C86 Show - Indie Pop
David Bowie special with Mick Woodmansey

David Bowie special with Mick Woodmansey

October 29, 2019

David Bowie special with Mick Woodmansey in conversation with David Eastaugh

C86 Show - Playlist

C86 Show - Playlist

October 29, 2019

C86 Show - playlist

L7 special with Donita Sparks

L7 special with Donita Sparks

October 29, 2019

L7 special with Donita Sparks in conversation with David Eastaugh 

Shonen Knife special with Naoko Yamano

Shonen Knife special with Naoko Yamano

October 29, 2019

Shoen Knife special with Naoko Yamano in conversation with David Eastaugh

Shonen Knife is an alternative rock band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, popbands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simple, yet uncoventional lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal 1990s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross.

The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones.

is an alternative rock band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, popbands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simple, yet uncoventional lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal 1990s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones.

Anne Pigalle in conversation

Anne Pigalle in conversation

October 29, 2019

Anne Pigalle is a French chanteuse (singer) and multimedia artist (writer, musician, art performer, poet, photographer and painter). Interview with David Eastaugh

C86 Show - Playlist

C86 Show - Playlist

October 27, 2019
Wire special with Colin Newman

Wire special with Colin Newman

October 17, 2019

Wire special with Colin Newman in conversation with David Eastaugh

Stump special with Kev Hopper

Stump special with Kev Hopper

October 17, 2019

Stump special with Kev Hopper in conversation with David Eastaugh

Stump were an Anglo-Irish indie/experimental/rock group featuring former Microdisney membersMick Lynch (vocals) and Rob McKahey (drums), along with Kev Hopper (bass) and Chris Salmon (guitar). They formed in London in 1983. The original vocalist was Nick Hobbs, who left early on to form The Shrubs.

Their first release was a four track EP Mud on a Colon issued in 1986 through the Ron Johnson record label. This was followed by a self released mini album Quirk Out produced by Hugh Jones which included their cult hit "Buffalo". "Buffalo" appeared on NME's influential C86 compilation and a video was made by Channel 4which was shown on The Tube. Continuous UK touring, regular coverage in the UK music press - including cover features in both the NME and Melody Maker, and a return to The Tube for a live performance of "Tupperware Stripper", ensured that Quirk Out stayed in the UK Indie Charts for 26 weeks, peaking at number 2. A session for the John Peel radio show recorded in February 1986 was released as a Peel Session EP on Strange Fruit Records in 1987. Following these successes the band were signed to Ensign Records.

Their only full-length release, A Fierce Pancake (named after a term meaning 'deep conundrum' in The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien) released in 1988 was recorded in Berlin and London produced by Holger Hiller with assistance from Stephen Street and was mixed by Hugh Jones after an unsuccessful session with US producer John Robie. The recording process was, however, often fraught with arguments amongst the band as to the sound and direction of the album.[4] However, the group were pleased with the finished results and three singles were released from the album: "Chaos", "Charlton Heston" (which reached number 72 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1988 and therefore became their only national chart success) and a re-released "Buffalo" (the latter only featuring on the US edition of the album). The album did not bring the crossover success the label had hoped for and, after recording a few b-sides and some demos, they split up at the end of the year.

Stump's persistent and growing cult following prompted the release of A Fierce Pancake on iTunes; Hopper had previously reported on his website that their entire catalogue had been out of print since 1990. The "Pancake" download prompted the release of a 3-CD set containing Mud on a Colon, Quirk Out and A Fierce Pancake as well as the group's post-"Pancake" b-sides and demos and their compilation appearance, "Big End". This was released by Sanctuary Records in 2008 under the title The Complete Anthology.

Mick Lynch died in December 2015.

C86 Show - Various

C86 Show - Various

October 15, 2019

C86 Show - playing the finest in indie pop with David Eastaugh 

Barclay James Harvest special with John Lees

Barclay James Harvest special with John Lees

October 10, 2019

Barclay James Harvest special with John Lees talking to David Eastaugh 

You Say You Want a Revolution? special with Joe Boyd

You Say You Want a Revolution? special with Joe Boyd

October 10, 2019

You Say You Want a Revolution? - exhibition special - with Joe Boyd talking to David Eastaugh

You Say You Want a Revolution? special with Geoffrey Marsh

You Say You Want a Revolution? special with Geoffrey Marsh

October 10, 2019

You Say You Want a Revolution? - exhibition special - with Geoffrey Marsh talking to David Eastaugh

You Say You Want a Revolution? with Barry Miles

You Say You Want a Revolution? with Barry Miles

October 10, 2019

You Say You Want a Revolution? - the exhibition at the V&A -  with Barry Miles talking the 60s/counterculture with David Eastaugh

Vernon & Irene Castle special with Eve Golden

Vernon & Irene Castle special with Eve Golden

October 10, 2019

Vernon & Irene Castle special with Eve Golden talking about the legendary couple with David Eastaugh

Sarah Records special with Lucy Dawkins

Sarah Records special with Lucy Dawkins

October 8, 2019

Sarah Records special with Lucy Dawkins talking about the film My Secret World, with David Eastaugh 

Penny Arcade in conversation

Penny Arcade in conversation

October 8, 2019

Penny Arcade in conversation with David Eastaugh 

Lucy Porter in conversation

Lucy Porter in conversation

October 8, 2019

Lucy Porter in conversation with David Eastaugh

Judy Tzuke in conversation

Judy Tzuke in conversation

October 8, 2019

Judy Tzuke in conversation with David Eastaugh

Captain Beefheart special with John Drumbo French

Captain Beefheart special with John Drumbo French

October 8, 2019

Captain Beefheart special with John Drumbo French in conversation with David Eastaugh

Sananda Maitreya in conversation

Sananda Maitreya in conversation

October 6, 2019

Sananda Maitreya in conversation with David Eastaugh