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.
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!