i’ve heard so far sounds like something special so this week I played two tracks from the album (and I’m sure there’ll be more in the coming weeks).

We also had a new track from singer/songwriter Feist whose new album Metals is out in October along with a new track from another female performer Zola Jesus, whose album Conatus is also due to hit in October.

The Antlers epic album Burst Apart continues to keep me hooked and it’s locked in battle with The Babies debut for album of the year so far.  Another great listen this week was American composer Steve Reich’s performance at this years Proms. Amazing stuff so something from Music for 18 Musicians had to go on the playlist.

This weeks Covers Corner featured a stunning re-imagining of The Strokes track The Modern Age by Chelsea Wolfe lifted from Stereogum’s tribute to Is This It (the whole album is free to download from Stereogum’s website, strongly recommended).

The playlist was rounded out by tracks in celebration of music site Pitchfork.com’s 15th birthday, with tracks from albums given the perfect 10 scoreline over the years.

And finally a special mention to Boards Of Canada, whose album Music Has The Right To Children was recommended to me this week, and which has blown my mind on the few listens I’ve given so far! Playlist below and see you next week.

1. Belle And Sebastian – Lazy Jane (The BBC Sessions)
2. The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out (Burst Apart)
3. The Mountain Goats – This Year (The Sunset Tree)
4. Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Tune Grief (Mirror Traffic)
5. Feist – How Come You Never Go There (Metals)
6. Iggy And The Stooges – Search And Destroy (Raw Power)
7. Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite (Alive)
8. De La Soul – Buddy (3 Feet High And Rising)
9. Boards Of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun (Music Has The Right To Children)
10. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot (Daydream Nation)
11. Zola Jesus – Vessel (Conatus)
12. Marnie Stern – The Crippled Jazzer (This Is It..)
13. Radiohead – Let Down (OK Computer)
14. Steve Reich – Section 1 / Section 2 (Music For 18 Musicians)
15. Aldrin – Der Oldrin (Bene EP)
16. Chelsea Wolfe – The Modern Age (Stereogum’s Stroked)
17. Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Forever 28 (Mirror Traffic)
18. Joy Division – Twenty-four Hours (Closer)
19. The Velvet Underground – Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Loaded)

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Underneath the river bed, we burned the river down – 02/08/11

Another packed show this week, including a track from the new Laura Marling album which is due out on September 12th called A Creature I Don’t Know. From the sound of the first song Sophia it’s going to be another great album from the singer/songwriter.

Also worth a mention is the reissue of R.E.M’s Lifes Rich Pageant, which is the latest of their IRS albums to be remastered and re-released. As with the other reissues the sound quality is superb and (in my humble opinion), an improvement over the original, so to mark this release the excellent track Cuyahoga was played.

For covers corner I picked 2 songs from the Nirvana tribute album Newermind, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the landmark album and features artists such as The Meat Puppets and the two artists which were played on the show The Vaselines and Amanda Palmer (whose version of Polly is probably the highlight of the album). This album is free to download from www.spin.com and I highly advise you do so!

This weeks lyrics of the week came courtesy of Eels (a favourite of 33RPM) and the poignant song A Line In The Dirt, taken from the album End Times, which deals with the theme of broken relationships and seperation. Lyrics are below :

she locked herself in the bathroom again
so i am p****** in the yard
i have to laugh when i think how far it’s gone
but things aren’t funny any more

i drew a line into the dirt
and dared her to step right across it
and she did

so i am knocking on the door again
i say “do you want to be alone?”
she says “no, i don’t wanna be alone,
but i think that you do”

i drew a line into the dirt
and dared her to step right across it
and she did

and i know she’s right
i know how it would be
if i had my own way
with the world as i know it should be

she locked herself in the bathroom again
so i’ve been shutting down the lights
and i don’t know if i’ll ever go back again
i’m driving straight into the night

i drew a line into the dirt
and dared her to step right across it
and she did

To round things off rather nicely the show also included tracks from Men Without Hats (whose album I managed to pick up on vinyl at the weekend for only £3!), The Horrors, Warpaint and loads more. Full playlist is below. See you next week!

