Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Albums Of 2015 - My Personal Picks

1. Hinterland by Lonelady
2. The Magic Whip by Blur
3. Chorusgirl by Chorusgirl
4. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
5. Not Real by Stealing Sheep
6. Mythologies by Cheatahs
7. Saturns Pattern by Paul Weller
8. Urth by Kagoule
9. A Dream Outside by Gengahr
10. Why Choose by Shopping
11. In Colour by Jamie XX
12. Currents by Tame Impala
13. The Making Of by The Bohicas
14. I Wasn't Born To Lose You by Swervedriver
15. Subculture by The Selecter
16. Born Under Satan by Django Django
17. Wild Nights by Pins
18. Modern Nature by The Charlatans
19. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
20. For All My Sisters by The Cribs
21. What Went Down by Foals
22. Anthems For Doomed Youth by The Libertines
23. Ultimate Painting by Ultimate Painting
24. Dissemble by Autobahn
25. Real Life by Real Lies
26. No Cities To Love by Sleater-Kinney
27. Illuminations by Lusts
28. Land by Novella
29. Wasting Away And Wondering by The School
30. Marks To Prove It by The Maccabees
31. Chasing Yesterday by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
32. More Heat! More Panic! by The Manhattan Love Suicides
33. Key Markets by Sleaford Mods
34. Wire by Wire
35. Mothers by Swim Deep
36. Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance by Belle & Sebastian
37. Music Complete by New Order
38. Falsework by Young Galaxy
39. Dream Soda by Demob Happy
40. Dumb Flesh by Blanck Mass
41. Danger In The Club by Palma Violets
42. The Light In You by Mercury Rev
43. California Nights by Best Coast
44. O Shudder by Dutch Uncles
45. Slowness by Outfit
46. Sundowners by Sundowners
47. All We Are by All We Are
48. Citizen Zombie by The Pop Group
49. Few More Days To Go by Fufanu
50. Man It Feels Like Space Again by Pond

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best Tracks Of 2015 - My Personal Picks

Compiling this list was made really hard after the loss of all my digital audio from Jan to Aug.
Hope I didn't leave something out. But these were the tracks in my head and on repeat, especially the Top 5!

1. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending by The Charlatans
2. There Are Too Many Of Us by Blur
3. St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson by Mike Garry & Joe Duddell
4. Feeling OK by Best Coast
5. Spit It Out by The Maccabees
6. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
7. Johnny Delusional by F F S
8. Do I Love You? by The School
9. Handsome by The Vaccines
10. Loud Places by Jamie XX (feat. Romy)
11. Huarache Lights by Hot Chip
12. Let It Happen by Tame Impala
13. The Answer by Savages
14. Zero Triptych by Girls Names
15. Dreaming Of Another Girl by The Hidden Charms
16. Cut Me And I'll Bleed by Blossoms
17. Bros by Wolf Alice
18. City by Spring King
19. National Plastics by Pretty Vicious
20. Sleep by Night Flowers
21. Priestess by Pumarosa
22. Sparks by Beach House
23. Blush by White
24. Ill Song by Ill
25. Enabler by Evans The Death
26. Autodidact by Swervedriver
27. Blackstar by David Bowie
28. Sleeper by Our Girl
29. Sucker by The Big Moon
30. The Party Line by Belle & Sebastian
31. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
32. Flame by Sundara Karma
33. Socatra by Coquin Migale
34. Ask Me Again by Sahara
35. Love Song by Ist Ist
36. Resonate by Avec Sans
37. Dopamine by DIIV
38. Deeper Than Love by Colleen Green
39. Snakeskin by Deerhunter
40. I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around by Chromatics
41. Hand To Mouth by Fehm
42. Elastic Heart by SIA
43. Beautiful Blue Sky by Ought
44. Teenage Talk by St. Vincent
45. Omega Grey by Childcare
46. Flesh Without Blood by Grimes
47. I Had This Thing - Röyksopp
48. Spinning Wheel by Black Honey
49. La Loose by Waxahatchee
50. The Eterniturtle by The Froth

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Be Merry & Festive (Part One)! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 26/15

Hope you enjoyed the special Holiday show. First half Christmas/Holiday/Seasonal songs. And the second half The 2015 Festive 50 Part 1!
Tune in next Saturday at 9PM for Part 2! We will count back #35 - #1!
Although named after our idols classic yearly countdown ours differs in one aspect. John's counted back specific singles as voted by the listeners.
Ours is dedicated to a bands/artists yearly output and not to a specific release. So it counts all releases, singles and albums, and places the band/artist in the countdown. This is determined partly by you through the monthly charts. Your requests and comments determine those placings which in turn compile the year end countdown.

futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
cleaners from venus - glammy little christmas
the courteneers - winter wonderland
dark horses - boxing day
glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)
simon love - walking in a winter wonderland
slow club - christmas (baby please come home)
palma violets - last christmas on planet earth
long blondes - christmas is cancelled
poly styrene - black christmas
money - a cocaine christmas and an alcoholic's new year
the primitives - you trashed my christmas
the shinies - boxing day
saint etienne - i was born on christmas day
faye & the scrooges - christmas number one
camera obscura - the blizzard
summer camp - christmas wrapping
belle & sebastian - santa claus
menace beach - holidays are heavy
future islands - last christmas
frankie & the heartstrings - (too right) it's christmas feat. edwyn collins
lucky soul - lonely this christmas
circa waves - something like you (war child)
smoke fairies - snow globe blizzard
paul haig - christiana
-----2015 festive 50 countdown part 1
pulp - countdown
#50 noel gallagher's high flying birds - ballad of the mighty i
#49 demob happy - succubus
#48 new order - singularity
#47 the big moon - sucker
#46 spring king - city
#45 palma violets - danger in the club
#44 white - future pleasures
#43 lucid dream - unchained dub
#42 ultimate painting - woken by noises
#41 editors - life is a fear
#40 the bohicas - to die for
#39 carl barât and the jackals - a storm is coming
#38 sundowners - soul responding
#37 lusts - temptation
#36 outfit - framed

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monthly Indiessential chart for December 2015

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SLEEPER / LEVEL ... Our Girl (Cannibal Hymns)
2. ARE YOU READY FOR ME ... Pretty Vicious (Virgin)
3. NEVER THERE ... Liines (Liines)
4. LOVE YOU CAUSE YOU'RE THERE .. Hidden Charms (Deltasonic)
5. TAFFY COME HOME ... Telegram (GramGram Records)
6. MEET THE FOETALS (LP) ... The Foetals (PNKSLM Recordings)
7. PULL MY ARM ... Flowers (Fortuna Pop!)
8. WHITEST BOY ON THE BEACH ... Fat White Family (Without Consent)
9. HEART MAP RUBRIC (LP) ... The Fiction Aisle (Chord Orchard)
10. NO EP ... Yak (Third Man Records)
11. SNOW FLED (LP) ... Vapour Night (Vapour Night)
12. PYRAMID SCHEME ... Escapists (Secret Dinosaur Records)
13. HORSES AT NIGHT ... Still Corners (Still Corners)
14. THE SIXTH TIME AROUND (LP) ... Black Market Karma (Flower Power Records)
15. UNDER MY SPELL ... Hey Bulldog (Hey Bulldog)
16. CURSED / RUSK ... Lull (Plastic Fish Records)
17. BEINGS (LP) ... Lanterns On The Lake (Bella Union)
18. BRITISH KNEE SPEARS (LP) ... VwarmphF (Cath 'n' Dad Records)
19. VOL. 1 EP ... Francis Lung (Songs Records)
20. CHEMICALS OF THE IMAGINATION (LP) ... The Candle Thieves (The Candle Thieves)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Guess Who's Been On Match Of The Day! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 19/15

Holiday Schedule!
Sat. Dec. 26th Boxing Day, Christmas/holiday show with Festive 50 Part One
Sat. Jan. 2nd Festive 50 Part Two
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from Cowboys & Indies!

cheatahs - murasaki
lucid dream - the darkest day/head musik
london music works - match of the day theme (RIP Jimmy Hill)
frank sidebottom - guess who's been on match of the day?
the train set - she's gone
squeeze - the beautiful game
the hooton tennis club - p.o.w.e.r.f.u.l. p.i.e.r.r.e.
the hidden charms - love you cause you're there
fvc - walking
lauren laverne - i fell out of a tree
ash - bring back the summer
new order - superheated
the anchoress - you and only you feat paul draper
the anchoress - doesn't kill you
hot chip - white wine and fried chicken
the beloved - hello
i set the sea on fire - tastes like funk
fat white family - whitest boy on the beach
-----northern soul spotlight
the montclairs - just can't get away
barbara acklin - love makes a woman
willie hutch - lucky to be loved by you
the spiral starecase - more today than yesterday
-----lp session - the fiction aisle "heart map rubric"
the fiction aisle - love come save me
the fiction aisle - what's a man to do?
the fiction aisle - the sea rolls on forever
david bowie - lazarus
graham bond - summertime with duffy power
ten years after - adventures of a young organ
the lightning seeds - pure
chorusgirl - dream on, baby blue
these animal men - light emitting electrical wave
wolf girl - deep sea diving
black honey - spinning wheel
weirds - blood test
black market karma - timed response
black market karma - at either end (the twin)
julian cope - julian in the underworld
mogwai - hunted by a freak
swervedriver - last rites
estrons - aliens
the kinks - wonderboy

