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Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for 13 July 2014

16:04:38 015 – Suno Deko – Bluets
16:10:02 021 – Ballet School – Cherish
16:15:33 Tennis – Never Work For Free
16:19:35 Zella Day – East Of Eden
16:23:45 HAUS. – Ceasefire
16:29:47 Grimes – Go Feat. Blood Diamonds
16:34:19 Los Campesinos! – Little Mouth
16:38:27 Fitness Club Fiasco – Hades
16:42:07 BROODS – Mother & Father
16:47:02 FEAR OF MEN – Luna (Version Française)
17:04:20 MVSCLES – Somethin
17:08:15 Superhumanoids – Come Say Hello
17:11:18 WRONGCHILDE – Gold Blooded
17:18:46 A. G. Cook – Beautiful
17:23:35 Champions League – Flaco
17:32:01 The Mercy Beat – An Act Of Mercy
17:37:25 LANY – ILYSB
17:41:18 The Kite String Tangle – Arcadia
17:46:17 Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days
17:52:20 Thomston – Caffeine
17:56:00 HETTIE – Rush Hour


Isn’t it funny that everything that happened on Max Headroom has actually come true in the 21st century?

Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for 6 July 2014

Every week after finishing my show, I take a long train back to London (the studio is in Brentwood, Essex) and reflect on what just happened. Did I play enough new music to justify it being a “new music” show? Is all this new music alienating people who just want to hear some classic rock? Do people really want to listen to a show that plays new music at least 6 months before BBC 6Music, Radio 1 and XFM? As I pull into Liverpool Street Station I usually have the answer fully formed… “YES” I say to the person sitting nearest to me. I have never had one of these reluctant coversationalists come back to me and say “Jed, I disagree, I thought your show was average at best and I think you played one too many bands from Nova Scotia…”. Look at the playlist below. It’s awesome. Do you want a brighton band (Fear of Men) singing one of their songs in french? Check! Do you want a brand new american songstress singing about how much she hates a guy so much, its turned into OCTOHATE? check! And do you want me, Jed Shepherd peppering all this new music talk with tales of the supernatural, impromptu marks out of 10 (usually 7) and absolutely terrible puns on band names? check check check! well you better listen next week too then.

16:05:17 Jose Gonzalez – Step Out (The Chainsmokers Remix)
16:09:49 THE NIGHT VI – Wonderlust
16:17:24 HETTIE – Rush Hour
16:22:18 Apple Eyes – Body Double
16:29:09 Thomston – Caffeine
16:35:22 PEPA KNIGHT – Rahh!
16:40:08 Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days
16:46:57 Paperwhite – Magic
16:51:03 HAUS. – Ceasefire
16:56:19 Tove Styrke – Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You
17:03:33 FEAR OF MEN – Luna (Version Française)
17:07:34 Superhumanoids – Come Say Hello
17:11:21 BEGINNERS – Who Knows
17:16:10 Au Revoir Simone – Fade Into You (Feat. Nikolai Fraiture Of The Strokes)
17:21:14 BROODS – Mother & Father
17:26:45 Bon Iver – heavenly Father
17:40:56 LANY – ILYSB
17:44:22 Grimes – Go Feat. Blood Diamonds
17:51:07 Ryn Weaver – OctaHate
17:55:09 Japanese Breakfast – The Woman That Loves You


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for 29 June 2014

One band that I havent discovered recently are the brilliant Vinyl Theatre. I love them so much, I released their EP on my record label, POST/POP records. They sound like an even poppier version of two door cinema club and how could you ask for anything more? Electro-Rock-Pop stars in the making, all the way from Milwaukee! check them (and all the other bands Im doing stuff for!) on

16:04:11 Apple Eyes – Body Double
16:08:27 Carroll – Bad Water
16:11:39 SlowClub – Suffering You, Suffering Me
16:18:15 BEGINNERS – Who Knows
16:22:58 Paperwhite – Magic
16:29:28 PEPA KNIGHT – Rahh!
16:34:48 Hannah Diamond – Attachment
16:40:02 Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Feat. Air France)
16:44:07 Coasts – See How
16:56:39 Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
17:03:08 HETTIE – Rush Hour
17:07:22 Arkells – Come To Light
17:11:28 CHVRCHES – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
17:18:38 RAC – I Should’ve Guessed Feat. SPEAK
17:23:20 Derrival – Original Script
17:27:20 Holy Child – Everytime I Fall
17:32:09 Vacationer – In The Grass
17:41:52 Wild Nothing – Counting Days
17:47:32 High Highs – A Real Hero (College Cover)
17:52:25 Fink – Looking Too Closely


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for 22 June 2014

Hey gang, today I played a song by a lady named Hannah Diamond. I hate it with a passion. I know what you are thinking – “If you hate it so much, why did you play it Jed? It’s YOUR show!” Well, that’s a good point and the reason is this: PERSPECTIVE. There is a difference in playing a song solo through my headphones when I’m on the northern line and when I am in a radio station studio with a million flashing lights around me. I hated the song so much, I wanted to see if it sounded “different” in a completely new environment. Hannah Diamond is one of myriad artists currently involved with the london label PCMUSIC. They produce and release songs that are essentially polyphonic ringtones from the 90s with an identikit pretty girl screeching over the top. I do hate it, but I am incredibly fascinated by the concept of it. They took a single idea and ran with it. I can identify with that. Here’s the rest of the playlist!

