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

The July shows are playing while we are at festivals and on the beach!

Leo Gilbert - DJ

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Leo Gilbert

On my show this month:
My July show is perhaps the most up-to-date collection of tunes I have ever put together for broadcast. Most were released in May or June of this year, and a couple had not been officially released at the time of recording the show. Girl Band's new tune - a taster of the upcoming album "The Talkies" - is tucked away in the second half of the show, and two surprise new offerings from the unique artist Burial - one as musician, one as mixer - arrived while I was compiling my tracklist, so all had to squeeze their ways in. Kicking off the merriment is a barnstorming offering from Mythologen, and he pops up towards the end with another. Two songs also feature from Unloved, Ellis May, Surfbort, Radioactive Man and Deli Girls (not performing together - now that would be a treat), and three from Paula Temple.
Most of the above are brand new to me, so, if they are to you, too, why not join me in falling in love with them?
A couple of bands whose work I cannot resist also stake their claims to a place in proceedings: the reborn Underworld, Modeselektor, the wonderful Sufjan Stevens, Efrim Manuel Menuck and an oldish (2017) tune from Hans Zimmer. They sit alongside a smorgasbord of other bands whose work I was previously unacquainted with: Eleanor Friedberger, JOHN (TIMESTWO), Antwood, Wired Sessions, Constant Mongrel and Elvin Brandhi.
Too much to resist, so why try? Just tune that dial Dandelion's way and have an aural feast.


My previous session guests:

Artist Broadcast Artist Broadcast

I am in many ways your typical John Peel fan. I grew up listening to his shows from the era of punk rock until his death, and, with increasing obsessiveness, compiled cassettes, mini discs and finally mp3 playlists of the best tunes. Music runs through my family’s veins, and in me this takes the form of a compulsive search for new sounds. As John Peel used to put it, what I really want to hear is something I haven’t heard before.

Envy fills me when I read what my Dandelion collaborators have achieved in promoting, making and playing music, but my life as a teacher for the past quarter of a century has squeezed out any time for, well, pretty much anything apart from listening to and appreciating what continues to be made musically across the world. At last, though, I have found the space to pursue what has long been an ambition and can attempt to meet the stellar broadcasting standards set by my volunteer colleagues by sharing my love of new music with Dandelion listeners. I really hope at least some of what you hear gets its hooks into you.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Jun - Leo's Ceaseless Salmagundi - Apr - Feb - Jan - Festive 50 - 2018 Review
2018Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov