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

NEWS: Another rip-roaring month of shows for June

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
It's full steam ahead for my June show where I'm running a train-tastic competition, offering you the chance to WIN TICKETS to this year's INDIETRACKS. I'll also be playing new singles by Ex-Vöid and All Ashore! who are both performing at the festival this year.
There's a triple tribute to Joey Ramone featuring a song from the man himself, one from Helen Love and a track from the new Simon Love album.
World Cup fever sweeps the nation in June, except for me because I don't like football! But in the interests of pleasing the majority, I'm bringing you two lesser-known football anthems for this month's 'Secret Songs of the Sixties' by Lonnie Donegan and Antoine.
'Soundtracks of the Strange' features two super hero cuts - one by composer Tyler Bates from 'Deadpool 2' and the other by Syd Dale from the animated series of a certain super hero in a spider costume (who for legal reasons we cannot actually name!), taken from the new Trunk Records release called 'Spider Jazz'.
This month's covered band is The Flaming Lips in celebration of their new 'Greatest Hits Vol.1' collection. You'll hear cover versions of 'Lips songs in the styles of electro-pop, bluegrass and reggae!
All this plus the first new material in 10 years from Fonda 500, some post-punk from Bush Tetras, some dirty electro-pop from The Casual Sexists and some Japanese silliness from Bitter Cherry Jam.

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Biography:
In my teens I was an avid listener of Peel plus Mark & Lard and always wished I could play obscure songs at the wrong speed and utter some nonsense into a microphone. This sort of happened in my twenties when I accidentally stumbled into DJing at Moles Club in Bath for their regular Thursday nights called 'Purr'. From 2000 - 2009 I had the opportunity to play whatever I liked inbetween the live bands and witnessed early gigs from the likes of Art Brut, The Futurheads, Gossip, The Long Blondes, Los Campesinos and Wild Beasts, all playing in this tiny venue with me constantly pushing my way through the drum kit to get myself back into the DJ booth! I later became a promoter there myself and booked mostly bands who disappeared off the face of the earth, but I did manage to book a then unknown Metronomy for £60! When I eventually threw in the promoter towel at Moles club, I ended on a high by booking the late great Frank Sidebottom. Yes, I did get to see him without his head on! But he wouldn't let the support bands see him!!
I very occasionally continue to promote gigs in Bristol under the name 'Go Ape', with shows including The Lovely Eggs, Piney Gir, The Thyme Machine, Tunabunny, Sam Coomes (Quasi) and co-promoting Damnably shows with Shonen Knife and Otoboke Beaver. I'm also a keen collector of Indie/Alternative Christmas records, and in recent years I've helped to compile the annual Indie compilation CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas' for small DIY label Cherryade Records (the label who originally released the first two Lovely Eggs albums).
Wanting to get into radio but not really sure how to go about it, a few years ago I started making an occasional podcast. It's imaginatively called 'Radio Radio' (yes, after the Elvis Costello song) and I've interviewed bands/artists including Allo Darlin, Bis, Helen Love, Kid Carpet, Momus, Paul Guided Missile's Dream Themes band, The Spook School, They Might Be Giants and more. You can find them at podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast
Outside of music, I've sometimes been known to review new crisp flavours on my facebook page and I collect toy robots (although the shelves are now getting a bit too full for many more). I live with my suffering girlfriend Becky and Lily our cat.

Tracklistings for my previous shows:
05/2018 - 04/2018 - 03/2018 - 12/2017

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