Saturday, December 31, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 31/11 - The 2011 Festive 50 Part 1 #50-#26

It's here, the moment you've been waiting for all year! Chomping at the bit as they say. The 2011 Cowboys & Indies Festive 50!
In case you're new to the show, we borrowed the idea from our icon John Peel
and altered it slightly. John counted back specific tracks, where we count back artists. Or at least what the artists accomplished for the year on our little radio show.
Saying that, this is Part 1 featuring artists from #50 thru #26.
We will finish it all off on next week's show.
With whatever time is left in the show tonight we will fill with some of the better soul influenced electronic tracks of the year.

mega city four - new year's day
(by the time you read this it will be)
#50 skint & demoralised - hogmanay heroes
#49 the rialto burns - radiate
#48 veronica falls - come on over
#47 big deal - distant neighborhood
#46 the wave pictures - in her kitchen
#45 the guillemots - vermillion
#44 the duke spirit - procession
#43 spotlight kid - forget yourself in me
#42 bookhouse boys - fever lullaby
#41 the blanche hudson weekend - coming home
#40 fixers - another lost apache
#39 art brut - martin kemp welch five-a-side football rules!
#38 polysonic - come down
#37 various cruelties - neon truth
#36 theme park - milk
#35 wild palms - delight in temptation
#34 flashguns - come and see the lights
#33 los campesinos! - life is a long time
#32 metronomy - she wants
#31 club smith - no friend of mine
#30 ladytron - mirage
#29 mogwai - mexican grand prix
#28 pj harvey - written on the forehead
#27 noah & the whale - waiting for my chance to come
#26 bombay bicycle club - shuffle

slade - auld lang syne / you'll never walk alone
james blake - the wilhelm scream
jamie woon - lady luck
yasmin - on my own
sbtrkt - wildfire feat. yukimi nagano
star slinger - dumbin' feat reggie b

See you next week for #25-#1!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for December 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. WONDER FEELING ... Kate Jackson (Sleeping Star)
2. LIKE AN ANIMAL ... Hatcham Social (Fierce Panda)
3. LEARNING TO FIGHT (LP) ... The Rialto Burns (Gung-Ho! Recordings)
4. FUNNY LOOKING ANGELS (LP) ... Smith & Burrows (B-Unique)
5. PAINT THE TOWN EP ... David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels (self released)
6. ALLERGIES ... The Lovely Eggs (Too Pure)
7. BOO SHUFFLE ... The Pipettes (Fortuna POP!)
8. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF TOWN (LP) ... Standard Fare (Melodic)
9. NEWFOUNDLAND (LP) ... The Nova Saints (Pid)
10. WHERE ARE YOUR PEOPLE? ... We Have Band (Naïve)
11. IMPERIAL GODDESS OF MERCY EP ... Fixers (Mercury Records)
12. MILK ... Theme Park (Republic of Music)
13. TROUBLED TIMES (LP) ... Cast (PledgeMusic)
14. THIS IS CHRISTMAS (LP) ... Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler (Infectious)
15. THINK TANK ... Coastal Cities (Once Upon A Time Records)
16. EP 3 ... [Strangers] (Gods In The Records)
17. MAGAZINE COVER ... La Shark (Popular Recordings)
18. EVERYBODY LOOKS BETTER (IN THE RIGHT LIGHT) ... Frankie & The Heartstrings (Wichita)
19. VVV EP ... Vuvuvultures (The Island)
20. EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF YOU ... Young British Artists (Red Deer Club)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Personal Year End Lists (if you


01. A Different Kind Of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club

02. Skying by Horrors

03. Go Tell Fire To The Mountain by Wu Lyf
04. The English Riviera by Metronomy
05. The Big Roar by The Joy Formidable
06. Cults by Cults
07. Smother by Wild Beasts
08. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? by The Vaccines
09. Father, Son, Holy Ghost by Girls
10. Pala by Friendly Fires
11. Hurry Up We're Dreaming by M83
12. Valhalla Dancehall by British Sea Power
13. James Blake by James Blake
14. New Brigade by Iceage
15. Palace by Chapel Club
16. Until Spring by Wild Palms
17. Walk the River by Guillemots
18. Content by Gang of Four
19. Howl Of The Lonely Crowd by Comet Gain
20. Enemy/Lover by Dreamers Of The Ghetto
21. Cat's Eyes by Cat's Eyes
22. Last Night on Earth by Noah and the Whale
23. Endless Now by Male Bonding
24. Generation Indigo by Poly Styrene
25. Past Life Martyred Saints by EMA
26. Mirror Mirror by Sons And Daughters
27. Within And Without by Washed Out
28. Suck It And See by Arctic Monkeys
29. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
30. Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy
31. Veronica Falls by Veronica Falls
32. Hollie Cook by Hollie Cook
33. Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\ by Glasvegas
34. Happy Soup by Baxter Dury
35. That's Mister Attack To You by Thee Attacks
36. Into The Murky Water by The Leisure Society
37. Nightingale by Erland & The Carnival
38. Build A Rocket Boys! by Elbow
39. The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years by The Wild Swans
40. Welcome To Condale by Summer Camp
41. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
42. Disaster Tourist by Spotlight Kid
43. In Love With Oblivion by Crystal Stilts
44. Velociraptor! by Kasabian
45. Yuck by Yuck
46. Sir, I'm A Good Man by Lonely Tourist
47. Bad As Me by Tom Waits
48. Passed Me By/We Stay Together by Andy Stott
49. Burst Apart by The Antlers
50. Only In Dreams by Dum Dum Girls


01. Hawaiian Air by Friendly Fires
02. The Wilhelm Scream by James Blake
03. Set Fire To The Rain by Adele
04. Post Break-Up Sex by The Vaccines
05. Amor Fati by Washed Out
06. Over You by Cat's Eyes
07. I'm So Unclean by Evans The Death
08. Go Outside by Cults
09. If Ever I Stray by Frank Turner
10. Rubber by Yuck
11. Walk by Foo Fighters
12. The World Is Yours by Glasvegas
13. Street Halo by Burial
14. Fire In The House by Hard Fi
15. Do It Again by Guards
16. She Wants by Metronomy
17. Jealous, Don't You Know by The Heartbreaks
18. Another Lost Apache by Fixers
19. Satellite by The Kills
20. Only Me I Can Save by Dave I.D.
21. Malaise by Strawhouses
22. The Breaks by Planningtorock
23. Ways To An End by Mirrors
24. Strangers by White Lies
25. Deconstruction by Fanfarlo
26. Wear Me by No Ceremony///
27. Palais Royal-Blue by Leopard Of Honour
28. The Great Pan Is Dead by Cold Cave
29. Come Down by Polysonic
30. Wildfire feat. Little Dragon by SBTRKT
31. Overjoyed by Bastille
32. Sappho by Tribes
33. You're So Cool by The Histroy Of Apple Pie
34. Rattle My Cage by The Primitives
35. Welfare State by Ultrasound
36. Ghost Hands by The Music
37. I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl by Wavves
38. Inflammable Heart by Man Without Country
39. Lose It by Austra
40. Lady Luck by Jamie Woon
41. Machu Picchu by The Strokes
42. You're So Good For Me by Inspiral Carpets
43. Unprofessional Wrestling by Art Brut
44. No Friend Of Mine by Club Smith
45. I Need That Record by The View
46. You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate by Zoey Van Goey
47. Junk Of The Heart (Happy) by The Kooks
48. Summer Hits by Mazes
49. The A Team by Ed Sheeran
50. The Darling Buds Of May by Viva Brother

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 24/11 The Holiday Rewind!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it and Happy Holidays to those who don't!
I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Rewind!
See you next week for The 2011 Festive 50 Countdown Part 1.

band aid - do they know it's christmas?
lush - ethereal
the dream academy - please, please, please let me get what i want
the smiths - still ill
aztec camera - walk out to winter
the blow monkeys - the higher ground w/curtis mayfield
saint etienne - i was born on christmas day w/tim burgess
the clash - white riot (alternate demo mix)
adam & the ants - press darlings
the darkness - hazel eyes
futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
half man half biscuit - all i want for christmas is the dukla prague away kit
television personalities - psychedelic holiday
fun boy three - our lips are sealed
kissing the pink - love lasts forever
spandau ballet - chant no. 1 (i don't need this pressure on)
abc - when smokey sings
dexy's midnight runners - jackie wilson said
the lotus eaters - first picture of you
cocteau twins - pearly-dewdrops' drop
throbbing gristle - beachy head
jona lewie - you'll always find me in the kitchen at parties
the pop group - snowgirl
the stone roses - all i want
psychedelic furs - into you like a train
summer camp - christmas wrapping
sleeper - she's a good girl
the mighty lemon drops - like an angel
drugstore - super glider
kirsty maccoll - there's a guy works down the chip shop swear he's elvis (country version)
the commitments - the dark end of the street
them - it's all over now baby blue
icicle works - traveling chest
trash can sinatras - snow
wham! - wham rap! (enjoy what you do?)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 17/11

We're almost there! In two weeks the 2011 Festive 50 begins. Next week, a special holiday version of Rewind! Here's the schedule again if you missed it;
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - A Special Holiday Rewind!
Saturday, December 31, 2011 - The 2011 Festive 50 Part 1(#50-26)
Saturday, January 7, 2012 - The 2011 Festive 50 Part 2 (#25-1)

