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Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Catch up on Mixcloud with the Sonic Bandwagon shows, including last weeks, with the wonderful Garron Frith live in session.

And don't forget you can vote for Sonic Bandwagon as the best evening / weekend show as part of the Pure 107.8FM awards

The Phantoms – Revolution 
Garron Frith - Rolling The Dice 
Garron Frith - Pretty Penny (Live Session) 
10cc - The Dean and I 
Tom Waits - Jersey Girl 
Garron Frith - Break The Chain (Live Session) 
Bowker - The Dream (Valentia Part 2) Featuring Jo Bywater 
Single Mothers – Crooks 
Garron Frith - The Remedy 
The Cornelius Crane - Soul In The Lightning 
Heart Shakes - Changed My Mind 
Mohawk Radio - Lifetime Sunshine 
Rubys - Jesus Girl 
Wolf People - All Returns Part II 
Dope Body - Hired Gun 
Alexander Wolfe - Trick of Light 
Ward Thomas - Way Back When 
Opeth – Bleak 
Guano Padano - Pian Della Tortilla 
Obake - Seven Rotten Globes 
Obake - Burnt Down


Airing 10pm - midnight every Friday on Stockport’s Pure 107.8FM with:
Mike Ainscoe
Andy Barnes
Nigel Cartner

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sonic Bandwagon update - Rolling from strength to strength

Great to see artists we're featuring on the Sonic Bandwagon radio show being involved on social network and providing some wonderful feedback. 

Thank you so much to Flying Cape Experience and Ange Hardy.  Check out their wonderful music over at Mixcloud  now with last nights, and all the shows available in their entirety. Full playlist for last night below.

Andy and Nige rolling out the Bandwagon tonight including a focus on Manchester gigs plus a classic SB segue which Ange Hardy described as 'A beautiful moment in radio history'.......

Black Moth - The Undead King of Rock n Roll
The Mark Lanegan Band – Floor of the Ocean
Crobot – La Mano de Lucifer
Tax the Heat - Fed to the Lions
The VirginMarys – Portrait in Red
Ange Hardy – The Daring Lassie
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Poodle Rockin’
Stampf - Waterfall
The Travelling Band – Desolate Icicle
Matt Fryers - Rabbit Hole
Thomas Nicholas Band - Without Warning
Flying Cape Experience – I am the Other
The Arrogants - Mr Devil
Blindside Thunder - My Baby Loves To Dance
The Scenes – City of White Blankets
Greek Theatre - August Streets
Stiv Canterelli & the Silent Strangers - Razor / Pistol
Opeth – Blackwater Park
Like Swimming - A Room of Her Own
Static in Verona - Bitter Branches
Paul Collins - Only Girl
Handsome Jack – Echoes

Airing 10pm - midnight every Friday on Stockport’s Pure 107.8FM with:
Mike Ainscoe
Andy Barnes
Nigel Cartner

Friday, 5 September 2014


Not only does the Sonic Bandwagon radio show grow from strength to strength, last week featuring Jo Dudderidge from wonderful The Travelling Band in a for a live session and interview

August 29th –  with Jo Dudderidge of The Travelling Band in session / interview

Opeth – Eternal Rains Will Come
The Travelling Band – Quicksand
Jo Dudderidge (The Travelling Band) – Passing Ships (Live Session)
Sun Kil Moon – Glenn Tipton
 Jo Dudderidge (The Travelling Band)  - Making Eyes (Live Session)
 Real Estate – Talking Backwards
 The Travelling Band  - Hands Up
The Travelling Band  - 78.8%
The Travelling Band – On the Rails (Live)
Emily Barker – Dear River
Avec Sans – Running up that Hill  
Vena Portae  - Summer Kills
Opeth – Moon Above, Sun Below
Vena Portae – Transatlantic
Steve Rothery – Morpheus
Joyella Blade – Cairo

Yob – Nothing to Win 

We're also featuring reviews on the website featuring the usual suspects, Mike, Nige and myself, but also have on board fresh reviewing blood including Gareth Allen, Stuart Kristensen and latest recruits Phillip Patterson and Callum Barnes, bringing you the best in new, underground music for your delectation.

Tonight's show will be the last airing on Friday between 11pm and 1am.  From next week, September 12th, we move to the earlier slot of 10pm until Midnight

So tune in later and feast your ears on this little lot........

Reuben – Stuck in my Throat
Jamie Lenman – Saturday Night
Ange Hardy – The Gamblers Lot
Avec Sans – All of Time
Empty Yard Experiment – Greenflash
Rachel Hillary – Lady Day
Corrupt Moral Altar – Father Tongue
Those Delta Wolves – Addictions
Jingo – Belong to You
Num Skull – Pirates Night
Spires – Symmetry
Adam Cohen – We Go Home
Skogen Brinner – Mr Fantastic
Jo Dudderidge – Making Eyes (Live session track)
Matthew the Oxx  - The River
The Wytches  - Digsaw
Death from Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Eurielle – Carry Me
Heavens Jail – Hunters Moon
Earth – Even Hell has it’s Heroes


Airing 11pm-1am every Friday on Stockport’s Pure 107.8FM with:
Mike Ainscoe
Andy Barnes
Nigel Cartner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Catch up over at the Sonic Bandwagon website with the latest shows on PURE 107.8FM.

