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Boston Calling might not be until next weekend, but London Calling is here tonight. The long-running British rock radio program makes its Vanya Radio debut this evening at 8 p.m. EST, bringing the style, sound and taste of XFM’s Iam Camfield to Vanyaland’s streaming station.

The New Alternative is now an even better alternative, as the 120 minutes-long London Calling will air twice a week: first on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. EST., then again the following Monday. Consider it a primer for the weekend, as well as a hangover cure.

Those in Boston may recognize London Calling as the nationally syndicated radio program that aired Sunday nights on WFNX 101.7 FM, just after my former Boston Accents local show. The program focuses on a mix of new, up-and-coming bands emerging from the United Kingdom and looks back at classic hits from the heralded Britpop, Madchester, baggy, and shoegaze scenes.

Here’s a peek at tonight’s playlist, to give you an idea of what to expect…

London Calling on Vanya Radio, August 28, 2014
How Good It Was – Courteeners
Backroads – Lonely The Brave
Jungle – Jamie N Commons
There’s A Beast And We All Feed It – Jake Bugg
Bumblebee – Kasabian
Clocks – Coldplay
Brothers And Sisters – Twin Atlantic
Heart Out – The 1975
Zombie – Jamie T
Forgive And Forget – The Kooks
Figure It Out – Royal Blood
Bartender And The Thief – Stereophonics
My Life – Kaiser Chiefs
Tether – CHVRCHES
Formaldehyde – Editors
Solo Dancing – Indiana
Snap Out Of It – Arctic Monkeys
The Scientist – Coldplay
English Kids In America – Lower Than Atlantis
Something Good Can Work – Two Door Cinema Club
Laid – James
I Forgot Where We Were – Ben Howard
Room To Breathe – You Me At Six
Moving To New York – Wombats
Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
Ghost In The Mirror – Mallory Knox
Every Other Freckle – Alt J
My Number – Foals
Heroes – David Bowie
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay
Oblivion – Bastille

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