PEPPERMINT IGUANA RADIO SHOW # 115 – listen again

rezilloshowOn 29th March 2016, the Iguana Crew took over Dapper FM once more and shook off the post Easter blues. We brought you classic tracks resurrected from BC (Before The Clash) and AD (After the Damned).

The play list included several tracks so new they have not even been recorded yet and tasters of gigs coming to South Wales in the not too distant future.

To listen again, check out the Mixcloud player below

Play list
1. Shopping: BY THE EGG
2. Eston square: BY ACROSS ALL THE OCEANS
3. People funny: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
4. Don’t be angry: BY NAPPY BROWN
5. Respectable man: BY JUNIOR BILL
6. I loves the port: BY BAD SAM
7. Back from the dead: BY THE ADVERTS
8. The gardener: BY JULIE ANN
9. Davie demo: BY JOE YORKE
10. Restless man: BY CAPTAIN ACCIDENT
11. Take the bitter with the sweet: BY LITTLE GIGI
12. Psyche: BY KILLING JOKE
13. Smoking seriously harms you and others around you: BY AMBER
14. Taken by surprise: BY POISON IDEA
15. It’s hard to get around: BY ALEX TURNER
16. Feed the mantaray: BY SLAVES
17. Not going back to that: BY DOOZER MCDOOZE
18. Chocolate staircase: BY THE DEAD FLOWERS
19. Everybody’s talking: BY JOAN BAKER
20. Rub up, push up: BY JUSTIN HINDS AND THE DOMINOES
21. Writing on the wall: BY EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
22. Master race rock: BY THE DICTATORS
23. Flying saucer attack: BY THE REZILLOS
24. Free money: BY PENETRATION
25. Nothing nothing: BY CAPTAIN SKA
26. The hour between dog and wolf: BY THE BAR CREEPS
27. In school: BY ALAN WOODWARD
28. Home-grown: BY DODGY

As usual, all praise to our sponsors, RCT UNISON, the union for public sector good eggs.

WE WILL BE LIVE ON AIR AGAIN ON 12th APRIL 2016

Peppermint Iguana Radio live # 115 – next show 8pm 29/03/16

psychedelic_easter_eggs_by_heavenriverLooking to sweat off all that chocolate? Wanting to put your feet up and chill after four days of partying? Whatever you have been up to over Easter, Peppermint Iguana Radio has the cure for you.

We will be coming at ya once again live and direct from the studios of Dapper FM from 8pm till just after 10pm on Tuesday 29th March 2016.

The play list, as usual, is still shaking itself out, but will include Doozer McDooze, Amber, Captain Accident and the Disasters, Penetration, The Rezillos.

To listen live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk

As always, high five to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

GIVE ME SPACE- A postcard from the European DIY scene disguised as a zine

efa tour zineEver fancied spending six weeks touring Europe on shoestring budget, playing gigs, supporting the DIY activist scene and meeting loads of cool people? Well, some people don’t just dream about it, they do it. Efa Supertramp has. Thirty three gigs over six weeks in eight countries and more than 4,383 miles. And what’s more, she has turned her adventure into a zine for you to read, be entertained by, educated by and – hopefully – inspired by.

Efa, for the uninitiated, is a North Walian riot grrrl that writes songs, sings them, records them, put them out on her own label (along with a shed load of other bands), sets up autonomous spaces, puts on gigs, cooks, rages against the machine and in her down time writes about it all in various zines. We really don’t know where she gets the time to do it all. Continue reading GIVE ME SPACE- A postcard from the European DIY scene disguised as a zine

Rezillos to mark 40 years of punk in Caerphilly

The Rezillos
The Rezillos

It is almost 40 years since that infamous Sex Pistols gig in Caerphilly, but to prove the ghost of punk still haunts the valleys, 1970’s new wave legends The Rezillos roll into town on the 7th April 2016.

The Rezillos formed in Scotland in 1976, at the time punk rock was kicking off in that London. Inspired as much by 50’s B-movies as the Sex Pistols, they banged out a series of chunky era defining power pop tunes, such as ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Destination Venus’ and a cover version of the Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Somebody is Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight’. Continue reading Rezillos to mark 40 years of punk in Caerphilly

Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores – new single to mark Big Liz’s birthday

muddy summers
Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores (although its not verry summery, they are not very muddy and they are not in a field)

This year her Madge, ‘Big Liz’, turns ninety. To pay tribute to this marvellous occasion, Muddy Summer’s and the Dirty Field Whores will be releasing a single on 1st April, entailed ‘3pm’

The single is recorded, the video is filmed and edited and they are all ready to release it just after midnight on 1st April – in good time to join what will be a farcical, expensive build up for both of her Madge’s birthdays. We’ve all had to succumb to incontinence knickers due to all this pissing with excitement – not by royal appointment ones, though. You can join the countdown on Facebook by clicking here.

