28 episodes

Behold Finders Keepers, a British record label, 40 years in the making, introducing fans of psychedelic / jazz / folk / funk / avant-garde and whacked-out movie musak to a lost world of undiscovered vinyl artifacts from the annals of alternative pop history.

Catering to record collectors and DJ-producers alike with a huge emphasis on sample friendly soundscapes, rocksteady back-beats and primitive electronic experimentalism. Discerning purveyors of the bizarre and abnormal should expect the Japanese choreography records, space-age Turkish protest songs, Czechoslovakian vampire soundtracks, Welsh rare-beats, bubblegum folk, drugsploitation operatics, banned British crime thrillers and celebrity Gallic Martini adverts... presented on CD, 7" and traditional black plastic discs in authentic packaging.

Following in the very same footsteps as the mind boggling "Music To Watch Girls Cry" and "Songs In The Key Of Death" mix CDs for Fat City Records and the original 5-star rated Finders Keepers compilation LP in 2001, Manc-based vinyl-vulture, recording artist and record producer Andy Votel enlists the skills of fellow B-Music DJ and Rare Disc Detective Doug Shipton to form a team of psychedelic librarians and cosmic-pop-quiz-elitists to run their new Twisted Nerve distant sister-label, leaving no progressive pebble unturned or record collection un-rifled.

Future compilations and re-issues will feature collaborative curators such as David Holmes, Cherrystones and Bob Stanley and further contributions from mystery A- / B+ pop-celebrity fanatics of outsider music and ultra-rare bakelite discs. Finders Keepers is an 'accidental world music label' with a punk aesthetic and DJ friendly ethos which allows the desperate listener to sit back while we deliver schizoid cultural channel-hopping compilations and rocking-horse-shit & hen's-teeth re-releases to the comfort of your psych-starved living room...

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Behold Finders Keepers, a British record label, 40 years in the making, introducing fans of psychedelic / jazz / folk / funk / avant-garde and whacked-out movie musak to a lost world of undiscovered vinyl artifacts from the annals of alternative pop history.

Catering to record collectors and DJ-producers alike with a huge emphasis on sample friendly soundscapes, rocksteady back-beats and primitive electronic experimentalism. Discerning purveyors of the bizarre and abnormal should expect the Japanese choreography records, space-age Turkish protest songs, Czechoslovakian vampire soundtracks, Welsh rare-beats, bubblegum folk, drugsploitation operatics, banned British crime thrillers and celebrity Gallic Martini adverts... presented on CD, 7" and traditional black plastic discs in authentic packaging.

Following in the very same footsteps as the mind boggling "Music To Watch Girls Cry" and "Songs In The Key Of Death" mix CDs for Fat City Records and the original 5-star rated Finders Keepers compilation LP in 2001, Manc-based vinyl-vulture, recording artist and record producer Andy Votel enlists the skills of fellow B-Music DJ and Rare Disc Detective Doug Shipton to form a team of psychedelic librarians and cosmic-pop-quiz-elitists to run their new Twisted Nerve distant sister-label, leaving no progressive pebble unturned or record collection un-rifled.

Future compilations and re-issues will feature collaborative curators such as David Holmes, Cherrystones and Bob Stanley and further contributions from mystery A- / B+ pop-celebrity fanatics of outsider music and ultra-rare bakelite discs. Finders Keepers is an 'accidental world music label' with a punk aesthetic and DJ friendly ethos which allows the desperate listener to sit back while we deliver schizoid cultural channel-hopping compilations and rocking-horse-shit & hen's-teeth re-releases to the comfort of your psych-starved living room...

