The Show: It’s a trip, it’s got a funky beat, and I can bug out to it…

Direct download: The Joint – 1 January 2022

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

  • LLOYD LINDSAY YOUNG – I can bug out to it! *
  • NECRUM SELECT – Catch A Sight
  • ESG – Dance
  • COMPASS POINT ALL STARS – Peanut Butter
  • SWORN VIRGINS – The Male Man
  • K​.​BOARD & THE SKREENS – Slippery Slope
  • PEPPY PEP PEPPER – Friendly Lobsters
  • MNTTAB – Burnt To A Crisp
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SAKA
  • OCCULT CHARACTER – I’m A Beanie Baby
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – Furies
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – The Blues Remembers Everything The Country Forgot (feat. Wolf Weston of Saint Mela)
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – Maroons (feat. Imani Robinson & Amirtha Kidambi)
  • NONAME – Rainforest
  • VAGABOND69 – Alone
  • LONE – Inlove2
  • WDDS – Audrey Horne
  • BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL – Freaqs In The Dark
  • SICARIA SOUND – 5th Gear
  • TYS – Astral
  • DJ ROCCA – Sentinel
  • ALEX KASSIAN – Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix)
  • KNXWLEDGE – mywishes.
  • KNXWLEDGE – segachnnl.
  • KNXWLEDGE – peacefol.
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – coastal highway
  • HAMPSHIRE AND FOAT – Pool in the Rose
  • BOT1500 – Euphoria 3
  • JULEE CRUISE – Mysteries of Love

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Hunt Danner Junghans Hoeness, Mertesacker Emptiness

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 November 2021

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

  • BLAIR PARKES – no plans
  • ZACHERY STEPHENSON – Mertesacker Emptiness *
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS – Motorcycle Emptiness (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Soundtrack)
  • LOU REED – Street Hassle
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – spacey dream
  • POLA WOMEN – Express
  • AZURE – Hidden Falls (feat. Flandiz)
  • RED AXES – Some Lights
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Valencia Forever
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Mona Lisa
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Letting Go
  • MAPLE GLIDER – As Tradition
  • JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Posing For Cars
  • GROUPER – Disordered Minds
  • KRUSH JUKE – VICE SPIRIT
  • 4AM KRU – High Time
  • DJ SOFA – Finnish Em Off
  • SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – SoundboyThunderbolt
  • MAKOSSIRI – Juicy Juicy
  • NIGHT OWLS – Let’s Stay Together (Version)
  • GLENN FALLOWS & MARK TREFFEL – Arise
  • FUZZ CATS – Checkmate In A Different Dimension
  • BILL CALLAHAN & BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY – Kidnapped By Neptune (feat. Hamerkop)
  • ELECTRIC EYE – Lighthouse Rock
  • JACK SWAIN – Future Face
  • LONE – Echo Paths

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The mystery of Scottish sport is why we hate the English so…

Euro 2020 2021 is currently underway and preparation for today’s show coincided with the build up to the England versus Scotland match.

So much to play for! A win for Scotland would surely guarantee secession or independence. And a win for England would surely vindicate Brexiteers everywhere. Or maybe we were being unrealistic. And then we woke up Saturday morning and saw the match end in a 0-0 draw.

However, we will never pass up an excuse to rummage around in the archives and play Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh & On-U Sound’s The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 June 2021

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

  • DOUJIN DUKE – A i s l e_3 0
  • PRIMAL SCREAM, IRVINE WELSH AND ON-U-SOUND – The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown (Full Strength Fortified Dub) *
  • JÄH DIVISION – Isolation Dub
  • DON EVANS & THE PARAGONS – Danger In Your Eyes
  • MALI-I – I-Give (Soft Metal Remix)
  • NABIHAH IQBAL – Elvis
  • ANIKA – Change
  • JORJA CHAMBERS – I’ll Be Waiting
  • MARIA KELLY – Dimme
  • FARAH – Fountain Of Youth
  • NECRUM SELECT – Pocket Fulla Stonez
  • HUS KINGPIN – The Atticus Play
  • 2XM – Altitude
  • CINTHIE – City Lights
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Hey!
  • COLD CAVE – Psalm 23
  • SON LUX – Sever [feat. Holland Andrews]
  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Woman
  • HILLS – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd
  • OV PAIN – Daytripping
  • ACID ROOSTER – Stereofuzz
  • DLINA VOLNY – Redrum
  • LANA DEL REY – Text Book
  • LOVESHADOW – Candlelight (To Albion)
  • KENNY DALGLISH, SANDY JARDINE AND THE NEW FIRM – Each Saturday (from The John Peel Show 5 September 1979)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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.

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