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Last updated : 08-Jan-22

Bridges 22 Air date : 8th January 2022 @ 1900 hours

The twenty second edition of Bridges aired at 1900 hours on 8th January 2022.

  • Part One
  • David Bowie, A New Career in a New Town
  • I Speak Machine, The Sound of Silence (Cover)
  • Paradise Lost, So much is Lost
  • The Human League, The Black Hit of Space
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets, No One at the Safe House
  • David Bowie, This s not America
  • Blancmange, In your room
  • Enya, And Winter Comes
  • State Azure, Silk nebulae
  • David Bowie, Where are we now?
  • Part Two
  • Billy Idol, Wasteland
  • Michael Shipway, The WatchKeeper
  • Peter Gabriel, Come Talk to Me
  • Day Glo Fishermen, Lisa
  • Billy Idol, Shock to the System
  • State Azure, Switchblade
  • Peter Gabriel, Us
  • Blancmange, Wunderlust
  • David Bowie, Buddha of Suburbia
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets, We Shine!
  • The Human League, Seconds
  • Paradise Lost, Nothing Sacred
  • I Speak Machine, Shame
  • David Bowie, Strangers when we meet

Bridges 21 Air date : 23rd December 2021 @ 1900 hours

The twenty first edition of Bridges aired at 1900 hours on 23rd December 2021.

We'd love to acknowledge the special guest presenter but we don't want to annoy LucasFilm/Disney. So there...

  • Part One
  • On a good day, Ocean Lab (Daniel Kandi Mix)
  • Feel the Rhythm, Alien Six
  • My Mercurial Drive, Object of Desire
  • Gary Numan, It will end here
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets, Drowning in Indigo
  • Ian Boddy & Nigel Mullaney, Vanguard
  • Save a Prayer, Duran_Duran (State Azure Ambient Reworking)
  • Tangerine Dream, No Man's Land
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, The Machines are Learning
  • Part Two
  • Razmataz Lorry Excitement, Skin 3
  • State Azure, To a Distant World, Part 1
  • Tunnel Club, Lindisfarne Set (edit)
  • Ian Boddy & Nigel Mullaney, Run The Clock Down
  • Gary Numan, Intruder
  • My Mercurial Drive, Signals
  • Mike Oldfield, In Dulci Jubilo
  • Ion, Silent Night
  • Nigel Stanford, Cymatics
  • Daniel Kandi, Make me believe

Bridges 20 Air date : 11th December 2021 @ 1900 hours

The twentieth edition of Bridges originally aired at 1900 hours on 4th December 2021. This listing applies to the second cut, a remixed and remastered version of the original show. Two tracks were dropped from the running order, the first because the sound quality was poor and we received a couple of complaints, the second because it didn't fit in with the rest of the show. Two new tracks by UK synth whizz, Mark Shreeve, were added to the mix...

  • Part One
  • John Foxx, Miles away
  • Harold Faltermeyer, Top Gun Theme (Enzo Margaglio remix)
  • William Orbit, Starbeam
  • Donovan Silver, Time Track
  • Ozric Tentacles, Sun hair
  • Mark Shreeve, Storm Column
  • John Foxx, Horoshima Mon Amour (cover)
  • Tin Gun, Reanimation
  • Ozric Tentacles, Technicians of the Sacred
  • Part Two
  • Covenant, Bullet
  • Ultravox, Hosanna (In Excelsis Deo)
  • William Orbit, Wordsworth
  • SkinMechanix, Waving at Mono
  • Gary Numan, Cars (Oyster Records Remix)
  • Donovan Silver, Watching Ghosts
  • Ozric Tentacles, Toka Tola
  • Madona, Ray of Light
  • Tangerine Dream, Continuum
  • Ulrich Schnauss, Goodbye
  • Barry Gray, Joe 90 Theme
  • Mark Shreeve, Ikon
  • Goldfrapp, Number One

Bridges 19 Air date : 20th November 2021 @ 1900 hours

The nineteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 20th November 2021.

