This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #20

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show was a recap of the year and featured tracks from nearly all of the Vigils since the start of the show.

New music this week came from The Merks and Josh Robins. Josh will hopefully be dropping into the studio in the New Year so stay tuned for more info on that shortly. You can check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

Possibly the most exciting thing that happened on the show was the very first public airing of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by a collective known as The Cinnamon Swirls. The group featured various listeners of the show all taking a line each and giving it their own spin. I can’t really describe it to you, but my initial response was “bloody nora”. And I’m one of the people singing on it! You’ll have to experience it for yourself, which you can at the end of the mixcloud linked above.

There was a special “Best Off a Best Off a Best Of” with Everything Indie Over 40) this week where the folks online were asked to choose a song out of all the Best Of songs that had previously been chosen. The winning song was “Shine On” by The House Of Love.

And now onto this week’s Vigil. It’s not only the final Vigil of 2015, but it’s also the last Vigil we’re doing. As Adam was the person who did the very first one back in August, we thought it was fitting that I actually did the last one myself. So, here’s a bit about me:

As well as being the person who does the weekly write up after each show I’m also the one doing the tweeting on the Indie Vigil Twitter account. It did take some folks a while to work this out (mentioning no names, Mark), but I can confirm, yes it is actually me.

I am originally from London, but now live in Nottingham and have been here for well over 10 years. Music is a massive part of my life and has been for a long time and I consider myself very lucky to be able to not only write about it, but also basically interact online with the artists I love in my record collection!

So, what did I pick? Let’s find out:

Something Old

Sugar – “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”

Back in around 1997 I was given a mixtape of indie type tracks by a bloke at work. He was a really good mate and we went to gigs together and it was him who basically gave me a bit of an education about music. This was the stand-out track for me on the tape and I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it. It still makes me smile now and I always enjoy listening to it as it’s not only a great song, but it also reminds me of him.

Something Borrowed

Mark Morriss – “Souvenir”

The Bluetones are an incredibly important band to me as I have been with them since the very beginning 20 years ago.  I’m sure most people expected me to choose one of their songs as my something old so I didn’t want to disappoint! I asked Mark himself what track I should play from his latest album The Taste of Mark Morriss and this was his suggestion. The album is a series of cover versions that have shaped his career in music and the direction it’s taken. I think this track showcases just how he can take a classic song and give it a little bit of Morriss magic to make it his own. Not that I’m biased or anything of course…

Something New

Tame Impala – “The Moment”

This was the most difficult track for me to pick. I nearly went with a song by Thee Cee Cees from their album Solution Songs which was released this year, but I couldn’t decide on which one to pick. I then almost chose a new song by Turin Brakes from their forthcoming new album Lost Property, but again I just couldn’t decide what to play. In the end I’ve plumped for a song from my top album of 2015: ‘Currents‘ by Australian band Tame Impala. It’s probably not really what would be considered indie, but I have not stopped playing the album since I got it and think its fab.

So that’s it for the Indie Vigil. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people that have taken part over the last few months, it’s been my pleasure to tell all of your stories. There will no doubt be a new feature in the New Year so keep an eye on the Twitter and Facebook accounts to see what Adam has in store for you all.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.  See you in 2016!

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #19

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had a Christmassy theme and our friend Rob Morgan of Goldfish Radio joined the proceedings and gave us some festive suggestions including tracks from The Cocteau Twins, Galaxie 500 and Run DMC.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

Johny stopped by as usual while Adam nipped out to have a mince pie and listen to Shakin’ Stevens on his Sony Walkman and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics”. This week he chose “Distant Sun” by Crowded House and “The Trees” by Pulp. But what was the connection? It was of course the pagan festival of Yule!

And now onto this week’s Vigil. Our guest this week is Martin Fitzgerald. For those of you in the know Martin is the Martin in ‘Ruth and Martin’s Album Club’ which is a very popular website and twitter account. Each week a guest listens to a classic album that they haven’t heard before and then reviews it. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend that you do as its fab. Also, Martin is a bit like me, a Londoner in the Midlands who likes to write, but I can safely say his writing is a lot better than mine!

