Category Archives: Curveballs

Curveballs 1st November 2017 (with Koray and Crusher Curtis)

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First up tonight I chatted to Southampton-based wrestler Crusher Curtis, just ahead of his appearance at Brentwood Theatre for Dropkixx Wrestling. After grapples all over the UK and abroad, Crusher’s debut Brentwood appearance was against Dropkixx regular Ian Frost (whom we chatted to a few months back), and it’s safe to say Crusher had a few hard words for his opponent – click above to find out more! Crusher can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Next up it was the station debut of singer-songwriter Koray Aykal. Previously known as The Monster King, now performing under his own name, Koray treated us to five tracks in session & plenty of unusual stories, including playing live while blindfolded! Click above to listen back to the interview and below to see him playing live in the studio, including the track which was conceived on the spot after Koray invited listeners to submit a title! Find Koray on Facebook and YouTube.

The Dears – Lost in the Plot

Victories – Wiccan

Idlewild – (I Am) What I Am Not

Reuben – Crushed Under the Weight of the Enormous…

AC/DC – Back in Black

 

KORAY IN THE STUDIO

Fall Out Boy – Thks Fr Th Mmrs

Koray – Dear Darling (live in session)

Petty Phase – You’ll be Dead

Koray – Green Eyed Monster (live in session)

My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade

Koray – Lock Stock Barrel (live in session)

Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69

Paramore – Misery Business

Koray – Adam Fry (live in session)

Koray – Play a Little Slow Song (live in session)

 

Gabriel Bruce – Come All Sufferers

Forged In Black – There’s Always Time

Katy Forkings – Creatively

Republica – Christiana Obey

The Screens – Jennifer Jones

Shed Seven – Room In My House


Curveballs 25th October 2017

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Skunk Anansie – Twisted (Everyday Hurts)

Robert Vincent – So in Love

Don Broco – Stay Ignorant

Jamie Lenman – Hell in a Fast Car

Danny MacMahon – Hide Away

Calum Lintott – The One That Got Away

At Last We Live – Fame

Carousel – Throw Me to the Wolves

Jonny Dongel – Sorry Simon

Sonic Boom Six – The Rape of Punk to Come

Beckie Grace & Tom Parsons – Who Knew (Phoenix FM Session)

Forged in Black – Sinner Sanctorum

Primo Nelson – Pinch

Darrah – Stars (Phoenix FM Session)

Victories – Mandy Machine

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing

Hemmingway – Blow You Away

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Standing There

Let’s Wrestle – Rain Ruins Revolution

Tamsyn – The Only One (Phoenix FM Session)

Matt Tubey – Keep On Keeping On

Lazy Habits – Give It Up

Minus the Bear – Silver

The Wholls – Roll Out

Helloween – Pumpkins United

The Foreign Exchange – So What If It Is


Curveballs 18th October 2017 (with Victories and Calum Lintott)

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First up tonight I was joined in the studio by Laura and Chris from Victories. Originally guests on the show back in 2013, the trio (also featuring bassist Luke) have enjoyed a resurgence recently with the addition of Laura on drums and the impending release of their new double A side single, Mandy Machine / Wiccan. The single is released at midnight on Halloween, to coincide with their spooky-themed headline gig at Chelmsford’s Bassment on the same night. With many more gigs in the pipeline, expect a suitably victorious few months for them! Find where they’re playing next & where to get your hands on the single at www.victoriesband.co.uk.

 

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Next I was joined by Calum Lintott – alongside guitarist Lawrence – for a chat & live session, just ahead of his headline gig at The Loft in his hometown of Southampton. Calum has just released his latest single for download, The One That Got Away, and with plans to release further singles in the coming months alongside more gigs, his is a name that’ll be heard a lot more outside the south coast very soon. Click below to see him playing live in the studio!

 

Suzanne Vega – Marlene on the Wall

Phoenix Club – The Feeling

Zebrahead – Keep It to Myself

 

VICTORIES IN THE STUDIO

The Miracles featuring Billy Griffin – Love Machine

Victories – Mandy Machine

Victories – Wiccan

AC/DC – Back in Black

Queens of the Stone Age – Head

 

CALUM LINTOTT IN THE STUDIO

Calum Lintott – The One That Got Away

Calum Lintott – English Daisy (live in session)

Foo Fighters – The Sky is a Neighbourhood

Calum Lintott – Baby I’m Insane (live in session)

Crystal Fighters – Yellow Sun

Calum Lintott – It’s Still Me (live in session)

Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting

 

