Andrew Morrison - June 2020
Keeping up with new music is one of the very few activities keeping Andy sane in recent times. As such, every selection in this two-hour June show has been released in 2020 within the last four months - the vast majority since we've been on Coronavirus lockdown here in the UK. You're going to hear fab new music from The Company Of Men, Victories At Sea, Laura Cantrell, Purity Ring, Ivan Conti, Bdrmm, I Break Horses, Kelly Lee Owens, Song Sung, Yaeji, By Land and more. You'll also hear two older numbers made available for May's 'Bandcamp Friday': an Epic45 session track originally recorded for this very show back in 2007; and a live rendition of a classic Arab Strap number taken from one of their many incredible 'Archive' digital releases.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Fake EmpireWhere We LiveDigital single 'Where We Live'929923 Records DK 
MobyPower Is Taken (Moby's Old School Remix)Digital single 'Power Is Taken (Moby's Old School Remix)'Little Idiot 
By LandAnyone Could Be UsDigital LP 'I Shall Name You Bjorn'Novoton 
La GaleMon OmbreDigital single 'Mon Ombre'Vitesse Records 
Lord Kesseli And The DrumsShe Was AngryDigital single 'She Was Angry'Irascible Records 
YaejiWaking Up DownDigital LP 'What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던'XL Recordings Ltd. 
Song SungCome To The WaterDigital EP 'I Surrender'Night Time Stories Ltd. 
Screens 4 EyesSometimes A Gate Is OpenedDigital single 'Sometimes A Gate Is Opened'Lev Group Media 
Jennifer TouchAtticDigital LP 'Behind The Wall'Fat Cat Records 
Hørd#14Digital LP 'Bodies'Avant! Records 
Kelly Lee OwensNightDigital LP 'Inner Song'Smalltown Supersound 
Discovery ZoneBlissful Morning Dream Interpretation MelodyDigital LP 'Remote Control'Discovery Zone 
WolfmanDiamonds And GoldDigital single 'Diamonds And Gold'Irascible Records 
Epic45Swerving To Avoid Falling Leaves (Dandelion Radio Session - October 2007)Digital EP 'Dandelion Sessions'Wayside & Woodland Recordings 
I Break HorsesThe ProphetDigital LP 'Warnings'Bella Union 
BdrmmHappyDigital single 'Happy'Sonic Cathedral 
Ivan ContiKatmanduDigital EP 'Katmandu'Far Out Recordings 
Purity RingPeacefallDigital LP 'Womb'4AD Ltd 
Laura CantrellNot Too Late (Mix 1 Electric)Digital download 'Tape Kitchen Mixes'  
These New PuritansBeyond Black Suns (Scintii Remix)Digital LP 'The Cut (2016-2019)'Infectious Music Ltd. 
Arab StrapRocket, Take Your TurnDigital LP 'Accelerator: Stockholm 2001'  
.gifMy DarlingDigital LP 'Hail Nothing'Syndicate 
Football FCPrince Andrew (Demo)Digital EP 'The Bottle - Frontline EP 02'The Bottle 
Victories At SeaIce Data CentreDigital LP 'Everybody's Lost And All I Want Is To Leave'Victories At Sea 
TompaulEasyDigital EP 'Wallawer'Flimmerplatten 
The Company Of MenLove The Ones Who Love YouDigital LP 'Sounds Of The Century'Vitesse Records 
The Beatbox Saboteurs Show - June 2020
June sees the return of Skreen to the controls. That's enough to worry the skin off a rice pudding! Chaos ensues as he does a special link up with Tokyo (Japan) to chat with Lee from Thomas Imposter Records and Pank!n from Goofy18 about the new compilation "see U again with a smile​! !". We play a few tracks from the compilation and even spin an old favourite from the Sadistic Mika Band.
Another compilation, "Into The Dark Volume 2", provides some excellent tracks from Lune Rouge, Salt, Alicka and there's just enough time to slip in the debut release from Penfriend and one from Daisy Modular.
Enjoy the show!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
The Beatbox SaboteursSkreentestAlbum: TV Themes  
Little RichardTutti FruttiDownload  
SaltJunkEP: Junk  
Daisy ModularPolly AnnaEP: Music for Space  
AlickaGolden FlowersSingle  
Lune RougeNever DieAlbum: Masque Blanc  
Mika BombContact TokyoSingle  
Goofy18Universal FlirtAlbum: see U again with a smile​!​!  
Mr Sterile AssemblyEttie RoutAlbum: see U again with a smile​!​!  
Sadistic Mika BandTime Machine Ni OnegaiAlbum: Golden Best  
Pank!nNegative LegacyAlbum: see U again with a smile​!​!  
PenfriendEverything Looks Normal In The SunshineSingle  
Gareth Jones - June 2020
Gareth brings you another two hours of essential lockdown listening, including a new social distancing single by Beans On Toast. Plus with flight travel at a minimum and holidays cancelled, why not close your eyes and imagine yourself relaxing in a hot country by the exotic and tropical sounds of the new single by Monster Rally
There may not have been a proper competitive Eurovision Song Contest ceremony this year, but that hasn't stopped Gareth from picking a couple of his favourite contenders, with tracks by Russia's entry Little Big and Iceland's Daði Freyr.
