INTRODUCING MIXTAPE. MONDAY 15/10/2012
Marc Rigelsford of Magic Arm.
In the small hours of a Monday morning from 2-3am you can hear a selection of my favourite new tunes compiled into an hour-long mixtape of nonstop music. All the audio is sourced from the BBC Introducing Uploader - some of it recommended by friends and colleagues and some discovered via Twitter and my own Fresh On The Net blog.
From 3am each Monday the latest mixtape is available free via the 6 Music Downloads Page - where you'll also find archived episodes from the previous 4 weeks. All the tracklists and start times for each track are published here - together with a link to each artist's website. These are the listings for Monday, October 15th.
MAGIC ARM - Put Your Collar Up [starts 00:13]
Magic Arm is Mancunian singer / songwriter Marc Rigelsford, whose new EP 'Put Your Collar Up' was released on October 8th. In 2006, Marc released Outdoor Games. After the release of the EP, which received great acclaim from the press, Magic Arm locked himself away to write for four months, and then spent a further six months in the studio to put the finishing touches to ‘Widths and Heights’, and his debut album, Make Lists, Do Something. Magic Arm went on to win the BBC introducing stage at Glastonbury and was one of a handful of artist chosen to play at SXSW festival 2009. In the last 2 years Magic Arm has been recording at home and touring Europe, supporting Camera Obscura on a 6 week European tour followed by two solo tours of his own. The second album is called Images Rolling. The EP will be toured with a hand full of live solo shows before embarking on a full band tour with an additional drummers, violinist and keyboards allowing the complexity of sound that was recorded on Image Rolling to be played live.
THE CAVES - Katie With The Camera [starts 04:55]
Formed in 2004, Mumbles-based three piece The Caves were soon making waves across the UK with their punchy, catchy Powerpop. This earned them a record deal with Mainspring and they released their aclaimed first album, 'This way to...The Caves'. They return in 2012 with a new E.P. their first release for 8 years, which is available digitally. They’ll be playing the Red Barn in Woolacoombe, Devon, on 2nd November
ALICE JEMIMA - By Your Side [starts 08:03]
By Your Side is taken from the All The Boyfriends EP - now available digitally! Alice is a young singer songwriter from Newton Abbot in Devon. She plays a vintage Hofner guitar and sings with a voice that is both fragile and rich. 2011 saw her performing at a couple of high profile gigs, including the unveiling of the Olympic Rings at St Pancras International (where she played to the likes of Seb Coe and Boris Johnson). She was selected from hundreds for a spot on the BBC introducing stage at Wychwood Festival – where Elisa Bray of the Independent declared Alice to be ‘first and top of my list’. Alice was also chosen by BBC Introducing Bristol to ‘demonstrate the terrifically high standard and variety of music in the local area’ by playing at the BBC’s first live gig in Bristol. Radio 1’s Rob da Bank played Alice Jemima, as have we! Her next gig sees her supporting supporting Jack Savoretti at Exeter Phoenix in Devon on October 29th.
HARTS - All Too Real [starts 10:58]
Harts is a solo artist who writes all his music then plays the instruments in his bedroom! All To Real is the first single from the upcoming EP, Offtime, which was mixed by Lars Stalfors of The Mars Volta. His next gig is at the Workers Club in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday 18th October
JUN12 - Shredding My CV (Jobman) [starts 14:35]
Formerly a college law teacher, Yusuf Hassan is from Thamesmead. The recession led to redundancy, which saw him take refuge in music. Shredding My CV is the result.
