Wednesday, December 06, 2006
in session today we have the Cesarians a new act featuring ex-Penthouse frontman Charlie Finke along with Justine Armatage (Christian Death, Luke Haines' Baader Meinhoff, Gretchen Hofner), Jan Noble (Monkey Island) plus Suzy Speedmaster (trombone), Ally Conder (clarinet) - references: Leonard Cohen, Scott Walker et al - a happy cabaret with a Berlin bop!
we also welcome live in session the Wilko Johnson Band - i don't know what to say - for those not paying attention Wilko came to prominance as guitar player with the mighty Dr Feelgood (c1973-1977); then his own band Solid Senders before joining Ian Dury's Blockheads; Wilko continues to this day with his own band featuring Blockhead bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer (Steve) Monti (ex-Curve, Jesus and Mary Chain) - a true legend and one of Britains greatest ever guitarists.
a quick butchers in the bag revealed: Loosers, Astral Social Club, The Treecreepers, Robyn Hitchcock, Headless, Mystery Meat, Blood Red Shoes & Dananananaykroyd.
brought to you by Chin Keeler, Kev Head, Shona Davidson, Roxanne Stephen & hopefully Charlene Katuwawala
coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Dec 13th - Robyn Hitchcock live in session
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
a show with old friends...
live in session on this weeks show... we welcome the fantastic Alexander Tucker - back for his 2nd 'sHRiMP session (or is it his 3rd?) - Tucker releases a new studio album "Furrowed Brow" (ATP/R) next week - this time he has combined harmonised vocal patterns, layered instrumentation and heavy sonic bliss riffs to create a cross-between David Crosby, doom metal and Terry Riley - nice! Alex is also a visual artist & keen BlackFriday listeners should note that he has just done the sleeve for Nordic doom-master Wolfmangler's new album (on Aurora Borealis).
we also welcome back new luddite & artist Denys Avis aka DJ Wheelie-Bag - he will be previewing the upcoming annual Wheelie Bag Soundclash which should be an essential date in everyones diary - we'll also be talking to Denys about a new film about him and his Wheelie Bag sound systems.
we should have had Espers live in the studio but sadly they have something better to do - can't imagine what? so, sorry if you were (like me) looking forward to that
in kev's bag: Sh*t & Shine, Loosers, Astral Social Club, Trencher, The Treecreepers, Ghost Club, Tokyo Police Club, the Ruby Suns, the Brunettes - time to play a few more tunes this week.
starting lineup: Roxanne Stephen, Chin Keeler & Kev Head
coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Nov 29th - SonVer session;
Dec 6th - Wilko Johnson band session + the Cesarians session (featuring ex-Penthouse frontman Charlie Finke)
Dec 13th - Robyn Hitchcock session
we will also be having the dead exciting Lost Penguin in live before xmas - date tbc
They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) - "It's Time (Gaymaster disco mix) 12" (thisisnotanexit, 2006)
WhoresWhoresWhores - "Nipple Tassles Ate My Vibe" from CD 'Unicorn' (Seduction, 2006)
Alexander Tucker - "Saddest Summer" from 'Forrowed Brow' (ATP Recordings, 2006)
Espers - "Children of Stone" from lp/cd 'Espers II'
Moly live in session
1. This Is All A Dream
3. One Million Tears
Moly - "Time On My Own" from cd comp. 'Splendour & Misery'
Scottish Polis Inspectors - "Shane of the Elm Lodge Housing Estate" from cd 'Gina McKee'
Jonathan Kane - "Pops" from lp/cd 'February' (Table of the Elements, 2006)
Lost Penguin - "Pleasurewood Kills" 7" (Fake Product, 2006)
Twist In Vein live session
1. Drunk In Austin
3. Country Heroes
TIV were on this occasion John Lovett with Michael Garrad
contact: John Lovett [firstname.lastname@example.org]
and something else??
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
double helping of live music from across the pond on this weeks show...
well pleased to have David Lowery & Johnny Hickman from Cracker in for a live session - in town for a couple of sold-out shows at the Borderline to promote their current album 'Greenland' (amazingly their 7th). for those too young or with short memories David Lowery fronted (and indeed fronts) Santa Cruz's finest sons Camper Van Beethoven. www.crackersoul.com
our exciting 2nd live act are the C.R.Avery Band..... C R is a beatboxer, singer-songwriter, poet and musician from Ontario, Canada; author of hip-hop operas & regular performer at poetry slams. appearing this week at the Borderline (9/11) with his band - music has been compared both Bruce Springsteen & Tom Waits which both make sense to me (the early Bruce angle hits home to me most, the material is very original mind) - sometimes semi-spoken gritty tales from the street (so yeah maybe a bit of Lou Reed in there as well); Avery has a reputation as an exhilarating performer so this should be a real treat.
