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

By | posted on 2nd December 2015

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.