The most important and influential record label ever to come out of Scotland has just reached its 21st birthday, (see this posting for more details) and I’m currently running a competition to commemorate the fact.

To have a chance of winning £50 worth of music of your choice from the Chemikal Underground on-line shop, then send me the answer to this simple question…

Which two musicians make up the Chem act Aloha Hawaii?

Send your answer to thevinylvillain@hotmail.co.uk

First name drawn out of the hat after Monday 29 February will win the prize.

There’s a great selection of music to choose from, and to give you a taster, I’ve pulled together another podcast that can be listened to here:-

or downloaded as an mp3 file:-

mp3 : Radio 236 – Chem Underground (Volume 1)

Here’s a list of the songs that make up this particular mix:-

H.D.B.A. Theme – Human Don’t Be Angry
The Howling – The Phantom Band
Accused of Stealing – The Delgados
Big Blonde – Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs
It’s The Quick – Miaoux Miaoux
Buckstacy – RM Hubbert
K To Be Lost – Sister Vanilla
Loneliness Shines – Malcolm Middleton
Helps Both Ways – Mogwai
The Shy Retirer (Dirty Hospital Remix) – Arab Strap
Old Ghosts – Emma Pollock

And here’s footage of a live performance of of one of the above tracks:-


  1. JC – looks as though you may be having bandwidth issues with Box that many of us had a few months ago perhaps?

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