If you can’t wait till then, check out the most recent Peppermint Iguana Radio Show – cos we played it on there like.

If that is not enough to make you soil your undies, they have a brand new album, Seeing Red (and Black), out on 23 April. You can help them make it happen by pre-ordering over on ye olde Bandcamp (back catalogue also available on same link). They will send you extra goodies with CD pre-orders, an’ all!

AOS3: Far and few

AOS3: Far and few (Self released -2015)aos3 far and few
This album reviewing malarkey is not as easy as we make it look you know. Sometimes words to describe an album can be plucked from the tree of music criticism as an album is playing for the first time. Sometimes you have to patiently wait for the words to ripen before plucking them. Hence this review taking several months to formulate itself, cos this is what we call around the campfire, ‘a grower’.

It is clear the first time you listen to it that it is a special album, but you cannot quite put your finger on it. It will get your toes tapping, head nodding and on occasion your ass shaking, but it is too layered and complex to really take in straight away.

AOS3 are festival scene royalty. If Pete Loveday were to draw one of his rock family trees the shoots from this band would link in just about half the bands out there worth watching in festival land. Immediate family include Tarantism, P.A.I.N, Headjam, Nuke on Route and Less. That rich diversity of backgrounds always meant that this was never going to be a ska-punk by numbers album. Continue reading AOS3: Far and few

OZRIC TENTACLES: The Fleece, Bristol 20/03/16

Ed Wynne and Brandi Wynne
Ed Wynne and Brandi Wynne

Canine testicles. No, that is not the name of the new Ozric Tentacles album (although it might be), but a description of an Ozrics live show. Tonight they bring their full on sensory overload experience to The Fleece in Bristol.

Despite your feet sticking to the stone floor and the pillars obstructing your view, The Fleece, formerly the Fleece and Firkin, is one of the best live venues in the country. Originally built as a wool market in 1830, the grade II listed building is now home to a 400 capacity live venue that has hosted some serious names since it became a venue in 1982, including Oasis, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, White Stripes and the Tofu Love Frogs.

Ozric Tentacles
Ozric Tentacles

It is difficult to describe an Ozric Tentacles gig to the uninitiated. There is nothing to compare it to. Just about all of your senses are subjected to overloading and your brain is sliced and diced during two hours of the most psychedelic experience you can have without drugs. Good luck to you if you opt to experience it on drugs. Continue reading OZRIC TENTACLES: The Fleece, Bristol 20/03/16

Beltane Buzz to host stage at Kaya Festival

Bands from the Beltane Buzz, 2014
Bands from the Beltane Buzz, 2014

Our mates over at Beltane Buzz are pleased to confirm they will have their very own stage at this year’s Kaya Festival in Margam Country Park, South Wales on August 7th-9th.

Kaya offers an assortment of African, Jamaican, European, Latin, Caribbean, European and world musical flavours along with a diverse range of workshops, arts, food stalls and festival activities. They have national and international artists along with some of the best local upcoming and established acts, in 2015 we had over 100 musical acts across 4 stages!

Beltane Buzz are in the business of promoting the best unsigned talent in Wales and previous endeavours have included the Beltane Buzz Festival near St David’s in West Wales in 2012, numerous local gigs in South Wales and a compilation album ‘Music from the Beltane Buzz’. They aint some faceless corporate industry beast, just people who love music helping other people who love music.

They will be curating a stage at this year’s Kaya Festival and are on the lookout for bands wanting to play. If you are interested – contact them via e-mail BeltaneBuzz@yahoo.com .

If you are not in a band you could just rock up to their stage and check out who makes it to the line up!

THE STRANGLERS: Black and White tour – Cardiff University 18/03/16

Jean Jaques Burnell, The Stranglers original bassist, still got it!
Jean Jaques Burnell, The Stranglers original bassist, still got it!

