Playlists Offbeat –, 21st of Feb & Kaleidoskop –, 25th of Feb ’19

Offbeat,, 21st of February 2019

Radio On (Alice Hubble Remix)Tiny Magnetic Pets feat. Wolfgang FlürRadio OnHappy Robots Records
ProblemsLemonade Kid7”
Hold Me DownThe Secret French PostcardsLés Editions
In SilenceSPC ECOFifteenELaB Records
Big Boss Man (Hope Sandoval)Mercury RevBobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete RevisitedBella Union
DistanceStephen Bailey9Cardinal Fuzz
Sleepwalkin’Chris ElliottChris
Wai (UNAPPROVED AUDIO)Will OldhamSongs of Love and HorrorDomino
Of The UnknownThalia Zedek BandFighting SeasonThrill Jockey Records
MarionLone DoeMarion (Best of 2012-2014)Fox Food Records
The Measure, the DeclineSamara LubelskiFlickers at the
God DamnFairy GodmotherAttic SpaceFox Food Records
MelinDan Amor Afonydd a DrysauCae Gwyn Records
Do It Again Like You Like ItChristopher
ReneDavid JCrocodile Tears And The Velvet CoshGlass Modern
TantaliseDavey Woodward And The Winter OrphansDavey Woodward And The Winter OrphansTapete
Soft As LightsRob NoyesThe Feudal SpiritPoon Village 
Almost FoundAlex Meets SandThe Magicians
Fall Over Into Something NewDominic Carlton JonesSalford Punk Poetry Sadness Death New LifeGerman Shepherd Records 
Cold Winter At Woodstock FarmBenjamin MasonDogs N
Fire in the LakeMarble SoundsThe Advice To Travel
Shrubbery RoadGreen SeagullScarlet 
Kelpie LullabyMolly Pinto MadiganThe Cup
Shallow (radio edit)James YorkstonShallowDomino
Hell to PayMichael ChapmanTrue NorthParadise of Bachelors
ForeverBill PritchardMidland LullabiesTapete
Cherry, CherrySUPER 8HI
One by the VenomFinn AndrewsOne Piece at a TimeNettwerk

Kaleidoskop,, 18th of February 2019

Artist TrackAlbumLabel
Pedro The LionBlack CanyonPhoenixPolyvinyl Record Company
Cass McCombsAmerican Canyon SutraTip Of The SphereEpitaph
Timber TimbreGrand CanyonHot Dreams Full Time Hobby
BrokebackThe Canyons Of IllinoisIllinois River Valley BluesThrill Jockey 
Jake Xerxes FussellCanyoneersWhat In The Natural World Paradise Of Bachelors 
The Spires Grand Canyon
Wild Nothing Canyon On FireIndigoCaptured Tracks 
Laura VeirsThe CanyonThe LookoutBella Union
FoxwarrenSunset CanyonFoxwarrenANTI-
ItascaCanyon WrenMorning
Kaia KaterCanyonlandGrenades Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 
Monarch MtnCanyon Blues Days Of Sleepwater

Playlists Offbeat –, 14th of Feb & Kaleidoskop –, 18th of Feb ’19

Offbeat,, 14th of February 2019

ProblemsLemonade Kid
Hands Up! Get Down!Fat CopsFat
Shallow (radio edit)James YorkstonShallowDomino
Christmas Time On JupiterSeamus Fogarty The Curious Hand Domino Records
Seems Wherever (James Yorkston Remix)Seamus FogartyThe Old Suit EPDomino
Song for JohnSeamus FogartyThe Old Suit EPDomino
My Old SuitSeamus FogartyThe Old Suit EPDomino
HolyheadSeamus FogartyDucks & Drakes EPLost Map
Carlow TownSeamus FogartyCarlow TownDomino Records
Growing Old DisgracefullyJon MagnussonAcoustic Dreams
The WishAdrian CrowleyDark Eyed MessengerChemikal Underground
Rock the MachineLisa O’ NeillHeard a Long Gone SongRiver Lea
Number 1Seamus Fogarty The Curious Hand Domino Records
Computer GraphSeamus FogartyDucks & Drakes EPLost Map
Along The North StrandLisa O’NeillHeard A Long Gone SongRiver Lea
Palace Of LosersAttic LightsLove In The Time Of Shark AttacksElefant Records
PlaceholderHand HabitsPlaceholder (Single)Saddle Creek
You Wear the CrownNoctorumThe AfterlifeSchoolkids Records 
Please Release MeThe Proper OrnamentsPlease Release Me (Single)Tapete
The Inner TruthThe Vapour TrailsGodspeed 
It’s Too LateMichael ChapmanTrue NorthParadise Of Bachelors 
I’m not Losing ItOK Sweetheart Some SpaceAMUSE