01 – Ash  – Goldfinger (1977)
02 – Foals – Blue Blood (Total Life Forever)
03 – Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Hopscotch Willie (Real Emotional Trash)
04 – Laura Marling – Sophia (A Creature I Don’t Know)
05 – R.E.M. – Cuyahoga (Lifes Rich Pageant)
06 – Grooms – Sharing (Prom)
07 – The Vaselines – Lithium (Newermind : A Tribute To Nirvana)
08 – Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance (Rhythm Of Youth)
09 – The Antlers – Corsicana (Burst Apart)
10 – Laibach – Across The Universe (Let It Be)
11 – Foo Fighters – Walk (Wasting Light)
12 – Eels – A Line In The Dirt (End Times)
13 – Amanda Palmer – Polly (Newermind : A Tribute To Nirvana)
14 – The End Of The Ocean – On The Long Road Home (Pacific Atlantic)
15 – The Mountain Goats – Matthew 25-21 (The Life Of The World To Come)
16 – The Horrors – Moving Further Away (Skying)
17 – Warpaint – Baby (The Fool)
18 – The Wannadies – You And Me Song (Be A Girl)
19 – Weezer – Only In Dreams (Weezer – Blue Album)

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The International Language Of Music..17/05/11

A veritable banquet of great music to feast upon on this weeks show. Our featured artist on An Introduction To.. were Super Furry Animals who have over the course of 9 studio albums crafted consistantly brilliant and always interesting music. We played a track from their first two albums (Fuzzy Logic, Radiator) and also a track from their last Dark Days / Light Years. For anyone interested in further listening I would say just start at the beginning and work your way through or the singles compilation Songbook.

For Covers Corner we had a Rod Stewart cover, a TV theme and a cover of Bjork’s Hyperballad which is from an album of artists reimagining the Bjork album Post which you can download for free from http://stereogum.com/enjoyed/ , I would heartily recommend this as there are some superb artists featured and the album is well worth an hour of your time.

Quite a few new tracks this week including one from the new Bon Iver LP (which personally I can’t wait for), Boris, Thurston Moore, My Morning Jacket plus a track from the sort of new Kate Bush – Director’s Cut.

And finally, I spent 3 nights in the past week in the company of Sufjan Stevens at his two Royal Festival Hall shows and a trip down to Brighton to catch him at the Brighton Dome. It proved to reaffirm why (in my humble opinion) Sufjan is the best singer-songwriter making music today. All 3 shows were immense, stunning, spell-binding, visually amazing and sometimes bordering on the insane. Support on all 3 dates came from label-mate and part of Sufjan’s band DM Stith who was also superb. And I think I left a little part of me among the glitter, balloons and the whole experience which I am still buzzing over.

Next weeks show will be at a slightly later time of 10pm – midnight for one week only. Tracklisting below, album titles in brackets.

01. New Order – True Faith (Substance)
02. Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)
03. Super Furry Animals – The International Language Of Screaming (Radiator)
04. DM Stith – Fire Of Birds (Heavy Ghost)
05. Bon Iver – Calgary (Bon Iver)
06. Kate Bush – This Womans Work (Directors Cut)
07. Blur – The Universal (The Great Escape)
08. Gorillaz – Stylo (Plastic Beach)
09. Revolting C**ks – D’Ya Think I’m Sexy (Linger Ficken Good) (Covers Corner)
10. The Breeders – Buffy Theme (Son Of Three single) (Covers Corner)
11. Dirty Projectors – Hyperballad (Enjoyed) (Covers Corner)
12. Super Furry Animals – Hometown Unicorn (Fuzzy Logic)
13. Mi Ami – Sunrise (Dolphins)
14. Thurston Moore – Blood Never Lies (Demolished Thoughts)
15. Boris – Hope (Attention Please)
16. Sigur Ros – Saeglopur (Takk) (Post-Rock Picnic)
17. Mono – Halo (One More Step And You Die) (Post-Rock Picnic)
18. Super Furry Animals – The Very Best Of Neil Diamond (Dark Days / Light Years)
19. My Morning Jacket – Circuital (Circuital)
20. Sufjan Stevens – Too Much (The Age Of Adz)

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That Tuesday feeling..22/03/11

The first proper show of our new Tuesday night slot!
Some great songs tonight including a new track from the Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke 12inch and a great cover of the Outkast track Hey Ya.

