Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cowboys & Indies 2017 Festive 50 Complete List!

Cowboys & Indies 2017 Festive 50
2. The Horrors
3. Ride
4. Paul Weller
5. Gorillaz
6. Temples
7. Inheaven
8. The Charlatans
9. Wolf Alice
10. Shed Seven
11. British Sea Power
12. Mogwai
13. Pumarosa
14. All We Are
15. Kasabian
16. Catholic Action
17. Pins
18. Secret Shine
19. The Orielles
20. Elbow
21. Martin Carr
22. Cabbage
23. Dream Wife
24. Yassassin
25. Kite Base
26. Moonlandingz
27. Paul Draper
28. Saint Etienne
29. The Clientele
30. Sea Pinks
31. The Big Moon
32. Wire
33. Pete Fij & Terry Bickers
34. Desperate Journalist
35. Trailer Trash Tracys
36. Autobahn
37. Girl Ray
38. Serpent Power
39. Childcare
40. Softer Still
41. Red Kite
42. The Van T's
43. Queen Zee & The Sasstones
44. Jesus And Mary Chain
45. I, Ludicrous
46. Flyte
47. Alt J
48. The XX
49. White Room
50. Ulrika Spacek

The 2017 Festive 50 Part 2! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 30/17

There you have it! Another year in the books at Cowboys & Indies. Thanks for joining us this year and hope you enjoyed the trip. See ya next year!

pulp - countdown
#35 trailer trash tracys - eden machine
#34 desperate journalist - be kind
#33 pete fij & terry bickers - let's get lost together
#32 wire - short elevated period
#31 the big moon - sucker
#30 sea pinks - gonalong
#29 the clientele - constellations echo lanes
#28 saint etienne - heather
#27 paul draper - feeling my heart run slow
#26 the moonlandingz - sweet saturn mine
#25 kite base - soothe
#24 yassassin - cherry pie
#23 dream wife - somebody
#22 cabbage - gibraltar ape
#21 martin carr - damocles
#20 elbow - all disco
#19 the orielles - sugar tastes like salt
#18 secret shine - to the well
#17 pins - serve the rich
#16 catholic action - doing well
#15 kasabian - bless this acid house
#14 all we are - human
#13 pumarosa - dragonfly
#12 mogwai - brain sweeties
#11 british sea power - bad bohemian
#10 shed seven - better days
#9 wolf alice - don't delete the kisses
#8 the charlatans - over again
#7 inheaven - vultures
#6 temples - roman god-like man
#5 gorillaz - we got the power feat jehnny beth
#4 paul weller - mother ethiopia part 1
#3 ride - cali
#2 the horrors - world below
#1 slowdive - star roving


Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Personal Songs Of The Year 2017

And finally my fave songs of the year. "Songs" because they could singles, EP tracks or album tracks. Basically whatever songs played on repeat for me throughout the year. I only numbered the top 3, mainly because the rest were just too hard to put in an order. So the remainder of the list is in a "loose" order of preference.

01. Sugar Tastes Like Salt by The Orielles
02. Last Breath by FEHM
03. Cali by Ride
Roman Godlike Man by Temples
Sugar For The Pill by Slowdive
Vultures by INHEAVEN
I'm Feeling The Deep State by Moderate Rebels
Doing Well by Catholic Action
Bless This Acid House by Kasabian
Silenced By The Roar by Deux Furieuses
Something To Remember Me By by The Horrors
Cherry Pie by Yassassin
Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin by Snapped Ankles
Something For Your M.I.N.D. by Superorganism
Stuck In The Mud by Ghost Car
Somebody by Dream Wife
Wishing Well by Softer Still
Strobe Lights by Estrons
There's A Honey by Pale Waves
Explore by Sundara Karma
Dig by Black Honey
Aggrophobe (feat. Iggy Pop) by Pins
Walking Wounded by Cross Wires
Build A Building by Firestations
Gibraltar Ape by Cabbage
Nothing Is by W. H. Lung
Love Is Superficial by Starsha Lee
AC by Sugarmen
Silk Spirit by Drahla
Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You) by Childcare
Chained To The Rhythm by Katy Perry
You Are The Problem Here by First Aid Kit
The Louvre by Lorde
Concrete by Shame
Tell Each Other Lies by Thyla
Get These Things Out Of My Head by Pale Honey
The Weekend by SZA
High Ticket Attractions by The New Pornographers
The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness by The National
Only Once Away My Son by Brian Eno & Kevin Shields
St. Purple & Green by Wolf Alice
Say Something Loving by The XX
Anacrusis by Mt. Wolf
We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth) by Gorillaz
Right Before Your Eyes by ist ist
Call The Police by LCD Soundsystem
Lead, SD by Manchester Orchestra
Limb By Limb by Names
Lipstick Coch by Adwaith
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Emerald Hands by SeaWitches
Elsewhere by Ysgol Sul
The Hype by Shopping
Every Valley by Public Service Broadcasting
The Golden Age of Not Even Trying by DEAD!
Superstar Dub by Hollie Cook
Even The Stars by The Rainkings
Tic Tac Toe by Django Django
Little Of Your Love by Haim
Mother Ethiopia by Paul Weller
Carrion by Gengahr
Monsieur Automaton by Kagoule
Out To Sea by Love Parade
Cave by Future Islands
Mad As Hell by U.S. Girls
Run Run (Morning Sun) by UV-TV
Automaton by Jamiroquai
Great Beauty by Sundowners
Everything Now by Arcade Fire
Slicked by Weaves
Brother by Meatraffle
Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya by Yonaka
XIII by Dark Horses
Twice by Jagara
Pretty Good For A Girl by Pussy Liquor

