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

31 hours of December shows - plus 2020 Festive 50 arriving from Christmas day.

This Month On Dandelion Radio
Descriptions of every show broadcasting within our looping audio stream until the end of the month
Click here to visit Andrew Morrison's page

Andrew Morrison

Andy's two-hour December show features new music from A Certain Ratio, Black Honey, Skuldpadda, Victories At Sea, Ghostlawns, The Twilight Sad and The Metatrons. There's another brand new song from Arab Strap, plus seasonally appropriate tunes from Mark Peters, The Raveonettes and Curxes. Andy also delves into a small number of not-so-recent releases to bring his 2020 shows to a reflective and slightly melancholic wintery conclusion, including These New Puritans, Norma, Slowdive and a deep cut from Epic45's back catalogue.

Also remember to stream into the official 2020 Festive Fifty countdown show, playing Dandelion Radio listeners' fifty favourite tracks from the last year, broadcasting every from Christmas Day until the end of January.

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Brownbutter is making up for lost time with a 4-hour show to cap off the year.
Among the 56 songs you'll hear is new music from Shitkid, Budos Band, The Spits, Soft Plastics, Open Mike Eagle, and mr. Gnome as well as classic tracks from Television, Joe Cuba, Crispy Ambulance, Toots and the Maytals and Guided By Voices.

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Gareth Jones

Not many people will receive a Christmas bonus this year, but Gareth brings you a non-monetary Christmas bonus in the shape of TWO Dandelion shows in December! Firstly, Gareth's regular show on the Dandelion streaming schedule brings you two hours of new releases. From Cardiff, Wales, we say hylo to Quiet Marauder and HMS Morris while from France we say bonjour to Wendy Martinez and Laure Briard. Plus there's a one-off edition of 'Secret Songs from the Seventies' (replacing the usual Sixties feature) with three kitsch cuts from the recent 3-CD set 'Bubblerock Is Here To Stay! - The British Pop Explosion 1970-73' on the Grapefruit label (via Cherry Red).
The 2nd hour brings a suite of 4 instrumentals, including a track from the latest EP by I Am a Rocketship, plus there's an excerpt from an interview Gareth did with his special Christmas guest; David Gedge of The Wedding Present and two tracks from their new James Bond covers charity album; 'Not From Where I'm Standing'.
To hear the full length interview you'll need to head to Mixcloud for Gareth's other December show - his annual Christmas Special. Featuring a bulging sack of alternative Christmas records and the full-length David Gedge interview, the Christmas show appears exclusively on Mixcloud.

Click here to visit Jeff Grainger's page

Jeff Grainger

There's a rake of new stuff in The Grainger's December two hour outing, New releases from Dry Cleaning, Mr Williamz, The Lounge Society, Star Feminine Band, Yard Act, Khotin, Black Country New Road, Oddprophet and Sky Furrows.
There's a brace of new re-issues from Awesome Tapes From Africa and a bunch of Xmas ditties by Shame, FEET plus a seasonal classic from Rev Porl.
As December is the month for giving presents, we have copies, up for grabs, of this months featured album, "Lemon Warhead" by the super excellent Sugar Crease. Tune in to win!

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Leo Gilbert

An entirely Christmas-free four hours from Leo this December. Not because he is any kind of Christmas-denier; simply because there are too many tunes that force their way onto the show's playlist because they are so dashed good, and not because they happen to have the word "Christmas" in their title.
Lots of new artists (at least to Leo). Anyone heard of Rozzma, Jerome, Adulkt Life, Lomelda or Cindy Lee? If not, listen in and so glad will you be that you now have.
Names featuring this month that might be more familiar to regular listeners include Autechre, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Sleaford Mods, Daniel Knox, Oneontrix Point Never (serious contender for album of the year), Pye Corner Audio, Girl Band and oh so many more.
If you fancy a break from the endless Santa-themed festivities this year, what better place to visit than Leo's dazzling December Dandelion extravaganza?

Click here to visit Mark Cunliffe's page

Mark Cunliffe

I actually can't quite believe it is December. This year has been a pretty unremittingly terrible. Thank goodness the music has still been fab to help to keep us getting through.
For this month Isatta Sheriff has a new one out and the brilliant Dry Cleaning are back with a bang. There is something off a new 7" from Sniffany & The Nits and Commodo come at us with some dubstep.
Sleaford Mods are back with a new 7" and there is more funkiness from The Mighty Mocambos. Songhoy Blues have a new one out and Roska's aka of Bakongo has an EP out which I'm playing a track off.
It's a thoroughly packed show if you like the sound of it.

Click here to visit Mark Whitby's page

Mark Whitby

We see off 2020 with a celebration of the one thing (aside, of course, from the removal of Trump) that made the year bearable: a whole load of great music. A session from Digital Resistance offers a mouth-watering taster ahead of their much-anticipated debut album, hopefully an indication that Wales will continue to be an extraordinarily rich part of the world for great new tunes.
Its current status as a musical powerhouse is certainly in evidence this month as we feature something from the new Helen Love and She's Got Spies and a new single from HMS Morris.
We also feature new releases from the likes of Yip Man, Nero Kane and Buildings In Motion. While this month's Peel Back... feature casts a retrospective eye over the Festive Fifty of 1990.

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Pete Jackson

Two hours full of festive cheer this month, beginning with a brand new session from our old pals Warped Freqs - expect lots of noisy psych-dub majesty to get the party started.
We'll follow up with some new tunes from old favourites like Fuzz, Mogwai, Here Lies Man and Mungo's Hi Fi, and first time appearances from Heather Trost, Dog Unit, Trees Speak, Smarts and Mumbles.
Chuck in some ace reissues from Wayne County and Portuguese garage-surfers Os Tártaros and almost no reference to Christmas or the pandemic and that'll take care of all your winter treat needs, I reckon.

