Here’s a Mixcloud link to this week’s tunes & chat from the John Peel/V&A Museum featured 90s zine and 6Music plugged blog turned radio show (via

It featured our top 20 tunes from 2021 including “songs for ewe” picked by the artistes behind our joint number ones:

Martin Bramah (Blue Orchids)
Ajay Saggar (University Challenged)

the full top 20 below this link, but we also kicked off with a brand new Christmas tune from Jane & John (who wrote the theme toon, sung the theme toon from the Velvet Sheep radio show), a new one by Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and the latest improv opus by John Dwyer (Oh Sees) and friends…

Here’s the countdown of our fav tunes of the year:
20 CTMF – Where The Purple Iris Grows
19 Cub Scout Bowling Pins – Everybody Loves A Baboon
18 King Champion Sounds (w. Gerry Love) – I’m In Between Two Worlds
17 Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – (Are You) Ready, Freddy?
16 James Johnston / Steve Gullick – Seven Seas
15 Daniel Avery – Hazel and Gold
14 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Hand of God
13 Cathal Coughlan – Song of Co Aklan
12 Tindersticks – A Man Needs A Maid
11 Rose City Band – Silver Roses
10 Thalia Zedek Band – Binoculars
9 Flock of Dimes – Price of Blue
8 Anna B Savage – Dead Pursuits
7 Chris Brokaw – I Can’t Sleep
6 Band of Holy Joy – This Is The Festival Scene
5 The Catenary Wires – Mirrorball
4 David Lance Callahan – She’s The King of My Life
3 Lou Barlow – Reason To Live
2 Swansea Sound – I Sold My Soul on EBay
=1 University Challenged – Choppers Over Negril
=1 Blue Orchids – Deeper Than Sin