Once again another show featuring bands from yesteryear reforming with new material. This time it's one of my all time faves, The Inspiral Carpets. With special shows dominating the holidays I played both tracks from their new single, You're So Good For Me. The same goes for a band I championed a couple years ago, Hatcham Social. They return with 2 new downloads out so we feature both of those as well.
An LP Session from a great new band The Nova Saints and a sneak preview of new Spiritualized material...HOLY CRAP! can there be any more great new music? lol

the duke spirit - procession
summer camp - down
hatcham social - like an animal
hatcham social - shut your mouth
the savage nomads - what the angel said
magazine - of course howard (1979)
inspiral carpets - you're so good for me
inspiral carpets - head for the sun
houdini dax - tank man
david newton & thee mighty angels - paint the town
artery - civilisation
kaiser chiefs - can't mind my own business
general fiasco - waves
paul weller - around the lake
andy lewis - a good soul in the good times
amy winehouse - between the cheats
lp session - the nova saints "newfoundland"
the nova saints - high roller
the nova saints - whirlpool
the nova saints - indian summer
the maccabees - walking in the air
field music - (i keep thinking about) a new thing
cast - see that girl
bos angeles - days of youth
tellison - good luck it's christmas
vuvuvultures - ctr alt mexicans
2:54 - got a hold
cinnamon chasers - burn the fire
errors - earthscore
frightened rabbit & craig finn - don't go breaking my heart
the blow monkeys - celebrate (the day after you) feat curtis mayfield
nzca/lines - compass points
family fodder - dub & the maiden
spiritualized - hey jane (live at other voices festival)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 10/11

After days of trying to figure out the holiday schedule for the show, I finally decided on the schedule. You might say, and you'd probably be right, that it's not that big of deal but both Christmas and New Years Eves fall on Saturdays this year.
So here it is:
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - A Special Holiday Rewind!
Saturday, December 31, 2011 - The 2011 Festive 50 Part 1(#50-26)
Saturday, January 7, 2012 - The 2011 Festive 50 Part 2 (#25-1)

I'm not used to there being so much new material this late in the year. That is certainly something that has changed since the digital age of music. More new releases tonight including a late addition to my singles of the year from The Lovely Eggs with Allergies. Standard Fare is in the LP Session with their great new indie lp Out Of Sight, Out Of Town.

manic street preachers - revol
the horrors - monica gems
noel gallagher's high flying birds - aka...stop the clocks
bos angeles - beach slalom
the winter falls - this good life
evans the death - hello seems to be the hardest word
kate jackson - the atlantic
we have band - where are your people?
disappearers - leave what you love
appaloosa - patchwork
elia & the low tears - perfect circles
giovanna - out in bold
wu lyf - cave song
famy - dogg dogg
young british artists - everything in front of you
gunning for tamar - chocolate hooves
lp session - standard fare "out of sight, out of town"
standard fare - look for lust
standard fare - kicking puddles
standard fare - crystal palatial
the lovely eggs - allergies
coastal cities - night school
internet forever - break bones
young husband - tropic of cancer
theme park - wax
[strangers] - promises feat. lara smiles
little boots - shake
breton - edward the confessor
james blake - love what happened here
life without buildings - pop life
emmy the great & tim wheeler - christmas moon
emmy the great & tim wheeler - zombie christmas
smith & burrows - on and on
stereo mcs - boy feat. jamie cullum
gorillaz - tomorrow comes today
esben & the witch - hexagons I (the fall)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 3/11

The holidays and the annual Festive 50 are soon approaching. So what were your faves of the year so far? Drop me a line and let me know. They might just be tabulated in the show's year end countdown.

Nothing excites me more as a music fan then when your fave band releases new material. But when the band breaks up you have to wait for the elusive solo album to come out. Some artists have no problem releasing new material, others it takes a while. That is the case with the 2 new tracks I'm psyched about tonight.
Firstly, we have David Newton from everybody's fave leather clad indie rockers from the late 80s, early 90s, Mighty Lemon Drops. He's resurfaced in David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels. They have just released a new EP called Paint The Town. We feature the title track tonight. Get ready for more coming our fave Lemon Drop/Angel!
David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels- "Paint The Town"

Second up is the enchanting Kate Jackson. The former Long Blonde, not Charlie's Angel (North Americans always seem to comment on her name). It's been 3 long years since the demise of Long Blondes. Kate is back and worked with Bernard Butler on her new single Wonder Feeling. We feature the title track tonight. It's like she's only been gone a mere moment.
Kate Jackson - Wonder Feeling / The Atlantic by KateJackson

the vaccines - we're happening
arctic monkeys - evil twin
david newton & thee mighty angels - paint the town
pistola kicks - proceed, advance
post war years - all eyes
the correspondents - cheating with you
kate jackson - wonder feeling
exlovers - starlite
the history of apple pie - shelf life
asobi seksu - never understand (jamc cover)
jonquil - it's my part
solid gold dragons - serious lover
elia & the low tears - i control your heart beat
alunageorge - you know you like it
lp session - the rialto burns "learning to fight"
the rialto burns - show me your colours
the rialto burns - cold hands
the rialto burns - slow/fade
hook & the twin - we're so light
fanzine - roman holiday
two wounded birds - think the world of you
unkle bob - put a record on
spotlight kid - pulled apart by horses
spc eco - gone
detroit social club - northern man
born blonde - radio bliss
morning parade - under the stars
smith & burrows - when the thames froze
smith & burrows - the christmas song w/ agnes obel
cast - silver and gold
frankie & the heartstrings - everybody looks better (in the right light)
totally enormous extinct dinosaurs - trouble
maverick sabre - let me go
rizzle kicks - what a day for a daydream
amy winehouse - the girl from ipanema

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for November 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. STAY GOLD ... The Big Pink (4AD)
2. DISASTER TOURIST (LP) ... Spotlight Kid (Tri Tone)
3. WELCOME TO CONDALE (LP) ... Summer Camp (Apricot)
4. CALL TO HARM ... Club Smith (All Sorted!?! Records)
5. HELLO SADNESS (LP) ... Los Campesinos! (Arts & Crafts)
6. MEMORY CASE EP ... The Early Years (Sonic Cathedral)
7. PASSION OF A DIFFERENT KIND (LP) ... Flashguns (Humming Records)
8. NO THYSELF (LP) ... Magazine (Wire-sound)
9. LAURA PALMER EP ... Bastille (Believe Digital)
10. MALLORY ... The History Of Apple Pie (Republic Of Music)
11. SCARLET ... 2:54 (Polydor)
12. ASSEMBLY EP ... Elephant (Memphis Industries)
13. FIGHT LESS WIN MORE (LP) ... My Sad Captains (Stolen Recordings)
14. THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB (LP) ... The Broken Vinyl Club (Acid Jazz)
15. RADIO BLISS ... Born Blonde (Born Blonde Official)
16. NEVER LEAVE ... Zulu Winter (Double Denim)
17. YOU WISH YOU WERE RED ... Trailer Trash Tracys (Double Six/Domino)
18. VS EVERYTHING (LP) ... Johnny Foreigner (Alcopop)
19. TOGETHER FOREVER ... Two Wounded Birds (Moshi Moshi)
20. KAROLINE EP ... The Lea Shores (SE15 Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 26/11

Wishing I was at the Madness House Of Fun Weekender. The lottery just isn't co-operating so that I can jet off and do these kind of But, we celebrate a little here anyways opening the show with some of the weekend attractions including a little Madness. Before you ask, the reason I didn't play House Of Fun is because I forgot the cd alright.

missing andy - the way we're made (made in england)
mr scruff & quantic - it's dancing time
madness - on the town
spectrals - doing time
standard fare - argument
dems - house
the pipettes - boo shuffle
mark ronson - stop me w/daniel merriweather
man without country - closet addicts anonymous
bastille - overjoyed
red kite - montreal
pure reason revolution - valour
ultrasound - welfare state
brett anderson - i count the times
lp session #1 - my sad captains "fight less win more"
my sad captains - orienteers
my sad captains - resolutions
my sad captains - heavy lifting
the rialto burns - while you sleep
engineers - to an evergreen
city reign - making plans
letters - flash! lights
los campesinos! - to tundra
the early years - the computer voice
star slinger - dumbin' feat reggie b (diplo remix)
rizzle kicks - down with the trumpets (star slinger remix)
elephant - shipwrecked
dusty springfield - natchez trace
drc music - hallo
lp session #2 - johnny foreigner "johnny foreigner vs everything"
johnny foreinger - hulk hoegaarden, gin kinsella, david duvodkany, etc
johnny foreinger - electricity vs the dead
johnny foreinger - what drummers get
chapter 24 - spindle
totem terrors - empty parties
the wombats - girls/fast cars
zun zun egui - fandango fresh

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 19/11

We open up tonight's show on a sour note. Jackie Leven, the great Scottish songwriter and folk artist died this past week from a long battle with lung cancer. He was in a criminally under appreciated post punk/new wave band called Doll By Doll. They released 4 great albums in a short 3 year period between 1979-1982. We open up the show with the epic The Palace Of Love from the brilliant debut Remember.

The mysterious No Ceremony are back with another free download. Follow the link to grab it for free while you can.

