RADIO LIES ep 327

There’s a new LP from Eight Rounds Rapid in the offing. Be excited. We have another new track from them. Wesdaruler isn’t holding back as we head toward a general election in the US. That’s a killer track. Luke Wright finally has some poetry set to music. About time.
Oh, it’s all good. Dive in, give your ears a treat. Stay well.

Bull – Green
Pynch – Somebody Else
Tiña – Golden Rope
Wesdaruler (pictured) – Fuck Trump America
The Wolfhounds – …And Electric Music
Eight Rounds Rapid – Tricks
Kid Dad – What You Call A Dream
You Will Flood The River – Evil Frank Is Dead
Blue Stragglers – She
Cherry Pickles – Out Of This World
Oxymorrons – Justice
Pan Amsterdam – Carrot Cake
Luke Wright & Cobbler – Monster
Drew Five – The Meeting Place
Shit And Shine – Hillbilly Moonshine
Whirling Hall Of Knives – Those Tracers

RADIO LIES ep 326

We really like I Like Trains and another cut from their forthcoming and eagerly anticipated LP opens us up. Eight Rounds Rapid have been a bit quiet, but there’s a new one from them and they pick up just where they left off. Two of our favourite songwriters feature in Johny Nocash and Faithful Johannes, the latter with the feel good hit of the summer. So you’d probably best listen.

I Like Trains – A Steady Hand
The Velvet Hands – When This Is Over
Thee Dirty Rats – Bacterial Bop
Ben Wood & The Bad Ideas – Dig
Eight Rounds Rapid – Eating
Gaygirl – Killing It
Johny Nocash – The Art Of Positive Thinking
Beat Hotel – Feel It
Limón Limón – Frozen Lemonade
Scissorgun – Terminal Velocity
Shishi – Hush
Silverbacks – Muted Gold
Faithful Johannes – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
Big Black Delta – Vessel
Isanna – 1998
Peakes – We’ll Talk

RADIO LIES ep 325

Remember the seminal Manchester band the Diagram Brothers? No, not many do. They were good though and in Leeds outfit Yard Act, there may just be a successor. We like em. John Foxx has a new one and sounding like a cross between Bowie and Gang Of Four can’t ever be a bad thing. Everything else here is good too, especially Metz, Goodtime John and Chrome. What you need to do, right, is listen to this then go buy all of it. Go on then.

bonemachine – Arclight
Yard Act (pictured) – Fixer Upper
John Foxx & The Maths – Howl
Sly & The Family Drone – My Torso Is A Shotgun
Metz – A Boat To Drown In
Ashley Sherlock – Been Here Before
Reaction – Illuminate
Muck & The Mires – Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Do Nothing – Comedy Gold
The Jayhawks – This Forgotten Town
Kidsmoke – Layla’s Love
Goodtime John – Hang On
Chrome – Go!
Løe – Once And For All
Fold – Aphelion ft. Mr Gee
Smoove & Turrell – Elgin Towers (Steve Cobby remix)

RADIO LIES ep 324

Lots of good new stuff at the moment for us to get stuck into. We open with another new one from Idles from their upcoming LP. From Brighton, LibraLibra are new to us, El Goodo not so much but they’re back with new stuff, as is LA Salami. The C33s bring Americana to Manchester and there are side projects from Eccentronic Research Council/Moonlandingz head honcho Adrian Flanagan in the guise of Adult Entertainment and parts of the mighty Meatraffle combining with Brixton street poet Beady Man. And we end on a call to arms from the Dub Pistols.

Idles – A Hymn
The Sea At Midnight – We Share The Same Stars
LibraLibra – Lonely Girl
The Blinders – Mule Track
Black Needle Noise – She Talks To Angels ft. John Fryer and Anjela Piccard
The C33s (pictured) – Harpurhey Hostility
Snow Coats – Poor Girl
El Goodo – The Grey Tower
LA Salami – Things Ain’t Changed
Culpho Dog Gymkhana – The Asteroid Fourteen
Goldroom & Moontower – Guess I’m Jaded
The Otherness – No Token
Adult Entertainment – Gurl On Gurl
Dialect – Come Up
Beady Man/Mysterion Zapien – AmeriKKKa
Dub Pistols ft. Rhoda Dakar – Stand Together

