This week sees Boston-based quintet The Lonely Heartstring Band play a few blood-pumping bluegrass tunes in the studio for Fancy New Band, plus we premiere the dreamy new single from Wellington trio Womb.
Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea
Dave Weir - The Most Beautiful Man
Brandn Shiraz - chez shiraz (pt. 1, 2 & 3)
Ben James Leo - NENE
Lindstrom - BUNGL (LIKE A GHOST) (feat. Jenny Hval)
MEEr - POMEGRANATE
LCD Soundsystem - Change Your Mind
Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie - Christmas Day at the Breakfast Buffet
Shabazz Places - Free Press and Curl
Badbadnotgood with Samuel T Herring - Time Moves Slow
Hans Pucket - Fuck My Life
Transistor - Waiting To Be Free
Dead Moon - I'm Wise
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me
Womb - Here We Bend (to Smell the Dirt)
The Range and Jim E Stack - With You (Yaegi Remix)
This week Sam takes a look at the second studio album from Britpop band Blur "Modern Life Is Rubbish." Released in 1993, on this record, Blur changed their sound completely from a shoegaze-influenced style to a 60s pop-influenced style which helped start Britpop in the UK.
Aimee delves deeper with Iaone Iaone and Niki Hastings Mcfall about the umbrella term 'Pacific', it's pros and cons and where to from here. Both artists are exhibiting inPacific Notion: 20 Years On, at Whitespace, alongside Lily Laita, Kenneth Merrick, Lianne Edwards and Raymond Saga-polu-tele.
This week on Anniversary Albums, Sam takes a look at the 24th studio album from Nina Simone "Baltimore." Released in 1978, this was a comeback album of sorts for Nina and saw her take on an eclectic mix of covers spanning reggae to gospel to soul.
In a special two-for-one edition of Fancy New Band, experimental practioners S.L (aka Sam Longmore) and Eeling (aka Alex Brown) come up to play a combined set and talk about recently-formed local label mf/mp. Cheers NZ On Air Music!!
Savina Kim came up to the station to talk about the Ignite Programme as well as share some of her favourite tunes from across the years - Check out what tracks she chose for this weeks My Morning Mixtape.
So So Modern - Skeleton Dance
Gary Numan - Cars
Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U