Mr Red Penguin's MP3 Heaven.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Red penguin (rubbish) on the radio

I've recently recorded another 2 hour radio show with my radio partner in crime, Steve (I appear as Eddie on the programme but don't let that confuse you). It's going out as a download/stream only on BOA, but next month I will be back on 87.7 FM for another month of indie marvelling and no doubt there will be more mentions of that soon enough on here.

Current playlist is:

Hybrasil - Hy Fy
Modern - Industry
Long Blondes - Seperated By Motorways
Delays - Valentine
S*M*A*S*H - All By Myself
Eat - Belly Town
Sultans Of Ping FC - I Said I Am I Said
Others - How I Nearly Lost You
Jegsy Dodd and the Original Sinners - Grumpy Old Men
Saucy Monky - I Touch Myself
Victorian Gentlemens Club - My Son Spells Backwards
Shortwave Set - Repeat To Fade
Data Panik - Rulers and the States
Upper Room - All Over This Town
Chalets - Sexy Mistake
Rakes - Binary Love
¬°Forward, Russia! - Twelve
Sultans of Ping FC - Scar On My Face
Aberdeen City - God Is Going To Get Sick Of Me
Alps - Last Dance
Amphetameanies - This Boy
Audioweb - Test The Theory
Envelopes - Free Jazz
Editors - Munich
Chris T-T - A Plague On Both Your Houses
Frank and Walters - How Can I Exist
Crimea - Lottery Winners On Acid
Modern - Jane Falls Down
Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
Mew with J Mascis - Why Are You Looking Grave?
Wurzels - Remember Me

A reasonable mix of current and early 90s stuff with very little in the middle, and that's the way I like it right now. It's been a long long time since I heard anything from Eat - admittedly not the easiest band to search for on the net. The S*M*A*S*H song is actually a self-released new track that was put out in 2005, their first for 9 years or so. You can listen to it and download it from their Myspace, here.

If you're too lazy to listen to the whole show here's a few MP3s you can nick for nowt.

Amphetameanies - This Boy

This Scottish ska (not Reel Big Fish type ska, but proper ska) band has one of Data Panik (Bis) in it and one of Franz Ferdinand from time to time as well. That makes the track all the more interesting - it's actually the original song, which Franz Ferdinand covered for their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. It's a totally different take on it. The track is also a session, recorded for BBC Scotland's Air show (of which Data Panik's Amanda McKinnon is, coincidentally, a one-time presenter).

Hybrasil - Hy Fy

An instrumental from the band's one release to date, the We Got Music EP which came out last summer in their native Ireland and troubled the lower edges of the top 40. I understand the EP is going to have a UK release shortly. Hard to describe them really, definitely indie/rock with added electronic bits which are more prominent on this song. I saw them live at the Borderlin last year and they were great - they're playing a number of UK dates next month, have a look at their Myspace for dates.

Shortwave Set - Repeat To Fade

The best bit about this is the way they describe themselves as "Victorian Funk". Having heard them I don't really know how accurate that can claim to be, but I did have a good hard think about what they said.

In other news ...

Good Weather For Airstrikes has listed their Top 65 Music Videos of 2005 and it's a pretty impressive list. I think my favourite of all of those is the Cardigans (because it's a great song, you understand .. okay that was brave of me!)

posted by Paul at 9:46 am


Blogger vsmythe said...

Could you please upload the S*M*A*S*H song please!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:41:00 pm  
Blogger Paul said...

Hi V, you can download it from here:
Cheers! Paul

Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:51:00 pm  
Blogger vsmythe said...

superb! thanks, Paul!

Friday, January 20, 2006 8:23:00 am  
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