February 1st 2016 – featuring Oren Lavie

Here is tonight’s Simplecity acoustic show tracklist, featuring Israeli singer-songwriter Oren Lavie and a special mix of “saying sorry” songs. Come back soon for another chance to hear the show right here.

First hour:

Irene Atman Simple Life
Oren Lavie Her Morning Elegance
Taylor Hicks What’s Right Is Right
Jose Gonzalez Hand On Your Heart
Angus & Julie Stone Mango Tree
Oren Lavie Locked In A Room
Sia Don’t Bring Me Down
Bon Iver Beach Baby
David Mead Last Train Home
Oren Lavie The Opposite Side Of The Sea
Josh Pyke Memories & Dust
Scott Matthews Passing Stranger
Breaks Co-Op The Otherside
Oren Lavie Don’t Let Your Hair Grow Too Long
Lou Rhodes Each Moment New
Adem Ringing In My Ear
Kate Walsh Talk Of The Town

“Sorry” mix:

Feist So Sorry
Badly Drawn Boy I Was Wrong
Missy Higgins Forgive Me
James Blunt Same Mistake
Tom McRae Still Lost
Aqualung Take Me Home
Pete Yorn On Your Side
Ella Fitzgerald After I Say I’m Sorry

Rest of show:

Louise Setara Love Me Still
Nerina Pallot Sophia
The New Standards The Inchworm
Will Cookson Consolation 1
Polly Paulusma I Was Made To Love You
Fionn Regan The Underwood Typewriter
Catherine Feeny Hush Now
Creed Lullaby

January 25th 2016 – featuring Oi Va Voi

Here’s the tracklist for tonight’s Simplecity acoustic show, featuring tunes from the eclectic globally-influenced British folk band Oi Va Voi, and a special mix for a creative listener with writer’s block.

First hour:

Stevie Scott Life’s Not That Simple
Oi Va Voi Every Time
Agnes Release Me (acoustic)
The Weepies World Spins Madly On
Dirty Vegas Days Go By (acoustic)
Oi Va Voi Magic Carpet
Iain Archer We Can All Be Friends
Jason Mraz / Colbie Caillat Lucky
Ingrid Michaelson You And I
Oi Va Voi Dusty Road
Missy Higgins Warm Whispers
Angus & Julia Stone Paper Aeroplane
Frank Turner Jet Lag
Oi Va Voi Foggy Day
Ben Taylor Glory Box
Ruarri Joseph A Turn In The Weather
Air Cherry Blossom Girl
Kate Walsh Star
Eg White Broken

Writer’s block mix:

Just Jack Writer’s Block
Swan Arcade Paperback Writer
Fionn Regan The Underground Typewriter
Soltero I’ll Be A Writer
Jackson Browne About My Imagination
Rosemary Clooney Imagination
Eels I Need Some Sleep
Sia I Go To Sleep
Dissociatives Sleep Well Tonight

Rest of show:

Brett Dennen Ain’t Gonna Lose You
Breathe Owl Breathe Drop And Roll
Bitter:Sweet Everything
Rosie Thomas Kite Song
Peter Von Poehl Silent As Gold
Emmy The Great Gabriel
Julie Collings A Little Bird Told Me
Charlotte Martin Cloudbusting

January 18th 2016 – featuring Jamie Lidell

Here is tonight’s track list and a chance to listen again. We’re featuring songs by Jamie Lidell, artists who played at the fondly remembered Big Chill festival, and more acoustic tunes to help you chill on a Monday night.

Simplecity show 9 featuring Jamie Lidell by Simplecity on Mixcloud

 

First hour:

Wampeters Simple Life
Jamie Lidell Little Bit Of Feel Good
Duffy Warwick Avenue
Elvis Costello Alison
Beulah Garside I Can’t Wait
Jamie Lidell Another Day
Nizlopi Faith
Regina Spektor Samson
Tom Baxter Miracle
Jamie Lidell Rope Of Sand
Nitin Sawhney Tides
Oi Va Voi Look Down
Hafdis Huld Tomoko
Jamie Lidell All I Wanna Do
Jamie Lidell Multiply
Camille Waves

Big Chill mix:

Lykke Li Dance Dance Dance
Roisin Murphy If We’re In Love
Beth Orton She Cries Your Name
Federico Aubele Postales
Jon Hopkins Circle
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset Sea Song
Nina Nastasia Our Day Trip

Rest of show:

Beirut Nantes
Stephen Fretwell Emily (New Single Mix)
Scott Matthews Elusive
Polly Paulusma Mea Culpa
Spek Hey Joni
Bill Withers I Can’t Write Left Handed

January 11th 2016 – featuring Joni Mitchell

Here’s the tracklist and the link to listen again to tonight’s show with a ton of Joni Mitchell songs, originals and tributes, plus a special mix for a Chill listener who is finding it hard to sleep.

