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Culture As A Dare 24 May 2019

Culture As A Dare 24 May 2019

June 3, 2019

In which Lee records with such haste that he's barely audible above the bedding music (but hey, nobody's listening to hear Lee talking), Madonna is thoroughly ashamed of herself, and Angus Deayton sits waiting for a show to begin.

The next CAAD live show is on Friday 14th June at Twenty One, featuring Rita Braga, Toxic Chicken, Pancake Promises, and Pettaluck. CAAD will also have a stage at the Leigh Folk Festival on Sunday 30th June.

The HeeBeeGeeBees - Posing In The Moonlight (Meaningless Songs single, Original Records)

Billie Eilish - xanny (WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Darkroom/Interscope Records)

Death and Vanilla - Nothing Is Real (Are You A Dreamer?, Fire Records)

Polly Preacher - When You’re Gone (single, Lucky Listen Records)

Flying Lotus featuring David Lynch - Fire Is Coming (Flamagra, Warp)

D. O. Durant - Heart and Soul (Time Control Addiction, The Cassette Archive)

Justice Yeldham - All Day (Babachichi Bop, dualpLOVER)

R. Stevie Moore - Milk Shake (Advanced, self-released)

Frank Sidebottom - Panic (E F G & H, Cherry Red Records)

Neil Hamburger - Sounds of Laughter (Still Dwelling, Drag City)

Haq123 - Miles Salisbury (Heavy Mess, self-released)

Holly Herndon - Frontier (PROTO, 4AD)

Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise - Bad for Bobby (Big Sexy Noise, Sartorial Records)

Toxic Chicken - Meow (Project Jan, self-released)

Pancake Promises - Coathanger (Advert Songs, Wrieuw Recordings)

Rita Braga - National Anthem to the Moon (featuring Mary Ocher) (Bird on the Moon, Lunadélia Records)

The KLF - Make It Rain (92 Remix Instrumental) (Lost Trance 1, bootleg)

Klaus Morlock - Janice Invokes Crowley (The Three Faces of Janice, self-released)

Hatari - X (Neysluvara - EP, Svikamylla ehf.)

Mandek Penha - This Is How She’ll Do It In Japan (Our Present: The Current Earthly Embodiment, Tanukineiri Records)

Cosey Fanny Tutti - Moe (TUTTI, Mute)

CIALYN - Winds Reader (Silent Dailies, self-released)

bod [包家巷] - Infection Supplement (The Recurrence of Infections, Danse Noire)

Loula Yorke - 100 Years (ysmysmysm, Junted)

Caledonian Cowboy - Regards, Good Luck & Keep on the Sunnyside (The Folks Tunes of Caledonian Cowboy, Caledonian Cowboy Electrical Recordings)

WeirdGear Radio Show - 12/05/2019 | Eurovision with Emma Reed (Pettaluck / CAAD)

WeirdGear Radio Show - 12/05/2019 | Eurovision with Emma Reed (Pettaluck / CAAD)

May 12, 2019

You lovely Eurovisionaries. WeirdGear and Pettaluck (aka Lee (L) and Emma(E)) take a turn for the Eurobest and Eurowurst.

Here's what we played:

(E) Rita Braga - Millions of Reflections (Portugal),

(L) Fat White Family - Feet (United Kingdom), 

(L) Tame Impala - Patience (Australia), 

(E) Rita Braga - Millions of Reflections (Portugal) - [so good we played it twice],

(L) Royksopp - Foresaken Cowboy (Norway),

(L) Sabrina - Boys (Italy),

(E) Toxic Chicken - That Fine Ass (USA?),

(E) Pash Parfeny - Lautar (Moldova)

(L) Aleksandr Sergeyevich Zatsepin - The Shaman's Dance (Russia)

(L) Flamengo - Tyden v Elektrickem Meste (Czechia)

(L) Koncz Zsuzsa - Visz A Vonat (Croatia)

(L) Michael Mayer & Miss Kittin - Voyage Interieur (Germany)

(L) sir Was - In the Midst (Sweden)

(L) Zedenka Kovacicek - Draga Mi Je Lijen K'o Slika (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

(E) Ashtoreth & Grey Malkin - The God in the Fields (Belgium)

(L) Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Destiny Street (France)

(L) Zespol - Agent 008 (Poland)

(E) 1000 Names - Roket Loop 94 (Bulgaria)

(E) Waterflower - Grow (Latvia)

(L) Misa Blam - Gorila (Serbia)

(L) Sarolta Zalatnay  - Fekete Beat (Hungary)

(L) K-X-P - Melody (Finland)

(E) Salome - Vivo Cantando (Spain)

(L) Henry McCulloch - BP Fallon & David Holmes 


Thanks for listening and we're back on air 9th June 7-9pm.