also a tribute sequence to Jason DiEmilio who sadly took his own life last week. From Philadelphia Jason made a succession of 7"s and a few albums under the name Azusa Plane & one full-length as Spires of Oxford back in 1995-2001 whilst also running a couple of record labels. A truly inspirational drone artist who certainly helped change my own listening habits, challenged my thoughts on how one could make music & even my opinion on what music is and what it is for. www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/category/obituary
also in the bag: Sh*t & Shine, Swagger Jack, Meg Baird/Helena Espvall/Sharron Kraus, Joe Lally & the Rank Deluxe.
your guides: Kev Head, Roxanne Stephen, Charlene Katuwawala, Shona Davidson & Neil Kleiner
if you can please get along to the Resonance website and take part in the Listener Survey - link is right there on the front page www.resonancefm.com - it's very important that as many listeners as possible take part; it is linked to our Arts Council funding and key to securing future funding for ResonanceFM which i hope you think's a good thing - so please make the effort, only takes a couple of minutes.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
a double session plus feast this week falling on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street..
live, we are well chuffed to welcome the Nightingales - Midlands based indie legends fronted by Robert Lloyd who was our guest earlier in year when the band had pre-recorded a session for us. as promised Robert has returned with the full band and a treat you are in for. new album 'Out of True' (Iron Man) is a massive and important addition to their vital back catalogue - "right from the sardonic opening battle cry of Born Again in Birmingham ('Cheap wraps of coke were yet to hit Nuneaton'), Out of True finds the Nightingales not merely back to their best, but actually improved." (Ben Thompson, the Telegraph); "new line-up, which includes the teenage wunderkind guitarist Matt Wood, sees their front man, Robert Lloyd, splatter kitchen-sink cut-up lyrics over scratchy, rhythmically challenging riffs, like a Black Country Captain Beefheart. The album’s opener, Born Again in Birmingham, steamrolls over his unwitting inheritors" (Sunday Times)
live music also from the fantastic Clark - Warp records solo artiste Chris Clark joins us for a live set. he has just released the album 'Body Riddle' (Warp), his 3rd of juddering electronic music - electronic groans and washes mixed with electro-funk. some free mp3 previews at his throttleclark website, maybe even buy his record if you like them!
we also have a special feature on Frank Tovey/Fad Gadget - recently released "Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey - A Retrospective in Sound & Vision" (Mute) 2cd/2dvd set is a long planned career length collection of work by the late Frank Tovey, from his pioneering electronic music of the early 80s through to his later 'solo' work via classic recordings, unreleased work and demos. 2 DVDs of documentary and live performance complete this great document. we will be playing an interview with Frank's daughter Morgan Tovey Frost and are lucky enough to have 3 sets to give away (courtesy of Mute records).
still in the bag this week are Bardo Pond (recent cdr release), Reigns (forthcoming on Jonson Family), EmbryoNNCK, Yo La Tengo, Part Chimp, Jack Rose, Radio Birdman, the Evens, CSS, Bert Jansch, Pere Ubu - hey, maybe we'll play a few of these this week. a few new bits slipped in from the likes of... the Phil Collins 3 and Califone.
coming real soon...
Oct 11th - live session from south-coast neo-shoegazers (nu-gaze!) Air Formation plus a session from A Hawk And A Hacksaw recorded a few weeks back at 'sHRiMP/oof! hq - it had people dancing in the street then so don't miss it!
Oct 18th - Austin, Texas based country-singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves live in session plus more tbc
Friday, September 29, 2006
The Early Years - “All Ones and Zeros”. Taken from ‘The Early Years’ CD album. (Beggars Banquet 2006).
Slayer – “Skeleton Ghost”. Taken from ‘Christ Illusion’ CD album. (Abstract Recordings 2006). Info: http://www.slayer.net/
Epic Man / Plan B – “More Is Enough”. CD single. (Good and Evil Records 2006).
Oskar – “Domestic”. Taken from ‘Domestic’ CD E.P. (Universal 2006).
**BLOOD ON THE WALL IN SESSION**
1. Stoner Jam
2. Reunite On Ice
3. I'd Like To Take You Out Tonight
4. You are A Mess
5. Mary Susan
The Nightingales – “Born Again in Birmingham”. Taken from ‘Out Of True’ CD album. (Ironman Records 2006). Info: http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk/
Clark – “Herr Bar”. Taken from ‘Body Riddle’ CD album. (Warp 2006)
Tara Jane O’Neil – “Need No Pony”. Taken from ‘In Circles’ CD album. (Quarterstick 2006)
Air Formation – “Into View”. Taken from ‘Daylight Storms’ CD album (soon to be released). (AC30 Records 2007).