‘What an old codger I am’. No, not a statement of fact, but the B-Side to the Stranglers’ ‘Nice and Sleazy’ single, which was taken from the ‘Black and White’ album. It was just about the only song from that period they did not play tonight, as the Black and White tour stopped off in Cardiff University Students Union.

Steanglers 1978 album Black and White
Steanglers 1978 album Black and White

The ‘Black and White’ album, released in 1978, was the first album a teenage me went out and bought the week it was released. It came with a limited edition free single with the Stranglers performing Dion Warwick’s ‘Walk on by.

The Stranglers were also the first band I ever went to see live, in the old Top Rank in Cardiff. The Top Rank is long gone, but the Stranglers are alive and well and still gigging, all be it with a modified line up. Continue reading THE STRANGLERS: Black and White tour – Cardiff University 18/03/16

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 114 – listen again

muddy summers
Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores

Listen again, to the show the internet was invented for. Swing to the funky grooves, bounce to the punky rebelliousness, and chill to the dubtastic vibrations.

We had an unusually interactive show this week, with the Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores Appreciation Society tuning in en mass. The number of people losing their Dapper FM virginity broke the station record. Big hugs to every one of you.

To relive the moment we deflowered a record number of groovers, check out the cloudcast below.

PLAY LIST

1. Get higher: BY BLACK GRAPE
2. Out of our tree: BY THE WAILERS
3. Funk: BY YEDDY
4. Control: BY CHASE AND STATUS WITH THE SLAVES
5. Kimble: BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY
6. Crying in the night: BY THE MONITORS
7. Riot: BY THREE D PRODUCTIONS
8. Summer in the city: BY THE CORTINAS
9. This is the modern world: BY THE JAM
10. I won’t come crawling back to you: BY MELVIN DAVIES
11. Three PM: BY MUDDY SUMMERS AND THE DIRTY FIELD WHORES
12. Go: BY THE DEFEKTERS
13. Nowhere: BY THERAPY?
14. Will you still care: BY THE CROCKETT’S
15. F.E.A.R: BY CLUSTERFUCK WITH EFA SUPERTRAMP
16. Satan’s horses: BY THE CABINET OF MILLIONAIRES
17. Ali baba: BY JOHN HOLT
18. I spy for the FBI: BY JAMO THOMAS
19. Old codger: BY THE STRANGLERS WITH GEORGE MELLY
20. Friends and business: BY THE SKINTS
21. Orgasm addict: BY THE BUZZCOCKS
22. Shaktar Donetsk: BY JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
23. Kick out the jams: BY THE MC FIVE
24. Blitzkrieg bop: BY THE RAMONES
25. Goodness gracious me: BY PETER SELLERS AND SOPHIA LOREN
26. She just sits there: BY RALPH GRAHAM
27. America: BY THE NICE
28. Ethiopian revelation: BY BIG ROY

First broadcast on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk on Tuesday 15th March 2016.

High five to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

We will be back live and direct on the 29th March 2016.

All change on the Sporadics bus as guitarist Andy departs

Andy with the Sporadics in The Moon Club, Cardiff.
Andy with the Sporadics in The Moon Club, Cardiff.

It’s all change on The Sporadics bus, with a line-up change for one of the most vibrant and lively punk bands on the current festival scene, as they said goodbye to their guitarist Andy last weekend.

A statement on the Sporadics Facebook page said; “It is with a heavy heart that we say tonight (in Boscombe with Wonk Unit) is the last show with our Andy on guitar. Due to personal circumstances and a positive change in his life direction he has decided now is time for him to bow out”. Continue reading All change on the Sporadics bus as guitarist Andy departs

Peppermint Iguana Radio # 114 – 15th March 2016

Nightclub legend DJ Derek who went missing in the Summer of 2015
Nightclub legend DJ Derek who went missing in the Summer of 2015

Can you smell it? Yep, spring is in the air and mother earth is slowly wiping the sleep out of her eyes. Peppermint Iguana are back this week with some toons to help you strut your funky stuff as you kick off those winter blues.

The Silver Fox has – The Monitors, Melvin Davies, Jamo Thomas, Therapy? and The Crockets on his play list. Whilst Clint will be spinning – The Defekters, The Cortinas, Clusterfuck, The Skints and Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field WHores.

We will also pay tribute to flowers we won’t be seeing in bloom this summer – DJ Dereck, Keith Emmerson and George Martin.

To listen live, go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 15th March (UK Time)

To interact on anti-social media, go to the book of face event page

As usual, a heathy serving of baby bio to our sponsors, RCT UNISON, the union for public sector arboculturists.

