Saturday April 21st 2023
Hanging on the hands of time, my daughters Bea & Tabitha join me to celebrate 100 years of Harold Lloyd's legendary Safety Last and 30 years of family favourite My Neighbour Totoro! Not just that, but 90 years of Maurice Chevlier's Bedtime Story and the same number of years for Ozu's Dragnet Girl - plus some more surprises along the way. Music from CHAI, Quincy Jones, Tiny Tim, They Might Be Giants, Men Without Hats, Monophonics, Fumio Nanri, and The Clique, to name but a few!
Saturday March 25th 2023
Poptique celebrates 90 years of kingkong with the kingiest kongiest playlist ever kompiled! A super-sized episode featuring more massive monkey songs than you knew existed, plus we still slot in 100 years worth of other big movie anniversaries, including the birth of sound on film, Betty Boop as Snow White, Jackie Chan breaking through in Snake and the Eagles Shadow, and Pam Grier coming back in style as Jackie Brown! Soundtrack provided by Sparks, Bow Wow Wow, They Might Be Giants, The Boswell Sisters, Aldos Harding and more!
Saturday February 25th 2023
February 2023 featured the likes of Charlie Chaplin's final silent short from 100 years back, the last remaining fragment of 90 year old lost Anna Neagle feature The Little Damozel, 50 year old Black Caesar, plus anniversaries for Withnail & I, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Derek Jarman's Jubliee and absolutely oodles more. Music from James Brown, BNNY, Ice-T, De La Soul, The Coasters, Silicon Teens, Jimi Hendrix, Adam & the Ants and Claudine Longet to name but a few!
Saturday January 28th 2023
Poptique floats from Jan 1923 back to Jan 2023 with 100 years of anniversaries featuring Buster Keaton in his penultimate silent short, Donald Duck trapped in a Nazi nightmare, Elvis Presley banged up behind bars, leather-clad fummeti anti-heroics with Danger Diabolik & Quentin Tarantino's wild western Django Unchained. Tunes from Miya Folick, Greentea Peng, ISHA, Crumb, Jimi Hendrix, Public Enemy, Judy Nylon and Ivor Cutler to name but a few!
Sunday December 11th 2022
December 2022 Poptique provides a proper winter warmer, gift-wrapping such wonders as 100 years of Stan Lee, 90 years of Laurel and Hardy'’s Towed in the Hole’, 55 years of ‘Bedazzled’ and Brigitte Bardot Show’ plus ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ turning 30! Merry music includes the likes of Mega Bog, Miya Folick, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer, David Bowie, Kate Bush and the Lilys to name but a few!
Sunday 13th November 2022
Jump on board the Scorsese Express with the ultimate Martin Scorsese mixtape, featuring a track from virtually every one of his amazing movies, to celebrate his big ol'80th birthday this November 2022!!
Sunday October 16th 2022
Poptique has a license to ill this month, reaching all-time-highs & untouched lows to celebrate 60 years of 007! Chock full of randomly rare versions of famous James Bond tunes, songs inspired by Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang & some of the very best tracks from a plethora of international Bondalike rip offs. Alongside the likes of Smokey Robinson, Asha Bhosle, Ennio Morricone, Special Ed & Mayako Torigari we find to also squeeze in Animotion, Miya Folick, Barbara Acklin plus squeeze in birthday shouts out for GTA Vice City, Tron, Ikiru, Mad Monster Party and many more!
Sunday September 18th 2022
Despite suffering with the sniffles, there's less of the gross and more of the point blank with Poptique this month - as we celebrate 100 years of cinematic anniversaries for September 2022! We fly from Harold Lloyd's debut feature in 1922, all the way through Marlene Dietrich's Blonde Venus, Walt Disney Studio's Saludos Amigos, 4,3,2,1...Morte, and Jimmy Wang Yu's One Armed Boxer to reach Austin Powers, Grosse Pointe Blank and beyond! Tracks include Aldos Harding, Michel Legrand, The Beat, Lee Scratch Perry, Ozone, the Monkees and the Violent Femmes.
