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The Breakdown

Presented by: Joel Rigler and Steve Vickers
Produced by: Joel Rigler and Steve Vickers

Saturday 3 pm - 5 pm

A weekly alternative musical jamboree transmitting live to the world every Saturday afternoon. Usually presented by Joel and Steve but sometimes with Adam or John and occasionally even a Dan.

Every week, we give exposure to the best new music we can lay our hands on, with a regular delve into the past for ‘The 4 O’Clock Classic’ and occasional features like ‘The Datarock Double’ and ‘The Album Anniversary Flashback’.
The Breakdown – never knowingly playing the same thing twice, since 2006.

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You can also listen to every show since November 2013 via Mixcloud

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Get in touch via the email address above or contact us via Facebook or Twitter to say hello, or to let us know if there’s something we should be playing.

What we’ve played recently…


Saturday 4th July 2020

The Radio Dept. – ‘You’re Lookin’ At My Guy’
This Is The Kit – ‘This Is What You Did’
The Crystal Furs – ‘Comeback Girls’
Fear Of Men – ‘Into Strangeness’
International Teachers Of Pop – ‘Femenenergy’
Martha Hill – ‘Grilled Cheese’
Oceanator – ‘A Crack In The World’
Rival Consoles – ‘Vibrations On A String’
Gardens & Villa – ‘Hurrah’
Tugboat Captain – ‘No Plans (For This Year)’
A.R. Pinewood – ‘Write Home About’
Ben Kweller – ‘American Cigarettes’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘America’

The 4 o’clock classic: Nina Simone – ‘Strange Fruit’

Christine & The Queens – ‘Eyes Of A Child’
Nadine Shah – ‘Ukranian Wine’
Fews – ‘Charm’
Dream Wife – ‘Hold On Me’
Glass Animals – ‘Heat Waves’
Madeline Kenney – ‘Double Hearted’
Park Hye Jin – ‘Like This’
T.Hanks – ‘A Guide To Lovemaking’
Beyoncé – ‘Black Parade’
Jordana – ‘Big’
Porridge Radio & Lala Lala – ‘Good For You’
Corey Flood – ‘Heaven Or’
Arca – ‘KLK’ (feat. Rosalía)


Saturday 27th June 2020

Mr Ben & The Bens – ‘Danny’
Jessie Ware – ‘Step Into My Life’
Bloody/Bath – ‘Sissy Spacek’
Pottery – ‘Bobby’s Forecast’
Amnesia Scanner – ‘Too Late’
Grouplove – ‘Dancing On My Own’
Girl Friday – ‘The Is The Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For’
Haim – ‘Up From A Dream’
Mother Sun – ‘Pizza For Days’
Baauer – ‘Yehoo’
Young Ejecta – ‘Screen Guru’
Katie Dey – ‘Dancing’
Cut Copy – ‘Cold Water’
Mealtime – ‘Teef’
Coach Party – ‘Oh Lola’

The 4 o’clock classic: Leftfield – ‘Phat Planet’

Cults – ‘Spit You Out’
Emily Reo – ‘One Eye On The Sky’
Pottery – ‘Under The Wires’
The Rentals – ‘Shake Your Diamonds’
Steven Adams & The French Drops – ‘My Brother, The Racist’
Honeywhip – ‘Think About U’
Secret Machines – ‘Talos’ Corpse’
Model Man – ‘Why?’
Fenne Lily – ‘Alapathy’
Barbarossa – ‘Make It Through’
Hælos – ‘Unknown Melody’
Half Gringa – ‘1990’
Pure Bathing Culture – ‘Something Silver’


Saturday 20th June 2020

Pillow Queens – ‘Handsome Wife’
The Fiery Furnaces – ‘Down At The So And So On Somewhere’
Doves – ‘Carousels’
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Chinese Satellite’
Dog Unit – ‘Lab Coats’
Sabiyha – ‘Love Me Alone’
Gum Country – ‘Waterfall’
Braids – ‘Fear Of Men’
My Lo-fi Heart – ‘I Want You’
Dream Wife – ‘Temporary’
Kate Teague – ‘The Temporary’
Kidsmoke – ‘Colourfield’
The Beths – ‘Out Of Sight’
0171 – ‘Follow’

