Ship Full of Bombs
Culture As A Dare 13 September 2019

Culture As A Dare 13 September 2019

September 13, 2019

In which microphone problems are the fault of hardware, NOT the date, Lee mentions the KLF again, and lots and lots of Daniel Johnston gets played.

The next CAAD live show, featuring ORE, The Spermaceti Organ, Joucous, and The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, is at Twenty One in Southend on Friday 11th October at 8pm.

Daniel Johnston - Chord Organ Blues (Yip/Jump Music, Eternal Yip Eye Music)

Gary Wilson and R Stevie Moore - Space Down (Its Friday Night) (Fake News Trending, OGenesis)

ORE - Vanadium (BELATEDLY, Box Records)

The Spermaceti Organ - SPORE (ISHA, self-released)

Joucous - Jaga Yogose Gulltri (Worship In The Form Of Dreams, Art Of The Uncarved Block)

Greeen Linez - Sunrise Express (Strange Energy, Diskotopia)

The Rebel - Hitlers And Churchills (Prawns, Junior Aspirin Records)

The Utopia Strong - Konta Chorus (The Utopia Strong, Rocket Recordings)

Rufus Harley - Hypothesis (Re-Creation Of The Gods, Ankh Records)

Harmergeddon - remember (Heat Lightning, Industrial Coast)

Adrian Lane - New Movement In Cities (Live at CAAD)

Chaines - Knockturning (The King, Slip Records)

White Ring - Body High (Chaind Volume 2 (Flooded), Rocket Girl)

Daniel Johnston - Fake Records of Rock n Roll (Is And Always Was, Feraltone)

Ocean Floor - Polyform (Dream Of The Sleeping Stones, zamzamrec)

WaqWaq Kingdom - Step Into The World (Shinsekai, Jahtari)

Trupa Trupa - Longing (single, Glitterbeat Records)

chipmunks on 16 speed - Call Me (Vol. 1, self-released)

Tucker Theodore - Shifting Dunes (To Make The Sun Hurt, Antiquated Future)

Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes (The Practice of Love, Sacred Bones Records)

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - Toxteth Day Of The Dead trailer 2019 (online video, Liverpool Arts Lab)

Spiritualized - All Of My Thoughts (Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Dedicated Limited)

Namtao - Our World Is Different (Namtao 1986, self-released)

Weeping Bong Band - Dissonant Death Rattle (II, Feeding Tube Records)

Black Dresses - Wiggle 2019 (Dreams Come True 2019, Blacksquares)

Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End (1990, Shimmy Disc)

Culture As A Dare 16 August 2019

Culture As A Dare 16 August 2019

August 19, 2019

In which Lee's attempts at sidechain compression have mixed success, Lee's attempts to speak coherently fail miserably, and Lee's attempts to shut up and play the music succeed spectacularly.

The next CAAD live show features Adrian Lane, Manu Louis and Bowditch, and is at Twenty One on Wednesday 4 September at 8pm, £7 entry.

Andrew Hung - Ode (Crabstick Gameboy Compositions, self-released)

Blanck Mass - Wings Of Hate (Animated Violence Mild, Sacred Bones Records)

Lane go-go - Loaded evening (Dora, Nora, Perry + Mel, self-released)

Laura Cannell and Polly Wright - Sing As The Crow Flies Lullaby (Sing As The Crow Flies, Brawl Records)

Hypnotique and the Totally Wired Band - Totally Wired (unreleased)

Lonnie Holley - I’m A Suspect (MITH, Jagjaguwar)

Clara Engel - Little Blue Fox (Little Blue Fox, Vide Press)

Daylight Studio - I Love You Daddy (Afternoon - EP, Daylight Recordings)

Mr Let’s Paint - Let’s Piano TV (“Pizza” excerpt) (from YouTube live stream)

MC and The 7 Pedals - In The Basement (Gluten Free, Valentine Records)

Center of the Universe - Bulgarian Skip (Ixvo-Exvo remix) (Skweee-esque, self-released)

Waterflower - Tirpst (Live (Riga), self-released)

Manu Louis - Internet (Cream Parade, Igloo Records)

White Noise Winter - A Tryal of Witches (single, self-released)

Adrian Lane - To Fulfil The Promise (I Have Promises to Keep, Preserved Sound)

Bowditch - Transaction (Alchemy 4, Courier Sound)

Tartine de Clous - devant bordeaux (sans folklore, Saintonge Records)

Belinda Kempster and Fran Foote - The Ship Shearing Song (On Clay Hill, From Here Records)

Oval - fu (pop, Uovooo)

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith - Lotus Born, No Need To Fear (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Filmmaker - Internal Rain (Wetwork, self-released)

Olga Wojciechowska - Primal Fear (Maps and Mazes, Time Released Sound)

Hashshashin - Crossing The Panj (single, Small Pond)

KAPUTT - Think About Your Face (While You’re Doing It) (Carnage Hall, Upset The Rhythm)

Solypsis - Mixo Final (Self Release, self-released)

Culture As A Dare 19 July 2019

Culture As A Dare 19 July 2019

July 19, 2019

In which Tom Jones can do one, the first one minute and the last ten don't get recorded (accidentally, then purposefully), and Lee reveals (most of) the secrets of spending a week with Bill Drummond in Aulus-les-bains. Just to warn you, there's a lot of talking at the end of this one. But not as much talking as if you'd listened live...

