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 Joint: First to put a bike rack on the Rolls…

Tyler, The Creator. He likes his classic cars. He likes his speedboats. He likes his bicycles. And apparently he likes attaching bike racks to Rolls Royces.

The musical remembrances of Camera Obscura and Cocteau Twins on the show today were from comedian Alan Davies’ new podcast Seven Pillars with Alan Davies and his chat with former footballer Pat Nevin.

And on with the show…

 

Direct download: The Joint – 17 July 2021

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

    • BACAO RHYTHM AND STEEL BAND – Les Fleurs
    • AZEALIA BANKS – Fuck Him All Night
    • SOPHIE DU PALAIS – Slow Steady Cum
    • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Don’ts
    • CARBOY – Keep on pushing
    • TZ – Let Me Go
    • TYLER, THE CREATOR – LEMONHEAD
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – take off and landing
    • ROSETOWN – Camelot
    • SOSHI TAKEDA – Deep Breath
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin talks about Camera Obscura
    • CAMERA OBSCURA – Park And Ride
    • J.C.SATÀN – Italian Summer
    • THE LIMIÑANAS, LAURENT GARNIER & EDI PISTOLAS – Que Calor ! (Edit)
    • RAF RUNDELL – Luxury (ft. Man & The Echo) – Trevor Jackson Reproduction
    • SWEET SEBASTIAN – Blue in Green
    • MUSEUM OF LOVE – Marching Orders (Red Axes Remix)
    • BINARY DIGIT – Numerical Behavior
    • DYNAREC – Roaming The Icefield
    • ALAN DAVIES SEVEN PILLARS PODCAST – Pat Nevin reminisces about the Cocteau Twins
    • COCTEAU TWINS – Musette and Drums
    • YNDI – Ailleurs
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • KALAHYSTERI – La Sera
    • THE LUVMENAUTS – 71 Shuttle
    • NU GENEA – Marechià (with Célia Kameni)
    • BLACK METEORIC STAR – Freaks Only
    • RIGSON – Castlemorton Rave

* 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: 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: Flickering, flickering, flickering…

“Hey pretty baby it’s been a while, haven’t seen your lovely face for a long time”

Yes, it’s been a long time Maria Minerva and it’s good to have you back. The new album Soft Power is out 18 September on 100% Silk, and until then we’ve got “Wake Up In NYC” on repeat…

Not to play favourites or anything but our 8K compatriot Dik Detonic (aka New Ways 2 Noise) is celebrating his solitary confinement in Melbourne by getting S:Bahn back together. “Sync or Swim” is out now and the album “Queen Of Diamonds” is due for release very soon on Polaks Records. “Another month of fucking Sundays” indeed.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 September 2020

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

  • MARIA MINERVA – Wake Up In NYC *
  • SHORT-HAIRED DOMESTIC – A song in Spanish addressed to men who drive big cars
  • BLAUES EINHORN – Anruf
  • JOUSKA – Beat Up Your Baby
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Night
  • EN DIRECT – Fabrik
  • INTERNET DEATH – WILL CHANGE!
  • BODY BEAT RITUAL – Control Freak
  • DENHAM AUDIO – Feel The Panic
  • RON ELLIOT – Haarlem
  • SOSHI TAKEDA – Double Canoe
  • SAM PREKOP – Summer Places
  • CAMERON FINLAY – For Clare
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – faux realms
  • SYNTHETIC CHILDREN – forgiven – two (feat. Bambin)
  • LORD OF THE ISLES – Inheritance (feat. Ellen Renton)
  • PREFUSE 73 – Oceans Into Lakes
  • PREFUSE 73 – Guermo Harp
  • PREFUSE 73 – Full Sunday
  • SHLOHMO – Heaven Inc.
  • NOVELLER – Zeaxanthin
  • SASAMI ASHWORTH – Portrait
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Munecas
  • CIEL – Same Old Times With U
  • S:BAHN – Sync or Swim
  • THE LIMIÑANAS – Calentita (feat. Nuria)
  • AVON DADS – Arrival
  • BEATA – Prayers of Consequence

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.