Sunday July 24 2022
From smack dab in the middle of the July 2022 heatwave Poptique melted minds by celebrating 80 years of the The Magnificent Ambersons, 45 years of unique Japanese horror film Hausu, 35 years of Raising Arizona & 30 years of Batman Returns! Featuring (then) new tracks from Miya Folick & The Waeve, old tracks from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Brain Auger, The Penguins, Rodríguez, and more!
Sunday 29th May 2022
Poptique goes Jurassic for June, with a mega monolithic dinosaur mixtape to herald the release of Jurassic World Dominion. Giant foot-stomping fun from the likes of Velociraptor, Maxwell Farrington & Le Super Homard, Dinosaur L, Jurassic 5, Professor Elemental, The Suzies, Johnny Cash, Hooverphonic, Fenn & Tom Rosenthal, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, Beulahbelle, RD Burman, Asha Bhosle & more!
Sunday May 1st 2022
Poptique for May 2022 is a meandering musical mixtape concocted from a century of cinema - from Dr Mabuse, to today - travelling past the likes of Casino Royale, Don't Look Back, Five Fingers of Death, When We Were Kings and Shall We Dance. There's new music from Miya Folick, plus old music from Propaganda, Chet Baker, Say Lou Lou, Janne Schra, Bunny Sigler, Ananda Shankar, David Bowie & more!
Sunday April 3rd 2022
Poptique celebrates the inaugural REMAKESPLOITATION FEST Weekender at Kennington’s marvellous Cinema Museum, April 9th & 10th 2022. Expect Turkish Star Wars, Turkish Star Trek & Turkish Some Like it Hot, in discussion with author, festival founder and special guest Iain Robert Smith, alongside a prime selection of Turkish tracks, plus additional music from Spizzenergi, The Happy Mondays, Eartha Kitt, #Stereolab, Altin Gün and Pixx.
Sunday March 6th 2022
Poptique goes gaga for The Batman, tips it’s hat to The Cuphead Show, & celebrates 100 years of cinematic anniversaries including Buster Keaton's Cops, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, and 80s smug-fest Ferris Buellers Day Off, whilst biff-pow-banging out an incredible playlist of Caped Crusader compositions you never knew you needed to hear! The show delves into the darkest corners of Dark Knight rip offs from all around the world, and plays dynamic tracks from the likes of The Units Aldous Harding, Snoop Dogg, Life Without Buildings, She Trinity, The Shapes and (can you believe it) more!!
Sunday February 6th 2022
Poptique goes almost entirely emerald this month to celebrate Sir David Attenborough's Green Planet with possibly the finest, most epic PLANT-BASED PLAYLIST ever compiled by human hands. Tribute is also paid to Anna Karina and Serge Gainsbourg's swinging 1967 extravaganza 'Anna', which turned 55 this winter, alongside tracks from Marianne Faithful, Kate Bush, The Cure, Stevie Wonder, Annette Hanshaw, They Might Be Giants, Bacao Rhythem Steel Band, The White Stripes, Mort Garson, Jacques Dutronc, Ivor Cutler, Caroline Munro and more peeps than you could possibly swing a moss-covered stick at.
Sunday December 12th 2021
With tracks from Liz Lawrence, Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, Dame Shirley Bassey, Peggy Sue, LoneLady, Camera Obscura, Asha Bhosle & more! We celebrate 100 years since Laurel and Hardy first met onscreen, 75 years of A Matter of Life and Death and 30 years of The Addams Family, to name but a mere trifle of the delights in store!
Sunday November 14th 2021
Poptique has a Ghostbusters themed haunted-house party mixtape to herald the release of Ghostbusters Afterlife, featuring the likes of Run DMC, Busta Rhymes, Bakar, They Might Be Giants, Sparks, Prince Buster, Karsh Kale & more!
Sunday October 17th 2021
We get spooked by Edgar Wright's Last Night In Soho, get lost down other cinematic Soho alleyways & then get off our proverbials to Todd Haynes' new Apple TV Velvet Underground doc. Music from R Dean Taylor, Grizzly Bear, Diana Ross & The Supremes, James Ray, The John Barry Seven, Cherry Wainer, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch, Peggy Sue, Resonance, The Velvet Underground, Elvis Presley, Ice Cube, The Five Stairsteps, Cate Le Bon, Aldous Harding, Asha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi! Snazzy artwork for this poster homage by Ben Connors.