Friday, December 29, 2017

My Personal Albums Of The Year 2017

My personal favourite albums of the year proved to be a lengthy list this year. I thought there were was a lot of great music released this year. So I decided to do something different this year. Because of the radio show I tend to be exposed to quite a lot of artists from the UK. It is by far not the only country of origin for me but a result of the show. So I figured I would do something a little different and separate the albums into two categories, the UK and ROW (rest of the world). Agree with my choices or not but I hope you enjoy.
My Top UK Albums 2017
1. Inheaven by Inheaven
2. Slowdive by Slowdive
3. Interplanetary Class Classics by The Moonlandingz
4. Visions Of A Life by Wolf Alice
5. The Witch by Pumarosa
6. Blue Field by Luxembourg Signal
7. Love In The 4th Dimension by The Big Moon
8. Earl Grey by Girl Ray
9. Latent Whispers by Kite Base
10. Sunny Hills by All We Are
11. Music For The Age Of Miracles by The Clientele
12. Grow Up by Desperate Journalist
13. A Kind Revolution by Paul Weller
14. Madonnatron by Madonnatron
15. Electric Looneyland by Serpent Power
16. Weather Diaries by Ride
17. Robyn Hitchcock by Robyn Hitchcock
18. Outside The Echo Chamber by Coldcut x On-U Sound
19. There Is Only Now by Secret Shine
20. English Tapas by Sleaford Mods
21. Brutalism by Idles
22. Different Days by The Charlatans
23. V by The Horrors
24. Modern Kosmology by Jane Weaver
25. Qualia by Andrew Weatherall
26. Prince of Tears by Baxter Dury
27. Let The Dancers Inherit The Party by British Sea Power
28. Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect by Sundara Karma
29. Take Flight by Maya Jane Coles
30. Holiday Destination by Nadine Shah
31. The Loved Ones by Flyte
32. Spooky Action by Paul Draper
33. The Moral Crossing by Autobahn
34. Every Country's Sun by Mogwai
35. Who Built the Moon? by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
36. Volcano by Temples
37. Come Play The Trees by Snapped Ankles
38. In Memory Of by Catholic Action
39. Silver / Lead by Wire
40. Songs From The Sides Of Lorries by I, Ludicrous
41. Little Fictions by Elbow
42. Part 2 by Brix & The Extricated
43. Night Of The Living Electrical Appliances by Girl One & The Grease Guns
44. Stellular by Rose Elinor Dougall
45. As You Were by Liam Gallagher
46. Goodbye Welwyn Garden City by S*M*A*S*H
47. Swansey To Hornsey by Trampolene
48. Are You Listening? by The Franklys
49. Home Counties by Saint Etienne
50. Adiós Señor Pussycat by Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band
51. As Light Return by The Telescopes
52. Strike A Match by Sacred Paws
53. We Are Millionaires by Pete Fij & Terry Bickers
54. Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens
55. I'm Not Your Man by Marika Hackman
My Top ROW Albums 2017
1. II by The Courtneys
2. A Crow Looked At Me by Mount Eerie
3. Antisocialites by Alvvays
4. Me. Ow. by The Darts
5. Gargoyle by Mark Lanegan Band
6. With You Tonight by Summer Moon
7. Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings
8. Devotion by Pale Honey
9. Jessamines by Miniatures
10. How Did I Find Myself Here? by The Dream Syndicate
11. Try Not To Freak Out by SLØTFACE
12. Relatives in Descent by Protomartyr
13. Temporal by Las Cobras
14. Blue by Communions
15. Melodrama by Lorde
16. Windswept by Johnny Jewel
17. Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 & 2 by Moon Duo
18. Soul of a Woman by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
19. From Deewee by Soulwax
20. Qty by QTY
21. More To Say Versions by The Frightnrs
22. Masseduction by St. Vincent
23. Willowbank by Yumi Zouma
24. Teenanger by Teenanger
25. Nothing Feels Natural by Priests
26. Sleep Well Beast by The National
27. Visuals by Mew
28. American Dream by LCD Soundsystem
29. The Underside Of Power by Algiers
30. Apocalipstick by Cherry Glazerr
31. No Shape by Perfume Genius
32. French Press by Rolling Blackouts C.F.
33. A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs
34. Strange Peace by Metz
35. Soft Sounds From Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast
36. Lotta Sea Lice by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
37. Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
38. Go Farther In Lightness by Gang of Youths
39. The Echo Of Pleasure by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
40. Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
41. Goodnight Rhonda Lee by Nicole Atkins
42. The Far Field by Future Islands
43. Plunge by Fever Ray
44. Everything Is Forgotten by Methyl Ethel
45. The Fifth State of Consciousness by Peaking Lights
46. Hippopotamus by Sparks
47. Something to Tell You by Haim
48. IIIII by Dappled Cities
49. The Weather by Pond
50. Party by Aldous Harding

