Yes, Zitakula. A band named after the breed of parrots that blight/brighten our very own Vondelpark. A band who giveth afrobeat, trip-hop and funky beats to those who will listen. We had Mark and Paul in from the band who give us the lowdown on their new EP, comparing and contrasting the Kingsday crowds of Hilversum and Haarlem, how to maintain a democracy in a 9-piece band and where to find them over town this summer.
Not only that, we played tracks by Sleaford Mods, Channah, The Specials and Tears and Marble.
Listen back to an hour of professional broadcasting, interspersed with puppy-dog amateurish enthusiasm by clicking on this handy link.
This week we were joined by Wessel from our fellow Stads FM stablemates Radio Mortale. They broadcast 5 days a week from 8pm to 9pm and cover purely new Dutch music. It’s in Dutch but the breadth of their knowledge of local music is frankly sickenly impressive.
We discussed Record Store Day, the general state of NL music, what holds back potential world beaters from this country and the general ‘pretty good for a Dutch band‘ attitude that prevails within the music buying public here.
And of course, we plundered Wessel’s playlist, and spun tracks from the wonderful Cheaters, Bombay Show Pig and Knalland (amongst others).
You may listen back here. Yes, you may.
This week I wore my checked shirt to honour the appearance of country singer Annika Ijdo (aka Rivers) from Gouda onto the show.
We had a lovely chat about how those times spent in the car, being force fed your parents music can actually have a positive effect on your tastes. Also discussed putting yourself down for a place to study in Memphis, purely coz it’s close to Nashville, flunking courses at the Conservatorium and how the banjo should be used more in today’s music.
Treat yourself to a listen to the interview here.
This week’s guest was Sofie Winterson who came on for a chat to give us a heads up of her new album ‘Wires’ coming out in the summer. We talked wallowing in garbage in Paris, schmoozing the SXSW set, sacking your family as a band, how a musician makes their crust these days and hanging out with Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (not at tobacco promotion parties though).
Also played tracks by Zitakula, Metronomy, Jett Rebel (“He’s a young energetic boy”), Thee Oh Sees and Young The Giant.
And you can listen again to the whole bloody show again here
This week we featured an interview we recorded with Public Service Broadcasting (“London-based pseudonymous musical duo consisting of J. Willgoose and Wrigglesworth. They take samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, attempting to ‘teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future”). Check ’em out at Paradiso on 21st April.
You can listen back to interview here.
Or perhaps you’d like to listen to the entire show which featured music by Temples, I Am Oak, next week’s guest Sofie Winterson, Mozes and the Firstborn, The Orb, Marble Sounds, TuneYards and Rodrigo y Gabriela. If so, this little link here takes to a fat full hour of fun.