The Official 2014 Festive Fifty - January 2015
Continuing a Christmas tradition started by the late broadcaster John Peel in 1976, an assortment of our DJs count down through the best 50 tracks from 2014 based on listener's votes.
You can hear the full results of this legendary poll repeating from Christmas Day and into January, finishing off with Kevin Robinson revealing this year's winner!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Sultan BatherySatelliteLP 'Self-titled'Slovenly Recordings 
TGE (The Gray Earl)Too Del For ThisMP3NoneNone
HeathersWhere Did I Go WrongDandelion Radio Session  
PowSwitchboard ScientistLP / CD Hi Tech BoomCastleface Records 
Xiu XiuStupid In The DarkAngel Guts : Red ClassroomBella Union 
AlkalineLive LifeMP3 EP 'Gone Away'Tad's 
Silent Someone feat Rhinoceros FunkRhinoceros FunkMP3 SinglePeasant Podium808391 000155
Ibibio Sound MachineLet's DanceLP 'Ibibio Sound Machine'Soundway RecordsSNDWCD057
Sharon Van EttenYour Love Is Killing MeCD 'Are We There'Jagjaguwar 
Young RomancePale7"Banquet 
Pere UbuGolden Surf IICarnival of SoulsFire 
CloudYou & MeEP 'You & Me'Audio Antihero 
The SoundcarriersEntropicaliaLP 'Entropicalia'Ghost BoxGBX 020
Ste McCabeGo Polski Boy!Brains of BritainMaleki-Neko 
St. VincentDigital WitnessCD 'St Vincent'Loma Vista 
OughtToday, More Than Any Other DayLP - 'More Than Any Other Day'Constellation RecordsCST103
JD MeatyardTaking The AsylumV/A Download Album '21 Songs for John'Unwashed TerritoriesNone
The Hobbes FanclubRun Into The SeaLP - 'Up At LaGrange'Shelflife RecordsLIFE110
Good ThrobAcid HouseLP - Fuck OffSuper-Fi/White Denim/Sabremetric 
DeersBamboo7" Single 'Demo'Lucky NumberNone
BronchoClass HistorianCD 'Just Hip Enough To Be A Woman'Dine Alone 
The FallAmarator!LP - The RemaindererCherry Red 
Ste McCabeCockroach (Feat. Billy Bragg)CDLP - 'Brains Of Britain'Maneki-Neko MusicMNM001
Slum Of LegsRazorblade The Tape7" - 'Begin To Dissolve'Tuff Enuff RecordsTEEP13
Tyrannosaurus DeadLocal BulliesCDLP - 'Flying Ant Day'Odd Box Records 
The Very MostWond'ring7" EP 'Things Too Obvious To Sing'My Little Owl 
MogwaiRepelishCD 'Rave Tapes'Sub Pop/Rock ActionSP1070
ILLSecret LifeExclusive Session RecordingNoneNone
Henry PlotnickWapitiblue tapes fourteenBlue Tapes 
CruisingYou Made Me Do ThatCassette singleSoft Power Records 
The Vacant LotsMad Mary JonesCD 'Departure'Sonic CathedralSCR080
Fat White FamilyI Am Mark E Smithmp3Without Consent 
Postal BlueThe Last Goodbye7"Jigsaw 
Allo Darlin'We Come From The Same PlaceLP - 'We Come From The Same Place'Fortuna Pop! / SlumberlandFPOP175
Half Man Half BiscuitUrge For OffalLP - 'Urge For Offal'Probe PlusPROBE71LP
GoatHide From The SunCD 'Commune'RocketPromo
Bourbon Somersault the 3rdSmash Them Kill ThemSelf-released MP3  
Allo Darlin'Bright EyesCD 'We Come From The Same Place'Slumberland 
The BordellosThe Gospel According To Julian Cope   
ShellacDude IncredibleCD 'Dude Incredible'Touch & GoTG404CD
Martha1997, Passing In The HallwayLP - 'Courting Strong'Fortuna Pop!FPOP172LP
Benjamin ShawYou & MeGoodbye, Kagoule WorldAudio Antihero 
Close LobstersNow TimeKunstwerk in Space TimeShelflife 
Girl BandLawmanLawman 7"Any Other Cityaoc016
ShellacRiding BikesLP 'Dude Incredible'Touch & GoTG404LP
SavagesFuckers12" SingleMatadorOLE-1060
Future IslandsSeasons (Waiting On You)7"4AD 
FlowersYoungLP - 'Flowers'Fortuna Pop! 