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The 2017 Festive 50 Part 1! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 23/17

The show is really a dual special presentation. Firstly we spend a little time on a few seasonal songs mixed in with a general assortment of tracks from yesteryear. We opened with a tribute to Kirsty MacColl. Not to put a damper on the season but to celebrate her talent.
In the second half of the show we turn things over to the Festive 50 and begin the countdown. Since 50 artists is to much for one show we split it over two shows. This is part one, where we feature the first third (or so) of the countdown. Enjoy! Don't forget to join us next week for the finale of the 2017 Festive 50 countdown.

kirsty maccoll - he's one the beach
kirsty maccoll - there's a guy works down the chip shop swear's he's elvis
kirsty maccoll - a new england
the smiths - you just haven't earned it yet baby
the school - kiss you in the snow
the lotus eaters - the first picture of you
rialto - monday morning 5:19
stone roses - elephant stone (7" version)
manic street preachers - ghost of christmas
the damned - eloise
captain sensible - one christmas catalogue
kitchens of disticntion - prize
the chameleons - home is where the heart is
pee wee herman - christmas medley
frazier chorus - sloppy heart
frank sidebottom - oh blimey it's christmas
wolf alice - santa baby
the upper room - all over this town
thyla - christmas wrapping
sunset gun - be thankful for what you've got
the housemartins - caravan of love
frankie goes to hollywood - rage hard
the buggles - i am a camera (12" mix)

-----The 2017 Festive 50
#50 ulrika spacek - everything, all the time
#49 white room - stole the i.v.
#48 the xx - say something loving
#47 alt j - deadcrush
#46 flyte - victoria falls
#45 i, ludicrous - today's man
#44 jesus & mary chain - war on peace
#43 queen zee & the sasstones - sass or die
#42 the van t's - bittersweet
#41 red kite - take care of your own
#40 softer still - wishing well
#39 childcare - getting over you (by dressing up like you)
#38 serpent power - the colour of our space
#37 girl ray - don't go back to ten
#36 autobahn - low/high
girl ray - (i wish i was giving you a gift) this christmas
Listen again!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2017 - December

