Wednesday, 29 April 2009

My favourite band

Well, one of my top bands is Kasabian. Sadly, I can't play them on either of my radio shows!
I first started listening to them in 2005, they were one of the acts confirmed for Reading Festival that year (headlining the Radio One tent) so we got their album to see what they were like, and I fell in love with it straight away. It was (and still is) the perfect combination of rock, indie and dance. You can both dance and headbang to it. When we saw them at Reading (I say "saw" we couldn't get in the tent it was so full, we were dancing outside of it)! it just made me like them even more, they are even better live. 

In December 2006, we actually did get to see them properly at Earl's Court and it was one of the best gigs I have ever been to. The Fratellis did a pretty decent job of making us get bouncier and bouncier (including a rather cool cover of Goldfrapp's Ooh La La) until finally it was time for Kasabian to come on, and they rocked. They had pretty lights, they interacted with the audience, they changed lyrics as they went along, we didn't want it to end! I can't wait until we see them at Brixton Academy in July, a smaller venue will be even more exciting. I have to say I am liking the new songs a lot too!

So in celebration of the greatness of Kasabian (in my opinion...) here are some of their videos for your entertainment 

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Pigtails playlist for today

Martika - I Feel The Earth Move
Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko
 The Gossip - Jealous Girls
 Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Cenzo Townsend Radio Mix)
 Client - Can You Feel (Radio Edit)
 Peaches - I U She
 Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
 The Ting Tings - We Walk (Radio Edit)
 Jesca Hoop - Money
 HorrorPops - Walk Like A Zombie
 Regina Spektor - On The Radio
 Bat For Lashes - Daniel
 GRACE JONES - Williams Blood
 Mother Mother  -  Body Of Years (Radio Edit)
 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Hate Myself For Loving You
 The Donnas - Don't Wait Up for Me 
 Noisettes - Never Forget You
 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy
 Esther O'Connor  - Making me clean (mix 1)
 Bjork - Human Behaviour
 Crystal Castles - Good Time
 Tigerpicks - Disco Punk Electro Funk
 Wallis Bird - LaLa Land
Alisha's Attic - Going Down
Lene Lovich - Momentary Breakdown
 PJ Harvey - Meet Ze Monsta
 The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night
 Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs
 The Raveonettes - Sad Transmisson
Petula Clark - Downtown
Ann Wilson - Bad Moon Rising

New Music New Talent playlist 25/04/09

The Beatroots - Ignorant
 Panzer Princess - Get Off My Back
 Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive -  Gold Dust Man _
 Tessmarka - Ready to Roll
 Hopeless Heroic - Blindly Apparent
 Friday Night Soundsystem - Wasted
 Lizzyspit - Little Dan
 RedTrack - On The Razz
 Red Track Interview 
RedTrack - Pole Dancer
 Rounds - A Town That Caught Fire
 Graham McCullough - Croissant Song
 Blameshift - War Within
 The Skuzzies - Dissatisfied

Saturday, 25 April 2009

New Music New Talent tonight

Make sure you tune in tonight, as well as the usual mix of great unsigned and new talent, I will be chatting to the band RedTrack, who have recently worked with Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks and have catchy as hell songs! 8pm

Monday, 20 April 2009

Music I Discover Randomly on the Computer: Part 1

We have so much music on harddrive, tons of albums,  single tracks, compliation albums, everything! That sometimes I don't even realise we have certain things. So it seems worth blogging these random things I find!

Yesterday I found a band called:
The Mary Timony Band
from the U.S.A and have released an album through the Kill Rock Stars label. 
As a solo artist, Mary Timony has collabrated with other artists including Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney. She also had a part in the fantastic film "All Over Me" (a must see for any riot grrrl fan, just for the soundtrack alone)! 

