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MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Distant Colours video returns to the scene of riot

Blackwood’s most famous sons, the Manic Street Preachers return to the scene of their riotous gig in the Blackwood Little Theatre to film a video for their latest single, ‘Distant Colours’.

Whilst the band can sometimes appear to be a little aloof and media shy, it has to be said they have stayed close to their roots in the south wales valleys, often offering a helping hand behind the scenes with various artistic projects.

This can be demonstrated by this video which includes scenes shot in Mid Wales, the heads of the Valleys and in Blackwood itself.

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LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 166 – 13/02/18

This week we were flying solo, guest free, without a net.

The show included several random tracks plucked of the shelves during a carefree frolic through our music library here at Iguana HQ.

As usual, we also previewd some up and coming gigs and some hot new releases.

To listen again, check out the mixycloudy ting below

PLAY LIST

  1. Arcade perfect: BY SONIC BOOM SIX
  2. Standing on the edge of tomorrow: BY THE DAMNED
  3. Salt: BY THE BIGGEST THING SINCE POWDERED MILK
  4. Super stupid: BY FUNKADELIC
  5. Disco inferno: BY THE TRAMPS
  6. Tune in turn on cop out: BY FREAK POWER
  7. Area code: BY DREADZONE
  8. Galactic centre: BY LIQUIDYNE
  9. Austerity skank: BY PAMA INTERNATIONAL
  10. Econocalypse: BY THE CHOMSKY ALL-STARS
  11. Big John is my name: BY RARE EARTH
  12. Hazy lazy hologram: BY DR PHIBES AND THE HOUSE OF WAX EQUATIONS
  13. Replicate: BY PARKVIEW
  14. If im in luck i might get picked up: BY BETTY DAVIES
  15. One in ten DUB: BY UB40
  16. Soul clap 69: BY BOOKER T AND THE MGS
  17. Lights: BY DEAD AT TWENTY SEVEN
  18. Shakedown: BY THE HYPNOTICS
  19. Cider: BY EFF OFF
  20. Rock the casbah: BY RANKING ROGER
  21. I dont want to be without you: BY THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
  22. Signalman white: BY BLYTH POWER
  23. Backhander: BY DEATH PEDALS
  24. Jodys got your girl and gone: JOHNNY TAYLOR

First broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 13/02/18

High five to our sponsors at www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

FOLK DISCO – PLUS @ Le Pub, Newport 10/02/18

It would be a little bit egotistical to review a gig we have promoted ourselves, so here is a blog post about the first Peppermint Iguana gig for fourteen years.

It started out as a simple enough idea, Peppermint Iguana were going to team up with the Green Gatherings Campaign Crew (well, Tom Fowler) to put on a show case of some of the artists than have been found performing on the ‘open mic’ that the Campaigns crew host at the annual green gathering in Chepstow.

We started off with booking the amazing Tarantism Folk Disco, who have blown minds at the last two Green Gatherings. Then we started talking to some of our other mates who had also played our stage. It was not long before we had a list of bands that, frankly, was quite ridiculous for one night. But hey, we aint nothing if not one big happy family and we could not chuck anyone off the list (we just had to stop Tom inviting anyone else when he was pissed).

An assortment of beds, sofas and park ups were sorted, beers were bought (and smashed and bought again), vegan rolls were made and before we knew it, the gig was on. Continue reading FOLK DISCO – PLUS @ Le Pub, Newport 10/02/18

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 165 – Lisa Dreads at the controls – 06/02/18

Lisa bribes her way into Clint’s heart tog et on the radio

For this week’s radio show we looked back on the days when we used to put on gigs on a regular basis.

The peppermint Princess, Lisa Dreads, joined us in the studio for the night. She was shy, she was losing her voice, but she still managed to be louder than our microphones could handle.

Back in the day we just put gigs on. It was what we did. But going back through the list we can safely say we put some pretty tidy bands on, even if we say so ourselves.

And we are getting back into it – kicking off with a gig Le Pub – with the awesome Tarantism Folk Disco headlining

The play list includes easily available tracks, some off self released demos CDs and a few gems dragged kicking and screaming off long lost demo cassettes.

