Saturday, 7 November 2015

The one when JC met Charlie Harris & Southbound 69

Thanks to Charlie Harris and Mark aka Southband 69 for being on the show live tonight ! 

Charlie Harris -

Southbound 69 -

Playlist -
After The Apocalypse -Lights go out 
New daze -Growing Tree 
Club Kuru -Laya 
Land of the Giants -Big Steady Eddie
Tariq B -It must be you 
Stella Martyn -Jungfrau 
Chris Linton -Where are we now 
The Scribes -Dust
Jammer -Bars 
GEM -Hippos 
Empire of Fools -Hope 
The Deadline Shakes -Slipping From your heart
Sadie Holier-25 
Fungus Tanner -To the sea 
Sam Fearon -Someday 
Featured Artist -Rosa Rebecka
From the home EP
The times I love the best 
Jonah's song 
High Daniels -ft Nasty Habitz -Barry 
Splitsville -Blackouts 
Evenu -Drive 
Maddigans-Start Again 
Monster Jaw -Your day will come 
Static Alice -sweet Nothings 
Tenek -What kind of friend ?
Bob Dee with Petro -Socially awkward 
Joanna Cooke -He's my boy 
Ben Robey band -she takes me to fight 
Warme -Council house opera 
Killatrix -Overcome 
Vivid vague -Weep 
Southbound 69 
Big bad world 
What I am 
Why do I breathe    


Record Label: Heatquake Records
Composer: Jeff Lowe
Publisher : Jeff Lowe

This track is from the forthcoming album The Ink Snails Tattooed Trail.  Three other tracks from this album have already enjoyed national air play from BBC Radio 2 and numerous other radio stations up and down the British Isles, including BBC Introducing, who are continuing to support G.E.M  for this forthcoming album release.   It is now due for a January release and will be supported by a UK tour - for details watch this space:

The Groove Enlightened Minstrels are a six-piece based in the South West.   Playing the songs of Jeff Lowe, G.E.M have been delighting audiences throughout the UK for the last seven years.   Jeff Lowe, as a session guitarist, has worked in the past with numerous bands and high-ranking producers like Trevor Horn, Phll Mazanerer (Roxy Music), Dave Bascombe (Tears for Fears) and Micky Most.  He has also written successfully for late Eighties band Cutting Crew, one of the few bands to score a number one hit in the USA, the UK and Europe simultaneously.

“Hippos” is a track that is played live in the set of G.E.M. and always guarantees them a  hearty round of applause.  The very addictive on-the-beat groove, catchy chorus and ukulele riff gets feet tapping from beginning to end.

Lyrically “Hippos” refers to an all-too-human trait of “reluctance to change” and the way we all, from time to time, ‘drift our lives away” instead of getting on with positive action that will improve our lives.  Jeff Lowe, writer/singer and guitarist in G.E.M. once saw the chorus line “Hippos are at home in the dirt” written on a young man’s tee shirt while visiting a very famous hamburger store.  Jeff said he “couldn’t resist but write a song around this idea”/

Available on: Heartquake Records 







Watch / Listen:





"soft guitar hooks, prominent bass lines and ethereal synth notes make for a winning formula" - Wonderland

"gems which glimmer with perfection" - Crack Magazine

"straight-up songwriting that goes for the gut" - DIY

"crystalline R&B" - Nowness

"irresistible" - HUH


After playing a solo piano gig in Germany, Laurie Erskine realised the solitude of being a musician in the Jazz club scene wasn't for him. Living in London with his elder brother; a talented producer who has written for The Prodigy and toured with Skrillex and Benga, Erskine took the opportunity to experiment with the selection of analog synths and music equipment, as well as his sibling's guidance, and tried his hand at electronic music production. Combined with his natural talent and expertise in songwriting, Club Kuru was born.


When he emerged with his debut material last year, Club Kuru was met with an instantaneous wave of online support. At the same time he was dealing with a relationship breakdown, which has in turn inspired the subject of his second EP; 'Layla'. Such turbulent emotion is strikingly evident in the resulting record; the palette is dirty, sexy, mournful, sleazy, serious. It is a collection of love songs with complex delivery. 


Musically, 'Layla' EP is a progression from the trademark, retro-feeling "languid R&B", of which his debut was branded. The use of analog synths and guitars reside alongside a modern take on slow hip-hop beats and classic jazz harmony, infused with bespoke production styles. 'Layla' is a pop record built atop a foundation of structural and harmonic complexity, full of meaning, and deserving of time spent getting to know.


