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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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What we’ve played recently…


Saturday 12th September 2020

Django Django – ‘Spirals’
Sylvan Esso – ‘Frequency’
This Is The Kit – ‘Coming To Get You Nowhere’
Jouska – ‘Because I Really Don’t Mind’
The Burning Hell – ‘I Want To Drink In A Bar’
Dad Sports – ‘Name & Place’
Girlhood – ‘Queendom’
Good Sad Happy Bad – ‘Shades’
Lomelda – ‘It’s Lomelda’
Ailbhe Reddy – ‘Look Happy’
Helena Deland – ‘Truth Nugget’
Fightmilk – ‘If You Had A Sister’
Kindsight – ‘Who Are You’
Eels – ‘Who You Say You Are’

The 4 o’clock classic: Placebo – ’36 Degrees’

Arab Strap – ‘The Turning Of Our Bones’
Adrianne Lenker – ‘anything’
Everything Everything – ‘The Actor’
Marilyn Manson – ‘Don’t Chase The Dead’
Shamir – ‘An Honest Mistake’
CHAII – ‘Nobody Knows’
illuminati hotties – ‘ppl plzr’
Matt Berninger – ‘One More Second’
beabadoobee – ‘Worth It’
Yard Act – ‘Fixer Upper’
mxmtoon – ‘ok on your own’ (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
New Order – ‘Be A Rebel’


Saturday 29th August 2020

Kat Cunning – ‘Supernova (Tiger’s Blud)’
Clipping. – ‘Say The Name’
Secret Machines – ‘Everything’s Under’
Cobbler & Luke Wright – ‘Monster’
International Teachers Of Pop – ‘Prince (The Last Wheelie)’
Knot – ‘Justice’
Mastodon – ‘Rufus Lives’
Laura Veirs – ‘Turquoise Walls’
Dream Nails – ‘DIY’
The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Cyr’
San Mei – ‘Midnight’
Blue Hawaii – ‘Feelin’
Mourn – ‘This Feeling Is Disgusting’
The Suncharms – ‘Reflection’

The 4 o’clock classic: The Rakes – ’22 Grand Job’

Carla J Easton – ‘Over You’
Stealing Sheep – ‘Barracuda’
Tunng – ‘A Million Colours’
Soot Sprite – ‘It’s Summer And I Don’t Feel Like Smiling’
girl in red – ‘Rue’
Kelly Lee Owens – ‘Wake-up’
Aluna – ‘Envious’
International Teachers Of Pop – ‘Ein Weiterer Stein In Der Wand’
Widowspeak – ‘The Good Ones’
Lucy Daydream – ‘No Perfect Love’
Half Gringa – ‘The Arsonist’
We Cut Corners – ‘Muscle Memory’
Palace Winter – ‘Won’t Be Long’


Saturday 22nd August 2020

Pom Poko – ‘Andrew’
Phoenix – ‘Identical’
Martha Ffion – ‘Someone Who Cares’
The Holy – ‘The Rocket Song’
Pillow Queens – ‘Holy Show’
Roosevelt – ‘Echoes’
The Datarock Double:
Union Of Knives – ‘Evil Has Never’
Union Of Knives – ‘High On Account Of 0’
Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Vasto’
The Lemon Twigs – ‘Hell On Wheels’
Lemon Drink – ‘Manic’
Triathalon – ‘Garden 2’

The 4 o’clock classic: Rage Against The Machine – ‘Bombtrack’

Carla J Easton – ‘Weirdo’ (feat. Honeyblood)
Cut Copy – ‘A Perfect Day’
Bright Eyes – ‘To Death’s Heart (In Three Parts)’
Sorbet – ‘Living/Dying’
Cherry Pickles – ‘BlackHole’
The Killers – ‘Blowback’
Father John Misty – ‘To S.’
Bully – ‘Add It On’
Dan Deacon – ‘Nicole Will Take Over The Shop’
I LIKE TRAINS – ‘Desire Is A Mess’
Nation Of Language – ‘Gouge Away’
Metz – ‘Hail Taxi’


