Kevin Robinson - March 2015
In March we bring you early tasters lifted from the highly anticipated albums from Squarepusher, and Lightning Bolt, plus Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons returns as Blanck Mass. We've got more tracks from the Witching Waves and H.Grimace albums, plus intriguing new releases from 75 Dollar Bill and percussion duo Ninos Du Brasil.
There's raucous new rock from Australian delinquents The Living Eyes, menacing Memphis residents Ex-Cult and London's Taman Shud. New reggae sounds are supplied by Horseman, Face & Sheenyboo and Daddy Freddy, and there are dub selections from the vaults from Scientist and King Tubby.
This month's dancefloor devilment comes from Demdike Stare, DJ Paypal, Skeptical Claude Speeed, Whitehouse's William Bennett in his Cut Hands guise, Berlin's M.E.S.H. and Japan's NHK yx Koyxen.
Also this month, treats from global collective Weird Together, New Zealand singer Aldous Harding, South African Shangaan instigator Nozinja, Tel Aviv's Red Axes and Italian occult psych band Mamuthones.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
SquarepusherRayc Fire 2LP - Damogen FuriesWarp 
The Living EyesGuilty PleasuresLP - Living LargeAgitated Records 
HorsemanDawn Of The DreadLP - Dawn Of The DreadMr Bongo 
Demdike StarePatchwork12" - Testpressing #007Modern Love 
Weird TogetherNo CompromiseEP - No CompromiseSoundway 
DJ PaypalI'm ReadyEP - Buy NowLuckyMe 
H.GrimaceImogenCassette - Immaterial GirlSoft Power Records 
Jack NameWatcher TalkLP - Weird MoonsCastle Face 
SkepticalImperial12"Exit Records 
Face & SheenybooDangerous7"Colonel Mustard 
Ninos Du BrasilClelia Clelia12"DFA 
Witching WavesNewsLP - Fear Of Falling DownSoft Power Records 
NozinjaWa Chacha (Nozinja Version)12"Bleep 
Claude SpeeedR U SorryEP - Sun Czar TemplePlanet Mu 
Aldous HardingStop Your TearsLP - Aldous HardingSpunk Records 
ScientistSeconds AwayLP - Heavyweight Dub ChampionDub Mir 
75 Dollar BillHollisEP - Wooden BagOther Music Recording Co. 
Ex-CultCigarette MachineEP - Cigarette MachineCastle Face 
Daddy FreddyLong Way7"Colonel Mustard 
KahnAbbatoir12"Deep Medi Musik 
Lightning BoltThe Metal EastLP - Fantasy EmpireThrill Jockey 
Cut HandsMadwoman (Festival Mix)LP - Festival Of The DeadBlackest Ever Black 
Taman ShudThe Hex InvertedLP - Viper SmokeTrashmouth Records 
M.E.S.H.Infra-Dusk12"Black Ocean 
Zsa Zsa La BoumSomething ScaryLP - Ro Maron Collected #1Musique Pour La Danse 
NHK yx Koyxen845LP - Hallucinogenic Doom Steppy VerbsDiagonal 
Jessica PrattJacquelyn In The BackgroundLP - On Your Own Love AgainDrag City 
Sekkleman18 Dromilly Ave (feat. Baptiste & Serocee)EP - LightmanMoonshine Recordings 
King TubbyKing Of Kings In DubLP - King Tubby Surrounded By The Dreads At The National ArenaVP/Greensleaves 
MamuthonesI've Gotta BeEP - Collisions 04Rocket Recordings 
Blanck MassDead FormatLP - Dumb FleshSacred Bones 
Red AxesBalma (ft. Abrão)EP - Shem Vol 1I'm A Cliché 
Lee Adcock - March 2015
Oh, nothing particularly special this month - just the usual 31-track assortment that laughs in the face of capsule summaries.
