NINJAH: Keep Britain Lively (Tantrum Records 2018)

ninjah

New album from one of Cardiff’s most eccentric artists, on Tantrum Records

It’s quite possible that many of you will have seen Ninjah perform live and not have realised it. He is the dude with the white dread locks often seen around Cardiff city centre playing random objects, such as bins or benches, with his ever present drum sticks.

Everyone that matters on the Cardiff scene will know him for a different reason though. As well as random drumming he is an accomplished singer, video maker and just all round creative type. Continue reading NINJAH: Keep Britain Lively (Tantrum Records 2018)

CLUSTERFUCK: Pesticide (Tantrum Records 2018)

Question: What do you get when you put a shed load of Cardiff’s most unhinged creative types in a room together?  Answer: Clusterfuck. And this is their latest release. Thirteen slices of deranged floor fillers.

The biggest problem with ‘techno’ (or whatever you want to call it) is that many artists find their killer beat and just rework it time and time again resulting in – erm – repetitive beats. Clusterfuck can never be accused of falling into that trap.

What we have here just shy is fifty minutes of phat beats and dope breaks that get ya ass shaking and head spinning, with each track taking you in a new direction. The common denominator is that the bass lines are deep and heavy throughout, causing involuntary bobbing up and down but the BPM counter always manages to stay below the red line of ‘gabba’.

It helps to fend of the repetitiveness by bringing in a host of ‘special guests’. Efa Supertramp, Keef It Real, Captain Hotknives and Donald Trump are just some of the crew that help this paddle this album down the crazy river. Their irreverence and cheeky sense of humour also prevents this becoming just another boring techno record. Nothing is too serious, too hot or too heavy for these guys.

Drugs, death and Swansea are just a few of the topics covered here. They somehow manage to demonstrate that they are anti-establishment without really saying it. They are probably anarchists but don’t even know it, cos they are too busy having a party to contemplate shit like that. Which is how it should be really.

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on – ow – get it on.

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KILLDREN: Overkill is Underrated ep (Self released, 2018)

One day, in the dim and distant future, Efa Supertramp will sit down, take a breather, or even possibly sleep. Until then, she is gonna run around fuelled on adrenalin with fingers in all sorts of pies, like this latest project, Killdren.

Not satisfied with running her own record label, writing zines, travelling all over Europe playing solo gigs, setting up squatted art galleries, sticking it to the ‘man’ and doing a degree, last year she teamed up with a sampler, a lap top and Nick Ronin from Tunbridge Wells to form rave outfit Killdren. Continue reading KILLDREN: Overkill is Underrated ep (Self released, 2018)

THE BREWER’S DAUGHTER: Make Believe (Self Released 2016)

John Baine (AKA Attila) is not really a Stockbroker. Ray Burns is neither a Captain, nor Sensible. Rhiannon Crutchley, however, really is a Brewer’s Daughter.

When not helping dad out with bottling craft beers her time is split between recording and gigging on her own as The Brewer’s Daughter, playing fiddle with Tarantism, touring with the likes of Back to the Planet and Hawkwind, or just sailing up and down the canal in the narowboat she calls home.  She even played the legendary 100 club in 2017. Continue reading THE BREWER’S DAUGHTER: Make Believe (Self Released 2016)

HEADNOISE Special Effects Improves The Defects (Self released 2017)

South Wales based electro pop band HEAD NOISE with their fourth release; a six track mini album – ep – ish – thing.

This has the vibe of that arty period in the early eighties when post punk was going off in different directions and no-one had quite worked out what synth pop was supposed to sound like. Continue reading HEADNOISE Special Effects Improves The Defects (Self released 2017)

OASIS: SUPERSONIC (Movie)

This is a warts and all documentary reviewing the rise and fall of nineties mega stars, Oasis. Within less than three years they rose from playing in pubs to headlining Knebworth.

Oasis were one of the most over rated and under talented bands the UK has ever produced. Filling arenas with ‘lads’ who had bought into the band, but ultimately a magnificent triumph of style over substance.