To listen again, check the mixycloud thing below

PLAY LIST

  1. Tear the place down: BY THE TOP CATS
  2. Gas: BY THE TERRORIST BALLET DANCERS FROM HELL
  3. Rooftop anarchy: BY THE TOFU LOVE FROGS
  4. Die like a rock star: BY 100000 BODYBAGS
  5. Volcano: BY TRIBAL DRIFT
  6. Planxty Brendan: BY MICHAELS BONES
  7. Let me grow more weed: BY PAIN
  8. Let’s all go to a ketamine party: BY FLANNEL
  9. Move yourself: BY THE HEADMIX COLLECTIVE
  10. Sea of lethargy: BY TANGLED FEET
  11. Babylon dub: BY BHANG II RITES
  12. Repetitive strain: BY TARANTISM
  13. Flinch: BY CITIZEN FISH
  14. Heaven on earth: BY SMILING WITH SEMTEX
  15. Romain: BY MAN
  16. Headbutts: BY JOHN OTWAY
  17. Vengance: BY NEW MODEL ARMY
  18. Genocide central: BY RECTIFY
  19. Realise your purpose: BY ASTRALASIA
  20. Enter the dragon: BY INNER TERRESTRIALS
  21. Extreme dub: BY DUBMERGE

Show first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 6th February 2018-02-07

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

PEPPERMINT IGUANA GIG: Folk Disco in Le Pub, Newport 10/02/18

Green Gathering Campaigns & Peppermint Iguana got sick of waiting for Summer, so came up with a plan to beat the winter blues: Let’s have a FOLK DISCO!

The gig takes place on 10th February 2018 in Newport’s coolest venue, Le Pub. Music will start at 7pm sharp, so be on your toes

Who be playing?

Tarantism Folk Disco
UK cult festival band based in Bristol playing an infectious mix of CelticDanceDubSkaFunkPunk. a couple of years back they came along to our stage and broke out a set of Disco covers in a folk style and sent everybody mental, the crowd forced them to play the entire set twice. Bring your dancing shoes!
https://tarantism1.bandcamp.com/
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LACERTILLIA 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: Clwb Ifor Bach – 03/02/18

cybernetic pedal porn

To celebrate five years of ripping up stages all over the UK, Lacterilla teamed up with local promoters Pity My Brain to put on a party with a stellar line up in the legendary Clwb Ifor Bach.

When Wales play rugby at home, the streets of Cardiff can often resemble a scene out of a Zombie movie. And tonight was no exception. Navigating Westgate Street to get into the car park at the end of Womanby Street was a challenge to say the least. I pity the livers, never mind the brains of the numpties wandering around oblivious to traffic. I have seen cattle on Llantrisant Common with more road sense.

We eventually managed to get to Clwb just in time to catch Not Since The Accident say goodbye and thank you. We can’t comment on how good they were, but the already respectably sized crowd seemed to be happy with their shift.

The early kick off for the rugby meant that a good crowd had assembled by the time the first band came on and some of them were sufficently lubricated to be making plenty of noise.

With a quick shuffle, Wales’ number one power rock trio, The Biggest Thing Since powdered Milk, were hitting the stage with their heads down no nonsense mindless boogie.

The Hairiest thing since powdered Budgie

These guys are big favourites of ours here at Iguana HQ. Whilst their sound is definitely rooted in classic seventies rock, they are named after a song by welsh legends Budgie after all, they put a modern twist on things. They are anything but a retro metal band. They groove and they grind and they rock. They shake their thang in a way that allows us to forgive them for having long hair.

Tonight they are on form, its pedal to the metal all the way, they leave nothing in the tank and leave us wondering how on earth any band could follow that.

After break to recover and get fresh air, Cybernetic Witch Cult are up. They are a plutonium rock band from the Gagrakacka Mind Zones – AKA Cornwall. They often step in when Disaster Area are unable to play the Restaurant at the end of the Universe.

