Monday. You know the drill by now.

Otoboke Beaver – What Do You Mean You Have To Talk To Me At This Late Date?
Cherry Pickles – Elvis Exorcist
Las Grietas – Leonia
unperfect – Gots To Get The Girl
Claude Fontaine – Cry For Another (pictured)
The Specials – Ten Commandments feat. Saffiyah Khan
Mira Calix – Rightclick
Allara – Wala Is Life
DJ Yoda – Afrika feat. The Jungle Brothers
Fold – Stronger Than The Evils feat. Motormouf
Soundwire – Dying Sun
Auld – Alilless
Ernest Moon – Satdeenight Ready
Raketkanon – Ricky
Heckel & Jeckel – I Crush You Under My Shoes
Herr Karl – Vox Humana

Busy next week? No? See you back here then.



Another week, another dollar. Here’s this week’s selection.

Gaygirl – Sick Note (pictured)
Babyteeth – Coccoon
Ex Hex – Tough Enough
Nicola Cruz – Siku
Treeboy & Arc – Plastic Front
Jebiotto – Get Down
The Crystal Furs – Pseudosweet
Du Blonde – Angel
Kate Dove Dixon – Bathrooms
Rose Elinor Dougall – Make It With You
Feed Me – Feel Love feat. Rosie Doonan
Kamaal Williams – Snitches Brew feat. Mansur Brown
Boobs Of Doom – Vámr
Psychoplasmics – Berlin Nights
King Midas Sound – You Disappear

And we’ll do it again next week.


In which John battles with recalcitrant technology.

Incisions – War In Your Head
Land Sharks – Dancing With Fire
Swine Tax – Hold Your Own
Drenge – Never See The Signs
Star Rover – Annemarie
Party Fears – Sun King II
Lou Doillon – Burn (pictured)
BPF – The Great Motivator
Bilge Pump – Wheel Of Yew
Man Of Moon – Ride The Waves
We Are Troubadour – Stacey
UNKLE – The Other Side feat. Tom Smith
Jaffro – Mwy Mewn Meddwl
Sir Robert Orange Peel – Turn That Bloody Racket Down
Little Albert – Vege Milkshake
The Night Programme – Badly Drawn Country

And we’ll do it all again in a week, shall we?


A week off and back to it now with some atrocious Welsh pronunciations, for which apologies.

Therapy? – Kakistocracy (pictured)
Crows – Chain Of Being
Sean Taylor – This Is England
Jah Wobble & Keith Levene – A Very British Coup feat. Mark Stewart
Working Men’s Club – Bad Blood
Gang Of Four – Paper Thin
Flamingods – Marigold
The Skints – Learning To Swim
Elson – Silent Observer
Dan Amor – Addo Glaw
Los Blancos – Cadw Fi Lan
International Teachers Of Pop – The Ballad Of Remedy Nilsson
Mat Riviere – Clouds
Eli Hermit & Sorti3 – Messy
Noemi Caro – Don’t
rift|fault – Variation 01

That’ll do for this week. Back in seven days.


Back once again. Open up your ears.

Red Eye – Get Up And Fight
Slovenians – I’m Not Batman
Sweet Benfica – Church Of The Scared
Kælan Mikla – Ástarljóð
Mary Bell – I Used To Be Kind To People In Crowds, But It Gave Me Murderous Tendencies
Swine Tax – Conversation
iamarocketship – Face Off
Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave
The Limiñanas – Mirror #1 feat. Kirk Lake (pictured)
The Wave Pictures – Shelly
Rustin Man – Vanishing Heart
The Cowls – Time Is On My Nerves
Fat White Family – Feet
Sleaford Mods – Kebab Spider
Kid Kin – Jarmo
Carry The Martyr – 0001
Jay Glass Dubs – Animal Estate feat. Yorgia Karidi

Off next week – off to see The Wave Pictures as it happens – so back in a fortnight.


First time for 2019, catching up on stuff from the back end of last year and throwing forward to stuff yet to come. New year, same sort of thing – you know the drill by now.

