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.
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). Website
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. Website Myspace
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. Website Myspace