16:04:11 Apple Eyes – Body Double
16:08:27 Kings Of Convenience – Mrs. Cold Koko Remix
16:11:39 SlowClub – Suffering You, Suffering Me
16:18:15 BEGINNERS – Who Knows
16:22:58 Paperwhite – Magic
16:29:28 PEPA KNIGHT – Rahh!
16:34:48 Hannah Diamond – Attachment
16:40:02 Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Feat. Air France)
16:44:07 Coasts – See How
16:56:39 Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
17:03:08 HETTIE – Rush Hour
17:07:22 Arkells – Come To Light
17:11:28 CHVRCHES – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
17:18:38 RAC – I Should’ve Guessed Feat. SPEAK
17:23:20 Derrival – Original Script
17:27:20 Holy Child – Everytime I Fall
17:32:09 Vacationer – In The Grass
17:41:52 Wild Nothing – Counting Days
17:47:32 High Highs – A Real Hero (College Cover)
17:52:25 Twin Shadow – Old LoveNew Love

See you next week, same bat time, same bat channel for another instalment of THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW!


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for June 15 2014

Hey all, so this show featured some of my favourite songs of the year. PEPA KNIGHT, is an australian guy who is also in the band Jinja Safari.”Rahh” is my personal tip to make waves this summer with it’s dreamy vocals and hooks aplenty. Almost as good is “Who Knows” from BEGINNERS. They are from LA, but they sound just like they were born and bred in Sweden, as the overload of scando-pop is as blatant as a shovel to the face. It sounds exactly like Tove Lo (super swedish pop princess) and Beginners recently supported her on tour so it all makes sense. Also we have “Jimi Savannah” from M&O which I haven’t stopped listened to since I discovered it on a random canadian music blog. These guys are 2 albums into their music career, so there is alot to catch up on, but this tune is a good place to start. It’s the story of a pretty messed up situation where a jealous girl quizzes her boyfriend about his intentions with another girl who also has a boyfriend. I think that’s what its about, I’m not sure because I’m distracted with how gorgeous it sounds. Here are some of the other songs I played!

16:05:31 Papertwin – Alkaline
16:10:41 Bahamas – All The Time
16:17:57 PEPA KNIGHT – Rahh!
16:21:29 BEGINNERS – Who Knows
16:26:29 HETTIE – Rush Hour
16:33:13 M&O – Jimi Savannah
16:38:38 Apple Eyes – Body Double
16:43:22 Cosmic Canyons – The Understudy
16:50:48 Kings Of Convenience – Mrs. Cold Koko Remix
16:54:42 Menswe@r – Crash – 2014 Single
17:02:09 Fink – Looking Too Closely
17:07:30 Kishi Bashi – The Ballad of Mr. Steak
17:10:53 Sondre Lerche – Bad Law
17:16:58 Coasts – See How
17:21:16 Emily Reo – Rainbow Road
17:24:20 Carroll – Bad Water
17:38:43 Paperwhite – Magic
17:44:57 Arkells – Come To Light
17:50:57 Tove Styrke – Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You
17:56:16 The Griswolds – Beware The Dog

thanks for listening to the Jed Shepherd Show on Phoenix FM for another week, your first stop for the best new music from around the world!


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show on May the 4th Be With 2014

The whole May the 4th Be With You is one of the main reasons why the planet earth is always trying to kill us. See the polar ice caps melting? Global Warming? The bees going missing? This is earth’s way of saying “Hey guys, you know that Star Wars/ May The 4th pun? Yeah we get it. We got it in the 80s and we get it now. We get it on twitter and Fb and instagram. Please stop it. I don’t care if you have it up against a picture of a cute kitten dressed like Vader. Stop it. Stop it now or I will END things…”. Thanks Earth, a bit harsh, but you get the point. Never has one pun made me want to shoot myself in the face with a staple gun, more. I dread being outside on that day. I dread having to sit beside someone on the bus and see them looking at twitter (hey guys, I look at your phone on public transport, its my thing) and watch as they Retweet a comment from a “Celebrity” who tweets “May The 4th Be With You! Lol”. I just want the bus to drive over a cliff, with me on it, Season 2 of Veronica Mars style. What makes things worse is when people use the #starwars hashtag AS IF WE DIDNT GET IT. Just to drive it home that they know what the pun means too and to look “geek chic” in front of their virtual mates.

