The Beatbox Saboteurs Show - December 2018
It is the season to be jolly and this month we have a jolly chaotic show for you.
Being the month of giving and goodwill, we decided to include a whole sackful of new and unsigned acts for you to gorge on, so you'll hear Green Blanket, Acid Fader, Woeful Bat, Our Echoes Scream, Freelite, Oko & the Authority, Love Jerks, Kh3rtis, AAUL, Aunt Tabby, Swedish Death Candy, The Sun Aesthetic, Michal Towber + AR and Deaf.
It just highlights how much quality and variety is out there when you step away from the music aisles of your local supermarket.
If you would rather be in outer-space than fighting for a parking-space at this time of year, then we've covered that with some celestial electronica from Kosmischer Läufer and Truth In Space. Closer to home, thanks to some excellent releases from Elefant Records, we're strangely under the influence of Spain for a lot of the show, with tracks from Cariño, Galaxy Fingers and Neleonard. Not to be outdone, we even hear from the marvellous Spanish band, Uniforms, who recently signed to the Oso Polita label.
We cannot completely ignore Christmas, so there's a light scattering of festive tunes from the past. Enough to keep you entertained, but not so many that you feel like you've been transported back in time to vomit over the pick'n'mix in Woolworths.
Last month's session stars, Goofy18, pop back to remind us just how good they are and then we round off the soirée with our very own Life As Surface Noise track from this year's Cherryade Records 'A Very Cherry Christmas' compilation. Nothing stops the festivities quite like a Life As Surface Noise party piece!
Finally, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, see you again in the new year!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
DeafDead EndEP: The Deaf  
CariñoBisexualMini-Album: MovidasElefantER-1235LP
Swedish Death CandyA Date With CaligulaSingleHassle 
Oko & the AuthorityBnLAlbum: Ukronia  
Love JerksHolding Out For A RockerAlbum: Million Movies  
Aunt Tabby??????Single  
Green BlanketBeetlejuice/BetelgueseEP: Raw Dingo  
Kh3rtis Sunbeam SuspensionDownload  
Galaxy FingersHugs When You're AnxiousEP: Let In ElijahElefantER-352
Woeful Bat AmbedoDownload  
Fountains Of WayneI Want An Alien For ChristmasSingleAtlantic 
Acid FaderShape ShifterSingle  
NeleonardSorpresa, VacíoAlbum: Un Lugar ImaginadoElefantER-1233
Truth In SpaceTruth In SpaceEP:Truth In Space  
Shonen KnifeSpace ChristmasSingleSeminal Twang TWANG9CD
FreeliteAliveSingle  
The Sun AestheticFallAlbum: Holly  
The Beatbox SaboteursTwelve Days Of XXXmasAlbum: A Merry XXXmasHouse Of BeautyHOBCD004
UniformsAddictedAlbum: PolaraOso PolitaOP004LPU
T RexChristmas BopSingle  
Our Echoes ScreamReminiscenceEP: .?.?.?An Empty Shell  
Michal Towber + ARThe CrashAlbum: No Resolution  
John BakerChristmas CommercialAlbum:Music From The BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC MusicCAT147LP
Goofy18Love & WarCompilation Album: Tokyo Chikatetsu Volume 1Thomas Imposter 
Kosmischer LäuferZeit Zum Laufen 150Album: Volume Four  
AAULSometimes I Feel Like The Moonlight Is Insulting MeSingle  
Cocteau TwinsFrosty The SnowmanEP: SnowFontanaCOCCD1
Life As Surface NoiseThe Night Watchman (Counterpart 1)Compilation Album:A Very Cherry Christmas Volume 12CherryadeCHY052
Gareth Jones - December 2018
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and my 2-hour December show promises you a bumper sackful of seasonal songs.
I help to curate the annual 'A Very Cherry Christmas' compilation CD, so there are tinsel-tastic tracks taken from the new volume 13 inlcuding Goddammit Jeremiah and Spray plus TWO brand new Christmas songs from MJ Hibbett.
This month's show also welcomes a special guest as Helen Love introduces her back-catalogue of Christmas singles, from '93's 'Happiest Time of the Year' to 2015's Band Aid-style charity single 'Townhall Band'.
There's also 3 new releases from the Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club label featuring Oh! Gunquit, Green Seagull and Rachael Dadd along with a French version of Mariah Carey's Christmas hit covered by Juniore.
