Kiasmos – Thrown

Here’s another fabulous piece of music I played on the  Fringe On Top radio show last week.

Kiasmos are Dustin O’Halloran and Janus Rasmussen and they make sublime music, released on the ever wonderful Erased Tapes label.

jo bartlett

Originally posted on the sunday experience:

Hitting something of a richly alluring pop seam, if opening track ‘dying kiss’ is anything to judge by then the forthcoming full length ‘9×7’ by Jo Bartlett for strikeback records (and surprisingly not Static Caravan which has been her home for many a year) will have many raising an admiring ear for a closer peek. Mind you that said her previous charges Yellow Moon Band were no slouches when it came to crafting mercurial folk fancifulness with prog / cosmic infusions. ‘dying kiss’ finds Bartlett in more romantic inclines and supported by a crystal clear crystal tipped production, breezily caught upon flutter by pastoral posies swirled in spectral trims that demur, blossom and radiate with a shy eyed tenderness, it’s hard to resist and find yourself not succumbing to the spell crafting souring ache yearning throughout – alas no sound links just yet.  

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Battles – Atlas 2007

The most recent Fringe on Top radio show is up on Totally Radio‘s website, the show includes these boys with this awesome track from 2007.





I’ve been having fun playing some of The Yellow Moon Band tunes on my acoustic guitar…..


Space – Magic Fly (1977)

Fringe on Top radio show episode 12 has just gone up here . I open the show with this track from 1977. They’re French – do you think Daft Punk might have been inspired by them?!

The Walker Brothers – No Regrets

I’ve just been choosing the tracks for the next Fringe on Top radio show to be broadcast this Tuesday on Chestnut Radio at 5pm and then again at 10pm (UK time).

(All the shows can be listened back on demand via my lovely profile page at Totally Radio.)

This wonderful song will be played…..mmmmmm..pretty much perfection isn’t it?

The Buzz Club Complete 1985 – 1993



I’ve just added the photos that Paul Marsh, (the singer from The Mighty Lemon Drops) kindly sent me a couple of weeks ago, from the very first Buzz Club to the Tumbr site. This makes the site complete (as things stand – unless more artifacts come in!)

You have to start on the last page to get the whole 9 years in order.

Give it a go, starts in November 1985 with The Mighty Lemon Drops and That Petrol Emotion and unfolds through C86, (The June Brides, The Wolfhounds, The Close Lobsters, Primal Scream) baggy (The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans) through until Brit Pop (Blur, Suede, Shed 7, Dodgy) including the one and only live Buzz Club video –  The Manic Street Preachers…starts on page 24 so keep hitting ‘previous’ and travel on a musical history.

Click here – The Buzz Club

Loads of live recordings are on the Soundcloud page here.



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