Simplecity show 8 featuring Joni Mitchell by Simplecity on Mixcloud

First hour:

No Doubt Simple Kind Of Life (lullaby version)
Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning
Joni Mitchell tribute: Sufjan Stevens A Free Man In Paris
Goldfrapp Happiness
Richie Havens Here Comes The Sun (live)
Joni Mitchell Help Me
Joni Mitchell tribute: Prince A Case Of You
Elbow Teardrop
Jose Gonzalez Cycling Trivialities
Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell tribute: James Taylor River
Low Hatchet
Tunng Woodcut
Joni Mitchell Woodstock
Joni Mitchell tribute: Sarah McLachlan Blue
Emiliana Torrini Summerbreeze
Kate Bush Prologue

Special mix:

Eels I Need Some Sleep
Corinne Bailey Rae Trouble Sleeping
Alex Lloyd Sleep
The Cardigans 03.45: No Sleep
Grand Drive Sleepy
The Smiths Asleep
The Dissociatives Sleep Well Tonight
Rufus Wainwright Waiting For A Dream
Kirsty MacColl Please Go To Sleep

Rest of show:

Mercury Rev The Dark Is Rising
Jamie Lidell Rope Of Sand
The Bird And The Bee Birds And The Bees
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly Call Me Ishmael
The Bees Sky Holds The Sun
Lucky Jim Sun’ll Rise

January 4th 2016 – featuring Orba Squara

Happy new year! Tonight’s track list features singer songwriter Mitch Davis, better known as Orba Squara, and a special mix for Chill listeners looking forward to a long haul flight. There are also goodies from Elvis Costello, Regina Spektor, Radiohead, Gavin DeGraw and more.

Simplecity show 3 featuring Orba Squara by Simplecity on Mixcloud

First hour:

The Weepies Simple Life
Orba Squara Perfect Timing (This Morning)
Guillemots Falling Out Of Reach
Elvis Costello Shipbuilding
Amiina Sogg
Orba Squara So Comfortable
Biffy Clyro Machines
Tina Dico Sacre Coeur
Regina Spektor Samson
Orba Squara Warm Fuzz
Nerina Pallot Idaho
Radiohead Nude
Christopher O’Riley Karma Police
Orba Squara My Favorite Song
Roger Eno/Lol Hammond Room Without Lights
Air Night Sight

Long haul flight mix:

Ivor Game From A Plane
Chantal Kreviazuk Leaving On A Jet Plane
Lelani Flight 708
Lyn Collins Fly Me To The Moon
Richie Havens High Flying Bird
Raul Midon Sunshine (I Can Fly)
Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Tom Baxter Skybound
Alucidnation Suspended On Air

Rest of show:

Minnie Riperton Lovin’ You
Gavin DeGraw Belief
Yeasayer Bonus Track (2)
The Bad Plus Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Panic At The Disco I Have Friends In Holy Spaces

December 28th 2015 – featuring Crooked Still

Here is tonight’s track list, with songs from “nu folk/bluegrass” band Crooked Still, a special mix for some listeners moving house, and lots more acoustic goodness from people like Joni Mitchell, Alex Lloyd, Shawn Colvin and Bon Iver.

First hour:

The Sidewalk Boys Simple Life
Crooked Still Undone In Sorrow
Joni Mitchell Help Me
Jack Johnson Sleep Through The Static
Buddy Say A Lot
Crooked Still Florence
Breathe Owl Breathe 5
Freewinder Shooting Stars
Melody Gardot Quiet Fire
Crooked Still Low Down And Dirty
Anabrese I Am Here
Bowerbirds Olive Hearts
Eels I Need Some Sleep
Crooked Still Did You Sleep Well
Alex Lloyd Sleep
Rufus Wainwright Waiting For A Dream
Richard Pollott Lamplighter

Moving house mix:

Mr Scruff Get A Move On
Eels Packing Blankets
Beautiful South Don’t Stop Moving
Turin Brakes Building Wraps Round Me
Jose Gonzalez Slow Moves
Shawn Colvin/Mary Chapin Carpenter One Cool Remove
Kinobe Tired Heart
Zero 7 Home
Aqualung Take Me Home

Rest of show:

Barefoot Lazy
Adem These Are Your Friends
Neutral Milk Hotel The King Of Carrot Flowers pt 1
Bon Iver Flume
Jamie Lidell Little Bit Of Feel Good
Pete Murray So Beautiful

 

December 21st 2015 – featuring Kimya Dawson

Here’s the track list from tonight’s show (first broadcast in summer 2008), featuring music from Kimya Dawson and a special encouragement mix…

Simplecity show 2 featuring Kimya Dawson by Simplecity on Mixcloud

First hour

Dandy Warhols All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey
Kimya Dawson Loose Lips
Harry Nilsson Everybody’s Talkin’
Roy Ayers Everybody Loves The Sunshine
St Etienne Sun In My Morning
Kimya Dawson So Nice So Smart
Rufus Wainwright Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk
The Cinematic Orchestra To Build A Home
Tori Amos Smells Like Teen Spirit
Kimya Dawson Tire Swing
Panic At The Disco She Had The World
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly I – Spy
Yael Naim/David Donatien New Soul
The Moldy Peaches Anyone Else But You
Pete Murray So Beautiful
The Album Leaf Stremside
Alex Wurman The Harshest Place On Earth
Belle & Sebastian Expectations
Richard Lewis Magpie

