Join Kate as she brings you 2 hours of the best unsigned music from the UK and around the world. Each hour has its own theme bringing a very unique show every week. Airs live Tuesdays and repeats Saturdays at 1-3pm Philadelphia, USA (EDT)/ 6-8pm London, UK (BST) on Gashouse Radio
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 21st February and Saturday 25th February 2012 You can subscribe to the rss feed for the show, grab it with a bunch of podcatchers, you can get it with iTunes, or from right here, right now. Download (right-click & save as)
Yep, it’s Shrove Tuesday, aka pancake day, aka ‘so what if you didn’t get any valentines cards, have some pancakes’ day. Today’s Sunshinecast has absolutely nothing to do with pancakes. It has music in it. You could listen to the music while you eat your pancakes, if you like. Happy Tuesday.
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 14th February and Saturday 18th February 2012 You can subscribe to the rss feed for the show, grab it with a bunch of podcatchers, you can get it with iTunes, or from right here, right now. Download (right-click & save as)
I knew exactly how it was going to go, and it
went perfectly started off well. I’d collected buckets full of love songs and songs about love by UK independent artists, none of the same tired old tat the mainstream stations have been playing to death for you, my dear and lovely radio-listening friends. There was going to be an hour of happy romantic love songs and an hour of songs about love for the anti-valentines crowd, remember me saying that? Yeah. That didn’t happen. What did happen was that I played two hours of love songs and songs about love in no particular order. Some were exquisitely lovely and sweetly romantic, some rather disturbingly dark, some triumphant “Thank you for the pain” anthems, and some sad and sorry tales of betrayal and broken hearts. In conclusion, Valentines Day is a schmaltz-fest invented to sell cards; flowers and pink-plastic-red-fluffy-chocolate-covered-heart-shaped-whatever; UK Independent artists write s0me great songs about lurrrve; and I am a rrrubbish radio presenter. Good songs though. Enjoy. With love, but perhaps not so much sunshine as you might like, Kate.
Weee! Two podcasts uploaded in one day! The (seemingly insurmountable at the time) electrickeral difficulties I encountered last week mean that there’s no podcast for that week, but fear not, Ian Button (the musical hoe) has promised to come back on February 7th. The week before last I was all, “Boo-hoo, my life s a wasteland of misery” and this week I’m a bit more, “Wa-hey, my life is a paradise filled with good friends and good music”. You know how it is. There aren’t so many miserable songs in this week’s podcast, consequently, and I’m please to report that all technical gremlins appear (for the time being being) to be sleeping, if not dead. Yes, I know - I waffle too much and you just want the podcast, right? Here it is then:
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 24th and Saturday 28th January 2012 You can subscribe to the rss feed for the show, grab it with a bunch of podcatchers, you can get it with iTunes, or from right here, right now. Download (right-click & save as) It’s got some super-shiny new songs in it and some well-worn, cosy comfy old faves. Yummy.
You can subscribe to the rss feed for the show, grab it with a bunch of podcatchers, you can get it with iTunes, or from right here, right now. Download (right-click & save as) Songs for when you have no fizz. In this show, as well as the song that gives the show its title: ‘Whenever Your down Mate’ by Endeavours, there’s jazz-rock from The Reign of Kindo, exquisite guitar-picking from Troy Faid, hauntingly beautiful vocals from Emily and Simon, downbeat electronica from Mooli and rock for tearing your hair (and your heart) out to from Machine OEM, and more.
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 3rd and Saturday 7th January 2012
This is part two of the Best (well, my favourite) of 2011, filled with rock, pop, acoustic, ska, nova-romantic, anti-folk, stripped-down punk, electronica, easy-listening, alternative rock, a tiny bit of random jazz and some tunes that just defy categorisation (my favourite and my best).
Next week, we’ll start to explore some of the newest independent music of 2012. The week after (on January 17th) we’ve got Ian Button in the studio (Thrashing Doves, Death in Vegas, David Cronenberg’s Wife and about a dozen other bands) to chat about his adventures in independent music as a musician and a producer.
Complete playlist for this show (and last week’s show) with links to artists’ pages/websites to follow.
Good luck with those New Year’s Resoultions!
Love and Sunshine, from Kate. x
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 20th December and Saturday 24th December 2011 You can subscribe to the rss feed for the show, grab it with a bunch of podcatchers, you can get it with iTunes, or from right here, right now. Download (right-click & save as) It’s Christmas! This cracker of a show is packed with Christmas songs from UK independent artists (plus a couple from the US and one from Oz) - songs you’re not sick of, unike the usual festive fare blasted at you by every mainstream commercial station on TV & Radio and on the PA in every shop in your local mall and high street. It also has jokes from sparkling co-host of the show, crown princess of comedy Niamh Lynn-Devere.
Next week’s show will be a ‘best of 2011’ Special, on the last Tuesday of the year. I’ll be playing all my favourites of the artists I played on the show during 2011, but I’m open to listener suggestions - leave a comment here or on the facebook page for the show.
There’s no poetry segment in this week’s show but - drum roll - there’s a new monthly poetry show called ‘Ode to Nowhere’ starting right here on Gashouse Radio in January 2012. English poet Simon Smith will be along for a chat about all things poetical in the first edition of the show, there’ll be guest readings from Joe & Bliss of The Blissful Mop, we’ve got digital beat poetry from Poet and the Loops and contemporary spoken word tracks from To love Sophia, as well as a host of other exciting contemporary poetry from unpublished or less than widely known poets.
In the meantime -
Sunshinecast Episode 27 - Getting Jingly With It
Podcast (made to replace the technical glitch afflicted live show broadcast on Gashouse Radio on Tuesday 13th November) aired on Saturday 17th December 2011, 1 - 3pm Eastern/6pm UK.
This show is full of new tunes from UK independent artists and more than a few Christmas songs to get that tingly, jingly feeling started. Next week’s show will be non-stop Christmas and party tunes from independent artists. If you’re looking for Christmas party music and you’re bored of the same old Christmas numbers that get played to death on mainstream radio and TV and in shops, year after year, you’ll want to take a listen to the show, this week and next week.
Sunshinecast Episode 24 - New Music Tuesday (with ALL the technical glitches in the world)
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 15th November and Saturday 19th November 2011
Everything that could go wrong went wrong this week, so the podcast is only 1 and a quarter hours long, rather than 2 hours as usual, sorry. On the plus side, the show is chock-full of sparklingly fresh new music by the finest independent artists from the UK (and a few from further afield).
Sunshinecast Ep18 - Glasgow New Hellfire Club
Broadcast on Tuesday 4th October and repeated Saturday 8th October 2011
This show includes interviews with Madskull , Little Fire and Jamie Mcdermid (founder of the Glasgow New Hellfire Club). All the tracks in this episode are from bands involved in the scarily named but oh, so awesome Glasgow New Hellfire Club :
The Tenements - Glasgow band; Lethal Tender - Glasgow hard rock/metal band; Little Fire - critically acclaimed musician from Ayr; Arvada - fresh on the scene from Glenrothes; 15 Times Dead - Glasgow band, have had excellent reviews for ‘girth metal’; Madskull - Glasgow band; Vampyre Heart - one of the Hellfire Club’s promoted ‘Out of Towners’ from Bournemouth; Fall of the Republic - from Teeside; Rose Parade - from Ayr; Sunday Recovery - more Out of Towners, an Italian band now based in London and on a uk tour; Mair - Glasgow groove metal band; Red Aura - Out of Towners from Manchester ; Holy Esque - Glasgow band; Russian Ninjas - Glasgow band; The Girobabies - ‘punky’ band from Glasgow; The Loaded Dice - Manchester band; Brown Bear and the Bandits - from Largs.
Sad news, Sunshinecast listeners - we are falling WAY behind the Gashouse Live listeners with regard to our artistic efforts. Our whiteboard drawing for this week was pitiful at best. We were saved from total rubbishness only by Rachel’s doodle of a cat. She’s a woman of many talents - go check out her blog ‘Growing Things and Making Things’.