I didn’t mean to make this whole thing about that pun, but I think I’ve made my point and look forward to smashing my phone next year on this day. Until then, have a look at what I played!

16:02:04 Wild Nothing – Counting Days
16:07:38 Royal Canoe – Exodus Of The Year
16:12:33 Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) [Slow Club Cover]
16:24:00 Rush Hour
16:29:43 Internet_Forever-Cover_The_Walls_Dreamtrak_Diamond_Sound(
16:33:34 Zulu Winter – Key To My Heart (Pinemarten Remix)
16:39:11 Theophilus London – Timez are Weird These Days – Why Even Try (RAC Remix)
16:44:44 Laura Stevenson – Runner
16:53:12 Menswe@r – Crash – 2014 Single
17:05:02 Marvin_Gaye_-_Stubborn_Kind_Of_Fellow
17:11:06 Keep Shelly In Athens – Recollection
17:23:26 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Simple _ Sure
17:29:26 High Highs – In a Dream
17:36:09 Frankie Cosmos – Birthday Song
17:38:22 Sky Ferreira – Rancid Girl
17:46:52 The Popguns – Waiting_The_Winter
17:50:43 Robby Hunter Band – Hard on Me
17:55:21 M83 – I Need You

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Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show on 27th April 2014

Before you read this, type in “Slow Club – Complete Surrender” into google or youtube (or shave it onto your dog if you are so inclined) and hear/see just how incredible this song is. I’ve always been a fairweather listener to Slow Club, but once did meet the lead singer in a corridor (there is no cool story here, she just asked me if her shoes were cool and I told her I wasn’t the best judge of women’s shoes and awkwardly laughed and she looked at me as if I’d kicked her mum in the shin) so this was a complete surprise. Not only do I think this is the best Slow Club song ever, but I think it may just well be the second best song I have heard this year. If you are too lazy to track this song down (I fully understand the effort it takes to ctrl + c and then ctrl + v, sometimes its more than I can bear) then its essentially a cross between the theme song to a 1970s murder/cult movie, the Lithuanian entry in the 1986 Eurovision song contest, and a conversation with your ex-girlfriend at 3am where you are just audibly nodding while she tells you just exactly why everything is your fault. In other words… AMAZING.

Check out the other songs I played.

16:07:19 Slow Club – Complete Surrender
16:11:47 Royal Canoe – Exodus Of The Year

16:18:01 The 1975 – Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)
16:23:04 Menswe@r – Crash – 2014 Single
16:28:04 Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
16:32:14 Keep Shelly In Athens – Old Time Glory
16:36:06 Local Natives – Ceilings (Kasbo Remix)
16:41:11 London Grammar – Hey Now Bonobo Remix
16:54:00 Bahamas – Caught Me Thinking
16:57:03 MISUN – Travel With Me
17:03:39 Tears For Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective Cover)
17:08:21 Alina Baraz _ Galimatias – Pretty Thoughts
17:11:57 FRIDA SUNDEMO – For You, Love
17:17:04 Last Lynx – Lacuna
17:20:54 Son Lux _ Lorde – Easy (Switch Screens) Feat. Lorde
17:25:33 Made In Heights – Murakami
17:33:57 Shugo Tokumaru – Lovely Allen
17:40:11 Eli Mardock – Everything Happens for the First Time
17:48:56 Future Islands – Cotton Flower
17:53:46 Germany Germany – Departure

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Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for 20th April 2014

So you know I’m releasing the new single by MENSWE@R right? I’m going to right something a bit more substantial on Phoenix closer to the time (Mat 26th) but it’s a pretty big deal for me. I grew up listening to Britpop and MENSWE@R were one of the biggest names in that mix, so it’s terribly exciting for me to be releasing a single for them. Vinyl and Cassette Tape (because everyone loves tapes) and there will be gigs and announcements and FUN. I played the new single “CRASH” on this show and the band tuned in, so I hope you did too!

