shadowplayboys ShadowPlay is a London-based fanzine dogsbodied by Alex Lawson. This site hosts ShadowPlay podcasts including Desert Isolation Discs and the archive of Shoreditch Radio show, The Anoraks.

February 22, 2015  

The Hats of Liz O'Keefe is a musical that has never been written. But it if had, it would've doubtless have gone a little like this. This show has the variety to switch from Trilby chic to peak cap capriciousness. Which of course means nothing, but  here, Liz in typically colourful manner discusses the records that influenced her and, more importantly, made her dance around. Liz is a fresh produce journalist supreme, a trained chef and recipe developer. A Worcester native, she now lives in leafy north London.


With only one slight snag, we got drunk. Yes, contained within is a combination of carefully considered musical chat and a couple of cheeky boozehounds sampling the delights of Kilburn. The result is either a charming collection of banter or, um, two annoying drunkards.

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February 8, 2015  
Jerry Thackray, or rather his pen name Everett True, is a name synonymous with quality music journalism and rock'n'roll spirit. The Chelmsford-born music journalist's life is a stream of experiences with guitar music's biggest names from Alan McGee to Kurt Cobain. He has written for the NME, Melody Maker and the Guardian.

Here, he picks the eight tunes he couldn't live without when thrust into the lonesome desert and talks me through his early years, the changing face of music journalism, why he was sacked from NME and his relationship with Nirvana. Stream the show below or download is as a podcast by typing shadowplayboys.
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February 11, 2014  

As vanity projects go, recording your own Desert Isolation Discs podcast is right up there. But nonetheless, here's your blogging host Alex Lawson's eight tunes he would save from the wreckage after a freak sky diving accident. Tom Bonnett manfully steps in as host. More details and full songs here - http://desertisolationdiscs.blogspot.co.uk

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November 4, 2008  

The sporadic ShadowPlay podcast returns with a pun so bad your Grandad will swallow his teeth. This Oddcast (you were warned!) takes a look at the wide, weird world of music and stops off to chink triangular glasses with Roots Manuva, Listen with Sarah and Rachel Unthank along the way. Listen out for an interview with quirky folkster Micah P Hinson, be led carefully through the maze of online pap as we give out web tips and enjoy the strangest lawnmower chat since Charles had to tell queenie about that dreadful incident with a corgi on the palace lawns. Apologies for the slightly truncated edition, damn techincal limitations. Do get in touch with suggestions and comments on the post below or to shadowplayfanzine@hotmail.com. Check out www.shadowplay.org.uk or find me on Facebook (Alex Lawson).

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