 

Spike Island

SPIKE ISLAND (2012)

Spike Island Movie Poster
Spike Island Movie Poster

Run of the mill tale of young love, hopes and dreams, elevated by being based around what was billed as a cultural milestone – The Stone Roses live on Spike Island in 1990.

The plot is quite basic. Young lads from Manchester caught up the Madchester scene looking to carve their own groove with their band Shadowcaster. The film documents the sixty hours leading up to the gig of the generation on Spike Island with the Stone Roses, their plots to blag their way in and their hope of getting their demo tape into the hands of the Stone Roses. Continue reading Spike Island

SOUND IT OUT

SOUND IT OUT (2011)

Sound It Out Records, Stockton on tees.
Sound It Out Records, Stockton on tees.

Independent record shops are a dying breed. Sound It Out is the self proclaimed ‘last surviving vinyl record shop in Teeside’ (they don’t recognise chains like HMV as being record shops up that way). This documentary is about that shop.

It is not so much the story of the shop; you don’t get the shop’s history or stories of its survival in the battle with the big chains and you don’t get celebrities popping in to tell of how they bought their first seven inch single there. It’s more a snap shot of the shop, its staff and its customers, at the time of filming (circa 2011 we think). A postcard from the world of record nerds, if you like.

Record collecting has always been a predominantly blokey pastime, but this shop seems to take it to extremes. It is like the comic store on the Big Bang Theory, where women rarely ever set foot and the shop is just full of geeky blokes completing their collections. Continue reading SOUND IT OUT

Help Doozer McDooze make his first million

Doozer McDooze - a one man dueling banjos type dude.
Doozer McDooze – a one man dueling banjos type dude.

Ever fancied being a music business mogul? Well here is your chance. You can get in on the act and help fund the career of the legendary Doozer McDooze, the beardy bloke you see at festivals.

Ok, so you aint going to become Richard Branson by getting involved in this project, but you will help the grass roots music scene, help get a new album out there, get your hands on some limited edition goodies – oh – and you can go to a cool gig (indoors in London so you wont get muddy and wet like you usually do at Doozer gigs).

To find out more, pop along to his website and check out the deal.

Peppermint Iguana Radio Show # 113 – St David’s Day Special – listen again

Dragon on the banks of Caerphilly caslte. Photograph blatantly nicked from Paul Templing, photographer https://www.facebook.com/PTempling

Whilst we regulalry play the best of the new music from Wales, to mark St David’s Day, our 1st March show dug into our vaults to mine the rich vein of music that lies underneath the land of song to celebrate Wales’ national day – in a way that only Peppermint Iguana can

PLAY LIST

1. Sabre dance: BY LOVE SCUPLTURE
2. Welsh bands suck: BY TEEN ANTHEMS
3. Under dubwood: BY CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
4. Mowtown junk: BY MANIC STREET PREACHERS
5. Welsh not: BY HEN WLAD FY MAMAU
6. Bugeillo : BY U-THANT
7. Salvation: BY CAKEHOLE PRESLEY
8. I’ve got a feeling: BY TAWNY REED
9. You sons of bitches shut up: BY FLYSCREEN
10. Ochr Dywyll: BY WWWZZZ
11. Stay: BY SIXTY FOOT DOLLS
12. Dead flowers: BY THE NOSES
13. Afro funk: BY ROOTS ORACLE
14. Feel the magic: BY KALD
15. Iron masters: BY THE MEN THEY COULD NOT HANG
16. The lonely one: BY TOM JONES
17. Scrap the church: BY 2,000 DIRTY SQUATTERS
18. Crash: BY TRIPPA
19. Rhydeg i Paris: BY ANHREFN
20. Mwydro dub: BY LLWBER LLAETHOG
21. Laura is dead: BY 100,000 BODYBAGS
22. Anxiety: BY SONS OF SELINA
23. Soap bar: BY GOLDIE LOOKING CHAIN
24. Ultra-violence: BY THE OPPRESSED
25. Brand new life: BY YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS
26. Magic dub: BY MOLARA
27. International velevet: BY CATATONIA
28. Hen wlad fy hadau: MONMOUTHSHIRE MALE VOICE CHOIR

First broadcast on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on 1st March.

Big cwtch to our sponsors, Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON, the union for public sector groovers

For Paul Templing photographer, visit his facebook page