Timothy van Sas
Timothy van Sas

Saturday, 19 February 2011

[edit] radio's Songs of Praise #1

The problem with only doing a podcast once a month is that inevitably there are some songs that I like that don’t make it onto the playlist for one reason or another. Over the last year there have been many occasions where I would’ve liked to share a song or two with you all but didn’t have the time to write a full article to explain why. That lack of time still remains but it shouldn’t prohibit me from spreading the musical goodness around.

So to make sure that you don’t miss out on music that you could potentially like, I’ve started an ongoing Spotify playlist that i'll be updating every so often:

[edit] radio's Song's of Praise #1


K x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Radiohead - Lotus Flower by Kevin Lawson

This week Radiohead announced that they would be releasing their eighth studio album The King Of Limbs. Billed as the world's first "Newspaper Album," a lavishly packaged version of the record will be issued on May 9; however, the music itself will be issued on February 19 when digital downloads will be made available to those pre-order the record. You can get the album from their site http://thekingoflimbs.com/

In promotion of the album, Radiohead have also released the first cut from the record to You Tube, called Lotus Flower and sounding distinctly Radioheady (yes that is a musical term) it has me excited for the rest of the album.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Support Local Music #1 - By Kevin Lawson

The music scene in Reading is really on the rise, with more and more of our local acts releasing records for you to buy. This is the first in an ongoing series of articles that aims to let you know whats been released, what's on the horizon and where you can buy it:

Ben Marwood - Outside There's A Curse (Xtra Mile Recordings) - Available Now

His debut album finally hit the shelves of music stores this January and it doesn't disappoint. Filled with self deprecating anti folk tales of life, heartbreak and loss it's a great record that deserves your attention.

Physical Copy - Buy From Amazon £6.99
Digital Copy - Buy From 7Digital £6.99

Ben Marwood - It's Harder Now To Break Your Stupid Heart by editradio

Mister Fogg - Moving Parts (Kicking Ink Records) - Available Now

Mr Fogg is one-man electronica phenomenon – artist, writer, producer, label boss of Kicking Ink Records. His Debut album is a dark gem of a pop record. It was released in April last year and was produced by Bjork collaborator Valgeir SigurĂ°sson. If you don't own it you should be ashamed.

Physical Copy - Buy From Amazon £7.99
Digital Copy - Buy From 7Digital £5.99

Stung by mrfogg

Amy's Ghost - Dance Of Defeat (First Circle Records) - Available Now

Amy's Ghost debut album Dance of Defeat picks up it’s listener and drops them into a misty musical world that brims with wizardly enchantment and excitement.

Physical Copy - Get yourself to one of their shows, they'll have plenty for sale
Digital Copy - Buy From Amazon £6.99
Listen here - http://soundcloud.com/first-circle-records

Attention Thieves - Let it All Out "single" (Velocity Recordings) - Available Now

I played this track on my February podcast and would be happy to recommend anyone that likes the Foo Fighters to take a good listen to this Reading quartet.

Physical Copy - Get yourself to one of their shows, they'll have plenty for sale
Toddlers - Split Single #1 (doubledotdash recordings) - Available Now

TODDLERS are reading's favourite psych garage ragga kraut bass n drum n drumstick guitar duo,  likened to "polite-ning bolt" or "the rhythm section from bleach". For me they sound a lot like US band Liars and might soon find themselves on an [edit] radio podcast

Physical Copy - http://files.doubledotdash.org/ddd029.html


Please remember to do all you can to support your local musicians. Remember music isn't an expense, it's an investment.

Friday, 11 February 2011

When I wanted you, how I haunted you

In 2008 the Dodos caught people’s attention with their amazing single Fools. A highlight from their uneven sophomore album Visitor; it’s a heart thumping avant-garde pop delight which pits lead singer and guitarist Meric Long against drummer Logan Kroeber in competition for the musical spotlight. Within this dynamic the talented duo created a raw, vibrant, thunderous yet tuneful sound that hinted at a bright future. Their next album ‘Time to Die’ polished their sound but at the expense of the competitive edge that made their music so compelling. They’d become too polite, allowing each other to take turns in the spotlight until that the energy that friction caused had all but gone. I hoped that it would be a transitional phase for the band, that they would take the lessons learned from those two records onto their next. As it turns out my hope came true.

