Erste Sekunden

Die These ist ja bekannt: Alles entscheidet sich in den ersten Sekunden. Ob man das Jobinterview erfolgreich übersteht, mit wem wir unser Leben verbringen – aber natürlich auch, ob ein Song es vermag, uns direkt anzusprechen.

«First Second» haben Pulse Park ihr zweites Album benannt, was die Eingangsthese zugleich bestätigt und widerlegt, weil man eine Sekunde braucht, um den doppelten Sinn zu begreifen. Was unmittelbar erfreut und was sich erst mit der Zeit entfaltet: Beiderlei findet sich in der heutigen (wie überhaupt in jeder) Golden Glades-Ausgabe.

Erste Sekunden  ist zu hören am Mittwoch, den 17.04.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 18.04. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 20.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Cool SoundsBug LifeChapter Music
Elephant StoneGoing UndergroundFuzz Club Records
The Lemon TwigsA Dream Is All I KnowCaptured Tracks
Sarah MaisonA La Clarte Du JourMuzul Productions
The Reed Conservation SocietyA Coeur JoieViolette Records
MagonBreakthrough BlitzDecember Square
Dana GavanskiLate Slap (feat. Cornelia Murr)Full Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiLet Them RowFull Time Hobby
Rural FranceTag AlongMeritorio
Holiday GhostsBig CongratulationsFat Cat
Max BlansjaarAnna MadonnaBeanie Tapes
Katie von SchleicherPileaSipsman Records
Dent MayCoasting On Fumes (feat. Jordana)Carpark Records
BMX BanditsHop Skip Jump (For Your Love)Tapete
Hooper CrescentLate Night TVSpoilsport Records
Hooper CrescentKaraoke LoveSpoilsport Records
Nights TemplarLonely Like the DevilPaisley Shirt Records
La LuzPoppiesSub Pop
Susan JamesTime Is Nowself-released
Nancy PriddyAnd Who Will You Be ThenRev-Ola
Way DynamicMaterialSpoilsport Records
Short CircusIn Another
Pulse ParkWide ArrayHall + Echo
Pulse ParkInertia and MassHall + Echo
Klaus Johann GrobeWhen You LeaveTrouble In Mind
Henny HerzThe ReaderInselgruppe
Pernice BrothersWhat We HadNew West Records
Pernice BrothersWho Will You BelieveNew West Records
The PearlfishersWe're Gonna Make A Hit Record, BoyMarina Records
House of ZenHigh FivesAburAc
John Canning YatesUnder Cobalt SkiesViolette Records

Leichtes Unbehagen

Ungetrübtes Glück kann sehr langweilig sein – zumindest, was die Inhalte von Songtexten angeht. Heraufziehendes Unheil ist dagegen eine ergiebige Situation. Ahnung von Niedergang? Düsteres Gelände? Zweifel auf offener Szene? Das sind tolle Themen für Popsongs! Erst wo sich diffuse Mulmigkeit breit macht, ist popmusikalische Dichtung ganz bei sich selbst. Dies demonstrieren uns heute Dana Gavanski, Daniel Romano’s Outfit und Mary Timony.

Leichtes Unbehagen war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 24.01.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 25.01. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 27.01. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz & DAB+
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

French QuarterChecks & BalancesOff Tempo Records
Children's HourBright LightsDrag City
Ty SegallMy Best FriendDrag City
Misty LanesWould You Believe?Third Eye Stimuli
Novelty Island1102Nine X Nine
Jenny O.Pleasure in FunctionMama Bird Recording
Uni BoysBe My Baby TonightCuration Records
The Lemon TwigsMy Golden YearsCaptured Tracks
Kane & JamesSmileGood Eye Records
Mary TimonyThe GuestMerge
Pete AstorModel VillageTapete Records
Pale LightsTwisting The KnifeKUS
Jess LockeUncomfortably HappyDot Dash/Remote Control
Dana GavanskiHow To Feel UncomfortableFull Time Hobby
OmniPlastic Pyramid (feat. Izzy Glaudini)Sub Pop
GwendolineRock 2000Born Bad
Haze Sous Le SilenceOff White House Records
Haze HidingOff White House Records
Flower FestivalBehave (feat. Lonna Kelley)Moone Records
DancerPassionate Sunday Meritorio
HomeworkPaperGoldMold Records
Potato BeachLove SignsSiluh
The Jasmine MinksKillLast Night From Glasgow
Ducks Ltd.Hollowed OutCarpark
Daniel Romano's OutfitField of RuinsYou've Changed Rec.
AirbusThis Time TomorrowCherry Red
Bill Ryder-JonesIt's Today AgainDomino
Bill Ryder-JonesChristinhaDomino
Large PlantsHope It Is A Feathered ThingGhost Box
Barbara MorgensternDie Wand Staatsakt