Don't forget to patronise the station here

Long-term friend of the show is riding from Bourne End to Paris for Prostate Cancer UK 14-19 May.

Get involved with cash here  



Culture As A Dare 26 April 2019

Culture As A Dare 26 April 2019

April 26, 2019

In which Emma makes some noises with a balloon in attempt to emulate Matmos, a record label boss approves of said noises, and Lee shuts up because there's way too much brand new music to play in just two hours.

Please note: the next CAAD live show, scheduled for Friday 10 May, has been postponed. We'll let you know the new date asap.

  • Earth Mother F*cker - Happy Shopper (I F*ck Therefore I Am, Antigen Records)
  • Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät - Aina mun pitää (The Best Of Greatest Hits, Sony Music)
  • Rita Braga - Vampires on Horses (Bird on the Moon, Lunadélia Records)
  • DJ Detweiler - Arp Baffle (Los Pianitos, Chin Stroke Records)
  • The Dandelion Set - Judy Switched Off The TV (with Alan Moore) (A Thousand Strands (1975-2015), Buried Treasure)
  • Sirocco - Alim (Sirocco III, The Cassette Archive)
  • lil orti trum - Codeine (Junk Sickness, self-released)
  • Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Dead West (Droneflower, Sacred Bones Records)
  • Sone Institute - The Devil Works In ASDA (Where Moth and Rust Consume, Front & Follow)
  • GhostShips - Descending Through Dark (GhostShips, Laily Recordings)
  • Johnny Broke - New Windows (Rogue EP, Hominid Sounds)
  • Noah Britton - A Complete Explanation Of Life (Why Would Someone Make an Album?, self-released)
  • Mort Garson - Ode to an African Violet (Mother Earth’s Plantasia, Sacred Bones Records)
  • Bowditch - Five Alarm Bell (Alchemy 4, Courier Sound)
  • Sly and the Family Drone - New Free Spirits Falconry & Horsemanship Display (Gentle Persuaders, Love Love Records)
  • 400 Lonely Things - Relapse (Fireside Favourites, self-released)
  • The International Debt - Debt Doesn’t Sleep (Rough Demos, self-released)
  • John Otway and the Big Band - Real Tears From Real Eyes (Montserrat, Red Bowler Records)
  • Tim Heidecker - When I Get Up (single, Jagjaguwar)
  • Metavari - The Alphabet (ABSURDA, One Way Static Records)
  • NOTS - Floating Hand (3, Upset The Rhythm)
  • Gary Wilson - The Lonely Park (The King Of Endicott, Cleopatra Records)
  • Earthmass - Keep (Spectral Gate, self-released)
  • Free Piece Of Tape - Burning School (An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016, Sub Rosa)
  • Girlpool - Chemical Freeze (What Chaos Is Imaginary, Anti Records)
  • Amanda Palmer - Bigger On The Inside (There Will Be No Intermission, Cooking Vinyl)
Culture As A Dare 29 March 2019

Culture As A Dare 29 March 2019

March 29, 2019

In which Lee's stomach threatens to thwart proceedings, a political agenda is totally not made apparent, and tributes are paid to Keith Flint and Scott Walker.

The next live CAAD show is on 13 April at Twenty One, featuring Tangerinecat and Lost Harbours. Doors 8pm, tickets £7.

