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

NEWS:
A full year of shows under coronavirus and we are still going strong

This Month On Dandelion Radio
Descriptions of every show broadcasting within our looping audio stream until the end of the month
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Andrew Morrison

This month Andy brings you a shorter than usual, but nevertheless tightly packed, one-hour show including new releases from acts such as R. Missing, Shame, Long Hat Pins, Black Honey and Andy Bell. You'll also hear the dramatic third single taken from the eagerly anticipated brand new Arab Strap album, which finally drops just five days after this show begins broadcasting at the start of March!

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Brownbutter

Brownbutter stomps all over the ides of March while ruminating on loss, celebrating Highly Sensitive People and feeling the distance between us rather acutely.
Along for the ride is new music from The Notwist, The Hold Steady, Emily Rodgers, Bicep, Kiwi Jr. and Tele Novella as well as some classic Wedding Present, Chet Baker, Galaxie 500 and the Stockholm Monsters and a new covers segment called "I Got You Covered" in this four hour leviathan of a show dedicated to the recently departed L.A. record retail personality Brady Rifkin.

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Gareth Jones

You'd be mad as a March hare to miss Gareth's show this month, featuring guest Jonny Collins of Modesty Blaise in the 2nd hour introducing four songs of his choice in the occasional feature 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue'.
He'll also be previewing two tracks from Modesty Blaise's new album, 'The Modesty Blaise', released March 26th on the From Lo-Fi to Disco! label.
Gareth brings you heaps of new releases including new singles from Indiepop supergroup Swansea Sound and Garage-Rockers KILLER KIN plus a track from the new mini album by Japan's GOOFY18.
There are also two quirky classic cuts by cult band The Driving Stupid for this month's edition of 'Secret Songs from the Sixties', plus Gareth pays tribute to Francoise Cactus, one half of the Berlin electro-pop duo Stereo Total, who sadly passed away in February.

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Jeff Grainger

Two hours of brilliant new music from The Grainger's this month. There's a chunk of first-time outings; Rookie Card, Lossline, The Owl Oscillation, For Those I Have Loved, Dog House and Pi$$er.
Plus! A welcome return from the likes of, The Chats, Moor Mother, Speaker Music, Squid, Tai Hef Heb Drigolyn, Dry Cleaning, TV Priest, Home Counties and Salford Electronics.
On a sadder note, we pay our respects to Mary Wilson one third of The Supremes who sadly passed away last month.

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Leo Gilbert

Four hours of fun and frolics from Leo, with a record-breaking 54 tunes from around the world.
Among the artists are Brastas eva, Cryogeyser, Kuupuu, Half Japanese, Pinhdar and Moonchild Sanelly.
He has Vietnamese pro-capitalist pop, South African dance music, Polish techno, Algerian sounds, Portuguese fado, Italian electro-pop played on home-made instruments and a ragbag of genres from just about every corner of the globe.
Leo has also risked ostracisation by playing a tune that he reckons no other Dandelion DJ has played or would consider playing.

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Mark Cunliffe

We have some hope for things to be getting better and there is definitely no let up in the music stakes.
Nolay is back again and is her usual feisty self while Lars Finberg has released a solo affair instead of his usual band The Intelligence.
Serge Beynaud is back with more unbridled joy while Cobbler is back with more fire from the spoken word stables.
House Victimz bring us more tantalising South African house music and Nubiyan Twist have teamed up with K.O.G. from Onipa to produce something very good indeed.

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Mark Whitby

Music from Japan features heavily this month, with a new album from Goofy18 and a release from the sadly defunct Astro-B, as well as a featured Music From Memory compilation of left-field Japanese pop from the late eighties and early nineties.
Of course, there's plenty going on outside Japan's borders too. Among other things, we've got the first fruits of a collaboration between The Alien Cormorant and Billordo, new singles from Tingle in the Netherlands, Swansea Sound and Cathal Coughlan and albums by rOZZ, Madlib and Twilight Kamikaze.
A shorter than usual Peel Back.. focuses on the John Peel shows of March 1981 and 1991 and there are a couple of tracks from a cracking reggae compilation courtesy of Cherry Red.