Before we find out what tracks Martin has picked, let’s find out a bit more about him:

Hi, I’m Martin from Ruth and Martin’s album Club. We make people listen to great albums that they’ve previously ignored.

And so on to Martin’s three picks:

Something Old

Comet Gain – “Jack Nance Hair”

This is without doubt the best song about that bloke’s hair from Eraserhead. And Comet Gain are brilliant – they should have been massive. Always annoyed me a little bit that they’re not.

Something Borrowed

Bright Eyes – “Four Winds”

We started our album club because I came really late to Bright Eyes and Ruth was such a massive fan. I couldn’t understand why she had never strapped me to a chair and made me listen to them. And that was it. That was the idea for the album club – let’s make people listen to things (without strapping them to chairs though).

Something New

Father John Misty – “Bored in the USA”

Probably my album of 2015 if you forced me to do such a thing. He reminds me of early Elton John, but with considerably better hair.

And that’s it for this week’s Vigil. Thanks to Martin for sharing his song choices with us and why he’s picked them.

Next week it’s not only the end of the year, but it’s also the end of the Indie Vigil. And just to add to it, it’s actually me that’s taking part with my three tracks! Stay tuned for a new feature in 2016 which we’ll tell you more about soon.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #18

This Is How It Feels To Be INDIE! – Broadcast 16/12/15 by Radio_Scarborough on Mixcloud

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had all the usual great music from the likes of Saint Etienne, The Smiths and Midlake. There was also new music from Velettes and The Supersonic Jets.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was back this week. The album in question was Carry On Up The Charts – The Best Of The Beautiful South and the top track chosen by the folks online was “Song For Whoever”. There was no t-shirt to be won this week as they have all been snapped up, but all those who picked the winning track were mentioned live on air. You can’t say fairer than that now, can you?

Johny stopped by as usual while Adam nipped out to have a mince pie and listen to Shakin’ Stevens on his Sony Walkman and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics”. This week he chose “Vicar in a Tutu” by The Smiths and “After The Rain” by The Railway Children. Did you get the connection? Yes, it was storm Desmond, which hit the UK and caused a lot of devastation. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods.

And now onto this week’s Vigil. This week’s guest is Tony Pearson. But before we find out what tracks Tony has picked, let’s find out a bit more about him:

I came to Scarborough 10 years ago and set up my own landscape gardening business. I recently became a qualified electrician. I’m married to Soph and have two children, Angus and India. I’ve been involved with a number of local bands (The Jawline of Julianne Moore/The East Coast Vagabonds/Grand Theft Audio/The Grand Urge) as a guitarist, bass player and singer. I’m interested in all types of music, especially anything that’s a bit different from the norm.

I was introduced to the show by fellow guest Paul Burnett. It’s a great show and a great station! Thanks to Adam for inviting me on!”

And now here are Tony’s choices:

Something Old

The Clash – “Clampdown”

My old boss was an avid punk, in fact he still is, he still dyes his hair, he still has nose rings and he still wears beaten up jeans and DMs. He absolutely refuses to conform or grow up and still has a healthy rebellious streak. A proper punk I suppose. He’s 55 this year. Our work vans were always full of old tapes by The Damned, New Model Army or The Clash. Listening to this music and specifically music by The Clash brings us to my “old” track. “Clampdown” was a musical epiphany when I first heard it, the feedback drenched beginning, the intro, like a train shooting past, the propulsive drumbeat going through the heart of the song and it’s discordant, out of sync ending, elevated it above the usual 3 chord simplicity of most of the early punk songs and I love it.

Something Borrowed

Beta Band – “Assessment”

My brother in law is a massive fan of this band and it’s him I have to thank for getting me into them properly. We were both lucky enough to catch them on their final tour before they broke up in 2004 and considering the complexity of the arrangements for a lot of their music, they were one of the only bands I’ve ever seen that sound “just like the record”. Although all the members have gone on to pursue other projects, nothing they’ve done since matches the oddness or genius of what they came up with in this band. This is the opening track from their final album Heroes to Zeroes. They’re very much missed.

