Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bwa ha ha ha haaaa

Yes Happy Halloween from Bowser King of all Coopers and Sessions Of Breakfast, for some excellent Halloween music head on over to the good ol' Contrast Podcast with a contribution from yours truly (for the first time in a while).

Monday, October 30, 2006


Its Monday evening, I've just been home and come back and I have a cold so this is going to be quick. Listen to Red Cassette the song below sounds a bit like the Scrubs theme at the start (if the Scrubs theme was recorded by Devendra Banhart) basically relax with some acousticy, banjo-tinged, mellow music, and forget your troubles (maybe daydream that you live on an island with Evangeline Lilly and Maggie Grace for company, or Josh Holloway and Matthew Fox for the ladies in the audience) and drift off.

Red Cassette-His Monikor Was An Alias
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

More Numberwang

The fantastic Mitchell and Webb Look with some more Numberwang, just a little something to enjoy for the weekend. Also you can play Numberwang (link to BBC site)

Angel Summoner & BMX Bandit Theme tune (also from Mitchell and Webb)

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Show must go on

For this blog post I've decided to make my show earlier the main subject, it ran for about an hour (I was a bit late, but the last song went past 9am) and the tracklisting is as follows:

Never Even Told Me Her Name-Air Traffic
Like Eating Glass-Bloc Party
Phantom Limb-The Shins
Bones-The Killers
Back to Back
Summersong-The Decemberists (mp3)
The Infanti-The Decemberists
Me Plus One-Kasabian
Death Or Life We Want You-The Dears (mp3)
Girl From Mars-Ash
Talk Too Much-The God Damm Doo Wop Band (mp3)
choose a cover version
Gold Digger-The Automatic

You can listen to the thing here (just click open I come in after about 6 minutes) and download it here (just click save as).

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Some Consequences for Air Traffic

This post Numberwang post today is in tribute (in a way) to two excellent quality blogs namely swedesplease (a blog entirely devoted to Swedish music) and the brilliantly named Good Weather For Airstrikes as its about two bands who have been recently featured on these blogs, these two bands are The Consequences and Air Traffic. The Consequences hail from Sweden and produce some excellent catchy radio-rock (big British influence with a Swedish twist) it certainly doesn't suggest a lack of ambition (I especially like the background mandolin used in the intro for 'Release Me From Love'), basically very good see swedesplease for more details. So secondly we have Air Traffic a band that has seen backing from a certain Mr Lowe and has also recently signed a deal with EMI (and considering that they have just recently appeared on the scene you can tell they're going to be good) they make extremely fun, infectious, piano-driven indie rock/pop certainly worth taking a look, so read more at Good Weather For Airstrikes. On other fronts you may remember when I posted about Slo-Mo Fireworks, well I received feedback from them asking if I would like their demo CD which I'm about to reply to. Finally of course my radio show on Junction 11 is on tommorow 8-9am BST (thats UTC+1) and if any readers want to tune in please do.

Thats Numberwang

Its awesome it really is top quality comedy, it has nothing to do with music but what are you gonna do about it. More to come from SOB after we rotate those boards.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Good Afternoon

Yesterday I posted about The God Damm Doo Wop Band, who signed with Afternoon Records in Minneapolis and today I was once again perusing my friend request list and came across One for the Team who are also signed to the Afternoon label and are actually also pretty darn good Indie-Powerpop outfit, I shall use the power of metaphor (and band comparison) to describe them, imagine Weezer (Blue album era) and The Subways stealing the clothes from Death Cab For Cutie's rider and then proceeding to rock out. Its a terrible description which doesn't tell you very much so give them a listen, theres four tracks on their MySpace fyi.

One For The Team-Take Cover

One For The Team-Good Boys Don't Make Noise

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

So God Damm Crazy

That last post really made little sense so I've decided to make up for it, just a few minutes ago I was scrolling down my myspace friend requests list (theres a lot of them because I've basically being ignoring them for a while) and happened to come a cross a band with an interesting name which intrigued me enough to take a look and as it happens was pleasatly surprised to find out that the god damm doo wop band are actually rather good, their name gives away something of their sound so let me just say if your a fan of The Pipettes and The Zutons you'll love these guys and girls as their 'sound like' section says "a guitar, playing with drums and a bass, along with a saxaphone, and when it feels right, a keyboard, and then three girls singing different notes all pretty like over it. and i mean like ALL over it...yeah..." they are pretty, pretty good as Larry David would say. In other non-music news I whole-heartedly suggest you go and purchase the DVD of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace as I explain here its pure comedy gold.

The God Damm Doo Wop Band-Talk Too Much
The God Damm Doo Wop Band -Rooftops of Bangor

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace- Episode 2 - Hell Hath Fury

The God Damm Doo Wop Band-Broken Hearts (Afternoon Records)
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace DVD

Inspiration needed

I really need some inspiration for writing this here blog, I'm going to start doing a myspace friend link feature soon which should be cool as long as the well known artists on myspace actually have good but lesser known banda or artists on their top friends list, yeah I'll see how that goes. More posts will follow this and they will make some sense and actually be interesting to read. Actually now I come to think of it you can check out my new Junction 11 show homepage for my Friday slot here. Also here is the new Lily Allen video (you've probably seen it already but just in case) .

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Its Back

Yes indeed I have wireless internet sorted at my house, and although I have quite a lot on this year at uni I will try to make as many posts as possible, and there is a lot to talk about seeing as I've been effectively off the blogosphere since June. One of the best pieces of news though is that The Shins have announced that they have finished their third album called 'Wincing The Night Away' (what a brilliant title) and released on 23rd January next year (I smell a 2007 album list entry) with 'Phantom Limb' as the single released 16th November, the tracklisting is as follow
1.Sleeping Lessons (3:58)
2.Australia (3:56)
3.Pam Berry (0:56)
4.Phantom Limb (4:47)
5.Sea Legs (5:22)
6.Red Rabbits (4:30)
7.Turn On Me (3:41)
8.Black Wave (3:19)
9.Spilt Needles (3:45)
10.Girl Sailor (3:44)
11.A Comet Appears (3:49)
So plenty of short pure indie pop gems to look forward to, although as expected the album has already leaked so if you want a taster of the new album take a listen to Australia which is a perfect Shins song really absolutely one of their best yet (I can't upload it because file lodge is being annoying).

Thursday, October 19, 2006

This time its for real

Yes at 8-9am tommorow (although theres always a possibility it will continue on further) I will definitely be presenting the Breakfast Session on Junction 11. So accept it and enjoy it.
MP3s (just to helpfully get some attention):
Love Is All-Kiss Kiss Kiss
Bound Stems-Western Biographic
Asobi Seksu-Thursday

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Return of the B.S

Hello again from a uni computer (still haven't got wireless broadband set-up) this post is just telling anyone who reads this blog that the world-famous Breakfast Session presented by me on Junction 11 is returning from a long hiatus and will start again this Friday from 8am, so be there or be square.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Watch this Space

This blog will be restarting very soon (as soon as I get wireless broadband sorted at my house) and seeing as I've been away from the 'blogosphere' (which is fast moving even from day to day) I have plenty to catch up with, I should also be restarting my radio show which will probably be Fridays 8-10am this time round, catch you on the flipside dudes and remember to keep pushing the button.

MP3s (nabbed from P'fork):
Grizzly Bear-Lullabye
Swan Lake-All Fires
Belle and Sebastian-Another Sunny Day