Thursday, 7 March 2013

A muddle in The Netherlands, but it's all good!

On Tuesday night we were due to get some radio play on the Ongehoord radio show on 

The show is hosted by Leen Steen and airs at 8pm GMT, every Tuesday, so we settled down to listen. A few minutes into proceedings, Leen posted on facebook to say that the show we were listening to was the wrong one; we were in fact listening to a show featuring unusual covers of well known songs, which had been broadcast in the slot by mistake. By this time we'd already heard a rather fabulous death metal cover of Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn' and were already hooked. There were too many obscure covers to mention, but a favourite was this cover of Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back In Town' by Pastel Vespa which we're sure you will agree is absolutely joyous. 

All was not lost re. our own appearance on the Ongehoord show as the following day Leen published a link to the show via his blog. 

Again, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and were especially pleased to appear on a playlist immediately after Kraftwerk, as well as being included in a show with another artist we admire, Harry Merry.

We experienced the genius of Harry Merry when we went to one of his gigs in Manchester last year. In common with most people that we like, we think it's fair to say that he's proper bonkers, in the best way possible. Here's a taster. 


  1. Thanks Helen! You rule!

  2. Pastel Vespa's French "ye-ye" version of Anarchy in the UK is rather fab, too. And yes, "proper bonkers" is a phrase I indelibly associate with you Tinglers... Jx

  3. Glad you approve Leen! Jon, I thought of you when I posted that vid - I should have known that you would be well versed in Pastel Vespa's work. I'll check that out - I already know it's going to be ace! xx