BBC Mixtape: 12 OCT 2015

Mosley Bar


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The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning. Each programme is then downloadable in podcast form at the BBC 6 Music downloads page for the next 30 days. Full tracklists and start times for each track are published here at Fresh On The Net – together with with information about the music that’s been provided by the artists themselves.

All tracks are sourced from the BBC Introducing Uploader. Some are recommended by BBC friends and colleagues while the rest are tunes I’ve discovered here via our Fresh On The Net inbox. For more about how the process works see this post – and if your music is in thie week’s mixtape please see the important warning at the bottom of this page. These are the listings for the episode broadcast in the early morning of Monday, 12th october at 2am.

MOSLEY BAR – Record Sleeve [starts 00:16]
Mosley Bar – aka Ryan Ward (guitar/Vocals), Matthew Wright (Drums), Tim Williams (Bass) & Adam Eccleston (guitar) are a young Indie/rock/pop band from North West England (Skelmersdale/Wigan area). We recorded 2 tracks back in August, the 1st of which, Record Sleeve, to be released 12th Oct. Aged between 17 & 20, we recently supported La Shark in Liverpool and have gigs booked in Liverpool & Preston over the next couple of months.”

GABRIELLE PAPILLON – Got You Well [starts 03:30]
Gabrielle Papillon sings stories real and imagined.Words, melancholy melodies, and lush harmonies are her currency. Produced by multiple award-winner Daniel Ledwell, Papillon’s fifth offering, The Tempest of Old is big and dark, orchestral and defiant. Rife with a purposeful swampy, gothic underpinning, the album (recently released in Canada) has been charting on the Canadian national !Earshot charts, the CBC Radio 2 Top 20, and the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. Papillon’s music has been featured on CBC’s Deep Roots, Vinyl Café, and Drive and her songs have also appeared in film and television in Canada, Australia, and the United States.”

FROST – Back To The Curve [starts 06:52]
Frost is alias of drummer and producer Dale Frost. Primary concerns are rooted in mixing the electronic with the analogue and the combination of refined and intricate programming vs. organic and handcrafted percussion On record, he makes full use of found-sound sampled percussion and playfully bright synthesizer. However live it is a slightly different affair, operating as a soloist utilising a drum kit, sampler, loop pedal and several effects units to create a performance that is experimental by design, set to the synchronised backdrop of looping and progressive visuals. After a handful of DIY efforts, Frost will release a five track EP, Recast, later this year on Unlabel records.”

DREW WORTHLEY – Bone China Saviour [starts 09:40]
Drew Worthley is an East London music man who crafts a curious blend of cerebral indie-pop with a twist of Americana. His newly released sophomore record ‘CRUCIBLE’ (recorded at Echo Zoo Studios) has been acclaimed by Louder Than War as ‘one of the albums of the year without doubt.’ The ‘blisfully atypical’ collection of songs explores memory, economics, London and literature, weaving heartfelt vocals around a smorgasbord of analogue synths, guitars, fugelhorns and battered drums. The video for Bone China Saviour features a bemused looking Richard Nixon and Wilma Flintstone smoking a cigarette. Drew will be touring the UK and Europe in early 2016.”

THE ROSE AFFAIR – Kill Us When We’re Famous [starts 13:01]
“Influenced by a wide variety of different artists from Jeff Buckley, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jamie T to The Pixies, The Smiths and Bob Marley, The Rose Affair have been quoted as creating a “refreshingly unique sound”. With their passionate adoration for music and energetic live performances they have caught the attention of many audiences over the past year, most notably at this year’s Secret Garden Party via BBC Introducing. The band are currently working on their debut EP which will be available to purchase towards the end of 2015.”

CHLOE MARCH – May [starts 16:22]
“May is from Chloë March‘s EP ‘Under The Day’, a kind of miniature B-side to her album ‘Nights Bright Days’ which was re-released through the Hidden Shoal label in 2014. The album received captivated reviews and airplay has included BBC6 Introducing, Danish National Radio and Radio Eins Berlin. Chloë’s ‘beautiful’ video for ‘May’ was released late September 2015. A producer, singer, pianist and composer, Chloë’s music has been described as ‘utter bliss’ and inhabits territory somewhere between artsong and folk, dream pop and electronica, ambient and cinematic. Since signing with Hidden Shoal last year she has released the EP, a remix of a Markus Mehr piece, three videos and three collaborations with electronic artist Liminal Drifter on his recent debut album ‘Troubled Mystic’ (August 2015). A new EP is on its way.”

THE DEATH OF POP – Gardens [starts 20:09]
The Death of Pop from Bournemouth were tipped to us by Melita Dennett at BBC Introducing: The South. “We’re currently preparing to record an album next year and the band will be touring Europe and the UK throughout 2016. Recorded in a smoke stained bedroom studio in a dilapidated seaside town on the south coast and mastered for plastic in the same room as Ed Sheeran’s Plus. The Death of Pop and Too Pure are proud to present their newest singing disk Gardens and Only Now. Two brand new songs continue in the same hazy DIY vein that has become synonymous with the band through their critically acclaimed 2014 EP Fifths (Art is Hard) and their hot cake compilation Runts (Discos De Kirlian). The songs reflect the dismal summers and repulsive sea breeze of a forgotten seaside wonderland through a broken mirror of 90’s shoegaze, 80’s synthpop, paisley underground and sunshine pop.”