Best Of 2022

Although the new year is already in full swing, it’s always worth taking a look back. Here are some of my favourite albums released in 2022:

Michael Rault: Michael Rault

A warm and sonic depth runs through this self-titled album by Michael Rault. The songwriting of Harry Nilsson springs to mind, Emitt Rhodes or even Stevie Wonder. Amidst the lush harmonies and spacious analogue sound, you could almost get the idea that this is a lost work from the 70s that only recently has been rediscovered. But no: Michael Rault releases music since 2008. His present work is the second for Wick Records, which in turn are associated with Daptone. And shows a very mature and passionate songwriting. The sensitive quality is surely also related to the fact that many things changed in Michael Rault’s life: he left his partner, his manager and his backing band, moved from Montreal to Los Angeles and recorded some of the songs in his bedroom. But for the big production, for the smooth string and wind arrangements, there was plenty of help from his circle of friends and rounds off this historically well-inspired piece of classic pop just perfectly.

Apollo Ghosts: Pink Tiger

In their native Canada, Apollo Ghosts are already known and appreciated. The band was formed in 2009 around songwriter Adrian Teacher and drummer Amanda Panda. Most recently, they released an album with ambient tracks as well as a collection of local cover songs, whereby only artists from Vancouver were re-scored by Apollo Ghosts. And now, titled Pink Tiger, there is a regular studio work that deserves special attention: Pink Tiger by Apollo Ghosts was created over the last three years: 22 songs, divided into two chapters: Pink features the acoustic version of the band. It shows a smooth and clever songwriting, in which Teacher undergoes a self-analysis. During the recordings he had the feeling that everything was falling apart: his father was dying and he also lost part of his hearing. The second chapter – Tiger – was recorded a year later and celebrates the endurance of friendship, music and hope. Garnished with strumming guitars, the three piece presents some good old energetic indie rock. So this double-album shows two different sides of one and the same band. And the good thing is: both are absolutely entertaining from beginning to end.

Papercuts: Past Life Regression

Music that refers to the baroque pop of the 60s is still occasionally produced today. For example, by Jason Quever and his project Papercuts. Past Life Regression, his eighth album, sounds very organic and you can hear that the man behind Papercuts not only writes songs but also works as a producer for others: Sugar Candy Mountain, Cass MacCombs or Beach House –  they all have placed themselves in his trusting hands. When Quever himself plays music as Papercuts, his songs often have a melancholic touch and the vintage-heavy sound palette plays well into his hands.

Partner Look: By The Book

When two people wear the same or a very similar outfit, one often speaks of a partner look. I didn’t realise until now that this term is only common in German-speaking countries and tends to cause confusion elsewhere. But that’s exactly why a band from Melbourne has named itself after this pseudoanglizism. The quartet Partner Look consists of the German-born sisters Ambrin and Anila Hasnain and their partners Dainis Lacey and Lachlen Denton. All four musicians are also involved in other music projects: Cool Sounds, The Ocean Party and Studio Magic and also move in related pop terrain. They play through their debut very nonchalantly: By the Book by Partner Look is an album that offers very good entertainment in its casual, charming way.

