As the airwaves were bustling with highlights from Bradford Festival, we didn’t have a show last month. Instead we shared The Record Club’s June radio show, 33 1/3 Revolutions which focuses on politics and social commentary in music.
On this month’s show we have some great new releases, many of which tied in very nicely with my general feeling of ‘what the F?’ lately because, you know, the world’s a mess.
Here’s what we played!
THE KING BLUES – We Are Fucking Angry
VIV ALBERTINE – Still England
MICHAEL KIWANUKA – Black Man in a White World
FOLD – Something Gives
LUCY DACUS – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA – The British Road
VINCENT VOCODER VOICE – 500,000 Hymnals
HOCKEYSMITH – Let’s Dagger
ANOHNI – WDYSMFTE
LAPSLEY – Operator
RIZ MC – Englistan
METHYL ETHEL – Rogues
TAU – Mo Anam Cara
BEYONCE feat. JACK WHITE – Don’t Hurt Yourself
Tonight’s episode of The Mirrored Hammer (9pm – 10pm on BCB 106.6FM) is an ‘Istanbul Special’ audio diary resulting from the first week of Andy’s residency at PiST/// Research and Production Residency: PIRPIR through Gasworks (London).
Contains snippets of conversations with PiST///, the Istanbul Biennial press launch, street musicians and city sounds, a Fluxus music event, and gigs by Mombu, Monduel, Ah! Kosmos and more.
If you wish to hear the last episode you can do so here:
The third episode of The Mirrored Hammer: Art, Culture and Social Change airs on Saturday at 5pm on BCB 106.6FM. This episode is a â€˜music specialâ€™ prompted by the â€˜It Came Out of Nowhereâ€™ event in September that focused on DIY and self-organised music. The programme contains live recordings from a.P.p.A.T.t, Dolphins, The Bismarck, Poil, Dean McPhee and The Horse Loom. There are also conversations with Chris Jury and The Bismarck about the DIY punk scene in the American Upper Midwest and Gary Cavannagh about Bradfordâ€™s music history.
To get you in the mood you can listen to last month’s episode here:
The second instalment of The Mirrored Hammer: Art, Culture and Social Change airs tonight on BCB 106.6FM at 9pm. Interviews with Dusty Rhodes talking about being a student in Bradford post ’68 and the/(a) history of The Bradford Festival. Also a chat with Nagbea (The Word/Sound Shack Records) talking about the birth of the Punk scene and resonances between African culture and the DIY music scene. Live bootlegs from Blood Sport, Guns or Knives, Jupiter and Okwess International, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Gerrard Bell-Fife.
You can listen to last month’s debut episode here: