Salford Music Scene – 23rd October 2012

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Aural Delights Radio Show – 3rd October 2012

On this weeks show (stream here)

1 Cactus Knife Poppy Wired on Weeds
2 The Forgotten Saints Shifting Sands Singles
3 Goat Diarabi World Music
4 The Savage Resurrection Thing in E The Savage Resurrection
5 Semitt Falls De.Fi.Ant  Demo
6 The Soft Pack Answer to yourself The Soft Pack
7 Moff Skellington Let Us Play Eddodi
8 Calexico Puerto Algiers
9 Blue Orchids The Hanging Man The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
10 Epsilon One Asam Spirals EP
11 The Apparells Ghetto Homes Demo
12 John Martyn Sweet Little Mystery Grace and Danger
13 King Crimson Doctor Diamond The Great Deciever

Music Scene Radio Show – 7th August 2012

A bit of a personal treat for me tonight with new tracks from some of my favourite bands  ….. listen here

1 Kill Pretty Dark Heart Dark Heart
2 Factory Star Incorruptible New Sacral
3 The Distractions Boots The End of the Pier
4 West Coast Sick Line Blank Holiday Pre-release
5 Kit B This Is Now, That Was Then Pre-release
6 Blue Orchids Hanging Man The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
7 Factory Star Up and On New Sacral
8 The Distractions Man of the Moment The End of the Pier
9 Joe Thomas Hungry Boy Under A Salford Sky
10 Factory Star Strangely Lucid New Sacral
11 Kill Pretty Clever Men Who Have Thin Arms Dark Heart
12 The Fall The Container Drivers Grotesque After The Gramme

Aural Delights Radio Show – 14th March 2012

On this show you will hear the bands listed below (listen via this link) – somehow I managed to fit 18  tracks in this week….mostly new bands with their latest material

1 ArtClassSink In My Room Demo Track
2 Miss Lucid This Life This Life EP
3 Gentlemen Duke Bad Man Mild Mannered Madmen
4 Bacchanal Party His Misunderstanding is Partially Your Fault You Can Be As Orange as you like but there’s nothing sweet about you
5 Alistair Banks No One Alistair The Optimist
6 Dave Graney King of the Dudes Single
7 The Atelier Gold Single
8 Taser Puppets Broken Dolls Twisted Pop
9 Kill Pretty Kill Pretty Studio Recordings
10 Blue Orchids Year With No Head Serene to Severe
12 The Sexual Objects Midnight Boycow Cucumber
13 Moff Skellington House of New Bricks Pukes of  A Hot Cloister
14 Marc Broude Vampire Salt EP
15 The Clean Thumbs Off Anthology
16 Cable35 Cowhed Louder
17 The Neon Mile Matchstick Man Demo Track
18 The Slow Show Brother Radio Edit

Salford Music Scene – 22nd November 2011

On this show

  • 7 Day Weekend – Seasons Like These – All aged 18 or below, 7 Day Weekend are a pop punk/ alternative band from Warrington. They say “With catchy guitar riffs, and strong emotionally driven lyrics. Theyʼve drawn comparisons to You Me At Six and Young Guns. Clayton Leah (Rhythm Guitar), John Handy (Drums), Calan Nickle (Vocals), Dan Hancox (Bass) & Tom Hancox (Lead Guitar) started off just over a year ago, to aim as high as possible… And the ball hasn’t stopped rolling for us as theyʼve gone from Calan’s old garage to Manchester Academy 3 in just over a year, playing along side huge talents such as Destine, Above The Underground, That Sunday Feeling and Attack! Attack! The band has looked to play shows regularly including local Day Festivals to increase their fan base in area.”
  • Air Cav– A Call to Arms –  Air Cav can finally announce the release of their long-awaited debut album Don’t Look Indoors, on Crystalline Recordings on December 5. The release marks the culmination of time spent in the shadows, working on something that they could irrevocably call theirs, something that bled their own character and that wasn’t a half-formed facsimile of different artists. The album will be preceded by the download-only single ‘A Call To Arms,’ also out on Crystalline on November 7.
  • Crystal Stilts – Low Profile – Radiant Door EP – the band that stunned us earlier in the year with a great album have a new EP out which includes a cover of this Blue Orchids classic which gave me an idea based on fellow DJ Stephen Doyle’s “Different Song, Same Title” feature – I flipped it and called it “Same Song, Different Band”…. and so
  • Blue Orchids – Low Profile – Serene to Severe – a classic from one of the great post-punk bands – the main man of the band – Martin Bramah –  is still working hard today to create great music…..
  • Martin Bramah – I Super Real – an acoustic session track Martin did for me last year……
  • Factory Star – Lucybel – the Christmas single out on Occultation soon…as played previously and likely to play again in the run up to the festivities…..
  • John Hamlin – The Chimes of Christmas – and in the same vein a song from John which celebrates the season – infinitely better than those tired old replays of Slade, Wham et al.
  • Monster Island – Kitchen Witch/MMS Battenburg (Flyover) – the album is now available on Bandcamp – grab it and make the lads happy – it’s free!!!!
  • English Mutts – Mancouva Kiss – a duo from Moston and Blackley who sent me some songs.
  • The Mang Mang Mangs – That Would Be The Normal Reaction – playing the Roadhouse on November  30th
  • Air Cav – Here Be Dragons
  • The Fall – Nate Will Not Return – another one from the new album

