Monday, December 31, 2012


Started the new year by looking back at 2012.
My Top Albums of 2012

1. 2:54 by 2:54
2. An Awesome Wave by Alt-J (∆)
3. Django Django by Django Django
4. Devotion by Jessie Ware
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. One Day I'm Going to Soar by Dexys
7. World, You Need A Change Of Mind by Kindness
8. The Bravest Man In The Universe by Bobby Womack
9. Shallow Bed by Dry The River
10. Kill For Love by Chromatics
11. Given To The Wild by The Maccabees
12. Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized
13. Bloom by Beach House
14. Ester by Trailer Trash Tracys
15. Funtimes by The Heartbreaks
16. Nocturne by Wild Nothing
17. Lucifer by Peaking Lights
18. Standing At the Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley
19. Toy by Toy
20. Oshin by Diiv
21. Other People's Problems by Breton
22. Come Of Age by The Vaccines
23. We'll Be The Moon by Fixers
24. Beacon by Two Door Cinema Club
25. Evans The Death by Evans The Death
26. Europe by Allo Darlin'
27. Luxury Problems by Andy Stott
28. Visions by Grimes
29. Good Don't Sleep by Egyptian Hip Hop
30. Bloodstreams by DZ Deathrays
31. Rooms Filled With Light by Fanfarlo
32. Prince Fatty Presents "Hollie Cook In Dub" by Hollie Cook
33. Interstellar by Frankie Rose
34. Into The Diamond Sun by Stealing Sheep
35. ((0)) by Hey Sholay
36. Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da by Madness
37. Confess by Twin Shadow
38. Play For Today by Ultrasound
39. Handwritten by The Gaslight Anthem
40. Our Nature by Savior Adore
41. Quarantine by Laurel Halo
42. This Is PiL by Public Image Limited
43. The North by Stars
44. The Only Place by Best Coast
45. The Orbserver In The Star House by The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry
46. Melody's Echo Chamber by Melody's Echo Chamber
47. Tiger Talk by Yukon Blonde
48. Be Strong by The 2 Bears
49. Shrines by Purity Ring
50. Maurice Narcisse by Eula

A few more lists to follow tomorrow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Be safe and happy.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Festive 50 Pt. 1 #50-26! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 29/12

The moment you have been waiting a year for. The 2012 Festive 50 countdown.
Yes, we named after it our idol John Peel's yearly countdown. Where John featured specific songs we concentrate on the artists and their year long output. So ours is all about the artists. We are paying tribute by using samples of John from various old broadcasts introducing the placings. This is only part 1 of 2 featuring #50-26.
So make sure you tune in next week to hear part 2 and to see who is #1 for 2012!

Some new material was still being released right through the holiday. Two new tracks (well..older demos but still new to us) from Pulp and Wild Beasts were dropped on Christmas day. Plus we have time for some other tracks that never received airplay. So we open with the brilliant new track from Pulp.

pulp - after you
#50 spector - chevy thunder
#49 the wedding present - you jane
#48 exlovers - starlight, starlight
#47 breathless - next time you fall
#46 totally enormous extinct dinosaurs - tapes & money
#45 man without country - closet addicts anonymous
#44 errors - cloud chamber
#43 splashh - all i wanna do
#42 bastille - flaws
#41 allo darlin' - northern lights
#40 golden fable - always golden
#39 the school - never thought i'd see the day
#38 born blonde - i just wanna be
#37 cast of cheers - goose
#36 field music - (i keep thinking about) a new thing
#35 mystery jets - greatest hits
#34 eugene mcguinness - shotgun
#33 hey sholay - dreamland
#32 the big pink - lose your mind
#31 tribes - sappho
#30 the cribs - stalagmites
#29 cheatahs - the swan
#28 model railway exhibition - jennifer's brother
#27 alunageorge - you know you like it
#26 the joy formidable - wolf's law
wild beasts - stray
paloma faith - never tear us apart
milk & biscuits - white noise
holy esque - tear
spc eco - hollow talk
winterhours - ocean heart

To download the show follow these handy links!
Part 1 10pm-midnight
Part 2 midnight-12:30am

