Schlagwort Archiv: Teenage Fanclub

Musik rund ums Jahr

Playlist ByteFM Webradio für gute Musik

Um sich optimal auf das frische Jahr einzustimmen, präsentiert Golden Glades heute Musik rund ums Jahr. Es ist eine Tradition, die sich in den letzten elf Jahren bewährt hat und immer wieder neue musikalische Schätze zeigt: ein Lied zu jedem Monat, eine Ode zu jeder Jahreszeit. Wir erleben im Schnelldurchlauf, wie die Erde auf ihrem Weg um die Sonne etwa 940 Millionen Kilometer zurücklegt, und begegnen dabei so unterschiedlichen Zeitgenossen wie Saint Etienne, Baxter Dury und Big Star.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 02.01.19 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 05.01. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 07.01. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

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

PlaylistGG_KW01


ArtistTrackLabel
Modern StudiesIt's WinterFire Records
BellowsSpring, Summer, Autumn, WinterDouble Double Whammy
The Essex GreenJanuary SaysMerge
Baby IslandSnowWater Island Records
TomberlinFebruarySaddle Creek
Jonathan BreeValentineLilÕ Chief Records
Kid ChameleonMarchkidcham.bandcamp.com
KiddAn Afternoon in AprilPretty Olivia
The Babe Rainbow2nd of April30th Century Records
Le SuperHomardSpringtimeElefant
Saint EtienneSpringWarner
Beautify JunkyardsMay Day EveMega Dodo
Scott OrrSeasonsOther Songs
The SeamsIn JuneMeritorio Records
Alpaca SportsSummer DaysElefant
Ida WenoeChanging of SeasonsDanCan Music
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Dylan MondegreenSunless SummerSkiPop Records
TriptidesJulyRequiem Pour Un Twister
Sam EvianSummer DaySaddle Creek
Baxter DuryAugustLE LABEL
Big StarSeptember GurlsArdent Music
Chris Richards & The SubtractionsJust Another SeasonFutureman Records
Teenage FanclubFalling LeafSony
Robyn HitchcockAutumn SunglassesYep Roc
Nicholas KrgovichOctoberTin Angel Records
gobbinjrNovember 163Topshelf Records
SnailsWinter Heartssnails.bandcamp.com
Remington Super 60A Winter SongCafe Superstar Recordings
The Love-BirdsDecember (Get to You)Trouble In Mind
Caroline SaysWinter Is ColdWestern Vinyl
Richard StrattonNew Yearhomefortheholidays.bandcamp.com
Julie LondonThe Thirteenth MonthCapitol

Best of 2018

Best Of 2018 Shy Boys The Fernweh Lake Ruth Teenage Fanclub Ari Roar Tony Molina

I listen to an awful lot of music every day, it’s my job and responsibility as a radio presenter. But most of all, it’s a labour of love digging out interesting stuff, making new discoveries in all directions. The end of the year makes me think of my ultimate favourite tunes, which is never an easy thing to do. However, here’s some kind of a Best Of list with some records and artists I especially enjoyed in 2018.

Adrianne Lenker – “Abysskiss” (Saddle Creek)

Some of you are probably familiar with Lenker as a guitarist and vocalist in Brooklyn-based indie rock band Big Thief. Her full-length solo record is a stripped-down singer-/songwriter approach and with this, she’s covering intimate emotions on her stroll along the abyss. In a way it’s hauntingly intense, but nevertheless comfort for your soul. Adrianne Lenker shows a subtle, otherworldly brilliance with her light fingerpicking on acoustic guitar while her songs are thoughtful, deep and poignant. And with this combination, there’s a true affinity to other outstanding artists like Judee Sill or Connie Converse.

 

Ari Roar – “Calm Down” (Bella Union)

Sometimes it’s true: great art comes from great pain. Adrianne Lenker has quite a history with being born into a religious cult and she almost died, when a railroad spike crashed her skull as a kid. And she managed to create something special in the wake of the tragedy, just like Caleb Campbell alias Ari Roar. The Texan singer-songwriter struggled with panic attacks from early on. As a late teenager, he had an operation on the spine, which left him bed-bound for months. Of course, these experiences have an impact. And in this case, he’s doing the best by channelling it into beautiful melodic lo-fi pop. The sweet miniatures on Calm Down might sound effortlessly in the first place, but there’s something else underneath the surface, with traces of doubts and fear. It’s a glorious debut for repeat listens.

 

Clearance – “At Your Leisure” (Topshelf)

This band provides a compelling sound by picking up familiar indie rock in a modern way. They create something fresh and interesting and already got a lot of praise here in my blog. If you like passionate, bright guitar music from the 80ties and 90ties, you should listen to this one.

