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.
This week the Sunday Escape celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which took place on 20 and 21 July 1969. To commemorate, Paul will be playing plenty of music both from the period and with a (sometimes tenuous) link to the historic event. On top of all that, there will of course be all of the best in new music, with new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Alec Benjamin, Rhye, Maven Grace and The Streets, among many others.
Paul will also be playing three songs from this week’s album of the week, and commemorating the 20th anniversary of the breakthrough album from Sigur Ros, “Ágætis Byrjun”, which is enjoying a special vinyl release to celebrate.
As if that wasn’t enough there’ll also be all the usual nonsense including the latest unfortunate musical collaboration and gastronomy corner. Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm!