Andy's 2-hour April show includes highlights of his recent trip to Denmark, with an interview and exclusive live track from the Copenhagen launch party of Alex Canasta
's second album 'Safe Inside', along with tracks from the LP and a competition to win copies of it on CD. There's also a session from trance act Curtis & Craig
, featuring Martin Craig, otherwise known as previous session guest Cygnus X-1
. New music comes from Pure Love
, MS MR
, The Gummy Web
, Team Ghost
, New Order
, David Bowie
, plus regular guest spots Dad's Discs and Scott's Funky Five Minutes.Dandelion Roots:
Dandelion Roots this month is hosted by Gareth Main
, whose adoration for all music Jamaican-influenced shows itself in a new monthly night in London starting this month.
Plug out the way, the quality of artists throughout this hour speaks volumes, from star MCs including Pupajim
, Soom T
and Daddy Freddy
, to the leading producers of the modern day, including Scots Mungo's Hi-Fi
, Polish man Dreadsquad
and the ever incredible London producer The Bug
. With a sprinkling of lesser known artists and a song about cheese, the eclecticism in this so-called 'specialist' show proves how far, wide and brilliant music borne out of one neighbourhood can spread.Jeff Grainger:
Bands performing at this year's "Sounds From The Other City Festival" make up the bulk of Jeff's 3 hour April show. We'll hear, among others, Rozi Plain
, Sea Pinks
, La La Vasquez
, QUEER'D SCIENCE
, Stealing Sheep
and Laser Dream Eyes
, who have recorded an exclusive for the show. There are a couple of acts (Yong Yong & Group Rhoda
) from the excellent Nightschool Records as well a load of new faves, Black Star Dub Collective
, Cipolla Varieté
, Year of Birds
and Physics House Band
This month's show also includes golden oldies from Inspiral Carpets
, Dub Sex
and Thrush Puppies
all of whom feature on the excellent charity compilation; Distant Drums
, the proceeds of which go towards Hector's Charity, set up at St Mary's Hospital Manchester.Marcelle:
There are two shows again from Marcelle this month.
The regular show is joined by the music-only runaway train.
The regular show is subtitled 'Freeze!'
The Tracklisting Police had to interfere in Marcelle's show because every now and then her information made no sense and, worse, violated all tracklisting info laws. Not that is was made easy for her: a new post punk dub compilation called Spiky Dread had its running order mixed up, Autechre
's new 4LP box set is, as always with this duo, full of hi-tech track titles, the Wax Across The Water LP hadn't arrived in time for the recording so Marcelle had to cope with reading the band name Leven Signs (not Seven Ligns!) from a file (a most unethical thing to do!), and with Argentinians, well, there are always bound to be linguistical troubles, as Look Back Bore guest Bunny Wailer
this month states in his April 1983 single. There's an untitled one-sided white label 12" from a certain KH
; born under the name Kirian Hebden, artist name Four Tet
, easily the best record of the moment.
Also worth writing down correctly are the titles of new vinyls from amongst others Elektro Guzzi
, A Made Up Sound
and Ill Blu
deliver a very weird cover version of a classic Buzzcocks song on their new double album. Or is it 1½ album? Call the police!
In the Vinyl Train - there are stops all along the trip including in Marocco, Addis, UK and USA.Mark Cunliffe:
I am always on the look out for interesting things to do, so when I spotted the Animal Handling Day
in Dorset I thought what a day out that would be. So, what could you have as a soundtrack to fondling a ferret?Jean Nipon
is stashing summut up an elephant's hooter which Ghouqueu
fully agrees with. Parquet Courts
think they are the King's of processed cheese while Jammer
think's he's only a step down when it comes to the SM58's. Club des Belugas
are serving nuts while Adionia
has similar ideas the filthy boy.
There are TWO sessions again ... one from the wonderfully talented singer/cellist, Ayanna Witter-Johnson
and the other, a double mix from one of THE best jungle producers around, Kid Lib
I've been waiting for a while to secure a session from the remarkable Long Hat Pins
. It's finally recorded, it's great and it features in my April show among a whole load of great new releases including albums from Lee Negin
, Mister Lies
and Black Pus
and EPs from Postcode
, Us & Them
and Two Man Ting
There's a whole slew of great releases from Eastern Europe, including Macedonians Bernays Propaganda
, Bulgaria's Kottarashky
and a remarkable album from Nac/Hut Report
courtesy of Poland's Double Hallucinative
label. Of course, there's the usual dollop of great new stuff from Hungary, which this month comprises tracks from P.F.A.
