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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
Lots of shows including a special dedicated to the old Fast Product label

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
There are 2 shows from Sean this month.
Along with this regular show there is a 2-hour special of songs from Bob Last's "Fast Product" label featuring plenty of bands that you will have heard of, such asThe Human League, Gang Of Four and the Mekons, plus plenty that you might have only dim memories of, like Scars, Basczax and Restricted Code.
The other show has 4 hours of music and still does not have room for all of the new tracks that he wanted to fit in.
Listen out for 3 songs from the debut ep by Beauty Stab, 2 ex members of Vukavar who have struck out on a new path that takes in Rowland S Howard, torch songs and Italo. Wonderful stuff.
Sydney's Low Life are back with a new album and even Rough Trade have featured them in one of their latest updates.

On the show NEXT month:
Another 4 hours from me as I plough through the tsunami of new releases and the best re-releases that have come across my digital desk this month.
Two amazing releases from the Sahel this month. On Sahel Sounds the new album by Mdou Moctar and on Glitterbest, Kel Assouf's album. Both are sublime and I have become quite addicted to their charms.
Popping around the planet we've got Thailand's Toxic Chicken with a highly amusing take on "national UK treasure" John Lydon, new Jamaican artist, Sikka Rymes, the wonderful Skiftande Enheter from Sweden and we couldn't not include the latest from Australia's finest, the Chats; Pub Feed.
Songs that have really wormed their way into my ears this month are Bella Union release, Modern Nature by Supernature, (album coming soon, can't wait). The latest EP from The Bordellos and their track Moving Sideways which has an electrical buzz that channels the spirit of Roky Ericson, wonderful indeed. And for the first time in ages I've got a tune by a current pop star. Billie Eilish is young and has attitude something missing in spades from 99% of pop stars these days. My 16 year old thinks she's too emo, I respectively disagree, smells like teen spirit in its truest form to me and all the better for it.
What else can we throw at you? Powell, Menace, These New Puritans, The Troggs, Robert Wyatt and the best band name of the month comes from a very noisy bunch going by the moniker Oozing Wound!
Enjoy and thanks for listening

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
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Biography:
Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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