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: 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.

The Show: Once upon a time, we danced, Once upon a time, we took a chance…

A singing capuchin monkey, smoke, grainy black and white footage… it could only be David Lynch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 January 2020

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

  • DAVID LYNCH feat. JACK CRUZ – True Love’s Flame *
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – BOXING DAY TEST VIP
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – eggsnatcher
  • DOG POWER – Low Down (Live)
  • THE SUNCHARMS – Monster Club
  • SHADOW SHOW – Shadow Box
  • OOIOO – kawasemi Ah
  • FLEET.DREAMS – EKG (Club Mix)
  • MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA – Misplaced
  • PHILLIPI – 9000
  • PÀSCAL – N.D.S. (Disco Version)
  • YĪN YĪN – Dis ko Dis ko
  • KAPITAN – Berries
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Cool For A Second
  • 2XM – Koru Lounge
  • CONCRET & CANTOR – Defected
  • TOPHU – Lo-Fi Ferreira
  • _WANDERLUSS_ – I’m Going to Buy Some Iced Tea, Want Anything?
  • LUIS – Funnythat
  • LAUMĖ – Villians
  • LOCAL ARTIST – Touch Tone
  • JAINS MIND – Circle Thought
  • BLAIR PARKES – single word
  • AUTOMATIC – Suicide In Texas
  • SUNFLOWERS – Dreamweaver
  • MEDaL – Wanna feel good
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall

* 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: I can see my chest. I can see my Sunday best.

A quick revisit to the KOOL AID “Family Portrait” EP plus new tracks from locals ZANE 2000 and LIAM K. SWIGGS amongst others. Have a listen to them below.


And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 October 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – REDWOOD SPRINGS
  • THE ISLEY BROTHERS – Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
  • STEVE LACY – N Side
  • SLAUSON MALONE – Off Me! “The Wake” Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Pink Siifu)
  • SHIT & SHINE – NO NO NO NO
  • ZANE 2000 – I COPY
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – All Insane
  • BLAWAN – Gadget
  • PINCH – Border Control
  • CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA – The big stone tomb
  • LINA TULLGREN – Saiddone
  • LIGHTNING DUST – 3AM / 100 Degrees
  • JENNY HVAL – Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
  • AUTOMATIC – Champagne
  • THE PARANOYDS – Courtney
  • LAUMĖ – Spells (Oedipusi)
  • VIOLET – They Don’t Wanna Know
  • KOOL AID – Dead Me *
  • TWOONKY – Aqua Bar
  • MAJEURE – Face Dancer
  • DWIG – Keep Us
  • AZURE – Rhodes Fashion
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Chlorine
  • SIT – Spectral
  • LONE – Glyphic
  • EIGER DRUMS PROPAGANDA – Disco Sound To Death

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.