Last week we had an all American special to celebrate July 4th including Nige interviewing Buzz from The Doors Alive.

Pixies – Blue Eyed Hexe
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Heyrocco – Virgin
Every Time I Die – Decayin with the Boys
The Bronx – Life Less Ordinary
The Doors Alive – Love Me Two Times
Bruce Springsteen – Gotta Get That Feeling
Lincoln Durham – Annie Departee
Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet
Jane Kramer – The Devil Don’t Want
Agalloch – The Astral Dialogue
The Doors Alive – The Changeling
REM – Wendell Gee
Peter Bradley Adams – The Mighty Storm
Lazer/Wulf – Beast Reality
Nick Raven – Nineteen Fifty Three
Spocks Beard – June
Wolves in the Throne Room – Initiation at Neudeg Alm
And in the 20th edition, we had the usual eclectic mix of styles and genres leading to us holding the following positions in the Mixcloud charts.  
20th in the Metal chart, 21st in the Punk chart, 23rd in the Blues chart, 28th in the Folk chart and 65th in the Rock chart.  Not bad for a show in it's infancy.
Beans on Toast – Can’t get a Gig at Glastonbury 
Thunderous Jones – Nine Lives 
Boo Hewerdine – Amazing Robot 
Lee Martin – Fresh Tide 
Tom Williams and the Boat – Dancing in the Dark 
Tax the Heat – Fed to the Lions 
Cupola Ward – Cotton Mills at Cromford 
Overkill – Armorist 
Mishaped Pearls – First and Last Woman 
Dressmaker – Glass 
Cluster Sun - Floating 
Kindest of Thieves – Mama (Live Session) 
Henric Blomqvist – All of Your Illusions 
Trent Miller – What Colour is the Night 
False Lights – Crossing the Bar 
Joe Bonamassa – Driving Towards the Lights 
Sassy Kraimspri – Riot 
Boo Hewerdine – Bible Pages 
Arsenite – Dread of the Night 
Robby Hecht – The Light is Gone 
Family of the Year – Hero 
Show of Hands – The Gamekeeper (Words and Music of the Great War)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Last weeks Sonic Bandwagon show now available on Mixcloud via the brand new website

Along with the usual diverse mix of underground music we also have a live session from Warrington's 'Kindest of Thieves,' Chris and Sam play a couple of brand new tracks acoustically from their forthcoming debut album, and chat about all things 'Thief like'.

They even find time to record the best radio jingle in the world.....ever. Well, we think so anyway.  

Old 97’s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive
Kindest Of Thieves – Mama (live session)
Flat Duo Jets – Rockin’ Bones
Robby Hecht – Barrio Moon
Band Of Skulls – Asleep At The Wheel
Kindest Of Thieves – The World Doesn’t Want Me (live session)
Jo Stafford – You Belong To Me
Suicide Silence – Cease To Exist
Porcupine Tree – Open Car
Kindest Of Thieves – Life Is Long
False Lights – Skrewball
Kadavar – Black Sun (live)
Anathema – Ariel
Rival Sons – Secret
Lexie Green – Frozen Photographs
First We Take Manhattan – No Wind Blows
David Berkeley – Back To Blue
Bellowhead – Gosport Nancy
Lucas Batteau – Dance Of The Dead
Gojira – Born In Winter

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Big show for Sonic Bandwagon last week as we announced the Alternative Eurovision winner, Mr Alex Kretov with his wonderful track 'Krok.' What a response we had from Ukraine on the night thanks to all who participated and voted.

We also broke a PURE 107.8FM record, playing the longest ever track on the station. Previously held by Rick Stuart from Roots and Fusion with  Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful off In A Silent Way at 18:16, we obliterate this by over 6 minutes with Transatlantic and their incredible prog opus "Into the Blue" taken from latest album Kaleidoscope.

And you can also expect the usual myriad of amazing tunes as we provide another two hours of Underground Music Uncovered.

Stark – Faith
Alex Kretov – Krok
Afghan Whigs - Matamoros
Phox – Slow Motion
Teleman – Cristina
Flower Kings – The Resurrected Judas
Pure Reason Revolution – In Aurelia
The Gentle Good – Yr Wylan Fry
Lucy Ward – Rites of Man
Seth Lakeman – Lost Rider
Daria Kulesh – Fake Wonderland
Down ‘N’ Outz – Overnight Angels
Down ‘N’ Outz – One of the Boys
Tom Williams and the Boat – 25
The Beatles – Birthday
Nightfell – The Last Disease
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down
Transatlantic – Into the Blue

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Our good friend and colleague, Mr Rick Stuart, host of the wonderful Roots and Fusion show on PURE 107.8FM has described Sonic Bandwagon as the most diverse show in the history of Pure.  To find out exactly what he means, check out the last few shows on the Mixcloud links below.  If you don't find some brand new underground music uncovered you enjoy here, you really need to head back to day time chart fodder :)

And let us know what you think of the new logo, as designed by Philip Patterson who features in the show on April 17th.

