OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE LONG LIST

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. (Cohen)

This has been a fucked up year for music. We weren’t ready for Bowie to go, we didn’t see it coming with Prince, we thought Sharon Jones had it beat… Even with the old-timers – part of me thought Leonard Cohen would make to 200, and Leon Russell would at least make it to his 80s. Despite the darkness, though, there has been so much great new music come into the world – including some by those greats we’ve lost.

That’s the thing about music though, man – and I’m trying to avoid a bad cliche, but – music will be here forever, and certainly they really do live on in each note we hear again.

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Operation Manatee #24: Indie Music That Does Not Suck!

The Weeknd
The Weeknd

Yeah, it’s that time – and just as threatened last week, we’re playing indie music. Yes, indie music. Or whatever. Music recorded by independent artists.

Whatever comes to mind when you think “indie”, forget it. This is going to be a selection of awesome stuff that you’ve maybe never heard before or maybe it’s your favourite song by your favourite band that nobody listens to or appreciates or something.

One way or another, it will definitely be worth tuning in from 11:00 to midnight tonight!

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