However. Whilst the music was pretty shite there is no ignoring the fact that that they had rock and roll attitude. Continue reading OASIS: SUPERSONIC (Movie)

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 162 – 2018 let’s be ‘avin’ ya

Les Earthdoctor – not even temperatures below freezing will stop him DJing

We don’t mess about here at peppermint iguana, the festive hangovers are still lingering for some but we already have the first radio show of 2018 under our belts.

As usual, it was old kool, nu skool and too damn cool for skool.

To listen again, check out the mixycloud thingy below

Play list

  1. Into the future: BY THE VIBRATORS
  2. Can’t wait for seventy eight: BY THE WASPS
  3. Death begins: BY CLUSTERFUCK
  4. Freak control: BY TINTIN QUARANTINO
  5. Watcha gonna do dub: BY THE LAST TREE SQUAD
  6. Green fist: BY ROOTS ZOMBIE
  7. All empires crumble: BY KILLDREN
  8. Warrior remix: BY THE INEXPLICABLES
  9. Private revolutions: BY CULTURE SHOCK
  10. Sound: BY THE STINGRAYS
  11. Babylon: BY JOE KELLY AND THE ROYAL PHARMACY
  12. Swingers party: BY RECKLESS BREAKFAST
  13. Rouge trooper live: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
  14. Kick out live: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  15. National lies: BY THE SPORADICS
  16. Dub searcher: BY NUMA CREW
  17. Emergency: BY NINE NINE NINE
  18. Five minutes: BY THE STRANGLERS
  19. Mwd: BY MWSTARD
  20. Elbania: BY ELECTRIC JABALA
  21. Dig it: BY CANTALOOP
  22. Cantaloop: BY US THREE
  23. Enter the haggis: BY THE HAGGIS HORNS
  24. Kind of cool: BY THE BAHAMA SOUL CLUB
  25. Afro pate: BY AFRO BEAT
  26. Island special: BY INTERNATIONAL DUB AMBASSADORS

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 2nd January 2018.

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales the union for public service groovers

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio #162 – Into the future

The elephant on the rocket (Rockaway Park, Sommerset)

The play list will include old skool (999 and Radical Dance Faction), Nu Skool (Clusterfuck and Tintin Quarantino) and just too damn cool for skool (The Haggis Horns and The Bahama Soul Club).

We will also be previewing some of January’s gigs, including one on the 5th January with a line-up that is going to be difficult to top in the twelve months to come.

Tune in to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 2nd January to kick the year off properly

To interact via the book of faces go to the event page

 

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio #161 – Winter Solstice/Christmas party

Fancy Beans on Toast for Christmas Dinner?

With the Winter Solstice around the corner we thought it appropriate to get into party mose so for this show we got loads of choons you can dance to, from ska, folk and punk to full on afrocelticdubdiddlyfolkravecore.

For good measure we chucked in a few alternative seasonal choons, a sneak preview of what is coming your way from Merthyr Rising 2018, some good causes to donate to this christmas and the announcement of the first PEPPERMINT IGUANA GIG in many years

Listen again below

PLAY LIST

  1. Crash and burn: BY EAT STATIC
  2. Skank for Christmas: BY BIG REEL FISH
  3. Walk this land: BY THE EZ ROLLERS
  4. Babylons burning: BY ZION TRAIN
  5. Area code: BY DREADZONE
  6. Hell in M13: BY THE AUTONOMADS
  7. Sons and daughters: BY CAPTAIN SKA
  8. The house that austerity built: BY BEANS ON TOAST
  9. Donkey jaw: BY KING KONG COMPANY
  10. Alcoholic drinks: BY FAB SAMPERI
  11. At home for Christmas: COSMO AND FLAPSANDWICH
  12. I don’t want an i pad: BY SKINNNER AND TWITCHETT
  13. Byker hill: BY KILNABOY
  14. Mr Trump: BY BAD SAM
  15. Cheese and bread: BY DAVID ROVICS
  16. Won’t buy it: BY REGIME
  17. Baneswell express: BY GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN
  18. Sex and drugs and rock and rol: BY IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
  19. Tongwynlais: BY ROCKETGOLDSTAR
  20. Thingle: BY SMERINS ANTI SOCIAL CLUB
  21. Ravin raven: BY THE INEXPLICABLES
  22. Abuzulef: BY MANDRAGORA
  23. Merry Christmas from Hatfield main: BY JOE SOLO
  24. I believe in father Christmas: BY GREG LAKE

