6 Music’s 10th Birthday and The VPME.

As part of BBC 6 Music’s 10th Anniversary we were delighted to be invited back on Tom Robinson’s “Now Playing” show. Our remit was simple, to take over the playlist for half an hour and chose four of our hottest new tracks plus two “6 Music” style classics, whilst providing a commentary via twitter

Above is the audio from the show followed by the text of our tweets

Track 1 – Her Way Of Praying – The Jesus & Mary Chain

One of the most influential & important bands to emerge from the post punk scene, full of swagger, danger & of course great tunes – The Mary Chain are back in 2012 &playing SXSW & the House Of Blues, were they infamously split , Hope they take a ref #Blog6Music @BBC6music

We spoke to Jim Reid Of the JAMC here


Track 2- Carvers Kicks By Straylings

From 1 of our fave albums of the year so far, full of dramatic purpose, soaring melodies and brooding beauty ‘Entertainment On Foreign Grounds’ is out 26th March. We also interviewed Straylings here


Track 3. Rose By Holy Esque

An epic swirling guitar & synth driven lament from Glaswegian newcomers Holy Esque.The next big thing? They could well be.Vocally how would you describe this track? A bit of  Billy McKenzie meets Tom Waits ? Great track ! #Blog6Music @BBC6music


Track 4 – Rock n Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools – Half Man Half Biscuit

U can’t celebrate 6musics birthday without John Peels fave band Half Man Half Biscuit. this track is witty acerbic & surreal A song that savages the posh hipster bands on Saturday morning footie shows, and also misleadingly named pub tribute bands #Blog6Music

Our most recent interview is with our old HMHB chum Nigel Blackwell here


Track 5 – I Never Wanted Anything – Projectionists

 There is life after The Pipettes & Becki Stephens emerges with her new band 2 produce a perfect slice of grownup pop. Don’t mention Polka dots and or red leggings, I mentioned them once, but I think I got away with it ! #Blog6Music @BBC6music

Interview with Projectionists here


 Track 6 – I Can’t Keep You On My Mind – Le Sera

it’s Vivian Girl Katy Goodman’s side project from her wonderful new album “Sees The Light” a C86 meets Phil Spector masterclass. If you liked this track then La Sera’s album really is worth checking out, not a bad song on it ! #Blog6Music @BBC6music.


 Steve Lamacq narrates the history of 6 Music in this ace little animation which explores the eclectic musical connections that bring the extended 6 Music family together

Throughout the month of March, BBC Radio 6 Music will continue to  celebrate 10 years of broadcasting and in true 6 Music style, they are throwing a couple of parties and live performances for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Remember, you can get involved via Twitter using the hashtag #happybirthday6music or on their  Facebook page during our birthday week.

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