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The Fat Mermaid, The Hague

Last night I was surprised by The Hague. Not just discovering that what I thought was just the dull home to international criminal courts is actually a thriving beach town, but also by a DJ at The Fat Mermaid who interspersed black-power tracks with Kim Wilde and the Beastie Boys.

The Sheffield Tap

It’s not often that I’m pleased when my train or plane is delayed (and I write this while languishing in Luxembourg thanks to a re-routed flight), but had the 16.57 from St Pancras arrived on schedule then I would never have experienced The Sheffield Tap and life would be the lesser.

Festive Fifteen 2015

It’s time again for my annual round-up of markontour’s favourite new songs of the year – the Festive Fifteen 2015. As usual, they music isn’t festive and there aren’t 15 tracks, and it remains a tribute to John Peel’s wonderful annual Festive Fifty.