Wednesday 13 April 2011, 16:20
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The show has allowed the sun to bake its head. My world record attempt at earliest sunburn ever (very unwise behaviour, of course) leads us along a path of tweets towards the best summery Welsh song (EVER). Judging by the response during the show, it's Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's Patio Song.
I can't argue with that. Honourable mentions to Super Furry Animals' Atomik Lust and Hello Sunshine, Armstrong's Bank Holiday Monday, Catatonia's Dead From The Waist Down, a multitude of GZM's other works of spangled genius, Crashland's Lemonade, MC Mabon's Tymheredd Yn Y Gwres, Sibrydion's Shangri La LP and Akira the Don's Oh, What A Glorious Thing.
If you can think of any more, add a comment. I'll play a selection of the best on this coming Sunday night's programme. It will be probably be blowing a hurricane outside. How's that for tempting fate?
Our Album of the Week is Owlet Music Vol. 1, an excellent compilation of minty fresh, bedroom aceness threaded together by Owain and Angharad from Trwbador.
Huw Williams reminds us of the bright, super pop vibes of Hobby Horse (featuring the peerless Mary Hopkin).
Ben Hayes brings in a wonderful and whimsical b-side from Pink Floyd.
And there is much ace Welsh music. Including début plays for Shinobi's Last Vendetta, We Steal Thieves, MeiMei, Francesca's Word Salad and Will Kevan.
Please send your demos/new releases as .mp3s/download links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've written a programme to handle much of the logistical faff that is part and parcel of putting this show together. It tells me the following:
I have played 624 tracks/543 unique songs from 353 Artists in 14 shows since 9 January 2011 (songs per show: 45; unique artists per show: 25).
And that my top five artists played since 9 January 2011 are Saturday's Kids (17), Gruff Rhys (15), Jonny (11), Joy Formidable (nine), Mr Healan (eight).
Fascinating, no? No? Ah, that was a wasted afternoon, then.
Have an excellent, music-filled week!
The Afternoons - 'Rocket Summer'
Tenby / Cardiff
Pen-Ta-Gram - 'Sun Is Shinin' / North Wales Wreckers'
Gruff Rhys - 'Honey All Over'
P.L.O. - 'The Heat ( Featuring Sonnyjim & Mudmowth )'
Y Niwl - 'Un Deg Saith'
Meimei - 'Remember'
Super Cute Voices - 'Camera Shop ãã°-ã«ã¡ã©'
The Crocketts - 'Flower Girl'
Son Capson - 'Air Raid Siren'
Two Inch Punch - 'Love You Up'
Jen Jeniro - 'Dolphin Pinc A Melyn'
Barefoot Dance Of The Sea - 'When You Look At Me'
The Hot Puppies - 'How To Choose A Wife ( Session Version )'
Alex Dingley - 'Lovely Day'
Audiofreeq - 'Green'
Audiodroid - 'Audiophile (i Love This Beat)'
Saturday's Kids - 'Pillow'
Shinobi's Last Vendetta - 'Adrienne-lynn'
We Are Animal - 'Luminous Lights'
Bethel / Caernarfon
We Steal Thieves - 'Awakening'
Hobby Horse - 'Summertime, Summertime'
Telegram From the Queen - 'Dethroned'
Cardiff / Newport / Bristol
Crash Disco - 'Two Bad'
Paper Aeroplanes - 'Orange Lights'
Lustmord - 'Haze'
Bangor / Los Angeles
Land Of Bingo - 'Company Hymn'
Mold / Manchester
Under Alien Skies - 'Takewon'
YTU13 - 'Get Away'
The Darkhouse Family - 'Stab Wound'
Cardiff / Barry
Didz & Chico - 'My Freedom'
Hehfu - 'Fame And Fortune And Cups Of Tea'
Ivan Moult - 'What's In A Word'
Telefair - 'Birds & Trees'
Francesca's Word Salad - 'Something's Missing'
Tacsi - 'Reggae Funeral'
Miacca - 'Liberties ( Are A Luxury You Can't Have )'
Gallops - 'Joust'
Pink Floyd - 'Paintbox'
Will Kevan - 'Dialling Tone'
Messner - 'Paid A Gofyn'
Bangor / Manchester
The Gentle Good - 'Old Window Song'
Billy Phono - 'Weirdo At Work Ep 1.0'
Ammanford / Newport