Sunday August 22nd 2021
Poptique this month gets swept away by the release of Sparks' astounding film Annette, gives a little love to 45 years of Bugsy Malone, shouts all for one at 100 years of the Douglas Fairbanks version of The Three Musketeers & rolls out a stack of tracks from the likes of Mattiel, Jane Weaver, CHAI, La Luz, Duran Duran, Mary Hopkin and more!
Sunday July 25th 2021
We are generously joined by the legendary Jonathan Ross for an in depth discussion of The Sparks Brothers, Edgar Wright's new doc about the incredible Sparks.
Sunday May 30th 2021
We celebrate Caroline Catz's incredible BBC Four Delia Derbyshire doc with much chat plus a down-the-decades electronic mega-mix-tape!
Sunday May 2nd 2021
We raise the flag for UK cinemas reopening as they enthuse over Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal, get confused over Palm Springs - film, and attempt to under use superlatives whilst celebrating 80 years of Orson Welles' seminal Citizen Kane (not to mention, 10 years of Attack The Block!). Mind-blowing music from the likes of Miya Folick, The Monkees, Marika Hackman, Asha Bhosle, The White Stripes, Surfbort and more!!
Sunday April 4th 2021
We plumb new depths of absurdity to discuss 35 years of Absolute Beginners, relatively new release Barb And Star, plus a plethora of other bizarrely uneven motion pictures including Harold Lloyd, Gloria Swanson, and Phantom of the Paradise. Tracks from Pi Ja Ma, Big Joanie, Sade, Helena Deland, Jobriath, Paul Williams, Annette Hanshaw, R. D. Burman and more, more, more!!
Sunday March 7th 2021
A non-stop music doc extravaganza, as we discuss the absolutely amazing Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, the jaw-dropping Zappa Movie from Alex Winter, Netflix's Biggie Smalls doc AND MORE!!!!!!! Incredible music from (almost goes without saying) Poly Styrene and Frank Zappa, plus We Are Enfant Terrible, Tracey Thorn, not to mention mind blowing new tracks from CHAI and Miya Folick!
Sunday February 7th 2021
We celebrate 90 years of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights and 25 years of Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic! Absolutely incredible music from the bird and the bee, Fun Boy Three, The B-52's, Los Cinco Latinos, Altın Gün and more!!
Sunday January 10th 2021
Cinematic chingwagging plus amazing tunes from Sparks, Angie McMahon, Greentea Peng, Little Simz, Kim Wilde & more!!
Thursday December 10th 2020
We take a delve into twelve amazing cinematic celebrations and big screen events for the month of December - from Marlene Dietrich BFI to 25 years of Babe, and from Marie Bashiru to Camille Saint-Saëns - this episode has got it all with baubles to spare!!
Thursday November 12th 2020
Celebrate 100 years worth of cinematic anniversaries with us! We've got Zorro, Thief of Bagdad, Back to the Future, My Beautiful Laundrette and music from the likes of Stereolab, Lloyd Cole, Hans Zimmer, Fats Waller and last but not least, the legendary Asha Bhosle!
Thursday October 15th 2020
We talk The Secret Garden, Netflix's Rebecca, gab about flu jabs & celebrate the 30th birthday of a certain Martin Scorsese film...
Thursday September 17th 2020
We take a look at the amazing Rocks Film, go for a wander with 23 Walks, get down and dirty with Harlots, plus celebrate 65 years of Sgt Bilko and 35 years of Super Mario Bros!! With music from the astounding likes of Miya Folick, Cibo Matto, JGrrey, Little Simz, Pie Is Fly and more!!
Thursday August 20th 2020
We celebrate the joy of going back to movies, 10 years of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim, 20 years of Vib-Ribbon & 100 years of Buster Keaton films, plus amazing music from Lianne La Havas, Kah-Lo, Twinkle Park, Noor Jehan and Plumtree.
Thursday July 23rd 2020
The only show in the entire history of humanity that dares to combine I May Destroy You with Betty Boop, the National Theatre at Home, Erich Von Stroheim, 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers and more crazy randomness. Mind blowing music from the likes of Sampa The Great, Greentea Peng, CHAI, Los Bitchos, France Gall, The Bostweeds and Red Pepper Sam!
