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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

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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

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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 www.postpoprecords.com

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

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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!

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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!

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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]
16:18:57 JOYWAVE – SOMEBODY NEW
16:24:00 Rush Hour
16:29:43 Internet_Forever-Cover_The_Walls_Dreamtrak_Diamond_Sound(mp3zwook.ru)
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

You can listen to my show every sunday 4-6pm, only on Phoenix 98FM.

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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

Listen to my show every week on Sundays 4-6pm!

Graci,
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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)

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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

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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
16:17:34 HEARTSREVOLUTION – KISS

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]

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