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Aural Delights Radio Show – 21st September 2011

A mixed bag of tunes on this show – pretty eclectic actually – here we go again:

  • Steamkings – L1 125 – Sleepy Music Compilation – impressive band from the excellent Sleepy Music label from Brighton
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone -Hearts of Stone – whilst there are no horns (which has horns) on this the preceding track made me think of Southside and drag out this track from the archives.
  • Richie Barron – Tahoe Boogie – Rather Have The Green Than The Blues – otherwise known as Dr Tequila,  from one of Richie’s earlier albums which he kindly shipped over some copies of from the States last week. This definately has horns!!
  • Thin White Rope – Disney Girl – Exploring the Axis – an excellent track from the first album from this great band which split in 1992. Like Steely Dan they take their name from a Bill Burroughs literary reference.
  • Blue Orchids – Disney Boys – The Flood Single – seemed somewhat sensible to follow the preceding tune with this one….
  • Half Man Half Biscuit – Arthurs Farm – ACD – having just ordered the new album, which is out on 26th September (90 Bisodol(Crimond)) , I had a compulsion to listen to this one. It’s Tommy Walsh’s Eco House by the way not Tommy Boyd as I say on the show, that’s a totally different cultural reference.
  • Sugar – If I can’t change your mind – Besides – “Copper Blue” remains to this day  one of my favourite albums – this acoustic version of a tune from the album featured on a CD Single and then turned up on the Besides compilation album.
  • Wild Swans – Chloroform – The Coldest Winter for A Hundred Years – another glorious track from one the albums of the year for me.
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Cinnamon Girl – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – a classic album, a classic band and a classic tune. Nuff said.
  • Late Night Shopping – Late Night Shopping – Sleepy Music Compilation – have been playing this band for the last few weeks – very impressed with their off kilter look at the universe.
  • Heinous Tarts – Real Life Failer – Compilation CD provided by Chris Goodhead – a five piece from York who are reforming for a one off gig at Fibbers on 30th September – all for charity – sign up with them on Facebook for lots more information.
  • Ana Ege – Driving with no hands – Bad Blood – from the stunning new Steve Earle produced album – if you have not heard Ana before do yourself a favour and grab this album.
  • The Explorers Collective – Please Please Yourself – Single – As it says on the press release “Incendiary debut single “The Factory” gained great radio support including:The British Breakfast in Richmond Virginia USA, Spark FM 6-6 playlist & interview, Salford City Radio (that would be me!) BBC Introducing Three Counties play and Interview,  BBC Introducing Cambridge Interview and Live Session. Four permanent members The Explorer, Frazer Davidson, Mookherjee and Mr P. Paganotto + special guest poets, animators, rappers and musicians, make it their mission to combine killer hooks & wry observational wit with cutting-edge animation and leftfield imagination.” Marvellous stuff!
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – Pink Lady Lemonade Part 04 – Pink Lady Lemonade You’re From Inner Space – i’ve been wanting to play something by these extremely hirsute purveyors of Japanese psychedelia for some time and what better way to start than their probably most recorded epic and this is from their most recent release as The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – being the fourth part of a set of versions of the tune on the CD/Vinyl release.
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