Episode 29 - The World Cup of Football

Welcome to the World Cup of Football!

One of the things I love about the World Cup - and there are many, though time zones aren't one of them - is the opportunity to lift the head above the parapet and see what's happening around the world.

So, here's a collection of artistes we haven't heard on the show before, curated from the participating nations in the 2018 World Cup. I've tried to cover as many points around the globe as is feasible within the constraints of an hour's programme, but there'll be gnashing of teeth in Saudi Arabia, Peru, Spain, Egypt, Colombia and many other countries. What can I say? Sos.

A very diverse collection, as you might expect, from the post-punk of early 80s Denmark via the warm rhythms of Senegal and Nigeria to the contemporary chamber music of South Korea and all points in between. Well, some points in between.

I hope it finds favour. Setlist:- 

Brazil - Let’s make love and listen to death from above, CSS

Belgium - Is it always binary, Soulwax

Japan - Woo Hoo, The 5 6 7 8s

Nigeria - Samba, King Sunny Ade 

Sweden - You can’t hurry love, The Concretes

Russia - Ariadna, Kedr Livanskiy

Iceland - Birthday, The Sugarcubes

Senegal - New Africa, Youssou N’Dour

France - 1982, Francois and the Atlas Mountains

South Korea - The longing of the yawning divide, Park Jiha

Germany - Isi, Neu!

Australia - Keep on lying, Tame Impala

Denmark - Marble Station, Sort Sol