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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’.

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The Breakdown – never knowingly playing the same thing twice, since 2006.


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Here’s what we’ve been playing recently…


Saturday 28th November 2020

Silver Sphere – ‘Football Game’
Communions – ‘Splendour’
Miley Cyrus – ‘Night Crawling’ (feat. Billy Idol)
Lande Hekt – ‘Undone’
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘If We Make It Through December’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Ontology’
thanks for coming – ‘directions’
The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Starrcraft’
Talkboy – ‘Sky Is Falling’
Bleachers – ‘Chinatown’ (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
Lael Neale – ‘For No One For Now’
Mystic Peach – ‘Wanna Be My Daddy?’
Arlo Parks – ‘Caroline’
Bloody/Bath – ‘Washed Out’

The 4 o’clock classic: Steely Dan – ‘Show Biz Kids’

Arab Strap – ‘Compersion Pt 1’
Avec Sans – ‘Slow Dance Down’
RAAVE TAPES – ‘Habitual’
Ane Brun – ‘Gentle Wind Of Gratitude’
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – ‘Make Worry For Me’
Maxïmo Park – ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing’
Field Music – ‘Home For Christmas’
The Go! Team – ‘Look Outside (A New Year’s Coming)’
Marble Season – ‘Subpar Dental Student, Jake’
Kate Davis – ‘Oh No’
DOPE LEMON – ‘Kids Fallin’ In Love’
Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘You & Me’ (feat. Claud)
Hamburger – ‘Agatha’


Saturday 21st November 2020

Dry Cleaning – ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’
Fujiya & Miyagi – ‘Feeling The Effects (Of Saturday Night)’
Empress Of – ‘Broken’
Palberta – ‘Corner Store’
Before Breakfast – ‘Wreck’
All Girls Arson Club – ‘Gnome Alone’
All Ashore! – ‘Sunny Day’
Yumi And The Weather – ‘What Will Become Of The Wishing Well’ (Inwards Remix)
Aesop Rock – ‘Jumping Coffin’
Son Lux – ‘Prophecy’
Partner – ‘Here I Am World’
mclusky – ‘Stop Feeding The Houseplants’ (d/d/demo)
Julia Bardo – ‘It’s Okay (To Not Be Okay)’
Popular Music – ‘The Crying Game’
Guided By Voices – ‘Crash At Lake Placebo’

The 4 o’clock classic: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – ‘Psychosis Safari’

Cloud Nothings – ‘The Spirit Of’
Katy J Pearson – ‘Beautiful Soul’
The Cribs – ‘Screaming In Suburbia’
Biig Piig – ‘Feels Right’
Hypoluxo – ‘Nimbus’
Lost Horizons – ‘One For Regret’ (feat. Porridge Radio)
All Girls Arson Club – ‘Kath & Kim’
The Weather Station – ‘Tried To Tell You’
Du Blonde – ‘Medictated’ (feat. Shirley Manson)
International Teachers Of Pop – ‘Plimsols’ (Sink Ya Teeth Remix)
Nana Adjoa – ‘National Song’
Steady Holiday – ‘Tangerine’
We Are Scientists – ‘Fault Lines’
The Moore Family Band – ‘Yelling Out Of Tune’
Bicep – ‘Saku’ (feat. Clara La San)


Saturday 14th November 2020

Lambchop – ‘Shirley’
Reptaliens – ‘Just A Creature’
Tunng – ‘The Last Day’
Black Country New Road – ‘Science Fair’
Posable Action Figures – ‘Danger Kill’ (feat. Honeyblood)
Billie Eilish – ‘Therefore I Am’
Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Iris’ (feat. Maggie Rogers)
Marika Hackman – ‘Playground Love’
Pale Honey – ‘Friends’
The Antlers – ‘It Is What It Is’
3OH!3 – ‘Lonely Machines’ (feat. 100 gecs)
Cavetown – ‘Let Me Feel Love’ (feat. Miloe)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘Thousand Oaks’

The 4 o’clock classic: David Bowie – ‘Young Americans’

Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’
Pom Poko – ‘Like A Lady’
Tom Vek – ‘Guilty Pleasure’
Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘Comfortable’ (feat. Hand Habits)
The Notwist – ‘Where You Find Me’
Sister Wives – ‘Wandering Along / Rwy’n Crwydro’
Wasuremono – ‘Big Big Smiles’
Kiwi Jr. – ‘Cooler Returns’
She’s Got Spies – ‘Super Sniffer Dogs’
Randolph’s Leap – ‘Up In Smoke’
Magazines – ‘Pink And Blue’
Baby Queen – ‘Internet Dating’
Nation Of Language – ‘A Different Kind Of Life’


