Culture as a Dare May 2017

May 22, 2017

Just Emma on her own getting back to covering the new releases, old classics and things you might not have heard. Latvia only mentioned twice. 

Ella Jenkins - Hello

Maria and the Gay - Oh Boy She Moans

Hanna Tuulikki, Lucy Duncombe and Alec Finaly - Tidesongs

The Estuary Songwriters Project - Tilbury Jack

Moongazing Hare - Despair

Dolly Dolly - Bound by sound

Henry Homesweet - Luke's Atari

Atari Teenage Riot - Death of a President D.I.Y!

Bitterfucked - Burnout Song

Stuart Russell - Air Please

Palindromes live for CAAD at the Railway

Latife Cheshmeli - Dila Dushdu (Everybody is Talking)

Mark Gergis - Homo Aleppo

Dark Globes - Do What You Want

Colin Stetson - Like Wolves on the Fold

Cannonball Statman - Hummingcone Hotel

Baluji Shrivastav - Sleep, Queen of the Dolls

Culture as a Dare April 2017

April 24, 2017

With Guest host Richard Thompson and a shockingly laid back repertoire, plus the announcement of our CAAD stage at Leigh Folk Festival.  

Culture as a Dare March 2016

March 27, 2017

Tonight I was joined by Pancake Promises who chatted about his music, upcoming shows and people who have inspired and supported him along the way. 


Palindromes - Rabbit Screaming

Ed Dowie - Why Do You Live in France?

Lekkido - Lychees

The Nearly - Discolonic / Gothic Portaloo

Parry Grip - Pancake Robot

Frank Zappa - St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Promises - Meat Nappy / Animal Garden Ornaments

Tumbledryer Babies - Red Letter Sweater / Still With You

Youn Sun Nah - Pancake

Pancake Boys Hoopty Squad - The Pancake

Niek Hilkman - Kapot

Caring Babies - The Bard

Unknown Elephant Mamoot - Improvisation with a Small Leaf

Eskimoomin - Hill Mouse

Toxic Chicken - Good Vibes

EPP! - Fabrkia

CN Lester - Your Hands

BJ Snowden - Conspiracy 

Henry Glissenaar - Oh Blah de


Culture As A Dare Feb 2017

February 27, 2017

Nonstop Tango - The Alphabet Song

Roshi and Pars Radio - Dar Kaarghe Koozegary / In the Potters workshop

75 Dollar Bill - Beni Said

Live Low - Antiplot

New Found Lung - Cuckoo

Rashad Becker - Dances II

Penguin Cafe - Cantorum

Elo Masing - Expressionen

Bargou - Mamchout

Endless Melancholy - A Song for Watching Snowfalls

Sam Andreae - v3K(araoke) (version 2)

Slum of Legs - Begin to Dissolve

L-R - Son d'arriba

Sunlight's Bane - Begrudging Soul

That Faint Light - Sleep Also Beckons

Ann Key - Not In This World

Christina Vantzou - Brain Fog

Then it all went a bit wrong and inaudible at this end. I'll play Pallindromes and Ed Dowie next month. 

CAAD 28th Jan 2017

January 30, 2017

Pharmakon - Transmission

Bowditch - The Railway Hotel Gents Toilet Hand Dryer (Broken)

Quelbe - Ho Bin Sen Yo?

Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region Song and Dance Ensemble - Tirik Bostan

The Vegetable Orchestra - Scoville

Matana Roberts - Always Say Your Name / Nema Nema Nema

Fox ADHD - Sympathy for Slenderman

The Marbles Jackson - Ten Million Suns

Kelvyn Taylor - Understanding

Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina

Dmitri Zherbin - Untitled (side A)

Mandolin Sisters - Govardhanagiridhari live 2012

Tongues of Fire - Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance

Loose Capacitor - Theme from Robins Nest

Yegna - Echelalehu

Kristen - Wyspa

Dark Globes - Never Let Me Down

Qara Jorgha - The Black Steed

Sounds of Sea Animals

Fun wih Music - Yes...That's Positive

Ed Dowie - May for a Dead Queen

Avec Le Soleil - Trans-pop Express I

Culture as a Dare Feb 2nd 2016

January 2, 2017

With guest host Lee Ashcroft, who realised right at the end that he was playing some of his tracks in mono. 


Kai Whiston - Drag Hunt
You C - Lonely Fox's Orchestra
Owl and Mouse - Misfits
Andrew Liles - Orban Explorer
Goat - Alarms
Max Ananyev - Birch Tree
Renaldo and the Loaf - Henri Rise
Moon Duo - Cold Fear
Dalek - Critical
Gagarin - We are the Seekers After the Truth
Let's Eat Grandma - Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
Tom Emmons - In Caverns Of Glass
Brigid Mae Power - Sometimes
Oh Peas! - A Day Out
Belbury Poly - Hey Now Here he Comes
Stian Westerhus - Kings Never Sleep
ICHI - Wakka P
2814 - Guided By Love
Jerry Wigens - Blather
Katie Gately - Frisk

Culture as a Dare accidental 2016 roundup

December 5, 2016

Tonight I drank 4 cartons of E number laden blue 'Bubblegum time' in an attempt to be more jolly and quite frankly I can barely type. Also for some reason I cannot cut and paste the tracklisting so please see below. It was good though, promise. 



Culture as a Dare LGBTNBQ Special

November 7, 2016

Like a phonecall to a lover, we really didn't know when to stop. With guest Jo Overfield and an absent Ray Morgan. 

Lesbians on E - Sedition
Alix Dobkin - Jo's B-day
Pale Kids - St Gerard
Told Slant - Green Nailvarnish
Toxic Chicken -Good Vibes
Peaches - I U She
Ten Tigers - 82
Dorian Wood - Hymn to Freedom
Adrian Lane - Of The Spheres
Velodrome - Bonderov
'One Bed' by Ray Morgan (read by Jo)
Sicknurse - Sleepnesting
Mayr - Waving Our Tits in the wind
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Scooter Pack
Adult Mom - Survival
Shamir - Make a Scene
Legion of Swine - The Inevitability of the Destruction of Humanity by the Porcine Godhead (extract)
CSMA - Cryosphere