and a cracking new demo from Mudpie
Elsewhere, Brazil's Top Surprise
return with a humdinger of an new single, Mexico's Javier Estrada
sticks an uncompromising probe into his country's history Black Bug
, from Sweden, go berzerk with electronics, with manic and hugely satisfying results and there are intoxicating and frenzied remixes of Yelli Fuzzo
and Les Ya Toupas du Zaire
. Oh and Gonjasufi
returns to form with a guest vocalist with MRR-ADM
and we've got a track from the Chelsea Light Moving
Beside this, there's so much new stuff this month we've only got time for a short Peel Back... feature, but it does include a brilliant musical recollection supplied by the wonderful Fun-Da-Mental
Inspired by a bumper-length Bob Ostertag
piece for this month's Wax Across The Water, and a beautiful Mary Lattimore
harp track that's almost as long, we've decided to keep things lengthy throughout April's Kamikaze offering. Other long things include long techno from Micawber
and L'Estasi Dell'Oro
, long electronica from Giuseppe Ielasi
& Kassel Jaeger
, long saxamaskronk from Barney Wilen
, long cutlery rattling from Iannis Xenakis
, long piano from Jeri Mae G Astolfi
, long drone from Mohammad
, and long Chilean Krautrock from Follakzoid
. But if all of that's a bit long for your liking, try Quickfire Mark Cunliffe, who manages to squeeze a whopping 71 tracks into his show this month!Peter Nelson:
This month on Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi:
I'm still focused on current house, techno and minimal. Mixed, again, my intention being entertainment, not education. If you hear something you like, I'm sure you'll find it. Personally, I miss the record hunt.
There's a track from the new Matmos
album. Likewise Ian Pooley
, Nick Curly
(remember him for the classic 'Printer Jam' track). Roger Species
has a new album ... not just your usually filth either, this one's beautiful. Lovely bit of ambient Luke Abbott
(do check out the ep ... he's really hit the spot this time). Big tunes from Swedish duo F.O.O.L.
and Joe Ford
, who lets us know that D&B isn't finished yet.. There's even a tune by ol' Coseyhead in there somewhere.
As usual, there's more information at my website www.peternelson.org
and free music at netlabel www.wombnet.com
A change to the planned schedule means that Rocker has two shows this month. The new show is one that has been waiting in the wings for a while - like many stations we have had something prepared for the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher. That day has arrived.
In the regular three hour show this month there is a packed agenda, including a new session, the debut by The Carbon Manual
. There's also new tracks from Milky Wimpshake
; Edwyn Collins
; Bad Religion
; The Bobby McGees
; Golden Grrrls
; The Fireworks
; The House of Love
; The Wednesday Club
; You Don't Masturbate
; The Primitives
; Tyrannosaurus Dead
; and Girls Names
There's electronica from Peet
; Marcus Worgull and Frank Wiedemann
; and Sleeper & District
. Veronica Falls
cover The Moles, while Fakebit Polytechnic
give us their tribute to Lee Coombs.
To mark the reissue of a host of classic 90s UK releases, there's a feature on Harrogate's finest punk pop label Crackle Records
, including tracks by Chopper
; Crocodile God
; and a Peel's Big 45 from Hooton 3 Car
. I'm just waiting on the Broccoli compilation now ...
This month's Educating Elizabeth record is a classic Motown 7" from 1965, in memory of the great Bobby Smith.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: Swimmerets are legs used by crustaceans for swimming and reproduction.Sean Hocking:
There are two shows from Sean this month - at least ... there were. The second show was replaced from 9th April because of the announcement of Margaret Thatcher's death.
For the regular show there is an exciting start with a new track from future indie megastar Reykjavictim
. It's only a demo but from Gao Tie
, a track praising the benefits of China's high speed rail network comes across like the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. This man is a genius and it won't be long before others start to notice.
Also on the show we visit Chile for the first time and bring you some Psych Rock from Follakzoid
Also on the menu this month are some new Australian discoveries including: Turvey Park
from Melbourne who make a wonderful ramshackle version of indie that reminds me of the bands that McGhee used to release back in the early days of Creation and also from Melbourne DD Dumbo
whose track Tropical Oceans sounds like James Blake returning from a holiday to North Africa and running straight to the studio. Cannae get enough of it.
All the usual Metal Postcard offenders too - Pairs
, White Fang
, Pink Quieter
and San Francisco based Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates
The extra show is "Sean Hocking's Nuggets" featuring Australian Underground Sounds From The 1980's.