All this plus two rare 60's Christmas songs and soundtrack music from the Christmas films 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' and 'Christmas On Mars'. So hey ho-ho-ho let's go!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Goddamit JeremiahOffice Christmas PartyCD V/A 'A Very Cherry Christmas Vol.13'Cherryade RecordsCat number or blank
Satan ClausSlay RideDownload singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
Darren HaymanBlue Tinsel, Red TinselLP/DL V/A 'Stars'Where It's At Is Where You Are
Sufjan StevensLonely Man of Winter (Doveman Mix Feat. Melissa Mary Ahern)Download singleAsthmatic Kitty
UmmagmaWinter TaleDownload singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
The MonkeesHouse Of Broken GingerbreadCD/DL 'The Monkees Christmas Party'Rhino
The HallmarksSoul Shakin' Psychedelic SantaDownload album 'Paper Sky'Cleopatra Records
The Go Go'sI'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A DalekCD V/A 'Who Is Dr Who'RPM
MJ HibbettThe Christmas RobotCD V/A 'A Very Cherry Christmas Vol.13'Cherryade Records
MJ HibbettLast Christmas (In The EU)Download singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
Eric ClaptonJingle BellsLP/CD/DL 'Merry Xmas'Polydor
Helen LoveHappiest Time Of The YearSplit 7-inch with Wat TylerDamaged Goods
Helen LoveMerry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight7-inchDamaged Goods
Helen Love Feat. Caitlin & Shauna LoveJoey Ramone Snowman7-inch EP/CD/DL 'Happy New Year 2008'Elefant Records
Simon LoveSanta's BeardCD V/A 'A Very Cherry Christmas Vol.10'Cherryade Records
Bugle Jolly ChristmasDownload album V/A 'Dancehall Christmas'21st Hapilos
Hector ComanchoChris CringleDownload album V/A 'A Blackwatch Christmas'Self-released/Bandcamp
Perry BotkinSanta's Bow And ArrowLP 'Silent Night, Deadly Night'Death Waltz Recording Company
The Flaming LipsSpace Bible With Volume LumpsCD/DVD 'Christmas On Mars'Warner Bros
Oh! GunquitHigh On Xmas7-inch/DL Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club
Green SeagullGod Red Ye Merry Gentlemen7-inch/DL Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club
Rachael DaddSpark Illuminate7-inch/DL Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club
JuniorePour Noel, Cette Annee7-inch/DL Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club
Helen LoveHark The Herald AngelsDownload singleElefant Records
Helen Love and Ricardo AutobahnAnd The Salvation Army Band Plays7-inch/DL Damaged Goods
Helen LoveThe Townhall BandDowload singleAlcopop! Records
SprayThe Ballad Of Xmas '99 (Oh Cliff)CD V/A 'A Very Cherry Christmas Vol.13'Cherryade Records
Leo Gilbert - December 2018
Greetings of the Season and a warming welcome to my second Dandelion show. As usual for me at this time of year, I have done my stout best to avoid all thought of Christmas, instead plunging aurally into three hours of what I have found to be the most enlivening music of the past couple of months.
A huge range on offer, from the irresistible beats of 4 6 2 5, Chris Kaz, Vessel and Lotic, to something a wee bit gentler placed carefully before you by Alexis Taylor, Le Fruit Vert, Thom Yorke and Nadine Byrne.
I have also travelled the world seeking the most tempting delights from the furthest corners, bringing home Roy Montgomery, Moulay Ahmed El Hassani, Kamixlo, Ethiopian Records and Kasper Bjorke. Thom Yorke's wonderful soundtrack to Suspiria fills two slots rather stunningly, and The Field is back for a second showing after making his debut on my debut.
Aside from these highlights, we have some other highlights: Clark's new single, Frog being American, Zoee feeling Used, Charles Bradley striking out with the Inversions, Max Cooper resisting all but the most Platonic advances, the Honey Hahs doing their best to Stop Him and Biosphere offering Just One Kiss.
Lots more besides, so instead of reading about it all, why not immerse yourself in the pleasure of listening.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
4 6 2 5EP: 4625-001UVB-76 Music
Bleed TurquoiseAlbum: Bleed Turquoise?
Public Service BroadcastingEP: White Star LinerPlay It Again Sam
B C CamplightAlbum: Deportation BluesBella Union
Thom YorkeAlbum: Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)XL Records
Anna von HausswolffAlbum: Dead MagicCity Slang Records
Alexis TaylorAlbum: Listen With(out) PianoMoshi Moshi
Le Fruit VertAlbum: Passiflorethem there records
Baxter Dury, Etienne De Crécy, Delilah HolidayAlbum: B.E.D.Heavenly
BiosphereAlbum: The Petrified ForestBiophon Records
Kasper BjørkeAlbum: Kasper Bjrke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven ProjectKompakt
Ethiopian RecordsEP: Ye Feqer EdayeArcola Records
Chris KazAlbum: UntoldPerth Records
DeerhoofAlbum: Mountain MovesJoyful Noise Recordings
KamixloEP: King KamiBala Club
Moulay Ahmed El HassaniAlbum: Atlas ElectricHive Mind Records
The FieldAlbum: Infinite MomentKompakt
Honey HahsAlbum: Dear Someone, Happy SomethingRough Trade
Thom YorkeAlbum: Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)XL Records
Alexis TaylorAlbum: Listen With(out) PianoMoshi Moshi
Don NiñoEP: Beats (Remixes)InFin Music
Ishmael EnsembleEP: The ChapelSevern Songs
LoticAlbum: PowerTriAngle Records
Nadine ByrneAlbum: Dreaming RememberingiDEAL Recordings
Max CooperAlbum: One Hundred Billion SparksAllPoints
Roy MontgomeryAlbum: SuffuseBa Da Bing Records
Oneohtrix Point NeverEP: Love in the time of LexaproWarp Records
TVAMAlbum: Psychic DataNorman Records
VesselAlbum: Queen of Golden DogsTriangle/Mute Records
The Inversions featuring Charles BradleySingle: Whatcha Doing (To Me)Daptone Records
ZoeeAlbum: InsecurePLZ Make It Ruins
FrogAlbum: Whatever We Probably Already Had ItAudio Antihero
ClarkSingle: E.C.S.T. T.R.A.X.Throttle Records
Mark Cunliffe - December 2018
I'm sorry people, I like Christmas for bringing family and friends together but never really do too much in the way of Christmas tunes on my show. Happy Christmas to you if you celebrate, though, of course. Despite no Christmas tunes there's lots to savour.
