Saturday, 28 May 2011

Confirmed for Five Years Volume Two

More legendary artists are confirmed for Volume Two of our Five Years compilation, which you can get from tonight.

Former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman has contributed an exclusive recording of a track written by songwriter Valentine Leys, and we've got a brand new track from Martin Carr, ex-Boo Radleys. And Beatnik Filmstars and Magoo both contribute exclusive tracks recorded from Dandelion Radio sessions. All of these tracks are unavailable anywhere else.

All this plus a whole load of new and exclusive tracks from some of Dandelion's favourite artists of the last five years.

Get the two volumes here.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Five Years compilation: Trembling Blue Stars, Decoration and more confirmed for volume one

Update on the FREE 'Five Years' compilation...

Among the artists appearing on Volume One will be legendary Peel figures Trembling Blue Stars, Decoration, John Donaldson (ex-Calvin Party) with his new JD Meatyard project, The Orch (featuring Mick Conroy, ex-Superqueens) and the amazing Broadcast, in collaboration with German experimentalist Wolfram Wire.

All this plus previously unheard tracks from Extradition Order, The Emergency and the Chasms, music from Dandelion Radio sessions and much more.

All available for FREE download from Unwashed Territories on Wednesday 1 June.

Information on Volume Two soon...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

FREE Dandelion Radio fifth birthday compilation coming soon - watch this space

Dandelion Radio, the only internet radio station inspired by John Peel, celebrates five years on the air in June.

To celebrate this, Unwashed Territories will be releasing a FREE two volume compilation featuring 34 tracks from bands who've been great favourites of Dandelion DJs over the first five years of broadcast. 'Five Years' will only be available from Unwashed Territories and will only remain available for download until 31 July. The compilation includes:

- 10 bands/artists who recorded more than 40 Peel sessions between them
- 11 tracks from Dandelion Radio sessions, the majority of which aren't available anywhere else.
- 10 tracks exclusively donated to this compilation.

To find out more, keep following this blog...

Mark W

Thursday, 12 May 2011

The amazing Sugarbrute - in session in my Dandelion Radio show

I really ought to have written something about this before now. The incredible Sugarbrute appear in session in my June Dandelion Radio show, streaming at various times throughout the month at, and I can't describe how good they are. No, I mean it. I've tried it and I can't. I've often written in reviews about the difficulty of describing really great music and I've finally found a band whose sounds is so astonishing, I literally have failed in my many attempts to put this into words.

I can tell you they come from Milford Haven. I can tell you that three of their tracks can be heard in the aforementioned show. I can even say that, if you heard the tracks I played by them in some of my winter shows, you'll know something of what to expect, but not quite, because they've got even better. I really hope you'll check them out because everyone in the world should have the chance to hear this band.

And I promise this blog is soon to get much, much more active and frequent, because soon we will have news of an incredible FREE compilation available via Unwashed Territories. Keep your eyes PEELed.

Mark W