01 – Spiritualized – Electricity
02 – The Walkmen – The Rat
03 – Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke – Ego
04 – The Strokes – Reptilia
05 – Joanna Newsom – ’81
06 – Iggy Pop – The Passenger
07 – Neds Atomic Dustbin – Happy
08 – The Blanks – Hey Ya!
09 – Josh T. Pearson – Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell…
10 – Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
11 – Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock And Roll
12 – GYBE – Mother=Redeemer (Part Two)
13 – The Specials – Ghost Town
14 – Willy Mason – Riptide
15 – Animal Collective – Grass
16 – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
17 – Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
18 – Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is the Move
19 – Why – These Hands / January Twenty Something
20 – Bis – Kandy Pop
21 – Erasure – A Little Respect

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It’s A Latitude thing..15/03/11

This week saw the announcement of this years Latitude Festival, which takes place July 14th-17th in Southwold, Suffolk. Some great bands were announced so this weeks playlist featured the three headliners and also some of the other bands announced so far. To checkout the lineup and for more information on Latitude just visiting the following web page http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/.

We also had a recap on some of the exceptional albums released so far this year.

1st Hour

1. Belle And Sebastian – Judy And The Dream Of Horses
2. Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
3. The National – So Far Around The Bend
4. Mogwai – Rano Pano
5. Foals – Spanish Sahara
6. British Sea Power – Mongk II
7. Metric – Black Sheep
8. Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
9. Rage Against The Machine – Sleep Now In The Fire
10. Caribou – Sun
11. Gold Panda – Vanilla Minus

2nd Hour

12. Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song)
13. Suede – Animal Nitrate
14. Iron & Wine – Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me
15. OMD – Enola Gay
16. Willy Mason – Save Myself
17. Bright Eyes – Lua
18. Glasser – Mirrorage
19. Public Image Limited – Rise
20. Modest Mouse – Dashboard
21. David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
22. Led Zeppelin – Black Dog

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A Truly Breathtaking Week Of Music

This week we looked forward to an absolutely stunning new release in the form of Josh T Pearson’s solo debut album Last Of The Country Gentlemen. A real contender for album of the year and we can’t recommend it enough.

And if that wasn’t enough, we are also blown away by discovering the artist Grouper (moniker of Liz Harris), her albums Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill and Way Their Crept are moving ethereal masterpieces, leaving you breathless after every listen, truly beautiful.

Then there was some new tracks from Battles, TV On The Radio, Widowspeak, Lykke Li and Explosions In The Sky.

The 3some this week came from artists that are being featured in the new season of Top 20 shows here on Phoenix. To check out the schedule and vote for your favourite tracks just check out the following link : http://www.phoenixfm.com/top20.php

Finally, just a quick message that this years Record Store Day is on Saturday April 16th. It’s a great chance to support your local independant record stores and bag some special releases just released for this day. We’ll be covering this more in the coming weeks.

1st Hour

1. Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
2. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
3. Teardrop Explodes – Reward
4. Battles – Ice-Scream
5. TV On The Radio – Caffeinated Consciousness
6. Widowspeak – Harsh Realm
7. Josh T. Pearson – Honeymoon’s Great Wish You Were Her
8. Grouper – Stuck
9. Explosions In The Sky – Trembling Hands
10. Morrissey – Suedehead *3some

2nd Hour

11. Radiohead – Little By Little *3some
12. Feeder – Just A Day *3some
13. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
14. Gossip – Jealous Girls
15. The Flaming Lips – Pilot Can At The Queer Of God
16. Grouper – Close Cloak
17. Autechre – Basscadet (Bcdtmx)
18. Lykke Li – Love Out Of Lust
19. The Babies – Caroline
20. Tune-Yards – Bizness

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Afterglow!

