Yeah, that’s where I came across him as well, of course. I’ve just looked up the details in Ken Garner’s Peel Sessions guide, and I see he did full sessions in both 2000 and 2002, plus a special Christmas track for the show in 2001. Ten poppy, charming tracks in all.
He did a couple of remixes, one for Cornershop and one for Listen With Sarah, then vanished without trace. I see from the link below that he did have his own CD out at one point, but I hadn’t been aware of that, and copies are now described as “ultra-rare”. Fortunately, I still have my old Peel C90 cassettes of all the relevant shows, recorded off air and since transferred to CD. Ha!
I remember Cowcube lived in Stowmarket, near Peel Acres, and that’s how the great man came to discover him. I’ve always assumed the name must have something to do with the Oxo brand’s little cubes of beef extract, but I have no evidence for that whatsoever. A childhood name for Oxo cubes perhaps?
I really liked Cowcube, not least because he seemed to make his music for the sheer fun of it, and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who remembers him fondly. There’s more here: http://blog.rikkitripp.co.uk/cowcube/