Radio Show: November 29th 2009 // Mexican music by The Bronx who are from LA played in Brighton. Simples.

November 30, 2009

Mariachi El Bronx

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? That right there is the LA hardcore band The Bronx. EXCEPT it’s not! It’s all the members of the Bronx, and they’re a band, but it’s a band called Mariachi El Bronx and they’re a mariachi group. Crazy! They got an airing on this week’s Totally Wired.

Christmas being just round the corner, there was a tentative step in the direction of festive tunes with a track from Slow Club’s Christmas EP. Elsewhere in the indie drawer, you’ll find Chapel Club, Vampire Weekend (inspired by their amazing new video), Yeasayer (inspired by their FREAKIN’ amazing new video), a track from the new Kings of Convenience album, Get Back Guinozzi, The Smith Westerns and Do Make Say Think.

Of course, there is a disco drawer in the Totally Wired chest, and this week, the contents included Vega, Klymaxx, Shy Child, Weird Tapes, Donna Summer, Datarock and a ZE remix by Norwegian disco-dude Todd Terje.

Keep your eyes peeled for that Wave Pictures interview and exclusive interview we did a while back – we’re finally going to post it this week. Also look out for the last 2 shows in 2009, where we’ll be playing out fave tunes and albums of the year!

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Donna Summer State of Independence Geffen
Datarock True Stories Nettwerk
J*Davey Outta The Window Sony
Get Back Guinozzi Personal Lodger Fat Cat
Chapel Club Surfacing
Vampire Weekend Cousins XL
Pyramiddd Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second Unsigned
Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 (Todd Terje ‘Friendly Children’ Edit) On A Day Like Today Ze Records
Little Dragon Runaround Love Da Records
Taken by Trees My Boys Rough Trade
Mariachi El Bronx I Would Die For You Wichita
Weird Tapes Party Trash Wichita
Yeasayer Ambling Alp We Are Free
Vega All Too Vivid unknown
Klymaxx Meeting In the Ladies Room Constellation
Free disco Left Field Boogie Rong Music
Slow Club Christmas Thanks For Nothing Moshi Moshi
Kings of Convenience 24-25 Virgin
CANT Ghosts Terrible Records
Smith Westerns Be My Girl HOZAC/Transparent/Bachelor
Shy Child Criss Cross Wall Of Sound
Michael Wilson Groove It To Your Body Prelude Records
Do Make Say Think Do Constellation

Radio Show: November 22nd, 2009 // Only Fools Will Miss Out on the Golden FOOL’S GOLD

November 25, 2009

Fool's Gold

One of the Amazing Crystal Orbs of Revelation that hovered forth from this weeks Totally Wired radio show is that neither Dionne nor Matt have an album predominantly sung in Hebrew in their collections. Can you imagine two more backward radio presenters? Shameful. Well all of that changed this Sunday, with the Album of the Week – Fool’s Gold by Fool’s Gold. We’ve played their first single Surprise Hotel a few times, but now that the album has turned up, we decided it was time to bestow that glowing prize upon the LA troupe.

We also afforded two plays to Beach House, the dream-pop blog darlings, with both Apple Orchard and Norway. Speaking of Norway, Dionne pieced together a spotlight on that bit of Scandinavia after her trip to Bergen, so expect Whitest Boy Alive, Casiokids and The New Wine.

Also in with the waffley mush are new tracks from Yeasayer (wow is that song amazing or what!?), Vampire Weekend, Shy Child, Solange Knowles (THAT Dirty Projectors cover), Brighton’s very own :Kinema: with their Animal Collective cover, plus the amazing Mayer Hawthorne and a couple of classics from Ruby Andrews and Neil Young.

Happy listening!

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** UPDATE: We lost the second half of Part 3 down the back of the Totally Wired sofa! Dionne’s having a fish around down there right now, but so far has only pulled out a half-sucked sweet covered in fluff… we’ll keep looking. Sorry!**

Yeasayer Ambling Alp We Are Free
Miike Snow Black & Blue Columbia
Logg (You Got) That Something BBE
Vampire Weekend Cousins XL
Beach House Norway Bella Union
Red Drapes Reflection Unsigned
:Kinema: My Girls Unsigned
The New Wine Communication Unsigned
The Whitest Boy Alive Don’t Give Up Bubbles
CasioKids En Vill Hest Moshi Moshi
Fool’s Gold Surprise Hotel I Am Sound
Ruby Andrews You Made a Believer out of Me Zodiac Records
Shy Child Criss Cross Wall Of Sound
Mayer Hawthorne Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’ Stones Throw
Beach House Apple Orchard Bella Union
Solange Knowles Stillness Is The Move Geffen
Platinum Pied Pipers 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Ubiquity
Fools Gold The World  is all there is I Am Sound
Neil Young Sample and Hold Geffen
Aural Exciters Spooks in Space (Luke Howard and Felix Dickinson Edit) ZE Records

Radio Show: November 15th 2009 // Wave Pictures Session, Interview

November 16, 2009

The Wave Pictures session and interview

A week off (you’ve probably realised by now that Anna does one show a month) yielded this gem in the crown of radio broadcasting. Excitingly, The Wave Pictures came visiting and we had a little chit-chat and they were kind enough to play a song for us too – Now You Are Pregnant. You can hear the broadcast version of our chat here, but keep your eyes peeled, because later this week, we’ll be posting the full version for you to listen to.

