Bitter Fingers, Vol. 21

In this edition of Bitter Fingers Radio, Mark Higgins plays out some of the biggest megahits to come his way recently, and salutes the grand old dame of compilations – Now That’s What I Call Music! He starts off by playing three classic tracks from the 22nd volume of the series, released in 1992 and his favourite to boot. La Roux is instructed to Hurry Up And Make Another Album, plus there’s an Epic Last Song from Pixies to round off proceedings.

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Posted on: September 27, 2012

Bitter Fingers, Vol. 17

In volume seventeen, antipodean correspondent Tim Dickinson offers a brand new tune from Oz in A Song From Down Under, there’s tracks from M83ís imminent release Hurry Up Weíre Dreaming in New Best Album Ever, and Ladyhawke gets shouted at to Hurry Up And Make Another Album. There’s also a particularly amazing slice of J-Pop in Innocent Pleasures alongside brand new tunes from the likes of Swimming, Blood Orange and Teenage Bad Girl and a beautiful Epic Last Song from Spoon. Lovely stuff.

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Posted on: October 10, 2011

Bitter Fingers, Vol. 16

In Bitter Fingers, Mark Higgins plays out some of the very finest new tracks from emerging and established indie-pop, alternative and synth-led artists, crossing genres with scant regard for the consequences.

Bitter Fingers returns to the Wilton Way Café with a very special Mercury Prize show for London Fields Radio. Tracks from each of the nominated albums are discussed, with their chances of winning and relatives merits discussed, plus bacon is involved. Bacon is always involved.

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Posted on: July 27, 2011

For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 6

The one with harmonies and chips: This month, Lynn and Mark take a look at Brian’s mixtape of covers ‘Imitation and Flattery’ and welcome For Folk’s Sake Reviews Editor Ian Parker for a chat about the best releases of recent weeks.


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Posted on: May 16, 2011

Bitter Fingers, Vol. 15

On this week’s show of new indie and electro-pop finds, presenter Mark Higgins is joined by Tom Williams, bandleader of Tom Williams and the Boat. They look at Williams’ brand new album, ‘Too Slow’, and Tom selects a few special songs for the show. Of course, there’s also another tune from down under courtesy of Tim Dickinson, and some of the very finest new indie tunes around.

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Posted on: March 14, 2011