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

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

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
There are two shows from Sean this month. On his regular show some highlights include Swedish outfit Skftande Enheter who are so good that they have been given a three in a row spot. There are also new ones from Londoners Deficit & Meatraffle.
Portland's Lithics have kept us engaged with their Excuse Generator track all year. Good to hear a new one from Ezra Furman and another from Lana Del Ray, a 10 minute opus, Venice Bitch tells me it'll be a while yet before I get bored of her Julie London gone bad aesthetic! Another artist he is becoming ever more interested in is Londoner, King Krule. Excuse the pun but he always seems cruelly ignored except by his fans, his almost out of time draws us back with every new release.
He has also got new releases from Kil Sun Moon, White Fang and Pip Blom. New acts that have caught the ear of Ring of Fire this month include Jackson Politick, Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries, Justis Proffit & Jay Som and of course Shit & Shine.
The other show is four hours of Christmas indulgence. He has taken a cue from Peel favourites Half Man Half Biscuit and have put together a bonanza that may well "irk the purists" from time to time.
Some tracks might make some of your groan when you hear those first few bars but will make you smile after. Some of the artists featured included Ten Benson up against Death Grips and Wings. Not forgetting PP Arnold, Jonathan Richman, William Shatner covering the Cramps, The Basement 5, Patrick Cowley & The Ramones and a host of others.
You pay your money and take your choice ... or listen to both for free!

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 for my previous shows:
11/2018 - 10/2018 - 09/2018 - 08/2018 - 07/2018 - 06/2018 - 05/2018 - 04/2018 - 03/2018 - 02/2018 - 01/2018 - 01/2018 (Reverence or Reference) - 12/2017 - 12/2017 (Best of the Year) - 11/2017 - 10/2017 - 09/2017 - 08/2017 - 07/2017 - 06/2017 - 05/2017 - 04/2017 - 03/2017 - 02/2017 - 01/2017 - 12/2016 - 12/2016 (Poetry Special) - 12/2016 (Roaring Forties) - 11/2016 - 11/2016 (Literary Masterpiece) - 10/2016 - 09/2016 - 08/2016 - 07/2016 - 06/2016 - 05/2016 - 04/2016 - 03/2016 - 02/2016 - 01/2016 - 12/2015 - 11/2015 - 10/2015 - 09/2015 - 09/2015 (Ambient Special) - 08/2015 - 07/2015 - 06/2015 - 05/2015 - 04/2015 - 03/2015 - 02/2015 - Kim Fowley Special 02/2015 - 01/2015 - 12/2014 - 11/2014 - 10/2014 - 09/2014 - 08/2014 - 07/2014 - 06/2014 - 05/2014 - 04/2014 - 03/2014 - 02/2014 - 01/2014 - 12/2013 - 11/2013 - 10/2013 - 09/2013 - 08/2013 - 07/2013 - 06/2013 - Nuggets Special 05/2013 - 05/2013 - 04/2013 - 03/2013 - 02/2013 - 01/2013 - 12/2012 - 11/2012 - 10/2012 - 09/2012 - 08/2012 - 07/2012 - 06/2012 - 05/2012 - Nuggets Special 05/2012 - 04/2012 - 03/2012 - 02/2012 - Mash-Up Special 02/2012 - 01/2012 - 12/2011 - 11/2011 - 10/2011 - 09/2011 - 08/2011 - Metal Postcard Influences Special 08/2011 - 07/2011 - 06/2011 - 05/2011 - 04/2011 - 02/2011

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