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Every week since 2006, another 45 minutes or so of the very finest, most carefully selected, new, independent music from all around the world.




SnC 429 – Retrospective

A retrospective show this week to celebrate the past (almost) nine years of weekly Suffolk’n’Cool shows. There’s a mixture of old and relatively new music from artists that have a significance for me always, initially for their music and also , in many cases for the ...

Duration: 00:47:37

SnC 248 – Dubby

We’ve gone a bit dubby this week with a couple of artists from the excellent A Quiet Bump net label in Sicily. Boo Boo Davis brings us back to our blues roots and then gives it all a bit of a twist and to start ...

Duration: 00:46:13

SnC 427 – Days of Summer

As the dog days of summer splutter into the first mists of autumn we’re taking a moderately chilled approach to this week’s show with tracks from artists in Nashville, Halifax, New York and Lisbon, Portugal. Kick back, chill out and enjoy the music although there ...

Duration: 00:47:41

SnC 425 – Crooned and stirred

Variety again I’m afraid,with tracks from a bunch of Milwaukee collaborators, a film music studio not quite on the Pont d’Avignon, the legend that is Plastikman and, to start, a multi-instrumentalist obsessive in Portland, Oregon. Violet Waves- Bike Thief (Portland, OR, USA) Bike Thief is the brainchild ...

SnC 424 – Mystery time

An interesting collection of artists again this week a few of which take us off into almost uncharted and mysterious territories. Every once in a while it’s good to hit your ears with something a bit different eh? Black Eye Friday – Heavyball (London, UK) Heavyball are a ...

Duration: 00:46:44

SnC 423 – Smiley time

A somewhat exotic show this week with a slight variation of approach. We’ve got five fascinating independent artists from Amsterdam (with their take on the music of Curaçao), Montreal (singing in Spanish), California but with a song in Serbian and, of course, a German Ska ...

Duration: 00:43:04

SnC 422 – A meeting place

A show of considerable contrast this week with more music than is probably good for you. Like Benyoro (pic) it’s a bit of a meeting place. An Sera – Benyoro (NYC, USA) The band is, quite literally, a meeting place. Its name, taken from Mali’s Bamana language, ...

Duration: 00:48:21

SnC 421 – Get your sh*t together

We’re going somewhat pop this week. Not exclusively and no, not your standard bland radio pop but some really rather interesting examples of how in the hands of real musical craft people every genre of music has the potential to surprise and delight. Tracks this week ...

Duration: 00:43:19

SnC 420 – Gianna Lauren

Its a while since we devoted the entire show to just one artist. It’s something that I really like us to do because it gives a chance to dig a bit deeper into the music and background of some hugely talented independent artists – the ...

Duration: 00:35:41

SnC 419 – Wired for sound

We’re well and truly wired for sound this week with news of a fascinating project based in South Africa which travels out to remote communities to record and promote local music. It’s all very appropriate as the temperature keeps on rising here in Suffolk, that we ...

SnC 418 – Bouncing back

A selection of tracks from Europe this week as we delve through offerings from France, Luxembourg and the UK including a couple of artists that were at The Great Escape. Thanks to Nick, Amy, captjc, Josh and Sarah amongst a frankly gratifying number who got in ...

Duration: 00:42:21

SnC 417 – Flashback

This week we step back five years to a spring day in May 2009 when SnC was just 166 episodes old and we were enjoying the likes of Los Campesinos. Playing for Change was very new and Codger had hair beyond his shoulders. Why? Well, whatever’s ...

Duration: 00:49:50

SnC 416 – Escaped

We’ve a bit of a departure from the normal this week. We’re firmly in very windy Brighton for The Great Escape with a modest selection of fine tracks from artists who were there along with a feature on The Wet Secrets who played some excellent ...

Duration: 00:39:36

SnC 415 – Up to your knees

A fairly summery feel this week with a couple of tracks from the German Emerald and Doreen label. They specialise in music at the more interesting end of the scale. Foof Records supply differently interesting music and we’ve a couple more tracks from the excellent ...

Duration: 00:40:38

SnC 414 – Eastbound

We have some rather special and innovative blues from Boo Boo Davies with BLu ACiD – yes, Jan Mittendorp is involved so you know it’s going to be good. There are Echoes of distant terror this Holocaust Memorial week with a track from San Francisco’s Blind ...

Duration: 00:45:06

SnC 413 – Getting brassy

We’ve a somewhat brassy theme to this week’s selection of new music from around the world with horn-infested tracks from The Wet Secrets, Kotorino and Sonic Ahmed. Nightlife – The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Swampy bass lines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy horn stacks, keys, ...

Duration: 00:45:06

SnC 412 – Sun is shining …

We’re back to something like normal this week as the sun returns to the northern hemisphere. We’ve new music from old favourites Matt Andersen and Sweet Soubrette a starter track from Gianna Lauren who comes justifiably recommended by Paper Beat Scissors some Cubalkanics and more. We’re ...

Duration: 00:38:16

SnC 411 – Speakeasy Vintage

An enforced variation from the usual show (whatever that may be) this week, caused by my being laid up for the past few days with an infection in one of my lungs. I don’t think I’ve ever coughed so much but you should check my ...

Duration: 00:23:37

SnC 410 – Spectrum

A selection of some considerable contrast this week with a couple of quietly beautiful and affecting tracks matched up with some solidly crafted pop from California and Singapore and even a blast of Australian electronic dance music. Wheel – We Are Shining (London, UK) ‘DEVILEYES’ is the ...

Duration: 00:36:54

SnC 409 – Warming up

A moderately acoustic show this week with tracks from UK-based solo performers Mister Bicester and Funke and the Two Tone Baby, some beautiful Arkansas harmony and southern vibes from Little Chief and Turchi, spoken word over trance from Manchester, some fiery reggae from Toronto and ...

Duration: 00:43:25

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