Clinic Live In Session

2 06 2008

Here’s a couple of videos featuring the marvellous Clinic in session at the spacious studios for 89.3 The Current. They perform two of my favourite songs from their current album, ‘Do It’ – them being Emotions and Shopping Bag. They sound pretty much as you’d expect but that’s the make of a great band, I think. Most of my favourite bands have a very distinctive sound – many of them, such as Stereolab, Clinic, The Fall, New Order, etc. are often accused of only having one tune. But if it’s a fucking great tune, I don’t really care.

Friday Night is Radio Night

4 04 2008


At least for me, anyway. But you can join me at or Phantom 105.2 in Dublin or Channel 935 on your telly if you have NTL/Chorus/UPC. This week, I’ll be playing new music from Tindersticks (pictured above), Oppenheimer, Crystal Castles, Michael Knight, The Jimmy Cake, The Breeders, The Black Keys, The Shortwave Set, Clinic and many more. I’ll also be playing three songs from this week’s ‘Under The Radar’ album – ‘Vespertine’ by Bjork.

Clinic – The Witch

9 03 2008

Another new Clinic video and it’s pretty much business as usual. Certainly less of a diversion than the last one, ‘Free Not Free’ but still as pleasurable as ever. It’s taken from ‘Do It’ which comes out in April. It looks like it was probably shot in the same afternoon as the last video what with it’s swirling psychedelic lights.

Things may be a little quieter than usual around here for the next week or so but I’ll definitely blog if I get the chance.

Tonight at Midnight

8 02 2008

Tune into Phantom 105.2 tonight at midnight GMT (also on to hear new music from Autumn Owls, Foals, Clinic, The Helio Sequence, American Music Club and many many more…

Clinic – Free Not Free

4 02 2008

Here’s the new video for Clinic’s new single – ‘Free Not Free’ which you can also download for free here, along with another track ‘Thor’. ‘Free Not Free’ is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Do It’ which comes out in April and despite the distorted guitar chords at the beginning and the end is mostly a fairly laidback mellow tune, even featuring a flute! Clinic have this great trick, not unlike Stereolab and The Fall, of always sounding distinctly like themselves – almost like they have a uni-song no matter what style of music they put their hands to. I’m not sure if ‘Free Not Free’ was ironically chosen to be the free download single or if it’s a comment on the way music is currently going but either way it’s a rather fantastic tune and bodes well for their next album.

Christmas Special Programme!

14 12 2007

On my show on Phantom 105.2 (in Dublin or everywhere) tonight, Friday 14th December, I’ll be hosting a Christmas Musical Extravaganza Special like no other with tunes by the likes of Mogwai, Clinic, Sparks, Marvin Gaye, The Fall, Low, The Jimmy Cake, Durutti Column and many more. The ‘Under The Radar’ album is Phil Spector’s ‘A Christmas Gift For You’. The show is on between Midnight and 2AM.

Above, you can watch Ex-Arab Strap man Malcolm Middleton’s attempt at a Christmas Number One with the cheery, “We’re All Going To Die”.

Playlist – Friday 09/11/07 Midnight (So really Sat 10/11/07)

10 11 2007

                                               BECK – TIMEBOMB

Here’s the playlist from my show on Phantom 105.2 this week. I present Friday Night’s Nightlink at midnight every Friday. It’s also listenable each week on

Every week, I play three tracks from an overlooked album. This week, the ‘Under The Radar album was:

Joy Zipper - American Whip

Beck – Timebomb
The Pyramids – Hunch your body, love somebody
Pinback – From nothing to nowhere
Clinic – Walking with thee
The Teenagers – Starlett Johannson
Celebration – Evergreen
Marvin’s Revolt – Deliberate Deeds
Queen Kong – Photograph
Kraftwerk – The Model
Holy Fuck – Safari
Joy Zipper – Christmas Song
Unknown – Grandma’s Rockin’
Richard Hawley – Serious
Vimanas – The Crystal Maze
Jape – Christopher and Anthony
British Sea Power – Atom
Blitzen Trapper – Sci-Fi Kid
Kate Bush – Suspended in Gaffa
Joy Zipper – Baby, you should know
The Vinny Club – Dan Arkenoid
Lightspeed Champion – Midnight Surprise
The Brunettes – Stereo (Mono, Mono)
The Buzzcocks – Promises
Joy Zipper – Alzheimers
Akala – Love in my eyes
Siouxsie – Here comes that day
Correcto – Joni
Robert Wyatt – Stay Tuned

                                         CLINIC – WALKING WITH THEE