Monthly Archives: March 2011

TSF Goes For a Swim: Our Delightfully Idiosyncratic Interview with Paul Coltofeanu

As The Shipping Forecast was so intrigued by Free Swim, we invited Mr. Coltofeanu to an online “knees up,” at our undisclosed bomb shelter (aka Anglophile Studios). We asked him 13 questions. He gave us 13 wicked answers: 1. If … Continue reading

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Free Swim’s EP Surpasses Being “OK”

Iggy Pop once said, “If you want to make music like The Stooges, don’t make music like The Stooges.” With their debut EP, “Two Hands Is OK,” Surrey-based band Free Swim has made it quite clear; they want to make … Continue reading

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A Porridge State Of Mind: TSF’s Homage To Anna Louise Batchelor (aka Porridge Lady)

Ms. Batchelor won the 2009 Golden Spurtle Award, at the World Porridge Making Championship, in Carrbridge, Scotland. She’s based in Reading, Berkshire. This is dedicated to the lady of oats Who effortlessly, relentlessly and passionately Turns groats into the hopes of … Continue reading

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The BBC Ukulele Orchestra

The BBC’s Jon Jacob documents his immersion into the idiosyncratic world of the UO. He even receives an impromptu lesson from a ukulele virtuoso, BBC 4’s brilliant and amiable Kathy Clugston (aka Posh Radio 4 Lady).

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Doves Have A Big Weekend, Thanks To Radio 1

Jimi, Jez & Andy rock BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Prepare to have an eargasm 🙂

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Gorgeous redefined: Grenouilles’ “Hawk On The Down”

The power of music is universal. And whilst that observation is immensely cliched, one cannot deny the unquestionable truth in those six simple words. And with five tracks, Grenouilles’ debut EP “Hawk On the Down” (released on 12 September 2010) … Continue reading

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Claudia Winkleman Hearts the Arts

There are three certainties in life; death, taxes and the consistent brilliance of the BBC Radio 2 podcast, The New Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. For the uninformed, Ms. Winkleman is so much more than your average arts … Continue reading

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