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

NEWS:
26 hours of new shows, including a 3 hour Review plus the 2021 Festive 50

This Month On Dandelion Radio
Descriptions of every show broadcasting within our looping audio stream until the end of the month
Click here to visit Festive Fifty's page

Festive 50

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! An assortment of our DJs count down through the best 50 tracks from 2021 based on your votes - continuing the John Peel tradition.
You can hear the full results of this classic poll repeating from Christmas Day and into January, finishing off with David Smith revealing this year's winner!
We repeat it to give everyone a chance to listen in - therefore many people will be listening long after others so please keep the results to yourself for a while.

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2021 Review

Join Dandelion Radio in January 2022 for a 3 hour review of the year 2021.
Join Pete Jackson, Andrew Morrison, Rocker, Leo Gilbert, Gareth Jones and David Smith as they run through some of their musical high points from the past year.
Tune in, enjoy, and let us know what you think.

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Andrew Morrison

Andy begins 2022 with a two-hour show playing you some of his favourite tunes released in 2021, including such acts as The Divided Circle, ARXX, Arab Strap, Low, His Electro Blue Voice, Keeley, Sjöblom, Tired Cossack, French For Rabbits and many more. Although the show is looking back, nearly half the songs featured have not been played on the show before, including new tracks from A Certain Ratio, Epic45, Wet Leg, Speed Training and Boy Omega.

Andy also takes part in two other collaborative shows this month: January's '2021 Review', in which various Dandelion DJs select their picks from the last year; and the official 2021 Festive Fifty listeners' poll results countdown show. Check the schedule on the website for broadcast times!

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Brownbutter

Brownbutter eases us into 2022 with a four-hour show featuring new music from Corrina Repp, Big Thief, Bitchin Bajas, Better Corners, µ-Ziq and Grouper, some classic tracks from Buzzcocks, Elliott Smith and Bobby Bland and some choice covers like Cat Power taking on Frank Ocean in this month's "I Got You Covered" segment.

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David Smith

While I certainly hope that you enjoy a look back with this year's Festive 50, I have lots of new songs to get you excited about the future, including great stuff from Aspect Noir, Krimi, J.R.C.G., Mousey, Vladimirs, Plié, and Karšti Klijai.
We are in the darkest depths of winter for northern Europe, so what better time to shine a spotlight on Iceland and the Baltic states and the incredible music that comes from those four nations. For this month's Historical Highlight, we take a theme approach by listening to four bands with seasonal names, so to speak.
We have some great cover songs, a stunning track from Buckethead, and the best song you will ever hear sung in both Estonian and Spanish. Decades after Buzzcocks warned us about fast cars, Night Lunch reminds us of the perils. Vroom vroom.
Enjoy the show!

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Gareth Jones

Gareth attempts to help you escape the January blues by taking you around the world with music from Japan, France and Spain. You won't even need an international Covid pass to listen!
There are also cover versions including a surf guitar take on a Kinks song by The Terrorsurfs and a 1940's Broadway musical number covered by They Might Be Giants.
You'll hear two tracks from the latest volume in the compilation series 'Joy of 6' released by Thomas Imposter Records, plus for 'Secret Songs from the Sixties', Gareth picks two obscure cuts by The Monkees as a tribute to Michael Nesmith.

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Leo Gilbert

Another fab four hours from Leo to shock 2022 into life. He has tunes from every corner of the globe: Algeria, Kenya, China, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, France, Bosnia, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Poland – you name it.
Well over half of the tunes he is playing this month are from artists he has never played before – in many cases, artists he had never heard of before selecting them for his show.
Names like SectorSept, dave phillips, Kodax Strophes, Wu-Lu, Resina, MPU101, Agoria, Only Child Tyrant.
Alongside these are more established favourites such as Divide and Dissolve, Deerhoof, Amon Tobin, Screechy Dan, Clark, The Micronaut, Paul Rooney and Let's Eat Grandma.
Listen in to hear how scintillating they sound. It's the only way to begin the New Year.

