The Show: I wish I was a big bulldozer, so I can run over all the poseurs…

We ♥ CUTICLES!!!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 August 2021

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

  • FACE CULTURE – Pieces
  • MAARA – Dungeon Babez
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Unathi
  • ISAAC AESILI – Runaway
  • MAINLINE MAGIC ORCHESTRA – Xumba Xumba
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Doctors
  • WOODY & JEREMY – Rolling in the Basement
  • JULIAN TEAKLE – Things Don’t Always Work Out The Way You Wanna
  • CUTICLES – Discarded Cream Pavlova *
  • SOCIAL SPORT X LIAM K. SWIGGS – KHLORINE
  • YOOFEE – Fermata
  • SORDID SOUND SYSTEM – Escape Temps Au Revoir
  • FRENCH FOR RABBITS – Ouija Board
  • ANIKA – Never Coming Back
  • HECTORINE – 4 in the Morning
  • PHOEBE RINGS – January Blues
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN – Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Pinch
  • NØKKEN – DREAMZ
  • SEDEF ADASI – Mermaids On Acid
  • NEW ORDER – Confusion
  • CB – Force Majeure
  • MADONNATRON – Venus & Rahu (Trashmouth Remix)
  • NICE GIRL – Hot mm & Hmm’s
  • NECRUM SELECT – When I Get To Flowin’
  • APPLEBLIM – Illusory Universe
  • SYNTHETIC CHILDREN – imagined freaks
  • PINK SKULL – Strummer Maxxx

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The show: Yeah, so what? He smoked crack. He always had my back…

Catchy, joyful, upbeat, fuzzy and beautifully quirky song of the week (and inspiration for the blog title) goes to Woody and Jeremy‘s “My Old Bassist”.

And if that’s your… ahem… cup of tea… sorry… allow us to thoroughly recommend the album it comes from, Gravy in My Coffee.

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 31 July 2021

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

  • ISAAC AESILI – Creatress
  • THE BUG – Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
  • TEEZO TOUCHDOWN – Mid
  • SEMIRATRUTH – FASTFOWARD!
  • SEMIRATRUTH – RIMZ
  • SEMIRATRUTH – LOOK!
  • COLD DIAMOND & MINK – Like A Rainy Day (Instrumental)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Gently Crashes
  • HECTORINE – Don’t Cry
  • TIDAL RAVE – Banana
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Pond House
  • HUGO NICOLSON – Fly Pie
  • THE LUVMENAUTS – Cruiseship Enterprise
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Our Children
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR – SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE
  • FUZZ CATS – Inferno
  • BONEMEAL – Rubble
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Crystal
  • PHOEBE RINGS – Spissky
  • LIPS – Guilty Talk
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Dhuaan
  • REYKJAVICTIM – Massive Change
  • WOODY & JEREMY – My Old Bassist *
  • NO ROMANCE – Unfold
  • PAPLOCO – CLAIRVOYANCY

* 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.

The Show: Hotbox your car…

The tail end of another Christchurch winter has been unseasonably warm, so it’s more than appropriate to be enjoying DRY DIVE‘s ‘in the summer’.

If you’re after something a little more melancholic and suited to a spring day then allow us to recommend CAMERON FINLAY‘s recent release ‘Warm Morning’.

It’s also the welcome return of THE FLYING SORCERERS with their roundup of assorted material recorded since 2011, “The Unrealistic Expectations of The Flying Sorcerers”.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 August 2020

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

  • THE FLYING SORCERERS – Phantom Radio
  • MERIDIAN BROTHERS – Los Golpeadores De La Cumbia
  • ELUIZE – Laze
  • MUSCLECARS – Sol
  • GÜNCE ACI – Extent
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – If It’s Not Me
  • SOFIE – Guest
  • DRY DIVE – in the summer *
  • BAILTERSPACE – Telephone
  • SHIT AND SHINE – THANK GOODNESS
  • CAMERON FINLAY – Uplift
  • CAMERON FINLAY – March
  • CAMERON FINLAY – Franc Ocean
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Biophilia
  • COSMIN TRG – Protoflora
  • TANE COTTON – Layers II
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – Sunrise
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – time spent
  • NECRUM SELECT – Loungin’
  • RICHARD ‘GROOVE’ HOLMES – The Six Million Dollar Man Theme
  • RUN THE JEWELS – Out Of Sight (feat. 2 Chainz)
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Hipps
  • LIAM BAILEY – Champion
  • MAIN PHASE – Wheel N Deal
  • DOUBLE GEOGRAPHY – Golden Pothos
  • STEF MENDESIDIS – Critical Ratio
  • NAONE AND S.O.N.S – Kame
  • KOEHLER – THE GRAND ILLUSION

* The source of 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.