THE OTHER ROCKSHOW and THE ORGAN SHOW @ RESONANCE 104.4fm with MARINA ORGAN one week and SEAN O the next. 9.00pm every Sunday night...


The Other Rock Show is presented by Marina O, The Other Rock Show is about exploring 'other' time signatures within structures of rock and filtering out the conventions of the 4/4 time easy option in favour of something a little more challenging.

Meanwhile on the ORGAN RADIO SHOW Sean Owill be bringing you an eclectic mix of diverse left-field things from all points in between and beyond - the best new releases and demos that are circulating around the underground fanzine channels and landing here in the Organ office, along with news of forthcoming events and general alternative music news and goings on in and around London. 

Expect an hour of challenging alternative music each week, the kind you don’t often get on ‘normal’ music radio shows and stations, expect special guests, expect who knows what... expect to find links and details so you can explore all that you hear on after each show 

Organ on Resonance 104.4FM, 9.00PM Sunday 15th Nov 2009. This week with Sean on DJ duties. On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via

This week’s playlist..

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: AU – Are Animals (Aagoo)
3: COLD IN BERLIN – What Went Wrong?  (2076)
4: BOMB FACTORY – Tapes (Self Release)
5: THREE TRAPPED TIGERS – 6 (Download)
7: CHICKENHAWK – Scorpeau (Dance To The Radio)
8: CATS AND CATS AND CATS – The Boy With The Beak (Robot Needs Home)
9: JELLO BIAFRA and the GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Clean As A Thistle (Alternative Tentacles) 
10: RAT ATTACK – The Southern Lights (Lockjaw) 
11: FIRE! – Can I Hold You For A Minute? (Rune Grammofon) 
12: WAVVES – Mickey Mouse (Bella Union)
13: HOLY SMOKES – Too Many Wives All You Need Is Blood (Skin Graft)
14: CRASS – Sheep Farming In The Falklands (Crass)
15: DETHSCALATOR – Canadians (Riot Season)
16: YES – Heart Of The Sunshine (Atlantic) 

Full details, news, links...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) - our adopted theme tune so you know where you are. Transistor Six is Frances Castle, there’s lots of her fine art and creativity to explore from Francis so please please do. You can now get the whole tune downloaded for yourselves and find links to her artwork, albums and lots more over at

2: AU – Are Animals (Aagoo) – Track from the new EP that came out last week on 10” vinyl - single of the week on the Organ website - limited edition of 500 on vinyl and as many as you want on CD, here’s the review:  More from the ever evolving collective of musical creators from Portland Oregon. Six tracks, six glowing tingling tracks. Gloriously different experimental alt.pop and right up the with the very best things the current crop of bands like Animal Collective are thrown out. Things are become a little more focused now, not so much the long lists of Portland collaborators now and a little more of a unique finer print, a sound that is AU. This is a set of five re-workings of songs from previous albums along with a new song called Ida Walked Away. The new song opens things with intriguing style and some rather colourfully restrained drum experiments somewhere in the glow and the warmth, the other five reworked piece make obvious sense as project leaders Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka pull the whole thing in to some kind of sharper focus – carnivalesque organ celebrations, rewarding walls of sound, telepathic connections, sharp-edged contradictions, experiments that always flow, AU continue along their path with as much style and substance as ever   - or

3: COLD IN BERLIN – What Went Wrong?  (2076) – Debut single, well debut single under this new name, they were called Death Cigarettes... Seems choosing band names is their one weak spot. Raw blistering exhilaration from this confrontational female front post-punk noise makers from East London. Bust playing all over town right now, the next gig is 19th Nov at the Red Lion in Twickenham, there’s a single launch party at the Old Blue Last on December 1st and this double A-sided limited edition (of just 300) is out on November 30th on new D.I.Y label 2076 – 

4: BOMB FACTORY – Tapes (Self Release) – Another play for the debut single from Cambridge band Bomb Factory, scathing slice of in your face English paranoia and surveillance and Killing Joke and Creaming Jesus and Crass and Art Brut and wired council house estate energy and.... Menacing three tracker and a singer called Ranting Jack who more than lives up to his name -

5: THREE TRAPPED TIGERS – 6 (Download) – Almost entirely instrumental track from yet another one of those mathy glitchy post-rockish bands, Three Trapped Tigers have something a little extra that has them standing out from the crowd. Catch the London band opening for 65Daysofstatic at Heaven on London, 18th Nov or at the Lexington on 27th Nov. Download link for this free track can be found via

