Friday, 16 April 2010

Stinky Wizzleteat on Lost in the Wood

(sorry in the delay in posting this , I've been galavanting around Lincolnshire)

Alllll the way back to last Saturday saw Birmingham-based sludgemathawesome trio Stinky Wizzleteat enter the Custard Factory for a little chit chat. Over the course of the show, John (the drummer) managed to run infront of a wedding photo shoot that was happening nearby, we discussed childhood cartoons of our yoof (including Sharky and George, The Angry Beavers and Captain Planet) and a ridiculous and wholly unncessary amount of love was expressed for pop-punk. You can still listen back to the whole show here. DO IT !

Playlist for the show :
A song by Small Brown Bike (Stinky Jim's choice - I am rubbish and can't remember the name of the song)
Short Circuit - Growing
Sheriff Jessum - Pink and Brown
Dub on Fire - King Tubby
Vague Recollection - Kid 606 and Dalek
Earth Died Screaming - Tom Waits
Smuck - Ikonika
In the Mean Time - Helmet (Stinky Jim's choice once more)
Unwind - Sonic Youth
Megtilda - Stinky Wizzleteat
Umaduna Omnyama - Ubhekitsche Namajongosi
How Long - Charlottefield
Bill's Mom Likes to Fuck - A Minor Forest
Yo! Bumrush the Show - Public Enemy
Hands that Mold - Dystopia (Stinky Neil and John's joint choice)
Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver - Stinky Wizzleteat

Stinky Wizzleteat are playing the Swinging Sporran TONIGHT , for FREE , alongside 5 other bands.

Some interesting things that have happened recently :
1. My nine year old brother Robert taught me how to ride a bike. I am 22 years old.
2. I found out I have ATP press passes WOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHOOOOO - so yeah , expect some ATP related radio comin'atcha cleopatra next month.
3. there was some sort of election debate or something ...

ANYWAY , on this weeks show - TODAY at 5 - 7 pm :


Friday, 9 April 2010

Soweto Kinch on Lost inthe Wood !

Last Saturday Birmingham bwoi, MOBO award-winning , sax maestro lovely chap Soweto Kinch (yes, thats right Soweto flipping Kinch) popped by the studio to tell all about his annual Flyover Show, which on Saturday 29th May underneath the Hockley flyover in Birmingham .

Now in its third year the unconventional inner city festival transforms the grey space beneath the Hockley Flyover into an oasis of cultural expression, celebrating generations of black British music and art. For the first time this show explores the specific theme of black female identity. The headline artists, include current Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle, Eska Mtungwazi and Bridgette Amafoh, all successful and highly original creatives, achieving widespread recognition without compromising their art or femininity.

There'll also be poetry, street art, dancing, and whole SMORGASBORD of badass Jamaican foodstuffs.

Also in the studio last Saturday was Bristol's Rosena Powell, who is a wonderful vocalist and lo-fi bass guitar strummy lady (more details sooon on her work). As Soweto is a professional MC who I've seen perform many a time at the massively entertaining LiveBox, I thought why not utilise his exquisite rhyme-spitting skills during this weeks big question , Who Is Soweto Kinch ? Rosie fearlessly took him on , despite no formal training in this area , and ingeniously did an extended metaphor rap, likening Soweto to a doberman pinscher. I think also this idea was subconciously ingrained into her grey matter whilst watching this short Chris Morris film the day before courtesy of Antonio Roberts.

Anyhoo, Soweto was a great sport despite all the shenanigans we threw at him, and you can listen back to the whole show here.

Playlist of muzak (not so much this week due to all the chitter chatter) :

Sweatmother - Tobacco
Poison Dart - The Bug feat Warrior Queen
Jasier - Monster Killed By Laser
Mt. Saint Michel - Alarm Will Sound (aphex twin cover by 20 member chamber orchestra!)
Mr. Wendal - Arrested Development
Seamonkey - Moderat (Surgeon Remix)
Congestion - The Devestation
10.30 Appointment - Soweto Kinch
Crowning Orbs - Zomes (Lungfish guitarist project - checkitt!)
Here Comes All The People - Liars (by Atlas Sound)
The Candle - Deep Puddle Dynamics (anticon supergroup!)
Tokyo Eye - Sonic Youth
Everybody Saw You - Ruby Andrews
The Virgin Bride - Oxbow
Mellow Yellow - Donovan


The sludgey stoner behemoths will be making the walls wobble of the Asylum tonight, limited tickets will be available on the door. Support is from Totimoshi and Stinky Wizzleteat.