Two Year Break – Tonight

Concrete Natives – Let’s Make Up

Silent Natives – Sunlight

Darrah – Can’t Tax the Sun


Curveballs 11th October 2017

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Luscious Jackson – Here

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra – Flat Tonic Water

Honeyblood – Babes Never Die

At Last We Live – Fame

Don Broco – Stay Ignorant

Sound Mirrors – Sunrise

Farrago – Better Than Real Life

Rachel Bloom – I Don’t Care About Award Shows

Ian Brown – FEAR

Dishy Tangent – Monster

The Recoupes – Lovinit

Space – Dangerous Day

False Advertising – Hey You

Calum Lintott – The World’s Not For Turning

Hemmingway – Frontiers

The Trusted – Sunlight

Black Cherry Pop Tart – PYT

Carousel – Dead Horse

Gigi Monrose – Freedom

Hydrocele – The Shapeshifter

LJ Howard – Settle Down

Salako – The Moonlight Radiates a Purple Glow in his World

Minus the Bear – Silver

Suzanne Vega – Night Moves

Rajiv – Cloud 9

River City People – (What’s Wrong with) Dreaming

Primo Nelson – Pinch


Curveballs 4th October 2017 (with The Recoupes)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by The Recoupes (l-r Oliver, Alan, Michael, Louie). The teen foursome formed 4 years ago at school, and have just recently released their debut single Lovinit – which, as we found out, was recently featured in a segment on ITV’s This Morning! Find out how that happened, alongside plenty more stories, by listening back to the show above, plus click below to see them playing live in the studio. Find more on The Recoupes at www.musicglue.com/therecoupes.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – I Won’t Back Down

The Dirty Royals – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Dreamscape – Finally Through

Hemmingway – This Ain’t All About You

Sound Mirrors – Suntanned Soul

The Skints – Katy on a Mission

Salako – Go On Then! Enlighten Me, Why Dontcha?

The Recoupes – Lovinit

 

THE RECOUPES IN THE STUDIO

The Recoupes – Drunk Messages (live in session)

Catfish & the Bottlemen – Twice

The Recoupes – All I Know (live in session)

Paul Weller – Woo Sé Mama

The Recoupes – Blue Collar Jane (live in session)

Sundara Karma – Vivienne

The Recoupes – Lovinit (live in session)

The Stone Roses – Elephant Stone

The Recoupes – Hearts

 

We Came as Romans – Lost in the Moment

LJ Howard – Settle Down

Dishy Tangent – Monster

Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers – Little Rock

DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall

Arcaves – Out of the Blue

Ummagma – LCD


Curveballs 28th September 2017 (with Sound Mirrors)

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Tonight was the second of two Curveballs shows this week as I sat in for Chay Appleyard on his regular 50 Shades of Chay show. I was joined by Sound Mirrors, a Chelmsford/Colchester six-piece (l-r Adam, John, Richard, Theo [front], Jeanette, Patch). Originally formed three years ago (and having grown more members since!), the sextet recently released their debut album spacerocketsandsunshine and have had a prolific summer of gigs, which we heard all about tonight! Find the album, alongside their earlier releases, on Bandcamp, plus give them a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Click above to listen back to the interview (from 28:00 onwards) and click below to see them playing live in the studio.

The Cardigans – Carnival

Cousteau – The Last Good Day of the Year

Seedling – About to Fall

Hydrocele – The Shapeshifter

Blood Red Shoes – Eye to Eye

False Advertising – Hey You

Farrago – Better Than Real Life

SoundMirrors – Planet Fall

 

SOUND MIRRORS IN THE STUDIO

SoundMirrors – Suntanned Soul (live in session)

The Lemoncurd Kids – Start the Car

SoundMirrors – Sunrise (live in session)

Katy Forkings – Creatively

SoundMirrors – Saving Grace (live in session)

Belle & Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane

SoundMirrors – Cosmology & Longing (live in session)

 

The Recoupes – Lovinit

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Charlie

The Invaders – Windows

Carousel – Show

Different People – Best Before / Used By

Coasts – You

Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection


Curveballs 27th September 2017 (with Carousel)

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In the first of two shows this week, I was joined in the studio by Carousel (l-r Toby, Sarah, Chris, Tom). The quartet joined us in the middle of a busy few weeks – the previous week they’d played the launch gig in Southend for their debut EP which was released the following day, and they have many more gigs coming up in October (including ‘Camp Carousel’ on Oct 15th – details coming soon!). Find out more & get yourself the EP at www.carouseluk.com.

Click above to listen back to the interview (starts at 30:00), including stories of how they arrived at the band’s sound and recording the EP in a barn! Click below to see them playing live in the studio.