    Finders Keepers Radio - French Concept Album Special

    Finders Keepers Radio - French Concept Album Special

    Stepping out of a six month hibernation with our best foot forward, Finders Keepers Records Radio Show returns from our beauty sleep to a breakfast of French toast, croissants, strong coffee and a refreshing pint of petrol with-a-rag-stuffed-in-the-top! Marking 50 years exactly since the Mai 68 riots in Paris, your faithful hosts take you on a two hour journey in recognition of the huge and immediate cultural shift in French art, literature and music including the rise of forward-thinking, philosophical, thematic pop music which made France the forerunners and undisputed maverick masters of the concept album. Discussing a genre that arguably peaked with Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier's notorious Histoire De Melody Nelson, your faithful FKRR hosts, Andy Votel, Doug Shipton and Pete Mitchell dig much much deeper into their vintage vinyl vaults to trace the sonic origins of feature-length French Psychedelia while they attempt to authenticate the first French concept album and trace a bloodline of existential spoken word French Funk and gritty fuzz-fuelled symphonic rock which would go-on to shape the future sound of all French pop and its inimitable sprawling legacy. Punctuated with tracks from the insanely rare Popera Cosmic LP (an LP devised by teenagers Francois Wertheimer and Jean-Michel Jarre) which formed the foundations of the Gallic galactic narrative psychpop phenomena, this two hour special hopes to open your eyes and ears to a world you always wanted to explore, but perhaps never knew existed, with an interchangeable cast and family tree that eventually branched out to the start of French cosmic disco and synth pop while influencing the sampled sound of progressive European pop music for almost a semi-century.

    From science fiction to malediction... From astrology to astronomy... From hypnosis to psychosis... via stone faces to cabbage heads...this show hears a fine return to form for Finders Keepers, celebrating controversial lost-pop and a bygone political hotbeds which they might call their perfect comfort zone. It's gonna be hard to cram it all in into one show but "The Revolution Will Not Be Sequelised". Ceci n'est pas une POP.

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Finders Keepers Radio - Christmas Special Part Three

    Finders Keepers Radio - Christmas Special Part Three

    WE FREAKINGS OF ORIENT ART!

    Throwing you in at the deep end of a frozen pond with Tamil tinsel and glittery Greek beat the Finders Keepers festive rescue team return to save you from present buying panic and the jingle of consumerist pockets with a seasonal stack of recycled vinyl and lesser-broadcast yuletide Yé-yé. Your faithful merry gentleman Shipton, Votel and Mitchell take you on another psuedo-psycotropic sleigh-ride as our invisible elves add their special secret ingredients of Weinachten wax and seasonal styrene to the mulled-vino for our third annual Christmas radio special. Joining the Finders Keepers Records Radio congregation in their jam packed snowbound shack are longtime friends and guests DJ Cherrystones and Modern Kosmologist Jane Weaver who, in an eggnog vs yule log throw-down, battle the prattle and the reindeer cattle to get a word in edgeways. The more the merrier? As the winter wall-bangers flow, it doesn't get much merrier than this.

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Finders Keepers Radio - Halloween Special Part Three

    Finders Keepers Radio - Halloween Special Part Three

    Within the confines of this calendar month Saxonic inhabitants will experience a full moon, a Friday 13th and, as always, a glut of Hallowe'en parties officially making 2017 the host to the scariest October of all time. The add salt to the wound The Finders Keepers Records Radio Show trump this horrific hat-trick by bringing you a truly bloodcurdling display of vampyric vinyl, psychotic psychedelia, freakshow funk and a unique brand of zombified humour that would make the most stoic stand-up comedian literally die on stage. Yes it's that bad! Andy "The Axe Minister" Votel and Doug "The Diabolical" Shipton are left under the parental supervision of Pete "The Mummy" Mitchell while they attempt a radiophonic seance to resurrect the Morte Vivante of European horror pop and obscure curios from the belly of the B-Music beast. Putting a combined 75 years of well-polished professionalism to one side these three absolute losers present what they consider to be their worst ever show and even a visit from Lancaster's (genuinely proficient) poetic-power-drinkers The Lovely Eggs isn't going to sooth the gaping graze that this show will leave on your tolerance for years to come. With all the usual tenuous magazine features that allow us to stitch this Frankenstein-a-like bastard together this show is a nightmare. So, tune in and let Finders Keepers summon up the same jokes we did last year and feel the pain as your favourite reissue album subliminally brainwashes you all with attempts to eat your living bank balance from the inside out! Dead air? Viva la muerte!

