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 festive mood on the Sunday Escape as Paul celebrates the Year of the Rat in style with the finest in tenuously rat-themed music as well as a run through all of the week’s best new releases. This includes the brand new album from the Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”, which is their fourteenth studio album and Paul’s album of the week.
As well as celebrating Chinese New Year, Paul is celebrating Burns Night, with some Scottish tracks and possibly even some poetry from Robert Burns. There’s also Paul’s guide to surviving the Chinese New Year holidays and red packet etiquette, which may or may not prove invaluable in the coming days.
Of course there’s all the usual features too, with a tribute to Monty Python great Terry Jones who sadly passed away this week. Plus biscuits. Tune in on Sunday 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!