Brentwood, 7.54am: 9°C, haze

Curveballs 2nd October 2019 (with Okuri Okami and Arfur Doo & the Toerags in the studio)

Click below to listen back to the show: (17:05 for Okuri Okami and 01:01:37 for Arfur Doo) 

First up tonight I was joined by James, Stephen & Paul from Okuri Okami, just ahead of their World Zombie Day gig at Chinnery’s in southend on October 5th. The progressive trio are currently working on their debut release, of which we got a taster tonight with a three-part live session – the first we’ve had in a long time to feature a trumpet! Okuri Okami can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Click above to listen back to the interview and below to watch two parts of their live session!


Next up was the return of Arfur Doo & the Toerags, (l-r Tim, Judy, Simon, Fran, Wayne) and their impressive array of instruments! They’ve just released a new album, Til Death Us Doo Part, which they’ll be launching with a gig at the Fisherman’s Chapel in Leigh-on-Sea on October 19th. There’s plenty more in the pipeline (any major folk music events are going to be naked without them next year) – check their Facebook and new website for more news! Click above to listen back to the interview, where they discuss the making of the album and the launch gig, & below to see them playing live in the studio!

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode

Baddies – Who Are You?

Zebrahead – Worse Than This

High/Low – Road (I’m not Superman)

Gyvus – Tozen



Alcest – Protection

Okuri Okami – Head Full of Ghosts Part 1: A Year of Regret (live in session)

Portishead – Machine Gun

Okuri Okami – Head Full of Ghosts Part 2: The Plainest of Plains (live in session)

Okuri Okami – Head Full of Ghosts Part 3: Death in Reverse (live in session)

Isis – Holy Ghosts



Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Alison Gross

Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Doctor Doo (live in session)

The Wolf People – All Returns

Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Katy Shaw (live in session)

Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote – Tarry Trousers

Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Fit For a Mouse’s Ear / Cùnla (live in session)

Richard Thompson – The Rattle Within


Penanceville – Old Sins

Parrilla – Surrounded

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