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS # 1 EP ... Belle & Sebastian (Matador)
2. LIVIN' IN ELIZABETHAN TIMES EP ... Alien Stadium (Double Six)
3. ELECTRIC LOONEYLAND (LP) ... Serpent Power (Skeleton Key)
4. INTERNATIONAL BLUE ... Manic Street Preachers (Columbia)
5. THE SOUND OF SECURITY (LP) ... Moderate Rebels (Everyday Life Recordings)
6. EIGHT (LP) ... White Room (Deltasonic Records)
7. TELL EACH OTHER LIES ... Thyla (REX Records)
8. MY OBSESSION / NEW YEAR'S EVE ... Pale Waves (Dirty Hit)
9. TWICE / RETROGRADE ... Jagara (Red Light Management)
10. LIVING IN A RADIO CITY EP ... Cross Wires (Cross Wires)
11. SHE TAKES HER TIME ... Spinn (Modern Sky Entertainment)
12. SWEDISH DEATH CANDY (LP) ... Swedish Death Candy (Hassle Records)
13. BE YOUR MAN / FAKE SATAN ... Demob Happy (SO Recordings / Silva Screen Records)
14. BUILD A BUILDING ... Firestations (Lost Map Records)
15. LOVE IS SUPERFICIAL ... Starsha Lee (Syndicol Music)
16. SHE'S A HURRICANE ... Beach Riot (Killing Moon Records)
17. YOU ... Dream Estate (Dream Estate)
18. PERFECT PARADISE ... Hypnotic Kingdom (Hypnotic Kingdom)
19. WITCH GIRL ... Cherry Hex & The Dream Church (Phlexx Records)
20. DAYS OF OUR LIVES (LP) ... Kosmonaut (Firestation Tower Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Living In A Radio City! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 16/17

thyla - tell each other lies
yonaka - bubblegum (maya jane coles remix)
pale waves - my obsession
johnny marr & maxine peake - the priest
belle & sebastian - fickle friends
the luxembourg signal - are you numb?
the big pink - how far we've come (feat io echo)
jagara - twice
jagara - retrograde
firestations - build a building
lock - new york vs paris
the others - 21st century decline
trampolene - imagine something yesterday
towers of london - superbowl
the clash - hitsville uk
the clash - police on my back
-----northern soul spotlight
the appolas - pretty red balloons
baby lloyd - there's something on your mind
the invincibles - can't win
carl hall - like i told you
-----lp session - serpent power "electric looneyland"
serpent power - howling
serpent power - jeckyll & hyde
serpent power - in the witching hour
serpent power - gates of heaven
iggy pop & jarvis cocker - red right hand
hotel lux - envoi
spinning coin - metronome river
goat girl - scream
alien stadium - the moon is not your friend
temples - roman godlike man (toe rag session)
hypnotic kingdom - perfect paradise
catholic action - new year (christmas miracle mix)
meatraffle - the bird song
lily allen - trigger bang feat giggs
cross wires - i want radio
cross wires - modern art
swedish death candy - broken engrams
swedish death candy - living your life away
nick jd hodgson - suitable
ultras - you've a foul mouth john barleycorn
milk disco - weekender


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Like A Sonic Tonic! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 9/17

With the holiday season fast approaching it can only mean one thing, the annual Festive 50 countdown. In honour of our idol John Peel we count back the top 50 artists/bands of the year. It's a countdown so big it takes two shows to feature all fifty acts. Starting on Saturday, December 23rd and finishing on Saturday, December 30th, Cowboys & Indies presents as it has for over 25 years, The Festive 50 countdown. Join us to see where your fave artist places and see who wins the #1 spot!

white room - tomorrow always knows
tempesst - tidal wave
stereo honey - feels like heaven
manic street preachers - international blue
wild beasts - the devil's palace (live at rak)
teleman - nights on earth (moscoman)
pete wylie - people! (rise of dunning kruger)
inheaven - regeneration (2017 version)
belle & sebastian - sweet dew lee
belle & sebastian - the girl doesn't get it
lloyd cole & the commotions - rattlesnakes
felt - spanish house
alien stadium - the visitations
inspiral carpets - you're so good for me (like a sonic tonic remix edit)
new order - academic (mark reeder's akademixx)
-----northern soul spotlight
charles thomas - the man with the golden touch
jj jackson - come send me
the enchanters - i paid for the party
artie lewis - ain't no good
-----lp session - moderate rebels "the sound of security"
moderate rebels - extraordinary
moderate rebels - i'm feeling the deep state
moderate rebels - waiting for the water to clear
the wombats - turn
the big pink - blue monday
cherry hex and the dream church - toska
hmltd - satan, luella and i
demob happy - be your man
phobophobes - miniature world
beach riot - she's a hurricane
sea pinks - mininum wage
graham coxon - falling
tusks - toronto
the altered hours - open wide
-----lp session - kelly lee owens "kelly lee owens extended"
kelly lee owens - anxi feat jenny hval
kelly lee owens - keep walking
kelly lee owens - spaces
sway - to be a man
feral five - i want you


