Well, that is the second show in the bag. Nowhere near as nerve wracking as the first show. Didn’t fluff as many lines, links and got all of my cues right. I really enjoyed this weeks show. Being able to showcase so much local talent and see it stand up against famous international acts his both an honour and an absolute passion, and I hope it shows how much I care about it.
So, what did you miss. Here’s what we played in the correct order…
IGGY & THE STOOGES – BURN
From the new album called Ready to Die and the first not to feature their longterm guitarist, the late great Ron Ashton.
The album is due out Monday 29th April and that is the lead single.
CAVORTS – PIG OF BALLAST
From their selftitled EP released in 2012, Cavorts is a band made up of members from GU Medicine and Errander. They are working on their debut full length album and in the last year have toured with some of the biggest names in rock and metal; Therapy, Skindred, Dragonforce and The Defiled to name but a few. Featured as our GIG OF THE WEEK. Check out their video, filmed by Barnsley photographer to the rock-stars, Mark Latham.
DESPERATE JOURNALIST – CRISTINA
The first recording from a new London based indie band. I got to know these guys through their bassist Simon Drowner and his other band, Johhny Cola & the A-Grades.
MOBY & MARK LANEGAN – THE LONLEY NIGHT
A stunning collaboration, recorded especially for last week’sInternational Record Store Day. One of my all time favourite vocalists.
DOZY – RITZ
Roseanna ‘Dozy’ Hanson is beyong talented. A photographer, artist, illustrator and also a musician who created cut-ups with 8-bit chip tunes, dub-step, smaples of vintage swing and her own guitar work. She’s from Barnsley and is based between here and Norwich.
I also featured Roseanna on our facebook page because of her super hero artwork ‘Yorkshire Man’, which is now available as a t-shirt from Yorkshire Tee.
ALTERNATIVE BARNSLEY LIVE SESSION: featuring GEORGINA GILMARTIN
GEORGINA GILMARTIN – JOHNNY IN THE CLOUDS (LIVE)
GEORGINA GILMARTIN – JIMMY (LIVE)
A absolute pleasure to interview Georgina and record her voice. The session was recorded and photographed by Lewis Ryan over at Old No.7
You can download the session in its entirety from our soundcloud page, which also features a bonus track not aired as an exclusive for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
SMASHING PUMPKINS – 1979 (LIVE)
JONI MITCHEL – BIG YELLOW TAXI (LIVE)
Both of these artists were selected by Georgina in the interview as some of her favourites. Both versions here are actually rare and live versions.
FROM A WINDOW – DON’T LET ME DOWN
From a Window is a band that features Thurgoland based singer Sarah Mac. A stunning piano player and singer; this song and artist was selected by Georgina in the interview as one of her favourite local musicians.
STUDIO GUESTS – CREATIVE RECOVERY’S HAYLEY AND JADE
Creative Recovery is the name of a number of arts and health projects Barnsley that aim to help those individuals and familes dealing with recovery from addiction and poor mental health. The projects used art, music, performance and is dedicated to the use of recovery as a conduit to limitless artistic expression and creativity. Both Hayley and Jade discussed the various aspects of the project, funding, their ‘alternative nights out’ and future projects.
This is the link to their blog ‘Create Your Own Alternative’ which documents some of the projects activities > http://getoutofit.tumblr.com/
RICHARD KITSON – THESE STREETS
The final choice of a favourite local artist by Georgina Gilmartin. Richard Kitson is know on both the local folk and rock scene and has well as having a great voice, he is a mean blues guitarist. He has just released a new single on itunes.
AMY CONDREY – NATURAL HIGH
That was Natural High by Amy Condrey from Barnsley, who I managed to see an open mic night at the Walkabout a month or so ago. She’s really good live and I think that this might be the first recording Amy has done of her own songs.
THE BARNSLEY MUSIC ARCHIVE
THE DANSE SOCIETY – WE’RE SO HAPPY (PEEL SESSION 1981)
For more observant of you out there, you’ll know that drummer Paul Gilmartin is actually Georgina GIlmartin’s dad.
The band recorded two Peel Sessions in the early eighties and they became quite an influential band in the post punk/goth scene that included bands such as The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees. This session is from 21st November 1981. Then the line-up of the band was Paul Gilmartin (Drums), Steve Rawlings (Vocals), Lyndon Scarfe (Keyboards), Tim Wright (Bass) and Paul Nash (Guitar). The Song is called We’re So Happy and was one of their bigger commercial hits.
The band was active with a couple of line-up changes from 1980 – 1987, but they reformed in 2011, after a fan run campaign got them back together but this time with a new female vocalist, and a different sound. They released a new record just over a month ago called Scarey Tales.
RECORD OF THE WEEK
PURSON – LEANING ON A BAR
A relatively new band called Purson and it was called Leaning on a Bear from their debut album The Circle and the Blue Door. One of a number of brilliant female led bands right now talking inspiration from Black Sabbath, such as Jess and the Ancient Ones, Blood Ceremony, The Devil’s Blood and the amazing Royal Thunder. These guys are from London and are signed to Rise Above Records.
GU MEDICINE – MEETING WITH FOUL PLAY
I was due to play an exclusive preview of a new track from the forthcoming Servers album, but after the soundfile decided to die last minute, I played a song by GU Medicine, Lee Storrar’s previous band. This song is amazing; big, loud ballsy rock n roll.
I’ll play Servers next week. In the meantime, find them here:
THE KILLS – LAST GOODBYE
a song to play out the show.
As well as all of this music, I also digussed local arts news, all of the forthcoming local gigs, movie releases and theatre production. I hope you enjoyed the show.
Remember to check out the full live session with Georgina on our soundcloud.