Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Podrophenia - Lucky Dipping with guest Levent Basharan

 Up for DL at SFOB @shipfullofbombs the early May Podrophenia - with Levent Basharan in for chats and picking fave tracks. We've got newbie tunes from Billy Reeves and Holly Hannigan The history of the Rocky Theme and a Pod Quiz - USA or US EH? Crazy American/international laws. Dig in below

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Podrophenia - Once Upon a Time in Basildon


The latest Podrophenia rewinds to Bas-Vegas during the summer of punk, captured in the pages of Strange Stories fanzine - featuring The Vicars, The Machines, Grinder and Mik Bostik - a scene that led to Depeche Mode, Yazoo and links with The Cure.. 

Also London squat-life and sleeping in Sid Vicious' bedroom - through to Adrian's Records in the 80s. 

We bring you a world exclusive from Fitz & Sons from Dave Fitzgerald and Mick Nixon - a glam off by way of Pantherman from Steven Hastings - and a fanzine or fake-zine quiz.. Dig in DL below

Podrophenia - Once Upon a Time in Basildon

Monday, February 12, 2024

Podrophenia - Art Pop


Dial up and dig in - the latest Podrophenia is up for DL.. Andy Downes and Stacie Smith join Ian Pile. Steven Hastings and m'self for chats and tunes. Creative scenes, music, gigs and sing-a-longs on sea, art puns- it's all contained herein


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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Podrophenia - Unwrapped! Finds From 2023

Free from dodgy bots, wacky algorithms and AI supplied playlists, Podrophenia unwraps and reveals our fave finds of 2023. With Ian Pile Steven Hastings and the other one, hand-picking treats from tracks, albums and gigs... 

Plus two Pod quizzes: Madley or Partridge? And curious connections! What links David Bowie with Smokey and The Bandit. And Southend United with The A Team?


Friday, December 1, 2023

Podrophenia - Billy Reeves & Covers versions


Buckle up for the November pressing of Podrophenia - Billy Reeves is in for news on his upcoming album Steve (pre order here). https://shop.lastnightfromglasgow.com/.../billy-reeves... With world premier plays of his newbie tunes. Also Why films are rubbish, why isn't there a Darts documentary and the Donkety Donk quiz. While Lord Hastings and myself spin a collection curious cover versions - Warren Zevon doing Prince, Cliff doing Northern Soul - it's all here, here, HERE

Podrophenia live DJ set for your streaming ears

 Download/stream - The Podrophonic Sunday Session. Four solid hours of funk, freakbeat, reggae, forgotten Brit-pop, curious covers and Northern Soul all DJd live - and behold - a World Premiere of Billy Reeves ear-hooking new tune 'Trying to Ride a Donkey' - salutes to Pal Billy for chugging from the west end of the Thames to Westcliff on Sea for a Sunday arvo social ..

Photo intel by Piley and Lord Hastings DL HERE

Podrophenia - DW40 with David Woodcock Live

Rewinding to 1983 - Podrophenia celebrates David Woodcock 4*th Birthday - with a live acoustic session, tracks from the new DW40 EP and 80s nuggets chosen by Dave as well as pop quizzes and eighties oddities and obscurities from P & M


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Lucky Dip & Guest Jake Shillingford from My Life Story


Strap in for the September edition of Podrophenia as Jake Shillingford of My Life Story joins us for news on the freshly pressed MLS single. We've got a Pod Quiz Toadstool or Top of the Prog? Indie-wigouts and local music from Bob Collum,Rosalie Cunningham and newbie from Howling Black Soul Dig in DL HERE

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Podrophenia - The Return of Podstock

Podstock the fantasty festival is up for DL - and worra line-up. Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings choosing from Chuck Berry, Bowie, Elvis Presley, Iggy Pop and The Ramones all live, live, live! 

 Keep 'em peeled for our gig quiz, an audience that refuse to leave - and who was Bowie's forgotten guitar star? 

 There's a world exclusive spin of Howling Black Soul - The Memory of You, and new music from Cosmetique - on Blow Up Records DL and dig in here


Monday, July 3, 2023

Celebrating 14 years of Podrophenia - with Stern John live

Celebrating 14 years of Podrophenia - Stern John join Ian Pile Steven Hastings and m'self - live for a hypnotic folk-punk session, then later choosing a few fave tunes. We've got a Johnny Spotting competition, how many can you bag from the mystery 8 bit tracks. And a playlist that runs from Lady GaGa to Leo Sayer and the Sex Pistols to Suzi Quatro. Podrophonic titfer-lifts to everyone who's guested, performed, produced, listened, downloaded or chipped in since 2009

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Gorilla Guerilla – Mantra Of The Cosmos
Just Moved In – Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Black Leather – Sex Pistols
Back To The Drive – Suzie Quatro
Kick In The Teeth – Dream Wife
Our Hearts Don’t Go That Way – 79.5
Ode To Sad Disco – Mark Lanegan
It’s Over – Leo Sayer
Stupid Love – Lady Gaga
Rocky Road To Dublin – The Dubliners
Supa Scupa & The Mighty Scoop – Kyuus
Gun – Gil Scott Heron
Captain Beaky – Keith Mitchell
Who Know Where The Time Goes – Fairport Convention
Beasley Street – John Cooper Clarke
Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits