Andrew Morrison - August 2020
Andy's two-hour August show maintains the onslaught on fabulous new music that's materialised during 2020, such as excellent tracks by Victories At Sea, Kelly Lee Owens, Rival Consoles, By Land, Bonemachine, Bdrmm, Epic45, Fake Empire, Monophona and The Company Of Men. Andy's discovered his likely album of the year in the form of Swedish band Skuldpadda's 'Commitment'. There's not a song on the LP that isn't essential, and Andy will be playing you all of them over his next few shows, starting with two of them in August - to include 'Summer In The City', a mere "bonus track" that's his current contender for song of the year. You'll also hear a pick from the latest batch of live songs released as part of the Arab Strap Archive on July's Bandcamp Friday, plus an 808 State remix of Mansun from back in 1997, that Andy never knew existed until recently, features as Andy's Old Chestnut.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Steven Adams & The French DropsMy Brother, The RacistDigital single 'My Brother, The Racist'Fika Recordings 
The Company Of MenYou, The Night And MeDigital LP 'Sounds Of The Century'Vitesse Records 
flycktSpotlightDigital single 'Spotlight'Humming Recordings 
MonophonaElastic (I Do)Digital single 'Elastic (I Do)'Kapitän Platte 
Samuraj CitiesThe Running ManDigital LP 'Metallic'Cheap Deluxe Ent. 
SkuldpaddaBad MannersDigital LP 'Commitment'Kning Disk 
Kubot1978Digital LP 'In Godan Ro'Martin Bergström & Martin Hasselgren 
Boy OmegaNight Vision (feat. Kristofer Åström)Digital LP 'Full Moon Mantra'Riptide Recordings 
Fake EmpireThe Arena Of The UnwellDigital single 'The Arena Of The Unwell'929923 Records DK 
GhostlawnsBreaking OutDigital single 'Breaking Out'Ghostlawns 
Epic45Your Life Is A Faded SpireDigital LP 'We Were Never Here'Wayside & Woodland Recordings 
BdrmmPush / PullDigital LP 'Bedroom'Sonic Cathedral 
Señor Chugger & Count Van DeliciousBenny's No.7Digital single 'The Bottle - Frontline EP 04'The Bottle 
Arab StrapHere We GoDigital LP 'Primavera Sound: Live In Barcelona'  
BonemachineArclightDigital LP 'Mountains'  
By LandPicking NosesDigital LP 'I Shall Name You Bjorn'Novoton 
Rival ConsolesVibrations On A StringDigital LP 'Articulation'Erased Tapes Records Ltd. 
Mansun & 808 StateSkin Up Pin Up [Andy's Old Chestnut]CD LP 'Spawn (The Album)'Sony Music Entertainment Inc488 118 2
Kelly Lee OwensOnDigital LP 'Inner Song'Smalltown Supersound 
SkuldpaddaSummer In The CityDigital LP 'Commitment'Kning Disk 
StevanTrippingDigital LP 'Just Kids (Mixtape)'Astral People Recordings 
Victories At SeaExitDigital LP 'Everybody's Lost And All I Want Is To Leave'Victories At Sea 
Gareth Jones - August 2020
Gareth's August show brings two hours of new music plus a few forgotten classics. In the 1st hour, 'Secret Songs of the Sixties' serves up two obscure Japanese tracks circa 1967, taken from a new 6-CD box set called 'Far East! Far Out!' on the Rubble label. Also from Japan, we have a new track by Mecha Elvis, formerly of Dandlion Radio Festive 50 favourites Astro-B.
Meanwhile there are two brand new recordings by Bubblegum Lemonade and Richard Hughes which come straight off the mixing desk. In fact, they're so new that no actual release dates have even been planned yet! There's also some Balkan surf guitar courtesy of The Baghdaddies plus Matt Tiller salutes the UK's first black footballer; Jack Leslie.