First broadcast on 19/12/17 on www.dapperfm.co.uk

if you need more, check out last years christmas show

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 160: Mega three hour DIY Underground showcase thingy

Sunday lunch DIY underground style – with The Mob

To help Dapper FM celebrate ten years on air, on 5th December we embarked on a three hour radio odyssey showcasing as many of our mates as we could.

No golden oldies or hidden gems just mates from the DIY underground. It was impossible to fit all of our mates on, so apologies for those that missed out. However, a few of those missing from the list can be found on our round up of 2017 show and there will be more on our festive knees up on 19th December.

Putting the play list together was quite humbling. We feel privileged to count so many damn fine creative musicians in our extended Iguana family. Our hats off to you all.

So, if you want to hear the show again (and you do, trust us) check out the mixycloud thang below

PLAY LIST

  1. Rise up: BY THE MOB
  2. Dr Benway: BY HEADJAM
  3. Electro tribal: BY SAMP DEAP
  4. Dissident dub: BY BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE
  5. Union man: BY THEE FACTION
  6. Strike occupy resist: BY COSMO
  7. Hard times: BY THE SPORADICS
  8. Black dues: BY DREADZONE
  9. Mercurius rising: BY MERCURIUS RISING
  10. All my friends: BY THE BREWERS DAUGHTER
  11. All my friends are freedom fighters: BY EFA SUPERTRAMP
  12. Freedom fighters: BY SPANNER
  13. Uncontrollable: BY THE REBEL SPELL
  14. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  15. Dubrevolution: BY THE DEFEKTERS
  16. I drank the levellers rider: BY TARANTISM
  17. Dirty field whore: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
  18. Millionaires: BY PHAT BOLLARD
  19. Money is not our god dub: BY KILLING JOKE
  20. Last of the high rollers: BY SUNS OF THUNDER
  21. Barefoot in the car park: BY SUZI CHUNK AND THE GROOVY UNCLE
  22. Liar liar 2017: BY CAPTAIN SKA
  23. Jah war dub: BY RUTS DC
  24. Tottenham three: BY AOS3
  25. Smash it dub: BY DUB THE EARTH
  26. Surplus people: BY RADICAL DANCE FACTION
  27. Sky high: BY CULTURE SHOCK
  28. Arcade perfect: BY SONIC BOOM SIX
  29. Heaven’s wrath: BY INNER TERESTRIAL
  30. Riot sound system: BY PRIMEVAL SOUP
  31. Too far gone: BY THE WITCHES DRUM
  32. I loves the port: BY BAD SAM
  33. I love reggae: BY DIRTY REVOLUTION
  34. Trojan city love: BY DUB CITY ROCKERS
  35. Stay free edit: BY THE CLASH

As usual, high five to our sponsors, UNISON, the union for public service groovers

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 159: Unexpected show in the Dapper FM area

This ‘Selected highlights of 2017’ show is a bit unique, having been broadcast not once, but twice!

“How can that be?” we hear you cry. Well, it was first broadcast on Tuesday 28th November, but after the show finished we managed to break the station and loose the recording. Normally we would just shrug our shoulders and move on. But this was a reflection on some of the year’s best choonage with a rather splendid play list. So we decided to do the show again with the same play list.

Find out if it was worth the effort by checking out the cloudcast below. Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 159: Unexpected show in the Dapper FM area

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 158 – Mind your head with CAPTAIN PARANOID

Just because you are paranoid it does not mean they are not out to get you

On 21st November the legend that is Captain Paranoid joined Peppermint Iguana in the studio for a very special radio show.

