The Discovery Zone

One of the great pleasures of presenting my Wednesday evening show is discovering great new music.  This week, I have been listening to ‘Everything Else has Gone Wrong’, the new album from Bombay Bicycle Club.  They have been pretty quiet since their last album release in 2014, but they have come back strongly with some great tunes, including the title track, and ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You), which was one of my favourite tunes of 2019.  You’ll probably know Bombay Bicycle Club from their huge 2009 hit ‘Always Like This’ – give them another listen, you won’t be disappointed!  Even better, tune into The Discovery Zone on Wednesdays from 8-10 pm UK time – they will be my featured album for February!

The Discovery Zone

Rock Week

Six shows down and four to go plus a ‘Ladies Who Do Jazz’ special on Sunday – it’s been a heck of a week!  Every presenter has put a rock show together, but so far we haven”t had a song repeated – there’s just so much great music out there!  I’ve discovered some amazing new tracks (some of which were hiding away in our own library) as well as a new found love for Elastica and The Pretty Reckless.

The second half of Matt James’ show about the rock songs that have influenced his life is on at 7pm tonight, when he will bring us right up to date.  He’s followed by Steve Howe’s Rock Bazaar, which will be an eclectic mix of music and is bound to be fun.   It should be a great night!

 

Rock Week

‘Smoke and Mirrors’

I’m just over half way through this anthology of Neil Gaiman’s short stories and poems, and my goodness, it takes us to all sorts of places – some of which we’d rather not go.  So far, we’ve met Father Christmas, the Holy Grail, werewolves, a cure for cancer and some very strange goings on at the circus.  It’s not for the faint hearted or easily shocked but the stories are always interesting, quirky and sometimes just brilliant!  Our live discussion is on Wed 21 September 2016 at 9pm.

‘Smoke and Mirrors’

The Radio Book Club Summer Reading List

This is what the RBC Team is reading this summer:

‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr

‘Go Set A Watchman’ by Harper Lee

‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell

‘A God In Ruins’ by Kate Atkinson

‘Us’ by David Nicholls

‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler

‘How To Build A Girl’ by Caitlin Moran

‘Jingo’ by Terry Pratchett

‘Curious’ by Rebecca Front

        

The Radio Book Club Summer Reading List