The Show: Some may say that you are only interested in one thing…

A welcome return today from Nick Harte aka Shocking Pinks. His mysterious new MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE project “Adversary” is cinematic, darkly ambient and hypnotically crimecore. It’s the soundtrack for the film that Nicolas Winding Refn was too scared to make. Get it now on Bandcamp and/or get the cassette version via Opal Tapes.

Not to be outdone, after a long hiatus ANIKA aka Annika Henderson is back too. The new album Change is out 23 July 2021. For a wee taste have a listen to Finger Pies…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 June 2021

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

  • ANIKA – Finger Pies
  • COLD CAVE – Night Light
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – City Life Disco
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – Renegade Breakdown (Jessy Lanza Remix)
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • REAL LIES – Oh Me, Oh My (Nicotine Patch) feat. Dominique Russell
  • NECRUM SELECT – Catchin’ Vapors [Interlude]
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – rejoice (feat. Eldon Somers)
  • IL EST VILAINE – Les Mystères de Lorient feat. Narumi Herisson
  • WLF – Bender
  • HOORSEES – Waterfall (Hurts)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Everything Is Flammable
  • MINI – Talk
  • ODDIO FACTORY – The Prophet
  • BLAIR PARKES – shimmer with Teen Haters
  • LANA DEL REY – Blue Banisters
  • PENELOPE TRAPPES – Awkward Matriarch
  • LES BAXTERS – Gamelan Gang
  • LONE – Coming Into Being and Passing Away
  • L.$.D FUNDRAISER – The Last Rite & Ritual Of A Sinking Ship

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Vaccination Day

Fraserhead here. I’m on my own today. It’s been pouring with rain and Sudafed is pumping through my veins. Which makes this brand new Shacklock Meth Party single “Vaccination Day” all the more poignant.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm + Download 12pm – 1pm [81MB]

1pm – 2pm + Download 1pm – 2pm [81MB]

The Show: Songs about whisky, acid and tripping

Better late than never – here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [78MB]

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [82MB]

The Show: It was 30 years ago today, Donna Summer taught the Mancs to play

Apologies for the woozy and disorientating sound levels / effects at the start and end of today’s podcast – we were best by a myriad of technical issues. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Ou quelque chose.

The first part of the show was a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the release of New Order’s top party anthem and conga line favourite “Blue Monday“.

By the band’s own admission the song contained elements of  Klein & MBO’s “Dirty Talk” and a drum pattern lifted from a Donna Summer b-side. We didn’t get time to showcase the rest of the building blocks – the bassline from Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” and a Kraftwerk sample or two.

However it does give us a chance to post this video again, the best of all the “Blue Monday” cover versions by the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [89MB]

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [80MB]