Pick a few songs we said. The next thing we knew we had a massive thirty eight track play list and he could not make up his mind which ones to loose. He was even arguing with musicians he has collaborated with over which version of his own songs to play.

We were well over an hour into the show before we finally worked out what the play list was going to look like. But hey, this is what happens when working with people who are all consumed by music and are filled with passion and emotion. It was memorable. To say the least.

To listen to the show again click on the cloudcast below – and below that is what we think the play list was – even now it is hard to keep up with what went on!

  1. Capitol Radio two: BY THE CLASH
  2. Lust for life: BY IGGY POP
  3. Naked: BY TERRORIST BALLET DANCERS FROM HELL
  4. Fight the power: BY PUBLIC ENEMY
  5. Intergalactic: BY THE BEASTIE BOYS
  6. Masses: BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI
  7. Sex and bombs: BY CAPTAIN PARANOID AND THE DELUSIONS
  8. Revolution: BY GROUNDNATION
  9. Typical girls: BY THE SLITS
  10. Words of advice for young people: BY WILLIAM BURROWS
  11. Snake eyes: BY CAPTAIN PARANOID AND THE DELUSIONS
  12. Five and dime: BY CAPTAIN PARANOID AND LARRY LOVE
  13. Doves cry: BY BE GOOD TANYAS
  14. Another girl another planet: BY THE ONLY ONES
  15. The war song demo: BY SUCKAFISH AND CAPTAIN PARANOID
  16. Bodyloose: BY CAPTAIN PARANOID
  17. Looking for a kiss: BY THE NEW YORK DOLLS
  18. Fever: BY PEGGY LEE
  19. Had me a girl: BY TOM WAITS
  20. James alley blues: BY DAVID JOHANSEN
  21. Elvis: BY GILLIAN WELCH
  22. Father and son: BY JOHNNY CASH
  23. Three little birds: BY CAPTAIN PARANOID

Show first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 21st November 2017

 

 

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 158 – MIND YOUR HEAD – WITH CAPTAIN PARANOID

On 21st November, legend of the Cardiff music scene, Chas, AKA Captain Paranoid, will be joining Peppermint Iguana on the decks for a mind bending special radio show.

Expect tales of The Terrorist Ballet Dancers from Hell, Captain Paranoid and the Delusions, Grass Roots Café, hanging out with The Alabama Three and who knows what else. All we need now is for Chas to whittle down his play list from 63 tunes to something a little more manageable.

Get it in your diary now, it’s gonna be mind-expanding.

Live on www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 21st November. Expect the unexpected.

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 157 – 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution

On 7th November 2017, we went out live and direct, broadcasting to the free world, with a show that marked one hundred years to the day, since the October Revolution in Russia.

On 7th November 1917 the Red Guard occupied government buildings in Petrograd, in preparation of the storming of the winter palace, which took place on 8th November.

The start of ten days that shook the world, ten days that had an impact on every man woman and child on the planet, ten days that are still reverberating around the world today.

There are far better places to go for a history lesson of those one hundred years, but we had a go at reflecting on the last century using rock and roll as our media of choice.

From October 1917 itself, through plots and coups, through wars, cold and hot, through the expansion of an ideology to the collapse of an empire.

Listen again, to two hours that shook the world, by clicking on the cloudcast below.

