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.

WIN YERSELF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO LANDED FESTIVAL 2017

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.

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 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/