16:03:00 Slow Club – Complete Surrender
16:07:21 Johnny Foreigner – Le Sigh
16:10:19 Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Feat. Air France)
16:15:10 Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch
16:18:54 The 1975 – Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)
16:22:41 HAERTS – Call My Name
16:26:32 Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (Ra Ra Riot Remix)
16:30:25 Keep Shelly In Athens – Old Time Glory
16:33:59 HETTIE – Rush Hour
16:39:33 Menswe@r – Crash – 2014 Single
16:43:39 CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus Cover)

16:55:21 Howling Bells – Slowburn
17:03:25 SOAK – Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
17:07:47 Saskwatch – Born To Break Your Heart
17:11:38 Lowell – The Bells

17:19:31 MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (RAC Mix)
17:24:41 Ra Ra Riot – When I Dream

17:35:03 William Onyeabor Vs. Hot Chip – Atomic Bomb
17:42:28 Wild Nothing – Counting Days

17:49:52 Banoffee – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show 13th of April 2014

On today’s show I debuted HETTIE’s new song, a cover of Jane Wiedlin’s (from the Go-Gos)80s smash hit, “Rush Hour”. Hettie’s favourite artist is Sky Ferreira, and surprisingly Rush Hour sounds like it has come straight from Sky’s debut album. In case you hadn’t noticed, EVERYONE is trying to recapture that 80s sound. I don’t know if it’s just because to was a simpler time back then, when we could appreciate music because we didn’t have all the distractions we do now, or if its just because there music was “better” than it is in the 21st century, but it’s definitely happening. Every new band, touted as the next big thing, more often the not has an 80s-tinge to their sound, whether it be synths, or reverie drums, or just jangly guitars… 2013-14 will forevermore be known as the years the 80s came back to stay. 90% of the bands I played today fall into that category…

16:02:08 RAC – Ready For It (Feat. St. Lucia)
16:06:21 Johnny Foreigner – Le Sigh
16:09:51 COIN – It’s Okay

16:15:32 Slow Club – Complete Surrender
16:19:15 MVSCLES – Somethin
16:23:11 Sylvan Esso – Coffee
16:27:30 Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch
16:32:01 SOAK – Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
16:37:23 Hettie – Rush Hour
16:43:28 Angel Interceptor – Apple Eyes

16:49:34 Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
16:53:20 Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) [Slow Club Cover]
16:57:25 Frankie Cosmos – Birthday Song
17:03:04 Wild Nothing – Counting Days
17:07:01 Au Revoir Simone – More Than
17:12:17 Menswe@r – Crash – 2014 Single

17:18:23 FRIDA SUNDEMO – For You, Love
17:22:53 Favela. – Easy Yoke
17:29:43 HAERTS – Call My Name

17:40:52 Saskwatch – Born To Break Your Heart
17:45:16 Fight Like Apes – Crouching Bees
17:51:16 Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra


Playlist for The Jed Shepherd Show for April 6th 2014

Having my own record label, POST/POP Records, means that I have extra incentive to find the best new music for my show. Getting to play new music on the radio is like a dry run, a test, to see if a song sounds good to played to an audience. If it sounds good blaring out of the studio speakers, it will most likely sound good to you guys at home. It’s this method I used to gauge how much I liked the first song I played today. “Breaking Up My Bones” by Vinyl Theatre. Within moments of playing this song, I was tweeting (always my first method of contacting a band) Vinyl Theatre, asking them if they were cool with my releasing something for them. They are based on Minneapolis and they are fantastic, and with this in mind, they said YES! So On June 16th I am releasing the very EP (Chromatic EP) that this song comes from.

I don’t just want to PLAY new music, I want to LIVE it! Anyway, I played some other new music too…

16:02:05 Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
16:06:42 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Simple _ Sure
16:10:25 Cloud Nothings – Psychic Trauma
16:13:52 Strange Talk – Young Hearts

16:22:46 Wild Nothing – Counting Days
16:27:24 Hettie – Rush Hour
16:31:49 Real Estate – April’s Song
16:36:45 Banoffee – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)
16:40:56 Flight Facilities – Crave You (Royal Refix)

16:45:57 Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch
16:49:54 HAERTS – Call My Name
16:54:47 Sylvan Esso – Coffee
17:04:03 Local Natives – Ceilings (Kasbo Remix)
17:09:02 Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Feat. Air France)
17:13:46 Future Islands – Fall From Grace

17:19:00 M83 – I Need You
17:22:22 London Grammar – Hey Now Bonobo Remix

17:29:45 SAFIA – Paranoia, Ghosts _ Other Sounds
17:38:08 Daughter – Smother (Tennyson Remix)
17:41:14 RAC – I Should’ve Guessed Feat. SPEAK

17:46:13 Gallant – Jupiter Grayscale
17:50:43 Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (MJ Cover)
17:53:23 Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend (Ra Ra Riot Remix)
17:56:46 Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) [Slow Club Cover]


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW March 30th 2014

New Music. When I tell people I have a New Music show, they don’t jump for joy, or say “New Music? I know EXACTLY what you mean!”. They usually need further explanation and I am not the type of person to spell things out, preferring to just point them toward the radio, or internet or IOS app and tell them to find out themselves. I am going to tell you guys though, as you have taken the time to read this! So what exactly IS new music? Well, not to be too patronising, its music that has not been played much before, possibly due to it being extremely new, or maybe its just not that popular…. yet! I grew up listening to the master of new music, John Peel and the thing I loved about his show/s the most is the unpredictability of the playlist. You would get some local indie band demos, right next to the exciting delights of some far flung African country. I try my best to channel even a fraction of the great man, and I make my playlists as unpredictable and as fresh as I possibly can. Of course, I DO get biased towards certain bands, but who isn’t?

