Sombrero Fallout

By Ian Deeker Forth

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Sombrero Fallout delivers you alternative music intriguingly themed every fortnight.

Episode Date
SF0042 International WFH Dance Party
Roll back the rugs. Push the sofa to one side. It's alternative at-home dance time with Sombrero Fallout's house.
Apr 03, 2020
SF0041, Home Recordings, Third and Final Part
In the third and final part of our Home Recordings series, we bring it home with a genre-spanning episode, from The Streets to Neutral Milk Hotel, from Pavement to Augustus Pablo.
Mar 29, 2020
SF0040 Songs Recorded At Home, Part Two
In Sombrero Fallout Episode 40, we continue with Part 2 of songs recorded at home. Appropriate for these times.
Mar 25, 2020
SF0039 Songs Recorded At Home, Part One
In Episode 39 of Sombrero Fallout, we tune into songs recorded at home. In self-isolation, if you will.
Mar 22, 2020
SF0038 Glam Rock
In Episode 38 of Sombrero Fallout, we take a look at glam rock and its influences.
Mar 14, 2020
SF0037 Andy Gill RIP - A Gang of Four Tribute
In this episode we pay tribute to Andy Gill (RIP) of the Gang of Four. Tracks from the band and from those the band influenced.
Feb 14, 2020
SF0036 Bush Fires Wildlife Fund Raiser
In our 36th episode we are having an environmental song fundraiser for Wildlife Victoria in the wake of the recent bush fire armageddon for birdlife and animals in Australia.
Jan 27, 2020
SF0035 Women To Watch in the 2020s
In this episode of Sombrero Fallout, we listen to tracks from Women To Watch in the 2020s.
Jan 08, 2020
SF 0034 Best Of 2010s Numbers 10 - 1
The best 10(alternative)songs of the 2010s.
Dec 16, 2019
SF 0033, Best Of 2010s Numbers 20 - 11
The first of two episodes curating the best alternative music of the 2010s.
Dec 13, 2019
SF 0032 1979: Peak Post Punk, Part Two
In the last episode of this series of Sombrero Fallout, we complete our survey of the wonderful year in music that was 1979.
Aug 04, 2018
SF 0031, 1979: Peak Post Punk, Part One
In our 31st episode we listen to music from the post-punk year par excellence. 1979.
Jul 24, 2018
SF 0030 Indie Football Classics
In our 30th episode, recorded at the same time as the World Cup 2018, we take a look at the indie/football crossover.
Jul 10, 2018
SF 0029 The World Cup of Music
A collection of alternative music from the participating nations in the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 29, 2018
SF 0028 Slowcore
A tribute episode to the best of Slowcore music from the early 90s and beyond.
Jun 16, 2018
SF 0027The Sound of Young Melbourne
In our 27th episode, we listen in to what's emerging from the streets of Melbourne.
May 31, 2018
SF 0026 The Natural World
An alternative look at nature, pastoral music and the great outdoors.
May 19, 2018
SF 0025 25th Edition Special Requests
This is the 25th anniversary edition of the podcast where Friends of Sombrero Fallout wrote in with their many and varied requests.
May 03, 2018
SF 0024 Warp Record Label
An episode dedicated to bands on the Warp record label. Classic electronica and IDM, from artists including Aphex Twin, Grizzly Bear, !!!, Boards of Canada and Nightmares on Wax.
Apr 20, 2018
SF 0023 Songs Under Two Minutes
In this episode, each miniature masterpiece is under two minutes long. Superb value for money - 24 songs in under an hour!
Apr 06, 2018
SF 0022 Classic Songs from Indie Movies
A trip through some of the best songs used in independent movies, from the relentlessly jaunty to the deeply reflective.
Mar 29, 2018
SF 0022 Classic Tracks in Indie Movies
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Mar 27, 2018
SF 0021 Sheffield
There’s more to Sheffield than Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys – though you can hear them too, on this Sombrero Fallout episode dedicated to the city’s best alternative music.
Mar 13, 2018
SF 0020 Dream Pop
An ethereal trip around the world of Dream Pop (Shoegazing to some), featuring The Cocteau Twins, Sigur Ros, Mercury Rev, Beach House, My Bloody Valentine and The xx among others.
Mar 02, 2018
SF 0019 Male Songs, Female Covers
Marvin Gaye, The Smiths, Neil Young, Public Enemy, The Beatles, The Stones, Black Sabbath, New Order and ELO (among others) all get a female makeover in this celebration of female artists covering tracks originally sung by men.
Feb 15, 2018
SF 0018 The Legacy of The Fall
A celebration of The Fall's legacy. Tracks from Pavement, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys and Guided by Voices sit alongside today's inheritors of Mark E Smith's influence: Ought, Parquet Courts and Protomartyr. Plus some of MES's collaborations over the years: Long Fin Killie, Elastica and The Inspiral Carpets.
Feb 04, 2018
SF 0017 Mark E Smith of The Fall - A Tribute
A tribute to Mark E Smith of The Fall (5/3/57-24/1/18).
Jan 25, 2018
SF 0016 Best of 2017, Tracks 10-1
The Top Ten Alternative Tracks of 2017.
Dec 24, 2017
SF0015 Best of 2017, Tracks 20-11
The best tracks of 2017, from #20 to #11, as chosen by Sombrero Fallout..
Dec 22, 2017
SF0014 A Merry Little Alternative Christmas
Have yourself a merry little alternative Christmas with a selection of merry little alternative Christmas tunes from down the ages.
Dec 22, 2017
SF0013 LA and Hollywood
In our 13th episode, we take an alternative look at LA, Hollywood and its nearby coast. We walk the Spanish suburbs of Beck's childhood, drive through Long Beach with Warren G and then up the Pacific Coast Highway with Sonic Youth - amongst many other hosts.