  • Part One
  • Tin Gun, Bombers (Cover)
  • Gary Numan, We take Mystery (To Bed)
  • Connections, Me Lost Me
  • Larry Fast, Into the Abyss
  • Jan Hammer, The Runner
  • Christopher Franke, Private Letters
  • Xan Alexander, Vectorscope
  • Kebu, Supertrooper
  • Rant, The DJ
  • Part Two (Synthwave Mega Special)
  • Stranger Things, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (C418 Remix)
  • Ron Grainer, Doctor Who Theme (Delia Derbyshire Original)
  • John Barry, Theme from "The Persuaders"
  • Richard Denton & Martin Cook, Tomorrow's World Theme (1980's version)
  • Jan Hammer, Crockett's Theme
  • Ron Grainer, Doctor Who Theme (Peter Howell version)
  • Tangerine Dream, Going West
  • Tangerine Dream, Love on a Real Train (State Azure mix)
  • Stewart Copeland, The Equalizer (busy equalizing)
  • Brad Fiedel, Theme from "Terminator"
  • Unbending Puppets, Theme from "Terminator" (Synthwave mix)
  • Harold Faltermeyer, Axel F
  • Tangerine Dream, Theme from "Streethawk" (TV series, Enzo Margaglio Remix)
  • Sylvester Levay, Theme from "Airwold" (TV series, Enzo Margaglio Remix)
  • Arthur Rubinstein, Theme from "Blue Thunder" (Movie, Enzo Margaglio Remix)
  • Tin Gun, Anthracite Days (Andy Gray remix)
  • Gary Numan, Absolution (Andy Gray remix)

Bridges 18 Air date : 6th November 2021 @ 1900 hours

The eighteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 6th November 2021.

  • Part One
  • Kraftwerk, Computer Love
  • John Foxx, Walk Away
  • Sinestar, Erotic Hypnotica
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Herbalise
  • Tangerine Dream, Huckabee's Dream
  • Christopher Franke, Lontana Mystery
  • Robert MilesChildren
  • Moby, Fireworks
  • Perge, Anfa
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Oxygene 19
  • John FoxxSystems of Romance
  • Part Two
  • Chris Carter, Modularity
  • Steve Hausschildt, Strands
  • Moby, Signs of Love
  • System F, Isolation
  • Christopher Franke, Wheels on Beach Park
  • Tangerine Dream, Too hot for my Chincilla
  • Vangelis, Albedo
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Oxygene 17
  • Sinestar, A Second in your Arms
  • Kraftwerk, Radioactivity

Bridges 17 Air date : 23rd Cocktober 2021 @ 1900 hours

The seventeenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 23rd Cocktober 2021.

  • Part One
  • Fluke, Absurd
  • Basement Jacks, Where's you head at?
  • Delerium, Terra Firma
  • Groove Armada, Edge Hill
  • BT, The Revolution
  • Nigel Stanford, Gravity Wells
  • Air SculptureShoarma
  • Leftfield, Song of Life
  • Chrom, Something New
  • Der Spyra, Seeds
  • Nine Inch NailsDeep
  • Part Two
  • Tears for Fears, The Tipping Point
  • Air Sculpture, Bock
  • Christhopher Franke, Mountain Heights
  • Robert Miles, Children
  • David Bowie, You have a habit of leaving me
  • Christhopher Franke, Back Garden View
  • Robert Miles, Landscape
  • Landscape, Einstein a-go-go
  • David Bowie, Survive
  • Tears for Fears, mad World
  • Nigel Stanford, Icarus
  • Fluke, Zion

Bridges 16 Air date : 9th Cocktober 2021 @ 1900 hours

The sixteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 9th Cocktober 2021.

  • Part One
  • Gary Numan / Jean-Michel Jarre, Here for You
  • Blancmange, Mindset
  • Talk Like Tigers, Metallic Light
  • Eurasian Eyes, 'H'
  • Hannah Peel, Tenderly
  • William Orbit, Water from a Vine Leaf
  • Fin Shakespeare, Second Try
  • John Foxx / Louis GordonAn Ocean we can Breathe
  • Hannah Peel, Emergence in Nature
  • Skin Mechanix, Zyramatic
  • Tenek, Blu Man
  • Stewart CopelandThe Equaliser
  • Pet Shop Boys, Opportunities (Let's make lots of money!)
  • Part Two
  • Blancmange, Living on the Ceiling
  • William Orbit, Sea Green
  • Vietgrove, Seventeen Eighty
  • Fin Shakespeare, Routine
  • Hannah Peel, Evocative
  • John Foxx / Louis Gordon, Through my Sleeping
  • Linkin Park, Lost in the Echo
  • Tenek, Fear for Nothing
  • Sinestar, A Million like Us
  • Eurasian Eyes, Chaos in your Mind
  • Talk Like Tigers, Diamonds
  • Blancmange, Clean your House
  • Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, Metal Heart

Bridges 15 Air date : 25th September 2021 @ 1900 hours

The fifteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 25th September 2021.

Tonight's edition of Bridges is centered around a personal theme - artists and albums that somehow completely failed to appear on my radar at the time of their release, sometimes only registering many years later.