PLAY LIST

  1. Theme from the hunt for red October: BY THE RED ARMY CHOIR
  2. Revolution radio: BY STRAWBERRY BLONDES
  3. History of the Russian revolution part one October: BY WAT TYLER
  4. Revolution rock: BY THE CLASH
  5. Centenary dub: BY THE REVOLUTIONARY DUB WARRIORS
  6. Back in the USSR: BY CRISIS
  7. Lev Bronstein: BY THE REDSKINS
  8. What about di working class: BY LINTON KWESI JOHNSON
  9. Bella ciao: BY THE RED ARMY CHOIR
  10. No more heroes: BY THE STRANGLERS
  11. Stalin wasn’t stallin: BY THE GOLDEN GATE JUBILEE QUARTET
  12. The Russians are coming: BY VAL BENNETT
  13. The Russians are coming: BY CAPTAIN SENSIBLE
  14. So afraid of the Russians: BY MADE FOR TV
  15. Theme tune to The ipcress file: BY JOHN BARRY
  16. Holiday in Cambodia: BY THE DEAD KENNEDYS
  17. Gagarin: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
  18. Revolution of thought: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  19. In Gorbachev we trust: BY THE SHAMEN
  20. Market sector one: BY ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
  21. Bloody revolutions: BY CRASS
  22. Free pussy riot: BY DOGSHITE
  23. Capitalism is good for corporations that is why we have been told socialism is bad: BY THEE FACTION
  24. From Russia with love: BY MATT MONRO

 

First broadcast on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on 7th November 2017

 

Show sponsored by UNISON, the union for public service groovers

 

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 157 – 100 years of spinning revolutions

The October Revolution in Russia Kicked off 100 years ago this week – on 7th November 1917. As our next show goes out live on 7th November 2017, it would be rude to not run with a play list heavily laced with tunes that have a connection with Russia, revolutions and counter revolutions

Whilst all those with a left wing slant will look to the October Revolution for inspiration, there is no denying that in the century since, some pretty bad shit has gone down as well. So, whilst we are still secretly plotting our play list expect cold wars, doping and riotous pussys to feature alongside tunes from revolutions around the world inspired by the big one. Continue reading LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 157 – 100 years of spinning revolutions

LISTEN AGAIN: Never mind the bollocks, here’s Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 156

Rebel Riot from Myanmar (Burma in old money)

Punk from Myanmar, spaced out psychedelic jams from Japan, tribal folk from Cameroon, Ska Punk from Netherlands, hard-core punk from Russia, Dub from France and stoner rock from Cardiff. All in a day’s work at Peppermint Iguana.

Yes, we were back swimming against the tide and beyond the mainstream once more on 24th October. To listen to the show again, check out the cloudcast below

PLAY LIST Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Never mind the bollocks, here’s Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 156

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguaua Radio Show # 155 – The Shape of things to come 10/10/17

On the 10th October we hit the hit the airwaves once more for a show full to overflowing with hot new releases, and demos.

Throughout the summer we have been concentrating on the UK festival scene, showcasing the bands playing the best of the underground gigs. But the season is finally over. Tents are now being stuffed into attics for the winter, lightweight caravans are being put in storage and hardcore trucks are heading for the sun.

So for this show we caught up with some of the demos and freebies we have had sent to us through the summer, but not got around to playing. Despite cocking up the advertising for the show, twice, forgetting to take our glasses into the studio and leaving the iguana phone back at HQ, it was a blast.

To listen again, check out the cloudcast below innit like

Play list……… Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguaua Radio Show # 155 – The Shape of things to come 10/10/17

DOOZER McDOOZE: ‘Help’ – new video released for Mental Health Awareness Day 2017


Doozer McDooze
has gone and made a music video for a song he is releasing on Tuesday 10th October 2017 for Mental Health Awareness Day.

The Dooze’ told Peppermint Iguana, “This is a topic that means a lot to me, more so as I get older and I’m trying to spread the word in the hope of helping others by them relating to the song and becoming aware of the help that is available. As you know mental health is a universal issue which is becoming an epidemic particularly among young people, and most recently highlighted has been the fact that male suicide has been on the rise”.

“I feel that this topic needs to be spoken about more so that the feelings of stigma and shame which are attached to mental illnesses can become one step closer to being eradicated in our society.
By speaking honestly in this song through my lyrics about my own experiences and allowing my friends, family and audience to see a side of me that is mostly hidden away, I am hopeful that other people will feel compelled to talk to someone about how they feel; because sometimes there is no visible reason for mental illness to become such a huge factor in someone’s life”.

