Thursday, June 26, 2014

Show: 24.6.14 with Mal Faloon

Local writer and performance poet Mal Faloon made a welcome return to the show. Despite not realising until the last minute the show was live she gave the most relaxed and wonderful reading of a selection of her poems I've ever heard her do.
We also marked the imminent return of Evening Under Lamplight to Cambridge 105 with some Bob Dylan and I shared Fenland Poet Laureate Poppy Kleiser's call for war poems for a new anthology she is producing. Email submissions to by 1st July.

Enjoy the show:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Headsound: Kate Tempest - Lonely Daze

I've been so caught up listening to this album I almost forgot to feature it on the blog. Everybody Down is a standout album of the year so far. It's a musical, literary masterpiece by Kate Tempest, a young poet, performer and writer bursting with energy and creativity. Lonely Daze opens with a killer hook but listen to the lyrics and the vivid characters they portray, then listen to the rest of the album to hear their stories in full.

I was looking forward to seeing Kate Tempest this weekend at the Hammer and Tongue national final due to be held at the Albert Hall loading bay. It's been postponed till September now but hopefully Kate will still be joining us.

Buy 'Everybody Down' on

Friday, June 13, 2014

Show: 10.6.14 Night Watch

New music and spoken word including some of the artists who will be keeping me awake at Night Watch at the Junction this Saturday.

Colouring Lesson - Mea Culpa Blues (It's My Fault)
Horse Party - In-between
Japp Blonk - Cadenza
Crookram - Balboa
Ergo Phizmiz - Consequences
The Breaches - Jesus Wept
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - We No Who U R
Euros Childs - Give The Girl A Hand
Kate Tempest - A Hammer
Mouth - Blood Beat
Gaze is Ghost - In Love of Post Apocalyptic Watch Towers
Hollow Mountain - Untitled
Meta-Ex - Spiked With Recursive Dreams [Live Coded Session}
Girl Band - The Cha Cha Cha (Peaks remix)