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 7th February and Saturday 11th February 2012
This week, my plans for the show changed suddenly, so I asked the good people of Facebook what they thought I should play this week. However, the good people of Facebook were all out having a dirty weekend in Google+ so the only person who answered me was Robert Halcrow from the band Picturebox. He said that I should play a bit of everything and (this part shocked me) “especially some Picturebox. They’re so groovy”. I’d already decided not to play acoustic stuff this week, because I’ve played a lot of that lately, so there you have it then. An eclectic electric playlist, with added Picturebox.
Picturebox describe their sound as lo-fi pop, melodic music from the cathedral city of Canterbury. They have songs about hedgehogs, football, French pop, tennis, girls, tennis girls, cakes and tea parties. I don’t know why.
As an extra treat, here’s Picturebox’s latest EP ‘YouSay No’, to brighten up your day. You Say No EP (now available to download at Bandcamp) by Picturebox for the bargain price of £2 ($3.16)
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