Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday August 17th 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)
2: LUSTMORD – Dark Awakening (Hydra Head)
3: HEY COLOSSUS – War Crows (Riot Season)
4: THE LOWER ANIMALS – Newt Trowelling  (demo)
5: VESSELS – A Hundred Times In Every Direction (Cuckundoo)
6: F*CKED UP – Magic Word (Matador)
7: COP ON THE EDGE – Summer Games 11 (demo)
8: DEERHUNTER – Activa (4AD)
9: ELEPHANT 9 –  Skink (Rune Grammofon)
10: SAY BOK GWAI – Not All Chinese People Are Good At Maths (Edgetone)
11: DREDD FOOLE – The Jug Is Glowing (Family Vineyard)
12: ROSE KEMP – Dirt Glow (One Little Indian)
13: STELLA DAWES – Investment Intercourse (demo)
14: SUSAN GEORGE BOOTH – Boston Triffic (demo)
15: THE LOWER ANIMALS – Help I’m Strangling Myself  (demo)
17: KASAI ALLSTARS – Mukuba (Crammed)


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: LUSTMORD – Dark Awakening (Hydra Head) – Lustmord has a new album, called Other, out on September 1st, he’s been making this dark industrial art since the early 80’s, his latest collection of dark terrors, sound designs and Lynch-ian atmospheres features contributions from Adam Jones (Tool), Aaron Turner (Isis) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) –

3: HEY COLOSSUS – War Crows (Riot Season) –  They have a scathing new album out in September, another collection of swelling blissful violent noise, a hardboiled citadel of progressive experimental metallic despair and sweltering momentum. They’re from South London, they started out some years ago with the idea of being Fudge Tunnel meets Can, they went way past that point ages ago, they got yet another vital album waiting for you  –

4: THE LOWER ANIMALS – Newt Trowelling  (demo) – The Lower Animals are a band/project from Oakland California that mostly consists of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum-ist Michael Lago Mallender. These are the first recordings, there’s a very limited edition single (just 50 copies) that all come in hand made covers and one off pieces of artwork, apparently your can only buy them at Sleepytime Gorilla shows -

5: VESSELS – A Hundred Times In Every Direction (Cuckundoo) – A track from the much anticipated debut album from the refined Leeds band. Clever progressive post rock delicacy and intricate warmth. The album is out this Monday August 18th and yes they’re made the debut album the demos and singles suggested they would - or

6: F*CKED UP – Magic Word (Matador) - The Canadian band who do have a ‘U’ in their name, have a mew album called The Chemistry Of Modern Life out in October, here’s a taste of that rather diverse album ahead of the full on punk (punk being as much a state of mind as a musical statement) band’s visit to the UK for a short tour and festivals starting this Monday. They’re in London on Tuesday at ULU. The full list of dates are on the Organ news pages, the band’s own blog is full of interesting things over at or try

7: COP ON THE EDGE – Summer Games 11 (demo) – They’re from New Cross, South London, they have pointy bouncy wrong pop angles and infectious old school new wave cakes and they sent in a demo that we instantly liked and so will you children of the bio-metric age.  They’re at the New Cross Inn, South London on August 21st, you can find out more via

8: DEERHUNTER – Activa (4AD) -  An early taste of the new album, and just like you’d expect, they’ve gone off somewhere different again. Atlanta’s Deerhunter have just confirmed they will play a one-off show Friday 12th September headlining The Dome in London's Tufnell Park. The show comes ahead of the release of new long player Microcastle (out October 27th) and single of album track "Nothing Ever Happened" (out October 6th on limited edition 7"). For more info on one of the best bands out there go check out the following: or

9: ELEPHANT 9 –  Skink (Rune Grammofon) - Whoooooooo, prog on that! A track from the new album DodoVoodoo. That is one filthy dirty overdriven Hammond, you can smell the overheating Lesley cabinets and the analogue warmth from here. Seriously self indulgent monster slabs of progressive jazz rock. What we have here is full-on gloriously good instrumental progressive Seventies flavoured jazz rock. Now when I say hard-boiled don’t go running with the idea of Flying Luttenbachers and violent discordant progressive jazz noise, no, this is more like throbbing pulsing atmospheric tuneful Emerson Lake And Palmer without the embarrassing cheese and those awfully naff vocals - this is all the cool bits of ELP delivered with uncompromising King Crimson meets Sonic Youth attitude. Drenched in the lead lines of that late 60’s early 70’s Hammond organ and electric piano and laced with the moves of a really versatile drummer and nailed down bass player, Elephant 9 are a really powerful trio. There’s a pure joy here in the playing (and listening), the whole album is a highly recommended delight. or