Ace Bushy StripteaseIbiza RocksDownload Single  
GoatTalk To GodCD 'Commune'RocketLAUNCH068CD
Withered HandHorseshoe7"Fortuna Pop! 
Aphex TwinMinipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix]CD 'Syro'Warp 
The War on DrugsRed EyesCD 'Lost In The Dream'Secretly Canadian 
Benjamin ShawGoodbye, Cagoule WorldGoodbye, Cagoule WorldAudio Antihero 
MogwaiRemurderedCD 'Rave Tapes'Rock Action/Sub PopSP1070
Half Man Half BiscuitThe Unfortunate GwatkinLP - 'Urge For Offal'Probe PlusPROBE71LP
AlvvaysArchie, Marry MeLP - 'Alvvays'Transgressive Recordstrans178x
Cuban BoysThe Nation Needs You (2014 Version)V/A Download Album '21 Songs For John'Unwashed TerritoriesNone
2014 Review - January 2015
For January 2015 Dandelion Radio introduces a Review of the year 2014, as seen through the eyes of our DJs. Join Rocker, Pete Jackson, Kevin Robinson, Mark Whitby and Neil Jenkins as they take a turn in guiding you through some of their musical high points from the past year.
Tune in, enjoy, and give us your feedback.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Human HairSleeping   
Jamie xxAll Under One Roof Raving   
'Allo DarlingHalf Heart Necklace   
The NightingalesBullet For Gove   
Personal BestThe Tide   
ChildbirthI Only Fucked You As A Joke   
Marc Romboy And Stephan BodzinStyx   
JibóiaManasha   
Khun Narin's Electric Phin BandLam Phu Thai   
PYPYDaffodils   
Aby Ngana DiopNdadje   
Millie & AndreaTemper Tantrum   
Perfect PussyInterference Fits   
QuirkeBreak A Mirrored Leg   
PRIMETIMETied Down   
The PukesHoliday In cambodia   
Jack HayterHorsemeat For Dogs   
DeersCastigadas en el Granero   
Dementio13 & Nita DisasterPollution   
Kate TempestMarshall Law   
ShoppingWe Say, You Pay   
Dolly Dolly (with Moon Wiring Club)Consanigh   
Ibibio Sound MachineLet's Dance   
Kevin Robinson - January 2015
Before we even begin to tackle 2015, there's a pile of releases from late 2014 to sift through including terrific albums which must not go unheard from Raspberry Bulbs, Witching Waves, Trash Kit, USA Nails, Afrikan Sciences, The Skull Defekts and Posh Isolation's White Void, as well as an awesome compilation from Duppy Gun Productions.
As usual we go global with The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band from the Caribbean, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band from Thailand, and there's a recently reissued album from Congolese legends Verckys & Orchestre Veve. We've also got new records from Cairo's Maurice Louca Hungary's Stephan Olbricht and from Romania there's more found material from Rodion G.A..
Weird and warped electronica this month comes from IVVVO, Klara Lewis, Shackleton, Ekoplekz, and Eric Copeland, plus a particularly lively number from Dead Man's Chest.