 

Field Music – “Open Here” (Memphis Industries)

Whenever there’s a new Field Music record, it always ends up in my top ten of the year. Again, the spacious production on Open Here is exquisite, the compositions are intricate and classy. Field Music are ambitious, but they have all the knowledge and the talent to follow their visions. It’s a beautiful and well-crafted record that needs to be heard, because it has something to say. Maybe it’s all a bit too smart to reach the big crowd – but I’m sure the time will eventually come and Field Music get all the praise they deserve.

 

Lake Ruth – “Birds of America” (Feral Child Records)

They like to go under the banner “baroque pop”, but there’s so much more to discover in the music of Lake Ruth: from folk to jazz to avant-pop. I’m a fan of Matt Schulz since his days with Enon – he’s an excellent, versatile drummer. And singer Allison Brice, she has a way of phrasing her poetic lyrics in meandering harmonies like no other. All backed-up by a multi-layered smooth texture with a slight vintage touch. Lake Ruth are quite unique doing their own thing, and Birds of America is nothing less but an awe-inspiring masterpiece.

 

Shy Boys – “Bell House” (Polyvinyl)

Undeniably, these guys know how to sing! And the harmonies all perfectly meld together. It’s a special quality that only happens, when siblings start a band. The family sound is so intriguing because the harmonies are amazingly organic. Music history is filled with such examples and just like Field Music, the Shy Boys are band of brothers, supported by a couple of best friends. I summoned up a rave review earlier this year in my little blog here.

 

Stephen Steinbrink – “Utopia Teased” (Melodic / Western Vinyl)

This singer-/songwriter is a terrific talent. And again, we have an artist here, who knows a lot about the dark stuff in life. Stephen Steinbrink was left devastated after a fateful fire during a warehouse party in Oakland, California that killed 36 people in December 2016. After a couple of months stunned with grief, Steinbrink quit a minimum wage job, locked himself up in a shipping container with all sorts of music equipment, stimulated by a daily diet of LSD. And the songs started pouring out of him. Utopia Teased sounds a bit different, less perfect than his previous records. It’s a bit more daring with field recordings and synthesizers, but again it’s a collection of beautiful songs with substance and a hidden treasure for eternity.

 

Still Parade – “Soon Enough” (Feel Flows)

This is a very fine piece of work from Berlin, but made with love in LA. It feels like Niklas Kramer had a very clear vision for his new Still Parade album and he obviously put a lot of effort and thought into it. It sounds warm like a cozy blanket and puts the listener at ease. Of course, the Beach Boys influence is evident, but in a clever way. Smart harmonies combined with a startling sense of intimacy, and the formidable production brings out a nice vintage flair. It’s the kind of music that makes the world a better place. Sometimes, that’s just what you need.

 

The Fernweh – “The Fernweh” (Skeleton Key)

Yes, I am repeating myself here – I already picked this album for my Best Of list two years ago! Back then, I received a promotional copy from the band directly. Thankfully, it just got a proper release via Skeleton Key because this sublime debut is really exceptional. It’s a beautiful collection of hazy late 60s, early 70s inspired folk and pop, combined with a gentle nod to British psychedelia. Treat yourself & give it a listen, if you’re not already familiar with this. The Fernweh demonstrate an exceptional level of song craft and the record deepens with every listen.

 

Tony Molina – “Kill The Lights” (Slumberland)

Tony Molina is deeply rooted in 60s songwriting and DIY aesthetics. With Kill The Lights, he created a truly glorious pop record by offering 10 tracks in under 15 minutes. His sensitive songs are infectious and short to the point. Just like Ari Roar, Tony Molina is able to put it all into a 60-second song and I never get tired of listening – again and again. This really is a lovely, but as well soul-baring record.

 

Teenage Fanclub – Vinyl-Reissues (Sony)

Why should I be interested into these reissues when I already have all the vinyl of Teenage Fanclub in my collection? Well, guitarist and singer Raymond McGinley of the band explained to me: back in the 90s, the vinyl was just a copy of the CD. But if you want the best vinyl sound, you need a special mastering. That’s basically, what Teenage Fanclub did: they took the original master tapes, worked through all of them at Abbey Road Studios and improved the mastering for this new vinyl edition. And it really does make a difference, especially the new pressing of 1993s Thirteen is now more immediate and has a much better dynamic. Also, each essential album includes a bonus seven-inch single, mostly of tracks which originally appeared only on CD singles and EPs. To promote all these reissues from the Creation era, Teenage Fanclub played a very special concert series in Great Britain. Here’s my review of the nights in Birmingham and London, which also marks my concert highlight of 2018.