Something New

Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air”

I first saw Friendly Fires on Jools Holland’s show four years ago when they released their last album Pala. Their music, like their performances, is infectious and full of energy, but without ever being annoying. “Hawaiian Air” was the song they played to end the show and it was mesmerising to watch. The bright colours, the rhythmic, tropical sound, the dancing, the bursts of confetti at the end, it was like a beach party and everyone was invited. Writing up beat, fun music that isn’t cheesy or forced is a difficult thing to do musically but they seem to manage it effortlessly. 

And that’s it for this week’s Vigil. Thanks to Tony for sharing his song choices with us and why he’s picked them.

Like the end of 2015, the final Vigil is approaching us fast. Only 2 more to go and then that’s it. There may well be a new feature in the New Year though, so stay tuned.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #17

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had great music from the likes of Dodgy, Tindersticks and The Field Mice. There was also an exclusive play of the new track from Ground Pilots called “We Came From The Sun”.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

There was much excitement in the studio last week as Adam was joined by a special guest for the duration of the show. It was none other than the man behind the online indie community that is Everything Indie Over 40 himself, the lovely Steve. This meant a slight change to the usual “Best Off Of a Best Of” and instead the online folks were asked to choose their favourite track from the compilation album Shine Too. The winning song was “Sparky’s Dream” by Teenage Fanclub which in my humble opinion was definitely the best!

Johny stopped by as usual while the boys had a cuppa and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics”. This week he chose The Go! Team with “Buy Nothing Day” and “Sale of the Century” by Sleeper. The connection was guessed online (and given away by Rob Morgan!) by a few people and also by Steve in the studio. It was of course the Black Friday fiasco!

Speaking of Rob Morgan, there was a special track called “Those Eyes” by a band called The Cloudminders played on the show. It had never been played on the radio before and made Rob very happy indeed as this was the band he was once part of. Hopefully there will now be a reunion on the cards. What do you say Rob?

And now onto this week’s Vigil. Joining us this week is Paula Tighe. Let’s find out a bit more about Paula before her three picks:

Hi! I’m Paula Tighe, a fairly new resident to Scarborough along with my husband Tony and daughter Lucy. I am also a new listener to the show. Born and raised a Yorkshire girl (in the soon to be City of Culture Hull, come to Hull, it’s not naff anymore!!). A buzzing city full of salt of the earth people who tell it like it is. I grew up with both feet firmly entrenched in the indie / electronica of the early 1980’s.

My tastes were heavily influenced by the then, “King of Cool” (well, as far as I and half the girls on the west side of the city were concerned anyway – my brother Dave!!!). Bands such as Bauhaus, the Bunnymen, The Cure and The Clash all played a part in moulding my musical preferences.

So a big thanks to Adam for letting me be a part of the show. Hope you enjoy my tracks”.

And now here are Paula’s choices:

Something Old

The Clash – “The Magnificent Seven”

So my “old” selection is a nod to my big brother. It’s taken from the 1980 triple album Sandinista by The Clash and the track is “The Magnificent Seven” as it evokes great memories of growing up in Hull.

Something Borrowed

Massive Attack – “Teardrop”

My “borrowed” selection is “Teardrop” from the excellent 1998 album Mezzanine by Massive Attack, with vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. A beautiful track made even better by her stunning and haunting voice. It’s also a very special track to me as it reminds me of the summer I met Tony, my husband.

Something New

Leftfield – “Storms End”

My “new” selection was the easiest. It’s from the Leftfield album Alternative Light Source which was released earlier this year.  The track is “Storms End” and I chose it just because, to me, it’s simply brilliant.

 

And that’s it for this week’s Vigil.  Big thanks to Paula for sharing her song choices with us and why she’s picked them.

Listen in to the show next week to see who will be on the Vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their chosen tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #16

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had all the usual great artists including tracks from The Happy Mondays, Super Furry Animals and Talking Heads. New music this week came from Elephant Stone and Shiners.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was The Best of The House of Love. Top track chosen by the folks online was Shine On and this week’s winner of that most sought after EIO40 t-shirt was Darren @daznixon1989. Good work Darren! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in as you’ve got to be in it to win it!

