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:
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.
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.
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.