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NEWS: We are still making shows under lockdown - another 25 hours this month

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
Surprise surprise it's another 4 hours from the world of Ring of Fire this month.
In the mix this month we have newbies, the amazing and wonderful Santa Sprees from the UK. Yet it took a Texan to tell me all about them!
Also out of the UK Eight Rounds Rapid and their fantastic take on the 1 O'clock, 2 O'clock, 3 O'clock rock template, Yard Act and I think the first post punk house renovation track I've ever come across and Ono Caponoe who have produced some great experimental hip hop.
Old Ring of Fire favourites out with new releases include Shackleton, Cornershop, singer songwriters Lou Terry & Brian Bordello as well as the wonderful Salem Trails.
Oldies include amongst other Louis Armstrong covering Running Bear, a German 80s take on Althea & Donna's Uptown Top Ranking and even the Monkees.
We'd tell you more but then where would the surprise be in the listening.

On the show NEXT month:
Special treats all round in October with not one, but two sessions! We've got sessions from two of our favourite UK outfits of 2020 in this month's show, Salem Trials & Santa Sprees. A real treat here at Ring of Fire land and we hope you feel the same too.
The show is also jam packed with new releases from the likes of Mattiel out of the US, The Shifters (Melbourne), Bottin (Venice), Clipping (LA) and many more including a song about hating the North Pole!
It's exciting to hear Sydney have a sound again. It's been years since this city has produced exciting locally bred bands with a specific sound. Last year we started playing you RMFC and Nick Nuisance and now we're hearing more beachy lo-fi punk sound equally inspired by The Fall and LA 80s cultsters the Surf Punx with acts like Gee Tee and the best named band of the years far ... Daughter Bat & The Lip Stings releasing singles. Hopefully we'll be getting to see them on stage sooner rather than later.
We feature a couple of Belgian New Beat 12"s, dubsters Blackmarket giving a fresh take on the Beach Boys & Bowie, some 60s Asia psych pop and lots lots more.

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

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:

2020Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb - Jan
2019Dec - Nov - 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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