2014


[edit] radio podcast 262 – 2014 Awards Special

As 2014 draws to a close, [edit] radio’s head honcho Kev Lawson serves out his own brand of awards for the best of the music from the year. Award Category Least shit [edit] radio podcaster Least shit movie soundtrack Least shit popstar #1 Least shit newcomer Least shit record to commute to Least shit recommendation from…


[edit] radio podcast 252

As hurricane Gonzalo batters the fair isles of the UK, Tom Crook and provide the perfect antidote to cold winds with a warming soup of a podcast that will brighten the darkening nights. Artist “Song” [Album] Tweedy “Nobody Dies Anymore” [Sukierae] James Yorkeston “Feathers Are Falling” [The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society] Teenage Fanclub “I Don’t…


Pop Smarts – Sep ’14

Put simply, here’s [edit] radio’s list of the best pop music which for one reason or another is still flying a little under the radar, best listen as (sarcasm alert!) it won’t be cool to like these artists for long: Karen Harding In the wake of Keisza it seems like every talent manager and his cookie cutter…




New: Real Estate ‘Horizon’

“Just over the horizon / That’s where I always think you’ll be” Over the last week or so I’ve finished reading Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk and as such – in a subliminal way that I’m sure Chuck would enjoy – I’ve been using the novel as the starting part for my thoughts about the music I’ve been…


Pop Smarts – July ’14

NEW FEATURE ALERT! – Regular listeners to my podcast on [edit] radio will know that my previously pretentious prejudice against commercial pop music has somewhat softened over the past two years. I don’t know how and when it happened, but at some point I stopped spending so much time worrying about where the art came from…


We’re on each others team – What would the FIFA World Cup would look like if the teams were replaced with Beyonce, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, One Direction and other popstars.

As the popularity of Buzz Feed has proven, obtuse discussions about popular culture are one of the world’s favourite pastimes. Whether it’s a list of the 10 classic episodes of Seinfeld that would no longer work in the mobile phone era, or a collection of GIFs from Game of Thrones, virtual audiences can’t get enough….

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[edit] radio podcast 230 – Wood Festival 2014

In an experiment of outside broadcasting and using little more than a smartphone, Ben, Paul and Tom try to broadcast from Wood Festival, Oxfordshire at the weekend. The trio recorded bands playing live, interviews with various artists and general festival banter over the 3 days. Some of the music you will hear is this… Artist…