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Little Green Cars come to London

Little Green Cars come to London

Eddie Curry February 10, 2016 0

The chart-topping Irish band chat to us about their new album and tour

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The Curve Of The Earth comes to Southend

The Curve Of The Earth comes to Southend

Paul Golder January 22, 2016 0

Paul Golder chats to the Mystery Jets

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Playlist for 15 December 2015

Playlist for 15 December 2015

Paul Golder December 17, 2015 0

Listen again: We had Brentwood indie band Ocean Flaws in session tonight. You can see the videos here. Tonight’s tunes: Blur – Go Out Pretty Vicious – National Plastics Drenge – Never Awake Echo

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Ocean Flaws live on Phoenix FM

Ocean Flaws live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder December 16, 2015 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed back Callum, Alex, Sean and Hamish – otherwise known as Brentwood indie band Ocean Flaws – back to Phoenix FM tonight. You

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Playlist for 1 December 2015

Playlist for 1 December 2015

Eddie Curry December 2, 2015 0

Starting to creep a few Christmas songs into the playlist now!

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End of year special – best tracks of 2015!

End of year special – best tracks of 2015!

Eddie Curry November 24, 2015 0

Click below to hear the show again: Yes I know it’s only 24th November but I wanted to get in extra early with my best tracks of 2015 and here’s a 2 hour special

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Chatting with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants

Chatting with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants

Paul Golder October 17, 2015 0

Click below to listen again to the interview: They Might Be Giants: John Flansburgh (L) with John Linnell Such a lot of words, oh dear! Despite possibly being busier than any band on the

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The Everglows return to Phoenix FM

The Everglows return to Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 29, 2015 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed back The Everglows – Andy Smith, Ray Brodrick and Steve Perkins – to the Phoenix FM studios for their second session for

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Steve Hackett talks about Wolflight and Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett talks about Wolflight and Genesis Revisited

Eddie Curry June 6, 2015 0

Click here to listen to the interview again: It’s been the best received of anything I’ve ever recorded at any time … I thought it would be nice if it had legs but it

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The LaFontaines play their “get out of jail” card

The LaFontaines play their “get out of jail” card

Eddie Curry June 4, 2015 0

Click below to listen to the interview again: We spoke to Kerr Okan, frontman with Motherwell rock/hop hop outfit The LaFontaines about the band’s debut album, live performances and the band’s daring escape from

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Interview with Jack Lipinski from Los Endos

Interview with Jack Lipinski from Los Endos

Eddie Curry May 27, 2015 0

Click below to hear the interview again: Genesis tribute band LOS ENDOS are back at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch on Sunday and we spoke to lead singer Jack Lipinski about his life in

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Indietracks is coming …

Indietracks is coming …

Eddie Curry May 17, 2015 0

Indietracks has been wowing critics for 8 years now – for many people, its idyllic yet quirky surroundings and menu of indie, twee pop and post punk makes it the perfect small festival. Phoenix

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Playlist for 26 April 2015 (AOTW: Blur – The Magic Whip)

Playlist for 26 April 2015 (AOTW: Blur – The Magic Whip)

Paul Golder April 28, 2015 0

Click below to listen to the show again: This week’s Album Of The Week is a no brainer – I was very excited back in February when I heard that Blur were ready to

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Marika Hackman chats to Phoenix FM

Marika Hackman chats to Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry April 25, 2015 0

Folk rock singer Marika chats to Phoenix FM about her debut album and recent tour

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Interview with Stephen Barnes from Thousand Yard Stare

Interview with Stephen Barnes from Thousand Yard Stare

Eddie Curry March 22, 2015 0

One of the great lost bands of the early 90s for me was Thousand Yard Stare. This Slough five-piece released a number of EPs and a couple of albums on their own Stifled Aardvark

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Gulag Vakation live on Phoenix FM

Gulag Vakation live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry March 22, 2015 2

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed local band Gulag Vakation into the Phoenix FM studios for the first time for a chat and acoustic session. The band are