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Strummerville! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 22/12

Strummerville Foundation – Cowboys & Indies Special 10:00PM – 12:30AM
Marc Cazabon officially closes out the day’s festivities with a look at the Strummerville Foundation: outlining their work and how they help indie bands. The Cowboys and Indies host will feature bands that have and are currently being helped through the works of the foundation. Also, he’ll take a look at the overseas charity work, like the founding of their music schools in Malawi & Sierra Leone.

stiff little fingers - strummerville
social distortion - death or glory
lily allen and mick jones - straight to hell
strummerville by don letts movie trailer
the clash - clash city rockers (alternate mix)
marc carroll - london calling
strummerville foundation trailer
nimmo & the gauntlets - chin up
mutant vinyl - acid honey
molotov jukebox - double dare
sly & reggie - dub save the queen
the laurels - waiting to die
the cottonettes - satisfy me
suicide bid - when the morning comes
pillars of dub - journeys of uncle dub
native sun - legacy
joe strummer & the mescaleros - tony adams
edwyn collins - 1977
the clash - louie louie (sandinista! out-take)
bank of joy - coat of ice
little switzerland - four years time
last winter dance party - the dawn chorus
the welcome committee - rich kids
littlemores - femme fagin
the mercanaries - hard to please
street parade - street parade
whiskey jax - bermuda lies
irie method - cold outside
the red lapels - it ain't easy
asian dub foundation feat. zebda - police on my back (live)

To download the show use these handy links;
Part 1 10pm-midnight
Part 2 midnight-12:30am

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Radio Bliss! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 15/12

Last regular show of the year! Next week we are proud to be part of the 3rd annual Joe Strummer Day. Cowboys & Indies will profile Strummerville and the foundations work supporting indie artists in the UK and the world.
The two weeks after that will be the annual Festive 50 countdown. Where we count back the top 50 artists of the year.

born blonde - radio bliss
by the sea - waltz away
the courteeners - lose control
everything everything - kemosabe
blur - under the westway
massive attack - be thankful for what you've got
ian skelly - caterpillar
esben & the witch - deathwaltz
peace - wraith
jake bugg - someone told me
paloma faith - just be
the associates - heart of glass
nadine shah - are you with me?
lp session - breathless "green to blue"
breathless - it's good to see you
breathless - rain down now
breathless - the same room without you
two wounded birds - if only we remain
2:54 - creeping
cast of cheers - trucks at night
sisters of mercy - amphetamine logic
adam ant - gun in your pocket
manic street preachers - motorcycle emptiness
biffy clyro - black chandelier
glass caves - eboracum
beak> - mono
katy b - danger w/ jacques greene
paul weller - dragonfly
viv albertine - in vitro
cornershop - non-stop radio feat. celeste
the birthday suit - uh-huh uh-huh
the co co colaz - round & round

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Last Of The Summer Wine! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 8/12

Better late than never seems to be the theme for tonight's show. We have a couple releases that are new to us over here in North America but are 2 years old each in their native UK. It appears that the Fuzzbox cover of Pop Muzik is from 2010 released during their reunion concerts. The Mutineers album in the LP session was released at least 1-2 years ago but has finally made it over to us via digital download.
Does it actually feel like 32 years ago? Today is the anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. So we featured a couple of John's tracks and some covers as well. Including, the brilliant cover of Jealous Guy by Roxy Music.
Only one regular show remains in 2012. Special shows will end this year and start the next. Cowboys & Indies is part of Joe Strummer Day festivities this year. Then after that The Festive 50 countdown will end the year with a bang!
After all doesn't everybody love year end lists? Working on mine now. What are yours? Let me know via the comments.