The song is called “HELP” – and this be the video

Lyrics
I Believe that our purpose on Earth
Is to create happiness Continue reading DOOZER McDOOZE: ‘Help’ – new video released for Mental Health Awareness Day 2017

HEAD NOISE: Dangerously Close – video preview of forthcoming album.

The South Wales valleys can be a dangerous place to live, being so close to so many heads making a noise.

And to prove it – Here be a video of the debut single, ‘Dangerously Close’ by Aberdare/Cardiff based Electronic Art-Punk trio “Head Noise” .

It is lifted from the new Mini-Album “Special Effects Improves The Defects” whoch will be out on 14th October 2017.

Album Review soon come!

JAMES RIVERS DUFF: ‘Time is Yours’ video launched

James Rivers Duff – erm – on a river!

James Rivers Duff is a singer song writer that does not seem to let time or geography get in the way of his art. And this be the video for his latest musical offering.

James has travelled widely, particularly around Africa. He has contributed as a member of the Future Dub Project but is currently taking some time to focus on some solo work.

We asked James to tell us a little about his latest recording. “Time Is Yours is a song about making the most of your life and living in the moment”, James told us. “I asked my friend Jess if she could record some backing vocals but she was in Bali at the time, so she found a studio out there to record. The man in charge Andy Duarsa asked if she’d like to shoot a video for it so we collaborated over the net. I was travelling in Denmark so shot some footage on my phone and sent it over for him to add in”.

The result, as you will see below, features some stunning photography from Bali, James (rather ironically, on a river) and an uplifting but mellow soundtrack from the boy Duff.

Don’t get jealous, get your passport out!

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 154 – Something Else in the Dean 2017 Special

Other strong ales are available

As a warm up for the last festival of the season Gail Something Else joined us in the studio to spin tunes by bands playing Something Else in the Dean.

There was music, laughter and romance, there was swearing, controversy and songs of a rather personal nature.

If you want to hear what went on check out the cloudcast below

(*please be aware, as we have said, lots of swearing, not for the faint hearted)

PLAY LIST
Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 154 – Something Else in the Dean 2017 Special

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 153 – Equinox Festival Special (12/09/17)

On 12th September we broadcast our penultimate festival review show of 2017 – an Equinox special.

We had a few technical problems but we think we have managed to edit this cloudcast version so you don’t notice – well – not much anyway.

To listen again, check put the cloudcast linky thing below

Play list

  1. One of these days: BY PINK FLOYD
  2. Atomic Moog: BY COLDCUT
  3. Punky reggae party: BY LEE PERRY AND Z TRIP
  4. Czech neck: BY CHINA SHOP BULL
  5. Bunsen burner: BY JOHN OTWAY
  6. Burning up: BY DUB THE EARTH
  7. Come around: BY THE DEFEKTERS
  8. We do it ourselves; BY PRIMEVAL SOUP
  9. Watching the grass grow: BY NICK TURNERS SPACE RITUAL
  10. Phoenix: BY SYSTEM SEVEN
  11. Vacation town: BY THE FRONT BOTTOMS
  12. The Devil went down to Jamaica: BY DAVID ALLEN COE
  13. Bella’s kiss: BY FUNKE AND THE TWO TONE BABY
  14. Internal riot: BY THE SUBHUMANS
  15. Blank page: BY BAND OF THE UNDERHAND
  16. Hard edged few live: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  17. Fessytune: BY SKIPRAT
  18. Skiprat: BY BUFF
  19. Gun fury: BY THE DAMNED
  20. Fight dem back: BY THE AUTONOMADS
  21. Let’s stay together: THE SKINTS
  22. PAIN: BY PAIN
  23. Hierarchicide: BY BOLSHY
  24. Looking too closely: BY FINK

Show first broadcast on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on 12th September 2017.