Bill Drummond & The Romanian band of Birmingham - Ode To Joy (single, The Quietus)
CHAI - THIS IS CHAI (PUNK, Heavenly Recordings)
Nukleopatra - Weightless (Weightless EP, self-released)
Flint - Asteroids (Device #1, Polydor (unreleased))
Wassermann, Blonk & Vorfeld - A Locution (Wasserman, Block & Vorfeld, Jaap Blonk self-released)
Polypores - Phylogenic Memory (The Blow Volume 6, Front & Follow)
Tanya Tagaq - Toothsayer (Toothsayer, Six Shooter Records)
Sealionwoman - Remain (Siren, Antigen Records)
Matmos - Interior with Billiard Balls & Synthetic Fat (Plastic Anniversary, Thrill Jockey Records)
Deerful - Sunset Drive (Tell Me I Can Fix This On My Own, self-released)
The Abominable Mr Tinkler - The Procession (1st Cut EP, self-released)
Tangerinecat - I Don’t Want To Be A White Master (Many Kettles, self-released)
Pettaluck - Get Undressed (Pass, Wrieuw Recordings)
Henge - Demilitarise (single, Platinum Rare)
The Caretaker - Equinox eyes will stop (Everywhere, an empty bliss, History Always Favours The Winners)
Scott Walker - Jolson And Jones (The Drift, 4AD)
Kelly Moran - Radian (Ultraviolet, Warp Records)
Ewa Justka - Acid On Acid (Acid On Acid, New York Haunted)
David Liebe Hart and Jad Fair - I Like Donald Duck Better Than I Like Mickey Mouse (For Everyone, Joyful Noise Recordings)
Northwest - Dimaryp (I, Tempel Arts)
McGruff The Crime Dog - I’m Glad I’m Me (McGruff’s Smart Kids Album, Sony Wonder)

Culture As A Dare 1 March 2019

Culture As A Dare 1 March 2019

March 1, 2019

In which Lee takes over the show from Emma, and is utterly gatecrashed by an Austrian living in Germany, who somehow wormed her way into Lee's secret lair in deepest, darkest Colchester.

The next live CAAD show is on 13 April at Twenty One, featuring Tangerinecat, Lost Harbours, and The Spermacetti Organ.

John Callaghan - It’s The End, But… (John Callaghan's Cortical Charabanc, self-released)
Taupe - Take One (Fill Up Your Lungs And Bellow, Scant Records)
Moff Skellington - Triangular Coats Come Hiding (The Corduroy Bridge, German Shepherd Records)
Gagarin - Learning To Fly (Phenomenology EP, Courier)
PFFR - Dark Louds (Dark Louds Over Red Meat, Housewife Records)
Daylight Studio - Watermelon Fantasy (Morning - EP, Daylight Recordings)
Luno - Tendency (Tendency, self-released)
BADABOUM - La Vouivre (BADABOUM, Bruit Direct Disques)
Phelan Burgoyne Trio - Imubasam (Unquiet Quiet, Pumpkin)
2 Pigs Under 1 Umbrella - Graphic Sexual Horror (2 Pigs Under 1 Umbrella, Transformer Music)
Amanda and Brandy - I’m Melting (Nasal Tididooki E.P., self-released)
Big Lad - Ricky Balboa (Pro Rock, Box Records)
Happy Rhodes - When The Rain Came Down (Ectotrophia, Numero Group)
foodman - Mozuku featuring Pillow Person (Aru Otoko No Densetsu, Sun Ark)
Visage Pâle - Holistic Love (Holistic Love, Castles In Space)
Ryan Dann - Rat Finale Performance / Snowmobiles (Joe Pera Talks With You, Williams Street)
Octo Octa - I Need You (For Lovers, Technicolour)
Jud Jud - X Fast Song X (X the Demos X, No Idea Records)
GP&PLS - Die Autos Fahren Schnell (100% Pro-Monarchist X-tra Kone Radio, Groove Cafe)
Sly & The Family Drone - Votive Offerings (Gentle Persuaders, Love Love Records)
Unwaves - Foam Hands (Foam Hands EP, self-released)
Ken Nordine - Crimson (Colors, Snail Records)

Emma’s Final CAAD show

Emma’s Final CAAD show

January 31, 2019

A somewhat frantic prerecorded farewell. Featuring in no particular order:


