The Show: I’m walking through life in nature’s disguise.

R.I.P. Archbishop Carl Bean (1944 – 2021). Guardian obituary.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 September 2021

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

    • TZ – The Way I Am
    • HOT 8 BRASS BAND – Give Me The Night
    • THE PETER LAINE ORCHESTRA – Tiger Walk
    • THE LIMIÑANAS & LAURENT GARNIER – Promenade oblique
    • HARVEY SUTHERLAND – Superego
    • GAIJIN BLUES – Puff-Puff
    • REUBEN VAUN SMITH – Higher Higher
    • CURSES – Gina Lollobrigida (feat. Cici)
    • ESTER POLY – Wet
    • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – Half In, Half Out
    • SALEM TRIALS – Punk Killed All The Dinosaurs
    • ZVIET – Иногда (Inogda)
    • KAMANDI – Sinking But Upwards
    • JUNUS ORCA & INSTANT FANTASY – To Breathe So Heavenly
    • CARL BEAN – I Was Born This Way (Shep Pettibone Better Days Mix) *
    • CHRIS MORRIS – Bushwhacked 2
    • HELICON – I’m More English Than You, You Cunt (feat. Will Carruthers)
    • ASA MOTO – In My Body
    • LEECH – CHIHUAHUAS
    • PLUTO – Anna 2
    • 2XM – Allway
    • THE UPSETTERS – Womans Gotta Have Dub
    • NECRUM SELECT – Half Light
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – last beer
    • YUMI ZOUMA – Give It Hell
    • MAD FRANK – Getting Better
    • MUG – Connection
    • REBECCA VASMANT – Timing’s End

* 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: I was feeling invincible with my VPN…

Henry Nicol of DOG POWER has been busy over in Idvor, Serbia teaming up with partner Lidija Raletić to form new project LEATHER IMAGE. The album CLEAN FREAK out early 2021. More info over at UTR.

Here’s some bonus content. Missed this one from THE CHATS first time round (July 2019) but it’s pretty timeless in a retro kinda way.

Oh, okay, have at it with the new one from THE CHATS:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 December 2020

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

  • LEATHER IMAGE – What You Didn’ (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
  • YFC – Paleface (Pell in Hell)
  • THE CHATS – Identity Theft *
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Evigheten
  • CASPER CLAUSEN – Used to Think
  • GOLDEN – Intro / Eye / Outro
  • VENICE – Mistakes & All
  • DEELA – ROLLING STONES (feat. KA$H)
  • G SUDDEN – Tings Hard Dub
  • ONIPA – Kukuru (Marot Remix)
  • NUBIYAN TWIST – Tittle Tattle (feat. Cherise)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Nothing’s Special
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – Apple, Sliced
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – We Are Really Worried About You
  • SHUBOSTAR – Maoi (Curses Remix)
  • COM TRUISE – Trying Times for the Indirect
  • THOMAS BODENSTÄNDIG – Langsam Leverkusen
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Nine Lives
  • FRENCH FOR RABBITS – The Dark Arts
  • MAARJA NUUT & SUN ARAW – 144.000 Rose Petals
  • SHLI – Into Dust
  • AVALON EMERSON – Rotting Hills
  • 2XM – Railei Part II (feat. Jimmy Rainey)
  • MR. TEA – Love Letter from Zetta
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – What We Need To Say

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bar-b-que courtesy J.R.R. Tolkien Jr, George R.R. Martin

Catching up on 2019. Jeremy Deller‘s ‘Everybody in the Place, An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992’ somehow intertwining miners’ strikes, civil disobedience, and warehouse raves. Mind blown.

Also glad to see the return of Rory Ferreira aka R.A.P. Ferreira aka Milo aka Scallops Hotel. We thought he had quit the business but in reviewing 2019 discovered his newish R.A.P. Ferreira persona. Who else could rap about J.R.R. Tolkein and George R.R. Martin running a barbecue??? No one. But that was possibly a rhetorical question.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 December 2019

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

  • THE WILLIAMS FAIREY BRASS BAND – Pacific 202
  • 2XM – Liquefy
  • DJ PSYCHIATRE – Lonely Samples
  • DONNIE MOUSTAKI – Arcade Night With The Boys
  • CHOCOLATE HILLS – Reboot
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Respectdue *
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – HOWUKISS
  • CHAIA – Up and Down
  • ARWEN – Rock Bottom
  • MINA – Teng (feat. Noire)
  • DISTANT STARS – Brothers & Sisters
  • BLACK DRESSES – MY HEART BEATS OUT OF TIME
  • REPLICANT – The Resistance
  • KCIN – Already Dissolving
  • JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH – The Unclouded Day
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Hanging
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – more dusty
  • PAPLOCO – RAINY REDUX
  • ELKKA – Breathe
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – U
  • CURSES – Bad For Business
  • HOLOGRAPHIC PLANES (DAMON JEE + ALVARO CABANA) – Quilca
  • DAMON JEE & BONNIE SPACEY – Don’t
  • AFRODESIA – Deep Down In Zanzibar
  • SUMI SAUCE – Walnut

* 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.