Category Archives: Sonder

Sonder: 7th April

Listen again:

The Detroit Spinners – The Rubberband Man
Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s a Winner
Chuck & Mac – Powerful Love
Carl Hall – Mean It Baby
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
Magic Alex – Out of my Mind (Noah remix)
Ezra Furman – Restless Year
Spring Kings – City
The National – Sunshine On My Back
The War on Drugs – Suffering
Pink Floyd – Hey You
Foals – Late Night
Joni Mitchell – Case of You
Laura Marling – How Can I
Father John Misty – True Affection
Slug – Greasy Mind
Seaside Heights – Start of Something Beautiful
Torres – Sprinter
Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy
Babes in Toyland – He’s My Thing
Nirvana – In Bloom (Devonshire mix)
The Cure – A Forest

Gaz Coombes
Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz
Fred Abbott – Funny How Good It Feels
Editors – Munich
Lemon Jelly – Staunton Lick
Phoenix – Love Like A Sunset
Sonder (William Yates) – Theme For a Broken Knuckle

Photography by Tracy Morter

Sonder: 17th March

Listen again:

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Snoop Dogg – Beautiful ft Pharrell

Florence & The Machine
Florence & The Machine – What Kind Of Man
Muse – Psycho
Rollins Band – Liar
Fireside – Kilotin
Ray Charles – Funny But I Still Love You
Matthew E. White – Ain’t That What Love Is
Nina Simone – Put A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign

Wilko Johnson
Wilko Johnson – She’s Good Like That
Seasick Steve – Summertime Boy
Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu
Waxahatchee – Under A Rock
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Metronomy – The Look
Dick Diver – Waste The Alphabet
Lonelady – Bunkerpop
Chromeo – Come Alive
Eight Rounds Rapid – Channel Swimmer
The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
Paul Weller – White Sky
Them – Baby Please Don’t Go
Yowler – Water
Public Service Broadcasting – The Other Side
Ace – How Long Has This Been Going On (Tony Jacaloné remix)
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Lott as The Chopin Project – Verses

Photography by Tracy Morter.

Sonder: 17th February

Listen again:

Four Tet – She Likes To Fight
Lowercase Noises – A Little Lair For A Very Small Bear
Tracey Thorn & Jens Lekman – Yeah! Oh Yeah!
Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees
Skunk Anansie – Brazen
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Cold War Kids – Go Quietly
Ingrid Olava – Only Just Begun
Visage – Fade To Grey
Joy Division – Transmission
Propaganda – Heaven Give Me Words (Honey in Heaven remix)
The Divine Comedy – In Pursuit of Happiness
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful Part II
Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars

Maximo Park Forum

Paul Smith shot on Ilford HP5 film.

Maxïmo Park – Kiss You Better
Life Without Buildings – The Leanover
The Joy Formidable – This Ladder Is Ours
Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long
Ghinzu – The Dragster Wave
Map Of Africa – Bone
Stack Waddy – Mystic Eyes
Ash – Orpheus
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares

Sonder: 11th November

Finally I have decided on a name for my show, predictably it’s the first idea I had. Sonder is a new word, yet to have made it into official dictionaries but I hope it does at some point. It’s from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

Sonder n.the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

As a photographer this is something I experience very often, and I am very aware of it when choosing songs for you all. For each song will mean different things to each and everyone of you and music is very powerful at evoking memories… or starting new ones.

Anyway here is last week’s show. Different to those that came before as I accidentally ended up with a theme… space. I have been a lifelong fan of the universe (or is that universes?) and studied Astrophysics at university. So I just couldn’t help but inflict a few related songs on you after watching Interstellar!

Listen again:

Johann Strauss II – The Blue Danube (reprise)
Hans Zimmer – Our Destiny Lies Above Us
Hans Zimmer – Time
Moby – We Are All Made of Stars
Air – Kelly Watch The Stars (edit)
R.E.M. – Man On The Moon
Divinyls – I Touch Myself    (here is the Mars Rover playlist I mention)
Ash – Girl From Mars
Muse – Starlight
Nick Cave  & The Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues
Deep Purple – Space Truckin’
Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness and Charm

Incubus by tracy morter photography in Essex
Incubus – Stellar
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
highasakite – Darth Vader
Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
The Prodigy – Out of Space
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Jon Hopkins – Collider (radio edit)
Fleetwood Mac – Planets of the Universe
Message to Bears – Farewell, Stars
Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home
Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot
Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent)

Photo of Incubus taken by Tracy – see for more details.

Tracy Morter’s fifth show – 4 November 2014

Listen again:

The Reflex Re√ision – Rock With You
Black Kids – Look At Me (When I Rock Witchoo)
Penguin Prison – Calling Out
Chapel Club – Good Together
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
The Temper Trap – Fader
Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Lounger
Levellers – One Way
Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

InMe – Myths and Photographs
Grouplove – Itchin’ On A Photograph
Shy Nature – Young Heads

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Hero Fisher – No Ceremony
The Beards – You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Beggin’
George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Janis Joplin – Piece Of My Heart
Ocean Colour Scene – You’ve Got It Bad
Cold War Kids – Bottled Affection (Cathedral version)

Blur – Tender
Cat Power – Lived In Bars
Your Love Is Killing Me – Sharon Van Etten

Awaiting – Lubomyr Melnyk

All photos taken by Tracy – see for more details.

Tracy Morter’s fourth show – 28 Oct 2014

Listen again:

Budgie – Breadfan
Ex Hex – Waste Your Time
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Heart – Barracuda
PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me
TV On The Radio _ Wolf Like Me
Alice In Chains – Check My Brain
Demob Happy – Succubus
James – All I’m Saying
John Grant – GMF (Greatest Living Creature)
Brolin – Swim Deep
Flume – Holdin’ On
Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23
The Replacements – I Will Dare
The Xcerts – Shaking in the Water
Arcade Fire – Funeral Neighbourhood 3 (Power Out)
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Phoenix – Litzomania
INXS – Mystify
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
The Delays – Long Time Coming
Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow
Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon
Radiohead – Reckoner
Kiasmos – Looped

Tracy Morter’s third show – 21 Oct 2014

Listen again:

Local music lover, photographer and X-Factor-chart-conqueror Tracy Morter has joined the Phoenix FM team!

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All photos taken by Tracy – see for more details.

Tonight’s playlist:

John J Presley – Honeybee
Torres – Honey
The Carpenters – Superstar

Rage at Finsbury Park-8
Rage Against The Machine – Bombtrack
Cleft – Alec Baldwin’s Hair
Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
Adriano Celantano – Prisencolinensinainciusol
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Haerts – Wings
Glitches – Only Time Will Tell
Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me

Dan Croll
Dan Croll – Compliment Your Soul
The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On
Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (7 inch)
Cassius – Feeling For You
Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You
Small Faces – Tin Soldier
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Bjork – Army of Me
Faithless – Insomnia
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
R.E.M – Daysleeper
Radiohead – Black Star
Mood Rings – The Line

Maxïmo Park Tracy Morter Photography
Maximo Park – Northern Sky
Jessie Ware – Tough Love
Al Green – Simply Beautiful
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos VI

Tracy Morter’s second show – 14 Oct 2014

Listen again:

Local music lover, photographer and X-Factor-chart-conqueror Tracy Morter has joined the Phoenix FM team!

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All photos taken by Tracy – see for more details.

Tonight’s playlist:

Weezer – Island in the Sun
Paco de Lucia – Entre Dos Aguas
Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues
Led Zeppelin – I Can’t Quit You Baby
Julian Cope – Trampolene

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Primal Scream – Jailbird
Bibio – Take Off Your Shirt
Ida Maria – I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked
Kews – 36
Portishead – Glory Box
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – The Night
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Push It
Naughty By Nature – OPP
Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hanging On
Offspring – Self Esteem
Drenge – I Wanna Break You In Half
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down (Feat. Matt Berninger)
Foals – Milk and Black Spiders
Electric Guest – This Head I Hold

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The Milk – (All I Wanted Was) Danger
Lionel Richie – Running With The Night
Therapy? – Screamager
Broken Bells – Control
Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach

Tom Hickox

Tom Hickox – Let Me Be Your Lover
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

Tracy Morter’s first show – 08 Oct 2014

Listen again:

Local music lover, photographer and X-Factor-chart-conqueror Tracy Morter has joined the Phoenix FM team!

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Tonight’s playlist:

Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile
Maxïmo Park – Going Missing
Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing
The Cure – Close To Me
Rod Stewart – Cindy’s Lament
The Black Keys – Breaks
Chromeo – Old 45’s
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
The Preatures – Is This How You Feel
Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
Edwin Starr – Twenty Five Miles
Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger
PJ Harvey – You Said Something
Sharon Van Etten – Afraid of Nothing
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Fanny – Special Care
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
The Damned – New Rose
Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint – Fast (movement 3)
Jeff Buckley – Grace
Nick Cave – Nature Boy
Catfish and The Bottlemen- Kathleen
Live – Selling The Drama
Blood Red Shoes – Cold
Magnet feat Gemma Hayes – Lay Lady Lay
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here