Sunday, 31 May 2009

News this week

Quite a lot has been happening this week.
Unfortanely the first thing was bad. Evolution, the club where we were going to hold MTJR Live and Unleashed closed down two days before the event was meant to happen. All because one of the owners decided to go without telling anyone, and take everything away and close it down. I was obviously annoyed because I had everything ready for Friday, and also it was going to be mine and Mike's wedding reception venue. Not only that, but it was the only place I've liked going out to lately, as I'm very fussy, and the nights there were good. It was only just starting to get succesful under the new management. In any case, it can't be helped and I wish the best of luck to Stacey, the manager to find something new. Hopefully we will find something as well.

The rest is good, I promise!
My friend Ruth has just been accepted as a new dj on MTJR. I can't wait for her to start, I will no longer be the only female dj on the station :)

The Top 500 date has finally been decided. The weekend of 13/14th June will be dedicated to it, so no pigtails or new music that week, but I will be taking part in the top 500! There are some real suprises in there, as well as the classics you might expect.

Finally, I'm doing my third public dj set as part of the Southend Fringe Festivals-
Vaudeville and Silent disco! it's taking place at the Kursaal in Southend on the 11th June from 8pm there will be various entertainment including tap dancing, a band and other acts. Then from 10pm will be a Silent Disco! I've never been to one let alone djed at one, but for those who don't know, people get headphones, and there is more than one dj so you can choose what to listen to. So far there will be myself and my friend Emma (who incidentally is the organiser of southend fringe) djing and I think there might be a third dj. Should be a fun night!

This Weekend's Playlists


Lucid Nation - The Worlds Guiltest Pleasure
Outlet - Modern Decay
Care Bears on Fire - Jack Brown
Asylum - Wicked Passion
Girls Girls Girls - Dr Feelgood
Chavtownband - Cabin Fever demo
The Ropes - Kill Her Off
Penny Broadhurst - Chemist Goods
Amber Adair - Sanity
The Melaphobics - Summer Song
The Tumbledryer Babies - Tell Me What To Do
Sarah Rocks - The Industrial Jist
Mumpsy - Ain't It Hard (When It's Over)
Voodoo Johnson - Blow me Away
Until You're Heard - Searching


Kylie Minogue - Confide In Me- Request!!
Lacuna Coil - Comalies
Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Blood Red Shoes - ADHD
Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
Regina Spektor - Laughing With
The Ting Tings - We Walk (Radio Edit)
Peaches - Talk To Me
La Roux - Bulletproof
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Noisettes - Never Forget You
Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Cenzo Townsend Radio Mix)
Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit)
Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl
Natalie Imbruglia - Glorious
Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS Health)
Gossip - Heavy Cross
Little Boots - New In Town
Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (Radio Edit)
The Slits - Typical Girls
Ipso Facto - Circle Of Fifths
Polly Scattergood - Please Don’t Touch (Single Version)
Alanis Morissette - Crazy

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Pigtails playlist from today

Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness
Metric - Too Little Too Late
Land Of Talk - Speak To Me Bones
 La Roux - In For The Kill  (Radio Edit)
 The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
 Betty Power - New Best Friend
 Death of the Elephant - Junkfly
 Trash Monroe - IDoll
Dead Disco - Too Late
 Feist - My Moon My Man
 The Noisettes - Don't Give Up
 The Dresden Dolls - My Alcoholic Friends
 The Dollyrots - My Best Friend's Hot
 Patrice Pike - Ridiculous Mess
 The Kills - Tape Song
 Imani Coppola - Legend Of A Cowgirl
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
 Moloko - Sing It Back
 Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Edit)
 Bif Naked - I Want
Tigerpicks - Disco Punk Electro Funk
 Amanda Palmer - Leeds United
Juliette & The Licks - Got Love To Kill
Experimental Aircraft - walk away
 Paramore - Misery Business
 The Sounds - Painted By Numbers
 Pink - Trouble
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Neneh Cherry - Woman
 Robots in Disguise - You Really Got Me

New Music New Talent Playlist 23rd May 09

Break me - All Systems Go
 Zenyth - She Drifts Away
 Miss Cosmos -  Paper Twin
 Blameshift - War Within
Soliss - Yeah Yeah Yeah
 Working Class Heroes - The End
 David Rainger  -  Tweaking
 Trash Monroe - Venus Envy
 Death of the Elephant - 2N2222
 Alice in Videoland - we are rebels
The 'A' Train  -  Black and White Memories
Caleb - Caleb - My Last Today
An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - The Past Between Us
YoungHeartsLightsFires - Just So You Know
Vigilantes - Keep It Movin'