I'm late to the Lazertits party but if you have been liking the punk vibes of Cold Meat, Lazertits will be right up your street. Clearly Little Simz is pretty big in the game but I was very unaware of her until I heard a track recently. I liked it, hip hop with live instrumentation which is an underused format in my opinion.
There is more from Vaudou Game and Swarvy comes back for more ... in fact ... twice in the show. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete is back with a new one and we have some reggae from Oriel. We also have a very welcome return of Derby based Arsey Rob who has been stuck creatively for years when it's come to being Arsey Rob but has found his form again with a vengeance which I, for one, am very pleased about.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Throwing SnowVLP
Christian Fitnessgroup finkBandcamp Release
CyrilienIn The RoomDigital EP
John PaulKiss Me QuickLP
LornL'Appel Du VideDigital Single
Lord BeginnerAnaconaLP
Arsey RobNeon SecretaryBandcamp Release
Laura CantrellAWM - Blessmp3
SwarvyGoosebumpsBandcamp Release
Unangelic VoicesMy WorldCD/Digital LP
LAZERTITSNew FriendDigital EP
Caroline Bergvall1DJ2Many (Adam Parkinson Mix)mp3
OrielPretty BirdDigital LP
asal hazelutmtBandcamp Release
RoskaSyrup feat. GemmyLP
Free Cake For Every CreatureWhole World GirlLP
Richard J. BirkinThe year turnedDigital EP
Vaudou GameTata FatigueeLP
Benny BenassiSatisfaction (Jagger Page Dembow Remix)Soundcloud Release
Little SimzOffenceDigital Single
lukkaBlackhole FusionBandcamp Release
UPGRADEDo It GoodDigital Single
Lorelle Meets The ObsoleteAnaDigital Single
SpacejukeStatic JamzSoundcloud Release
LEVELZRespect RespectDigital Single
Scott CronkJannamp3
Project CoreBetrayalDigital Single
Junior KellyCreatorDigital LP
Mark Whitby - December 2018
In one of two shows this month, we round the year off in spectacular style with a session from Vert:x off-shoot VX and a whole load of new releases from long-established show favourites such as The Wave Pictures, The Piskie Sits, Frog, [artist}The Pocket Gods[/artist], JD Meatyard and two tracks to round off a superb year of releases, all of course showcased first on this show, from Ian Thistlethwaite.
There's little room for reflection in this end of year show, though, as we feature for the first time releases from the likes of Leon, Pavel Evtuh and Brother Blue. That said, we do have a cracking featured compilation of sixties tunes from French Caribbean territories and a Peel Back... section that selects three highlights from the Festive Fifty of thirty years ago.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
MoontribeBottlesCD 'Moontribe'Fortuna
The Piskie SitsJust Don't See ItDownload SinglePhilophobia
Guy ConqueteBan Moin Cle A TitineV/A LP 'Antilles Mechant Bateau'Born Bad
LeonHow Can I Cope With What I Know?Download EP 'Philosophy'Dusted Wax Kingdom
Polly PanicTwisted UpCD 'Losing Form'Write Hook
VXRootExclusive TrackNone
The Wave PicturesRoosevelt SykesCD 'Look Inside Your Heart'Moshi Moshi
Roosevelt SykesPut Up Or Shut UpCD 'Dirty Mother For You'Southland
The Pocket GodsPaul's First Acid TripDownload Album 100BeatlesX30Nub Music
Brother BlueAutomatic WritingDownload SingleRecycled Plastics
FrogGod Once Loved A WomanCD 'Whatever We Probably Already Had It'Audio Antihero
TwinsRace To BottomSplit CD w/JT Whitfield 'JT Whitfield & Twins'Clan Destine
Ian ThistlethwaiteFree SpeechExclusive TrackNone
My Bloody ValentineYou Made Me Realise12" EP 'You Made Me Realise'Creation
Overlord X14 Days In May12" SingleHardcore
Inspiral CarpetsKeep The Circle Around12" EP 'Plane Crash'Playtime
Joseph LacidesYo Ka BiguineV/A LP 'Antilles Mechant Bateau'Born Bad
VXEnergy Made VisibleExclusive TrackNone
Pavel EvtuhCamel RaceDownload Album 'Need For Travel'None
JD MeatyardBroken Arm JesusCD 'The Batchain Pullers'Probe Plus
The Room In The WoodEvery LieCD EP 'Mars'None
Exhausted Modern2 1/2 Minutes To Midnight12" EP 'Amper'Brokntoys
Thom YorkeSuspiriumCD 'Suspiria (Soundtrack)XL
The BordellosGloryboundDownload EP 'The Bordellos Underground Tape 17'None
Dub SurgeonUntitled Dub 3CD 'The Lost Future'Ark To Ashes
VXNo Circus TricksExclusive TrackNone
Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd BartonYes - SingingCD 'Music & Poetry Of The Kesh'Freedom To Spend
Dolor & Ses EtoilesKi VinoV/A LP 'Antilles Mechant Bateau'Born Bad
The Wedding PresentBack For GoodCD EP 'Huw Stephens Session'Scopitones
Ian ThistlethwaiteHow Does Your Year Go?Exclusive TrackNone
Mark Whitby's Xmas Special - December 2018
My other show this month is an entirely seasonal affair, featuring new Xmas releases from, among others, BangBang LulLu, Fflwcs, DJ Antenna and The Radish Friends, plus a featured compilation in the form of the 13th in the series of A Very Cherry Christmas, courtesy of Cherryade of course.
We also play some Xmas tunes that arrived too late to feature in my show last year, some Christmas crackers from yesteryear that get played far too rarely at this time of year (Harry Secombe rather engagingly rubs shoulders with Tender Trap) and a Peel Back... retrospective of tunes that featured in John Peel's Christmas Eve special of 1992.
And listen out for how you can grab a copy of a very special Xmas gift from two of our favourite artists ...
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes WildJoy (Christmas With Tom Waits)Download SingleNone
Penny FusionFirst Snow, Last DayDownload EP 'Heater Season'None
The Soul SnatchersChristmas Time BabyV/A CD 'A Very Unique Christmas'Unique
The SunbathersThe Man Who Loved ChristmasV/A CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas 13'Cherryade
Shit EverywhereGod Rest Ye Merry ShitCassette 'Shit Everywhere's Christmas Classics'None
Bessie SmithAt The Christmas BallV/A Download Album 'Where Will You Be Christmas Day?'Dust To Digital
Ray OdisHappy GhoultideV/A Download Album 'Do You Fear What I Fear'None
Mat KellyYes It's Christmas TimeV/A Download Album 'Unknown Presents'Unknown Records
DJ AntennaAm Plecat Sa Rock the ColindatoriDowload EP 'Colinde Remixate/Christmas Carols Mash-Ups'None
Astro-B & Cuban BoysWalking in the AirDownload SingleThomas Imposter
The Wave PicturesWe Dress Up Like Snowmen7" SingleMoshi Moshi
Leslie Millner & The Brentford All StarsFashion ChristmasV/A CD 'Reggae Christmas From Studio One'Studio One
Les Bicyclettes De BelsizeThe Old Bohemian (Bedsit Mix)V/A CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas 13'Cherryade
Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified SingersChrist Was Born On Christmas MornLP 'Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn'Historical
Harry SecombeThat's What I'd Like For ChristmasV/A CD 'Pickwick: The Musical'Madacy
The FallXmas With Simon12" Single 'High Tension Line'Cog Sinister
The WailersChristmas SpiritV/A CD 'Merry Christmas'Etiquette
Phil OchsNo Christmas In KentuckyCD 'A Toast To Those Who Are Gone'Rhino
Oscar McLollie & His HoneyjumpersDig That Crazy Santa ClausDownload Album 'Hey Lollie Lollie! The Modern Recordings'Ace
Tender TrapLeaving Christmas DayCD '12 Songs About Girls'Fortuna Pop!
BangBang LuLuFrosty The SnowmanDownload EP 'Santa Is Coming'None
Lorna Broken StarsV/A CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas 13'Cherryade
Paul Hawkins & The Bleak MidwintersTonight I Will Be SantaV/A Download Album 'Christmas In Haworth'Fika
Joel PatersonRocking Around The Christmas TreeLP 'Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar'Devil In A Woodpile
VXXmasguilExclusive TrackNone
Prairie RamblersCowboy Santa Claus2xCD 'It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas'Chrome Dreams
Leroy CarrChristmas In JailV/A CD Blues, Blues Christmas 1925-1955'Document
Rue RoyaleDeck The HallsDownload EP 'Christmas EP'None
FflwcsWintermiddleDownload EP 'Plastig EP'None
Entre-KnobsChristmas Is OverV/A CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas 13'Cherryade
The Gresham FlyersPerfect Christmas Snow (Perfect Christmas Kiss)V/A CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas 4'Cherryade
The Minus 5Christmas In AntarcticaDownload SingleYep Roc
The Radish FriendsEvery Harry Potter Is A Christmas Movie Now, SorryDownload SingleNone
Vernon GarrettMerry Christmas Baby7" SingleTramp
Pete Jackson - December 2018
This month, Pete turns 50 - see if you can guess what Fall song opens the show?