To celebrate the release of his new album 'Employee of the Month' (released August 28th), singer and musician Stephen Evens will be the guest curator of 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue' in the 2nd hour. Stephen will be choosing and introducing 4 songs of his choice, including his devotion to Cardiacs. Somewhat spookily, Stephen recorded his section for Gareth's show just the day before Tim Smith sadly passed away.
There's also a competition this month, with a chance for you to win two brand new CDs. Gareth is giving away a signed copy of the debut album by Indie-Folk duo O'Reilly & Vincent, and a copy of the new Stephen Evens album.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Sounds Like JamieStay AlertDigital EP ‘The Stay Alert E.P.’Self-released/Bandcamp
The BaghdaddiesSurf BalkDigital EP ‘Super Furloughed Animals’Self-released/Bandcamp
Will Ferrell & My MarianneJaja Ding DongCD/DL ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga (Music From The Netflix Film)'Arista Records
CPKHDFBeatingsDigital compilation V/A ‘No Limits Vol.1’Thomas Imposter Records
Mecha Elvis & Fujiyama Panic Pandemic LoveDigital compilation V/A ‘No Limits Vol.1’Thomas Imposter Records
Yuzo Kayama & The LaunchersCool Cool Night6-CD box set V/A 'Far East! Far Out!Rubble
The BunnysHey You! Stop!6-CD box set V/A 'Far East! Far Out!Rubble
European SunMy Friend RobinLP/DL ‘European Sun’Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Matt TillerThe Ballad Of Jack Leslie (Plymouth Argyle Extended Version)Digital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
O’Reilly & VincentThrough The CloudsDigital single, taken from the CD/DL 'Clearance Sale'Perl Wen Records
JuicebumpscOmPut3r p30pL3LP/Cass/DL ‘Hello Pinky!’Lil Slugger
The Drain On The BalconyPontoonLP/CD/DL ‘Greetings From Solihull’Local Underground
Richard HughesYou Just Might See The TruthUnreleased new recording
Bubblegum LemonadeLove’s Young NightmareCD/DL 'Going Deaf For A Living'Matinee Recordings
JuniperPunk Rock BoyLP/CD/DL ‘Juniper’Confidential Recordings
Dusty MillerFocusCassette/DL EP ‘Empathy’Small Bear Records
Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8Trip & Ellie’s Music FactoryCD/DL ‘Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8’The Beautiful Music
Stephen EvensI Hate Shop (I Am Shop)LP/CD/DL ‘Employee Of The Month’Onomatopoeia
Stephen EvensCareer CriminalLP/CD/DL ‘Employee Of The Month’Onomatopoeia
CardiacsThe Duck And Roger The HorseCD/DL ‘On Land And In The Sea’Alphabet Business Concern
BC CamplightI Only Drink When I’m DrunkLP/CD/DL ‘Shortly After Takeoff’Bella Union
SlintBreadcrumb TrailLP/CD/DL ‘Spiderland’Touch & Go
Adam GreenBluebirdsCD/DL ‘Friends Of Mine’Rough Trade
Stephen EvensThe Day I Burned My House DownLP/CD/DL ‘Employee Of The Month’Onomatopoeia
David Newton & Thee Mighty AngelsThe Songs That Changed Our Lives (Feat. Eddie Argos)Digital singleSelf-released/Bandcamp
illuminati hottiesSuperiority Complex (Big Noise)LP/DL ‘FREE I​.​H: This Is Not The One You've Been Waiting For’Big Scary Monsters
Jenny GeniusBumps & BonesCassette/DL EP ‘Jenny Genius’Self-released/Bandcamp
Tokky HorrorGirlracerDigital singleAlcopop! Records
Jeff and Alfie - August 2020
Two hour show. This month, from the nation's favourite father/son DJ duo. Featuring loads of ace new tunes by the likes of ...