Elsewhere, we hinted at one or two of our albums of the year, with tracks from Little Dragon, the Drums and the Whitest Boy Alive. Since the day had a ‘Y’ in it, we played Phoenix (albeit a remix), and there was also a visit from the future in the shape of a new (AMAZING) Yeasayer track, foreshadowing their album, which is due in February.

Elsewhere, Wavves, Datarock, Do Make Say Think, (Trans-era) Neil Young, OMD, Alice Russell, and The Gap Band all musically lubricate the passing of two hours, along with the never-ending syrup-stream-of-consciousness that is Dionne and Matt’s endless wafflesome chatter. Enjoy!

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The Gap Band Big Fun Total Experience
Wavves Beach Demon Bella union
Little Dragon My Step Millenium
Datarock The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix) Nettwerk
Yeasayer Ambling Alp We Are Free
Whitest Boy Alive Courage Bubbles
Do Make Say Think Do Constellation
The Drums Saddest Summer Moshi Moshi
Nneka Heartbeat Yo Mama
Alice Russell Remember to Forget Tru Thoughts
Roland Brival Sakitayo K7
Wild Palms Over Time Popular Recordings
The Wave Pictures If You Leave It Alone Moshi Moshi
The Wave Pictures Now You Are Pregnant Moshi Moshi
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark Messages (Greg Wilson ReEdit) Factory
Beirut After The Curtain Ba Da Bing!
Blue Roses Imaginary Fights XL
Frightened Rabbit Swim Until You Can’t See Land Fat Cat
The Randy Watson Experience Be Still (Bastardisation) NPR
Phoenix Fences (The Soft Pack remix) V2
Ellie Goulding Under The Sheets Neon Gold
Kid Creole and the Coconuts Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (Soul Mekanik ‘Bounty Girls’ Edit) Sire
Neil Young Sample and Hold Geffen

Radio Show: November 1st, 2009 // Do we love Phoenix too much..?

November 3, 2009

Thomas Mars of Phoenix at Brixton Academy, October 28th 2009 © Totally Wired

The week preceding this show saw one event stand head and shoulders above all others (much like Thomas did): seeing Phoenix at London’s Brixton Academy. We’ve been raving about their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix all year, and the gig inspired us to play one or two of our favorite cuts. Also on the bill that evening were Chairlift, and we thought we’d make amends for their numerous sound problems by playing the highlight of their set in all it’s studio glory – Le Flying Saucer Hat!

In another fun gig recap, we also played some Wave Pictures. Listen out a week on Sunday for some EXCLUSIVE chit chat and a session track from the Moshi Moshi Loughborough lovelies. We’ll also be streaming the full length interview and session track right here on the website after the show is aired. Ain’t we good to you?

Looking forward to upcoming shows, we played some Staff Benda Bilili and Pyramiddd (formerly Starfucker – nice PR move guys). We also played a track from the new ZE Records comp, ZEvolution, a couple of joints from the upcoming Kitsuné Maison 8 compilation, the newly-reprieved Fools Gold, a Chromeo Remix, the frankly mental Foot Village, a couple of classic cuts from Q-Tip and The Prophet, plus a couple of spooky Halloween jams from Outkast and The Flirts.

Hope you enjoy the show. You can stream the whole thing here, or even better, podcast it direct into you subconscious via iTunes.

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Phoenix 1901 V2
Fool’s Gold Surprise Hotel Mos
Florence & The Machine You Got The Love (XX remix) I am Sound
Chairlift Le Flying Saucer hat Columbia
Was Not Was Tell me That I’m Dreaming (Greg Wilson ReEdit) ZE records
Chromeo Night Bt Night (Tremulance Rmx) Green Label Sound
Staff Benda Bilili Avramandole Crammed Discs
Q-Tip Do You Dig U? Arista
Foot Village T.A.K.E Too Pure
Outkast Draculas Wedding Arista
Pyramiddd Pop Song Unigned
French Horn Rebellion Up All Night Kitsune
Au Revoir Simone Shadows (Tanlines Remix) Moshi Moshi
James Yuill No Pins Alowed Moshi Moshi
Isley Brothers Footsteps in the Dark Epic
Prophet You Really Turn Me On Treasure Records
Pilooski Love Is Wet Astro Lab
The Flirts Teenage Werewolf (I Was A) O Records
Phoenix Love Like a Sunset V2
Wave Pictures Strange Fruit For David Moshi Moshi