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NEWS:
Clocks go back this month! Nights are drawing in (at least in our part of the world) so snuggle up and listen to our new shows.

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
Another 4 hours from me this month and as always lots of wonderful things left on the cutting room floor. That said the even more wonderful things made the show.
Personal favourite this month is Gordon Koang a refugee from South Sudan living in Melbourne, he's still only on a temporary visa so doesn't know if he'll get to stay in Australia or be sent back to South Sudan, but it's not stopping him making music and we're glad that's the case. Also out of Australia we have a plethora of new releases from the likes of Bananagun, Disco Junk & Civic amongst others.
This month's anti-brexit songs come from Alan Jenkins, Bob Vylan and Rabo de Toro and talking of Alan Jenkins, his cover of Search & Destroy is one of the best things I have heard this year, if you like what you hear, do check out the rest of his catalogue another great English songwriter I wish I had come across earlier.
Had to include a couple of different sounding covers this month and have been wanting to include Floyd Parsons Italo ambient version of Shine on you crazy diamond for yonks and came across the Kleins covering Devo's Mongoloid, last month and knew I had to find a space for it in the show.
Saw Justin Townes Earl last month having not really listened to him much. A total revelation live and if he's ever schlepping through your neck of the woods make sure you pick up a ticket to see him, I've included a track off his debut EP from 2012 if you've not come across his songs before.
As always I hope you enjoy the show and remember it's not long until we all have to start thinking about this year's Festive 50. I'm already in the whittling down stage.

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1
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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:

2019Sep - 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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