  • Part One
  • Goldfrapp, Strict Machine
  • VNV Nation, Space & Time
  • Simple Minds, New Gold Dream
  • Japan, My new Career
  • David Bowie, Scary Monsters & Super Creeps
  • Depeche Mode, Insight
  • Gray Numan, Noise! Noise!
  • Goldfrapp & Dave Gahan, Ocean
  • Kraftwerk, Radioactivity (1991 remix)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, ZeroGravity
  • Bekki Williams, Magaera
  • Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, All of This and Nothing
  • Goldfrapp, Train
  • Part Two
  • Kebu, Just another Space Odyssey
  • Ash Prema, Unicorn
  • Cabaret Voltaire, Sensoria
  • VNV Nation, When is the Future?
  • Tangerine Dream, White Eagle
  • Kraftwerk, Tour de France Etape 2
  • Rush, Time Stand Still
  • David Bowie, Loving the Alien
  • Apoptygma Berzerk, Kathy's Song (VNV Nation remix)
  • Gray Numan, Here in the Black
  • Goldfrapp, Number One

Bridges 14a Air date : 18th September 2021 @ 1900 hours

The fourteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 18th September 2021.

Tonight's edition of Bridges is a revised version of last weekend's show. The sound quality of two of the tracks was substandard and they have been swapped out. Another track contained a profanity so it too was removed.

Also, sadly, one of the tracks violated our policy on links to videos containing adult material (some boobs). Bridges was always intended to be a family-friendly show - it airs before the watershed - and we don't want to encourage children to go looking up smut on Youtube. They can do that on their own.

  • Part One
  • Covenant, Bullet from a Gun
  • Blancmange, In Your Room
  • Glen Alexander, Yukky Fuzzy
  • Michael Whalen, Phonic
  • David Sylvian, Gentleman Take Polaroids
  • Japan, Monster
  • Seal, Kiss from a Rose
  • Howard Jones & BT, The One You Love
  • Girls Aloud, Call the Shots
  • Blancmange, Wanderlust
  • Nigel Mullaney, On Reflection, I should have stayed
  • Gary Numan, The Gift
  • Part Two
  • Covenant, Stalker (Club Mix)
  • Ultravox, Lament
  • Ultravox, White China
  • I break horses, Ascension
  • Blancmange, Gravel Drive Syndrome
  • Tangerine Dream, Dominion
  • The Church, Under the Milky Way
  • Glen Alexander, World on Fire
  • Nigel Standford, Cymatics
  • Michael Whalen, I have loved you for a thousand lifetimes
  • Parastatic, Sister Mary
  • Covenant, Call the Ships to Port

Bridges 14 Air date : 11th September 2021 @ 1900 hours

The fourteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 11th September 2021.

A slight change of tack tonight. Rather than play a collection of tracks that nobody has heard of and nobody can remember, I decided to play a mix of old favourites and some slightly more commercial pieces. That approach didn’t quite work in that the number of listeners coupled to the interaction via Facebook actually went down... so it’s back to the usual format next week.

Update : a revised version of this show will be broadcast next weekend. The sound quality of two of the tracks was substandard so they'll be swapped out. There's also a profanity and, even though I got as close to the watershed as possible, it's still a bit iffy. Worst of all, one of the tracks (I'm not saying which one) violates our policy on links to videos containing adult material. Bridges was always intended to be a family-friendly show - it airs before the watershed - and we don't want to encourage children to go looking up smut on Youtube. They can do that on their own without my help, thanks.

  • Part One
  • Covenant, Bullet from a Gun
  • Blancmange, In Your Room
  • Glen Alexander, Yukky Fuzzy
  • Michael Whalen, Phonic
  • David Sylvian, Gentleman Take Polaroids
  • Japan, Monster
  • Seal, Kiss from a Rose
  • Howard Jones & BT, The One You Love
  • Girls Aloud, Call the Shots
  • Blancmange, Wanderlust
  • The Morris Qunilan Experience, The New Bali Ah’i
  • Gary Numan, The Gift
  • Part Two
  • Covenant, We Stand Alone
  • Ultravox, Lament
  • Ultravox, White China
  • I break horses, Ascension
  • Blancmange, Gravel Drive Syndrome
  • The Church, Under the Milky Way
  • Duran Duran, The Chauffeur
  • Glen Alexander, World on Fire
  • Nigel Standford, Cymatics
  • Michael Whalen, I have loved you for a thousand lifetimes
  • The Morris Qunilan Experience, No Experience Necessary
  • Covenant, Call the Ships to Port

Bridges 13 Air date : 29th August 2021 @ 1900 hours

The thirteenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music aired at 1900 hours on 28th August 2021. This edition should have been broadcast last weekend to coincide with the Let's Rock the North East Retro Festival n Herrington Park, Sunderland but, due to some unforseen technical issues, was delayed by a week.