The EP's title track 'Layla' premiered on SITE NAME via a Jonathan Baron directed video clip, which you can watch here. Jonathan Baron is a critically acclaimed and award-winning avant-garde art director - read an interview with him for Dazed here.


Club Kuru's 'Layla' EP will be released on 27th November on Believe Recordings. 


EP Track Listing:


1. Layla

2. Flat Out Lie

3. You Don't Know

4 I D N T 


Hightail D/L: 
Soundcloud D/L: 

Jammer -
‘Bars’, premiered by Noisey, comes with a deep, gritty and serious tone courtesy of 28Hurtz on production. The video capturing the darker side of Jammer and his beloved Grime scene; the perfect fit for Halloween weekend with the eerie surroundings for the Bipolar Spider directed video 

Taking it back to old skool grime delivery, Jammer drops verse after verse with no bait hooks, just straight murky lyrics. He name checks veterans of the scene including D Double E, Fekky and radio station Déjà Vu giving an insight to the road that has been walked on the journey to the deliverance of ‘Bars’. 

Proving his skills of late as an artist, producer and DJ has verified Jammer as an all round triple-threat. Pulling together the all-star cast of emcees for recent hit Royal Rumble as lead track for top ten release Lord of the Mics 7, (which he is also the co-founder of), was followed in quick succession by the release of his remix to Disclosure’s ‘Jaded’, which was premiered by i.D and picked up by Radio 1, dance DJ, Pete Tong. 

Jammer is here, always has been, always will be and keeps supplying more than ever before. This time it’s serious, this time “let’s see who can dark”.

Glasgow's The Deadline Shakes are Greg Dingwall (lead vocals, guitars and keys), Iain McKinstry (guitars and vocals), Martin McLeod (bass), Thomas Booth (drums) and Sam Clark (piano), with Michael Muir (violin) and Kiera Pollock (vocals). 
Their debut album 'Zealots', produced by Greg in a tiny room in the east end of Glasgow, is the product of three years of hard work following the band's inception. Gregs songs are often widescreen in scope, but lucidly lovelorn lyrics give the album a relatably human quality This is an album recorded on a limited budget that sounds like a large scale, big studio production. 
Each band member is a multi-instrumentalist who has a passion bordering on compulsion to create, a drive which underpins everything they do. Even the band's unique artwork is designed in-house by bass player Martin. Guitarist Iain has edited their music videos.
Radio support for The Deadline Shake's singles leading up to this album release has been extensive coming from the likes of BBC's Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson together with Jim Gellatly (XFM Breakout track), Roddy Hart and and a range of DJs at stations across the world.  The band have also been championed by The List, The Scottish Sun, Daily Record, Louder Than War, God is in the TV, and Artrocker. 
The Deadline Shakes have played a range of festivals including Wickerman, XpoNorth and Kelburn Garden Party. They've soundtracked several 'People Make Glasgow' TV adverts, played a live BBC Introducing radio session with Vic Galloway and played live on STV Glasgow's 'The Riverside Show'.
"I'd described them before as having the lush harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the angular guitar lines of The Strokes, but there is so much more than that."  
Vic Galloway, BBC Introducing Blog
"Really good, a winsome, mandolin-led blast of power-country" 
The List 
Acutely infectious and adorably addictive a quick A to Z drive by of all your guilty pleasures shoehorned into a sub four minute pop opera sweetie.  
God is in the TV
This is excellent power-pop. Theyre doing fellow Scots, like Teenage Fanclub, proud.  
Obscure Sound
Three and a bit minutes of perfect, chiming euphony.  
Louder Than War
Striking melody and glorious harmonies, I just cant get enough of it.  
Jim Gellatly, The Scottish Sun
 Catchy, bouncy, melodic pop.  
Colin Jackson, Artrocker / Loud Horizon 
They are one of those bands who cannot help but make music which you long to hear on the car radio, the sort of songs which make you go the long way home so you hear them in full.  
Scots Whay Hae
Classic pop/rock could almost be a great ELO song.  
Tom Robinsons Fresh On The Net 

Social Links:
Instagram ID - thedeadlineshakes

Live Dates:
3rd November - Broadcast, Glasgow (support for The Babe Rainbow, 3/11),
21st November - Saint Lukes, Glasgow (Album Launch)

All songs written by Greg Dingwall

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