 

SUPER 8 – T-T-T-Technicolour Melodies/Turn Around Or…/HI LO (Futureman Rec)

Frequent listeners of my radio show already know about SUPER 8 – Paul Ryan a.k.a. Trip got a lot of airplay in 2018. Not only, because he put out a lovely mix of guitar pop as a one-man-band with all sorts of instruments like cello and trumpet. He also managed to surprise again and again with new top material. Three homemade full lengths were released this year on Futureman Records and it’s hard to pick a favourite album really. Each release is kind of special and filled with a laid-back and sunny charm. Backed up now and again with some thoughtful songs and well-curated cover versions. It looks like SUPER 8 will be back in 2019 with a more acoustic-based album – a thing looking forward to!

23th December 2018

Goodbye Stress

Playlist ByteFM Webradio für gute Musik

Sind alle Weihnachtsbriefe in der Post? Tante Erna nicht vergessen? Kekse gebacken? Baum geschmückt? Lichterkette intakt? Geschenke verpackt? Wohnung auf Vordermann gebracht? Glühwein angesetzt für die Firmenfeier? Kuchen für den Kindergarten? Wichtelgeschenke für die Schule? Welches Menü wird serviert? Ofen kaputt, was mach ich jetzt mit der Gans? Sitzen noch Veganer mit am Tisch?

Alle Jahre wieder werden die Tage kurz vor Weihnachten noch mal richtig hektisch. Laut einer britischen Studie verbringen Hausfrauen (von Hausmännern ist in besagter Studie nicht die Rede) im Schnitt 288 Stunden mit Weihnachtsvorbereitungen. Das sind ganze 12 Tage und Nächte!

Deshalb hat Golden Glades heute mit Goodbye Stress ein tiefenentspanntes Musikprogramm zusammengestellt. Ganz ohne Weihnachtsgedöns, einfach nur so zum Runterkommen und Absatteln (und natürlich nicht nur für Hausfrauen). Zartschmelzende Unterstützung gibt es u.a von Steady Holiday, Angelo De Augustine und Ben Watt.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 19.12.18 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 22.12. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 24.12. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

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

PlaylistGG_KW51


ArtistTrackLabel
Monarch MtnTrick Of The Lightmonarchmtn.bandcamp.com
Owen DuffFlawed Menowenduff.bandcamp.com
Alexandra StreliskiPlus TotSecret City Records
Dean Wareham & Cheval SombreWayfaring StrangerDouble Feature
Jimmy CampbellIn My RoomVertigo
The Magic LanternLydiaHectic Eclectic
Jack CooperNorth of AnywhereTrouble In Mind
Steady HolidayAll AboardBarsuk
Still ParadeStrangerFeel Flows
The Beach BoysFeel FlowsBrother Records
Cameron AveryA Time and PlaceAnti-Record
Adrianne LenkerCradleSaddle Creek
John FaheyOn The Sunny Side Of The OceanTransatlantic Records
Common HollyPlaying HouseSolitaire Recordings
Shida ShahabiPetulaFatCat
EarlimartHold On Slow DownMajordomo Records
FensterLike A RiverAltin Village & Mine
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Dwight SmithHighlandsSonisoma
The LemonheadsCan't ForgetFire Records
Ben WattNorth Marine DriveCherry Red
Stephen SteinbrinkYou Could Always LeaveMelodic
Teenage FanclubIf I Never See You AgainSony
Ally KerrUpgrade MeMuch Obliged
Angelo De AugustineTombAsthmatic Kitty
Angelo De AugustineTimeAsthmatic Kitty
The FernwehTimepieceSkeleton Key
Evan WrightThey Sayself-released
Duncan BrowneAlfred BellImmediate
Fenn is coolSo Do YouZ Tapes
Jessica RiskerZero Summer MindWestern Vinyl
FoxwarrenI'll Be AlrightAnti
Scott WalkerMontague Terrace (In Blue)Phillips
Shy BoysBell HousePolyvinyl

Teenage Fanclub performing the Creation Years

Teenage Fanclub live review Creation Years London Birmingham

I have a lot of love for chiming guitars and music made in Scotland, particularly for Glasgow’s Teenage Fanclub. October 9th in 1990, I was one of nine people in the audience, when the band played their very first gig in Hamburg. A billboard sign outside the Motolow announced “Teenage Fanclub from England”. To make things clear, someone crossed out the term England and wrote Scotland in capital letters. It was a night to remember.

Techno & Tequila

Despite the small crowd, the performance was powerful, the sound quite raw and the hair pretty long(ish). After the show I went to a bar called Sparr and bumped into the crew of young Scotsmen again. Somehow, guitarist and singer Norman Blake spotted my English textbook and started talking to me. I explained to him I had a test in school early next morning and still need to learn some stuff. That night I definitely brushed up my English. But I missed the exam because me and my friend Sonja ended up hanging out with Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley for a few more hours.

