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