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.
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.