There’s no curfew in Hamburg and we cruised up and down the legendary Reeperbahn. We drifted into pubs and bars, danced in a shady techno club, drank way too much tequila, had awful coffee in the morning and played a round of Trivial Pursuit in the tour van before parting ways around midday. At that point I had no idea, that Teenage Fanclub were about to produce some of the finest records ever and that I’d still be friends with them almost three decades later.

Gerry Love Dave McGowan Teenage FanclubFor some reason, Teenage Fanclub have never failed to deliver the quality. They proved to be a cherished constant in turbulent times, survived the ups and downs of the music biz, the era of grunge and Brit-pop by just carrying on doing their own thing. But the idea of celebrating the sublime years and reissues of Creation Records with a three-night concert series seemed very ambitious to me. Some songs never played live before had all to be learned from scratch. Furthermore the original drummers were invited to get back into action. Do they actually still know how to keep the tempo?

On top of all, it was announced that bass player, songwriter and vocalist Gerard Love is parting ways with the band right after this tour. It’s the end of an era, but not the end of Teenage Fanclub. However, there was no way I was going to miss this very last chance to hear the three distinct songwriters performing their irresistible, much loved harmonies.

Blow away the cobwebs

In retrospect, I’m glad I went to the three-night residency in Birmingham and not only to the London shows. The O2 Institute in Birmingham was a mid-sized venue, packed with devoted fans from all over the world and offered a more intimate environment compared to London. The first night was all about Bandwangonesque (1991) and Thirteen (1993) They played both complete albums in the original order, only interrupted for a small break between sets. And when Teenage Fanclub kicked off with The Concept, the magic happened: hearing the spirit of 1991 is like receiving the holy grail. It’s an overwhelming feeling, a throwback into youth and not only a thing of nostalgia: the band sounded better than ever.

Also, it was a joy to see the original drummer from the early years, Brendan O’Hare. He may not be the most formidable percussionist, but he created a great sense of fun and played an unexpected role during this series of concerts. I suppose I wasn’t the only one who went to these shows with mixed feelings. There was a delicate sense of uneasiness in the air knowing Gerard will soon separate from the band for good. Whenever things turned a bit awkward, Brendan had a charming way to deal with it. Like when a small crowd on night two in Birmingham kept singing a slightly annoying version of Haddaways What Is Love for the soon departing Mr. Love, Brendan saved the situation by stepping on stage, frankly saying: “On behalf of the band – shut the fuck up!”.

Goosebumps

Night number two was all about GrandSetlist Teenage Fanclub Prix (1995) and Songs From Northern Britain (1997) and presented the most successful episode of Teenage Fanclub’s back catalogue. Here, we had Paul Quinn back on the drums. He delivered a tight backbone to the songs and enjoyed playing along with his old pals again. But I wondered what it’s like for Francis, having to clear his seat most of the time for Brendan and Paul. Francis MacDonald nearly disappeared in the back behind a pile of instruments and almost secretly added whatever was needed. He filled all gaps by playing along and singing harmonies and showed he’s a pretty versatile all-rounder.

Just like Dave McGowan, who also added some salt into the mix and necessary extras to the sound of Teenage Fanclub. It’s obvious, how much he enjoys playing with this band and how he’s eventually stepping away from acting just in the background.

Hearing the third and final night in Birmingham for me was probably most exciting. I always thought Howdy! (2000) was a hidden gem. Plus, I had no idea what to expect in the second part filled with numerous B-sides. Some surprises and highlights were played and a very emotional moment happened in the end while the band performed the mantra-like ballad Broken – the audience joined in and kept singing on while the music slowly faded out. Just the right amount of goosebumps.

London vs. Birmingham

The three nights in London were magnificent as well, but the huge Electric Ballroom (capacity 1500) was tightly packed and the sound system appeared a bit dodgy. I found myself squeezed in between tall guys who wholeheartedly sang along all the while. They knew every word and had strong voices – I didn’t hear much of the singing coming from stage. Which was fine, really. Another special thing about these Teenage Fanclub shows is seeing, how dedicated and devoted the fans are. There was happiness and passion all around and many broad smiles. The enthusiasm seemed unlimited.

Raymond McGinley Norman Blake Teenage FanclubThe Fanclub-way

While Birmingham had a cover version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, the London show was finished off with their debut single Everything Flows. And yes, it’s not really a song from their Creations catalogue but it made perfect sense. Choosing this anthem-like tune as a farewell and presenting it in a “charismatic, shambolic Fanclub-way” (to quote Brendan here) seemed appropriate in the context of the event.