The Neighbourhood – Afraid (4e Remix)
Keep Shelly In Athens – Old Time Glory
Local Natives – Bowery (Zebra Safari Remix)
Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
SOAK – Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
HOW SAD – It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)
Giraffage – Mama
Shadow Shadow – Kill Screen
Small Black – Lines of Latitude (ft. Frankie Rose)
Hettie – Bad Blood
Strange Talk – Young Hearts
Fleet Foxes – IWannaDancewithSomebody
Africaine 808 – Lagos, New York
James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier (The 1975 Remix)
Prawn – Why You Always Leave A Note
Shugo Tokumaru – Katachi
We Have Band – Someone
Alice Jemima – By Your Side
MVSCLES – Somethin


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW March 23rd 2014

I’ve been watching Veronica Mars non-stop for the lasr couple of weeks and I have decided that if I, Jed Shepherd, was ever in a coma and in that in-between state, hallucinated being in a fictional universe, it would most likely be as a student at Neptune High. I’m not 100% sure if I would be best friends with Veronica Mars or be the main antagonist (when I was in school I thought I was the best thing since sliced Smiths) but we would definitely have one episode where we share our feelings for each other while locked in a car boot, hiding from some killer janitor. With this in mind, know that I too was a great teenage detective and this has blossomed into being an older detective that searches, not for who cheated on algebra tests, but for new music and CHVRCHES remixes (seriously, how many have I played in the last 2 years?!). Here is the playlist for March 23rd. GOOOO PIRATES!!!

Shadow Shadow – Kill Screen
SOAK – Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
Lowell – The Bells
Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
Hettie – Bad Blood
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Simple _ Sure
Frankie Cosmos – Birthday Song
Giraffage – Mama
Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost
Woman’s Hour – I Need You
Local Natives – Bowery (Zebra Safari Remix)
CHVRCHES – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Eternal Summers – Never Enough
Atlas Genius – Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)
RAC – Repeating Motion (ft. Karl Kling)
The Neighbourhood – Afraid (4e Remix)
Pomplamoose – Happy Get Lucky (Pharrell Vs. Daft Punk)


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW March 16th 2014

A wise man once said “Beware the Ides of March” and true to his word, someone died that day. He never said anything about March 16th though, so I am pleased to say that nobody died on the Jed Shepherd Show on March 16th. Instead, I played this music! Pay particular attention to the Frankie Cosmos song. Its only a minute long and she is the daughter of Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline, so she is basically Gremlins The Next Generation. COOL.

CHVRCHES – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Vinyl Theatre – Breaking up My Bones
Local Natives – Bowery (Zebra Safari Remix)
Karen O – The Moon Song (Ft. Ezra Koenig)
Los Campesinos! – Going Away To College (Blink 182 Cover)
Frankie Cosmos – Birthday Song
Sky Ferreira – Rancid Girl
Hettie – Just The Way
Lowell – The Bells
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Simple _ Sure
Mimicking Birds – Bloodlines
SOAK – Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost
Atlas Genius – Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)
Holy Child – Everytime I Fall
Solar – Existing Stars
MØ – Say You’ll Be There
Eternal Summers – Never Enough
bobby pickett – MonsterMash

I apologise for that Blink 182 cover btw. I thought it was sweet at the time. We all make mistakes.


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW March 9th 2014

Playlist for March 9th 2014

16:02:03       CHVRCHES - Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus Cover)
16:10:34       CHVRCHES - Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
16:17:42       Karen O - The Moon Song (Ft. Ezra Koenig)
16:22:05       Yumi Zouma - The Brae
16:27:41       Hettie - Bad Blood
16:32:34       Frankie Cosmos - Birthday Song
16:35:30       New Arcades - Don't Let Go (feat. Chloe Pamplin)
16:40:39       The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Simple _ Sure
16:46:56       Lowell - The Bells
16:51:46       Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami
16:58:25       Slow Club - Tears of Joy
17:03:42       Bombay Bicycle Club - Home By Now
17:10:29       Strange Talk - Young Hearts
17:26:10       Sky Ferreira - Rancid Girl
17:31:56       Atlas Genius - Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)
17:36:55       We Have Band - Someone
17:47:01       Keep Shelly In Athens - Old Time Glory
17:50:54       Los Campesinos! - Going Away To College (Blink 182 Cover)
17:54:13       MVSCLES - Somethin