SPEAKING OF WHICH : the stinky boys will be in the studio THIS SATURDAY on Lost in the Wood fresh from opening for eyehategod! If I can get them to stop swearing quite as much (which is saying a fair bit, coming from me) they shall be discussing their upcoming 7" release, shit they dig and how they are "a major influence on the Beatles." MUCHO AWESOME.

If you can't make eyehategod (although, really, you should) Stinky Wizzleteat will be playing at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham on Saturday evening right after Lost in the wood! You really should go to that too.

Don't forget to tune in this Saturday 5 - 7 pm !

Monday, 5 April 2010

I've been away for a while...

But have had a much-needed kick up the bum area to get this in gear..

Two weeks ago we did a show to coincide with (the now finished flatpack festival where we played music made for films (or used in films) ONLY (except.. thats kind of a lie.. we also played songs from tv shows as well). Two of my lovely chums Leah and Mark came down to guess the films (although they were pretty shit at doing that), and my mate from up norf Stu was also around to help keep things clean (although he was pretty shit at doing that .. at one point Leah was on HER PHONE to rhubarb radio's very own Waylind from WHOMANITY ( going "what film is this from .."doo doo dooo doo doo ") She got Magic Dance from Labyrinth in approximately o.2735 seconds though, which was rather impressive.

listen back to the whole show here : (gigantic apologies about the fuzzing crappo noise during the first half of the show . BIG PROPS to dolhasz for coming down to pull out a single wire and fix it in an instant.)

Incase you missed it during the show:
Way Down in the Hole - The Blind Boys of Alabama ( from THE WIRE)
Talk Show Host - Radiohead (from ROMEO AND JULIET)
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr (from ... GHOSTBUSTERS)
Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell (from REQUIEM FOR A DREAM)
Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto - Ennio Morricone (from THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGGO)
An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno (loads of films, I chose 28 DAYS LATER)
I am A Man of Constant Sorrow - The Soggy Bottom Boys (from O, BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?)
Trapped in the Closet Chapter 9 - R. Kelly (from the hip-hopera TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET)
Ping Island - Mark Mothersbaugh (from THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU)
The End - The Doors (from APOCALYPSE NOW)
Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Ros (from VANILLA SKY)
Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears (from DONNIE DARKO)
Little Green Bag - George Baker (from RESERVOIR DOGS)
The Devil May Care (Mom and Dad Don't) - The Brian Jonestown Massacre (from DiG!)
In Dreams - Roy Orbison (from BLUE VELVET)
Magic Dance - David Bowie (and assorted muppets) (from LABYRINTH)
Suspiria - Goblin (from SUSPIRIA)
The Harry Lime Theme - Anton Karas (from THE THIRD MAN)
Bookstore, Row & Phone Call - All by Jon Brion (all from ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)
This Land - Hans Zimmer (from THE LION KING)
The Staunton Lick - Lemon Jelly (from the TV show SPACED)




We Are Eastside – Birmingham’s Creative Playground

"Underneath Eastside’s arches you’ll find a whole host of organisations making and presenting film, music, visual arts, digital media, craft, literature, and photography – and some great pubs and cafes too. We Are Eastside is a guide to some of these hidden treasures."

All the happenings around Digbeth and beyond have been nicely coagulated into this guide/blog to keep you updated of where to go, what to eat and what not to miss! The area is undergoing a great regeneration from crumbling warehouses and derelict factories to urban art centres, creative projects and all-round awesomeness.

Please check out the website for more info:

2. fizzPOP Theremin Day 24th April

unfortunately all tickets for the workshop are sold out but tickets for the live performances are still available!

When: Saturday 24th of April, 8-11pm
Where: The Edge, Cheapside, Birmingham. B12 0QH
Cost: £6
Number of places: 40
Bar: drinks will be available, as will opportunities for you to make a donation…
More information:

Theremin Day is in two parts: an afternoon workshop in which you can
build your very own Optical Theremin, followed by an evening of
audio/visual delights from the following performers:

Ms. Hypnotique – Theremin liveset
"Hypnotique plays all instruments, producers, writes and sings.
Theremin, voice, clarinet, saxophone, viola, keyboards, ARP Odyssey
synth, Juno 6, glockenspiel, percussion. Hypnotique does all artwork,
art products, merchandise and press. She currently is working with
guest producers Joe Ladyboy and John Callaghan."

Mr. Underwood – Performing Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music, for Optical
Theremin and torch

Pete Ashton - Music for Thingamagoop"

if you're still none the wiser about what a theremin is , heres someone playing the Legend of Zelda theme with one :

thats all for now .. possibly!