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2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 January 2013

It's Marc's first session of 2013, and who better to start a new year with than old friends Shrag?

Shrag came together in 2003 at a party in Brighton's Sussex Heights residential tower block. According to legend at the end of night the last five revellers standing - a mix of local DJs, promoters, academics and musicians - decide to start a band, named Sussex Heights Roving Artists Group (yes, apparently that's where the name comes from). Since then they've released three albums, ("Shrag" in 2009, "Life! Death! Prizes!" in 2010 and "Canines" in summer 2012) and four Marc Riley sessions.

Their latest single "Spines Of Old Cathedrals" is out on Fortuna Pop! / WIAIWYA in February.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Dead Kennedys

    Dead Kennedys California Uber Alles

    1-2-3-4! Punk & New Wave 1976-1979, Universal, 019

  • Image for Ty Segall

    Ty Segall Would You Be My Love

    Twins, Drag City, 005

  • Image for Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)


  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Motown Junk (Mark Goodier session 19.01.1991)

  • Image for Opossom

    Opossom Girl

    Electric Hawaii, Fire Records, 001

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox The Man Who Dies Everyday (John Peel session 21.11.1977)

  • Image for Big Star

    Big Star Thank You Friends

    Third/Sister Lovers, Rykodisc, 002

  • Image for BMX Bandits

    BMX Bandits Beautiful Friend

    In Space, Elefant, 003

  • Image for Bow Wow Wow

    Bow Wow Wow Go Wild In The Country

    Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television

  • Image for Viv Albertine

    Viv Albertine I Want More

    The Vermillion Border, Cadiz music, 001

  • Image for The Week That Was

    The Week That Was The Airport Line

    The Week That Was, Memphis Industries, 5

  • Image for Françoise Hardy

    Françoise Hardy Ce Petite Coeur

    Les Chansons D'amour, Camden, 001

  • Image for Shrag

    Shrag On the Spines of Old Cathedrals

  • Image for Amon Düül II

    Amon Düül II Surrounded by the Stars

    Wolf City, Mantra Records, 001

  • Image for Fanfarlo

    Fanfarlo Fire Escape

    Reservoir, Fanfarlo, 005

  • Image for Randolph's Leap

    Randolph's Leap Hermit


  • Image for Ólöf Arnalds

    Ólöf Arnalds A Little Grim

    One Little Indian

  • Image for Shrag

    Shrag Devastating Bones

  • Image for Shrag

    Shrag Chasing Consummations

  • Image for Caitlin Rose

    Caitlin Rose No One To Call


  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys I Know There's an Answer

    Pet Sounds, Capitol, 009

  • Image for B.C. Camplight

    B.C. Camplight Thieves In Antigua

  • Image for Van der Graaf Generator

    Van der Graaf Generator Still Life (John Peel Session 20.04.1976)

  • Image for Cream

    Cream Badge


  • Image for Milk And Biscuits

    Milk And Biscuits White Noise

    Big Salad Records


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