The Beatbox Saboteurs Show - April 2018
This month's show is a slightly odd presentation in some respects. We're back to one hour and the time is crammed with a wide variety of releases, most of which you'll probably not hear anywhere else - Noisy Pig anyone?
Our new favourite label, Kapitän Platte, provide a splendid array of sounds throughout the show, including album tracks from Monophona, Lingua Nada and Nihiling. All very different, but all wonderful in their own way.
We continue to support the Spanish band Uniforms and introduce the extremely laid-back Drugstore Romeos. Chirpy Japanese band Goofy18 give us a sneak preview from the forthcoming Thomas Imposter label compilation 'Tokyo Chikatetsu vol 1'. There are also some top tracks from Caroline Martin, Transmission 13, Queen Mab and DJ Kobayashi. There's even something new from Sir Robert Orange Peel.
Finally, we are delighted to announce that this show features our first session track, a beautiful live, extended recording by the magnificent Nolika. We are sure you'll love it, swoon!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Beatbox SaboteursThe Beautiful Coconut PeopleAlbum 'A Jolly Good Show'House Of BeautyHOB003
Noisy PigWeird BoobsAlbum 'Disaster #1'Cochon Records-
Drugstore RomeosAdult Glamourmp3--
Queen MabWhat I KnowDownload Single--
MonophonaHospitals For FreedomAlbum 'Girls On Bikes, Boys Who Sing'Kapitän PlatteKUTTER039
NihilingFuneralAlbum 'Batteri'Kapitän PlatteKUTTER037
Caroline MartinSongs Of The DeadDownload Album 'For All That I Do Not Know'--
DJ KobayashiSister Nancy - Bam Bam (DJ Kobayashi Edit)Download TrackBatov Records-
Goofy18Love & WarAlbum 'Tokyo Chikatetsu vol 1'Thomas Imposter-
NolikaSunday (Maybe Tomorrow)Session Track--
Transmission 131976Download Album 'Earthbound'--
UniformsPearlsDownload EP 'Equals'--
Sir Robert Orange PeelSnapchatDownload Album 'Snapchat'--
Lingua NadaA Netflix OriginalAlbum 'Snuff'Kapitän PlatteKUTTER041
Ken DoddHappinessmp3--
Gareth Jones - April 2018
Only an April fool would choose to miss this month's show. I'll be taking a look at a few of this year's quirkier Record Store Day releases, including a fried egg edition of "This Is Eggland" by The Lovely Eggs and a hippo picture disc from Sparks.
In "Secret Songs From The Sixties" I've chosen two cuts from the recently released "Fool's Paradise Favourites" compilation, courtesy of fellow freeform station WFMU. And for "Soundtracks of the Strange", I've appropriately picked a piece from the "Stranger Things" TV series, along with a track from the 2016 weird black comedy "The Greasy Strangler" by Andrew Hung from Fuck Buttons.
To celebrate the recent deluxe reissues of "Please" and "Actually" by the Pet Shop Boys, I'll be bringing you four cover versions of PSB hits as you've never heard them before, from a metal version of "West End Girls" by GWAR to an anarchic punky take on "Rent" by Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. All this plus plenty of very recent or brand spanking new tunes including former Cuban Boys members Spray and Japan's crazy Otoboke Beaver.
