#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE first radio show! (04/02/15)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown in the UK, we’re unable to make it into the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous GIHE radio 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.

As we’re celebrating our sixth anniversary of being on air this week, we’ve chosen to share our first ever radio show! Broadcast on 4th February 2015, this show marked the first time Mari & Tash were live in the studio together, originally branded as ‘The Gigslutz Girls‘ as Mari was their New Music Editor at the time. They were joined by “the face of Gigslutz TV” Caitlin for a Valentine’s special, so the trio picked some of their top love (and not so loving) songs alongside tracks from their favourite female artists.

Thanks to everyone who’s supported the Get In Her Ears team since 2015. We’ve grown from a monthly radio show into a multi-platform organisation dedicated to sharing and celebrating the music of women & non-binary artists. Here’s to another 6 years of that!

Listen back here:

Tracklist
Queen Of Japan – I Was Made For Lovin’ You
X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
Blondie – One Way Or Another
Alvvays – Marry Me
Letters To Cleo – I Want You To Want Me
FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
The Distillers – The City Of Angels
Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
Lizzo ft. Sophia Eris – Batches & Cookies
Brandy – I Wanna Be Down
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
Carole King – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
PINS – Waiting For The End
Tweet ft. Missy Elliott – Oops (Oh My)
Kate Bush – Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye cover)
Kill J – You Have Another Love
Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek
Sleater-Kinney – Buy Her Candy
Prince – Forever In My Life
Patti Smith – Because The Night
Beyoncé – All The Single Ladies (remix)
Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Whatta a Man
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
The Selecter – Missing Words
The Slits – Typical Girls

Video Premiere: Piney Gir – ‘Puppy Love’

Having shared a stage with the likes of Gaz Coombes and Noel Gallagher, Kansas-born London-based artist Piney Gir has been charming our ears for some time. Now, following last year’s dreamily eclectic album You Are Here, Piney has shared an effervescent new video for album track ‘Puppy Love’.

Oozing a honey-sweet romanticism, ‘Puppy Love’ glistens with twinkling hooks and sweeping harmonies as an endearing, scuzzy energy flows throughout. On the one hand, nostalgically harking back to the simpler times of crushes and the pain of first (‘Puppy’) love, the track also reflects on the common metaphor for depression – the ‘Black Dog’ – its all-consuming nature, and the struggles of mental health. A poignant and infectious offering, it could just be the perfect, bitter-sweet, accompaniment to the mixed feelings that go hand in hand with the love-filled celebrations of the upcoming month.

Of the track, Piney explains:

Everyone feels the darkness sometimes, so I’m singing about it… It’s a thin line between Puppy Love and The Black Dog; both can be all consuming and agonising and at times euphoric, manic even.

Watch the colourful, uplifting new video for ‘Puppy Love’ now:

‘Puppy Love’ is out on 14th February and will be available as a special Valentine download from Bandcamp. You can catch Piney Gir live, headlining for us on that night at The Finsbury, where you’ll also be able to get your hands on a special download code.

Mari Lane
@marimindles