Best in British Music Show with Tara O.
A Blog & Radio Show on New Indie Music from the UK
July 1, 2009 Podcast and Playlist

This is a special 2 HOUR Show to celebrate my 2 years of hosting this show AND it’s Canada Day!

So, you’ll hear TWO hours of great new music, Excerpt of my Glasvegas Interview, CD release info, Glasto highlights, and Canadian Trivia (test your knowledge!)

New music from such bands as: Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Florence and the Machine, Little Boots, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, Depeche Mode, The Red Zoids, Paolo Nutini, Some Beans, Gomez, Esser, Kid British…and TONS more !



The Red Zoids
Nous Sommes Mega Cool (09 Single)

La Roux NEW!
09 CD La Roux
– bulletproof

I talk about…. La Roux at

Jarvis Cocker
09 CD Further Complications
– homewrecker!

Swiftly does it (09 Single)

I talk about... Canada Day trivia: What was Canada Day called before it was “Canada Day”?

Paolo Nutini (another Scot!)
new 09 CD Sunny Side Up
– candy

I talk about…
– Paolo plays Bluesfest this year
– Give the trivia answer

New Rhodes
– The joys of finding and losing that girl (09 Single)

Future of the Left NEW!
09 CD Travels with myself and another
– the hope that house built

The Race
09 CD In my head it works
– Rude Boy

I talk about…
– Glastonbury (Glasto) highlights… eg, attendance, best acts, extracts from a Guardian article on Daman Albarn and his performance, and how Dizzee’s performance (on the song below) went down…
– a great international festival site — the link is on my blog homepage.
– the DVD Glastonbury

Dizzee Rascal
09 CD Tongue n cheek
– bonkers

Depeche Mode
09 CD Songs of the Universe
– Peace

I talk about….
– a Martin Gore interview… talks about his e-bay purchases, career highs and lows, 1st music he ever owned, and advice he should’ve taken but didn’t
– more Canadian trivia …. do we drive on the left or the right?

09 CD A new Tide
– Airstream driver

Maximo Park
09 CD Quicken the Heart
– Roller disco dreams

I talk about …
– answer to trivia question above
new Arctic Monkeys CD and new single release dates
– reminder of my upcoming review of the DVD Arctic Monkeys
– next trivia question..what does Canada Day stand for?

Some Beans (New!) This is an excellent CD. Buy it!
09 CD Fear and Loathing in Tipton St. John
– no more wine


Glasvegas Interview (3min. excerpt)
– How are they managing /handling their continuous and rather quick rise to fame
– How and why they picked the cover songs they did (Ronettes, Nirvana),
– What it’s like being barred from bars in Glasgow…

I discuss…
– the answer to the above trivia question

09 CD West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
– Fast fuse

CHiF / Clown Prince
– Transmissions (09 Single)

09 CD Braveface
– long arms

I talk about …
– Canada Day in the country’s capital
– background on Little Boots and her fascination with space, her use of the Tenori-on.

Little Boots (Electro Mama!)
09 EP Illuminations
– new in town

Florence and the Machine (I’m excited about this CD. Should be good!)
09 CD Lungs (July release)
– Dog days are over (advanced single)

Friendly Fires
08 CD Jump in the Pool
– Strobe

I discuss…
– the official news release of Friendly Fires’ new Samba song (Ed & I had discussed this a few months ago in an interview)

Kid British (No beans and toast two-day!)
– Sunny Days (09 Single)

Boy least likely to (…I`ve got puppy powers!!)
09 CD The law of the playground
– Every Goliath has its David

I discuss…
– release details of the new and 4th Cribs CD …which includes Johnny Marr

Wake the President
09 CD You can’t change that boy
– The security place

09 CD Kingdom of Rust
– Lifelines

I discuss…
Jarvis cocker at Glasto and his stage intruder, and his flute purchase at Glasto
– my thanks to many people — including YOU the listeners — for tuning in & giving me your feedback these last 2 years.

Alessi’s Ark
– over the hill (09 Single)

Hope you had a safe but FUN Canada Day …wherever you might be.. or whatever na-tio-na-li-tee!

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