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)
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 Ep22 - Acoustic & Pop
Broadcast on Gashouse Radio Tuesday 1st November and Saturday 5th November 2011
Last week I asked listeners what they’d like to hear and rock won the vote, with acoustic coming in second, so this week, I played an hour of beautiful acoustic music by UK independent artists, with an hour of feel-good pop for dessert :)
This show featured new,exciting tracks from Mooli, Picturebox and Ryan Inglis. Check out these artists and tell your friends how great they are and that you heard them here on Gashouse Radio :) Frozen by Mooli
SunshineCast Ep1 Pt1 - Niamh’s Choice
An hour of the best tracks by unsigned and independent artists, lovingly selected by Niamh Lynn-Devere aged 9 (soon to be 10), sparkling co-host of the show.
This show was broadcast on Gashouse Radio on Saturday 23rd April 2011.
Playlist coming soon
Interview with Maidstone based singer-songwriter David Howard, October 2010.
I chatted with David about making a living, making an album and the inspiration behind some of his lyrics.
Check out David’s musician page on Facebook: