Monday, April 14, 2008

gLASSsHRiMP still happening!

gLASSsHRiMP radio show still going on - now Mondays 9.30-11pm on Resonance104.4FM.

info, playlists etc now at

ta - kev the head

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP: radio playlist 4th April 2007

full track info to follow...

Death Vessel - "Mandan Dink"
the Aggrovators - "Keep Skanking"
White Hills - "Spirit of Exile"

Dead C - "LA Blues" (live)
Strike the Colours - "Pen to Paper"

One More Grain live session
1. Against King Moron
2. Northern

Panda Bear - "Good Girl"
Darren Hayman - "The Musgrave Collection"

Howard Aggregate

Orange Can - "So Bright 2"

One More Grain session contd.
3. Tropical mother-in-law
4. Won't get fooled again

..something else here...?

One More Grain interview

Hey Colossus - "Frozed"
the Harry Kari Connection - "I Can't Sleep"
the Scientists - "Revhead" (live)
the Draytones - "Time"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP: radio 4th April 2007

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 4th April 2007 - fm in London, streaming from

special guests live in session are One More Grain "a hypnotically jazzy blend of semi detached bedsit narrative, droning kraut rhythms, and a horn accompaniment which coolly nods at Miles Davis" (someone) - highly original & genuinely refreshing debut mini-album 'Pigeon English' released 2nd April on Victory Garden Records (home of the late Southall Riot; and home of 1st releases from Trencher & Hot Chip)

"One More Grain are one of the best bands I've heard in Britain in recent years" (Playlouder)

bag news nearer the day...

gLASSsHRiMP: radio playlist 28th March 2007

Softwar - "Chemical Dance" from cd 'Softwar' (Digitalis, 2007)

Dan Deacon - "The Crystal Cat" from cd 'Spiderman of the Rings' (Carpark, 2007)

Black Lips - "Dirty Hands" from 7" (Vice, 2007)

Ballad of the Books feature...
Stuart Henderson (Chemikal Underground) interview

James Yorkston (& Bill Duncan) - "A Calvinist Narrowly Avoids Pleasure"

Alasdair Roberts (& Robin Robertson) - "The Leaving"

both tracks from 'Ballads of the Book' cd (Chemikal Underground, 2007)
info mini-site:

Alex Monk live session
1. Exchanging Chairs

Deerhoof - "Look Away" from 'Friend Opportunity' (ATP Recordings, 2007)

Jess Bryant live session
1. The Crossing
2. It Is All You Need
3. Belladonna
4. The Smallest Light

Mumakil - "IV" from cd 'Customized Warfare' (Overcome, 2007)

Howard Aggregate - "Blue plaque cemetary"

Mumakil - "V" from cd 'Customized Warfare' (Overcome, 2007)

gLASSsHRiMP: radio playlist 21st March 2007

SchwaB - "Bland Band Boogie" from cd 'The SchwaB Family System' (self, 2006)

CocoRosie - "Japan" from cd 'The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn' (Touch and Go, 2007)

Dan Deacon - "Wooody Wooodpecker" from cd 'Spiderman of the Rings' (Carpark, 2007)

Andrew Hockey - "Bunny Boiler Blues" 7" b-side (Static Caravan, 2007)

Khan - "Excommunication" from cd 'Who Never Rests' (TomLab, 2007)

The Innits - "My Sonic Youth" 7" a-side (Earsugar,2007) - Earsugar Jukebox series

Gin Palace live session
1. You do what you want
2. Make a Man
3. This One

The Cesarians - "Song of the Terrorist" (demo, 2006/7)

Part Chimp - "Hitlers and Jews" from cd 'Chart Pimp' (Rock Action, 2002)

Gin Palace live session contd.
4. Kidnap
5. Walk of Shame
6. What's the Matter?

Popular Workshop - "X-rays confidential" from EP 'Stutter and Dance' (Fake Product, 2007)

Nikki Sudden - "Marlene" from cd 'Whispers From The Offing - A Tribute To Kevin Coyne' (Life & Living, 2007)

Howard Aggregate - "Babe L. Fischer"

Viking Moses - "Werewolves in the City" 7" (Poptones, 2006)

The Scientists - "When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow" from cd/lp 'Sedition - Live' (ATP Recordings, 2007) - recorded live at Shepherds Bush Empire, 11.5.2006

Gin Palace interview

One More Grain - "North" from mini-album 'Pigeon English' (Victory Garden, 2007)

Malcolm Middleton (with Alan Bissett) - "The Rebel On His Own Tonight" from 'Ballads of the Book' cd (Chemikal Underground, 2007)
info minisite:

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 7th February 2007

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 7th February 2007 - fm in London, streaming from

live session from south-coast neo-shoegazers (nu-gaze!) Air Formation - this session should have happened back in October but was cancelled due to the Great Studio Flood so we finally welcome them in - the 'Formation have been 'creating uplifting song based space-rock since late 1999. Born out of a love for ‘Flying Saucer Attack’ and the likes of ‘Spacemen 3’ & ‘The Jesus and Mary Chain’ Air Formation create songs awash with heavily delayed guitar and feedback, interwoven with keyboard drones and whispered vocals' - 3rd full-length 'Daylight Storms' about to be released by Club AC30; the band play a handful of dates including London shows tonight (Buffalo Bar, 7/2), at ULU 17/2 and the Luminaire 20/2. keen 'sHRiMP listeners may wish to know the latest recruit to Air Formation is former Southall Riot (and still Victory Garden records) man Philm Riot.

