Oh hiiii, it’s friday and tomorrow it’s Recordstore Day AND the day I get on a flight to NYC and miss buying that Tame Impala debut EP on vinyl that I desperately want… *cries*
On the upside I get to spend 2.5 weeks in the U S of A, Firstly in New York where Frankie Rose has offered to give me her tour of Brooklyn, then to Austin where i’m meeting up with Love Inks and Feathers for hangs as well as heading to Austin Psychfest! Then onto San Francisco where I’m going to see the sights, not get locked up in Alcatraz and head for hangs with Papa Slumber from Slumberland Records, oh and then via a flight booking mishap i’ll be hanging in Philadelphia for 13 hours where i’m going to attempt to crawl up the ‘Rocky’ steps. Hopefully there will be many tales to be told! However, in the meantime that means I won’t be answering emails, coming to gigs or social networking more than holiday snaps.
HOWEVER, before I head off I’ve put together three ace radio shows for you. The first:
19/04/13 Amazing Radio 1-3pm
Kicking off with brand new music from Thumpers, it’s not out until June, but it’s in your ears today!
Today i’ll be chatting to JD McPherson on the show, one of the coolest cats around without a doubt. He’s a HUGE fan of Manchester and he tells us about his favourite Manchester bands, recording album number 2, working in Jimmy’s analogue studio and more..!
I’ll also be joined by Natalie Findlay who joins us on the bandstand this week to tell us about a raft of cool bands she’s been getting giddy over lately.
This weeks tipster in John Freeman and he has done it again and made me pronounce the unpronounceable. Another stunning female vocal that is new to my ears and hopefully to yours.
With a stack of class new music as always, there is no better place to rest your ears every friday between 1-3pm and every wednesday between 8 and 10pm
26/04/13 Amazing Radio 1-3pm
I’m on holiday! and so are YOU!
Yes this weeks show takes a virtual tour across the US and you will be following in my footsteps as we land in New York and explore some of the most exhilarating sounds of New York, Brooklyn and Williamsburg.
On the next stop we will be heading to the music capital of Texas, Austin.. There will be BBQ, rays and the best psychadelic music around as we tread the boards of Austin Psychfest and play some of the finest acts playing at this years festival.
After the mayhem and late nights of Austin, we’ll head toward the chilled vibes of California, taking in LA band Fidlar‘s musical tips on the bandstand this week before arriving in San Francisco where we will talk to local Christopher Owens about his debut solo record ‘Lysandre’. We’ll also pick up some of his tips, but on where we should head if we’re ever in San Francisco..
Join me on virtual holiday across the US for good times and great music!
03/05/13 Amazing Radio 1-3pm
Well I’ve been on holiday for nearly two weeks by this point and to be honest I’m sure I’m loving every second. But theres a nagging dull ache deep in my soul and you know what it is? I MISS MANCHESTER. I miss the warm northern personalities, a nice warm cup of tea and the rain.. well maybe I was lying about the latter!
But I am missing the music. Not one week goes by without seeing a fresh talented new act on the streets of fair Manchester and as such i’m going to take this opportunity to get a little homesick and play some of the freshest sounds from the north west from the last few months in one jam packed show..
Findlay will join me in conversation, Egyptian Hip Hop will tip a north west artist on the bandstand and Von Pip also keeps things northern in his own special way..
LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST
12/04/13 Amazing Radio
Ellen & The Escapades Interviewed :: Luke Sital Singh on the bandstand ::Vonpip Tips :: NEW MUSIC A-GO-GO ::