This week, new stuff from Idles, Fews, 808 State (a charity record no less, so go buy it), John Vanderslice. One each off new EPs from the Swine Tax and Those Fucking Snowflakes (we had a preview of that one and it’s super. More next time). Bit more experimental stuff from Sans and Bo Ningen. Something for everybody, basically.

Sei Still – El Camino
The Lounge Society – Generation Game
Lucy & The Rats – September
Lazaris Pit – You Don’t Tag Me In Memes Any More
Those Fucking Snowflakes (pictured) – Meat Is Murder But Morrissey’s A Dickhead
Swine Tax – Browsing
Bloods – Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That
Fews – Heaven
Idles – Mr Motivator
Sans – Aztec Drip
Bo Ningen – Zankoku
We Melt Chocolate – Blue Haired Girl
James Mercer – Over My Shoulder
John Vanderslice – xxxx
Karate Boogaloo – The Lawsuit
808 State – Where, Wye & Severn


We kick things off this week with our friend Damjan Manevski from Ljubljana and his side-project Lelee and end with our other friends Fold and their new single. In between, there’s new stuff from the excellent Bert Brett, StocksNSkins who you really need to hear, new stuff from Badly Drawn Boy who we’ve not heard anything from in years, another one from John MOuse’s ongoing lockdown project which keeps being excellent and a whole load of other stuff that’s been twitching our ears this week.
After putting this all together, it turns out it’s a bit of a sausage-fest. It was absolutely not deliberate – we’re not Radio X.

Lelee – FU2
Twin Stranger – Crushed
Wolfhounds – Can’t See the Light
Vision Video – Inked In Red
Howie Payne – Into Daylight
Richard’s Orchestra – Amazing Sunrise
The Dears – I Know What You’re Thinking And It’s Awful
Baybs – Would You Dare
Bert Brett – Pressure in This Town
Post-Skeleton – The Loudest
Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes
Stocksnskins – Bang It Down
John MOuse – Use Neutral Tones To Accent Eyes
Le Junk – Rich Romance
HORSES – Wrth Y Llyw
Fold (pictured) – The Prize


New Fontaines DC! New Murder Capital! New Benefits! New I Like Trains, Horsemeat, Psymbionic, Ty Segall, Ishani, Black Needle Noise and so on and so on. So much good new stuff about right now that you should probably try to buy out of your supplemented furlough money.
And we end by marking the sad death of Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider (pictured) with a 2015 track from Katsen and one of our favourite Kraftwerk records.

Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death
The Murder Capital – Cellophane
I Like Trains – The Truth
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Pop Song
Los Mundos – Alas De Murcielago
Benefits – Imperfect
The Shipbuilders – Flagpole
Horsemeat – Queue Jumper
Ancient River – So Long Ago
Columbia Mills – You’re Not The Answer
Roxy Girls – Dirtier
Ishani – Unkind Vibrations ft. Steezo
Black Needle Noise – Seed Of Evil
Sleaford Mods – Second
Psymbionic & Zebbler Encanti Experience – Concept/Object
Katsen – Florian
Kraftwerk – Der Mensch Maschine


Treat of the week this week is a track from Vukovar. The end of the old band and the start of the new is marked with the compilation LP Exhumation: The First Death Of Vukovar (2014-2019), out now on Wormhole World. Bloody great band, loved them from the get-go and looking forward to seeing what comes next.
What else we got? Steve Cobby’s output continues to be prolific and he has a new LP out – something a bit more laid back – called Nostalgia Intensa. I’d go get that if I were you. There’s a free download from Sir Robert Orange Peel, a debut solo track from ex-The Kills and The Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart, a belting new LP – Drugs – from Sugar Horse, a first release in 12 years from Einstürzende Neubauten and a Smiths cover from Argentinian band Fun People from a couple of years ago. And there’s plenty else beside too.

Polarized Eyes – Inferno
Cheerbleederz – Sometimes I Cry At Work
WACO – Good Days
Sugar Horse – Pity Party
Vukovar – Cement & Cerement
Alison Mosshart (pictured) – Rise
Fun People – Reel Around The Fountain
Hushtones – The Birds Are Coming
Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe – Tidy Away
Alex Henry Foster – Shadows Of Our Evening Tides
Einstürzende Neubauten – Ten Grand Goldie
Sir Robert Orange Peel – Are You Mod Enough?
New Brand – Insect
Steve Cobby – Here, Hold My Mind
Mint Royale – Animal
Emperor X – Stay Where You Are


Still locked down, still trying to find things to do. Like this. You know the drill by now. Stuff from Denmark, Ukraine, France, Wales and as far away as Leeds and Grimsby among other things. And one from the new Nightingales album, one of which is always a treat.
Do have a good think about buying some of this. Support your independent musicians.