Also this month Gorgon Sound remix Kahn, Ancient Methods rip Powell to shreds, Skeptical collaborates with Clarity, and there's a stunning late contender for remix of the year from The Haxan Cloak and Akkord.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
KahnDread (Gorgon Sound Version)12"Deep Medi 
The Calypso Steel-O-Rama BandJavaLP - 90 Degrees Of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The CaribbeanSoul Jazz 
Raspberry BulbsHow The Strings Are PulledLP - PrivacyBlackest Ever Black 
Early One & I JahbarMadLP - Duppy Gun Productions Vol 1Duppy Gun 
Champion & MeleGet Down12"Formula Records 
IVVVOReduxEP - Theories Of AnxietyDanse Noire 
Klara LewisMsuic IIIEP - MsuicPeder Mannerfelt Produktion 
White VoidSome Days Are Better Than OthersLP - We're FallingPosh Isolation 
Verckys & L'Orchestre VeveBassala HotLP - Congolese Funk, Afrobeat and Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978Analog Africa 
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77Skeleton's DubSingle - Medicine Chest DubTru Thoughts 
ClaritySegment (feat. Skeptical)LP - InfiniteSamurai Music 
Witching WavesCreepingLP - Fear Of Falling DownSoft Power Records 
Maurice LoucaMalnash Diyah (Spineless)LP - Benhayyi Al-BaghbaghanNawa Recordings 
S OlbrichtEmteeCassette - EmteeGang Of Ducks 
TomagaFutura GroteskLP - Futura GroteskHands In The Dark 
GerstaffelenInvisible Ghosts12" - Night Flowing North and SouthMOS Deep 
The Skull DefektsHoly DrumsLP - Street MetalDiagonal 
USA NailsChain Of CommandLP - Sonic MoistSmalltown America 
Admiral BaileyPoliticianLP - More Jammy's From The RootsGreensleeves/VP Records 
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International BandShow Wong Molam InternationalLP - 21st Century MolamStudio Lam 
NotsTelevangelistLP - We Are NotsGoner 
PowellClub Music (Ancient Methods 'Körpersäure91' Remix)12" - Club Music RemixesDiagonal 
Afrikan SciencesCircuitousLP - CircuitousPAN 
Rodion G.A.ContrastLP - Behind The Curtain - The Lost AlbumBBE 
Robert WyattAt Last I Am FreeCD - Different Every TimeDomino 
ShackletonDominion Rings12" - Deliverance Part 2Woe To The Septic Heart 
Ill WindsVisionLP - Ill WindsNot Not Fun 
Trash KitBeach BabeLP - ConfidenceUpset The Rhythm 
Miss HawaiiPercation TrapSingle - HouseStorage Records 
Dead Man's ChestDreamscapesEP - DreamscapesIngredients Records 
EkoplekzAriwakzEP - InflukzMore Than Human 
Eric CopelandSXIXOEP - Ms PretzelDFA 
AkkordHTH020 (The Haxan Cloak's Cloud Of Witness)12"Houndstooth 
Lee Adcock - January 2015
Oh, this would be a tough one to compile, the elders said. Throw together a review of last year, they said. Well, GUESS WHAT? By some crazy feat of luck, I've piled up a bunch of sparkly new tunes to stun and amaze you with. (OK, I did cheat a little bit, but shhhhh.)
So hey-ho, let's ring in 2015 with one banging' party: main man Pour Le Plausir will man the decks; Ex Hex can bring the keg, and Hookworms the illicit drugs; Clockwork Orchestra will stomp everyone on the SNES; The Fucked Up Beat will project super-8 black-and-white films on the wall; and The Ropes will stand in the corner as the resident divas.
But partying shall cease to observe the strange aural rituals of an elusive cult known only as MiND BRAINS - rumor has it that the members are Elephant six magi, but no one knows. Also, prepare to be hypnotized by more Henry Plotnick, Andy Stott, Dissolved, and Gretchen Lyme.
Plus a big warm welcome to Empty Child, another precocious composer/producer with most excellent skillz.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Ex HexWaterfallRipsMerge 
HookwormsRadio TokyoThe HumWeird World 
Fear KittensSpellFear Kittens  
Anguish SandwichLevityAn Actual ThingOdd Box 
ILLHysteriaThe Housewives' Trilogy  
Stefan JaworzynGland CollectorPrinciple of InertiaTrensmat 
PictureboxBit PartGraffiti EP  
Clockwork OrchestraTerry Took The Moon AwayFish For A HeartSoft Bodies 
Diane Marie KlobaHis JacketDandelion Exclusives  
Mind BrainsBody HorrorMind BrainOrange Twin 
Henry PlotnickKinetic Pointblue fourteenBlue Tapes 
Rhino Cock SoundsystemTease Me 23   
Pour Le PlaisirTin MachineTin Machine EPBlue Tapes 
Low Low Low La La La Love Love LoveBurrowLastAudio Antihero 
King Of CatsHalf NelsonOdd Box 2014Odd Box 
PinkshinyultrablastGlitterEverything Else MattersShellflife 
MoscaImpulseMosca/Gretchen Lyme split  
Press ChargesPeople From Your BlockPeople From Your Block singleCountersunk 
The RopesSadness is the Rich Man's DrugSadness is the Rich Man's Drug EP  
The Fucked Up BeatDisinfosomnolence (In Metropolis A)The Watch Towers of Metropolis A  
DissolvedSeven PlacesTemporal Breathing  
Ste McCabeChinless WondersBrains of Britain  
Jumble Hole CloughThe angle where two lines meet202 Days  
EMPTY CHILDTrescoAlways for You  
Broken ShoulderYou & MeYou & Me EPAudio Antihero 
Mind BrainsBouncy ClockMind BrainOrange Twin 
ContainerAdhesiveAdhesive EPLiberation Technologies 
Andy StottFaith in StrangersFaith in StrangersModern Love 
Gretchen LymeEggsEggsPeanutLegsMosca/Gretchen Lyme split  
Mark Whitby - January 2015
Jackn Bones provides the session tunes for a January show in which the emphasis is firmly on the new. In that spirit, we've got tunes from a whole load of keenly awaited releases set to hit us during January and February 2015, including new albums from Belle & Sebastian, Peter Kernel, Disappears, The Wave Pictures and Whyte Horses, plus a few that won't be seeing the light of day until March, from Moon Duo and Gratuit as well as a cracking Awesome Tapes From Africa reissue from Ghana's Ata Kak.
The amazing Blue Tapes is branching out into vinyl this year and we've got the first fruits of that, courtesy of the excellent Pour Le Plaisir. There's also a new album from Alasdair Roberts, something suitably eccentric from Mcferrdog and a debut from Viet Cong to look forward to so we throw something from those in there too.
Of course there's been plenty happening since the last show so we also manage to cram in some fine end-of-2014 releases from the likes of Mogwai, Can Can Heads and Pete Bentham & The Dinnerladies, as well as the glorious racket brought forth by Slovenia's Praznina and an excellent split release from the Outward label featuring Scares and Tocopa.
And, with the 2014 Festive Fifty now out there for your listening pleasure, our Peel Back... section digs back into the chart of ten years ago while tentatively speculating what might have made a festive fifty forty years ago, had there been such a thing.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Wave PicturesPea Green CoatCD 'Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon'Moshi MoshiPromo
Can Can HeadsSlow Kill MonotonyDownload EP 'King Dong Kong'Silbersilber163
ScaresKriegerSplit Cassette w/Tocopa 'Present & Tense'OutwardNone
Moon DuoAnimalLP 'Shadow Of The Sun'Sacred BonesSBR122LP
Pour Le PlaisirTin Machine12" EP 'Tin Machine'Blue Tapes/X-RayX-Ray Two
Jackn BonesSmack Fiend!Exclusive TrackNoneNone
Whyte HorsesAstologie SideraleLP 'Pop Or Not'Whyte HorsesWHLP001
BreedlingsCarbonDownload EP 'Breedlings II'NoneNone
DissolvedVast WiresDownload Album 'Temporal Breathing'NoneNone
DisappearsAnother ThoughtCD 'Irreal'KrankyKRANK192
PrazninaZival, Ne ClovekCD 'Iamdisease'MoonleeNone
Belle & SebastianThe Party LineCD 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'Matadorole10568