In the words of the late, great Jim Bowen, hopefully you'll think these two hours are super, smashing, great.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Caroline RoseMoneyLP/CD/DL LonerNew West RecordsCat number or blank
Amyl and the SniffersCup Of DestinyDL singleFlightless 
Otoboke BeaverAnata Watashi Daita Ato Yome No MeshiDL singleDamnably 
Embedded FiguresParadise LostCass/DL V/A LISTEN Compilation 3Listen Records 
Madison Acid And TV GirlFalloutDL Maddie Acid's Purple Hearts Club BandSelf-released/Bandcamp 
Dean Ween GroupFingerbangin'LP/CD/DL Rock 2Schnitzel Records 
Jim BowenJim Bowen Rap7-inchCBM International 
Yo La TengoEsportes CasualLP/CD/DL There's A Riot Going OnMatador 
NisulaClownfunding On StrikeDL Subsidised CircusSelf-released/Bandcamp 
BOO (Battery Operated Orchestra)3.3 RecurringDL Perfect WreckSelf-released/Bandcamp 
The Bobby Borda FiveMadLP/CD/DL V/A Fool's Paradise FavoritesJazzman 
The LeopardsMah Mah Chicken Pot Pie7-inchJazzman 
The Lovely EggsDickheadLP/CD/DL This Is EgglandEgg Records 
SparksYou've Earned The Right To Be A Dick7-inchBMG 
The Barry Gray OrchestraParker, Well Done10-inch No Strings AttachedPye 
Chew Yan And The StylersMimi CatLP Singapore A-Go-GoSublime Frequencies 
GloriaBad CatLP/CD/DL Gloria In Excelsis StereoHowlin Banana Records 
Michael ForshawPoopyheadDL Cheap Meat BoxSelf-released/Bandcamp 
Basement RevolverJohnny12-inch/DL Basement Revolver EPLabel Obscura 
Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinBirth / RescueLP/CD/DL Stranger Things 2Lakeshore Records 
Andrew HungFizzy BarfLP/CD/DL The Greasy Strangler SoundtrackRepublic of Music 
Babe LordsJack N CokeDL Could Be Better, Could Be WorseSelf-released/Bandcamp 
Mind SpidersNever Like ThatLP/DL FuriesDirtnap Records 
SprayAnthologised By Cherry RedDL singleBanoffeesound 
GWARWest End GirlsA.V. Undercover – The AV Club session track  
Frank BennettOpportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)CD Cash LandingCapitol Records 
Danny ChanIt's A Sin7-inch  
Carter The Unstoppable Sex MachineRentCD single RubbishBig Cat 
Thought ClubCastlesDL Fiction EP  
Mark Whitby - April 2018
We're delighted to present the stunning debut session from Japan's Astro-B in this month's show, along with some of the best recent releases in what's already shaping up to be a great year for music. There's something from the new album from Hinds, plus the debut from Bas Jan, a new single from Baker Island and something from amazing forthcoming EPs by Corporationpop and Rodney Cromwell.
Reaching slightly further afield, this month's featured compilation is a dub album from Lithuania's Cold Tear label. There's also something from the new EPs from Switzerland's Dadive and M.A.Z.E. from Japan, the new album from Catalonia's Juny and a field recording from Mali courtesy of the always wonderful Sahelsounds.
Meanwhile, Manwel T offers a track from a tribute compilation in memory of the late Stephen Bertrand, while our Peel Back... feature includes gems from sessions broadcast by John Peel 50, 40 and 30 years ago this month and we round off the show with a track on the 50th Anniversary Box Set of what remains, for me, the finest album ever released.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
HindsThe ClubCD 'I Don't Run'Mom + Pop 
SuunsLook No FurtherCD 'Felt'Secretly Canadian 
Young EchoBigger HeadsCD 'Young Echo'Young Echo 
Madison Acid & TV GirlCut Chop Break BurnDownload Album 'Maddie Acid's Purple Hearts Club Band'None 
Cavern Of Anti-MatterMake Out Fade OutCD 'Hormone Lemonade'Duophonic 
CamaraoA Cigana Ihe EnganouCD 'The Imaginary Soundtrack To A Brazilian Western Movie 1964-1974'Analog Africa 
Astro-BZen PowerExclusive TrackNone 
Bikini CopsStupid System7" EP 'Three'Drunken Sailor 
Nocturnal EmissionsNever Give UpCD 'Nocturnal Emissions'Mannequin 
