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' (allodarlin.com)
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 show....lol 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 perseverance....lol
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