This week saw Adam undertake his first live interview on the show when he spoke to David from Ground Pilots about his music and what he’s currently up to. You can find out more about the band on their Facebook page here.

As usual Adam left the studio to go and get his iced latte so Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics”. This week he brought us “Three” by The Wedding Present and “21” by David Devant and His Spirit Wife. Did you guess the connection? It was of course the news that Adele’s third album 25 was released this week.

This week’s Vigil has gone global and we meet The Riverboat Captain who is residing in beautiful New Zealand. Let’s find out a bit more about the Captain before we find out what his choices were:

I’m originally from Halifax, and moved out here 10 years ago with my partner and daughter and my real name is Keith Shackleton. I became the Riverboat Captain when I started blogging years ago, and the name comes from a song lyric. It’s not very indie though – it’s from Bob Dylan’s “Absolutely Sweet Marie” off the classic Blonde on Blonde album. I was born when “Apache” by The Shadows was number one – from this you can work out my age 🙂

I was at university in Salford late 70s/early 80s, which was in my opinion the best time to be listening to music and going to see bands. My indie claim to fame is that I once shook the hand of William Reid (who was rather the worse for wear shall we say) following the JAMC gig at Coachella in 2007, and also on that trip I got to hang out in Los Angeles with David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops. That’s about as indie as it gets, isn’t it?!

And here are Keith’s choices:

Something Old

Bailter Space – “Splat”

Watch the backwards video below and find out more about Bailer Space on Keith’s blog here – http://www.riverboatcaptain.com/

Something Borrowed

Able Tasmans – “Sour Queen”

From the first CD that my partner Anne ever gave me as a present when we got together. It’s from the album Songs from The Departure Lounge. If there was one song that could be called our song, it would be this one.

Something New

Salad Boys – “Dream Date”

Salad Boys are just making it on the scene and deserve a wider audience. You can stream the whole album for free on Bandcamp.

And that’s it for this week’s show. Thanks to Keith for sharing his song choices with us.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #15

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had all the usual great artists including tracks from The Smiths, Ride and The Jesus and Mary Chain. New music this week came from Dresses and The Perks.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was Hits by Pulp. Top track chosen by the folks online was “Babies” and this week’s winner of that most sought after EIO40 t-shirt was Andy @wheelbarrow193. Well done Andy! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in as you’ve got to be in it to win it!

As per usual Adam left the studio to go and get his cake fix so Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics”. This week he brought us “Today (This Army’s For Peace)” by Belle and Sebastian and “Paris In Flares” by The Housemartins. I think we were all well aware of what the connection was this week and our thoughts go out to everyone following the atrocities in Paris.

And now this week’s Indie Vigil. It’s a very special one this week as not only is it Adam’s brother Phillip taking part, but he’s also joining us on his birthday! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than by having some of your favourites tracks played on the radio – can you?  In fact, this may happen again very soon…

Anyway, here’s a little bit about the birthday boy:

Some say it’s just a coincidence that I get to do my Indie Vigil on my birthday, others (who are right) say nepotism. Yes, it’s time for the show’s host @howcaniapply to let his little brother loose on the airways. Unfortunately (as I may have already mentioned) today (25th November) is my 41st birthday, so I won’t be listening live. Instead I’ll be indulging in my two of my favourite pastimes, real cider and football. If all has gone to plan I should be on route to Borehamwood to witness Lincoln City triumph, via a few hostelries in the capital. Hope you enjoy my picks…

Something Old

Suede – “Lazy”

From Coming Up, which is one of my all-time favourite albums. You could blindfold me and I could stick a pin in the track-listing and it will always be a great song.

Something Borrowed

Vampire Weekend – “M79”

My ringtone for many years. Never got to the lyrics, so let’s rectify that today. Love their live version on YouTube with a couple of violins and a double bass, or is it a cello?

(I think it’s a cello – Ed)

Something New

Peace – “The Music Was To Blame”

Hardest one to pick, mainly due to my lack of new music knowledge. Did enjoy their latest album Happy People though. They just seem to belt out some decent old fashioned indie tunes.

