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 29th 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: BROOHAHA – Incredible Weapons (4th Note) 
3: COLD IN BERLIN – What Went Wrong? (2076) - 
4: TODD – Black Gold (Riot Season)
5: PSYCHIC EYE CLIX – Zpaka (Double Edge Scissor)
6: BATTLES – B+T (Warp)
7: RUDE MECHANICALS – Scary Fish Finger Woman (RIM)
8: NIK TURNER – Ejection (Cleopatra) 
9: THAVIUS BECK – Go! (Big Dada)
10: WISDOM IN CHAINS – Book Of Rhymes (I Scream) 
11: THUMPERMONKEY LIVES! – If It Works... (Genin/Tooting Bizarre)
12: SHIELD YOUR EYES – Ultra Soul (Gravid Hands/Saddam Hussein)
13: ART TERRY – Miss Dominatrix (Frizz)
14: THUMPERMONKEY LIVES! – Whateley (Genin/Tooting Bizarre)
15: PSYCHIC EYE CLIX – About A Dressed Up Skeleton (Double Edge Scissor)
16: EX-LIBRAS -  Phat Knickers (Wirebird)

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: BROOHAHA – Incredible Weapons (4th Note)  - They’re from Leeds, they’re a five piece, this is from their debut EP, they say they play “heavy, spiky, polyrhythmic, loud, empathetic, haunting, incessant, driving, disjunctive, striding, aggressive, energetic, alternative grunge-jazz noise”. That’s somewhere near right, a high-wire roller-coaster ride of brilliant attention demanding alternative angular expression. Excellent jazz-prog-punk crunch and more, excellent debut EP, out on the 11th Jan, expect more play before the year ends. They’re only playing around Leeds right now, let’s hope they break out soon, one of the best new bands we’ve heard in ages, this is why we do this Organ thing –

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. Busy playing all over London right now, 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. We’d love to play the other side, that one’s even better, can’t get away with all those f***s onthe radio though –

4: TODD – Black Gold (Riot Season) – Track from the abrasively awkward and rather difficultly hardboiled London  band’s latest album Big Ripper. A raw blues-edged noise fest of a delight – or

5: PSYCHIC EYE CLIX – Zpaka (Double Edge Scissor) – Now this is good, 4th recording from Psychic Eye Clix, a rather impressive album called Lintell processor.All kinds of things in their DIY stew of drum ‘n bass glitch and prog flavoured electronica and soundbite undercurrents. Drill, political messages, schitzophrenic experimentation, rule pushing, ear thrilling... I guess they’re from London? I guessed right, eyes are organs they say, use your Organs we say. You can explore more via or download the rather recommended album via

6: BATTLES – B+T (Warp) – Classic bit of early Battles math experimentation from their C/B EP in anticipation if their London show as part on the WARP Records 20th anniversary celebrations that reach here this week.

7: RUDE MECHANICALS – Scary Fish Finger Woman (RIM) – The ever brilliant Rude Mechanicals are hard at work on a new album right now. They’re one of the very best bands London has to offer, they don’t fit anywhere, strange alien angular jazz performance art contradictions and bits of Zappa waltzing with teapots and the symbiotic love slaves of Ms Roberts and... This is from a new Sexton Ming tribute album called This Is Ming Beat, a rather fine album that comes loaded with all kinds of twists on those already rather twisted Sexton songs... People like The London Dirthole Company, The Hardy Tree, The Deptford Beach Babes, Penny Dreadful And The Bloody Valentines and such on there – or

8: NIK TURNER – Ejection (Cleopatra)  - We’re in here in the radio studio playing music for you tonight and missing the rather tasty Barney Bubbles Memorial Concert that is happening in London tonight - Inner City Unit, Hawklords and loads more... Organ launched 23 years ago this coming week, at a Hawkwind concert. Issue one of Organ was a handmade hand screen-printed, hand-painted cut ‘n paste fanzine, it was only meant to be a one off, not a 23 year life consuming monster/labour of love. 23 is that magical number so we’re quietly celebrating this week. Celebrating with a classic live version of the Robert Calvert classic, one of the finest of the Hawkwind family’s vast back catalogue of tracks, you’ll find this excellent version on the double live CD Space Ritual 1994 released on US label Cleopatra. 

