Wednesday, March 29, 2006

gLASSsHRiMP radio show - Wed 29th March 2006

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (London time) - fm in London, streaming from

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.

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 ( 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

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 15th March 2006

Resonance104.4FM, 5 - 6.30pm, - FM in London, streaming from

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.

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?

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

gLASSsHRiMP radio: playlist Wed 8th March 2006

Deptford Beach Babes - "Eine Kleine Surfmusik" from cdr 'Hawaii SE-8' (Rim, 2006)

a.P.A.t.T - "the man returns from the hereafter with a future flower" from cd '[L.P.]' (aPehAt recordings, 2004)

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)

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)
Ivor Cutler (1923-2006),,1725211,00.html

presented by Kev Head and Shona Davidson with Roxanne Stephen