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.
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:
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.
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).
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.