Dana Gavanski: When It Comes

Dana Gavanski and her music have been on my radar from the very beginning. I’ve watched her songwriting evolve from humble, soulful folk to a more daring art-pop direction. On her second album, When It Comes, the Serbian-Canadian songwriter is coming a step closer to the wondrous sound world of Robert Wyatt. She has a very playful and honest style, and like Wyatt, it’s the fragile voice that really carries you away. Hard to believe, but it wasn’t long ago that Gavanski lost her voice due to illness. Thankfully, she’s back again and in great shape and has delivered this wonderful, timeless yet beautifully idiosyncratic album that sadly far too few people know about. Also check out the live report from last year’s Reeperbahn Festival. It was a very special event!

Way Dynamic: So Familiar

There are always cultural hotspots, places where a lot of talented musicians gather at one time and create something special: an exceptional sound that stands for a certain time and a certain place. One such hotspot at the moment is clearly Melbourne in Australia. Good projects are springing up like mushrooms and everything is somehow connected. Way Dynamic is the name of the project of the Australian Dylan Young. Young, who was just touring as a drummer with Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton as well as Snowy Band. He played two gigs each evening and now presents his ambitious solo project: Way Dynamic. On his stunning debut So Familiar, Young shows a knack for putting together familiar retro sounds in a new way. The sound of the American West Coast and the early 70ties shimmers through, yet it is not simply copied. Once again, I’m amazed at how a single person manages to replace an entire band so effortlessly.

No Frills: Downward Dog

Downward Dog is the fabulous debut of the Canadian band No Frills. In their own words, this is a collection of DIY pop hits with serious themes such as depression, despair, life and death. But most of all, this band wants to have fun! And that is noticeable all along the record: No Frills from Toronto moves quite nonchalantly through the songs. Also the recording process was exceptional. For example, the singer wore a hygiene mask and sang through a toilet paper roll attached to the microphone. Just to capture the right sound for his voice. This pretty much sums up the album – lots of ideas floating around to discover!

Pete Astor: Time On Earth

Pete Astor and his bands The Loft and The Weather Prophets are among the best Creation Records had to offer in the 80s. And British songwriter is still a very good storyteller: Time On Earth is the name of his new album, and as on its predecessor One For The Ghost, the theme of „life after death“ plays a central role. Pete Astor shows himself reflective and personal, and he knows exactly what he is singing about. Dealing with death can be a cheerful and comforting thing when you think of dear friends who have recently passed away and are sorely missed. Life goes on while Pete Astor created one of his most beautiful albums.

Im Spannungsfeld

Wahrscheinlich bewegt sich jede Musik immer auch in gewissen Spannungsfeldern – jedenfalls gilt dies ohne Zweifel für jegliche Acts, die in dieser Golden Glades-Ausgabe zum Zuge kommen. Wir besichtigen u.a. die Spannungsfelder zwischen Folk und Psychedelic, zwischen Punk Rock und Bubblegum Pop, zwischen privater Klage und politischem Anspruch und natürlich das zwischen dem Willen zum freien Ausdruck und dem Zwang zur monatlichen Mietzahlung. Mit dabei im fortlaufenden Drama des Hin- und Hergerissen-Seins: Rachael Dadd, The Loft und Uni Boys.

Im Spannungsfeld war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 16.11.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 03.11. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 05.11. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz & DAB+
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Melody's Echo ChamberCrystallizedDomino
Low IslandGoodbye BluefinEmotional Interference
Spencer CullumKingdom WeatherFull Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiWaltz for a SpanielFull Time Hobby
Rachael DaddGhostMemphis Industries
The ChesterfieldsYou're Ace From SpaceMr. Mellow's Music
The LoftUp The Hill And Down The SlopeCreation Records
Pete AstorNew ReligionTapete
R.E.M.Wolves, LowerI.R.S.
The WendsWhat a Heart is ForSubjangle
Uni BoysTake A Look AroundCuration Records
Uni BoysYou Worry About MeCuration Records
The Loch Ness MouseThe SavignyplatzTune J Music
Gwilym GoldOverflowSA Recordings
The Hanged ManPatterns FollowPNKSLM
DungenSkövdeMexican Summer
DisqMeant to BeSaddle Creek
The Laughing ChimesIce Cream SkiesSlumberland
Peel Dream MagazineSelf-Actualization Centre f/ WinterSlumberland/Tough Love
The Beach BoysLittle PadCapitol
Richard TwiceIf I Knew You Were The OnePhillips
Richard TwiceIf I Were Strong I'd Move You MountainsPhillips
SunfruitsBelieve it allThird Eye Stimuli
Winter McQuinnGeorge Harrisons Crystal BallThird Eye Stimuli
SloanKeep Your Name AliveYep Roc
SloanNice Work If You Can Get ItYep Roc
More KicksColour Me StupefiedStardumb/Dirtnap
Eerie WandaLong TimeJoyful Noise
Wax MachineCanto de lemanjaBatov Records

