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Curveballs 13th June 2018 (with Kabir from Silver Bayonets – Part 1)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by Silver Bayonets frontman Kabir Sheikh, chatting about the band’s second album Braveface which has just been released. We played three tracks from it tonight. Kabir will be back next week chatting more about the album’s release and his musical past – be sure to tune in then, and check www.thesilverbayonets.co.uk for how to get your hands on the album!

Sugar – Changes

Two Year Break – Hourglass

Sam Callahan – Say Something

Rachel Bloom – Who Wants to Watch the Tony Awards With Me

Spudd Cannon – My Backyard

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

Noisemate – Fire

False Heads – Retina

Soft Science – Breaking

Hydrocele – Broken Truth & Honesty

The North 41 – Dance Like a Lunatic

Sombre Moon – Prayer

Wussy – Cake

Date Month Year – March

Pet Needs – 2am

The Skints – Misunderstood

Darrah – Can’t Tax the Sun

The Foreign Exchange – So What If It Is

Arctic Monkeys – Star Treatment

The Divine Comedy – Becoming More Like Alfie

The Silver Bayonets – Domino

The Silver Bayonets – Inside the Jar

The Silver Bayonets – Fake


Curveballs 6th June 2018 (with Sam Callahan)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by Brentwood’s own Sam Callahan. Sam may be familiar to many of you as a contestant on the X Factor in 2013 (shortly after he first performed for us at one of our Brentwood Centre gigs, no less!), but has certainly proved himself as no flash in the TV talent show pan, with regular appearances on the gig circuit across the UK and overseas. His latest single Say Something is out now, and we were treated to two new versions of the track tonight alongside a live session. Click above to listen back to the interview (at around 00:30) in which Sam discusses life after the X Factor as well as his plans for a busy summer of live shows. Find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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Maximo Park – Going Missing

Sonic Boom Six – The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Inventions

Youth Club – The Man That I Am

Talia Dean – Standing Alone

The Main Grains – The Rain is Over Now

Lisa Wright – Tennessee

High/Low – No Parachute

Jodie Abacus – Save the World

Sam Callahan – Say Something

 

SAM CALLAHAN IN THE STUDIO

Anne-Marie – 2002

Sam Callahan – Shut Up & Dance (Walk The Moon cover) (live in session)

Sam Callahan – Say Something (Fonc Belago Remix)

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Sam Calllahan – Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls (Ben E. King / Sean Kingston cover) (live in session)

Gregor Coleman – Too Good to Me

Sam Callahan – Say Something (Acoustic)

 

The Silver Bayonets – Suffocating Me

Muertos – Suck It Up

Different People – Best Before / Used By

Sun Arcana – When I Turn Cold

A – If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Anyway

Darrah – Another

Lizz Fields – I Gotta Go


Curveballs 30th May 2018 (with Lisa Wright and Date Month Year)

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First up tonight I chatted to Trevor Faville (above furthest right) from Date Month Year, all the way from their native New Zealand – and at about 5.30am their time! Despite this, Trevor was in good spirits and told us all about their recent two-track single, March and Numbers, as well as some of the unusual locations  they’ve been gigging in recently. Find out more on their website as well as their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Next up it was the return of local singer-songwriter and country music pioneer Lisa Wright. Since we last chatted to her at Latitude Festival, Lisa has just released a new EP entitled Mind of Mine, and played her biggest gig to date in London, which we heard all about, alongside plans for more gigs in far-flung locations! Get the new EP & keep up with Lisa’s news www.lisawrightmusic.com which includes all her social media links!

Luscious Jackson – Ladyfingers

Alesha Dixon – Lipstick

Carousel – My Father’s Son

DateMonthYear – March

DateMonthYear – Numbers

Lisa Wright – Mind of Mine

 

LISA WRIGHT IN THE STUDIO

Lisa Wright – Never Gonna Fall in Love

Kascey Musgraves – Space Cowboy

Lisa Wright – Giving Up the Ghost

John Mayer – In the Blood

Lisa Wright – Tennessee

James Taylor – Fire & Rain

Lisa Wright – Why Would I Wanna?

 

Scilla Onyee – Sincerely Yours

Sam Callahan – Say Something

Josh Gleaves – Big Waves

The Milk – Deliver Me

The Silver Bayonets – World Slow Down

Create To Inspire – Sinking

Weekend Recovery – Don’t Try & Stop Me

Bavard – Hometown


Curveballs 23rd May 2018

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Ben Lee Tyler – Would You Wake Up the Sun?