This month's "Secret Songs from the Sixties" brings two cuts taken from "Terror From The Universe", the latest in the series of compilation CDs featuring songs from the record collection of Lux and Ivy of The Cramps on the Righteous label.
In the 2nd hour Gareth will be joined (at a safe distance) by special guests (and Festive Fifty favourites) Ricardo Autobahn and Jenny McLaren from electro-pop duo Spray who will be introducing 4 songs of their choice in the feature "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue". 
Plus hear a track from their new 4-track EP "Offerings from the Algorithm" released on the Analogue Trash label. And when he's not in Spray, you'll also find Ricardo playing keyboards for Helen Love who coincidentally also have a new double A side single released. Then we end the show with a trip to the Autobahn in memory of Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Joris BohnsonWe Have A Plan (Kritikal Mass Mix)Digital singleSelf-released
Paul D JonesStay AlertDigital singleSelf-released
Beans On ToastHuman ContactDigital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
Jerry PaperGame NightLP/DL ‘Abracadabra’Stones Throw
Dog BrainzSpare TimeDigital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
Little BigUnoCD/DL V/A ‘Eurovision 2020 – A Tribute To The Artists And Songs’UMC
Daði FreyrThink About ThingsCD/DL V/A ‘Eurovision 2020 – A Tribute To The Artists And Songs’UMC
The InvadersShock TreatmentCD V/A ‘Terror From The Universe – Soundtrack From Beyond The Stars From The Attic Of Lux And Ivy, Filmed In Glorious Crampovision'Righteous
Ray CathodeWaltz In OrbitCD V/A ‘Terror From The Universe – Soundtrack From Beyond The Stars From The Attic Of Lux And Ivy, Filmed In Glorious Crampovision'Righteous
BarringtoneTechnollipopLP/CD/DL ‘Bonanza Plan’Onomatopoeia
Sparks The Existential ThreatLP/CD/DL ‘A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip’BMG
Man ManPowder My WigLP/CD/Cass/DL ‘Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between’Sub Pop
Cosmo SheldrakeDon’t - DidDigital singleCephalopod Records
Monster RallyEscape to the Cloud Forest (Mountain Village)Digital singleGold Roboto Records
Macula DogRed’s Corvette12-inch EP/DL ‘Breezy’Wharf Cat Records
Analogue Electronic WhateverHole10-inch ‘3+3 EP’Do It Thissen Records
BitmapColours in the RainDigital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
BOO (Battery Operated Orchestra)Citizen’s BandDigital EP 'The Getaway'Self-released/Bandcamp
The EverettesAre You For Real?LP/CD/DL ‘The Everettes’Waterfall Records
No TeethSavers TeabagsB-side of digital single ‘1930s Graphic Design Menopause’Blank Expression
TirikilatopsI Want PopcornDigital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
BABY BANDSad Gay BrokeDigital EP ‘How To Cope’Self-released/Bandcamp
Weekend RecoveryThere’s A SenseDigital singleSelf-released
SprayEverybody Dances (To Digital Music)Digital EP ‘Offerings from the Algorithm’Analogue Trash
SparksThe Number One Song In Heaven (Single Version)LP/CD/DL ‘No.1 In Heaven’Lil' Beethoven
Alanis MorissetteReasons I DrinkDigital singleRCA
ColourboxThe Official Colourbox World Cup Theme7-inch4AD
Faith No MoreMotherfuckerCD/DL ‘Sol Invictus’Reclamation / Ipecac
Helen Love1234 Dee Dee RamoneCassette single/DL ‘Now That’s What I Call Songs From Teens EPAlcopop! Records
Helen LoveSongs From My TeensCassette single/DL ‘Now That’s What I Call Songs From Teens EPAlcopop! Records
Jim Bob2020 WTF!Digital singleCherry Red
Kraftwerk Autobahn (Single Edit)Digital singleParlophone
Jeff and Alfie - June 2020
United in musical taste (as much as they are in hatred for Boris Johnson) Jeff & Alfie, take us on a 2-hour musical odyssey that covers more ground than a Domminc Cummings road trip.
Featuring new releases and 1st time outings by the likes of Wizard Sleeve, Chihauhau,Walt Disco, L'Eclair, Seshuan and Profuze.
There's more from; Them Airs, Squid, Hotel Lux, Lazarus Kane and The Cool Greenhouse.