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Rocker's final show of 2020 is a three hour belter, and includes new music from Milky Wimpshake; Sir Robert Orange Peel; Dummy; The Total Rejection; Randolph's Leap; McCookerybook & Rotifer; All Ashore!; Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; Sugar Rush!; Arrest! Charlie Tipper; The Drain On The Balcony; The Bongolian; The Flatmates; Muddy Summers & The Dirty Field Whores; Bad Moves; The William Loveday Intention and Northern Portrait.
There's electronica from Carsten Halm; Sycum; Aiwaska and Anthony Yarranton. Gaudi covers Lee Scratch Perrry on the Theremin, while The Galileo 7 take on a classic by X-ray Spex.
Craft-D pens a heartfelt letter of thanks from Bristol to Corbyn, while Loud Apartment give an NYC view of how the incompetence and negligence of the Trump years have led to the dismantling of the support networks which should be supporting citizens and indeed musicians during a pandemic.
This month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is a century-old Christmas record sung in German, while this month's Educating Elizabeth record is the 1965 release from the sadly recently deceased Len Barry which opens the show.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: The Galileo 7 are named after a classic 1967 episode of Star Trek.

Click here to visit Sean Hocking's page

Sean Hocking

It's the final show of the year and no looking back for us here at Ring of Fire, it's always ever forward into the uncharted territories of new and exciting music from around the world.
OK that's a bit of lie as we kick off the show with Australia's The Chats singing a song of praise to AC/DC the "second best band in the world".
We are excited though to bring you newbies including the Isle of Wight's Fat Earthers, Brisbane based Stress of Leisure, Hinako Omori from Japan, UK based Dead Sheeran who usually heads up metal bands as his day job but by night has a far more interesting Sleaford Mods approach to the world, also Filmaker out of Colombia and our favourite new Swedish band Kool & the Gangbangers.
Perennial Ring of Fire favourites Sir Robert Orange Peel, Wood Riots, David Nance, Salem Trials and others feature with brand new tunes.
Yes and because Christmas is just around the corner a little bit of righteous nostalgia from Neil Young, Woody Guthrie & Lee Perry as well as a couple of great Velvet Underground's covers from Beck & The Feelies.
Have a great Christmas & New Year and we'll see you on the other side.

Click here to visit The Beatbox Saboteurs Show's page

The Beatbox Saboteurs Show

December's show sees Skreen unwrapping new treats from Alison Clancy, Hideous Sun Demon, People Soup, Krickets, Before Stories, The Only Emperor, Loving Backwards, Eichegul, Gang Band Quartett and Toxic Positivity.
Also present are returning guests The Barbarian Horde and Jack Of None, with Life As Surface Noise providing their traditional festive floor-clearer.
Not a party, as such - more of a gathering of stars!

Click here to visit Thomas Blatchford's page

Thomas Blatchford

December is the 12th month of the year and, as well as two songs about December, Thomas' show has wall to wall favourites from 2020 including (but not limited to) Star Party, Black Rock Band, Cut Wire, The Knife and Nightclub plus a reissue from The Prats and a remix of Double Vanity.
Whether it's Footsie or The Foots, Basic Dicks or Bass Clef, hopefully there's something here to make your end of year even a tiny bit better. There's only one concession to this show being broadcast around Christmastime (and it's a bit of a downer), plus a celebration of the theremin turning a century old, the noise a mummy would make according to scientists, and probably the greatest song ever about not going skiing.

Click here to visit Gareth Jones's page

Gareth Jones Xmas Show

In addition to his regular monthly show on the December Dandelion Radio schedule, Gareth brings you a bumper bonus Christmas Special, exclusively on Mixcloud. Listen whenever you fancy to three packed hours of alternative Christmas records.
Plus in the second hour, Gareth brings you a lengthy interview with his very special Christmas guest; David Gedge of The Wedding Present. Hear them discuss Christmas, merchandise, James Bond and Lockdown.
The first hour features plenty of new Christmas releases across the genres, ranging from Indiepop by The Just Joans to Rap from Snoop Dogg. And there are two obscure songs about Santa Claus in the regular feature 'Secret Songs from the Sixties'.
Meanwhile the third hour brings a non-stop mix of 10 highly infectious Covid Christmas songs, including a parody of the Jona Lewie classic by The Pocket Gods re-titled 'Stop The (Covid) Cavalry'!

Click here to visit Mark Whitby's page

Mark Whitby on FSK

In his second show, Dandelion Radio's Mark Whitby presents some of his favourite music to emerge towards the end of 2020, including great new music from some of his favourite labels of the year and a general focus on the interesting, the unfairly overlooked and sometimes the downright odd.

Click here to visit Mark Cunliffe's page

Mark Cunliffe on FSK

Well, we hope upon hope for gigs to start returning to our venues that are surviving the pandemic, and gigs in much greater numbers over the course of 2021.
Not knowing what the landscape will be is very strange and not knowing what we will be able to get back to doing in 2021 is kinda weird really isn't it?
I have been massively impressed at the quality of music in 2020 in the face of all the adversity. Lets see what 2021 can bring, hopefully with you in my company for some of it at least.

Click here to visit Jeff Grainger's page

Jeff Grainger on FSK

Dandelion Radio's Jeff Grainger presents a very "un Christmas" two hour show for his second broadcast on FSK.
We are certain to hear music from all over the world, a vast array of musical genres and as usual his show promises to be as uncompromising as possible.
Taking the chance, perhaps, to reflect on the musical highlights of 2020 and the opportunity to dedicate time to what sonic delights 2021 will bring.
As always thanks for tuning in.