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW March 2nd 2014

Playlist for March 2nd 2014


16:02:06       CHVRCHES - Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus Cover)
16:07:40       We Have Band - Someone
16:11:50       SALES - Chinese New Year
16:16:28       HOW SAD - It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)
16:21:46       Internet Forever – Cover The Walls (Dreamtrak_Diamond_Sound)
16:25:55       Hettie - Just The Way
16:30:20       Alina Baraz _ Galimatias - Pretty Thoughts
16:34:27       Yumi Zouma - The Brae
16:39:58       Bombay Bicycle Club - Luna
16:44:52       FRIDA SUNDEMO - For You, Love
16:48:20       Soak - Blud
16:50:56       Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami
16:54:55       Fickle Friends - SWIM
17:03:36       Keep Shelly In Athens - Old Time Glory
17:07:53       Mutemath - In No Time Pierce Fulton Remix
17:14:32       James Vincent McMorrow - Gold
17:19:55       Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
17:23:32       MISUN - Travel With Me
17:29:10       Zoo Brother - Fourth Of July
17:33:53       Sky Ferreira - Rancid Girl
17:45:27       Advert - White Horse
17:58:54       boris karloff - monster mash


Playlist for THE JED SHEPHERD SHOW Feb 23rd 2014

Playlist for February 23rd


16:02:05       French Horn Rebellion _ Savoir Adore – The Fire

16:07:48       Made In Heights – Murakami

16:12:46       Fickle Friends – SWIM

16:17:46       CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus Cover)

16:22:42       Favela. – Easy Yoke

16:28:08       Ricky Eat Acid – It Will Draw Me Over To It Like It Always Does

16:32:37       MISUN – Travel With Me

16:37:34       Pure Bathing Culture – Wildest Moments

16:43:01       Hettie – Just The Way

16:48:51       HOW SAD – It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)

16:53:15       Bipolar Sunshine – Where Did The Love Go

16:56:50       Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight

17:03:23       James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier (The 1975 Remix)

17:09:25       Com Truise – Subsonic

17:15:56       We Have Band – Someone

17:20:39       Wye Oak – The Tower

17:25:49       Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Rush Into Love (Feat. Slim From 112 _ Chuck Inglish)

17:38:25       Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

17:48:38       023 – Sylvan Esso – Coffee




The Popguns – Interview and Live Session

IMG_3521 The Popguns (l-r: Greg Dixon, Wendy Morgan, Simon Pickles) and me in a glow-in-the-dark bio-cop tshirt!


Here are a few of my favourite things:

1: Waking up on a Monday morning, realising it’s a bank holiday, going back to sleep to resume a treasure hunt dream.

2: That episode of ‘Lost’ that always secretly makes me cry even though I’ve seen it over 100 times. (the constant)

3: The Popguns.


Thats it in a nutshell really. I make no bones about it, I love The Popguns. That’s the simple basis for inviting them on my show. For me, its like Xmas came early as The Popguns have the distinct honour of being the band that performs one of my favourite songs of all time, ‘Waiting for the Winter’. It’s the song I have listened to the most in my life, and its the song that reminds me how powerful music can be. If you haven’t heard the song before (I’ll put a link to the original video somewhere down the bottom) then what you are missing is a song with the ability to both send you into a spiral of melancholy AND uplift you to new heights of unbridled happiness. So, when I was told that Wendy would do something “special” on my show and I saw her appear at the studio door with a keyboard, I crossed my fingers that it was going to be ‘Waiting for the Winter’… LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VIDEO BELOW…

So that was quite simply the best thing that’s ever happened on my show. Before posting this, I’ve watched this video about 50 times because its a beautifully stripped down version of possibly rhe greatest song ever written. That might sound like hyperbole, but show me a better song and I’ll show you a liar.


Wendy models a signed Popguns tshirt, which was given to competition winner Andy Lowe!


Okay so now a little history lesson from Wikipedia to bring you up to speed:


The Popguns were an indie rock band which played a part in the British jangle pop scene. Originally from BrightonEast Sussex, they formed in 1986 by vocalist Wendy Morgan, guitarists Simon Pickles and Greg Dixon plus bassist Pat Walkington and were joined by Shaun Charman, the former drummer for The Wedding Present in 1988.

Their first release, Where Do You Go?, came in the form of a split flexi disc (with How Many Beans Make Five?) given away free with an issue of a local zine in 1988.[1] The next year this was followed by the single “Landslide”, (released by Medium Cool Records), which reached number 20 on the UK Indie Chart,[2] and made it to No. 46 on BBC radio DJ John Peel‘s annual Festive Fifty list for that year. The singles “Waiting for the Winter” (1989) and “Someone You Love” (1990) featured on their debut album, Eugenie (also 1990), released by the record label Midnight Music.[1] The single “Still a World Away”, preceded second album Snog, which was followed by the EPs XXX and Crazy (all released in 1991).[1] Charman left, leaving the group on a brief hiatus which saw them lose a significant amount of their media coverage. The single “Star” saw them debut for their new label, 3rd Stone, who released their third album, Love Junky(1995), which also contained the 1995 single, “Get Out”. Their final album, A Plus de Cent (1996) – which features the French language version of their last single, “Harley Davidson” – was released by Tall Poppy Records.


