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CB June 16th 2010 (with Honeymoon on Mars & Stealing Signs)



Honeymoon on Mars (l-r):

Dave (guitar/vocals), Kevin (keyboards), John (drums), Richard (bass/vocals).


This week I was joined in the studio by locals Honeymoon on Mars. The fabulous foursome formed a few years back and released their self-titled debut album last year. Having impressed at the recent Curveballs gig at Edge, the band’s eclectic sound will see them performing up and down the country in the next few months, and with their organ and double bass in tow, you’ll be guaranteed as memorable a performance as the one we had in the studio – click below to hear the results! The band have festival dates in Warwick and Leeds lined up for August and hope to return to Romford in September, but you can stay tuned for new gig dates and other goings-on at


Click to hear the tracks performed in the studio:

Hymn of Hope

Time of Our Lives

New Life (Depeche Mode cover)




Also joining me on the phone was Nick from Stealing Signs. From South Woodham Ferrers, the band formed a couple of years ago originally but have been going with their current line-up since January. The band’s distinctive indie sound has won them a local following and, as Nick explained to us, could be set to take them a lot further with their involvement in Band Republic, an interactive record label competition – find out more at The band can next be seen live at The Box in Chelmsford on July 3rd and Monto Water Rats on July 8th (where they’ll be joined by Phill Jupitus doing a DJ set). Hear more from the band at


Click here to listen to the interview


Super Furry Animals – God! Show Me Magic

Not From There – Juanita’s Cocktail Party

Django Django – Storm

Bull See Red – Here’s Looking at You

Bewlay Brothers – View From My Window

Stealing Signs – Batteries

Honeymoon on Mars – Honeymoon on Mars



Hymn of Hope (live in session)

Them Bird Things – Underground

The Cardiacs – There’s Good Cud

Time of Our Lives (live in session)

The Electric Prunes – Tidal Wave

New Life (live in session)

Stanley Clarke – Lopsy Lu


Near Death Experiment – For No One

I Write Lies – In the Picture

Lady Grey & The Earls – Aardvark

Two Days Time – Snipers: Aim to Please

Surviving Silence – Blindfolds

Pretty Girls Make Graves – Parade

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