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.
This week’s Sunday Escape features a mixture of music and stories, with brand new music from Billie Eilish, Skinny Living, Villagers and a posthumous release from Leonard Cohen in advance of his album “Thanks For The Dance”. The week also sees the release of DJ Shadow’s hip-hop fuelled album “Our Pathetic Age”, which may well be Paul’s album of the week.
At 10am Paul will be joined in the studio by Sao Mei Nguyen and Rachel Smith of Hong Kong Stories, who will be talking about their final show of 2019, which is themed “Meeting You” and takes place at the Fringe Club on 4 December. It’s all about the way relationships shape our lives.
Then at 11am South African-born jazz singer Brigitte Mitchell is coming into the studio to talk about her music, her influences, recording around the world and her impact on the jazz scene in Hong Kong. She’s playing at Salon 10 on 20 November and there’ll be a preview of what audiences can expect.
As if that wasn’t enough there’ll also be more news from the Macau Grand Prix courtesy of Tim Huxley, along with exotic biscuits and all the usual nonsense. Tune in from 9.30am to 1pm!
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..