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.
It’s a packed show on this week’s Sunday Escape, as Paul plays all of his new finds including new releases from Beck, Grace Vanderwaal, Deep Tan, Flight Facilities with Aloe Blacc plus Anna Meredith and albums from Caroline Polachek, Battles, Mark Lanegan Band and Foals. One of the albums will be album of the week and naturally there’ll also be the usual mix of random songs that Paul has been listening to.
Joining Paul in the studio at 10am is Jeff Rotmeyer of ImpactHK, talking about all of the work the charity is doing for the poor and homeless in Hong Kong, and updating us on how the kindness and generosity of the people of Hong Kong is transforming lives. Then from 11am Paul welcomes Andrew Spires, the Director of Rotten Head Festival which sadly was cancelled due to the situation in Hong Kong. He’ll be playing some music, talking about the difficult decision to cancel the event, and the impact that recent events are having on Hong Kong’s social scene. He’ll also be highlighting some of the acts and local breweries who were meant to be at the festival.
On the biscuit front, Paul has been in Japan again, so expect what appear to be custard creams with cheese and angel pies. But who knows? There’s also all the usual nonsense, so 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!