ITfM Playlist 16-5-16

ITfM Playlist 16-5-16

Here’s the playlist from my show on ITfM Radio from 16th May 2016. Tonight’s show featured new music from Radiohead, Rod Melancon, Wylder & Iggy Pop. Unfortunately Radiohead and Spotify don’t get on … so I couldn’t include the tracks I played. You can buy it here from all the usual sources.

I was joined in the studio by my ITfM colleague Steve Who – catch him & Verity on Wednesday at 8pm.

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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Featured Artist – Rod Melancon


According to Noisetrade,

“On this EP, a preview of a full album to be released later this year, Melancon, with the help of innovative producer, Brian Whelan, former lead guitarist for Dwight Yoakum, has pushed the artist’s song-cycle into a swamp-like, country blend that moves out to the parameters of psychedelic-rock laced through with strains of deep southern blues. It is brought together by Melancon’s strong singer-songwriter sensibility. His songs here, while entirely original, echo the lyrical poetic soul of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.

If the finest artists write what they know, then with LA 14 Melancon has not only written what he is intimately familiar with, he also gives us a portrait of his love for the land of his childhood and the souls he has encountered during his lifetime.

It is all there in these five songs; best friends, misfits, his family and his own deep understanding of the land of his birth. Together this set of songs form a theme revolving around the trials of life, mortality, loss and finally, redemption.”

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ITfM Playlist 7-3-16

ITfM Playlist 7-3-16

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Here’s the playlist from my show on ITfM Radio  from 7th March 2016.

I’ve found all of the playlist on Spotify this week and have included the tracks requested by the listeners as well as the planned show.

Check out the free download from Kris Allen.

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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Kris Allen - Horizons
Kris Allen – Horizon

On his third full-length album Horizons, singer/songwriter Kris Allen sharpens his songcraft and brings a more boldly openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of pop- rock than ever before.

With his past work including a 2009 self-titled debut featuring the platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying,” Allen’s first independently released album finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist.

Download the album here

 

ITfM Playlist 22-2-16

ITfM Playlist 22-2-16

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Here’s the playlist from my show on ITfM Radio  from 22nd February 2016.

Tonight was all over the place genre-wise….. we had indie, country, americana, rock and a bit of new prog from Steven Wilson to close the show. The Steven Wilson 4½ album isn’t on Spotify, so I’ve included a YouTube video of the track I played on the show.

I got an email from Kscope Music in the week that included a download link for a free 9-track taster album. See the link at the bottom of this post for details of how to grab yourself a copy.

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Some of tonight’s music was inspired by a challenge to list my 12 go-to albums, which was a lot harder than I expected it to be. Anyway, half a dozen of the tracks I played tonight was in the list. Can you guess which ones?

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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Steven Wilson – My Book of Regrets (from 4½)

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Kscope Volume 7

Free download from Kscope

12 Go-To Albums

12 Go-To Albums

 

Elbow - The Takeoff & Landing of Everything - one of my top 12 go-to albums

One of my ITfM Radio colleagues challenged his Facebook buddies to list their top 12 go-to albums recently. The aim was not to overthink the list, but to put down whatever came to mind.

That was never going to happen and it took me about a week to come up with this list.

My top 12 Go-To Albums

  1. Yes – Relayer
  2. Bruce Springsteen – The River
  3. Elbow – The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
  4. Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean
  5. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
  6. Anathema – Distant Satellites
  7. Darius Rucker – True Believers
  8. Dwight Yoakam – Blame the Vain
  9. Bob Harris Presents Vol 2
  10. Muse – Absolution
  11. Ryan Adams – Gold
  12. Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

I’ve included links to the album on Spotify where available so that you can listen to my top 12 go-to albums. I’m sure that you wont agree with my choices, but try to pick your top 12 …. its harder than you think it will be.

Leave your list in the comments section.

ITfM Playlist 15-2-16

ITfM Playlist 15-2-16

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Here’s a Spotify version of the playlist from my show on ITfM Radio on 15th February 2016.

There are a couple of tracks missing because they weren’t available on Spotify, but I’ve added the links to Lux Lisbon’s download site so you can get a free copy of their 11-track EP and a YouTube version of Steven Wilson’s Don’t Hate Me.

I’m on ITfM 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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Steven Wilson – Don’t Hate Me

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Download the free Lux Lisbon Get Some Scars EP