18 Oct 2013, 11:00 by DesWasABowieFanVisit the pound shop in Canada Water, get yourself a pot of fruit bats, a bag of edible lipsticks, an expressionless Venetian mask, a Miss Piggy shower cap and a luminous midget skeleton as a companion, and sit down for an hour or so of misshapen twilight pop… I’m going to begin this mix with Veronica Falls, since if I didn’t I might not be able to go on, and might just end up making little cat-dogs from blue tack for the rest of the night. The band loom like a cathedral over the gothic Pop landscape, and ‘Found Love in a Graveyard’, from their 2011 Veronica Falls set, takes your dying soul and leads it through the sewers of isolation to the altar of melancholic empathy, its two-part harmonies forming your heartbeats, its lyrical precision and aching sentiment opening your zombie eyes. The new album, Waiting for Something to Happen, in its entirety shimmers like a rainbow in a black bag. And though none of the songs have “Graveyard” in the title, the appropriately-named ‘Buried Alive’, which is no. …
7 Feb 2011, 01:19 by boneyboyJan 13: The Haxan Cloak / The Larsen Effect @ The Outer Church, at Komedia Studio Bar
Jan 27: The Vaselines / Schwervon! @ Coalition
Jan 29: I'm Being Good / Bad Orb / King Alfred, Man Of Leisure @ Cowley Club
Feb 5: The Lovely Eggs / The Loves @ The Hope
Feb 18: Grasscut / Spokes / Standard Planets @ The Hope
Feb 27: Bearsuit / Flash Bang Band @ The Hope
Mar 10: Raime / Ekoplekz / Alexander Tucker at The Outer Church @ Komedia Studio Bar
Mar 10: Plug @ The Green Door Store
Mar 25: Nodzzz / The Mantles / Fear of Men @ The Green Door Store
Mar 26: Trash Kit / Woolf at The West Hill Community Centre
Apr 13: Mi Ami / fat bicth / Diva @ The Green Door Store
Apr 14: Belbury Youth Club: Moon Wiring Club / Pye Corner Audio Transcription Services @ Komedia Studio Bar
Apr 16: Splitting The Atom III Alldayer: Temperatures / Bolide / The A Band / Wangülén / Bad Orb / Gus Garside & Dan Powell / Subcaste @ Hector's House
May 5: Thomas Truax / Us Baby Bear Bones @ Jam
May 5: Kinema @ The Green Door Store
22 Aug 2010, 17:20 by boneyboy10/1/06 - Herman Düne/Jones of Colorado/Mark Jasper/Gareth Hardwick (The Social)
22/1/06 - Tera:Tora/Blood Red Shoes/Not In This Town/Scarecrows (Stealth)
26/1/06 - Belle & Sebastian/Brakes (Birmingham Academy)
2/2/06 - Vincent Vincent & The Villains/The Breakdowns (Stealth)
3/2/06 - Lords/Part Chimp/Hey Colossus (Cabaret)
11/2/06 - Jack Rose/Chris Corsano/Last of the real hardmen (Raffles Art Cafe)
13/2/06 - Broken Social Scene (Rescue Rooms)
15/2/06 - Monkey Swallows the Universe/Johnny Domino/Plans & Apologies (Junktion 7)
23/2/06 - Sunburned Hand of the Man/Hush Arbors/Vibracathedral Orchestra (The Maze)
10/3/06 - Mystery Jets/Fields (Rescue Rooms) then Soeza (Bunkers Hill)
12/3/06 - Euros Childs/Emmy the Great (The Social)
25/3/06 - Black Dice/Wilderness/Vibracathedral Orchestra/Modelfighter (Cabaret)
26/3/06 - Souvaris/Gareth Hardwick/Felix (CKs Bar)
1/4/06 - Bearsuit/Lardpony (Rescue Rooms)
14/4/06 - Thomas Truax/The Chemistry Experiment/The Grave Architects/Joey Chickenskin (Junktion 7)
27 Jul 2009, 20:44 by DandelionRadioAndrew Morrison:
Andy's August show includes new music from Martin Carr, The Horrors, Atomizer, The Bobby McGee's and The Steals as well as more tracks from the High Chai Recordings label. There's a timeless and dramatic movie theme tune by Klaus Doldinger; Teresa's Tasty Tips and Scott's Funky Five Minutes; and the welcome return of no less than three features: The Orchestra Hit Liberation Front, Andy's Old Chestnut and Mr Discography's New Order Jukebox. Unsigned tunes come from Document 3, Spidersleg and Raw Milk, and there's news of the "Peel Legends" month Dandelion Radio has planned for October!
Length does matter!
In a five-programme special, lasting 14 hours and spread out over three different internet radio stations, Marcelle plays in alphabetical order acts with songs which last at least ten minutes. For Dandelion she plays bands whose names starts with M, R, O and P. Expect some krautrock, an anti-Bush dance track, some Eskimo-music…
1 Jul 2009, 22:53 by DandelionRadioAndrew Morrison:
Andy's two-hour July show features a session from Tokyo artist Block 45 comprising three unheard tunes recorded specially for the show. Other new music includes The Joy Formidable, Malcolm Middleton, former Golden Virgins frontman Lucas Renney and Dave Swain, two cracking tunes from New York label High Chai Recordings and unsigned music from Robin Foster, Hold Fast and Turnpike Glow. Raw Milk and Samuraj Cities get two tracks each, Scott is granted five minutes in which to get funky, and there's even a competition to win loads of CDs.
