Sun & Drums

This week, we're joined by dear friend and long-serving DJ Karina from Hello Sunshine. She's brought a selection of music that she's played on her show over the years, but specifically ones that inspire her love of drums and percussion. She highlights a number of different perspectives on the value of drums in music, it's really great. We also chat a bit about how she's responsible for the chain of events that brought me to the station five years ago.

This week we feature an older record, one of my favourites: The wonderful Falling Off the Lavender Bridge by Lightspeed Champion. Released a little over ten years ago, and the foundation of one of my favourite SXSW performances that year, Dev Hynes second major project — and precursor to his more famous identity as Blood Orange — is a quirky, folky work, with great melodies, dark and witty lyrics, and beautiful harmonies with Emmy The Great. We also enjoy digging into some of his “antifolk” scene collaborations with Florence of Florence + The Machine, and his talent for well crafted cover versions.


  1. Light Conductor by Light Conductor on Sequence One (Constellation)
  2. White Onions by Foals on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 (Transgressive/Warner)
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  4. A Capable Man by Man & The Echo on A Capable Man (Still Nil Nil)
  5. Natural by N0V3L on Novel (Meat Machine)
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  7. Galaxy of the Lost by Lightspeed Champion on Falling Off the Lavender Bridge (Domino)
  8. Edward is Deadwood by Emmy the Great on First Love (Close Harbour)
  9. Die by Stella Donnelly on Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian)
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  11. Little Room by The White Stripes on White Blood Cells (Third Man)
  12. Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out) by Arcade Fire on Funeral (Sony)
  13. The Bleeding Heart Show by The New Pornographers on Twin Cinema (Matador)
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  15. No Halo by Kevin Morby on No Halo (Dead Oceans)
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  17. Dry Lips by Lightspeed Champion on Falling Off the Lavender Bridge (Domino)
  18. Heart in a Cage (feat. Florence + The Machine) by Lightspeed Champion on Live at Antone's SXSW 2008 (Self Released)
  19. Bird Song by Florence + the Machine on Lungs – Deluxe Edition (Universal)
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  21. We're All Going to Die by Club 8 on The People's Record (Labrador)
  22. Someone Great by LCD Soundsystem on Sound of Silver (DFA)
  23. Heart it Races by Architecture In Helsinki on Places Like This (Polyvinyl)
  24. I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes by The Boy Least Likely To on The Greatest Hits (Young Stupid)
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  26. Midnight Surprise by Lightspeed Champion on Falling Off the Lavender Bridge (Domino)
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  28. I'm Sorry We Lied by Blood Orange on Coastal Grooves (Domino)