Ladybird, Swine Tax, The Maitlands, Yin Yin, Bikini Body, Divingstation95, Biscuit Mouth , Yen Yen, JPen Dub, Charlie Pink, Nape Neck, Fra Fra, Crackcloud and a ‘brand new' track from the wonderful Black Country New Road. The Show opens and closes with a nod to the great Ennio Morricone, who sadly passed away recently.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Ennio Morricone Estasi of GoldThe Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackUA RecordsUAS 5172
Pedro LimaCxi Compa Sá Cá BatélaPromo lp MaguidalaBongo Joe
The MaitlandsWhen It Rains It PoursBandcamp Download
Charlie PinkFerny MeadowBandcamp Download EP Still Life 
NihiloxicaBlack KaveeraBandcamp Download LP Kaloli 
Swine Tax Screen SaverBandcamp EP Screensaver  
NazarBunkerBeatport Download  
The GuestTheme From Failure pt1Bandcamp Download  
Divingstation95And Memorial GardensBandcamp LP Fear Is My Constant Companion  
Yin YenCorrePromo mp3  
CrackcloudTunnel VisionBandcamp LP Live Leak  
Bikini BodyJazzy BoiBandcamp Download LP Pond Life  
Pen DubSummertimeBeatport Download  
Nape NeckJob clubBandcamp Download EP Nape Neck DNLJ00212
Cold MeatBeach PhotographyBandcamp Download LP Hot and Flustered  
The Homesick Celebrate My FantasyBand Camp Download LP The Big ExerciseSub Pop 
Biscuit MouthHawaiian Tiger Fibre/I Was Born To JiveBandcamp Download  
Pottery Hot HeaterBandcamp Download LP Bobbys Motel  
Fra FraNaked (You Enter and Leave With Nothing)Bandcamp Download LP Funeral songs  
LadybirdBoot fillersPromo mp3  
Corikyclean KillBand Camp Download LP Coriky  
Black Country New Roadxx,xx,20 Manchester (Improvisation)Bandcamp DownloadNorthern spy RecordsNS124
Ennio Morricone Deep DownOST Danger: DiabolikPallottola Foro 
Mark Cunliffe - August 2020
I try not to be too serious too often but if you could allow me to be here that would be fab. Wiley has come out with some horrific tweets recently and, as you know if you've listened to my show over the years, I've played a lot of his work in that time. My August show was pre-recorded at a time before he had put out his tweets. There is a track by Deft which features a bit of Wiley on it and my July show had a track off his latest album. Neither would have appeared had the tweets been tweeted before the shows were recorded.
The actual show is of an ilk you might expect from a typical one from me but it seems a bit weird going into it all after talking about that.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Sei StillBlumenkriegeLP
Manga Saint HilareRSVP {never invited}Bandcamp Release
Gloria LynneYou Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength7”
Mr. MitchFalcon ParadiseBandcamp Release
John CraigieHustlinLP
Jack AcidUprise (acid house mix)Digital Release
KoralleLaid Back (feat. Isatta Sheriff)Bandcamp Release
SantrofiAfricaLP
Cold MeatWomens WorkLP
D1Crack Bong (Loefah remix)12”
Boogaloo AssassinsNo No No7”
Formally UnknownLotus Turbo12”
China Shop BullNHSDigital Release
Mono T ft. Oskido, Tira, Character, Buckz & UhuruZandla PhezuluDigital Release
Steven Adams and The French DropsMy Brother, The RacistLP
Jorge NavarroRepartamos El Funky7”
Alec FalconerCab Sauve12”
Prince Fatty and Hollie CookFor Me You Are7”
Green BlueWith That FaceDigital Release
Gwen StefaniHollaback Girl (Hyalyte's UKG Edit)Soundcloud Release
Sonnyjim x IllinformedKTFOBandcamp Release
Sons Of Mu My MoodBandcamp Release
PIEMMessing (feat Rion S - instrumental mix)12”
