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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LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 149 – Tom Returns For Green Gathering Special

Ton Fowler, a face for the radio if ever there was one
Ton Fowler, a face for the radio if ever there was one

He nagged and nagged to be invited back, so we gave in and said yes. On 18th July Tom Fowler swept into the studio, swore a lot, and played some of his favourite releases of the year so far.

Clint meanwhile, played loads of choons by bands that are playing this year’s Green Gathering, spun a few hot new releases, and announced a major competition to win tickets to Landed festival

To listen to the show again, check out the cloudcast below

PLAY LIST

  1. Kick out: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  2. War crime: BY CAPTAIN SKA
  3. Welcome to hell: BY PS3UDONYM
  4. Europe is lost: BY KATE TEMPEST
  5. Bella Ciao: BY FIREPIT COLLECTIVE
  6. Get off your knees: BY ONE EYED GOD
  7. Chalk and flint: BY GRAND COLLAPSE
  8. Bathing in blood: BY NO PULSE
  9. Daughter of the fireplace: BY MAN
  10. Every Valley: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
  11. War on rules: BY WOLF BRIGADE
  12. All our failed seekers: BY THIS ENDS HERE
  13. Subtle spirits: BY PARK VIEW
  14. Shoeburryness: BY BLACK LIGHT SECRET
  15. Life: BY THINK PRETTY
  16. Timewaster: BY SALT BATH
  17. Clash of civilisations: BY COSMO AND FLAPSANDWICH
  18. Protean: BY TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND
  19. Everything is problematic: BY TWATSS
  20. I haven’t found home: BY PERKIE
  21. McShane: BY THE DON BRADMANS
  22. Autonomous spaces: BY SPANNER
  23. Mace: BY FRESH PRINCE
  24. Look like: BY KOJEY RADICAL
  25. Festivals, I shit em: BY ANTI-POET
  26. Nah sell out: BY DUB-STUY MEETS BURRO BANTON
  27. POWA: BY MIA

Show first broadcast live on Dapper FM on 18th July 2017.

High five to show sponsors, Cwm Taf Local Government UNISON, the union for public sector groovers.

To win tickets for landed, go here.

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 149 – The Return of the Fowler 18/07/17

TomFowler (on the left) hanging out with rock stars at Surplus
TomFowler (on the left) hanging out with rock stars at Surplus

The boy Fowler has been nagging to come back and do another radio show, so we have let him come back on the 18th July to shut him up.

“Get me back before Green Gathering” he said, “so I can play loads of Green Gathering bands and talk about the Radical Wales Campaign Area” he said.

So here we are, he is doing a show before the Green Gathering and how many GG bands is he playing? None. Not one. He is just playing his favourite recent tunes. We are sure he will do loads of talking about the festival though.

Don’t panic, Clint to the rescue, he will be playing some GG related choonage. He will also be playing a few teaser tracks by bands playing the forthcoming Landed Festival and will be announcing a special mega give away competition related to the aforementioned Landed.

Clint will also be throwing in some tunes that are not related to any festivals – they are just new.

Log on to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm on Tuesday 18th July

As usual, big slobbery wet kiss for our sponsors, www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

SURPLUS FESTIVAL 2017: The tribes gather

DSC_0054For the last four years the Surplus Festival in South Wales has been one of the highlights of the grass roots festival scene. Over the first weekend in July 2017, the event went up a gear, putting on their best event yet and throwing down the marker for other grassroots festivals. It will take some doing to beat Surplus this year.

Arriving at the site near Bonvilston, just outside Cardiff, it was almost immediately obvious that this year was a more organised event.  More Stewards, better organised parking, more security – yet at the same time, the laid back vibe that makes Surplus what it is, was still there.

Once in the main arena the changes from 2016 were obvious straight away. Continue reading SURPLUS FESTIVAL 2017: The tribes gather

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING: Every Valley (PIAS Recordings 2017)

psb every valleyWith their third album, Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) remind us that concept albums do not need to be about Topographic Oceans or operas about pubescent mods coming of age. This album looks at the social impact of the fall and rise of an industry on the local community.

PSB’s modus operandi is to create funky instrumental music with occasional rocky outcrops, then layer over the top vocal samples. In the past that has included public information films (hence the band name), audio from NASA and specifically recorded interviews.

For Every Valley the focus is very much the south wales mining communities, how the coal industry provided hope, dreams of a job for life, and provided the glue that held a whole community together. It also document’s the decline and the death of the industry – and how the sole of the community also goes into decline when the main source of employment is ripped out of it. Continue reading PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING: Every Valley (PIAS Recordings 2017)

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio 148: The virtual Surplus Fest after party – 04/07/17

crop drunkWith the dust of surplus festival barely washed off, and us still trying to account for our lighters, there was no time to waste, it was back in the saddle for a post Surplus virtual after party radio show on 4th July.

We also previewed some of the other festivals coming up and gave some brand new releases an airing.

To listen again, check out the cloudcast below.

  1. Planet Claire: BY THE B52s
  2. Holiday in Cambodia: BY CHINA SHOP BULL
  3. Mercurius rising: BY MERCURIUS RISING
  4. BOTHER Bother: BY JO CARLEY AND THE OLD DRY SKILLS
  5. People will always need coal: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
  6. Electro rays remix: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  7. This is the place: BY COMBAT WOMBAT
  8. Anarchists make the best lovers: BY THE BUS STATION LOONIES
  9. What ya gonna do remix: BY THE LAST TREE SQUAD
  10. Private revolutions: BY CULTURE SHOCK
  11. Nation none the wiser: BY JOE YORKE
  12. Brain smashing dub: BY LINTON KWESI JOHNSON
  13. Open up: BY THE WITCHES DRUM
  14. Something inside me: BY THE BIGGEST THING SINCE POWDERED MILK
  15. Cheap bacy: BY COSMO AND FLAPSANDWICH
  16. Sonic reducer: BY ARMY OF SKANKS FEATURING PHIL PAIN
  17. Fool’s paradise: BY BENDER
  18. How can you keep on moving: BY RORY McLEOD
  19. Get your hands off them: BY CISTERN FAILURE
  20. Death of European industry: BY BENG BENG COCKTAIL
  21. Fairy fails: BY CARA MEANS FRIENDS
  22. Mother of the village: BY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

Show first broadcast on 4th July 2017 on community radio station www.dapperfm.co.uk

As usual, high five to our sponsors http://unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales/