Paul Haswell (AKA the Pop Fugitive) is plotting to make his Escape every Sunday morning between 9.30 and 1.
Join him every Sunday on the Sunday Escape to hear the best in music, with plenty of new records including tracks from his album of the week, as well as interviews with guests from all over the city and beyond. There’s also occasional live music in the studio plus all the details of upcoming music events in Hong Kong.
On top of all that is “Biscuit Review”, now a Sunday Escape institution, to complement the most eclectic mix of music on Radio 3.
On this week’s Sunday Escape, Paul Haswell is joined by Paul Thompson of ska band The Red Stripes to talk about this year’s Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival, which takes place on Saturday 24th August at Southorn Stadium. The event features Keith and Tex from Jamaica, Roddy Radiation of The Specials, The Ska Flames from Japan and Skaraoke from Taiwan, among many others. Paul T will talk about the new venue and bringing over such legendary performers. Of course he'll also be picking a load of reggae and ska tunes. Inevitably Paul H will tell his awful Bob Marley biscuit joke again.
There’s also all the best of this week’s new music, with long awaited albums from Sleater Kinney, Frank Turner, Shura and Ride, one of which may well be album of the week, plus new tracks from Belle and Sebastian, Anna of the North, Charli XCX and Death Cab For Cutie amongst others, plus a few things which may have slipped under your radar.
On top of all that there’s all the usual nonsense you’ve come to expect, plus biscuits! Tune in from 9.30am to 1pm.
Today's Sunday Escape is a genre-defying show, taking in ska, rap, reggae, indie, soul, easy listening and who knows what else. At 10am Paul is joined in the studio by Sandra Leung and Michael Sharmon, two vocalists who are bringing their show “You By My Side” to Hong Kong on 31 August. The show is all about their years of friendship as performers, taking in tributes to classic easy listening tracks and performers such as Barry Manilow, Judy Garland and Roman Tam.
Then there’s a complete change of tone as Paul chats with Roddy “Radiation” Byers from The Specials, who wrote some of their most iconic songs and is in town as part of the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival. Paul caught up with Roddy earlier in the week to talk about The Specials, ska, rockabilly, and Amy Winehouse. There’ll also be more highlights from the festival.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also all of the best in the week’s new music, with North Carolina rapper Rapsody’s new album as album of the week along with new tracks from First Aid Kid, Mura Masa, Girl Ray and more. There’s also the latest instalment of “Bryan Ferry Messes It Up”, biscuits and all the usual nonsense. Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm.
This Sunday the Pop Fugitives will be celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Earth Pig with some specially selected possibly tenuously themed tunes and slightly more specially selected biscuits.
They'll also be giving their thoughts on the remake of Suspiria, which is finally on release here in Hong Kong. Possibly more of a homage than strictly a remake, it tells the tale of a new student at a dance academy, an unexplained disappearance and a witches coven. It also features a soundtrack composed by Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
Paul has been playing Ace Combat 7, a combat flight action game. Carolyn suspects the biggest challenge will be whether he can land his plane successfully after completing a mission!
Plus, they'll be rounding up all of the best new releases, picking an album of the week and digging up a few classics to play!