Playlists Offbeat – novumfm.de, 17th and Kaleidoskop – byte.fm, 21st of Jan ’19

Offbeat, Thursday, January 17th 2019, www.novumfm.de

TrackArtistAlbumLabel
Dead RightS T F UWhat We WantELaB Records
Florian Saucer AttackBlack MountainIVJagjaguwar
CrumbleBathernayLittle Fury Things, Dinosaur Jr. Revisitedtheblogthatcelebratesitself.bandcamp.com
Swept AwayOcean PotionOcean Potionsoundcloud.com/oceanpotionband
Losing MyselfHats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateOut Of Mindhatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com
The Unsinkable ShipPublic Service BroadcastingWhite Star LinerPIAS
Hide Me In Your SpaceshipBig TideSync Or SwimA Turntable Friend Records 
Every BlossomLightshipsElectric CablesGeographic
Best Laid PlansLost ShipsBest Laid Planslostships.bandcamp.com 
FishMountain ManMagic ShipBella Union
Go Down With The ShipTrimdon Grange ExplosionTrimdon Grange ExplosionBorley Rectory
Black Ship in the Harbour (Remastered Edition)FeltIgnite the Seven Cannons (Remastered Edition)Cherry Red Records
My First FriendshipBill PritchardMother Town HallTapete
The Whole Wide WorldNorman SalantAlways All Around Younormansalant.bandcamp.com
Sunset CanyonFoxwarrenFoxwarrenANTI-
CanyonlandKaia KaterGrenadesSmithsonian Folkways Recordings
Bitter MolluskItascaMorning Flowerdovecove.bandcamp.com
How Will I Find You?Jeff TweedyWarmdbpm Records 
He Was GoneUnited WireBlue Ropeunitedwire.bandcamp.com
Lost RainLonesome StationCurrent SpaceLabelship
Cadw Fi LanLos Blancos
Libertino Records
VTrThe Twilight SadIt Won’t Be Like This All The TimeRock Action Records
Jupiter 4Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow Jagjaguwar
Reaching ThroughNadia ReidListen To Formation, Look For The SignsSpunk
Memory StreetMargaret GlaspyEmotions and MathATO
BasicallyThe Prophet HensThe Wonderful Shapes of Back Door KeysFishrider Records
Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard)Minor VictoriesMinor VictoriesPIAS

Kaleidoskop, Monday, January 21st 2019, www.byte.fm

Artist TrackAlbumLabel
The Twilight SadVTrIt Won’t Be Like This All The TimeRock Action
Los BlancosCadw Fi Lan7”Libertino Records 
Norman SalantThe Whole Wide WorldAlways All Around Younormansalant.bandcamp.com
Big TideHide Me In Your SpaceshipSync Or SwimA Turntable Friend Records 
Lost ShipsBest Laid Plans Best Laid Plans lostships.bandcamp.com
LightshipsEvery BlossomElectric Cables Geographic
Wooden WandSchool’s OutClipper ShipThree Lobed Recordings 
Mountain ManFish Magic ShipBella Union
Jeff Tweedy Warm (When The Sun Has Died)WarmdBpm 
ItascaBitter MolluskMorning Flowerdovecove.bandcamp.com
Kaia KaterCanyonland GrenadesSmithsonian Folkways Recordings
Steve GunnChanceThe Unseen In BetweenMatador
United WireHe Was GoneBlue Ropeunitedwire.bandcamp.com
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateLosing MyselfOut Of Mindhatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com
FoxwarrenYour Small TownFoxwarrenANTI-

