Category Archives: Curveballs

Curveballs 9th May 2018

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A – Summer on the Underground

Jill Scott – Golden

The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual

Sam Callahan – Say Something

The Lucky Strikes – The Fight

Lighthouse – Creep On My Mind

Scilla Oneyee – Sincerely Yours

Parov Stelar – Boogie Swing

Peyton Shayler – Wanted space

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong

Dishy Tangent – Starting Anew

Wussy – Cake

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

Silent Natives – On the Run

Frank Turner – Little Changes

Asylums – When We Wake Up

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – An Oak Tree

False Advertising – Hey You

Tall Poppies – Now

Edd Coates – When the Fire’s Gone

Say Sue Me – But I Like You

Phil Lagos – 6 Years

DateMonthYear – Numbers

Erykah Badu – On & On

LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations

4Hero featuring Ultra Nate – Twisted


Curveballs 2nd May 2018 (with StackFest organisers Joe & James)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by Joe Blamey & James Clarke from StackFest, a new music event in Canvey Island. You may recognise the pair from their previous roles as drummer and guitarist in Curveballs regulars The Ends, and since then they’ve moved into putting on their own events with the regular Straight Razor gigs, which has culminated in the new StackFest event at Canvey’s Haystack Pub in the first weekend of May with a great line-up of local bands, some of which we heard tonight. Head to the Straight Razor website to find out more!

Terrorvision – Perseverance

Sleeper – She’s a Good Girl

The Eels – Mr E’s Beautiful Blues

Courts – Tonight

Natalia Marrokin – Go Down & Go Down

Lazy Habits featuring Miss Baby Sol – Crossing

Darrah – Another

Alba Plano – Out There

 

STACKFEST’S JAMES & JOE IN THE STUDIO

The Lucky Strikes – The Fight

The Trusted – Boy

Dave Woodcock – Same Things

Doojip – Would I Lie to You?

 

The Silver Bayonets – Fake

Young Machetes – Just Happening

The Timlins – I’m Not Ambivalent. But…

Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers – Knockdown Dragout

Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Kid on the Mountain

White Raven Down – Take Me

Lady Grey & the Earls – Juxtapose

The Bluetones – The Fountainhead

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing

Carousel – My Father’s Son

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

The Foreign Exchange – So What If It Is?


Curveballs 25th April 2018 (with Natalia Marrokin in session & Ivy Jelisavac on the phone)

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First up tonight I chatted to London-based film maker Ivy Jelisavac. Ivy has just produced a new web series, Relationshit (or ‘Relationbeep’ as we referred to it in the interview!), which is currently on the film festival circuit. As we found out, the show’s production was a fascinating story in itself, being written, directed & costume/set designed (among other things) by Ivy herself, and even featuring an actor who went on to a Star Wars role! Ivy and her production company The Friction are currently developing a new feature film (click the interview to hear more about that) and many more new projects – keep up to date on their latest news at www.becauseivy.com, www.the-friction.com & www.relationshit.tv.

Next up I was delighted to be joined by Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Marrokin (second right) and her band in the studio for a live session. Natalia joined us on the latest stop of her ten-day promo tour of the UK promoting her new album, Indigo. We chatted about her interest in music from an early age, the recording of her album, and her plans for the summer – hopefully she’ll be paying these shores another visit soon! The album is out now – find out more on Natalia’s website, www.nataliamarrokin.com – and you can see two tracks from it, performed live in the studio, below:

4Hero – Star Chasers

Lazt Habits – Feed the Brass

High/Low – Where Have You Been?

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 10,000 Hours

Natalia Marrokin – Go Down & Go Down

 

NATALIA MARROKIN LIVE IN THE STUDIO

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong (live in session)

Sting – Fields of Gold

Sade – Haunt Me

Natalia Marrokin – Something ‘Bout the Time

Lianne La Havas – Green & Gold

Natalia Marrokin – Cambios

Natalia Marrokin – Crappy Rat

 

Lizz Fields – I Gotta Go

The Mighty Fallen – Gold & Paper

Youth Club – The Man That I Am

Dishy Tangent – Welcome Home

Victories – Wiccan

The New Giants – Shine On


Curveballs 18th April 2018 (with Dishy Tangent)

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(l-r) Nick with Dishy Tangent: Wayne, Fitz, Louis (aka Reason), Del, Iason.