Las KelliesFunny MoneyLP
ScubaForgive MeBandcamp Release
Long Beach Dub AllstarsMake A NameLP
MelkbellyFlatnessLP
The Mighty MocambosSt Pauli Second Line7”
TAURIDSChaosBandcamp Release
Sven WunderLotus7”
ObeahBad From Mi Born (feat Rider Shafique)12”
NNAMDÏRageBandcamp Release
DeftEskliusiveDigital Release
The Small BreedAn Elderflower Parliament7”
Durrty Goodz feat The FaNaTiXRun RoadDigital Release
Lucien Bokilo Feat. Lokassa Ya MbongoWelcome To ColombiaBandcamp Release
Circa99Cave Dweller12”
ConceptionBabylonLP
Hattori HanzoSword 112”
The Notorious JBsSex Machine Gun Funk7”
Polyhymns ToesDigital Release
PanbersHaai3xLP
Sir RahDulcet Tear12”
Pat Thomas & MarijjataLet's Think It Over 7”
dacodacBeginning & EndBandcamp Release
The Harmony SocietyBrother Move OnBandcamp Release
Nah Eeto & SumgiiWanawake12”
Mark Whitby - August 2020
Robbed of a Green Man festival this year, the August show is a little different from normal but the absence of any festivities does at least allow us to focus on the extraordinary number of great new releases around at the moment. That would almost certainly include something from the new rOZZ album if we didn't have something better: an excellent debut session. There's also more from the incredible albums from Groupe RTD and Kill The Giants and we look forward with great anticipation to forthcoming releases from Bill Callahan and Idles.
Our featured album this month is another from the excellent Thomas Imposter label; there's also a lockdown-themed new single from the Neville Staple Band, a Kottarashky remix of the Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra, a cracking new single from Serbia's Gazorpazorp and a couple of tracks from the one-off lockdown compilation from Spain's EXP Records, plus of course our regular Peel Back.. feature and something from Porridge Radio just as a reminder of what we're missing (sniff) in the absence of their Green Man appearance.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Memphis SlimThe BellsCD 'The Real Honky Tonk & The Blues Every Which Way'Profound
Oliver & FrankieUntitledmp3 download 
Neville Staple BandLockdownDownload SingleCleopatra
I Like TrainsDig InCD 'Kompromat'Atlantic Curve
RoughionTarget The MoonDownload EP 'Target The Moon'AFANC
Polarized EyesInfernoV/A Download Album 'No Limits Volume 1'Thomas Imposter
Bengal SoundChivalryCD 'Culture Clash Part II'Bengal Sound
Ribbon StageFavourite GirlDownload EP 'Favourite Shrine' 
Ulnar DimeliaIsolation Dance (Inedit)V/A Download Album 'EXPR Quarentine'EXPRecords
IdlesGroundsCD 'Ultra Mono'Partisan
Kill The GiantsI Don't Want To Do AnythingDownload Album 'Drones, Clones & Bio Machines'Nub Music
Dzambo Agusevi OrchestraMacedonian Nightcrawler (Kottarashky Mix)Download SingleAsphalt Tango
GazorpazorpEl MatadorDownload SingleMoonlee
IkosaederHeleneCD 'Exploratory'Odrex Music
RecalculatingMy New Emo SongV/A Download Album 'No Limits Volume 1'Thomas Imposter
Manwel TLove Addict (Ft Wow Pufflov)7" SingleSvaha Sound
VXElectrostaticDownload EP 
The BethsAcridCD 'Jump Rope Gazers'Carpark
Groupe RTDBuuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)CD 'The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti'Ostintato
JetzmannSUVDownload EP 'Alster' 
Young Marble GiantsFinal DayLP 'Colossal Youth'Rough Trade
Shut Up & DanceA Change Soon ComeCD 'Dance Before The Police Come'Shut Up & Dance
Broken DogStay On My SideCD 'Broken Dog'Big Cat