Thanks Wikipedia. So that’s where the story ended until last year, when they took inspiration from renewed interest from the next generation discovering their music, so reformed and played a few shows and wrote some new music and I’m going to show you the videos of the new songs they played on my show right now! First up is something incredible. It is a sequel to ‘Waiting for the Winter’ called ‘STILL WAITING FOR THE WINTER’. YES! This is the World Exclusive, so enjoy!



Well that was some kind of wonderful. Can I have The Popguns on my show every week? Here is the other new one they did on my show and it highlights the fact Simon’s songwriting skills haven’t faltered over the years. Catchiness personified and I cannot wait to see this one live. It’s called ‘Long Way To Fall’ and it would fit quite nicely on Eugenie or Snog.



So you’ve read the band’s history and you’ve just watched the band’s future… now listen to the whole show again, where I speak to the band for 2 hours in an almost ‘Behind the Music’ marathon of chat and music.


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And a wonderful time was had by all. But thats not the end, I am going to further convince you how important this band is to the perception of British Music and why we need them now, more than ever, Lets take a look at their music videos from the late 80s, early 90s.


LANDSLIDE (from the 1990 album ‘Eugenie’)


WAITING FOR THE WINTER (from the 1990 album ‘Eugenie’) – they don’t really like this video, but I love how raw it is and its always good to see Brighton beach and suicide hotspot Beachy Head!


SOMEONE YOU LOVE (from the 1990 album ‘Eugenie’) – filmed with a Super 8 camera so 2 thumbs up from me.


STILL A WORLD AWAY (from the 1991 album ‘SNOG’) – eagle eared listeners will notice that this song is referenced in ‘Still Waiting for the Winter’!


I hope you can now all see why I love this band so much and why I have played ‘Waiting for the Winter’ on every show I’ve done, even though paradoxically, my show is a ‘NEW MUSIC’ show!


You can find out more about the Popguns in these places:


So I’ve convinced you and you want to see The Popguns LIVE?

See them live in london in April 2014 and buy tickets here: (I will be there so that’s DOUBLE reason to go! :P)

or do you want to see them play THE WHOLE OF ‘SNOG’? Well they are doing that very thing at the Lewes Con Club on March 29th 2014 (

Or are you in France and can’t get to the UK to see them? FEAR NOT, Parisians, as ANOTHER SUNNY NIGHT  and Just Handshakes are inviting them over to Paris in February 2014 to play a little gig (








If you are one of my favourite bands of all time and have written the greatest song ever, please get in touch and you too can be on the Jed Shepherd Show, only on PHOENIX 98FM!






IMG_3499I was actually taking a photo of that door, but Kamila Bleax got in the way!

On 24th of November 2013, KAMILA BLEAX came to my show, carrying the BIGGEST KEYBOARD OF ALL TIME. As I helped her carry it into the studio from her car, I had to summon the strength I kept back for such tasks as 1: Trying to get off the tube during rush hour, with a pregnant lady, a pushchair, a suitcase and 60 tourists in my way; 2: getting off the sofa with enough speed to turn off the TV when I can’t find the remote and TOWIE comes on. She taught me some Polish and we discussed the fact she hates Twitter and that I hate Facebook 


Here she is performing the Delilah song “I Love You So”. If you listen back to the show using the links below (somewhere) you can hear me really flogging a joke until it’s dead about that song title 🙂


Kamila came in with a really decent camera, so we spent alot of the show taking photos of each other. I think I got the best end of that deal, as now she is lumbered with an SD card full of me pulling stupid faces, trying to make a cup of tea between songs. You want to see some of those photos? Cool, I will stick them at the end of this post. First up…




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IF you are a regular listener of my show (and I assume you are, thats why you are reading this) then you will know that Matt Jolley always turns up at the end of my show to do ASTEROID NEWS and he did not fail us again last week. Maybe he should have a permanent slot with his own mini theme song.