Saturday 31st October 2020

Empress Of – ‘You’ve Got To Feel’ (feat. Amber Mark)
Mogwai – ‘Dry Fantasy’
Magick Mountain – ‘Bart Cobain’
TOBACCO – ‘Road Warrior Pisces’
Tierra Whack – ‘Dora’
Eels – ‘The Gentle Souls’
Ane Brun – ‘After The Great Storm’
Pynch – ‘The Whole World’s Going Crazy (For Love)’
Good Good Blood – ‘Breathe For Me’
Potpourri – ‘Bad Communication’
Bobsled Team – ‘Drive’
Erthlings – ‘Irrational’
Casper Clausen – ‘Used To Think’

The 4 o’clock classic: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – ‘I Put A Spell On You’

The Avalanches – ‘Interstellar Love’ (feat. Leon Bridges)
Ela Minus – ‘dominque’
Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Long Road Home’ (feat. Caroline Polachek)
Mourn – ‘Worthy Mushroom’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Eastside’ (feat. Ghetts & Kano)
Cass McCombs – ‘Don’t (Just) Vote’ (feat. Angel Olsen, Bob Weir & Noam Chomsky)
Bright Eyes – ‘Miracle Of Life’ (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
Bitch Falcon – ‘How Did I Know?’
Jordana – ‘I Guess This Is Life’
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – ‘Out Of Existence’
MorMor – ‘Don’t Cry’
Biig Piig – ‘Oh No’
Pup – ‘Edmonton’
Babeheaven – ‘In My Arms’


Saturday 24th October 2020

Hot Chip – ‘Straight To The Morning’ (feat. Jarvis Cocker)
Julien Baker – ‘Faith Healer’
Good Sad Happy Bad – ‘Star’
This Is The Kit – ‘Off Off On’
Orla Gartland – ‘Pretending’
No Thank You – ‘Strange & Wonderful’
Soft Palms – ‘Rainbow’
Lanterns On The Lake – ‘The Realist’
Laura Veirs – ‘I Sing To The Tall Man’
Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Cash’
Tsar B – ‘Flitch’ (feat. Nova Twins)
Dizzy – ‘This Must Be The Place’
Skullcrusher – ‘Farm’
Cherry Pickles – ‘Subway Jane’

The 4 o’clock classic: Paul McCartney – ‘Temporary Secretary’

Gorillaz – ‘Chalk Tablet Towers’ (feat. St Vincent)
The Besnard Lakes – ‘Raindrops’
Union Of Knives – ‘A Tall Tale’ (feat. Helen Marnie)
The Staves – ‘Good Woman’
Palace Winter – ‘Control’
clipping. – ‘Body For The Pile’ (feat. Sickness)
Marika Hackman – ‘Between The Bars’
Elizabeth Fader – ‘Lost In The Middle’
Swallow Cave – ‘Cold Moon’
Hælos – ‘I’m There’
Geiste – ‘Alibi’
The Mountain Goats – ‘Bell Swamp Connection’


Saturday 17th October 2020

Jane Weaver – ‘The Revolution Of Super Visions’
HEALTH – ‘COLORS’ (feat. The Soft Moon)
Annie – ‘The Countdown To The End Of The World’
Hollow Sinatra – ‘White Plug’
Beabadoobee – ‘Charlie Brown’
Helena Deland – ‘Pale’
Cloud Nothings – ‘Am I Something’
Starling – ‘No Leader’
Sun June – ‘Karen O’
We Cut Corners – ‘You Get A Pass’
Osees – ‘Electric War’
The Mountain Goats – ‘Picture Of My Dress’
Catherine Anne Davies & Bernard Butler – ‘Judas’
Tugboat Captain – ‘Figure It Out’
Maxïmo Park – ‘Baby, Sleep’
Tunng – ‘Scared To Death’

The 4 o’clock classic: Ash – ‘A Life Less Ordinary’

James Blake – ‘Before’
Romy – ‘Lifetime’
Good Sad Happy Bad – ‘Do It’
Matt Berninger – ‘Oh Dearie’
Wild Pink – ‘The Shining But Tropical’
Viagra Boys – ‘Lick The Bag’
Viagra Boys – ‘Ain’t Nice’
No Thank You – ‘Everything Or Nothing’
Special Interest – ‘Tina’
Touché Amoré – ‘Feign’
Maxband – ‘Cut It Loose’
Chris Farren – ‘FALL IN LOVE2NIGHT’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Let Me Love You Like A Woman’
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘Hesitating Nation’


Saturday 10th October 2020

Teenanger – ‘Pleassure’
TRAAMS – ‘Intercontinental Radio Waves’
Shamir – ‘Paranoia’
Loma – ‘Elliptical Day’
Little Mix – ‘Not A Pop Song’
Future Islands – ‘Waking’
Kississippi – ‘Around Your Room’
almost monday – ‘don’t say you’re ordinary’
Bleached – ‘Stupid Boys’
Lykke Li – ‘BRON’
Metz – ‘Parasite’
Cherry Pickles – ‘Things In The Sky’
Cheekface – ‘Lauren’
Working Men’s Club – ‘Teeth’
Kurt Vile – ‘Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness’

