Paul and Carolyn (AKA the Pop Fugitives) are plotting to make their Escape every Sunday morning between 9.30 and 1.
Join them on the Sunday Escape to hear the best in new music, including three tracks from their album of the week, along with a carefully curated selection of classics, plus interviews with guests from all over the city and beyond. There’s also occasional live music in the studio and all the details of upcoming music events in Hong Kong.
On top of all that is “Biscuit Review”, now a Sunday Escape institution, a feature perfectly designed to complement the most eclectic mix of music on Radio 3.
There’s some brilliant new music out this week, and on the Sunday Escape Paul and Carolyn will be looking at the best of the week's releases, with new singles from Misterwives and Public Practice and albums from The 1975, Tim Burgess and an album of the week from Badly Drawn Boy.
Joining the Pop Fugitives in the studio is Leigh Powrie of Dragon Water, which produces Hong Kong-brewed “spiked seltzers”, and Leigh will be talking about the inspiration for the drinks, how they are flavoured, and perhaps even biscuit pairings.
Because of course there’ll be biscuits, this week’s Extended Play, and all the usual nonsense as well. Tune in from 9.30am to 1pm on Sunday! .
On this week’s Sunday Escape Paul and Carolyn return to look at the latest in new music, which is dominated by the release of Lady Gaga’s brand new album Chromatica, which is her first album since 2016. As well as talking about that the Pop Fugitives will play the best of the week’s new releases with a new album of the week and a look at some of the other great tracks from the last few months. There’ll also be a look at whether 2020 will be an unusual year for music given that so many musicians have been stuck indoors for most of it so far, and some of the albums Paul and Carolyn are most looking forward to.
On top all that, there’s a tribute to Jimmy Cobb, drummer on Kind of Blue, one of the best regarded jazz albums of all time. There’s also a classic Extended Play this week from Stevie Wonder, who celebrated his 70th birthday this month, and all the usual nonsense including an investigation into the perils of finding new biscuits during lockdown. Which will be proper in-depth reportage no doubt. Tune in live on Sunday from 9.30am to 1pm!
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.