Reeperbahn Festival 2022

These are special times we are living in at the moment. Amidst all the crises, are we ready for an exuberant music festival? Is Europe’s biggest club festival, where the global music industry and fans from all over the world meet, still as good as it was before the pandemic and before Brexit? Can one drift through the numerous clubs and events without hesitation? Or is the festival in danger of becoming a super-spreader event like SXSW last spring?

To be honest, I had my doubts. But after a two-year break, it was about time to see all the friends and colleagues again. The Reeperbahn Festival usually is a great get-together. A good opportunity to make new contacts and get fresh input. And of course, to see live shows by artists you already know and appreciate, but also to discover newbies. So far, the festival has always provided pleasant surprises. What about #RBF 2022?

Naima Bock

Luckily, my train wasn’t running late, so I was able to catch London singer-songwriter Naima Bock, who performed at Festival Village in the early evening on Wednesday. Bock’s debut album „Giant Palm“ is not the usual folk-inspired songwriter affair. It contains expansive arrangements, jazzy moments and, of course, her Brazilian background. Over 30 musicians participated in the recording. Now for the live performance at the Reeperbahn Festival, everything is stripped down. High up on the stage above the counter of the local drinks company „Fritz Limo“ we see Naima Bock with her acoustic guitar, accompanied by violinist Oliver Hamilton. This strange setting alone did not work well with her soul-searching music. Furthermore it is disturbed by heavy beats blaring from the rollerblade disco just a stone’s throw away. The clash of sounds was very unfortunate for the conversational intimacy Naima Bock usually creates. Clearly, she deserves better than that.

Dana Gavanski

Fortunately, Dana Gavanski’s performance later in the evening was booked at a more suitable venue: the hallowed walls of the neoclassic St. Pauli church. Of course, the reverby sound can be quite a challenge for an electrified ensemble, but Gavanski and her band sounded excellent. I would even say it was the perfect ambience for her stunning voice and her idiosyncratic songwriting, which comes across as elegant and tender. And it is palpable, how everyone is enjoying it: how the band easily connects with the audience – smiles are all around. My friend Dino, who’s hearing Gavanski’s music for the very first time mentions the innovative British act Broadcast. If this is an influence, it’s one of many. During the set we get to hear two cover versions: The sentimental The Kinks composition “Strangers” plus King Crimson’s “I Talk To The Wind”. Both tracks fit seamlessly into Gavanski’s own work. The cozy gig ends after midnight and is already my highlight of this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. But there are three more days to go!

This 17th edition of the Reeperbahn Festival is a pioneer in diversity and equality: 50% of the conference panels and 55% of the music line-up are female staffed. And it’s good seeing this positive change – even if the majority of the audience is still old and male, because that’s the music business, right? Anyway, there are 400 shows on and it’s impossible to see everything. Though some artists play two or even three shows. A good way to cope with it all is just to browse through the clubs, to go with the flow. The Reeperbahn Festival has very few established names in the line-up, it’s mainly for discovering new talents. But I have to confess: a lot of them don’t resonate with me. Some are simply trying too hard, others are just uninspired. A lot of it sounds and looks very much like coming straight out of the pop academy, made for the industry.

