Thursday, 1 April 2010

Ten Songs Podcast #16

So this month’s been a bit mental again. Oh well, better to be busy than not, which is why this show is almost late... that and audacity crashing and me losing everything. Anyhow, this time out, there’s a live set from Sauna Youth, who are one of my favourite UK bands at the moment. They play rad garage punk with a sweet poppy vibe and neat reverby sounds. I defy you not to nod along. As well as this, there’s a couple of tracks taken from the Pink Couch Session section of the If You Make It website. If you’re not familiar with If You Make It, it’s a great online community where you can download cool tunes and other DIY stuff for free. You should really check it out if you haven’t already at

Thanks as always to Rich Smith for making the live recording happen and to Sauna Youth for letting us record them. Good times, these. – Phil Chokeword

Track Listing
1. Bridge & Tunnel – Call To The Controller’s Office (From the
“Pink Couch Sessions” section of the If You Make It website)

2. Direct Control – Public Safety (From the “Public Safety” CD on
Maximum Rock’n’roll Records)
3. Violent Arrest – Living Hell (From the “No Bullshit 4” 7” on
No Way Records)
4. Give Up The Ghost – God Save The Queen (From the “Background Music” CD on
Equal Vision Records)
5. Unity – Straight On View (From the “You Are One” CD on
Indecision Records)

6. Imperial Can – Can’t You See Were Sinking (From the “Hey Fuckers” CD on Rock-It-Records –
Imperial Can Myspace)
7. Psyched To Die – 5 Year Plan (From the “Year 1” CD on
Dirtnap Records)
8. Shortcuts – 2012 (From the self released “S/T” CD –
Shortcuts myspace)
9. Reigning Sound – Stick Up For Me (From the “Love & Curses” CD on
In The Red Records)

Sauna Youth, Live @ Planet Sounds
10. Sauna Youth - Delta Caps
11. Sauna Youth – Pictures Of Cats
12. Sauna Youth – Deal Castle
13. Sauna Youth - Eurozone
14. Sauna Youth – Mild Horses
Sauna Youth have a tape available and a 7” out soon. You can contact them via their myspace page. This set was recorded by Rich Smith. Rich has a mobile studio (he doesn’t work for Planet Sounds), doesn’t charge much, does a great job and is an all-round good guy. You should totally drop him an email at if you’re on the south coast and want to record.

15. Austin Lucas – Go West (From the “Pink Couch Sessions” section of the If You Make It website)

1. This was put together on my family's PC using Audacity and a USB record player, some over played CDs and 7"s and a cheap Internet microphone. Plus this MP3 is a lower bit rate than most in order to keep it at a manageable size. So if there’s a song on here that you dig and want to buy the record it came off, don't be put off if it sounds kinda rough or scuzzy. I can guarantee it'll sound better in the original format.
2. I asked the bands (Imperial Can, Shortcuts, Sauna Youth) or the labels (In The Red, Dirtnap, If You Make It, Maximum Rock’n’roll, No Way, Equal Vision, Indecision, In The Red) if it was OK to podcast their songs and they were cool with it. I think one of the great things about the Internet is that it’s really easy to get in contact with people whose music you dig and I'd like to take time to thank them for allowing me to play their songs. Cheers!
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