Viewing Gum Listening Post #22

VGLP22 is here – shorter than most, but sweet as can be! Much like Prince, who happens to open this latest playlist with the glorious FUNKNROLL. It’s then a helluva journey through music, old, new, remixed and rebooted. Lots to love here, so without further ado, set earbuds to STUN, stream this bad boy below, or click here.


  1. Prince – FUNKNROLL
  2. FM Belfast – Delorean
  3. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Where No Eagles Fly
  4. Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2]
  5. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
  6. TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
  7. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Anamanaguchi Remix
  8. Buffalo Daughter – Calling Out From The World Of Echoes
  9. Goat – Hide from the Sun
  10. Perfume Genius – Queen
  11. Manchester Orchestra – Indentions



Viewing Gum Listening Post #20

Viewing Gum Listening Post hits the big TWO ZERO. And to mark this special event, I have done something amazing: I have gone and changed the playlist title from “Viewing Gum Listening Post” to…wait for it…VGLP. THIS. CHANGES. EVERYTHING.

Okay, perhaps not, but apart from that, everything is same as ever – old and new, silly and serious, upbeat and downplayed, everything you could hope for. So enjoy the dozen tracks handpicked by yours truly by clicking here or streaming below!


  1. Buffalo Daughter – Oui Oui
  2. Nina Persson – Catch Me Crying
  3. La Roux – Let Me Down Gently
  4. Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds – Go
  5. Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You (7″ Version)
  6. Jungle By Night – Attila
  7. The Notwist – They Follow Me
  8. Sparks  – Why Did You Make Me Care?
  9. Dylan Howe – Art Decade
  10. Alvvays – Next of Kin
  11. Slow Club – Everything is New
  12. Keaton Henson – Elevator Song (feat. Ren Ford)

Viewing Gum Listening Post #18

Here we go again, guys and gals! Viewing Gum Listening Post is now able to watch the naughtiest kind of movies at the cinema, as it hits number eighteen. It’s a bit more upbeat, poppy, fun and funky than the last entry (well, for the most part), but as eclectic as ever. You can stream below or click here to give yourself in to audio pleasure.


  1. Todd Terje – Oh Joy
  2. Architecture in Helsinki – When You Walk in the Room
  3. Buffalo Daughter with Keigo Oyamada – Great Five Lakes 20th
  4. Tune-Yards – Water Fountain
  5. Foster The People – Best Friend
  6. Sky Ferreira – 24 Hours
  7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
  8. Cloud Nothings – Just See Fear
  9. GoGo Penguin – Murmuration
  10. David Lynch & Lykke Li – I’m Waiting Here
  11. Prince – THE BREAKDOWN

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 17: Salyu x Salyu Interview

I’ve mentioned it before (in my post A Personal Document of How I Came to Love Japanese Music), but I host a Japanese music podcast on SOAS Radio by the name of Tokyo Soundscape. I thought I might as well start posting about it here as well, because my latest episode is really worth listening to. Not only is there the usual mix of triffic tunes and silly rambling chatter from yours truly, but this edition features a great big interview with singer Salyu and writer/producer Keigo Oyamada (aka Cornelius – one of my all time heroes), plus Yumiko Ohno and Asa-chang, ahead of their salyu x salyu show at the Jazz Cafe in London last month.

Please give it a listen/download here – and you can find the tracklist below – and don’t forget to like the Facebook page while you’re at it.

NOKIES! – We Are News In The Dance Floor
Miila and the Geeks – CIGARETTE & WATER
salyu x salyu – Tadano Tomodachi
salyu x salyu – Dorei
salyu x salyu – Hanashitai Anatato
DJ Kentaro – Handmade Gift (feat Little Tempo)
Marewrew – Sa Oy
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Come On!
Guitar Wolf – Summertime Blues

I should have another new episode up in the next couple of weeks, but by all means trawl through the back catalogue for ace Japanese music too.