**VIKING MOSES IN SESSION**
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
back to our full-on double session behavior this week...
in live we have Brooklyn noisenik trio Blood On The Wall fresh from a UK tour - recent 2nd album 'Awsomer' (FatCat) has been a 'sHRiMP favorite for the last few months - we are all very excited!
also in live is Viking Moses - VM is Brendon Massei from Tunas, Missouri; blessed with a beautiful baritone voice and accompanied by his own acoustic guitar/banjo and numerous collaborators, Brendon has toured heavily in recent years and released records under differnet names (Spork, Supperbell Roundup et al) and amassed a large body of released and unreleased work. current uk releases through Poptones.
in Mr Head's bag this week are mostly the same records as last week as i played plenty but almost nothing i'd planned - stuff from Bardo Pond (recent cdr release), Reigns (forthcoming on Jonson Family), The Hundred Dollar Band/Alastair Galbraith (actually did play a bit of that but hey you can't hear enough AG), EmbryoNNCK (from earlier in the year but now on delicious vinyl), Yo La Tengo, Part Chimp, Jack Rose, Radio Birdman, Fad Gadget, Suns of Arka plus new to bag gear by the likes of the Evens, CSS, Bert Jansch, Pere Ubu amongst many.
coming real soon...
Oct 4th - the legendary Nightingales plus Warp records artiste Clark both live in session + interview with Morgan Tovey-Frost (daughter of the late Frank Tovey/Fad Gadget) plus Fad Gadget retro DVD/CD giveaway/competition.
Oct 11th - live session from south-coast neo-shoegazers Air Formation (hope that description is ok phil?) plus a session from A Hawk And A Hacksaw recorded a few weeks back at 'sHRiMP/oof! hq - it had people dancing in the street then so don't miss it!
Grails, Robyn Hitchcock, OOIOO, Nina Nastasia, Tom Brosseau, the Hundred Dollar Band, Alastair Galbraith, Nancy Wallace, Dale Berning, Mary Epworth, Sam the Balladeer, Blood on the Wall, Fad Gadget and Love.
and we had a wonderful live session from Lupen Crook.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 20th September 2006 - fm in London, streaming from www.resonancefm.com
live session from the wonderfully twisted Kent-based singer-songwriter Lupen Crook - indie folk with an unique and eccentric side - recent album 'Accident Occur While Sleeping' (Tap n Tin) - we will also talk to Lupen about his current and future activities.
we have Rupert Orton from the Spitz to talk about the remainder of the Spitz Festival of Folk and maybe upcoming events including much jazz-ness.
we also welcome artist Tai Shani in to talk about the happening she is curating this coming Sunday - walkwalkwalk: The Musical, a special walkwalkwalk event - a guided walk with live music from a host of artists en route - confused, Tai will explain.
in Da Hed's rather lightweight bag this week - new stuff from Bardo Pond (recent cdr release), Grails, Reigns (forthcoming on Jonson Family), The Hundred Dollar Band/Alastair Galbraith, Tara Jane O'Neil, OOIOO, EmbryoNNCK, Yo La Tengo, Part Chimp, Jack Rose and Radio Birdman and maybe something old from Fad Gadget, Suns of Arka and Alastair Galbraith - this won't be the half of it.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
live sessions from Fupper & Shimmy Rivers and And Canal
Fupper is the sole work of Simon Hughes (ex-Stanton) - found sounds, atmospheric curios rub shoulders with crackling tape loops, fragile guitars counterpoint these lo-fi sounds. lovely new single 'Show Me Your Hands' just released on Jonson Family.
Shimmy Rivers and And Canal need no introduction to Resonance regulars; timeless, angular and plain difficult to describe. not to be missed, sounds at...
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Ståle Storløkken/Thomas Strønen - "Hornswoggle" from CD 'Humcrush' (Rune Grammofon, 2006)
Adem - "Launch Yourself" (Barny's radio mix) from cd single; orig from CD 'Love And Other Planets' (Domino, 2006)
Smog - "Fools Lament" from CD 'Rock Bottom Riser' cd-ep (DragCity/Domino, 2006)
**TapestryGoesWest festival feature**
interview with Barry Stillwell
Archie Bronson Outfit - "Dart For My Sweetheart" from cd/lp 'Derdang Derdang' (Domino, 2006)
Field Music - "You're Not Supposed To"
The Hot Puppies - "Green Eyeliner"
Rod Stern - "The Rut" from cd 'Give It Up For Rod Stern' (Tapestry, 2006)
Sleeping States - "Rivers" from 7" (Tome, 2006)
The Baker Boys - "Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb?" from cdr 'Driftwood Boats'; part of unlabel series52 (unlabel, 2006)
** Mystery Meat live session **
1 Party On Tracey
Charlottefield - "Stand Up" 7" (FatCat, 2006)
Mystery Meat session contd.
3. Chewing Gum
Archie Bronson Outfit - "Riders" from cd 'Fur' (Domino, 2004)
Mystery Meat session contd.