The Wendy Darlings, Pharmakon, C Drik, Xiu Xiu, Snork, Jude Cowen Montague, Parry Grip, Audrey Chen, Nim Chimsky, ORE, Art Terry, Mattie Konig, Vladamir Boyashev, Moon Hooch, Heart Eyes, Mein Haus, The Colourful Disease, The Nearly, Fate Vs Free Willy, Mancingelani, Cunning Folk, Tangerine Cat, Takeharu  Kunimoto and The Last Frontier, Humousexual


Thank you everyone. Stay tuned and support the Patreon xx

Culture as a Dare 10 Year Retrospective #1

Culture as a Dare 10 Year Retrospective #1

November 9, 2018

Celebrating 10 years of gigs as a team, looking back at some of the shows with live recordings. We can't fit it into 2 shows but that isn't going to stop me trying. 


Breakneck Static - Hey Mikey

Pallindromes - Rabbit Screaming

Meddicine - Live at CAAD (Sunrooms)

Anthony Briggs - Live at CAAD (Railway small room)

Alien - Electric Eye 

Woodchucker - Tonight We're Sea Monsters

The Marbles Jackson - What Remains

Little Penguin - Chromosphere

The Bobby McGees - We Never Sleep

Tropical Ooze - Parade

Melodie Group - Adventure Island in the Rain

Brideburger - Live at CAAD (Railway big room)

Zensunni - Live at CAAD for Leigh Folk Festival

The Hillmisters - Bed Headz

Paper Dollhouse - The Lost Man

Rattle - Disco

Maria and the Gay - Motherfolkers

Temperatures - 14.14

Kostoglotov live for CAAD (Railway)

Lafidki - The Ceremony of the Drowned

BlueBeard - Live for CAAD

The Owl Service - How the Gods Kill

Bella Emerson - Live for CAAD (at Bar Lambs)

R. Stevie Moore - Live for CAAD (Railway big room)

Sophie Cooper - Dua Hantu

Silver Apples - Lovefingers

Culture as a Scare 2018

Culture as a Scare 2018

October 12, 2018

A little bit garbled. A little bit fierce.


Zherbin - Petali III

Guttersnipe - Stromatolite's Kiss

Kapil Seshasayee - The Ballad of Bant Singh

Miss Eaves - Fast Forward

Winterbound - The Mirror Room

Museum - The Law

MrSolidSnake745 - Ghostbusters Theme

NASA - Enceladus Hiss

HHY & The Macumbas - Wilderness of Glass

Dollboy - California

Sone Institute - French Woods

Gustavo & Jorgos - Desde el Alma

MMMM - Kalis

NASA - Van Allen Probe A

Ujjaya - Flight to Omega

NASA - Sun Sonification

NASA - Isolated robots

Rui Ho - Lush

Ten - The Age of Today 

Liberez - Here is the Proof

Mary Ocher - The Sound of War

Sandal - Lama Bada Yatathana

The Caring Babies - Corridors of uncorrugated cardboard



Culture as a Dare September 2018

Culture as a Dare September 2018

September 6, 2018

In which I totaly forgot to plug my own gig with Rock Garden of Chandigahr soundtracking animated sci-fi classic Fantastic Planet at New River Studios in London on the 19th September. Tickets cheaper in advance,


Monkeys in Love - Installation Song

Magic Mist - Tentacle Finger

Moldy Peeches - Downloading Porn with Davo

Shooby Taylor - Lift Every Voice and Sing

Vicious Dogs - CSMA

Emanuel Salvador - D

Catherine Hershey - O Ma Cherie

Pancake Promises - Door Knobs

Kadonnut Manner - Kummitus on Kultainen Herra


Carla Bozulich - Prince of the World

Noir Boy George - Enfonce-toi dans la Ville

Gavin Prior - Always Summer Somewhere

Shape Worship - Tamesis (Laura Cannell remix)

Joel Cahan - Black Rainbows

Pancake Promises - Mystery Tin Can

Caring Babies - Silly Bag of Flour

Warm Boys - Beat Me Up

Pettaluck - Beer and Coffee

Pancake Promises - Toothpicks

Experimental Sonic Machines - Unknown title

Launay - Le Jardin des Elipses

Culture as a Dare August 2018

Culture as a Dare August 2018

August 9, 2018

Tracklisting to follow.......