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“It’s all about big choruses and good tunes”

“It’s all about big choruses and good tunes”

Eddie Curry February 1, 2015 0

Jon from Sulk chats to Phoenix

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The Novelty live on Phoenix FM

The Novelty live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry January 22, 2015 0

Essex band The Novelty play their first acoustic session for Phoenix

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Playlist for 22 January 2015 (AOTW: Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters)

Playlist for 22 January 2015 (AOTW: Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters)

Eddie Curry January 22, 2015 0

Click below to hear this week’s show again: Our album of the week is a great debut from Russian pop/shoegaze outfit Pinkshinyultrablast. They’ve been compared to 90s bands like Lush and the Cocteau Twins

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Midnight Barbers live on Phoenix FM

Midnight Barbers live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry January 15, 2015 0

We welcomed Chelmsford duo The Midnight Barbers into the Phoenix FM studios for the first time for a chat and acoustic session

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Playlist for 15 January 2015 (AOTW: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love)

Playlist for 15 January 2015 (AOTW: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love)

Eddie Curry January 15, 2015 0

Click below to hear this week’s show again: Sleater-Kinney make a welcome return to the music scene with their 8th album and the first one for 10 years, No Cities To Love. It’s as

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Playlist for 8 January 2015 (AOTW: Viet Cong – Viet Cong)

Playlist for 8 January 2015 (AOTW: Viet Cong – Viet Cong)

Eddie Curry January 8, 2015 0

Our first album of the week was from Calgary four-piece Viet Cong with their self-titled album. I’ve been playing Continental Shelf a lot on the show over the last few weeks and the rest

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Playlist for 1 January 2015 (90s special)

Playlist for 1 January 2015 (90s special)

Paul Golder January 1, 2015 0

Since it’s a bank holiday and a special show and whatnot, what better excuse is there for me to properly revisit the 90s, with three songs in a row from each year, starting with

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Last one of the year …

Last one of the year …

Eddie Curry December 31, 2014 0

I was live in the studio again from 8 until 10 on New Year’s Eve with my traditional indie disco show. Tonight’s playlist: Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take Bikini Beach Band – I

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Best of Essex bands and singers – 2014

Best of Essex bands and singers – 2014

Eddie Curry December 18, 2014 0

Tonight's show was a two hour special highlighting 30 of the great singers and bands that have crossed our paths over the last 12 months.

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Playlist for 11 December 2014 – Best tracks of 2014

Playlist for 11 December 2014 – Best tracks of 2014

Eddie Curry December 11, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the show again: I played out my best songs of 2014 tonight – in alphabetical order. Is there any other kind of order? Although I haven’t finalised my track

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

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

Eddie Curry December 4, 2014 0

The debut self-titled album from Desperate Journalist was our album of the week this week. The band are fronted by Jo Bevan, who is also the lead singer of Joanne Joanne (who recorded a

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

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

Eddie Curry November 27, 2014 0

Our album of the week, complete with headache/hallucination-inducing cover, comes from Edinburgh rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks with their third LP – which is out now. Tonight’s playlist: Carter USM – Lean On Me

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

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

Eddie Curry November 20, 2014 0

Tonight’s album of the week comes courtesy of Jim Noir, who has just released his 5th album, “Finnish Line”. Tonight’s playlist: Ride – Seagull Jim Noir – Strange Range Catfish and the Bottlemen –

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Killatrix live on Phoenix FM

Killatrix live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry November 13, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry November 13, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry November 6, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 30 October 2014

Playlist for 30 October 2014

Eddie Curry October 30, 2014 0

Tonight’s playlist: Genesis – The Knife Neon Waltz – Bare Wood Aisles Honeyblood – Choker Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich Interpol – Ancient Ways Kaiser Chiefs

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Calico live on Phoenix FM

Calico live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 23, 2014 0

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview: We welcomed Shel, Lauren, Jake and Dookie from Basildon band Calico back to the Phoenix FM studio for a chat and their first ever

