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

NEWS:
May is already here and we have stacks of music to fill it

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
This month, the merry month of May! I've found some extra time to bring you a 3 hour show. It starts with the saddest news, the death of The Saints frontman, Chris Bailey. It's worth remembering that one of the most punk of punk band came out of Brisbane in the early 1970's. They might not have dressed a la McClaren but their sound defines punk as much as the Pistols, Clash, Stooges, Television et al. They were also the real DIY'ers pressing I'm Stranded themselves and mailing the sevens around the world to an unsuspecting international music press. They really were the best and we start the show with the classic rendition of Nights In Venice from their 1977 Paddington Town Hall gig where Kuepper's guitar sounds years ahead of its time. You might have guessed I'm a Saints fan!
From a similar time line we also feature an early Devo recording, another band eons ahead of everybody else in the early 70's and an Adam & the Ants demo pre Dirk Wears White Socks.
Ok, let's come back to the present. By all rights i shouldn't still be playing Wet Leg songs at this stage of the game but who can resist a song about being too high in the supermarket, not me. We've also got the fast and furious Gobs from Olympia Washington state, the new single from Sydney duo Party Dozen who i popped down to see for the second time last week. I think they are one of the best new outfits on the planet and able to make a noise like Raw Power era Stooges with just loops, drums and a saz. Those smart people at Sub Pop have signed and i have a feeling they won't be regretting that decision.
From metal postcard we've got an unlikely pairing, that of Aliens who we released late last year and London based producer DJ Pitch getting together for 4 remixes of the Aliens 40lbs of Air Album. Both have a peculiarly English sound coming from entirely different perspectives but together i think the results are rather magical .. not quite XTC meets Burial but verging on that territory.
Also new on this month's show San Fran based Bronze with a fab release on John Dwyer's (Thee Oh Sees) Castleface records, Penxa Penza out of Lithuania, a new one from Sports Team and Dallas based Mattie whose 21st century neo R&B/soul has captured my ears.
A few oldies sprinkle the show too but I'll let you discover those yourself.

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Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
Email:

My previous session guests:

Artist Broadcast Artist Broadcast
Salem Trials 10/2020 Santa Sprees 10/2020

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:

2022May - on FSK - Apr - on FSK - Mar - on FSK - Feb - on FSK - Jan - on FSK
2021Dec - on FSK - Nov - on FSK - Oct - on FSK - Sep - on FSK - Aug - on FSK - Jul - on FSK - Jun - on FSK - May - on FSK - Apr - on FSK - Mar - on FSK - Feb - on FSK - Jan - on FSK
2020Dec - on FSK - Nov - on FSK - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb - Jan
2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Supermarket Special - Jul - Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr - Fast Product Story - Mar - 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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