This week we were joined live in the studio by Southend band Afterglow. They have recently made it through to the Live And Unsigned regional finals on 9th April in Ipswich. We chatted about this and everything from how the band got together, their song writing process to the bands that influenced them. The band also picked 3 of their favourite tracks for this weeks 3some.
We also played a few tracks from their EP Time Will Tell and they also bought along a brand new track (which was rather ace!) called Twisted which they had just finished recording that very day.
To listen to some of their music you can check them out at www.myspace.com/afterglowrockband or you can catch them live at Chinnerys in Southend on 19th March.
Also we will soon be running a competition to win 2 tickets to the Live And Unsigned finals in Ipswich on 9th April which Afterglow will be competing in.
We wish them all the best!

1st Hour

1. The Beta Band – Inner Meet Me
2. Beck – Thunderpeel
3. Elbow – Neat Little Rows
4. REM – All The Best
5. Wavves – Horse Shoes
6. Queens Of The Stone Age – Mexicola
7. Afterglow – Do You Want This?
8. Afterglow – Running Out Of Time
9. Afterglow – Into The Fire

2nd Hour

10. Afterglow – Twisted
11. Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter (Live) *3some
12. Our Lady Peace – Starseed *3some
13. Counting Crows – Angels Of The Silences *3some
14. Sufjan Stevens – Sister
15. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
16. Carter USM – Shoppers Paradise
17. Art Brut – Unprofessional Wrestling
18. Joy Division – Dead Souls

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In With The New

This week was a quite frankly staggering week for new releases. New albums from Mogwai, Gruff Rhys, The Babies, La Sera, Asobi Seksu, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth and Bright Eyes! Oh and also some band called Radiohead decided to announce and release new album The King Of Limbs. All of these new releases dominated this weeks playlist.

The 3some this week involved the great J Mascis, with a solo track, a Cure cover and also a guest banjo spot for The Hold Steady.

With all this happening just about managed to showcase a couple of tracks from Essex artists Matty Hines and Jai The Bard.

1st Hour

1. AC-DC – It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)
2. Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Pump It Up
3. The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
4. Radiohead – Morning Mr Magpie
5. Mogwai – San Pedro
6. Gruff Rhys – Sensations In The Dark
7. The Babies – All Things Come To Pass
8. La Sera – Devils Heart Grow Old
9. Asobi Seksu – Sighs
10. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
11. Bright Eyes – Beginner’s Mind
12. Matty Hines – Echo
13. Jai The Bard – Lolphone

2nd Hour

14. Dinosaur Jr – Just Like Heaven *3some
15. J Mascis – Not Enough *3some
16. The Hold Steady – Both Crosses *3some
17. Weston Prim And Backlash – Simmerin’
18. Yuck – The Wall
19. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
20. Talk Talk – Talk Talk
21. Battles – Tonto
22. The Gutter Twins – All Misery / Flowers
23. Sonic Youth – Theme D’Alice

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Love Is An Occasionally Splendid Thing

The last of the theme shows this week, and with valentines looming I gave in to the old romantic in me and picked a playist for star-crossed lovers everywhere and also one or two tales of love gone wrong.

1st Hour

1. Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
2. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
3. Radiohead – All I Need
4. The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
5. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love
6. Suede – The Wild Ones
7. Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule
8. Love – Always See Your Face
9. The Cure – Love Song
10. Modest Mouse – Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe in (Positive Negative)
11. Nick Cave – Into My Arms
12. PJ Harvey – This Is Love
13. Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
14. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

2nd Hour

15. Iron And Wine – Such Great Heights
16. Blur – You’re So Great
17. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
18. David Bowie – Modern Love
19. Sarah Mclachlan – Ice Cream
20. Michael Cera And Ellen Page – Anyone Else But You
21. Ride – Vapour Trail
22. Neil Young – Look Out For My Love
23. The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
24. Sun Kil Moon – Carry Me Ohio
25. Ash – Shining Light
26. Stevie Wonder – I Believe

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Women Of Venus

It was the second of the theme shows this week and the theme was women of music, celebrating some of the best music by female musicians / singer-songwriters. Also included were a new track from the delightful Alessi’s Ark and a track from the forthcoming PJ Harvey album.

