Subcity 17th February 2021

Artwork by Robin Roche.

Midday. Wednesday. Fortnightly. It’s El Rancho Radio on Subcity. This week is as always stacked with new music. This week we’ve got a heavy tilt on rippin’ guitars and frenzied rhythms, for about a third of the show at least. I’m probably fixing on Beige Banquet, who have released ‘Beta‘ a post-punk, art-rock, Blitzkrieg Bop, sonic assault of a debut. Today you’ll hear ‘Cold Yoghurt’ from the tape release on the show which really kicks! There’s a strong DIY feel through today’s show, with lot’s of the music self recorded and produced. See Silicone Prairie, The Poppermost, Josephine & Hershguy, John Myrtle, Bobby Lee and cool Ghouls!

Check out the album below and pick up the digital copy to support the artist. Unfortunately the tape has sold out, but stay tuned surely someone is going to pick up on Beige Banquet.

Listen live today or listen back later https://www.subcity.org/shows/elrancho/

On today’s show…

Psymon Spine – Jumprope
Beige Banquet – Cold Yoghurt
Pom Poko – Andy Go To School
The Gorls – Tracie
Pushups – So Let Down
Josephine & Hershguy – Let’s Jet
Jake Elijah – I Knew Then
Silicone Prairie – Silicone Prairie
John Myrtle – Get Her Off My Mind
Holiday Ghosts – Mr. Herandi
Count Florida – HOT THINGS
The Poppermost – Well I Will
Bobby Lee – Fire Medicine Man
Cassandra Jenkins – Hard Drive
Lean Logic – Mother Machine
Ryley Walker – Rang Dizzy
Cool Ghouls – The Way I Made You Cry


‘Get Her Off My Mind’ by John Myrtle

Artwork by Caio Wheelhouse

Birmingham born, bedroom pop whizz-kid John Myrtle is back with snow melting new single ‘Get Her Off My Mind‘ (Sad Club Records). The single is a sweet 60’s psych-pop nugget that bounces along like the best, with great melodies and a charmingly catchy chorus. Recorded on a home tape recorder, the lo-fi process and vintage equipment is there in feel but its quality is sonically hi-fi. Like all the best singles, it’s joyfully over in 3 minutes, no filler. There’s a Merseybeat vibe, with Myrtles’ signing sounding upbeat even if he is weary in love. Who’s up for signing the petition to get the John Myrtle vaccine? A dose of this straight in the arm will sort out our winter blues, flues and boogaloos. Keep those long, sunny summer days and melting ice creams in sight, they’re only a few months away!

You can listen and purchase the new single ‘Get Her Off My Mind‘ on Bandcamp today.

Watch the video below


Artwork by Raissa Pardini

Pop Mutations are dusting down and getting back in the ring for 2021! On Saturday 20th March 2021 we are going virtual again, hosting an eclectic mix of local and international artists, bands and DJs as well as talks, art, food and yoga.

@popmutations are excited to unveil exclusive performance streams from… Al White,​ ​Apostille, Bobby Kakouris, Cabbage Arts, Cassandra Jenkins, Chizu Nnnamdi, Constant Bop, Count Florida, Edwin Stevens, Fast Muzik, Fiona Moonchild, Fuse (feat. Dija, Kleft, Plantainchipps & Vaj.Power), Gavin Thomson, GLARC, Glove, Holiday Ghosts, Jolan Lewis, Junglehussi, Lilith Ai, Michal Turtle, Miss Grit, Nightshift, Pearl Charles, Pleasure Pool, Poisonous Relationship, Rachel Lena, Bonner (Shoot Yr Shot), Spang Sisters, Third Ear, The Orielles DJ Set, The Pink Pound, The Space Lady, Trasho Biblio, U.S. Highball, Vivarium Sounds, WomenSaid, 16 Years: Gigs In Scotland 1974-1990 Q&A w/ Chris Brickley & Fiona Shepard.

This event will only be accessible with a ticket. Tickets are £8 (+bf) and available now from popmutations.com. Pop Mutations operates as a not for profit, with all ticket sales going directly to the artists. The event will only broadcast via popmutations.com