6. Stain Goddess
Evolutionary Jass Band - "Aunt Dot" from CD 'Change of Scene' (Community Library, 2006)
Howard Aggregate - "title tbc"
Beecher - "It's Good Weather For Black Leather" from 'This Elegy, His Autopsy' (Earache, 2005)
Manfred Hofer - "Tain Etrop Cad" from cd 'Nuors' (aRtonal/charhizma, 2004)
Mystery Meat interview
Mystery Meat - "Eat Your Make Up" forthcoming 7" (Dell'Orso, 2006)
summer solstice sequence:
Hawkwind - "Stonehenge" live at Stonehenge from 'This Is Hawkwind - Do Not Panic'
Roy Harper - "Back To The Stones" live 1989 from 'Unhinged' cass/cd
presented by Shona Davidson, Chin Keeler, Roxanne Stephen, Neil Kleiner, Kev Head and Charlene Katuwawala
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
a celebration and preview of the forthcoming (June 30 - July 1) Tapestry Goes West festival - Tapestry organisation head-honcho Barry Stillwell will be with us to talk about the upcoming event and play tracks by a number of the acts appearing. after 3 years at a wild west town in Cornwall the festival has moved to Wales and gone medieval - here comes the knight! the 'sHRiMP team will also be attending this years festival to record a couple of special shows for Resonance.
live in session we welcome Mystery Meat - formed from the ashes of their old bands by ex-Ikara Colt bassist Tracy Bellaries, Blood Valley front-man Alex Lindsay and ex-Beachbuggy drummer Adrian - described as a heavier Ikara Colt with scuzzy guitars and ear shattering drums, the Meat deal in rock of the messed-up, heavy, low slung variety. Mystery Meat are a tyrannical trio, they are nasty, sexy and f*cking loud.
another session guest is threatened.
Howard Aggregate is back with us - he warns - watch out for a guy
in a mauve pantsuit with matching slingbacks, so you have been
in (the Head's) bag today.... Our Brother The Native, Nitwood, Can, the Melvins, Impractical Cockpit, Boyracer, This Et Al, Deranged, David Jackson - time for some new stuff next week!
The Beatnik Filmstars - "I Am A Soul Singer" from 'Little Darla Has a Treat For You v. 24 - Summer 2006' CD compilation. (Darla Records, 2006)
Blood On The Wall - "Gone" from 'Awesomer' CD (Fat-Cat Records, 2006)
Can - "Little Star of Bethlehem" from 'Delay' CD remastered album (Spoon/Mute, 2006)
Twentysixfeet - "You're Too Cold" from 7" c/w "Moves Under Skin" (Parasite, 2004)
Ariel Pink - "Howling" prerecorded Resonance session
Loscil - "Steam" from 'Plume' cd (Kranky, 2006)
**Monkey, Don't! live session**
1. Left Unsaid
2. But We Could Rock
3. Panel Beator
4. Post Me
Monkey, Don't! is Mark Robson
The Coolies - "Throwaway" and "Holiday/Vacation" cdr
Ariel Pink - "Function" prerecorded Resonance session
Archie Bronson Outfit - "Dead Funny Radio Outfit " from 'Dead Funny' CD single. (Domino Records, 2006)
**Sid Griffin live session**
1. Where Bluebirds Fly
2. Lost In This World Without You
3. I'm Wearing Out My Welcome With The Blues
All tracks originally from 'As Certain As Sunrise' CD Album.
Sid Griffin - "Alibi Bye" from 'As Certain As Sunrise' CD (Prima records, 2005)
**Sid Griffin** session reprise
4. "Ivory Tower"
Ariel Pink - "Little Pink" prerecorded Resonance session
**Monkey Don't/Mark Robson interview**
**Howard Aggregate** "Cricket: England vs. Germany"
MyCrossToBare - "tbc" from cd 'Lex Talionis' (Retribute, 2006)
Monday, June 12, 2006
once again a triple session experience in our 2hr show....
a live session from Monkey, Don't! - the sole work of Mark Robson, an amalgamation of various sounds and ideas, mixing sweet pop with quirky lyrics, off kilter guitar licks and classic stabs of synth. With heavy influence from US early nineties indie from the likes of Yo La Tango, Pavement and Sebadoh, plus a love of Americana and country amongst other things. Monkey, Don't! will be releasing his debut LP "Gubbins" on Manna Records in September. Live action July 1st at the EP Lounge in Farringdon, with DJing from Hot Chip, Pedro, Oscilx, Imeus and Radiator Boy.
