Saturday, July 28, 2012

...And Don't the Kids Just Love It! Show tracks for Sat. July 28/12

With the Olympics in full swing now, we celebrate the London Olympics Indie style!
Tonight, a themed show playing tracks to do with the Olympics and London.
I found I had to be very literal because the amount of tracks would have been overwhelming. So I decided to concentrate on tracks that reference the Olympics and places in London in the song title. Still ended up with a wide varying selection.
Hope you enjoyed the show.

the clash - london calling (2012 rsd version)
spandau ballet - gold (2009 version)
808 state - olympic
shed seven - going for gold
microdisney - singer's hampstead home
madness - nw5
simple minds - chelsea girl
carter usm - the only living boy in new cross
the jam - a bomb in wardour street
new model army - archway towers
echo & the bunnymen - silver
roxy music - do the strand (live)
pet shop boys - king's cross
the smiths - london
david bowie - london bye ta ta
lily allen - ldn
kirsty maccoll - soho square
abc - tower of london
gene - london, can you wait?
cast - silver and gold
lloyd cole & the commotions - charlotte street
blur - threadneedle street
big audio dynamite - london bridge
zion train - 5 ring dub
suggs - camden town
chris spedding - portobello
pulp - bar italia
the kinks - denmark street
bananarama - hey young london
television personalities - parties in chelsea
idlewild - the bronze medal
the weekenders - inelegantly wasted in papa's penthouse pad in belgravia
saint etienne - london belongs to me
komputer - looking down on london
level 42 - heathrow

To download or follow;
Part 1 10pm-midnight
Part 2 midnight-12:30am

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Greatness & Perfection Of Love! Show tracks for Sat. July 21/12

"It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16 July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family," a message on the website said.

We open the show with a tribute to Jon with Never Before and Kula Shaker's version of Hush.

As promised, since if I played this on the air it would offend some people's delicate sensibilities. But they can't control the blog! lol Besides the language is not that bad and it's too good not to be featured somewhere.

If you missed the free download of Two Door Cinema Club's new single Sleep Alone it's streaming on their Soundcloud page.

deep purple - never before
kula shaker - hush
two door cinema club - sleep alone
the chevin - drive
mark gardener & robin guthrie - the places we go
father sculptor - frances
the vaccines - teenage icon
julian cope - the greatness & perfection of love (bbc session)
the heartbreaks - polly
tears for fears - change (extended version)
joss stone - teardrops
swing out sister - surrender
lianne la havas - no room for doubt feat willy mason
lp session - the cast of cheers "family"
the cast of cheers - pose mit
the cast of cheers - palace and run
the cast of cheers - trucks at night
laurence & the slab boys - mushroom
insect guide - don't you (forget about me)
blancmange - waves
the 1975 - the city
reverend & the makers - depth charge
the xx - angels
kindness - swingin' party
spectrasoul - light in the dark feat terri walker
grasscut - we fold ourselves
jimmy cliff - guns of brixton
the clash - version city
the beat - rough rider
ub40 - boom shacka lacka
madness - vietnam
deaf club - moving still

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Long Live The Struggle! Show tracks for Sat. July 14/12

Pulled out some "summer" themed tracks for tonight. Don't know why really, it's been officially summer for a couple weeks now. Maybe it's heat exhaustion.

Happy Bastille Day to our French listeners. Storm the palace!
For you this;

No proper album session tonight. But we did take a look at 4 new albums from The King Blues, The Crookes, Visions Of Trees & Saint Saviour. Mainly because I couldn't decide which one to make the proper session. OK call it a cop

