Best of Q3 2016 (July, August, September)

podcasts
radio

#1

We slipped into October a bit quicker than I anticipated, and I didn’t manage to record our Q3 podcast before my co-host went on sabbatical. However, Soho Radio have invited me to host a show for 2 hours this Wednesday from 12-2pm and you can listen in online http://www.sohoradiolondon.com - I’ve decided it’s a good excuse to do the Q3 review, live, on my own… what’s the worse that can happen?

I’d like to play some of your requests, so pick a song or an album from July, August or Sept and tell me what you love about it, and I will try to fit a few of your picks in amongst mine.

I’m also going to play some of my all-time favourites and a few new things that I’m loving. Expect a mixture of blissed out modern classical and burly riffs, and probably a few wonderful pop songs too.


Wednesday lunchtime soundtrack
#2

Noname - Telefone is the best thing released this quarter (and probably this year)

Play this track:

What I love about it is how fucking great her flow and lyrics are and how little it sounds like she’s trying. I also really love that it’s a record giving a voice to and telling stories from a perspective that doesn’t get aired enough in any genre let alone hip-hop.


#3

Hardly unknown but probably not mentioned that often but The Julie Ruin’s new album which came out in July is great. Worth checking out.


#4

Thanks. I’m not after unknown stuff. Just favourites.


#5

Christian Fitness - Bad Boys Die In The Bath (16:47)

It’s just a fucking great song. Seedy, sinster, menacing… all that good stuff.

The guitar outro over the title refrain is possibly the best hook I’ve heard all year.


#6

Fair enough. This is one of the best tracks I’ve heard for a few weeks. From Wovenhand’s latest album. Grand. Loud. A hell of a track.


#7

Love this from back in August

Really digging the new Menace Beach track as well, but only just come out in October!


#8

Sarah Mary Chadwick - Roses Always Die

Just 70s Yamaha organ and perfect rough diamond vocals seeped in love, loss, misery and pain. It’s sparse, fragile, uplifting and overall pretty darn beautiful.


#9

Some wonderful records - Nick Cave, Angel Olsen, Factory Floor, Okkervill River, Preoccupations, Exploded View, Ka, Frank Ocean.

This is one of my favourite tracks of the year


#10

I’m still really into the new Every Time I Die album. This one’s my current favourite. Sounds like Helmet/Unsane in places (albeit briefly), Pantera in others. It’s nuts.


#11

Had a computer meltdown yesterday and didn’t have any of these on CD but will try to slip in at least one


#12

This for @shucks please


#13

#HashtagNowPlaying


#14

So many fantastic albums that have already been mentioned. El Perro Del Mar’s album doesn’t seem to be getting mentioned much:


#15

Thanks to everyone who tuned it. If you missed it you can now listen on-demand on Mixcloud:

Tracklisting:

  1. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY - First Breath After Coma
  2. MARINA & THE DIAMONDS- Savages
  3. DEPECHE MODE - Halo (Goldfrapp Remix)
  4. CAT POWER - Silent Machine
    – Gonzales - Overnight
  5. THE KILLS- Siberian Nights
  6. JULIA JACKLIN - Coming of Age
    – Theme from Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
  7. THE 1975 - Please Be Naked
  8. RHAIN - Humdrum Drivel
  9. SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO - Audacity of Huge
  10. SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS - Ablaze
  11. CHROMATICS - I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around
  12. M83 - Don’t Save Us From The Flames
    – Max Richter - Love and Imagination
  13. NICK CAVE & THE BADSEEDS - Magneto
  14. SOULWAX - Heaven Scent
  15. BADBADNOTGOOD - Confessions II (Featuring Colin Stetson)
  16. NICOLAS JAAR - Three Sides of Nazareth
  17. WILD BEASTS - Alpha Female
    – Nancy & Barb from Stranger Things
  18. ELUVIUM - Fugue State
  19. DEAD LIGHT - Bloom
  20. MERCHANDISE - Lonesome Sound
  21. EL PERRO DEL MAR - breadandbutter (@WizardLizard)
  22. FACTORY FLOOR - Ya (@bornin69x)
  23. PATTI SMITH - Gloria
  24. DEFTONES - Prayers/Triangles
    – Fiona Brice - Berlin
  25. PJ HARVEY - Down by The River
  26. DAVID BOWIE - I’m Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails mix)
  27. NINE INCH NAILS - La Mer

#16

Little update: the station liked the show and have asked me to do it monthly. Will be sure to have guests on in future so I have someone to chat with as the speaking into an abyss thing is odd.

If you could all have a listen and share the show it will really help when I start trying to find a sponsor for it.