Ian ThistlethwaiteAnt-JacketExclusive TrackNone 
Monkey WarholBongo BootyDownload EP 'EP6'None 
Giriu DvasiosDuno Upe (Dublicator Remix)V/A Download Album 'Heavy Dub Vol. 3'Cold Tear 
Azalia SnailField RepCD 'Neon Resistance'Silber 
Jack HayterThe Arandora StarCD 'Abbey Wood'Gare Du Nord 
DadiveDrifting CargoDownload EP 'Freightening Freighters'MonoKraK 
M.A.Z.E.Spread The GirmicideDownload EP 'Untitled'None 
Sir Robert Orange PeelSnapchatDownload Album 'Snapchat'Metal Postcard 
Astro-BSanju SeikiExclusive TrackNone 
Mohammad BidegaThumb Piano, Timbouctou, MaliCassette 'Field Recordings From The Sahel'SahelsoundsFrom 27:24
Baker IslandAlways, 1995CD EP 'Always, 1995'Philophobia 
Primitive WorldMachines For Measuring SpaceLP 'White On White'Ecstatic 
Tim BuckleyMorning Glory (Peel Session)CD 'The Peel Sessions'Strange Fruit 
The Only OnesNo Peace For The Wicked (Peel Session)LP 'The Peel Sessions'Strange Fruit 
Marta Sebestyen & MuzsikasSzeress Egyet, Slegyen Szep (Love Just One)CD 'Muzsikas'Hannibal 
JunyApallisatDownload Album 'Estacio 0'Bestiar 
OccultArkV/A Download Album 'Heavy Dub Vol. 3'Cold Tear 
PJ Harvey & Harry EscottAn Acre Of LandDownload SingleCognitive Shift 
Astro-BPug No WakaseExclusive TrackNone 
NHK Yx KoyxenBlue & Purple HorsesCD 'Parallel Tempo'Ous 
Prison ShowerEnclaveCassette SingleNegate Everything 
Eko KuangoMutotoLP 'Eko Kuango'Libreville 
Mary & The RamThe CrossDownload SingleAnonymous 
SprayAnthologised By Cherry RedDownload SingleBanoffeesound 
Graham CoxonThere's Something In The Way That You CryDownload Album 'The End Of The Fucking World (Original Songs & Score)'None 
Rodney CromwellComradesCD EP 'Rodney's English Disco'Happy Robots 
AllsupsKatana MacheteDownload EP 'Allsups'Digital Hotdogs 
Manwel TGuidance DubV/A Download Album 'Livity International Tribute Album'Livity International 
Bas JanWalton On The NazeCD 'Yes I Jan'Lost Map 
Astro-BSpace CatExclusive TrackNone 
The Pony CollaborationStevenCD 'Everything Was Ages Ago'None 
Moonshine BoozeWorld Of PainCD 'Desert Road'Seahorse 
DausosI'm FreeV/A Download Album 'Heavy Dub Vol. 3'Cold Tear 
CorporationpopBleachCD EP 'Meet Me By The Viaduct'Odd Box 
LoveThe Red TelephoneCD Box Set 'Forever Changes: 50th Edition'Rhino 
Pete Jackson - April 2018
April sees the welcome return of Istanbul Hippodrome on session duties - their second for the show in 5 months! There's also new tunes from as far afield as Mali, Autralia, Poland and Stockport.
Ty Segal reaches back to the 70s for inspiration while The Lucid Dream do the same to an abandoned warehouse in 1991. We celebrate 10 years of the amazing Fruits De Mer label with three cuts from their decade-spanning triple album, and mark the tragic passing of Srey Thy with a classic from The Cambodian Space Project.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Lucid DreamSX1000   
Breakfast MuffCrocodile   
Istanbul HippodromeAtomised (Dandelion Radio Session)   
Mark McDowellGirls Of Belvoir   
Sidi ToureToubalbero   
Piss Factory377   
The RevolutionariesEve Dub Adam   
Istanbul HippodromeFalls The Shadow (Dandelion Radio Session)   
Ty SegalEvery 1's A Winner   
Nathan Hall & The Sinister LocalsEverybody's Burning Effigies (Instrumental Version)   
Hills Have RiffsDown By The River   
The FallYFOC-Slippy Floor   
Sir Robert Orange PeelSnapchat   
Istanbul HippodromeMeningenterus (Dandelion Radio Session)   
Heat WavePsychic Powers   
Cranium PieBaby You're A Rich Man   
Istanbul HippodromeAnchoress (Dandelion Radio Session)   
Flesh Eating FoundationWe Are Fucked (Inertia Remix)   
The Cambodian Space ProjectChnam Oun Dop Pram Mouy   
Rocker - April 2018
A full length three hour show this month, full of new music, including an exclusive session from The Groove Farm, their first new studio recordings for over 25 years.
