Each week Fresh On The Net invites an artist or band to answer a short series of questions in Prick & Ding: the two and a half minute interview. It's convenient and quick - like enjoying a tasty microwave meal!

This week: PULCO

Pulco is lo-fi musician/poet and all round good bloke Ash Cooke. Based in sunny Wales, Pulco make enchanting, leftfield folk/pop music that beats its own path through this weird and wonderful music community we inhabit.

A Portrait of Pulco - aka Ash Cooke

The music of Pulco relaxes me – as if the voice of Ash Cooke has an agreement with my brain to stop and listen every time I hear his music. It makes me think, it makes me smile, it takes me to somewhere I don’t often visit – and afterwards I feel pleased I visited. Though I couldn’t tell you why that was – or what route we took to get there and back.

Ash/Pulco is a serial music collaborator I have recently had the pleasure of working with – and I have been won over by the talent, charm and genuine warmth of the man.

Now we at FOTN ain’t going to pretend that the sounds of Pulco are going to win over every single passing punter – but if you stop and give this music a chance, we think a great many of you will find yourselves very pleasantly surprised.

Pulco‘s next release is the album ‘The Man of Lists‘ on Folkwit Records

Go on – get surprised!

1.  What are you up to at the moment?
I’m up to about a  9.0 – 9.9 on the Richter scale (Devastating in areas several thousand kilometres across)

2.  Favourite childhood memory?
Watching Scooby Doo after school – something I still do

3.  Hero?
Lou Barlow

4.  Villain?
Needless negativity

5.  What/who makes you laugh?
Good friends, my kids and the movies of Chevy Chase

6.  Describe what you do?
I make music on the move! At home, in cars you name it. Pulco music is lo-fi experimentalism – observational, poignant and at times laugh out loud funny. It includes poetry, found sound, ambient noise as well as songs played nicely on my guitar

7.  Whose hair would you like to have for just one day?
Robert Wyatt – Early soft Machine era – The essential cool Prog Rock image when combined a Polo neck and a pair of sunglasses

8.  Best musical experience to date
Having John Peel pop into the studio to hear tracks from my album !!

9.  What artist inspires you?
At the moment Ducktails & The Woods. British artist Albert Irvine and as always the written works of Brautigan & Bukowski

10.  What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
Great music and nice people

PULCO (feat. BUTCHERS PRIME CUTS) – Biro By The Sofa


Johnno Casson

Johnno Casson is a London-born/Colchester-based singer, musician, songwriter and show-off. He also compiles and releases compilations and is a serial supporter of new music. Johnno releases his own music as Snippet ,Old Tramp and also under his own name Johnno Casson.. As far as we know he was the most-played artist ever on Tom's legendary late night Fresh On The Net radio shows on 6 Music - having been featured no less than 18 times and appearing as an interview guest. You can also find Johnno on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube...


  1. Massimo Zeppetelli

    Great track!

  2. Tom

    Gorgeous and howling mad, just the way we like it – thanks for another great Prick’n’Ding Johnno 🙂 Can’t wait for next week !

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