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

NEWS:
February shows ... lots of them ... 10 in fact.

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
This month it's 3 hours of new tunes from 2019, some recent 2018 finds and a couple of oldies. 2019 has started off well with new releases from south London's ROC, Fat White Family who we gather have decamped to Sheffield to record their new album and also something new from the Sleaford Mods. All three are on top form and we're particularly happy to hear from ROC who've been on hiatus for nigh on a decade! Also a new album from personal favourite, Salary from Perth WA who have created something that straddles the ground between the Triffids, Born Sandy Devotional and Astral Weeks which, as they say on Escape to the Country, ticks all the boxes for me.
Out of the UK we've got 3 from new artist Jimothy who does a wonderfully wry but serious take on hip hop in the second decade of the 21st century. I for one hope he becomes huge - he's exactly what hip hop needs at the moment. Other new acts include LA's Mom & The Mailman on Burger Records, they've actually been a round a few years but it's the first we've heard of them. The Mascara Snakes out of Western Australia, The Viagra Boys from the US who seem to be making waves at the moment. We are also loving the wonderfully named Cocaine Piss, The Donkey Bugs & Jenny Moore's Mystic Business.
On the oldie front there's California's originally hippy musician, Eden Abhez and his laid back surf beat exotica. Some Hi-energy from the Flirts and a 12" we'd forgotten about, Busy P's Rainbow Man.
As always lots more and hopefully next month we'll be able to bring you the first Metal Postcard releases for 2019. Sir Robert Orange Peel has an album up his sleeve as does Little Albert out of Hong Kong whose music has just been featured on a couple of UK TV shows which is very exciting for us.

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
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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 for my previous shows:

2019Jan
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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