As usual, high five to our sponsors, Cwm Taf Local Government Area Branch of UNISON, the union for public service groovers

 

Watch out for our next show, which will be an end of festival season party – with guest host Gail Something Else – who will be along to talk about this year’s Something Else in the Dean Festival, which will close the season in style.

 

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 152 – Feral Fest/Common Ground special (29/08/17)

landed festivalAs usual, the most recent Peppermint Iguana Radio Show featured a selection of some of the bands playing festivals in the next two weeks.

With the calibre of the festivals coming up in the next two weeks, including Feral Fest and Common Ground, it was inevitable the play list was going to be top draw. But no need to take our word for it. Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 152 – Feral Fest/Common Ground special (29/08/17)

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 152 – 29/08/17

DSC_1161This week’s Peppermint Iguana Radio Show will feature the cream of the underground festival scene.

With the first ever Feral Fest coming up over the weekend of 1/2/3 September, and Common Ground 2017 the same weekend, the show will be overflowing with some of our favourite festival bands.

Expect Tribazic, Tribe of Cro, P.A.I.N., Radical Dance Faction, The Sporadics and Dub the Earth to turn up at some point during the show.

Yes, that’s right, the Sporadics. They will be hitting the road again shortly with not one but TWO new guitarists. We can’t F@ckin’ wait.

We are going to have to hold a few of our favourites back though, cos Something Else in the Dean will be bringing the season to close at the end of September – we are already planning our end of season show in anticipation.

Festivals aint the only things happening though – so you can expect a preview of hot gigs coming up with Back to the Planet, Senser and Ruts DC, alongside new releases from Steven Wilson, Blue Forest and Jinx in dub.

All this festival loveliness can be listened to live by going to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 29 August.

As usual, the show is sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales the union for public sector groovers.

 

Merthyr Rising 2018 – Sticking with its roots

merthyr rising t shirtMerthyr Rising 2018 looks set to stay on it’s spiritual home ground. The event will take place over the weekend of 25/26/27 May 2018

Since its monumental success in 2017 where the likes of The Alabama 3 and the Stereo MC’s shook the ground that the festival stood on to their core, there has been talk that the Merthyr Rising Festival had outgrown its spiritual home on Penderyn Square and that the next step was to go to a larger area within Merthyr Tydfil to hold the event in 2018. Continue reading Merthyr Rising 2018 – Sticking with its roots

Everything you ever wanted to know about Landed Festival but were afraid to ask

the Chalk Outlines will be back to rock the house again this year
the Chalk Outlines will be back to rock the house again this year

Landed? What’s that all about then? Well, it is a cracking little festival in Mid Wales.

The fact that Roughneck Riot, Captain Ska and the Defekters are headlining means the gig is punching above its weight, that’s without all the other awesome bands on the bill, and the amazing location, and the cheap ticket price.

You want to know more? Well, here is everything you ever wanted to know about landed but were afraid to ask.

Are you sure you are going to the right festival this weekend?

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 151 – another muddy festival show

Fun for all the family!
Fun for all the family!

If you are getting ready for festival, at a festival or just sat in your box wishing you were at a festival, the most recent Peppermint Iguana Radio show is just what you need.

Previewing Landed Festival, Green Man and Beautiful Days, this show is the perfect way to start your weekend. Continue reading LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 151 – another muddy festival show

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio 150 – Landed Festival Special 2017

Landed crew Tina, Grub and Bella - on the site of Landed Festival
Landed crew Tina, Grub and Bella – on the site of Landed Festival

With Landed Festival just three weeks away, we took the opportunity to focus on bands playing Landed, and gave away two tickets for the festival!

We also previewed a few other upcoming festivals and played some hot new releases.