Shame claim this months featured album along with a couple of tracks from the excellent Barleyfield V/a Comp "Quarantine Riddim" .... Beltin' Stuff!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
KraftwerkNeon LightsLP Man MachineCapitolR-134034
SquidBroadcaster10” Sludge/BroadcasterWARP 
Molchat DomaKlektaLP Molchat DomaDetriti RecordsDR004
CHIHAUHAUNailing Tent Pegs in My ForeheadPromo mp3 
DamilyMangebakebakeLP Madagascar Cassette Archives - Early YearsLes Disques Bongo JoeBJ049
Los MundosComo Si Importarapromo LP No Hay Quien Se SalveLittle cloud 
ShameThe LickLP Songs Of PraiseDead OceansDOC144
Lazarus KaneNight Walking (single edit)Promo mp3  
SeshuanCommon ThemeBandcamp download 
Wizard Sleeve Wash Your CarPromo mp3 85000771506
L'EclairCebandoPromo mp3Les Disques Bongo JoeLC 23398
The Cool GreenhouseLife AdvicePromo mp3Melodic
Walt DiscoCut Your HairMp3 Single  
ProfuzeGravitySoundcloud Download  
Hotel LuxThe Ballad of You and ISelf Release Single  
ShameDonkLP Songs Of PraiseDead OceansDOC144
Moths & LocustsOur Dear LeaderHelios RisingCardinal Fuzz 
Them AirsReception DeskBandcamp Lp Bella Union XL  
Quarantine RiddimQuarantine DubPromo lp Quarantine Riddim  
BlancmangeLiving On The Ceiling (Roman Flügel Dub)Promo lp Quarantine Riddim  
King ITough TimesBandcamp Download  
ShameAngieSongs Of Praise LPDead OceansDOC144
Leo Gilbert - June 2020
An even more special than usual show for Leo this month. To coincide with the release of the new album by Dutch band De Kift, Leo has an interview with founding member Ferry Heijne and part of a socially-distant live performance given by the band via internet feed on the day of the album's release. Leo also plays a sprinkling of tracks from the album ("Hoogriet") itself, of course. If you weren't a fan of De Kift before hearing Leo's show, you soon will be.
Aside from De Kift, Leo has a dazzling array of talent on display. Lady Leshurr gives us a "Quarantine Speech" and IDLES sneak in at the eleventh hour with their new single. Jockstrap feature, as do show favourites Blanck Mass and Odd Nosdam.
Holy Fuck have a track from their EP of "Deleter" remixes and the very far from forgettable Amnesia Scanner work with Lyzza on their new track. Leo also plays Jangly Mark & the Benefits and The Strokes.
A couple of older tunes in updated form are provided by Wire and Mark Lanegan, and new to the show are Filthy Tricks and Muzz. Istanbul Hippodrome stomp all over the opposition with 15 minutes of pulverising sound and Max Cooper brings out the aural highlights through a 3D reworking of one of his tunes.
And there is so much more besides, so instead of reading about it, why not strap an ear to the internet and listen in?
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Rats on Rafts and De KiftSleep Little Links 2 3 4Album: Rats On Rafts / De KiftFire Records
The Stranglers(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)Album: Rattus NorvegicusUnited Artists Records
KraftwerkThe ModelAlbum: The Man MachineCapitol Records
Sharon Van EttenStaring at a MountainSingle: Staring at a MountainBack Lot Music
SarrSewFarewell, WardenAlbum: Girih: Iranian Sound ArtistsZabte Sote
Odd NosdamWig 24Album: No More Wig for OhioBurnco Recs
Blanck MassLoyal SkinsAlbum: Calm With Horses (Original Score)INVADA Records
Customer ServiceB1SMAlbum: Dance First, Think LaterControl Freak Recordings
Holy FuckDeleters (APRE Remix)EP: Deleter RemixedHoly EF Music
MuzzBroken TambourineSingle: Broken TambourineMatador
James Holden & Wacław ZimpelWednesday (feat. Jakub Ziołek)EP: Long WeekendBorder Community Recordings
C.A.R.Pressure DropAlbum: Crossing Prior StreetRansom Note Records
Amnesia ScannerAS Going (feat. Lyzza)Single: AS GoingPAN Records
CLT DRPLike FatherAlbum: Without The EyesSmall Pond Records
RooneyUsed to ItEP: This Job's Forever - The Peel SessionOwd Scrat Records/BBC Records
Jangly Mark & The BenefitsHeading EastEP: My CityLavender Sweep Records
The StrokesThe Adults Are TalkingAlbum: The New AbnormalCult and RCA Records
Mdou MoctarTiknass (Sunbone)Single: Tiknass (Sunbone)Sahel Sounds
Speakman SoundBabamimoun (feat Simo Lagnawi)Single: BabamimounETLW Records
Lady LeshurrQuarantine SpeechSingle: Quarantine SpeechLady Leshurr
BicepAtlasSingle: AtlasNinja Tune
WireThe Art of PersistenceAlbum: 10:20Pink Flag
Filthy TricksLeahSingle: LeahFilthy Tricks
De KiftVlaAlbum: HoogrietDe Kift
De KiftMariamAlbum: HoogrietDe Kift
De KiftLievelingsboomAlbum: HoogrietDe Kift
De KiftHoogrietAlbum: HoogrietDe Kift
De KiftEngelenkoorAlbum: HoogrietDe Kift
Ben Lukas BoysenClarionAlbum: MirageErased Tapes
Cucina PoveraVarjokuvatanssiAbum: TyyniNight School Records
Mark LaneganSkeleton KeyAlbum: Straight Songs Of SorrowHeavenly
Istanbul HippodromeCarcosaSingle: CarcosaIstanbul Hippodrome
Maenad VeylMarry Is Dead!Album: ReassessmentVEYL
starfroschSnak3Single: Snak3starfrosch
Max CooperResynthesis 3DEP: 3D Reworks 001Mesh
Ital TekOpen HeartAlbum: OutlandPlanet Mu
De KiftFantoom (live)Live recording
De KiftRegen (live)Live recording
De KiftBlues Voor F (live)Live recording
De KiftFeest Van Het Hondsvot (live)Live recording
De KiftBaragouine (live)Live recording
IDLESMr MotivatorSingle: Mr MotivatorPartisan Records
JockstrapThe CitySingle: The CityWarp Records
DeerhoofDamaged Eyes Squinting into the Beautiful Overhot SunAlbum: Future Teenage Cave ArtistsJoyful Noise Recordings
Mark Cunliffe - June 2020
Well, half way through the year already. We seem to have got here very quickly, with a lot of turbulence. When I was 10, a year seemed like a long time. If I get to 60, will one year feel like it's taken about three quarter of an hour to get through? We definitely need to lose the turbulence too.