November Ultra

However, I was very relieved to discover at least one great artist on Thursday who I had never heard of before, but who seemed authentic and played a wonderfully intimate show at the plushy Imperial Theatre. She calls herself November Ultra, is hailing from Paris and sings soothing DIY lullabys with a soft voice and sparse instrumentation. Her performance started with a mini keyboard and from the very first second on, the audience was absolutely captivated by the tender melodies and overflowing emotions. In between songs the French artist was up for lovely banter, she made the audience laugh and animated to sing along. Although November Ultra only works with simple chords, her music came very close to the listener. A feeling that she conveys with her voice alone, so vulnerable and easy to relate to – it left a lasting impression on me and my friends.

Alex Lahey

Next up: Friday: The day-tickets were sold out and I feared that this means long queues outside the venues. The legendary Molotow was actually pretty packed when Alex Lahey played her solid indie-rock set at 5pm in the afternoon. This is the kind of event when you completely forget about time and space and just bob along with music. A lot of hair was shaken, a lot of hands in the air and wild applause when Lahey unexpectedly put away her guitar in exchange for a saxophone. She knew exactly what she was doing and where she was. At the end of the show she says, she loves playing music to people who love music. Adding, that everyone here is working. Well, yes: some of us are. But Alex Lahey made the most of it. Her live set was fun for everyone, working or not.

Kiwi Jr.

Later that night at the Molotow backyard, Kiwi Jr. played their very first show in Germany. I had this band from Toronto on my radar since they released their fantastic debut album “Football Money” in 2019. At first, the band seemed a little irritated, as if they didn’t quite know what to expect. Maybe because they had to take over the stage after an act that appealed to a completely different audience. Well, there was no need to worry about that. Kiwi Jr. had a couple of fans in the crowd happily dancing and singing along to the upbeat jangly indie rock tunes. They were just as fun and infectious as on record.


On the fourth day of the Reeperbahn Festival, a certain concert fatigue often sets in. I went to see a few gigs, but nothing really captivated me. Even so, it’s absolutely fine. I had my highlights with Dana Gavanski, Kiwi Jr. and November Ultra.

Now I’ve been back home for a few days and haven’t heard of a single case of Covid – phew! Brexit wasn’t an issue either, there were many artists from the UK performing in Hamburg. Almost everything was as good as it used to be. I am already looking forward to the sequel #RBF 2023. Early bird tickets are on sale here.

Heiter bis wolkig

Die Aussichten für Golden Glades sind heiter bis wolkig. Über Westschottland liegt ein stabiles Hochdruckdruckgebiet, das nur durch melancholische Regenintermezzi unterbrochen wird: Der klassisch geschulte C Duncan präsentiert mit «Alluvium» erneut seine schwelgerischen und texturreichen Klänge. Dem perfekten Pop dicht auf der Spur bleiben David Scott und seine Band The Pearlfishers, von denen einige Alben neu als Doppel-Vinyl erhältlich sind. Und die Glasgower Indie-Darlings Belle and Sebastian legen nach sieben Jahren ein neues Studioalbum vor, das selbst an grauen Tagen eine Portion Trost zu spenden vermag.

Heiter bis wolkig war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 18.05.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 19.05. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 21.05. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
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Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Belle & SebastianUnnecessary DramaMatador
The SmithsBigmouth Strikes AgainRough Trade
David Long & Shane O'NeillBruisedCountry Pylon Rec.
The StroppiesI'm in the WaterTough Love
The Wave PicturesBlink The SunMoshi Moshi
Melody's Echo ChamberEmotional EternalDomino
C. DuncanYou Don't Come AroundBella Union
C. DuncanHeavenBella Union
Eliza NiemiMurphysTin Angel Records
Martin CourtneyCorncobDomino
The PearlfishersUp with the LarksMarina Records
The PearlfishersAlways Running AwayMarina Records
SorryThereÕs So Many People That WantÉDomino
Man Behind TreeCalifornia ZephyrSubjangle
SpiritualizedBest Thing You Never HadBella Union
Bart DavenportWireless MoonTapete Records
Die SterneAlles was ich willPias
The Boys With The Perpetual NervousnessLook BackBobo Integral
Astrel KFlickering iDuophonic
Ghost PowerZome PrimerDuophonic
Dana GavanskiBend Away and FallFull Time Hobby
Robert WyattJust As You AreDomino
Butcher BoyDear JohnNeedle Mythology
The MuldoonsAudacityLast Night From Glasgow
Built to SpillGonna LoseSub Pop
Kathleen Hanna, Erica Dawn Lyle, Vice
Slack TimesLook At YouMeritorio
The Magic LanternEnoughHectic Eclectic
Charles WatsonReared In The WestMoshi Moshi

