The Show: Try, try, try. Just you try…

A few sneaky threesomes on the show today from Blair Parkes and The Big Fresh Collective. (This is our usual tactic when we find it far too difficult to narrow the choice down to a single track from a new album)…

New Brighton’s finest, Blair Parkes is back with his latest album “new building”, featuring Ryan Fisherman, Miss Mercury and Marcus Thomas. Perfect jangly pop music.

Liam K Swiggs has also been busy over in Redwood. FOOTMAHI 2021 is the latest project out of The Big Fresh Collective. 160bpm madness crafted by producers born or currently residing in Aoteroa New Zealand, from the dirty south all the way up to Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 May 2021

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

  • 2XM & NEIL MACLEOD – Only You
  • KATE STEIN – Scenic Byway (Zillas on Acid Remix)
  • CURSES – Discipline
  • DRY CLEANING – Every Day Carry
  • JANE WEAVER – Modern Reputation
  • BITCH FALCON – Harvester
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pyramid shogun
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – redguard snipers (feat. SB the Moor)
  • HUS KINGPIN – Belly feat. Rain aka Black Widow
  • KOOL MOE DEE – HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (LIAM K. SWIGGS 160BPM EDIT)
  • DJ GRAN TURISMO – DOWNTOWN
  • BOMB DYLAN – THE BEET
  • BLAIR PARKES – cry lonely *
  • BLAIR PARKES – up in the roof
  • BLAIR PARKES – new building
  • SET-TOP BOX – Maxx Headroom
  • S:BAHN – Touch
  • NULL COMMAND – Implicit Statement
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Verklighetens dans
  • ODDIO FACTORY – Got Bolts (Keita Sano On The Shore remix)
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR MEETS LIAM BAILEY – Awkward (Take 2)
  • TWIN SHADOW – Alemania
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
  • METROSIDEROS – Owhiro Bay Dub Massive
  • ETARI – Dandelion Dance
  • BLACK POINT – R341

* 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: I won’t get on my knees. Don’t make me do that please…

While researching and putting together the show this week (which involves throwing darts at music maps and scouring Bandcamp for Christchurch and Brisbane music) I stumbled across Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s glorious cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”.

Proof indeed that the Reid brothers have an uncanny knack for writing perfect pop songs lovingly drenched in honeyed guitar tones. Sadly the pink vinyl 7-inch single has sold out but you can still have a listen below.

I seem also to have stumbled into the trap of playing TV theme tunes, but sometimes you just have to scratch that itch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 August 2020

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

  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Far Away
  • E.M.M.A. – Ryan Gosling in Space
  • KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – Messenger
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Everything That Bleeds
  • MAD FRANK – A Hold of Me
  • T. G. SHAND – The Town Cards
  • HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Sometimes Always *
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
  • NICK DRAKE – Riverman
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Rubix
  • THE DANIEL CAINE ORCHESTRA – The Days And Nights of Molly Dodd
  • ISAAC AESILI – Steps
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pacific jazzhop
  • NECRUM SELECT – How You Swang
  • PAPLOCO – GO GO! BLUEPRINT RALLY VIP
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – HEARTLAND VIP
  • BAILTERSPACE – Heard It Once
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Bank of Peninsula
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Faith Made of Silk
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – My Jamaican Dub
  • ÇAYKH – Soùmatra
  • DUMA – Pembe 666
  • EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – YANG 양
  • TUPPERWAVE – Feel
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Hillbilly Moonshine
  • YEONGRAK – email
  • PANORAMA CHANNEL & PLETNEV – Eiffel Tower Syndrome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.