So, what of my June show? There is Polyhymns who seem pretty new on the scene creating something pretty cool and a new album from Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom to feast over. Namoo Nara has created one of the loveliest footwork tracks I've heard and Prince Fatty has done his own nifty version of Kraftwork's The Model.
Grey Hairs are out with a live offering and it's fab and Jack Acid is up to his usual tricks of a high standard.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Sister Deborah & Wanlov the KubolorRefuseReuseRecycleDigital Release
Dan NewmanKilling In DetriotSoundcloud Release
Sleaford ModsSecond2xLP
TongaruanCOVID-19Soundcloud Release
Arms and SleepersHow It Was, How It Will BeBandcamp Album
Angelica GarciaAgua De RosaLP
Nicki MinajYikes (Enayé Moombahton Remix)Soundcloud Release
Polyhymns How Ya DoinDigital File
Zero T & Beta 2Misdemeanour12”
Junior BylesFade Away (Feva's Lockdown Mix)Soundcloud Release
Ariel Sharratt & Mathias KomRise Up AlexaLP
Kobe JTFlowdvsnSoundcloud Release
Sarah CoolidgeSports FanBandcamp Release
Minor ScienceBalconiesBandcamp Release
MC's Braza & RF3Medley Sem ComproSoundcloud Release
DeerhoofFuture Teenage Cave ArtistsLP
SharpsonResistance is UselessDigital File
TamikrestTimtarin (feat Hindi Zahra)2xLP
Elijah SalomonDrive7”
Namoo NaraSearchingSoundcloud Release
Mari DangerfieldArrowDigital Release
LoefahNatural Charge12”
Loose FitREFLUX12”
McKenzieShisa NyamaDigital Release
The King RoosterCold Shoulder7”
Pat Thomas & MarijjataI Can Say7”
Steven Adams and The French DropsBring On The NapsLP
The WantsContainerLP
The ArchitectRun X RêverieLP
Sektion Tanz & Tom ShopperBoard12”
Emma RussackWhen You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine Cover)Bandcamp Album “Stay Inside – Songs from The Great Indoors”
Prince FattyThe Model ft Shniece Mcmenamin and Horseman7”
Sons Of MuUnprecedented TimesBandcamp Release
Tears For FearsShout (Kepiektas Drum&Bass Remix Feat Batuhan Polat)Soundcloud Release
Little Simzmight bang, might notDigital Release
Jack AcidTo A KillSoundcloud Release
Grey HairsHalloween (Live at JT Soar)LP
GunshotBurn Cycle7”
KukutikaSally Boss MadameDigital Release
Slick ShootaTranscendDigital Release
Snow GhostHeavy Heart (Live)Digital Release
TY Feat. Durrty GoodzThe Real OnesDigital Release
Mark Whitby - June 2020
For the second time this year, The Jungles!!! feature in the show, this time with a recorded session to follow the excellent live extract we featured earlier in the year. There's also a featured compilation from France's La Souterraine label, one of many labels around the world who've certainly pulled their weight in easing any lockdown blues over the last few months.
We also have glimpses of new albums from Fontaines DC, The Wolfhounds Deerhoof and The Beths, a new EP from The Mauskovic Dance Band and soundtracks from Mogwai and Blanck Mass. There's also something from the annual compilation from Lithuania's Cold Tear label, a 1930s release from the Greek underground, some stunning Senegalese guitar from Tidiane Thiam and Tanya Donelly covering The Pixies, every bit as well as you might expect her to.