We close out the proceedings with the staggering beautiful new single from Bishi. Not the normal Cowboys & Indies track by any stretch of the imagination. But it has mesmerized me and I hope you will check it out.

doll by doll - the palace of love
the maccabees - pelican
trophy wife - canopy shade
delorentos - did we really ever try?
fixers - trans love
bastille - laura palmer
summer camp - brian krakow
summer camp - last american virgin
the big pink - hit the ground (superman)
no ceremony - deliver us
florence & the machine - lover to lover
edgar jones free peace thing - shake it loose
the stairs - weed bus
the who - the punk and the godfather
lp session - spotlight kid "disaster tourist"
spotlight kid - april
spotlight kid - creeps
spotlight kid - lifeline
out side room - don't sit down cause i feel good inc.
the kick inside - ever the optimist
coastal cities - think tank
orange juice - l.o.v.e. love
the bees - gaia
the fall - taking off
the fall - laptop dog
dead sons - you're not as smooth as me
thee spivs - tv screen
chapter 24 - 4454
golden fable - the chill pt.2
weird dreams - holding nails
standard fare - darth vader
trailer trash tracys - wish you were red
2:54 - scarlet
bishi - dia ti maria

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 12/11

Another show, another dollar! Thank you to all the people who called during our pledge drive last week. The show raised at least $405 for CJAM this year. It may be more because we the djs don't see the online pledges. All of CJAM thanks you for your support this year.

With the special show last week some new releases were put back until this show. Loads of new tracks and it will probably be the same next week. Hope you enjoy them. And don't forget you can always request a song anytime. Just make a comment/message here or at

Christmas is soon upon us. At least that what the stores at the mall are telling us with their earlier than ever displays. But that means something else here at Cowboys & Indies. That means it's Festive 50 time. The year end show so big it takes 2 weeks/shows to count them all down. If you've been digging something that I've played during the year and want it recognized in the Festive 50 just message me. Don't say I didn't give you a

arctic monkeys - evil twin
band of skulls - the devil takes care of his own
field music - (i keep thinking about) a new thing
david ford - making up for lost time
caan - now hear this my friends
the lea shores - karoline
the early years - complicity
exile parade - hello blue
manic street preachers - this is the day
la shark - magazine cover
rainband - the prodigal feat. rowetta
broken vinyl club - i want you girl
andy lewis - the words otis sang
vv brown - children feat. chiddy bang
roots manuva - banana skank
lp session - los campesinos! "hello sadness'"
los campesinos! - songs about your girlfriend
los campesinos! - hate for the island
los campesinos! - baby i got the death rattle
the history of apple pie - mallory
the blanche hudson weekend - union square blackout
the bookhouse boys - forever lullaby
the louche fc - back bedroom casualty
the horrors - suffragette city
the duke spirit - damage case
the chapman family - army dreamers
born blonde - radio bliss
remember remember - hey zeus
polarsets - morning
kele - goodbye horses
aunt nelly - daytrippin'
them - baby please don't go
thee vicars - every day
club smith - call to harm
elephant - assembly
beaty heart - slush puppy

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 5/11

Another year, another pledge drive show. Thanks to all the people who called in and supported CJAM. If you haven't yet, there is still time. The 2011 CJAM 99.1FM Pledge Drive will run until noon this coming Friday. And the website accepts donations year round.
The theme for the special show was a Festive 50 preview. Basically, looking at some of the better releases from the first part of this year. Obviously, there wasn't time to play everything. I probably brought enough music to fill 5 I managed to play more than I thought I would.

remember remember - scottish widows
dylan bernard - remember remember the 5th of november
cast - bad waters (demo)
frank turner - if ever i stray
nick lowe - checkout time
imelda may - mayhem
noel gallagher & the high flying birds - soldier boys & jesus freaks
the joy formidable - it's over
the vaccines - if you wanna
glasvegas - shine like stars
male bonding - what's that scene?
the horrors - wild eyed
we were promised jetpacks - picture of health
the primitives - rattle my cage
comet gain - an arcade from the warm rain that falls
help stamp out loneliness - angeline
friendly fires - hawaiian air
james blake - the wilhelm scream
jamie woon - night air
wu lyf - concrete gold
wild palms - carnations
gang of four - you'll never pay for the farm
hard fi - fire in the house
the wild swans - liquid mercury
young rebel set - measure of a man
frankie & the heartstrings - possibilities
cats eyes - over you
hollie cook - milk and honey
ladytron - altitude blues

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for October 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. IN THE PIT OF THE STOMACH (LP) ... We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fatcat)
2. CREATURES OF AN HOUR (LP) ... Still Corners (Sub Pop)
3. PROCEED, ADVANCE / LAZY BABY HURRICANE ... Pistola Kicks (Pistola Kicks)
4. PALAIS ROYAL-BLUE ... Leopard Of Honour (Transparent)
5. BAD PENNY (LP) ... Spectrals (Slumberland)
6. YOU ALWAYS LOVED VIOLENCE (LP) ... The Blanche Hudson Weekend (Squirrel)
7. WEARME ... NO CEREMONY/// (CPR Agency)
8. INSECURITIES ... The Polysonic (The Polysonic)
9. BLACK RAINBOWS (LP) ... Brett Anderson (BA Songs)
10. LIGHTS OUT (LP) ... Big Deal (Mute)
11. FEET FALL HEAVY (LP) ... Kill It Kid (One Little Indian)
12. THIS IS THE DAY ... Manic Street Preachers (Columbia/Sony)
13. THE BIG MORE EP ... The Joy Formidable (Canvasback/Atlantic)
14. DECONSTRUCTION ... Fanfarlo (Canvasback/Atlantic)
15. POST GOSPEL BLUES ... Escapists (Secret Dinosaur)
16. SIRENS (NOVOCAINE) ... Visions Of Trees (Deadly People)
17. CAROUSEL (LP) ... Pocketbooks (Odd Box Records)
18. ONE WAY STREET ... The Broken Vinyl Club (Acid Jazz)
19. AWAKE ... The Dykeenies (EmuBands)
20. BOOM BOOM EP ... Dead Sons (Dead Sons)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for October 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 29/11

We're back for 1 week really. Well, next week is the Pledge Drive show. So we go from a week off to special programming for the Pledge Drive. So this year the musical portions of the show will be the best of the year so far. Sort of a Festive 50 preview show.
I hope you tune in with your wallets and cheque books at the ready and you'll hear some great tunes as well.

Tonight was all about fitting in as much new material as possible, including 3 album sessions (well 1 proper album profile and 2 mini sessions). Even manages to fit in some pseudo Halloween tracks. Hope you enjoyed the show.

Remember, CJAM needs your help so I hope you tune in and give generously. And thank you!

duran duran - the chauffeur
veronica falls - found love in a graveyard
we have band - visionary
the ting tings - hang it up
chapter 24 - you said
jesus & mary chain - the hardest walk
cinema red and blue - walkin' to the cemetery
the irrepressibles - in this shirt
the associates - love hangover
the good natured - skeleton
the automatic - monster
bryan ferry - fingerpoppin'
drc music - hallo feat. tout puissant mukalo
graffiti6 - free
lp session spectrals - "bad penny"
spectrals - you don't have to tell me
spectrals - you can't live on love alone
spectrals - luck is here to be pushed
acid house kings feat dan treacy - heaven know I miss him now
the smiths - heaven knows I'm miserable now
best coast feat johnny marr - in your sleep
imaginary friend - lost at sea
the vaccines - tiger blood
mini lp sessions Magazine "No Thyself" & Flashguns "Passion Of A Different Kind"
magazine - the worst of progress
magazine - the burden of a song
flashguns - candles out
flashguns - noah
evans the death - hello seems to be the hardest word
two wounded birds - together forever
dog is dead - hands down
frankie & the heartstrings - everybody looks better (in the right light)
smith & burrows - funny looking angels
andy lewis - a good soul in the good times
the mekons - geeshie

Friday, October 28, 2011

CJAM 99.1FM Pledge Drive time again

Hello friends!

Well it's that time of the year again. Halloween is in the air, the leaves are changing colour and CJAM hits the airwaves for your support. Yes it is time for the annual Pledge Drive. The one time a year that CJAM members ask their families, friends and of course loyal listeners to help support another year of quality alternative programming.

The on-air part of the Pledge Drive starts on Friday, November 4th at noon and runs for one week until Friday, November 11 at noon. This is the what's called the pre-pledge portion, where the volunteers hit up their families and friends for their support. You know I have been the host of Cowboys & Indies, a British indie and alternative show for over 20 years now. It is more important than ever in hard economic times for us to find sources of revenue to keep CJAM functioning 24/7/365. CJAM is a non-profit volunteer led organization. We provide alternatives to the mainstream/commercial radio and news world that is far to prevalent today. From non-mainstream news to ethnic programming representing many different cultures to voices for marginalized people from different backgrounds and of course music that challenges and entertains.

All I am asking you at this time is to make a pledge promise. Just simply send me an message with your address and details and pledge amount. I will do the rest. I will then email you with instructions on how to fulfill your pledge in a couple weeks. No amount is to small. What matters is CJAM staying on air for another year.


You can pay online at the CJAM website ( if you want to pay by credit card or Paypal. Fear not all is secure and your details are and will not be sold to outside parties. Just simply follow the easy instructions. Just drop me a quick message if you choose this method so I can thank you personally.

Thanks for the support,
Marc Cazabon
Cowboys & Indies

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 22/11

As you heard (or about to hear if you download the show), there was a special guest host last night for Cowboys & Indies. Martin Deck, host of CJAM's Wake The Town, graciously agreed to fill in for me last night as I was down at the Colosseum to see Duran Duran. His post punk retrospective was a treat for the ears. Loyal listeners will be familiar with some tracks and hopefully others will be new discoveries. Martin forwarded me the track list so you can check it out. A big thank you to Martin for hosting the show last night!

