The show: Mute off

Did we ever tell you about Festival No. 6 happening in a few weekends time in Portmeirion, Wales? If not we apologise for not giving you time to get organised. Here’s a taste of what we’ll all be missing.

Thanks for the reminder by the lovely people at Caught by the River. They’re the peeps who released the fantastic “Under Milkwood” 7-inch single. The flipside is pretty cool too – Richard Norris aka The Time and Space Machine. Caught by the River will also be staging events at Festival No. 6. See you there next year perhaps?

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The show: Crazy diamonds

In lieu of having to write anything of substance, here are two lovely new videos to distract you from our writing impotence…

First up, the new Fistful of Gems‘ video “Diamond” by ex-Tiger Tones member Mark Wundercastle.

Second up, Flat Eric & William Fichtner play chess while promoting the new Mr Oizo free EP “Stade 3”.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The show: Huh?

Huh? That’s right. Spiritualized are back with their new album “Sweet Heart Sweet Light”. It’s like Jason Pierce disappears for years at a time but has an impeccable knack of always picking up where he left off. And he does good epics, like “Hey Jane”…

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The show: Happy Birthday

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The (Royal We) Show: Musical Checks And Balances

Spanky mentioned the idea of musical checks and balances on the RDU Breakfast Show yesterday morning. So, with Fraserhead away, will an unbalanced Joint have enough self-regulation to stop itself descending into an unrelenting mix of happy hardcore, bagpipe jazz, blackened crust and zydeco?

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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