We take you on a guided tour of the best, the good, and the quite good's of the week
It is well and truly 2019 and all of the January bangers are making their way onto our playlists. And, if 2019 continues this way, it’s going to be one heck of a playlist by the end of the year…
Featured Song: Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
Ariana’s follow-up to 'Thank u, next' - Imagine’ – didn’t quite blow up in the way everyone thought it would; but that’s fine because she has a new single which is going to be MASSIVE. You know how we know it’s going to be massive? Because it samples The Sound of Music! It’s, surprisingly, a rarely sampled track… last sampled in 2012 by Cyhi Da Prynce and before then by Alice Cooper in 1971.
Anyway, the track sees Ariana doing that rap-singing she’s been up to lately, talking about how “I see it, I like it, I want it, I…
Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications.
Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloguing their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you).
Looking back at a year of Punch Up The Jam, we answer listener questions, talk about our song selection process, movies and music we grew up with, songs we can’t punch up, our favorite punch-ups– and then we play a very special punch up to celebrate 50 episodes of the show!
Our Year-End UNPUNCHABLE JAMS of 2018: 'The Fire' by Natalie Prass, 'Make Me Feel' by Janelle Monae.
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Chris France lists his Top 10 favourite live rock, punk and hardcore bands of 2018...
This is by no means a definitive list; I have not seen every single band live this year, as that would simply not be possible. I go out and see as many live acts as I can – just like on The Mosh Pit (with Chris France) (broadcasted on W!ZARD Radio Station every Thursday from 4pm GMT), these picks will be centred around rock, punk and hardcore music.
As the name of my radio show - The Mosh Pit (with Chris France) - would suggest, I am a big fan of moshing, audience participation, and the act hyping up the audience to the point where everyone is throwing everyone else around. I’m aware that this is not what everyone looks for in a live performance. So, as the title suggests, this is a very biased review.
#10 – At The Drive In
I was never around when…
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
This winter season unwraps a deep dive through a pop subgenre of monumental importance: non-holiday songs that feature sleigh bells, from Bonnie Tyler to Nas; on Side B, we rebroadcast our episode on Mariah Carey's classic 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'... and more sleigh bells.
This winter season unwrap a deep dive through a pop subgenre of monumental importance: non-holiday songs that feature sleigh bells. (39 minutes)