We open with a 16-minute epic from the new Cavern Of Anti-Matter double album, and there are new tracks from The Creeping Things; Hinds; Say Sue Me; Corporationpop; Karen; Kudzu; Beau; Camp Cope; The Total Rejection; Chemtrails; Rainbow Reservoir; Courtney Barnett; and The Cavemen.
There's also a shedload of great electronica in the show, including tracks from Martin Roth; Butch; Dual Shaman, Burial vs The Bug; Dapayk Solo; Dirty South; plus the fantastic remix of Bicep by Four Tet.
This month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is a 1940 country blues out of Nashville, TN, while this month's Educating Elizabeth record is a soul classic from 1967, out of LA.
As well as little known acts, here's this month's little known fact: Roy Acuff was one of the most successful country artists of the 1930s and 40s, his name became synonymous with country music when he teamed up with songwriter Fred Rose to create the Acuff-Rose publishing company, which became the most successful country music publishing house for four decades.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Fat ManIntro Theme   
Cavern Of Anti-MatterMalfunction2LP - 'Hormone Lemonade'Duophonic 
The She-PunksWomen Of The WorldDownload Single  
Rainbow ReservoirBrendaLP - 'Channel Hanna'Odd Box 
The Groove FarmRadio Rocker Jingle   
The Groove FarmPurpleDandelion Radio Session  
Dual ShamanThe Highest CliffDownload Compilation - 'Ten Years Of Wide Angle Recordings'Wide Angle Recordings 
The Keep Left SignsModern DilemmaLP - 'Tomorrow'Shelf Life / CoclikoLIFE 155
The Creeping ThingsNew Theme To Still At LargeDownload SingleOwd Scrat Records 
Roy Acuff & His Crazy TennesseansFreight Train Blues78 RPMOkeh Records04466
Flame 1 (Burial & The Bug)Shrine12"EP - 'Flame 1'Pressure Records 
The Groove FarmNumber OneDandelion Radio Session  
KarenFilwood BroadwayEP - 'Filwood Broadway'Environmental Studies 
Diet CigBreathless12" EP - 'Over Easy (Green Eggs & Ham edition)'  
Dapayk Solo feat. KomplementFloodDownload LP - 'The Calling'Mo's Ferry ProductionsMFP083
Camp CopeThe OpenerLP - 'How To Socialise And Make Friends'  
BeauMoral ClarityDownload LP - 'Rattle The Asylum Bars'Cherry RedBEAURTAB1
Courtney BarnettNeed A Little TimeLP - 'Tell Me How You Really Feel'Milk! Records 
The IncrediblesThere's Nothing Left To Say Baby7"Audio ArtsOSV089-A
The Groove FarmIn The SummertimeDandelion Radio Session  
The Total RejectionVampire Cats (Itches)LP - 'Wrapping Yourself In Silver Foil Won't Save You From The Blast'Raving Pop BlastRAVE 20181CD
HindsNew For YouLP - 'I Don't Run'  
Martin RothHypno SeqDownload EP - 'Hypno Seq'Anjuna DeepANJDEE344D
KudzuWhen You Were MineCassette / Download LP - 'Defeated'Push & Pull 
The Catenary WiresWas That Love?7"WIAIWYA 
CorporationpopBleachCassette EP - 'Meet Me By The Viaduct'Odd Box Records 
The CavemenGive Me Beer Or Give Me DeathLP - 'Nuke Earth'Slovenly Recordings702-208
ChemtrailsA Beautiful Cog In The Monolithic Death MachineLP - 'Calf Of The Sacred Cow'Punk Slime Recordingd 
Dirty SouthNight Walks (Extended Mix)LP - 'XV'Phazing RecordsPHAZD004
Say Sue MeAfter Falling AsleepLP - 'Where We Were Together'Damnably / Electric MuseDAMNABLY067
WussyAliens In Our MidstLP - 'What Heaven Is Like'Damnably / Shake It!DAMNABLY069
The Groove FarmBack Of My MindDandelion Radio Session  
The Flux CapacitorsMy Hair Is Thinning At The FrontCDLP - 'Courtesan'  
Sir Robert Orange PeelEuropeans In AustraliaDownload LP - 'Snapchat'  
ButchCountach (Original Mix)12"CocoonCOR12150
Eureka CaliforniaHow Long Has This Been Going On?LP - 'Roadrunners'Happy Happy Birthday To Me RecordsHHBTM193LP
Durand Jones & The IndicationsMake A Change7"Colemine RecordsCLMN-142
The Groove FarmValeriDandelion Radio Session  
Midnite SnaxxxNo Time To SpareCompilation LP - 'Typical Girls Volume 2'Emotional Response 
BicepOpal (Four Tet Remix)12"NinjatuneZEN12488
Alan HavenImage7"FontanaTF 542
Sean Hocking - April 2018
Unfortunately we have to be the bearer of awful news this month. Anybody who listens to my show regularly will know that many moons ago my label released three wonderful albums by the the magical The Cambodian Space Project a truly singular band with a singer who embodied the great spirit of that country's new generation after the pol pot genocide of the 70's and 80's.