SpintribeZephyrDownload EP 'Zephyr'Digital Diamonds
The WolfhoundsPointless KillingCD 'Electric Music'A Turntable Friend
Brother Theotis TaylorSomebody's GoneLP 'Brother Theotis Taylor'Mississippi
cpkhdfBeatingsV/A Download Album 'No Limits Volume 1'Thomas Imposter
rOZZBan JoeExclusive Track 
rOZZHunters & CollectorsExclusive Track 
rOZZSign Of The TimesExclusive Track 
rOZZThinking Things ThroughExclusive Track 
rOZZWhere's My PussyExclusive Track 
CrassBomb (rLr Remix)12" Single 'Now Never Was'One Little Independent
Siti MuharamSikitikoCD 'Siti Of Unguja (Romance Revolution On Zanzibar)'On The Corner
ShieldingGrass Snow Rain12" EP 'Collecting Seaweed'Wisdom Teeth
Bill CallahanPigeonsCD 'Gold Record'Drag City
The Jungles!!!BoozerV/A Download Album 'No Limits Volume 1'Thomas Imposter
Nx StructureClosedV/A Download Album 'EXPR Quarentine'EXPRecords
Tanya Donelly & The Parkington SistersAutomaticCD 'Tanya Donelly & The Parkington Sisters'American Laundromat
GhostlawnsBreaking OutDownload SingleSub
Hardrock GunterRock-A-Bop BabyCD 'Bouncing, Rocking & Rolling 1950-1962'Jasmine
The Wailers & U-RoyAfrican Herbsman DubLP 'My Cup Runneth Over'Tsosume
The BordellosGod Bless You JesusDownload Album 'Nofi'Metal Postcard
Porridge RadioGive-TakeCD 'Every Bad'Secretly Canadian
Pete Jackson - August 2020
Two hours of the usual unusual globe-trotting tunes - as well as a preponderance of Australian music (from Anteloper, Midlife and Bananagun) you'll also find Polish drum and bass, Lithuanian surf pop and Azerbaijani psych guitar - and a few from the past (also viewed as a foreign country), including some Frank Zappa and a double dose of classic blues.
If this is all too exciting sounding, there's a lengthy chilled-out sequence in the middle of the show that has the unlikely inclusion of a Black Sabbath cover from Moon Duo.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
AnteloperBubble Under   
ShishiBurbuliene   
Istanbul HippodromeAre You Sure   
Blind Lemon JeffersonMatch Box Blues   
Prince FattyThe Model (Dub Version)   
Pedro LimaCxi Compa Sá Cá Batéla   
Sonic BoomTawkin Tekno   
Alex SteinSpeed Of Light   
KhruangbinPelota   
MidlifeRare Air   
Moon DuoPlanet Caravan   
OffishKybalion   
Jason BeersGolgi Apparatus   
XZICIDclutteredminds   
Frank ZappaRed Tubular Lighter (Unedited Master)   
Sally Ann MorganAnnachie Gordon   
Dub Cmd & SistaSaraLeaving Babylon Behind   
CorikyClean Kill   
Champion Jack DupreeJunker Blues   
Wallraf-JetzmannWAHRSCHAU   
BananagunFreak Machine   
The Vacant LotsPayoff   
Rüstəm QuliyevƏfqan Musiqisi   
Rocker - August 2020
A three-hour show from Rocker this month, bringing you tracks from the new Wolfhounds album, plus new music from The Stroppies; European Sun; Peel Dream Magazine; The Yearners; The Nightingales; The Drain On The Balcony; The William Loveday Intention; Cornershop; Cult Figures; Milky Wimpshake; Steven Adams & The French Drops; Lisa Bouvier; Mekons; The Flatmates; Boyracer; Jetstream Pony and Era Bleak.
There's a track by Girl One And The Grease Guns from the excellent compilation from Next Phase : Normal Records, and also several new tracks out of Rocker's hometown of Bristol, from acts including Slagheap; Secret Shine; The Total Rejection and Neurotic Fiction.
There's electronica from Steve Bug & Cle; Ela Minus remixed by Fort Romeau and Oniris. There's also some political stuff from Dub Pistols featuring Rhoda Dakar; Wesdaruler & Louis Larceny and Argh Kid.
