Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Podrophenia - Ego plus Live Session from Andy J Gallagher and Roman Jugg


Behold the first live session at the new SFOB HQ. Salutes to Cap'n Al and Lord Hastings for superb sound and crowd control.. 

Andy J Gallagher joins us live to play tracks from and chat about his new album Ego. Roman Jugg who produced the album sits on the sesh and gives us exclusive news on *two* Roman solo albums due later this year.. 

Playlist wise we dip into Ego/psycho related themes..and reveal Rod Stewart's actual appearance on a Bowie album..

DL here or stream below ..

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Double dab of Podrophenia - Sickness and Health

Behold as a Podrophonic double drop lands in your 2022 lap

Sickness:  illness is the theme of the January playlist, wherein we prescribe new tunes alongside old faves and buried treasures. Dig in and dose up here .  Or wherever you get your podcasts 

Health: Piley, Lord Hastings and m'self bring you a robust bundle and of heart-pounding sounds from 2021. Listenable here (or wherever you get your etc.....)

Monday, November 22, 2021

Podrophenia - Lucky Dipping

For our latest Podrophenia: Ian Pile Steven Hastings & m'self dip into our collective grab bag of goodies for new tunes & old faves - and ask what albums should Elvis tribs make rather than Elvis covers ? Would The VU work done Chas and Dave style? Bowie & Iggy as Starsky & Hutch? Radio that plays artists from your current location?

With a playlist featuring #nealfrancismusic #donnyben├ęt #jarviscocker #theauters #buskrbeats #theking #parquetcourts #wetleg

Stream below or DL here

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Our Buskr album - Day Breaks is out now

Our debut album is out now - Missus Jo and I are super chuffed and buzzed with it..

Recorded while being bunkered up during lockdown - it's a sequence and cycle of digital trips and visits to favourite and far away places.. Opening with a rainy night in Wales and closing with synthized approximation of a west coast sunrise and dawn chorus.. Inbetween we ramble around valleys, fields and footpaths, taking the odd city and waterside stroll..

Musically, most of what I'd been repeat playing before recording has filtered into the influences. From Hall and Oates to Tycho (Hallow), Thundercat to The Beatles (Sugar Palm), Oddisee, Elaquent to Boards of Canada (Rambling Rocks) and Potatohead People to Stan Tracy (Milk Wood)


Only 100 hard copies are available - you can join us on our Buskr wanderings from the 19th November.by ordering a hard copy here

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Podrophenia - a Beard Special with The British Beard Club

It's a hair-bear affair for the latest Podrophenia. As our guests David Dade and Charlie Saville from The British Beard Club join us with: beard-husbandry tips for beginners, freestyle beard competitions *a cross between Miss World and Crufts* and beard heroes.. 

There's insider info on Peel Sessions from former BBC sound engineer David with a session CV featuring - The Banshees, The Bad Seeds, Joy Division and The Damned… Plus Piley's puns, beard quiz and a playlist featuring new tunes from T Bitch Invaders and Vix20 Dig in and

Podrophenia The Damned Special with Morgan Brown

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of New Rose - Damned, Damned, Damned is the theme of our latest Podrophenia as we're  joined by special guest Morgan Brown - author of brand new book The Damned: Every Album, Every Song.

Expect two hours of Damned chat, insider info, gig memories and fave plays

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Celebrating twelve years of Podrophenia with a double whammiversary and Billy Reeves of THOTHG

It's a double dollop of doings as we celebrate 12 years *gulp* of Podrophenia...

Part one is a pop quiz with tunes fitted around a mystery theme - who'll be first to crack the clues and unravel the reveal! 

 DL here

Part two - Buckle up and behold as Billy Reeves day-trips to Rossi's in Southend for a seaside meet with Piley and Mondo, wherein he tries an out-size custard tart - and relays inspirational tales of how his latest project The Helicopter of the Holy Ghost came to be. An incredible story of an amazing album of beautiful songs.. as featured in The Guardian here...
Along the way we learn about the early days of The Darkness, how Billy hooked up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, why did the Primals move to Brighton - which band made him a coma tape - how many times is he in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles - and why the parakeets on TheHOTHG album cover? Musically we spin in a playlist of Brother Reeves' greatest hits, highlights and THOTHG tracks 

DL here

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Podrophenia - Live, Unlocked & Lucky Dips


Behold just a few tunes from the recent *LIVE* Podrophenia - in which we bring you a double whammy of themes (any guesses from the pic?). Along with new tunes from LOUDwomen Eight Rounds Rapid The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost Buskr 


Sonically, we take you from a streaking themed instrumental album, to Middle Eastern funk a reggae refit of a Carpenters classic to the vocal (and original) version of Leone's spaghetti western theme..

Dig in and DL here or where-ever you get your podcasts 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Buskr - second single: Numbers and Codes

The second single, from our Buskr project is up for download - Numbers and Codes is a home-spun slice of lo-fi, trip pop, night vibes -  getting repeat plays in Canada (Radio Coolio) and Canberra (Liquid Sunshine)...

Numbers and Codes is brought to you by -  Hottwerk 

Dig in and DL here 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Bongophenia: Podrophenia Meets The Bongolian

A double whammy celebration wherein we tip our collective hats to The Railway Hotel, (RIP) with Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings spinning in a selection of Railway faves they've played from the pulpit... 


And buckle up as two of the most blazing players ever to fizz-up a gig at The Railway - Trev and Nasser of Big Boss Man and The Bongolian, talk us through tracks from the new Bongolian album - Harlem Hipshake, plus provide a primer on best Latin and reggae albums for newbies, remember the lively nights at Blow Up club and demo Hammond and percussive techniques for beginners

All this in two hours - tune in and chow down
Stream below or DL here