10: SAY BOK GWAI – Not All Chinese People Are Good At Maths (Edgetone) - They have an album our called Chink In The  Armor, CantoCore is what they said, “the only CantoCore band in existence” is what they actually said, who are we to argue? They’re from San Francisco (of course), they sing in both Cantonese and English, they mix up fast American hardcore, slices of old school thrash metal, some straight down the line US punk, and now again a healthy experimental  math-punk edge. We’ve been playing them for the last month or so, couldn’t resist one more play - or see them via

11: DREDD FOOLE – The Jug Is Glowing (Family Vineyard) – Track from the new double disc solo album from the self proclaimed (or proclaimed by his label or something) avant folk troubadour of some thirty years standing. His new album, out this week, is called Kissing The Contemporary Bliss, his forth solo album – some say he’s at the root of the “new weird America” folk scene –

12: ROSE KEMP – Dirt Glow (One Little Indian) – Rose has a new album called Unholy Majesty out on September 1st. The album is part based in her folk rock heritage, Rose is the daughter of Steeleye Span’s Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp, and part mix of classic heavy prog rock. Wonderful lyrics and a whole blend of mesmerizing rich sensual rapture, this could well be one of the albums of the year – or

13: STELLA DAWES – Investment Intercourse (demo) – They’re from somewhere in the Midlands of England, they have a whole album’s worth of songs which they’re calling Contrasts. This turned up on a plain brown cover this weekend, haven’t unravelled who they are yet. They’re dishing out some kind of intense modern twisted metal of an Unsane, Rolo Tomassi, Converge, Poison The Well thing that instantly impressed us, explore via

14: SUSAN GEORGE BOOTH – Boston Triffic (demo) – They sent us an e.mail the other day, it said  “Hello, Just a quick email to say thanks for listening to and reviewing our demo. Really appreciate it! The demo is a little rough around the edges I know! We've had quite a good run of gigs recently at the Dublin Castle and The Good Ship and I think it's all coming together more. Our next gig is at The Devonshire Arms (that's Camden, London) on 24th August if you fancy checking us out. Keep up the good work with everything, your show on Resonance is the only time I bother turning on the radio...” Miguel - is where you go to find out more, if you missed our SGB demo review go find it here and one day soon we'll ask why they're called Susan George Booth. They’re actually a five clean cut boys who are making their first moves right now, their first moves taste of Shellac or The Fall or Husker Du or hardcore flavoured something or other, we like their first moves...

15: THE LOWER ANIMALS – Help I’m Strangling Myself  (demo) – See track four and of course we had to follow this with a track from the most recent Sleepytime album....

16: SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM – Puppet Show (The End) – A track from last year’s rather fine ‘In Glorious Times' album in which magisterial, expansive anthems to the coming darkness are laced with stabs and dashes of emphatic, brutal classicism. When it comes to dark theatre, to Danny Elfman, Nick Cave and Mr Bungle trapped in a bunker with Meshuggah, to exploring the cooler, deeper threads of end-of-the-millennium rock via fairground menace, Sleepytime are the shit. -

17: KASAI ALLSTARS – Mukuba (Crammed) – They have an album our this week called “In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic”, here’s the Organ review for those who missed it  - “Well now we could bluff it and tell you about Kasai Allstars being a collective of around twenty-five musicians from six of so bands from the Kasai region of Africa, that they’re made up of five different ethnic groups and that those different parties and groups were considered incompatible and that hundred of years of conflict and each ethic group having their own culture and no one thought they could ever come together until these musicians remarkably decided to pool their resources and did just that. We could tell you that their rhythm sounds like some kind of embryonic rock group and they lock on and flow like Magma do, we could tell you lots of things but really we don’t know what we’re talking about when it comes to African music – all we can tell you is this sounds wonderfully good. I mean African music usually does sound good when you catch some of the radio or at a festival, and oh, if only I had the time to absorb all that as well as all this other stuff. Kasai Allstars sound particularly refreshing and.... I could start namedropping and telling you what it says on the press release and pretend I know, truth is I really don’t know how original or how different this is, all I can really tell you is, this is really hitting a good spot today, it feels like something magical, something special and I suspect others who know far far more than me would tell you the same.   It seems effortless, it feels magical, mesmerising, that circling jingling guitar and those spiralling rhythms and that flow and...”  - or

– 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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