The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

How Does It Feel To Be Loved

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How Does It Feel To Be Loved…

The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show presents a special Valentines Day musical date with the sound of Indie-Pop – listen to the show with someone you love…

How Does It Feel To Be Loved (also known as HDIF) is a legendary intimate and DIY London club night playing indie pop and a number of other genres including, soul, girl groups, and sixties heartbreak sounds. HDIF has been going since 2002 and is genuinely adored: “Legendary indie club,” – NME. “Much-loved indie pop institution,” – The Quietus. “With a decade of great nights under its belt How Does it Feel to Be Loved? is one of London’s most enduring and influential underground indie get-togethers,” – Flavorpill. “A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big Smiths song,”…etc whatthe punters who have been say is equally wonderfful (here)

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In 2006 the club released its compilation ‘The Kids at the Club’ celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary NME’s C-86 compilation. The Kids At The Club is now itself regarded as a classic. As Pitchfork said in their review ”Indeed, another difference between The Kids at the Club and the indie pop canon is the very nostalgia entailed by such an endeavor. The Pastels, Talulah Gosh, and the Field Mice all had obvious influences, (but here these new bands) carved out identifiable sounds of their own…Both longtime followers of the scene and curious newbies will all likely find their own tracks to love…”

2015 saw the last night of HDIF at one of its longer residencies and almost spiritual home The Canterbury Arms in Brixton. Like a mini-tragedy that could inherit the finest indie-pop The Canterbury Arms was being (and now has been) demolished.

Check out Claude Mono’s original HDIF inspired mixtape from 2009 here

Here are some photos of Indie kids having fun at How Does It Feel at the tragically now demolished Canterbury Arms in Brixton

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Radio Show – 7 February 2016 – Episode 257
February 7, 2016, 8:38 am
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Its an Em Burrows folk explosion as she hosts The Golden Apples

Listen Here   (Select 7 Feb 2016)


June Tabor and the Oysterband – Judas

Jack Sharp – Adieu to Old England

Fairport Convention – She Moves Through the Fair

Smoke Fairies – The Three of Us

Unicorn – Country Road

Sarah Jarosz – Annabelle Lee

The Incredible String Band – All Writ Down

Trees – Murdoch

Steeleye Span – All Things Are Quite Silent

Wolf People – One By One From Dorney Reach

Marlinspike – Elevator Fever

Colosseum – The Kettle

Magnetic Mind – Thinking About It

Magnetic Mind – The Mumbai Firefly

Jefferson Airplane – It’s No Secret

Life on Earth – There and Then

Pond – Sunlight Cardigan

Led Zeppelin – Battle of Evermore

GOASTT – Animals

Jethro Tull – Aqualung

Marlinspike – Sway

Richard in Your Mind – Ponderosa

Pentangle – Jack Orion

Wolf People – Silbury Sands

Radio Show – 31 January 2016 – Episode 256
February 7, 2016, 8:10 am
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Diger Rokwell hosts The Golden Apples of the Sun and features an exclusive in-studio performance by The Boost Hero Man – From out of this world to inside your head…on RTRFM 92.1

Listen Here (Select 31 Jan 2016)


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Radio Show – 24 January 2016 – Episode 255

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This edition is in two parts

Part 1 – The Hare and the Moon – Grey Malkin Mixtape

Part 2 – Claude Mono  Atmospheric Horizontal Dance Music Ramblings

The Hare and The Moon first appeared on the Golden Apples during the very beginnings of the show a few years ago and our earliest explorations of the hauntology, and folk horror genres. Grey did a Golden Apples mix a year or so ago (listen here) and we are happy to have another one. The selections provide a hint towards the Hare and the Moon sound. Grey Malkin, creative force behind The Hare and the Moon uses the term ‘spook folk’ to describe the sound of The Hare and The Moon. The songs are all original traditional ballads and Grey Malkin as producer lays down a sound-bed to experiment with and to conjure up a mood or atmosphere that befits the subject matter of the lyrics or text. Often the songs are about death, murder, ghosts and talking ravens – well the best ones anyway.

