Author Archives: Fraserhead

The Show: It’s not me but the world that needs help…

Who needs cabin fever? Definitely not you! In these times of self-isolation heed this sage advice from PETSHOP OX: “It’s not me but the world that needs help…”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 March 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • EVIE SANDS – I Can’t Let Go
  • CYENCE – Non Stop (Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys Remix)
  • FILMMAKER – Outlaw
  • EARTH TRAX – I’m Not Afraid
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Premium Check-in
  • HAMERKOP – Remote
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Lonely After
  • MAD FRANK – Lonely Boy
  • LAUMĖ – Klara (z Bydgoszczy)
  • HANNAH EVERINGHAM – My Feelings Aren’t My Fault
  • THE ORIELLES – Whilst the Flowers Look
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End Of Time (Junus Orca Remix)
  • BRODINSKI X LOW JACK – Armor Sunken
  • MAOCHIE FEMCHAIN – The Vanishing Point
  • CHROMATICS – The Runner
  • NOCOW – Far Voices
  • COSMIN TRG – Having Said That
  • GRANDMASTER MAHI – T-RAPANUI HOUSE
  • NAVY BLUE – Simultaneously Bleeding
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Big business (feat. Mike Ladd)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Holy Heels
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI STATE OF MIND
  • MACKENZIE – Rangi
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Devoted To
  • I BREAK HORSES – Neon Lights
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Itching A Dream
  • PETSHOP OX – Count Yourself Lucky *
  • DESMOND CHEESE – I Was There (feat. Ofa Fanaika)
  • ATLETAS – Cedros

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m John Barnes in the box, I blaze hard after mosque…

If the relentless barrage of news about COVID-19 and coronavirus is getting you down then let Riz Ahmed’s “The Long Goodbye” take your mind off it for a few minutes…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 March 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Morning Light
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Concourse
  • HAMERKOP – The Splendour That Was Rome
  • PAPLOCO – SUMMER HAYZE
  • PETSHOP OX – Amor Fati
  • EACH OTHER – Same As It Never Was
  • MACKENZIE – Rā
  • MAD FRANK – Fits into my aims
  • BEN WOODS – LESSON
  • TIDAL RAVE – FOMO
  • PGX – Peter Gutteridge
  • THE TACKS – Merivale
  • DAME BONNET – Nothing
  • L’ÉPÉE – On Dansait Avec Elle
  • CNT EVN – Endless
  • RIZ AHMED – Where You From *
  • LÜDIC – BLCKHLNSTRL
  • ALPHONSE – Xanax 123
  • ROZA TERENZI – Metal Glo
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Attio
  • ALPHONSE – Mystical Wisp
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Dancing with Mr. K
  • SONIC BOOM – Just Imagine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Baby
  • CHROMATICS – Touch Red
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • ATNIGHT – Pushkar
  • LUKE WOODFIELD – Phase In

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: BNE

A recent flying visit to Brisbane by Fraserhead shaped the playlist today. A tight schedule meant he could not get to any gigs or record shopss but scouring Bandcamp later on for Brisbane’s alt, indie, left-field and electronically tinged offerings shed light on quite a vibrant music culture. Think of it as a musical travelogue rather than an exhaustive survey. Thank you also to Mel Echo of Melbourne’s Annual Leaf for recommendations and pointers too.