Cabinet Of Millionaires – Theresa
Unangelic Voices – My World
Pas Musique – A Finnish Bedtime Story
Unloved – Love
Cheerbleederz – Staying Up Late
Heavy Drapes – Maladjusted
Piskie Sits – Just Don’t See It
The Bounders – Gotta Get Through
The St Pierre Snake Invasion – Remystery (pictured)
Whirling Hall Of Knives – Non Throt
Sleaford Mods – Flipside
Fat Cops – Hands Up! Get Down!
Jah Gumby – Thirsters Trodding
Qujaku – Keiren
Phonseca – Wait For Me
Laura Cantrell – AWM Bless


Ho ho ho, etc. Today’s show is sponsored by #bagofcans

Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here
MJ Hibbett & The Validators – Last Christmas (In The EU)
Oh! Gunquit – High On Christmas
Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild – Joy (Christmas With Mr Waits)
The Wave Pictures – We Dress Up Like Snowmen
The Fall – Xmas With Simon
Feral Five – I Want U
The Parasite – Wooden Huts
Pop Morrison – Christmas Song feat. Sam Semple
Gurr – Christmas Holiday feat. Eddie Argos
Bubble & Squeak – The Christmas Stick
Fightmilk – This Is Our Christmas
Aidan Moffatt & RM Hubbert – A Ghost Story For Christmas
Sir Robert Orange Peel – Evel Christmas
John MOuse – When A Child Is Born (pictured)
Half Man Half Biscuit – All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit

And that’s us until next year. We’ll be back on January 7. Merry Christmas.


Still not even slightly festive, so it’s a regular packed show tonight.

Art Brut – Good Morning Berlin (pictured)
Lexytron – I’m Not A Disco
She, Robot – 7 Bells
Frills – Drunk Girls, Drunk Boys
Campfire Social – Oh Atrophy
Trampolene – Divided Kingdon
Evi Vine – Sabbath feat. Simon Gallup
Papercuts – Waking Up
The Autumn Stones – Into The Light
Viagra Boys – Sports
Holiday Ghosts – Booksmart
Collate – Who Cares About Tradition?
JD Meatyard – Broken Arm Jesus
Cathedrale – I Think I Can
Zac White – Nuclear Splinter
Jeremy Vibes – Hall Of Fame

Christmas special next week, all being well.


Quite a few longer records this week, so only 14 tracks but still more than an hour of music.

Dream Can – Cheap Cheap Time I Live, Money Money Saves Me
Desperate Journalist – Cedars
Birds & Beasts – Time Stands Still (pictured)
Strike The Colours – Branches
Laffmad – News From Nowhere
Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies
The Chats – Do What I Want
Heavy Lungs – Blood Brother
The Armed – Nowhere To Be Found
Test Dept. – Landlord
Grimes – We Appreciate Power
Ladytron – Far From Home
Vukovar feat. Michael Cashmore – Little Gods
Sun Kil Moon – This Is Not Possible


Two and half centuries up, at last. Felt like it had been stuck in the 230s and 240s for ever, but here we are. Wave of the bat, enjoy the moment and then get stuck back in to it.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s A Liquid
Chris Connelly – Bloodhounds
FEWS – Paradiso
Oxygen Thief – End Of The Pier Pressure
Blanketman – Flip It Over
Wilted – Final Call
Skylights – What You Are
The Declining Winter – My Divided World
Somedays – Knockout
Ilu – Jaanus
Doe – Labour Like I Do
Kælan Mikla – Nornaglið (pictured)
Mega Emotion – Laura
Feral Five – Pet Show
Equinox – Driven with Reed Hays
Lone – Temples (808 State mix)

And we’ll try all this again in a week’s time.


The first edition of a new and occasional series. Our first guest mix comes from IBWM founder – and therefore godfather of the Book Of Lies – Jeff Livingstone, aka Def Jeff.
This won’t be a weekly thing – just as and when – but it’s important because the search for your new favourite band shouldn’t just be limited to new stuff. And different voices give us a better spread. Anyway, onwards…

A Tribe Called Quest – Luck Of Lucien
The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Meatbodies – Wahoo
The Shadows Of Knight – Dark Side
Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Joe Bataan – The Bottle
The Ikettes – I’m Just Not Ready For Love
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – She Cracked
Verckys & L’Orchestre Vévé – Oui Verckys
Vivien Goldman – Launderette
Dave Berry – My Baby Left Me
The Spencer Davis Group – I’m A Man
The Sudden Death Of Stars – Over The Top
Skinnyman – I’ll Be Surprised
The Detroit Cobras – Cha-Cha Twist
Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk
Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)
Hospitality – Inauguration
Sister Sledge – Lost In Music

We feel sure that Jeff will be back in future with another mix. Find him @DefJeff