This month's Educating Elizabeth record is a new 7" from the Happy People label; while this month's Rocker's Shellac Attack is a 1957 recording of a Hank Williams song by one of the great original rock'n'rollers.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: South London & Brighton-based band Jetstream Pony are named after a retired greyhound.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Ennio MorriconeMan With A Harmonica (Once Upon a Time in the West)LP - 'Once Upon A Time In The West (The Original Soundtrack Recording)RCA VictorPL 31387
Peter Green's Fleetwood MacMy Heart Beat Like A HammerLP - 'Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac'Blue Horizon7-63200
Fairport ConventionTime Will Show The WiserLP - 'Fairport Convention'Polydor582035
Alberto Y Lost Trios ParanoiasFuck YouDouble 7" - 'Heads Down No-Nonsense Mindless Boogie'Logo RecordsGO(D) 323
Wesdaruler & Louis LarcenyFuck Trump America (feat. Linqua Franqa & DopeKNife)Download singleHappy Happy Birthday To Me
Dub PistolsStand Together (feat. Rhoda Dakar)LP - 'Addict'Sunday Best
Wolfhounds…And Electric MusicLP - 'Electric Music'A Turntable FriendTURN76LP
Steve Bug & CleMonth Of Sip (Ben Klock Remix)Download LP - 'The Poker Flat A Sides - Chapter Five (The Best Of Catalogue 101 - 125)Poker FlatPFRDD40
Lisa BouvierEvery Year Until We Die7"Local UndergroundLU056
The FlatmatesSomething In My EyeLP - 'The Flatmates'Happy Happy Birthday To Me / Subway OrganizationSUBORG18
SlagheapPeckishDownload single
Secret ShineEmberDowload Single
Neurotic FictionAssimilate7" EP - 'Romance'Specialist Subject
The Total RejectionAin't Gonna Lie To YouLP - 'The Time Traveller's 3rd Will And Testament'Raving Pop Blast!
The StroppiesRoller Cloud12"EP - 'Look Alive'Tough Love RecordsTLV130
The Sha La La'sSorrow7"Happy PeopleHPR22_7
WolfhoundsPointless KillingLP - 'Electric Music'A Turntable FriendTURN76LP
Argh KidDickhead DNADownload single
Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping PianoYou Win Again10" 78RPMSun Record Company281
The NightingalesNeverenderLP - 'Four Against Fate'Tiny Global ProductionsPICI-0024-LP
Milky WimpshakeYou Make A Nice Piece Of ArtLP - 'Confessions Of An English Marxist'Bobo Integral
OnirisContactDownload EP - 'Contact'SystematicSYSTDIGI42
The William Loveday IntentionMy Love For You7"Damaged Goods
Erin BardwellInjured ArmCDLP - 'Interval'Pop-A-Top RecordsPATCD024
Era BleakEra BleakDownload LP - 'Era Bleak'Dirt Cult Records
BoyracerHit And MissLP - 'On A Promise'Emotional ResponseER105
CornershopEverywhere That Wog Army RoamLP - 'England Is A Garden'Ample PlayAMP129LP
Dark ThoughtsPlease Don't LeaveLP - 'Must Be Nice'Stupid Bag / Drunken SailorDRUNKENSAILOR119 / BAG-50
Jetstream PonyGone To GroundLP - 'Jetstream Pony'Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten / Shelflife Records
HeathersRideDownload LP - 'Goodbye For Now'
WolfhoundsLightning's Going To Strike AgainLP - 'Electric Music'A Turntable FriendTURN76LP
Peel Dream MagazineDialectricsDownload EP - 'Moral Panics'Tough Love Records
MekonsWhat Happened To Delilah?Download LP - 'Exquisite'
Cult FiguresUnder The OvergroundCDEP - 'Silver Blades'Gare Du NordGDN4 5037
The Drain On The BalconyFat As Fuck And Fifty-FourLP - 'Greetings From Solihull'Local UndergroundLU055
Public PracticeMoonLP - 'Gentle Grip'Wharf Cat RecordsWCR099LP
Steven Adams And The French DropsSoft LandingsLP - 'Keep It Light'Fika Recordings
European SunMy Friend RobinLP - 'European Sun'WIAIWYA
