The Show: Prepare now. Official information and instruction will be given over the wireless…

A little bit of a synth overload on the show today. Vintage, retro, lo-fi, vaporwave and a bit of the coldwave. Plus there’s a sludgy, doomy sneak preview of the new Shit and Shine album to round things off proper.

Speaking of synths, we couldn’t quite fit The Dewaele Brothers aka Soulwax into the show today but if you like rare equipment then their recent project with the legendary EMS Synthi 100 will have you fizzing:

By the way, the show title today is courtesy of Analogue Electronic Whatever‘s newish single “Hole”. Cracking video too!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 July 2020

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

  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS retrowaves
  • ANA HELDER Capicúa
  • ROZA TERENZI Yo-Yo
  • GROUND – WAKUSEI A
  • LOGIC SYSTEM – Automatic Collect, Automatic Correct
  • TELEPHONES – Phase Alternate Line (Daybreak Mix)
  • BUTCH SUNDANCE – Nuclear Game
  • BLACK MERLIN – GENESIS PREACHER
  • MODERN CHAIR – GIVE ALL YOUR PEARLS, AND THE SWINE WILL MAKE A PEARL NECKLACE
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – Tower Lisa
  • SOFIE – Try to Reach Me
  • RIP SWIRL – Paranoid (feat. Sofie)
  • DISTANT STARS – Car Crashes and Heart Attacks
  • ANALOGUE ELECTRONIC WHATEVER – Hole *
  • SOCCER MOMMY – royal screw up
  • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – Unificado (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
  • SEI STILL – El Camino
  • AOIFE NESSA FRANCES – Here In The Dark
  • BECCA MANCARI – Stay With Me
  • HØRD – #11
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Pacific Coast Highway
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – Wild West
  • RAH ZEN – Ancestor’s Call
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Lexa
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Buloshnaya
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Welcome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The falcon cannot hear the falconer…

Pondering the end of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN.

But on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 April 2020

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

  • RONE – Babel
  • DOMINIC WEST – The Second Coming by WB Yeats *
  • BLACK DRESSES – SCARED 2 DEATH
  • FRANCK RACKET – Danger Garden
  • BLAIR PARKES – cut loose
  • VANISHING TWIN – Spice Level 7
  • THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mersey Paradise
  • VANESSA WORM – In Heaven We Are
  • CLOUD TANGLE – I’m Just Lost
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – render the ambience
  • WARZOU – J’irais dormir chez Mouss
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Vie Nil
  • PINCH & KAHN – Crossing The Line feat. Killa’s Army
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK & RAW POETIC – No Valentine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – GOLDEN SARDINE
  • THAT FIELD OF RED FLOWERS IS ACTUALLY A GRASS FIRE – Wavering hope
  • PETER WRIGHT – Looking For The Way Out
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – Across The Ocean, But Not Yet
  • T. G. SHAND – Golden Hour
  • SOCCER MOMMY – bloodstream
  • OHHME – Ghost
  • ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS – Hollowed Water
  • ZOON VAN SNOOK – The Coral & The Hummingbird
  • 2XM – Flow (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • EDEN BURNS – Patches Theme
  • PANDARO – Parasocial Activity
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – The Heart Of Things

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: This song is for you…

This is not a Christmas special.

It’s definitely NOT a Christmas special but we do start proceedings with THE FALL’S peerless version of JINGLE BELL ROCK. If you can handle that opening salvo you’ll be rewarded with many seasonal gifts such as a sneaky threesome from Otāutahi Christchurch label Club Unique, some dark synths from Distant Stars, beautiful Parisian electro pop via Il Est Vilaine plus too many others to name.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 December 2019

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

  • THE FALL – Jingle Bell Rock
  • LENNON/ONO WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • NO BRA – Bangin
  • PUSSY RIOT FEAT. VIC MENSA & JUNGLEPUSSY – Hangerz
  • MINA – Platinum Sex (feat. Amaarae)
  • DISTANT STARS – LLemanja
  • HINDS – Riding Solo
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Lucy
  • MUIREB – In Amber Clad
  • ATNIGHT – Entanglement
  • KEANU RAVES – Lightning Elemental
  • NEUVO WAVO – And The Beat Goes On
  • HAAN808 – Our Fear
  • SLAUSON MALONE – 08_09_14, Smile #1 (feat. Caleb Giles)
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – MYSTERIES
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • BEN WOODS – PRAISE
  • KIM GORDON – Earthquake *
  • KARL LINDH – Ny Manniska Pa 30 Dagar
  • NECRUM SELECT – Gengis Eye
  • DIE ORANGEN – The Island (Back to me)
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Cooking Steaks In The Pocket
  • IL EST VILAINE – Fini Beauté
  • PELLEGRINO – Genti del Mediterraneo
  • BANANAGUN – Out of Reach
  • HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS – Shark Dance
  • TERR – Energy Sync

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: When Harri Met Steve

I remember hearing today’s opening song on the John Peel show back in 1980. Unfortunately I could never recall the name of the band (The Silver) or the name of the track (Do You Wanna Dance). What I thought I recalled was that the band were from Sweden (Finland actually), were very young and fell about in hysterics half way through the performance. Not even the most sophisticated 21st century search engines could provide a solution to a 40 year mystery with that scant information.

By sheer chance I came across a website that did provide the solution, buried deep in a post about ramshackle outsider art music. However the mystery continues because my browser history has been deleted and I can’t remember the website I have to thank.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 November 2019

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

  • SILVER, THE  –  Do You Wanna Dance
  • JUDGITZU  –  Kelele
  • PREGOBLIN  –  Anna (Flower’s Won’t Grow)
  • DEE BEE RICH  –  Middle Class
  • J-LIVE  –  Money And Power
  • C. MEMI  –  Heavenly Peace (Unga No Suimon Akete)
  • CHEWY BENSON  –  The Existential C-Hip S-Hop
  • BURIAL  –  Old Tape
  • JULIAN COPE  –  Up-wards at 45˚
  • SNOWY & JASON WILLIAMSON  –  EFFED
  • RiFF RAFF x DiRT NASTY  –  ARROGANT AMERiCAN FREESTYLE
  • LIZZ  –  Words
  • ZEBRA KATZ  –  In In In
  • FIELD, THE  –  Over The Ice
  • GODDARD & HARRY WOLFMAN  –  Fourth Dimension
  • R. ELIZABETH  –  Back From Ten
  • dgoHn  –  Dolorous Dickhead
  • MEDHANE  –  2020sht (featuring Maassai)
  • DANGER MOUSE & SPARKLEHORSE  –  Ninjarous (featuring MF DOOM)
  • MATTIEL  –  Millionaire
  • ZILLAS ON ACID  –  Strictly Just at Night
  • AVALANCHE PARTY  –  Milk & Sunlight Is A Heavy Dream
  • JOY ORBISON X OVERMONO  –  Bromley
  • NA NOISE  –  Then Who
  • m a g g i e . w a v  –  Arena of Souls
  • CARTEL MADRAS  –  Goonda Gold
  • SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK  –  Atari Baby
  • JERSKIN FENDRIX  –  Black Hair
  • SOCCER MOMMY  –  Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes

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.