Kaleidoskop,, 18th of February 2019

Artist TrackAlbumLabel
Seamus Fogarty Carlow TownThe Curious HandDomino
Seamus FogartyHolyheadDucks & Drakes EPLost Map Records 
Seamus FogartyNumber 1The Curious Hand Domino
Seamus FogartyMy Old SuitThe Old Suit EPDomino
Seamus FogartyChristmas Time On JupiterThe Curious HandDomino
Seamus FogartySong For JohnThe Old Suit EPDomino
Lisa O’NeillRock The Machine Heard A Long Gone SongRiver Lea
Rozi PlainSymmetrical7”Memphis Industries  
James YorkstonShallow7”Domino
Adrian CrowleyThe PhotographsDark Eyed MessengerChemikal Underground 
Seamus FogartySeems Whereever (James Yorkston Remix)The Room In The WoodA Turntable Friend Records 

Brilliant new video for “Howl” by Jay Woodward

One of my first blog posts in this wee blog was on Jay Woodward from California, master songwriter and producer. His album “Letters We Told” still accompanies me everywhere as there is so much to discover behind the slick yet not overdone production both musically and lyricwise.

My fondness for Jay Woodward‘s music is shared by many many fans and people seem to have taken a particular liking to the song “Howl” (including me). Without blathering on too much and manipulating you (as if I would), this is a perfect song! The smooth production, the sparse instrumentation, the beautiful voice and then the song does something I really love in a song: It builds up from childlike singing to guitar riffs and all. Lyrically the ascension is matched perfectly: From a stroll in the woods to a more spooky atmosphere and the dark sides of human nature.

Jay Woodward gave in (THANK YOU) and is finally giving us a video to “Howl” and I won’t cheat: I will be watching this for the first time, just like you. Knowing the perfectionism of Jay though, this is going to be a perfect fit for the song and a stunner.

Are you sitting comfortably? Pull the blankie up, we are going into the forest…NOW, we have waited long enough:

** Jay Woodward Sends out a Call to the Wild in Howl Video Premiere **

Jay Woodward releases his second music video from his debut album, Letters We Told, following the recent listener driven explosion for the single, Howl. The video for Howl, shot in Big Bear, CA by Leslie Chou, showcases the purist side of Woodward’s Ginsberg inspired song.




All Sparks Burn Out & Lights That Change

Very tempted on this Saturday evening to cuddle up on the sofa but I dutifully sit here and work my way through the piles of wonderful music I received this week. Now, I could pester you with the amazing new album by Patrick Watson called “Love Songs For Robots” but a) you can listen to that in my programme on on Monday, 5-6 pm CET or all week on ByteFM actually, as it will be album of the week. It takes some time to open up to you, that album, but the journey is undoubtedly a very enjoyable one. What was b) again?

Oh right, of course I am a bit cheesed off that I do not get to see Patrick Watson live  as he is playing RIGHT NOW close to me as I am writing this. So, I do not really want to torture myself any further.

And c) there are already gazillions of people promoting Patrick Watson’s new album and I would really mostly like to introduce new bands to you in this blog.

So, finally, off we go.

From Sidney, Australia, All Sparks Burn Out, surprise with shoegaze and noise rock (even if I do not like to label music, it sometimes makes it easier for the interested reader plus the band say so themselves). They like guitar pedals – now there’s a love I would definitely support, no matter what 🙂

I am failing to deliver you a fantastic band photo, so I think in this case we are all happy with a photo of at their huge array of pedals and band members at work…


All Sparks Burn Out are

Anthony The – Guitar
David The – Guitar
Simon Cox – Drums
Garry Stephenson – Bass

They are currently working on a new album and their last EP was called Red Sky At Night.

Now, sit back and enjoy All Sparks Burn Out:

And there is so much more: Released by super dedicated Welsh/Canadian label Ear To Ear Records, Lights That Change from North Wales will have come to your ears certainly over the past few years.


Their debut EP “Rainbow On Your Shoulder” was followed by “Whispers In February” – both received well-earned good reviews. Now, that Lights That Change like a Cocteau Twins’ song or two is fairly obvious and that is a brilliant thing in my eyes. Copycats they are not. I cannot put it as wonderfully as Joe Foster of Creation Records said: A radiosexy reinvigoration of early 4AD spirit! Indeed! Mandy Clare on vocals has a mesmerising voice and John Bryan adds the necessary drive on the bass. Marc Joy, last but not least, founder of the band, layers and layers guitar sounds in there, oh bliss:-)

Their album “Byzantinum” will be released this summer and features also Rebecca Palin from Golden Fable and Mal Holmes from OMD.

“Voices” is the first single of that album and will be released in two days, so get ready!