On Black Night, the opening track from new album No Color (released March 15th) they’ve retained the polish without the loss of the spotlight grabbing friction that made song’s like Fools exciting. The track opens with a beat reminiscent of the Animal Collective’s ‘Purple Bottle’ but with heavier bass drum and a greater leaning towards sounding pop than avant-garde. It rolls along with duo in harmony until around 2 minutes into the track, where they start trying to out do one another in a playful manner that's a delight for the ears. It’s effortlessly brilliant and leaves me hankering for the rest of the album. Ace!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

We Took A Vow, We Never Sleep

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong

'Belong' is the title track from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's second album that's due for release March 29 on legendary record label Slumberland. The track finds the band heading into the sonic territory of the Smashing Pumpkins at their most pop (think Siamese Dream / Mellon Collie era). Rather than just ape that sound, they've infused it with their own brand of precise, hazy yet delicately violent songcraft that improves with every listen. It's an indie pop gem and better than anything Billy Corgan wrote in his prime, despite the inevitable protestation from your nostalgia fuelled memories.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Belong by Slumberland Records

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Anglo Franko - [edit] radio mixtape #1

[edit] radio is proud to present the first in a series of monthly mixtapes made by Anglo Franko (AKA Chris Fellowes).

If you like what you hear then I suggest you take yourself and a friend over to the Bleep Test night at Reading's Oakford Social Club. Here you’ll find Chris and his brother entertaining the crowds playing the finest selection of new music. ACE!

If you fancy yourself as a budding mixtape maker then email your mix to:


Anglo Franko - [edit] radio mixtape #1

Phoenix - Listzomania (Shook Remix)
Yelle - La Musique (Tepr Remix)
Miami Horror - Holidays
Moullinex - Love it is then
Cassius - Les Enfants (Gessaffelstein Remix)
NERD - Hypnotise You (Alex Metric Remix)
Boys Noize - Sweet Light (Boris Duglosch Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost Remix)
Mr Oizo & Gaspard - TV Slut
Martin Solveig ft Dragonette - Say Hello (Dada Life Remix)
Daft Punk - Derezzed (PinkIsPunk Remix)
Vandroid - Master & Slave (Van She Tech Remix)
Deadmau5 ft Wolfgang Gartner - Animal Rights
Kiss - I was made for loving you

Rage Against The X Factor Protests by Lawrence Piddock

January can be a very depressing month. Especially if like I, you're faced with the prospect of going to work in the dark and going home in the dark. But it's not all bad. Sure the weather's just as cold and there's the prospect of being snowed in just when you need to get somewhere, but there's always that sense of something new which is particularly handy if the previous year's been a bit rough. Another welcome aspect is that Simon Cowell is off the telly for a while, and that little spark of gold comes with an unexpected bonus.

What's that? I hear you cry! Well, it means that you can go onto Facebook for the next few months and not have to be pestered by some campaign to get some poxy record to Number One for Xmas as an X-Factor protest. (More after the jump)

Looking for talented and dedicated contributors

Do you have a passion for music and writing?

Are you a band/artist that wants to get your music played?

Are you a budding DJ that need an audience?

Are you interested in doing a guest podcast?

If the answer to any of these questions is a big fat YES, then [edit] radio wants to hear from YOU!

[edit] radio is currently accepting submissions for the following:

  • Tracks, EP's and Albums from talented local musicians
  • Press Releases
  • Local Promoter that is trying to spread the word about a gig or new release
  • Podcasters
  • Mixtapes from local DJ's (around 30 minutes long)
  • Single reviews (400 words limit)
  • Album reviews (800 words limit)
  • Music Columnists (1000 words limit)
  • Live Gigs reviews (400 words limit)

Please e-mail these and other suggestions an  idea's to Submissions@editradio.org and we will do our level best to respond.

Kev x