A special mention here to Des Ark, whose forthcoming album Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The.. is hopefully going to bring her the audience she deserves.

1st Hour

1. Moloko – Forever More
2. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Spell Bound
3. Tori Amos – Blood Roses
4. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Lesley Gore On The TAMI Show
5. Babes In Toyland – Laugh My Head Off
6. Hole – Gutless
7. Alessi’s Ark – Wire
8. PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
9. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
10. Ani Difranco – The Slant – The Diner
11. Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song
12. Beth Orton – Pass In Time

2nd Hour

13. Aretha Franklin – Drown In My Own Tears
14. Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
15. Lou Rhodes – One Good Thing
16. Marnie Stern – Roads, Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads
17. L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
18. Blondie – Atomic
19. Natalie Merchant – San Andreas Fault
20. Simone White – Baby Lie Down With Me
21. Glasser – Apply
22. Throwing Muses – Shimmer
23. Nina Nastasia – You Can Take Your Time
24. Des Ark – Howard’s Hour Of Shower
25. Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

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The Return Of The Debuts

This week kicked off the first of a few theme shows. Back in November while covering for Eddie Curry I played a show of tracks from debut albums. I had a stack load of stuff unplayed so decided to do a second show featuring some classic songs and also some that don’t get played as regularly.

1st Hour

1. British Sea Power – Apologies To Insect Life
2. Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces
3. The Undertones – True Confessions
4. Misfits – Teenagers From Mars
5. Stereolab – The Seeming And The Meaning
6. LC! – Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
7. Palace Brothers – (I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit
8. Rilo Kiley – Go Ahead
9. Aphex Twin – We Are The Music Makers
10. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today
11. MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
12. The Sonics – Strychnine
13. The Prodigy – Out Of Space
14. Bjork – Big Time Sensuality

2nd Hour

15. Television – Marquee Moon
16. Porno for Pyros – Porno For Pyros
17. The Shins – Caring Is Creepy
18. The Charlatans – The Only One I Know
19. Revolver – Heaven Sent an Angel (themusicilike)
20. The La’s – Timeless Melody
21. Depeche Mode – New Life
22. Run DMC – Jam Master Jay
23. She & Him – This Is Not A Test
24. The Damned – I Feel Alright
25. Air – Kelly Watch The Stars
26. Orbital – Chime

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Savage Beats

This week we celebrated new releases from the brilliant Deerhoof and Joan As Policewoman along with some great reissues from The Fall and Sebadoh, all worthy of anyones time and attention. We also had some Mexican post-rock from The Polar Dream and some new tracks from The Mountain Goats and Jeniferever.

The 3some this week featured tracks from Bleep.com’s 100 top 100 tracks of 2010. A great list featuring some amazing electronic music.

Finally a special mention to the final track O Superman by Laurie Anderson, a track heard many times but never really listened to properly until this week.

1st Hour

1. Gold Panda – You
2. An Horse – Trains And Tracks
3. Gang Of Four – Not Great Men
4. Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Heads!
5. Joan As Policewoman – Magic
6. The Submarines – Birds
7. The Fall – L.A.
8. Sebadoh – Magnet’s Coil
9. The Polar Dream – Leaves In The Sky
10. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
11. The Police – Does Everyone Stare
12. The Vaselines – Oliver Twisted
13. Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
14. Actress – Hubble *3some

2nd Hour
15. Holy F*** – Red Lights *3some
16. Emeralds – Double Helix *3some
17. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
18. Ducktails – Little Window
19. Ducktails – Sprinter
20. The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires
21. Jeniferever – Waifs & Strays
22. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
23. Talk Talk – Talk Talk
24. Laurie Anderson – O Superman

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It’s the Ones Who’ve Cracked That the Light Shines Through 08/01/11