Remember that the Pledge Drive is coming soon. More info will be provided on this weeks show. I hope you can support us in the 2011 Annual CJAM Pledge Drive.

The Slits - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm
Public Image Limited - Public Image
Throbbing Gristle - United
Scritti Politti - Hegemony
Gang Of Four - Producer
The Higsons - Put The Punk Back Into Funk
Dexys Midnight Runners - Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply
Attila The Stockbroker - A Bang And A Wimpey
A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water
The Fall - The Man Whose Head Expanded
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Spasticus Autisticus
The Birthday Party - Hair Shirt
Killing Joke - Almost Red
The Pop Group - Springer
The Pop Group - We Are Time
Pigbag - Wiggling
Rip Rig & Panic - Alchemy In This Cemetery
Rent Boys Inc - Look Up
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Television - Friction (Alternate Version)
Devo - Praying Hands
Pere Ubu - Non-Alignment Pact
L-Seven - Insanity
Wire - I Am The Fly
The Ruts - S.U.S.
The Swell Maps - Read About Seymour
Television Personalities - Part Time Punks
The Raincoats - No Side To Fall In
Flux (Of Punk Indians) - Nothing Is Not Done
Liliput - Igel
Shriekback - My Spine Is The Bassline
League of Gentlemen - Heptaparaparshinokh
ABC - Poison Arrow
Public Image Limited - Fodderstompf

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 15/11

We're coming up on that time of year again, pledge drive time. The first week of November will be the annual CJAM FM Pledge Drive. This year the theme is Staying Alive...yes I know it's an awful disco song, the sentiment rings true. We need your help to keep broadcasting in the Windsor/Detroit area. You'll be hearing more in coming days/weeks. Stay tuned for the info. Drop me a line here if you would like to donate to CJAM FM and I will help you out.

Just a quick reminder that there will be a guest host for Cowboys & Indies nest Saturday night. Martin Deck, the host of Wake The Town (also on CJAM FM) was kind enough to fill in so I could go see Duran Duran at the Coliseum here in Windsor. He has hinted that he will be featuring a post-punk spotlight. Enjoy the change of pace and I will see in 2 weeks.

So because I'm not going to be here next week I wanted to feature as much new material as possible.
See you in 2 weeks!

the kooks - eskimo kiss
slow club - beginners
the joy formidable - anemone
bos angeles - beach slalom
the horrors - the best thing i never had (beyonce cover)
toy - left myself behind
pistola kicks - lazy baby hurricane
the paris riots - i only love you when i'm drunk
locomotives - carnival
noel gallagher & the high flying birds - alone on the rope
still corners - the white season
still corners - submarine
gemma ray - rescue me
star slinger - dumbin' (feat reggie b)
lp session - the blanch hudson weekend "you always loved violence"
the blanche hudson weekend - the bitterest clash
the blanche hudson weekend - coming home
the blanche hudson weekend - getting faster
club smith - call to harm
dead sons - shotgun woman
leopard of honour - good wives
the heavy - that kind of man (apogee version)
graffiti6 - free (edit)
los campesinos! - hello sadness
cuba cuba - golden grounds
moth & the mirror - hope is an anchor
zulu winter - let's move back to front
breton - the commission
jamie xx - progress
radiohead - bloom (jamie xx remix)
esben & the witch - hexagons II (the flight)
fanfarlo - deconstruction
the dykeenies - awake
aunt nelly - day trippin'
veronica falls - stephen

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 8/11

I really miss going to the record store and buying the latest releases. I'm not trying to offend any of the local record stores that I frequent but the selection of British bands in this city is really pitiful. I know that I'm really impatient and can't (or won't) wait for releases to be ordered because I need them right away for the show. But having to wait sometimes weeks for domestic releases drives me loopy. I don't like ordering off the interwebs. I guess I'm old skool and want to hold the new releases and go right home and play them. Playing some older artists tonight made me reminisce I


kasabian - let's roll just like we used to
the mekons - space in your face
the rifles - long walk back home
madness - michael caine
the belle stars - iko iko
the noisettes - every now and then
the whip - movement
human league - egomaniac
magazine - holy dotage
pengu!ns - hate male
evans the death - threads
jim reid - black and blues
the notes - no idea
fanzine - roman holiday
lp session - we were promised jetpacks "in the pit of the stomach"
we were promised jetpacks - circles and squares
we were promised jetpacks - hard to remember
we were promised jetpacks - sore thumb
no ceremony - wear me
trophy wife - wolf
othello woolf - i'm not scared of love
adele - lovesong
sade - still in love with you
bombay bicycle club - lights out, words gone
the guillemots - tigers
sons & daughters - the beach
leisure society - better written off (than written down)
the foxes! - something about you
born blonde - solar
james blake - enough thunder
quantic - time is the enemy
peter murphy - seesaw sway
s.c.u.m. - faith unfolds
(i know, i announced summon the sound but i was distracted by the incoming dj and played the wrong track. i'll play the proper track next week)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 1/11

LP Session part deux! For a second week we feature extra mini-lp sessions. This time the mini sessions are more indie in nature. Bands that aren't as well known but deserve to be heard none the less. After all that's what the show is all about, bringing you the British music other stations can't or won't.

the big pink - stay gold
mirrors - ways to an end
pistola kicks - proceed advance
hard fi - bring it on
beau & the arrows - levy
prince edward island - like bouncers we stand
prince edward island - i've been to a city
we were promised jetpacks - medicine
kill it kid - pray on me
primal scream - i'm losing more than i'll ever have
the feelnores - feeling
aunt nelly - waiting for alex
the broken vinyl club - one way street
the dynamite pussy club - under the groove
lp session - brett anderson "black rainbows"
brett anderson - unsung
brett anderson - actors
brett anderson - thin men dancing
pocketbooks - sparklers
pocketbooks - five day forecast
fire island pines - bratislava
jonquil - mexico
zulu winter - never leave
no ceremony - hurt love
saturday night gym club - the ballroom scene
polysonic - insecurities
the chevin - champion
big deal - swoon
big deal - seraphine
clock opera - lesson no. 7
the heavy - colleen feat. the dap-kings horns
toddla t - do it your way
baxter dury - trellic
la decadanse - night rhythms
mogwai - get to france

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for September 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. THREADS / I'M SO UNCLEAN ... Evans The Death (Fortuna Pop!)
2. WELFARE STATE / SOVEREIGN ... Ultrasound (Label Fandango)
3. VELOCIRAPTOR! (LP) ... Kasabian (Columbia)
4. A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIX (LP) ... Bombay Bicycle Club (Universal/Island)
5. FREEDOM RUN (LP) ... The Rifles (Right Hook Records)
6. VERONICA FALLS (LP) ... Veronica Falls (Slumberland)
7. YOUNG LOVERS GO POP! ... This Many Boyfriends (Angular)
8. MEDICINE ... We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fatcat)
9. GRAVITY THE SEDUCER (LP) ... Ladytron (Nettwerk)
10. HEART RESTED WITH YOU ... Kill It Kid (One Little Indian)
11. JUNK OF THE HEART (LP) ... The Kooks (EMI)
12. BRUISER (LP) ... The Duke Spirit (Fiction)
13. STARLITE ... Paul Weller (Universal/Island)
14. KING COMPLEX EP ... Man Without Country (Lost Balloon)
15, TWO ISLANDS / VEHICLES ... Outfit (Double Denim)
16. PARADISE (LP) ... Slow Club (Moshi Moshi)
17. OTHELLO WOOLF (LP) ... Othello Woolf (Othello Woolf)
18. TRIBES ... Hook & The Twin (Hook & The Twin)
19. WATCH ME DANCE (LP) ... Toddla T (Ninja Tune)
20. MONEY & CELEBRITY (LP) ... The Subways (Cooking Vinyl)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for September 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 24/11

Another lp session night. We did this earlier in the year when a bunch of great albums came out all at once. They're all good and would have been proper lp sessions in their own right. So there is one proper lp session and 4 mini ones.

