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

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…

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

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 –…

 
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Walk Like Thunder – 17/03/16

1. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Single – 1979) 2. Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty (Skelethon – 2012) 3. Mmoths – Deu (Luneworks – 2016) 4. Holy Wave –…

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

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….

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

1. Metallica – Disposable Heroes (Master Of Puppets – 1986) 2. Battles – Tonto (Mirrored – 2007) 3. Sarah Neufeld – Chase The Bright And Burning (The Ridge – 2016)…

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

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….

 
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Wake Me Up With Indecision – 07/02/16

1. Nirvana – Mr. Moustache (Bleach – 1989) 2. The Police – Friends (B-side – 1980) 3. Nonkeen – This Beautiful Mess (The Gamble – 2016) 4. Field Music –…

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

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…

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

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Love Without Complications Galore – 24/01/16

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…

 
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Nothing Will Keep Us Together – 17/01/16

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…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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33RPM Songs Of 2015 – 06/12/15

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 –…

 
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On My Own On Saturday’s – 22/11/15

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

1. David Bowie – Five Years (Ziggy Stardust – 1972) 2. The Beta Band – Dry The Rain (Champion Versions – 1997) 3. Braids – Plath Heart (Native Speaker –…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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Jaithebard Interview – 20/09/15

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’…

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

1. The Vaselines – Oliver Twisted (Dum Dum – 1989) 2. Motorhead – Shine (Another Perfect Day – 1983) 3. Lou Barlow – Pulse (Brave The Wave – 2015) 4….

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

1. Four Tet – Locked (Pink – 2012) 2. Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer (Shields – 2012) 3. Foals – A Knife In The Ocean (What Went Down –…

 
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Kids With Torches Interview – 23/08/15

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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 –…

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

1. The Damned – One Way Love (Music For Pleasure – 1977) 2. Portishead – We Carry On (Third – 2008) 3. Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Currents –…

 
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Night Awakes, Day Escapes – 12/07/15

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…

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

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…

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

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 –…

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

1. Dinosaur Jr. – They Always Come (Bug – 1988) 2. Pixies – Something Against You (Surfer Rosa – 1988) 3. Gengahr – Heroine (A Dream Outside – 2015) 4….

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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With Nothing Left But Faith – 15/03/15

1. Built To Spill – So & So So & So From Wherever Wherever (The Normal Years – 1996) 2. Radiohead – My Iron Lung (The Bends – 1995) 3….

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

  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…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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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

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…

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

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…

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

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….

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

1. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love (Surrealistic Pillow – 1967) 2. Kevin Morby – The Jester, The Tramp & The Acrobat (Still Life – 2014) 3. Thurston Moore –…

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

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….

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

1. Anthrax – Fueled (Stomp 442 – 1995) 2. Future Of The Left – Manchasm (Curses – 2006) 3. Anais Mitchell – Why We Build The Wall (Xoa – 2014)…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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Mazes – Interview – 14/09/14

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…

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

1. The Fall – Bury Pts. 1 + 3 (Your Future Our Clutter – 2010) 2. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Moonlight On Vermont (Trout Mask Replica –…

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

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…

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

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…

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

1. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream (Bowie At The Beeb – 2000) 2. Parliament – Rumpofsteelskin (Motor Booty Affair – 1978) 3. Talons – Lunar Gloss (New Topographics – 2014)…

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

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…

 
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Latitude! – 27/07/14

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…

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

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…

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

  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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

 
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For The Love Of Bob – 25/05/14

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…

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

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…

 
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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

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,…

 
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Fashoda Crisis (Interview & First Listen) – 27/04/14

  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…

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

  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…

 
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We Told You All Of Our Secrets – 30/03/14

  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…

 
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I’ll Show You The Sky – 23/03/14

  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…

 
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An Introduction To…Mogwai – 16/03/14

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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….

 
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Burnin’ Down My Finger – 03/11/13

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

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

  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…

 
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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…

 
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Sub Pop is 25 – 18/08/13

  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…

 
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The Real People Went Away – 11/08/13

  Album Of The Week – Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe : This week’s AOTW is the second long-player from Brooklyn resident Julianna Barwick. A record I have been looking forward…

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

  Album Of The Week – F*** Buttons – Slow Focus : From time to time an album comes along and completely catches you off guard and is absolutely brilliant…

 
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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…

 
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I’m Only Going To Tell You Once – 07/07/13

  Album Of The Week – Alela Diane – About Farewell : I’ve found it nigh on impossible to write some words about the new album from Californian singer-songwriter Alela…

 
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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…

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

Album Of The Week – The Uncluded – Hokey Fright : Some things are constant in this universe, such as life / death etc, and also the fact that I…

 
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Royale With Cheese – 16/06/13

Album Of The Week – Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live : A release that I’d been looking forward to for some time, as I am massive fan…

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

Album Of The Week – Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest : After nearly ripping the poor postman’s arms off when he delivered this to my door the first album…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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: Rah Band- The…

 
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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!…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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Dodgy – live at Phoenix FM

Playing an exclusive session for Phoenix FM

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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)….

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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….

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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,…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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!…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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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…

 
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