Last term, this schedule included interviews with music critic Everett True and cassette label Beanie Tapes, both of which never seemed to materialise. But we hadn’t forgotten about them! We’re starting off January 2019 with these two interviews, as well as a Monthly Music Round-Up. Then, in February, we’ve got a guest playlist from Oxford-based label Big Scary Monsters, and a live session with 15-year old artist Max Blansjaar. After a final show the first weekend of March, we’ll take a short break before returning again at the end of April. Check out the full schedule for this term below!
Week 1 (13 Jan): Beanie Tapes
Beanie Tapes is a label set up by Ben and Jules of Candy Says. They release local music on cassette, with recent releases including Max Blansjaar and Premium Leasure. We’re looking forward to talking to the people behind Beanie Tapes about their project and vision, as well as their recent Candy Says residency at The Library Pub.
Week 2 (20 Jan): 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 3 (27 Jan): January Music Round-Up
The Monthly Music Round–Up has now become a staple of our radio schedule. Tune in to hear us discuss the best albums and singles released in the month January, including upcoming by Angelic Milk, Sharon van Etten and Eerie Wanda!
Week 4 (3 Feb): Guest Playlist: Big Scary Monsters
Big Scary Monsters is an independent Oxford-based label who’ve put out released by Cassels, Doe, Martha and Orchards, among others. We’ve asked them to put together a guest playlist for us which introduces you to the label and might even include something exclusive for us.
Week 5 (10 Feb): TBA
Week 6 (17 Feb): Live Session: Max Blansjaar
Max Blansjaar is a 15-year old musician originally from Amsterdam (like us!), now bringing his crafts to Oxford’s music scene. His debut EP Spit It Out! was released last October and his slightly experimental indie punk really is something. Listen to Beautiful Freaks on the 17th February to hear us chat and play a few tracks.
Week 7 (24 Feb): TBA
Week 8 (3 Mar): February Musc Round-Up
Tune in to hear us discuss the best albums and singles released in the month October, including upcoming by Cass McCombs, Holiday Ghosts and Julia Jacklin!
-- Beautiful Freaks, October 7, 2010