Deeper listening is possible by checking out the three LPs ‘Hare And The Moon’, ‘The Grey Malkin’ and most recent ‘Wood Witch’. There are also some beautifully packaged limited editions over at Roger Linney’s Reverb Worship and some very atmospheric extended remixes here. The musical influences of The Hare and The Moon include the dark folk sounds of artists such as  Stone Breath or Pentangle’s moodier numbers, as well as the acid folk bands that were prevalent in the UK in the 1970’s such as Mellow Candle and Caedmon.

Listen to the show re-stream Here (select 24 January 2016 edition)

Part 1 – Grey Malkin’s Mixtape as HQ Mixcloud Here

Part 2 – Claude Mono’s Atmospheric Dance Music Ramblings as HQ Mixcloud Here


Part 1 – Grey Malkin’s Mixtape

Grey Malkin – Introduction

The Hare and The Moon – The Midnight Folk

Cat’s Eyes – Opening Credits Theme – The Duke of Burgundy OST

Pentangle – Hunting Song – Basket of Light

Ulver – Little Blue Bird – A Quick Fix Of Melancholy

Gazelle Twin – Unflesh – Unflesh

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Blood Chant – Bwyd Time

Coil – Cardinal Points – Gold Is The Metal (with the broadest shoulders)

James Blackshaw – White Goddess – White Goddess

Jason Faulkner, Sandra Kerr – Uncle Feedle – Bagpuss: The Songs & Music

Art Bears – The Slave – Winter Songs

Rob St John and the Coven Choir – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey

Nick Hudson – My Antique Dead – My Antique Son

Menace Ruine – Salamandra – Alight In Ashes

COB – I Told Her – Moyshe McStiff And The Tartan Lancers Of The Sacred Heart

Palace of Swords – Ringstone Round (The Hare And The Moon Remix)

The Hare and The Moon – O’Death – Wood Witch

Part 2 – Claude Mono’s Atmospheric Dance Music Ramblings

Sieben – Ogham on the Hill (remix) – John Barleycorn Reborn

The Horses of the Gods – John Barleycorn (excerpt) – John Barleycorn Reborn

Martyn Bates – The Resurrection Apprentice – John Barleycorn Reborn

The Rowan Amber Mill – Blood And Bones (Ciderdelica Mix) – We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold

Amorphous Androgynous Syd Arthur remixes Syd Arthur – Morning’s Recall

The Heartwood Institute – Astercote (excerpt) – Astercote

Assembled Minds – Through the Morris Light

Assembled Minds – The Forest Light Initiation Ceremony

Maribou State – Moon Circles – Truths EP

Heathered Pearls – The Worship Bell (Foxes In Fiction Remix) – Loyal




Radio Show – 17 January 2016 – Episode 254

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Golden Apples of the Sun Episode 254 is directed by Tristan Gibbs, one of the Golden Apples founding curators. You will learn many musically essential things to know simply by listening to Tristan. Re-stream link in the comments.

Listen Here (select 17 Jan 2016 edition)


Heather Leigh – Fairfield Fantasy – I Abused Animal

John Cameron – Psychomania Front Title – Psychomania OST

Z – Harkonnen – Visions of Dune

Masahiko Sato – The Notice is Notice – Belladonna OST

Earth – His Teeth Did Brightly Shine – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Julia Holter – Vasquez – Have You In My Wilderness

