Welcome to The MrTum Radio Show website

Hello Friends.

We set this site up to archive our radio shows but also intend it to be a kind of forum for music related to the show. So consider this an invite to get in touch with anything you would like us to shout about such as new label releases or upcoming gigs. If you are a label we don’t know about or your band is jumping with excitement about your new song/album, give us a shout.

The archive for the shows is now complete and we will update it on a regular basis, just click on the links and it will take you to the archived show on Mixcloud.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for dropping by.

MrTum & Pigpen


Next live show : Sunday 26th November 1-3pm UK Time

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The MrTum Radio Show 19.11.17

Today The MrTum Radio Show 1-3 pm you can look forward to all of these and more. Tune in via the Hailsham FM website or TuneIn app. See you there..
SAICOBAB, The Stanleys, #tuckertheodore, Andy Gabbard, Driftwood Pyre, Samy Ben Redjeb, #Hamadkalkabia, Thank, #thelastsound, #IPsongroup, Mai Mai Mai, #troublevsglue, The Tell-Tale Hearts, Jean Paul ‘El Troglodita’, #thewallflowercomplextion, The Cramps, Shinki Chen #powerhouse, Prince Far I, #mouthus, #bongwater, #runon, Fumaça Preta, Amon Tobin and Pigpens Track of the Week from Malachi McNeill and The Necessary Evil.

Better personWith big thanks to Thrill Jockey Records, Beluga Records, Antiquated Future, Alive Naturalsound, EXAG’ Records, Deuce Radio Show, ANALOG AFRICA, Cruel Nature Records, Black Sweat Records, Not Not Fun Records, No=fi Recordings, Boring Machines, Munster Records, #ercbusrecs, Important Records, Matador Records, Soundway Records. Get ready people..1-3.

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The MrTum Radio Show LIVE 12.11.17

You lucky lucky people, The MrTum Radio Show is back with you today 1-3pm on Hailsham FM, so get yourselves ready and join us for all of this lot.

#jonhussell, N-qia, Violet Nox, Mark “Porkchop” Holder & MPH, Ja Sputnik, Headroom band, #flatworms, #waynesmith, Husker Du (band), #Imarcc4, #dayofphoenix, #lasaladelsilencia, Tresque, #loscamaroes, #richardhorowitz, Curved Light, Howard Hello, Baronen & Satan, The Routes, and Pigpens Track of the Week from Phoebe Bridgers.

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As always, big thanks to the lovely people who let us have all these tracks. OUS, #anaglogarica, Rvng Intl., Constellation Tatsu, Temporary Residence Ltd., Dirty Water Records, #greenwayrecords, Dead Oceans, #glitterbeat, #noble, #reverbworship, Alive Naturalsound, Trouble In Mind Records, #sst, Munster Records, #vinilissimo and Castle Face Records. That’s it, get ready and join Mel Tum Read at1pm!

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The MrTum Radio Show LIVE 5.11.17

On this bright and sunny sunday there’s nothing better to do than tune your device or TuneIn app to Hailsham FM, and settle in for another instalment of The MrTum Radio Show, on with you 1-3 pm. This is what you can look forward to…
Peter Zirbs, Chrome Plated Apostles, Clifton Lee Mann, Laura Baird, Mean Motor Scooter, #alvariusb, Proto Idiot, Les Lullies, #thestickmen, The Stabs, Iokoi, Furtherset, ISLAJA, gudrun gut, Angel 1, Nautilus, #ladusseldorf, #theinvaders, Guided By Voices, #ORB, Sequoyah Tiger, Flipper, Iggy And The Stooges and Pigpens Track of the Week from They Called Him Zone.
With big thanks to all of these for the tracks.. Slovenly Recordings, Homeless, OUS, Morr Music, Constellation Tatsu, Agogo Records, Fabrique Records, Demonbeach Records, Ba Da Bing! Records, Dirty Water Records, Castle Face Records, Forced Exposure, #abduction, Now Again Records, Matador Records, Domino Recording Company, Ambiconmusic.
So that’s it, join us. Mel Tum Read 1-3 for 2 hours of great tracksBe More Pidge2

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New Short Fictions release on Crafted Sounds

Well hello again chums, here’s the bright and breezy new release on Crafted Sounds by Short Fictions and it goes by the name of The Heart Is A Kaleidoscope; check it out….