  • Part One
  • Motorhead, Heroes (David Bowie cover)
  • Inertia, Scowl
  • Sinestar, Breathe Again
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Our System
  • Human League, The Black Hit of Space
  • Midge Ure, Monster
  • Duran Duran, Ordinary World
  • Tangerine Dream, The Comfort Zone
  • Bill Nelson, Another day, Another Ray of Hope
  • Asana, Saviour
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw, Loverush
  • Tangerine Dream, Civilised Illusions
  • Part Two
  • Glen Alexander, Swordfish
  • Howard Jones, Hide and Seek
  • Duran Duran, Come Undone World
  • Human League, Seconds
  • Asana, Ascent
  • Midge Ure, Answers to Nothing
  • Bill Nelson, Sky Scooter
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Metroland
  • Hawkwind, Motorhead

Bridges 12 Air date : 7th August 2021 @ 1900 hours

The twelth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 7th August 2021. Tonight's edition is an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark special so expect lots of funky dancing and heavy bass guitar...

  • Part One
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Electricity
  • Gary Numan, Sir Paul McCartney, Mark Ronson, I know Time (is calling)
  • Michael Whalen, Future Shock
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Joan of Arc
  • David Sylvian, Orpheus
  • Jan Hammer, Payback
  • Ian Boddy, Slide
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, We Love You
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Souvenier
  • John Foxx, The Running Man
  • Eisbrecker, Ohne Dich
  • Avarice, Poor Man's Game
  • ZZ Top, Rough Boy (Dusty Hill tribute)
  • Part Two
  • Adam Lastiwka, Travellers TV Series Montage
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, New Babies, New Toys
  • Jan Hammer, Skichaser
  • John Foxx, A Fallen Star
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Beginning and the End
  • Ian Boddy, Troubador
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Enola Gay
  • Pet Shop Boys, Always on my Mind
  • Michael Whalen, I have Loved you for a Thousand Lifetimes
  • ZZ Top, Sharp Dressed Man (Dusty Hill tribute)
  • Japan, European Son
  • Gary Numan, Dead Son Rising
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Dresden

Bridges 11 Air date : 24th July 2021 @ 1900 hours

The eleventh edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 24th July 2021. Tonight's edition has a space theme...

  • Part One
  • Depeche Mode, Never Let me Down Again
  • Joyless Jones versus Department S, When all is said and done...
  • Billy Currie, Accidental Poetry of the Structure
  • Nigel Mullaney, Lost at Sea
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets, Drowning in Indigo
  • Scenius, Escalation
  • Nature of Wires, The Masquerade (NoW's Generation Blitz Remix)
  • Tangerine Dream, Mothers of Rain
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Dresden
  • Killing Joke, In Cythera
  • Vangelis, Chung Kao
  • Vangelis, The Tao of Love
  • Vangelis, Opening credits to 'Mutiny on the Bounty'
  • Part Two
  • Joe Satriani, Surfing with the Alien
  • Enigma, Age of Innocence
  • Daft Punk, Tron : Legacy soundtrack
  • Paradise Lost, So much is Lost
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Helen of Troy
  • Tangerine Dream, Sungate
  • Vangelis, Closing credits to 'Mutiny on the Bounty'
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets, Blitzed
  • Nigel Mullaney, Alison
  • Blancmange, White Circle, Black Hole
  • Billy Currie, Tremolo Shudder
  • Department S, Is Vic There? (Rogue Sector Remix)
  • Depeche Mode, Barrel of a Gun

Bridges 10 Air date : 10th July 2021 @ 1900 hours

The tenth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 10th July 2021. Tonight's edition has a space theme...

  • Part One
  • Ultravox, Astradyne
  • David Bowie, I look a ride in a Gemini Spacecraft
  • Babylon Zoo, Spaceman
  • VNV Nation, The Farthest Star
  • David Bowie, Space Oddity
  • Muse, Starlight
  • The Church, Under the Milky Way
  • Ian Boddy, Cassiopeia’s Dream
  • State Azure, The Kardshev Scale
  • Hardwell featuring Amba Shepherd, Apollo
  • Part Two
  • Mike Oldfield, The Songs of Distant Earth
  • Carbon Based Lifeforms, Silent Running
  • Kraftwerk, SpaceLab
  • Nigel Stanford, Solar Echoes
  • System F, Solstice
  • State Azure, String Theory
  • Anzo, Moonbound
  • Nigel Stanford, One Hundred Hunters
  • Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, An Ending (Apollo Sounds tracks)
  • Moby, We are made of Stars
  • Churches, Night Sky
  • David Bowie/Pet Shop Boys, Hello, Spaceboy
  • Ultravox, Satellite

Bridges 09 Air date : 26th June 2021 @ 1900 hours

The nineth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 26th June 2021.