It might be an end of an era. The Manic Street Preachers appear to be headed for a hiatus. But the rumours are swirling after the announcement of a definitive singles compilation and a retrospective video for the new single This Is The Day, that the hiatus may be permanent. Well, only time will tell.

spectrals - get a grip
emmy the great - paper forest (in the afterglow of rapture)
spotlight kid - forget yourself in me
kid canaveral - missionary
kill it kid - heart rested with you
airship - kids
the subways - i wanna dance with you
the subways - kiss kiss bang bang
tribes - when my day comes
manic street preachers - this is the day
hyde & beast - you will be lonely
fanfarlo - replicate
paul weller - starlite
the heavy - how you like me now?
outfit - two islands
lp session - the rifles "freedom run"
the rifles - dreamer
the rifles - sweetest thing
the rifles - coming home
veronica falls - misery
veronica falls - wedding day
the medusa snare - i saw you look the other way
gold-bear - you don't want a boyfriend
flamingo drive - cryptograms
wu lyf - we bros (single version)
honour before glory - a beautiful reminder
kindness - cyan
jamie lidell - wait for me
gemma ray - remember (walking in the sand)
slow club - if we're still alive
slow club - beginners
half man half biscuit - tommy walsh's eco house (mark riley session)
the duke spirit - surrender
the duke spirit - de lux
superheavy - unbelievable
james taylor quartet - signed sealed delivered i'm yours

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 17/11

Opened the show with a really innovative track. Ash and We Are Scientists have covered a track by Robert Manning called Washington Parks. What's so innovative about it it that Ash are playing in the left channel and We Are Scientists are in the right channel. You can hear differences if you use headphones. It's all for charity. Please link to Robert's site to purchase tracks and help his cause.

the subways - we don't need money to have a good time
ash & we are scientists - washington parks
the big pink - stay gold
spotlight kid - haunting me
patterns - induction
martin carr - the santa fe skyway
the rifles - tangled up in love
the kooks - is it me
the black sharks - lose control (request)
rkc (roses kings castles) - here comes the summer
silver sun - fifteen
evans the death - i'm so unclean
i love pris - they wear it tight
blood orange - can we go inside now?
lp session - kasabian "velociraptor!"
kasabian - acid turkish bath (shelter from the storm)
kasabian - i hear voices
kasabian - re-wired
florence & the machine - shake it out
dry the river - no rest
othello woolf - deep water
the feeling - work
the boxettes - vibe with you
athlete - the outsiders (request)
athletes in paris - borrowed time
rocketeer - leave me
hook & the twin - bang bang cherry
toddla t - take it back
toddla t - body good
visions of trees - sirens (novocaine)
still corners - into the trees
leopard of honour - palais royal-blue
ladytron - white gold
beverley knight - fairplay

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 10/11

It's that time of year again, school is back in session. Welcome back students! And as we do every year we open the first show of the new school year with The Fall. Fitting I
Congrats as well to PJ Harvey on her Mercury Prize win, the only artist to win it 2 times.

the fall - hey! student
pj harvey - on battleship hill
the polysonic - insecurities
man without country - inflammable heart
the boxettes - free
othello woolf - stand
joy division - shadowplay (request)
mogwai - hound of winter
ultrasound - sovereign
frank turner - if i ever stray
billy bragg - which side are you on?
noel gallagher's high flying birds - aka...what a life (for Miki)
jamiroquai - love foolosophy
lp session - ladytron "gravity the reducer"
ladytron - mirage
ladytron - moon palace
ladytron - 90 degrees
los campesinos! - by your hand
this many boyfriends - young lovers go pop!
allo darlin' - darren
outfit - vehicles
peter hook & the light - new dawn fades w/ rowetta
groove armada - the pleasure victim
s-express - theme from s-express
laura marling - sophia
butcher boy - i am the butcher
the wave pictures - watching charlie's angels
bombay bicycle club - how can you swallow so much sleep
the kooks - rosie
the kooks - runaway
the jam - sweet soul music
dusty springfield - breakfast in bed
the moth & the mirror - germany
warm brains - weird eyes

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 3/11

The calm before the storm as they say. September proves to be a huge month for new releases. We have some great new stuff tonight including the new Bombay Bicycle Club in the lp session. But the highlight for me is the new Rifles and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

the boxer rebellion - cause for alarm
mogwai - drunk and crazy
kasabian - days are forgotten
tribes - sappho
the horrors - endless blue
we were promised jetpacks - medicine
paul weller - starlite
dusty springfield - so much love
escapists - post gospel blues
the rifles - tangled up in love
evans the death - threads
trailer trash tracys - dies in 55
veronica falls - come on over
maverick sabre - let me go
james blake - a case of you
lp session - bombay bicycle club "a different kind of fix"
bombay bicycle club - bad timing
bombay bicycle club - fracture
bombay bicycle club - what you want
airship - kids
the strokes & jarvis cocker - just what I needed (live)
man like me - peculiar
young disciples - apparently nothin'
pigbag - papa's got a brand new pigbag
james walsh - on fire
skint & demoralised - this song is definitely not about you
time uk - the cabaret
simply red - something got me started (live)
simply red - holding back the years (live)
gemma ray - rescue me
astrid williamson - pour
planningtorock - the breaks
dave i.d. - the takeover
cat's eyes - lucifer sam
brand new heavies - midnight at the oasis

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for August 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. ENDLESS NOW (LP) ... Male Bonding (Sub Pop)
2. KILLER SOUNDS (LP) ... Hard Fi (Necessary/Atlantic)
3. JOKERS WILD ... The Black Sharks (Shark)
4. A MOUNTAIN WE LOVE / WAX ... Theme Park (paradYse/Transgressive)
5. FAMOUS FIRST WORDS (LP) ... Viva Brother (Geffen/Universal)
6. SWIMMHAUS JOHANNESBURG ... Fixers (Mercury)
7. CHEMICALS ... Various Cruelties (Mercury)
8. SLOW DOWN (LP) ... Hyde & Beast (Tail Feather)
9. THIS SPORTING LIFE (LP) ... Skint & Demoralised (Heist or Hit)
10. DREAM SERVICE (LP) ... The Bottletop Band (Bottletop Records)
11. A QUICK ONE EP ... The Electric Soft Parade (A Quick One Records)
12. DARREN ... Allo Darlin' (
13. FRAGMENTS EP ... Rapids! (Republic of Music)
14. PSYCHO JUKEBOX (LP) ... Jon Fratelli (Universal/Island)
15. FUCK YOU! I'M KEITH TOP OF THE POPS (LP) ... Keith Top Of The Pops & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band (EmuBands)
16. SAPPHO ... Tribes (Universal/Island)
17. DIES IN 55 ... Trailer Trash Tracys (Domino)
18. SEVEN RAINBOWS (LP) .. Alice Gold (Polydor)
19. HAPPY SOUP (LP) ... Baxter Dury (Regal)
20. MARNIE ... Niteflights (Euphonios)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for August 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 27/11

"When I'm watching the shopping channel, I will think of you.
When I'm making a sandwich, I will think of you."
Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! I love this damn song!!!

It's nights like tonight that make this still worthwhile doing. I love playing new songs that make me excited like the new Ultrasound and Evans The Death.

friendly fires - hawaiian air
florence & the machine - what the water gave me
ultrasound - welfare state
pure reason revolution - over the top
eagulls - possessed
the loud - amy's gonna get you
evans the death - i'm so unclean
the long blondes - fulwood babylon
the primitives - rattle my cage
kaiser chiefs - i heard it through the grapevine
slow club - where i'm waking
marcus foster - ole birch tree
james taylor quartet - jimmy mack
lp session - hard fi "killer sounds"
hard fi - stay alive
hard fi - bring it on
hard fi - give it up
ladytron - white elephant
alice gold - and you'll be there
maverick sabre - i need
the vaccines - last friday night (radio session)
cat's eyes - the crying game
spector - what you wanted
funeral suits - florida
various cruelties - chemicals
civil civic - street trap
the notes - nightmare
s.c.u.m. - whitechapel
bordeauxxx - every holiday is a disaster
keith top of the pops - two of the beatles are dead
electric soft parade - number one
baxter dury - claire
bottletop band - one in a million feat eliza doolttle
the style council - soul deep (council collective)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 20/11

Well, that was much better. All the bugs are worked out and the show was really good, if I do say so myself. Lots of good new releases including albums from Male Bonding, Bottletop Band and Hyde & Beast. And yes, even a new White Town track. Yes, I said White Town. Hope you enjoy!

The rumours are true, Ultrasound are back! I just found at after the show...figures! lol So next week we will feature the new track. For now enjoy the new video!

poly styrene - ghoulish
hollie cook - walking in the sand
male bonding - seems to notice now
male bonding - what's that scene?
hook & the twin - tribes
let's buy happiness - dirty lakes
golden fable - the chill pt.2
prince edward island - you look like i need a drink
white town - she's a lot like you
life without buildings - pop life
veronica falls - bad feeling
the duke spirit - surrender
the milk - (all i wanted was) danger
style council - speak like a child
lp session - the bottletop band "dream service"
the bottletop band - voices (feat. vv brown)
the bottletop band - be together (feat. tim burgess)
the bottletop band - mana (feat. rodrigo amarante)
brett anderson - brittle heart
manic street preachers - all we make is entertainment
hard fi - good for nothing
the new mastersounds - run the gauntlet
viva brother - time machine
kaiser chiefs - little shocks
rapids! - littleblood
cuba cuba - we rode
jack - filthy names
hyde & beast - you will be lonely
hyde & beast - lord, send for me
red shoe diaries - fossil fuels
baxter dury - happy soup
skint & demoralised - the lonely hearts of england
pete & the pirates - motorbike
imagination - burning up

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 13/11

"Oh my god, what a fucking nightmare!"
To borrow a line from the lovely Marisa Tomei in the brilliant My Cousin Vinny.
Last night was just that a nightmare. CJAM installed a new logging system for us djs. I knew it was going to be a handful for the first couple times but I had no idea how time consuming it was going to be. I spent more time looking at a computer monitor than I did the cd players and it showed. Mistake after mistake. Please don't download this It got better by the end of the show. So hopefully next week will back to normal. If you managed to stay the whole show you deserve a medal for
After all that, there was some music played miraculously....

twisted charm - boring lifestyles
miles kane & the death ramps - little illusion machine aka arctic monkeys w/ miles kane
male bonding - tame the sun
the big pink - velvet
the horrors - you said
the smiths - death of a disco dancer
fax machine - 1981
theme park - war
rapids! - comets
stealing signs - write this down
friendly fires - i'm good I'm gone (lykke li cover)
simply red - money's to tight (to mention) (live)
sade - hang on to your love
noah & the whale - call your boyfriend (robyn cover)
hard fi - fire in the house
keith top of the pops - fuck you! I'm keith top of the pops
carter the unstoppable sex machine - sheriff fatman
art brut - ice hockey
lindsay muir's untamed - land of 1000 dances
alice gold - runaway love
funeral suits - florida
niteflights - marnie
electricity in our homes - aching, breaking, shaking for you
trailer trash traceys - dies in 55
no ceremony - hurt love
the new mastersounds - free man
adele - set fire to the rain (moonlight matters remix)
man without country - king complex
bastille - laura palmer
the wild swans - when time stood still
skint & demoralised - maria, full of grace
soft hearted scientists - the trees don't seem to know it's september
the real thing - children of the ghetto/standhope street

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 6/11

I've been totally re-fascinated with B.A.D. for the last few months. The cds have been spinning almost non stop. So I was really surprised to see the guys turn up on Fallon with a new song.

