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.
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.
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).