6: THE HYSTERICAL INJURY – Three (demo) – Rather fine demo that came our way, or is it another DIY hand-packaged self released single, the lines are a little blurred these days. They’re a feisty punk noise-pop two piece from Bath. A classic piece of D.I.Y attitude and energy actually. Feisty band, raw edges, jagged guitar sound, low edge rumbling bass guitar is their weapon of choice, that and some busy forward moving drums alongside a sweet-sounding do not mess voice. They’re a duo, Annie Gardener handles those blistering bass lines and vocals, Lee Stone propels the drums and drives the whole thing. Four busy tracks, for slicing tracks, on your toes, feedback feeding. The cover is a hand made screen-printed thing... Raw blistering alt.rock energy, punky drive, forthright vocals – Raincoats, Sonic Youth, Lightning Bolt, That F***ing Tank – raw, menacing, demanding, driving, busy, thundering along like that have other places to be. Four impressive songs/tracks/bites, busy band, in all senses, we like this –

7: CHICKENHAWK – Scorpeau (Dance To The Radio) – Another play for the excellent new release from Leeds band Chickenhawk. We make no apologies for playing these things more than once. They’re just about the best metal band in the land right – adventurous forward looking challenging metal, metal with an intelligent twist, metal that resonates, the art of listening if you know what we mena. This is from the recent Dance To The Radio compilation 12” EP, meanwhile the band are next in London on November 21st at the Garage with Fall Of Troy –

8: CATS AND CATS AND CATS – The Boy With The Beak (Robot Needs Home) – The English indie-prog-call-it-what-you-want band have a new single out, they’re sounding as good as they did back at the start, glorious indie-prog adventure and a heart-felt quality all of their own. Back on track then, and in London this week for a show at The Buffalo Bar on November 21st –

9: JELLO BIAFRA and the GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Clean As A Thistle (Alternative Tentacles) – Jello has a new band and a new album called The Audocity Of Hype – out in the UK this Monday and no sign of the one time Dead Kennedys frontman slowing down or compromising yet. Still using punk rock as a political weapon and asking what you did today, still raging against the machines. Full album review on the Organ website or find out more via his label – neat artwork too, Shepherd Fairey...

10: RAT ATTACK – The Southern Lights (Lockjaw) – Back for another play from the Exeter hardcore punk outfit’s rather urgent six track mini album This Is Art. The album came out last month, six no messing slices of  fast shouty hardcore punk rock urgency, that and unmade beds and...

11: FIRE! – Can I Hold You For A Minute? (Rune Grammofon) - Fire have a new album out this week, goes by the name of You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago -  Mats Gustafsson, he of The Thing and things, leading Fire with his Saxophones, electronics and Fender Rhodes. They’re a trio, this is the debut album, Johan Berthling is on double bass, bass, guitar and purring Hammond Organ, Andreas Werliin (he of Wildbirds and Peacedrums) in on rather colourful drums (Mariam Wallentin adds vocals to the one track that isn’t instrumental).  More improvised composition and seriously front-line experimental progressive (no-wave?) jazz. This flows in a rather satisfying way, four long pieces that are a little easier on the ear than most things Mats Gustafsson involves himself in. Still challenging, still on the hard-boiled creative side of improvised freeform jazz, there’s a pleasing solidness to this, a warm satisfying glow...  mellow noise? Hard-boiled noise with a slight hypnotic psychedelic undercurrent, something for those times when you don’t want those Flying Luttenbachers coming at your head but you still want some improvised challenge and some serious progressive jazz-art. As good as everything Mr Gustafsson is involved in or indeed anything the always excellent Rune Grammofon people put out –

12: WAVVES – Mickey Mouse (Bella Union) – New Single from US duo Wavves, he single is out on December 7th, the band – Nathan Williams and Zach Hill – start a UK tour this week, London date in November 26th at 93ft East –

13: HOLY SMOKES – Too Many Wives All You Need Is Blood (Skin Graft) – Track from the excellent 2006 album and the hard-boiled hardcore other rock musical twisting and serious angular (real angular, not some polite English indie pop idea of angular – this is serious no-wave fibrillation) from a band who feature Wavves/Hella drumming genius Zach Hill. Find the album and latest news via the ever excellent 

14: CRASS – Sheep Farming In The Falklands (Crass) – We were talking to someone the other day who had never heard of Crass, this of course won’t do, everyone should know about Crass. Check out that film you’ll find links to right now on the front page of the Organ website, where you'll also find further Crass links and thingsot explore –

15: DETHSCALATOR – Canadians (Riot Season/Black Labs) – Track that you’ll find on the tasty new Hey Colossus/Dethcalator split album that’s out this November. Serious noise metal feedback and “putird atmospheric depth”. Serious flaying....

16: YES – Heart Of The Sunshine (Atlantic) – Yes are in town this week, or at least those still able to make it on stage. Hammy O (as we still like it call it), November 17th... And so a classic bit of Mellotron textured 70’s prog rock self-indulgent adventure to annoy the listening taxi drivers and close tonight’s show, glorious... 

And that was that for another week... Next week Marina with her Other Rock Show and... 


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