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.
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!