BALD WIFE - I saw this band play a storming set to a packed crowd at The Playhouse Bar in Norwich recently, and simply had to book them for a session. And here it is. BIG, bangy drums, played by a big, bangy drummer, sludgy guitar played through a bass amp, and growly disgruntled vocals. What's not to like? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
DOG'S DINNER - Today's band sort of bring to mind a slightly ramshackle Shellac. Ramshellackle if you will.. They're already getting other radio play here in the UK, and picking up some good gigs at prestigeous venues, so keep an eye on them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
DISCHARGE LOUNGE - Well, this was a fun session! If you don't believe me, listen to it, and also look at the photos. And if you did believe me all along, still listen to it, and look at the photos. Basically, just listen to the damn session and look at the photos!! OK!! I love you. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
MAYA LAW - Even though she's just 16, Maya is already all over the local music scene, playing live sessions for the BBC, doing lots of gigs, and I just had to get her into the studio for some analogue goodness for your ears. She has a fantastic voice. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
TIBETAN NIGHT TERRORS - Well, today's session is gonna be a lorra, lorra fun! Even without the Cilla Black accent, it's going to be a surprise, surprise, and the unexpected is definitely going to hit you between the eyes, or rather, the ears. Haha, how's that for a description of the band! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
HOLLY LERSKI - I'd seen Holly's name around the local music scene for many years, but for some reason that escapes both of us, we hadn't met until today. I noticed that Holly was headlining the Norwich Arts Centre, for the launch of her new LP, and so I grabbed the chance to get her into the studios they like to call Old School, for this session that you're about to hear. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
BEBOX - Having seen Bebox do her live thing at a few gigs, including on of Iain Lowery's OST nights at Cinema City, I knew I had to snare her for an OSS session. A few failed attempts later, and here we are. Voice, and loop station. That's it. Here are the results. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
MAMMOTH PENGUINS - Well, to me, this band is a soopagroop of past bands from Cambridge and London, featuring Emma Kupa from Standard Fare, Mark Boxall from The Puncture Repair Kit, and Tom Barden from LOADS of great bands, including The Pony Collaboration to name but one. I recorded a demo for Tom's first band, nearly 20 years ago, when he was just a puppy, so it was great to see him, and great to see Mark again, and also great to meet Emma for the first time.
HELLO BEAR - Today we have for you a welcome return visit from very poppy alt-punk-pop punky poppers, Hello Bear! Once a trio, now a quartet, featuring Mary, of "Hot Raisin" fame. Just you try to get these songs out of your brain once you've heard them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
DOG'S DINNER - Today's band sort of bring to mind a slightly ramshackle Shellac. Ramshellackle if you will.. They're already getting other radio play here in the UK, and picking up some good gigs at prestigeous venues, so keep an eye on them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
LEE GORDON - What a pleasure to have Lee Gordon in the studio for you today. We'd never met before, and it always makes a difference to the mood of a session when the "act" is nice. And it's also nice when they're appreciative of all the awesome vintage analogue equipment that we have and (attempt to) maintain. Check www.leegordonmusic.com for details on his special gig at The Bicycle Shop in Norwich, UK. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
MIRE - This week's session is a local 3-piece that were brought to my attention by my glamorous assistant Conor, who was also on engineering duties for the session. And a sterling job he's done too! Let us see if you agree. If you don't, then, well, you're wrong. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!