My Rock’n’Roll Friend

Aus einem besonderen Blickwinkel schauen wir heute zurück auf die Karriere der australischen Gitarrenband The Go-Betweens. Anlass ist das Buch «My Rock’n’Roll Friend» der britischen Musikerin und Autorin Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl). Als enge Vertraute hat sie sich an eine alternative Bandbiografie gewagt: Ihre Freundin und Wegbegleiterin Lindy Morrison bildete über viele Jahre an der Seite von Robert Foster und Grant McLennon den kreativen Kern der The Go-Betweens, doch sie traf als emanzipierte Schlagzeugerin auf viele Widerstände. Mit den Jahren wurde sie aus der Bandgeschichte quasi herausgeschrieben. Dies ist ein Umstand, der sich in allen Kunstformen immer wieder beobachten lässt: Frauen schrumpfen im Nachgang einer Bewegung zu Nebenfiguren. Tracey Thorn gelingt es mit ihrem Buch, die Balance wiederherzustellen. «My Rock’n’Roll Friend» ist ein sehr ehrlicher Bericht über Lindy Morrison – und über sich selbst.

My Rock’n’Roll Friend war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 09.03.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 24.02. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 26.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Eileen Gogan w/ Sean O'HaganWalking LanesDimple Discs
Everything But The GirlAnother BridgeBlanco Y Negro
Marine GirlsLove To KnowCherry Red
The Go-BetweensCarelessRough Trade
The Go-BetweensCattle and CaneRough Trade
Carole KingWhere You LeadA&M Records
The Go-BetweensThat WayRough Trade
The Go-BetweensBachelor KissesSire Records
The Go BetweensHead Full Of SteamBeggers Banquet
The Go-BetweensLove Goes On!Beggars Banquet
The Go-BetweensStreets of Your TownBeggars Banquet
The Go-BetweensRock And Roll FriendDomino
Toby GoodshankPrelude To FireBB*Island
Herman DuneMan On The RoadBB*Island
FriendsRiver SongAcme
Simon LoveI Love Everybody In The Whole WideÉTapete Records
Paul CherryIt Happens All The TimeSunset Music
Jerry PaperKno MeStones Throw
Love, BurnsStormy WatersKUS
Pina PalauJupiMouthwatering Rec.
SubterfugeThere Is A LightLess Records
SubterfugeWhy Do I Always Fail To WinLess Records
Darren HanlonLapsed
Partner LookDeutschlandTrouble In Mind
Sophisticated Boom BoomFrustrationTapete
The Shangri-LasSophisticated Boom BoomMercury
Sophisticated Boom BoomTrain To BoyscampTapete
The MindersThese DaysSpace Cassette Rec.
Dana GavanskiUnder the SkyFull Time Hobby
East SisterWendy The Other DayRed Brick Chapel
Kristine LeschperThe Opening Or Closing Of A DoorAnti- Records
Sad Eyed BeatniksOh HalloMeritorio / Paisley Shirt


Aktuelle Trends sucht man in der heutigen Ausgabe vergeblich, vielmehr soll es «zeitvergessen» zugehen. Dabei ist durchaus neues Material zu hören, etwa «Grizzly Peak» von The Dodos. Das Duo aus der Bay Area erfreut uns mit ungeraden Rhythmen und elaborierten Streichern. Tief verwurzelt im 60ties- und Psychedelic-Rock ist die kanadische Formation Polite Society – aufreizend abgeklärt, wie hier alte Sounds geschmackvoll und spannend verpackt werden. Zeitvergessen sind auch Musiker*innen wie Wyndow, Lucy Gooch und Aquaserge, die sich von historischer Avantgarde-Musik haben inspirieren lassen. Ein Hoch auf die Innovationen von Gestern und Vorgestern!