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Pigtails and Army Boots playlist from today's show

 PJ Harvey - Sheela Na Gig
 Camera Obscura  - French Navy
 Ladytron - Black Cat
 Little Boots - New In Town
 kidneythieves - Beføre I'm Dead
 Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit)
 The Kills - Tape Song
 The Honeydrips - (Lack Of) Love Will Tear Us Apart
 The Raveonettes - My Boyfriend's Back
 Mary Timony Band - Summer's Fawn
 The Sounds - Song With A Mission
 Land Of Talk - Speak To Me Bones
 Flyleaf - Fully Alive
 Metric - Live It Out
 Regina Spektor - Edit
 Belly - Feed The Tree
 The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
 Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire
The Distillers - Drain the Blood
Scarling - Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole
 Babes In Toyland - Blood
 L7 - Pretend We're Dead
 Soho Dolls - my vampire
 Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away (Radio Edit)
 The Go! Team - Ladyflash
 Blood Red Shoes - I Wish I Was Someone Better
 Kt Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
 Amanda Palmer - Leeds United
 Tori Amos - Teenage Hustling
 Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
Heather Nova - I'm Alive
 Corinne Bailey-Rae - Steady As She Goes

New Music New Talent playlist for 18th April

The Tibetan Tea Company - Pressure
Greenleaf 56- Baby Satan
 The Morning Orchestra - Petal On Your Shoe
 586 - We Got Bored
 Mumpsy - Ain't It Hard (When It's Over)
 Messenger - Amazing
 I M Munroe - Fool
 Sophe Lux - Target Market
  Bunty - thats why Im crossing my legs
 Zen Motel - Dress Code Violence
 Until You're Heard - Searching
   Geno Washington - 99 years
 Weird Old America - Devil In A Dream
 Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow
 Bittybox - Joker

don't forget to tune into MTJR today for a great line up, The JB Experience from 10am,  Sunday Lunch at 12pm, Sunday Club at 3pm and of course myself at 5pm with Pigtails and Army Boots, :)

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Gig Review: Bar Lambs April 17th 09

My friend and I got to the venue in time to catch the second band on the bill, a band called The Art of Rebellion (
Even though we had only came to see one band specifically, I was actually quite glad that we caught The Art of Rebellion, as they were very good. They were much different than a lot of unsigned music you hear these days. Some of the music was pure rocking instrumentals, some a mix of rock, with piano, and some ballads to boot. A band I think that could develop into something even better with time.

The headliner of course, was Lady Earl and The Greys, who we had come to see. I have interviewed them a few times, and played them quite often on the show, but they still managed to blow me away! Their lead vocalist Amy, has an amazing voice, and she owned the stage. They all had a great energy that made you want to hear more. I've been told since that this was a "bad" gig for them, but if that's what they're like when they're bad, I can't wait to hear them when they're on their usual level of greatness! They are one of those bands that sound even better live than on cd, so go catch them if you can, it'll be well worth it. Favourite song of the night? Probably "Heathen".

Today I've interviewed local band Red Track, am hoping to broadcast the interview next week, will keep you posted!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Lady Earl and The Greys

I have to give this currently unsigned band a plug, as I've interviewed them twice now and am finally going to see them live this Friday at Bar Lambs in Westcliff. (will also be the first time I've been to the venue considering it's just down the road from me)!

Lady Earl and The Greys started off as The Hooks but had to change their name due to another band already owning it and plus they fancied the change! I would describe them as female fronted indie rock, and they have a wide range of influences between them, from Aretha Franklin to Nine Inch Nails. 

check them out- and give them a vote for Road to V!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Dead Weather

Has anyone else heard The Dead Weather yet? We got it amongst our new releases a few weeks ago, and didn't even know it was Jack White's (of The White Stripes and The Racoenteurs fame) latest project. 

For this project, he has literally taken the back seat as drummer, and has joined forces with Alison Mosshart of The Kills, who has taken vocal duties, which was a good call as she has a great voice. They also have Dean Fertia, the guitarist of Queens of The Stone Age and Jack Lawrence, bassist from The Racoenteurs. 