Visiting these shows, was a joyous, intense experience. I’ve seen this band countless times in many different stages and cities. But hearing some songs for the first time live was remarkable. It showed again, how much good this music evokes. And that there’s so much more incredible stuff in the Teenage Fanclub back-catalogue. Sidewinder, a song with Brendan on vocals was a true highlight. I had this song in my head for many days. Norman Blake’s very stripped-down acoustic performance of If I Never See You Again was sublime and emotionally resonant. Furthermore, Thaw Me and My Uptight Life by Raymond McGinley were stellar and left a lasting impression on me. I’d love to hear these songs again in the future, when they carry on without Gerard Love. Of course, Gerry’s presence and songs will be deepy missed. But after all, Teenage Fanclub life goes on! For next year, the band announced plenty of tour dates for Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. All German dates in April are supported by my beloved radio station ByteFM. See you there?!

 

4th December 2018

Freewheeling

Golden Glades Freewheeling

Musik, die alles darf und nichts muss steht heute auf dem Programm bei Golden Glades. Oberstes Freewheeling-Gebot: Der Eingebung sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. Als Konsequenz haben wir es etwa mit Bakterien der Gattung Burkholderia zu tun – Anthony Rochester aus Tasmanien weiß ein erstaunlich fröhliches Lied darüber zu singen. Die Transkünstlerin Mich Cota ergründet auf Kijà / Care die Geister ihrer algonkinischen Herkunft in Verbindung mit elektronischer Avantgarde. Zudem gibt es eine bezaubernde Hommage an den begnadeten Arrangeur Sean O’Hagan: Der Norweger Terje Torkellsen hat ihm seine Debütsingle gewidmet und verwendet dazu ähnlich harmonische Farben wie der Besungene.
Freewheelin‘ Bob Dylan kommt zwar nicht zum Zuge, dafür stellt das Einmannprojekt SUPER 8 bereits sein drittes Album des laufenden Jahres vor und behauptet dort Bob Dylan Said That. Heimliche Hits am laufenden Band – wie ja eigentlich immer bei Golden Glades.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 07.11.18 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 10.11. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 12.11. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

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

PlaylistGG_KW45


ArtistTrackLabel
Mich CotaMadjashin / GoodbyeTin Angel Records
Jerry PaperSomething's Not RightStones Throw
Fenn is coolI Want To Be Rich and FamousZ Tapes
BrittaDie traurigsten MenschenStaatsakt
StereolabPop QuizDuophonic UHF Disks
Teenage FanclubAbout YouSony
Soft PeopleI Saw The Moon!Sandwich Kingdom
Dieterich & BarnesParasol GiganteLM Duplication
Astronauts, Etc.Stray ObservationsCompany Records
Ginger RootCall It HomeAcrophase Records
SUPER 8Bob Dylan Said ThatFutureman Records
Errant BoyTheme from 29 BusErrant Media
Du BlondeBuddyMoshi Moshi
Alexander TuckerObjectsThrill Jockey
Adrianne LenkerSymbolSaddle Creek
Nicholas KrgovichGoofyTin Angel Records
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Invisible MindsThe Cut GirlMoshi Moshi
Anthony RochesterBurkholderiaJigsaw
CrepesDark DemonsSpunk Records
Robert SoteloLooking BackwardNicey Music
Terje TorkellsenSeanSellout! Music
The SeamsOn The ShelfMeritorio Records
ClearanceDestination WeddingTopshelf Records
ClearanceRumored SequelTopshelf Records
Molly BurchTo The BoysCaptured Tracks
Cape WeatherNever SayFuture Gods
IogiI Fell AgainRaw Tapes Records
IogiDelicate CreatureRaw Tapes Records
Lake Ruth & Listening CenterOnly An OceanKleine Untergrund Schallplatten
You Tell MeInvisible InkMemphis Industries
GulpFollowing RainE.L.K. Records

The Power Of Pop

Playlist ByteFM Webradio für gute Musik

Gute Popmusik hat zahlreiche Stärken: mal ist es eine dynamische Hookline, die uns mitnimmt, dann die Verletzlichkeit eines Gesangs, welche uns beim Hören aufhorchen lässt. Dies gilt auch und in besonderer Weise für das Subgenre Power-Pop, das gemeinhin melodienreiche, dreieinhalb Minuten lange Uptempo-Nummern bezeichnet.

In der heutigen Ausgabe von Golden Glades liegt der Fokus auf solch lebensbejahenden Songs glorreicher Bands: Teenage Fanclub haben ihre alten Klassiker neu überarbeiten lassen, Shy Boys präsentieren ein sensationelles zweites Album und das Damen-Duo Ohmme zeigt auf seinem Debüt eine so enorme Musikalität und Spannbreite, dass einem die Ohren schlackern.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 29.08.18 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.