Zeitvergessen war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 01.12.21 – 19:00-21:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 04.12. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr und Montag, 06.12. 08:00-10:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz

MUNYAPour ToiLuminelle Records
Kate BollingerYards / GardensGhostly International
Hand HabitsFalse StartSaddle Creek
SubterfugeThe Good GoodLess Records
The DodosWith A GuitarPolyvinyl
The DodosSustainerPolyvinyl
Dana GavanskiLetting GoFull Time Hobby
Cate Le BonModerationMexican Summer
NaytronixIndigoOverseas Artists Recording
Tigers & FliesBenViolette Records
Guided By VoicesCherub and the Great Child ActorGuided By Voices Inc
Guided By VoicesThe Bell Gets Out of the WayGuided By Voices Inc
WyndowAll Cameras GoneSummer Critics
Lucy GoochOrthioneFire Records
Annie BoothTropicLast Night From Glasgow
Ducks Ltd.Always ThereRoyal Mountain Rec
PapercutsA Dull BoyPsychic Friends
Dean WarehamRed HollywoodDouble Feature Records
MattielJeff GoldblumHeavenly
Tracey ThornSimply Couldn't CareCherry Red
Gary OlsonA House In ProvenceTapete
The Ladybug TransistorFallen And FallingMerge
Polite SocietyThe Medusa MalfunctionSpiral Void
Polite SocietyGod's Electric FenceSpiral Void
AquasergeOnly (Version 2)Crammed Disc
RaveloeCatkinsOlive Grove
OvlovStrokesExploding in Sound
OvlovEat MoreExploding in Sound
Novelty IslandBlackcurrant SkyThink Like A Key Music
Emma Russack & Lachlan DentonDone My TimeBobo Integral
Richard Dawson & CircleCooksoniaWeird World


Musik kann als Rettungsanker fungieren in dem sie eine Welt bietet, in die es sich flüchten lässt. Sie kann uns Trost und Hoffnung spenden. Oder zumindest ein gutes Mittel gegen Langeweile sein (kommt natürlich auf die Musikauswahl an).

Auch für Musikschaffende selbst ist das Songschreiben oft ein Anker, der Halt gibt und Ordnung in eine chaotische Gefühlwelt bringt. So versteht sich das Debütwerk «Yesterday Is Gone» von Dana Gavanski als klassisches Trennungsalbum. Die Songs sind eine Abrechnung der serbisch-kanadischen Künstlerin mit sich selbst und ihrer jüngst gescheiterten Beziehung. Ihre sorgfältig und clever produzierten Tracks vermitteln ein Gefühl von Sehnsucht, aber auch von Aufbruch. Wir werden uns dem ausführlicher heute widmen.

Zuversichtliche Songs bieten uns in dieser Sendung weiterhin die Sophisti-Pop Band LAKE aus Olympia, WA und die liebenswürdigen Girlatones aus Melbourne.

Der Rettungsanker war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 08.04.20 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 11.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


