The Wirebender presents – Radio Sutch Original pirate radio and Paper doll house

Now, this is a fine treasure. Our man in london went out crate-digging and found a signed album that told the story of the early pirate days. What better example for Radio On, and how much more encouragement does Adrian need to finally take his rubber boat to the Landwehrkanal and start transmitting form Berlin’s extraterrestial waters?

Part two of the show is an extensive mix of sleepy and dreamy sounds made by Astrud Steehouder.

More info below in The Wirebender’s own words:

After a June break the Wirebender returns bearing gifts from the Norfolk coast, such as this long lost vinyl find and feature on Pirate radio stations from the 1960’s.
Produced by Chris Edwards with interviews with Lord Sutch later in 1979.
It’s an intriguing radio tale of piracy, music and murder?

In Easter 1964 Radio Caroline begins broadcasting and offshore radio for the first time had arrived in Britain. Others quickly followed. Enter Lord Sutch aka Dave Sutch who established Radio Sutch off the Whitstable coastline.

It was nothing like I’d imagined it to be, I expected to see a fort, a big brick thing with flagpoles and things to point rifles flag poles …..When u go out there you saw sardine tins on legs -Terry Dawson DJ presenter

Radio Sutch

Paper Dollhouse
Paper Dollhouse began in 2010 as a side-project of Rayographs‘ Astrud Steehouder to experiment with music production. While Astrud recorded in the kitchen and garden Nina Bosnic made projections creating a home theatre of image and incidental sound. These recordings became the glacial, night-time folk debut A Box Painted Black on Jane Weaver‘s Bird Records. Following a split release with fellow Bird artist Magpahi on the esteemed Folklore Tapes imprint, collaborations with Old Apparatus and techno remixes by AnD and Joe Cocherell on Resilience, they unearthed the post-punk rooted electronica album Aeonflower on Night School and Bird/Finders Keepers in 2015. Following a headline performance at Sounds From the Other City and a slot at Festival No. 6 the duo showcased a highly immersive AV-live show in London employing UV light, helium and neon balloons to coincide with the release of the Plutonic Rainbows EP. They subsequently released a series of sold-out limited cassettes of electronic and archival work on their own MoonDome label. They will be releasing their third album produced by Asher Levitas (Old Apparatus/ Planet Mu) on MoonDome later this year


A track from Stash (a preview of the new single 1917).

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