Jeff's three hour show for July is packed with exclusive recordings and Dandelion Radio debuts. Nicolas and the Iceni & Stranger Son of WB provide sessions both recorded especially for this show. We'll also be hearing another two exclusive live recordings from Marble Valley.
July's featured record label is Manchester's Analogue Catalogue and The Warms, Cilo Cub and Salma El Assal are just three of the many acts making their Dandelion Radio debut. …
30 May 2009, 22:10 by DandelionRadioAndrew Morrison:
Join Andy for a two-hour lucky dip of excellent music, signed and unsigned, old and new, including new releases from Easy Star All-Stars, The Horrors, Dan Deacon, Depeche Mode and Y Diwygiad, along with exciting unsigned material from Block 45, Lassus, and Death Valley Sleepers. There's old shoegazing by Curve and new shoegazing from The Joy Formidable, slick electronic sounds from Walt and Tiger Stripes, as well as two tracks each from both Raw Milk and Samuraj Cities.
Join Jeff on a 60 minute whistle stop, musical tour, of the globe where we can hear tracks by Bam Bam (Mexico), Straight Arrows (Australia), Johnny Horizontal (Wales), Clothilde (France), Dananananaykroyd (Scotland), Bermuda Triangles (USA) and Minced beats from the good ol' U of K.
We'll take a breather at the half way point to soak in the excellent session by the Stink Taps recorded exclusively for the show. Oh yeah speaking of exclusives there's a sneak preview of one of Marble Valley's…
2 Oct 2008, 17:39 by DandelionRadioVoting has opened for the Festive50
This month there are 23 hours, spread across 10 shows.
Andy's October show for Dandelion Radio features a live session from Alex Canasta, with four tracks recorded at their Copenhagen album launch party in August, along with a competition to win a copy of their debut album. As usual, there are two Tasty Tips from Teresa, and a Funky Five Minutes from Scott. The two hours of new and unsigned music include tunes from Lonely Ghosts, The Joy Formidable, Burial, and Decoration. Andy also marks the fourth anniversary of John Peel's death by playing one of John's favourite twelve-inch mixes. Listen in to find out what it is!
October's two hour Show follows the usual vague path previous shows have trodden; long, short, old, new and above all, getting hopelessly lost in the process. Accompanying our Album of the Month; F-A-R by Solanums and a brace of Northern Soul stompers. …
24 Jun 2008, 02:07 by Hoshwafun! Batter Recharger and Doctor Bird were both so good! And they were both so loud! But it sounds better than i thought it would! haha.
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girls - Flowers From the Man Who Shot Your Cousin
Daffodils - Coma Cinema
Ode To The Brown Cow - Einstein's Creation
You Make Me Feel Sunny - Electric Needle Room
3 Kind Cures - The Family Circuits
Neap Tides - Heaven's Movie
dear winter sister - jettison sister
I Can't Help She's Still Living - Child Pornography
LIVE: Batter Recharger
Kabooze - Captain #1
1992 - thehelpmeplease
i live a lot of places - Woodpigeon
The Bored Pilot - Tafra
love's song for somebody - Clide Vs Crocodiles
Glaciers of Sand - Binary Forest Faux Pas
Oobey Dooh I Wanna Be Audrey Tatou - The Bobby McGee's
LIVE: Doctor Bird
1000% Not Creepy - Bunnygrunt
23 Jun 2008, 20:39 by DandelionRadioAs we play out the last few days of the June shows (get in quick to catch them if you missed any of the 22 hours) ... here is what you can expect in July.
After getting a lot of airtime from extra shows during the last few months, Andy's back to just one two-hour show in July - but it's a rare find packed with gems.
There an exclusive five track session from Ramp, the third specially-recorded live track from Eliza Newman's recent tour in the UK, as well as more tracks from wonderful unsigned acts Lanterns on the Lake and Alex Canasta.
You'll also hear the usual guest spots, 'Scott's Funky Five Minutes' and 'Teresa's Tasty Tips'.
It's Radiodubster's annual garage sale again.
Yes, time to get down to the garage for an hour or 3 and have a good ransack through our unfeasibly large collection of vinyl and CDs, but take heed of the sign on the door "NO MUSIC SNOBS ALLOWED!"
So leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare for a 3 hour browse back in time through indie…
30 May 2008, 21:57 by TomG88Brainlove Festival London 2008
Due to some quirk of good fortune this was the day after my last exam, and it was a brilliant (and conveniently economical, not that I cared about the price that much) way to celebrate my freedom. Despite a slight and completely unwarranted worry about what Brixton would be like, it was no worse than Camden really, leading me to believe that all the people telling me scary stories hadn't been there at all... The Brixton Windmill, although appearing unimpressive down a small sidestreet, looks pretty cool from the inside, and from the amount of band posters everywhere looks like it has pretty varied and practically daily live music. The inside walls are all painted with huge patterns mural style, with some vinyls and CDs forming parts of the pattern, along with random old maps and things. I liked, and it was sort of in keeping with the less than conventional music of the bands that followed.
I was accompanied by trusty companions and fellow Brainlove devotees Alex and Ed…