Alongside a fantastic new session from Warped Freqs and great new releases from Khruangbin, Ty Segal, The Limiñanas and Burn The TV (featuring the ever-awesome Lord Numb), there's also a spot of self indulgence, including a track played at the first gig Pete ever attended (at Bradford St George's Hall in January 1986, if that helps your guess) and tracks from four albums also unleashed into the world in 1968.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Fall50 Year Old Man   
$hit And $hineBackstage Passes!   
Burn The TVDead Radios   
Th' Losin' Streaks(This Band Will Self Destruct IN) T Minus   
Warped FreqsNantucket (Dandelion Radio Session)   
Orchestra JulianDo It With Class   
The DilsClass War   
Ty SegalClass War   
JouskaLunapark   
Billy BraggA Lover Sings   
The Wedding PresentStep Inside Love   
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs PigsA66   
Lord NumbGarage Jingle   
The Lucid DreamNo Sunlight Dub   
Warped FreqsStatic Belt (Dandelion Radio Session)   
GloriaHey Gyp   
The LimiñanasThe Mirror   
Os MutantesBat Macumba   
Doctor John, The Night TripperDanse Fambeaux   
Muddy WatersI Just Want To Make Love To You   
Jerry GoldsmithNo Escape   
Warped FreqsBlist Blast (Dandelion Radio Session)   
KhruangbinChristmas Time Is Here   
Rocker - December 2018
A two hour show this month, no sessions, but loads of new music, including tracks from The Perfect English Weather; Chorusgirl; Jonathan Richman; Poppycock; Arrest! Charlie Tipper; Comet Gain; Fightmilk; Blue Orchids; Helen McCookerybook; The Speedways; Jetstream Pony; Exedra; JD Meatyard and Neurotic Fiction.
The Chatham Forts take on The Rolling Stones, while their singer is the subject of a tribute by The Total Rejection. Phoenix All-Stars take on The Clash, while The Hot 8 Brass Band take on Joy Division.
There's also electronica from Erol Alkan; Agoria feat. Phoebe Killdeer and Icarus feat. Real Lies. G00se disses Firstbus, while Drillminister and three more give their takes on the shitshow that is Brexit.
This month's Educating Elizabeth spin came out on an LA label in 1967; while this month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is from a 1945 5-disc box set.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: The Servicemen actually were servicemen - comprising four US airmen and one GI, they formed in 1966 at Luke Airforce Base, Arizona.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
MJ Hibbett & The ValidatorsLast Christmas In The EUDownload singleArtists Against Success
BolloticsBrexit Bollocks
Jonny Kinkaid & The Imaginary Nowhere BandThe Brexiteer GameDownload SingleEnvironmental Studies
DrillministerBrexit
Jonathan RichmanSaCDLP - 'SA'Blue Arrow RecordsBARCD012
Icarus Feat. Real LiesMan Of The LandDownoad SingleFFRR
JD MeatyardWho Makes The Wars?LP - '(Dancing At The Vulcan With) The Batchain Pullers'Probe Plus
The Hot 8 Brass BandLove Will Tear Us ApartSingleTru Thoughts Recordings
Blue OrchidsDeep StateLP - 'Righteous Harmony Fist'Tiny Global Productions
PoppycockMagic MothersDownload SingleGerman Shepherd Records
Jetstream PonyA Tribute To Wanda And Zena12" EP - 'Self Destruct Reality'Kleine UntergrundKUS 015
The Perfect English WeatherOnly ShadowsCDLP - 'Don't You Wanna Feel The Rain?'
LeadbellyRock Island Line5 x 78RPM 10" Box - 'The History Of Jazz'Capitol CriterionCE16
The SpeedwaysSeen Better DaysLP - 'Just Another Regular Summer'God's Candy Records
Helen McCookerybookThese Streets7" - 'Saturday Night With The London Set'
Agoria & Phoebe KilldeerEmbraceDownload singleVirgin / Mercury
The Total RejectionBridget (7" version)Lathe Cut 7"Raving Pop Blast!RAVE20191
The Chatham FortsNot Fade Away7"Damaged GoodsDAMGOOD507
PapercutsHow To Quit SmokingLP - 'Parallel Universe Blues'Slumberland Records
ExedraUniversal OceanDownload Single
FightmilkLucyLP - 'Not With That Attitude'Reckless Yes Records
Neurotic FictionSocial AnimalLP - 'Pulp Music'Specialist Subject
Arrest! Charlie TipperI Won't Fight Your BattlesCDEP - 'Berlin'Breaking Down Recordingsbreak 030
G00seFirst Bus Diss Track
The Groove FarmTroubleLP - 'Groovy Pharmacy'Raving Pop Blast!