On the 20th of March, Kak Channthy was killed in a traffic in Phnom Penh returning home from a club, she was only 38 years old. There's not much more that I can say except that she'll always be remembered fondly as a bright, strong, fiercely independent woman who clawed her way up from a Cambodian rural existence and exploitation to become a true SE Asian superstar. Some have called her the Amy Whitehouse of Asia, we just believe that her jukebox memory for remembering songs she heard on the radio as a child brought a new lease of life on one of the most singular styles of pop music of the 20th century and inspired many in her country to take great pride in their modern as well as ancient cultural heritage. More than most of us could manage in 3 lives.
Also on the show this month music from Durban, beautiful pop sung in Cornish, yet another one from Brisbane's The Chats (Can't tell you how much I love that band), a new one from Parquet Courts that sees them return to form and a 15 minute modular synth, future classic. As always thanks for listening to Ring of Fire.
Finally if you like to know more about Kak Channthy the BBC penned a rather well written piece here and a lot more detail in The Diplomat
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Cambodian Space ProjectI'm Unsatisfied   
Michael PlaterThe Drunkard's Prayer   
The BordellosShe's My Artform   
The ChatsMum Stole My Darts   
Wax ChattelsIn My Mouth   
The Cambodian Space ProjectWhiskey Cambodia   
Curtiss MaldoonMan From Afghanistan   
Parquet CourtsAlmost Had To Start A Fight   
Space Dimension ControllerNRG Intersect   
TimbolettiAmsterdam Tea Party   
Amir El Saffar Two Rivers EnsembleFlyover Iraq   
Fontaines DCChequeless Reckless   
Capt HotknivesAre You Into Bread   
The Jackson PollockLawn Mower + Yeah song! - live!   
The BordellosNew York Girl   
The Cambodian Space Project & Paul KellySummer Wine   
V.O.Mashisa (Dub Mix) [Pitched Down]   
Russell HaswellLet Suffering Become You [Diagonal]   
GwennoTir Ha Mor   
Colón ManPlantain Porridge   
Bunny LeePortobello Special Dub   
The Roaring LionCarnival Long Ago   
RudeboyzMajor Turn Up   
The Cambodian Space ProjectRom Rom Rom   
Thomas Blatchford - April 2018
As mentioned in the introduction to Thomas' April show, he totally gets it if you decide early doors to listen to the new Camp Cope album in full instead. But that's not to say there aren't myriad delights awaiting you in the deeper recesses of (as it's affectionately known around these parts) dandelion_2018_04.mp3 - and only once will a child threaten to make your nose explode right off your face.
Having abandoned the genuine idea of just playing everything off the recent LISTEN Records compilation (it's great) there's now room for new stuff by Busdriver, Nice Biscuit, Hearts And Rockets, Horse Pills, Mod Con and so on, plus music from the Peruvian Andes to Poland to Portland to the Palaeozoic era.