Retrospectively, we Peel back... to three featured recordings from forty years ago this month and of course pay tribute to the rich legacies left behind by Dave Greenfield, Florian Schneider and Little Richard.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Memphis SlimThe BellsCD 'The Real Honky Tonk & The Blues Every Which Way'Profound
I Like TrainsThe TruthDownload SingleAtlantic Curve
Bill & CarrollBluff City RockCD 'Boppin' By The Bayou - Feel So Good'Ace
Zion TrainPolitical FrictionCD 'Illuminate'Universal Egg
Brume ParoleLes SouterrainsV/A Download Album 'Popklore'La Souterraine
DgoHnNinnyhammerCD 'Undesignated Proximate'Love Love Records
Rita AbadziMarkopouliotissaV/A CD 'I'm Burning! I'm Burning! Songs From The Greek Underground 1925-1940'Take it Acid Is
The Jungles!!!Cheers!Exclusive Track 
Blanck MassDifferent BreedCD 'Calm With Horses (Original Score)'Invada
DeerhoofFuture Teenage Cave ArtistsCD 'Future Teenage Cave Artists'Joyful Noise
Tidiane ThiamDannibeLP 'Siftorde'Sahel Sounds
The BethsDying To BelieveCD 'Jump Rope Gazers'Carpark
BlancmangeBlind Vision (Honey Dijon Mix)12" SingleLondon
Fontaines DCA Hero's DeathCD 'A Hero's Death'Partisan
Giriu DvasiosPilisV/A Download Album 'Heavy Dub Vol. 5'Cold Tear
The WolfhoundsCan't See The LightDownload SingleA Turntable Friend
Ecron TotalRayon VertV/A Download Album 'Popklore'La Souterraine
The Jungles!!!DangerExclusive Track 
Tanya DonellyHere Comes Your ManDownload Single 
Voz di SanicolauFundo De Mare PalinhaDownload Album 'Fundo De Mare Palinha (Limited Dance Edition)'Analog Africa
HindsJust Like Kids (Miau)CD 'The Prettiest Curse'Lucky Number
DXIIIPanic ButtonsDownload Album 'Par Avion'DXIII Recordings
Wah!SomesayLP 'Nah Poo - The Art Of Bluff'Eternal
The Only OnesOh Lucinda (Peel Session)LP 'The Peel Sessions'Strange Fruit
Au PairsDear John (Peel Session)CD 'Equal But Different - BBC Sessions 19-81'RPM
The Mauskovic Dance BandSqueeze DogsCD EP 'Shadance Hall'Dekmantel
The 99 DegreeJohn The KillerDownload Single 
Romaan MuellerAu BordV/A Download Album 'Popklore'La Souterraine
MogwaiThe Winter's Not ForeverDownload Album 'ZEROZEROZERO'Rock Action
The Jungles!!!Love SongExclusive Track 
Tomas UrquietaSintesis De Friccion12" EP 'Sintesis De Friccion'Insurgentes
Flesh Eating FoundationSing Song (Tik Tok Kunstspasm)Download Single 
Dead BambiesTaste Of HoneyDownload EP 'Dandelion Session'Thomas Imposter
Sir Robert Orange PeelAre You Mod EnoughDownload SingleMetal Postcard
Los MarcianosAndurinaDownload Single 
HolehogRadiation BluesDownload Album 'Radiation Blues' 
Short-Haired DomesticA Song In Latin About The Importance Of Comfortable ShoesDownload Single 'A Song In Latin…A Song In Hindi' 
Anouk MathieuMon ProprioV/A Download Album 'Popklore'La Souterraine
The Jungles!!!RadExclusive Track 
Petit Bourgeois SauvageLa ColereDownload Album 'Avec Un Pull'La Souterraine
Porridge RadioDon't Ask Me TwiceCD 'Every Bad'Secretly Canadian
Spray You'll Never Be ForgivenDownload EP 'Offerings From The Algorithm'Analogue Trash
The StranglersSomething Better Change (Peel Session)7" EP 'John Peel Session, 1977'Stigma
KraftwerkEurope EndlessLP 'Trans-Europe Express'Kling Klang
Little RichardHey Hey Hey Hey!CD 'Here's Little Richard Plus Little Richard Volume 2'State Of The Art
Pete Jackson - June 2020
Loads of new tunes from new acts to entertain this month, from the opening voodoo rhythms of Chouk Bwa to the closing psych rock-out of Banshee, with some more familiar names like Jason Beers, L'Eclair and Warped Freqs joining the likes of Keety Roots, Dengue Dengue Dengue and Bananagun.
All this newness gets balanced out as we give over the central portion of the show to remember some of the greats we lost in recent weeks, including Little Richard, Florian Schneider and Tony Allen.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Chouk Bwa And The AngströmersVodou Ale   
Einstürzende NeubautenTen Grand Goldie   
Warped FreqsBluff   
Ancient RiverKing Freak   
Dengue Dengue DengueBarabass   
Jason BeersCovid Mask Blues   
Keety RootsCovid 19   
Dolo PercussionDolo 22   
Meridian BrothersPuya Del Empresario   
Little RichardTutti Fruiti   
Fela KutiRoforofo Fight   
The StranglersWalk On By   
Lord NumbFolk Jingle   
KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express   
BananagunPeople Talk Too Much   
The TacksRat   
Los MundosCatatonia   
Surfer JoeAstrobeat Stomp   
Dalham11 2017 U1   
BansheeCaged Birds   
Rocker - June 2020
A packed three hour show from Rocker this month, bringing you a shedload of new music including quite a few things recorded since the start of lockdown.
