Playlist London Cafe: 2014/07/08

Eugene McGuinness – Godiva /Chroma /Domino
Summer vibes
Towns-Heads Off/Get By/Howling Owl Music
Thumpers – Unkinder (A Tougher Love) /Galore – SubPop
Le Record de la semaine/Track of the week
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology -/Futurology – Columbia/Sony

Fiona & Gorwel Owen-Across #1/Across #1 (single)/Independant
Sweet Benfica-VHS/Earthquake Lights/Independant
The Joy Formidable-Yn Rhydiau’r Afon/Yn Rhydiau’r Afon(single)/Aruthrol singles club
Funky Dub
Eno(Brian) / Hyde (Karl) – DBF/ High Life – Warp/Fontana/Universal
Tony Allen-Go Back (feat Damon Albarn)/Film Of Life/Jazz Village
Jungle-Time/Jungle/XL Recordings
Detachments  – The Flowers That Fell (Fernando remix)/LateNightTales presents After Dark : Nightshift/Night Times Stories Ltd.
Classique de la semaine/Classic of the week
The Durutti Column- Embattled Heart And Rattling/Chronicle XL/Kooky Records
Démo de la semaine/Demo of the week
The Inevitable-You/The Inevitable EP/Independant
electro rock vibes
Viola Dust-The Big Hop/The Big Hop (single)/Independant/02:51
The Looks-Wasted/Everest (7” single)/Killing Moon/03:13
Math Rock
Wild Beast-Mecca/Present Tense/Domino
Alt-J-Hunger Of The Pine/This Is All Yours/Infectious Records
Glass Animals – Pools / Zaba / Wolf Tone

Nous sommes les rockers/Playlist 7 juillet 2014

Je serai en remplacement de Romanne Blouin ce lundi 20h en direct de CISM 89,3 FM.

Voici la liste des chansons qui seront diffusées:

Heavy Petting Zoo-Crash
Décibelles-Il pleut des noix de cocos
The Kinks-You Can’t Win
Les Sultans-Tel est la vie que j’aime
The Animals-Boom Boom
The Bees-Chicken Payback
France Gall-Teenie Weenie Boppie
The Beaumonts-She Treats Me Right
The Roseville Band-She’s in Love
The Maydays-Best Kept Secret
The Number Ones-Heartsmash
Charlie & The Moonhearts-I Got Mine
Jesuslesfilles-Mort de fatigue
Ash-Little Infinity


Playlist 2014/06/03

Eagulls-Amber Veins/Eagulls/Partisan

New indie
The Echo And The Always-Temper Tantrum/Lemonade EP/Independant
Amber Run-Heaven/Sparks EP/Sony

Le record de la semaine/track of the week
James-Moving On/La Petite Mort/Cooking Vinyl

K+K+K=Pure Britpop
Kaiser Chiefs-Meanwhile Up In Heaven/Education, Education, education & War/ATO Records/Maple Music/Fontana
Klaxons-Children Of The Sun/Love Frequency/Akashic Rekords/Red/Sony Music

Dancey sounds
Breton-National Grid/War Room Stories/Cut Tooth-Believe
Hockeysmith-But Blood/But Blood EP/Double Denim

80s revival
Echo and the Bunnymen-Holy Moses/Meteorites/429 Records/03:30
Peter Murphy-Holy Clown/Lion/Nettwerk Records

Classique de la semaine/Classic of the week
Morrissey-The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get/Vauxhall And I/Parlophone


Démo de la semaine/Demo of the week
Mark Burgess-Red Amber Blue/Red Amber Blue (single)/Independant

Kyla LaGrange-Big Eyes/Cut Your Teeth/IOKI Records
Slow Club-Complete Surrender/Complete Surrender/Caroline

She’s Electronic
La Roux-Uptight Downtown/Trouble In Paradise/Polydor
Charli XCX-Boom Clap/The Fault In Our Stars OST/Atlantic-Warner

Django Django-Porpoise Song (The Monkees Cover)/Late Night Tales: Django Django/Night Time Stories

Focus Wales: The final journey

2014-04-26 13.58.14On April 26th, that was our last day in Wrexham, last day of the festival. It was a little bit quieter, less madness  compared to the other days of the festival, but we made plenty of other discoveries indeed. First show of the day was by singer-songwriter Danny Gruff with gentle folk-pop melodies.

Then we headed to South Bar, for more heavier sounds. Promoted by The Core,the line up was absolutely fantastic. Started up things with I Fight Lions who described themselves as Snow Patrol’s cover band. But of course, their sound is nothing like this, it was just a joke indeed. I Fight Lions delivered indie anthems at its best, singing mostly in Welsh language.

2014-04-26 14.32.17I Fight Lions was followed by FALLS, an energetic, metal-hardcore sounds fueled band. They took all spaces, jumping around everywhere. Amazing set on what we call a stage, well in fact there was no stage just mics everywhere and they went into the crowd.

After getting crazy, we walked back to the Wrexham’s Museum to see Heal The Last Stand, a local Americana folk outfit. Even without any drummer, what a performance. The quartet even made a cover of Grease theme song, wonderful!

We continued, after a quick dinner (Welsh dragon sausages and mash, a typical Welsh plate), to see Black Moth, a female-fronted band from Leeds. It was pure rock’n’roll. Singer Harriet Bevan had the attitude of Black Sabbath’s Ozzy but on the female side. Long live 70′s rock!

Focus Wales had also a couple of secret shows. One of them was Cardiff’s own Radstewart, who released an EP on Alcopop! Recordings. Sometimes more arty (think old classical Art Brut) sometimes more post-punk, the band offered a solid performance.

To end the night we headed to Central to see Gulp’s set (lindsay leven and guto pryce from Super Furries’ project) and Keys, two acts that we love particularly for their psychedelic, late 60s rock sounds.

2014-04-27 00.23.59Last show of the night was WE ARE ANIMAL that you previously hear on my show.  A great mixture of electro and rock jams, strong guitar riffs and loads of dancing.Emotions came through all the way as we all knew it was already the end.

Focus Wales is definitely a festival to discover and it’s growing each year. Hopefully see you in 2015 Wales!