Cybernetic Witch Nuts

Mixing tripped out psychedelic spaced rock with back projections of scenes from science fiction B-movies, they manage to take an art form that can all to often venture into embarrassing pomposity and keep it real and keep it fun.

They manage to pick up the baton passed to them by Milk and keep the gathered masses happy and keep the freak flag flying.

And then – the reason for the gathering – Lacertillia.

We have been catching these guys live since day one and it never fails to impress how they just keep improving every time we see them. The have drive, passion and energy. They are loud, they are in your face and relentless.

If the Cybernetic lads provide the soundtrack to the end of the universe, Lacertilla are the house band in a sleazy post-apocalyptic biker club. Not quite Mad Max, more Mad Taff.

The Boy Fry not taking any chances of catching anything off the motley crowd.

Their usual intensity has everyone shaking. But then things take a turn towards the exotic when two scantily clad young ladies climb up on stage and shake their booties, sending some of the crowd crazy with lust.

The boy Fry does his usual trick of walking into the crowd to break down all the barriers between crowd and band, but on this occasion, pulls something out of the PA and we lose vocals. He climbs back on stage and the band Fire up the Engine of God, but without the usual vocals. At first it seems odd, but the lack of vocals just drive the boys on to give an added intensity to the number to make up for it.

For a finale we get the band one by one surfing their way out over the crowd as the party comes to an end, we wander out into zombie land, which suddenly looks quite sane.

Let’s hope they have another five years in them.

LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 164 – Tarantism Special

Mel and Magnus sing along with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Wow. What a beautiful evening this was, catching up with Mel and Magnus from Tarantism, our friends for over twenty years now.

They picked fantastic songs to play, they had wonderful stories to tell, and they took to the radio like pros.

Relive the night be checking out the cloud cast below

Play list

  1. Got to get this tent up: BY TARANTISM
  2. Jibber and twitch: BY THE CARDIACS
  3. Got it made: BY FLANNEL
  4. Aint got no home: BY THE TOFU LOVE FROGS
  5. Lost in Leuvan: BY TRAGIK ROUNDABOUT
  6. I’m a poseur: BY X RAY SPEX
  7. Guerrilla radio: BY RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
  8. Bless the weather: BY JOHN MARTYN
  9. I chose the road: BY THE FIREPIT COLLECTIVE
  10. When I win the lottery: BY CAMPER VAN BEATHOVEN
  11. Damnation alley: BY HAWKWIND
  12. Daydream: BY BACK TO THE PLANET
  13. Fuck you rude boy: BY DOGSHITE
  14. Living in a barcode: BY AOS3
  15. Milk and honey: BY DENNIS BROWN
  16. A case of you: BY JONI MITCHELL
  17. College green: BY MERCURIUS RISING
  18. Green green grass: BY THE BREWER’S DAUGHTER
  19. Skankrobber: BY CARA MEANS FRIEND
  20. Red alert: BY TARANTISM FOLK DISCO
  21. They can’t take that away from me: BY ELLA FITZGERALD AND LOIS ARMSTRONG

First broadcast on 30th January 2018 on www.dapperfm.co.uk

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

TARANTISM INTERVIEW: Archive interview dug out, dusted off and uploaded

The Tarantmobile

We have dusted off another classic inteview and added it to this website – Tarantism from 2007

It was to be a telephone call we would never forget, yet like most things momentous, it started out innocently enough. Back in 1997 as I sat with the then Mrs Iguana thinking about names for the as yet unborn second Iguana baby, the phone rang. “Hi Clint, it’s Mel. We are looking for gigs in South Wales.” Phone calls often started like that in those days. As I put the phone down, “who was that?” enquired Mrs Iguana. “Tarantism” I replied. “What on earth is one of them then”. “As it happens, I don’t know, I will look it up”. As I leafed my way through the dictionary I was struck by inspiration. Thus Tara Iguana was named.

Tarantism immediately became indispensable members of the extended Iguana family. Fast forward to 2007, we sat down with Tarantism in the back of their van for an interview. Fast forward to 2018 and we have Tarantism booked to play a gig for us in Le Pub, Newport. So we thought it about time to dust off that old interview and upload it to this ere website.

