Also, it is a little known fact that in the 1960's Helên's Dad (RIP) ventured out of the valleys of South Wales and headed north to the bright lights of Salford to study at Salford Tech. Had he not done so, he would not have met Helên's Mum and there would be no Helên, and so no Tingle In The Netherlands! It's beyond imagining isn't it?
Anyway, let's not ponder the horrors of what could have or not have been. You can listen to both shows via the widgets below. The Monty Show is a great one for synth fans and indie kids as you will find tracks from Inspiral Carpets; Tingle In The Netherlands; Factory Acts; The Junta and three tracks from Depeche Mode as well as many others. Tony's show has much more of classic swaggering Manc indie sound with plenty of loud guitars and some shouty vocals all of which are right up my street (HT). A new band on me is The Stalagmites whose track 'Be An A Animal' was played on both shows. I've heard some really dirgy indie bands of late and this was a refreshing change; it IS possible to do indie that harks back to some classic bands whilst bringing something new to the table. The lyrics sound interesting too - not sure what they're about but they don't seem to resemble the angst addled 'I'll catch you when you fall' Coldplay-lite narratives that are common place in so many emotionally constipated singer songwriter / indie bands of late. These Salford lads have been likened to Echo And The Bunnymen so check em aht kids!
But I digress. You can listen to both the aforementioned radio shows via the widgets below.