Thomas also nicks a formatting idea off Dandelion's own The Beatbox Saboteurs (who in turn borrowed it from The Pig, let's be real) and appears to have trouble pronouncing anyone's name correctly, unless your name is Martyn Bootyspoon.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Camp CopeHow To Socialise & Make FriendsHow To Socialise & Make Friends LPPoison City Recordings 
Mod ConNeighbourhood (Jacky Winter remix)Neighbourhood (single)Poison City Recordings 
No BabiesThe WeightSomeone To Watch Over Me LPUpset The Rhythm 
Aaron SpectreThey Don't Know WeRoots We Seek EPJahmoni Records 
Sass HoundTake Me Down feat. Frontier Dominion   
Kardajala KirridarraNgurrmarla (Love Song)Kardajala Kirridarra LP  
L-Vis 1990Flexin ft. Taliwhoah (Garage Mix)12 Thousand Nights mixtape  
L-Vis 1990Batdance   
InfraGhostsPhantom PainNighttime Makeup LP  
Meme GirlsBare HandsLISTEN Compilation 3LISTEN Records 
Horse PillsA Parting GlanceReflection Is Torture LP  
The PersonSnail CaféTide LifeMoontown Records 
Sara RenbergRoger Miller BabyNight Sands LPAntiquated Future 
Eva SchlegelThe Unbearable Lightness of BoeingDemontage of Heck LP  
YSBMoney Fitzroy Clubhouse 
Frank LeoneHuffing Paint Skull House 
Nice BiscuitCaptain   
PangaeaBone SuckaBone Sucka 12"Hessle AudioHES033
They.Them.TheirsDisney PrinceBirthday Demonstrations EP  
Los Walker’s de HuánucoTodos VuelvenANDINA: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968-1978Strut 
Mariusz Jan Gosi?skiYog$Worlds of Apocalypses EP  
The Ambassadors TwelveI Only Hear The EchoI Don't Know Why (I Just Do) / I Only Hear The Echo 8"EclipseEclipse 178
Martyn BootyspoonEase USilk Eternity EPFractal Fantasy 
MadfilthInquinamentoMadfilth LPCache CacheCACHE019
Hearts And RocketsPsychic Powers377 / Psychic Powers 7"Psychic HysteriaPSYCHIC-017
BusdriverGUSHThe Imperfect Cinema (single)Temporary Whatever 
SmerzHalf LifeHave Fun EPXL 
ShagratI'm Vibin'   
Horse PillsWhatever Happens, HappensReflection Is Torture LP  
Trev - April 2018
April is here. And so is my new show featuring the first ever session recorded for me. Delighted that My Lo-Fi Heart - the solo project of Ian Turley from Sheffield have recorded four songs for the show.
Elsewhere - the featured artist is The Sugarcubes and new sounds this month comes from the likes of The Shna, Dog Chocolate, Worst Witch, Thigh Master, Special Moves, Corporationpop, The Fish Police and Miggs.
Cardiff (my home town) is represented by the ever-so noisy Twisted Ankle.
All in, another wired and wonderful 3 hours this month.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
East Man & Darkos StrifeCrusin'   
The ShnaSound Of The Indifferent Evilness   
Yeah YouRemove In Line   
My Lo-Fi HeartAgain   
Dog ChocolateDog Chocolate 1995   
Electric Street QueensUh-Wella-Wella-Wella   
Shy PigCeline   
The SugarcubesRegina   
TarkamtOuter Gateways   
Special MovesI Think You Will Be Surprised   
Thigh MasterPity Run   
Worst WitchEthel Hallow   
TrickyThe Only Way (Stripped down Tricky Mix)   
MiggsInertia Part Two (extract)   
Mr. HideyoshuIn The Time   
Those UnfortunatesJohn Cronin Is Unwell   
OrlandoPosition (featuring Nemesis)   
Twisted Ankleslamdoorshutout   
Jayson WyntersInto The Void   
My Lo-Fi HeartSun Is In My Eyes   
The SugarcubesDeus   
VolagePermanent Feeling   
Mope GroovesRead The News   
E Mordrake23   
Siti & The BandHalindwa   
The SugarcubesCold Sweat   
The Golden DregsAdaptation   
My Lo-Fi HeartTomorrow   
JjakubCity and Countryside   
The Fish PoliceHelicopter Is Outside   
Jimmy CrazyTalk About Gun   
Amamreso AgofommaAdowa   
Lady FingersDepthness   
Caroline NoUnbeatable Odds   
My Lo-Fi HeartLike In My Dreams   
The Spook SchoolSpeak When Your Spoken To (live)