The 4 o’clock classic: Diana Ross – ‘Upside Down’

Shamir – ‘On My Own’
Panic Shack – ‘Jiu Jits-You’
Arca – ‘Mequetrefe’
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘I Know The End’
Tiffy – ‘Something For Nothing’
Cheekface – ‘Emotional Rent Control’
Tobacco – ‘Hungry Eyes’
Annie – ‘Heartbeats’
Annie – ‘American Cars’
Blackaby – ‘What’s On TV?’
Liza Anne – ‘I Wanna Be There’
Idles – ‘Grounds’
Jockstrap – ‘City Hell’


Saturday 13th June 2020

Orlando Weeks – ‘All The Things’
My Lo-Fi Heart – ‘Hold My Breath’
Salmon Cat – ‘Calamity Jane’
Jehnny Beth – ‘How Could You’ (feat. Joe Talbot)
Noveller – ‘Reminder’
Jeff Rosenstock – ‘The Secret To Unlocking Multiple Realities’
Rosie Carney – ‘Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl’
Eats Everything – ‘Honey’
Fontaines DC – ‘I Don’t Belong’
Louise Le Hir – ‘Les Birdies’
Girl Crush – ‘Borderline’
Nancy – ‘Call Me On Your Telephone’
Gia Margaret – ‘barely there’
New Dad – ‘Cry’
Xylø – ‘Apple Pie’

The 4 o’clock classic: The Human League – ‘The Things That Dreams Are Made Of’

Wesley Gonzalez – ‘Wind Your Neck In’
Katie Malco – ‘September’
Billy Nomates – ‘FNP’
Coach Party – ‘Breakdown’
Bob Mould – ‘American Crisis’
JARV IS – ‘Save The Whale’
Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – ‘Sometimes Always’
Palace Winter – ‘Top Of The Hill’ (feat. Lowly)
Roosevelt – ‘Sign’
Trunky Juno – ‘I’m Just As Scared As You Are’
Grizzly Coast – ‘End Of The Night’
Young Ejecta – ‘Call My Name’
Run The Jewels – ‘a few words for the firing squad (radiation)’


Saturday 6th June 2020

Geographer – ‘Love Is Madness’
La Lusid – ‘Beehive’
Nicole Atkins – ‘Am Gold’
Run The Jewels – ‘the ground below’
Hinds – ‘Boy’
English Teacher – ‘You Won’t Believe How Beautiful She Is When It Has Snowed’
Liela Moss – ‘Atoms At Me’
Muzz – ‘Everything Like It Used To Be’
Keleketla! – ‘Future Toyi Toyi’
LA Priest – ‘Open My Eyes’
Martha Ffion – ‘Want You To Know’
NZCA Lines – ‘Prisoner Of Love’
Archers Of Loaf – ‘Talking Over Talk’
Lady Gaga – ‘911’

The 4 o’clock classic: Saul Williams – ‘List Of Demands (Reparations)’

Emma Kupa – ‘Nothing At All’
võx – ‘How Do I Connect To The Spirits?’
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Cameo’
Run The Jewels – ‘pulling the pin’ (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
The Son(s) – ‘Silver Fingers’
Sagun – ‘I Miss The Old You’ (feat. Kali Claire)
Sonic Boom – ‘Just A Little Piece Of Me’
Happy Spendy – ‘Babies’
Okay Kaya – ‘Das Obst’
Francis Of Delirium – ‘Ashamed’
Mt. Joy – ‘My Vibe’
Pet Shop Boys – ‘West End Girls’


Saturday 30th May 2020

Carla J Easton – ‘Get Lost’
Bright Eyes – ‘One And Done’
Public Practice – ‘Compromised’
Thee Mightees – ‘Paranormal Vacation’
The Suncharms – ‘3 Billion Heartbeats’
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘I See You’
Nicole Atkins – ‘Forever’
Protomartyr – ‘Michigan Hammers’
Moonsoup – ‘It’s All Over’
Young Ejecta – ‘Crayon Cactus’
Peakes – ‘We’ll Talk’
Brötchen – ‘litha’
Erland Cooper – ‘Noup Head’ (feat. Kathryn Joseph)
Soulwax – ‘Movement 5’

The 4 o’clock classic: Everclear – ‘Electra Made Me Blind’

Winnie Raeder – ‘A Quiet Way’
Idles – ‘Mr Motivator’
PINS – ‘Love You To Death’
Nation Of Language – ‘Friend Machine’
Orville Peck – ‘No Glory In The West’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Flowers Of Neptune 6’
Pale Honey – ‘Killer Scene’
Hater – ‘Sift’
Esther Rose – ‘Blue On Blue’
Deerhoof – ‘Zazeet’
Gang Of Four – ‘Forever Starts Now’
Liza Anne – ‘Bummer Days’
Mike Polizze – ‘Revelation’


Saturday 23rd May 2020

Dream Wife – ‘So When You Gonna…’
Gaygirl – ‘Killing It’
Melt Yourself Down – ‘This Is The Squeeze’
Nation Of Language – ‘Sacred Tongue’
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Stay Away’
The Boy From The South – ‘Home Sweet Home’
Silverbacks – ‘Muted Gold’
GFOTY – ‘Here For Me’
Matt Berninger – ‘Serpentine Prison’
We Are Scientists – ‘We Cut Our Own Hair’
Badly Drawn Boy – ‘Fly On The Wall’
Vanic x K.Flay – ‘So Slow’
Lydia Ainsworth – ‘Forever’

The 4 o’clock classic: Pretty Girls Make Graves – ‘Speakers Push The Air’

International Teachers Of Pop – ‘Flood The Club’
Pottery – ‘Hot Heater’
The Dears – ‘No Place On Earth’
Owen Pallett – ‘The Sounds Of The Engines’
Good Dog – ‘Worm’
DiscoSadness – ‘jerk’
Happy Accidents – ‘Grow’
Squid – ‘Broadcaster’
Lucy Rose – ‘Question It All’
The Naked And Famous – ‘Death’
Le Ren – ‘Love Can’t Be The Only Reason To Stay’
Soccer Mommy – ‘I Think You’re Alright’
Babehoven – ‘Dissociative Tally’


Saturday 16th May 2020

Lazy Day – ‘All The Time’
Sparks – ‘I’m Toast’
Eve Owen – ‘I Used To Dream In Colour’
Perfume Genius – ‘Without You’
Hayley Williams – ‘Sugar On The Rim’
Chemtrails – ‘Uncanny Valley’
Glowe – ‘Better Than You Do’
Built To Spill – ‘Tell Me Now’
Crack Cloud – ‘Ouster Stew’
The Magnetic Fields – ‘My Stupid Boyfriend’
Couch Slut – ‘Carousel Of Progress’
Deerhoof – ‘Beautiful Eyes Squinting Into The Beautiful Overhot Sun’
Bully – ‘About A Girl’
Sharon Van Etten & Josh Homme – ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?’

The 4 o’clock classic: McAlmont & Butler – ‘Yes’

Ellen Allien – ‘True Romantics’
The Growlers – ‘Dream World’
Radar Men From The Moon – ‘Eden In Reverse’
Cass McCombs – ‘The Wine Of Lebanon’
Charli XCX – ‘Anthems’
Cuddle Magic – ‘Working On Me’
Spielbergs – ‘Go!’
Chemtrails – ‘Saint Vitus’
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – ‘Overseas’
The Beths – ‘I’m Not Getting Excited’
Jordana – ‘I’ll Take It Boring’

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