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: This song is for you…

This is not a Christmas special.

It’s definitely NOT a Christmas special but we do start proceedings with THE FALL’S peerless version of JINGLE BELL ROCK. If you can handle that opening salvo you’ll be rewarded with many seasonal gifts such as a sneaky threesome from Otāutahi Christchurch label Club Unique, some dark synths from Distant Stars, beautiful Parisian electro pop via Il Est Vilaine plus too many others to name.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 December 2019

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

  • THE FALL – Jingle Bell Rock
  • LENNON/ONO WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • NO BRA – Bangin
  • PUSSY RIOT FEAT. VIC MENSA & JUNGLEPUSSY – Hangerz
  • MINA – Platinum Sex (feat. Amaarae)
  • DISTANT STARS – LLemanja
  • HINDS – Riding Solo
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Lucy
  • MUIREB – In Amber Clad
  • ATNIGHT – Entanglement
  • KEANU RAVES – Lightning Elemental
  • NEUVO WAVO – And The Beat Goes On
  • HAAN808 – Our Fear
  • SLAUSON MALONE – 08_09_14, Smile #1 (feat. Caleb Giles)
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – MYSTERIES
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • BEN WOODS – PRAISE
  • KIM GORDON – Earthquake *
  • KARL LINDH – Ny Manniska Pa 30 Dagar
  • NECRUM SELECT – Gengis Eye
  • DIE ORANGEN – The Island (Back to me)
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Cooking Steaks In The Pocket
  • IL EST VILAINE – Fini Beauté
  • PELLEGRINO – Genti del Mediterraneo
  • BANANAGUN – Out of Reach
  • HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS – Shark Dance
  • TERR – Energy Sync

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Nobody gets what they want anymore…

Well, that’s a catchy way of sampling and looping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles) album LSD is out 31 Jan 2020. Tip of the hat to The Vinyl Factory.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 December 2019

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

  • NEUVO WAVO – Let There Be Drums
  • MODULA – Descending the Abyss
  • COSMO VITELLI – Groupe Surdose
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution
  • NO BRA – Sex Slaves In The White House
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – USA Is A Psycho
  • CASSETTEBOY – Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – sauvie
  • CAURAL – We & You
  • POINT BLEAK – Medicine
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO – Nobody *
  • BLU – Beast Mode (feat. Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali & Local Blacc)
  • EDWARD – It Doesn’t Matter Judy
  • YABBY YOU – Lazy Mood
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – PEACE OF MIND
  • PETER WRIGHT – Close The Door Behind You When You Leave
  • BEN WOODS – INDULGE
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – New Brighton’s For Lovers
  • UMLAUT! – Soap
  • SPACE GARAGE – Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
  • KARIMA F – Flaccid House
  • WESTLAKE & HAYTER – Forty Two
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Try A Little (feat. Jenny Lee)
  • ED LONGO AND THE APPLIED ARTS ENSEMBLE – Love On The Line
  • SPACE GHOST – Sim City (feat. Morgan)
  • WHODAMANNY – Dance To The Bone

* 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 want to show you all the things about you that have made me feel so shy

Welcome to the woozy melancholic slow jam universe that is Ben WoodsRomancy. Video filmed at good ol’ Ruapuna Speedway. Album out later this year.

Direct download: The Joint – 30 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHAII – Digebasse (Enough)
  • QUEEN NEPTUNE – Edge of the Programmed World
  • PREFUSE 73 – Popstar Beat
  • PURPLEMAN & JESS ASPINWALL – Can’t See Nothing
  • BEN WOODS – ROMANCY *
  • .S. P LA _Y – Dot With a Space
  • IVY LAB & ICECOLDBISHOP – Gunk
  • HOMESICK – Running On Empty (feat. So Loki)
  • MR. OIZO – Dolce Vita (feat. Phra)
  • BENJAMIN LEW – Face a ce qui se derobe
  • EFDEMIN – The Sound House
  • GUNNAR HASLAM – Cacique De Poyais
  • THUNDER TILLMAN – Creation Discoteque
  • JESSICA KERT – Auswahl
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Shift Your Mind
  • BODY SAN – Sundress Beverage
  • RUINS – You’re Like a Cigarette
  • LILIZU – I Think That
  • GROOVE MERCENARY – Switch (Techno Mix)
  • KAINTÉ KOUNTIX – Looking For A Job
  • ZOE SINATRA – Mais Qu’Est-Ce Que Tu Fumes?
  • KYOTO – Venetian Blinds
  • MMDELAI – Endless Bloom

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.