RADIO LIES ep 323

Last week, we said we’d have some non-remixed output from bdrmm, so that’s up for starters this time round. The Klittens are a band you must hear as are our pals £2 (or 2£, or Two Pound). Melt Yourself Down should be among the bands you look out for releasing new stuff – they are for us – and what d’you know? They’ve new stuff out. Still got some remix action to close us out and there’s loads of the usual goodness in the middle. Get on it.

bdrmm – Momo
Velvet Starlings – Karmic Lemonade
We Are Waves – Selva
Haneke Twins – Astronaut
The Klittens (pictured) – Bleeding Gums
The Lovely Eggs – Long Stem Carnations
£2 – Shower Beer
Tommy & The Commies – Hurtin’ 4 Certain
Home Counties – Dad Bod
Ättestor – Landlords
Oceaneers – Prince Of The Vagabond People
Broken Baby – Weatherman
The City Gates – Siegfried 1969 ft. Vlimmer and Francis Nothingwater
Melt Yourself Down – Boot And Spleen
Spectral – Zip Zap Zoom
Man Of Moon – Skin (The Big Light remix)

RADIO LIES ep 322

Highlights at the top and the bottom of the show today, with new Benefits opening up and ACR closing out. In between, BBXO are back, Hull outfit bdrmm are really good and have a cracking remix to share. We’ll play some of their more usual stuff in coming editions. French psycho-nutcases The Scaners have a new one and Enola Gay are going to be worth keeping an eye on. Reckon they’re going places.

Benefits – Shit Britain
Jaz Coleman & Ondrej Smeykal – On The Day The Earth Went Mad
Enola Gay – Birth Of A Nation
BBXO – Sabotage
Beach Riot – Wrong Impression
The Scaners – Mars Attacks
The Taboo Club – Debauched Times
Magic Seas – Again And The Fall
Flossed In Paradise – Off World
Blue Stragglers – All Mine
Pet Wife – B.L.U.E
LYR – Never Good With Horses
Corasandel – Cracked Light
NKOS – BOW (Brave Old World)
bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate (Glok remix)
A Certain Ratio (pictured) – Always In Love

RADIO LIES ep 321

What we got this week then? Teleman’s Tommy Sanders has been up to stuff in lockdown, there’s Spanish Americana from Sin City, I Like Trains continue their fine run of form. The Novus are a new one to us and got in touch via this very website with their excellent new tune (use the contact page). Argh Kid are annoyed and it shows with their ska-punk banger. There’s one from Sports Team’s new LP, The Orielles go from strength to strength and we close with one from Kelly Lee Owens’ delayed new album.
Lots to go out, so chow down.

The Creature Comfort – Cool Spot
Flight Attendant – Man Of Chaos
I Like Trains – Dig In
The Novus – Man On The Bridge
Doomshakalaka – This Is War (And I’m So Bored)
The Orielles – 7th Dimension Goo
Argh Kid – Dickhead DNA
Sports Team – Long Hot Summer
Tom Sanders – Baby All You’ve Got
Sin City – High Noon
Even As We Speak – Unknown
BOrder – Double Rainbow
Braids – Snow Angel
AXZS – Orii
Simeon Smith – Airplane Mode
Kelly Lee Owens (pictured) – On

RADIO LIES ep 320

If Bristol wants to replace that Colston statue that was chucked in the harbour, they’d do worse to replace him with Tricky. We have his new single this week alongside lots of the usual stuff. Wire, Idles and Fold you should be familiar with. Paul Hartnoll too, and he’s teamed up with Murray Lachlan Young on a new record, proceeds of which are going to NHS charities. Band Of Jays are local to us and make some lovely goodness. Ah, just dig in and enjoy. And buy some music from these excellent people.