Tonight I was joined in the studio by Dishy Tangent for their second show appearance – a year to the week of their first! They’ve just released their debut album, Timeless Music, on CD and download, and have a busy touring schedule ahead to promote it – check www.dishytangent.com for the full list & where to get your hands on the album!

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Space – Avenging Angels

Sonic Boom Six – Back 2 Skool

Lower Than Atlantis – Beech Like the Tree

Courts – Tonight

Carousel – My Father’s Son

Suspects – When I Wake Up

Ladytron – The Animals

High/Low – Faster Than Fuzz

Nicola Collis – Broken Me

Dishy Tangent – Unusual

 

DISHY TANGENT IN THE STUDIO

Dishy Tangent – Starting Anew (live in session)

Jimi Hendrix – Earth Blues

Hozier – Take Me to Church

Dishy Tangent – Don’t Turn your Back (live in session)

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Metronomy – That Look

 

The Nude Party – Chevrolet Van

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong

Say Sue Me – But I Like You

Ren Stedman – Problems

The Grimms – Rock ‘n’ Roll Angel


Curveballs 11th April 2018 – with added turbo!

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Coldplay – Brothers & Sisters

The Cardigans – I Need Some Dine Wine & You, You Need to be Nicer

Mansun – Egg Shaped Fred

High/Low – Where Have You Been?

Echobelly – Hey Hey Hey

Belle & Sebastian – Step Into My Office, Baby

LJ Howard – Settle Down

Field Music – Count It Up

 

CURVEBALLS TURBO

Half Decent – Save Our Culture

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (80s Remix)

And We All Die – And We All Die

Portrait – Heartache

Fascinating Aida – Painting on the Glitz

Bubblies – Oscar

Hi-Five – That Was Then, This Is Now

Rachel Bloom – Heavy Boobs

Thundercat – Captain Stupido

 

Dishy Tangent – Monster

Sunscreem – White Skies

Asylums – When We Wake Up

Sck As Funk – Axe to Grind

The Penny Antics – Pincushion

Killatrix – Supersonic

The Silver Bayonets – Fake

Decaydes – Champagne

Shonen Knife – Pop Tune

Nicola Collis – Broken Me

Lighthouse – Creep On My Mind


Curveballs 4th April 2018

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The Lovely Eggs – Food

Mansun – Fool

The Foreign Exchange – Make Me a Fool

Samurai Seven – Been a Fool

Hydrocele – What You Looking At?

Nicola Collis – Finally Friday

Darrah – Another

Peyton Shayler – Needed Space

Natalia Marrokin – Go Down & Go Down

Helen Connelly – Do You Remember?

Carousel – Throw Me to the Wolves

Leanne Louise – Magic

Sunscreem – Love U More

DateMonthYear – Numbers

High/Low – Mustard Man

Weekend Recovery – Why Don’t You Love Me?

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

Shonen Knife – Pop Tune

Trash Monroe – Bleached Edges of My Memory

Ren Stedman – Problems

Victories – Mandy Machine

Goat Monsoon – I Wanted something, You Wanted Nothing

Monna Vanna – You Never Know

Idles – Mother

The Lemoncurd Kids – Caveat

Dishy Tangent – Far From the Tree

BaVard – Young & Restless

Soul Coughing – 16 Horses


Curveballs 28th March 2018 (with Peyton Shayler on the phone)

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Tonight I chatted to upcoming Los Angeles singer Peyton Shayler on the phone. Peyton has just completed her first UK tour, which saw her travel all over the country and included a number of appearances in schools, playing live and offering motivation! She’s just released her debut single, Needed Space, with more to come – check out the track’s video and her latest updates at www.peytonshayler.com.

Wolf Alice – Formidable Cool

Streetlight Manifesto – We Will Fall Together

Operator Please – Volcanic

Suspects – City I Live In

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Charlie

Darrah – Another

Nicola Collis – Broken Me

Portrait – I Can Call You

Peyton Shayler – Needed Space

The Rentals – Friends of P

The Vandals – (But Then) She Spoke

Veruca Salt – Seether

Penny Arcane – Keep Away

The Waterfalls – She’ll Never Know

Arcaves – Don’t You Love the Rain

Stealing Signs – Two Thirds

The Mighty Fallen – Gold & Paper

Cavalcade – Slight of Mind

The Wholls – Roll Out

Dishy Tangent – Far From the Tree

Koray – Thunder & Lightning (Phoenix FM Session)

Canice Russell – So Much More

Killatrix – Overcome

Youth Club – The Man That I Am

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

The Style Council – Shout to the Top

Madness – House of Fun

DateMonthYear – March


Curveballs 21st March 2018

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Freeez – Southern Freez

Minus the Bear – Ice Monster

My Brightest Diamond – Pressure

The Silver Bayonets – Fake

The Clockworks – Rumours in the Stockroom

The Mighty Fallen – All a Man Wants

Paul Draper – Jealousy is a Powerful Emotion

Arcaves – Don’t You Love the Rain

Sonic Boom Six – Drop the Bass (& Pick It Up)

Create to Inspire – Blue

Bubblies – Papier Maché

Fascinating Aida – Cheap Flights

Portrait – Here’s a Kiss

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Standing There

Peyton Shayler – Needed Space

Sabiba – Dancing Eyes

State of Millenia – Way To Go

Django Django – Tic Tac Toe

Dinosaur Jr – I Know It So Well

The Capers – Right Little Raver

Sound of the Suburb – No Tomorrow

Two Tear Break – Hourglass

Castell – This Feeling

Rolled Up Sleeves – Supersonic Déjà Vu

Katy Forkings – Find My Feet

Carousel – Show

Young Machetes – Just Happening

Amplifier – Kosmos (Grooves of Triumph)


Curveballs 14th March 2018 (with The Badger Show’s Geoff)

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This week I chatted once again to our good buddy Geoff Brooks aka the Badger from local youTube channel The Badger Show, in which we discussed the importance of building your online community, his latest gaming adventures and the recent YouTube controversies involving Logan Paul which resulted in several channels becoming de-monetised. If you’re looking to start your own channel, have a listen for some great hints and tips! Plus don’t forget to check out The Badger Show on YouTube for his latest videos, including the weekly ‘On The Bench’ episode featuring a guest presenter in the form of yours truly!

 

Two Door Cinema Club – Next Year

Mariana’s Trench – Cross My Heart

Jamie Lenman – I Don’t Know Anything

Field Music – Count It Up

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

Juliet Roberts – Caught in the Middle

The Age of LUNA – Body & Soul

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing (Phoenix FM Session)

BaVard – Make a Difference

Sex Bob-Omb – Garbage Truck

Peyton Shayler – Needed Space

DateMonthYear – March

Mansun – Mansun’s Only Love Song

Minus the Bear – Burying Luck

Young Machetes – Just Happening

Belle & Sebastian – Step Into My Office

The Trusted – Boy

Feeder – Shatter

Victories – Wiccan

Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies

The Clockworks – Rumours in the Stockroom

Say Sue Me – B Lover

Spray – Anthologised by Cherry Red

Freeze the Atlantic – The People Are Revolting

Arestirado – Striptease

Sonic Boom Six – Worship Yourself

The Foreign Exhange – Face in the Reflection


Curveballs 7th March 2018 (with The Mighty Fallen)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by The Mighty Fallen, just ahead of their latest gig at Soho’s St Moritz Club. They first joined us last August having just released their debut album, Artificial Ignorance, and have been regulars on the local gig scene since. They can next be seen live at The Islington on March 30th (Good Friday, no less!) with more gigs to come, including Zigfrid von Underbelly in Hoxton on May 9th – stay tuned to their social media and www.themightyfallen.co.uk for more news!

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Bubblies – Oscar

Cube – Get Out

The Age of LUNA – Coco

Rachel Bloom – I Don’t Care About Award Shows

Django Django – Champagne

Dartz! – Cold Holidays

Minus the Bear – Give & Take

The Mighty Fallen – Virtual Machine

 

THE MIGHTY FALLEN IN THE STUDIO

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing (live in session)

Fleetwood Mac – Big Love

Arctic Monkeys – The View from the Afternoon

The Mighty Fallen – Golden Paper (live in session)

Radiohead – Karma Police

The Mighty Fallen – Circles (live in session)

Audioslave – Gasoline

 

Amplifier – Kosmos (Grooves of Triumph)

Cardinal Kid – Bad Man

No Braver – Regression

Arcaves – Don’t You Love the Rain

Helen Connelly – Garden of Kisses

Juliet Roberts – Caught in the Middle