You can see and hear more from the lovely Kamila Bleax in these places:







So thats it for another week. If you are a singer or in a band and you are any good… email Phoenix FM or hit me up on twitter @jedshepherd and you too can come on my show! (maybe). I will leave you with some photos of Kamila, taking photos of me, taking photos of her, taking photos of me.


stay beautiful,












Nome and the Natives (l-r JACK-guitar/bass, RACHEL – vocals/guitar, KAYLEIGH – drums/cajon!) came on my show on November 10th 2013 and they were BLOODY GRATE* indeed. The best thing about them isn’t their instantly catchy songs that I am STILL humming in the shower (best reverb) but it’s the fact it’s the first time someone has brought a CAJON onto my show. I’d seen them used by bands at gigs but never got to see one up close and played by Kayleigh. Now I want a Cajon, so I can casually be walking along the street with a big box under my arm and pretend to struggle with it, and when someone asks if I need any help, I can say “No, but here is MY rendition of Sky Ferreira’s Everything is Embarrassing” to rapturous applause.


Listen again here:

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Jack pointed me towards their music a couple of weeks prior to coming in and I knew I had to have them on my show. I’m a sucker for anything even remotely 80s sounding (with a 21st century twist of course, because there were also some truly bad 80s music!) and NatN sound like they are a female fronted Killers – which is always a good thing. Epic songs of lost love and lost youth with – and this is the most important thing of all, songwriters – an incredibly catchy chorus. Nome and the Natives have found the elusive formula for incredibly emotive songs with an incredibly catchy chorus and if that isn’t what you want to listen to then I hope you kept the receipt for your ears, because you’ll need to return pronto. I have also decided that I need to say “pronto” more. Watch a video below of Nome and the Natives performing “Whisper in the Night” which is their best song if you ask them… but I think it’s ‘The Young Ones“, especially the acoustic version with the Cajon in full force!


Good eh?


You can catch them playing all over the place by visiting the links below, where you will also be able to hear more music, see more photos and generally interact with them, which I encourage you to do as they are v.lovely folks and an exciting new band.


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download/buy the new EP here:

visit their official website here:





Thanks for coming on my show Nome and the Natives! Next up it’s Kamila Bleax!


If you are a singer or in a band and want to come and sing/be interviewed on my show, then either email the station, or find me on twitter @jedshepherd and link me to your music.



stay cool,




Keebo – interview and live session

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So, I’m currently lying in bed, writing this blog post, when it hits me… THIS IS HOW WOODY ALLEN WRITES ALL OF HIS SCREENPLAYS! Once I remembered that factoid, I realised that while under cover of my covers, I can write a Phoenix FM blog post thats just as good – if not slightly better – than the multi-oscar winning film ‘Annie Hall’. If ‘Annie Hall’ was less about the relationships of a bunch of annoying rich people, seen through the eyes of a jewish genius, and more about KEEBO. Then I realised that ‘Annie Hall’ featured characters breaking the ‘fourth wall’ and addressed the audience directly… BUT THATS JUST LIKE THIS BLOG POST! So, as you can imagine, it was a surprise to me too, that so late on in my Phoenix FM stint, that I was a living breathing reincarnation of still-alive neurotic patchwork of a man who makes a good movie every other try. So in that instant, I immediately adopted one of Keebo, married her, and hoped nobody would notice.


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OR if you want to really find out what happened when Keebo came on my show and played some incred songs, you can start by watching the video below. It’s a little shaky at the start, but thats because we don’t have producers or cameramen at Phoenix, so I have to press some buttons on the mixing desk, adjust volume levels, keep an eye on 3 computers, make sure everyone is mic’d up correctly, be funny AND film this beautiful little snapshot of life at the same time. AND THEN I REALISED, THIS IS WHAT WOODY ALLEN WOULD DO IF HE HAD A SHOW ON PHOENIX FM, but he would most likely do it from his bed with his wife/daughter sleeping in a ball next to him.


Now I know it seems that its only been girl singers/girl bands on my show over the last few months… and you’re right, but it’s not intentional! You’ll see, in the next blog post there is a band with 3 girls and 1 guy in it. I’m trying to create a balance here! It reminds me of when I interviewed a swedish band for a magazine once, and from that point forward I was the ‘scando-band specialist’. I guess at the moment, I flying the flag for the fairer sex,and I think it’s because guys in bands are terribly boring right now. We’ve been on top for so long, we got complacent and now, all of the inventive/innovative music is coming from women, or at least has a string female influence. Look at the best albums of the year so far… HAIM, CHVURCHES, ARCADE FIRE… all female fronted (Regine from Arcade Fire is essentially the joint lead vocalist) and it’s made music all the better for it. Keebo are at the crest of this wave, producing some of the best dreamy pop I have heard since the 90s. You can hear the whole show below! (Keebo from the 2nd hour onwards).


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Find out what Keebo are up to and listen to more of their sounds using the links below:









I loved having Keebo on my show, and I hope you did too! See you next Sunday 4-6pm only on Phoenix 98FM (though you can talk to me on twitter @jedshepherd if you want to get into an argument about which Nightmare on Elm Steeet is the best. (answer: Part 3. obviously)