Monday, 24 March 2014

A ShadowPlayboy and Hunglow Psycho: Mr James Lambert

It's a pleasure to ask Mr James Lambert to tell me the eight songs he'd save from the wreckage if stranded in the desert after a freak extreme air ironing accident. 

Lambert was one half of the finest Sheffield-based-student-radio-show-featuring-a-quiz-called-Beat-the-Bobo, the ShadowPlayboys, contributed to ShadowPlay fanzine and also edited his own zine, Hunglow Psycho. 

A sports and music fanatic and a dear friend, Lambert lets us into his world to talk attitudes to punk music and the glory of Sheffield and Nottingham. To download the show as a podcast or subscribe click here.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Hello Thor co-founder and beardy music wizard Anders Knight

Barcelona-based record label head honcho and talented marketer Anders Knight is my latest guest on Desert Isolation Discs. It's a pleasure to welcome Anders to the podcast. He became the lynchpin in the arts and culture scene of Nottingham when based there through his excellent stewardship of craft night Jumpers for Goalposts (my former charge), promoting gigs with Super Night, as co-host of the Pretty Dandy Flea markets or enticing us to watch great films at the Broadway cinema. 

His record label Hello Thor - co-founded with fellow friends of the blog Tom Whalley and Nick Lawford in 2008 - is host to a raft of exhilarating acts including Fists, We Show Up on Radar and Anxieteam. 

Speaking down the line from Barcelona where he and his equally creative wife Becky live, Anders tells DiD the Mansfield number one hit that never was, how he set up the label and those all important eight tunes he could not live without if stranded in a desert.