To listen again check out the mixcloud thingy below

PLAY LIST

  1. Each mans hell: BY ROUGHNECK RIOT
  2. Lion is the king of the jungle: BY THE CHALK OUTLINES
  3. Get a steady job: BY HEADGAMES
  4. Ride on rider: BY SWEETCORNBREAD
  5. Snow at Landed: BY GRUBBY TINA AND BELLA
  6. Party Dub: BY SMILEY AND THE UNDERCLASS
  7. Hamburger meat: BY THE DEFEKTERS
  8. No beef: BY REGIME
  9. There was a time: BY GENE CHANDLER
  10. Do anything you wanna do: BY EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
  11. First time: BY THE BOYS
  12. Bubble bubble: BY THE STIFF JOINTS
  13. Liar liar: BY CAPTAIN SKA
  14. Seven diddly sins: BY KANGAROO MOON
  15. Tribal theory: BY LOONALOOP
  16. I wish there were no prisons: BY COSMO
  17. Anthropocene: BY BOLSHY
  18. Never seen the sun: BY LACERTILLIA
  19. Java cheer up: BY JUNIOR BILL
  20. Superman III: BY JOHNNY CAGE AND THE VOODOO GROOVE
  21. Bang on the door: BY FJORKA
  22. Fiddle Castro: BY YOKO PWNO
  23. TV: BY INNER TERRESTRIAL
  24. Teenage turtles let go: BY BACK TO THE PLANET

OH – and by the way – the pair of tickets for landed were won by DEBORAH COLES!

Show first broadcast on Dapper FM on 1st August 2017

Big hugs to our sponsors, Cwm Taf Local Government UNISON, the union for public service groovers

LANDED FESTIVAL TICKETS COMPETETION OVER (But you can still sign up to mailing list)

Chalk Outlines @ landed festival 2016
Chalk Outlines @ landed festival 2016

Over the weekend of 18th to 20th August 2017 the hills will be alive to the sound of Landed Festival. We have two tickets, generously donated by the organisers, up for grabs

Snuggled away in the heart of Mid Wales (Between Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader) Landed is one of Wales best kept secrets, mixing live music, DJs, theatre, crafts, healing and stalls, all surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the UK.

For a chance of winning two tickets, all you have to do is join our mailing list by entering your e-mail below.

COMPETITION OVER! IT WAS WON BY DEBORAH COLE .  WHY NOT SIGN UP TO OUR LIST ANYWAY TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH FUTURE NEWS AND COMPETITIONS?

We wont be inudating you with spam, we will probably limit it to one e-mail a week – or maybe even a fortnight. You will get updates about the radio show and details of any news, news and interviews on this ere website.

Some of the updates coming soon include an interview with the crew of landed telling us all about what is coming up this year.

It will all be professionally done through Mailchimp, so if you feel you want to come off the mailing list at any time it will be dead easy.

So – what are you waiting for?



LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana # 150 – In a Field of Their Own – (Festival Focus – Landed Special)

Landed crew Tina, Grub and Bella - on the site of Landed Festival
Landed crew Tina, Grub and Bella – on the site of Landed Festival

The Peppermint Iguana Radio Show will be coming at ya live and direct on Dapper FM again on Tuesday 1st August and, once again, the focus will be forthcoming festivals.

This summer has already witnessed a plethora of festivals but, as always, things go up a gear in August.  There is no excuse for not being able to find a festival to go to next month. Boom Town, Beautiful Days, Shambala, Green Gathering, Green Man, Truefest and of course, ye olde McReading, to name but a few.

Into the mix this year comes Landed, a festival previously held in April, but this year moving to a sunnier (hopefully) place in the calendar.

For this show we will take a peek at some of the festivals coming up in August, but will be focusing mainly on Landed. Why? Well, because it is set in the heart of Mid Wales, which is where we like festivals; it is non commercial and grass roots, which is how we like our festivals to be run and – last but not least – cos they have been generous enough to give us tickets for the festival to give away as a prize.

So tune in on 1st August, hear some of the bands playing landed, find out what landed is all about and, if ya be lucky, win yourself a pair of tickets to the event.

To tune in, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm till 10pm on 1st August 2017.

For a chance to win tickets, go to http://peppermintiguana.co.uk/winticketstolanded2017/

As usual, high five to our sponsors, www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales, the union for public sector festival heads.

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