  • Part One
  • David Bowie, Dead Man Walking
  • Billy Currie, Traveller
  • Chop 5, Some Shine
  • Scenius, Make it Shiny
  • Bush, The Chemicals between us
  • Kebu, Fleeting Lights
  • Billy Currie, Rakaia River
  • WIDA, Trance Number 04
  • Carbon Based Lifeforms, Central Plains
  • Jon Hopkins, Lost In Thought
  • Part Two
  • Kraftwerk, Computer Love [The Mix Remix]
  • Carbon Based Lifeforms, Silent Running
  • Gary Numan, In a Dark Place
  • Ion, The Faraway Piano
  • Pauline Murray, Secrets
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Automatic [Parts One and Two]
  • Scenius, Some of your nights
  • Chop 5, Consciousness Begins
  • Billy Currie et al, Ukraine
  • Tubeway Army, Listen to the Sirens
  • David Bowie, Little Wonder

Bridges 08 Air date : 5th June 2021 @ 1900 hours

The eighth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 5th June 2021.

  • Part One
  • Mark Shreeve, Ride the Lightning
  • The Killers, Spaceman
  • Tangerine Dream, Song of the Whale [Part One]
  • Love Hurt Bleed, Gary Numan [Paul Berry No Fret / Partridge Mix]
  • T-Bass UK, The Fabuluous Neutrinos
  • Chemical Brothers, Burst Generator
  • John Foxx, Walk Away
  • The Black Channel, Dark Side
  • Mike Oldfield, Sentinel
  • John Foxx, Underpass [Mark reeder Dystopian mix]
  • Trance Mixdown, William Orbit, Ferry Corsten et al
  • Part Two
  • Gary Numan, Is This world Enough?
  • Killing Joke, Euphoria
  • Sparks, Number One Song in Heaven
  • Lisa Bella Donna, Ascension
  • Sparks, When do I get to sing 'My Way'?
  • Tangerine Dream, Song of the Whale [Part Two]
  • The Killers, Human
  • Mark Shreeve, Nocturne

Bridges 07 Air date : 22nd May 2021 @ 1900 hours

The seventh edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 22nd May 2021.

  • Part One
  • Gary Numan, Intruder
  • The Stranglers, No More Heroes
  • Mark Shreeve, Crash Head
  • Iris Brickfield, All I Want
  • Razmataz Lorry Excitement, I Can't '
  • Tunnel Club, High on Life
  • Tangerine Dream, Oriental Haze
  • Tenek, Another Day
  • Depeche Mode, Suffer Well
  • Sisters of Mercy, This Corrosion
  • Gary Numan, Cars [Premier Mix]
  • Steve Luck, One Little Victory
  • Carbon Based Lifeforms, MOS 6581
  • Part Two
  • The Stranglers, Always the Sun
  • VNV Nation, The Farthest Star
  • Sisters of Mercy, Lucretia My Reflection
  • Depeche Mode, Nothing's Impossible
  • Tangerine Dream, Hamlet
  • Midge Ure, Western Promise
  • Tunnel Club, Elevate
  • Iris Brickfield, Lavender House
  • Mark Shreeve, Darkness Comes
  • The Stranglers, If you see Dave...
  • Gary Numan, Love Hurt Bleed

Bridges 06 Air date : 8th May 2021 @ 1900 hours

The sixth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic / alternative music will air at 1900 hours on 8th May 2021.

  • Part One
  • The Cure, Just Like Heaven
  • Ultravox, One Small Day [Extended Version]
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Stand Inside Your Love
  • Maxxess, Reactivate
  • Tangerine Dream, Tangram [edit]
  • EurasianEyes, Jealousy
  • Orbital, Halcyon and on and on
  • SkinMechanix, Tension
  • Hans Zimmer / Alan Walker, Time
  • Andrew Huang, Monolith
  • Kebu, Hope
  • I Break Horses, Ascension
  • Part Two
  • Kraftwerk, Radioactivity [1991 Remix]
  • Nigel Stanford, The Watchers
  • Rammstein, Feuer Frei
  • Maxxess, Protection
  • Tangerine Dream, It's time to leave when everybody is dancing
  • EurasianEyes, Fantasy World
  • Smashing Pumpkins, This Time
  • Ultravox, Love's Great Adventure [Extended Version]
  • Bush, The Chemicals between us
  • The Cure, A Forest

Bridges 05 Air date : 24th April 2021 @ 1900 hours

The fifth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic music will air at 1900 hours on 24th April 2021.

