January fucking sucks but fear not, SESHWYN is here to ease you through the final few days of suffering. We can’t replenish your empty bank accounts but we can hopefully bring some light and warmth to these cold, dark days with some fantastic music.
Hanra declared that 2019 would be the YEAR OF GUESTS and we’re starting the year right by inviting the one and only Chris Hansen on to give us an insight into his musical and literary tastes. Sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 30 of the SESHWYN Podcast.
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My emails are rarely ever exciting or productive. I only ever receive an endless cycle of pseudo-sales and clickbait bullshit so you might be able to appreciate my excitement when I found an email worth reading that arrived out the blue from a gentleman named Dave.
Dave is no stranger to myself or this humble website though. One half of The Joys Of Sleeping (SESHWYN Alumni - Episode 13 & also a Second Guess Favourite), he was reaching back out after four long years to inform me that he’s now producing music under the name Sans Parents and that he has an EP on the way.
I was psyched before I’d even hit play so I was delighted once ‘Consolation Prize’ started to ring out and it lived up to my lofty expectations. In Dave’s own words, the four songs have been “slowly pieced together in three different cities and recorded everywhere from my childhood bedroom, to a pub basement, to the occasional shower cubicle” proving once and for all that inspiration really can strike anywhere.
The debut EP from Sans Parents entitled Drive Safe, Someone Loves You is out on 8th February and I know I’ll be spinning it repeatedly so get involved and support your boy.
Hanra loves to make me work. I do a fair amount of digging for my own choices but he seems to unearth some long lost gems, extracts the audio track and then proceeds to turn his back on the empty hole he has excavated and leaves me to try and rediscover that hole a month later.
The track that left me searching this month was ‘I Know You Feel It’ by the South African act Kumasi, taken from their 1983 album of the same name. It looks like Kumasi only released the one album but were led by Afro-Funk legend Paul Ndlovu who also featured in Street Kids, and who later found fame in 1985 with his solo single ‘Khombora Mina’ which attained gold status.
We left it to our guest Chris to close out this episode and boy did he do it it in some style. I met Chris through Christy at a Splitknuckle show a few years back, who in turn had first met Chris in 2013 at a show in Southend featuring the likes of Who Cares? and Torquay’s own Cast Iron Jaw so it only seemed right for him to play us out on the genre that brought everything together.
Chris chose his favourite track from his favourite Rucktion Records band - ‘Shadows’ by 50 Caliber. Absolute stalwarts of the scene, it’s a ten year old rager that should inspire movement, both in the pit and to get more people to come through to shows. Who knows, you might end up on this very podcast one day if you do.
Everything else played this month can be found on the EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist (where else?) so get subscribing and start examining the back catalogue of bangers.
Big up Chris and Holly once again for rolling through the SESHWYN Studios and gracing us with their presence, we hope you’ve enjoyed their company as much as we did. Who is up next during our YEAR OF GUESTS? Answers on a postcard and we’ll try and lure someone else in off the streets in time for February’s episode.
As ever, hit us up with your ideas and suggestions, we want to hear from you but otherwise thanks for sticking around and listening and we’ll see you again soon.
Peace and love,