Best Foot Forward

-- A weekly fix of brand new indie/alt/electronic

 

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 '...you've got a good taste in music and it beats listening to Radio 1 anyday...'
'...I love listening to your voice. It arouses me....'

A weekly fix of the best new releases on every Monday night at 9pm with Alex Malcolm.

Say hi: bestfootforward.ic@hotmail.co.uk
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Sorry about the missed show

Posted Tuesday 24 February 2015 by Alex

Hey guys, apologies for the absence of Best Foot Forward this week. Do not fret, we'll be back next week with the freshest new sounds. I've picked up quite a few records this week which will no doubt be making an appearance. The best new music as always...

So unfortunately the 23rd show recording below is just our sustain service so you won't hear me or the show. However the playlists our ace music team have selected are certainly worth a gander. I'd also recommend the show on the 16th for some awesome vibes.

Cheers,
Alex

Posted Monday 4 March 2013 by Alex

Dear listeners,
This tuesday is the IC Radio AGM where we all get together drink beer, eat biscuits and discuss the plans for next year. Therefore as a committee member (and a lover of free beer) I will be in attendance and will not be able to do the show. Apologies! I've got some crackin new stuff to play so make sure you tune in next week!

Latest Show

Posted Thursday 28 February 2013 by Alex

Hey guys, thanks to everyone who tuned in this week...so much cool new music.
Apologies for the slightly sketchy recording, we've been having some small sound issues in the studio, it should all be back to normal next week! If you want a youtube playlist of the tracks instead or want to request something for next out then drop me an email!

Posted Wednesday 21 March 2012 by Alex

Thanks to everyone who tuned into my last show of the term and the vinyl LP special. Hopefully you all enjoyed the classics from my collection as well as hearing my childhood/tee years favourites, some absolutely amazing tunes in there! Take it easy guys and the show should be back after exams. Sweet.

promotionings...

Posted Friday 3 February 2012 by Alex

From next week around college you will hopefully come across my new show posters and perhaps even a flyer or two! Props go to Jess Abley for all the design work and for taking some of the photos, check out her other awesome stuff here: http://jessabley.wordpress.com/

End of 2011

Posted Monday 12 December 2011 by Alex

What a great year for new music! Cheers to all who tuned in, hopefully you enjoyed my take on this year's best releases...make sure you keep listening in the new year and have an awesome holiday. Take it easy.

2011-12

Posted Monday 24 October 2011 by Alex

Evenin' Evenin'. Cheers to everyone who tuned in for the first 'Best Foot Forward' of the year! As usual new music was of the order including new tracks by 'Justice', 'Surfer Blood', 'M83' and 'Scroobius Pip'. This weeks bands to watch included the chillwave stylings of 'TV Girl', future pop from the hyped 'Purity Ring' and brilliant Indie rockers 'British Racing Green'. Here are the links, go mental!
www.facebook.com/tvgirlz
http://www.facebook.com/BRGBand?sk=wall
http://soundcloud.com/purity-ring

One more show...

Posted Thursday 17 March 2011 by Alex

...before the exam period starts and I become a hermit living and breathing mathematics. So tune in next week for a South By South West special, with all the best new bands from perhaps the greatest 'festival' in the world. This monday we had bands to watch 'le Butcherettes' and 'California Wives'. Cheers to everyone who listened in, hope to have you back next week! Tell your friends and spread the icradio word!

Today

Posted Monday 7 March 2011 by Alex

I messed it up again...from about half way in there's awesome tunes (see the playlist) but before that = very entertaining silence. My bad. Bands to check out this week are 'Watch out for rockets', 'Church Of the Very Bright Lights' and 'Total Warr'...google away!

right...

Posted Monday 28 February 2011 by Alex

tres sorry but for some reason this week either me or the studio messed up and the first half of the podcast is just playing sustain and not my show. Skip forward to around 28 mins if you want to hear some awesome indie/electronica tunes or just stick on the whole thing if you fancy a cheeky bit or Rhianna and Enrique (eurgh...). Please accept my most profuse apologies for putting any listeners through such atrocities. Next week you'll get the full hour i promise!

sorry guys...

Posted Monday 14 February 2011 by Alex

...no show this week. Unfortunately due to a ton of coursework and a mate's birthday i can't make it down to the studio tonight...and i really wanted to play that new Strokes track too!
In the meantime check out these vids (after years of spotify and soundcloud i seemed to have discovered youtube!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpQ-OGZyDfY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIhIi9K9JxE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzA1kmH58U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayIbyPa6sw

until next week dudes!

White Stripes are no more

Posted Tuesday 8 February 2011 by Alex

I'm sure you've heard...the White Stripes have officially split as of last week...bad times! To cheer up listen back to this weeks show and you'll hear brand new music from the Sound Of Rum, Megaphonic Thrift and Exlovers among other awesome indie/alt tunes.

'Bands to watch' this week = indie electro outfit 'Starfucker', Singer/Songwriter/kazoo master 'Kai' and neo folk 'Cult of Youth'!

another show soon!

Posted Tuesday 18 January 2011 by Alex

Hey guys sorry about the lack of shows this term so far, back on it next week!
In the meantime check out http://www.myspace.com/upsidedowncat

Show 6?

Posted Tuesday 14 December 2010 by Alex

Hope you liked my take on the year's best new music, though I didn't have enough time to play any Christmas songs! Bad times. Hopefully next year will be just as good!

Remember to listen again and have an awesome end of year.

Numero 4

Posted Tuesday 30 November 2010 by Alex

Sorry for the absence last week but cheers to everyone who tuned in last night! Check out the podcast/listen again if you fancy brand new tracks from kitsune, bear hands, girls and eux autres. Plus bands to watch.... indie rock from down under in the form of 'Gold Fields' and amazing Glaswegian folk from 'Kitty the Lion'.

Tell your friends, listen again and be merry.

Show 2

Posted Wednesday 10 November 2010 by Alex

Cheers to everyone who tuned in this week, despite some hissing/crackling in the background (no idea what that's about) I think it went pretty well =)
But yeh listen again if you fancy some brand new tracks from the likes of Warpaint, Salem, Pete and the Pirates and the Quails. Bands to check out this week = 'runaround kids' and 'cloud nothings'.

Hope to have you listening next week!

New year = New Show

Posted Tuesday 2 November 2010 by Alex

So kicked off the year with a new show yesterday... Cheers to everyone who listened, i'll be more prepared next time ! But yeh have a look at the playlist and do listen again

Last show...

Posted Thursday 25 March 2010 by Alex

...well for a while anyways, easter and then exams so yeh no shows for a bit; bad times!
Check out tuesday's show for indie rock offerings from 'racehorses' and another artist to watch: 'the boy who trapped the sun', i'm sure you'll love it!

Take it easy and have a sweet easter

Show 7

Posted Wednesday 17 March 2010 by Alex

Hey guys hope you enjoyed the show this week and do listen again if you want to hear brand new stuff from the morning benders, dan le sac vs scroobius pip & the strange boys among others...
Bands to watch include the poetic 'Sound of Rum' and the unbelievably catchy 'Vermicious k'nids' ; check them out!
Also shop review = rough trade West, google it...
cheers

In with the new

Posted Thursday 11 March 2010 by Alex

Wow I can write blogs now, hope your loving the new site as much as me! But anyways...this week: brand new music from Blood Red Shoes and bands to watch including indie-funk Parisians, 'Jamaica' and maestros of Alt-folk 'Erland & the Carnival'.
No shop review this week but tune in on Tuesday to find out what deepest darkest portobello has to offer.

Take it easy

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