  • Part One
  • Tangerine Dream, Civilized Illusions from the movie Shy People
  • Ultravox, Slow Motion
  • Ultravox, The Voice
  • Ultravox, Brilliant
  • Tunnel Club, edit from Northern Exposure 2017
  • Razmataz Lorry Excitement, In the Beat
  • Jan Hammer, Theme from Eurocops
  • Jan Hammer, Trance
  • Jan Hammer, SkipChaser
  • Gary Numan, Now and Forever
  • Killing Joke, Euphoria
  • Moby, James Bond theme
  • Alien Ant Farm, Smooth Criminal [Cover]
  • Part Two
  • Tangerine Dream, Streethawk
  • Moby, We are all made of Stars
  • Covenant, Stalker
  • David Bowie, Scary Monsters & Super Creeps
  • Vangelis, End Titles from Blade Runner
  • Vangelis, Love Theme from ,em>Blade Runner
  • Tangerine Dream, Warsaw in the Sun
  • Killing Joke, In Cythera
  • VNV Nation, When is the Future?
  • David Bowie, Loving the Alien
  • John Foxx & Louis Gordon, Sidewalking
  • MarqElectronica, Bad Bones
  • Jan Hammer, New York Theme from Miami Vice
  • Tubeway Army, Fadeout 1930s

Bridges 04 Air date : 10th April 2021 @ 1900 hours

The fourth edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's show dedicated to electronic music will air at 1900 hours on 10th April 2021.

Note : This is an updated version of the original show with a better vocal mix, tighter running order and two track changes to reduce the overall running time (so that we don't cut Gary Numan off in his prime...)

  • Part One
  • Depeche Mode, Big Muff
  • Paraniomia, The Art of Noise with Max Headroom
  • Bad Wolves, Zombie (Cover)
  • Placebo, A Friend In Need
  • Depeche Mode, Enjoy the Silence [Mike Shinoda Remix]
  • Project Pitchfork, Rain
  • t.A.T.u., All the Things She said
  • Depeche Mode, It's no good
  • Eighties Adverts Medley
  • 1. Midge Ure / Chris Cross Levi's Rivets
  • 2. Ian Drury Hello Tosh, got a Toshiba
  • 3. The Human League Gordon's Gin
  • 4. The Art of Noise Cranberries, Moments in Love [Brycream Advert]
  • 5. Tubeway Army Lee Cooper Jeans
  • Killing Joke, Love Like Blood
  • Empathy Test, Loising Touch
  • The Right Hand of Onan, Edith Piaf ate my Hamster
  • The Right Hand of Onan, Don't read this out on air. You'll get banned...
  • Part Two
  • Shiny Darkness, In the Silence
  • Massive Attack, Teardrop
  • The Mission, Tower of Strength
  • Tubeway Army, Me! I disconnect from you!
  • Talk Talk, Talk Talk
  • Maxxess, Electrixx
  • Kate Bush, Running up that Hill
  • David Bowie/Trent Reznor, I'm afraid of Americans
  • John Dyson, Reprisal
  • Maxxess, Vision
  • Gary Numan, Ghost Nation

Bridges 03 Air date : 27th March 2021 @ 1900 hours

The third edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's brand new show dedicated to electronic music will air at 1900 hours on 27th March 2021. This is the Hurrah! We didn't get cancelled edition...

  • Part One
  • Covenant, Bullet
  • Nine Inch Nails, The Perfect Drug
  • Churches, Wonderland
  • Gary Numan, Music For Chameleons
  • Agency-V, This Time
  • VNV Nation, The Farthest Star
  • Gary Numan/Andy Gray, For You (Theme from Hunters)
  • Talk Like Tigers, Fruit
  • Arc, Howl
  • Cranberries, Zombie
  • Placebo, Nancy Boy
  • Covenant, Call the ships to port
  • Boddy/Reuter, Memento
  • Ian Boddy, Axiom
  • Trance Session
  • System F, Out of the Blue
  • Delerium featuring Sarah Mclachlan, The Silence (Tiesto Remix)
  • System F, Exhale
  • Part Two
  • Parastatic, Saint Mary
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Zoolookologie
  • Razmatazz Lorry Excitement, Haven
  • VNV Nation, Illusion
  • Japan, Life in Tokyo
  • David Bowie, The Stars are out tonight
  • Me Lost Me, Worm Unearthed
  • The Mission, Butterfly on a Wheel
  • Ultravox, Ingenuity

Churches Wonderland @ Moog Soundlab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjxsabBjmfI

Bridges 02 Air date : 13th March 2021 @ 1900 hours

The second edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's brand new show dedicated to electronic music will air at 1900 hours on 13th March 2021.