And that’s it for this week’s birthday show. Thanks to Phillip for sharing his song choices with us and why he’s chosen them. Hope you had a great birthday!

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #14

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show had all the usual great artists including tracks from Joy Division, Mansun and The Supernaturals. There was also music from new bands Kalimur and Scarlett and Saffron.

Check out the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was Dirty Hits by Primal Scream. Top track chosen by the folks online was “Come Together”. The winner of that most sought after EIO40 t-shirt was @Chops_Top_Fives. Well done Chops! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in!

Also on the show Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics” while Adam nipped out for his usual iced latte and a cinnamon swirl. This week he brought us “George” by Headless Chickens and “Weirdo” by The Charlatans. Apparently Adam guessed the connection this week, but I’m not too sure that I believe him! Anyway, the connection was all about someone baking a giant sized cake of Prince George. Weirdo indeed!

And now this week’s Indie Vigil. This week it’s Paul Hasley known online as @has99.

These are Paul’s three choices:

Something Old

The Men They Couldn’t Hang – “Ghosts of Cable Street”

Something Borrowed

Cinerama – “Barefoot in the Park”

Something New

Seedhead– “Crocodile”

And that’s it for this week. Thanks to Paul for sharing his song choices with us.

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #13

This Is How It Feels To Be INDIE! – Broadcast 11/11/15 by Radio_Scarborough on Mixcloud

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show was an extended version (three hours!!) where the last hour was dedicated to just The Charlatans. In the main show there was all the usual great music including songs from Sleeper and Radiohead. You can find the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was “Melting Pot” by The Charlatans. Due to the amount of votes that were received, Adam presented us with an extra hour of the show to play all the best tracks. The winner of that most sought after EIO40 t-shirt was @isherwood_rob. Well done! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in!

Also on the show Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics” while Adam nipped out for his usual iced latte and this week two cinnamon swirls. This week he brought us “Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band and “Ocean and a Tear” by Robert Post. Did you get the connection? It was all about Justin Bieber getting all upset about something again. Boo hoo!

And so onto the Indie Vigil. I cannot believe we are up to week 13 already! It’s flown by. Up this week is Mr Funky himself, Matt Jones AKA @maffrj. Here’s a little bit about Matt:

I’m 44, dad of 2 from Rhuddlan in North Wales (NOT RHYL!). I did go to Scarborough once on a holiday as a kid but don’t remember it.

Here we go with Matt’s three choices:

Something Old

dEUS“Suds and Soda”

dEUS are a band I’ve loved ever since I first heard this on the radio. My friend James and I finally got to see them live ten years ago after years of following them, and we pretty much stood there in awe.

Something Borrowed

The Lilac Time“Return to Yesterday”

The Lilac Time were the band Stephen Duffy formed after he dropped the Tin Tin and gave up on chart success. “Return To Yesterday” was on the Chart Show and my good friend Eifion realised its genius and bought it. He was always ahead of the game having been into Factory Records for years before I bought True Faith. The Lilac Time are one of umpteen bands I owe him for.

Something New

The Mountain Goats“Foreign Object”

Finally, my favourite band. I’m off to see the Mountain Goats twice this week, in Leeds and Manchester, and this track from their latest album Beat The Champ from earlier this year is one of my tracks of the year.

And there you have it. Many thanks to Matt for sharing his song choices and the reasons why he’s picked them with us. Enjoy the Mountain Goats!

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #12

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough.  Last week’s show featured all the usual great music, including Maximo Park and Teenage Fanclub. Also played was the brand new single by The Trashcan Sinatras, entitled “Best Days On Earth”, taken from their forthcoming PledgeMusic album due for release very soon. We even got a retweet by the Trashcans themselves which made both Adam’s and my day!

Keeping up with the latest new bands there were also tracks from Amber Leaves and Asylums. You can find the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page – while you’re there, why not give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) this week voted on Loads by The Happy Mondays. The winning track was “WFL” as voted by the Twitter followers and that amazing EIO40 t-shirt was won by Neil Cooper (@neilc79). Well done! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in to be in with a chance to win!