Don Broco – Greatness

Echobelly – Hey Hey Hey

De La Soul – A Roller skating Jam Named Saturday

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino

Marika Hackman – Time’s Been Reckless

Portrait – Here’s a Kiss

Sonic Boom Six – Love

Sam Callahan – Say Something

Phil Lagos – Love Too Slow

Ladytron – The Animals

The Silver Bayonets – Real Like You

The North 41 – Dance Like a Lunatic

Doojip – Would I Lie to You?

The Milk – Deliver Me

Courts – Tonight

Dishy Tangent – Welcome Home

Silent Natives – Sunlight

The Mighty Fallen – All a Man Wants

LJ Howard – Settle Down

Youth Club – The Man that I Am

DateMonthYear – March

Natalia Marrokin – Something ‘Bout the Time

Madness – Embarrassment

Foo Fighters – Rope

Paramore – Hard Times


Curveballs 16th May 2018

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Blur – Sunday Sunday

Symposium – Impossible

4Hero – Escape That

Arctic Monkeys – Star Treatment

The North 41 – Dance Like a Lunatic

Courts – Tonight

Frightened Rabbit – Good Arms Vs Bad Arms

Frank Turner – Little Changes

Hydrocele – Broken Truth & Honesty

False Advertising – Hey You

Lilac Sheer – Today of All Days

Nicola Collis – Finally Friday

Half Decent – Save Our Culture

Phil Lagos – You’re Better Than That

Sam Callahan – Say Something

Unit 33 – Hitting the Wall

Whoremoan – Hit & Run

Reckless Jacks – Guide You in the Dark

Walk In Coma – Through Your Eyes

Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers – Little Rock

The Bluetones – Zorrro

Lisa Wright – Tennessee

Blood Red Shoes – I Wish I was Someone Better

Predicting the Fall – I’ve Clapped Twice, Don’t Make it Thrice

Korpiklaani – Happy Little Boozer

Invaders – Happy Happy

The Waterfalls – She’ll Never Know


Curveballs 9th May 2018

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A – Summer on the Underground

Jill Scott – Golden

The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual

Sam Callahan – Say Something

The Lucky Strikes – The Fight

Lighthouse – Creep On My Mind

Scilla Oneyee – Sincerely Yours

Parov Stelar – Boogie Swing

Peyton Shayler – Wanted space

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong

Dishy Tangent – Starting Anew

Wussy – Cake

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

Silent Natives – On the Run

Frank Turner – Little Changes

Asylums – When We Wake Up

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – An Oak Tree

False Advertising – Hey You

Tall Poppies – Now

Edd Coates – When the Fire’s Gone

Say Sue Me – But I Like You

Phil Lagos – 6 Years

DateMonthYear – Numbers

Erykah Badu – On & On

LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations

4Hero featuring Ultra Nate – Twisted


Curveballs 2nd May 2018 (with StackFest organisers Joe & James)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by Joe Blamey & James Clarke from StackFest, a new music event in Canvey Island. You may recognise the pair from their previous roles as drummer and guitarist in Curveballs regulars The Ends, and since then they’ve moved into putting on their own events with the regular Straight Razor gigs, which has culminated in the new StackFest event at Canvey’s Haystack Pub in the first weekend of May with a great line-up of local bands, some of which we heard tonight. Head to the Straight Razor website to find out more!

Terrorvision – Perseverance

Sleeper – She’s a Good Girl

The Eels – Mr E’s Beautiful Blues

Courts – Tonight

Natalia Marrokin – Go Down & Go Down

Lazy Habits featuring Miss Baby Sol – Crossing

Darrah – Another

Alba Plano – Out There

 

STACKFEST’S JAMES & JOE IN THE STUDIO

The Lucky Strikes – The Fight

The Trusted – Boy

Dave Woodcock – Same Things

Doojip – Would I Lie to You?

 

The Silver Bayonets – Fake

Young Machetes – Just Happening

The Timlins – I’m Not Ambivalent. But…

Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers – Knockdown Dragout

Arfur Doo & the Toerags – Kid on the Mountain

White Raven Down – Take Me

Lady Grey & the Earls – Juxtapose

The Bluetones – The Fountainhead

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing

Carousel – My Father’s Son

Hemmingway – Fluid Like Water

The Foreign Exchange – So What If It Is?