We have new tracks from Stutter Steps; The Nightingales; The Drain On The Balcony; Lewsberg; Lonely Tourist; Sparks; Beat Hotel; Goldie Dawn; Wolfhounds; The Total Rejection; Dark Matters; The Flatmates; Boyracer; Jetstream Pony; Church Of Elvis; Supermilk and Steven Adams & The French Drops.
It may not have escaped your attention that there are lots of things going on out in the real world at the moment - Dillie Keane from Fascinating Aida and The Reverend Jonny Kinkaid both give their takes on the antics of a certain senior government aide, while Gavin Osborn & The Comment Section and Killdren warn us of the threat to our NHS. Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies and The Commoners Choir also get their oar in. As the show was being recorded, news was breaking of the murder of George Floyd - we managed to squeeze in a timely play for a chilling Pussy Riot track from 2015 at the end of the show, showing that where racist US cops are concerned, nothing much has changed.
There's electronica from Ellen Allien; Crazy Sonic remixed by Extrawelt; and Budakid & Jonas Saalbach remixed by Petar Dundov.
We also pay tribute to some of the artists who have recently departed - this month's Educating Elizabeth record comes from Betty Wright, while this month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is a Little Richard classic from 1956.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: The lyrics to Little Richard's breakthrough 1955 hit 'Tutti Frutti' were always controversial. They were changed in the studio on the day of recording to remove references to anal sex, adding the classic line 'Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom'.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
KraftwerkRadioactivityLP - 'Radio-Activity'CapitolE-ST 11457
Betty WrightGood Lovin'7"Deep City Records2378
The Pretty ThingsDefecting Grey7"ColumbiaDB 8300
Dillie KeaneSong For Dominic CummingsYoutube Video
The Reverend Jonny KinkaidStand Down DCYoutube Video
Gavin Osborn & The Comment SectionBorn In The NHSDownload SingleMy Little Owl Records
KilldrenHands Off Our NHSLP - 'Dismembers Of Parliament'
WolfhoundsCan't See The LightDownload SingleA Turntable Friend
Crazy SonicLight Fair (Extrawelt Remix)Download EP - 'Light Fair'Stripped DownSTRIPPPED DOWN 013
Jetstream PonyOutsideLP - 'Jetstream Pony'Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten / Shelflife Records
The Total RejectionGravyLP - 'The Time Traveller's 3rd Will And Testament'Raving Pop Blast!
Steven Adams & The French DropsBring On The NapsLP - 'Keep It Light'Fika Recordings
SparksiPhoneLP - 'A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip'BMG
HeathersBlack CloudDownload LP - 'Goodbye For Now'
Erin BardwellFour Wall SurroundCDLP - 'Interval'Pop-A-Top RecordsPATCD024
Lisa BouvierLeather Jacket GirlDownload LP - 'Dancing & Dying'
Beat HotelBeat GirlEP - 'Beat Hotel'Occultation
The Drain On The BalconyAbsinthe Ice CreamLP - 'Greetings From Solihull'Local UndergroundLU055
The FlatmatesThe Last Guitar In TownLP - 'The Flatmates'Happy Happy Birthday To Me / Subway OrganizationSUBORG18
Stutter StepsReelingLP - 'Reeling'Blue Arrow Records
Ellen AllienTrue RomanticsDownload SingleB Pich ControlBPX008DL
Dark Matters5 A.M.2LP - 'Little Black Rose'Old Bad Habits LabelOBHLP001
Dark ThoughtsSkin Like PaperLP - 'Must Be Nice'Stupid Bag / Drunken SailorDRUNKENSAILOR119 / BAG-50
Little Richard And His BandReady Teddy10" 78SpecialtySP-579
Millie Small & Roy PantonI GoComp LP - 'Fly Flying Ska'Blue BeatBBLP 803
The Commoners ChoirThese Are The BastardsYoutube Video
Pete Bentham And The Dinner LadiesEngland's Up For SaleLP - 'England's Up For Sale'Antipop RecordsAPR 057
Lonely TouristTom And The LibraryDownload SingleTourist Info
NightingalesThe End Began SomewhereLP - 'Four Against Fate'Tiny Global ProductionsPICI-0024-LP
Church Of ElvisLost AstronautDownload LP - 'Rotten Fruit'
Budakid & Jonas SaalbachNautique (Petar Dundov Extended Remix)Download Compilation - 'Eelke Kleijn Presents days Like Nights - Extended Versions'Days Like NightsDLNM001
The Desperado HousewivesA Royal LarfYoutube Video
Goldie DawnCrime7" EP - 'Goldie Dawn'Drunken Sailor
BoyracerGirl In A Soul BandLP - 'On A Promise'Emotional ResponseER105
Jeff RosenstockNikes (Alt)LP - 'No Dream'Specialist Subject
LewsbergCold Light Of DayLP - 'In This House'12XU
CosmitRolling Sea7" EP - 'Cosmit'Specialist Subject
SupermilkBullheaded BoyLP - 'Death Is The Best Thing For You Now'
The Proper OrnamentsPurple HeartLp - 'Mission Bells'Tapete RecordsTR454
Mory KantéYéké Yéké (Hardfloor Mix)12"Ffrreedom / Going Global / BarclayTABX 226
The StranglersDown In The SewerLP - 'Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus'United ArtistsUAG 30045
Pussy RiotI Can't Breathe
Sean Hocking - June 2020
Another month another Ring of Fire Radio 4 hour show. Lots of new music and unfortunately too many great musicians and innovators leaving us. In one month the architects if not the creators of Rock'n'Roll and electronic music, Little Richard & Florian Schneider. Also, Tony Allen, Phil May & Dave Greenfield. Let's hope that next month the grim reaper's harvest isn't so all encompassing both in the world of music and all around us.
