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 show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday May 31st 2009, 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 and links...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: BELL ORCHESTRE – Elephants (Arts & Crafts)
3: BELLINI – Numbers (Temporary Residence)
4: FEVER FEVER – Stage Shoes (Cherryade)
5: GAY BEAST -  Xerox (Skin Graft)
6: THE LOW ANTHEM – The Horizon is a Beltway (Bella Union)
7: WIDOWS – God is Dreaming (self release)
8: GAY BEAST – White Diamonds (Skingraft)
9: DANIEL FRANCIS DOYLE – Street Stress (We Shot JR)
10: SPACE STREAKINGS – Fire (Skingraft)
12: MISS PAIN – Kiss, Cuddle Torture (demo)
13: EXTRA LIFE – I Don’t Want To See It That Way (LOAF)
14: SPEECH DEBELLE – Bad Boy (Big Dada)
15: GENESIS – Lillywhite Lilith (Charisma)
16: GAY BEAST – Beach (Skingraft)
17: CROCUS – Ignorance We Swallow (Smalltown)
18: TODD RUNDGREN – Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off (Bearsville)
19: VESSELS  - Remain – Brendon Anderegg remix (Cuckundoo)

The details, links and...

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: BELL ORCHESTRE – Elephants (Arts & Crafts) – Eight minute track from Montreal six-piece instrumental band’s forthcoming album As Seen Through Windows (released June 15th) to start tonight’s show. The band, who feature a couple of members of Arcade Fire, deal in rather beautiful, rather delicate, sometimes fierce, classically edged string-driven post rock flavoured warmth – or

3: BELLINI – Numbers (Temporary Residence) – From the band’s fourth, Steve Albini produced, album, The Precious Prize Of Gravity, released this May. Female-voiced sturdy mathy alternative post something or other fluidity from the North American/Italian outfit led by husband and wife Giovanna Cavviola and Agoatino Tilotta (both also of Uzelda) alongside Matthew Taylor and Girls Against Boys drummer Alexis Fleisig – probably their best album yet, certainly their most challenging – or

4: FEVER FEVER – Stage Shoes (Cherryade) – The feisty Norwich band have a new double a-side single out on Manchester’s rather fine Cherryade Records. They’re in London at the rather unfriendly Buffalo Bar in Highbury on June 10th as part of a rather busy UK tour, The Single is out this Monday June 1st. Shouty punky snarling spiky tightly-wound three piece, alive with riot-grrl tension and a blistered edge of their own... good good good – or

5: GAY BEAST -  Xerox (Skin Graft) – “Gay Beast are one of the few bands I’ve seen around that are seriously challenging the form and content of modern rock music. Their compositions and execution are ambitious and effective. A truly unique and weird band” to quote Flying Luttenbacher Weasel Walter. And he’s right. Gay Beast, “Minnesota’s premier agit-prog queercore band” to quote once more, this time from the press release (wonder how many agit-prog queercore bands there are in Minnesota then?), have a new album, Second Wave, out this week – an urgent album, a precise album, a premeditated clatter of guitars, keys and pin-point drums flavoured with a dash of electronic psych and some cutting sax – a significant album, an exciting album, another thrilliant album – we love doing this Organ thing! - or explore Skingraft’s site, there’s a good page of free sample downloads to get you hooked over there, you really need to buy the whole album though –

6: THE LOW ANTHEM – The Horizon is a Beltway (Bella Union) - The ever wonderful Low Anthem with a far more upbeat than usual stomping whisky soaked harmonica blowing acoustic trashing blues tale of skylines on fire and jagged ass jawbones.  Rocking those pilgrims in a Tom Waits bar room kind of way rather than their usual quietly  crafted beauty, kind of unexpected, they’re usually a little more over there with the restrained of those Fleet Foxes...  The Low Anthem are always worth checking out, stomping like this or restrained and glowing like that last achingly beautiful single Charlie Darwin was – or

7: WIDOWS – God is Dreaming (self release) – Ah, the pleasure of simply playing things and letting the music do the taking rather than having to write descriptions for Organ pages... been looking forward to new recordings from London’s Widows. This dropped through our door, rather mysteriously, a couple of hours ahead of tonight’s show. Apparently work in progress for a forthcoming EP called The Burning Years. Their edgy man-is-a-bad-animal Crampy showtune flavoured hellfire and brimstone blues and the vocal style of Kim Reaper suggests there’s something rather special going on here –

