Double Benefits top and tail us this week with Kingsley Chapman riffing on the state of things. Not to say they aren’t making music, just that this format allows comment in the immediacy of the next pile of shite to emerge from this godforsaken year. In between, new stuff from the always exciting Shame, the return of Django Django and more from A Certain Ratio’s forthcoming new LP. There’s a new New Order track which certainly sounds like a New Order track which is fine if you like New Order tracks. Disclosure have another banger of an LP out and there’s a bunch of other stuff you might quite like. So have a listen, eh?

Benefits (pictured) – The Last Orders
Shame – Alphabet
Mudd Club – TV Girl
Bee Bee Sea – Daily Jobs
Pleasure Leftists – Elephant Men
Benjamin Belinska – Dancing On The Southside
Sweet Benfica – Queen Of The Hornets
Aldous RH – Reply
She Robot – Obsessed With You
The Sexy Wild East – You Can’t Change People’s Minds Anymore
Luke Wright & Cobbler – Back At The End Again
New Order – Be A Rebel
Django Django – Spirals
A Certain Ratio – Berlin
Confidence Man – First Class Bitch
Disclosure – Lavender
Karenn – On Request
Benefits – Adequate Distance


New stuff from Arab Strap is the big headline this week. As is yet another band formed by Wild Billy Childish, this time The William Loveday Intention. And everything else featured here this week is also really good, so give it a spin.

Benefits – Back To Work
Percy – Will Of the People
Rabies Babies – Rape Is Rape, Even If The Rapist Is In A Band That You Like
Wife Patrol – Valentine Citrus
Fightmilk – If You Had A Sister…
The William Loveday Intention – My Love For You
The Long Ryders – Down To The Well
Samh – Love To Share
Arab Strap – The Turning Of Our Bones
Ghostlawns – Ffoi
Baby Jane – Ski Mask
Keleketla! – International Love Affair
Mera Bhai – Mañana Groove
The Moods – Rise And Fall Of America
Tokyo Cigar x Odd Nosdam – Kobra Kaizen
Yiğit Bülbül – Alo


Bank Holiday bangers throughout today. No waffle, just get on with it.

Idles – Helter Skelter (live at Abbey Road)
Pill Fangs – Rock N Roll Is Non-Negotiable
Tokky Horror – Girlracer
Pit Pony – Opportunity Went
Dense – Calcium
Dream Nails – This Is Summer
Man Of Moon – When We Were Young
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr Prism
mylittlebrother – Janey
Benjamin Belinska – Disappearing
Tom Sanders – Little Human
Such Small Hands – Carousel
Kitten Heel – Needs To Go
31hours – drip-drop
Moscoman – Myths Still Exist ft. Niki Kini
Ky Vöss (pictured) – Masochism
Surprise Chef – New Ferrari


New to us this week are Mrs Piss and their EP Self-Surgery which came out in May and TV Priest from London who we’ll definitely be keeping an ear out for in future. Mint have a track about our favourite sub-marathon length motorway. New stuff from the Skints is always welcome, as is Mush and Beach Riot, old chum DXIII, Johnno Casson alter-ego Walken400 and oh just give it a spin and find something you didn’t know you liked.

Plague Songs – Let’s All Go Dunkirking
Idles – Model Village
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off (ill.Gates x RIP Kenny remix)
Hurtsfall – Revelator
Kent Valley – Longing ft. Manon Poudat
Walken400 – Run Away And Join The Circus
Future Islands – Thrill
Beach Riot – Wrong Impression
Mrs Piss (pictured) – You Took Everything
TV Priest – This Island
Palm Reader – Hold/Release
Mint – M180
Mush – Dead Beat
Lence – Loved
The Skints – Love Is The Devil ft. Jesse Royal
DXIII – Proverb (Early Vocal mix)


Bit late to the latest Ghostpoet release, but it’s magnificent. Sault have been dominating the office turntable of late and while the track we feature here isn’t off the latest one – Untitled (Black Is) – still worth a spin. The new one is terrific too. New Working Men’s Club which sounds fab, Circe is new to us but that’s a great sound, similarly Gemma Dunleavy we are totally on board with, and we hope Chiedu Oraka goes places as we like the cut of his gib. Tuck in.

Ghostpoet – I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Gemma Dunleavy – Up De Flats
Sault – Why Why Why Why Why
Working Men’s Club – Valleys
Julian Shah-Tayler – Evolution ft. MGT
Vast Asteroid – Champagne Ambassadors
Kicked In The Teeth – Death Adventure
Sugar Fïtz – Skin Sparks
Palm Ghosts – Press Animals
The Hannah Barberas – W.Y.E.
c l y n – I Don’t Know You
Emily Breeze – Hey Kidz
Circe – Ten Girls
Blokeacola – Heavy Fruit
Chiedu Oraka (pictured) – Bianca
Dan Wainwright – Om Nama Shivaya (Rude Audio Fresh remix)


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


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


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)


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


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)


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