Hello GoodBye Show 12 May 2012: Harry Merry, NOW and Ten

The Hello GoodBye team grasp the nettle this Saturday lunchtime with not two but three different sets of performers!

Expect live music from Harry Merry, Now & Ten.

Harry Merry is one of music’s true originals, a lyrically fascinating and melodically complex songwriter who has audibly been an inspiration for artists such as John Maus, Ariel Pink and Max Tundra. He channels his myriad of influences from 60s & 70s glam to French chansons and Eastern European folk, through his Roland keyboard to produce a music which is sweetly naive and wonderfully unpredictable. He is on a rare trip to the UK a handful of live dates, we are very pleased to welcome him to the Resonance FM studio for a session.

London based, avant-kraut-pop group Now prove as ever mercurial and playful in their musical explorations, gleefully defying logic and evading ones grasp with all the aplomb of a buttered eel!

Whichever combination happens to congregate from the rather elastic line-up that comprises the Leeds based outfit Ten, one is guaranteed that the resulting sound of piano, acoustic and electric instrumentation, sparse percussion, tape hiss and ambient field recordings, will all help to create a beautiful sound-scape that moves from slow, eerie and melancholic to pulsating and optimistic.

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Track list:

Now – With It (LIVE SESSION)
Teta Mona – Down By The River (HG archive)
Now – ‘interview’
Goodbye Leopold – A Picture Of You (HG archive)
Harry Merry – The Panorama Paper (LIVE SESSION)
Harry Merry – The Appetite Each Bite (LIVE SESSION)
Harry Merry – The Mollycoddled Scallywag (LIVE SESSION)
Harry Merry – Sharkie Supermachine (LIVE SESSION)
Harry Merry – ‘interview’
Catatonic Youth – I’ve Had It
Ten – Cammy (LIVE SESSION)
Ten – Winter Light (LIVE SESSION)
Ten – Suspended In The Sky (LIVE SESSION)
Ten – ‘interview’