Special mix:

The Beauty Room Holding On
Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush Don’t Give Up
Jack Johnson Sitting Waiting Wishing
Lily Allen Everybody’s Changing
Van Morrison That’s Life
Puppini Sisters I Will Survive

Rest of show:

Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
Kate Rogers Sail
Tunng Beautiful And Light
Club Des Belugas/Anna Luca Peace Will Come With Sleep (Triple Bass mix)
Max Richter Icongraphy
Vashti Bunyan Against The Sky
Don Mclean Vincent

 

December 14th 2015 – featuring Eliza Carthy

Here is tonight’s track list, featuring music from Eliza Carthy and a special mix with some fun covers. Come back later to hear the show again here…

First hour:

Crown Of The Carolinas Simple Life
Eliza Carthy Rosaline
Guillemots Falling Out Of Reach
The Watson Twins Fall
Bowerbirds Hooves
Eliza Carthy Two Tears
Keane The Way You Want It
Summer At Shatter Creek All The Answers (live version)
Nizlopi Girls
Eliza Carthy Simple Things
Emmy The Great Gabriel
Kimya Dawson So Nice So Smart
Slow Club Because We’re Dead
Eliza Carthy Hug You Like A Mountain
Panic At The Disco She Had The World
Feist I Feel It All
Reigns Spill O’Blood

Special mix:

Daniel Ledwell I Have Made You A Mixed Tape
Laura Barrett Smells Like Nirvana
The Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain Le Freak
Nouvelle Vague Just Can’t Get Enough
Hayseed Dixie I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Barefoot White Lines
Easy Star All Stars Karma Police
Daniel Ledwell Goodnight Goodnight

Rest of show:

Grandadbob English Summer
Don McLean Vincent
Joby Talbot The Arctic Circle
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Isle of View (Music for Helicopter Pilots)
Tunng Take From Black
Jaymay Ill Willed Person

December 7th 2015 – featuring Nick Drake

Here is tonight’s tracklist, featuring songs by Nick Drake and a special mix you might want to keep for the next time you’re stressed and up against a deadline (everything going OK running up to the Christmas holidays?) Lots more chilled acoustic tunes too, like every Monday night on Chill.

We’ll add the audio from the show here for you to listen again soon.

First hour:

Brandon Schott Simple Life
Nick Drake Cello Song
Guillemots Falling Out Of Reach
Tristan Prettyman In Bloom
Marie Digby Umbrella
Nick Drake Time Has Told Me
Roland Vega Playlite
Bumlazy Frankly Dom
Chris Liddiard Everybody Needs A Dream
Nick Drake Northern Sky
Raul Midon Sunshine (I Can Fly)
Jason Mraz I’m Yours
Richard Hawley Born Under A Bad Sign
Nick Drake River Man
Tom Baxter Miracle
Ryuichi Sakamoto Energy Flow
Devendra Banhart I Feel Just Like A Child

Special mix:

Dynamo’s Rhythm Aces Panic
Vitamin String Quartet Time Is Running Out
Quantic Time Is The Enemy
Nelly Furtado Try (Sweetwesty Remix feat. The Kronos Quartet)
The Korgis Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out
Nizlopi Worry
I Am Kloot No Fear Of Falling
Club Des Belugas/Anna Luca Peace Will Come With Sleep (Triple Bass mix)

Rest of show:

Tunng Beautiful And Light
Aimee Mann Save Me
Turin Brakes Underdog (Save Me)
Missy Higgins The River
Robert Wyatt A Beautiful Place
Yael Naim Far Far
Tim McRae Draw Down The Stars

November 30th 2015 – featuring JP Hoe

Here is this week’s tracklist, with tunes from Winnipeg singer-songwriter JP Hoe, a special mix to celebrate a newborn baby, and lots more acoustic songs to help you chill.

Come back soon to hear the show again on this page when it’s ready!

First hour:

Caroline Drury Simple Life
JP Hoe Are You Feeling Better Now
HelenaMaria Love Story  (Taylor Swift)
Erin Bode Born At The Right Time
Doug Paisley Digging In The Ground
JP Hoe Always
Newton Faulkner Teardrop
Oren Lavie The Man Who Isn’t There
Gary Jules Broke Window
JP Hoe East West
Leo Kottke Last Of The Arkansas Greyhounds
Noah And The Whale 5 Years Time
Take That She Said
JP Hoe Nicest
Over The Rhine All I Need Is Everything
Kate Walsh Your Song
Polly Paulusma She Moves In Secret Ways

New baby mix:

Ben Harper Beautiful Boy
Athlete Wires (Live from London acoustic version)
Alt The Day You Were Born
Mary Hampton Because You’re Young
Van Morrison Someone Like You
Dusted Always Remember To Respect And Honour Your Mother (part 1)

Rest of show:

Nick Drake Cello Song
The Be Good Tanyas The Junkie Song
Laura Marling Failure
Mission To The Sea Drift
John Frusciante Song To The Siren
Air Redhead Girl
Josh Ritter Harbortown
Pierce Pettis God Believes In You
Billy Joel Lullabye (Good Night, My Angel)