Saturday 15th August 2020

Cheekface – ‘Big Big Friend’
Blue Hawaii – ‘I Felt Love’
Billy Nomates – ‘Call In Sick’
James Dean Bradfield – ‘Without Knowing The End (Joan’s Song)’
AG Cook – ‘Life Speed’
Daniel Romano – ‘A Rat Without A Tale’
Annie – ‘Dark Hearts’
Terrorvision – ‘Coming Up’
Sufjan Stevens – ‘Video Game’
The Cribs – ‘Running Into You’
cindygod – ‘With A Bag’
Partner – ‘Rock Is My Rock’
Idles – ‘Model Village’
Headphone Hair – ‘This Summer’

The 4 o’clock classic: The Shins – ‘Caring Is Creepy’

The Mountain Goats – ‘As Many Candles As Possible’
Emma Kupa – ‘Nawlins’
Crawlies – ‘Old News’
Martha Ffion – ‘Universe’
LA Witch – ‘True Believers’
girlpuppy – ‘Cheerleader’
Slow Pulp – ‘Falling Apart’
Svalbard – ‘Listen To Someone’
Eels – ‘Baby Let’s Make It Real’
All We Are – ‘Providence’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Some Of Us’
TRAAMS – ‘The Greyhound’


Saturday 8th August 2020

Sad13 – ‘Oops…!’
Whitney – ‘Strange Overtones’
AK Paul – ‘Be Honest’
Kate Bollinger – ‘Feel Like Doing Nothing’
Henge – ‘Exo’
AL Riggs + Lauren Francis – ‘Boyfriend Jacket, Boyfriend Sweater’
Waldo’s Gift – ‘Bergson’
beabadoobe – ‘Sorry’
Olivia Dean – ‘The Hardest Part’
Loyal Lobos – ‘Whatever It Is’
Tkay Maidza – ‘White Rose’
otta – ‘Hope Extension’

The 4 o’clock classic: Helen Love – ‘Does Your Heart Go Boom?!’

Billy Nomates – ‘Supermarket Sweep’ (feat. Jason Williamson)
Icona Pop – ‘Feels In My Baby’
Victoria Monet – ‘Jaguar’
The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Come All Ye Faithful’
SG Lewis – ‘Impact’ (feat. Robyn & Channel Tres)
PUP – ‘AM 180’
Sparklehorse – ‘Ghost Of His Smile’
Glass Animals – ‘Tangerine’
ShitKid – ‘dying to’
Bully – ‘Hours + Hours’
Jamila Woods – ‘SULA (Paperback)’
Poppy – ‘Khaos x4’


Saturday 1st August 2020

Róisín Murphy – ‘Something More’
I LIKE TRAINS – ‘A Steady Hand’
Biig Piig – ‘Don’t Turn Around’
Half Gringa – ‘Afraid Of Horses’
King Casio – ‘B.B.B.C’
John MOuse – ‘Le Pigeon’
Album Anniversary Throwback: Arcade Fire – ‘Empty Room’
Black Marble – ‘Johnny and Mary’
Fontaines D.C. – ‘You Said’
Jordana – ‘Forgetter’
Isobel Campbell – ‘Voices In The Sky’
Dead Pony – ‘Sharp Tongue’
Billie Eilish – ‘My Future’
Luke Jenner – ‘About To Explode’

The 4 o’clock classic: CSS – ‘Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above’

Laura Veirs – ‘Burn Too Bright’
Liela Moss – ‘Turn Your Back Around’
Hen Ogledd – ‘Trouble’
Alexia Avina – ‘Fit Into’
Global Charming – ‘Soft Fruit’
The Notwist – ‘Ship’ (feat. Saya)
Angel Olsen – ‘Whole New Mess’
Loma – ‘Ocotillo’
Oh Sees – ‘Dreary Nonsense’
Personal Trainer – ‘What’s Left’
!!! – ‘Walk It Off’
Fern Ford – ‘Match’


