Radio Show – #76

In this weeks show we have a cracking double bill happening at the Old Blue Last, we have storming ‘Shameless Favourite’ from Alpines. We also recommend 11 knock-out gigs happening here in London next week. Not only that we are also playing two amazing covers in this week’s show – and we never play covers but these two are simply stunning.

We play every kind of music – it just has to be good. The result is a mix of indie, folk, funk, swing, ska, punk, pop and anything else that takes our fancy that week.

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  • Wed
    26
    Nov
    2014
    Hootananny, Brixton

    They describe themselves as 'the bristol band who sound not unlike Nick Cave, Jon Spencer and Johny Cash fighting over some booze!'  They have also featured the vocal talents of our very own Katey Brooks.  Event Details

  • Wed
    26
    Nov
    2014
    Barfly, Camden

    Katalina Kicks was formed in 2009 in Shepherds Bush and they are doing well - they have been Track of the Day in Clash Magazine, playlisted across the UK and receiving numerous 5 star ratings, as well as a feature in the prestigious FT ’How to Spend It’ magazine.  
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  • Thu
    27
    Nov
    2014
    The Islington


    Seafret is a duo formed by Jack Sedman (vocals) and Harry Draper (guitar) in Bridlington. The name Seafret, as well as being a pun on the guitar fret board, is also a local term for the two boys; it applies to the rolling mists that come in off the North Sea during summer. Now living in London, the sea is what the duo miss the most.
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  • Thu
    27
    Nov
    2014
    The Halfmoon Putney


    Mann Friday have been strumming out music for close to a decade. From their student roots at Rhodes University in 1998 to the lakeside project in 2002 that bore The Orchard album in Cape Town. Their fifth album, Waiting For The Flash is out now.

  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green


    From her album 'Architect' which she released earlier in the year. Wild and unpredictable, Wallis Bird cannot – and should not – be pigeonholed.  Exceptional voice.
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  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    The Elgin, Ladbroke Grove


    Having previously sung with the likes of Zero 7, Groove Armada and David Guetta, her new album “Seagull” sees London based Sophie move on from chill-out.  
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  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    Traitors Gate, Grays


    This is a British rock band, formed in Basildon, Essex back in 2004. The phrase ‘Ease Springs’ are the words of command used in the British forces in order to spring the working parts of the rifle forward, in other words ‘Ready for Action’.
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  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    Surya. Kings Cross

    We loved this track.  This is perfect antidote to the polish pop vocals of so many tracks.  It is rough, raw and and with passion.  The track tells the story of a less than perfect love affair.
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  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston


    Island Cassettes are celebrating the release of their single 'Navajo' on Kissability records.  This track just makes us think of tropical islands and lazing in the sun.
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  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014
    Old Blue Last, Shoreditch

    This week's 'Double Bill'.

    The Lake Poets - this amazing sound comes from just one guy (Martin) from Sunderland.
    Emile Bernard - describes his music as 'Melodramatic Popular Song/Indie'. 

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  • Wed
    03
    Dec
    2014
    Green Note, Camden

    This is such a fabulous band to see live.  This London 6 piece will melt your heart with their flowing ballards.  They spend the summer playing every festival that they could and seem to be happiest in a field, covered in mud drinking scotch from the bottle.
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  • Thu
    04
    Dec
    2014
    Servant Jazz Quaters, Dalston


    This track is from Ancient Light - EP which was released in June of this year.  He is a stunning singer/song writer and his track Sons and Daughters was featured in an episode of NBC’s hit show Parenthood.  
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  • Fri
    05
    Dec
    2014
    Kings Place, Kings Cross

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    Originally from Blackwood, Wales, Songdog are Lyndon Morgans (singer/songwriter and award-winning playwright), with Karl Woodward, Dave Paterson, Jasper Salmon and Mal Phillips, whose delicate, stripped-down instrumentation surrounds intricate stories of life, love and loss.
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  • Fri
    05
    Dec
    2014
    The Distillers Hammersmith

    Enjoy the stunning vocals of Milly Upton.  This track is just a demo and can be heard with a collection of her other track on her SoundCloud page.  One of our favourites.
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  • Sat
    06
    Dec
    2014
    Village Underground, Shoreditch


    If you are a fan of electro swing this gig will be heaven for you.  These guys are one of three bands playing that night and are coming all the way from Italy just for your enjoyment.  This event will sell out - book now.
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  • Sat
    06
    Dec
    2014
    The 100 Club, Oxford Street

    How do you mix Britney spears Toxic into Minnie the Moocher?  I would have said don't bother trying but these guys did - and it sounds epic!  
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