Unfortunately, the dates are quite sparse on this mini tour. Chicago and Lollaplooza is the closest for us here. So let's hope this reunion spawns more new material like a lp and a full US tour.

sons & daughters - axed actor
beau & the arrows - levy
the black sharks - jokers wild (request)
paul weller - no tears to cry
dexy's midnight runners - t.s.o.p.
young rebel set - precious days
morning parade - close to your heart
kasabian - days are forgotten
the twang - paradise
various cruelties - chemicals
big audio dynamite - rob peter pay paul (live on jimmy fallon)
funkystepz - you got it
superheavy - miracle worker
sbtrkt - up & down feat sempah
lp session - jon fratelli "psycho jukebox"
jon fratelli - santa domingo
jon fratelli - she's my shaker
jon fratelli - baby, we're refugees!
the heart strings - good times are coming for to get you
frankie & the heartstrings - tender
the heartbreaks - jealous, don't you know
the heartrates - midnight crisis
hyde & beast - (and the) pictures in the sky
the housemartins - he ain't heavy...he's my brother
fink - yesterday was hard on all of us
the orchids - the way that you move
shields - spires
allo darlin' - darren
this many boyfriends - young lovers go pop!
the tamborines - black & blue
spotlight kid - plan comes apart
spectrals - big baby
elephant - allured
nigel of bermondsey - this is how it feels
the understudies - a girl i used to knock about with
light of the wrold - london town

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for July 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SKYING (LP) ... The Horrors (XL)
2. THESE ARE THE WILLING (LP) ... Strawhouses (Strawhouses)
3. YOU'RE SO COOL ... The History Of Apple Pie (Republic Of Music)
4. THE JOHN WAYNE / GLASS CASE ... Little Green Cars (Young & Lost Club)
5. THIS IS BROKEN LINES (LP) ... Honour Before Glory (Honour Before Glory)
6. CUCKOO ... Still Corners (Sub Pop)
7. RESPONSE (LP) ... Dave I.D. (!K7)
8. CHAIR ... Big Deal (Mute)
9. NOBODY KNOWS YOU ... Summer Camp (Pledge Music)
10. SHUFFLE ... Bombay Bicycle Club (Universal/Island)
11. ANOTHER DAY / BREATHE DEEP ... Echo Lake (No Pain In Pop)
12. WHEN I FIND MY HEART EP ... Red Shoe Diaries (Fika Recordings)
13. COME ON OVER ... Veronica Falls (Slumberland)
14. W (LP) ... Planningtorock (DFA)
15. EQUATORIAL ULTRAVOX EP ... Chad Valley (Loose Lips)
16. THE CELEBRATION ... Black Black Hills aka Pope Joan (Furious Recordings)
17. LOST AND FOUND ... The Kill Van Kulls (KVK Records)
18. ZINE 1 EP ... Fanzine (Fanzine)
19. CAROUSEL ... Younghusband (Too Pure)
20. WHAT DID THE HIPPIE HAVE IN HIS BAG? ... Cornershop (Ample Play Recordings)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for July 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 30/11

Finding new releases this week was like shooting fish in a barrel. Wait, for all the pro-fish people out there let's say we couldn't swing a stick without hitting a new song for the show.

Thanks to Paul from Strawhouses we had a copy of their new album to giveaway. Congrats to Monica from Windsor for being the first one through. The cd is in the mail as they say.

friendly fires - show me lights
wild beasts - burning
viva brother - david
viva brother - electric daydream
lowline - disco killers
kaiser chiefs - dead or in serious trouble
the understudies - everyone deserves at least one summer of love
red shoe diaries - the love that you read about
kill it kid - heart rested with you
oh minnows - you'll never know us
memoryhouse - modern, normal (cc)
suede - the power
blur - the universal (request)
digits - lost dream (cc)
duffy - to hurt to dance
lp session - honour before glory "this is broken lines"
honour before glory - time
honour before glory - truely
honour before glory - this is shattered light
strawhouses - train wreck
noel gallagher's high flying birds - the death of you and me
slow club - two cousins
laura marling - sophia
peter hook & the light - atmosphere feat. rowetta
graffiti6 - no diggity
blood orange - sutphin boulevard
la decadanse - pretty pretty
wu lyf - brooklyn girls (maida vale session)
fixers - swimmhaus johannesburg
visions of trees - sorrow
hyde & beast - never come back
escapists - post gospel blues
paloma faith - new york
rox - breakfast in bed

As always you can download the show at the top of the blog or through

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 23/11

What an insane week. So much news to cover.
First and sadly, the news of Amy Winehouse's death came out as I prepared for this show. The news came out of left field and was shocking to say the least. Say what you will of Amy and her demons but she was a great talent and will be missed.
We open the show with a couple of Amy's great performances.

Of course, much will be said of the fact that she was 27 with references to The 27 Club. There were 2 other tragic deaths of modern British musicians at 27. Pete de Freitas (Echo & the Bunnymen) and Richey James Edwards (Manic Street Preachers). Ok before you get all riled up (and believe me some already have) Richey is missing and presumed dead. And he does appear on many lists of performers dying to young.
So we play Echo & The Manics as well.

The 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist was announced Tuesday. Tonight we run down the list and play a track from each nominated album. Some are regulars to the show and some aren't. This might be the first time in 20+ years that a regular jazz track has been featured on the show.
Who are you picking to win? I'd say Adele but with the committees habit of picking albums from the fringes who knows. She may be too popular. My heart is rooting for Everything Everything or James Blake.

amy winehouse - back to black
mark ronson feat. amy winehouse - valerie
echo & the bunnymen - rescue
manic street preachers - die in the summertime
the horrors - moving further away (request)
electric soft parade - lily
drugstore - sweet chili girl
the black sharks - jokers wild
the kooks - is it me?
the noisettes - never forget you
hard-fi - fire in the house
the milk - (all i wanted was) danger
madness - le grand pantalon
2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist
adele - i'll be waiting
james blake - the wilhelm scream
tinie tempah feat. ellie goulding - wonderman
pj harvey - written on the forehead

anna calvi - desire
king creosote & jon hopkins - bubble
elbow - the river
gwilym simcock - northern smiles

everything everything - suffragette suffragette
ghostpoet - survive it
metronomy - corinne
katy b - easy please me
summer camp - better off without you
echo lake - another day
veronica falls - come on over
chad valley - reach lines
the james taylor quartet - pressure gauge

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 16/11

My mind is somewhere else right now. To busy thinking about how freaking hot it's going to be for the next week. Work will be hell. Not looking forward to that let me tell you. Sorry, I digress.

So much great new music tonight. The Horrors in the lp session. That album should be huge, and it is that good. The new We Were Promised Jetpacks track is ace as well. I'm loving Those Little Green Cars. Big Deal are getting better with each track I hear. Not to bad for the typical summer lull.

Give it to me 4 times!

the milk - 54 46 was my number
mo solid gold - david's soul
the kooks - junk of the heart (happy)
elbow - with love
big deal - chair
tribes - sappho (demo)
the wild swans - dark times
help stamp out loneliness - biergarten
midnight lion - all greatness stands firm (request)
vv brown - shark in the water
sons & daughters - ink free
honeycomb bones - jackdaw
maria & the mirrors - travel sex
sbtrkt - go bang
lp session - the horrors "skying"
the horrors - endless blue
the horrors - dive in
the horrors - oceans burning
dave i.d. - only me i can save
planningtorock - manifesto
japan - i second that emotion
magazine - thank you (falletinme be mice elf again)
dutch uncles - sting
honour before glory - lions
little green cars - glass case
we were promised jetpacks - act on impulse
chad valley - reach lines
lotte kestner - earlies (trashcan sinatras cover)
mumford & sons - home/untitled (radio session)
frightened rabbit - scottish wind (radio session)
beverley knight - when you gonna learn
jamiroquai - smile

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 9/11

Why don't you take a long look at my middle digit! Art Brut are f-in brilliant!
Too bad there isn't an actual video for this track, imagine how amazing that would be.