I can say, though, that I've carved out some Aussie cuts from the lovely Bedroom Suck compilation "Go Away and Leave It All Behind", like Blank Realm, Superstar, and Terrible Truths; and you'll be steeped in Afro-futurism with the likes of THEESatisfaction and Beat Spacek; and we'll also catch up with Le Thug, Garden of Elks, and digitalanalogue from Scottish label Song, By Toad; and we'll hear the latest punk opus from Blue Tapes via Stillsuit; AND we'll delight in indie pop from Trust Fund and Carriages (the Bristol band, not the one from Ireland); AND for you vintage electronic connoisseurs (we know you're out there), take your pick from the improvising MP3 robots -b0b- or the French DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses. Oy. Really held out on the period there. Sorry, dude.
Also, brace yourself for singles from jungle mangler M.E.S.H and lascivious off-the-chain techno from Seven Davis Jr..
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
American CultureMy Teeth Are SharpPure American GumJigsaw 
The Dance AsthmaticsLiquid LunchLiquid Lunch  
PERSPEX FLESHEight-Legged DreamsOrdered ImageStatic Shock 
Not RightThe Facillitation of Lawful ProtestYour Turn  
Elektronik NoirSherlock KL1   
Terrible TruthsLift WeightsGo Away and Leave It AllBedroom Suck 
Sonny & the SunsetsCheap ExtensionsTalent Night At The AshramPolyvinyl 
Blank RealmDigging Up My BonesGo Away and Leave It AllBedroom Suck 
Beat SpacekThere Is A LoveModern StreetsNinja Tune 
Seven Davis JrWild HeartsWild Hearts 7"Ninja Tune 
Garden of ElksInvisible People Are Their Own Reflection In The WaterA Distorted SighSong, By Toad 
Trust FundCut Me Out"No one's coming for us"  
MarthaSleeping BeautyCourting StrongFortuna POP! 
Los BonsaísDespue?s De Todo ...NordesteElefant 
THEESatisfactionSir Come NavigateEarthEESub Pop 
M.E.S.HInfra-DawnInfra-Dusk/Infra-DawnBlack Ocean 
Stillsuit16blue sixteenBlue Tapes/X-Ray Records 
Fair MaidenIndiaGo Away and Leave It AllBedroom Suck 
digitalanalogueWAPPING ROAD, BRISTOL (Always In The Right Place At The Right Time)Be Embraced, You Millions!Song, By Toad 
Low Low Low La La La Love Love LoveHarvesting (Acoustic) Audio Antihero 
Slows DownIn My RoomSlows Down EP  
Primitive MotiionSame In The SameGo Away and Leave It AllBedroom Suck 
-b0b-Psx4The Technical Academy PresentsFixture 
Liaisons DangereusesPeut Être..PasLiaisons DangereusesSoulsheriff 
DeadwallMt. MoriBukimi no Tani  
NovellerIn FebruaryFantastic PlanetFire 
Charli XCXLondon QueenSuckerAtlantic 
Axolotes MexicanosPerro SalchichaHoli <3Elefant 
Faerground AccidentsShe Makes Me Want To DieShe Makes Me Want To Die 7"Louder Than War 
SuperstarSlice of ParadiseTable For TwoBedroom Suck 
Le ThugFCPlace Is EPSong, By Toad 
carriagesSabreCanaveral EP  
Mark Whitby - March 2015
Re-formed Brighton punks Late Road Lunatics are our session guests in a show that does its best to fit as many of the slew of great releases coughed up so far by 2015 as possible. Which means there are tracks from cracking new album releases from, among others, Flies On You, JD Meatyard, Putrid Offal, Pulco and Darren Hayman.
We showcase two singles from the incredible new LXXII label, courtesy of Videa Gam and Wiicca, plus three great slabs of 10" vinyl from Elefant, featuring the delights of Axolotes Mexicanos, Los Bonsais and ex-Field Mouse and Trembling Blue Star Bobby Wratten's new Lighting in a Twilight Hour project.