live session and chat from rock & roll renaissance man Sid Griffin, ringleader of both "country & eastern" band Western Electric and acoustic bluegrass band the Coal Porters, proud author of the new book Bluegrass Guitar: Know The Players, Know The Music, THE acknowledged expert on the musical career of Gram Parsons, an acoustic troubadour performer of note and a much published freelance writer, Sid is also the chef with the second best banana walnut pancakes in Britain, an out-of-work radio DJ and a vastly experienced record producer. He founded alt-country Godfathers the Long Ryders. A documentary scriptwriter for BBC Radio Two Sid Griffin has written a documentary on Gram Parsons (Fallen Angel, 2004) and is gearing up for scripts on the Carter Family and the History of Southern Country Music. His next book is on Dylan's Basement Tapes and he is currently conducting interviews for it. Sid plays solo Thurs 15th at Green Note (106 Parkway, Camden Town, London) with support from Alan Tyler.
also a specially recorded exclusive 3-track session from Ariel Pink - to coincide with his recent successful visit to the UK Ariel recorded 6 tracks specially for ResonanceFM; 3 will be broadcast 13/6 on Ben Thompson's 'The London Ear', the other 3 will be aired on this weeks 'sHRiMP - we will undoubtable play the first 3 later in the year.
Keith Fullerton Whitman - "Track 4 (2waysuperimposed)" - (Australian) tour cd (Room40, 2006)
Carla Bozulich live session
track and band detail tbc
Blood On The Wall - "Heat From The Day" from 'Awsomer' (FatCat, 2006)
Our Brother The Native - "Strigiformes" from (FatCat, 2006)
Carla Bozulich interview
Anni Rossi - "Venice" from 'Scandia' (Folktale, 2006?)
Slayer - "Angel of Death" from lp/cd 'Reign In Blood' (Def Jam, 1986)
Sexton Ming interview/reading
2. I Love Your Gullet
Sexton Ming with Justin Travis - "Put My Baby To Bed" (improvised song)
Sexton Ming and Adrian Stout - "Jamie's Torch" from 'A Taste of Wood' (Crapping Clown, 2006)
Sexton Ming info: www.sextonming.co.uk
Justin Travis (Nosigar) live session
1. /Johnny Cash
contact: via gLASSsHRiMP
Mathew Bayot - "Carousel" from split 10" with Dave Cloud (Fire, 2006)
presented by Shona Davidson, Kev Head and Chin Keeler
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
3 guests in the studio with us this week....
Carla Bozulich will be playing a live session for us - former Geraldine Fibbers frontwoman has collaborated with nels cline, patti smith, mike watt, willie nelson and countless others. stunning new album 'evangelista' out on constellation records features members of godspeed!, a silver mt zion and black ox orkestra
Sexton Ming comes back to the 'sHRiMP to celebrate the launch of Knackers Yard, a book of appaling drawings and an exhibition of prints from the book at the Aquarium gallery; and the release of A Taste of Wood, the long awaited collaboration between Sexton Ming and Adrian Stout of the Tigerlillies - performance is promised.
live performance from Justin Travis, former frontman of Nervous. recently returned with trio Nosigar - he will be performing a selection of his new blues-tinged songs solo for us on the show.
we are also pleased to have back Mr Howard Aggregate back with us - you've been warned
too early for bag content details
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
live session and chat from Bristol lo-fi legends the Beatnik Filmstars, it has been suggested 'the British Guided By Voices', 'the UK Pavement', and with lyrics like 'Morrissey with a sense of humour' - back after a 7 year hiatus with a new album 'In Great Shape' on Track & Field.
live music also from FatCat balladeer Tom Brosseau - from North Dakota via L.A. Tom's album "Empty Houses Are Lonely" is a beautifully crafted collection of sparse but somehow giant songs - he's been in the UK for a few dates.
the bag - we will be attempting to play some insect/bug related things in support of Resonance's invelovement with the First International Arts Pestival at the London Wetland Centre. who knows what you'll get but some indonesian insect electronica (splendid cd on Sublime Frequencies) will be involved, records from the likes of Larvae, Ivor Cutler et al (Midge Ure anyone?) - yes, we were in the pub when we decided to do this? - also the Heads bag has Blood On The Wall, Boyracer, Vetiver, Zoppo, ????, Carla Bozulich, Impractical Cockpit and much more lurking in it.
