I have an old and slightly crummy barbecue, that I converted into a smoker yesterday. Continue reading Soul Food
In 2002, I was was swimming in Australia when I was caught in a riptide. Continue reading Killing With Kindness: X&HT Saw Swans
For a generation of British kids, the notion of something being scary was irrevocably tied up with the notion of the otherworldly sounds coming from the mind of sonic pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Continue reading Loops And Tones: The Delian Mode
There are some artists for which you just always have to make time.
Continue reading Better Than TV: Neil Finn at Colston Hall, Bristol
DocoDom and I took a trip to old London Town last week, for a look back into the city's past. Continue reading How We Used To Live
As is appropriate for a podcast about the concept album, BEHOLD our most epic Speakeasy yet. Over two hours of chat as Rob, Clive and special guest writer Stuart Wright discuss that most derided of formats and find a few gems… and yes, a couple of turkeys.
Also, our 50 Second SoundCloud Challenge covers Skweee, Moombahton and other genres you never knew existed!
Here’s the Spotify playlist of the albums we’re discussing:
and the one album not on Spotify: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway!
and a link to Stu’s site…
Sometimes you forget how much you’ve missed something until you get it back. Continue reading Spin The Black Circle
Gosh, it doesn’t feel like 365 days since I was last here, ruminating on times past and things to come.
A joint review from Chris Rogers and I of a band that are one to watch in 2014.
In a bare-faced attempt to up the ante, Rob and Clive invite The Little Unsaid, AKA John Elliott, into Studio 2A for some musical shenanigalia. John performs a new song, and covers tracks by Nick Cave and Atoms For Peace.
John also joins us for a robust discussion on the merits of and surprising facts around the world of the cover version. Rob and Clive reveal the music blogs they can heartily recommend (and the ones that they’ll cheerfully never go near again) and guest sound engineer Alex Purkiss shows us up with a radical uptick in sound quality over the bits he’s in charge of. Endearingly shambolic is the way we roll, wise guy! Stop making us look bad!
All this and the usual level of Z-grade pun-slinging and punditry from the crew that put the K in kwality.
The Music Blogs:
NME – nme.com/newmusic
Pitchfork – pitchfork.com/tracks
No Country For New Nashville – nocountryfornewnashville.com
Top House Music Blog – tophousemusicblog.com
Breaking More Waves – breakingmorewaves.blogspot.co.uk
The Von Pip Musical Express – Track of the Day – thevpme.com
Crack in the Road – crackintheroad.com
Real Horrorshow – horrorshowtunez.com
Cruel Rhythm – cruelrhythm.tumblr.com
Popjustice – popjustice.com
Here’s John recording his music for us. Note the professionalism of the studio setup. An upturned bin serves so many purposes…
and for bonus hilarity, the moment when he realised just what he’d let himself in for…