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Pigtails Playlist from last Sunday

The Flying Lizards - Money
Peaches - Talk To Me
 The Donnas - Don't Wait Up for Me mp3 Master
Blondie - Call Me
 Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
 Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
 Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
 The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
 The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens
 Mary Timony Band - Summer's Fawn
 Tori Amos - Welcome To England
 The Violets - Hush Away
 Flyleaf - Cassie
 Tegan & Sara - Hop A Plane
 Neva - 99 Red Balloons
 Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
 Alanis Morissette - You Learn
 Meredith Brooks - Bitch
 Girlschool - Demolition Boys
Lauren Harris - Come On Over
 Scarling - Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole
 Siouxsie - Here Comes That Day
Jesca Hoop - Money
 X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away (Radio Edit)
 Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly
 Alisha's Attic - I Won't Miss You
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
 Gossip - Careless Whisper

Monday, 18 May 2009

MTJR Live and Unleashed Launch Night

MTJR(More Than Just Radio) has teamed up with Evolution to start a monthly night to raise funds for The Starlight Foundation (registered charity number 296058), a worthy cause that help make wishes come true for seriously ill children.

The launch party will be on Friday 29th May from 9pm to 2am. Featuring dj's from MTJR- DJ Moonlight, Mike Fisher, Dave Mitchell and Kevin., JFK and Chris Munday.

Entry fee is £2 before 10pm and £3 afterwards. 
Drink offer on the night are VK's for £2 before 11pm, and £2.50 after.

There will also be two fantastic bands playing on the night-
so come down and show your support! :)

this will all be taking place at EVOLUTION club, 525 London Road, Westcliff (Opposite The Trading Rooms above the door shop)!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

It's not fair :(

I get regular emails from The Donnas  mailing list and earlier this week I got an email from it telling me they are touring with LEGENDS- Blondie  and Pat Benatar! 

If Joan Jett was playing as well, I would have said that's almost perfect! However, the tour is in the U.S- damn! I thought it was bad enough they've got No Doubt's reunion tour (with Paramore and The Sounds supporting) but this is like torture! Amercians reading this, please go and take lots of photos so I can cry at the awesomeness and see it was actually real lol.

It's for The Donnas Greatest Hits tour, if you're lucky enough to be in the U.S you can see the dates here

Pigtails playlist sun 10th May

 Echobelly - Great Things
 Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
 Gossip - Heavy Cross
 M.I.A. - Paper Planes
 Polly Scattergood - Please Don’t Touch (Single Version)
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
The Breeders - Bang On
Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn
HARRY - Nothing Really Matters
 Damone - Stabbed In The Heart
 Lily Allen - LDN
 Blood Red Shoes - Forgive Nothing
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
 Heart - Crazy On You
 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
 Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart
 The Honeydrips - (Lack Of) Love Will Tear Us Apart
 Kate Nash - Foundations
Ladybirds - Shark Party
 Ladytron - Nothing To Hide
 Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
 Regina Spektor - Better
 Heather Nova - London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)
 Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
 Annie Lennox - Pattern Of My Life
 Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
 Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her
 The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out
 SinĂ©ad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Summertime Blues

Sunday, 10 May 2009


I've noticed that so far this year, an emergence of a lot of female alternative dance artists, so I am naming this trend NWOFDA (New Wave Of Female Dance Artists)!
No I am not talking about women like Lady Gaga...I'm talking electro/punk/dance/funky in particular the artists that I would say fit into this new wave are: Santigold (formely Santogold after a jewellery firm of the same name threatened legal action- surely you wouldn't mind your company name being linked with such good music)? , Ladyhawke and Little Boots.

Santigold has punk roots, as she was a singer for a punk rock band called Stiffed before going solo and bringing out the punk/rock/electro fusion music she does now. Her song "Say Aha" was used in a car advert, which is where I first heard her.