The Mai 68sI Am JavaneseLP - 'Das kleine rote Liederbuch'
2nd Grade100 HoursLP - 'Hit To Hit'Double Double WhammyDDW068
Girl One And The Grease GunsNoise And Fury (Alternate Mix)CD Compilation - 'Signals, Wires And Amplifiers - A Next Phase : Normal Records Document'Next Phase : NormalNPN12
The YearnersGive It To The SpiritCassette EP - '2020'Dirt Cult Records
WolfhoundsLike DriftwoodLP - 'Electric Music'A Turntable FriendTURN76LP
The BandulusLove A Woman7"Happy PeopleHPR25_7
Ela MinusThey Told Us It Was Hard, But They Were Wrong (Fort Romeau Remix)Download EP - 'They Told Us It Was Hard, But They Were Wrong (Remixes)'Domino RecordsRUG1097D3
Alan HavenImage7"FontanaTF 542
Sean Hocking - August 2020
As usual, it is four hours from me this month.
It's great to see the righteous BLM rage on the streets already turning up as fully formed songs on releases that to Ring of Fire are as powerful as hearing the likes of the Clash, Pistols et al for the first time. The new album from Sault is up there with Blue Lines, What's Going On and Exodus, it hasn't come off the digital decks since we first heard it about six weeks ago. Also out of the US, Pink Siifu, Koreatown Oddity and the Legless Crabs are telling it like it is, whilst in the UK the new one from Benefits pulls no punches and a new EP from Massive Attack shows they've lost none of their bite.
We've also got new releases from Manchester's Creature Comfort, the IDLES, Australia's Peter Bibby who we haven't heard from in at least a couple of years and the wonderfully named Eik Nervous & the Beta Blockers who cover that great unreleased Banshees track, Make Up To Break Up. We are, indeed, very spoilt this month.
Oldies that sound like newbies from the like of Ry Cooder, DJ Topcat and Canadian rockabilly rebel Bloodshot Bill who has been a recent discovery for us.
Best cover of the month - Aussies GTRRC who cover ELO's Don't Bring Me Down in the style of a Lo-Fi Silicon Teens, very tasty indeed.
Lots lots more in a crammed 4 hours. Enjoy
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
SaultDon't Shoot Guns Down   
The Legless CrabsBroken By The Man   
BenefitsShit Britain   
Massive AttackMassive Attack x Young Fathers - Eutopia EP   
Nihiloxica170819   
Cassette SpenceInside Smoking   
Beauty StabFrench Film Embrace   
Koreatown OddityDarknesses Interlude   
Pink SiifuRun Pig Run   
Prince BusterWhite Man's Heaven Is a Black Man's Hell   
YaejiDrink I'm Sippin On   
Falle Nioke & Ghost CultureBarké   
David ShrigleyDont's   
Jurgen KloppMessage To Thomas Walsh Of Pugwash   
PugwashIt's Nice To Be Nice   
The Teardrop ExplodesReward   
DJ TopcatFolsom Prison Gangstaz Eazy E & Johnny Cash   
Hasil AdkinsGot a Girl in Minnesota   
The Velvet UndergroundTrain Round The Bend (Alt Mix)   
Brian BordelloThe Velvet Underground   
Sin CityHigh Noon   
Ennio MorriconeMarcia Degli Accattoni   
Hartnoll and YoungI'm Going Shopping   
Low End ActivistCannibal   
FutureToyi Toyi (DJ Stingray Remix)   
Kanji Yamanouchi (Japan's Ambassador)US National Anthem   
The FibonaccisPurple Haze   
Bab L BluzIla Mata   
The Legless CrabsTurd Immunity   
Bob Log IIIMy Shit Is Perfect   
Home CountiesDad Bod   
Conway the MachineFront Lines   
IDLESA Hymn   
SaultBlack   
Koreatown OddityLooking Back from the Future   
The Upsetter RevuePlay On Mr Music [1977]   
Peter BibbyWhyalla   
Soccer 96I Was Gonna Fight Fascism   
The Creature ComfortCool Spot   
Mong Tong717   
Steve GunnWay Out Weather   
Mr Ben and the Ben'sHow Do You Do?   
