Series 1 – Episode 22 – Van Halen & VNV Nation

https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Series%201%20Episode%2022.mp3

This time our alphabetical musical journey is running with the devil towards the letter V, which means we're talking about British cyber-goth IT managers VNV Nation and groundbreaking Californian fun purveyors Van Halen. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing songs almost good enough to name children after, Ewok analogies and Front 242 on the Venga Bus.

Listen to all available songs here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/3yuNXldwFvTOw58S65ziQ3?si=KmmwHAFuRx2_h_mGpNkydQ 

Series 1 – Episode 21 - U2 & Ultraspank

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This time our alphabetical musical search still hasn't found what we're looking for but we'll have a look at the letter U, which means we're talking about Californian Industrial Nu-Metal breakfast enthusiasts Ultraspank and tax avoiding, opinion polarising, Irish rock giants U2. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing casualties of the Nu-Metal goldrush, failed superhero musicals, spinal tapisms andthe sound of angry goth children.

Listen to (all available) songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/2Pk1XD1SjMvuIFXMMrvHWa?si=YK4J-EkrTGOQGNhsAyBbWw 

Series 1 – Episode 20 – Talking Heads & Teenage Fanclub

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This time our alphabetical musical escapades traverse the great curve towards the letter T so we're talking about Scotland's most dependable power pop combo Teenage Fanclub and New York Art Rock pioneers Talking Heads . As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing repetition, rubbish reasons for being sacked from Mogwai, repetition, repetition, The disparity between British and American Radio, repetition and gigs worth building a time machine for.

Listen to (all available) songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/56wGYuGHPrYgFnJK4jvH4J?si=Xn2Evp9nSnGJETQ_7nYuaA 

Series 1 - Episode 19 – The Smiths & theSTART (Inc Snot & Human Waste Project)

https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Series%201%20Episode%2019.mp3

This time our alphabetical musical adventures oscillate wildly towards the letter S. This time we're talking about Los Angeles' best kept new wave goth pop secret theSTART and Manchester's massively influential indie titans The Smiths . As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing unheeded parental warnings of pneumonia, the inherent (yet appreciated) sexism in late 90s Kerrang Magazine and the only interesting thing that ever happened in Derby.

Listen to (all available) songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/7ChKWiLiBUkIIOkME0AKrr?si=NloHBcD4QwamPpWJv8lyEg 

Series 1 – Episode 18 – Radiohead & Refused

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This time our alphabetical musical shenanigans find everything in it's right place at the letter R. This time we're talking about Swedish post hardcore revolutionaries Refused and Oxford's finest genre defying awesome music nerds Radiohead. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing similarities between Slayer and Take That, overly cheerful sludge metal musicians and Tracey disguises herself as a librarian and sounds suspiciously like she's getting in to Prog...

listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/6KTKI2uZjUhcztNEf3sX6H?si=21b4u1NLRieXijnA281H3g 

Series 1 – Episode 17 – Queen & Queen Adreena

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This time our alphabetical musical escapades arrive regally at the letter Q. This time we're talking about ethereal faerie-goth punk lunatics Queen Adreena and the subtle, introspective stadium pop legends Queen. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing obscure but awesome late night cartoons, terrible band names of the late 1990s and Tracey's parents exploration of experimental torture methods...

listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/0WeBrbPEYKaj2x5c8WZspN 

Series 1 - Episode 16 – Primal Scream & Porcupine Tree (Inc Steven Wilson)

https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Series%201%20Episode%2016.mp3

This time our alphabetical musical escapades progress forwards to the letter P. This time we're talking about modern prog legends Porcupine Tree (and the other works of it's main prog bloke Steven Wilson) and Glasgow indie dance drug chameleons Primal Scream. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing Enter Shikari's fraudulent crowd singalongs, Vitally important tambourine players and Mani Finds the brown note, plus Tracey has a shocking plot twist...

listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/1UWgurvctGkXLXsBvT7gcB 

Series 1 – Episode 15 – Ozzy Osbourne (Inc Black Sabbath) & Oceansize

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This time our alphabetical musical escapades headbang along to the letter O. This time we're talking about early 2000's Manchester Prog rockers Oceansize and Birmingham's favourite son Ozzy Osbourne, and in a slight bit of rule bending (it's our podcast so we can do that kind of thing) Heavy Metal pioneers Black Sabbath. As usual we never stay on topic for long so you'll also hear us discussing why encores are rubbish and unnecessary, a suggested improvement to the Birmingham skyline and Tracey gets distracted by Perry Farrell in a loincloth...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/1lU0NLso1NFSPUrhieASXK 

Series 1 – Episode 14 – Nine Inch Nails & Joanna Newsom

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So after a short break for christmas, our alphabetical musical mutterings get right back down in it for the letter N. This time we're talking about California's most ethereal harp wielding folk pixie Joanna Newsom and Oscar winning industrial rock scientists Nine Inch Nails. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us talking about the 10 months that defined Stadium Goth, ridiculously middle class music festivals and singing hamsters vs stroppy 6 year old girls.

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/0HZ5bdH9xrfxdyMrO0RNbd 

Series 1 – Christmas Special

Part 1 - https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Xmas%20Special%202017%20Part%201.mp3

Part 2 - https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Xmas%20Special%202017%20%28Part%202%29.mp3

This time we take a break from our usual alphabetical musical meanderings because as the great prophet Noddy Holder once said, IT'S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAASSSS!!!!! So instead, in n extra special very long episode, we'll be counting down our top 24 favourite songs that we've discovered in 2017. Most were released this year, some we just heard for the first time this year. We'll also be talking about our favourite and least favourite Christmas songs, our favourite gigs of the year and what gigs we're looking forward to next year. As usual, we still don't stay on topic for long so this episode also features festive tales of being unexpectedly woken up by French people, Vengeful 12 year old girls vs HMV, a heated debate on what does or does not constitute a Christmas song and angry rants about various Beatles. Plus this episode features the first ever appearance of the official podcat, Rasputin. 

Bands featured in this episode include - Ryan Adams, Aha, A Perfect Circle, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Beck, Bjork, The Black Angels, Blondie, Bon Iver, Chelsea Wolfe, Charlotte Church, Converge, Crying, Desperate Journalist, Mark Eitzel, Fountains Of Wayne, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Hammock, Here Lies Man, Ho99o9, Judas Priest, July Skies, Kesha, John Lennon, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Low, Mayhem, Paul McCartney, Oceansize, Quicksand, Scud Mountain Boys, Shellac, Shobaleader One, Son Volt, theSTART, Street Sects, Sylvan Esso, Thee Telepaths, Ulrika Spacek, Unsane and Wozniak

Listen to our favourite songs of the year in full here -
https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/7KwF3LvXX4tNogzTxfYlE2

Series 1 – Episode 13 – Massive Attack & My Bloody Valentine

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This time our alphabetical musical tomfoolery (trip)hops along to the letter M so this time we're talking about massively influential shoegazey scientists My Bloody Valentine and Bristol's finest trip hop pioneers Massive Attack. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us talking about Neneh Cherry's inadequate nappy disposal techniques, Crippling Chinchilla habits and Harry Potter's accidental duck impressions.

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/6LDBQy9FdtGn7GVPXVFQDb 

Series 1 – Episode 12 – Led Zeppelin & Jenny Lewis (Inc Rilo Kiley)

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This time our alphabetical musical voyage is rambling on to the letter L so this time we're talking about Californian indie-folk singer songwriter (and former frontwoman of Rilo Kiley) Jenny Lewis and hedonistic rock and roll leviathans Led Zeppelin. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us talking about sludge metal cherubs, King Tubby style podcast editing and extreme measures to protect groupies.

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/2ogEdDeMTL4P1Jo7vbhUIh 

Series 1 – Episode 11 – King Crimson & King Creosote

https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Series%201%20Episode%2011.mp3

This time our alphabetical musical explorations stride progressively to the letter K so this time it's a clash of kings between Scottish beardy folky bloke King Creosote and prog rock legends King Crimson. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us talking about prog rock buskers vs vindictive accordion players, Slipknot eating ice lollies and Ben Gibbard's revenge.

