Friday, 9 December 2011

Ten Songs Podcast #25a and #25b

I’m back in the UK now (bah) but my last house in Australia was in Highgate Hill, Brisbane. It was a big Queenslander with minimal holes in the floor and a good mix of house mates who passed like ships in the night but were all vaguely into punk and hardcore of some kind. In times gone by, I probably would have done some Aaron Cometbus inspired zine about the history of the house and all the kids who had lived there. But this is 2011 not 2003 and I’m a lot lazier than I used to be so instead I decided to make a podcast featuring sets chosen by each person who was living in the house at that time.

This show is in two parts cos its really long. The first half (Podcast 25a) features a set of indie/garage/lo-fi tunes from Wex along with Kieran’s set of more straight up hardcore. The second file, podcast 25b, features my set of the usual melodic punk/hardcore stuff and Simon’s set of post hardcore tunes. Please take the time to listen to both files, cos my ex-house mates all have rad taste in music and there’s a lot of gems in this show from bands I wasn’t really aware of. QLD 4101 motherfucker. – Phil Chokeword

Track Listing
Ten Songs Podcast #25a
1. Lifetime - 25 Cent Giraffes (from the “Jersey’s Best Dancers” CD on
No Idea Records/Jade Tree Records)

2. Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - Nobody Else (from the Nobody Else / Help 7" on
RIP Society Records)
3. Makeout Videotape - I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City (from the “Heat Wave” album on
Unfamiliar RecordsMakeout Videotape bandcamp)
4. Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side – Don’t Spill My Courage (Wall of Voodoo cover) (from the “Dogs of Valparasio” 7" on
Spooky Records)
5. Comet Gain – One For Summer Before I Go (from the “City Fallen Leaves” LP on
Kill Rock Stars Records)

6. Violent Reaction – Empty Threat (from the demo on
Hemlock 13/Mindrot Records)
7. Stab – Emancipation Or Domination (from the self released demo –
Stab blog)
8. Iron Curtain – Square One (from the self released Demo 2011 – order from
I Drink Milk Records)
9. Abolition – Colonial Lie (from the S/T LP on
Holy Roar Records)

10. RVIVR - Derailer (from the “Joester Sessions” LP on
Rumbletowne Records)

Ten Songs Podcast #25b
1. The Exploding Hearts –Making Teenage Faces (from the “Shattered” CD on
Dirtnap Records)

2. This Is My Fist – Wooden Bullets (from the “A History of Rats” CD on
No Idea Records)
3. Young Offenders - South (from the “Leader of the Followers” LP on
Deranged Records)
4. Royal Headache – Really In Love (from the S/T LP on
RIP Society Records)
5. Laugh It Off – Whatever It Takes (from the Demo 2011 to download from

6. Capeweather – Ring (from the self released Demo 2010 –
Capeweather Bandcamp)
7. No Anchor – Wolves Bite and Disappear (from the self released album “Real Pain Supernova“ –
No Anchor bandcamp)
8. Following Sea– Last Light (from the self released S/T 7” –
Following Sea facebook page)
9. Inside The Whale – Dust Bowl (from the self released split CD-R with We Set Sail –
Reverbnation page)

10. Russ Substance - Take Me With You (from the split CD with James Black on
Plan It X Records)

1. These podcasts were put together on a notepad PC using Audacity, some MP3’s and a shitty headset internet microphone. Professional I am not. 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. Where possible I got permission from either the bands or labels before putting this show together. It’s polite innit. Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to let us play a track from a record they released or by a band they played in. It’s well appreciated.
3. It goes without saying that if you like this podcast, let your friends know about it! Please? Thank you. And get in touch too if you dig it/hate it/have any tips. tensongspodcast [at] googlemail [dot] com or leave a comment.
4. After two years of really good, flexible service, I've had to leave as they are winding down their support for audio only podcasts. This really sucks because the majority of you listen to the show via i-Tunes subscriptions. I am moving to Lib-syn and have been reassured by that they will redirect any rss feeds to my new account. At the moment, the rss feeds are still with and I'm slowly moving the other functions across. I don't think this will affect long term listeners except that you might notice cosmetic changes to the blog like a better flash player and that the option to save the podcast as an MP3 option works considerably quicker. I'll let you know if any unforeseen issues arise.

****Please note I had some initial issues uploading #25a to These are now resolved. If you have any problems with downloading this file in iTunes, please post a comment and I'll resolve them as quickly as I can***

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  1. Hi Phil!
    YEY! another 10 songs podcast! It made my morning :) thanks! hope your australian adventure was awesome :)

  2. Mate, had a great time. Glad your digging the show! :o) Hopefully these might be little more regular next year...