One a sadder note, we say goodbye to the amazing New Weird Australia after six years of stunning releases from down under by playing a track from each of their three farewell volumes, from the extraordinary Rites Wild, Holy Balm and Crab Smasher.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Pop GroupNationsCD 'Citizen Zombie'Freaks R UsFREAK9
Flies On YouOur Little SecretCD 'Etcetera'NoneNone
The SocialistVehiclemp3 downloadNoneNone
Vlasta PopicTrzisteCD 'Kvadrat'MoonleeHMRL037
Holy BalmHand Over FireDownload Album 'Passages - Volume One'New Weird AustraliaNone
Late Road LunaticsSelfish JeanExclusive TrackNoneNone
PulcoA Cruel Heart Beats Like A BirdDownload Album 'Innovation In The Trade'NoneNone
JD MeatyardFour Kids Playing On A Gaza BeachCD 'Taking The Asylum'Probe PlusPromo
BurialTemple Sleeper7" SingleKeysoundLDN 051
Axolotes MexicanosDisparo De Amor10" EP 'Holi'ElefantER-1195
Acid ArabZharV/A Download EP 'Acid Arab Collections Vol. 3'VersatileVER098
Videa GamGet To Know MeDownload SingleLXXIILXXII 01
SusijatPigsCD 'Susijat'SharlaSharlaCD007
Alasdair RobertsThis Uneven ThingCD 'Alasdair Roberts'Drag CityDC613
Unqualified NurseSMSDownload Album 'Let Snarl'NoneNone
Capital LettersDah Nah StopCD 'Wolverhampton'Sugar ShackFOD 106 CD
DeadwallMt MoriDownload Album 'Bukimi No Tani'NoneNone
Late Road LunaticsShame The DevilExclusive TrackNoneNone
GratuitJe CrieCD 'La'KythibongKTB43
Churn Milk JoanSylvia Plath On A BikeDownload Album 'Dethroned Hog'NoneNone
Belle & SebastianEnter Sylvia PlathCD 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'Matadorole10568
Lightning In A Twilight HourEveryone Talks About The Weather10" EP 'Slow Changes'ElefantER-1193
Dawn Chorus & The Blue TitsTeenage Kicks7" SingleStiffDAWN 1
June TaborAnd The Band Played Waltzing MatildaLP 'Airs & Graces'Topic12TS298
Robbie FischerCan I Live Alone?Cassette 'You've Changed'NoneNone
Rites WildRites Wild ThemeV/A Download Album 'Passages - Volume Two'New Weird AustraliaNone
The FireworksWith My HeartCD 'Switch Me On'ShelflifeLIFE117
Darren HaymanDown Among The Dead MenCD 'Chants For Socialists'WiaiwyaWIACD035
WiiccaHeather? (Why Am I So Distant)Download SingleLXXIILXXII 02
Late Road LunaticsChristiana (5.30am)Exclusive TrackNoneNone
GasdehydeV. WoolfV/A LP 'Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-1984'MannequinMNQ 060
Putrid OffalGurgling PreyCD 'Mature Necropsy'KaotoxinTOX045
Low Low Low La La La Love Love LoveThe FieldDownload Album 'Last'Audio AntiheroNone
Sean Travis RamseyForestial GestaltDownload EP 'Sean Travis Ramsey'NoneNone
Love, Hippies & GangstersThis Is What We WantDownload EP 'Sun Over Babaluma'NoneNone
Steve Gunn & Black Twig PickersCardinal 51CD 'Seasonal Hire'Thrill JockeyThrill 386
Crawander & Nice At HomeThank You Gregory, The Trip Was ExcellentDownload EP 'Crawander & Nice At Home'NoneNone
Aby Ngana DiopBlack Dice's Diced RemixCassette ' Aby Ngana Diop Remixes'Awesome Tapes From AfricaATFA011
GoldblumsThat Boy UglyDownload EP 'Blum On Demos'NoneNone
CornershopBorn Disco; Died Heavy Metal (Version)LP 'Hold On It's Easy'Ample PlayAMPLA061V
Late Road LunaticsCircus LeavingExclusive TrackNoneNone
Crab SmasherSkin DestructionV/A Download Album 'Passages - Volume ThreeNew Weird AustraliaNone
Los BonsaisVacaciones Permanentes10" EP 'Nordeste'ElefantER-1194
VisageThe DancerLP 'Visage'Polydor2490-157
Pete Jackson - March 2015
Some ace new bands this month, including some ace names - Twin Peaks might not win that title, but Planet Cock are surely in with a shout.
