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Thomas Blatchford - DJ

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Thomas Blatchford

On my show this month:
Thomas' November-based show for wonderful Dandelion begins with a blast of porcine punk and ends with bagpipes playing Kraftwerk, how do you get from one to the other? Well in this instance with songs about cat frustration, the balletic quality of winter sports and Julian Assange being a terrible housemate from Mitch, Please, The Steaming Jeans and Beans respectively.
With voting for the Festive Fifty 2019 now underway, your host dips into some favourite albums from the year by Loraine James, Hearts and Rockets, Moonsign, Vision 3D, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and a now sadly posthumous release from The Muffs (Kim Shattuck RIP).
Plus: punishing new sounds from Divide and Dissolve, Horse Macgyver, Moor Mother and Creep Diets; a happy 40th anniversary to the debut LP by The Raincoats; and a belated birthday nod to Bruce Springsteen, not the first time I've apologised to a boss for being late. In the words of Peppa Pig: "oh!"
PS: One track has the wrong name ... spot it first and let Thomas know for a chance of a prize

Twitter: twitter.com/thomasdandelion

My previous session guests:

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Thomas Blatchford was born in Southampton (UK) but has now lived for over a decade in Birraranga (aka Melbourne, Australia). An avid listener to the John Peel show between 2000-2004 (first show: May 3rd 2000, with Kid Koala in session), Thomas tries to make up for the disappointment of never having a Peel session by always being in at least five bands simultaneously (which currently includes - genuinely - an acappella glam metal trio). Thomas previously ran the bedroom record label Fulsome Prism Recordings, and was also involved with another DIY imprint, Helen Llewelyn Product Nineteen, way back when. Thomas still occasionally makes fanzines even though it is no longer 1981, and works in a discount bookshop to make ends meet.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2017Dec - Nov

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