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:
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.
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.
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.