Only one single so far, "Hang you from the Heavens" which is a great track, and the "B Side" is a cover of Tubeway Army's "Are Friends Electric?" which sounds very interesting with female vocals.

a band that could go far...?

Monday, 13 April 2009

The Boat That Rocked

What a great film! If you've been living under a rock for the past month or so, the film is based loosely on the pirate ships of the 60's.  It's set on a pirate ship called "Radio Rock" and follows what happened to the pirate radio stations and also a few sub plots like a young boy being sent there after getting in trouble at school, except it's the worst place to be sent to get "cleaned" up as it's filled with rowdy sex, drugs and rock n roll music! It's very funny and also quite sad in places, I loved it, and will definitely be buying it on DVD (and I rarely buy DVDs!)

anyway mainly I just wanted to post about it as it really made me think. Back then, rock and pop music was only on the radio for about 45 minutes a day as it was seen as "bad". Young people would get their fix by listening to the pirates, hiding the radio under the pillow at night.  Nowadays we have thousands of radio stations, not to mention music television, with every possible kind of music you can imagine. We can get any music we like with a click of the fingers, we can download, buy cds, so many options. Don't we take advantage of ths, aren't we forgetting this was fought for in a sense by the pirate radio stations? We should our gratitude for music more, by not illegaly downloading (and I am guilty of this in the past) to support our musicians, and by seeing more bands live, not just the big name bands, but your local unsigned bands. There's a wealth of talent out there, and you could catch the next big thing! 

anyway, rant over! xx

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Pigtails and Army Boots Playlist 12th April

1. Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
2.  Lita Ford - Playin' With Fire
3.   Santogold - Lights Out
4.  Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat
5.  The Birthday Massacre - Blue
6.  Lily Allen - Not Fair
7.   The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
8.  Bananarama - Cruel Summer
9.  Noisettes - Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Radio Edit)
10.  Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn
11.  Robots In Disguise - DJs Got a Gun
12.  Röyksopp feat Robyn - The Girl And The Robot
13.  Madonna - Holiday
14.  The Pipettes - Dirty Mind
15.  The Long Blondes - Lust In The Movies
16.  The Selecter - On My Radio
17.  Kim Wilde - Kids In America
18. Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
19.  The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
20. Dirty Fuzz - Love's A Gun
21.  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
22.  The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
23.  Stereolab - Get A Shot Of The Refrigerator
24.  Mother Mother - Dirty Town
25.  Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (12" Mix)
26.  The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens
27.  Hole - Doll Parts
28. The Donnas - School's Out

Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Mummers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs

An interesting band on Jool's Holland's t.v series this week. The Mummers are from Brighton, have Bjork style vocals, and have a very fresh, original sound I think. Check out their website to hear their music.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs were also on there this week performing two tracks off their new album, "It's Blitz!" First single Zero, and another track called "Off With Your Head". There's been a lot of talk about how this new album is a lot less guitar based, and uses more synths for that dancier sound. I think ot sounds great! It doesn't sound that drastically different but it certainly shows progression in their range. I love the lyrics to Off With Your Head-

Off With Your Head, Dance Till You're Dead...


Hello and welcome to my blog.
I've often kept several blogs, and currently I have a blog for each of my shows, and a personal one.
But I realised I have an awful lot to say about music. It's such a huge part of my life. So I've started this one to post everything about music on- my recommendations, discoverys, thoughts, everything! So I hope you will enjoy reading it.

For those of you who don't know me I'm Hayley aka DJ Moonlight. I am an internet radio dj on a fantastic station- More Than Just Radio ( I have two shows.
On Saturdays at 8pm UK time I have New Music, New Talent which is of course all new and unsigned music.
On Sundays at 5pm UK time, I've got Pigtails and Army Boots which is all female fronted music, primarily rock and indie based, but is quite a mixture. You can expect to hear the Supremes next to L7 for instance.

I have a wide range of tastes which you'll get to learn all about through this blog so keep reading!