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 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.

The Show: I think you owe us $750

How did we miss this psychedelic goodness first time round? JAINS MIND aka Jack Swain released the From Nowhere EP back in March. Here’s his secret…

I recorded the whole thing in a little living room in a little blue house near the beach in Christchurch just after we first moved in, we had no wifi for a few months so it was really easy to just focus on music, doing it for hours and hours everyday.

And if the EP isn’t enough for you then the latest track “Welcome Home” will keep you tripping balls in the meantime.

Meantime, here’s the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 03 August 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • JAINS MIND – Life, Here And Now
  • GIL SCOTT-HERON – Whitey On The Moon (The Munk Machine Remix)
  • LONE – How Can You Tell
  • PEREL – Karlsson (Bloody Mary Cat’s On Acid Remix)
  • BLACK DRESSES – MUTATIONS
  • KOOL AID – Indie Smack Talk *
  • WEEPING ICON – Ripe for Consumption
  • LE PRINCE HARRY – Lurking
  • OLYMPIA – Wrong Number
  • MEDAL – I.M.L
  • SUMI SAUCE – Experimenting
  • KAPITAN – Album Song
  • KELLY MORAN – Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds
  • FÉLICIA ATKINSON – Shirley to Shirley
  • 2XM – Purple Sky
  • PURPLEMAN – Purple
  • JACKAL THE BLACKAL – Barcode [Prod. By SPVCED]
  • IRIE MONA – Skuff Island
  • KHRUANGBIN – Cómo Te Quiero (Scientist Dub)
  • G SUDDEN – BunOut (SKRS Prod.)
  • I JAHBAR – Ipy Ipy (Duppy Gun Prod.)
  • ULTRAVIOLET – MAJORA’S MASK ON MASK OFF VIP
  • MEKINE U TEKSI – Exile Emotive
  • QNETE & CARMEL – Forest Magic
  • PERM – Quewupp
  • COPPER GREEN SEDAN – Pedestrian (Desert Sound Colony’s Stripped & Dipped Edit)
  • TERROR OF THE DEEP – The Smell of Summer

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I cannot understand how he sleeps at night

Open Mike Eagle is the linchpin holding today’s show together with two songs taken from his Comedy Central Show “The New Negroes”

The rest of the show is interspersed with musings on the past, present and future of social media. We recommend listening to the full TED talk given by Carole Cadwalladr.

Direct download: The Joint – 18 May 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LORI BALMER  –  Four Faces West
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA  –  On That Sht Again
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PHONTE  –  Woke As Me
  • JARV IS…  –  Must I Evolve?
  • DJ HAUS  –  See U In My Dreams (Lone Remix)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Nothing Great About Britain
  • BAD BREEDING  –  Whose Cause?
  • CRUMB  –  Nina
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Tennis

Cory Doctorow

  • JACKIE MENDOZA  –  Puppet Angels
  • J-E-T-S  –  Real Truth (featuring Tkay Maidza)
  • HARUOMI HOSONO  –  Sports Men
  • UNLOVED  –  Devils Angels (Liminanas Remix)
  • A$AP FERG  –  Pups (featuring A$ap Rocky)
  • MISS RED  –  Shut In Your Head
  • STORMZY  –  Vossi Bop
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER  –  Diamond Toes
  • LIFE  –  Moral Fibre

Carole Cadwalladr*

  • KATE TEMPEST  –  Firesmoke
  • NORMA TANEGA  –  You’re Dead
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Unknown
  • STEF CHURA  –  They’ll Never
  • OPERATORS  –  I Feel Emotion
  • PUTO TITO  –  Melodia Daquelas
  • TSHEGUE  –  The Wheel
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO  –  Extra Consent
  • OKKVLT KɅTT  –  Killing Enemies x Banmaskim

Chris Hughes

  • PATIENCE  –  The Girls Are Chewing Gum
  • DENZEL CURRY  –  Ricky
  • PIXX  –  Andean Condor
  • MESCALINUM UNITED  –  We Have Arrived
  • RECTANGLES  –  Suspended Animation
  • DEPTH DEATH  –  Ronin
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Girls
  • BODY TYPE  –  Free To Air

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Neunzehnhundertneunundsiebzig

Direct download: The Joint – 20 0ctober  2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SIGRID  –  Sucker Punch (Live on Later… with Jools Holland)
  • DOPE SAINT JUDE  –  Grrrl Like
  • MICHELE MERCURE  –  An Accident Waiting To Happen
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  Dear Future Self
  • LONE  –  Pulsar
  • PACIFIC COLISEUM  –  Ocean City
  • SARKODIE  –  Black Excellence (Ebibi Man)
  • MISS WORLD  –  Don’t U Wanna Be Me Sometime?
  • BAMBA PANA  –  Poaa Rmx
  • MS NINA  –  Rico Rico
  • HOLE  –  Playing Your Song
  • MICK JENKINS  –  Understood
  • BLACK MIDI  –  Bmbmbm
  • RICARD DIAS GOMES  –  A3 Fogo Chama
  • SAMPHA  –  Treasure
  • DAPHNE AND THE FUZZ  –  Space And Sound
  • SWORN VIRGINS  –  Fifty Dollar Bills
  • PLANNINGTOROCK  –  Powerhouse
  • DAVID AUGUST  –  33CHANTS
  • VLIMMER  –  1979*
  • YVES TUMOR  –  All The Love We Have Now
  • SUZIE TRUE  –  Don’t Grow Up
  • RIZ MC  –  Mogambo
  • SHYGIRL  –  O
  • PLUS INSTRUMENTS  –  Don’t Forget Me
  • STEREOLAB  –  Tempter
  • BIG JOANIE  –  Fall Asleep
  • LES BIG BYRD  –  Geräusche
  • SLIFT  –  Doppler Ganger
  • SIGRID  –  Sucker Punch

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.