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 JUNE 14th 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: EVILS – Micro Funk (Shape)
3: LOW TRAMON – Attack Of The Microwave Man (Demo)
4: GAY BEAST - Revolt, Revolt (Skin Graft)
5: PETER HAMMILL – Your Face On The Street (FIE)
6: HOODS – Punk’s Dead – Emo Kids Next (I Scream)
7: EVILS – Bad Computer (Shape)
8: THE STILLETOES – Smoke ‘n Snort (Ankst)
9: FIGHT LIKE APES – Something Global (Model Citizen)
10: LYDIA LUNCH’S BIG SEXY NOISE – The Gospel Singer (Sartorial)
11: WIDOWS - God is Dreaming (self release)
12: DINOSAUR Jr – Imagination Blind (PIAS)
13: THE STILLETOES – Teimla Y Cyffro (Ankst)
14: IQ – The Providence (G.E.P)
15: MAYBESHEWILL – You Can’t Shake Hands With A Clenched Fist (Field)
16: FIGHT LIKE APES - This Is Like The Time Jody Didn’t Know What Cunnilingus Was (Model Citizen)
17: HARDY TREE – Around The Steeple (demo)

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: EVILS – Micro Funk (Shape) – track from the forthcoming debut album from Cardiff’s Evils – "the electronic music producer Evils" so it says here on this sticker on the front of the album that just turned up in a plastic sleeve/ I do rather like this though, more than previous Evils things we’ve hear, all comes together so well over the space of an album, excellent actually... kind of like being in a relaxed semi-frantic, semi-soothing games arcade when things don’t peck at heads too much... Serene as it were. There’s some nice textures here, the bells and whistles are pleasing, the whole thing is pleasing... bit of an old school Tangerine Dream vibe now and again, touches of Plaid, when it isn’t revolving around the rather  imaginative electro dance beats and the squelchy funk and the synthesised voice and the Yellow Magic lushness and such that is, fine inspiring creative standout album...

3: LOW TRAMON – Attack Of The Microwave Man (Demo) – New London band and a new demo and here’s this week’s Organ review – “There is always cause for optimism with this club, and there is delight to be found in the pile of demos and the slices of discs that slash away at us and this is frantically good from the start... Attention demanding new wave no wave and tunes that grab you by that collar and dance you around like a knee-jerk psychotic robot that can’t contain anything... Raw and frantically wired, and everything sounding bigger, grabbing gulps of punk rock new wave sax driven air  . Frantic sax jousted with angular bass line and broken by design, this is a shot in the arm. Cutthroat conventions and urgent urgentness urgently pushing the borderline with a case of twisted insides and all gone wrong in glorious 3d colour like some mutant 50’s comic book monster and the alpha rhythms of cavemen explained. Anyone remember the glorious brief explosions of Camp Blackfoot? Was that the attack of the electromagnetic microwave man? Low Tramon are from London and what did the hungry lion say about people who have been or still are in bands such as the much missed Optimism Club, Cutthroat Convention, Raising Objections and such...? Shall we name-drop some not so obscure names now? Melvins? Devo? Flying Luttenbachers? Inner City Unit? Jesus Lizard? Pointy staccato search in the dark frantic goodness, this is the sound, five demo tracks and all alive like the flames on the mountain pass feel safe alone? A case of twisted insides, every channel switched on... oh yes, like this one.... Attack of the electro magnetic microwave men... let's roll the tape, don't touch that dial...don't drop your launch box, we need to talk survival, smiles as wide as crocodiles” – they play Tommy Flynns, Camden, London on June 18th

4: GAY BEAST - Revolt, Revolt (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 month – 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 –

5: PETER HAMMILL – Your Face On The Street (FIE) – Peter Hammill has a new solo album out this week, as good as anything the Van Der Graaf Generator frontman has been involved in over his what must be forty years of making very fine, very different, always challenging, provoking music. Thin Ice is out now of Peter Hammill’s own label  FIE – find out more via his website or explore some VdGG/PH treasure via the download page at

6: HOODS – Punk’s Dead – Emo Kids Next (I Scream) – Old school no messing hardcore punk with a metal edge from Sacramento California and the new album from Hoods called Pit Beast. A just short of one minute blast of pure uncompromised U.S Hardcore intent from an album that’s full of the stuff –

7: EVILS – Bad Computer (Shape) – Another track from the new album just because the thing is so good – see track 2.

8: THE STILLETOES – Smoke ‘n Snort (Ankst) – Raw teenage girl fronted Hole In Toyland style punk rock no messing from North Wales and the debut album ADHDreams... Some of it sung in English, some in Welsh, all of it raw and in your face and baiting everyone and everything. The album came out at the start of the month on ever good Welsh independent Ankst Records – or

9: FIGHT LIKE APES – Something Global (Model Citizen) – New single, on their own label, from the abrasively fluid spiky synth-pop fight club from Ireland known as Fight Like Apes. A single lifted from their excellent debut album... the single is out as a white vinyl 7” hand stamped sleeve on June 29th, busy at festivals and such right now, next London show is at Cargo on July 1st. Single comes with a 56 second outburst of a new track called This Is Like The Time Jody Didn’t Know What Cunnilingus Was that really almost certainly won’t get played on any radio stations, and a live version of Battlestations – we love those Apes, pure Organ fuel – 

10: LYDIA LUNCH’S BIG SEXY NOISE – The Gospel Singer (Sartorial) – Another slice from the new Lydia Lunch album, a big sexy filthy dirty do not mess noise and one of the best things this year has thrown up so far... Lydia with three members of the ever excellent Gallon Drunk and some massively dirty bump and brutal blues grind, as perfect as it can get... or

11: 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 –

12: DINOSAUR Jr – Imagination Blind (PIAS) – Dinosaur Jr have a new album, the original line up of J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, the album is out next Monday 22nd June, goes by the title of Farm. Sounds like Dinosaur on top form, classy, focused, Neil Young-esque alternative rock with that edge you'’ expect anything that involves Lou Barlow and co to have... – there’s a free download track from the album on their page should you feel like a taste...

13: THE STILLETOES – Teimla Y Cyffro (Ankst) – Well we couldn’t let the release of their debut album pass without blasting one of their Welsh language songs as well. See track eight...
14: IQ – The Providence (G.E.P) – Thirteen and a half minutes of classic old school prog rock from one of the original bands from that 80’s wave. New album called Frequency out next Monday, still going strong, still as ignored and obscure as ever as far as any media is concerned, still packing out venues and selling records all over the world – prog rock, the last great musical taboo! Fair to say that others in the studio and indeed you listeners who reacted were somewhat divided on these thirteen glorious minutes of prog rock light and shade - 

15: MAYBESHEWILL – You Can’t Shake Hands With A Clenched Fist (Field) – Track from the new album Sing The Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony from the English band. One for fans of that mostly instrumental post rock  thing. They deserved a play, they’re kind of doing it themselves and all with the right attitude and spirit, do rather need our instrumental post rock to move on a step or two now though, we need to be challenged a little more, Maybeshewill could move it on if they really want to... Catch them in London, at the Windmill in Brixton on June 20th -

16: FIGHT LIKE APES - This Is Like The Time Jody Didn’t Know What Cunnilingus Was (Model Citizen) – New one minute b-side off the forthcoming single and twirl bitch twirl, see track nine for more details...

17: THE HARDY TREE – Around The Steeple (demo) – A work in progress and a new project from Francis, she of Transistor Six (and our theme tune), explore the delights over at

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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