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#The Cure: Now Playing @6Music tracklist 16/09/11

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Rowan Collinson Rowan Collinson | 22:00 UK time, Friday, 16 September 2011

Robert Smith from The Cure




So after their storming Bestival performance at the weekend, what better band to celebrate on Now Playing than the mighty Cure? We were literally bombarded with suggestions of tracks related to the group and boy, have they made an impact on you over the last three decades. From people who walked down to the aisle to ‘Pictures of You’ to couples who’ve named their daughters Charlotte (Sometimes), Robert Smith and company seemed to have touched the 6 Music audience in a way that few other acts have. It was also lovely to see so many messages from people who had seen the band play in early 1980s and were still there in the audience on the Isle of Wight last weekend. Dedication indeed.


Also in the show we heard new music picked by CMU and The Blue Walrus, a fantastic cut from the new Kasabian album out next week and a snippet of a new Thom Yorke track called The Twist. Sample lyric? “The Twist/The Twist/The Twist…” oh, you get the idea.           





The Cure – Friday I’m In Love


#Digital Digest


*Thom Yorke has done a new mix for Mary Anne Hobbs featuring a preview of a new track ‘The Twist.’ You can hear it on MixCloud.  (via, well...every blog basically)

*Stereogum have published their 40 bands to watch in 2011 accompanied by a free 40 song digital mix tape to download for free.

 *MGMT have curated the latest in the 'Late Night Tales' compilation series and recorded a brand new version of Bauhaus’s  ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’ which they’ve uploaded to Soundcloud (va Pitchfork)

 *The Big Pink are back, back, back with the first cut from their second album called ‘Stay Gold’, which you can see on their offical website. 


#Now Viewing


*Time magazine have an exclusive video of Ryan Adams performing ‘Dirty Rain’ from his new LP.

*Abeano are singing the praises of Frank Ocean’s new video which features ‘cowboys and witchcraft. Well, someone’s got to, haven’t they?    

*Evidence that YouTube is going to be renamed Bon IverTube was boosted this week after someome uploaded a video of him covering Don Henley’s If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do) (via Pitchfork) 

*Neon Indian has posted a new video for his new song ‘Polish Girl’ full of cyborgs who look like Daft Punk’s scruffier cousins  (via. Stereogum)




Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)


#Blogging – Andy from CMU


Aluna George – You Know I Like It

Listener - Falling In Love With Glaciers

The Dying Seconds - Mora Minn


Cure Inspired Playlist Pt.1 related playlist part 1 – with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, the blog and e-mail


The Cure – A Forest

Sarabeth Tucek – Three Imaginary Boys

Dinosaur Jr – Just Like Heaven

Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love

Frida - I Know There’s Something Going On

The Cure – One Hundred Years


The Japanese Popstars feat. Robert Smith – Take Forever


#Now Streaming


The Subways – Money And Celebrity (via NME.com)

Meg Baird – Seasons On Earth (via NPR Music)

Tori Amos – Night Of Hunters (via NPR Music)

Kasabian – Velociraptor! (via The Guardian)


#Blogging – Tim from The  Blue Walrus


Django Django - Waveforms

No Ceremony – Hurt Love

Alt-J - Breezeblocks




Amy Winehouse - Back To Black


Cure Inspired Playlist Pt.2– with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, the blog and e-mail


Siousxie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence

The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes

Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance

Jimi  Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady

Nouvelle Vague - A Forest 

The Cure - Pictures Of You 



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