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

No Songs Tomorrow! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 12/15

Sorry still having computer router issues so this post will short and sweet. No bells, whistles, videos or music links.
Maybe one day I can rejoin the rest of the free world and have a working router for internet

savages - t.i.w.y.g.
allusondrugs - sunset yellow
pretty vicious - are you ready for me
the crookes - the world is waiting
our girl - level
virgin kids - cracks in a colour
yak - alas salvation
love buzzard - superglue
flowers - pull my arm
telegram - it's not very easy
still corners - horses at night
the hotelles - dreamboat
teleman - fall in line
trash - sad boys (all i wanna do)
the 1975 - ugh!
pure youth - new november
the clash - one more time
the clash - one more dub
half pint - cry cry
half pint - cry cry dub
-----northern soul spotlight
the montclairs - just can't get away
willie kendrick - you can't bypass love
willie hutch - lucky to be loved by you
the vibrations - cause you're mine
-----lp session - the foetals "meet the foetals"
the foetals - i'm down
the foetals - together
the foetals - the world isn't that big
the foetals - move on
terminal gods - movement
vapour night - here and back again
editors - ocean of night
u.v. pop - no songs tomorrow (7" version)
forced random - go get it
saltwater sun - wild
bloom - voices
vwarphf - the black sunshine (behind the lines)
victories at sea - bloom
paul weller - going my way
peter gabriel - family snapshot
ultimate painting - sweet chris
strawberry whiplash - time takes you away
the flatmates - you held my heart
wire - in manchester
sisteray - a wise man said
found - a souvenir for every hope you had


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Succomb To The Beat Surrender! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 5/15

OK it's been decided. The Festive 50 will return to it's two week broadcast. December 26th show will feature Christmas and Holiday songs for the first half of the show. The second half of the show we will start the 2015 Festive 50 countdown. Finishing the countdown on January 2nd. It will most likely be 10-15 on the first Saturday and the final 35-40 on the second Saturday. I think it's important to play all the artists who are in the countdown. Mark your calendars!

eagles of death metal - save a prayer (duran duran cover)
savages - i love you all the time (eagles of death metal cover)
suede - like kids
bloc party - the good news
keroscene - regret
yak - no
oh wonder - without you
oh wonder - all we do
the coral - put the sun back
the vryll society - metropolis
stealing sheep - love
sundowners - into the light
django django - beginning to fade
nzca lines - two hearts
arthur beatrice - who returned?
permanent wave - sister midnight
the associates - even dogs in the wild
this is the bridge - it's all gone
-----northern soul spotlight
the spellbinders - help me (get myself back together again)
bill bush - i'm waiting
the vibrations - gonna get along without you now
fred hughes - baby boy
-----lp session - vapour night "snow fled"
vapour night - godless
vapour night - ancient youth
vapour night - house of water
the who - la-la-la lies
the jam - beat surrender
the milk - don't give up the night
tibet - in my head
the flatmates - when you were mine (prince cover)
mystery jets - telomere
james - to my surprise
sweat - be complete
childcare - omega grey
lanterns on the lake - of dust & matter
lanterns on the lake - the crawl
embers - the bitten tongue
lull - cursed
whyte horses - natural mistakes
psyence - you & i
tiny giant - seeing everything as though it is real
glass host - late nights

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monthly Indiessential chart for November 2015

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. CHORUSGIRL (LP) ... Chorusgirl (FortunaPOP!)
2. MYTHOLOGIES (LP) ... Cheatahs (Wichita)
3. OUTSIDERS ... Suede (Warner Music UK)
4. CHARLEMAGNE ... Blossoms (Virgin/EMI)
5. EP II ... Sundara Karma (RCA)
6. MODERN DANCING (LP) ... Traams (FatCat)
7. HEX ... Mt. Wolf (CRC Music)
8. HIGHTIMES ... The Big Pink (B3SCI Records)
9. STORMY ... Coves (1965 Records)
10. COURTING THE SQUALL (LP) ... Guy Garvey (Polydor)
11. HOOVES OF DOUBT EP ... Dry The River (Transgressive)
12. FIND WHAT YOU LOVE AND LET IT KILL YOU (LP) ... Hurricane #1 (Tapete)
13. WHO ARE YOU? ... Spring King (Highs And Lows)
14. PANGEA EP ... The Vryll Society (Deltasonic)
15. DEMONS TO DIAMONDS (LP) ... Visage (August Day)
17. DISSOLVER (LP) ... Younghusband (ATP Recordings)
18. LIMOUSINE ... Beach Baby (Uni/Island)
19. LOVEBLOOD ... Surge (Surge Records)
20. OUT OF THE RAIN ... The Hummingbirds (Gladstone)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2015