It’s Sunday, it’s time for your weekly dose of The Sunday Sessions. This week we had more interviews, were mellowed out with Mayhem Wednesday‘s acoustic set and the usual ‘Quizzing In Your Ears’. We also got around to playing you our ‘Musical Top Trumps’ after last weeks chaos with A41‘s studio takeover delayed us playing our ‘Summer Tunes’.
This week we were joined by two thirds of Mayhem Wednesday, Tom Jackson who is a prophet of miserable pop and Mike Bull who’s a rocket scientist (we thought it was cool, though he didn’t blow anything up). We’ll be uploading a podcast of the boys interview shortly (so keep your ears pinned back).
Mayhem Wednesday’s Tom & Mike performing ‘Did I?’
The boys brought along their lovely acoustic guitars and played us some chilled out tunes to help us all relax before the onset of exam season. You can download the three original songs they played for us, ‘Battles,’ ‘Did I?’ and ‘ Song For Hannah’ here.
- Mayhem Wednesday – Battles (Live)
- Mayhem Wednesday – Did I? (Live)
- Mayhem Wednesday – A Love Confused
- Mayhem Wednesday – Song For Hannah (Live)
- Mayhem Wednesday – Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Live Deep Blue Something Cover)
Mayhem Wednesday's Tom & Mike performing 'Song For Hannah'
After the interview Evan (after being misplaced last week) was Quizzing In Your Ears. Team JimmyMac (James & Mike) played against Team Gorgeous (George & Tom) and eventually thrashed them. It became apparent early on that Tom’s musical degree meant nothing in the face of Mike’s all encompassing lyrical knowledge and fascination with Jame Blunt trivia.
We also played you George and James’ Musical Top Trumps, postponed by last weeks chaos we played you our ‘Summer Tunes’. We started out with Tom and Mike’s pick of Len’s ‘Steal My Shunshine’.
Playlists for Musical Top Trumps
- Bob Marley – Satisfy My Soul
- Vampire Weekend – Ladies Of Cambridge
- The Thrills – Big Sur
- The Strokes – Modern Age (John Peel Session)
- Kings of Leon – King of the Rodeo
- Weezer – Island In The Sun
- Dean Martin – Sway
- The Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
- Robin Thicke – Everything I Can’t Have
- Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
- Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Road Trippin’
James tried his hand at a little Mayhem Wednesday style strumming between links
And we finally got around to playing you some of our favourites from the ultimate ‘Summer Tunes’ band, The Beach Boys.
- The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe
- The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
- The Beach Boys – I Get Around
If you want to hear more of Mayhem Wednesday then check out their Facebook page for up to date info and goings on. You can also download their debut album ‘Here Goes Nothing/Everything’ here. If you want to see Tom playing live he will be at performing a solo acoustic set live at Branch Out 2010 at the Belle Vue on the 1st June.
If you’d like to get in touch with us about shamelessly plugging your musical talents or have any requests for future Musical Top Trumps topics then you can get in touch with us through our Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for tuning in and you shall hear from us next week when we’re joined by local band, Y Promatics, who will be playing at Radio One’s Big Weekend Introducing Stage on Saturday 22nd May. How ace is that! ;)