TRACKLISTING. MONDAY 17/10/2011
This morning's session artists, Masters In France. Band members include today's featured guest Owain Ginsberg from WE//ARE//ANIMAL is in blue shirt, 2nd from right.
On this morning's show we kicked off with Omega66's 'Nools and High Horses' still completely oblivious to what a 'Nool' actually is, nevertheless we love the track. That being said… if you have any idea of its meaning do drop us a line. Unless it's rude of course, in which case we'd prefer not to know.
We got an update from Owain Ginsberg, guitarist with Masters In France and mastermind behind WE//ARE//ANIMAL - his wonderfully tough, off-kilter guitar-driven project based in North Wales near the foot of Mount Snowden. The WAA single 'Work' is released today as taster from a forthcoming five track EP called 'TACLA'. Though physical copies aren't released until November 21st the tracks can already be heard on the group's Bandcamp page.
Today's session guests, Masters In France are also from North Wales and drove all the way down to London for their 6 Music session and all the way home again afterwards. Even for a superb live outfit with great songs that are regularly played on Radio 1, being in a band can be seriously gruelling. Their first four classic singles are included on the new EP Inhale, released at the beginning of the month on Bone Dry Records. We'd heard the power of their full live sound on Radio 1 sessions and from BBC Introducing festival stages. But in these bare-bones acoustic renditions of Little Girl and Greyhounds you can hear just what great songs they are. And yes, there on one of those acoustic guitars is that nice Mr Ginsberg again.
The more we hear from time-travelling Geordie rapper Baron Von Alias the more we like him, and his insanely catchy 'Get Wild, Gan Mental' with the mysterious Mistabreeze really set off a groove in the studio.
And our regular Monday morning specialist tipsters once again delivered the goods. Mr Friction brought us AG Dolla's 'Fashion' with contributions from Shystie and V Duble E. (Note the spelling, because our own former show guest V Double E is someone entirely different.) Girl Music Guru Ruth Barnes introduced us to Bambikill and Novella. And we totally agreed with Huw's recommendation for the new St Spirit single which alternates between calm guitar melodies and punchy, upbeat noise. But then we'd already played "Build A Life" two months earlier, back in August
Jamie Day and Tom Robinson
OMEGA66 - Nools and High Horses
FLASHGUNS - No Point Hanging Around
SWAMI BARACUS - The Recipe
YOYO ESKIMO - All I Need
MARIE O HARA and MARIEL McCORMACK - Steelcapped Toes
RIDE INTO THE SUN - Drown Your Soul
GENNA MARABESE - We Are Animal
FEATURED GUEST: OWAIN GINSBERG
WE//ARE//ANIMAL - Work
TERMITES - Ammo
HUW STEPHENS TIP
ST SPIRIT - Build A Life
BLIND IDLE - Whisper
MASTERS IN FRANCE - Mad Hatter
TROY FAID - Solus
DUOTONE - Walking to The Shore
BOBBY FRICTION TIP
AG DOLLA featuring SHYSTIE and V DUBLE E - Fashion
SPRING HEELED JACK - The Eagle Has Landed
BARON VON ALIAS & MISTABREEZE - Get Wild Gan Mental
BLOWHOLE - Experiment #1
RUTH BARNES TIP 1
BAMBIKILL - Forever Will Burn
RUTH BARNES TIP 2
NOVELLA - The Things You Do
THE HOME GUARD - Dead on My Feet (Again)
NINA SMITH - I Won't Forget You
MASTERS IN FRANCE - Greyhounds
DON'T SLEEP DREAM - Letter
BEATY HEART - Slush Puppy