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/2nkoxcm3RdrLuEsOPsypxk 

Series 1 – Episode 10 – Michael Jackson & The Jesus and Mary Chain

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This time our alphabetical musical escapades moonwalk shamblingly towards the letter J so we'll be discussing Glasgow's droniest time travelling BRMC cover band The Jesus & Mary Chain (Please note, these opinions are not held by all members of the WDM team...) and some obscure American pop artist called Michael Jackson or something like that. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us discussing festival death rumours, low hanging fruit and Tracey's strange obsession with Chris Montez...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/1Za2KJRH96E6344O1w7bbM 

Series 1 – Episode 9 – Iron Maiden & The Imagined Village

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This time our alphabetical musical explorations gallop swiftly along to the letter I so we'll be discussing multicultural modern English folk collective The Imagined Village and London's greatest heavy metal aviators Iron Maiden. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us prattling on about irking the purists, Paul Di'anno's benefit cheats and how Ian's pet rabbit got his name...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/28xsoJ3GmLmUuQ8z9v5D9B 

Series 1 – Episode 8 – PJ Harvey & Hatebreed

https://wedigmusic.jellycast.com/files/audio/We%20Dig%20Music%20Series%201%20Episode%208.mp3

This time our alphabetical musical explorations stomp along defiantly to the letter H so we'll be discussing Connecticut's most positive hardcore stompers Hatebreed and Dorset's finest art rock legend PJ Harvey. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us nattering about very rude gargoyles, motivational posters for angry office workers and the best thing to listen to when fighting a bear...

Listen to the songs in full here -
https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/5xYsH7KnsIZhheQb4PaeUN 

Series 1 – Episode 7 – Guns N Roses & John Grant

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This time our alphabetical musical meanderings bring us to the letter G so we'll be talking about fancy musical Hodor John Grant and Los Angeles' finest glam metal detectives Guns N Roses. As usual, we never stay on topic for long so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us conversing around the topics of Jesus's fear of hidden instruments, Inappropriate soundtracks for dentistry and how to tell if you might be Axl Rose...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/3h2worSg7ndjh2bhfMPiLu 

Series 1 – Episode 6 – Fleetwood Mac & Fear Factory

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This time our alphabetical musical adventures go from one extreme to the other with the letter "F" so we'll be discussing Los Angeles' finest sci-fi industrial metalheads Fear Factory and transatlantic pop rock legends Fleetwood Mac. As usual, we rabbit on about all sorts of things so along with this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us blathering on about the German pop charts of the mid 1990s, David Cameron's favourite remix of a death metal classic and we also have a public service announcement about the dangers of religious cults...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/5Sp5ol8WRwENO4Y3grCQcl 
 

Series 1 – Episode 5 – Elbow & Explosions In The Sky

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This time our alphabetical musical quest is taking the time to chill out a bit as we reach the letter "E" so we'll be discussing Texan Post-Rockers Explosions In The Sky and Bury's friendliest band Elbow. As usual, we like to converse on a multitude of topics so in addition to this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us wittering on about Tracey's theory of "Boys Music", How one of us ended up on the credits to one of Elbows earlier albums and speculating whether Explosions In The Sky are secretly Motley Crue...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/2lzatKEHEbt6zl9erzUQTA

Series 1 – Episode 4 – Depeche Mode & Death Cab For Cutie

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This time our alphabetical musical shenanigans wander vaguely towards the letter "D" so we'll be discussing Washington State's Indie nice guys Death Cab For Cutie and Basildon Stadium-Goth giants Depeche Mode. As usual, we can never stay on topic for long so in addition to this weeks bands, you can expect to hear us jabbering on about the pros and cons of Zooey Deschanel, unexpected industrial music in early 90s childrens TV shows and more examples of Colin's superhuman inability to pronounce people's names correctly (although this time it's not his fault dammit!)...

Listen to the songs in full here - https://open.spotify.com/user/newpathstohelicon/playlist/1fcZjipO6wCmCrPkCt8K4b