2012 January


[edit] radio podcast 112

It’s the 5th Tuesday in the month and here on [edit] radio that always means a special guest presenter. This time, Jenessa Williams from the excellent Safety In Sound music blog, selects all 45 minutes worth of music and co-presents with [edit] radio founder Kevin Lawson. Band “Song” [Album] Bombay Bicycle Club “Shuffle” [A Different…


I Give You My Flesh

King Charles – Loveblood released on the 20th February Back in 2007 King Charles looked set to breakthrough into the indie pop mainstream. Having dropped out of Durham University, he embarked on successful tours with Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale, then spent the following year writing his debut album. Towards the end of…


Take My Earthly Life

Marathon Runner Back in 2009 I stumbled onto “Mary,” a home recorded demo, by Alex Schaaf, who performs under the moniker of Yellow Ostrich and was immediately spellbound. Schaaf’s creative use of layered, haze heavy vocals gave texture and rhythm to an otherwise sparse composition, marking him as a talent worth following. The track eventually…


[edit] radio podcast 111

It’s the forth tuesday of an action packed January here at [edit] radio and we are pleased to welcome back Barry Dolan for 2012. In a bid to provide some musical diversity Barry will be providing around 40 minutes of some of the best metal/heavier sounding music you’re likely to find. Band “Song” [Album] Cars…


The City Is My Church

M83 – Leeds Stylus 20th Jan I’m not a religious man, I don’t go to church and I don’t believe in a higher power, however during M83’s virtuosic performance of “We Own The Sky,” I had a spiritual awakening. As sound waves crashed against me, my note taking ceased, the aches of my body were…


Aglow in the dark?

The Shins – Simple Song It’s been 5 years since The Shins last album Wincing The Night Away and I think I can speak for the majority of alternative music lovers out there in saying, “they’ve been missed.” Even though I enjoyed James Mercer’s side project, Broken Bells (with Danger Mouse), the results of that…


[edit] radio podcast 110

Oxford based podcasting legend Tom Crook is back for another year here on [edit] radio, we should count ourselves lucky to have his sultry tones over another 40 minutes in the best in new and alternative music. Band “Song” [Album] Flying Burrito Brothers “Lazy Days” [Burrito Deluxe] Howler “Back Of Your Neck” [America Give Up]…


Rising Talent #1 – Cloud Nothings

On last January’s self titled album, Cloud Nothings Dylan Baladi created an album full of catchy Lo-Fi indie rock, that was high on memorable guitar hooks but lacked a little character to really stand out. What a difference a year makes. Since November, Baladi has drip fed three cuts from his new album, Attack The…