We feature new releases from Manchester based singer songwriter Graham Domain, a singer whose Nick Drake like compositions come with a vocal that simultaneously reminds Ring of Fire of David Sylvian & Bryan Ferry. Out of Amsterdam a new one from the Mauskovic Dance Band who we've featured on and off over the past couple of years. It's good to see London tastemakers like Sounds of The Universe pick them up and declare their latest outing, track of the week. A great new album release from Australian band The Frowning Clouds who piece together the parts that are The Black Lips and The Rolling Blackouts into something that sounds new and fresh. New UK band Benefits who started off with a couple of quite straight up punky type tunes last year and are now finding their stride with their latest tune, Imperfect. Yes it's a bit of a play on the IDLES, DC Fontaines sound but it is one of the freshest things yet this year out of the UK and without directly saying it reflects back the world we are currently in.
Also new tunes from our perennial favourites RMFC out of Sydney, Sir Robert Orange Peel who has been doing some great lockdown sets in his house (Dining Room, Lounge, Landing & Loft so far) that you can check out on his YouTube Channel ( ) and Melbourne based Gordon Koang.
We've also got Nick Cane covering Bolan, Chris Coco with a classic 1990 approach to the Velvet's Sunday Morning and Brian Eno's sublime cover of Ring of Fire that was only ever pressed up as a test run.
And.. that, as they say, is only the half of it.
I hope you enjoy the show. Keep safe out there and keep tuning into Dandelion and Ring of Fire for the rest of the year. By mid summer we are going to have an explosion of new music as all those musicians and djs out there let loose on the world all that work they've been beavering away on for the past few months in isolation. I, for one, cannot wait
Finally a little mention of my Bottom of the Pops weekly newsletter. It reached 200 issues last month. If you haven't read it do check out issue 200 ( ) and get in touch if you'd like to get a copy every Sunday.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Little RichardTutti Frutti   
Bob DylanFalse Prophet   
Mark E SmithWhite Lightning (Live Jonathan Ross)   
Denzel Curry, Kenny BeatsTrack 01   
Sir Robert Orange PeelAre You Mod Enough   
Darren HymanYou Are Still My Password   
Tanya MorganResurrection   
Niv AstQuebec Makolet   
Mauskovic Dance BandSqueeze Dogs   
Soft KillNew Age   
KossanTeenage Lobotomy   
Skaville TrainReturn Of The Black Panther   
ChevalsGood Good   
The Cool GreenhouseLife Advice   
Salem TrialsBone on Bone   
Frowning CloudsHuman Being, Human Doing, Human Going   
SleepiesOn Again   
Maitreya KaliCountry Girl (feat. Craig Smith)   
Gordon KoangMal Mi Goa (Ginoli Remix)   
Babe RootsRawness   
Brian EnoRing Of Fire   
Chris CocoSunday Morning   
Nick CaveCosmic Dancer   
Miss xChristine   
Siouxsie & The BansheesChristine   
John CarpenterChristine Theme   
Denzel Curry, Kenny BeatsTake it Back   
6 U.S. PresidentsFuck Tha Police by N.W.A. (Speech Synthesis)   
Billy PorterFor What It's Worth   
Florian SchneiderStop Plastic Pollution   
KraftwerkRückstoss-Gondoliere ( beat club / live)   
Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death   
RK1The Terrorist (Ray Keith)   
Guedra GuedraAït Crossing   
IsolatingBut Please   
Fra FraWe Must Grieve Together   
BananagunPeople Talk Too Much   
Charles DouglasMonkey Island   
Paul Keating (PM -Australia)I wanna do you slowly (1992)   
HeinzI'm not a bad guy   
Darcy ClayJesus I Was Evil   
Snji NibanWhere the Birds Fly Now   
Boubacar TraoréHona   
Yves TumourGospel For A New Century   
Graham DomainThe Ghosts Of Desolation   
SALARYThe Party Is Starting   
StanglersGo Buddy Go   
The Pretty ThingsCome See Me   
Tony Allen & Jeff MillsOn The Run   
Jessie Mae HemphillI'm So Glad   
Thomas Blatchford - June 2020
Thomas was very seriously considering only playing Kraftwerk deep cuts this month but instead stuck with mostly new stuff from Planet Jackpot, MissGenius, Oondood, Skink Tank, Clemency, Charli XCX and so on, plus Brian Eno's take on Headie One.
