Monday, 5 November 2012

5 November 2012

Back after a week off and we start with a public service announcement...

Public Service Broadcasting - Everest
John: The new one from this intriguing project, this is out next Monday.
Carolyn: We've had them before. They've basically ripped it from Charley Says...

Rhye - The Fall
John: Details on these are sketchy. They're LA-based, but European in origin and that's all I've got on them.
Carolyn: How enigmatic

Cover Version Corner
Marvin Gaye/The Slits - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Carolyn: This is what Cover Version Corner is about - where they're completely different.
John: Well that is what we're trying to do here. The Slits, their debut single from 1979 from the album Cut and, of course, Marvin Gaye from 1969 off the album of the same name.

Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
John: The new single from these, out on the 23rd of this month.
Carolyn: Another one we've had before. It's good, that.

Elbow - Whisper Grass
John: From the new album Dead In The Boot, designed (it says here) to be listened to as an album.
Carolyn: Rather than piecemeal, as is the modern way with downloading individual tracks.

Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
John: With Nina Persson from The Cardigans on guest vocals. From the 2007 album Send Away The Tigers, but we play that because it's 20 years since their debut with Generation Terrorists.
Carolyn: I feel old.
John: There's loads of things like that. It's 20 years since Reservoir Dogs, for instance.
Carolyn: I think when it's 20 years since Pulp Fiction, I'll really feel old as it's the first film we went to see together.

Lianne La Havas - Forget
John: From her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? which, scandalously, didn't win the Mercury Prize. Neither did our favourite, Django Django, or the sentimental option of Richard Hawley. Instead, it was the one album on the list I didn't like.
Carolyn: You were not happy about that. But, Alt-J, Leeds University, bit of a local connection?
John: I just don't like it. I realise I might be in a minority, but that's what makes the world go round.

One Degree Of Separation
Wedding Present - Don't Take Me Home Until I'm Drunk
The Ukrainians - Cherez Richku, Cherez Hai
Carolyn: Well I wasn't expecting that. Normally, the two records in this section are quite similar... Go on then, what is it?
John: Two Leeds bands. First, the Wedding Present, from their seventh album El Rey out in 2008. That was followed by The Ukrainians, a modernised Ukrainian folk band formed by Weddoes guitarist Peter Solowka as he tried to get in touch with his Ukrainian roots. The title means 'across the river, through the wood' and is from the album also called The Ukrainians.

El Perro Del Mar - Hold Off The Dawn
John: Back to Scandinavian singers here. El Perro del Mar - Sea Dog, I suppose - the name under which Sarah Assbring performs. She's from Gothenburg which is...
Carolyn: ...somewhere I've been. Lovely city. The people are really friendly.

Motorama - To The South
John: To Russia now. It's a cosmopolitan show tonight. These are from Rostov-on-Don and that's all I've got on these.

Dark Horses - Alone
John: And to finish, the new one from their debut album Black Music which was released last Monday. So much more I wanted to put in tonight - maybe next week.

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