Harmonia – Ueber Ottenstein – Live 1974

Cavern of Anti-Matter – Pulsing River Velvet Phase – Other Voices 06

David Bowie – An Occasional Dream – Space Oddity

Laura Cannell – Conversing in a Dream – Beneath Swooping Talons

Joanna Newsom – You Will Not Take My Heart Alive – Divers

Masahiko Sato – Valle Incantata – Belladonna OST

Colleen – Babies – Everybody Alive Wants Answers

Masahiko Sato – TBSF – Belladonna OST

Z – Bene Gesserit – Visions of Dune

Oneohtrix Point Never – Freaky Eyes – Garden of Delete

Tyrannosaurus Rex – Chariots of Silk – Unicorn

ToiToiToi – Odin’s Jungle – Other Voices 07

Mariah – Shinzo no Tobira

Eric Feremans – Theme from The Antwerp Killer – The Antwerp Killer OST

Radio Show – 10 January 2016 – Episode 253
January 13, 2016, 1:09 pm
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Dave Clark curates his second edition of the Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show. His exquisite sound selection and the inclusion of the way too infrequently featured ‘Space Lady’ automatically ensures he will be returning again…

Listen Here – Select 10 January show


2:00:00 – Build An Ark – The Yes Song – The Stars Are Singing Too

2:04:00 – Rarebit – Convergence – Daizo

2:13:00 – Hailu Mergia – Hari Meru Meru – Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument

2:19:00 – Lewis Baloue – It’s a New Day

2:23:00 – The Space Lady – Major Tom

2:29:00 – Cokiyu – Drag the Beast – Your Thorn

2:35:00 – Actress – Uriel’s Black Harp – R.I.P.

2:39:00 – Andrew Pekler – Rockslide – Cue

2:45:00 – Virtual Boy – Viking

2:49:00 – Olafur Arnalds – Near Light – Living Room Songs

2:52:00 – James Ruskin – Cast Down

3:03:00 – Cyclobe – Replaced By His Constellation – The Visitors

3:11:00 – Ay-Shay – Warn U

3:14:00 – Iasos – The Angels of Comfort

3:25:00 – Sand Circles – Inner City Haze

3:28:00 – Samantha Glass – Return To The Sky

3:32:00 – Marumari – Rocket Summer 1 – No. 4 Supermogadon

3:36:00 – Balam Acab – Welcome

3:40:00 – Chris Watson – Galapagos

3:43:00 – Inch Time – Cloud Hidden – As The Moon Draws Water

3:48:00 – Bibio – Cherry Go Round – Hand Cranked

3:55:00 – Trudi – LÃt Mig Se Dig




Radio Show – 3 January 2016 – Episode 252
January 5, 2016, 10:18 am
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Its a new dawn its a new year….

Jesse JBomb Yuen presents the first edition of The Golden Apples of the Sun for 2016.

Prepare to relax with intensity as you are hit with a tranquillity bomb….

Here – Listen to the show re-stream (select 3 jan 2016)

Here – HQ Mixcloud


Phil Cohran and Legacy – White Nile – African Skies

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Longshan Temple – Into Forever

Farm – Crystal Shingles – The Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun OST

The Dragons – Expert from A Sea for Yourself OST – A Sea for Yourself OST

The Dragons – Big Mike Requiem – BFI

Harvey Mandel – Christo Redentor – Christo Redentor

Harvey Mandel – Wade in the Water – Christo Redentor

Tosca – Mrs. Bongo – No Hassel

Money Mark – Insects are all around us – Mark’s Keyboard Repair

Hexstatic vs. Guitar Vader – Perfect Bird – View Master

Steven Jesse Bernstein – More Noise Please – Poison

Date palms – Night riding the skyline – The Dusted Session

Henri Texier – Le Elephant – Varech

Mapping The Futures Gone By – Sluice Box Tavern – Contact Field Orchestra(

Elizabeth Parker – The Frozen World – The Living Planet, Music for the BBC TV Series

Steve Maxwell Von Braund – Monster Planet (Andy Votel edit) – Monster Skies Compilation

Piano Magic – Halloween Boat – A Trick of the sea

Perth – Original Food – Babes, Water, Waves

Barrio Lindo – Copla feat El negro Palma – Sistema Respiratorio

Vulcans – Star Trek



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