Monday, 28 February 2011

Who's in control? British Sea Power Review

I just don't know, who's in control?

Apt in so many ways in mine life, whilst commenting on big society and its bullshit burning of the bridges which bond us together.

Don't really know why but it sums up how I listen/love my music. @ the end of 2010 I said - British Sea Power it'll be the first proper record of 2011. I'd heard the single once but just felt with no grounds, research or any evidence what so ever Valhalla Dance Hall would kick it.

Bought the actual CD & it blew the shit out of the stereo with instant Impact. Who's in control? the most rousing emotive thumping fisting song to kick off any album, it continues in similar vein before dipping into tear some mellow delicious Georgie Ray & Baby (tears,tears,tears)

Listened to the records non stop across the weekend to get prepped for the gig and what a start - they opened with - Who's in control to which I sung louder than that band at times.

The crowd were all probably early 30's, the scent of deep heat crept through on many occasions as these slightly aging indie rock fans mellow moshed to my new favourite band.

Tweeted I wasn't really digging it early on as it wasn't as ruckus as I expected but am ashamed as it was damming criticism in NME fashion. I was close to the front but not proper in it so hurled my beer and forced forward.

Waving Flags, No Lucifer, fan favourites got the deep heat gang and I shaking the Forum and it was a wicked wind down of a Weekend.

They went off with a few more tunes left to kick out, in determined, focused, slightly apprehensive fashion I started a slow clap - clap - clap - (few more hands join) clap - clap - clap - they return - Easy - Easy - Easy we all chant (started by me again)

Can't remember the end but I do remember very pretty colours on their stage and set as these pics say.

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Loose Cannons - Hoxton Pony

I’m almost on fire, is that what you’d like?

Inspiring and Inspirational, I believe in Cannonia & explained the essence of it to Anna? On Saturday night – Transparent elation’ an incredible notion / feeling.

Was Soo over hyped after doing the network bulletin at Sky I could barely contain myself, pondered on the train whilst sipping a beer what oh what do I do now? Loose Cannons single launching the Hoxton Pony, hmmm?

100% YES – G-list ‘Alex Love’ to which the girl on the door commented nice name, thanks luv.

They were on ridiculously good form, the tunes were exceptional, the essence was there and Cannonia fired high and wide into the Shoreditch Sky. Saucy has a poze for every day of the week and watching women flock round them for shot after shot is awe inspiring.

Lights, whistles, sunglasses, Vodka Cranberry on the ryder, beats, beauties, Bonzo way to party after my Broadcasting Birthday.

We after partied in the backroom – cigarettes and all – Inside! Then headed to Village Underground for a bit more destruction.

6am-ish and I strolled into the Shoreditch Sunrise with success all around.

I’m almost on fire, is that what you’d like?

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Sky News - Network Bulletin

After a storming afternoon on the sports desk I was tasked with composing and keeping my composure to read the network bulletin we send out to 400 radio stations up and down these fair isles.

Crowning achievement in my broadcasting career by far and away and the elation hasn't stopped.

I will be working at London 2012 as a reporter and with this read in my Arsenal, I'm gunner achieve.

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England remain on course to clinch rugby union's Six Nations after defeating France at Twickenham.

They ran out 17-9 victors and are on track for the grand slam, with two games remaining.

Manager Martin Johnson says they're making good progress in the tournament.


Manchester United find themselves 4 points clear at the top of the Premier League this morning, and they've largely got Javier (pron: HAVE-EE-AIR) Hernandez to thank.

He scored twice in their 4-0 triumph at Wigan.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports News, the Mexican is a lethal finisher.


The first major piece of silverware of the season is decided later, as the Carling Cup final takes place.

It pits Arsenal against Birmingham at Wembley.

The Gunners last won this competition in 1993, while the only time the Blues lifted
the trophy was in 1963.


England's cricketers start their second game at the World Cup this morning.

They face co-hosts India.

Captain Andrew Strauss can't wait.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Dare - Dare to keep all your dreams alive.

I learnt all I know from Wrestling.

My oldest memories are of Transformers, Telecom Tower and WWF and this week I've done all 3.

Under the gaze of Europe’s tallest building FWA – Frontier Wrestling Alliance bought Brit Wrest’ to Debut (formerly SEONE) in London Bridge.