The Spitfires – Life Worth Living
Fluvster – Humbugger
Bob Vylan – We Live Here
Idles – Grounds
Lucigenic – Playtime
Wire – Small Black Reptile
Michael CG – When Do I Start Smiling?
Band Of Jays (pictured) – Dragon
I, Doris – Wonderwoman
Hartnoll & Young – I’m Going Shopping
Okiro – Newse
Pauline Murray – Secrets
Fold – Insurgent Mood
Tricky – Please Fall ft. Marta
Carw – Gorwel
Moscoman – Eyes Wide Strut ft. Wooze (Tunnelvisions remix)

RADIO LIES ep 319

Anger still simmering, we open with Benin City from their LP due out at the end of the year and ADF from earlier on. Elsewhere, cover versions dominate. We have three tracks in the occasional compilation of the week segment which this time is Corona Underground – lots of bands covering Velvet Underground tracks – and there’s one from Ty Segall’s cover album of Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson which is free and well worth your time. New stuff from Swine Tax, Fontaines DC, Team Picture, the brilliant Billy Nomates and an absolute banger from Means Of Production. And we end with Jarvis channeling his inner Leonard Cohen because why not.

Benin City – Hostiles ft. Eklipse
Asian Dub Foundation – Swarm
Billy Nomates – FNP
Fontaines DC – I Don’t Belong
Other Half – Trance State
Compilation of the week:
– Bete Pest – All Tomorrow’s Parties
– The Hepburns – What Goes On
Check Masses – Lost In The City
SickOnes – Agility
Swine Tax – Screensaver
Soft Set – Never Die
Compilation of the week:
– Adwaith – Femme Fatale
Means Of Production – Named Storms
Team Picture – Handsome Machine
Ty Segall – Gotta Get Up
Jarv Is – Save The Whale

RADIO LIES ep 318

What to do, what to do? I considered shutting the frig up for a week while more important voices were heard. I considered a celebration of black music, but worried about how that might come across. Besides, more qualified people have put together such things. Instead, I’ve done the usual – a show you’d expect with some topical nods, starting with Woody Guthrie and Public Enemy and ending with the Dead Kennedys.
In between, there’s a new track from Gang Of Four recorded before Andy Gill’s sad death and new ones from A Certain Ratio and Elvis Costello among the newer bands. Lockdown stuff is almost becoming a genre in itself and Table Scraps and Dion Lunadon & Kate Clover have their say and there’s all sorts of other stuff for your enjoyment. If nothing else, I hope it’s a distraction from an increasingly exhausting world.

Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
Saul Williams – Fight Everything
Gang Of Four – Forever Starts Now
Knash – Sexist
Lice – Arbiter
The Wind-up Birds – The Yoke
Elvis Costello – No Flag
Dealing With Damage – Making Plans For Misery
Dion Lunadon & Kate Clover – When Will I Hold You Again?
Table Scraps – I Wanna Stay Home With U
Bokito – okok
TWOFVCE – Escher
Satellite Mode – Kill The Choreography
A Certain Ratio – Friends Around Us (pt 2)
Psymbionic – Bonkers
Everything After Midnight – Home & All The Spaces In Between
Donnie Cosmonaut (Adam Walton) – Theme For Lockdown
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off

Black Lives Matter. And if you don’t believe that, fuck off.

RADIO LIES ep 317

It’s a long one this week with a lot of parental advisory. We open with a cracker from Slum Of Legs, there’s more from Those Fucking Snowflakes and Bo Ningen off their upcoming releases. Mr Oizo is still a thing, there’s a banger from Chicken Lips, our old chum Johny Nocash is back with another EP and there are new ones from Ditz and The Elephant Trees to get stuck into. And we close with an old one from Fold, off their self-titled debut LP. The Malcolm X quote “I ain’t a diner until you let me dine” has been running round my head all week as a result of events in Minneapolis.

Slum Of Legs – Benetint & Malevolence
Dead Sheeran – The Fonz
Handle – Punctured Time
Nest Egg – DB Cooper
Paper Fishes – Orange Paint
Secret Sight – There Must Be A Way
Salem Trials – Head On Rong
Those Fucking Snowflakes – Tangerine Pirate Of The NHS
Johny Nocash – Buck-toothed Reasons
Prince Fatty Presents Shniece McMenamin – Take Me As I Am ft. Horseman
Bo Ningen – Minimal ft. Bobby Gillespie
Ditz – Role Model
The Elephant Trees – Survival
2Square and Mark Gardener – Chained
Mr Oizo (pictured) feat. Romeo Elvis – Pharmacist
Chicken Lips – Goldenlips
Fold – Detroit Red