Sleeper Hits

I'm away this week with my family, so here's a time appropriate re-run from a few weeks ago.

This week we finally feature the record from which the No Magic title music was borrowed: Doves sophomore The Last Broadcast. Doves are a special band to me, partly because their records were great at a very musically formative time for me, and also because studying in Manchester I was treated to the extra enthusiasm of their homecoming shows. I could happily feature any of their records, honestly, and if I'm lucky maybe I'll get to do No Magic for long enough to do that. But for now, the second album is the one of note: It showcases a band coming out of their shell, expanding their sound with confidence, adding some variety, tapping into the sound of their local Manunian roots a little more, and delivering some of the defining indie anthems of the early 00s.

We also play some sentiment songs about trains.


  1. Broken Boy (feat. Iggy Pop) by Cage the Elephant on Broken Boy (RCA)
  2. Do You Understand? by En Attendant Ana on Juillet (Trouble in Mind 2020)
  3. Break
  4. There Goes The Fear by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  5. Blue Moon Rising by Noel Gallagher on Blue Moon Rising EP (Sour Mash)
  6. Flowers by Oscar Lang on Flowers (Dirty Hip)
  7. Break
  8. Satellites by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  9. I've Got Your Number by Elbow on Cast of Thousands (V2)
  10. Concrete Pony by Ghostpoet on I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep (PIAS)
  11. Break
  12. I Often Dream of Trains by Robyn Hitchcock on I Wanna Go Backwards (Yep Roc)
  13. Train Song by Vashi Bunyan on Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (DiCristina)
  14. 10:03 by Doves on Kingdom of Rust (EMI)
  15. Break
  16. Who Knows Jenny Jones? by Mr Ben & The Bens on Who Knows Jenny Jones (Bingo)
  17. Walk in the Woods by Snarls on Walk in the Woods (Take This To Heart)
  18. Break
  19. Celeste by Roger Eno and Brian Eno on Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon)
  20. Illusion of Time by Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini on Illusion of Time (Phantasy Sound)
  21. Break
  22. Caught by the River by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  23. No Danger by The Delgados on The Great Eastern (Mantra Recordings)
  24. Stone on the Water by Badly Drawn Boy on The Hour of Bewilderbeast (XL)
  25. The Ship by Black Rivers on Black Rivers (Ignition Records)
  26. Break
  27. Space Face by Sub Sub (10 Records)