ESTRONS – Make A Man [starts 24:01]
Estrons are an Alternative Rock band based in Cardiff Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, who recently added to the line-up with her first-born son, Björn, they bring punchy melodic songs, combined with powerful vocals, loud guitars and busy beats that vary with the drummer’s rum intake… Estrons, meaning “aliens” in their native Welsh, the main premise was to gather a band of general misfits and outcasts that never quite belonged to any country or nationality, being of mixed and international ancestry. They release their new single Make A Man December 4th 2015, followed by their debut EP Whoever she was… December 11th 2015.”

CALAN MAI – Mountain Mountain [starts 27:04]
Calan Mai is the stage name of Australian singer-songwriter Jordan Lawrence, who is now based in Manchester, UK. His debut EP Days on the Rock Face was released in July 2015 and he’s just unveiled a lush new folk-tronic ballad, Mountain Mountain. The standalone single, produced by manager Adam Lyons (singer of Fairchild), is a major departure of style from his previous work and features vocals by friend and Singaporean artist Linying. He is heading to New York to play at CMJ next week followed by two shows in Manchester supporting Frances (Oct 22nd – Fallow Cafe) and GEORGIE (Oct 31st – The Castle).”

SVELTE – Time (Put It All Together) [starts 31:12]
Mary and Jacob – trading jointly as Svelte – describe themselves as an “electronic duo from Bristol finding soul in drum machines. Releasing a track a month from July 2015 – July 2016.”

WATER PAGEANT – Veils [starts 35:01]
Water Pageant are a boy/girl duo from Oxford (Nick Tingay – Guitars, vocals, various; Lizzy McBain – Keyboard, vocals) and have recently concluded the recording of their first full length album.They specialise in a realm that lurks somewhere between alt-folk and 80s synth dreamscape. Having previously played and toured with Ralfe Band, songwriter Nick Tingay formed Water Pageant during the dying embers of 2012 when he was visited upon by a Shamanistic courier who suggested it might be time. He has since closeted himself away and devoted time to his own musical creatures & endeavours the crystallisation of which forms this new collection of songs: Outlines. Their album is now available to buy from their website. Upcoming Gigs: 17th October OxJamTakeover, Fusion Arts, Oxford; 20th November Wheatsheaf, Oxford (Supporting The Lost Art).”

AFFAIRS – Brothers [starts 38:44]
“Hailing from Hull, and currently residing in Manchester, Affairs are an eclectic five-piece who have garnered a reputation for their live performances and their emotionally-charged, synth-laden doom pop. Their latest single, Brothers, was released on 4th September and is their second successive collaboration with legendary indie producer Ed Buller (Suede, White Lies, The Courteeners). The song expands upon the band’s signature sound and is rapidly gaining them support amongst music’s elite. Lyrically, Brothers draws inspiration from the unbreakable bonds cast from their own friendships, which will ultimately always prevail, even through the hardest of times. Brothers is taken from their debut E.P. Stained Gold, which is set for release in early 2016.”

BOAT TO ROW – Whistle And I’ll Come To You [starts 42:15]
“Our debut album I Found You Here is released on our own label, Nocturne Records, on November 20th” say Boat To Row. “We’ll be releasing another track, Turn The Page on November 2nd and heading out for a few dates to support the release:
Nov 6th – Bristol, Folk House
Nov 20th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Nov 22nd – London, The Finsbury (free show)
Nov 25th – Nottingham, The Bodega”

RANDOM WRIGHT – Axis [starts 46:22]
“The newest arrival in the Blue-Eyed Soul category is LA indie singer-songwriter Random Wright. He debuts single ‘Axis’ written and arranged by Randal Wells and Kenneth Pruitt, Produced by Tristan Boston (FireHazard Productions). No stranger to the music world, you may recognize Random from his 2008 appearance on MTV’s hit TV Series Making the Band 4. BMI has named Random a ‘Know Them Now’ artist as one of the leading Singer/Songwriters in the US.“Axis’ is set to be the lead single from Random’s debut project, due to be released at the beginning of 2016. The video from Axis will be released in December.”

BRYDE – Oh Tender [starts 50:01]
Bryde is a Brixton-based girl and an electric guitar singing fierce and fragile songs about loss and freedom. Having spent 10 years collaborating with others, Sarah Howells is now ready to make music on her own, with songs too personal to be co-written. Influenced by the likes of Scout Nibblet, PJ Harvey, Ben Howard and Sharon Van Etten, Bryde’s first recordings, including Oh Tender were done over the course of one day at The Chocolate Factory in North London. She’s currently on tour with Jake Morley and playing London’s St Giles in the Field on 11th Dec.”

DEMENTIO13 – Carried On The Dust [starts 52:20]
“Cardiff & Wigan-based producer/remixer making music which has been described as ‘electronic post-rock’ and ‘cinematic electro’. Krautrock-influenced drones, experimental electropop, film soundtracks, drum n bass and psychedelia. Dementio13’s music can be downloaded at his website on a pay-what-you-want basis.”

PARK PLANET – Dropping It [starts 56:59]
Park Planet consist – as regular listeners and readers will know – of Graham Duff on guitar, his brother Gordon on bass and Leon Breakey on drums. “The trio first played together as kids” they tell us, “grew up, then wrote a debut album 20 years later. Park Planet launch Too Tired to Sleep on October 15th under their own label Outhouse Recordings. Named after the small outbuilding studio at the back of Graham’s house. The Outhouse is where the album grew its sound and its energy. Small and compact, relaxed and imaginative, the Outhouse is a place where real music can happen and real music did. A comfortable handcrafted sound with poignant lyrics and unforgettable melodies and harmonies.”

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Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...

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