Another week and more great music to be heard on this weeks show. 2011 is shaping up to be another great year for album releases and we played some tracks from forthcoming releases including British Sea Power, Yuck, Mogwai, The Fresh And Onlys and The Babies.
Some sad news as well as paid respects to Mick Karn (bassist with Japan) and also Gerry Rafferty.
As promised here are also 2 links as mentioned on the show :

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/15-songs-you-didnt-realize-were-covers

The first link is 15 songs you didn’t realise were covers. Some songs you may already know but a few surprises on there including the original Girls Just Want To Have Fun, which we played on the show. Well Worth a look.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070928182458/http://www.negativland.com/albini.html

The second link fits in with this weeks 3some, which celebrated the producing talents of Steve Albini, who is said to have produced in the region of 1500 – 2000 albums in his time including the likes of Nirvana, The Wedding Present, Helmet, Bush, Joanna Newsom, Nina Nastasia and many many others. The above link is a piece that he wrote in 1993 entitled “The Problem With Music”. A very interesting article about bands signing to major labels.

We’ll be back next week with more great music.

1st Hour

1. LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
2. Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #2 (Lapka)
3. Caveman – Pages And Pages
4. British Sea Power – Mongk II
5. Yuck – Get Away
6. Mogwai – How To Be A Werewolf
7. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
8. Papercuts – Future Primitive
9. Robert Hazard – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
10. The Breeders – Lime House *3some
11. Superchunk – Skip Steps 1 & 3 *3some

2nd Hour

12. The Jesus Lizard – Nub *3Some
13. Japan – Life In Tokyo
14. Gerry Rafferty – Get It Right Next Time
15. Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
16. Mclusky – You Are My Sun
17. Deerhunter – Never Stops
18. The Fresh And Onlys – Nothing Ever Happens
19. The Babies – Wild I
20. Butthole Surfers – Human Cannonball
21. The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
22. Sibylle Baier – Tonight
23. Whistle – (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’

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Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven…01/01/11

2011 is upon us! The first 33RPM of the year was a special extended edition, a chance to play more great music for your listening pleasure. There were some new tracks from some great forthcoming releases from Bright Eyes, REM and we also had a brief look at some of the highlights of January’s releases including new albums from the following :

Wire – Red Barked Tree
British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancefloor
The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ventriloquizzing
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
Gang Of Four – Content
Joan As Police Woman – The Deep Field
Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil
Esben and the Witch – Violet Cries
Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts
Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
Des Ark – Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The…

Really looking forward to these and will be playing songs from these and more in the coming weeks.
This weeks 3some had a theme of covers (from absurdity to serenity to devastation) and featured the Legendary Rolf Harris, Laura Marling and the probably even more legendary Johnny Cash!
There was also the return of the long one which this time was Godspeed You! Black Emperor with a track from their stunning 2000 album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven caled Storm.
Catch you next time!

1st Hour

1. Ben Folds Five – One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
2. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
3. Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
4. The Cardigans – Paralyzed
5. Bright Eyes – Shell Games
6. REM – Discoverer
7. Gorillaz – Amarillo
8. Catatonia – Road Rage
9. Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble
10. Grinderman – Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man
11. Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be
12. Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In LA

2nd Hour

13. Rolf Harris – Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Cover) 3Some
14. Laura Marling – Blues Run The Game (Jackson C Frank Cover) 3Some
15. Johhny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover) 3some
16. Deerhoof – You Can’t Sit Down
17. Booker T And The MG’s – Chicken Pox
18. Anthrax – Bring The Noise
19. Helmet – In The Meantime
20. Whale – Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe
21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Storm
22. Lali Puna – Together In Electric Dreams

3rd Hour

23. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
24. La Sera – Never Come Around
25. Neko Case – Vengeance Is Sleeping
26. The Sisters Of Mercy – Marian (Version)
27. Frank Zappa – Apostrophe
28. Mercury Rev – The Dark Is Rising
29. Wilco – I’m The Man Who Loves You
30. Pavement – Type Slowly (live)
31. Lisa Loeb – Taffy
32. Chapterhouse – Die Die Die

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