Sleater-Kinney – Jumpers

Boy – Skin

Oh Wonder – Heavy

Space – Dangerous Day

Hemmingway – Frontiers

DAWA – Open Up

Lisa Wright – Rising Strong

Carousel – Dead Horse

 

CAROUSEL IN THE STUDIO

Carousel – Show (live in session)

Bob Dylan – It Ain’t Me Babe

Carousel – Throw Me to the Wolves

The Lone Bellow – Feather

Fruition – Death Comes Knockin’

Carousel – Porcelain (live in session)

Rhiannon Giddens – Waterboy

 

Stapleton – Tonight We Will Carry Him Home

SoundMirrors – Planet Fall

The Lemoncurd Kids – Caveat

Wolfe Sunday – The Barstool Brawler’s Son

Thursday – Understanding in a Car Crash


Curveballs 20th September 2017 – with added Turbo!

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Tonight’s show came with added turbo, plus 2 new tracks from local acts Hemmingway and Mr Happy Chainsaw, whose new videos feature guest appearances from yours truly! Check them out below!

 

Husker  Du – Don’t Want to Know That You Are Lonely

Jodie Abacus – She’s in Love with the Weekend

Suzanne Vega – No Cheap Thrill

False Advertising – Hey You

Mr Happy Chainsaw – Charlie

Hemmingway – Frontiers

Callum Lintott – The One That Got Away

Say Sue Me – Good for Some Reason

Hydrocele – The Shapeshifter

LJ Howard – Settle Down

 

CURVEBALLS TURBO

Salako – Go On Then! Enlighten Me, Why Dontcha?

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra – Drinking Coffee Rag

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Time Vs Necessity

De La Soul – Say No Go

Ludovico Einaudi – Le Onde

Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes

Nat King Cole – (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66

Corduroy – Skirt Alert

Forged in Black – Sinner Sanctorium

The Foreign Exchange – Sevenths & Ninths

Hackney Colliery Band – Song 2

Thundercat – Captain Stupido

 

 

Carousel – Throw Me to the Wolves

Sound Mirrors – Planet Fall

False-Heads – Weigh In

The Mighty Fallen –Nice Day

Killatrix – Bad Language

Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro

Kane Strang – Oh So You’re Off I See

 


Curveballs 13th September 2017 (including Curveballs A-Z of Festival T-Shirts 2017)

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Tonight it was time to unveil this year’s A-Z of t-shirt slogans spotted around the festival circuit this summer, with over 60 crazy one-liners that certainly turned a few heads. Click above to listen back – the compilation starts just after the start of the second hour, with plenty of great music to enjoy in the meantime!

Blink 182 – Going Away to College

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

Beck – Dear Life

Honeyblood – Sea Hearts

LCD Soundsystem – Emotional Haircut

Arcaves – Familiar Stranger

Carousel – Dead Horse

Farrago – Better Than Real Life

Green Day – Too dumb to Die

DAWA – Open Up

Suzanne Vega – Knight Moves

The Mighty Fallen – Freaky Thing

Heart – There’s the Girl

Oh Wonder – High on Humans

Muse – Showbiz

Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes

Korn – Here to Stay

Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves

Surge – Shame

The Lemoncurd Kids – Building Blocks

Hemmingway – Rise Again

Different People – Best Before / Used By

Bricks – Surprise Surprise

The Subliminal Kittens – Anymore

Tom Parsons – The Big Bang Theory TV Theme

Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out


Curveballs 6th September 2017 (with The Lemoncurd Kids)

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Tonight I was joined in the studio by The Lemoncurd Kids (l-r Jon, James, Matt, Mark). The Chelmsford foursome have had a busy time since forming two years ago, with the release of their self-titled debut album last year and winning the Best Band category at the Panic Awards for the last two years running (and Band of the Decade this year!). Currently working on new material after a busy summer of gigs, they’ll be back on the live scene before Christmas – in the meantime, find them online at www.lemoncurdkids.com.

Click above to listen back to the interview, including what they really think of lemoncurd, and the story behind the famous ‘curdigans’ they’re not seen without at gigs!

Jimmy Eat World – A Praise Chorus

The Cardigans – Sick & Tired

Sonic Boom Six – Back 2 Skool

Carousel – Show

Cavalcade – Silver Bones

Crown the Mushroom – Sweet Mary Jane

Farrago – Better than Real Life

The Lemoncurd Kids – Caveat

 

THE LEMONCURD KIDS IN THE STUDIO

The Lemoncurd Kids – Is This It?

Vera Lones – Oldest Friend

The Lemoncurd Kids – Start the Car

Sound Mirrors – Planet Fall

The Lemoncurd Kids – Ghosts

Stealing Signs – Hide & Seek

The Lemoncurd Kids – Building Blocks

Alex Fox – Never Grow Old

 

Primo Nelson – Pinch

Walk in Coma – Through Your Eyes

Space – Blow Up Doll

De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays

Jodie Abacus – She’s in Love with the Weekend