The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 9 July 2017 – Episode 328



Claude Mono hosts the Golden Apples of the Sun and curates a winter soundscape of intricate sound explorations through now sounds, baroque pop, psych folk, reissued golden era AOR vocals, electronica, and other strange and beautiful things…

Show re-stream here – select 9 July 2017

Mixcloud HQ here – just the music


F.J. McMahon – Sister Brother – Follow The Sun

Magic – Sunshine – Praise Poems 5

Prana Crafter – Luminous Clouds – The Active Listener Sampler

Floating Points – Silurian Blue – Reflections Mojave Desert

Lovely Days And Loud Hurrays – Before We Begin – Under The Covers

Jane Weaver – Ravenspoint – Modern Kosmology

Paper Dollhouse – Siren – Aeonflower

Paper Dollhouse- Your Heart – Aeonflower

Receivers – No One is Listening – The Air on the Set

Kadhja Bonet – Intro Earth Birth

Kadhja Bonet – Remember The Rain

Adrian Younge – Life Never Ends – Adrian Younge presents The Delfonics

Adrian Younge – Ready To Love – Something About April II

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble – Love Captive – Finding Me Finding You

The Radio Dept – David

The Radio Dept – David (The Rice Twins Remix)

Koushik – Corner of Your Smile – Out of My Window

Koushik – In a Green Space – Out of My Window

Danger Mouse – To a Black Boy – Free Design Redesigned

The Free Design – Lullaby (J Nova Remix) – Free Design Redesigned

Ada Kaleh – Palatul De Cleștar

Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

Gary Shearston – Witnessing – Follow The Sun

Gary Davenport – Sarra – Sky Girl



BONUS flexidisc – golden apples indiepop for valentines day
February 12, 2017, 11:03 am
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if you loved the full mix of golden apples indiepop for valentines day then you may also love this bonus flexidisc mix


Flexidisc Mix

The Golden Dawn – My Secret World

Port Sulphur featuring Vic Godard – The Lane

Morning Favorites – Every Single Day

Bouquet – Summer Swirl

The Softies – The Best Days

Coffee Garden – I Can’t Hide My Love

Part Time – Thunderbolts of Love

Orange Cake Mix – In the Groove of Your Romantic Soul

The Wake – Crush The Flowers

My Laundry Life- To set things right

Bart & Friends – Weave Your Name

The Holydrug Couple – Dreamy

My favourite – Burning Hearts

The Jesus & Mary Chain – You Trip Me Up John Peel Session


golden apples indiepop for valentines day
February 12, 2017, 10:15 am
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love is a wonderful colour…golden apples indie pop for valentines day returns for 2017…

indiepop…jangle…c86 …dreampop …shoegaze…shed a tear of joy at the beauty of some of these tracks and send a link with your love

…curated with love by Claude

re-stream the show here (Select 12 Feb 2017)

mixcloud HQ here (just the music in HQ audio)

BONUS flexidisc on the cover of the magazine – so much good music…another mix of the cassettes  and 45s that were just left lying on the carpet as they could not fit into the main mix…get your flexidisc here


The Durutti Column – Sketch for Summer Live at the Venue London 1983

Antena – To Climb The Cliff

Weekend – Drumbeat For Baby (Demo)

PS22 Chorus – Round and Round (excerpt)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

Allo Darlin – Dreaming

Frankie Cosmos – Art School

The John Candy – Carmenère 2096

Melodys Echo Chamber – Be Proud of Your Kids

Gurr – Moby Dick – In My Head

The Death Of Pop – Sun In My Eyes

Camera Obscura – Lunar Sea

Paul Quinn and The Independent Group – Stupid Thing

Miles Kane – A Girl Like You

Hong Kong In The 60s – Diaryland

The Field Mice ‎- Emma’s House

Grave Pool – Frost Pockets

The Proctors and Terry Bickers – Cellophane

Slowdive – Crazy for You

Chloe Sevigny – Surface (excerpts)

Shoestrings – Some Things Never Change

The Softies – Sleep Away Your Troubles

The Clientele – Reflections After Jane (Live)

Nite Fields – Like a Drone

The Candy Twins – Edwyn Collins is Back

Orange Juice – I Cant Help Myself (Kid Jensen BBC Session 82)

The Hobbes Fanclub – Love From The Stars

The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends

Talulah Gosh – Talulah Gosh

BONUS TRACKS (Mixcloud Edition)

Rocketship – Hey,Hey,Girl

Electric Lo Fi Seresta – Everything She Does

The Pastels – Kicking Leaves

Pop Romantique! – Tuesday Morning, Mondays Gone

Tahiti 80 – Better Days Will Come

Papooz – Ann Wants To Dance (live)

want more….

more Golden Apples indiepop here , here and here

the legendary Twee as Fuck article here


Magic Eye – Golden Circle
February 21, 2016, 9:02 am
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Magic Eye = (haze pop + shoegaze + indie-pop) x lo-fi

Magic Eye’s latest cassette, Babylon  on Not Not Fun was almost scrapped as the hazy gazer pop sound synonymous with the Edinburgh four piece was compromised when the group attempted to record in a professional studio. So the band took their belongings back to the bedroom, piecing together the Babylon cassette on their own

You can get the track Golden Eye as performed live in the video on the 2013 sampler from the Song, By Toad Record Label/Blog from Edinburgh Scotland.

Check outa  very cool mixtape they did for Impose Magazine here

“…This mix is made from songs that we were into around the time of recording the album. We stitched them together and ran them through our effects. The Robert Fripp tune is a song I wish I could have listened to properly, but it’s from pieces of his youtube interview in the reverb chamber with interview clips in between…”

01 XTC – Functions On The Low
02 Fatima Al Qadiri – Hip Hop Spa
03 Robert Fripp – Frippertronics
04 Art Of Noise – Moments of Love
05 Magic Eye – Sad Disco
06 Magic Eye – Never
07 Brian Eno – Discreet Music(excerpt)


The Pastels – Kicking Leaves
February 20, 2016, 5:20 am
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Still finding little souvenirs left behind from the Golden Apples Valentines Day date with Indie Pop mixtape

This track is from 2013’s Slow Summits, the first proper LP since 1997.  The film clip has a nice almost hauntological feel.


Radio Show – Valentines Day – Indiepop – Episode 258


Claude Mono hosts a very special Valentine’s Day edition – a musical date with the sound of Indie-Pop – after all Indie-Pop IS the music of L.O.V.E so I’d say enjoy today’s show with someone you love…

How Does It Feel To Be Loved is the show theme stolen from the legendary Indie Pop club night How Does It Feel To Be Loved (or HDIF) hosted at The Canterbury Arms in Brixton. See Claude’s HDIF post here as well as grabbing Claude’s 2009 indie pop mixtape.


Re-stream the show Here – Select 14 Feb = Valentines Day

Mixcloud HQ audio Here – extra tracks – no chit chat just the music


The Sundowners – Always You – Captain Nemo

Everything is Everything – Witchi Tai To – Everything Is Everything featuring Chris Hills

The Free Design featuring Tony Mottola – Kites Are Fun – Kites Are Fun

The Passions – I’m in Love with a German Film Star

Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth – Colossal Youth

Stereolab – Changer – Switched On

California Snow Story – Suddenly Everything Happens – Close to the Ocean

Hong Kong in the 60s – Footsteps – Willow Pattern Songs

Acid House Kings – Sunday Morning – Mondays Are Like Tuesdays

Aberdeen – Sink or Float – It Was The Rain Lost Recordings

My Favourite – Burning Hearts – The Happiest Days Of My Life

The Dentists – I Had an Excellent Dream – Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It’s All Over It Is Now

Tallulah Gosh – Tallulah Gosh

Blueboy – So Catch Him – So Catch Him

Blink – Happy Days – Map of The Universe

Camera Obscura – Intro – Desire Lines

Camera Obscura – Razzle Dazzle Rose – Let’s Get Out of This Country

Alpaca Sports – I Was Running – Sealed With A Kiss

The Fresh & Onlys – Presence Of Mind – Long Slow Dance

Jane – It’s a Fine Day – Pillows and Prayers Vol 2

Quentin Crisp – Stop The Music For A Minute – Pillows and Prayers Vol 1

The Tomatometers – Into The Blue – EP

The Pastels – Check My Heart – Slow Summits

Artist Unknown – The Girl From Katong (Serenaide Cover) – Lush 99.5FM

Steve Buscemi and Thora Birch – Record Collector – Ghost World OST

Orange Juice – Rip It Up – Rip It Up

Weekend feat Alison Stratton – Drum Beat for Baby – Nostalgia

Benni Hemm Hemm – Ku Ui Po – Benni Hemm Hemm

Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves – Oh Your So Silent Lens

Rocketship – I Love You Like The Way I Used To Do – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (Mixcloud Only)

Stereolab – Brakhage – Peel Session (Mixcloud Only)

Franny and Zooey – Otto y Ana

Elephant Parade – For You – Bedroom Recordings (Mixcloud Only)


How Does It Feel To Be Loved – Indiepop

how does it feel to be loved - kiss edit crop

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)

the kids at the club

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

hdif girl with single

hdif crowd

hdif anterbury-last-night exterior



hdif anterbury-last-night fans 2

hdif anterbury-last-night fans

hdif crowd