On 30th January Mel and Magnus will be joining us on the Peppermint Iguana Radio show, no doubt we will be filling in some of the gaps.

LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 164 with Mel and Magnus of Tarantism in the studio

Mel and Magnus doing their folk disco thang at the Green Gathering 2016

You may have heard the Peppermint Iguana crew are getting back into promoting after a break of 14 years. First up, we are teaming up with the Green Gathering Campaigns Crew to put on a gig in Le Pub on the 10th February with a shed load of really cool artists, including the amazing Tarantism Folk Disco to finish the night off.

‘What be a folk disco?’ I hear you all you cry. Well, rest assured, it’s not a bloke in an Aron jumper playing Stealer’s Wheel records. It is Mel and Magnus from that Tarantism playing disco music in a folk style.

‘Who are Mel and Magnus?’ I hear less of you cry. For those of you not cool enough to know, Mel and Magnus are the Posh and Becks of the celtic-ska-punk-funk-dance scene and have been at the core of legendary festival band Tarantism for over twenty years now. In addition they gig as a duo, Magnus wears capes on stage with Hawkwind and as well as doing cheesy discos, Mel makes the finest vegan cheese this side of Vegania.

Still want to know more? Fear not, in the run up to our gig, Mel and Magnus are dropping into the Dapper FM studio to take over the Peppermint Iguana Radio show.

You can expect some of their own tunes, some unreleased tunes by other bands recorded in their Rockaway Studios – and no doubt many more treats for your heads hearts and feets.

To listen live go to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8pm o’clock on Tuesday 30th January.

For more about tarantism go to https://tarantism1.bandcamp.com/
For more about Mel’s cheese go to http://melskindnesskitchen.co.uk/
For more about Green Gathering Campaigns go to https://www.facebook.com/GreenGatheringCampaigns/
FOR MORE ABOUT THE GIG, GO TO https://www.facebook.com/events/176032706473511/
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LISTEN AGAIN: Peppermint Iguana Radio # 163 – Trump Free Shithouse

Our 16th January show went down a storm, we had hippies in Cwmcarn dancing whilst pickling Beetroot, gig photographers in Surrey sat in their van and anarchists from Newport sat in their mother’s front room.

We also paid tribute to fallen stars, hot pre-releases and a preview of our gig in Le Pub on 10th February. Mel and Magnus of that Tarantism Folk Disco, who be playing that gig, will be dropping in to take over our next show on 30th January.

To hear what it sounded like, pour yourself your favourite tipple and click on the linkety link below

Play list

  1. Ace of spades: BY MOTORHEAD
  2. The sun, the moon: BY GOAT
  3. Riding east: BY DUBMATIX WITH SLY AND ROBBIE
  4. Death race: BY CLUSTERFUCK
  5. Free spirits: BY MERCURIUS RISING
  6. Disrespect: BY THE DEFEKTERS
  7. Brickfield nights: BY THE BOYS
  8. Soldiers of dub: BY DUBALIZER
  9. El doggo speaks out: BY THE DOG FACED HERMANS
  10. Nostrovia: BY SCUM OF TOYTOWN
  11. Everybody’s boogie: BY DOMMENGANG
  12. Flesh eater version: BY BEANNIE AND THE CO-OPERATORS
  13. Designed to fail: BY KILLDREN
  14. Got got need: BY THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS
  15. Haydub: BY DUBAMIX
  16. If you want it you gotta earn it: BY THE GEEZER
  17. Zombie: BY THE CRANBERRIES
  18. Bono’s a cunt: BY PIZZATRAMP
  19. Point of view: BY SUBHUMANS
  20. Proxy war: BY DRUNKEN MARKSMAN
  21. I feel love: BY DONNA SUMMER

Show first broadcast on www.dapperfm.co.uk on 13th January 2018

Show sponsored by www.unisoncwmtaflocalgov.wales

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.

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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

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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

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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
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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!