also live we have bowed guitar & violin fuelled rural ambient noise from Cambridge outfit Fuzzy Lights

in the bag today - Manicured Noise, Animal Collective, Marissa Nadler, The Playing Fields, David Karsten Daniels, Persil, Richard James, Needle In The Red, Hugh Hopper & Euros Childs

presented today by Roxanne Stephen, Shona Davidson, Kev Head & Tony Fisher

coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Feb 14th
- from the Netherlands Persil live session + the long-awaited return of Cormac Heron (with John Devlin & Kevin Hylands) - Cormac is playing a 'special' Valantines show at the 12-Bar 14/2 'Songs for Single Lovers' (drawing from a rich repertoire of classic love songs from the likes of Cave, Collins and Loaf)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP radio: playlist 17th January 2007

Explosions in the Sky - "What Do You Go Hone To?" from cd 'All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone' (Bella Union, 2007)
Manicured Noise - "Moscow 1980" from cd 'Northern Stories 1978/80' (Caroline True, 2006)
Pilote - "Coltrane" from 7" [a-side="By The River"] (Kennington Recordings, 2007)
the Inhibitionists - "Prothonotary Warbler" from cdr 'Things With Wings' (Mandolin, 2006)
Fatcat & Witch - "The Common Denominator of the Universe" from v/a cd 'The Sound of Young Cornwall' (Zebs, 2007)
Inch-Time - "Icicles and Snowflakes" from 'As The Moon Draws Water' (Static Caravan, 2006)
Death Sentence: Panda! - "Public Forest" from lp/cd 'Festival of Ghosts' (Upset the Rhythm, 2007)
Alice Coltrane - "Ptah the El Daoud" from lp/cd 'Ptah the El Daoud' (Impulse, 1970)

Dark Captain Light Captain live session
1. Robot Command Centre
2. Parallel Bars
3. Mid-Session Interval
DCLC are Neil Kleiner & Dan Carny

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Lay and Love" from cds (Domino, 2007)

Dark Captain Light Captain session contd.
4. Everybody's Opening Doors

Frank Zappa - "Black Napkins" featuring Michael Brecker from 2cd 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - vol 6" (Zappa, )

Mico live session
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
Mico is Mieko Shimizu

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 24th January 2007

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 24th January 2007 - fm in London, streaming from

a whole gang of guests today...

we have our old friend Thomas Truax live in session - a 'sHRiMP regular & indeed favourite over the years - those familiar will know the phrase singer-songwriter doesn't even come close - "...It's a bewildering melange of garage rock songs, avant garde sounds and cabaret showtunes, full of whistles, toy piano, ice cream chimes and invented instruments... with shades of Tom Waits' storytelling, Nick Cave's theatricality and Lux Interior's howling-at-the-moon madness." [Ged M, SoundsXP] - Thomas is playing at the Buffalo Bar tomorrow evening (25/1) - hopefully for the session he will be joined by the ever beautiful Sister Spinster.

we also have a specially recorded live session from Mira Calix. Warp Records artist Mira Calix is the work of South African-born Chantal Passamonte. now on album number three ('Eyes Set Against the Sun’, Warp, 2007), Chantal records her work (& indeed this session) near & in fact in the woods at her home in Suffolk. organic and freeform experimental electronic textures, drifting orchestral noise-folk - yes, all of that & more. utterly unique.

we will also have a flying visit from Thrill Jockey Records legend Bobby Conn - what's he like? 110% pure entertainer - 'sonically, it’s an attempt to distill a lifetime of Midwestern top forty into 40 minutes. I suppose this makes it "post-modern," but consider this, if you hired two plumbers to make a replica of the Taj Mahal out of tapioca pudding, would the result be great architecture? not likely, but it would still be delicious.' Bobby is in town for gigs tonight - listen in for more info. in a related Thrill Jockey way we also have 2 tickets to give away for the Califone gig at Dingwalls this very night - listen out for a question.
"Switching genres and stories about his life with gleeful abandon, Bobby Conn has blurred the lines between musician and myth" -- Chicago Tribune

also popping in is Rupert Orton from Not The Same Old Blues Crap / the Spitz - to talk about the upcoming (April) Spitz Festival of the Blues; if it's as good as last years then he'll have much to proudly announce! Spitz news also.

(still) in the bag today - Manicured Noise, Boris, Animal Collective, Marissa Nadler, Reigns, Inch Time, The Playing Fields, David Karsten Daniels - so that or more of that. also sounds from Mr Truax, Califone & Bobby Conn no doubt.

presented today by Chin Keeler, Shona Davidson, Kev Head & the return of Tony Fisher.

coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Jan 31st - William D Drake dbl live session
Feb 7th - Air Formation & Fuzzy Lights live in session
Feb 14th - Persil live session + more

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 6th December 2006

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 6th December 2006 - fm in London, streaming from

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

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 22nd November 2006

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 22nd November 2006 - fm in London, streaming from
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

gLASSsHRiMP radio: playlist 15th November 2006

a bit thin on info but here's you basics...

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'

live in session

1. This Is All A Dream
2. Violine
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
2. Dukes
3. Country Heroes
4. Left
TIV were on this occasion John Lovett with Michael Garrad

contact: John Lovett []

and something else??