Friday, August 31, 2012

Monthly Indiessential chart for August 2012

1. JAMAICA ... Theme Park (Transgressive Records)
2. DEATH OF A RUDE BOY ... Madness (free download)
3. SYH ... Egyptian Hip Hop (R&S Records)
4. TEENAGE ICON ... The Vaccines (Columbia/Sony)
5. THE INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE (LP) ... Eugene McGuinness (Domino)
6. FOUR (LP) ... Bloc Party (Frenchkiss)
7. ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS (LP) ... Spector (Polydor)
8. MOON / CLOUD ... The June Brides (Occultation/Slumberland)
9. ...LET'S MAKE A VOW EP ... Model Railway Exhibition (Forward Defensive)
10. COARED EP ... Cheatahs (Marshall Teller)
11. PLAY THE SONGS OF SCORPIO RISING (LP) ... Peggy Sue (Peggy Sue)
12. BAD BLOOD ... Bastille (Virign)
13. DO IT WRONG ... The History Of Apple Pie (Marshall Teller)
14. SKY BLUE & IVORY ... Torches (Fractions Of One)
15. SKULL & BONES ... Folks (Big Flame/Ignition)
16. CANINES (LP) ... Shrag (Fortuna POP!)
17. HANDS WILL SHAKE (LP) ... Call The Doctor (Glasstone)
18. THE EVENINGTIME ... Night Works (Loose Lips)
19. SPECTRE ... Curxes (Curxes)
20. SUGARLOAF ... Golden Fable (Full of Joy Records/Tri-Tone)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for August 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Just Like Old Times! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 25/12

I am really glad co-founder of the show, Scott, was able to come down and be part of the show tonight. He figures it's been at least 4 years since he has been down to co-host. I have no sense of time and thought it was longer than that. It also was fortunate to happen a week after the show's birthday. We started all those years ago on the third Saturday in August.

the joy formidable - wolf's law
clowns - idiot bouncing
kitchens of distinction - the 3rd time we opened the capsule
the fixx - anyone else
the twang - mainline
madness - the death of a rude boy
the june brides - january moon
two door cinema club - sleep alone
the heartbreaks - delay, delay
as elephants are - war cry
british electric foundation - there's a ghost in my house
blow monkeys - superfly
lianne la havas - lost & found
lp session - bloc party "four"
bloc party - real talk
bloc party - kettling
bloc party - valis (other me)
model railway exhibition - you're a stranger
virals - shake it up
peace - california
big wave - dying on the vine
joss stone - i don't want to be with nobody but you
aluna george - your drums, your love
tracey thorn - hormones (for Claire)
stealing sheep - genevieve
fossil collective - outliers
cheatahs - ripper
night works - the eveningtime

To download follow these handy links;
Part 1 -
Part 2 -

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Invitation To The Voyage! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 18/12

The week from hell, I didn't think it was going to end. It seriously felt like 2 weeks in 1.
I hope you enjoyed last weeks Blur special. I hope I didn't over-Blur some of you. But back to regular business this week. And what a way to kick off with new tracks from Madness, Tender Trap, Nature Set, Toddla T and Egyptian Hip Hop. Plus album sessions from Eugene McGuinness and Spector. For good measure we closed the show with a preview of the new Heavy album.

To download Madness "Death Of A Rude Boy" for free, follow this handy link;

And the same goes for the latest Father Sculptor free download;

fossil collective - satellite
artmagic - the spark
madness - death of a rude boy
the moons - jennifer (sits alone) acoustic
the kills - dreams
bat for lashes - laura
tender trap - step one
nature set - avalanche
deaf club - moving still
as elephants are - war cry
thee spivs - flickin' v's
toddla t - alive feat shola ama
night works - i tried so hard
alpines - chances
lp session - eugene mcguinness "the invitation to the voyage"
eugene mcguinness - sugarplum
eugene mcguinness - concrete moon
eugene mcguinness - japanese cars
elbow - first steps
father sculptor - aristide
la shark - monsieur l'homme moderne
egyptian hip hop - syh
curxes - spectre
bordeauxxx - the beach girls and the monster
theme park - jamaica
joss stone - (for god's sake) give more power to the people
lianne la havas - don't wake me up
roachford - cuddly toy (feel for me)
lp session - spector "enjoy it while it lasts"
spector - friday night, don't ever let it end
spector - no adventure
spector - never fade away
casablanca - yes
peggy sue - my boyfriends back
the heavy - big bad wolf
the heavy - just my luck