Also on the show Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics” while Adam nipped out for his usual iced latte and cinnamon swirl. This week he brought us “Waiting for the Winter” by Popguns and “Happy Hour” by the Housemartins.  Did you get the connection? A few people guessed it online as it was of course the end of British summertime!

And so onto the Indie Vigil. This week’s choices come from the lovely Rachel Jones who goes by the twitter handle @star273025.  Rachel is a 39 year old teacher from Wolverhampton and is single mum to 3 fantastic kids.

The three tracks Rachel has chosen are as follows:

Something Old

The Wonder Stuff – “It’s Yer Money I’m After Baby”

I was music obsessed from a young age and read Smash Hits religiously from 7, initially heavily censored by my mother. In 1988 Transvision Vamp released “I Want Your Love” and I remember reading the lyrics and thinking she was rather foolish. A couple of months later I heard Miles singing the exact opposite sentiment and I was captivated! And so began my obsession with The Wonder Stuff, leading on to discovering the wonderful PWEI and Neds Atomic Dustbin. I’ve seen Miles play twice this year, still with the same passion he always had and still making me jump up and down like a demented 15 year old.

Something Borrowed

The Longpigs – “She Said”

I went to Sheffield Hallam Uni and my best mate there wrote for a local music magazine and I would tag along to “help” with gig reviews and interviews. Her editor was friends with a local band and she couldn’t wait to play me their stuff – obviously I loved it immediately. This, and “On and On” remain two of my favourite songs ever; they remind me of an amazing gig they played at our union and lots of fantastic nights out in Sheffield.

Something New

The Sherlocks – “Heart of Gold”

Coincidentally another band from Sheffield! I heard this played on Radio 1 a few weeks ago and loved it immediately. I really can’t wait to see them live and hope big things come their way.

Big thanks to Rachel for sharing her song choices and the reasons why she’s picked them with us.

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #11

This Is How It Feels To Be INDIE! – Broadcast 28/10/15 by Radio_Scarborough on Mixcloud

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show featured all the usual great music including Echo and the Bunnymen, The Shins, and Two Door Cinema Club. Keeping up with the latest new bands there was also tracks from Delamere and Superfood, plus “Calling Out”, the great new single from Distant Sun. You can find the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off of a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was Pop Will Eat Itself’s 16 Different Flavours of Hell. The winning track was “Def Con One” as voted by the Twitter followers and that amazing EIO40 t-shirt was won by @Betamax857. Well done! Keep an eye out for next week’s competition and get your vote in!

Also on the show Johny popped by and gave us his “Lost Indie Classics” while Adam nipped out for his usual iced latte and cinnamon swirl. This week he brought us “The Little Engineers Set” by The Dentists and “The Procession of Popular Capitalism” by McCarthy. Did you get the connection? It was of course the return of The Apprentice on the telly!

This week’s Vigil is going out live on the air, but I have been lucky enough to get hold of the info on our participant. He’s clearly a very brave man as he’s agreed to visit the studio and spend some time with Adam, so let’s meet Paul:

I’m Paul Burnett. I’m 39 and a bit of a mongrel! Scotland born, Australia bred now living in Scarborough with my beautiful wife Katey and two sons Ryan and Owen. Since I can remember I’ve been fortunate to have been around great people who have impeccable taste in music and in the age of chew-em-up-and-spit-em-out pop bands, whether it’s subliminal or forced, my challenge now is to make sure my kids are exposed to alternatives to the mainstream! A big thanks to Adam for a great show and for the opportunity for my 15 minutes of fame.

So, going out live on the show these are Paul’s three tracks:

Something Old

New Order – “Every Little Counts”

I find imperfections and chaos in music very attractive and a few high charting singles aside, this band were mostly unpolished – especially in a live setting. I discovered this band over 25 years ago and loved everything about them. I was particularly fascinated with the story of their record label, Factory, and how this affected their sound. The label had a very unorthodox approach, but allowed them to maintain full artistic integrity. The sound, the slick but very expensive Peter Saville artwork, the musical reinvention through the years after the Joy Division years made for a really interesting musical journey.

