Sunday, August 26, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (2 August)

 DC (center, with The Middle Ones) to the rescue! 

It's all down to technology, isn't it?

Each week, my home in Austin in linked to the Amazing Radio HQ in Gateshead (Newcastle), England by way of the information superhighway. And as we all know, sometimes that link can turn to shit. That was the case for this show.

A few days prior to air time each week, I email the tracklisting to my producer Rachael so she can begin show prep. But when it came time for the critical hookup - actually broadcasting the show via the net - my internet provider dialed up a golden sombrero. It was just going to be a no-go from my end. Besides being a major bummer, the bands I scheduled for airplay had already been notified, so simply airing a rerun was a total last resort.

Thankfully, and with very little notice, the amazing Dani Charlton picked up the playlist and filled in. From my end, it was kind of cool to hear the playlist I'd put together delivered by a much more attractive individual. Hear what I'm talking about....

And please give Dani a listen on her own Amazing show Wednesdays from 1p BST (7a ET).

DIRTY GHOSTS “Shout It In” (Paper Bag), from Metal Moon (video)
WHALES IN CUBICLES "Nowhere Flag" (Popular), single (video)
CIRCA WAVES "I Get Along With You" (self-released), tba
FOE "One Man Down" (Mercury), from Bad Dream Hotline
CLOUD SEEDING "The Light" (feat. Nadine Carina) (Bleek), single
GHOSTING SEASON "Time Without Question" (Last Night On Earth), from The Very Last Of The Saints
BEACH DAY "Beach Day" (Kanine), single
BONG IDLE "Beach Zombie" (self-released), from Night Of The Living Blunt EP
NEON INDIAN "Polish Girl" (Transgressive), from Era Extraña
CINNAMON GIRL "Devil In Me" (self-released), free download (video)
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE "Gazing At The Moon" (Blood & Biscuits), from We Were Drifting On A Sad Song
MARIBEL "Jezebel Jive" (Splendour), from Reveries (video)
RINGO DEATHSTARR "Rip" (Club AC30 / Sonic Unyon), from Mauve
SPRING KING "Let's Ride" (self-released), tba (video)
VERONICA FALLS "My Heart Beats" (Slumberland), single (video)  
SUMMER CAMP "Always"  (Moshi Moshi), from Always EP (video)
LOVE IN AZORES "Sun Collapse" (self-released), tba
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING "London Can Take It" (Test Card), from The War Room EP (video)
CURXES "Spectre" (self-released), single
THE LOST RIVERS "Cinnamon" (Northern Star), from Sin & Lostness
THE SEA AND CAKE "Harps" (Thrill Jockey), from Runner
YOUAN "Know Your Name" (self-released), tba
HONEYBLOOD "Super Rat" (self-released), tba
THE LOUCHE "Salt" (SWAYS), single (video)
GET PEOPLE "Something Better" (Luv Luv Luv), from Harmonize EP (video)
SEBASTIAN "Love In Motion" (feat. Mayer Hawthorne) (Ed Banger / Because), from Total
IO ECHO "When The Lilies Die" (IAMSOUND), from Ministry Of Love
SISTERLAND "A Certain Taste" (Blessing Force), single
HOLOGRAMS "ABC City" (Captured Tracks), from Holograms (video)
SEAMS "Punch" (Full Time Hobby), from Sleeper EP


  1. Interesting - didn't really think the shows on AR were "live" in that manner. Always assumed you put the whole show together, sent it off to AR and they played it in it's entirety at their leisure...

  2. I love Public Service Broadcasting, thank you for introducing them to me. If you know a similar artist please let me know. Public Service Broadcasting. PSB, like Pet Shop Boys? Coincidence? - a nice one. British synth pop at its best. I saw them support the rolling stones at hyde park - PSB were better.