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Recent and Decents 19/9/12

Thanks for tuning in again last week for those that did. Starting to get back into the swing of things now. All tunes chosen for this week and all are quality. See you later hopefully. Here’s last week’s playlist:

The Datsuns – Harmonic Generator
Desert Sessions – I Wanna Make It Witchu
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Please Read The Letter
REM – Lotus
Billy Bragg – Cindy Of A Thousand Lives
I Break Horses – Winter Beats
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Awake
Band Of Horses – Knock Knock
Ben Folds Five – Regrets
The Walkmen – We Can’t Be Beat
The Staves – Mexico
The Vaccines – Wetsuit
Arcade Fire – We used To Wait
Richard Hawley – Don’t Stare At The Sun
Beck – Bottle Of Blues
Of Montreal – Our Riotous Defects
Cousteau – Last Good Day Of The Year

Album of the week was Sharon Van Etten – Tramp, and from that quite brilliant record we played:
Magic Chords
All I Can.

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Final Recents and Decents

Due to me being forgetful and misplacing things, I’m going to commerorate my last show for a while with my first page UPDATE for a while. Apologies.
If you don’t know, and would like to know what I play on Recents and Decents, looking below will give you a fair idea, as I’m going to submit 4 playlists in a row! in chronological order:

This week, I had the absolute pleasure of having 3 of The Domino State in to play some lovely acoustic versions of a few tracks from thei epic album ‘Easy Lies The Crown’. So my normal album of the week took a back seat.
The Domino State played:
My Design
What’s The Question?
You Are The Winter
And the rest of the tunes were…
Friendly Fires – Hawaiian Air
Pete Yorn – On Your Side
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine
Wilco – Jesus etc
The Hives – Walk Idiot Walk
Beta Band – Squares
Dinosaur Jr – Feel The Pain
Super Furry Animals – Gather Moss
Nick Drake – Bryter Layer
The National – Mistake For Strangers
I Am Kloot – Storm Warning

Playlist 26/7/11:
Foo Fighters – My Hero
Jimi Hendrix – Mannish Boy
The Mars Volta – Take The Veil Carpin Taxt
The Veils – More Heat Than Light
Interpol – NYC
New Order – 1963
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Red Eyes And Tears
Billy Bragg – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
Modest Mouse – Float On
Bright Eyes – Train Under Water
Tilly And The Wall – Reckless
The Maccabees – No Kind Words
The Morning After Girls – High Skies
Bob Dorough – 3 Is The Magic Number
Tetra Splendour – Mr Bishi
Brendan Benson – Folk Singer
Album of the week: Kathryn Williams – Relations, from which we played…
Spit On A Stranger
Candy Says

Playlist 23/8/11:
The Blue Van – Product Of DK
The Raveonettes – That Great Love Sound
Ian Brown – Northern Lights
Noah And The Whale – Joy
PJ Harvey – This Glorious Land
The Stills – Let’s Roll
Pure reason Revolution – Voices In Winter/In The Realms
The Horrors – Moving Further Away
Hyde And Beast – Never Come Back
Canon Blue – Honey Suckle
Of Montreal – Sex Karma/Girl Named Hello
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?
Bombay Bicycle Club – Many Ways
The National – So Far Around The Bend
The XX – Heart Skipped A Beat
REM – All The Way To Reno
Ash – Goldfinger
Album of the week: Ambulance Ltd – Ambulance Ltd, from which we played…
Stay Tuned
Stay Where You Are

Playlist 6/9/11
Lampchop – Interrupted
Unkle – Unreal
Gillian Welch – Caleb Meyer
The Charlatans – A Man Needs To Be Told
Austra – Lose It
The Futureheads – Thursday
Everything Everything – Leave The Engine Room
Queen – Tie Your Mother Down
Ben Folds – Zak And Sarah
Television – Elevation
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Korean Bodega
Hope Of The States – Enemies/Friends
Ryan Adams – Avalanche
Gomez – Touchin’ Up
Cerys Matthews – Arlington Road
Art Brut – Direct Hit
Foals – Miami

Album of the week: Iain Archer – To The Pine Roots, from which we played…
Streamer On A Kite
The Acrobat

This week will be my last show for a few months due to touring, so I have invited Bryan Powis, of Phoenix Breakfast fame, to join me for the evening because, well, I love him, and we pretty much wreck the mic. Tune in this Tuesday at 10pm for two hours of loveable banter and some even better tunes.
Thank you.

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Forever Delayed

Was the title of Manic Street Preachers greatest hits that I never bought, but it is also very apt for my show updates. Not in the habit you see…
I have been temporarily back on Phoenix for 2 shows now, so it’s probably only right I tell you what I’ve been playing, and if you like the sound of it, then just tune in on Tuesdays at 10pm for the time being and you’ll hear much of the same.

Playlist 14/6
The Charlatans – Weirdo
Two Door Cinema Club – 3
Kings Of Leon – Manhattan
Wilt – Radio Disco
Blur – You’re So Great
Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
Queen – Flick Of The Wrist
Spokes – 345
The Staves – The Fire
Radiohead – Talk Show Host
Elbow – The Birds
U2 – In God’s Country
Oceansize – Silent/Transparent
Feist – Brandy Alexander
Belle and Sebastien – I’m A Cuckoo
Bill Withers – Use Me
Liam Finn – I’ll Be Lightning
Cloud Control – There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
Tired Pony – Dead American Writers
Super Furry Animals – Hello Sunshine

Playlist 28/6
REM – Crush With Eyeliner
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Hot Hot Heat – Cairo
Laura Marling – Blackberry Stone

Album of the week:
Electric Soft Parade -The American Adventure
From which we heard:
-Lose Yr Frown
-The American Adventure

Gomez – Las Vegas Dealer
Everything Everything – Weights
Silversun Pickups – Common Reactor
Bon Iver – Holocene
Sarah Blasko – All I Want
Band Of Skulls – Cold Flame
Dogs – Red
Paul Simon – Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Supergrass – Late In The Day
Mumford And Sons – Awake My Soul
The Domino State – Pompeii
Matthew And The Atlas – Beneath The Sea
Eels – Novocaine For The Soul

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Playlist 12/1/11

Featured album of the week: Electronic – Twister Tenderness
Electronic – Twisted Tenderness
Electronic – Like No Other
Electronic – Flicker
Kula Shaker – 303
Eels – Prizefighter
Empire Of The Sun – Standing On The Shore
Echelon – Humble
The Killers – Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
Everything Everything – Sufragette Sufragette
Neutral Milk Hotel – The King Of Carrot Flower Part 1
Hawksley Workman – No Beginning, No End
Tired Pony – I Am A Landslide
Depeche Mode – Barrell Of A Gun
Beach House – Norway
Fleet Foxes – Bob Valaas
Fink – See It All
Beck – Lonesome Tears
Mumford And Sons – Roll Away Your Stone
Gomez – Get Myself Arrested
The Features – The Way It’s Meant To Be
Radiohead – The Tourist

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Playlist 29/12/10

The Who – The Seeker
Band Of Horses – Detelf Schrempf
The Joy Formidable – My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than 100 Dead Christmas Trees
Stereophonics – A Thousand Trees
10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
Foo Fighters – All My Life
Broken Social Scene – Shoreline 7/4
The Walkmen – Stranded
Iain Archer – Boy Boy Boy
Elbow – Mirrorball
Friendly Fires – Paris
The Stones Roses – One Love
The Shins – Sleeping Lessons
Squeeze – Up The Junction
The Horrors – Who Can Say
Jeffrey Lewis – Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror

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Happy 5th day of Christmas

Some would say this is a belated message…but I’m going to take the 12 days of Christmas route so as not to look late. So Happy Christmas, and I hope anyone reading this is having a relaxing time with family and friends and also enjoying the last few days of not counting calories! Last week, there an attempt at least to get festive without playing all the usual Slade rubbish (that not many people like anyway!), so I dug out a few Christmas number ones, and also an old Christmas album by Low, which we featured quite a bit, which included a lovely but sleep-enducing cover of Silent Night, all amongst the usual “recent and decent” indie. It got me festive, and that’s the main thing! Being Christmas, guests are a little thin on the ground, so it’s probably just me for a week or two but I’ll keep the tunes coming aswell as possible! See you tonight. Playlist from last week as follows…

