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Hello Suffolk 'n' Cool listeners. It's great to have you along.

The show is on long-term hiatus right now but there is a wealth of great independent music in the archives for your listening pleasure.

Full shownotes are published on the Suffolk 'n' Cool main site.

Oct 27, 2011

This week a few of the artists that impressed during CMJ week.

I’ve not really had time to go through everything and take proper stock but for now here’s a taste of just some of the music which made it through to my ears. I know I missed an awful lot because I could only be at one venue at a time and that means...


Oct 20, 2011

Oh boy. The connectivity problems and hectic schedule of CMJ have conspired against the full programme I was hoping to bring you this week. As a matter of academiic interst the show was recorded in a corridor at the NYU, edited in a bar near Washington Square and uploaded via the wifi at Sarbucks opposite 59th St -...


Oct 13, 2011

A personal tribute to the late and legendary UK broadcaster John Peel whose influence is, perhaps most strongly felt, in the world of independent music podcasting.

John's last programme for the BBC went out exactly seven years ago.

I'll be in Norwich today for a special John Peel Day show featuring indie bands at The...


Oct 12, 2011

In the final run up to CMJ, a slightly shorter show than normal again. A certain amount of powder needs to be kept dry - for next week. We’ve tracks from a few bands that I’m hoping to catch next week and another who I’d be very happy to go and see in their home city of Barcelona.

Mists and mellow stuff across...


Oct 5, 2011

This week, lots of great music, of course, but on two themes.

The second half of the show illustrates some of the variety that can be found in showcase events at festivals.

First though, machine noises are increasingly finding their way into music as musicians with an attentive ear for sound discover how effectively...