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Mark Whitby is a regular DJ on Dandelion Radio. In 2005, his book 'The Festive Fifty', chronicling the history of John Peel's famous end of year chart, was published. He's tried being in bands but gave up after his surf-punk combo The Beached Whales ended in acrimonious failure in the late nineties, after which he decided to concentrate on listening to and spreading the word about music that was actually worth listening to. After hosting short-lived radio shows such as The A-Z of Punk, The Diamond Mine and Idiot Jukebox, he joined the Dandelion staff in 2006 and has been with them ever since. Among other things, recent obsessions include the Hungarian punk scene, short-lived and much-missed Isle of Man band The Chasms, Fuck Buttons and Jeffrey Lewis.

LIVE

The Blinders: The Bottom Floor – live review

The Blinders
Wayne AF Carey gets a taste of what The Blinders will be bringing back to the live circuit. It's sound as fuck!

INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW: Armenian-Ukrainian rappers Samuum shed a light on bride kidnapping

American-Armenian rappers Sammum shed a light on bride kidnapping
Armenian-Ukrainian rappers Samuum shed a light on bride kidnapping.There are not many music videos that feature a...

NEWS

The Blinders announce their drummer leaving

One of Manchester's best young bands, The Blinders, have announced the departure of their drummer Matt in a statement...

MEDIA

Tokyo Story – film review

Tokyo Story (1953) Director: Yasujirō Ozu Cast: Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi, Mieko Takamine Language: Japanese (with optional English subtitles) Run time:...

FESTIVALS

BANG BANG ROMEO confirmed to headline LOUD WOMEN Fest 5 in 2021

Bang Bang Romeo
Feminist DIY collective LOUD WOMEN have just announced that BANG BANG ROMEO will be headlining their next festival, taking place on 20 March 2021 at 229 The Venue in London. Earlybird tickets are on sale now here at a special price of £16. Over 20 more artists are set to be announced.