The Heart Is A Kaleidoscope by Short Fictions (CS012)

This is the twelfth release off of Crafted Sounds that is also available for download and purchase at shortfictions.bandcamp.com & youvegotafriendinpa.storenvy.com

Check out the music video to Ellen (A Song About A Book) on the Grey Estates! www.thegreyestates.com/blog/video-premiere-short-fictions-ellen-a-song-about-a-book


releases November 4, 2017
Recorded, mixed, and master by Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings in Sharpsburg, PA in February 2017 with the exception of Emma Vescio and Britney Raybucks’s parts – as well as some backing vocals – which were recorded at Cafe Verona (3319 Juliet street, Pittsburgh).

Sam Treber – guitar, voice, organ, pianos, keyboards, singing-saw, lap-steel
Shimpei Blackriver – guitar
Sebastian Ho – drums
Dylan Chieffalo – bass, vocals
Emma Vescio – poetry on “The Heart Never Stops Beating”
Nick Bursick – trombone
Britney Raybuck – backing vocals
Available on Vinyl (limited stocks left) and cassette.
Click on the little house next door or follow links in the above text…0007893311_21
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Coming soon on Thrill Jockey….. New album by The Body & Full of Hell

the bodyThe Body and Full of Hell are both unique and influential forces in heavy music each has collaborated often with other unique but like-minded musicians such as Thou, The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Merzbow, The Bug and the list goes on. With Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light, The Body & Full of Hell have integrated a love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults into a sound unlike anything either has produced before.

Written and recorded in one week at Machines with Magnets in Providence, the music of Ascending draws from unexpected sources such as reggaetón and jungle (“Master’s Story”). There are some familiar guests to The Body fans, namely vocalist Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), as well as first-time collaborator drummer Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus).   Samples, synth, saxophone, and a drum orchestra all throb, and sputter, coagulating under the weight of the two bands. Programmed drum patterns and loops taking cues from hip hop are bent and twisted throughout, flawlessly emboldening the distortion drenched guitars and howling vocals. Each element, though meticulously crafted, is visceral, as the exhilaration of improvisation has not been curtailed by editing.

Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light casts aside the dogmas of heavy music. Extremity in The Body & Full of Hell’s music is not based on macho musings or competitive trendiness, but rather is an integral tool to exploring the anxieties of modern life and the bridges between personal and political strife. As leading voices in DIY and underground music communities, The Body & Full of Hell, along with peers such as Thou, are expanding the possibilities of extreme music by shaping worlds of sound with a palette of diverse influences seldom seen in “heavy music” today.

Released November 17th.

Click on the TJ logo to pre-order your copy…


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The MrTum Radio Show LIVE 22.10.17

Today on The MrTum Radio Show will be #tenniscoats, Peter Zirbs, FAUST, Michael Claus, #escobar, NoMeansNo, Gil Scott-Heron, #scream, #volumeallstar, (the) Melvins, Coldcut, Cornelius, #plagadebaile, Sleepy john Corbeck, Dadalú, #ramsden, #deadhorses, Dan Melchior/Dan Melchior Und Das Menace, #shovels, Yes I’m Leaving, Quarter Mile Thunder, Brian Foote, #exuma, Dead Moon, Bad Rec Project and Pigpens Track of the Week is from our mate Dan Dolby in a previous band #throwstephanieintheincinerator!

As always, big shout outs to the labels.. Slabco, #boner, Ninja Tune, Los Emes del Oso, Alien Transistor, Fabrique Records, 100% SILK, Not Not Fun Records, Dirty Water Records, Dischord Records, Lepers Produtcions, Homeless Records, #tombstonerecords and Transfusão Noise Records.

So that’s it, join us Mel Tum Read from 1-3 today on Hailsham FM or via the TuneIn app.


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Homeless Records

Everybody knows that Australia has always been a hot-bed of rock’n’roll action from the likes of Radio Birdman, The Saints and Celibate Rifles to Cosmic Psychos, I Spit On Your Gravy, Bored!, Scientists and beyond.

Homeless started in 2012 with the debut release by Bits of Shit and haven’t looked back with releases from Australian bands such as Cuntz, The Dacios, Men With Chips, Spray Paint, Sewers and Deaf wish amongst others plus a release from Dan Melchior plus first-time vinyl issues of Tasmanian local legends The Stickmen. All releases on sexy vinyl and don’t panic, they have worldwide distribution channels.

If you dig scuzzy Oz rock then you should be checking out Homeless, click on the logo below to get where you need to go….


Keep your ear out for Homeless tracks coming up on future shows…..

