A radio show for sore heads and sore feet, stick the kettle on and let Better Days ease your reality.
A founding member of Melodic Distraction Radio, Tom Lye has been integral to the launching of the online station. As resident DJ for Abandon Silence, he has regularly supported internationally-acclaimed DJs such as Omar-S, Dan Shake, Secret Sundaze and Alexander Nut. Having performed at Farr Festival and The Baltic Weekender so far this summer, things are looking up for him.
With Better Days, Tom has taken the opportunity to play out his lesser-known favourites on a calmer tip. A blend of ambient, folk, afro-funk and wonky soul, Better Days takes you through to the PM on the last Sunday of every month.
With a bag full of music, this months show features new and forthcoming music from Brownswood Music ahead of the Future Bubblers Block Party that Tom is playing at. Also featured is brand new Athens of the North, Analog Africa and Music From Memory.
Gaussian Curve – Suspended Motion [Music From Memory]
The Gardener – Secret Trail [No Bad Days]
Mallard – Surface [Rhythm Section]
The James L’Estraunge Orchestra – Closer [BBE Music]
Rasputin’s Stash – Confusion [Athens of the North]
Labi Siffre – Summer Is Coming [Demon Music Group]
Astro Cat – Nightflare [Honey Glazed Records]
Zara McFarlane – Fussin’ and Fightin’ [Brownswood Music]
Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner’s Tango feat. Nubya Garcia [YAM Records]
Red Astaire – Follow Me [G.A.M.M.]
Raw Soul Express – The Way We Live [Athens of the North]
Psychemajik – Andalucía [Music 4 Your Legs]
Buscha Man – Skop feat. Kevin Davy [Manchester With Love]
Bro Valentino – Stay Up Zimbabwe [Analog Africa]
Brand New – Thousand Years [Athens of the North]
Herb Albert – Rise [A&M Records]
Little Beaver – Concrete Jungle [Athens of the North]
The Movers – Kansas City [Soundway Records]
Giles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band – Think Twice feat. Danay & Carina (4hero Remix) [Brownswood Music]
Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks – Simmering [2000black]
Lord Echo – Life on Earth feat. Tara MK [Soundway]
Windill – Sunflowers [Love From Liverpool]
Gaussian Curve – Last Breathe [Music From Memory]