Brentwood, 4.30am: 14°C, light rain

Curveballs 19th February 2020 (with Rachel Arnold and Parrilla)

Click below to listen back to the show: (go to 16:00 for Rachel Arnold interview & 57:01 for Parrilla interview)

First up tonight I was joined in the studio by local singer-songwriter Rachel Arnold, just ahead of her appearance at the Essex Undiscovered solo artist heat at Chelmsford’s Hot Box venue. In less than 2 years since releasing her first song, Rachel has already amassed quite a catalogue of tracks and, as we found out, some of them were played on a piano once used by Coldplay’s Chris Martin! Click above to listen back to that story and many more! Find Rachel on Facebook and SoundCloud.


Next up it was the return of Parrilla. Chris & Dani also joined us just ahead of an Essex Undiscovered appearance, theirs being at Chinnery’s in Southend. They’ve also just released their new EP, Dancefloor Messiah, from which we heard 3 tracks tonight, alongside a track from Chris’ solo project Razorrhead, which featured a guest vocal from Dani. Parrilla can next be seen at Colchester’s The Bull on April 3rd as part of Metal 2 the Masses – in the meantime you can find them on Facebook and Bandcamp, where the EP is on sale now.

Bowling for Soup – High School Never Ends
The Swagger – Heart & Soul
Ist Ist – You’re Mine
Silent Natives – Rewire
Rachel Arnold – Happy Heartbreak

Rachel Arnold – I’m Feeling Sorry for Myself Today
The Beautiful South – Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
Rachel Arnold – The One (The Dating Song)
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
Rachel Arnold – This is Me

Sound of the Suburb – When Will It Ever End?
Parrilla – Dancefloor Messiah

Parrilla – Take Me Away
Razorrhead (featuring Dani Messmer) – Her Deviant Smile
Depeche Mode – Precious
Parrilla – Surrounded

FyreSky – Pleasure for Pain
Rolled Up Sleeves – Sneaking Suspicion
Jimmy Vorn – The House Always Wins
Otoboke Beaver – Dirty Old Fart is Waiting for My Reaction
Oddisee – Right Side of the Bed

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