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Pete Jackson

As March 2021 begins, Mogwai find themselves at Number One in the UK Album Chart, further proof that we are living through unprecedented times. As well as a track from this chart-topping combo you'll get a fantastic new session from the unstoppable Rob Allbeury, this time in his guise as CSE Art Project, alongside new releases from The Lucid Dream, Cheval Sombre, Altin Gün, Manwel T and DJINN, a shedload of new drum and bass from the likes of Ill Truth and Manslaughter 777, first time appearances on this show from Festive 50 botherers Black Country, New Road and Swansea Sound and, inspired by the amazing new film King Rocker, two tunes from Robert Lloyd's long career.

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Rocker

A three hour show including new tracks from Blue Orchids; Departure Lounge featuring Peter Buck; The Hermitts; AlterModerns; Tele Novella; Grrrl Gang; Dinosaur Jr; The Natvral; Cult Figures; The William Loveday Intention; Modesty Blaise; Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; The Dirtiest; Black Country, New Road; Randolph's Leap; Model Village; Lisa Bouvier; The Mudd Club; and The Catenary Wires.
Seems like a year and 120,000 deaths into the pandemic there's a growing number of acts prepared to criticise the incompetent UK government - there's protest music from Captain Ska; The Rev Jonny Kinkaid; Wyatt Riot; Arrest! Charlie Tipper; and Beardyman.
There's electronica from The Blessed Madonna & Fred Again; Mind Conspiracy & Ziger; Philipp Straub & Outcome; and Thyladomid. Also this month a bumper crop of reggae / ska tracks - as well as Captain Ska there's Manwel T; American Culture; Perkie & The Co-Operators; Tight Spot; and Sir Jay & The Ska-tanauts.
This month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is a classic from 1955, while this month's Educating Elizabeth record is the current single from The Harlem Gospel Travelers.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: The London Underground line which extends the furthest south is indeed The Northern Line.

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Sean Hocking

Daft Punk may have given up the ghost but here at Ring of Fire we are still "All Around The World" whilst they potter off into middle age.
A great new remix of Australia (via The Sudan) artist Gordon Kong and his track South Sudan by Andras House. Another Australian we haven't heard for a while, Tim Sheil, provides producer duties for Chinese artist Mindy Meng Wang's "Sleeping Tiger on the Bund".
From Italy Paoli di Ciccio's "More Than Electrical" pays homage to Florian Schneider. Out of the UK we have The Bordellos first new recordings for 5 years, yes 5 years. A new double A side single hits the digital stores March 4th and we feature both tracks.
I've been enjoying the John Cooper Clarke autobiography in Feb so have dug up a couple of his classic tunes. We've also got new UK tunes from Salem Trials, Yard Act (the fixer upper guys), Swansea Sound & Rum Lad.
My favourite tune of the month has to be the latest from the Legless Crabs ... the very noisy My Tattoo.
Terrible things are happening in Myanmar at the moment so we show what little support we can by playing you local punksters The Rebel Riot Band who support some of the best old school mohicans on the planet.
Also oldies from John Leyton, Tizz Jones, Big Boy Pete, DJ Foundation and too much more to mention.

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Thomas Blatchford

The Thomas Show in March is dedicated to recently departed SOPHIE and feels slightly haunted.
There's new singles from The Vovos, Claire Rousay, Party Dozen and Nice Biscuit, old-but-new singles from The Exits and The Scissor Girls, plus an appearance from Taylor Swift in a way.
Horse Macgyver wins this month's song title most likely to get Dandelion on a watch list, while Matthew Herbert responds to Brexit in a sarcastically reactionary way. It's tool time!

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Sean Hocking on FSK

Insect Apocolypse

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Jeff Grainger on FSK

In Jeff's two hour show this month he'll be playing some new releases that have delighted his ears over the past few weeks.
There will also be some overlooked classics from years gone by and no doubt a few of his own personal favourites from Dandelion Radio past shows.