It’s back to the blackboard with Blackfield – Brainwaves kicks off with two songs from the band’s most recent album. Later in the show, it’s Part Two of our Dreamers special, with dreamy music from Nada Surf, the Teardrop Explodes, Boy and Bear, Supertramp and much more.
Brainwaves A to Z is back with the “S” episode – all bands starting with the letter S this week. You’ll hear Shortstraw, Said the Whale, The Salteens, the Spinto Band, Lucy Schwartz, Stephen Wilson, Stealer’s Wheel, Split Enz, Starcastle, Shlomo Artzi and much more. Plus the Brainwaves debut of Shifra Jacobs from Jerusalem.
Is it summer where you’re listening? Even if the weather is gloomy or lockdowns have got you stuck inside, this week’s Brainwaves will pick you up, with a show filled with “summer” music. There’s a summer town, a summer place, an idiot summer, a summer breeze, summer love and some summer skin.
Flashback for two musical TV and movie events of the last few years that really got under my skin (in a good way): John Carney’s Sing Street and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Music from both – including the Chromatics, Au Revoire Simone, Sharon Van Etten, Lissie, Femmepop, the Astronaut Arcade and the great Angelo Bandalamenti. Plus the Cure, Twinsmith, New Pornographers, Any Trouble and much more.
Three songs from 60s pop stars The Zombies – including one from their 2015 album, “Still Got That Hunger.” Plus music from Zombie Rod Argent and lots more: Talking Heads, Lemonheads, Belle & Sebastian, Jenny Lewis, Shortstraw, Juliana Hatfield and Puppets of Castro.