Playlist 479 - Feb 20 2018

A couple of surf references in this week’s show which is nice on the cusp of winter/spring.

La Luz are a 4-piece from Seattle (or I’ve also seen LA) and their tune ‘Cicada’ is a brilliantly propulsive piece of surf noir, that’s what they’re calling it.

Sven Libaek soundtracked a surf documentary in 1968. Here we had the wonderful theme from that OST which sounds a little like The Byrds gone lounge. (What a lost opportunity says you.)

Also Nightports with Matthew Bourne making beautiful piano (re)shapes.

Tune Yards going full soul diva on the excellent ‘Heart attack’.

Brickwork Lizards carving a space for Egyptian fusion in Oxford.

And a little Petula Clark to show everyone how to make perfect pop music.

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Playlist 479
Tues Feb 20 2018
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Jane Weaver – The lightning back (playing Brighton Dome, Apr 7, w Public Service Broadcasting)
The Death of Pop – 700 spas (playing O2, Islington, March 14, w The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
Petula Clark – I know a place
Chloe March – Calypso wants
Brickwork Lizards – Hijaz Mandira
Orquesta Akokán – Mambo rapidito
Nightports w Matthew Bourne – Exit
B Fleischmann – There is a head
Hauschka – Radar
Sven Libaek – Ride a white horse (from the soundtrack of the film To ride a white horse)
Little Tornados – Cherie la mouche
Tune Yards – Heart attack (playing Roundhouse, London, Mar 20)
Ratty Sound – Ghostbustaz
La Luz – Cicada
Goat Girl – The man
Half Japanese – Zombie Island Massacre

*next week's show features music from Spindle Ensemble, Jack Hayter & Mouse on Mars, among others

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