More bad news on the live front for the Detroit area. Ladytron, OMD, Elbow and now The Vaccines have left the D off their tour itineraries. I know, right! Remember when Detroit was a musical mecca? The news isn't all bad, Gold Panda will stopping in Ann Arbor in October.

japanese popstars - joshua w/ tom smith
the black ghosts - water will find a way
the joy formidable - a heavy abacus
anika - no one's there (ratman dub edit)
paloma faith - smoke & mirrors
the kills - heart is a beating drum
art brut - axl rose
arctic monkeys - reckless serenade
the vaccines - tuck and roll
young rebel set - gun
the james taylor quartet - light up your soul w/ john turrell
the history of apple pie - science for the young
little green cars - the john wayne
yuck - cousin corona
lp session - dave i.d. "response"
dave i.d. - you me come for
dave i.d. - oil
dave i.d. - there's a kingdom for that
cornershop - what did the hippie have in his bag?
the jam - move on up
the brights - girl in a bric-a-brac shop
eliza doolittle - pack up
gold panda - mpb
white lies - strangers
kaiser chiefs - things change
flash fiktion - me and mr e
hoodlums - landmarks
the chapman family - anxiety
the whip - secret weapon
[strangers] - if i found love
cats eyes - not a friend
adele - tired
fanzine - low
beverley knight - apparently nothin'

To download this show follow these links(or use the podcast link at the top of the page);
Part One - 10pm - midnight

Part Two - midnight - 12:30am

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 2/11

Happy Canada day to my fellow Canucks around the globe! Party on eh, you hosers!
(Canadians will get that
To open up the show my fave Canadian track of all time Martha & The Muffin's Echo Beach. You heard it before on the show and you will again for sure.
There is no official video that I can find but I found this great montage video. At the end of the blog a second helping of Echo Beach. This one is the great cover from Toyah Wilcox.

martha & the muffins - echo beach (cc)
hollie cook - body beat
bombay bicycle club - shuffle
fixers - another lost apache
little green cars - my love took me down to the river (to silence me)
red shoe diaries - fireflies at dawn
still corners - cuckoo
summer camp - nobody knows you
fanzine - rocket fuel
the passions - i'm in love with a german film star (request)
the bookhouse boys - guns like drums
wu lyf - split it concrete the golden sun god
the history of apple pie - some kind
towns - heads off
beth rowley - sweet hours
jamie lidell - little bit of feel good
lp session - strawhouses "these are the willing"
strawhouses - not in my name
strawhouses - the way of the world
strawhouses - train wreck
pope joan - the celebration
airship - summertime
the castells - romance
wake the president - elaine
erland & the carnival - i'm not really here
the moons - torn between two
jamie t - chaka demus
kasabian - switchblade smiles
club smith - no friend of mine
t.o.y.s. - uptight
amida - victor spoils
morning parade - a&e
younghusband - carousel
the distractions - lost
golden glow - adore me
amy winehouse - love is a losing game
sbtrkt - wildfire w/ little dragon's yukimi nagano

Friday, July 1, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for June 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. NO FRIEND OF MINE / YOUNG DEFEATISTS ... Club Smith (Front Wall Records)
2. HERE COMES 2001 SO LET'S ALL HEAD FOR THE SUN EP ... Fixers (Mercury)
3. SUCK IT AND SEE (LP) ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
4. ... Beau & The Arrows (Happy Release Records)
5. THE FUTURE IS MEDIEVAL (LP) ... Kaiser Chiefs (B-Unique/Poludor)
6. THE COLDEST WINTER FOR A HUNDRED YEARS (LP) ... The Wild Swans (Occultation)
7. BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! (LP) ... Art Brut (Cooking Vinyl)
8. ONE THOUSAND PICTURES (LP) ... Pete & The Pirates (Stolen Recordings)
10. BATTERIES ... Strawhouses (Strawhouses)
11. IT WAS A SIN / IF I FOUND LOVE ... [Strangers] (Killing Moon Ltd.)
12. HOLLIE COOK (LP) ... Hollie Cook (Mr Bongo)
13. ALL GREATNESS STANDS FIRM ... Midnight Lion (Locks And Keys)
14. MIRROR MIRROR (LP) ... Sons & Daughters (Domino)
15. HIT THE FLOOR ... Tall Ships (Pink Mist)
16. KIDS ... Airship (Play It Again Sam)
17. CONTROLLING YOUR ALLEGIANCE (LP) ... Japanese Popstars (Virgin)
18. NATIVE TO (LP) ... Is Tropical (V2)
19. TOGETHER WE WERE MADE (LP) ... The Feeling (Universal/Island)
20. FIELDS ... Towns (TOWNSmusic)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for June 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. June 25/11

Sitting here trying to think of something to say. Thank god the music has been really good, speaking for the show, because I can't think of a damn thing to say.

metronomy - the bay
wild palms - swirling shards
the kooks - saboteur
gomez - song in my heart
the wave pictures - hear the ferries mooring
young rebel set - walk on
florence & the machine - not fade away (buddy holly cover)
the good natured - skeleton
the young knives - human again
bastille - flaws
jamie xx - far nearer
rox - my baby left me
ossie & the sweet boys - brixton boo-ga-loo
wild beasts - reach a bit further
lp sessions - the feeling & japanese popstars
from "together we were made"
the feeling - searched every corner
the feeling - a hundred sinners (come and get it)
from "controlling your allegiance"
japanese popstars - take forever feat robert smith
japanese popstars - shells of silver feat james vincent mcmorrow
brother - new year's day (old video version)
andy lewis & paul weller - are you trying to be lonely?
the tony cannan set - suzie on a summer's day
miles kane - rearrange
chad valley - now that i'm real
song of return - shackles
puressence - magisterial
the kill van kulls - lost and found
the bookhouse boys - with you
[strangers] - it was a sin
the midway state - atlantic (cc)
boxer rebellion - secret handshake
houdini dax - robin you lie
toddla t w/roots manuva - watch me dance

Monday, June 20, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. June 18/11

Sorry for the delay in posting everyone. Had some serious internet connection problems. Let's just say that I hate routers!

kronenbourg 1664 - slow the pace w/ madness baggy trousers
madness - baggy trousers
morrissey - the kid's a looker (live radio session)
alex turner - hiding tonight
arctic monkeys - black treacle
jon fratelli - sex, love, money & death
joss stone - don't cha wanna ride
midnight lion - sleeping in the woods (ally mccrae session)
the heartrates - midnight crisis
retraplayer - drinks in helsinki
polly scattergood - silver lining
the primitives - breakaway
toni basil - i'm 28
poly styrene - kitsch
gaggle - i hear flies
lp sessions - hollie cook, is tropical & wu lyf
from hollie cook - "hollie cook"
hollie cook - sugar water
hollie cook - shadow kissing
from is tropical - "native to"
is tropical - south pacific
is tropical - i'll take my chances
from wu lyf - "go tell fire to the mountain"
wu lyf - spitting blood
wu lyf - dirt
locomotives - play (don't work all day)
tribes - we were children
gross magic - sweetest touch
male bonding - weird feelings
the tamborines - sally o'gannon
golden grrrls - beaches
the proctors - perfect world
jamiroquai - seven days in sunny june
vv brown - bottles
the horrors - still life
club smith - young defeatists
beau & the arrows - one last summer
lloyd cole - oh genevieve
frank turner - one foot before the other

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. June 11/11

Just when I thought June was going to be a little slow on the new releases. We get major new songs in the last 2 weeks from The Horrors, Male Bonding And Kasabian.
The show is packed with new stuff. Some top tunes.

Boy initial comments/reviews are polarizing on this new Kasabian. Fans of Club Foot are loving it and fans of West Ryder aren't. Just as I expected. Personally, I think Switchblade Smiles is bangin'!

the guillemots - i must be a lover
glasvegas - you
kasabian - switchblade smiles
new order - hellbent
midnight lion - all greatness stands firm
kaiser chiefs - child of the jago
insect guide - reason to exist
the primitives - the witch
sons & daughters - breaking fun
fixers - another lost apache
pete & the pirates - cold black kitty
pete & the pirates - blood gets thin
the method - whip around
the heavy - oh no! not you again!
lp session - the wild swans "the coldest winter for a hundred years"
the wild swans - falling to bits
the wild swans - glow in the dark
the wild swans - lost at sea
airship - kids
tall ships - hit the floor
mozart parties - wish my thoughts away
cat's eyes - over you
jamie woon - wayfaring stranger
the duke spirit - procession
towns - fields
the loose salute - run out of morning
anna calvi - desire
i like trains - sirens
male bonding - bones
british sea power - living is so easy (request)
young legionnaire - mortgage rock
mazes - bowie knives
ash - running to the ocean
undertones - got to have you back (request)
star slinger - mornin'
pleasurebeach - smells like teen spirit

To download show, follow the next links;
pt.1 (10pm - midnight)
pt.2 (midnight - 12:30am)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. June 4/11


Well, that was Get a week off and all hell breaks lose on the first week
Since we were off last week, we open with a quick tribute to the genius of Gil Scott-Heron.
We're losing too many great ones, in all genres.

Please follow the link above to buy my version of the new Kaiser Chiefs album. It's really good, I promise!