Dec 02, 2017
SF 0012 The Alternative Ashes
Celebrating the launch of the 2017 Ashes with some classic alternative music - from 'Australians In Europe' to 'Ashes to Ashes' via 'Monty Got A Raw Deal' and many others.
Nov 19, 2017
SF 0011 Long Songs, Volume One
In Episode 11, we play some alt-epics. Celebrating various artists experimenting with longer form music from Television and Sonic Youth through DJ Shadow and The Microphones via Fiery Furnaces and Car Seat Headrest.
Nov 12, 2017
SF 0010 Regrets - I've Heard A Few (Songs On The Subject)
In our tenth episode we wonder what would have happened if. Featuring a wide range of artists, including an overdue debut for the Australians with The Go Betweens' Dive For Your Memory
Nov 05, 2017
SF0009 Sisters and Brothers
In Episode 9 of Sombrero Fallout, we take a listen to songs about brothers and sisters. Tracks about sibling rivalry and jealousy, but also about the importance of sisters and brothers in our lives.
Oct 21, 2017
SF0008 Politics and Protest
The eighth episode of Sombrero Fallout shines the spotlight on songs of politics and protest, from the Vietnam War to the turmoil of today via personal politics and Marxist manifestos.
Oct 06, 2017
SF 0007 1978: The Year Post-Punk Broke
In our seventh episode we go back to the first year after punk rock, when music got really interesting. From The Buzzcocks to Joy Division via The Gang of Four, Wire and PIL, amongst many others.
Sep 23, 2017
SF 0006 The Sound of Young Glasgow
In our sixth episode we head north of the border to Glasgow. The city has an amazing track record for producing some of the best alternative music of the last 40 years, from the Jesus And Mary Chain via Belle And Sebastian to Mogwai.
Sep 10, 2017
SF 0005 A Short History of Paranoia
In our fifth episode, we start to feel extremely unsettled. Tracklist:- Life During Wartime, Talking Heads A Song from under the Floorboards, Magazine Passover, Joy Division Yashar, Cabaret Voltaire Kundalini, 23 Skidoo Schizophrenia, Sonic Youth Where is My Mind?, Pixies Safe From Harm, Massive Attack Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room, The Fall Paper Thin Walls, Modest Mouse Afraid of Everyone, The National Self Esteem, AJJ Paranoid, Hellsongs
Aug 27, 2017
SF 0004: Short Story Songs
For our fourth episode we celebrate short stories in songs. The set starts with 'Up the Junction' by Squeeze and ends with 'Frank's Wild Years' by Tom Waits, with an intriguingly varied literary journey in between. Tracklist Up the Junction, Squeeze Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, The Jam The First Big Weekend, The Arab Strap Jonathan David, Belle and Sebastian Ellen and Ben, The Dismemberment Plan Dry Your Eyes, The Streets On the Bus Mall, The Decemberists Light Pollution, Bright Eyes My Dog Was Lost, The Fiery Furnaces Papa Was A Rodeo, The Magnetic Fields Fall of the High School Running Back, The Mountain Goats Jim Wise, Sun Kil Moon Cat’s in the Cradle, Harry Chapin Frank’s Wild Years, Tom Waits
Aug 27, 2017
SF 0003: The Kraftwerk Legacy
The third episode of the Sombrero Fallout podcast, which gives you alternative music, intriguingly themed. Today's theme celebrates the influence of the German group Kraftwerk, who have been described as more influential than The Beatles: a huge influence on hip-hop, ambient, electronica, disco and techno. But the band's output from the last 70s and early 80s also featured some brilliant tunes in their own right. Tracks: Trans Europe Express, Kraftwerk Travel, Simple Minds Cars, Gary Numan Tell Me Easter’s On A Friday, The Associates Incubation, Joy Division Seconds, The Human League The Model, Kraftwerk Your Silent Face, New Order Planet Rock, Afrika Bamabataa Xtal, Aphex Twin Roygbiv, Boards of Canada Harder Better Faster Stronger, Daft Punk Losing My Edge, LCD Soundsystem
Aug 13, 2017
SF 0002: Sci Fi
The second episode of the Sombrero Fallout podcast, which gives you alternative music, intriguingly themed. Today's theme celebrates science fiction, from Roswell to infinity and beyond. A familiar topic for books and films, but a surprisingly varied track list, assembled for you to enjoy. Tracks:- Motorway to Roswell, Pixies Area 51, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Where’s Captain Kirk?, Spizz Energi 3rd Planet, Modest Mouse Every Planet We Reach Is Dead, Gorillaz Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft, The Carpenters Concerning the UFO Incident Near Highland, Sufjan Stevens Space Travel Is Boring, Sun Kil Moon Teenage Spaceship, Smog Girl from Mars, Ash Wings, The Fall Dr Who Theme, Ron Granger Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie
Aug 13, 2017
SF 0001: British Post - Punk Women Icons
The first episode of the Sombrero Fallout podcast, which gives you alternative music, intriguingly themed. Today's theme celebrates the female icons of the British punk and post-punk movement. Topically more relevant than ever, the music itself has aged surprisingly well. Tracks:- Hong Kong Garden, Siouxsie and the Banshees C30, C60, C90 Go, Bow Wow Wow Getting Nowhere Fast, Girls At Our Best Germ Free Adolescents, X-Ray Spex It's Obvious, the Au Pairs Typical Girls, The Slits German Film Star, The Passions Anticipation, Delta 5 On My Radio, The Selecter No Side To Fall In, The Raincoats Nature Intended The Abstract, Young Marble Giants Song to the Siren, This Mortal Coil Knife Slits Water, A Certain Ratio Dead Pop Stars, Altered Images
Aug 13, 2017