Saturday 25th July 2020

Sylvan Esso – ‘Ferris Wheel’
Wye Oak – ‘No Place’
Carla J Easton – ‘Never Knew You’
Widowspeak – ‘Plum’
Helena Deland – ‘Lylz’
Taylor Swift – ‘Invisible String’
Hælos – ‘Perfectly Broken’
Steven Adams & The French Drops – ‘Soft Landings’
The Naked and Famous – ‘Everybody Knows’
Katie Dey – ‘Leaving’
Silver Sphere – ‘Crowd’
Native Harrow – ‘If I Could’
Sinead O Brien – ‘Strangers In Danger’

The 4 o’clock classic: Sufjan Stevens – ‘Chicago’

Liza Anne – ‘I Shouldn’t Ghost My Therapist’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Read My Mind’
The Avalanches – ‘Wherever You Go’ (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO)
Kero Kero Bonito – ‘It’s Bugsnax!’
Taylor Swift – ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’
Metz – ‘A Boat To Drown In’
Andy Shauf – ‘Judy’
Skullcrusher – ‘Trace’
Diamond Thug – ‘Backpush’
Emily Burns – ‘I’m In Love, You’re The Worst’
Geographer – ‘Alibi’


Saturday 18th July 2020

Illuminati Hotties – ‘content//bedtime’
Blu & Exile – Roots Of Blue
100 Gecs – ‘Ringtone (Remix)’ (feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito)
Aluna – ‘Get Paid’
Beabadoobee – ‘Care’
Shelley Byron and the Poison Sleep – ‘Old Love’
Hovvdy – ‘Runner’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Bittersweet’
Kate Bollinger – ‘Grey Skies’
Minimal Animal – ‘Landlocked’
Jim-E Stack – ‘Note To Self’ (feat. Empress Of)
Rejjie Snow – ‘Cookie Chips’
Nubya Garcia – ‘Source’

The 4 o’clock classic: New Order – ‘Temptation’

The Go! Team – ‘Cookie Scene’ (feat. IndigoYaj)
Surfer Blood – ‘Summer Trope’
JARV IS – ‘Am I Missing Something?’
Annie – ‘The Bomb’
Guided By Voices – ‘To Keep An Area’
Purrple Cat – ‘Warm Horizon’
Jeida Woods – ‘Ultraviolet’
Cults – ‘Trials’
Will Butler – ‘Surrender’
Protomartyr – ‘Modern Business Hymns’
0171 – ‘Photograph’
Ed Harcourt – ‘Drowning In Dreams’


Saturday 11th July 2020

Special Interest – ‘All Tomorrow’s Carry’
Future Islands – ‘For Sure’
Lomelda – ‘Wonder’
The Beths – ‘Mars, The God Of War’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Dinosaurs On The Mountain’
SoKo – ‘Looking For Love’
Cuddle Magic – ‘Hurt A Little’
Holy Wave – ‘I’m Not Living In The Past Anymore’
Abbie Ozard – ‘TV Kween’
Doves – ‘Prisoners’
Knot – ‘Foam’
NZCA Lines – ‘Opening Night’
Declan Welsh & The Decadent West – ‘Ghosted’
Buke & Gase – ‘Bubbles’

The 4 o’clock classic: Grizzly Bear – ‘Two Weeks’

Slow Pulp – ‘Idaho’
Jupiter in Jars – ‘Skin and Bone’
The Beths – ‘Do You Want Me Now’
Anjimile – ‘Maker’
Soccer Mommy – ‘Drive’
NNAMDI – ‘Rage’
Dan Cooper – ‘Neonhead’
Vowl Sounds – ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’
Katy Perry – ‘Smile’
Zara Larsson – ‘Love Me Land’
Julianna Barwick – ‘Nod’
Jonsi – ‘Swill’


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)

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