GratuitLes AutresCD 'La'KythibongKTB43
Unqualified NurseWhite Line FireDownload EP ''The Weird'NoneNone
AutosomeElephant RaindanceDownload EP 'Impulse Current'ESFNone
Peter KernelHigh FeverCD 'Thrill Addict'On The CamperOR028
MizehaAneneko IabyCassette 'Tratrike'Awesome Tapes From AfricaNone
Other BodiesBlack Boxmp3 downloadNoneNone
Jackn BonesMasksExclusive TrackNoneNone
Alasdair RobertsArtless OneCD 'Alasdair Roberts'Drag CityDC613
BallboyI Don't Have Time To Stand Here With You Fighting About The Size Of My DickCD 'The Royal Theatre'SLLONE30
Digital MystikzB12" SingleDMZDMZ001
Ella GuruPark Lake SpeakersCD 'The First Album'BananaBANANA 2
Be Bop DeluxeThird Floor HeavenLP 'Axe Victim'HarvestSHVL 813
MogwaiTeenage ExorcistsCD EP 'Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1'Rock ActionROCKACT89CD
Viet CongMarch Of ProgressCD 'Viet Cong'JagjaguwarJAG260CD
Ata KakYemmpa AbaCassette 'Obaa Sima'Awesome Tapes From AfricaNone
Jackn BonesChild Of LightExclusive TrackNoneNone
McferrdogPeak Of My CuriosityCD 'Lawd Forgive Me'1080pNone
DRLINGIcarusDownload EP 'Icarus'Silbersilber167
Pete Bentham & The DinnerladiesDon't Listen To The GovernmentCD 'I Heart Here'NoneNone
Jumble Hole Clough202 DaysDownload Album '202 Days'NoneNone
Slurred WordsYou Smell Like ShitDownload EP 'Rock N Roll Dads'NoneNone
TocopaJofa SuiteSplit Cassette w/Scares 'Present & Tense'OutwardNone
Vert:xs.p.a.c.e.p.u.n.k.CD 'The Mindstalers'NoneNone
Emmy The GreatSwimming PoolDownload SingleBella UnionBELLA461DIGS1
DJ TriexJust A WeedV/A Download Album 'Ruffbeatz: Get Mushy'RuffBeatzRuffBeatz #11
Jackn BonesArsenicExclusive TrackNoneNone
Lake Kwan DoApolloDownload EP 'Recordings'NoneNone
Yoko OnoSun Is Down (Wonderfeel Remix)Download EP 'Mixtopia'NoneNone
Brigitte RousselChurchyardCD 'Amber Hole'Double HallucinativeDouble Hallucinative 003
Maurice LoucaAl'-Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)CD 'Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute The Parrot)'NawaNAWA002CD
ColourboxArenaCD 'Music Of The Band (1982-1987)'4ADTAD 3443
Pete Jackson - January 2015
Just 60 mins from Pete this month, but still chock full of great new stuff from Hookworms, Blue Giant Zeta Puppies and Jumble Hole Clough, old stuff from Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Art Phag and the first fruits of my mate Steve's mega US cross country CD buying adventure, kicking off with music from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Pour Le PlaisirGirly Hole (Remix)   
HookwormsRadio Tokyo   
Jumble Hole CloughHumunculous At Staups Mill   
The Blue Giant Zeta PuppiesThe Attack Of The Steam Powered Tarantula   
Mungo's Hi-FiHaffi Livley Up   
Scott FreemanSourwood Mountain   
Red Lorry Yellow LorryWalking On Your Hands   
JibóiaTreta Yuga   
Los MoretonesLa Muerte De Dilly   
gLAMvilleI Don't Wanna Live   
Lee SextonPretty Polly   
Art PhagGolf   
The Flaming Lips feat. Moby and Miley CyrusLucy In The Sky With Diamonds   
Rocker - January 2015
Kicking off the New Year with a bang! This month's three hour show includes three featured albums - the new one from the reformed Manhattan Love Suicides, the forthcoming debut from The Fireworks, and an excellent compilation from Very Gun Records which you may have missed when it slipped out towards the end of last year.
We also manage to squeeze in new tracks from Stephen Fall; Emma Kupa; CTMF; Burnt Palms; Not Right; The Electric Pop Group; Sleater-Kinney; Caves; Hard Left; Lost Pets; Trust Fund; The Popguns; Zipper; Pale Lights; Evans The Death; Tyrannosaurus Dead; Kahoots; Joanna Gruesome; and Inspiral Carpets.
There's some twisted electronica too - Applescal reworks Daniel Avery's Primal Scream mix; Butch and C. Vogt collaborate on a killer track recorded live with an orchestra; Radio Slave remixes Theo Schwarz, and Max Cooper mangles an ambient classic from The Rustle Of The Stars with judicious application of drum'n'bassbeats.
