November. I always write these introductions late at night so all I can ever really think about is crap like the weather. It's a battle between fatigue and also drumming up something coherent so that I can actually go to sleep. Some months I go off on a tangent and toy with the idea of writing some nonsensical non-sequitur but in reality it's all just words.
What November does signal is that we're nearly at the end of our first complete calendar year of podcasting. That's something to be proud of, even if I can't find the words to express that pride in a fancy intro. This month, on Episode 14 of the SESHWYN PODCAST, we play 12 songs from 11 different countries across five different continents that we'd love to share with you, so please hit play below and enjoy the journey.
A monumental 75% of our picks this month have made it onto the EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist which can only mean one of two things: either Spotify is getting more diverse, or we're getting slack. Whatever the case, tap that subscribe button and never let go of these precious international gems.
Christy set us off at pace this month, '200 km/h' to be exact. We're always partial to a good studio session and Iceland's Fufanu delivered on that front. Originally starting out as a Techno duo called Captain Fufanu, the band acquired a few members and dropped rank, instead delving into the Alternative Rock you hear today.
'200 km/h' is a bonus track from their sophomore LP Sports which was released as a standalone 7" single, on both regular vinyl and flexi-disk for those interested. (Ok, just me then...)
Up next we have the mysterious Council Of Angels. Another find by Christy, this time through a friend on facebook, and we quite literally know nothing about this band. I always have a go at the guys if they're not providing facts but this time around, there's two tracks on Youtube and not a word more.
'Déjà Vu' is one of of those tracks ('Heavea' being the second). Potentially they're from Wales. They play Post Punk. That's your lot. Get off my back alright.
Finally Christy makes it three for three with the obscure tracks, this time taking to Sri Lanka for his Random Country Track. The video description actually claims that this 1997 track is the first ever Sri Lankan hip hop song, and whilst I can't verify that given my lack of SL music knowledge, the politically charged Brown Boogie Nation bring the truth on 'Lions And Tigers'.
That's it for another month, we hope you've enjoyed our guided tour through the world music scene. Hanra & I won't have to wait long to prove our ability to find truly niche music as December brings not one but TWO SPECIAL THEMED PODCASTS. We'll see you in a few weeks for Episode 15, presenting the best Christmas songs you've never heard and probably get bevved whilst doing it. Will the magnum of vino spumante prosecco return this year? Only time will tell...
Also let us know who you'd like to see fight in future WHO WOULD WIN segments over at @SESHWYN and apart from that you better get ready to get festive.
As always, thanks for listening and supporting. We really do love you.