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats – Track 01
Mint – Turbulence
Surreal Kinnock – Tribal Fusion
The Nightingales (pictured) – Everything, Everywhere, All Of The Time
John MOuse – Kerplunk Sticks
Harkin – Mist On Glass
C.A.R – Sore Loser
Easy – Crystal Waves
Orwell – Jamais Assez ft. Armelle Pioline
Less Win – The Hanging
Tinfoils – Spitting
Team Picture – Baby Rattlesnake
Talkboy – Feel Again
Jehnny Beth – Innocence
Roger Robinson – Forward
6th Crowd – You’re Not An Island


Still staying at home, here’s something else to divert you for a short while. We have a couple of tracks from good mate Johny Nocash’s new EP which you can get as a pay what you like download and we suggest you do. Ceiling Demons are also lads we are happy to call friends and they’ve got a new one too which fits in with stuff from Me Not Me, Dylan Cartlidge and Sage Francis, whose track here came out in 2017 but has made it into the digital world now as part of a fundraising effort. Go to Strange Famous records and make a donation and he’ll give you a download. There’s another from the ongoing lockdown album project from John MOuse while electro-friends DXIII and Benjamin Mason have tracks included, the latter under the side-project Benfro. And there’s all sorts of other stuff in there too, starting with a 30-second blast from ex-Carter man Jimbob. Tuck in.

Jimbob – 2020 WTF
The Prefab Messiahs – 21st Century Failure
Nuala Honan – Head Undone
Johny Nocash – PartyTyme
Jamarazza – Alucinosis
The Aliens – Beautiful Face
Stealing Signs – The Coast
Brudini – Radiant Man
kmfrommyills – the garden inside
John MOuse – A Well-planned Party
Me Lost Me – The End Of the World
Dylan Cartlidge – Yellow Brick Road
Ceiling Demons (pictured) – Illusions
Sage Francis – Slumlord Of The Slumlords
DXIII – Par Avion
Benfro – Baby Brain
Johny Nocash – All Is Well


This is getting a bit of a drag now, isn’t it? Suffice to say I ain’t coping so well, but putting this together has been something of a relief and a diversion. It’s also come out pretty well, I reckon.
What we got then? New old stock from Bowie, old old stock from Peruvian anarcho-punks Narcosis just because. We open with new stuff from Belgians [p.u.t] featuring Infidelix on vocals. There are corona specials aplenty; another one from John MOuse’s isolation project The Goat and from house favourites Meatraffle. We got an email from old friends Deer – the Mexican band based in Hong Kong. Great to hear from them with their new track. Yard Act are a spin-off from Menace Beach and their debut is a belter. Sweet Benfica are in there, our mate Samh has a spring-flavoured track out, we go to Latvia for something from The Eternal Witness, Cold Water Swimmers have a new one out and we close on a banger from Bleaching Agent. Tuck in and do consider buying something. Support independent music.

[p.u.t] – Gold ft. Infidelix
Gee Tee – 1970s Chicks
Deer (pictured) – Deaf
The Eternal Witness – Nerve Center
John MOuse – Le Pigeon
Biscuit Mouth – Hawaiian Fibre Tiger: I Was Born To Jive
Narcosis – Represion
David Bowie – Repression ’97
Brendan Benson – Richest Man
Samh – Lazy Spring
Sweet Benfica – White Rarebit
Cold Water Swimmers – Robot
Blokeacola – I Change My Mind
Yard Act – The Trapper’s Pelts
Meatraffle – Oh Corona (Treasure Isle Mix)
Bleaching Agent – Set You Going


The second show done in lockdown circumstances and it all seems to be getting to everyone. There are lots of lockdown-related tracks and we kick off with new old stock from show favourites Nervous Twitch who have put out an apt track on a pay-what-you-want basis. Moth Effect has knocked something up to relieve the boredom and The Broken Orchestra also have a topical track for us. Elsewhere, friend of the show Samh has a new single out and we’ll have the flip-side next week. There’s new stuff from veterans The Cravats and Psychedelic Furs while new ones from The Lounge Society and The Wants are really flicking our switches. And we close with an absolute banger from the mighty Bicep. So dig in, enjoy, then wash your hands.

Nervous Twitch – These Four Walls
Mean Motor Scooter – Aristobrat
The Lovely Eggs – Still Second Rate
The Cravats – Shy
RVG – Alexandra
Party Fears – All Is Good
Sex Cells – Deranged
Samh (pictured) – Animal
Psychedelic Furs – You’ll Be Mine
The Lounge Society – Generation Game
The Wants – The Motor
NZCA Lines – Pure Luxury
The Broken Orchestra – Someone Just Pressed Pause ft. TinB
Emanative & Tamar Collocutor – Energy
Moth Effect – Bastard
Bicep – Atlas


The studio is closed for the foreseeable and as you’ve not been able to hear my dulcet tones lately anyway, I figure let’s carry on as we have been. Lord alone knows I need an outlet and I’m sure you do to. So to business.
There’s another one from Baxter Dury’s new LP which you need to get on. Feminist agit-punk from Dream Nails, a trip to Spain with Biznaga and old friends Fold with their new one. And it gets all wonky later on with new stuff from GusGus, Lawrence King and Nathan Fake before closing with a track from the new release from the don himself, Steve Cobby. Dive in, enjoy, and wash your hands afterwards.

Aborted Tortoise – Violent Consumer
Hairy Mussels – Waterboarding
Witch Fever – Bezerk(h)er
The Kairos – Teetotal
Catholic Action – One Of Us
Dream Nails – Kiss My Fist
The Battery Farm – Poet Boy
Biznaga – 2k20
Tourists – Smokescreen
Baxter Dury (pictured) – I’m Not Your Dog
Fold – Concrete Things
International Teachers Of Pop – Don’t Diss The Disco
GusGus – Out Of Place
Lawrence King – Shuttle Loop
Nathan Fake – Tbilisi
Steve Cobby – Back In The Land Of The Living

Do consider purchasing some of these and exploring the artists back catalogue. Support your favourite musicians in these extraordinary times.


Another mixed bag tonight. There’s some weird and wonderful stuff from the likes of Laundromat, Soccer96 and Grotto Terrazza that are best classified as unclassifiable. Super-soul from Smoove and Turrell, noisy-yet-powerful stuff from Dream Nails and fast-becoming favourites Benefits, a stunning debut from Bert Brett and there’s Warm Digits, Nursery, The Banshees…. And a stone-cold stunner from Bo Ningen.

Benefits – The Common Good
Dream Nails – Payback
The Banshees – It’s Alright
Nursery – Porn Life
Bert Brett – Anything
Warm Digits – Feel The Panic feat. The Lovely Eggs
Fightmilk – I’m Starting To Think You Don’t Even Want To Go To Space
The Slow Readers Club – Killing Me
Porridge Radio – Sweet
Laundromat – Humans
Soccer96 – I Was Gonna Fight Fascism
Smoove & Turrell – Do It
Grotto Terrazza – Was Leben Will Muss Sterben
Bo Ningen (pictured) – BC
Caribou – Never Come Back


More of the good stuff as always. It was International Womens Day yesterday, so our favourite international woman Lexytron features. Screaming Females lead us off and there’s an essential bassline from Loose Fit. Later on we’ve got our favourite Belarusian post-punkers Super Besse, the amazing Lalić – from Serbia, now in Australia – Eli Hermit is back with another excellent track, there’s a remix from Ukepunk, new stuff from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Fila Brazillia are only flippin’ well back. I know, right?

Screaming Females – Cortez The Killer
Spiral Perm – Egg Boy
I Am A Rocketship – My Nature
Lady Di – AAAAA
Broken Up – The Cage
Lexytron – Blue
Loose Fit – Pull The Lever
The Hannah Barberas – Breakout!
Ukepunk – Killing Me Inside (Symphony mix)
Eli Hermit & Ilya Id – Introvert
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Reducer
Super Besse – Ozhog (Burn)
Lalić – The Danube
Vain Machine – Perpetuate
Fila Brazillia (pictured) – The Silver Scale