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.
This week the Sunday Escape celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which took place on 20 and 21 July 1969. To commemorate, Paul will be playing plenty of music both from the period and with a (sometimes tenuous) link to the historic event. On top of all that, there will of course be all of the best in new music, with new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Alec Benjamin, Rhye, Maven Grace and The Streets, among many others.
Paul will also be playing three songs from this week’s album of the week, and commemorating the 20th anniversary of the breakthrough album from Sigur Ros, “Ágætis Byrjun”, which is enjoying a special vinyl release to celebrate.
As if that wasn’t enough there’ll also be all the usual nonsense including the latest unfortunate musical collaboration and gastronomy corner. Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm!
On this week’s Sunday Escape, Paul is joined by Fred Croft, who as well as being part of Hong Kong’s ska band The Red Stripes is also a brilliant ceramics artist with a show taking place in May. He’ll be talking about his art, and also picking some soul and reggae tracks to kick off the show.
Later in the show Blair Reeve and Nick Langford will be coming into the studio to talk about their fanzine Press: Release. In an age where fanzines seem to be increasingly online, if they exist at all, Blair and Nick have created a fanzine with just 100 copies for each issue which focuses on experimental and unique music with a Hong Kong focus. They’ll be picking a few tracks too, which may be an obscure but interesting listen …
On top of all that Paul will be picking from the best new music, selecting an album of the week, looking at the latest box set from Tom Petty (the fourth in the last few years) and getting up to all the usual nonsense. Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm!