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2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 August 2013

All the way from Leeds, we present the mighty Cowtown! Plus all the way from Timperley, the equally mighty Cowboy Rob Hughes with his Americana tunes.

Cowtown are a post-punk three piece from Leeds consisting of founding member Hilary Knott on synthesizers/vocals, Jonathan Nash on guitar/vocals (he's also in Nope and Hookworms) and David Michael Shields on drums (he's also in Monster Killed By Laser).

Founded in 2005 they started life as a grungy noise duo. However the influence of late 70's/early 80's new wave (Devo, B52's, Pere Ubu) and mid 80s soundtracks (Teenwolf, Karate Kid, Ghostbusters), not to mention an obsession with They Might Be Giants soon turned them into the beast we have today.

Their 3rd album 'Dudes vs. Bad Dudes' came out in April and is their first record to include singing on every track.

Music Played

27 items
  • Image for Faith No More

    Faith No More We Care a Lot

    Introduce Yourself, London Records 90, 006

  • Image for Fuzz

    Fuzz Sleigh Ride

    In The Red

  • Image for The Jim Jones Revue

    The Jim Jones Revue Collision Boogie

    Punk Rock Blues Records

  • Image for Euros Childs

    Euros Childs Tête à Tête

    National Elf

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Sign O' The Times

    Warner Bros


  • Image for Billy Childish

    Billy Childish and Ctmf The Headless Flowerpot Girl

    All Our Forts Are With You, Damaged Goods, 01

  • Image for Guana Batz

    Guana Batz Jungle Rumble (John Peel Session 24.01.1984)

  • Image for Grandaddy

    Grandaddy A.M. 180

  • Image for The Proper Ornaments

    The Proper Ornaments Recalling

    Lo Recordings

  • Image for Professor Longhair

    Professor Longhair In The Night

    Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour - The Best of the Third Series, Chrome Dreams, 006

  • Image for Laura Veirs

    Laura Veirs Finster Saw The Angels

    Warp & Weft, Bella Union, 003


  • Image for The Comsat Angels

    The Comsat Angels Baby (John Peel Session 10.10.1979)

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Hard Times

    The Best of the Human League, EMI

  • Image for Warm Digits

    Warm Digits Working For a Better Future

    Interchange, Distraction Records, 002

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Downtown

    Downtown: The Pye Anthology, Sequel


  • Image for Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey Good OId Days (Bob Harris session 16.05.1973)

  • Image for Rose Elinor Dougall

    Rose Elinor Dougall Strange Warnings

  • Image for Euros Childs

    Euros Childs Tête à Tête

    National Elf

  • Image for The Pre New

    The Pre New The Pre New - A Song For People Who Hate Themselves

    Music for People Who Hate Themselves, Pre War Black Ghetto

  • Image for Midlake

    Midlake Antiphon

    Bella Union



  • Image for Mary Epworth

    Mary Epworth September

    September, Hand of Glory Records, 1

  • Image for Champion Doug Veitch

    Champion Doug Veitch Sweet Bacchanal (John Peel session 18.02.1986)


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