Playlist 410 - July 12 2016

Most welcome new music this week from North Sea Radio Orchestra, a unit built around songwriter/composer Craig Fortnam which makes great progressive folk music with elements of pastoral and minimalist classical music. The new song is just as wonderful as we've come to expect, hopefully more from them soon.

Cate Le Bon being brilliant and wonky ("I want to make sense with you") and then producing Drag City compadre Tim Presley into somewhat similar shapes.

Scott & Charlene's Wedding sounding like a more invigorated late VU (is the Maureen of the title Mo Tucker by any chance?). Bat For Lashes contemplating marriage in lovely dreamy unsettling tones.

Some dancing interludes featuring Todd Terje & The Olsens covering Yellow Magic Orchestra, Holy Fuck getting dreamy and The Avalanches getting nice and beaty.

And something old from The Chills getting a reissue on Flying Nun - jaunty and effortless and sublime heart on sleeve guitar pop.

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Playlist 410
Tues July 12 2016
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Cate Le Bon – I’m a dirty attic (playing Whelan's, Dublin, Oct 20)
Tim Presley – Clue
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Maureen
David West – Peace or love
North Sea Radio Orchestra – The British road
Bat For Lashes – I do (playing Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Sept 4)
A Dyjecynski – Yessiree
The Highest Order - Taking off
The Byrds – Set you free this time
Todd Terje & The Olsens – Firecracker
Holy Fuck – Neon Dad
The Avalanches – Subways
Frank Sinatra – What a funny girl (You used to be)
Trashcan Sinatras – Best days on earth
The Chills – Kaleidoscope world
Las Kellies – Summer breeze

*next week's show features more music from The Moles, littlebow & Elias Krantz, among others

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