8: GAY BEAST – White Diamonds (Skingraft) – Album of the week around here this week, yes we do have albums of the week on the show, well we do this week! See track 5 for more info

9: DANIEL FRANCIS DOYLE – Street Stress (We Shot JR) – From Austin Texas with a new solo album, out this June in the US. The album is called We Bet Our Money On You, and when he’s not doing this Daniel is a member of When Dinosaurs Ruled The World. This is his second solo release, harshly destructive and instantly rewarding – we like it lots - right up for the challenge with some left-field awkwardness and some fluid North American other-wave pop -

10: SPACE STREAKINGS – Fire (Skingraft) – A revisit to the Japanese video arcade designers and hard-boiled music makers 1996 album. Seems vocalist Screaming Stomach, bass programmer Captain Insect and the rest of them have disappeared now, no one knows where they are, a new picture disc version of their rather extreme album did drop in to our lives recently though ... –

11: STRANGULATED BEATOFFS - E U - (Skingraft) - And while we’re here celebrating the all round goodness of all things Skingraft, a little taste of those rather experimentally different Strangulated Beatoffs from their impossible to describe self titled 1998 album – hard-boiled minimalists? Just in time for this week's EU elections, see, always topicals –

12: MISS PAIN – Kiss, Cuddle Torture (demo) – They’re a rather pointy electro garage punk band from Brighton, two girls, one boy, and all kinds of synthy fetishy things - fair games written on backs and lo-fi Flying Lizards and bedroom Devo and home-made Roxy and scratchy pop, a kiss in the face, torture is good...

13: EXTRA LIFE – I Don’t Want To See It That Way (LOAF) - Another visit to one of the very best albums so far this year (or any year for that matter, this really is special... ). New York’s Extra Life with an eight minute track from Secular Works.  “The tightness and precision of Extra Life is something beyond any other band I can recall. Yet their emotive power is their true strength. Guitarist, band leader/composer and singer Charlie Looker has the voice of a fallen angel...” read the Organ review of their recent London show - or

14: SPEECH DEBELLE – Bad Boy (Big Dada) – She has her much anticipated debut album Speech Therapy out this Monday. Her early singles were featured lots here on our Resonance show and via the pages of Organ. Intelligently different streetwise London hip hop with a genuinely experimental edge (dare we call in innercity folk music, nah, we can’t!). Fast becoming the darling of the alternative media and in danger of crossing over already - and that’s no bad thing - we couldn’t let the album’s release pass without a mention and another play, nice one Miss S! -

15: GENESIS – Lillywhite Lilith (Charisma) – This week’s slice of this sort of evil old-school prog rock last musical taboo thing that isn’t supposed to be played on the radio was a two minute bite of their classic 70’s concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway... 

16: GAY BEAST – Beach (Skingraft) – See track 5, another slice from this week’s Organ album of the week...Thrilliant!

17: CROCUS – Ignorance We Swallow (Smalltown) – Lavotchkin and Crocus have a split six track EP out at the end of June, both bands are well worthy of our attention and your ears. Crocus are from Falmouth and we’re talking creative hard-boiled raw abrasive complex screaming yelping hardcore metal and a new band who we suspect are about to make quite an impact. Next London show is at the Birds Nest in Deptford on July 24th, they’re busy playing everywhere right now –  or

18: TODD RUNDGREN – Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off (Bearsville) - Back when his 1973 psychedelic concept album A Wizard, A True Star came out it was apparently dismissed by almost everyone as some kind of self indulgent waste of time and space... but now... now it seems the album is a cool loved thing that new bands like to namedrop and... and this week Todd has announced his intention to perform the whole of the one piece concept album live for the very first time here in London. The show isn’t until February of next year, the announcement was made this week though, and tickets have gone on sale and well a quick one and half minute slice and why not... –

19: VESSELS  - Remain – Brendon Anderegg remix (Cuckundoo) – Closing  track tonight was something from the rather soothing Leeds-based prog/post-rock band Vessels and another visit to their recent Retreat EP that’s loaded with lots of rather impressive remixes –

Next week Marina will be in the chair with her OTHER ROCK SHOW and the continued exploration of rock that goes beyond the convention on mere 4/4 time 

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