The playlist looks a lot like this:

  • Part One
  • Linkin Park, In The End
  • Japan, European Son
  • Tunnel Club, Live at Norther Exposure 2018
  • Tenek, Sombre Friday
  • Tenek, Fear For Nothing
  • State Azure, SwitchBlade
  • John Foxx, Barbican Brakhage
  • Gary Numan, I Am Screaming
  • John Foxx, Barbican Brakhage
  • Talk Like Tigers, Diamonds
  • Ian Boddy, Virtual Journey
  • Ian Boddy, Ecliptic
  • John Foxx, Twilight's Last Gleaming


  • Part Two
  • Tangerine Dream, Marakesh
  • Eisbrecher, Ohne Dich
  • Churches, Wonderland
  • Twist Helix, Renewal
  • Nigel Stanford, Solar Echoes
  • William Control, Deathclub
  • Eurasianeyes, Far Off Land (Instrumental)
  • Gary Numan, The End of Things
  • Apocalyptica, Nothing Else Matters (Metallica Cover)
  • Tin Gun, Devils and Angels (Psykelektric Mix)
  • Ultravox, I never wanted to begin

More fun next week... unless we get cancelled... :)

Bridges 01 Air date : 27th February 2021 @ 1900 hours

The very first edition of Bridges, Radio Northumberland's brand new show dedicated to electronic music will air at 1900 hours on Satuday 27th February 2021.

The playlist looks a lot like this:

  • Part One
  • Gary Numan, Pure
  • NiN, Head like a Hole
  • Nigel Stanford, Automatica
  • Depeche Mode, Enjoy the Silence (Mike Shinoda remix)
  • Blancmange, Living on the Ceiling
  • Eurasian Eyes, Far off Land
  • Gary Numan, Intruder
  • Nigel Standford, Cymatics
  • Thomas Dolby, Europa and the Pirate Twins
  • Midge Ure, Monster
  • John Foxx, Evergreen
  • Sleepy-Time/Chillout Section
  • Brian Eno / Roger Eno / Daniel Lanois, An Ending [Ascent] from the Apollo Soundtracks
  • Tangerine Dream, Love on a Real Train
  • Part Two
  • Tangerine Dream, Lily of the Beach
  • Kraftwerk, Tour de France
  • Michael McCann, Icarus Deus Ex Soundtrack
  • Bronson, Foundation / Heart Attack
  • Tunnel Club, Infinite Orbit [SkinMechanix / Falling Skies remix]
  • Jean-Michel Jarre / Armin Van Buuren, Stardust
  • Kraftwerk, The Robots
  • David Bowie, Dead Man Walking
  • David Bowie/PetShops Boys, Hello Spaceboy
  • OMD, New babies, new toys
  • Ultravox, One Small Day

This is the first show. Expect some rough edges. I haven't quite found my radio voice yet. Be patient. We'll get there.
David

Submission Guidelines (updated 06-Jan-22)

Here are a rough set of guidelines for submitting tracks to Bridges

1. First and foremost, we aim to be a family-friendly show. We don’t play tracks which are linked to strong sexual content. End of. If your track features an explicit video then we won’t play your track. This is non-negotiable. Why? Because our audience includes children and young adults, and kids these days are highly proficient at using web tools. They can find age-restricted videos with comparative ease so if your track features a lot of sex, nudity and general smut then, sorry. We won’t touch it. Mild sex is okay. Profanity is okay, within reason. Ask yourself this. Would you be happy showing your video to my Aunty Pat from Shiney Row? If you think Aunty Pat would disapprove then please find another track. Remember, your Aunty Pat is not the same as my Aunty Pat. My Aunty Pat swears like a Hendon Docker and has more tattoos on her bosom than entire The North of England Chapter of the Hell’s Angels but she is easily offended. So tread carefully.