The 4 o’clock classic: Moloko – ‘Fun For Me’

King Creosote – ‘Susie Mullen’
This Is The Kit – ‘Was Magician’
The Goalie’s Anxiety At The Penalty Kick – ‘We Love You So Much’
Pale Honey – ‘Some Time, Alone’
Slow Pulp – ‘Montana’
Ben Kweller – ‘Only A Day’
Kynsy – ‘Happiness Isn’t A Fixed State’
Charli Adams – ‘Didn’t Make It’
Beauty Queen – ‘Where Do We Go?’
Haiku Salut – ‘Pattern Thinker’


Saturday 3rd October 2020

Jónsi – ‘Salt Licorice’ (feat. Robyn)
SKIA – ‘Pocket’
Good Sad Happy Bad – ‘Pyro’
Panic Shack – ‘I Don’t Really Like It’
Kiwi Jr – ‘Undecided Voters’
Andrew Bird – ‘Andalucia’
Purity Ring – ‘Better Off Alone’
Fastest Loser – ‘J.F.’
Firestations – ‘Small Island’
Coach Party – ‘Can’t Talk, Won’t’
Deep Sea Diver – ‘Wishing’
Gianna Lauren – ‘Spark’
Tugboat Captain – ‘Everything About You’
Tourist – ‘Siren’

The 4 o’clock classic: Beyoncé – ‘Crazy In Love’ (feat. Jay Z)

Róisín Murphy – ‘Narcissus’
Shamir – ‘Diet’
No Home – ‘Drink! You’re One Of Us’
Fleet Foxes – ‘Jara’
Laura Jane Grace – ‘Supernatural Possession’
BLACKPINK – ‘Pretty Savage’
Bartees Strange – ‘Flagey God’
Runnner – ‘Captain Stupido’
The Datarock Double:
Dragonette – ‘I Get Around’
Dragonette – ‘We’re All In This Together’
Deerhoof – ‘Love-Lore 2’
Goat Girl – ‘Sad Cowboy’
Esther Rose – ‘Thirteen’


Saturday 26th September 2020

Tune-Yards – ‘Nowhere, Man’
Kevin Morby – ‘Wander’
Fenne Lily – ‘Birthday’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’
Idles – ‘Kill Them With Kindness’
Ruby Fields – ‘Pretty Grim’
Matt Maeson – ‘Hallucinogenics’ (feat. Lana Del Rey)
Pixies – ‘Hear Me Out’
Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Final Days’
Ian Wayne – ‘Was/ Just Was’
Matt Berry – ‘Take A Bow’
Tunng – ‘Death Is The New Sex’
Lera Lynn – ‘Let Me Tell You Something’
Kurt Vile – ‘How Lucky’ (feat. John Prine)

The 4 o’clock classic: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Purple Haze’

Hen Ogledd – ‘Farewell’
Pillow Queens – ‘HowDoILook’
Loma – ‘Don’t Shy Away’
Talkboy – ‘Stupid Luck’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘Death Star’
Public Enemy – ‘Public Enemy Number Won’ (feat. Mike D, Ad-Rock and Run DMC)
Blitzen Trapper – ‘Baptismal’
Michelle O Faith – ‘Black Lolita’
Sylvan Esso – ‘Train’
The Shins – ‘The Great Divide’
Metz – ‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’
Palace Winter – ‘The Deeper End’ (feat. Jason Lytle)


Saturday 19th September 2020

Porridge Radio – ‘7 Seconds’
All Ashore – ‘Radio Sunshine’
Luke Wright & Cobbler – ‘Back At The End Again’
Fox Academy – ‘Hornet’
Sunflower Bean – ‘Moment In The Sun’
HEALTH – ‘Cyberpunk’
Fenne Lily – ‘I Used To Hate My Body But Now I Just Hate You’
A.G. Cook – ‘Airhead’
Janelle Monáe – ‘Turntables’
Mourn – ‘Men’
Deradoorian – ‘Devil’s Market’
Oh Land – ‘Vilde Piger Vilde Drenge’
Pup – ‘Rot’

The 4 o’clock classic: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood’

Cults – ‘A Low’
Emma Kupa – ‘Does It Feel New’
The Wannadies – ‘Can’t Kill The Musikk’
Pixey – ‘Just Move’
The Mountain Goats – ‘Get Famous’
Spacemoth – ‘For The Last Time’
Lande Hekt – ‘Whiskey’
Slow Pulp – ‘At It Again’
Rosehip Teahouse – ‘I Meant What I Said’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘Sugar’
SKAAR – ‘Turn Of The Tide’
Marika Hackman – ‘Realiti’
Pom Poko – ‘My Candidacy’
Black Mekon – ‘Nice Nuke’

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