As promised there was free Courvoisier on arrival with a token, I took 2 and went back to pick up another 12 when it was my round. Very friendly crowd & I instantly made a companion who we also quickly ditched, he was too mental for us.

The fights were fantastic, proper high energetic moves, flights from the top ropes, transparent choreography in places but you know its fake anyway, isn’t it?

Thought I was digging it, James got so intense he shouted his face off!

Seem to have picked up a paper cut during one of the latter fights, I think the event organiser Sergio Gambardella had something to do with it.

You know it’s going to be a bit of a troublesome night when the General William is about, his tag team partner Ben & cheer leader Lucy packed out the blue corner.

Gambit had my back though, big hands all the way.

Dare - From Transformers the Movie

Monday, 21 February 2011

Bread or Dead

Man what a turbulent Monday didn't really wake up more kind of just fell up, out an rolling on my way.

Read a very funny article in the Metro which left me glorious smiling and had a pretty smilesome meeting early on but the day just had so many strugglesome hardships.

Was really contimplating life and the meaning of when a small confectionary injection of chocolate fingers, fruit mentos, tea & some mini toblerones made me a bit gonzo.

Domestic XL when I got in - started the soup, 2 loads of washing and 3miles round Victoria Park in 24:34.

The rewarding scent of fresh bread welcomed me home and what a Fresh Full Wonderous sight did becon. Thought this mornings batch was good (u can see the remains in the background) The PM produce was worth snapping.

Gunner start a factory and your all invited.

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Shoreditch Scheduled

If you tune onto the Shoreditch today, your sure to find a great suprise.

That Great Suprise is ME!

I'm on Tuesday am @ 10am prime time so i've been sold? The Killing Moon.

This is what else is going down on London's most LFW sound sensation Shoreditch Radio.

Monday 21st February 2011
Repeats – a pick of 7 shows from the previous week

Tuesday 22nd February 2011
10am – Killing Moon
12pm – Show Pony and Big Fun
1pm – Kiss my Teeth
4pm – Raymond and Hayes

Wednesday 23rd February 2011
10am – Joe Lyons
12pm – Anoraks
1pm – Dance Dance Dance to the radio
4pm – Mudlove

Thursday 24th February 2011
10am - 3 Men and a little Radio
12pm – Stylizers
1pm – Invisible Jukebox
4pm – Not Shy

Friday 25th February 2011
10am – My Bands better than your Band
12pm – Dan Bouquet
1pm – DJ Reverb (tbc)
4pm – 2’s Company

Monday 28th February 2011
Repeats – a pick of 7 shows from the previous week

Tuesday 1st March 2011
10am – Groin Exchange
12pm – Mend London
1pm – Melting Pot
4pm – Benson & Proudfoot

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
10am – Killing Moon
12pm – Dalston Diamond Lights
1pm – Dan Bouquet
4pm – Sweet Dreams

Thursday 3rd March 2011
10am – Fleur De Lys
12pm – Leach and Maggot’s Societal Dissection
1pm – Lady Luck Show
4pm – 7oel

Friday 4th March 2011
10am – My Band’s better than your band
12pm – Stylizers
1pm – Kiss my teeth
4pm – DJ Reverb

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Show Your Bones LFW Killing Moon

You've got style, that's what all the girls say"

As the runways light up with trendy trash skirts and lightning brogues so shall this show light up your audio runway.

Demonstrative sounds and enlightenment's of what's been peculiar and particular this week in Shoreditch Town.

To add 3D to this Audio tale there are now pix to illustrate where we've been almost like a futuristic newspaper.


Strokes - Undercover of Darkness

Streets - Trust Me

Go Team - Apollo Throw Down

The Joy Formidable - I Don't Want to See You Like This

Madonna - Dress You Up

Stevie Nicks - Room's on Fire

Arcade Fire - City With No Children

John Waites - Missing You

Kate Nash - PARIS

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Monday, 14 February 2011

St Valentines Killing Moon

Listen in love I made a show all for you!

Not really more refrenced 80's inspired indie electro with new sounds from all airwaves around.

Said a sad farewell to the White Stripes who called it a day over the last week, lets not shed tears they belong to us now.

Fumbled some words, read some stories, made up some ship and produced it all by my own.