We the PeopleIn the PastAce Records
James ElkingtonNowhere Time (edit)Paradise of Bachelors
Nap EyesEven Though I Can't Read Your MindParadise of Bachelors
Stephen MalkmusCash UpDomino
Damien JuradoBirds Tricked Into the TreesLoose Music
Dana GavanskiSmall FavoursFull Time Hobby
Star Trip y Hank IdoryVuelves a
LAKEResolutionOff Tempo
Peel Dream MagazineEmotional Devotion CreatorSlumberland
Peel Dream MagazineToo DumbSlumberland
Jerry PaperQuicksandStones Throw
LithicsHandsTrouble In Mind
Stephen SteinbrinkCall You LaterHoly Page
Stephen SteinbrinkDeny Your CreatorLost Sound Tapes
Yani MartinelliWild And FreeFox Food Records
Dumb ThingsNo One Comes AroundBobo Integral
Soccer MommyBloodstreamCaroline/Universal
Gary OlsonGiovanna PleaseTapete
Alex IzenbergDisraeli WomanWeird World
Human BarbieDon't Run AwayPoor Man Records
Dana GavanskiYesterday Is GoneFull Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiWhat We HadFull Time Hobby
ElrichmanCop On A HorseBobo Integral
DropkickTomorrowBobo Integral / Sound Asleep
GirlatonesOutside Of OurselvesMeritorio Records
GirlatonesCan't ComplainMeritorio Records
Benjamin SchoosCatching in PassingFreaksville Music
Grimm GrimmThe Ghost of Madame
MalojianChinooksRollercoaster Records
Doug TuttleDarkness Under
The Hannah Barberas(I Wanna Go) OutSubjangle/Spinout Nuggets
Ian BroudieHome from HomeNeedle Mythology


Mit seiner neuen Platte The Neon Skyline knüpft Andy Shauf nahtlos an sein vorheriges Werk The Party an. Wieder haben wir es mit einem schüchternen Erzähler zu tun, der uns einen ganzen Tag lang mit durch sein Leben nimmt. Diesmal dreht sich alles um das Diner „Skyline“ im Szeneviertel Parkdale am Ufer des Lake Ontario, wo man sich trifft und trinkt. Wir lernen Shaufs Freundeskreis kennen, Charlie, Claire und die Barfrau Rose. Das Epizentrum der Konzeptplatte bildet ex-Freundin Judy. Sie ist es auch, die im Protagonisten die titelgebenden Nostalgiewellen auslöst. The Neon Skyline ist ein filmisches Spiel um Fakt und Fiktion. Die Bar gibt es wirklich, und Andy Shauf ist dort offenbar Stammkunde…

Für weitere Nostalgiewellen sorgen Dropkicks lupenreiner Schottenpop auf ihrem neuen Langspielwerk The Scenic Route sowie die Harmonieseligkeit von The Late Pioneers.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 12.02.20 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 15.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


Remington Super 60The Highway AgainCafe Superstar / Z Tapes
Tom ChristieEveryone Wants the Same
Birgitta AlidaPastBlanca Records
YaehsunShow Me How to Loveself-released
Andy ShaufNeon SkylineAnti
Andy ShaufLiving RoomAnti
Dana GavanskiGood Instead of BadFull Time Hobby
LAKEMy Time, Your TimeHuman Sounds
DropkickA Matter of TimeBobo Integral
DropkickI'm Over You, GoodbyeBobo Integral
Pocket KnifeKick You In The FaceOlive Grove
Young Marble GiantsColossal YouthDomino
OKAY KAYAAscend and Try AgainJagjaguwar
The SufisCan't Go ThereBurger Records
Little FellowWave Of NostalgiaRed Brick Chapel
Cherry ParkeAll Around the
Alexandra SaviorThe Phantom30th Century Records
A Girl Called EddyBeen AroundElefant
Nap EyesMark ZuckerbergJagjaguwar
Pia FrausLove SportsSeksound / Vinyl Junkie
Pony del SolVille
Basic PlumbingKeeping Up AppearancesBasic Plumbing Records
Kiwi jr.LeslieMint Rec.
NutrientsAlways In BloomEarth Libraries
The Late PioneersLet Me Tell You How It HurtsSubjangle
The Late PioneersLeaving TodaySubjangle
Peel Dream MagazineNoveltyTough Love
HanemoonSunday AfternoonJigsaw
Graf Tati & Les AllesLeben kšnntetic trafic
The Highest SeaDreaming AwakeDuchess Box Records
The Innocence MissionI Would Be ThereBella Union
Isobel CampbellVulturesCooking Vinyl
The SaxophonesLamplighterFull Time Hobby
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