django django - life's a beach
eugene mcguinness - thunderbolt
john lennon - steel & glass
john lennon - nobody loves you (when you're down & out)
roxy music - jealous guy
ride - i don't want to be a soldier (live)
maxïmo park - isolation
johnny marr - the messenger
johnny marr - the right thing right
the fossil collective - on and on
ian skelly - cut from a star
rainy milo - bout you
night works - the eveningtime
katy b - aaliyah feat. Jessie ware
lp session - the mutineers "friends, lovers, rivals"
the mutineers - shadow kisses
the mutineers - the landlord's daughter
the mutineers - apologies
wu lyf - triumph
palma violets - last of the summer wine
by the sea - dream waters
seasfire - how do you sleep?
fuzzbox - 2000*muzik (pop muzik)
renegade soundwave - probably a robbery
pete shelley - telephone operator
toddla t feat shola ama - alive
jamie lidell - what a shame
unkle bob - letters ep teaser
the vaccines - aftershave ocean
toy - walk up to me
model railway exhibition - o jones
johnny parry chamber orchestra - find your way

Sunday, December 2, 2012

These Days I Dream Of Pyramids! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 1/12

If you read last weeks entry you know The Who was in town performing Quadrophenia. So we open the show with a couple tracks from their classic rock opera. Just as an aside, the remaster sounds light years better than the original. Do yourself a favour and snatch this one up.
The mind was working a little better this week and I actually remembered to play the tracks I intended to play. For a December there is still quite a bit of new material available. That plus 2 LP Sessions from a former Gene member and Born Blonde. Plus for good measure a set of Motown covers.
the who - the punk and the godfather
the who - bellboy
the family rain - trust me…i'm a genius
the sundowners - hummingbird
houdini dax - heavy tease
temples - prisms
lizzy & the yes men - deserts
witch hunt - chairman
foals - inhaler
club smith - no friend of mine
the mutineers - my words desert you
les mistons - fear of the dark
ocean colour scene - do yourself a favour
japan - ain't that peculiar
the associates - pastime paradise
lp session - martin rossiter "the defenestration of st. martin"
martin rossiter - sing it loud
martin rossiter - where there are pixels
martin rossiter - my heart's designed for pumping blood
paradise - endless wave
breathless - i want you to realise
money - who's going to love you now?
model railway exhibition - stolen goods
kindness - bombastic
breton - population density
andy stott - sleepless
alice russell - heartbreaker
the rolling stones - honey what's wrong
nadine shah - aching bones
born blonde - the architect
born blonde - these days i dream of pyramids
theme park - two hours
mystery jets - saviour (the hale bop)
kate nash - fri-end?
kirsty maccoll - you just haven't earned it yet baby

To download the show;
Every show that CJAM airs, including this one, is available for free download at or use these handy links;
Part 1 (10pm-midnight)
Part 2 (midnight-12:30am)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Monthly Indiessential chart for November 2012

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA (LP) ... Madness (Lucky 7/Cooking Vinyl)
2. SANS EP ... Cheatahs (Wichita)
3. FREE REIGN (LP) ... Clinic (Domino)
4. SLEEPWALKING EP ... Towns (Cartoon Records)
5. INHALER ... Foals (Transgressive)
6. SHELTER SONG ... Temples (Heavenly)
7. YOUNG HUNGER (LP) ... Chad Valley (Co-Op/Loose Lips Records)
8. THE VERMILLION BORDER (LP) ... Viv Albertine (The Cadiz Recording Co.)
9. SOMEONE NEEDS A RITUAL ... Torches (Heart Throb Records)
10. FEEL SO LOW ... No Ceremony/// (CPR Agency)
11. LUXURY PROBLEMS (LP) ... Andy Stott (Modern Love)
12. NEXT TIME YOU FALL ... Breathless (Tenor Vossa Records)
13. VACATION ... Splashh (Mercury/Luv Luv Luv)
14. THE MOTHER WE SHARE ... Chvrches (National Anthem)
15. APPETITE FOR CHIVALRY (LP) ... Club Smith (Tri Tone)
16. 10:20 (LP) ... The Twang (Jump The Cut Records)
17. THE BELL EP ... Post War Years (RCA)
18. HIBERNATION / CITY HALLS ... The Rialto Burns (Gung-Ho! Recordings)
19. THE JOHN WAYNE ... Little Green Cars (Uni/Island/Glassnote)
20. I STILL FOLLOW YOU ... Frankie & The Heartstrings (Pop Sex/Wichita)

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