This month's Peel's Big 45 is a pseudo-Japanese release from 1971, while this month's Educating Elizabeth track is the title track of the current Swamp Dogg album.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: Rod Stewart's 'Reason To Believe', played here in memory of recently deceased keyboard player Ian McLagan, a cover of a Tim Hardin original, was released in 1971 as a 7" A-side, however it was the B-side 'Maggie May' which received most US airplay, and became Stewart's breakthrough hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Rolling StonesRip This Joint2LP - 'Exile On Main Street'Rolling Stones RecordsCOC 69100
Rod Stewart(Find A) Reason To Believe7"Mercury6052 097
CTMFIt's So Hard To Be HappyLP - 'Acorn Man'Damaged GoodsDAMGOOD434
The Rustle Of The StarsSleeping Land (Part 1) (Max Cooper Remix)Download  
The Manhattan Love SuicidesSpeak To YouLP - 'More Heat, More Panic'Odd Box Records / Squirrel RecordsSQRL40
Sleaford ModsBunch Of Cunts12" - 'Tiswas EP'InvadaINV138LP
The FireworksSwitch Me OnLP - 'Switch Me On'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 117
The Electric Pop GroupBelieversLP - 'Integration'MatinéeMatinée xxx
Evans The DeathDon't Laugh At My Angry FaceLP - 'Expect Delays'Fortuna Pop! / Slumberland 
Swamp DoggThe White Man Made Me Do ItLP - 'The White Man Made Me Do It'Alive Natural Sound 
KahootsTake Anything From MeLP - 'Take To The Fields'Telegraph Harp RecordsTH 004
Theo SchwartzTraumdeuter (Radio Slave Cut)Download EP - 'Traumdeuter (Remixes)'TS MusicLC 16002
Inspiral CarpetsCalling Out To YouLP - 'Inspiral Carpets'Cherry RedBRED639
Stephen FallThe Two Cats Of Mr. HydeEP - 'Stephen Fall'Topplers 
The Manhattan Love SuicidesFrozen Wasteland (Do It Again)LP - 'More Heat, More Panic'Odd Box Records / Squirrel RecordsSQRL40
Vic Godard And Subway SectHoliday HymnLP - '1979Now!'AED RecordsAED0023LP
Trust FundCut Me OutLP - 'No One's Coming For Us'Turnstile Music 
CavesAnchorMini LP - 'Leaving'Specialist Subject 
The FireworksBack To YouLP - 'Switch Me On'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 117
Erin Bardwell CollectiveWorn Out ShoesLP - 'Our Time'Pop-A-Top RecordsPAT 015
The YamasukisYamasuki7"Dandelion RecordsDAN7004 / K19003
Violence CowpissTen Commandments7" EP - 'PRF Singles Club Q3'Lake Of Fake RecordsPRF003
BoyracerThe Kind Of Man You Really Are7" - ;Pete Shelley EP'Emotional ResponseER10
Hard LeftIt's Not YouShared 7"Emotional ResponseER12
HeathersSometimesCassette Compilation - 'Fuzz Pop'Very Gun RecordsVG 003
Burnt PalmsMeCassette Compilation - 'Fuzz Pop'Very Gun RecordsVG 003
The Manhattan Love SuicidesAnything But SatisfiedLP - 'More Heat, More Panic'Odd Box Records / Squirrel RecordsSQRL40
Emma KupaHalf Sister10" Mini Album - 'Home Cinema'Where It's At Is Where You Are 
Tyrannosaurus DeadNYKIOCDLP - 'Flying Ant Day'Odd Box Records 
Pale LightsTwisting The KnifeDownload Single - 'Fourteen Stories Tall'  
The FireworksTook It AllLP - 'Switch Me On'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 117
Lost PetsGet OutDemo  
Not RightBallsCDLP - 'Your Turn'Not Right 
Butch & C. VogtThe Infamous (Original Mix)10"ReBirthREBLTD 005
Sleater-KinneySurface EnvyLP - 'No Cities To Love'SubPopSP1100
ZandersNarcissus JonquillaDownload LP - 'Been Better'  
No KillBig Muff ScreamCassette Compilation - 'Fuzz Pop'Very Gun RecordsVG 003
Monster TreasureWeirdCassette Compilation - 'Fuzz Pop'Very Gun RecordsVG 003
The PopgunsIf You Ever Change Your MindCDLP - 'Pop Fiction'MatinéeMatcd070
Ibibio Sound MachineI'm Running (Nya Fehe)LP - 'Ibibio Sound Machine'Soundway RecordsSNDWLP057
Joanna GruesomeSatan (Desire Edition)Shared 12"Reeks Of Effort / HHBTM 
Melbourne CansFinal FlightLP - 'Moonlight Malaise'Lost & Lonesome Records 
The FireworksCorner Of My MindLP - 'Switch Me On'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 117
ZipperWednesday (The Worst Day Of The Week)7"Dufflecoat Records 
The Manhattan Love SuicidesThe Blood ClubLP - 'More Heat, More Panic'Odd Box Records / Squirrel RecordsSQRL40
Primal Scream & Daniel AveryDrone City (Applescal Rework)Download  
Hank Levine & His OrchestraImage (part 1)7"His Master's Voice45-POP 947
Sean Hocking - January 2015
Welcome to 2015.