ChorusgirlStuckLP - 'Shimmer And Spin'Reckless Yes Records
The ServicemenI Need A Helping Hand7"Patheway Records102
Comet GainIf Not Tomorrow7"Tapete RecordsTR426
Phoenix City All-StarsWhite Man In Hammersmith Palais DubLP - 'Clash Version Rockers'Happy People Records
Erol AlkanSpectrum12"Phantasy SoundPH83
June TaborThe Band Played Waltzing MatildaLP - 'Airs And Graces'Topic Records12TS298
Sean Hocking - December 2018
Highlights for this show for me include Swedish outfit Skftande Enheter who are so good we've given them a three in a row spot. We've also got new ones from Londoners Deficit & Meatraffle.
Portland's Lithics have kept us engaged with their Excuse Generator track all year. Good to hear a new one from Ezra Furman and sorry to say I'm a sucker for Lana Del Ray and her latest, a 10 minute opus, Venice Bitch tells me it'll be a while yet before I get bored of her Julie London gone bad aesthetic!
Another artist I'm becoming ever more interested in is Londoner, King Krule. Excuse the pun but he always seems cruelly ignored except by his fans, his almost out of time draws us back with every new release.
We've also got new releases from Kil Sun Moon, White Fang and Pip Blom who we readily admit we are a bit behind the eightball on. New acts that have caught the ear of Ring of Fire this month include Jackson Politick, Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries, Justis Proffit & Jay Som and of course Shit & Shine.
Thanks for listening this and I'm already planning January's show for your listening pleasure.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
DEF!CITOkay   
MeatraffleLondon Life   
The ShiftersWork, Life, Gym Etc   
Nina LundbergWay Out   
Kol El 'Aalam O'younJerusalem In My Heart   
Peter BibbyWork for Arseholes   
Ottokars SkyTunnelvisions   
Anna St. LouisDesert   
Skiftande EnheterHey Baby (Live)   
Skiftande EnheterTrött på dig   
Skiftande EnheterWild Thing   
LithicsExcuse Generator   
Just The Right HeightAlone Fashion Style Like it Heart it   
PillMidtown   
Captain BeefheartBig Eyed Beans From Venus   
Flight To DubaiGraduation   
Jacques DutroncMini, Mini, Mini (feat. Francoise Hardy)   
Pip BlomSchool   
Ezra FurmanSuck The Blood From My Wound   
TaravalAardvark   
Dr ChanSquier   
Asnakech WorkuBaynelay Yidal   
Lana Del RayVenice Bitch   
David Cronenbergs WifeThe Lou Reed Song   
King KruleCadet Limbo   
Paul JacobsWaiting For The Grave   
StrandedCelines Dilemma (RSD Dub)   
Jack Hammer Beat GenerationConcrete Desert   
PAINTMoldy Man   
White FangBig Silly Baby   
The ReverseNothing on Telly   
Pip BlomTruth   
Shit & ShineMingler   
Sun Kill MoonDavid Cassidy   
Free WeedSmokin A Little With You   
Kent LoonPumpkins ft. Chester Watson   
Fatty Cakes & The Puff PastriesGrrrl Gang   
Jackson PolitickThis Town   
qujakuKeiren   
Joe DiffieLeroy The Redneck Reindeer   
Jeremy VibesHall Of Fame   
The BlindersGotta Get Through   
Chester WatsonCreed   
Unkle FunkleI Dont Want To Go Down To The Basement   
Justus Proffit & Jay SomMy World My Rules   
Cambodian Space ProjectI'm 16   
The Felice BrothersFire at the Pageant   
SuperetteSaskatchewan   
BruceWhat   
Moulay Ahmed El HassaniAddabtini Mahantini   
ObjectSecret Snake   
QlowskiTaking Control   
Theory Of MovementGlobal Spirit   
Medicine BoyDiamonds   
StrandedNervous Splendor   
ShackletonFurnace of Guts   
Sean Hocking's Indulgent Christmas Show - December 2018
Christmas is the time, as we all know to be merry, argue with the rellies and eat way too much but most importantly it's a time to be self indulgent and wallow in a bit of nostalgia for great imagined times of the past.
I've taken a cue from Peel favourites Half Man Half Biscuit and have put together a 4 hour bonanza that may well "irk the purists" from time to time.
I won't give away the tracks that may make some of your groan when you hear those first few bars but will make you smile after but suffice to say we feature Ten Benson up against Death Grips and Wings. Not forgetting PP Arnold, Jonathan Richman, William Shatner covering the Cramps, The Basement 5, Patrick Cowley & Ramones and a host of others.
