The Main Bit
The segment features a chat on using synths to create modern music, and how the style has changed since its early 90s prominence.
Presenter Darren Cleary and I delve into Comrade Hat’s peaceful influences and samples, the influences of orchestra, ‘The Beach’ and escapism. You can listen the Comrade Hat’s EP ‘The Winter Takes It All’ below, and all our rambling on the podcast, here.
This Week’s Other Highlights:
Here are some other highlights from the past two weeks of James’ inbox:
Jamie Duff – This Dublin singer-songwriter kindly gave us a preview of his soon to be released self-titled EP, which we can’t play for you just yet (it’s not out until next month), but it sounds like an Irish folk form of Jack Johnson on a particularly emotional day. There’s definitely a nice summer vibe, if not quite the happy buzz of flawless ecstasy that tends to constitute summer tracks. Think smart guitars, a softly seductive vocal and some tender topics. Jamie will be avoiding us on the streets of the capital after that description. You’ll have to make do with this for now, though: