"North of the Border"

With Ben remaining stubbornly Not Here, this week Simon welcomes lovably gruff Scottish co-host Rod Begbie into the studio. The bulk of the show is dedicated to some of Rod's exquisitely-chosen favourites through the years, before Simon rounds things out with a few new things he picked up this week.

Along the way, Simon and Rod discuss Britishness, Scottishness, and the fact that being a hipster in Scotland is basically the inverse of everywhere else, requiring great enthusiasm.


  1. Keep Yourself Warm by Frightened Rabbit on The Midnight Organ Fight (FatCat Records)
  2. There's A Girl In The Corner by The Twilight Sad on Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave (FatCat Records)
  3. Check My Heart by The Pastels on Slow Summits (Domino)
  4. Break
  5. Feels Like Summer by Tim Wheeler on Shaun The Sheep OST (Aardman)
  6. Rocks by Primal Scream on Give Out But Don't Give Up (Sire Records)
  7. You And I Alone by Daphne and Celeste on You And I Alone (Self-released)
  8. Ghosts by Ladytron on Velocifero (Nettwerk Productions)
  9. Debbie Loves Joey by Helen Love on The Bubblegum Killers EP (Self-released)
  10. Cool Slut by Chastity Belt on Time To Go Home (Hardly Art)
  11. Break
  12. Black White & Blue by Ladyhawke on Anxiety (Casablanca Records)
  13. Hot Pants by Alan Parker on Flute for Moderns (KPM Music Ltd)
  14. Cable TV by Fol Chen on Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made (Asthmatic Kitty)
  15. Break
  16. Victoria by The Fall on The Frenz Experiment (Beggars Banquet)
  17. James K. Polk by They Might Be Giants on Factory Showroom (Elektra)
  18. Thirteen Gliding Principles by The Delgados on The Great Eastern (Mantra Recordings)
  19. This Is Love by PJ Harvey on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (Island Records)
  20. Dead Fox by Courtney Barnett on Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  21. Solitary Party Groover by Drugstore on Drugstore (Cherry Red)
  22. Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo) by EL VY on Return to the Moon (4AD)
  23. Trust by Half Moon Run on Sun Leads Me On (Glassnote)
  24. Josephine by Ritual on From The City To The Wilderness EP (Self-released)
  25. What You Don't Do by Lianne La Havas on Blood (Warner)
  26. m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar on good kid, m.A.A.d city (Interscope)