There must be something in there for you!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
KLFAmerica What Time is Love   
Portugal The ManFeel It Still   
William ShatnerGarbageman   
SailorGlass of Champagne   
Half Man Half BiscuitIrk The Purists   
Jonathan RichmanVelvet Underground   
AntenaCamino Del Sol   
Charles DouglasPrince   
Carter FamilyI Found You Among The Roses   
Tshetsha BoysUya Kwihi Ka Rose   
P.P. ArnoldTo Love Somebody   
The XXYou Got The Love   
The PiranhasVirginity   
Spacemen 3Revolution   
HawkwindLost Johnny   
TriffidsField of Glass   
Basement 5Last White Christmas (Peel Session)   
Saul WilliamsList Of Demands   
Bad BrainsPay to Cum   
DeathKeep on Knocking   
Death GripsI Want it I need it (Death Heated)   
Paul McCartney & WingsJet.   
David BowieSorrow   
Echo & The BunnymenDo It Clean (live)   
Al Dexter & His TroopersPistol Packin Mama   
Jamie xx (feat. Romy)Loud Places   
Ezra FurmanMy Zero   
PJ HarveyDown By The Water   
Elkie BrooksPearl's A Singer   
Kevin MorbyHarlem River   
Peter BibbyGoodbye Johnny   
Misty In RootsSee Them Ah Come - (Live)   
RamonesI Dont Wanna Go Down To The Basement   
The LiquidsI Killed Donald Trump   
Warumpi BandJailanguru Pakarnu (Out From Jail)   
heinzJust Like Eddie   
Happy MondaysFreaky Dancin'   
The AliensThe Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath remix)   
Patrick CowleyMegatron Man   
Roy HarperWhen An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease   
Kevin MorbySinging Saw   
Ten BensonRobot Tourist   
Elton JohnTiny Dancer   
Re-TrosPigs In The River   
Peanuts WilsonCast Iron Arm   
Chad's TreeSweet Jesus Blue Eyes   
Patti Smith25th Floor   
Metal UrbainLady Coca Cola   
Public Image Ltd.Lowlife   
Thomas Blatchford - December 2018
It's December and therefore time for us to collectively do the "bras d'honneur" at 2018 as it tumbles off the cosmic conveyor belt into oblivion, what's your soundtrack going to be? In an unprecedented three-hour show, Thomas picks out some of the best stuff from the past year including Noname, Madboots, Black Rock Band, Screaming Females, Alice Skye etc. etc. plus new audio baubles from Sports Bra, Hexdebt, DJ Lag + Epic B, Bitch Diesel, Johnson Jeduthun and more.
The final hour of this month's show is a tribute to one of Dandelion Radio's greatest champions, Bob Beckett, who recently passed away. Bob used to compile his own "festive fifties" at the end of each year for his own amusement, even before an annual chart was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 by John Peel. Dandelion's own Andrew Morrison was in regular contact with Bob, and kindly shared many of these lists (dated between 1988-2015) with the rest of the station's DJs shortly after Bob's funeral. Thomas has selected an hour's worth of hits from this 1,400-strong list of Bob's favourites in his memory.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Ace Bushy StripteaseNightmare Before Christmas Featuring Sonic Youth And Shellac And Lightening Bolt Again... (Greg Bird 7inch Mix)Flower Haircut EP
B Green Christopher Columbus
Sports BraSurvival
BlawanThe NarrowingContinuum 2: Magno HyacinthumDynamic Reflection10YRDREF002
Black Rock BandDalukStruggle LPWantok Musik
Tasman Keith Mission FamousMission Famous EP
Hexdebt CovenantCovenant (single)Poison City
MadbootsSnowy (Traxman Remixx) 2HARD EP
Magpie Mental HealthInto Space EPPsychic Hysteria
Ghost DickAnxietyDick Pix EP
NonameAce feat. Amino & SabaRoom 25 LP
Janelle MonaeMake Me FeelDirty Computer LPBad Boy Records
Screaming FemalesI'll Make You Sorry All At Once LPDon Giovanni Records
I Hate ModelsSpreading Plague (Perc Remix)Spreading Plague EPPerc TraxTPT082
LáiNerakamu SurgakuDemo EPLost In Fog Records
DJ Lag + Epic BGoing ModdGoing ModdSwing Ting
Suss Cunts10 YearsTemper EP
MiloAubergine CloakBudding Ornithologists are Weary of Tired Analogies LP
Barbara Stant He's Still Your ManMy Mind Holds On To Yesterday LPEccentric Soul
Alice Skye1966Friends With Feelings LP
Johnson JeduthunWanna See You
La SabotageRabengasseFest LPFettkakaofett047
Bitch Diesel The Void
MolarAuslännerwahlrechtStraniero EPEverything Sucks
Thomas Bangalter Riga (Take 5)Music From The Film Riga (Take 1)
Adam D. O'DellThe Friends Theme but it's Clapping Music by Steve Reich
Bonnie Mercer7th July 2013 (excerpt)Mystic Decade (2007-2017) LPPsychic Hysteria
Litter FrogClanger Death Is Peaceful, Life Is Harder EPTobago Tracks
Eric B & RakimFollow The Leader Bob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1988 #12MCA
The KLFLast Train To TrancentralBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1991 #18KLF Communications
The Delgados SucroseBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1996 #19Chemikal Underground
70 Gwen PartyScorching The Anti-ChristBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1996 #47Shape
X-Cess & FadeDeadly SilenceBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1996 #1White label
Melt BananaCircle-JackBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1998 #23A-Zap
UilabSt Elmo's FireBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1998 #39Duophonic Super 45
SolexTeenage KicksBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1999 #5Pickerel
Ten Benson Rock CottageBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1999 #20Cottage
Chicks on SpeedTurn of the CenturyBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 1999 #35Go
PersilAgony AuntBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2000 #49Shifty Disco
KnifehandchopDance Mix 2000Bob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2001 #26Irritant
Ikara ColtRuddBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2002 #6Fantastic Plastic
DJ Scotch EggScotch Chicken Bob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2005 #37Wrong Music
The FallGreenwayBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2011 #5Cherry Red
Joanna GruesomePsykick EspionageBob Beckett's Festive Fifty 2015 #18Fortuna Pop!