On a short trip down to Sydney in December I realised how much great new Australian music there is around at the moment. You'll have all heard the likes of Tame Impala and / or Courtney Barnett over the last 14 or so months but all of Australia's state capitals seem to be overflowing with great left field indie pop and rock at the moment. Melbourne still without doubt the nation's musical capital has bands left right and centre. In the show we feature, The Twerps, Dick Diver and The Ooga Booga's amongst others.
A short 15 hour drive takes us up to Adelaide where we've come across the Wireheads who are on of those bands who don't sound like anything else we've heard..nothing better than a bit of cultural isolation to let a band develop properly. Back in the car and it's only a 23 hour hop across to Sydney a city that has been losing venues to developers in 2014 and being a musician there at the moment is by no means easy. Especially being a band with attitude, Low Life are appropriately named and remind me of the spirit of the early Fall. Do check out their album Dogging on Bandcamp. Also new band Community Radio formed from the ashes of cult Sydney band Youth Club have released a great little album that just gets under your skin after about half a dozen listens. Thanks to Red Eye Records in Sydney for the recommendation.
Finally it's another 15 hour drive up to Brisbane to experience some more of the wonderful Blank Realm. This month we feature their track "Working on Love" which I have a funny feeling I'll be listening to daily this year. Also to break up the aus indie music fest I've thrown in a short set of left of centre dance tracks that have appealed to me recently. LA's Secret Circuit who I've featured in the show, a new 12" from Clarian entitled "My Shiva", a track that harks back to the days when Sven Vath was still making inventive music. And the best last, New York based Invisible Conga People and a DFA release entitled "Can't Feel My Knees". As far as I'm aware they've only written three songs - "Cable Dazed", "Can't Feel My Knees" and "In A Hole". But here at Ring of Fire those three songs still outclass the entire oeuvre of 90% of artists out there.
Thanks for listening
Sean
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
TwerpsWho Are Youcd lp TwerpsChapterCH091
Community RadioGasolinecd lp serious magicself releasednone
AusmuteantsHate This TownCD LP AusmeteantsAarght Records108 GONE
The WireheadsFive GrandThe Late Great WireheadsFormatN/A
Lower PlentyNullaborlp hard rubbishFireN/A
ooga BoogasSex in the Chillzoneooga boogas lp digitalbooga boxN/A
NunEvoke The Sleeplp nunAarght Recordsn/a
Blank RealmWorking On Lovelp go easyFireFire 288
Low LifeDogginglp doggingRip CityN/A
ela stilesKumbh Melalp ela stilesbedrooom suckBSR048
Lower PlentyStrange Beastlp hard rubbishFireN/A
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardHead On / Pilllp float alongFlightlessN/A
The WireheadsBob BrownThe Late Great WireheadsFormatN/A
Step PantherNowherelp strange but niceself releasedN/A
Zoe ZacFlow Chartcd ep flow chartMetal Postcardmp108
ErasersWindow7"Metal Postcardmp22
Invisible Conga PeopleCan't Feel My Knees12'dfa?
ClarianMy Shiva12'multi cultiMC007
Secret CircuitNebula Sphinx12'Beats In Space RecordsBIS002
Dick DiverHammock Dayslp new start againChapterCH092
Straight ArrowsRotten Teethlp risingagitagit030
Ed KuepperRue The Daylp return of the mail order bridegroomself released?
TwerpsAnything Newcd lp TwerpsChapterCH091
AusmuteantsTinnitusCD LP AusmeteantsAarght Records108 GONE
Shacklock Meth Partyall the cowboys in riodemonot releasedn/a
Community RadioPuff Of Smokecd lp serious magicself releasednone