metronomy - we broke free
friendly fires - pull me back to earth
bloc party - octopus
maxïmo park - the undercurrents
the heartbreaks - jealous, don't you know
the would be's - funny ha ha
blur - under the westway
bananarama - what a shambles
cat's eyes - face in the crowd
king charles - the brightest lights w/mumford & sons
the guillemots - fleet
alt j ∆ - tesselate
jessie ware - wildest moments (star slinger remix)
rumer - it could be the first day
the walker brothers - land of a 1000 dances
lp sessions - the king blues "long live the struggle" & the crookes "hold fast"
the king blues - this is my home
the king blues - power to the people
the crookes - american girls
the crookes - where did our love go?
bastille - bad blood
summer camp - city
tall ships - gallop
weird dreams - vague hotel
pale man made - train tracks
supergrass - she's so loose
the view - sour little sweety
the family rain - trust me…i'm a genius
folks - avalanche
the magnetic north - rackwick
aluna george - you know you like it
alpines - empire
lp sessions - visions of trees "s/t" & saint saviour "union"
visions of trees - we're all dust
visions of trees - everything awaits
saint saviour - liberty
saint saviour - this ain't no hymn
love amongst ruin - rise (P.I.L. cover)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Smoking Like The Barrel of a Gun! Show tracks for Sat. July 7/12

Smoking indeed. One of the best shows I've done in a while.
First time in a long while that all but 2 tracks were new releases (or at least first time plays). Still had more that I could have featured. I think I need a longer

As most of the free world has heard by now, Blur have released a new single. Their last? As far as they are saying it is. We featured both tracks tonight. I was thinking of doing a whole retrospective show on Blur when their big box set is released at the end of the month. What do you think?

Father Sculptor are recording & releasing a new song every fortnight throughout the summer of 2012. Make sure you head on into their site next Monday to download it for free.

bombay bicycle club - beg (tom moulton mix)
.torches. - sky blue & ivory
blur - under the westway
blur - the puritan
guMM - lionheart
seasfire - heartbeat
theme park - jamaica
coastal cities - relief
get people - grove
society - all that we've become
knickers - baby it's you
elia & the low tears - violens
magazine - thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin)
lp session - echo lake "wild peace"
echo lake - another day
echo lake - in dreams
echo lake - swimmers
father sculptor - rhein
meursault - flittin'
i like trains - mnemosyne
air to achilles - wild palms
the view - how long
the view - hold on now
the crookes - maybe in the dark
the would be's - ivy avenue
emeli sande - where i sleep
candice gordon - smoking like the barrel of a gun
the kills - satellite (the bug remix)
artmagic - down in the river
artmagic - the spark
fear of men - green sea
cheerleaders - puzzles
an blonds - breathed you out
châteaux - oh, darling

To download or follow;
Part 1 10pm-midnight
Part 2 midnight-12:30am

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monthly Indiessential chart for June 2012

1. AN AWESOME WAVE (LP) ... Alt-J ∆ (Infectious)
2. 2:54 (LP) ... 2:54 (Fat Possum)
3. FOE (LP) ... Man Without Country (Lost Balloon)
4. LET IT GO ... Fossil Collective (Dirty Hit)
5. TWO WOUNDED BIRDS (LP) ... Two Wounded Birds (Holiday Friends)
6. THE NATIONAL HEALTH (LP) ... Maxïmo Park (Co-operative Music)
7. ALL I WANNA DO ... Splashh (Splassh/AWAL)
8. HUSBANDS ... Savages (Pop Noire)
9. CRUEL BRITANNIA EP ... The Chapman Family (Best Before Records)
10. APNEA (LP) ... O.Children (Deadly People)
11. IN OUR HEADS (LP) ... Hot Chip (Domino)
12. WORDS & MUSIC (LP) ... Saint Etienne (Universal)
13. HOLD ON ME ... NO CEREMONY /// (CPR Agency)
14. SIGN IN, DREAM ON, DROP OUT! ... Poppy & The Jezebels (Gumball Machine)
15. CELESTINE ... Spector (Polydor)
16. THIS IS P.I.L. (LP) ... Public Image Ltd. (PiL Official)
17. ONE DAY I'M GOING TO SOAR (LP) ... Dexys (BMG)
18. BRILLIANT (LP) ... Ultravox (Eden/Chrysalis)
19. LANGUAGE (LP) ... Zulu Winter (Arts & Crafts)
20. THE WAR ROOM EP ... Public Service Broadcasting (Test Card)

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