THE GRAVITY DRIVE - Trick of the Light [starts 18:16]
The Gravity Drive is Elijah and Ava Wolf. 'Trick of the Light' is set for national release on 12th November, and will be available on iTunes. Their previous single, Push Your Luck, was also played on 6 Music and extensively on local radio. An album will follow in Jan 2013
GARRON FRITH - Little Bird [starts 21:56]
Garron Frith is a musician from Manchester. Over the last few years, he has performed headline shows across the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe and has opened for many acts including Peter Green, Madeleine Peyroux, Jack Bruce & Robert Cray. He has been confirmed as the support for Graham Gouldman on his 2013 April tour. His next gig is at the Witchwood in Ashton-Under-Lyme on 20th October. The new album “Away From The Bright Lights” has garnered rave reviews in the national press, and is now available to buy from his website or iTunes
JUNGLE DOCTORS - Boat Song [starts 24:11]
Boat Song is taken from The Jungle Doctors debut album, Making Conversation. A young indie band from Teddington in London, they are Sam Budd (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Will Tyler (Bass / Guitar), David Thomas (Lead Guitar / Bass), Angus Mcguiness (Guitar/Bass), and Louis Watton (drums). They’ve played at venues in London such as O2 Academy Islington, and will be performing at the Oxjam festival in Chiswick on 20th October.
GREAT PAGANS - Teenage Silhouettes [starts 27:36]
This is taken from Great Pagans 6-track self-titled debut EP, which was released on 8th October both digitally and on Limited Edition Cassette via Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records. Their next gig is at the Green Door Store in Brighton on 31st October
MARK WYNN - Woollies Please [starts 32:52]
Mark Wynn is a songwriter from York. His album "James Dean Makes Me Insecure, Why Does He Have To Be Shexy" is out today (October 15th) and his next show is at the Half Moon in Putney on 22nd October.
RUTH STAVRIC - Pull [starts 34:43]
David Quantick described Ruth, from Oxford, a 'pukka talent' on Twitter. She started writing songs “after a deeply painful year” with her young son, and plans to release an album with all proceeds going to cancer immunotherapy research. It is currently a work in progress, though this song is available to buy digitally.
THE LITTLE PHILISTINES - She's My Food [starts 38:34]
The LPs formed in 2006 with the intent of making smart, melodic pop songs and have since built a loyal and enthusiastic following. I once described them as 'sharp indie-pop perfection”. They are regulars on Recharged Radio, supported Supergrass at Sellindge festival and played Brighton's Great Escape in 2010 and 2011. This month sees the release of their debut album Urchin Studio.
DEAD SOCIAL CLUB - Sunlight [starts 40:48]
Born from a drunken pub conversation in an east London pub late 2009, Dead Social Club are a six piece alt-indie band consisting of Steve (keys) Paul (vocals) Joel (guitar) Rich (guitar) and a rhythm section of Nic Gilham (bass) and Nick Gillam (drums). They headlined the Foals after party in Brixton, gracing the stage of 2,000 capacity London Scala with Bloc Party DJ’ing. We also have played them BBC 6 Introducing (tracks of the week podcast and national airplay), and they’ve also had outings on BBC London, Phantom FM and Absolute radio (shortlisted to track of the week. ‘Sunlight’ was released through Bermondsey’s Animal Farm record label in September.
LIGHT FALLS FORWARD - Here & Now [starts 45:31]
After a while of gigging with other bands, Light Falls Forward produced their first home-recorded demo EP "Four Seasons and a Day". One of the tracks from that early demo made it through to our debut EP, "Songs and Shadows", from which Here & Now is taken.
THUMPERMONKEY – When Scouts Go Bad [starts 48:30]
Thumpermonkey are Michael Woodman, Rael Jones, Ben Wren and Sam Warren. Their new album is called "Sleep Furiously" and is released on 31st October. In almost 10 years, they have released six albums.
THE NEW UNION - Without You [starts 51:47]
The New Union are a Brighton-based four piece comprised of Richard Jackson, Alex Leeder, James Baker and Leo Solti. Having played alongside the likes of Clock Opera, Dog Is Dead, Slow Club and playing official slots at The Great Escape Festival and Tramlines, the band are building a promising live reputation. They have also been in the studio with Ian Dowling (Bombay Bicycle Club, Cave Painting, The Temper Trap) to record their first single.
MONDAY MACHINES - Ruined Morning [starts 55:04]
Monday Machines are Cary Grace and Allan Coberly, who claim to be inspired in more-or-less equal parts by Neil Young and Rube Goldberg. Ruined Morning is available digitally