Ladyhawke, (Phillipa Brown) was also in a punk band when she was younger interesting enough, called Two Lane Blacktop. She then joined another band called Teenager that had a song featured in a video game (Grand Theft Auto IV) before leaving the band to pursue her solo project, her alter ego "Ladyhawke". She then had Peaches remix her single "Paris is Burning" .
I particularly like "From Dusk Till Dawn"

The newest artist in the NWOFDA is Little Boots, (Victoria Hesketh) who was voted BBC Sound of 2009. What makes her unique is her variety of influences that go for Kylie Minogue to Kate Bush. She had been in school orchestras and a prog band, and even did a Pop Idol audition (but didn't get to the cameras or the judges) She was also in the band Dead Disco for a while. A member of Hot Chip produced her first solo song "Stuck on Repeat" and the buzz soon followed.

An interesting chapter in female music, will be interesting to see how it evolves next....

Saturday, 9 May 2009

New Music New Talent Playlist 9/5/09

The Bereavements -unknown title
Hollywood Suicide - Six Feet Under
The Fancy Toys - Gypsy Eyes
Maleficient - Malice and Dsire
Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour
CB6- Like a Ship Over Black Seas
Cutaways - Milo of Kroton
 Moth Complex - Tied up 
 Cloudants - Loaded Gun
 Ed Winslet - Just the Same
 Lunic - Him
 Death of the Elephant - P.O.V
Sophie Burrows - On the Beat
 Rounds - Broken
Meditatron - The Third Planet

Today I did an interview with singer/songwriter/rival radio presenter Lizzie B, which all being well you should be able to hear next week. Check her music out at Lizzie B Music

Monday, 4 May 2009

Pigtails Playlist 3rd May 09

 Ace Of Base - Don't Turn Around
 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist
Sia - Pictures
 The Cardigans - Hanging Around
 Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
 Flyleaf - All Around Me
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky
 Texas - Put Your Arms Around Me
 Patti Smith - Gloria
Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World
The Raveonettes - Black Satin
 Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Cenzo Townsend Radio Mix)
 The Ting Tings - Great DJ
 Saint Etienne - Method Of Modern Love (Radio Edit)
 Catatonia - Mulder And Scully
 Kenickie - I Would Fix You
Bjork - Human Behaviour
 Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. Health)
Little Boots - New In Town
 Republica - Drop Dead Gorgeous
 Regina Spektor - Edit
 Sugarcoma - What Goes Around
 CSS - Rat Is Dead (Rage)
 The Slits - Typical Girls
 Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
Elastica - Stutter
 Noisettes - Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Radio Edit)
Yoko Ono & The Peaches - Kiss Kiss Kiss
Bif Naked - We're Not Gonna Take It

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Rounds @ Chinnerys Saturday 2nd May

Ok I will admit straight away that I may have a slight bias towards this band, as one of my very good friends is in it. Saying that, anothe rof my good friends is in a death metal band, and I'm ashamed to say I can't even think of listening to it, as I am no fan of that genre. Anyway, I digress.

Rounds were originally a five piece, then they lost some members and became "An Ideal For Living" Now they are a five piece again (one new member, 4 original members) and made their comeback last night at local venue Chinnerys.

There were a few techincal hiccups (the strings broke on one of their guitars) but this didn't hinder the sound at all. They seemed to whizz through a blinding set, mixing new tracks that I hadn't heard before, which had a new heavier sound, and played some of their older songs that had been reworked, it all sounded great. They ended with classic and favourite of mine "Party on the Beach" which is a debut single waiting to happen.

For those who haven't had the pleasure, Rounds are like something you have never heard before, they combine rock, indie, and electro with Muse/Radiohead- esque vocals. You can download their album via their MySpace page

some live videos for you I found on YouTube..(but check out the myspace for good quality sound)!

New Music New Talent playlist 2nd May

1. Greyscale- Searching For Substance       
2. Orphus - Cold Cocktail Smile (Live)
3.  SInkingCities - C-Throo
4.  Hovercraft Pirates - We're Not Heroes
5. Delirium Dog - Delirium One
6.  Sykamore - So Far Away
7. Driver - Change Your Ways (with Voiceover)
8. Ten Tigers - Superlucky
9.  Jessica Allyn - Standing O
10. Douglas Lucas - Let it Show
11. Never Means Maybe - Eighteen
12. Lunatic High - When I'm Gone
13.  Caduseus - I Guess it's Goodbye
14.  Lola Dutronic - Brigitte Bardot