David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things
British Sea Power – Fear Of Drowning
Foals – Miami
Low – Just Like Christmas
Laura Marling – You’re No God
Exit Calm – You Got It Wrong
Wilco – Jesus etc
The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye
Radiohead – Bishop’s Robe
Doves – Cedar Room
Low – Blue Christmas
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Puressence – Don’t Know Any Better
Weezer – Memories
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
Richard Hawley – The Ocean
Low – Silent Night
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
The Temper Trap – Rest
The Maccabees – No Kind Words
Jeff Buckley – Eternal Life

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(Un)expected guests

Hello again. Last week was the week of the guest who may/may not have appeared due to work. Indeed, as it turned out I kept Ed from Editors waiting on his own round Brentwood well before the show actually started as his rehearsals finished earlier than expected. Initially over to watch some overnight cricket (we won’t talk about that), we both decided it might be a nice thing to sit in with a couple of Becks, chat rubbish and play some top tunes. Which I believe we did with great success. Apologies for the lack of notice on that one, but it’s hard to advertise something that you’re not sure is going to happen!

No such astounding guests this week, just an indie-slide into Christmas omn the cards. I’ll work on the guests, in the mean time, you’ll have to just put up with me and my lovely, lovely records. Last week’s playlist right here:

Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Spiritualized – Come Together
Wintersleep – New Inheritors
REM – Lotus
Patrick Watson – Beijing
Cake – The Distance
Animal Collective – The Purple Bottle
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
The Middle East – Blood
Deftones – Beauty School
Airship – Algebra
Surpergrass – Tonight
Philadephia Grand Jury – The Good News
Verica Salt – Seether
Billy Bragg – Sexuality
Local Natives – Airplanes
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

See you later.

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Ed from Editors in tonight?

Impossible…is what I’d have said last week if someone had told me that Biffy Clyro would be (indirectly) probably the new Christmas number 1. A week is indeed a long time in politics, but also pop. It doesn’t feel like an awful long time in my life, hence I am hurriedly posting this show page. At least it may give you a reminder to stop by and have a lovely indie alternative time with yours truly.

Also, depending on what time he finishes his new album writing rehearsals, we may also have the pleasure of Ed, the drummer from Editors in the studio with me this evening to chat over all sorts of things. He’s definitely coming over to watch the cricket, so we’ll see if music comes first!

Here’s last week’s playlist:

Foo Fighters – My Hero
The Strokes – Reptilia
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
Engineers – To An Evergreen
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream
The Low Anthem – To Ohio
Echo And The Bunnymen – Seven Seas
Radiohead – Skttrbrain (Four Tet Remix)
Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan
Clearlake – Neon
Pure Reason Revolution – The Exact Colour
Peter, Bjorn and John – Amsterdam
Biffy Clyro – Liberate The Illiterate: A Mong Amongst Mingers
Lisa Hannigan – I Don’t Know
Kings Of Convenience – Failure
Josh Rouse – Winter In The Hamptons
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That
Band Of Skulls – Impossible
The Envy Corps – Rhinemaidens
Four Tet – Sing

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Sunburn etc…

Definitely not much sunburn going on here right now. Indeed, it seems I am one of the lucky ones who are able to make it into Phoenix this week due to the snow. Still, I’m glad I did, and it was great to get back into things after a few months off. The beauty of having a while off is there is always new music that is good to get your ears around in the mean time, so there was definitely some space for some 2010 goodness. More to come in the near future, and other less recent goodies. Anyway, thankyou for returning to my haphazard indie show. Next week, I’ll try and make it happen, at request, to hopefully get the rest of my band, The Boxer Rebellion, in for a “takeover” of sorts. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this week’s show, here’s the playlist for you to buy/repeat at your leisure…

Muse – Sunburn
The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
Apartment – Paid In Full
The Delgados – Accused Of Stealing
Sans Wilfred – A Revolution
Wild Beasts – The Fun Powder Plot
Baddies – Battleships
The Joy Formidable – The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade
Martyn Joseph – One Step Up
The Charlatans – My Foolish Pride
Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet
Editors – Fingers In The Factories
The Domino State – A Pillow Song
Of Montreal – Girl Named Hello
The National – England
Larsen B – Codeine
Augustines – Book Of James
Brendan Benson – Eyes On The Horizon

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