#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ ARXX 20.06.19

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Lockdown 2.0, we’re unable to make it in to the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music tunes & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our June 2019 show with Brighton duo ARXX. Hanni & Clara joined Kate, Mari & Tash live in the studio for an exclusive live acoustic session, a chat about how they met via “mutual weirdness” and the time they supported mega babes Dream Wife at Concorde 2. Kate also freaks out when the band also admit to being massive Avril Lavigne fans.

Listen back:

Sleater-Kinney – Jenny
ANNAVR – Vitamins
Personal Best – Baby
FARIDA – Last Waltz
HAVVK – If I Don’t Tell You
Lauren Faith – DMT
Cat Turner – Situation
The Eyelids – You Make Me a Zombie
Zoey Lily – I Wish I Had a Heart
Uv – Wilt
Death Hags – Oublie Moi
Witching Waves – Best Of Me
Nova Twins – Devil’s Face
**ARXX Interview & Live Session**
Klae – I Knew It
Scrounge – Purpose
Friedberg – Go Wild
CRONICLE – Bruises
Haiku Salut – Going Back
Kerry Devine – Ariel (Remix)
Rachel Chinouriri – Mumma’s Boy
Janelle – Everything’s The Same
Zoey Konez – We Got Lost
Kae Tempest – Tunnel Vision

Photo Credit: Jessie Morgan

#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ Beckie Margaret 22.02.18

Due to the current lockdown/coronavirus situation, we’re unable to make it in to the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our February 2018 show with Essex-based musician Beckie Margaret. Kate spoke to her about being in her third year at the Institute For Contemporary Music, being a DIY artist & producer, and her debut London gig at The Waiting Room. Beckie also performed a beautiful live rendition of her single ‘Woman’. You can listen to Beckie’s most recent single ‘God’ (released via Cool Thing Records) here.

Listen back to the show here:

Featured Artists
Nina Simone
Zoey Lily
Mellow Gang
The Desert
Magic Island
Beckie Margaret
New Portals
Kadija Kamara
Pip Blom
Becky & The Birds
The Orielles

Video Premiere: Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something – Musica Ambulante Live Session

Following the recent release of their debut album Oh Really, What’s That Then? and having wowed us on numerous occasions live with the vibrant energy live, London’s Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something have now shared a special stripped-back live session of album track ‘What’s On Your Mind?’.

Recorded for YouTube channel Musica Ambulante – produced and filmed by Argentine music fan Joaquín Mendez Trongé -, this unique rendition of the kaleidoscopic track flows with twinkling melodies and the distinctive soaring majesty of Jemma’s vocals. Propelled by a subtle impassioned power, whilst swirling psychedelic hooks gently whirr, it’s a spine-tinglingly heartfelt offering, oozing a captivating raw emotion.

Oh Really, What’s That Then?, the debut album from Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, is out now via Trapped Animal Records.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Suzi Corker

More info about Musica Ambulante:

Musica Ambulante is a YouTube channel about live music around the world. Produced and filmed by Joaquín Mendez Trongé – an Argentine guy obsessed with music and travelling – the channel strives to reflect the music scene in the cities where he’s living as a digital nomad. Joaquín – fuelled by his love for music and gigs – contacts local artist to record all type of sessions with the conductive thread not placed in the style or type of session but in his own music taste and appreciation of honest talents and undiscovered artists. Rock, reggae, soul, both acoustic or electric; they all have their place in the channel.
Since 2019 the concept of the session is to record a whole show in a sequence shot without any cuts and overdubs. In an industry overloaded with production and makeup, Musica Ambulante’s sessions are focused in transmiting the things as they really happen.
Born as the Youtube channel for an underground music radio show that Joaquín use to host in Argentina, the sessions evolved from single-songs videos with takes from the artist’s city to this long-length production 100% dedicated to the show itself and made without any kind of commercial purposes.




WATCH: CIEL – ‘Naked’ (Live Session)

Recorded at Bella Studios by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter and filmed by Summer Dean, Brighton alt-pop outfit CIEL have shared a live video for their track ‘Naked’. Filled with soft vocals, hazy guitar sounds and dreamy keys, the track is a taste of what’s to come from the band over the next few months.

After being involved in different projects in the Dutch indie scene, vocalist Michelle Hindriks moved to Brighton in 2018. The change of scenery and the music community she immersed herself in sparked her creativity, and she soon transformed CIEL from a solo act into a band project. Guitarist Jorge Bela Jimenez, bassist/songwriter Kieran Mansfield, and drummer Lawrie Miller now complete the lineup, and together CIEL create sounds reminiscent of Alvvays, Broadcast and Cate Le Bon.

The band are currently recording their second EP with Jack Wolter, which will be mixed by Iggy B in Strongroom Studios in London. The first single is set for release in Autumn 2019, so keep your eyes peeled. Listen to CIEL’s live version of ‘Naked’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

CIEL 2019 UK Live Dates
01.10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton (Supporting TEEN)
11.11 – The Latest Music Bar, Brighton (Supporting China Bears)

Photo: Jantina Talsma

Kate Crudgington