The Show: The mystery of Scottish sport is why we hate the English so…

Euro 2020 2021 is currently underway and preparation for today’s show coincided with the build up to the England versus Scotland match.

So much to play for! A win for Scotland would surely guarantee secession or independence. And a win for England would surely vindicate Brexiteers everywhere. Or maybe we were being unrealistic. And then we woke up Saturday morning and saw the match end in a 0-0 draw.

However, we will never pass up an excuse to rummage around in the archives and play Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh & On-U Sound’s The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 June 2021

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

  • DOUJIN DUKE – A i s l e_3 0
  • PRIMAL SCREAM, IRVINE WELSH AND ON-U-SOUND – The Big Man And The Scream Team Meet The Barmy Army Uptown (Full Strength Fortified Dub) *
  • JÄH DIVISION – Isolation Dub
  • DON EVANS & THE PARAGONS – Danger In Your Eyes
  • MALI-I – I-Give (Soft Metal Remix)
  • NABIHAH IQBAL – Elvis
  • ANIKA – Change
  • JORJA CHAMBERS – I’ll Be Waiting
  • MARIA KELLY – Dimme
  • FARAH – Fountain Of Youth
  • NECRUM SELECT – Pocket Fulla Stonez
  • HUS KINGPIN – The Atticus Play
  • 2XM – Altitude
  • CINTHIE – City Lights
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Hey!
  • COLD CAVE – Psalm 23
  • SON LUX – Sever [feat. Holland Andrews]
  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Woman
  • HILLS – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd
  • OV PAIN – Daytripping
  • ACID ROOSTER – Stereofuzz
  • DLINA VOLNY – Redrum
  • LANA DEL REY – Text Book
  • LOVESHADOW – Candlelight (To Albion)
  • KENNY DALGLISH, SANDY JARDINE AND THE NEW FIRM – Each Saturday (from The John Peel Show 5 September 1979)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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: Seven-ELEVEn

Direct download: The Joint – 07 November 2020

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

  • LANA DEL REY – Let Me Love You Like A Woman
  • HOLY MOTORS – Matador
  • PENELOPE TRAPPES – Break
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Too Much Indie
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Corner Of My Sky (feat. John Cale)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Cross Talk I
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Long Road Home
  • T.L. BIGELOW – Mindscape
  • NOSAJ THING – Mountain
  • SHLI – Nightcaps
  • KHOTIN – Groove 32
  • SOUTHERN SHORES – Falu
  • LUCA DELL’ORSO – Common Occurrence (Cosmo Vitelli Dub)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Cross Talk II
  • THE BUG & DIS FIG – You
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Rat Snake
  • MYTRON & OFOFO – Asante Sana
  • SHAKA-ITCHI – RUN RAGGA TUNE
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Cross Talk III
  • GODDARD – Far From Home
  • JAC THE DISCO – Hot Like The Sun
  • STRAPONTIN – But the Nice One! (Thomass Jackson remix)
  • TECHNOBETON – No No (Donald Dust Remix)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Cross Talk IV Radio Lonelys
  • CATERINA BARBIERI – Volteggiando
  • 2XM & SCHEME – Transcendent
  • RODION & LEONARD DE LEONARD – Dimanche Soleil
  • FAR OUT RADIO SYSTEMS – The Clathrate Gunmen

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I sold my life rights for a big check and I’m upset…

Fraserhead at the controls today, starting off with some poetry from the one and only Lana Del Rey. To be fair, if Lana Del Rey read the phone book we would play that too. Actually, does anyone still produce phone books these days? And if poetry isn’t your thing then we’ve got new cuts from CHC cats ZANE 2000, Modern Chair, Internet Death, 2XM & Jess Aspinwall, and there’s synths, beats, and a few soundscapes to round it all off..

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 01 August 2020

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

  • LANA DEL REY – LA Who Am I To Love You *
  • SOFIE – High Time Now
  • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – La Maga
  • 2XM – Apollo Jazz feat. Jess Aspinwall (Vocal Dub)
  • N8NOFACE – Plane Thief
  • ZANE 2000 – alloybirds (demo)
  • ZEROH – Invaluable
  • PINK SIIFU – FK
  • BODY BEAT RITUAL – Teethgrinder
  • MODERN CHAIR – YOU CAN’T FATTEN THE PIG ON MARKET DAY
  • INTERNET DEATH – NAME OF THE LAW!
  • STEWART COPELAND – The Equalizer Busy Equalizing (William Orbit Extended Mix)
  • RAFFICA SOUNDSYSTEM – Disco Deliveroo
  • FANTASTIC TWINS – Read My Palmer, Laura
  • BENOIT B – Cosmic Music Style
  • KRIKOR – We As One In The S.D.T.
  • JARV IS… – Children of the Echo
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – NO STARVING ARTISTS
  • KNXWLEDGE. – minding_my business (feat. Durand Bernarr, Rose Gold)
  • BLACK MERLIN – GENESIS PREACHER
  • DOUBLE GEOGRAPHY – Norfolk Island Palm
  • NICK GUY – R 69
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Mud

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: He said a song is just a song

In which Fraserhead starts off with a 1982 Prefab Sprout classic all about being addicted to radio, then zig zags through the realms of wonky electronics, dark house, wobbly techno, twee pop, melancholic pop, some sifty rock’n’roll… oh… and some classic 1970s Japanese whisky advertisements (see below).

Direct download: The Joint – 21 October 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Prefab Sprout – Radio Love *
  • Four Tet – Lush
  • Gerry Read – Peanut
  • Succhiamo – Succhiamo
  • Caldera – Switch
  • Arttu – Bass Trakk
  • 1976 Nikka G&G Whisky commercial feat. Orson Welles
  • HNNY – Trettio
  • Pickle Darling – Happy Together (demo version)
  • Sebastien Tellier – Chrysalis
  • Lana Del Rey – White Mustang
  • Fazerdaze – Half-Figured
  • Lina Tullgren – Red Dawn
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fullmoon
  • Horace Andy – Show And Tell
  • Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
  • CHAIN & THE GANG – I Hate Winners
  • Com Truise – Vacuume
  • Stratton – White Punks on E
  • BOY HARSHER – Motion
  • Queen Neptune – Running
  • 1974 Suntory Whisky cinema commercial feat. Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Lost Temple – Black Coffee [tripleshotespressomix]
  • JASSS – Oral Couture
  • Machine Woman – I Want To Fuck Tech House
  • Minimal Violence – Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Shit And Shine – Blick Von Der Berg
  • Greita – Hokkaido

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.