The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…

In which Fraserhead does things a little bit differently today by starting off with the slow, slow, slow burners and builds up to the bangers at the end, with all sorts in between…

The new Ben Woods album PUT is finally out next Wednesday, and on white vinyl no less. I thought Mr. Woods’ single ROMANCY from earlier this year was going to be my favourite track of 2019 but I didn’t count on hearing another gentle lullaby in the form of GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING. How can you not love a song with the lyric “My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…”?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 October 2019

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

  • BEN WOODS – GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING *
  • BORIS – Away From You
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall
  • CURSES – Sordo
  • ZANE 2000 – Mansions of Wickedness
  • BLACK RAIN – City of Atomic Ghost
  • ROSA ANSCHÜTZ – Rigid
  • OLYMPIA – Flamingo
  • SUSAN – Haha
  • SECRET KNIVES – Snuff
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Primeval
  • NECRUM SELECT – House Of Jazz
  • MUSHMAN – NGAHERE G-OLD
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RAS-TRENCH SWIGGS
  • IRIE MONA – Lovers Chalice
  • SUI ZHEN – Being A Woman
  • SHARI VARI – New York City
  • JENNY HVAL – Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
  • ANTHONY ROTHER – Tokyo Principle
  • LEMMI ASH – Lemmi Ash Theme
  • CHEVALS – Left Behind
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne
  • AUTOMATIC – Strange Conversations

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m taking myself to the dirty part of town…

In which David Hasselhoff makes his first ever appearance on The Joint covering the 1989 Jesus and Mary Chain classic “Head On”. He doesn’t do a bad job either. File under #karaokeguiltypleasures

Closer to home we’ve got REDWOOD PATROL TAPE #2 REDWOOD GIRLS by THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE on high rotate. Rolling beats, future hip hop, and lo-fi juke courtesy of Liam K. Swiggs and Mushman straight outta the north end of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Name your price over at The Big Fresh Collective bandcamp!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 September 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – FRESH PRINCE OF THE MAIN NORTH ROAD
  • WORLD OF TWIST – Sons Of The Stage (12 inch extended version)
  • AUTARKIC – WBF
  • ROSE ROYCE – Is It Love You’re After
  • FRANK RODAS – Mandroid
  • DAVID HASSELHOFF – Head On *
  • LOU REBECCA – Break It Apart
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – You Are My Destiny
  • THE HACKER – Nancy (It Turns Gold) feat. Michael Zodorozny
  • TACIANA – Tudo Faz Sentido (Suba Extended Remix)
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Care
  • MUSHMAN – THE CREME JOINTS
  • DJ EARL – Smoke Breakk
  • POINT BLEAK – Drug Dealer
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Charlie Dealt In Pharmaceuticals
  • GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS – Thousand Yard Stare
  • FENELLA – Bright Curse
  • DEAN HURLEY – Birth
  • TRENTEMØLLER – In The Garden (feat. Lina Tullgren)
  • SUO – Unsatisfied Blood
  • BETTYE CRUTCHER – So Lonely Without You
  • PORTISHEAD – Roads
  • GRÜN WASSER – Stranger’s Mouth
  • LAIMA – Home
  • SECRET KNIVES – Spinning Top
  • ADAM HATTAWAY AND THE HAUNTERS – Nothing Lasts
  • DJ PYTHON – Cuando

* Today’s lyrical snippet courtesy of DAVID HASSELHOFF and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN.

The Show: Electric black shadow runs ‘cross the sun…

New release from THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE out right now. JET SET GHETTO TECH sees Liam K. Swiggs and DJ Simon Dallow pay tribute to the video game soundtracks of Hideki Naganuma.

And how the heck did Captain Beefheart make it into the show today? I’ve always been a bit scared of his reputation but at a recent talk at the Christchurch Art Gallery legendary photographer Laurence Aberhart mentioned that painter Bill Hammond may have had his wheels spun by Captain Beefheart’s “Run Paint Run Run” which could possibly explain Bill Hammond’s predilection for paint running. And after summoning the courage to listen to said catchy ditty I was hooked.

Here endeth today’s fine art lesson.

Direct download: The Joint – 14 September 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HAAI – It’s Something We Can All Learn From
  • MISS REPRESENTED – The Prowler
  • AUTOMATIC – Mind Your Own Business
  • LOW JACK – Virgin Traf 22
  • CORNELIUS DOCTOR – Soft Rocket
  • BLUSHING – The Last Time
  • CLAIRO – Bags
  • CURSES – Insomnia
  • L’ÉPÉE – La Brigade Des Maléfices
  • BLAIR PARKES – our eyes
  • BAD_SEX – Lemonade
  • BODYACHE – The Last Vestige (feat. Veronika Mason)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – We Live They Sleep
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – CAN’T STOP
  • DJ SIMON DALLOW – DØU_3ME2
  • SUMI SAUCE – Jimmy Cricket
  • BLU, DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK – Rhymes & Gemstones
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Run Paint Run Run *
  • HOVVDY – Cathedral
  • KHIDJA – Knut Kmnut
  • UMBERTO – Exit (Antoni Maiovvi Remix)
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Total System Power
  • FRANSCICO & MALKUTH – Voodoo Island
  • UGLY FRANKIE – Good Bwoi
  • 2XM – On My Skin

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.