There's also new stuff from established favourites like A Place To Bury Strangers, Eternal Tapestry, Heroin In Tahiti and Vert:x and new albums from both The Lucid Dream and Cornershop show a remarkable ability for self re-invention.
With a whole stack o' blues and plenty else besides, what's not to love?
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Moth EffectLook NicelyLP 'Crocodilians'Sunstone RecordsSSES1007
Muddy WatersI Can't Be SatisfiedCD LP 'ChessB0006273-02
The Lucid DreamMona LisaLP 'The Lucid Dream'Holy Are You/Great Pop SupplementGPS124
Twin PeaksFade AwayCD LP 'Wild Onion'Communion RecordsCOMM113
Mungo's Hi-Fi ft. Peter Metro and SquiddlyGunman Posse (Danny T and Tradesman Remix)MP3 LP 'Serious Remixes Volume 1'Scotch Bonnet RecordsSCOBNET001
Heroin In TahitiBlack MarketCD LP 'Sun And Violence'Boring MachinesBM060
Churn Milk JoanLeaving DunkirkMP3 LP 'Dethroned Hog'NoneNone
CornershopBorn Disco Died Heavy MetalLP 'Hold On It Hurts'WIIIJAWIJ 30V
CornershopBorn Disco Died Heavy Metal (Version)LP 'Hold On Its Easy'Ample Play RecordsAMPLA061V
Son HouseWalking BluesCD LP 'Heroes of the Blues: The Very Best Of Son House'Shout!DK 30251
DeadwallBlood OrangeMP3 LP 'Bukimi No Tani'Self ReleasedNone
Eternal TapestryEnchanters NightshadeCD LP 'Wild Strawberries'Thrill JockeyThrill388
Charles HowlGoing Down With A HiMP3 SingleAmple Play RecordsGPS124
Steve Gunn & The Black Twig PickersDon't Let Your Deal Go DownLP 'Seasonal Hire'Thrill JockeyThrill386
Satan Is My BrotherFirst PathCD LP 'They Made Us Climb Up Here'Boring MachinesBM061
A Place To Bury StrangersI'm So CleanCD LP 'Transfixiation'Dead OceansDOC099
Planet CockLove SongMP3 LP 'Broken Hearts Brokensong'Silber MediaNone
Junior KimbroughDone Got OldCD LP 'You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough'Fat Possum Records80340-2
Heart BeachBirdsMP3 LP 'Heart Beach'NoneNone
Vert:xCirclesCD LP 'Strange Fruit And Veg'Fruits De Mer RecordsFriends Of The Fish Promo2
The GentlemenIt's A Cry'n ShameLP 'Back From The Grave Vol 9'Crypt RecordsCRYPT-114
The Lucid DreamUnchained DubLP 'The Lucid Dream'Holy Are You/Great Pop SupplementGPS124
Rocker - March 2015
This month's three hour show features a not-to-be-missed session from Lonely Tourist - Bristol-based Glaswegian singer-songwriter recorded exclusively at Rocker's for the first time with a full band.
The show starts with an explosive new track from Russian punks Pussy Riot, easily the best thing they have done so far, featuring a chilling voiceover from the one and only Richard Hell.
There's also new tracks from Personal Best; First Base; Milky Wimpshake; Plasticon; T-Shirt Weather; Snails; JD Meatyard; Pet Politics; Evans The Death; Cat Smell; Foam On The Daydream; Joanna Gruesome; Zebra Hunt; The Granite Shore; and Slum Of Legs. There's electronica from We Need Cracks; Kidnap Kid; Gabriel Anando & Maceo Plex; Burial; and Sebastian Mullaert. Vitalic remixes Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, while Alan Vega remixes The Vacant Lots.