'sHRiMPs on duty today - Kev Head, Chin Keeler, Shona Davidson and Charlene Katuwawala
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
a live session from Barzin - slow, melancholic, introspective and confessional songs from Barzin H and his East York, Ontario (Toronto to you) based quartet. 2nd full-length 'My Life In Rooms' released recently here in the UK on the ever splendid Monotreme records. session is a live pre-record, actual session happened wednesday last (17/5) - magic captured by kev head.
here comes the knight! - we also welcome in to the studio Barry Stillwell, head-honcho of the Tapestry organisation to talk today about the upcoming Tapestry Goes West festival being held this year at Margam Park, South Wales, June 30 - July 1 - a move not only of venue from the wild west town in Cornwall but a shift in theme, this year in keeping with it's surroundings Tapestry Goes West is going medieval. plus hopefully a surprised live guest with Barry as well (nothing confirmed as i write).
also in is James DC with amongst a few things a review of the Outsider Art (Art Brut) exhibition at the Whitechapel.
in the bag - Sir Richard Bishop, Zoppo, Vetiver, Beatnik Filmstars, Sonic Youth, Blueneck, Carla Bozulich, Impractical Cockpit, Black Ox Orkestar [note, kev's bag only]
'sHRiMP show presented this week by Charlene Katuwawala and Shona Davidson with some interuption from Kev Head and Neil Kleiner
coming soon on the 'sHRiMP..
wed 31/5 - live sessions from the Beatnik Filmstars and Tom Brosseau
wed 7/6 - live sessions from Carla Bozulich, Sexton Ming and more tbc
Friday, May 12, 2006
2 live music guests this week...
we welcome Tarantula AD in the studio for a live session - colossal quasi-classical post-rock or slighty pagan metal crossover with a cello? - tune in to find out! awesome latest record 'Book of Sand' features vocals from Devendra Banhart and Sierra Cassidy (CocoRosie) , "an album to be hidden under your bed, either that or filed next to Saxon’s epic Crusader" (boomcat) - the band are in the UK for an appearance at the ATP Festival.
live performance also from Cormac Heron previewing his 'Prolapsed Catholic Guilt Show' to be performed on 18/5 at the 12-Bar in London - Cormac's appearance on the show in March with his 'With Or Without You, I Can't Live With Or Without You' show was an absolute riot; he will be taking a break from live performance after this weeks show so it seemed rude not to have him in - the show will explore Catholicism, the fear of god and the theories of Einstein with the aid of the genre of punk - he's said there won't be any stilt-walking this time, but you never know! - let's hope it's all written before wednesday!
in the bag - Julie's Haircut, Hotplate, Ralfe Band, Sir Richard Bishop, Zoppo, Dave Cloud, Ephel Duath, Vetiver, Beatnik Filmstars, Dungen, Barzin, Tells, Sonic Youth....
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Julie's Haircut - "Ingrid Thulin" from cd 'After Dark, My Sweet' (Homesleep, 2006)
Barzin - "Just More Drugs" from cd 'My Life In Rooms' (Monotreme, 2006)
Fazzini - "Dell" from cd 'Sulphur, Glue the Star' (Locust, 2006)
Forest Giants - "So you think you're unhappy?" from cd(r) 'Welcome to the Mid-West' (Cherryade, 2006)
Monkey Island - "Bobby No Bobby" from 7" single (Falcone, 2006)
The Drones live session
1. I Looked Down The Line
2. Shark Fin Blues
3. You Really Don't Care
4. She Had An Abortion That She Made Me Pay For
volcano! - "Easy Does It" from cd 'Beautiful Seizure' (Leaf, 2006)
interview with Gareth Liddiard (the Drones)
Blood On The Wall - "Dead Edge of Town" (alt version) from 7" (FatCat, 2006)
Young People - "R n R" from cd/lp 'All At Once' (Too Pure, 2006)
Beirut "Gulag Orkestar" from cd 'Gulag Orkestar' (BaDaBing, 2006)
BARR live session & Brendan Fowler interview
1. Lights Out
3. new track (title tbc)
James DC's 'brief' preview/review spot! including...
(book) "Rat Salad - Black Sabbath, The Classic Years 1969-1975" by Paul Wilkinson (Pimlico, ISBN: 1844139247, Publication date: 01/06/2006)
(exhibition) UNDERCOVER SURREALISM - Picasso, Miró, Masson and the vision of Georges Bataille at the Hayward Gallery, London, 11 May - 30 July 2006 www.hayward.org.uk
(convention) Bristol International Comic Expo - www.comicexpo.net
show presented by Kev Head, Shona Davidson, Roxanne Stephen, Chin Keeler & Charlene Katuwawala
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
2 live music guests this week....
Melbourne based artists the Drones bring their menacing bluesy garage-rock tales of desperation, drinking and drowning into the studio... the Drones have been working hard in the UK following the ATP Recordings release of their 2nd album 'Wait long by the river and the bodies of your enemies will float by' and play the ATP festival this coming week then heading off to Europe for some dates with Dinosaur Jr before heading home for a well-earned rest.
also live in session is BARR - LA-based motivational rapper Brendan Fowler, an inspirational storyteller to lapsed indie and punk kids, sparse beat loops, xylophone and piano backing and a love of free-jazz percussion. latest album 'Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case' sees a UK release on Upset The Rhythm about now.
photo from the ever fascinating Vice magazine, used without permission - tell me to get rid and i'll take it straight down.
in the bag - asome things from last week, some new things - Julie's Haircut, Fazzini, Hotplate, Ralfe Band, Quasi, Na, Sir Richard Bishop, Persil, Zoppo, Dave Cloud, Ephel Duath, Vetiver and so much more
coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
May 17th - classical-metal crossover act Tarantula AD in session and a return for Cormac Heron previewing his Prolapsed Catholic Guilt Show.