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

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

Eddie Curry October 23, 2014 0

Click here to listen to the show again: On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with Basildon band Calico, which you can hear and watch again here. And another real blast from

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The Scarletts live on Phoenix FM

The Scarletts live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 16, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry October 16, 2014 0

On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with local band The Scarletts, which you can hear and watch again here. A great return to form from our album of the week with

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Jail and the Big Guns live on Phoenix FM

Jail and the Big Guns live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 9, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 9 October 2014

Playlist for 9 October 2014

Eddie Curry October 9, 2014 0

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

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Sarah Holburn live on Phoenix FM

Sarah Holburn live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry October 2, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 2 October 2014

Playlist for 2 October 2014

Eddie Curry October 2, 2014 0

On tonight’s show we had a session and interview with local singer Sarah Holburn, which you can watch again here. No album of the week this week but lots of new releases. More acoustic

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Kelly Oliver live on Phoenix FM

Kelly Oliver live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 25, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 25 September 2014

Playlist for 25 September 2014

Eddie Curry September 25, 2014 0

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

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Flares live on Phoenix FM

Flares live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 18, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry September 18, 2014 0

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

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The Velvet Tree live on Phoenix FM

The Velvet Tree live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 11, 2014 1

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

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Playlist for 11 September 2014

Playlist for 11 September 2014

Eddie Curry September 11, 2014 0

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

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Steve Hackett talks about Genesis, touring and his new album

Steve Hackett talks about Genesis, touring and his new album

Eddie Curry September 7, 2014 1

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

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The Everglows live on Phoenix FM

The Everglows live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 4, 2014 0

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

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Catching Up With Billy The Kid

Catching Up With Billy The Kid

Eddie Curry August 29, 2014 0

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

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Thomas James live on Phoenix FM

Thomas James live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry August 28, 2014 0

Click below to hear the whole session and interview again: We welcomed Thomas James to the station for the first time today – although he’s no stranger to Phoenix FM, as he was part

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

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

Eddie Curry August 28, 2014 0

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

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Sisteray live on Phoenix FM

Sisteray live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry August 21, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 21 August 2014

Playlist for 21 August 2014

Eddie Curry August 21, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 14 August 2014

Playlist for 14 August 2014

Eddie Curry August 14, 2014 0

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

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Best of the Fest … and everyone’s a winner

Best of the Fest … and everyone’s a winner

Eddie Curry August 10, 2014 0

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

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The 286 live on Phoenix FM

The 286 live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry July 24, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry July 17, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 3 July 2014

Playlist for 3 July 2014

Eddie Curry July 3, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 26 June 2014 (Hungarian “special”)

Playlist for 26 June 2014 (Hungarian “special”)

Eddie Curry June 29, 2014 0

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

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BOA 2014 World Cup Special!

BOA 2014 World Cup Special!

Eddie Curry June 19, 2014 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry June 5, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 29, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 22, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 0

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

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Phoenix FM interview Superfood

Phoenix FM interview Superfood

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 1

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

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Phoenix FM interview Wolf Alice

Phoenix FM interview Wolf Alice

Eddie Curry May 15, 2014 2

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 8, 2014 0

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

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Interview with Graham Crabb from Pop Will Eat Itself

Interview with Graham Crabb from Pop Will Eat Itself

Eddie Curry May 8, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 1, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 24, 2014 0

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

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The Lost Classics Of Britpop

The Lost Classics Of Britpop

Eddie Curry April 18, 2014 0

Simon Tyers and Chris Hughes from cult TV Nostalgia website came to Phoenix FM back in 2004 to play their own Britpop special - 10 years too early!

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El Deyma live on Phoenix FM

El Deyma live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry April 18, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 17 April 2014

Playlist for 17 April 2014

Eddie Curry April 17, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 10, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 3, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry March 27, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry March 13, 2014 0

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

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Interview with Jen from Bleech

Interview with Jen from Bleech

Eddie Curry March 13, 2014 1

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

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Playlist for 6 March 2014

Playlist for 6 March 2014

Eddie Curry March 6, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 27 February 2014

Playlist for 27 February 2014

Eddie Curry February 27, 2014 0

Whatever happened to Eddy Current Suppression Ring

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

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

Eddie Curry February 20, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry February 13, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry February 6, 2014 0

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

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Maximo Park give us Too Much Information

Maximo Park give us Too Much Information

Eddie Curry February 5, 2014 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry January 30, 2014 0

Tonight’s playlist: Todd Terje – Strandbar (disko) Maximo Park – Give, Get, Take Public Service Broadcasting – Elfstedentocht Part 1 Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes Foals – Inhaler Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

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Playlist for 23 January 2014

Playlist for 23 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 23, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 16 January 2014

Playlist for 16 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 16, 2014 0

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

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Playlist for 9 January 2014

Playlist for 9 January 2014

Eddie Curry January 9, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry January 2, 2014 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry December 31, 2013 0

My most played artists and songs of

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Last one of the year …

Last one of the year …

Eddie Curry December 31, 2013 0

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

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BOA Christmas special

BOA Christmas special

Eddie Curry December 25, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry December 19, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry December 12, 2013 0

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

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Playlist for 5 December 2013

Playlist for 5 December 2013

Eddie Curry December 5, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry November 28, 2013 0

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

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Phoenix FM talk to Public Service Broadcasting

Phoenix FM talk to Public Service Broadcasting

Paul Golder November 19, 2013 0

We meet up with J. Willgoose, Esq and Wrigglesworth before their sold-out Cambridge show

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

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

Eddie Curry October 17, 2013 0

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

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Playlist for 10 October 2013

Playlist for 10 October 2013

Eddie Curry October 10, 2013 0

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

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The Primitives live at Chinnery’s

The Primitives live at Chinnery’s

Eddie Curry September 28, 2013 0

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

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Damn Dirty Humans live on Phoenix FM

Damn Dirty Humans live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry September 26, 2013 0

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

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Playlist for 26 September 2013

Playlist for 26 September 2013

Eddie Curry September 26, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry September 19, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry September 12, 2013 0

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

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Interview with Jonny Cola and the A-Grades

Interview with Jonny Cola and the A-Grades

Eddie Curry September 6, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry September 5, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry August 29, 2013 0

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

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Playlist for 8 August 2013

Playlist for 8 August 2013

Eddie Curry August 8, 2013 0

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

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Playlist for 1 August 2013

Playlist for 1 August 2013

Eddie Curry August 1, 2013 0

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

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Interview and session with Mick Squalor from Dingus Khan

Interview and session with Mick Squalor from Dingus Khan

Eddie Curry July 18, 2013 2

The Dingus Khan frontman playing news songs live in the studio

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Playlist for 18 July 2013

Playlist for 18 July 2013

Eddie Curry July 18, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry July 11, 2013 2

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

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

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

Eddie Curry July 4, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry June 27, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry June 20, 2013 0

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

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Total Hero Team – MJ Hibbett and Carsmile Steve in session

Total Hero Team – MJ Hibbett and Carsmile Steve in session

Eddie Curry June 13, 2013 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry June 13, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry June 6, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 30, 2013 0

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

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In session on Phoenix FM: Bleech

In session on Phoenix FM: Bleech

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 1

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

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In session on Phoenix FM : Echobelly

In session on Phoenix FM : Echobelly

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 4

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 23, 2013 0

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

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Warm Winters live on Phoenix FM

Warm Winters live on Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry May 16, 2013 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 16, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry May 2, 2013 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 25, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 18, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 11, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry April 5, 2013 0

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

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Ninja Baby live at Phoenix FM

Ninja Baby live at Phoenix FM

Eddie Curry March 28, 2013 1

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

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

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

Eddie Curry March 28, 2013 0

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

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

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

Eddie Curry March 21, 2013 0