The ultimate weekly music podcast for serious music lovers. Join your hosts Richard and Tobin for a show bursting with the best of new music, rock, blues, indie, pop, alternative, classic rock and roll, cover songs, electronica, singer-songwriter, listener recommendations and much more. Give your ears a treat on your commute to and from work as we listen to and discuss songs from all genres of music, young and old, as we attempt to widen not only our own musical palate but also that of our listeners. Whether you're an occasional music listener or a seasoned music lover, we're sure you'll find a new musical discovery in our rich musical grab bag! New show broadcast every Saturday 23:00GMT.
New Years Eve playlist with the very best from Season III and Season IV
New Year 2022 is fast approaching and our traditional "best of" playlist is back — bigger, noisier, faster, more. Dive right in. That's the end of Season IV folks. Join us in April 2022 for more musical meanderings with Richard, Tobin and Jamie.
Christmas Special 2021
Christmas 2021 is officially upon us. And we are in a better place than this time last year, so let's party god damn it! like it's 1999. On today's Christmas 2021 Special please do join us for the best in alternative festive music and some idle chat. No big Christmas hits here, clear off Cliff Richard as we welcome artists as diverse as Christopher Lee, Asmodeus, Aloe Blacc, John Fahey and Sabaton amongst others. And to boot we are joined by may friends of the show all wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
We hear from Ben (Wolf City), The Black Armadillos, Wesley Bennett and Jacob Campbell plus many other friends and collaborators. So turn off that radio and tune in to From The Bottom Of The Record Box for a Christmas 2021 music playlist like no other. You'll also learn Jamie's secret formula for the best mince pie ever, our favourite Christmas tipple plus there's a quiz question or two.
Psykidelic Oven Mit triumphantly return to the show with their new EP
Psykidelic Oven Mit return to the show with their new EP which is released on gorgeous transparent red vinyl and CD - yes, we have both! We have played Psykidelic Oven Mit before on the show — way back in February 2020. We played and discussed Staring Into The Sun from their debut LP Ghost Machine. Richard was lucky enough to be have given the pre-release CD of that LP (which he has since passed on to Ben from Wolf City). Whilst at an in-store event at X-records (Janus Stark) Richard stumbled across Ghost Machine on Vinyl. So yes, it was added to his collection. He was delighted to find it on coloured vinyl.
Further to that Frank and the boys from Psykidelic Oven Mit — ever generous — furnished us with their new EP on vinyl and CD, plus a copy of Ghost Machine on cassette. Add to that various bumper stickers and fridge magnets and you get the picture. Spooky Action At A Distance (their new EP) is a collection of rough mixes and demos recorded mainly through the COVID lockdowns of 2020. Well, the first three of four tracks are anyhow. Room With A View is the final of four tracks on the EP and is a demo from early 2019. It all comes beautifully presented in a full colour jacket featuring artwork by Rick Tyner. To cap it all, the record has been mastered by Greg Reierson (The Cure, Micky Dolenz, Grant Hart).
Tochiro is an experimental project straight out of western Pennsylvania
Tochiro is a project by a dude from Pennsylvania who felt sad and is still sad but at least he doesn't drink anymore. Furthermore, his debut 5 track EP The Age of Rock 'n' Roll Death has landed. It is limited to a run of 50 cassettes and you can buy your copy here. The cassette release of the EP also comes with an exclusive commentary about the recording. Jacob Campbell (guitars, vox, bass) and Danielle J Gallardo (drums) make up this band with an uncompromising and difficult to pin down sound.
Ethereal, Tyler Cressman and Magon all cause a stir on the show
Ethereal, Swedish-born multi instrumentalist joins us this week with her hauntingly beautiful ballad Black Mist. Ethereal has since formed an alliance and now records and gigs under the name Ethereal & The Elevated. During the UK's second lockdown Ethereal continued mainly as a solo project again although decided to keep the name & The Elevated as well for guest appearances and collaborations.
Then in April 2021 a Mancunian gentleman by the name of Ant O'Donnell was seeking a female vocalist for the song that would later become Mesmerize me and the rest is history. Ethereal is very proud to share the work that they have done together with absolutely no funding and only their own experience and knowledge in music production and their mutual love for trip hop.
Join us for a mesmerising performance from Wesley Bennett
Wesley Bennett joins us on today's show with a live performance from Saint Peter's Church together with pianist and cellist. It's a stunning performance, full of emotion and truth with a smattering of heartbreak. Having spoken to Wesley he mentioned that he was actually quite nervous about performing some of these songs because of that raw emotion. His fear was that an audience wasn't yet ready to be exposed to something laid so excrutiatingly bare. Without doubt though, it was clearly a massive success. And as Richard points out… "Wesley has grown up."
Great way to discover new music
Great way to discover an eclectic mix of music.
A different music show
I have been a listenr to this show for a few months now, I really like the rapport of the hosts along with he choice of music, always something new to listen too