The Parish News is an online radio program podcast created from 2016 to showcase experimental music and artists. The show focuses on a wide array of genres including (but not limited to) noise, experimental ambient, electronic, avant-garde music, musique concrète, found sound, drone, power electronics, industrial and dark ambient. The show is heard weekly on Resonance EXTRA, Harrogate Community Radio, Soundart Radio & KBOG. Hosted by a self-confessed radio geek, Andrew Backhouse, the presenting style is pretty crap but the music is always spot on. To keep up to date and for older episodes of The Parish News just head to www.backhouse.wtf - thanks for listening.
The Parish News #309
Episode #309 - This week's show starts off strong with Jozef van Wissem and James Blackshaw's duo, Brethren of the Free Spirit. The show features tracks by Mike Paradinas, SUNN O))), a Vietnamese folk track about the war, Mark E. Smith with his spoken word and Kim Myhr - to name a few.
The Parish News #308
The Parish News - Episode #308: There are (numerically) not too many tracks on this week's Episode. On Episode #308 I played a track that I paid around $35 to have the cassette posted out to me from America - I do not regret that and stand by my actions. Other tracks featured on this show include electronic tracks by Carl Stone and Anatomist, sound art by Lewis Gilbert and Sun Ra even makes an appearance.
The Parish News #307
Episode #307 of The Parish News - this was recorded as I was bobbing between my bedroom (where I was recording the show) and the front room where Mrs Backhouse was watching France vs. Germany in the Euro (W) Semi-Finals. It did not do my nerves much good but it was a good game; this show has its fair amount of mangled pronunciation. I reckon you need to check my site for the correct way to say a few tracks and artists. Thanks for listening!
The Parish News #306
The Parish News #306 - Quite a few listener submissions to this show, Episode #306. Plus, I get to play my favourite John Betjeman poems, as read by the poet himself. The show ends with a bit of a cheat; I bought a one-track album that is over an hour long. I would not play the entire album and take the spoils from the artists, but I manage to fill half an hour of broadcast with the track. I admit I was confused by new tech this episode, so the links are a bit second rate; but, I hope to pick it up next week.
The Parish News #305
Episode #305 of The Parish News - This week The Parish News plays quite a few more short-form tracks than normal, with the longest only being around the sixteen-minute mark. This is a radical departure but one I welcome. Featured tracks include a great piece of extended singing courtesy of Georgina Brett and a track made by a tree - to name a few.
The Parish News #304
The Parish News #304 - For more on the show, including a written tracklist, please visit www.backhouse.wtf/304
The Parish News is an online radio program & podcast created weekly since 2016 to showcase experimental music and artists. Hosted by a self-confessed radio geek, Andrew Backhouse, the presenting style is pretty crap but the music is always spot on.
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