Archives for January 2008

Live music!

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 14:56 UK time, Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Last week I went to see the amazing Rollo Tomassi playing at Bardens Boudoir in London. They were amazing, and the Sheffield group are on tour with I Was a Cub Scout and This Town Needs Guns - good line up!

William IWACS was on the show last week too, great to have him on, and he played tunes by The Hat, Pictures and Pencil Toes amongst his qulaity choices.

Also got to see School of Language and Sarabeth Tucek playing last week, and Manchester's Beep Seals. Loads of live music, getting me prepared for tomorrow nights Introducing night on Radio 1! It kicks off at 7pm and has live music from Ting Tings, Pete and the Pirates, late of the Pier, Sam ISaac, Riz MC, Emmy the Great, Tawiah and a whole load of other surprises. Make sure you tune in!

The Friday Session Introducing 25.01.2008

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Andrew Marston | 09:25 UK time, Sunday, 27 January 2008

The Guillemots on the Music Map, Tastyhead's Newton Farm causes a stir, plus Stone Holy's Friday Session.

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The Friday Session Introducing 18/01/2008

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Andrew Marston | 11:14 UK time, Saturday, 19 January 2008

Luke Leighfield at Maida Vale, The Arquettes in session, TV music discussed, plus Dodgy revisited.

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This is Soko

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 00:49 UK time, Thursday, 17 January 2008

She played at Eurosonic and someone filmed it. She's ace!


Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 14:09 UK time, Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Oi oi boys and girls, wherever you may be.
Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands was on last weekend. We took Reading band Pete & The Pirates with us and the played a brilliant gig out there, with bunting on the stage and the European massive really getting in to them. It's a festival not only for music lovers out there, but also for the European music industry, especially the live side of things.

You can hear all the music from there on tongith's Introducing in England show from midnight, including Pete and the Pirates, and on the 9pm In New Music We Trust Show...

And there's a session from Luke Leighfield - friend of Sam Isaac and recently played his 250th gig. Supported early on by Andrew Marston on the Friday Session - check his blogs below for info on his show


DIY Label Of The Week is The Caspian Label - home to Sleeping States and Mike Wexler.

Our Tipster is Robert Meijerink - the man who books the bands at Eurosonic.

And let's not forget 7 Inches of Pleasure, Record of the Week and more of the best new music you've never heard!

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The Friday Session Introducing 11/01/2008

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Andrew Marston | 22:29 UK time, Wednesday, 9 January 2008

This Friday night from 7, it's the Friday Session Introducing... The Ross-on-Wye band Denyer.

Selected for having the best local music track of 2007, lead singer Simon will be teaming up with a number of other local musicians to play live on this week's show.

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NYE music....

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 18:27 UK time, Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Producer Paul Thomas works at Radio 1, and made a piece of music that was played just before midnight on New Years Eve. Approximately 9million heard it on television and radio. No mean feat! If you were there watching the explosions, you'll now know it was Rob da Bank's producer who made the music you were swaying to. here's a clip from youtube!

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Want to play at Glastonbury Festival?

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 17:03 UK time, Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Hmm? Of course you do. Well the detials of the Glastonbury Unsigned Competition are out and about and the link you need is this one. I was there for the finasl last year for the selection of the bands who got to play at Glastonbury on loads of different stages, and the quality was very high - a lot of great music and a great competition.

Happy New Year!

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 19:28 UK time, Sunday, 6 January 2008

Here's to a year full of great new music!

The Friday Session Introducing 04/01/2008

Andrew Marston | 22:39 UK time, Thursday, 3 January 2008

Tomorrow/Tonight from 7, it's the first Friday Session of 2008 - and for the first part of this year, we're celebrating some of our local success stories.

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