Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday June 1st  2008, 9.00pm – On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via

Who got played this week? How do you find our more? Here come the details... 

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: THE INDELICATES -  Stars (Weekender) – How good is this album, and what a beautifully demure way to start tonight’s show. A track from their recent debut album American Demo and their butter wouldn’t melt glory. This has to be one of the albums of the year, intelligent poetic dramatic indie rock that really is unique – maybe if the Dresden Dolls were from England and someone had fed them healthy amounts of Carter USM and Art Brut and.... The London band are in Manchester at the Pangaea Festival on June 5th and back in London at the Buffalo Bar on June 18th – 

3: BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES – Nutbush City Limits (Alive) – Now how cool is this version! Outrageous! Filthy dirty blues drenched two piece from the Southern end of the USA. Just a filthy old overdriven analogue organ and excellent drums and all drenched in old school blues and soul – and did a Tina Turner song ever sound so good?  Is this the coolest band in the world? The new album is called A Touch Of Someone Else’s Class - or

4: BO-PEEP -  Track 1 off the album (Flightpath) – Can’t tell you the tittle of the song, they sing (and yell and scream) in Japanese. Three girls from Fukuoka with some raging punky grungy indie j-rock screaming. The debut album is called Is It Good For You? Out on June 9th in the UK – or or

5: THE MASS –  Human Shield (Self release) – A tracks from the San Francisco bands recently self released (very limited, just 200 copies pressed) four track EP. One of the most powerful progressive metal bands out there, easiest laziest way to describe them is Slayer for King Crimson heads who like their extreme metal laced with violent saxophone and clever prog flavours. The Mass are one of the most impressive metal bands in the world, simple as that –

6: PERSIA – Why? (download) – Persia is from Persia via Manchester (or maybe that should be the other way around), she’s playing a Persian rap night at the Camden Underworld on 2nd. We heard her first on the Six Pillars show here at Resonance a few weeks ago and had to go find some for ourselves – excellent female rap, unique Manchester rap, wonderfully challenging Persian rap – Check her out here - or check out about the show and more details and other sounds  here – – the bill also features Reveal, Farinaz and Hitchkass. 

7: JELLO BIAFRA with THE MELVINS – McGruff The Crime Dog (Alternative Tentacles) – Track from the 2004 album, and this really is where the real Dead Kens spirit and energy is, accept no substitute. We’re playing this tonight because The Melvins have just been confirmed as curators, along side Mike Patton, of the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas even and also, because by the time I get on the radio again (if they let me on again) Jello will be fifty.  Jello’s Biafra 5-0 weekend takes place on June 15th/16th in San Francisco. Jello has a newly hatched Biafra band (as yet unnamed), the line up is Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms, etc.) on guitar, Billy Gould (Faith No More, Kool Arrow Records, etc.) on bass, and Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey,Tonnage, etc.) on drums. Melvins will be playing set of really early 83 hardcore days with King Buzzo on guitar, I want a plane ticket!. More from 

8: THE BAND FROM COUNTY HELL – Champions (Cherry Red) You didn’t think my first show since Moscow was going to pass without a bit of Redness did you. A small slice of Pogues style whisky-fuelled Irish punk/folk and come classic song writing - We’re Champions, We’re Champions, We’re Ch-a-mpions, We’re Champions and we’re Manchester United...Come on, it was only a minute of it to mask the colourfully “industrial’ language at the start of  that Faux Pride track... just be thankful I wasn’t on air last week!

9: FAUX PRIDE – Opening For Slapstick Bitch (Marionette) – Faux Pride is a solo experimental hardcore hardboiled electronic musician/performer from the North of England. We’re talking caustic violent cut up break beat noise with all kinds of light and shade. This is from the recently released third album Slapstick Bitch –

10: DEL McCOURY BAND –  ’52 Vincent Black Lightning (download)  - ok, I admit, there was real no reason what so ever to be playing this, I just discovered it this week and hey, a classic bit of American bluegrass, I could say I was playing it to celebrate the first annual DelFest that just happened, but that would be a bluff – just a brilliant slice of Americana, some fine banjo picking, fiddle playing and the tale of Red Molly and the short life of the outlaw and his Vincent Black Lightening, a bike with soul... 

11: RUDE MECHANICALS – Strange Times (Rim) – Now where do we start with this one, haven’t really explored the album yet, only got it out of the wrapper this afternoon, all kinds of stage bendy pointy jazz and spiky hard boiled experimental noise and toe sucking and golden showers and post punk art rock performance and body fluid meditation and creatively absurd goodness and dark decadent moistness. Led by the mysterious Miss Roberts, her band of “symbiotic slaves” are different – Catch them next at the George Tavern, London E1 on June 5th entry is free, they’re sharing the stage with four other bands, not sure who – go admire them over at -

12: RUDE MECHANICALS –  Rude Mechanicals (Rim) – See track 11, what delicious lyrics you have Miss Roberts...

13: EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL – Drum Circuit’s Lake (Cochory) - they have a new album called Jane Doe Loves Me. More microscope lab voices and obscene back porch floating from the most experimental dental school of them all. They’re from Portland - seriously bendy pointy pronky jazzy new wave and complex Devo shapes and Casiotones and machines that are programmed for questions and get away from that door people mover.  Album of the week on the Organ website the week and I think we love it even more than last time – or find it in the UK via - and you can treat yourself to some 2006 live You Tube footage here

14: STUMP – Tupperware Stripper (Castle) – Classic piece of Stump for you, all their long deleted material is coming out again on a three CD set called “The Complete Anthology”. Classic 80’s left field twisting turned post-punk uniqueness and a long overdue re-issue. Find out more about Stump at

15: THE NOTWIST – Where In This World (City Slang) – A track from the highly anticipated new album from the Bavarians, out on Monday 2nd June, the album is called The Devil, You & Me – first album for six years and the Germans are sounding rather refined and mellow with their clever electronically-infused album. The band play the ICA in London on June 6th – / 

16: PERSIA – Mic (download) – See track six.

17: MARY HALVORSON and WEASEL WALTER – A Diamond Encrusted Frisbee (ugExplode) – Another visit to the duo’s excellent new album Opulence. Seriously hardboiled improvised free-form noise jazz. Mary on guitar, Weasel on drums, recorded live (with no rehearsal) in John Zorn’s club in New York. A whole album that hits the spot – it may be hard-boiled and challenging, the whole album is very very easy to listen to and enjoy though, serious Resonance ear food -

18: ARNDALES – National Airline Meals (Ice Man) – The Southern English band have their self released debut album Dog Hobbies (out this week). Could have picked any track, they’re all rather good. Spiky new wave wrong pop goodness, Fall flavoured clever post-punkness. Their next show is at the Buffalo Bar in London on June 14th – 

19 THE HUNGRY I  - Beginning Is The End (demo)– A quite six minute plus instrumental piece to end tonight’s show, you might say bleak, you could contradict that and say beautifully uplifting, you might talk of post rock and touches of Radiohead refinement and Boards of Canada subtly. –

– thank you for listening, hope you heard something that makes you want to get involved.... same time same place next week with Marina’s Other Rock show and the exploration of rock music that adventures beyond the conventions of 4/4... 

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