The Show: I won’t get on my knees. Don’t make me do that please…

While researching and putting together the show this week (which involves throwing darts at music maps and scouring Bandcamp for Christchurch and Brisbane music) I stumbled across Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s glorious cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”.

Proof indeed that the Reid brothers have an uncanny knack for writing perfect pop songs lovingly drenched in honeyed guitar tones. Sadly the pink vinyl 7-inch single has sold out but you can still have a listen below.

I seem also to have stumbled into the trap of playing TV theme tunes, but sometimes you just have to scratch that itch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 August 2020

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

  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Far Away
  • E.M.M.A. – Ryan Gosling in Space
  • KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – Messenger
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Everything That Bleeds
  • MAD FRANK – A Hold of Me
  • T. G. SHAND – The Town Cards
  • HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Sometimes Always *
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
  • NICK DRAKE – Riverman
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Rubix
  • THE DANIEL CAINE ORCHESTRA – The Days And Nights of Molly Dodd
  • ISAAC AESILI – Steps
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pacific jazzhop
  • NECRUM SELECT – How You Swang
  • PAPLOCO – GO GO! BLUEPRINT RALLY VIP
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – HEARTLAND VIP
  • BAILTERSPACE – Heard It Once
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Bank of Peninsula
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Faith Made of Silk
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – My Jamaican Dub
  • ÇAYKH – Soùmatra
  • DUMA – Pembe 666
  • EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – YANG 양
  • TUPPERWAVE – Feel
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Hillbilly Moonshine
  • YEONGRAK – email
  • PANORAMA CHANNEL & PLETNEV – Eiffel Tower Syndrome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: BNE

A recent flying visit to Brisbane by Fraserhead shaped the playlist today. A tight schedule meant he could not get to any gigs or record shopss but scouring Bandcamp later on for Brisbane’s alt, indie, left-field and electronically tinged offerings shed light on quite a vibrant music culture. Think of it as a musical travelogue rather than an exhaustive survey. Thank you also to Mel Echo of Melbourne’s Annual Leaf for recommendations and pointers too.

PS: The above image is a detail of “Borne On The Wind” (2013) by Brisbane born artist Anne Wallace from her Suburban Noir project. The major survey Anne Wallace: Strange ways at QUT Art Museum more than made up for missing out on gigs and record shops.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 February 2020

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

  • OLD ALPS – First light
  • RELAY TAPES – Dream Colour
  • NITE FIELDS – Not Your Time
  • DUMB THINGS – Today Tonight
  • SOME JERKS – A Million Girls
  • REGURGITATOR – Roxx for Brains
  • CNT EVN – All or Nothing
  • KERBSIDE COLLECTION – Waiting Game
  • PATRSN – All In The Eyes
  • MIDDLE NAME DANCE BAND – Ricardo
  • TIGER PEARSON – The New England Highway
  • X CLUB. – SENSATION
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – Substance D
  • TUPPERWAVE – Wasted Time
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Falling Asleep
  • ALESSANDRO CORTINI + LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Immediate Horizon 3
  • THAT SONG THAT YOU SING FOR THE SUN – U35m2b
  • MICRONODE – Virtual Landscapes
  • BIN LICKER – Nite lizard
  • DEATH COMES CRAWLING – I Would Spread My Wings So Wide
  • SYRUP, GO ON – Don’t Go (Riding Down The Cosmic Drain)
  • WAAX – Wild & Weak
  • HATCHIE – Obsessed
  • J. FRANCIS – circles
  • THE GOON SAX – Losing Myself
  • FINGERLESS – Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs
  • EAST OF WEST – Nine Lives
  • TIANA KHASI – Good Things