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

PlaylistGG_KW35


ArtistTrackLabel
The BethsHappy UnhappyCarpark
The MolochsI Wanna Say To YouInnovative Leisure
77:78PapersHeavenly
Roger Nichols & Small Circle Of FriendsDon't Take Your TimeTapete
The OpheliasGeneral ElectricJoyful Noise
Stephen SteinbrinkI Don't Know How To Deal With ItMelodic
Shy BoysEvil SinPolyvinyl
Shy BoysTragic LossPolyvinyl
The SpiresStereo ImagesFop Music
Dot DashWorld's Last PayphoneBeautiful Music
The CondorsMatter of FactBig Stir
The ArmoiresFort AshbyBig Stir
Davey Woodward & Winter OrphansBuild A BoatTapete
SummeroomsSummerooms Pop Songsummerooms.bandcamp.com
Michael RaultOh, Clever BoyWick Records
ShadowgraphsHit of the TruthGolden Brown
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Teenage FanclubAlcoholidaySony
Teenage FanclubDiscoliteSony
Teenage FanclubStart AgainSony
Grand PrixNada En Este MundoRock Indiana
The Love-BirdsWeak RiffTrouble In Mind
Gretchen's WheelPlansFutureman Records
Gretchen's WheelLucidFutureman Records
OvlovBaby AlligatorExploding in Sound
The Lemon TwigsSmall Victories4AD
Sam EvianIDGAFSaddle Creek
Free Cake For Every CreatureAround YouDouble Double Whammy
OhmmeIconJoyful Noise
OhmmeLiquor CabinetJoyful Noise
PoppelHow Many DaysMeritorio Records
Regular SpreadPipe Dreamsregularspread.bandcamp.com

25 Tage

ByteFM Golden Glades Playlist

Sandra Zettpunkt zelebriert heuer die 300. Ausgabe Golden Glades! Wenn uns die Grundrechenarten nicht im Stich lassen, müssen somit über das vergangene Jahrzehnt 600 Stunden Musik und Moderation über den Sender gelaufen sein, was einer Spielzeit von 25 ganzen Tagen entspricht. Uns schwindelt ein wenig, kurz durchatmen, es geht gleich wieder.  Zum Jubiläum gibt’s zu hören – was es halt immer zu hören gibt, jahrein, jahraus: geschmackssicher erbeutetes Klangmaterial.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 09.05.18 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 12.05. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 14.05. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

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

PlaylistGG_KW19


ArtistTrackLabel
The Lionheart Brothers50 Souls And A Disco BowlRacing Junior
Teenage FanclubGod Knows It's TruePaperhouse Records
SloanEssential ServicesYep Roc
Major MurphyWho I Will BeWinspear Records
FernwehIs This Man Bothering You?Skeleton Key
Modern StudiesGet Back DownFire Records
National Jazz Trio Of ScotlandHeaven KnowsKaraoke Kalk
Gris-de-LinThe KickBB*Island
James ElkingtonMake It UpBachelor of Paradise
Paul CherrySo EasyFeeltrip
The Sea And CakeDay MoonThrill Jockey
The Boys With The Perpetual NervousnessNervous ManPretty Olivia
The FeeliesThe Boy With The Perpetual NervousnessDomino
LithicsSpecsKill Rock Stars
VagueCrashSiluh
Magic & NakedWe Will LoseLe Pop Club Records
KiddLittle FlowerPretty Olivia
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Bonny DoonI Am Here (I Am Alive)Woodsist
PAUThe Secretself-released
FlasherSkim MilkDomino
The Left OutsidesThe Unbroken CircleCardinal Fuzz
TriptidesAll My LifeRequiem Pour Un Twister
Laura VeirsWatch FireBella Union
Lonely KoreaDisney in IceZ Tapes
Charles HowlThe Dinner PartyOh Many Records
The Undercover Dream LoversBeen Here Beforetheundercoverdreamlovers.bandcamp.com
Men I TrustShow Me Howmenitrust.bandcamp.com
TwainThe SorcererBB*Island
TwainFreed From DoubtBB*Island
Damien JuradoDear Thomas WolfeSecretly Canadian
Paul LittlewoodTelevisionAnklebreka Records
Cosmo SheldrakeSolar WaltzTransgressive Records

LOVE is ON the air

ByteFM Golden Glades Playlist

LOVE is ON the air! Passend zum Valentinstag geht es heute bei Golden Glades um das Lieblingsthema aller Popmusik. Nun gibt es nicht nur Liebeslieder wie Sand am Meer, sie sind auch thematisch breit gestreut: berauschende Wirkung, aber auch Ernüchterung und Schmerz sorgen für große Songkunst – der wir uns heute ganz und gar hingeben wollen.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 14.02.18 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 17.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr & Montag, 19.02. von 08:00-10:00 Uhr