Playlist, Kaleidoskop, www.byte.fm, 5 till 6 pm CET, Dec 24th 2018

Artist TrackAlbumLabel
Marble Sounds Leave A Light On Dear Me, Look UpZealrecords 
Davey Woodward And The Winter OrphansBuilt A BoatDavey Woodward And The Winter Orphans Tapete
Mr. Ben And The BensWinter & Rough WeatherThe Owl Serviceitsmrben.bandcamp.com
David KittWinter SongYousAll City 
The Durutti ColumnOne Christmas For Your Thoughts LCFactory 
The Pictish TrailWinter Home Disco (live from the Planet Eigggg version)Clumps: Lost Map Sampler 2014Lost Map
Seamus Fogarty Christmas Time On JupiterThe Curious Hand Domino
Woods Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi Cover)7”Woodsist
State Broadcasters All Our Christmas Days From Olive Us To Olive Youolivegrove.bandcamp.com 
The OlmsChristmas ThymePaste Holiday Sampler 2013Paste Magazine
Glenn Jones A Different Kind Of Christmas Carol The Giant Who Ate Himself And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar Thrill Jockey 
Low Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)7”Sub Pop
Frightened RabbitCheap Gold Home For The Holidays: A Christmas Songbookhomefortheholidays.bandcamp.com 
Kristin HershChristmas Underground Wyatt At The Coyote Palace Omnibus Press
The Chills Christmas Chimes (18/12/1988)The BBC Sessions Fire Records 
Campfires In WinterChristmas SongFrom Olive Us To Olive Youolivegrove.bandcmap.com
CalexicoGreen Grows The HollyChristmas Rules Hear Music 

A few precious words about Precious Few

Having gone to see Marble Sounds twice, I remembered fondly the time when Precious Few played support for them.  I recently had the opportunity to witness a wonderful set by Precious Few again and want to recommend them warmly to you again. They tour a lot in Germany but you might also catch them supporting bands like Desperate Journalist, The Wedding Present or – like last autumn – Precious Few’s Barbara joining Downpilot at some concerts. So keep your eyes peeled abroad as well if you are into music that is bittersweet and tender, perfectly written and rendered. 

When I attended their gig last month, the timing could not have gone more wrong. Rememberance day, St. Martin (a lantern parade for kids) and the start of Carnival and the most gruesome weather out of all days on a Sunday evening all coincided, so the attendance at the concert was sparse. What a shame, because co-organiser Hugh Featherstone delivered a fine support set and a lively introduction to the band as well as an interview with them.

Barbara has an amazing voice (still, despite the cold she suffered from) and this seemingly easily soaring voice fits the melancholic, very personal songs perfectly. Just accompanied by Chris on guitar is the usual setup even though you won’t miss the drums and bass at all – it is somehow all there in Chris’ guitar playing. Once in a while, Barbara picks up a melodica (yep) and that instrument fits into their music so very well, accentuates the lightness in the shade, the shrugging off the burdens of life. I cannot put it any better: You feel at home in Precious Few’s songs and as touching most of them are, them being so personal and intense, they are delivered in a perfect pop and indie pop way that – despite not on the happy clappy side – makes you feel comforted and lifted. Chanson? Maybe. 

A few precious words about Precious Few

That night, the duo were joined by Paolo who added blues harmonica and would you believe it, it counterpoints Precious Few’ music amazingly. 

So, catch Precious Few if you can at a live performance and/or listen in for example here and here:  

Playlist, Kaleidoskop, www.byte.fm, 5 till 6 pm CET, Dec 17th 2018

Artist                    Track                              Album                             Label

Victory Chimes EmiliaSpinning Wheel victorychimes.ca
The Golden RailDon’t Let Go Of The Light 7”thegoldenrail.bandcamp.com
The Good, the Bad & The QueenMerrie Land 7”Studio 13
The Magnetic NorthRemains Of Elmer Prospect Of Skelmersdale Rough Trade 
Seamus Fogarty Seems Wherever (James Yorkston Remix)The Old Suit EPDomino
Yorkston/Thorne/KhanRecruited CollierNeuk Wight Delhi All-StarsDomino
James YorkstonMy Mouth Ain’t No Bible7”Domino
Ally KerrAs Far As I Can SeeUpgrade Memuchobligedrecords.com
Hank TreeOn The WayHank Tree EPUva Robot
Connan MockasinLes Be HonestJassbustersMexican Summer
Public EnemyParty For Your Right To FightIt Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackDef Jam Records
Sara ForslundWhen Love Was Sweet Summer Is Like A SwallowKAIP
Dominic Carlton JonesForward MomentumSalford Punk Poetry Sadness Death New Life German Shepherd Records
Leslie Graves ProjectionYou Are Melesliegraves.bandcamp.com