Happy Birthday to ya..

..happy birthday to ya, happy birthday.. GLASTONBURY!!

Yep, 40 years old at the weekend, how time flies when you’re having fun?!.. i’ve had fun for 6 years in a row, obviously excluding the fallow year.  This year was no exception,  Stevie Wonder finishing an amazing 5 days of ‘fun in the sun’.. although it was more like ‘hide in the shade’ for the duration as the festival site scorched in temperatures approaching 30 degrees.. try sleeping in a  tent when its that hot.. NO NO!

Ray Davies also put on a great show, and he played this tune to my absolute delight!

I’ll put a list up of the bands I saw at Glastonbury in due course, but for now I’ve got some other stuff to share!

Namely two radio shows up for listen again:

1.  The eclectic CocoRosie join me for a quick chat.. I caught up with Sierra and Bianca to talk nightwear, gigs in cathedrals and games they played as kids.  The show also features new music by Exit Calm, Crystal Castles, Foals, Tokyo Police club and more..

2. The energetic african rhythms of LA band Fools Gold made for an amazing gig at the Ruby Lounge, I caught up with them to discuss the famous gold rush, the party vibe at their gigs and their new material.  Also featuring brand new music from Kele, The Dead Weather, The Gayngs, Avi Buffalo, Born Ruffians and more..

Coming up on this weeks shows interviews with…

Thursday : Chapel Club

Sunday: Harper Simon

I’m in a bit of shock I think! I only started to interview bands properly in September last year and last night I collated a list of bands that I’ve spoken to.. find it below:

19/03/09 Liam Frost (live in the studio)

02/07/09 The Longcut

0309/09 Its a Buffalo (live in the studio)

24/09/09 Jersey Budd

08/10/09 The Temper Trap

15/10/09 Slow Club

22/10/09 Local Natives

29/10/09 Little Comets

05/11/09 Flashguns

12/11/09 Beat the radar

19/11/09 A mountain of one

26/11/09 Boxer Rebellion

03/12/09 Datarock

10/12/09 Dutch Uncles

17/12/09 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

14/01/10 Elliot Minor

21/01/10 Hatcham Social

28/01/10 Memory Tapes

04/02/10 Midlake

11/02/10 Twisted Wheel

18/02/10 Lightspeed Champion

25/02/10 The Raveonettes

04/03/10 Chew Lips

04/03/10 Detroit Social Club

11/03/10 Beach House

11/03/10 Lawrence Arabia

18/03/10 Babybird

18/03/10 Run Toto Run

25/03/10 Los Campesnos!

25/03/10 Swanton Bombs

01/04/10 Fenech Soler

01/04/10 Groove Armada

08/04/10 The Soft Pack

08/04/10 Ash

15/04/10 The Travelling Band (live in the studio)

18/04/10 Teenagers in Tokyo

22/04/10 Field Music

25/04/10 Editors

13/05/10 Local Natives (x2)

16/05/10 Wild Beasts

20/05/10 Little Comets (x2)

23/05/10 El Goodo

27/05/10 Darwin Deez

30/05/10 The Bluetones

03/06/10 Blackchords (live in the studio)

06/06/10 The Crookes

10/06/10 Surfer Blood

13/06/10 The Acorn

17/06/10 The Screening

20/06/10 The Charlatans

24/06/10 Fools Gold

27/06/10 CocoRosie

Not bad for under a year eh?!

Before I go, I have to leave you with this.. the wonderful Sky Larkin, their album just landed in my in tray… woo! their new single Still Windmills is killer too..


Remember there’s more to music than hits alone.. x

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