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

PlaylistGG_KW07


ArtistTrackLabel
Ruby AndrewsJust Lovin' YouEssential
WazonekLove Is All Aroundwazonek.bandcamp.com
Big StarI'm In Love With A GirlArdent Music
Those Pretty WrongsLucky GuyArdent Music
OzarksPyramids of LoveWil-Ru
Martha Reeves & the VandellasThis Is the LoveMotown
Bryan Ferry & Roxy MusicLove Is The DrugVirgin
PeanessOh GeorgeAlcopop
Teenage FanclubI Don't Want Control of YouIndie
SUPER 8Catsuitfuturemanrecords.bandcamp.com
Bed RugsLoveWaste My Records
Emitt RhodesLove Will Stone YouDunhill
The YearningHow Do You Make Somebody FallÉElefant
Miss WorldBuy Me Dinnerpnkslm.bandcamp.com
Marika HackmanMy Lover CindySub Pop
AnjimileGolden Handsanjimile.bandcamp.com
MontageMy LoveLaurie Records
Harry NilssonYou Made Me Love YouBMG
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BC CamplightJust Because I Love YouBella Union
Irma ThomasAnyone Who Knows What Love IsCapitol
Pete Fij & Terry BickersLove's Going to Get YouIndie
The House of LoveDestroy the HeartCreation
Taylor KnoxOh Young LoveCadence Music
John BromleyIf You Are There With MeRev-Ola
Nick DrakeNorthern SkyIsland
Anna BurchTea-Soaked LetterHeavenly
The Golden RailOh My!thegoldenrail.bandcamp.com
Last LeavesLove and the World Well LostLost & Lonesome
LoveSoftly To MeElektra
Benjamin JonesSeparationbenjaminjjones.bandcamp.com
Julie DoironOur LoveAporia Records
Prefab SproutAll the World Loves LoversCBS
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg69 anne ErotiqueLight In The Attic

Teen Edition

Es ist wieder an der Zeit für die jährliche Moderation des Golden Glades-Juniors, heuer erstmals als Teen Edition. Jon Schoon hat allerhand Musik zusammengetragen, die nur in wenigen (und gut begründeten) Ausnahmefällen von Sandra Zettpunkt zensiert werden musste. Entsprechend gibt es in dieser Ausgabe mehr schnelle Wortfolgen im Sprechtext zu hören, mehr dicke Rhythmen, einfach mehr des überprallen Daseins als sonst bei Golden Glades üblich. Parental Advisory: explicit lyrics.

 

PlaylistGG_KW47


ArtistTrackLabel
LCD SoundsystemDisco InfiltratorDFA
EminemLose YourselfAftermath/Interscope
Zack VillereCoolaritech
Johnny MauserJe Ne Sais PasAudiolith
The RaptureEchoesDFA
Kendrick LamarDNA.Aftermath/Interscope
Die Goldenen ZitronenBlo§ Weil Ich FriereBuback TontrŠger
The Make-UpUntouchable SoundK Records
Legendary Stardust CowboyParalyzedCherry Red
Napoleon XIVThey're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!Smith & Co.
Flight Of The ConchordsHurt FeelingsSub Pop
KaterineSexy CoolBarclay
Funf Sterne DeluxeLachboleroWarner
Cool CompanyCall You Back (feat. Haley Dekle)coolcompany.bandcamp.com
Depeche ModeEverything CountsMute
Foster The PeoplePumped Up KicksSony
Manfred GrooveHandinniluffRummelplatzmusik
Holy OystersJust So You KnowDistiller Music
John MausTouchdownRibbon
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QuindarTwin-Pole Sunshade for Rusty SchweikartButterscotch Records
Fünf Sterne DeluxeMoin Bumm TschackWarner
Imagine DragonsBelieverInterscope
Teenage FanclubThe ConceptCreation
Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel Von DelphiWobWobWobKreismusik
Macklemore & Ryan LewisThrift Shop (feat. Wanz)Macklemore
Pattern LanguageSquaresvilleHappy Robots
Hologram TeenTracksuit MinotaurPolytechnic Youth
John CarpenterHalloweenSacred Bones
Missy ElliottGet Ur Freak OnElektra
Salt-N-PepaLet's Talk About SexLondon Records
De La SoulBuddyTommy Boy
Mos DefMs. Fat BootyRawkus
Phantom HorseKlein SurfaceUmor Rex

Make-Up in der Betonwüste

Primavera Sound Festival 2017

Das Primavera Sound Festival 2017

Ich hatte es geahnt, und deshalb war es längst überfällig gewesen, endlich einmal auf das Primavera zu reisen. Denn all das, was ich nicht mehr sehen möchte, sucht man hier vergeblich: Etwa Bierleichen, die sich bereits zu früher Nachmittagsstunde embryonal im Schlamm wälzen, oder auch ergänzend kuratierte Hippie-Events. Nein, all das gibt es nicht auf dem Primavera, und das ist erst einmal sehr angenehm. Stattdessen haben wir direkten Zugang zum Mittelmeer-Strand, Palmen, ein großzügiges (wenn auch weitenteils zubetoniertes) Gelände, auf dem die Zigtausenden in lockerem Abstand zueinander schlendern. Und ein Programm, das neue und alte Helden, sehr kleine und ziemlich große Nummern zwanglos vereint. Der offene Charakter des Festivals macht es möglich, Helden des Autoren-Technos inmitten einer Indie-Crowd zu entdecken, daneben ein intellektuelles Ehepaar um die 60. Alles bestens, und doch wollen wir ein paar Worte über Rahmen- und Produktionsbedingungen verlieren.

Da wäre zunächst einmal der überwältigend frequentierte Weißwein-Stand, ein untrügliches Signal für den Strukturwandel: Der urbane Freigeist stellt sich eben lieber für einen Schoppen an, anstatt die dünne Brühe des Festivalsponsors zu kippen. Ein Zeichen guten Geschmacks. Vielleicht sogar ein bisschen penetrant? Kommen wir damit zur Fressmeile: Sie wirkt wie die mobile Version eines aufgehübschten Straßenzugs – und das in Barcelona, einer Stadt, die schwer unter der Gentrifizierung ächzt. Organisches Essen wird aus anspruchsvoll designten Campinganhängern verkauft. Verdammt, sind wir in einer Jamie Oliver-Kochshow gelandet? Auf einmal nervt es, dass Kate Tempest gleich nebenan auf der „Adidas-Stage“ spielt, wo sie doch in ihren Songs über Kinderarbeit in der Turnschuhproduktion lamentiert. Ok, ganz ruhig. Das sind die kleinen Lügen einer im Großen und Ganzen schwer anständigen Angelegenheit. Und damit zu einigen Musik-Highlights, vier unter 200 möglichen.

Kate Tempest

Adidas-Bühne hin oder her, der Auftritt von Kate Tempest war extrem gut, was auch daran lag, dass das Primavera-Publikum nicht einfach nur unterhalten werden möchte, sondern konzentriert zuhören kann. Die Londoner Wortkünstlerin kam wie immer in Straßenklamotten, unfrisiert und ohne Make-Up auf die Bühne. Und sie legte ein absolut ergreifendes Set hin, bei dem sich ihre Tracks mit Spoken-Word-Einlagen stetig abwechselten. So kam der Dancefloor zwischendurch zur Ruhe, nicht aber die Stimme von Kate Tempest, die sich über eine Welt am Abgrund in Rage rappte.

The Make-Up

Phänotypisch am anderen Ende der Skala: The Make-Up, die stilbildende Mod-Core-Legende aus Washington D.C., ehemals im Mao-Style, inzwischen kollektiv in glitzernde Elvis-Anzüge drapiert. Das Quartett präsentierte seinen Gospel Yeh-Yeh hysterisch wie eh und je, dabei frisch wie der junge Morgen – was daran liegen könnte, dass sich die Band extra für das Primavera reformiert haben soll. Das Publikum bekam keine historische Aufführungspraxis serviert, sondern ehrlich empfundenen, grundsympathischen Wahnsinn. Sänger Ian Svenonius verschwand schon nach wenigen Takten im Publikum und wäre noch vor Ende des ersten Songs fast an seinem Mikrofon erstickt. Beste Ansage: „Most rock bands think about bringing themselves to orgasm. Not The Make-Up!” -Yeh!

Sleaford Mods

Ein Gegenstück zu Kate Tempest ganz anderer Art: die notorischen Nörgler Sleaford Mods, ebenfalls anklagende Texte in unversöhnlichem Vortrag. Doch als sie zu zweit mit Laptop und einem Mikro auf die riesige „Ray-Ban-Stage“ traten, wirkten sie etwas verloren, umso mehr, als sie der Sound im Stich ließ. Irgendwann dann aber doch die hinlänglich bekannte, geballte Wut, umhüllt von reduzierten Beats. Aber offen gestanden: Verglichen mit Großmeisterin Tempest wirkte der prollige Jason Williamson doch etwas eindimensional.

Teenage Fanclub

Herrlich unprätentiös zeigten sich am Samstagabend Teenage Fanclub. Die good old boys aus Glasgow lieferten einen schlichten und doch euphorischen Auftritt ab; das selige Publikum sang lauthals mit und zeigte sich bisweilen sogar textsicherer als der legendär zerstreute Sänger Norman Blake. Im Fanblock eine riesige schottische Flagge – wäre ja ein Grund, sich abermals zu echauffieren. Aber nein, lassen wir das. Aufregung passt einfach nicht zum Primavera, dem hübschesten aller Festivals auf massivem Grund.

P.S.: Avant-R’n’B Meister Frank Ocean hatte seine Teilnahme als Headliner kurzfristig abgesagt. Seine Präsenz auf dem Festival fiel daher anders aus, als geplant: in Form von Protest-Shirts mit der Aufschrift: „Fuck Ocean!“

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