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.
Among the brand new music on this week’s Sunday Escape you’ll find new tracks from Bon Iver, Sampa The Great, Sofi Tukker, Madeon and Of Monsters and Men. The week also sees new albums from Blood Orange, Africa Express, Palace, Penelope Isles and Banks, one of which will almost certainly be Paul’s album of the week.
Of course there’ll be plenty of older music to back up the new releases, with a good chance of an 80s slant now that Paul has finished watching Stranger Things 3. Talking of which, there’ll be a look at the Stranger Things 3 videogame tie-in, as well as Cadence of Hyrule, the new Legend of Zelda rhythm game on the Nintendo Switch.
If that wasn’t enough, it’s Shark Awareness Day on Sunday too, so Paul will be joined in the studio from 12 by Andrea Richey of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation to talk about shark conservation and what we can do to help, as well as the importance of sharks to our eco-system.
On top of that there’ll be all the usual nonsense and biscuits including a new feature “When Collaborations Go Wrong”. Tune in from 9.30 to1 pm!
There’s a packed show on this week’s Sunday Escape, as Paul runs through all of the week’s finest new music, including brand new singles from three of Paul’s favourite artists: Lana Del Rey, Jarvis Cocker and The Divine Comedy. This week’s album of the week is “Sons”, the fifth album from The Heavy.
There’ll be a bit of a classical slant too, as from 11am Paul is joined in the studio by Andrea Fessler from Premiere Performances. This is an organisation which seeks to bring classical artists from around the world to Hong Kong, working to bring education and appreciation of classical music to schools through its Chamber Music In Schools programme. Andrea will be talking about the ethos behind Premiere Performances, and picking a few non-classical tracks for the show.
For the last hour of the show Sybil Thomas (daughter of the legendary Rufus Thomas), Sarah Watson and Paul Thompson (both of the Red Stripes) will be coming into the studio to talk about their awesome Mod Diva Night taking place on 25 May at Grappa’s Cellar. Talking of which, Grappa’s Cellar is a legendary Hong Kong venue which is sadly faced with closure. Karen Tong, who is leading the campaign to save Grappa’s Cellar, will be joining everyone to talk about ways in which we can all try and save one of the few remaining gig venues of its kind on Hong Kong Island.
Tune in to find out how you can help, and to hear some incredible music chosen by Paul and his guests. It all takes place from 9.30am to 1pm.