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

NEWS:
26 hours of December shows - plus Festive 50 arriving from Christmas day.

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
Here again already, December! 2019 might have been awful for most things, like, our planet, freedom of speech, our fellow species and so on and so forth. But, as any alternative music lover knows the rule of inverse reasoning applies when it comes to great new music and shit years. The worse it is out there the more we get great quality tunes, bands and weird sounds. Before we get to this month I'd just like to say thank you to the following for immeasurably improving my year via their audio output. Craven Faults, Gino & The Goons, Modern Nature, Bob Vylan, The Proper Ornaments, Sports Club, R.M.F.C, Kevin Morby, The New Art School & Occult Character amongst a host of others.
It is also worth mentioning that introducing the 17 year old and pals to the live delights of Underworld & The Chemical Brothers put a big smile on my face. Talking of smiling, watching Iggy do his thing at the Sydney Opera house is one for the photo album as they used to say in the 20th century.
That's enough revelling in nostalgia, let's get on with what's new and worth listening to in December. Another 4 hour show from me this month and we've got a great new 12" from Pye Corner Audio, Neil Young's new album, Colorado, is a joy, Perth outfit Verge Collection, have finally released their debut and unsurprisingly it's worth its weight in gold.
US band Palehound have released a heartachingly good single entitled, "Autumn Sweater" and Bristol's Giant Swan eventually release their debut. Last year the Idles finally popped out of the pubs and into the imagination of festivals and bigger halls, let's hope Giant Swan do the same in 2020. There's lots and lots of new sounds on the show but we would also advise taking a closer listen to hip hop artist, Jeremiah Jae. His DJ Shadow, meets Kool Keith, the Avalanches and Kendrick Lamar aesthetic has me hooked.
Thanks for listening to Ring of Fire and Dandelion in 2019. Looking forward to bring you the newest of 2020 next year.

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
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Biography:
Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Supermarket Special - Jul - Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr - Fast Product Story - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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