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Mark Whitby

The excellent Get The Fuck Outta Dodge are our session guests for this first show of the new year which, as usual, looks ahead with considerable enthusiasm to what's in store for us in the early months of 2022. That includes a featured compilation in the form of the latest Thomas Imposter Joy of Six offering as well as tracks from new albums by the likes of Cat Power, Yard Act, The Wave Pictures, Bob Vylan and Vonamor.
Naturally, we don't ignore some excellent releases that snuck out towards the end of 2021, especially as the category includes such delights as the Lisa Pung album, Jay Glass Dubs remixing Laura Agnusdei and a couple of tracks from a cracking Ghanaian compilation courtesy of Analog Africa.
In addition, of course, this being the month of the festive fifty broadcast, our Peel Back... section features three highlights from the chart of twenty years ago.

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Pete Jackson

Pete returns after a bout of Covid with 2 hours of tunes from favourites like White Manna, Gnod, Istanbul Hippodrome, La Luz, Warped Freqs and Clinic, plus new favourites-in-waiting like Light Conductor, Jiln, Electric Eye and Helm.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs team up with The Lovely Eggs to tackle a 70s disco classic, Indonesia's Gabber Modus Operandi get busy remixing Shanghai's Tzusing, and there's 60s Psych Pop from both sides of the channel.
Chuck in some Argentinian dub and Egyptian synthy jazz and you've got a pretty good start to 2022.

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Rocker

A three hour show from Rocker to start the year, featuring an exclusive new session from Arrest! Charlie Tipper, plus new tracks from Exedra; Studio Electrophonique; Loud Apartment; Boyracer; The Total Rejection; The Natvral & Jen Goma; Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; Neil Young & Crazy Horse; Seablite; Thee Terrible Hildas; Jetstream Pony; Chavales and Fresh.
There's electronica from Adam Tauber; Extrawelt; Burial; Teho; Mount Kimbie; DJ Hell remixed by Perel and a new remix of a Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin classic by Echonomist.
There's a clutch of releases on the Happy People Recod label, including tracks from Roger Rivas; Eeyun & The Co-Operators and Pama International featuring Jewels Vass. There's also a taster track from the forthcoming crowdfunded Captain Ska album.
This month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is 10" 78 from 1941, while this month's Educating Elizabeth record is a stone cold Northern Soul classic from 1967.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: Phobos is the larger of the two moons of Mars, named after the Greek god of fear.

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Sean Hocking

And... welcome to another pandemic year! This month 2 hours from me.
We've got some forthcoming releases from my Metal Postcard label including Plymouth based Smashing Red and a new EP due from The Conspiracy.
We remember Mensi who sadly passed away prior to Christmas, "who killed liddle towers" still packs a punch all these years later.
New UK tunes from London duo Jockstrap and punky outfit Wonk Unit.
We also feature some old pirate radio ads from the early 90s c/- one of our favourite new bandcamp labels, Death Is Not The End.
Also music from Dublin's mhaol, Michael Nesmith (RIP) and NZ's The Bats, who have managed to retain the same line up for over 40 years. I remember seeing them in an old cinema in Sydney way back in 1983, a fine gig indeed, the following night I saw Liquid Sky in the same cinema ... who remembers that film? It hasn't aged as well as The Bats.
As always, thanks for listening.

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Thomas Blatchford

Happy new thingy to you and yours, here's an hour of power from your fried friend Thomas, made up mostly of 2021 hangover music, including recent excellence from Georgia Maq, Racerage, CAIVA, SERF and so on, plus a remix from Waterfall Person and a cover from Delivery.
Reissues from Palm Springs and The Cimarons make a welcome appearance, there's a nod to the recently departed Robbie from Sly & Robbie, and a selection of highlights from the 2001 Festive Fifty.
Prost!