Aural Delights Radio Show – 30th May 2012

On this weeks show (which you can listen to here):

1 The Happy Fallen What Good Is Your Rock?  Demo
2 Zap Zap Zap Brick Windows  Demo
3 Stalagmites Zulu  Single
4 Saturday Morning Cartoons The Ditch  Single
5 Ruby Tuesday Spirit and Soul  Single
6 AAAK Regenerate Totalitarian Tip-Toe
7 Chastity Brown House Been Burning  Back-Road Highways
8 Bruce Bherman Big Sized Untagged EP
9 The Membranes Everything’s Brilliant If you enter the arena….
10 Dope Body Alpha Punk Natural History
11 Charlie Barnes This Boy Blind  Living Room EP
12 E-mute Flying (Turning Point)  Too Proud to say loud
13 Moff Skellington Bring it home to me Thorny Conduits
14 Fossil Collective Let It Go  Single
15 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Tropical Hot Dog Night Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Notes in respect of….

1 -6 Featuring bands from this Sundays event at the Kings Arms – https://www.facebook.com/events/399012156788771/ – good local talent from Salford and the surrounding boroughs

7 – Excellent roots artist from the States – check her out! She’ll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She’s a natural. http://www.chastitybrownmusic.com

8. Bruce Bherman is a singer-songwriter, fequent Europe-NY-Nashville flyer and a guitarafficionado deluxe. His backcatalogue consists already of 6 CD’s, some vinyl (12’ & 10’) and a load of singles – http://www.brucebherman.com

9. From the recent AAA single…..

10. From the excellent new album ….. http://www.dopebody.info

11. A recent EP of live stuff from the big voice of Charlie Barnes ….my favourite track from his album

12. As featured as last week – E-MUTE is a new band ready to shake the foundations of the rock scene! Some of the top musicians in London, who between them, have collaborated with artists such as Moby, TheDrifters, Scott James (Stereophonics), ChakaKhan, Vanessa Mae, Pip Williams and more, unite to deliver a new fresh sound under the banner of E-MUTE. E-MUTE is also the main singer and songwriter of the band. Great melodies, dark edgy rock, electronica and philosophical lyrics are the recipe of the band.  www.emutemusic.com

13. From the latest album “Thorny Conduits” – http://www.moffskellington.org.uk/

14. Playing Night and Day tomorrow night – Fossil Collective, a two-piece from Leeds, consists of multi instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. Their first recordings saw them taking inspiration from classic albums by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel and suggested comparisons with more contemporary artists such as Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Bon Iver. But in truth their exquisitely structured songs and glorious, rich harmonies owe as much, if not more, to a solid English song tradition, and their material holds that distinct English quality that many North American artists hanker after. http://www.FossilCollective.com

15. And a piece of magic from Don to conclude with….


Aural Delights Radio Show – 19th October 2011

On this show

  • Showbizheroes – Sinner
  • Bert Jansch – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – in tribute to the great guitarist who died earlier this month – from an FM broadcast made in 1979.
  • Richie Barron’s 3 Soul Brothers – Cruzin’ the Square – pre-release exclusive sent over from California by Dr Tequila himself.
  • Thee Ludds – Jagged Prowl – Single – from Leicester……birthplace of Walkers Crisps and Gary Lineker……
  • The Growlers – Drinking the Juice Blues – Single – from South California ….split 12inch with The Ludds was released on Fat Cat last month
  • Forest Fire – The News – Single – released on the 10th October on Fat Cat – from the new album which is out this week
  • Mazes – Farewell Summer – Single – from Manchester – track is from a new split with Eagulls which comes out on 24th October – website here…..
  • Underground Railroad – 8 millimetres – Single – latest single from a band which has been around since 2007
  • The Computers – Rhythm Revue – Single – insanely noisy garage punk – album is out now..sponsored by Strepsils….
  • The Checkered Stripes – So Come On – Single – from Mold……
  • Mike Gatto – Too Old To Club -Single – from Newcastle….
  • Lionsex – Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy – Single – from Milton Keynes
  • West Coast Sick Line – West Nile Street Goes Both Ways – Demo Track ffom Dusty
  • Gang of Four – Paralysed – The Peel Sessions Album
  • Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – Floppy Boot Stomp – Shiny Beast Bat Chain Puller
  • Can- Father Cannot Yell – Monster Movie
To listen to the show click the link below

Aural Delights #20 – Captain Beefheart Tribute

A show completely dedicated to Don Van Vliet with tunes picked by listeners to the show.

A hard show to put together as I had to leave several favourites out – for example I could have played more from Trout Mash and the whole of Clear Spot – however I’ve done my best and thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions for the show – you know who you are.

Click on the links below to listen to the show.