9: THAVIUS BECK – Go! (Big Dada) - Track from the LA based thinking person’s MC/hop-hop man’s latest album Dialogue, came out in the UK on October 5th. Tasty slice of left-field electronic based beat driven creativity. There’s a show this Monday 30th nov in London at The Macbeth... or

10: WISDOM IN CHAINS – Book Of Rhymes (I Scream) – Serious street-punk hardcore metal crossover from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and a track from their just released album Everything You Know. It isn’t that they’re doing anything radically different than a hundred other hardcore punk bands, they’re just hitting the spot and nailing it a little more than most do. Heading this way for some gigs in the Spring of next year – or

11: THUMPERMONKEY LIVES! – If It Works For The Cast Of LA Law, It’s Going To Work For Me (Genin/Tooting Bizarre) – Now this is a significant album from a London band we’ve feature quite a bit around these parts before. Still woefully obscure and seemingly hell bent on keeping themselves a secret, their new album, We Bake Our Bread Beneath Her Holy Fire, is out this Monday 30th Nov via the Genin/Tooting Bizarre underground collective. We’re talking serious frontline (proper) contemporary prog rock, up there alongside bands like Time Of Orchids, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and such, hint of Peter Hammill or Gentle Giant in there with their alternative edge, that touch of Melvins and the melodic prog invention. Playing at The Miller, London Bridge, just off Borough High Street on December 9th - is where you go for more

12: SHIELD YOUR EYES – Ultra Soul (Gravid Hands/Saddam Hussein) – Now this guys know how to make awkwardly left field noise, a hardboiled sound and a blend of post-hardcore progressive math blues and all kinds of fast urgent rushes of noise... Not a million miles away from the good things Sicbay do, that and experimental acid blues of the late 60’s kicked way past the post-hardcore noise makers. Yet another good new challenging London band with a whole new album called Shield ‘Em waiting for you... Playing loads of gigs right now, see (and find out how Saddam Hussein, shortly before his demise, had a desire to set up a DIY punk label and...) 

13: ART TERRY – Miss Dominatrix (Frizz) – Now what can we tell you about the uniquely wonderful new Art Terry album called Anutha Kinda Brotha... The album has just come out, he’s from London, a singer songwriter who does things a different way, an English way that's all of his own, just an impossible delight to put a finger on, as unique as William D Drake or Nick Drake - brilliant songs and clever instrumentation, alive with detail and colour, brilliant brilliant brilliant –

14: THUMPERMONKEY LIVES! – Whateley (Genin/Tooting Bizarre) – And because the London band’s new album is so good and because it come out on Monday, and because this is a genuine underground D.I.Y collective of people coming together to do all this, we’ll have another track on the show tonight. See track 11 for full details. 

15: PSYCHIC EYE CLIX – About A Dressed Up Skeleton (Double Edge Scissor) – And because the London band’s new album is so good and because it come out on any moment, and because this is a genuine underground D.I.Y collective of people coming together to do all this, we’ll have another track on the show tonight. See track 11 for full details. 

16: EX LIBRAS - Phat Knickers (Wirebird) – Yet another new London band doing it themselves with the help of an underground DIY type label. This time recorded in a garden shed (not that you’d know, seriously good production). This track is an eight minute melodic prog adventure, genuine prog – experimental edge and a touch of early Radiohead in the flavouring. The album is out this week, they have a number of launch events, go explore

And like we said on air this week, this is why we’ve been doing this Organ thing for so long, this is why we continue to do this Organ thing, bands like Ex Libras, Thumpermonkey Lives, Cold In Berlin, Rude Mechanicals, Broohaha, Shield Your Eyes, people like Art Terry... So much good music around if you go looking for it... got to make the effort to find it though... 

And that was this week’s show, twenty three years of Organ...We might just do some more, same place, same time next week? Marina with her Other Rock Show and the ongoing exploration of rock music beyond the confines of mere 4/4 time... 

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