White Stripes - Icky Thump
Strokes - Undercover of Darkness
Go Team - Buy Nothing Day
School of Seven bells - Half asleep
The Streets - Roof of your car
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper
Echo & the Bunnymen - the Killing Moon
The Joy Formidable - Heavy Abacus
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)

Friday, 11 February 2011

West London Derby Weekend Previews

MK Dons v Brentford (Sat 3pm)

Brentford travel to MK Dons with the wind in their sales after back to back victories ending a run of 8 games without a win.

Player manager Nicky Forster couldn’t have asked for a better start to his reign in charge of the Bee's -

A win over Plymouth in the league followed by the victory over Exeter to book a place in the final of the Johnsons Paint trophy.

The Bee's will need to continue their stinging form with their opponents just outside the play off zone in League one.

Preshaah prediction 2-2

QPR Nottingham Forest DH 11-2 (sun 13:15)

QPR entertain Nottingham Forest in a stiff battle which see's first take on second in the Championship.

The Hoops are 7 points ahead of their opponents but have played 2 more games.

Neil Warnock might take a cautious approach knowing a loss could see their lead drastically shrink.

A win could hoist them 10 points clear and well on track for Premier League football.

Preshaah prediction 1-1

Fulham v Chelsea (Mon 8pm)

It’s a St Valentines special as Fulham host Chelsea on Monday night.

Carlo Ancelotti was left scratching his head after the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend as his Blues side looked very under average.

New signing Fernando Torres was flung immediately into the limelight and failed to shine against his former club.

Fulham are on a steady run which has seen them climb almost to the top half of the table and the news Bobby Zamora is back in training will warm the hearts of the Cottagers.

Preshaah prediction 2-2

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Strokes - Undercover of Darkness

The Strokes return with their incredible new single Undercover of Darkness.

So much was Zane's excitement he played it no less than 4 times! It was fitting for the band that kicked off the New Rock n Roll Revolution some 10 years ago now.

When those around lose their heads - White Stripes, Vines? Datsuns?? The Strokes look set to take centre stage once again on the indie rock scene and I'm not alone in being Delighted with that status!

Course they #trended & the website crashed but that was all so fitting.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

City with no Children in it

In my private prison?

Arcade Fire lyrics not my own, max 9c glorious sunshine in the big city, can't seem to shake my rage today though! Nuff tea cups and 2x tangerines just now helped a bit.

See / listen / dance attached for some of the tunes coming up in West London Derby, we're gearing up some good guests in the weeks to come and as its gets hotter & brighter we're gunner have fun!

If you'd like to make any requests then I'll run it by the man with the ears' Daniel Garvey but here is a selection box of sounds to make your hearts pounds.

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Arcade Fire - City with no Children

The Drums - Lets go Surfing

The Joy Formidable - Austere

The Go! Team - Buy nothing day

Monday, 7 February 2011

West London Derby 5-2

Oh yeah we're the London Boys' - Firing through the windy weeks now, sheer summer of a show with hot topics, boiling beats and no less than 3 guests!

That's right 3 - Infoman71 talking about Chelsea's new signing Tores' Beth Curtis with comment on QPR's fantastic season and Me summing up the Brentford goal against Yeovil.

Ok so that makes 2 guests really but boy were they good. New marketing chap in this week so we were trying to show off a bit, well I was, Dan seemed unfazed by it all.

Reading 0 1 QPR
Aston Villa 2 2 Fulham
Brentford 2 0 Plymouth
Chelsea 0 1 Liverpool

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Show Stopper!

With Ego & Attitude I'm very pleased with this weeks show - The most wonderful music, Ritzy Joy Formidable in interview & sound clips.

Exploring various going's on in the world of music with topical local updates of what is going down and around in the village of Shoreditch.

Visits to mucky exchanges at Hackney City Farm, clearing out the rubbish at Trailer Trash and hollaring in Hoxton.

I made this all by my own and I hope it sounds good in your ears.

1. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (air france remix)

2 Peter Bjorn & John - Breaker

3. Arcade Fire - Empty Room

4. The Big Pink - Stop the World

5. The Joy Formidable - Austere

6. Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show

7. Madonna - Dress you up

8. Cold War Kids - Louder than Ever

9. Duran Duran - Girls on Film

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