Erik Nervous & The Beta BlockersMake Up To Break Up   
BBXOSabotage   
Melt Yourself DownBorn In The Manor   
Wally Jump Jnr & the criminal elementLoose Lips (House Mix)   
Nina SimoneTo Love Somebody (Chris Cocos Stadium Rocker Remix)   
JJ CaleDurango   
Pink SiifuNation Tyme.   
Skratch BastidStar Wars DJ Imperial March   
G T R R CDon't Bring Me Down   
The HolliesLong Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)   
Bloodshot BillMonsters Everywhere   
Etienne de la SayetteWay Back   
Lil HeavyMy Life Has Changed   
R MilisSecret Sentence   
Chad's TreeThe Vintage of St Helens (1987)   
Tucker ZimmermanOnly Show In Town   
White FangChill Yourself   
Wild YouthRecord Companies   
Thomas Blatchford - August 2020
Hello it's August and Thomas is broadcasting to you as always from Melbourne, where it's now illegal to not wear a mask outside - but don't we all wear masks, in a way? Yes, because otherwise we'd get a fine.
Chocolateman has something to say about this, and Lucker give a nod of sorts to ‘covo' (as it's now called in our house) too. If you spotted the theme of last month's show, it crops up again in new singles from Dobby, Left at London and the new Rider Shafique collaboration with The Bug.
And yet, what else? Well, a slather of sounds from new albums by Concrete Lawn, Rebel Yell, Naretha Williams, need I go on? Ok I will: DEHD, Vanessa Worm, and Screaming Toenail.
There's also a dance that features on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the category of local medical practices - yep! - and a six second song about bounding mines. Let's pump!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
ChocolatemanCoronavirus Mask OnCash Gang
Special InterestThe State, The Industry, The Community & Her Lover (Tati Au Miel remix)Be Gay, Do Crime! (V/A)GirlsvilleGIRLS 026
Lucker Headache vs. CoronaHot Steel (V/A)Trip
Concrete LawnNo Patience Aggregate (LP)UrgeURGE-LP-01
Rebel Yell Pump feat. Marcus WhaleFall From Grace (LP)Rice Is Nice
Naretha Williams Chaos Country Blak Mass (LP)Heavy MachineryHEVMAC004
Divide and DissolveRVRTFW (7")Saddle CreekSaddle Creek Document: 012
DobbyI Can't Breathe feat. BarkaaVyva
Belly Jelly Double Shot of My Baby's LoveG.T.R.R.C II (V/A)G.T.R.R.C
CerrotHorse StepsHot Steel (V/A)Trip
Left at LondonDo You See Us? (feat. Nobi) Jenny Durkan, Resign In Disgrace (EP)
AhmThoughts Racing, Can't SleepThoughts Racing (EP)Anterograde
NumbskullBouncing BettyHold Your Breath (LP)Innercity Uprising
The Go! TeamCookie SceneCookie Scene / Free Breakfast Program (7")Memphis Industries
Electric FireBuzzin'Buzzin' (EP)Heart n Soul
Vanessa Worm0000Vanessa 77 (LP)Optimo MusicOM LP 18 D
Augustus PabloKing Davids Melody Rockers International All Stars (V/A)
Ausecuma BeatsKeleh (River Yarra’s Situationist Rework) River Yarra x Ausecuma Beats (12")Music In Exile
Rider Shafique / The BugBurnPressure
NazarRaxa w/ Brodinski+244 (EP)
KarennShoes OffMusic Sounds Better With Shoe (EP)Voam
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