2. Don’t send us files. If you send me a 100Mb AIFF file of your latest hit then I’ll blacklist you and you won’t ever hear from us again. Send us a link to your file on Youtube or Soundcloud or a code for Bandcamp instead. Please do not send us Spotify links. Spotify is part of the problem if not the whole problem.

3. We don’t play tracks by certain artists. It's a long story and it's probably best not to ask... except to say that they know who they are and why they're blacklisted. It's probably not you so don't fret.

4. The programme concentrates on a mix of Dark Electro, Machine Rock and Alternative. Basically, we play what we like and what we enjoy, as well as artists who, we feel, deserve to be heard by a wider audience. In particular, we’re interested in those artists who are having a really hard time getting noticed. Guess what? We were in the same boat when we started out. Got a hard-luck story? Tell us all about it.

The Music we play

So long as the piece is fundamentally electronic, your musical style is unimportant - content and context is paramount.

Length - we will, on occasion, play longer tracks. However, the majority of the pieces we play are between three and six minutes in duration. If your track takes fifty minutes of long slow aimless meandering before getting to a vague and nebulous conclusion then sorry, Bridges is not for you.

We won’t play noise tracks. If your track is just five minutes of car alarms going off or an hour of filter-swept noodling then this programme is not for you.

We do play ambient, usually as part of our Sleepy-time thread. We can’t guarantee that you’ll have an audience though. Most of our listeners will use Sleepy-time as an opportunity to visit the loo, put the kettle on, get a beer from the fridge or put the cat out. It’s your nickel.

We don’t play drones. Our aim is to keep the listener entertained and engaged, and to provide the backdrop to their Saturday night in. We do not want our listeners to switch to another station. Careful, detailed precise scientific analysis has clearly demonstrated that nearly every scientient living being in the Universe would rather gnaw its own foot off than listen to another artfully crafted three hour drone track. So, no... Don’t.

You Sir, are not metal.

We like our metal. We like our punk. We love our guitars. How heavy will we go? We don’t know. Try us. However, if it sounds like a Machine Gun blasting off two hundred rounds a minute with lyrics that appear to have been written by a hoard of Satan’s more playful minions then we’re unlikely to give it airtime. Fans of Norwegian Death Metal and Des O’Connor’s later works should look elsewhere.

Quality

We’re not massively bothered if you gift wrap your latest release in a roll of newspaper that’s been at the bottom of the cat’s litter tray for a month or if you stick it in a Jiffy bag with around a dozen or so nice, crisp ten pound notes. Art is subjective and we’re not critics. However, we do insist that you pay attention to the quality and format of your recording.

We must be able to read your files. It's not important if your track has been artfully rendered in glorious 24-bit, 96kHz pro audio or just hacked together with bits of old cassette tape. What matters is that we can import it easily into our audio system (Logic X running on Apple Mac). Our shows are rendered and exported as 320 kps MP3 files so the source is not hugely important. WAV, AIFF or MP3 files are ideal. We can deal with other formats if we have to but we’d rather not. If it will take two hours to import and edit your Meisterwerk into Logic then we’ll probably just replace your track with something by Rammstein or Rick Astley. Your choice really, bubs.

Recording levels is very important. If the levels are so low that they’re barely above the noise floor then we cant play it. Similarly, if your levels were recorded at such a level that the waveform is just a dense wall of black that hits 0dB 100% of the time then… No. I probably won’t even look at it. I have no desire to blow my speakers out. Or my ears.

One final word - If you do send us something then it's very, very important that you send us your best possible work. If it's not your best possible work then why are you sending it?

“Hey, Dave. We’ve been friends for thirty years. Why don’t you play my stuff?”

We play the music we like. We play the music we think our audience will like. Our aim is to build an audience that keeps coming back to the show week after week, year after year. We want to develop and support a community of musicians, a scene, in the North East of England that is second to none because we believe we have a deep, deep well of highly skilled, very talented musicians and bands in this part of the world that deserves to be heard. We’re not partisan.

We’re also happy to work hand-in-hand with other radio shows within this region to develop and enhance the scene. I’m a massive fan of the BBC’s Introducing series. Credit to them for the work they do in supporting artists.

However, just because we’re friends does not automatically mean that you’ll be pushed to the forefront of the programme and given top billing. We work strictly on merit and nothing else. That said, insincere flattery and Terry’s Chocolate Oranges sent anonymously will help.

Great, you made it this far. Still want to send us something? Even better.

Our submission form has stopped working so... Send us a message using your standard mailer by clicking here with the following details:

  • Your name

  • Your e-mail address

  • Your band name

  • Link to your track (ideally Bandcamp or Soundcloud, preferrably not Spotify)

Talk soon,
David