Side Notes | 17th September 2021

Side Notes is a weekly round up of everything and anything that catches our short attention span over the past week, coming to you live and direct every Friday.


Hainan, China - The Vans Duct Tape Invitational

2020 and the global pandemic saw a surfing boom in China with it recently being reported on copious mainstream news channels in the China itself and around the world. But surfing isn't new to China, back in 2018 the Vans Duct Tape Invitational rolled into town.


Amyl and the Sniffers - Some Mutts (Can't be Muzzled)

Punk music is going through somewhat of a renaissance and Amyl and the Sniffers are at the forefront. Listen to it with your ears and watch it with your eyes, simultaneously.


The Old Town - Faro, Portugal

In a first in well over a year here at Part Wild (possibly two, I don't really know any more?!), one of us got to actually travel abroad to another country with different languages, beautiful tanned people, foods untried, heat and all that sort of stuff and it was glorious. It was everything. It was what life should be. Today I got cold, wet and bad asthma running in the rain and wind back in England. Ergo this trip will be well and truly milked. We will be posting photos, blogs about Faro, the nightmare experience of PCRs and travelling, and of course everything it meant to get on a plane and get out of this fucking car crash of a country.


The Line-up with Shaun Keaveny

Shaun Keaveny was an absolute staple in my musical and humour education and his breakfast show was oft listened to in my car and at work over the years. The man then unceremoniously moved to afternoons and ruined it for me and now he's left BBC 6 Music completely. Selfish. He does, however, have a new Podcast which I guess I'll subscribe to, even if he's broken my heart. The premise - building fantasy festivals with members from bands and what not. Sounds simple and the best things in life are simple so it'll be worth a listen.

You can do that here on Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon.