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!
On the Sunday Escape this week Paul will be playing all his picks of the new music out this week, with brand new records from Lupe Fiasco, HAIM, The Game and Digital Farm Animals plus an album of the week from Michael Kiwanuka. There’s also two big reissues, with a 25th anniversary re-release of R.E.M’s “Monster” and a vinyl reissue of Super Furry Animal’s “Guerilla”.
But that’s not all! There’s even more music on this week’s packed show. It feels like festival season in Hong Kong, as Clockenflap just announced its full line up of artists for the music festival taking place on 22, 23 and 24 November. Paul will be celebrating this on the Sunday Escape with music from some of the artists who’ll be playing, and his picks for the festival.
At 10am, Paul is joined by Hillian and Neil Godbold, part of Kitesurf For a Cleaner Ocean. Hillian was the first person, on 1 March this year, to kitesurf across the Pearl River Delta in order to raise awareness of the damage we have done and continue to do to our oceans. She and Nick will be talking about how we can try and reduce the plastic waste ending up in our oceans, and how they are making a difference through kitesurfing.
Then from 11am Carla Acepcion and Nick Flavell, two of the organisers of the Big Picnic, will be with Paul in the studio. The Big Picnic returns to Discovery Bay on Saturday 9 November for its 13th year, and in case you’ve never heard of the Big Picnic it’s an all day festival for all the family that takes place each year with live music, community events, and loads of food and drink. Artists include The Unsung Heroes and Shum King Mansion. The whole event is a great way to sample local food and drink, see local bands, support local artists and raise money for Plastic Free Seas Hong Kong.
Of course there's also all the usual biscuits and nonsense too - tune in from 9.30am to 1pm!