The Show: King Rocker

It’s a long overdue debut for The Nightingales on The Joint. They have been at the front of our musical mind for the last month. Partly because their frontman, Robert Lloyd, is the subject of a new documentary but also because their new song, Gales Doc, is a wonderful tune and a metacommentary (sorry) on said film.

If anyone can let us know where we can legitimately grab or stream a copy of this movie in New Zealand, let us know. We’ve e-mailed various companies involved in its creation but had no response so far.

Once again, thanks go to the sponsors of the show – Vaders club in Peckham High Street (with Grooverider), Innersense at Peckham Lazerdrome (featuring Kemistry & Storm) and, as ever, the Ravers Dateline (probably based in Peckham as well).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 March 2021

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

  • THE NIGHTINGALES  –  Gales Doc
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  The Princess And The Clock
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Suicide in Texas (Panther Modern Remix)
  • LA CHICA  –  La Loba
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Blame
  • BRRDS  –  The Life Hotel
  • ALGEBRA SUICIDE  –  Little Dead Bodies
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Al Sur (featuring Juana Molina)
  • SHE WANTS REVENGE  –  Tear You Apart (Ladytron Mix)
  • JUNIORE · ANNA LE CLÉZIO  –  Un Jour Ou L’autre
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  Beat Your Mind
  • GARY NUMAN  –  Intruder
  • CADENCE WEAPON  –  Senna (featuring Jacques Greene)
  • CLUB INTL  –  Never Be The Same (Andrew VanWyngarden Mix)
  • GROVE  –  Fuck Ur Landlord
  • YACHTY, KRISPYLIFE KID, RMC MIKE, BABYFACE RAY, RIO DA YUNG OG, DC2TRILL, ICEWEAR VEZZO  –  Royal Rumble
  • 3D BLAST  –  3rD BEST
  • BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD  –  Time To Pretend
  • SEBASTIAN REYNOLDS  –  Nihilism is Pointless
  • SHABBAT  –  True To You
  • PAINTING BY NUMBERS  –  Fire
  • THE UMLAUTS  –  Boiler Suits And Combat Boots
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It (Peaking Lights Disco Rerub)
  • IÑIGO VONTIER  –  Weird Mantas
  • PATRICIA  –  Dr Oetker’s Ristorante
  • ALOSTMEN  –  Teach Me (featuring Villy)
  • PIEZO  –  Water Chamber
  • DEBBY FRIDAY  –  Runnin’
  • THE BUG  –  Memorial Version
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  IN TONGUES (PRELUDE)

The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: And here’s David with the weather…

In these post-lockdown Covid-19 times of social austerity and a craving for “normality” there was a brief temptation to revert The Joint to a conventional adult-contemporary radio format. For that reason we roped in David Lynch to do a regular weather report for us.

And it’s not a new phenomenon born out of recent cabin fever but something he’s done on and off for years.  E.g. here’s the weather report from 1 February 2005 with assistance from Laura Dern.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 May 2020

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

  • ZANE 2000 – Time Just Is
  • DISTANT STARS – La Fuerza de mis Brazos
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Innerterrestrial
  • BLACK DRESSES – IM A FREAK CUZ IM ALWAYS FREAKED OUT
  • WOLFRAM – Raus (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Star Dust
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 17/05/2020
  • ASHEE – Retrofit
  • SHIT AND SHINE – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING 2E?
  • RIP SWIRL – Shine (feat. Catnapp)
  • MUSIC SUCKS – Wack Job
  • DXNO – Cakes
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 18/05/2020
  • HADE – Range Rover HSE
  • NECRUM SELECT – Moon Dyne
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Last Call
  • MOGWAI – Lesser Glasgow
  • WINDY & CARL – Stranger
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 19/05/2020
  • INVADER TRON – Fields (feat. Ruby Rose Mulcahy)
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Misty Shipwreck
  • TOKIMONSTA – To be Remote
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 20/05/2020
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – The Sky is Falling (But The Stars Look Good on You)
  • BAILTERSPACE – MODF
  • MACLO – Night Funk Melody
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 21/05/2020
  • BLEACHING AGENT – In Flaming Virtue
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Missing Link

The Show: Witney, Granby, Rochdale, Preston

 – Witney, because of its community-run bus service; Granby, in Liverpool, for its resident-directed housing; Rochdale, the birthplace of England’s co-operative movement; and Preston, where the city council is breaking with a failed economic system. This becomes the chorus: “Witney, Granby, Rochdale, Preston.”