May 31st - live session and chat from Bristol lo-fi legends the Beatnik Filmstars, it has been suggested 'the British Guided By Voices', 'the UK Pavement', and with lyrics like 'Morrissey with a sense of humour' - back after a 7 year hiatus with a new album 'In Great Shape' on Track & Field. www.beatnikfilmstars.co.uk
Julie's Haircut - "Satan Eats Seitan" from 'After Dark, My Sweet' (Homesleep, 2006)
Andrew Bird - "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left” from v/a cd ‘Foggy Fairytales – Volume 1’ (Foggy Notions, 2006); originally from cd ‘Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs’ (Fargo, 2005)
Dave Cloud & Gospel of Power - "I'll Run The Jack On You" from 2cd 'Napoleon of Temperance' (Fire, 2006)
Bardo Pond - "Cry Baby Cry" from cd 'Ticket Crystals' (ATP, 2006)
The Nightingales - "Let's Talk About Living" 7" single (Fake Product, 2006)
Ariel Pink – part of “Pedestrian Pop Hits” from cd-ep ‘Pedestrian Pop Hits’ (Latitudes/Southern, 2006)
Rod Stern and his Raging Fingers live session
[Rod Stern - vocal, banjo; Graham - bass, vocals; Matt - violin, vocal]
1. "Hog Killing Blood Lust"
interview with Barry Stillwell (Tapestry Records)
2. "Hand of the Lord"
3. "The Rut"
4. "Rusty Train"
Rod Stern - "Chain of Hands" from cd 'Give It Up For Rod Stern' (Tapestry, 2006)
Bathtub Shitter - "Everybody Has The Wet" from 'Dance Hall Grind' (Super Hit Jam, 2005)
William Elliott Whitmore live session & interview
1. "One Man's Shame"
The Mutts – “intro” / “Dog On Dog” from lp/cd ‘I Us We You’ (FatCat, 2006)
show presented by Chin Keeler, Shona Davidson and Kev Head
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
a monster helping of live music with no less than 4 acts...
Dave Kusworth / Darrell Bath - we welcome our first live guests under sad circumsances. founder Swell Map/Jacobite/solo artist Nikki Sudden sadly passed away on Sunday following a show in New York - a great loss. Nikki was due to play the 12-Bar club this evening with Dave Kusworth as the Jacobites and we had invited them on to todays show. Dave is going to play the gig tonight as a tribute to Nikki and has agreed to come in to Resonance to remember Nikki, he will be joined by Darrell Bath who accompanied Nikki when he came in at the beginning of the year.
ECCE - Nicholas Lisher is a London based shoegazing electronica act, formerly working as the Ex-Girlfriends. a single on awkward silence recordings is out soon and two tracks can be found on 99outof10 recordings sampler.
The Fog Is In The Fir Trees - new project for singer-songwriter,multi-instrumentalist Paul Newland. last sighted a couple of years back as Occam's Razor with an album on Victory Garden Records offshoot S.O.U.L. following a string of recordings both solo and with bands such as the much missed Stormcock. www.victorygardenrecords.co.uk
Skip McDonald - Skip McDonald IS Little Axe. originally from Dayton, Ohio Skip played the blues from the age of 8 (1957), although by the time he was 12 years old he had opted to perform doo-wop. Along with bassplayer Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc formed the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata et al. From there he worked closely with Adrian Sherwood on many of projects for the On-U Sound label, as well as spearheading the band Tackhead and working with Living Colour. He has been the prime mover behind Little Axe since around 1992, the debut album "Wolf That House Built" was a personal take on blues and dub, and was released to critical acclaim in 1994. Skip has continued to fuse blues and electronic music into this decade. Along with Skip we welcome back Rupert Orton from Not The Same Old Blues Crap (www.punkrockblues.co.uk) who will talking about the month-long Spitz Festival of Blues which will feature Little Axe among a large and diverse range of shows.
in the bag - Buck Owens (pioneer of the Bakersfield sound who passed friday last), new Quack Quack single, forthcoming Charlottefield single, Diskaholics, Impractical Cockpit - not going to be time for much really.