Remember, if you want to download the last half hour of the show you have to go to the Sunday archives and download
it separately. The technicians are hard at work to make it all one download soon. I'll try to add it to the download feature here on this page but you may have to do it from
Lots of great tracks tonight so enjoy.

gil scott-heron & jamie xx - running
smoove - the revolution will be televised
the vaccines - if u wanna
horrors - still life
yuck - milkshake
morning parade - a&e
beau & the arrows -
club smith - no friend of mine
friendly fires - running away
mazes - summer hits
strawhouses - batteries
art brut - martin kemp welch five-a-side football rules!
[strangers] - if i found love
adele - rumour has it
lp sessions - arctic monkeys "suck it and see"
arctic monkeys - the hellcat spangled shalalala
arctic monkeys - piledriver waltz
lp sessions - kaiser chiefs ""the future is medieval"
kaiser chiefs - little shocks
kaiser chiefs - out of focus
the wild swans - liquid mercury
young rebel set - fall hard
gallops - guns of brixton
alice gold - orbiter
get people - away
tribes - hands up for the hipsters (blank studio session)
the black ships - rain down on me
munich - all sussed out
trembling blue stars - between stations
girls names - no more words
the wombats - 1996
the laurel collective - sunshine buddy
big deal - talk
hudson mohawke - joy fantastic feat. olivier daysoul

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for May 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. PALA (LP) ... Friendly Fires (XL)
2. SMOTHER (LP) ... Wild Beasts (Domino)
3. DON'T SIT DOWN 'CAUSE I'VE MOVED YOUR CHAIR ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
4. HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS (LP) ... Help Stamp Out Loneliness (Where Its At Is Where You Are)
5. GOOD FOR NOTHING ... Hard Fi (Atlantic)
6. STILL HERE / FLY BY NIGHTS ... Brother (A&M / Octone Records)
7. BEER IN THE BREAKERS (LP) ... The Wave Pictures (Republic of Music)
8. INTO THE MURKY WATER (LP) ... The Leisure Society (Full Time Hobby)
9. NEON TRUTH / SHE IS THE ONE ... Various Cruelties (Almanac Recordings)
10. COLOUR OF THE TRAP (LP) ... Miles Kane (Columbia)
11. HELLABUSTER (LP) ... Box Codax (Republic of Music/FAB)
12. DEAD TO ME (LP) ... Girls Names (Tough Love/FAB)
13. THE JOYS OF LIVING 2008-2010 (LP) ... Sharks (Rise Records)
14. FEEL IT BREAK (LP) ... Austra (Domino)
15. UNITED ... Pete & The Pirates (Stolen Recordings)
16. SHARKBAIT ... Nico's Bike (Bubblegum Records)
17. CADENZA (LP) ... Dutch Uncles (Memphis Industries)
18. CRISIS WORKS (LP) ... Young Legionnaire (Wichita/Republic of Music)
19. THE AU EP ... Mammal Club (Everybodys Stalking)
20. ORPHEUS DESCENDING ... Edinburgh School For The Deaf (Bubblegum Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for May 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. May 21/11

Tonight's show had a special bonus feature - an extra half hour! So if you want to hear that half hour in the archives you have to go to the next show, Planet Funk, and download that to hear it.

Well, since the rapture kinda crapped out (which most of us with a toe in reality expected) we open the show with a track "With Each New Day" from About Group. I toyed with doing a theme show, but surprisingly there just aren't a lot of Brit Indie songs about the apocalypse!

Quick update, we will be pre-empted next week for special Detroit Electronic Music Fest programming. Not a surprise, I did see that coming really. But still disappointed that I won't be able to bring a show next week.
But upon our return the week after, that extra half hour will become permanent. We hope to have the archives sorted by then so that downloading the show will be easy for everyone concerned. So remember starting in June Cowboys & Indies will air from 10pm-12:30am.

about group - with each new day
ladytron - white elephant
chapel club - star
the strange death of liberal england - come on you young philosophers
pete & the pirates - united
new cassettes - televise this
peter hook & the light - pictures in my mind
pope joan - a drowning
strawhouses - malaise
arctic monkeys - brick by brick
girls names - i lose
girls names - séance on a wet afternoon
puressence - burma
the rialto burns - radiate
lp session - friendly fires "pala"
friendly fires - running away
friendly fires - hawaiian air
friendly fires - true love
poly styrene - thrash city
miles kane - kingcrawler
hard fi - good for nothing
the music - ghost hands (request)
fixers - crystals
dutch uncles - the ink
young knives - glasshouse
art brut - lost weekend
anna calvi - first we kiss
digits - rachel marie (cc)
james blake - lindisfarne I & II
planningtorock - the breaks
mammal club - otter
history of apple pie - you're so cool
golden grrrls - wrldpeace
mount kimbie - carbonated

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. May 14/11

Ever had one of those weeks? Actually, it was more like 10 days for me. Having your mind spinning for that long of time can cause some serious concentration

Absolutely love the album in the lp session tonight. Thanks to Bentley for the mp3s that made that possible. Plus loads of new stuff as well. Hope you enjoyed it.

wild palms - carnations
does it offend you yeah? - wrong time wrong planet
gruff rhys - sensations in the dark
boxer rebellion - the runner
guillemots - ice room
noah & the whale - l.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n.
frankie & the heartstrings - that postcard
the wave pictures - now your smile comes over in your voice
theme park - milk
the method - take your shot
the leisure society - dust on the dancefloor
the leisure society - although we are all lost
carl barât - this is the song
stalking horse - heathen head, howling heart
funeral suits - colour fade
lp session - help stamp out loneliness "help stamp out loneliness"
help stamp out loneliness - angelyne
help stamp out loneliness - cellophane
help stamp out loneliness - tracy tracy
the proctors - perfect world
just handshakes (we're british) - falling over our fear
these fine galleons - breaking the walls
young british artists - million miles
giana factory - rainbow girl (glasvegas remake)
glasvegas - stronger than dirt
austra - the choke (cc)
suuns - up past the nursery (cc)
gorillaz - detroit
jamie woon - street

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. May 7/11

After another fun Rewind! show, back to regular programming.
Hope you enjoyed it.

the kills - satellite
young legionnaire - nova scotia
hard fi - good for nothing
art brut - lost weekend
los campesinos! - light leaves, dark sees
arctic monkeys - don't sit down 'cause i've moved your chair
brother - high street, low lives
elbow - with love
big deal - talk
edinburgh school for the deaf - orpheus descending
wild beasts - bed of nails
wild beasts - reach a bit further
everything everything - final form
digits - pale green morning (cc)
austra - the future (cc)
lp session - box codax "hellabuster"
box codax - radical plains
box codax - i won't come back
box codax - sandy moffat
sharks - sweet harness
wheels - feel about me
miles kane - counting down the days
the wombats - last night i dreamt…
nico's bike - sharkbait
the history of apple pie - tug
help stamp out loneliness - palma violence
tall ships - plate tectonics
honour before glory - broken bottles, empty hearts

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rewind! show tracks for Sat. Apr. 30/11

As always the Rewind! shows are so much fun to do. So much great music to feature and so little time. We almost always run out of time and we did again last night. We got some top notch tracks in for your enjoyment.
Unfortunately, we open the show with the news that Poly Styrene (Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) lead singer of X-Ray Spex and solo artist in her own right passed away this week from cancer. So we open the show in her honour with her very first solo single and a track from X-Ray Spex. RIP Poly, you will be missed.

Cowboys & Indies returns next week in regular format with new releases, current faves and a lp session. Same indie time, same indie place! Every Saturday night 10pm-midnight only on CJAM 99.1FM and

x-ray spex - identity
mari elliot (poly styrene) - silly billy
nick lowe - cracking up
lou johnson - (there's) always something there to remind me
milltown brothers - which way should i jump?
the tweeds - i need that record
ladytron - playgirl
roxy music - ladytron
the spoons - talk back (cc)
martha & the muffins - paint by number heart (cc)
flesh for lulu - postcards from paradise (request)
primal scream - i'm losing more than i'll ever have
primal scream - loaded
the rolling stones - i don't know why
shriekback - everything that rises must converge
echo & the bunnymen - do it clean
suede - to the birds
the icicle works - in the cauldron of love
kate bush - the big sky
the box - l'affaire dumoutier (say to me) (cc)
m - keep it to yourself
art of noise - beat box
the lucy show - ephemeral (this is no heaven) (cc)
the wake - on our honeymoon / give up
language of flowers - if it's not you
the beloved - a hundred words

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for April 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ (LP) ... Glasvegas (Columbia)
2. WALK THE RIVER (LP) ... Guillemots (Geffen)
3. JEALOUS, DON'T YOU KNOW ... The Heartbreaks (Tri-Tone)
4. CAT'S EYES (LP) ... Cat's Eyes (Polydor)
5. I NEED THAT RECORD ... The View (Record Store Day)
6. LIVE THOSE DAYS TONIGHT ... Friendly Fires (XL)
7. MIDNIGHT WAVE EP ... Two Wounded Birds (Moshi Moshi)
8. ORNAMENTS FROM THE SILVER ARCADE (LP) ... Young Knives (Gadzook)
9. PASSIONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND ... Flashguns (Friends Vs Records)
10. GHOST HANDS ... The Music (The Music)
11. STREAMS / FEATHERS ... A Grave With No Name (No Pain In Pop)
12. GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN EP ... The Wildhouse (17 Seconds)
13. COME DOWN ... The Polysonic (The Polysonic)
14. ON A WIRE ... 2:54 (Republic of Music)
15. THE ENGLISH RIVIERA (LP) ... Metronomy (Because)
16. UP, GUARDS AND AT 'EM (LP) ... The Pigeon Detectives (Dance To The Radio)
17. THIS PHANTOM LIFE ... The Leisure Society (Full Time Hobby)
18. STATIC IN TRANSMISSION (LP) ... Spoons (Universal)
19. STRANGERS EP ... The Paris Riots (Queen Street Records)
20. CHAPTER, VERSE ... Young Legionnaire (Co-operative Music)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for April 2011