Born lippy: how I helped Underworld write a socialist banger by Aditya Chakrabortty

Direct download: The Joint – 01 June 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • OCEAN  –  The Jesus Pill
  • KOOL KEITH  –  Zero Fux (featuring B-Real)
  • SIKKA RYMES  –  Love Di People (featuring John D)
  • CLAQUE, THE  –  Hush
  • ROBOT BOYFRIEND  –  Am I Important
  • MAXO KREAM  –  She Live (featuring Megan Thee Stallion)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  DREAMS COME TRUE
  • PJ HARVEY  –  The Crowded Cell
  • FOXY AUTOPSY  –  Party For Days
  • UNDERWORLD  –  Soniamode (Aditya Game Version)*
  • DUNGEN  –  Var Har Du Varit
  • AXEL PICODOT  –  Raving Tool
  • DEUX TROIS  –  Monday To Friday
  • VANESSA WORM  –  Rando M !
  • FAIZAL DDAMBA MOSTRIXX  –  Yebaake Mumirembe
  • FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB  –  Flat Tummy Tea
  • FRACTURE  –  Give Me Love (featuring Fox)
  • FLYING LOTUS  –  Black Balloons Reprise (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • WIRED SESSIONS  –  Mr. President
  • MISS RED  –  Loco
  • UPSAMMY  –  I Live Here
  • A.A. BONDY  –  Fentanyl Freddy
  • TYLER THE CREATOR  –  Puppet
  • LEE MOSES  –  How Much Longer (Must I Wait)
  • COTTONTAIL  –  Sultan
  • BLACK NITE CRASH  –  Somebody Kill Me
  • DOOBY DOUGLAS  –  一目惚れ
  • PEAKING LIGHTS  –  Mirror In The Sky
  • WASNT WISNT  –  White Columns
  • ARTERY  –  Into The Garden

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I want to show you all the things about you that have made me feel so shy

Welcome to the woozy melancholic slow jam universe that is Ben WoodsRomancy. Video filmed at good ol’ Ruapuna Speedway. Album out later this year.

Direct download: The Joint – 30 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHAII – Digebasse (Enough)
  • QUEEN NEPTUNE – Edge of the Programmed World
  • PREFUSE 73 – Popstar Beat
  • PURPLEMAN & JESS ASPINWALL – Can’t See Nothing
  • BEN WOODS – ROMANCY *
  • .S. P LA _Y – Dot With a Space
  • IVY LAB & ICECOLDBISHOP – Gunk
  • HOMESICK – Running On Empty (feat. So Loki)
  • MR. OIZO – Dolce Vita (feat. Phra)
  • BENJAMIN LEW – Face a ce qui se derobe
  • EFDEMIN – The Sound House
  • GUNNAR HASLAM – Cacique De Poyais
  • THUNDER TILLMAN – Creation Discoteque
  • JESSICA KERT – Auswahl
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Shift Your Mind
  • BODY SAN – Sundress Beverage
  • RUINS – You’re Like a Cigarette
  • LILIZU – I Think That
  • GROOVE MERCENARY – Switch (Techno Mix)
  • KAINTÉ KOUNTIX – Looking For A Job
  • ZOE SINATRA – Mais Qu’Est-Ce Que Tu Fumes?
  • KYOTO – Venetian Blinds
  • MMDELAI – Endless Bloom

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.