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: I can barely remember how it feels…

Almost the end of the year and out of the blue Joint favourite MICA LEVI sneakily drops her first ever solo album. For that reason there was a quick rejig of today’s playlist to start proceedings with possibly the shortest track we’ve played all year, but definitely the track with the longest name. See playlist details below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 December 2020

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

  • MICA LEVI – A plain clothed Jimi Hendrix drives me to Newcastle. For some reason the trip will take 3 days and he is going to do it for £150. He drives really smoothly and only listens to one album which is by someone with Joy in their name. Joy’s music is covers of classic rock songs but with all the edge smoothed off. We arrive in Brazil and I impress someone because I say obrigado. The same person asks me to find them an intern. I don’t think I can but I try. I am nervous in the girls changing room and play trap songs loud off my phone.
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Cant I? (feat. luis)
  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Peak
  • JUNO IS – It’s No Groover
  • MARSHEAUX – We Met Bernard Sumner At A Christmas Party Last Night
  • IN AETERNAM VALE + VERONICA VASICKA – Ghost Rider
  • I DRINK YOUR BLOOD – The Black Widower
  • ALTHEA AND DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES – Kunta Kinte
  • YOUNG GHO​$​T X LIAM K. SWIGGS – POSSESSED
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Occultation
  • SMURPHY – Intuition
  • SOULWAX – Empty Dancefloor *
  • SHUBOSTAR – Lynch
  • 2XM – Floating Desire
  • THE SECRET SOUL SOCIETY – I Can’t Sleep at Night
  • GALCHER LUSTWERK – I Had To Slow It Down
  • EQUALS – Azym
  • ARMS AND SLEEPERS – So Much Sometimes
  • ANDY BELL – Indica
  • BILLY NOMATES – Hippy Elite
  • ROBERTA FIDORA – BLACK ARROW
  • BORN DAYS – Is This Reality
  • DRY CLEANING – Scratchcard Lanyard
  • DRY CLEANING – Spoils
  • DRY CLEANING – Phone Scam
  • STEPHEN MCCARTHY – Pretty City
  • SAINT SATORI – Middle Eastern Love Song

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The falcon cannot hear the falconer…

Pondering the end of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN.

But on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 April 2020

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

  • RONE – Babel
  • DOMINIC WEST – The Second Coming by WB Yeats *
  • BLACK DRESSES – SCARED 2 DEATH
  • FRANCK RACKET – Danger Garden
  • BLAIR PARKES – cut loose
  • VANISHING TWIN – Spice Level 7
  • THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mersey Paradise
  • VANESSA WORM – In Heaven We Are
  • CLOUD TANGLE – I’m Just Lost
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – render the ambience
  • WARZOU – J’irais dormir chez Mouss
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Vie Nil
  • PINCH & KAHN – Crossing The Line feat. Killa’s Army
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK & RAW POETIC – No Valentine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – GOLDEN SARDINE
  • THAT FIELD OF RED FLOWERS IS ACTUALLY A GRASS FIRE – Wavering hope
  • PETER WRIGHT – Looking For The Way Out
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – Across The Ocean, But Not Yet
  • T. G. SHAND – Golden Hour
  • SOCCER MOMMY – bloodstream
  • OHHME – Ghost
  • ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS – Hollowed Water
  • ZOON VAN SNOOK – The Coral & The Hummingbird
  • 2XM – Flow (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • EDEN BURNS – Patches Theme
  • PANDARO – Parasocial Activity
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – The Heart Of Things

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Don’t get your dick in a twist…

It’s the very welcome return of NO BRA aka Susanne Oberbeck with a new album LOVE & POWER.

Not to be outdone, those crazy cats over at THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE have just released PROJECT 64 VIP #2, more 160BPM versions of classic Nintendo 64 titles.

Plus here’s a bonus Xmassy picture of the one and only LIAM K. SWIGGS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 December 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – GOLDENBULLSEYE VIP
  • PAPLOCO – REDIAL VIP
  • DJ RUGGED SHARK – LOST WOODZ VIP
  • DISTANT STARS – Reaction Time
  • THE HACKER – Chelsea Boots
  • AGB – Brecht hat er
  • NO BRA – Who Is The God (feat. Abdu Ali) *
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Kentucky Cellphone (feat. Tropical Trash)
  • ADSX WITH HANOBEN – SCREAM (Sharif Laffrey Nightwork)
  • FRANK RODAS – Labyrinths
  • LOST JOHANSSON – Guincho
  • CHECKPOINT 303 – Gaza Sea Minor (feat. Ghassan Kanafani)
  • DJ HEALER – 2 The Dark
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Through
  • SQÜRL – Robby’s Theme
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Right Track / Wrong Man
  • JAINS MIND – Separate / Mind Go
  • GABE GURNSEY – You Can
  • NECRUM SELECT – Give It
  • SAMO DJ – Pär Och Annika (Ex-Terrestrial Remix)
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Black Everything
  • CORNELL CAMPBELL & SCIENTIST – Bandulo (12 inch mix)
  • RAINER VEIL – Shallows
  • HIRO KONE – Shatter The Gangue Of Piety
  • DATASSETTE – Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • QNETE & CARMEL – Canterburied

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: It all means the same, down the line

Winter hibernation doesn’t seem to have dented or affected musical productivity in Ōtautahi Christchurch. In these darkest and coldest of months the releases keep coming.

Looking forward to the new KOOL AID (the artists formerly known as Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids) Family Portrait EP. Lovely video too for ‘Family Portrait Revisited’, ironically a good summer day out in this Antipodean Gothic paradise.

And not forgetting these Christchurch cats, to name just a few who appear on the show today…

NECRUM SELECT


GETSET


CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL

And you can hear all those and even more in the show below.

Direct download: The Joint – 6 July 2019

Here’s the playlist in full…

  • Kool Aid – Family Portrait Revisited *
  • Blair Parkes – hot may night
  • Von Spar – Extend The Song feat. Laetitia Sadier
  • Vanishing Twin – Language Is A City (Let Me Out!)
  • MEDaL – Ghost
  • Keith Mansfield – Teenage Villain
  • Comfort – You’re Shaking
  • Univac – Eniac
  • Mr. Mitch – Not Modular (The Bug Straight Mix)
  • Scientist – Dangerous Match 10
  • Khruangbin – Mary Always
  • SAULT – Don’t Waste My Time
  • Necrum Select – Rashomon
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Another Shape feat. Jess Aspinwall
  • 2XM – Mcferrin’
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI BLUE SENIOR JERSEY
  • Kamandi – Anyway Friday
  • Roza Terenzi – Worldwide (Luca Lozano Intercontinental Remix)
  • GETSET – Fight Sequence
  • Franco F – Ray-Tracing Sauna
  • Cinthie – Australian Summer
  • Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect
  • Burial – State Forest
  • NOIA – La Nit Ve Sola
  • Al Onzo – Tango Japan
  • Hatchie – Her Own Heart
  • Tyler, The Creator – ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.