This month's Peel's Big 45 is a 1971 album track, which is finally getting a much-deserved reissue, while this month's Educating Elizabeth record is a Northern Soul classic from a young Swamp Dogg, back when he was still known as Jerry Williams.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: Pussy Riot's haunting new track "I Can't Breathe" was written after they witnessed street protests in the USA last year, following the death of Eric Garner while being restrained in a chokehold by NYPD officers. It features original punk Richard Hell reading Garner's final words to the officers holding him, as captured on the video of his final moments, including him repeating "I can't breathe" eleven times. There is a chilling video online, in which the band cleverly draws the parallel between the US and Russian regimes as two sides of the same coin - it features two of the band being buried alive, wearing the uniforms of Russian riot police - echoing the secret night-time burial of hundreds of Russian troops who have perished in the Ukraine, while Putin denies Russian involvement.
Pussy RiotI Cant Breathe   
Nicholas PeggThe All New UKIP Shipping ForecastDownload  
Flies On YouThank You St FrancisLP - 'Etcetera'  
TwerpsBack To You7"Merge Records 
Gabriel Ananda & Maceo PlexSolitary Daze (Original Mix)12"EllumELL025
Lonely TouristI Live Where You AreDandelion Radio Session  
Stephen FallZachary BuzzardEP - 'Stephen Fall'Topplers 
Personal BestThe Mission / If You Meet Someone In Love (Wish Them Well)LP - 'Arnos Vale'Specialist Subject 
SnailsTalking To Anthony7"The Great Pop Supplement 
FlemmingsWizardsCassette EP - 'Flemmings'  
Slum Of LegsAddDownload Compilation - 'FS001 - A Freakscene Collection'FreaksceneScene 009
The Manhattan Love SuicidesShe's A BulletLP - 'More Heat, More Panic'Odd Box Records / Squirrel RecordsSQRL40
ToonsBurnin' BulletsCassette EP - 'Grumpy Beach'Very Gun RecordsVery Gun 002
Milky WimpshakeLe Revolution PolitiqueLPFortuna Pop! 
T-Shirt Weather(Don't) Hold Your BreathCassette SingleOdd Box RecordsODD071
Lonely TouristThe Ballad Of Paul TierneyDandelion Radio Session  
Kidnap KidVehlDownload EP - 'Alphaville'Black ButterBLKBTR23
BeauNine MinutesLP - 'Creation'Dandelion RecordsDAN 8006
BurialTemple SleeperOne sided white label 12"Keysound RecordingsLDN051
Mope CityHalfway House (Bleeding At The Station)7" EP - 'Halfway House'Tenth Court Records 
Melbourne CansHot In The HeadLP - 'Moonlight Malaise'Lost & Lonesome Records 
The FireworksTightropeLP - 'Switch Me On'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 117
The Granite ShoreWidows And OrphansLP - 'Once More From The Top'OccultationRHEA7DF036LP
Zebra HuntHalf RightLP - 'City Sighs'Tenorio Cotobade 
JD MeatyardAnna Had A KidLP - 'Taking The Asylum'Probe Plus 
Lonely TouristShouting At WeatherDandelion Radio Session  
The Vacant Lots6AM (Alan Vega Remix)7" - 'TVL Remixed'Sonic Cathedral 
Evans The DeathEnablerLP - 'Expect Delays'Fortuna Pop! / Slumberland 
Joanna GruesomeLast YearLP - 'Peanut Butter'Fortuna Pop! / Slumberland 
The Charlie Tipper ExperimentRock And Roll DreamingLP - ' Mellow On'Breaking Down RecordsBreak 012
Amadou & MariamSabali (Original Mix & Vitalic Remix)LP - 'Remixes'Nonesuch 
Pet PoliticsSunday MorningCDLP - 'Pet Politics 2005 - 2008Novoton 
PlasticonNo 61 (Rothko)Download  
Ex HexDon't Wanna LoseLP - 'Rips'Merge RecordsMRG525
Jerry WilliamsIf You Ask Me (Because I Love You)7"Calla116
First BaseYou've Got A Hold On Me7"Hosehead Records 
We Need CracksSignals (Original Mix)Download EP - 'Paper Mill'Traum SchallplattenTRAUMV183
Trust FundJumperLP - 'No One's Coming For Us'Turnstile Music 
Hard LeftKicking It OffLP - 'We Are Hard Left'Future Perfect Records 
Burnt PalmsYouDownload  
Foam On The DaydreamChloe's Lung7"Freakscenefreak003
Lonely TouristThe Day We DiedDandelion Radio Session  
Cat SmellRevenge SongDownload single - 'A Taste Of Cat Smell'  
Sebastian MullaertDirect Experience (Original Mix)12"Traum SchallplattenTraum V184
Hank Levine & His OrchestraImage (part 1)7"His Master's Voice45-POP 947
Sean Hocking - March 2015
On Ring Of Fire this month we've got some new tunes from Calcutta by up and coming band Jeepers Creepers. From China Little Punk , Gui Gui Sui Sui and Junks.