If you'll forgive me for switching from referring to myself in the third person for a moment, I also take a dive through several recent isolation compilations, introduce my favourite Elvis impersonator (it's not Danzig), revisit a Dandelion session by The Dead Bambies and reveal the song I want played at my funeral. Hey, wha' happen?
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Little RichardKeep A Knockin'Keep A Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (7")Specialty611
borderland state_the best kisser in l.a.silicon overseersilicon overseer (EP)Tobago Tracks
Planet JackpotCoward's WayLearns To Play Music (LP)Get Better
Batida apresenta: IKOQWEVaiVaiVaiVai + Raz & Afla Remix (EP)Beating Heart
Banish Edge (Single Version)
MissGeniusWild Things
Boox KidPressure
Matt Junior Pressure (Ft. Tkay Maidza)
OondoodI Have A StoneI Have A Stone (LP)Mik.Musik.!.
Sniffany and the NitsHorse GirlThe Greatest Nits (EP)Thrilling LivingTSF-019
CB Radio Gorgeous The DevilEP (EP)Not Normal TapesNNI#006
Walsh St Cop KillersHit ListDemo (LP)Inner City Uprising
Merph & Mantissa WhipLobster PLUR Volume 1 (V/A)Lobster Theremin
India JordanMeri No MoreIn Order To Care (V/A)R&SRSNHS01
Star EyesSunset 95Alone Together (V/A)Good Room
Dead Bambies Only Your WorldDandelion Session (EP)Thomas Imposter
The MaxinesSweet NothingsThe Maxines Burn It Down (LP)GirlsvilleGIRLS-024
DanzigWhen It Rains It Really PoursSings Elvis (LP)CleopatraCLO1718
Eilert PilarmOne NightGreatest Hits (LP)Green Pig ProductionGPPCD 01
Hearts and RocketsHad Enough (Pat Telfer Remix)Had Enough Remixed (EP)Psychic Hysteria
PunkoPlants SingingStay Inside: Songs from The Great Indoors (V/A)Stay Inside
Headie One x Fred Again…Told (Brian Eno remix) Relentless
Female Wizardmeta-limbs (Hextape remix)mother (EP)
Tonga BoysKadendesalata2205 (charity compilation for Maciek) (V/A)
Clemency Biblical Names References (EP)2 B Real
ElectrelaneMore Than This (Peel Session)
Quickspace SupersportHappy Song (Peel Session)
Sauna YouthBlurry Images (Marc Riley Session)In Flux (LP)
Charli XCXAnthemsHow I'm Feeling Now (LP)Asylum
Girls RitualsEverything Is WrongCrap Shit (LP)
ZerohInvaluableBlqlyte (LP)LeavingLR167
Skink TankLook At Me Now
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys Grease From The Elbows (feat. Pink Siifu & Billy Woods)Innocent Country 2 (LP)Mello Music GroupMMG-00145-1
Ebony Steel Band Kometenmelodie 2 Pan Machine (LP)Om SwaggerOMSLP 001
Trev - June 2020
First proper show in what seems like ages. There are cover versions from Fontaines D.C. and The Jesus and Mary Chain this month.
There is also a featured album from South Wales's finest Sweet Benfica with their superb new LP - and I play 3 songs from it. Elsewhere we have a smattering of pop punk, a feast of Africa inspired sounds and the usual dose of quirky pop and doomy metal.
Expect tunes from then likes of Harrga, Asthmatic Astronaut, LoKkhi TeRra, Tanya Donelly, Ben Lurie (once of The Jesus and Mary Chain), The Wolfhounds, Helen Love and Sarah Ohm.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Fontaines D.C.Darklands   
The Jesus and Mary ChainGhost Of A Smile   
Helen Love1234 Dee Dee Ramone   
The WolfhoundsCan't See The Light   
Night PainRow 5   
Pink MexicoWasted Time   
Shanty-Nob meets Iggy DobRub a Dub Tropicana   
The ResonarsA Smile and A Promise   
Teen CobraGirl of Mine   
Pentrine CrossCharred Skirts And Deathmask   
Sweet BenficaEvery Colour Of The Dark   
Low Budget AliensService Mode   
Martyn NytramSensation   
BoyracerHit and Miss   
CosmitKeep It Real   
Tanya DonellyBless The Telephone   
Sarah OhmVoice   
Trak TrakAy Que Tu (Crudo Remix)   
LoKkhi TeRraBadaam   
The SnogsStick around awhile   
Be AfraidBirdbrain   
DratnaThe Oldest Pagan   
Sweet BenficaNeon Wasp   
Vacant GardensWaves on Waves   
Ben LurieDrifting Back & Drifting On   
Dee Bee Richcommercialize   
Keith IvalDo Me A Favor   
Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death   
HarrgaLe Mer   
Devon WilliamsFor My Memory To Collect   
Kung-Fu GirlAll Summer Long   
Jude BondezeNdomo   
Mamman SaniBodo   
AfriquoiAcid Attack   
Banda MachakaMwandzas   
Sweet BenficaBack This Way Again   
Asthmatic AstronautBack From The Future   
Crayola SummerString Bean   
The Dead RingersMy Friend Goo