Playlist 400 - May 3 2016

The centrepiece of this week's show was a snippet of an interview I did with Howe Gelb a few weeks ago, when Giant Sand played in Cork as part of their farewell tour. The full interview is about 30 minutes long and I'll upload the whole thing here soon. He's a fascinating man.

Also new music from Rozi Plain (gorgeous kosmische), Britta Phillips (noirish dream pop from her debut album), Cate Le Bon (keeping it brilliantly wonky), Dieterich & Barnes (John Dieterich of Deerhoof and Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk Hotel, A Hawk and a Hacksaw etc, making superb left field improv instrumentals) and XIXA (two of the guys from the Giant Sand band making psych cumbia).

And Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld (pic), making vivid compelling chamber sounds, glorious.

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Playlist 400
Tues May 3 2016
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Rozi Plain – Marshes (playing Moth Club, London, May 6)
Britta Phillips – Daydream
Lail Arad – Milo (playing End of the Road Festival, Sept 2-4)
Cate Le Bon – I’m a dirty attic (playing Oval Space, London, May 26)
Stephen Steinbrink - Absent mind
Robert Rotifer - Calais
Giant Sand – X-tra wide
Howe Gelb Interview (Extract)
Giant Sand – Pen to paper (playing Ypsigrock Festival, Sicily, Aug 7)
XIXA – Bloodline (playing Birthdays, London, May 10)
Dieterich & Barnes – Out and about
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld – Nerissimo
Fujiya & Miyagi – Serotonin rushes
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle injuries (playing Oslo, London, June 3)

*next week's show features music from Holy Fuck, Aries & Maria Usbeck, among others

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