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur 21! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 11/12

With Blur releasing the career spanning box set Blur21 and the Olympics closing ceremonies just around the corner, it's the perfect time to dedicate a whole show to Blur. Not just because they're one of my fave bands ever!
Almost every song featured on the show is from the box set except for The Puritan (why it's not in the box is a mystery) and a few covers. Every album was represented plus plenty of b-sides and tracks from the rarities discs.
I hope you enjoyed the show and hope I didn't over-Blur you!

the puritan
the universal (for Miki)
fool (seymour 4-track demo)
don't bomb when you're the bomb
maggie may
no distance left to run
people in europe
get out of cities
money makes me crazy (deepest darkest devon mix)
eine kleine lift musik
1 (bill laswell session 2000)
out of time (zoe ball xfm session)
kissin' time (marianne faithfull & blur)
london loves
i'm just a killer for your love
best days
let's all go down the strand
fool's day (record store day 2010)
the wassailing song (7” giveaway at hibernian club, fulham)
oliver's army
sunday sleep (sunday sunday andy partridge version)
high cool (7" master)
crazy beat
music is my radar
oily water
movin' on
birthday (seymour demo)
young & lovely
death of a party (demo-fan club single)

Download the show at or use these handy quick links;
Part 1 10pm-midnight -
Part 2 midnight-12:30 -

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Let's Build A Fort! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 4/12

the maccabees - ayla
fanfarlo - tightrope
bloc party - day four
delphic - good life
man without country - iceberg
two door cinema club - sleep alone
maxïmo park - reluctant love
baltic fleet - midnight train
crystal fighters - i love london
hot chip - now there is nothing
the heavy - what makes a good man?
peggy sue - hit the road jack
peggy sue - (love is like a) heatwave
rumer - sara smile
lp sessions - shrag "canines" & call the doctor "hands will shake"
shrag - tears of a landlord
shrag - devastating bones
call the doctor - closer to home
call the doctor - flaws
artmagic - the choice
the june brides - cloud
the would be's - ivy avenue
golden fable - sugarloaf
elephant - golden
the history of apple pie - do it wrong
cheatahs - let's build a fort
post war glamour girls - tremor
2:54 - circuitry
joss stone - one love in my lifetime
night works - the eveningtime
amy winehouse & paul weller - i heard it through the grapevine (live)
elia & the low tears - violins
big wave - the roots of love (come tumbling down)
folks - skull and bones
kate nash - underestimate the girl
chapel club - sleep alone

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Monthly Indiessential chart for July 2012

1. UNDER THE WESTWAY ... Blur (Parlophone)
2. WE'LL BE THE MOON (LP) ... Fixers (Dolphin Love)
3. CHEEKY FOR A REASON (LP) ... The View (Cooking Vinyl)
4. SLEEP ALONE ... Two Door Cinema Club (Kitsuné/Co-operative Music)
5. RHEIN / FRANCES ... Father Sculptor (free download)
6. MOTH (LP) ... Exlovers (The Young And Lost Club)
7. ALWAYS EP ... Summer Camp (Apricot/Moshi Moshi)
8. WILD PEACE (LP) ... Echo Lake (No Pain In Pop)
9. @REVEREND_MAKERS (LP) ... Reverend & The Makers (Cooking Vinyl)
10. FAMILY (LP) ... The Cast Of Cheers (School Boy Error/V2)
11. HARMONIZE EP ... Get People (Mercury)
13. BECOME THE ONE YOU LOVE (LP) ... Artmagic (Artmagic Music)
14. HOLD FAST (LP) ... The Crookes (Fierce Panda)
15. UNION (LP) ... Saint Saviour (Surface Area)
16. VISIONS OF TREES (LP) ... Visions Of Trees (Republic of Music)
17. LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLE (LP) ... The King Blues (Transmission Recordings)
18. DREAMLAND ... Born Blonde (Moriarty The Cat Records)
19. GOLDEN ... Elephant (Memphis Industries)
20. ANTARCTICA ... Sound Of Guns (Distiller Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for July 2012