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…

  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Brute Monde
  • ANIKA – Finger Pies
  • COLD CAVE – Night Light
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – City Life Disco
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Vox
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – Renegade Breakdown (Jessy Lanza Remix)
  • DJ BONELESS X JESS ASPINWALL – Urban Yard
  • 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
  • MANIFEST KITSUNE – Stardust
  • 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: 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: Step out of your head…

Out of the blue, a brand new cut from BLAIR PARKES! “step out” is the second single from the upcoming album “new building”.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 10 April 2021

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

  • X-RAY SPEX – Oh Bondage! Up Yours!
  • MARCIA GRIFFITHS – Feel Like Jumping
  • PHYLLIS DILLON – Don’t Stay Away
  • DAYTONER – Ooh Lalo
  • ESSENTIAL LOGIC – Aerosol Burns
  • THE SUGARCUBES – Deus
  • SHITÂN – Disco Shitân
  • T.L. BIGELOW – Long Road
  • PREFUSE 73 – P.Pulse
  • DOUJIN DUKE – T h e_D a n c e_F l o o r
  • SKITTLES – The Prodigy
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Remote Relocation feat. Peso Gordon & B. Cool-Aid (prod. Ahwlee)
  • BLAIR PARKES – step out *
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Overture
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Thinking Of Myself
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Intermission
  • PRETTY IN PINK – Marigolds
  • BILL CALLAHAN – Cowboy
  • COLD SHOWER – Echo
  • FUZZ CATS – Pestilence
  • NADIA STRUIWIGH – Oooso
  • KEANU RAVES – Clubman Stage Route 5
  • KATE STEIN – Side Winder
  • JUNUS ORCA – Not Everything Has To Be Something
  • GARY, INDIANA – Alien 3
  • DANIEL MONACO & SAUVAGE WORLD – Paninari on Acid (Niv Ast Remix)
  • SKELESYS – The Scorpion Sting
  • BIRDS – Keep The Ship Moving

* 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: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
  • NNAMDÏ – Rage
  • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
  • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
  • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
  • TALSOUNDS – Soar
  • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
  • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
  • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
  • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
  • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
  • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
  • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
  • AFRIKAN SCIENCES – DAILY GATES
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – meridian
  • ÖTZI – Moths
  • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
  • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – ROSLYN, WASHINGTON
  • WAXAHATCHEE – Oxbow
  • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
  • J DILLA – Sunbeams
  • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
  • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
  • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.