Trev - December 2018
Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! That's right my show is a certified CHRISTMAS FREE zone!
Whilst there maybe a lack of mistletoe and mince pies in the show, what isn't missing is a show packed full of exciting new music. I am playing new tunes from Marked Men, Nun, Just Blankets, The Ice Creams, HB, Jammz, Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries and one of my discoveries of the year in a tune from the début LP from Flo & Spicey - turn the radio UP and prepare to be blown anyway!
Elsewhere there are couple of songs from new releases on Chinabot (Sabiwa and Lafidki) and some lo-fi indiepop from Indonesia from the Supercrush Label (Yawyaw and Vulture On Rails) and Kev Hopper (once of Stump) resurface with a new record 'Corbyn Skeptic Club' and it's an absolute corker and I feature 'Slumptubber' from it.
All in all another exciting month of musical discovery to share with you. I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did pulling it all together.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
SabiwaTarantaReincarnationChinabot
LafidkiThe Death Of Chutt WuttyDerichanChinabot
Marked MenShe Won't KnowOn The Other SideDirtnap Records
NUNDebrisThe Dome
Christoph de BabalonHarakiriHectic ShakesAlter
YawsBurnerNewAlien Jams
Color TVFix ItColor TV
My Friend DarioCalamari FrittiCalamari FrittiHell Yeah Recordings
Space ClassicHave You Been Thinking About Me? (feat. don zimmermon)Slow Fast
Anna LannFeeling EmotionalEmbodiementRansom Note
Rat CageNight Of The RatNight Of The Rat 7"Kids Of The Lughole
Mr Twin SisterTops and BottomsSalt
Kev HopperSlumptubberCorbyn Skeptic Club
PerkoRoundedNV Auto
YawyawWhen I RelaxYawyawSupercrish Records
Vulture On RailsAnalogicAnalogicSupercrish Records
Flo and SpiceySucking In The SunFlo and Spicey's Tea SetRoyaltea Records
MarbllingDirt Under FingernailsHoney Mouth
YemadasLandscapeLandscape
Danger DhaniAmb Da BootaDanger ZoneDAS Music
Fatty Cakes and the Puff PastriesPanic AttackFatty Cakes and the Puff PastriesEmotional Response
The Underground YouthFill The VoidFill The VoidFuzz Club
HBBlues ft Gaz Shanksy OvercastStay Freezin
JammzEverything Dead (Prod. By Jammz)Warrior 2I Am Grime
The Room In The WoodMars Won't Save UsThe Mars EP
Just BlanketsShort WalksLike VelcroEverything Sucks
The Ice CreamsCall Me In The MorningIce Creams EPGypsy Farm
Tense MenFalse DawnIdeal Meals
Fascinations Grand ChorusUntil I Found YouSelf Released / Bandcamp
Festive Fifty Build Up Show - December 2018
Join a selection of Dandelion Radio DJs for the hour up to midnight (GMT) on Christmas Eve for this one-off, Festive Fifty Build-Up show. They'll be introducing some of their picks of 2018 that didn't quite make it into this year's legendary listeners' poll, while warming up for the first play of the 2018 results starting at midnight.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Orquesta AkokánMambo Rapidito   
SorryDrag King   
Pocket GodsExit Brexit For Xmas   
RosaliaMalamente   
My Autumn EmpireFuture Song   
UniformsAddicted   
Suss Cunts10 Years   
Eat-ManBarbie Dreamhouse   
Against All LogicSome Kind Of Game   
ClingfilmTrying 2 Make it Work (feat. Elise Hadgraft)   
Sports TeamMargate   
LowRome (Always in the Dark)   
Ignace de Souza & The Melody AcesAsaw Fofor   
Ty SegalEveryone's A Winner   
DreamherbsDogs