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Recent releases from Iron Lung Records

Hey wise guys, do you like your music a little bit intense? Then you’ll be digging this new batch from Iron Lung Records…

NASTI – Big Achievements LP w/download (LUNGS-079)

LUNGS-079+Front+SPBig Achievements is churning mix-tempo hardcore punk with badboy breakdowns and subtly sophisticated change ups that will leave you scratching your sweat makers. If you can’t skate and you can’t slam then you can at least wiggle your nuggets to the ratchet beat. Get into it. Don’t be shy. We love you. Shit yeah. We’ve been waiting for what seems like a century and the wait is well worth it. If this one doesn’t make the year end lists then punk is broken. 
150 copies on translucent orange and 350 copies on some other vinyl housed in a heavy duty pasteboard jacket with lyric sheet and a poster. Art by Riley Kerr. Sounds by Ian Crist. All made in the Pacific Northwest. A pure record. Eat it.

CØNDITIØN – Subjugated Fate 7″ w/download (LUNGS-097)

LUNGS-097_front_SPCØNDITIØN is back with a masterful stroke of devastation to follow up 2015’s Actual Hell. They say some things get better with age and in this case we couldn’t agree more. Subjugated Fate is an exploded blister on the rotten skin of humanity. And like that jingle that won’t stop playing in your head, a festering sore in the aural canal. Still big, still vicious and always pure American D-Beat. Accept nothing less. 
300 copies on radiation yellow vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in Jaybo art on a textured folder sleeve. Recorded in Lost Angeles by Mike Kriebel. Punk

FACELESS BURIAL – Grotesque Miscreation LP w/download (LUNGS-105)

LUNGS-105+front+SPComing from the underlands of scorched minds and poisonous everything, FACELESS BURIAL have arrived to ruin you with 34 minutes of blast-surging, malformed death metal mayhem. Hyper-menacing. Grinding. Dirty. Death. Members of Agents Of Abhorrence, White Walls and Internal Rot if you’re keeping score. 
666 copies on shrouded mystery colored vinyl housed in a heavy duty reverse board jacket adorned with art by Xavier Irvine. Recorded by Finn Keane, Xavier Irvine. Mastered by Mikey Young.

NASTI and CØNDITIØN tracks on the show 8.10.17.

Click on the Iron Lung logo to get where you need to go….


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New Pachinko release on Alternative Tentacles out now

PachinkoThat’s right, after 2 decades, Mad-City madmen PACHINKO have collected their bad vibes and weirdness and unleashed A NEW RECORD on unsuspecting audiences world-wide on Alternative Tentacles Records!

Not only is “State Your Grievances” their 1st record since 1999, JELLO BIAFRA calls it their best since their 1st Alternative Tentacles LP “Behind the Green Pachinko” from 1996!

After a ten year hiatus, Madison, Wisconsin’s PACHINKO is back with new music and live performances. Guaranteed to wipe that smug smile off your face, PACHINKO is making a racket with a ton of new songs by original members: Brian Brech, Greg Norman, Matt Quigle, and Mike “Magma” Henry. They are once again churning out more of the great messed-up head shakers they paraded around way back when.


Click on the A.T logo to get more info….

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The MrTum Radio Show LIVE 17.9.17

ok kids, get yourselves ready for another exciting instalment of The MrTum Radio Show with Mel Tum Read, 1-3 today on Hailsham FM.

This is your line up.. Leadfoot Tea – one man trash’n’roll, #satanslittlehelpers, #GAM, #AFCGT, #Eveningmeetings, #Lutzkrajenski, #jackcooper, #matiasaguayo, The Holydrug Couple, #cobraverde, John Petkovic, Andrew Wartts and GST (Gospel Story Tellers), #theloudfamily, #euma, Gang Starr, #hisatohiguchi, David Nesselhauf, #theterminals, #tenorsaw, The Staple Singers, Vanishing Twin, #UUUU, DENSELAND and Pigpens Pick of the Week from Color Horror.
As always big thanks to the labels.. Beluga Records, Dirty Knobby Industries, Agogo Records, Trouble In Mind Records, #crammeddiscs, #muscletonerecords, Numero Group, BYM Records, Alias Records, #rockstrata, Légère Recordings, Ba Da Bing! Records, VP Records, Soundway Records, Editions Mego, #arbitrary. . Pew, so you’ve got 3 hours to prepare yourself, but better still tune in now while our co-horts Gary Page and Neil Martin ease you in before us.


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