Curveballs 25th April 2018 (with Natalia Marrokin in session & Ivy Jelisavac on the phone)

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First up tonight I chatted to London-based film maker Ivy Jelisavac. Ivy has just produced a new web series, Relationshit (or ‘Relationbeep’ as we referred to it in the interview!), which is currently on the film festival circuit. As we found out, the show’s production was a fascinating story in itself, being written, directed & costume/set designed (among other things) by Ivy herself, and even featuring an actor who went on to a Star Wars role! Ivy and her production company The Friction are currently developing a new feature film (click the interview to hear more about that) and many more new projects – keep up to date on their latest news at www.becauseivy.com, www.the-friction.com & www.relationshit.tv.

Next up I was delighted to be joined by Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Marrokin (second right) and her band in the studio for a live session. Natalia joined us on the latest stop of her ten-day promo tour of the UK promoting her new album, Indigo. We chatted about her interest in music from an early age, the recording of her album, and her plans for the summer – hopefully she’ll be paying these shores another visit soon! The album is out now – find out more on Natalia’s website, www.nataliamarrokin.com – and you can see two tracks from it, performed live in the studio, below:

4Hero – Star Chasers

Lazt Habits – Feed the Brass

High/Low – Where Have You Been?

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 10,000 Hours

Natalia Marrokin – Go Down & Go Down

 

NATALIA MARROKIN LIVE IN THE STUDIO

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong (live in session)

Sting – Fields of Gold

Sade – Haunt Me

Natalia Marrokin – Something ‘Bout the Time

Lianne La Havas – Green & Gold

Natalia Marrokin – Cambios

Natalia Marrokin – Crappy Rat

 

Lizz Fields – I Gotta Go

The Mighty Fallen – Gold & Paper

Youth Club – The Man That I Am

Dishy Tangent – Welcome Home

Victories – Wiccan

The New Giants – Shine On


Curveballs 18th April 2018 (with Dishy Tangent)

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(l-r) Nick with Dishy Tangent: Wayne, Fitz, Louis (aka Reason), Del, Iason.

Tonight I was joined in the studio by Dishy Tangent for their second show appearance – a year to the week of their first! They’ve just released their debut album, Timeless Music, on CD and download, and have a busy touring schedule ahead to promote it – check www.dishytangent.com for the full list & where to get your hands on the album!

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Space – Avenging Angels

Sonic Boom Six – Back 2 Skool

Lower Than Atlantis – Beech Like the Tree

Courts – Tonight

Carousel – My Father’s Son

Suspects – When I Wake Up

Ladytron – The Animals

High/Low – Faster Than Fuzz

Nicola Collis – Broken Me

Dishy Tangent – Unusual

 

DISHY TANGENT IN THE STUDIO

Dishy Tangent – Starting Anew (live in session)

Jimi Hendrix – Earth Blues

Hozier – Take Me to Church

Dishy Tangent – Don’t Turn your Back (live in session)

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Metronomy – That Look

 

The Nude Party – Chevrolet Van

Natalia Marrokin – I Feel Strong

Say Sue Me – But I Like You

Ren Stedman – Problems

The Grimms – Rock ‘n’ Roll Angel


Curveballs 11th April 2018 – with added turbo!

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Coldplay – Brothers & Sisters

The Cardigans – I Need Some Dine Wine & You, You Need to be Nicer

Mansun – Egg Shaped Fred

High/Low – Where Have You Been?

Echobelly – Hey Hey Hey

Belle & Sebastian – Step Into My Office, Baby

LJ Howard – Settle Down

Field Music – Count It Up

 

CURVEBALLS TURBO

Half Decent – Save Our Culture

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (80s Remix)

And We All Die – And We All Die

Portrait – Heartache

Fascinating Aida – Painting on the Glitz

Bubblies – Oscar

Hi-Five – That Was Then, This Is Now

Rachel Bloom – Heavy Boobs

Thundercat – Captain Stupido

 

Dishy Tangent – Monster

Sunscreem – White Skies

Asylums – When We Wake Up

Sck As Funk – Axe to Grind

The Penny Antics – Pincushion

Killatrix – Supersonic

The Silver Bayonets – Fake

Decaydes – Champagne

Shonen Knife – Pop Tune

Nicola Collis – Broken Me

Lighthouse – Creep On My Mind