Please note: the CAAD live show featuring Jaeho Huang, Legion Of Swine, and The Nearly, has been postponed indefinitely.

Karen Gwyer - Faces on Ankles (Man on Mountain, Don’t Be Afraid Recordings)

Ubertroll - On the Radio (Vol. Two, self-released)

The Rotary Fifth - Sun Salutations (Automata, self-released)

Hildur Guðnadóttir - The Door (Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series), Deutsche Grammophon)

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - Everything Intensifies (single, Damaged Goods Records)

Oh My God! It’s The Church - Preachin’ (single, self-released)

Harry Partch - Ulysses at the Edge of the World (A Minor Adventure in Rhythm) (Sonata Dementia, Bridge Records)

Twink - Witches of Love (Think Pink IV: Return to Deep Space, NoiseAgonyMayhem Records)

Tralala Blip - Pub Talk (Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls, Room40)

Kemper Norton - incence (brunt calcined, self-released)

Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children - Original Version (The Hurting, Mercury Records)

Zu - Asmodeo (Live In Helsinki, Tannen Records)

Grimm Grimm - Shayou (Cliffhanger, Some Other Planet Records)

T-Bitch - TV Weekend (Tranarchy, Ex Gratia Releases)

Group Listening - Julie With (Ed Dowie remix) (single, PRAH Recordings)

Buddy Lee Dickens - Write A Song (Charly Brown, Love Love Records)

AJA - Charge (AJA, Opal Tapes)

Bill Drummond - True To The Trail (The Man, Creation Records)

Hilary Woods - Jesus Said (Colt, Sacred Bones Records)

*** ** ***-***** (Kevin Sanderson) - Chiming Twelve (instrumental) (single, ******* ****)

Seeming - Stranger featuring Sammus (Sol, Artoffact Records)

Culture As A Dare 21 June 2019

Culture As A Dare 21 June 2019

June 21, 2019

In which Lee is late to the party, Emma simply refuses to co-operate, and next weekend’s Leigh Folk Festival is extensively previewed.

(Please note: in tonight's episode, the part of Lee will be played by Purrdy the cat.)

CAAD’s stage at the Leigh Folk Festival runs from 1-6:15pm on Sunday 30th June downstairs at the Fishermen’s Chapel, and features performances from Las Guadalupes, David Colohan, Katie O’Neill, Charlot Webster, Hypnotique, and The Rock Garden Of Chandigarh. Entrance is free.

The Divine Comedy - Infernal Machines (Office Politics, self-released)

STANLÆY - The Mountain Collector (The Human Project, self-released)

Nothing.Existed - Zero Option (single, self-released)

Lilith Outcome - How Can It Taste So Good (Lilith Outcome, Feeding Tube Records)

DvStcH - Haddock Rock (WTFFY2K18, self-released)

Robbie C. - They Say (Open Heart’s Door, The Cassette Archive)

Blarf - Badass Bullshit Benjamin Buttons Butthole Assassin (Cease & Desist, Stones Throw)

Katie Dey - Stuck (Solipsisters, Run For Cover Records)

Nora Keyes & the Rococo Rot - Open Door (Mysterium Tremens, Folktale)

Leechbook - The Puritanical Reasoning (The Cruelties Of An Age, self-released)

Rita Braga - You Used To Be Stevie Wonder (Live at CAAD)

Petrol Girls - The Sound (Cut & Stitch, Hassle Records)

The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld - Orbital Dance Mix (single, WAU! Mr. Modo Records)

Sharron Kraus and Justin Hopper with The Belbury Poly - The Devil & St. Dunstan (Chanctonbury Rings, Ghost Box)

Melodiegroup - Bad News Telephone (Being and Nothingness, Southend Records)

Raising Holy Sparks - Ritual Bog Burial (Past Life Regression Temples, Cruel Nature Records)

Charlot Webster - My Cold Heart (Frances Goes Where Ever She’s Told, self-released)

Katie O’Neill - Loneliness of a Week (Within, self-released)

United Bible Studies - Driftwood Like Antlers (Rosary Bleeds, Golden Pavilion Records)

PicaPica - Sucker Punch (Together & Apart, Rough Trade)

Laura Cannell - Untethered (The Sky Untuned, Brawl Records)

Las Guadalupes - Serenata Huasteca (single, self-released) (CAAD STAGE 17:30)

Jon Hassell - Manga Scene (Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One), Ndeya)

Pettaluck - Urban Fox (live at CAAD)

Weird Sisters - This Is The Night (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Bros.)

Morris Minor and the Majors - Another Boring “B” Side (Stutter Rap single, 10 Records)

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