My choice for Something Old is taken off their 1986 album “Brotherhood” and although there are far better crafted tracks on this album and throughout their back catalogue, it captures the essence of the imperfect chaos that makes them one of my favourite bands of all time.

Something Borrowed

The Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize?”

The Flaming Lips were a retrospective discovery. A good friend of mine in Australia was a big Flaming Lips fan and he lent me several albums prior to the release of arguably one of their finest “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”. The Lips stay true to their experimental sound in the album, but it’s also scattered with fantastic melodic pop-sounding songs.

So, for my Borrowed selection, I’ve picked a song that means something different to everyone who listens to it. It’s also the song to which my wife, Katey, walked down the aisle to. 

Something New

Alt J – “Taro”

My choice for Something New is “Taro” by Alt J. A really beautiful track in so many ways and another band with unique sounding vocals. In my opinion, Taro is by far the stand out track on the album “An Awesome Wave”. I love the way it builds through each chorus with the Indian Bhangra sounding guitar work which is actually created by finger tapping with a roll of electrical tape. If this is new to you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I’m writing this before the show, so hopefully it all went to plan and you enjoyed the first ever live Vigil. Thanks to Paul for sharing his song choices with us along with the reasons why he’s picked them and also for braving being in an enclosed space with Adam!

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #10

This Is How It Feels To Be INDIE! – Broadcast 21/10/15 by Radio_Scarborough on Mixcloud

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week’s show featured all the usual great music including The Inspiral Carpets, Pele, and The Milltown Brothers. Adam also played tracks by The Wedding Present and The Woodentops in honour of his upcoming visit to the “Wake Up Indie All Dayer” which took place at Rock City in Nottingham on Saturday. I also attended along with Tracey (@0151Omski) and we spent a great day listening to the aforementioned bands and other artists such as Brix and the Extricated and Echo and the Bunnymen. An awesome time was had by all and Tracey even spoke to David Gedge as we left. New music came from Decoration and Kalimur.

Find the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page and give us a “like” and a share please! You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The show ended with “If Looks Could Kill” by Camera Obscura which was played as a tribute to Carey Lander who sadly passed away last week. Carey was raising money for Sarcoma UK and her JustGiving page is still going in her honour. You can find the page and donate here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was Going For Gold by Shed Seven. The winner was “Chasing Rainbows” being the favourite from the album as voted by the twitterati. The much sort after EIO40 t-shirt was won by Sam Woolridge. Great stuff from everyone who voted.

So now onto this week’s Indie Vigil, which put an end to the biggest twitter mystery since ‘is @0151Omski a man or a woman?’. Yes, it was the revelation that Knoxy did in fact have a christian name. We put out a poll to see if anyone could guess what it was, as perhaps Knoxy himself had forgotten. The collective thought that it might be anything from Barbara, Foxy, Opportunity, School of Hard to my favourite guess of Steadman (like him off of Five Star). It is in fact Andy. I still prefer Steadman to be honest…

Anyway, let’s find out a bit more about Knoxy:

I’m Knoxy. 42 years old and love music in any form, but especially Indie Punk Metal Grind Industrial Folk. Yeah like I said any form… I first got into music in a big way when I purchased the Iron Maiden cassette “Number Of The Beast” for 43p in a school swimming gala. A few years later I heard the song that would change my musical outlook forever. It was the Inspiral Carpets “This is How it Feels”. It changed my life and I then went onto Neds, Mega City Four, Carter, Stone Roses, Northside etc.

I’ve been in a few bands over the years, but the one that was mentioned a few weeks ago was Carnage N.W. and our song “Killer Goldfish From Mars”.  We were classed as a sort of thrash Hawkwind. Over the past year I’ve been discovering loads of stuff that passed me by thanks to EIO40.  But it’s costing me a fortune buying CDs, in fact this year so far I have purchased 145 CDs! Anyway I will keep on with my adventure to discover new music all the time”.

So here we go with Knoxy’s three tracks:

Something Old

The Inspiral Carpets – “This is How it Feels”

Knoxy chose this song as it was the one that got him into indie in the first place.

Something Borrowed

Northside – “Moody Places”

This song is the theme music from Granada Soccer Night.

