Monday, 7 January 2013

7 January 2013

For the first show of the new year, Carolyn takes the microphone over and presents her highlights from the shows we did in 2012.

The Vaccines - Teenage Icon
Carolyn: Possibly my favourite track of the year. If it's on in the car and I pull up at home, I'll let it play through before getting out.

Django Django - Hail Bop
Carolyn: From their Mercury-nominated debut album that came out last year, these quickly became show favourites. The whole album is great and we'll have another track off it later.

Tame Impala - Elephant
Carolyn: Django Django have a '60s vibe, whereas this is more '70s.
John: I think I said at the time that this is what T-Rex would be doing if they were still around.

Cover Version Corner
Tears For Fears/Gary Jules and Michael Andrews - Mad World
Carolyn: Tears For Fears from 1982 and the christmas number one from 2003 by Gary Jules that also featured on the Donnie Darko soundtrack.

Los Saicos - El Enterrio de los Gatos
Carolyn: A curio John found on the back of a documentary which suggested that punk originated in 1965 in Lima, not ten years later in New York

Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed
Carolyn: I didn't know these at all until John played it. I think the name put me off.
John: Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples' first post-Specials project.

Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Carolyn: Probably better known now from an advert for home improvement stores, but good to hear the full thing .

One Degree of Separation
Electronic - Getting Away With It
Robbie Williams - No Regrets
Carolyn: You have to listen well to get the connection, but it's Neil Tennant's vocals. We had played Electronic before, but the link is all my own work.

Django Django - Storm
Carolyn: We did say we'd have another from these. It really is a great album.
John: The test now comes with the second album. We've seen a couple last year that offered nothing above the first - the xx, Mumford and Sons, for two examples - and we hope these lot can keep innovating.

Haim - Don't Save Me
Carolyn: The LA sisters who won the BBC Sound of 2013 recently.
John: We expect an album shortly, but this will keep you ticking over for now.

Friends - Va Fan Gor Du
Carolyn: Don't know why they sing in Swedish, but there aren't enough songs to clap along to.

And here's your YouTube playlist.

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