Sunday, December 3, 2017

In Your Beat! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 2/17

martin carr - damocles
luxembourg signal - antarctica
django django - in your beat
field music - count it up
w.h. lung - want
spinn - she takes her time
dream estate - you
thyla - tell each other lies
the fratellis - stand up tragedy
mollie marriott - truth is a wolf
mollie marriott - king of hearts
liam gallagher - come back to me
noel gallagher's high flying birds - keep on reaching
the jam - man in the corner shop
white room - the blue
the spook school - less than perfect
the go! team - mayday
happy mondays - kinky afro
-----northern soul spotlight
bob & earl - everybody jerk
carl hall - you don't know nothing
the autographs - sad sad feeling
vickie baines - sweeter than sweet things
-----lp session - michael head & the red elastic band "adiós señor pussycat"
michael head & the red elastic band - overjoyed
michael head & the red elastic band - queen of all saints
michael head & the red elastic band - what's the difference
pete astor - water tower
wild billy childish & ctmf - what about brian
the just joans - i only smoke when i drink
little kicks - bang the drum slowly
the lafontaines - hang five
moderate rebels - rename / rebrand
calva louise - getting closer
starsha lee - love is superficial
fujiya & miyagi - chichikov
andrew weatherall - selling the shadow
-----lp session - kosmonaut "days of our lives"
kosmonaut - days of our lives
kosmonaut - she walks away
kosmonaut - fadeaway
air formation - vanishing act
cherry hex and the dream church - witch girl
treeboy & arc - white


Friday, December 1, 2017

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2017 - November Singles

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. DIG ... Black Honey (Foxfive Records)
2. HUMAN AGE / LAST BREATH ... Fehm (Everything Has Meaning)
3. OUR GOAL TO REALISE ... Amusement Parks On Fire (Saint Marie Records)
4. XIII ... Dark Horses (Tricky Spirits)
5. FUNF EP ... Teleman (Moshi Moshi Records)
6. DOUBLE WORLD ... The Wytches (Heavenly)
7. SHOT IN THE DARK ... Towers Of London (Big Shades Productions)
8. LEMON TO A KNIFE FIGHT ... The Wombats (Bright Antenna)
9. SUMMER CAME EARLY EP ... Exploded View (Sacred Bones Records)
10. IDLE WAYS ... Phalcons (Libertino)
11. IDLE CROWN ... Queen Zee & The Sasstones (Sasstone Records)
12. PUT DOWN YOUR PEN ... Childcare (Elephant Records)
13. ONE RIZLA ... Shame (Dead Oceans)
14. HEAVY EP ... Yonaka (Asylum Records)
15. KISS OF DEATH ... Proletariat (Proletariat)
16. CRACKER DROOL ... Goat Girl (Rough Trade)
17. TEENAGE TOY ... Insecure Men (Fat Possum Records)
18. BABY / BEAT THE GUN ... Paves (This Feeling Records)
19. HOT LIKE LAVA EP ... Leoprrrds (Späti Palace)
20. TIN PAN BOY ... Yungblud (Locomotion/Geffen)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2017

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2017 - November Albums

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. INSTANT PLEASURES (LP) ... Shed Seven (Infectious)
2. THE MORAL CROSSING (LP) ... Autobahn (Tough Love Records)
3. WHO BUILT THE MOON? (LP) ... Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Sour Mash)
4. NEW SHAPES OF LIFE (LP) ... Martin Carr (Tapete)
5. RACQUET (LP) ... Red Kite (Blood)
6. SONGS FROM THE SIDES OF LORRIES (LP) ... I, Ludicrous (Old King Lud)
7. SCREAM ABOVE THE SOUNDS (LP) ... The Stereophonics (PLG UK Frontline)
8. AS YOU WERE (LP) ... Liam Gallagher (WEA)
9. BLUE FIELD (LP) ... The Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)
10. QUALIA (LP) ... Andrew Weatherall (Höga Nord Rekords)
11. CONFLATS (LP) ... Out Lines (Rock Action Records)
12. LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL (LP) ... Morrissey (BMG)
13. DIFFERENT BLADES FROM THE SAME PAIR OF SCISSORS (LP) ... Fujiya & Miyagi (Impossible Objects Of Desire)
14. SQUID (LP) ... Fever Dream (Club AC30)
15. PERMO (LP) ... Spinning Coin (Geographic)
16. WOODLAND ECHOES (LP) ... Nick Heyward (Gladsome Hawk)
17. STONE TAPE (LP) ... The Telescopes (Yard Press)
18. II (LP) ... Viva Brother (Pretty Records)
19. BY ORDER OF TEH MOOSE (LP) ... El Goodo (Strangetown Records)
20. ABSENT FOREVER (LP) ... Plastic Flowers (The Native Sound)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2017