presented this week by Kev Head, Chin Keeler, Neil Kleiner and Charlene Katuwawala
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
live music from Cormac Heron - following a number of years in bands Derry born, London based Cormac has developed a unique solo act involving much solo banjo madness and stilt walking – following the success of his christmas extravaganza, 'Welcome To The Paul Gadd Institute of Child Psychology - The Nativity Rock Opera', he appears this Friday at the 12 Bar club (Denmark Street) with a specially conceived show 'With or Without You, I Cannot Live With or Without You', a guitar/banjo/accordion one-man set with cut-up U2 tracks as backing – a performance that will bring the old and the new Irelands together in a love story mixed up in religion, drugs, sexual immaturity and prostitution. Cormac will be giving us a sample of what Friday might bring and maybe some of his ‘normal’ show as well. www.cormacheron.com www.12barclub.com
we also welcome Manna records head-honcho Anthony Peters – we will be having a chat about and hearing from acoustic/electronica/hip hop/indie delights from artists such as Imeus, The Nag's Head, Monkey' Don't! and The Imaginary Friends – the new Nag’s Head is called ‘Welcome to the Meat Raffle’, had to explain yesterday why I found that funny, isn’t everyone familiar with the great British tradition of a pub meat raffle? or is it an east London thing?www.mannarecords.co.uk
in the bag - Ahleuchatistas, Smokers Die Younger, a.P.A.t.T., Create (!), Princess One Point Five, Velcro, Ariel Pink, Ivor Cutler, the Prefects, Children Running from the Village & Terry Edwards
presented this week by Shona Davidson, Kev Head, Charlene Katuwawala and Chin Keeler
we are repeated on Monday mornings - 8am (til 9.30) on Resonance
a.P.A.t.T - "the man returns from the hereafter with a future flower" from cd '[L.P.]' (aPehAt recordings, 2004) www.apatt.com
Ant session and interview
1. When Your Heart Breaks Into Many Little Pieces
2. In Your Dreams
3. Haven't You Got Anywhere Left You Can Run To
4. Up Sticks And Go
Ant is Anthony Harding
Terry Edwards – “Container Drivers” from Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats cd '681 at the Southbank + Plays, salutes & executes' (Sartorial, 2006) www.terryedwards.co.uk
Majessic Dreams - "Have To Go" from cd 'Majessic Dreams' (Oscillatone, 2005)
Darren Hayman session and interview
1. Perfect Homes
2. Everything's Wrong All The Time
3. Caravan Song
4. Porn Shoes
Hefner - "A Better Friend" (original single version)
Hefner – “Don't Flake Out On Me"
both from cd 'the best of Hefner' (Fortune & Glory, 2006)
Ivor Cutler – “I Believe In Bugs” from LP 'Dandruff' (Virgin, 1974) www.ivorcutler.org
Ivor Cutler (1923-2006) http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1725211,00.html
presented by Kev Head and Shona Davidson with Roxanne Stephen
Monday, February 27, 2006
from Toledo, Ohio via Detroit we welcome radical blues collective the Soledad Brothers in for a live session - Benjamin Swank (drums) & Johnny Walker (guitar, vocals) along with Oliver Henry (electric piano, sax, etc) have been part of the hot Detroit rock'n'roll scene since the late 90s (first album produced by Jack White) - beautiful trashy, dirty punk-blues. catch them at the Spitz in London after the show (1/3). www.soledadbrothers.com www.myspace.com/soledadbrothers
we also welcome country singer-songwriter Hayes Carll - this 28-year-old Texan has recently issued his second album 'Little Rock' which true to his maverick mentality was released on his own Highway 87 label - a relentless gigger, Hayes has been over here for a short tour with Buddy Miller and has a solo London show following this radio session (1/3) at the Luminaire in Kilburn - a London show with Buddy Miller is on thursday (2/3) at Bush Hall. www.hayescarll.com www.myspace.com/hayescarll
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid/ "Morning Prayer" taken from 'Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol 1' CD LP. (Domino, 2006). info: www.dominorecordsco.com**Howard Aggregate**
Municipal Waste/ "Mind Eraser" taken from 'Hazardous Mutation' CD album. (Earache, 2005). info: www.facethewaste.com
Ahleuchatistas/ "Remember Rumpsfeld At Abu Ghraib" taken from CD album 'What You Will'. (Cuneiform Records, 2006). info: www.ahleuchatistas.com
interview: Jem Finer - soundartist/musician talks about Longplayer which plays changing music for 1000years, his work as artist in residence at Oxford University Astrophysics Department and the recently awarded first PRS New Music Award of £50,000 for the realisation of his Score for A Hole In The Ground, a post-digital work that relies purely on the planet and its weather systems to generate music.
info at: http://elrino.co.uk/JemFiner www.onearthasinheaven.net http://longplayer.org http://cosmolog.org.uk www.prsfoundation.co.uk/newmusicaward
Jem Finer/ recording of 'LongPlayer'
Jem Finer/ "Dimestore Acoustic Meets The Super Computer". taken from 'GTR' CD album. (El Rino, 2003). Info: www.elrino.co.uk