Autumn is always a funny one. It starts looking back with “whatever we have missed this summer” lists, giving you the feeling that we’re barely halfway through, but soon ends with the traditional Best of the Year rituals, including some looking ahead into the new year. And there’s a whole season of music in between!
We start our autumn schedule for Beautiful Freaks Radio in style with a Beautiful Autumn compilation. Then throughout the term there are various interviews with local singer-songwriter Julia Meijer, music critic Everett True on his new collection Ed Sheeran Is Shit and Oxford-based cassette label Beanie Tapes. We’ll also do a Halloween Special and, of course, a retrospective of 2018 right at the end. Check out the full schedule below!
Week 1 (14 October): Beautiful Autumn
Summer playlists are a Beautiful Freaks tradition, but autumn so far hasn’t had the same privilege. It’s time to rectify that, and therefore in our first radio show after the summer we will present our playlist called Beautiful Autumn, featuring autumnal music from The National to Lucy Dacus, and Slumbers to Feist. We’ll also make the whole thing available on Spotify in due course!
Week 2 (21 October): Julia Meijer Live Session
We discovered the music of the originally Swedish singer-songwriter Julia Meijer via For the Rabbits and are happy to have her on our radio show this term! Expect questions and answers, a selection of tracks that have inspired Meijer and a bit of live music!
Week 3 (28 October): October Music Round-Up
The Monthly Music Round–Up is making its return! Tune in to hear us discuss the best albums and singles released in the month October (plus or minus a few days), including released by Flirting., Adrianne Lenker and Miya Folick. If Oxide Radio allows it we might make this one a two-hour long special.
Week 4 (4 November): Halloween Special
Following on from last year’s successful Halloween Special, we’ll once again be bringing spookiness to Beautiful Freaks. Or should we say Beautiful Spooks? Chills and thrills!
Week 5 (11 November): Interview with Everett True
Our favourite music critic Everett True has recently released not one but two books! The first, provocatively called Ed Sheeran Is Shit, is a collection of his recent writing, both positive and negative. Live Through This is a re-issue of True’s book on ‘the grunge phenomenon’. We’ll be asking him about both books as well as anything else that crosses our mind – this one’s certain to be interesting!
Week 6 (18 November): Beanie Tapes
Beanie Tapes is a label set up by Ben and Jules of Candy Says. They release local music on cassette; recent released include Max Blansjaar and Premium Leasure, and a Candy Says tape is forthcoming. We’re looking forward to talking to the people behind Beanie Tapes about their project and vision.
Week 7 (25 November): No Radio
We’ll be seeing Miya Folick and Sunflower Bean at the Bullingdon instead!
Week 8 (2 December): Best of 2018
This one speaks for itself: our take on the best albums and songs released in 2018! Definitely not to miss!!
-- Beautiful Freaks, October 7, 2010