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 celebrates the release of an astonishing number of eagerly awaited albums, in particular The Return from rapper Sampa The Great, which is album of the week, as well as new albums from Metronomy, Alex Cameron, Charli XCX, The Lumineers, Pixies, (Sandy) Alex G and more! There’s also all the best other newly released songs from the week, with highlights from Wrabel, Green Day, The Knocks, FKA Twigs, Bruno Major and The Heavy. If there’s enough time, Paul will play some of the older stuff that’s been hitting the turntable at Pop Fugitive HQ.
There’s also some sad news however, as songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston passed away this week. Paul will play a few tracks from him and those influenced by him, and look at the incredible influence he had on independent music.
On top of all that there’s a look at a seven-inch box set from Slade, another cover version from Bryan Ferry that nobody wanted, and of course biscuits (which actually look decent this week). Tune in from 9.30am to 1pm!
It’s a packed show on the Sunday Escape as Paul is joined in the studio by two people from the food and beverage industry, Holly Graham and Tom Egerton. Holly is the Managing Editor of DRiNK Magazine Asia, and the founder of Asia Women In Booze community, and will be talking to Paul about what it’s like to work in the bar industry in Hong Kong, as well as the forthcoming Asia Speed Rack competition.
Tom has 17 years’ experience of working in kitchens, bars and restaurants around the world. He's a specialist in sustainability in the industry and works for Hong Kong’s arm of Proof and Company as a Spirits Evangelist, part of one of the most well-regarded teams in the cocktail and spirits industry around the globe. Holly and Tom will be choosing music and talking about their experiences.
That’s not all of course! As always, Paul will be playing all the best of the new music, with an album of the week and a track from Mercury Music Prize winner Dave, as well as another in Paul’s series of dubious cover versions by Bryan Ferry. And of course there'll be biscuits!
It all takes place from 9.30am 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!