PS: The above image is a detail of “Borne On The Wind” (2013) by Brisbane born artist Anne Wallace from her Suburban Noir project. The major survey Anne Wallace: Strange ways at QUT Art Museum more than made up for missing out on gigs and record shops.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 February 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • OLD ALPS – First light
  • RELAY TAPES – Dream Colour
  • NITE FIELDS – Not Your Time
  • DUMB THINGS – Today Tonight
  • SOME JERKS – A Million Girls
  • REGURGITATOR – Roxx for Brains
  • CNT EVN – All or Nothing
  • KERBSIDE COLLECTION – Waiting Game
  • PATRSN – All In The Eyes
  • MIDDLE NAME DANCE BAND – Ricardo
  • TIGER PEARSON – The New England Highway
  • X CLUB. – SENSATION
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – Substance D
  • TUPPERWAVE – Wasted Time
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Falling Asleep
  • ALESSANDRO CORTINI + LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Immediate Horizon 3
  • THAT SONG THAT YOU SING FOR THE SUN – U35m2b
  • MICRONODE – Virtual Landscapes
  • BIN LICKER – Nite lizard
  • DEATH COMES CRAWLING – I Would Spread My Wings So Wide
  • SYRUP, GO ON – Don’t Go (Riding Down The Cosmic Drain)
  • WAAX – Wild & Weak
  • HATCHIE – Obsessed
  • J. FRANCIS – circles
  • THE GOON SAX – Losing Myself
  • FINGERLESS – Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs
  • EAST OF WEST – Nine Lives
  • TIANA KHASI – Good Things

The Show: The people I have met are not as pretty as they seem…

No, the blog title doesn’t refer to that handsome and clever linguist Lawrence Arabia chap above, but instead is a line from Ella Chau Yin Chi aka French_concession’s new single End of Time (and more about that down below).

Not too long ago Mr Arabia got into a bit of bother when, as a former resident who visits Christchurch occasionally post-earthquakes, he commented on the blandness of the new city centre. We however think he would be a good town crier for Ōtautahi.

James Dann sums up the silly response nicely in his Same As It Ever Was post here.

Anyway, playing Lawrence Arabia’s 2012 track “The 03” seemed like the perfect way to kick off the show today.

I’m going back to the 03
To see the places where I used to be
Getting punched on High Street mall
Getting drunk at the college ball

 

As promised, coming back to French_concession, here’s the video for the new single End of Time

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 February 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – The 03
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – End of Time *
  • KAMANDI – Not Biting My Tongue
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – skullspooner
  • PAPLOCO – YOU NO SOUL
  • VELVET C – Word Has It
  • SASCHA FUNKE – WOM
  • DAME BONNET – Portamento
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Force The Line
  • WOLFEY – H.U.W
  • ATLETAS – Um Ano, Quatro
  • THE TACKS – One Last Goodbye
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES – Heartland
  • WASTED SHIRT – Double the Dream
  • SLIFT – Hyperion
  • EYE – Kill The Slavemaster
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Sunlight in Riga
  • MASKS – Broken Glass
  • GRÜN WASSER – Driving
  • ROOTS MANUVA – Hard Bastards
  • FLEET.DREAMS – 888
  • VODOR L ZECK – Trainpiratism
  • TECWAA – Bania
  • JACQUES GREENE – Stars
  • TOPHU – Ted Nyungen
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Another Para

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Once upon a time, we danced, Once upon a time, we took a chance…

A singing capuchin monkey, smoke, grainy black and white footage… it could only be David Lynch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 January 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • DAVID LYNCH feat. JACK CRUZ – True Love’s Flame *
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – BOXING DAY TEST VIP
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – eggsnatcher
  • DOG POWER – Low Down (Live)
  • THE SUNCHARMS – Monster Club
  • SHADOW SHOW – Shadow Box
  • OOIOO – kawasemi Ah
  • FLEET.DREAMS – EKG (Club Mix)
  • MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA – Misplaced
  • PHILLIPI – 9000
  • PÀSCAL – N.D.S. (Disco Version)
  • YĪN YĪN – Dis ko Dis ko
  • KAPITAN – Berries
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Cool For A Second
  • 2XM – Koru Lounge
  • CONCRET & CANTOR – Defected
  • TOPHU – Lo-Fi Ferreira
  • _WANDERLUSS_ – I’m Going to Buy Some Iced Tea, Want Anything?
  • LUIS – Funnythat
  • LAUMĖ – Villians
  • LOCAL ARTIST – Touch Tone
  • JAINS MIND – Circle Thought
  • BLAIR PARKES – single word
  • AUTOMATIC – Suicide In Texas
  • SUNFLOWERS – Dreamweaver
  • MEDaL – Wanna feel good
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.