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 show full of the best in new music on this week’s Sunday Escape, as Paul goes through some of the finest releases. There are brand new records from Matt Maltese, FKA Twigs, Beck, Graham Coxon, Frank Ocean, and Alicia Keys, plus, since it’s just Paul in the studio this week, there’s a chance to go through all the new music that you may have missed. There’ll also be another album of the week, which won’t be a Christmas album despite the startling number of Christmas releases out at the beginning of November(!).
This week also sees the release of Death Stranding, the eagerly awaited new video game from Hideo Kojima which stars Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux and Mads Mikkelsen, as well as film directors Guillermo Tel Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn. Paul’s been playing it, and will give his verdict.
On top of that there’s music from the vast number of vinyl reissues, all the other random stuff Paul’s been listening to through the week, and of course in-depth biscuit reporting! Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm.