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February was a manic month. I am ill and broken and poor. But it was all worth it. I made it back to Berlin and hung out with some great people, ate some great food, and saw the sights. I saw some awesome bands this month like Vitamin X, Billy Bragg, Brothers and Sauna Youth (all in the last 7 days actually…). And I picked up a stack of sweet records. Good times, these.
February and it’s still fucking cold, although at least the snows gone and I finally got paid. Anyhow this show features the second of our studio live sets. Rich Smith was kind enough to record a studio set from the Southampton hardcore band Defier for me that’ll appeal to anyone who likes modern hardcore bands like Have Heart and Blacklisted. You can hear the four tracks from that session for the first time ever on this show. Also featuring Fucked Up, Cloak/Dagger, Tubers, Sauna Youth, Dear Landlord and Dangerloves.
This show should really be called “Fourteen Songs” because as well as the usual mix of punk and hardcore, there’s the first of what I hope will become a regular feature. Rich Smith, from Gordon Gano’s Army, was kind enough to record a studio set from the Southampton noisy, Jesus Lizard-style hardcore band The Good Wife for me.
I’ve been knocking out a podcast a month for a year now, and even though I’m hardly a pro, I thought I’d share what I’ve learnt in the hope someone reads this and feels inspired. This guide is a step by step account of how I make Ten Songs Podcast.
Fuck its November almost. Where’s the year gone? I don’t know. And I feel kinda ill. So I loaded up on garlic. Now I’m kinda ill and kinda smelly. Balls. Anyhow this is the final part of a trilogy of shows focusing on punk and hardcore in my home town of Southampton. I’ve saved some [...]
This is October’s podcast and the second of three shows focusing on punk and hardcore from my home town of Southampton. This is an entire show of old Southampton bands from between 2000–2007 – basically from about the millennium to when I went travelling. I started off with the idea that I could do a kind of overview that would include all the great bands from this period but there were too many songs and too many people that needed to be included. So even though Ten Songs #11 is going to feature another short set of old Southampton HC, I couldn’t include everyone and everything. Sorry, it’s nothing personal. Anyhow, I think this has been my favourite show to record and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did digging out all the old CDs and putting it together.
Oi oi, this is the first of two, possibly three shows focusing on punk and hardcore in my home city of Southampton. Ten Songs #10 will be a retrospective show featuring classic tracks from local DIY bands from between 2000-2007. This show however features a set of some of the current hardcore bands who are [...]
Its almost August. Right now, I’m hoping the rain will finally stop for a decent amount of time and we can actually have a summer but I’m not going to hold my breath on that one. Oh well. Anyhow, I picked up the latest issue of Cometbus and with it the Pinhead Gunpowder best of. [...]
Yes, Last Hours has finally entered the new millennium and is entering the world of podcasts with the help of Phil Chokeword, and his monthly podcast ‘10 Songs’. As part of Last Hours expanding content you’ll now be able to listen to, and download the podcast through Last Hours. The other good news is that [...]
I really dig the Marked Men. But I probably can’t describe them very well. Hmmmm. Lets have a crack here at some algebra: (soulful + catchy)*(The Ramones + The Who) = This 7”? No. That’s not right. How about (upbeat + hook filled)*(70’s punk + 60’s garage pop) = This 7”? Nope.