May 9th
Black Moth – Blackbirds Fall
Those Delta Wolves – ADDICTIOnS
Rubys – Good Times
Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Wasting My Love
The Gramotones – Old Man
Lonesome Shack - Medicine
Joe Solo – No Pasaran (The ballad of Jack Atkinson)
High Nines – The Stealer
Broken Hands – No One Left To Meet
Moon Gangs – I Xiu Xiu (Re-mix)
David Liberty Band – Fifteen Minutes From Now
Sammal – Tahdelle Kuolemaan
Struts – Kiss This
Wicked Venetians – Horrified
Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra – Junk on the Radio
Foy Vance – You and I
Jingo – Belong To You
Mount Carmel – Back on it
Jordan Reyne – The Shadow Line
Herod – We are the Failure
Josephine and the Artizans - Carpe Diem
SLEEPMAKESWAVES – I Will Write Peace on Your Wings and You Will Fly Over the Word

May 1st
Alfa 9 – Mad Song
Those Delta Wolves – Hear The Words
Within Temptation – Let Us Burn
Black Lizard – Forever Gold
Big Big Train – Make Some Noise
The Jigantics – Swimming Song
Qui – Awkward Human Interest
Blair Dunlop – Something’s Gonna Give Way
Charlotte OC – Colour My Heart
Trampolene – I Don’t Know
h.e.a.t. – Point Of No Return
Atom Strange – Synesthesiac
Hafdis Huld – Queen Bee
Willie Campbell – Time Stood Still
Judith Owen – I’ve Never Been To Texas
Sleepy Sun – The Lane
Farewell JR – Skin Pieces
Luke Jackson – Ghost At The Crossroads
Tycho – Awake
Skam – Rivers
Big Big Train – The First Rebreather
April 24th

The Greasy Slicks – Into the Night
No Sinner – Love is a Madness
USA out of Vietnam – You Are a Comet, You are on Fire
The History of Colour T.V – Split Blood
Slayer – Implode Magic Room Band – Bye Bye Moon
California Breed – Midnight Oil
Slydigs – Stone Cold Killer
Husker Du – Could you be the One
Little Sparrow – Wishing Tree
Flying Colours – Wavy Gravy
Ummagma - Lama
Vader – Where Angels Weep
Coroner for the Police – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Junipers – They Lived Up in the Valley
Kyng – Burn the Serum
Ben Watt - Spring
Edguy – Sabre and Torch  
Spies – Distant Shorelines
Dead Reds – Stand Up
Tail Feather  - Knocked Down
Night Beats – Love Ain’t Strange (Everything Else Is)
Tales and Remedy – Can We Change
Guy Schalom and the Baladi Blues Ensemble  – Ala Rimsh Ayouna (Transglobal Underground re-mix)

April 17th
AC/DC – Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Rival Sons – Pressure and Time
Beverley Martin – Reckless Jane
Martyr De Mona – Influence and Persuasion
21 Octayne – The Heart
Black Belt Karate – Meteor 
Shining – Blackjazz Rebels  
Golden Glow – The Scene
Beverley Martin – When the Levee Breaks
Jamie Lenman – Pretty Please
Mode Moderne – Occult Delight
Brand New  - Gasoline 
Duke Special – Freewheel
Terminal Gods  - Persona
Amen Dunes – Lilac in Hand
General Fiasco – Ever So Shy
Turbowolf – Solid Gold  
Mohawk Radio – Oblivion
Empty Care Cup – Funky Care Cup 
Spires – Candy Flip
DZ Deathrays – Gina Works at Hearts
Veyu - Running
Poeticat – Kind Words Soft Kill 

April 10th

Cheap Girls – Knock Me Over
Porcupine Tree – Open Car Blackfield – End Of The World
Mummy Short Arms – Face Full of Sand
Iron Maiden - Killers
Driving Mrs Satan  - Killers
Amplifier – Where The River Goes
Kan- Marcos
Erotic Market – I Want to Be Some Booty
Adrian Nation – Vincent Black Lightning
Opeth - Slither
Temperance Movement – Only Friend
Shakedown Stockholm - Peace
The Struts – Kiss This
Heath Common & Carol Grimes – Manchester Summertime
Vinny Peculiar – Flatter and Deceive
The Tapestry – Rode Your Luck
Collibus – The Fallen
Gary Numan  - I Am Dust 
Moon Gangs  - I  @pure1078