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.
It’s a relatively quiet week for new music this week, but that hasn’t stopped Paul digging out the finest in brand new records to play on this week’s Sunday Escape, with tracks from The Avalanches, Purity Ring, Sparks and The Strokes, plus a new album from Lanterns On The Lake. This week’s album of the week is the third album from Algiers, a lovely mix of soul and rock.
Soul has inspired the rest of the show too, as Paul will be playing some new and classic soul track amongst all the new stuff, and there’ll also be a tribute to DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, who sadly passed away this week. Paul will also be taking a look at the latest reissue of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
On top of all that there’s all the usual nonsense too, including but not limited to biscuits and a track from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s 2010 concept album about Imelda Marcos which needless to say slipped under the radar... Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm this Sunday!
It’s been a busy week in Hong Kong, but that hasn’t stopped Paul from finding all the finest in new music for your listening pleasure on this week’s Sunday Escape. There’s a lot of brand new music too, with new releases from Duck Sauce, Christine and the Queens, Aladean Kheroufi, The Secret Sisters and the first new pop song from Lady Gaga in ages. This week’s album of the week is the long-awaited new LP from Dan Snaith’s project Caribou – and it’s the first new album from Caribou since 2014.
Aside from that, Paul takes a look at a few of the events still going ahead in Hong Kong, and he’s been chatting to the ladies behind Mussolini’s Mistresses at their final rehearsal on the day before their premiere on 2 March. He’s also been talking to Jessamine Dyrus about her forthcoming poetry hip hop event.
In addition there’ll be a tribute to David Roback, the co-founder of Mazzy Star who sadly passed away this week, and of course there’ll be all the usual features, with a new extended play featuring an appearance by Stevie Wonder, biscuits, and who knows what else. Only one way to find out: tune in on Sunday from 9.30am to 1pm! Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm this Sunday!
On this week’s Sunday Escape there’ll be news from Sonar Hong Kong 2019, the electronic music and technology festival which took place on Saturday, as well as a long awaited album of the week from LSD (that’a Labrinth, Sia and Diplo) plus a What’s In The Box Set courtesy of Curtis Mayfield.
English stand up comedian Jason Strickland will be joining Paul in the studio to talk about his life as a comedian in the UK, and in Hong Kong since 2015. He’ll also be choosing some of his favourite records.
On top of all this, there’ll be a proper tribute to Scott Walker, one of Paul’s favourite artists who passed away on March 22. Throughout the show there’ll be music from the various stages of his eclectic career, plus songs from the artists who influenced, and were influenced by him. There’ll also be a games review of “Dangerous Driving”, a spiritual successor to the Burnout series of driving video games, and of course the world famous (sort of) gastronomy corner.
Last, but by no means least, Paul will also be playing all the best in new music, plus whatever else he’s been listening to. Tune in live from 9.30 to 1pm on Sunday, and if you want to get in touch with the show you can text on 93841424. (Sundays, 9.30am-1pm).