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Finders Keepers Radio - Vinyl Vacation Road Trip

    Finders Keepers Radio - Vinyl Vacation Road Trip

    Summer is a coming in, loudly sing cuckoo! Yes, indeed! Faithful and patient patrons of the Keepers cottage, summer is well and truly upon us and what better way to celebrate the sunstroke season than to crank up your metaphysical motor vehicles and hit the open road in search of dusty needle nirvana. Join your faithful tour buddies Votel, Mitchell and Shipton, abetted by hard rock hitchhiker Stan Chow, on one of their regular cross continental record raid road trips combining the kind of vehicular vinyl cuts used in Votel's very own Cock Diesel biker psych nights and adding global doses of two-stroke funk, Gallic gas guzzlers, freewheeling folk and psycho-manic soundtracks (amongst many more mutant micro-genes).

    Ideal for feature-length road trips, channel crossings, festival freeloading or family fleets of fancy, this show was bought to you by the letter's D, R, I, V, and E and the colours green for GO because there is no time for pit stops or bog breaks when Finders Keepers (fuzz) pedals hit the metal. So throw away your A to Zs as well as your MP3s and your seedy CDs because this voyage is virtually vinylcentric to the core (except for that one sticky cassette) and when you cover as much ground as the FK Radio shows and their infectious brand of B-Music you'll find that A roads home are simply no longer an option. Check the breaks! It's a Gasssss!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Finders Keepers Radio - Easter Folkish Special

    Finders Keepers Radio - Easter Folkish Special

    Finally climbing out of a winter time hibernation your faithful Finders Keepers Radio regulars embrace the joys of spring with open ears, wide mouths and clear minds in their ultimate radiophonic relaxation programme complete with musical massage oils, organic gramophones and natural vinyl vitamins in this Folkish Easter time special!

    Emerging from the communal egg like a three-headed garage sale guru Votel, Mitchell and Shipton celebrate record rebirth and general worldly wax eggsploration; combining acid folk classics, new age obscurities and folk funk crowd teasers with a healthy dose of spiritual well-being and quasi-optimist yoga yak.

    Inviting guests like spectral songbird Magpahi alongside reluctant future folk artists Felt Mistress into the Keepers Cottage this expanded psychedelic egg hunt attempts to summon the bargain buds of May via audio incantation while whale music, aquarium sound effects and Moomintroll melodies punctuate this very crooked craft fair! Add Hen To Eggs and Keep It Rollin'

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Finders Keepers Radio - Christmas Special

    Finders Keepers Radio - Christmas Special

    'Tis the season to be explicitly self-explanatory... Yule never hear another radio show like this because snowbody does it quite like the Finders Keepers Records Christmas congregation etc. Expect turkey from Turkey, festive French fuzz, mince pies from Melbourne, magnetic melodies from Moominvalley, Tamil tinsel and plenty of Kristmas krautrock amongst other under-the-counter shocking stocking fillers. Oh yeah, and we've also got Paul McCartney from The Beatles on the show with us, sharing sporadic chatter and make-shift Christmas singalongs with our regular presenters Andy Votel, Pete Mitchell, Doug Shipton and returning guests John McCready with James Pianta from Australian label Roundtable Records. This all vinyl (and sometimes even cassette) fuelled radiophonic transmission puts a rosy red cherry on the top of another fine year of monthly odd pop radio shows from Finders Keepers "accidental world music" record label - making global sound local since 2005 while popping a cosmic cork over the 2017 threshold after simply having a wonderful Christmas time! Buon Natale, Nadolig Llawen, Wesołych Świąt and Feliz Navidad to every man, woman, child and Moomin for this seasonal psychedelic sitting.

    • 2 hrs 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Exceedingly good podcasts with great music and first rate guests

My favourite podcast in the whole world, great production values, great music, brilliant guests and the hosts Pete Mitchell and Andy Votel are always a lorra lorra fun! Keep em coming guys!

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