The Show: It’s not me but the world that needs help…

Who needs cabin fever? Definitely not you! In these times of self-isolation heed this sage advice from PETSHOP OX: “It’s not me but the world that needs help…”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 March 2020

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

  • EVIE SANDS – I Can’t Let Go
  • CYENCE – Non Stop (Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys Remix)
  • FILMMAKER – Outlaw
  • EARTH TRAX – I’m Not Afraid
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Premium Check-in
  • HAMERKOP – Remote
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Lonely After
  • MAD FRANK – Lonely Boy
  • LAUMĖ – Klara (z Bydgoszczy)
  • HANNAH EVERINGHAM – My Feelings Aren’t My Fault
  • THE ORIELLES – Whilst the Flowers Look
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End Of Time (Junus Orca Remix)
  • BRODINSKI X LOW JACK – Armor Sunken
  • MAOCHIE FEMCHAIN – The Vanishing Point
  • CHROMATICS – The Runner
  • NOCOW – Far Voices
  • COSMIN TRG – Having Said That
  • GRANDMASTER MAHI – T-RAPANUI HOUSE
  • NAVY BLUE – Simultaneously Bleeding
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Big business (feat. Mike Ladd)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Holy Heels
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI STATE OF MIND
  • MACKENZIE – Rangi
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Devoted To
  • I BREAK HORSES – Neon Lights
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Itching A Dream
  • PETSHOP OX – Count Yourself Lucky *
  • DESMOND CHEESE – I Was There (feat. Ofa Fanaika)
  • ATLETAS – Cedros

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m John Barnes in the box, I blaze hard after mosque…

If the relentless barrage of news about COVID-19 and coronavirus is getting you down then let Riz Ahmed’s “The Long Goodbye” take your mind off it for a few minutes…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 March 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Morning Light
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Concourse
  • HAMERKOP – The Splendour That Was Rome
  • PAPLOCO – SUMMER HAYZE
  • PETSHOP OX – Amor Fati
  • EACH OTHER – Same As It Never Was
  • MACKENZIE – Rā
  • MAD FRANK – Fits into my aims
  • BEN WOODS – LESSON
  • TIDAL RAVE – FOMO
  • PGX – Peter Gutteridge
  • THE TACKS – Merivale
  • DAME BONNET – Nothing
  • L’ÉPÉE – On Dansait Avec Elle
  • CNT EVN – Endless
  • RIZ AHMED – Where You From *
  • LÜDIC – BLCKHLNSTRL
  • ALPHONSE – Xanax 123
  • ROZA TERENZI – Metal Glo
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Attio
  • ALPHONSE – Mystical Wisp
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Dancing with Mr. K
  • SONIC BOOM – Just Imagine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Baby
  • CHROMATICS – Touch Red
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • ATNIGHT – Pushkar
  • LUKE WOODFIELD – Phase In

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If this was easy everyone would be doing it

Can’t get enough of this…

Or this…

It’s the Joe Sampson connection at work.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 November 2019

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

  • LAIMA – Disco Pregnancy
  • LAUMĖ – Darkside
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – LOVEDBYYOU
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – FORGETINU
  • NEUVO WAVO – Eye Of The Phoenix
  • MAGIC SHOPPE – Candy Flip
  • SALAD BOYS – This Issue
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Look Smart, Talking About Art *
  • THE RESPONSE – Faded Paper
  • MAD FRANK – Keep your head up
  • SOCCER MOMMY – yellow is the color of her eyes
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Happy in the Dark
  • HOVVDY – So Brite
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pachuco Cadaver
  • AISHA DEVI – The Favor Of Fire (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Gavsborg & Shanique Marie)
  • PAPLOCO – PSYCHOSIS VIP
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Labor Day feat. KingCarter
  • PETER KULI – ok boomer w/ jedwill
  • SNOWY, JASON WILLIAMSON – EFFED
  • LOEFAH – Ginnocchio
  • GIANT SWAN – 55 Year Old Daughter
  • ENA – Query
  • GOTT – Total Kommander
  • ELKKA – Every Body Is Welcome
  • DIE ORANGEN – Der Krautback
  • DEADBEAT – Put on Your Red Shoes and Trance

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Went to the party, I just sit on the back stairs…

Direct download: The Joint – 31 August 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • JAINS MIND – Can’t Let Go
  • L’ÉPÉE – Ghost Rider
  • KIM GORDON – Sketch Artist
  • 100 GECS – 745 sticky
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – Air Conditioning
  • SNO GLOBE – Happy Place
  • UBER DRIVER – Learn U
  • CLEOPHUS & LIGHTSKINJOHN – Auckland Blues
  • CLEOPHUS & LIGHTSKINJOHN – Out Here
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – NORTHLANDS CARPARK
  • MUSHMAN – IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN REDWOOD
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – Waves
  • MAD FRANK – Worthy
  • LINA TULLGREN – Bad At Parties *
  • KONRADSEN – Television Land
  • MISS REPRESENTED – The Truth is Out There
  • DRUGFACE – Dragonfly (Iñigo Vontier Remix)
  • CURSES – Puttanesca
  • 2XM – Dancing Styles
  • KAREEM EL MORR – Eros 404
  • GOLDEN BABY – What A Strange Life
  • LINDSTRØM – Really Deep Snow
  • AKSK – Special Times & Places
  • Q – Keep It Strong (Unreleased Dub Edit)
  • BRIAN BENNETT – Ocean Glide
  • ALEXANDER ARPEGGIO & MARLENE STARK – Fitnessstudio
  • SOCCERPRACTISE – Younger Looking Skin

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.