Something New

Slow Readers Club – “Plant the Seed”

This is my favourite new band at the moment.

Thank you to Knoxy for sharing his song choices with us and of course his first name!  Remember, if you want to get involved email Adam at Adam.wednesdaynight@hotmail.com and include why you’ve picked the songs and a bit about yourself so we can feature your story on these very pages.

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.

This Is How It Feels To Be Indie – The Indie Vigil #9

This Is How It Feels To Be INDIE! – Broadcast 14/10/15 by Radio_Scarborough on Mixcloud

Welcome to your weekly catch up on the “This Is How It Feels To Be Indie” radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough.  Last week’s show had the usual great tunes from the likes of The Charlatans, Pulp and The Pixies and some new music from Count The Thief and Flyte.  We also got some favourites happening on the Twitter page from The Struts, and The Divine Comedy sent us a tweet thanking Adam for playing their music on his show.  How lovely!

Anyway, you can find the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page.  Give us a “like” and a share please!  You can also listen again to the show in full on Mixcloud here.

The weekly feature of “The Best off a Best Of” (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was ‘Straw Donkey – The Singles’ by Carter USM.  There was a joint winner this week with both “Bloodsport For All” and “The Only Living Boy In New Cross” chosen as the best track by the Twitter constituent.  Great stuff from everyone who voted.

We also had Johny’s Lost Indie Classics where the songs played were “Bluetonic” by The Bluetones and “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” by Morrissey.  Did you get the connection?  Why of course, it was all about Jose Mourino!

So now onto this week’s Indie Vigil.  Unfortunately Ronnie Pickering wasn’t taking part this week as he wanted to request “Road Rage” by Catatonia three times, so instead sharing his choices with us is the one and only Mr Clive Stringer.  Famous for his cryptic crosswords (which me and David Bruce still haven’t got over yet by the way #26across) and showcasing the extremely fetching EIO40 t-shirt on his profile pic, Clive is something of a regular in the online indie community.

Clive has already shared a bit about himself on the EIO40 site which you read here so I’ll include just a smidge about him for posterity:

“Clive Stringer – 40 odd from Wantage in South Oxon.  Discovered indie music in a eureka moment when he heard Bjork singing with The Sugarcubes on the Saturday morning chart show.  Clive’s most memorable indie gig was the Slough festival in 1991.  With a great line up including Ride topping the bill it was the shoegazing equivalent of Woodstock.  Only in Slough”.

So here we go with Clive’s three tracks:

Something Old

Last Party – “Mr Hurst”

I first came across this track when I bought The Bitter Springs LP Best Bakers on the Island.  Last Party were the former incarnation of The Bitter Springs and some of their tracks appeared at the end of the aforementioned LP.  Their front man, Simon Rivers – is in my opinion – an exceptionally witty lyricist much in the same mould as Paul Heaton, Jarvis Cocker and Nigel Blackwell etc. Indeed, this classic slab of old school indie includes the immortal lines “one fag left, last match dead, six miles to the local post office, and it’s a Sunday”.

Something Borrowed

Galaxie 500 – “Isn’t it a Pity”

I got into Galaxie 500 by one of those top 20 whatever indie complications. It included “Blue Thunder”, which is still one of my all-time favourite songs and what I nearly selected as my something old.  Subsequently I bought Galaxie 500’s 1989 album On Fire and album closer “Isn’t it a Pity” swiftly became my second favourite song.  However, aged 18 as I was then, I was blissfully ignorant of George Harrison‘s solo output and was unaware for some years that it was in fact a cover version.

Something New

Evans The Death – “Bad Year”

Something new comes from my favourite band at present Evans The Death.  They have released two fantastic albums, the eponymous debut in 2012 and this year’s follow up Expect Delays.  The hard part really was just selecting one track, however in the end I’ve gone for something instantly catchy with “Bad Year”.

Thank you to Clive for sharing his song choices with us and the reasons why he picked them.  Remember, if you want to get involved email Adam at Adam.wednesdaynight@hotmail.com and include why you’ve picked the songs and a bit about yourself so we can feature your story on these very pages.

Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.

And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.