Thursday June 25th 2020
1st & foremost, we celebrate 30 years of Dick Tracy so you don't have to! We also raise a virtual glass to the anniversaries of Return to Oz, Der Blaue Engel, John Waters' Cry Baby, 1995's Judge Dredd, Roger Moore's favourite film The Man Who Haunted Himself, & recall why 1990's Total Recall became a running gag for the good part of a decade. Add to this an 80th Birthday shout out to Bugs Bunny, plus amazing music from the likes of Mark Ronson, Songhoy Blues, Tame Impala & the block-rocking beats of Sir John Betjeman.
Thursday May 28th 2020
Celebrate 50 years of Russ Meyer's insane, brilliant, voyeuristic gawp at the arse-end of the 60s: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, drop your jaw at watch recommendations from Mad Men and Columbo to Schitt's Creek and Normal People, plus loads more cinematic anniversaries for the month of June. If that's not enough to wet your proverbial whistle, we've got astounding music from the likes of CHAI, Belle and Sebastian, Harry Nilsson, Obed Ngobeni & The Kurhula Sisters, Miya Folick, and They Might Be Giants!!!!
Thursday April 30th 2020
Revel in our reviews of Love Is Blind and Tiger King, cast your minds way back to Bob Mortimer's Croc-Botherer, learn exactly why Harold Lloyd's clock hanging in Safety Last was particularly impressive and discover what Nancy Dewe Mathews and Alison Dennison were making at the height of lockdown. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gloria Swanson's Why Change Your Wife?, 90 years of Laurel and Hardy's Below Zero, plus 50 years of Airport and the Bollywood crime caper The Train. Wash it all down with gallons of great music - The B-52's, Angie McMahon, Lulu Official, Rosetta Hightower, Little Richard and The Monkees.
Thursday April 2nd 2020
Discover why Dr John Snow was the hero of the pump, mull over our thoughts on Disney's now still-to-come Mulan, delve into why 1995 was all about sky-diving movies, hear how we thought we'd be dealing with self-isolation and chuckle along with us as we babble nonsensically and get down with your bad selves as we play some solid tunes!! Music from the likes of Barbara Lynn, Ronnie Spector, Neil Young, They Might Be Giants, Julie Discoll and Llayaraaja!
Wednesday February 26th 2020
We discuss Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Invisible Man film and Color Out of Space. Amazing music from Screaming Jay Hawkins, Elastica, Wanda Jackson, They Might Be Giants, Vivaldi and Asha Bhosle!
Wednesday January 29th 2020
Get the low-down on what's up with Uncut Gems, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Queen & Slim, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and the bonkers Parasite, plus we speed past other upcoming releases, highlight some amazing cinematic anniversaries and focus on all the hubbub of flippin awards season! Music from Miya Folick, Megan Thee Stallion, LaVern Baker, Leftfield, Cher, Fanny, Harry Belafonte AND MORE!!
Wednesday January 1st 2020
We risk life and limb to review the decade in film, PLUS STAR WARZ, plus Little Women, plus JoJo Rabbit and so flippin' much more!!!! We also manage to squeeze in reviews of the latest releases, random buffoonery, dart-based hi-jinks and astounding music from the likes of Miya Folick, Sparks, Norma Tanega, Asha Bhosle and more!!
Wednesday December 4th 2019
We talk with our mouths FULL of mince pies about all manner of shiz : the lineage of Charlie's Angels, the new Star Wars, the old James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service (which celebrates it's 50th anniversary this very month), Little Women, for some reason The Sopranos, and a cacophony of Christmas content! Music from Sparks, The GoGos, Run DMC, Fats Waller and more, more, more!
Wednesday November 6th 2019
We discuss pretty much everything coming out at the movies over the next few weeks - including an in-depth look and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (with not even a whisper of a mention of the flippin' MCU), and a good natter about BBC's His Dark Materials.
Wednesday October 2nd 2019
Learn about the exciting cinema releases coming up over the next few weeks, get a bespoke primer for BFI's amazing London Film Festival and listen to some eclectic tracks from Matt's very own collection.