Monday Music Mix: 15-1-18

Monday Music Mix: 15-1-18

The Monday Music Mix lived up to its billing this week. We had new music from the brilliant Hookworms, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and First Aid Kit. This was backed up by the usual mix of blues, soul and Americana.

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I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

 

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Elbow Band

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Monday Music Mix: 18-12-17

Monday Music Mix: 18-12-17

I was delighted to be back on the air tonight after three months while we moved the studio to its new home.

Studio 16 is much larger and brighter. We’ve replaced all the equipment, we’ve got a new mixing desk – new buttons…

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Monday Music Mix: 25-9-17

Monday Music Mix: 25-9-17

Back on the air after a week away in Italy…. This week’s show was mainly catching up with the new music we missed while I was away. The featured album was the new one from The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful. I also played a couple of tracks from the Foos – see the brilliant Carpool Karaoke video.

This weekend the Monday Music Mix will be at a Black Duck Folk gig at Sutton Benger featuring Sam Carter – more details here.

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The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful cover

Sam Carter at Sutton Benger on Saturday 30th September

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Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

“I first heard Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin at a gig organised by Black Duck Folk at Steam, Swindon at which, they announced that they were renaming themselves and releasing a new album as Edgelarks.

The new band name comes with a new project, building on the roots of their previous work in British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica….yes really!

I pre-ordered the album on Bandcamp and it arrived today, ahead of the official launch on 6th October.

Track Listing

  1. Landlocked
  2. No Victory
  3. Signposts
  4. Undelivered
  5. Yarl’s Wood
  6. Caravan
  7. Estren
  8. Iceberg
  9. Song of the jay
  10. Borders
  11. What’s the Life of Man?
  12. The Good Earth

Verdict: (4 / 5)

Edgelarks cover

Blurb from Bandcamp

This album is about transitional spaces. Liminal places, people and times, the straddling of boundaries and thresholds; crossroads and borderlands; travellers and refugees; dusk and dawn. The pause between an old way and a new. The idea that, despite often being places of marginalisation, these are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That, when social norms break down, when you are between two established worlds, there is a chance for new perspectives. That in the end, we have far more in common than things that divide us, because we are all liminal – we are all standing on the threshold of tomorrow. We are all just passing through.

Monday Music Mix: 11-9-17

Monday Music Mix: 11-9-17

Great to be back in the studio after being off for a week due to other commitments.

There have been some great new albums released in the last couple of weeks and I had a couple of potential albums of of the week, but in the end I plumped for Sleep Well Beast from The National. This is a great piece of work and will be up there in my best of 2017 list.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

 

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