Not too much from the USA side of the Pacific but that said we have a preview of a track off Free Weed's forthcoming album. I'm getting a bit worried ... for the first time ever he sounds as though he's actually recorded it in a studio and not his best friend's bathroom.
We also feature a couple of tracks from the free sampler (available via Bandcamp) from Brisbane's Bedroom Suck Records. I really recommend popping over there as soon as you can and getting hold of a copy. Normally freebie comps are something to stay well clear of but not a dud track on this little gem.
Also do check out Sydney garage acts The Dandelion and the best Standells song not written by the Standells in the form of Sydney's Los Tones and their tune "Ordinary Man". Their debut album has been released by a Portuguese label whose name I now forget but it has always amazed me how small town Portuguese and Spanish labels always manage to cotton on to great garage music way before the rest of us!
Also a few great late 70's DIY tunes in the second half of the show. If you don't fall in love with Bona Dish I may have to call the paramedics to attend to you. Last but not least, Metal Postcard's first ever NZ signing ... Shacklock Meth Party who for me at least are the purest rock n roll I've heard in eons.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Jeepers CreepersBreaking BadDemo mp3Metal PostcardMP127
Free Weedlaterlp & DgitalBad Diet.Unknown
gui gui sui suiRoll YouMp3 demoMetal PostcardMP120
The KeggsTo Find Out7"OrbitNone
Cassette BoyCassette Boy Vs The Apprentice 2MP3NoneNone
Dub VampireLying Mother FuckerMP3NoneNone
Little PunkCutiesMP3Self ReleasedNone
The Dma'sLaced7"ModelModel: IOU062
Fuzz CultureMidnight Deliquentsmp3nonenone
OlloGoats Mlk SilkCD / Digital LP SleeperMetal PostcardMP126
Martyr PrivatesSoresGo Away And Leave It All Behind Bedroom Suck Records Free CompilationBedroom Sucknone
ChristaTotally MildGo Away And Leave It All Behind Bedroom Suck Records Free CompilationBedroom Sucknone
JunksHong Kong Garden RemixMP3Metal PostcardMp124
WATArt LoversLP DefreezePlurexplurex3302
Take ItMan Made World7Freshb HoldTR 1
The DandelionHere Comes Love12"Bad AfroUnknown
Los TonesOrdinary Mandigital SingleSelf ReleasedNone
The Lovely AssistantsBlood Flowing Bymp3unknownunknown
Death In VegasYour Loft My Acidmp3unknownUnknown
Jeepers CreepersOh CaesarDemo mp3Metal PostcardMp127
Bona DishChallengeCassette / MP3In Phazenone
Terrible TruthsLift Weightsdigital SingleMexican SummerMex129
CelerySelf - MedicationCd digital AlbumMetal PostcardMP107
Dub AddictionKniom Chi DomreyMp3 demononenone
Shacklock Meth PartyMonster CharacterMP3Metal PostcardMP102