Moonshake IX: Starman (1947-2016)

Moonshake are bringing you a Bowie special this week, Sean and Richard bring their favorite Bowie tunes to this hour and a half tribute to the Starman, and are joined by special guest Chantelle Anoff. Find out how he met Marc Bolan, the secret inspiration behind Life on Mars? and where he got the name Ziggy Stardust from. We discuss his whole career from the debut album in 1967 to the genius way he left this world behind in Blackstar. Do tune in below…

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Moonshake Episode VIII: 2016 Man!

The first Moonshake show of 2016 is live! Sean, Rich, Ryan and special guest Aaron chin wag over the hopes, dreams and new album releases of 2016. Aaron needs a new hairstyle, Richard gets some interview tips from Father John Misty and Ryan has a secret about Batman…all between fantastic tunes of course. Do tune in below.

There are a few nods to the Starman in here, but do be sure to tune back in next week for a complete Bowie special! You can find Episodes I-VII here.

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Foreboding 2016: Jazz

As we get used to writing that new 4-digit number (a number which dictates a flash mob of folk eating healthily and jogging for 3 weeks before returning to their usual fatty-selves) Moonshake is going to be foreboding the musical year ahead every week this month starting with …JAZZ.

Why? Jazz has been making its way closer to the edges of mainstream music throughout 2015, the genre is seeing a resurrection which is forward-thinking, rather than Gatsby-styled nostaligia. Take one of the biggest albums of 2015 – Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. The 1 hour 20 minute running time saw Lamar slalom his sharp rap-melodies through fiery sax and flute flourishes, most predominantly on the interlude ‘For Free?’.

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So why does this mean 2016 is going to get all plush red velvet and smokey back rooms?

‘The Christmas Lonely Hearts Column’

It’s Christmas time, and it’s been one hell of a 2015 – Moonshake began, Trevor McDonald went to Las Vegas and Frank Ocean didn’t drop an album. We figured that there hasn’t been a great Christmas song since the 1980s so we’ve given it a go ourselves…

The Moonshake collective are proud to present ‘The Christmas Lonely Hearts Column’. Written by Sean Kerwick, Richard Sturges, Tom Nurse and guest vocals from Ryan Smith. Produced and mixed by Richard Sturges. Please listen below and to the rest of the podcasts on Mixcloud.

Glad tidings folk and do tune in.

The Christmas Lonely Hearts Column

Moonshake Episode VI – Nightclubbing

Moonshake Episode VI is alive and well on Mixcloud, check it out below! Rich, Ryan and Sean are Joined by special house enthusiast Aaron Smith this week as we discuss the topic of nightclubbing. Expect drunken tales, killer club classics and a surprising ballroom dancing piece from Ryan. Do tune in.

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