We clock up 350 episodes of the Independent Music Podcast with the last conventional podcast of 2021, proving that there’s still time for a new favourite artist of the year to emerge.
There are plenty of options here for you, from the long-awaited return of Black Dice to the truly exceptional emergence of Princess Diana of Wales – the project of London-based Laila Sakini. We also have the latest from podcast favourite Pye Corner Audio, the debut release from Hard Fist co-director Tushen Raï, the new one from the always-unpredictable Japanese psych rockers Boris, and more.
Pye Corner Audio – Symbiosis (Ghost Box, UK)
Gooooose – Arp Kicks (Skyshaker Novox) (SVBKVLT, China)
Plastiq + 13 Year Cicada – Crackles on C4D4 (Gandula, Spain)
Tushen Raï – East-Balearism (Cracki Records, France)
Boris – Drowning by Numbers (Sacred Bones, USA)
Angels of Pompeii – So High (Avidya, UK)
Black Dice – White Sugar (FourFour Records, USA)
Princess Diana of Wales – Fragments of Blue (A Colourful Storm, Australia)
Rheum – 45m (self-release, UK)
Earl Young – Take Them in Prayer (Athens of the North, UK)
This week’s episode is sponsored by the state51 Conspiracy, an independent music house. Go to state51.com to find out more about everything they do: state51 Factory sessions and events; hand-made Atelier products; a diverse roster of Label releases; Greedbag stores, pop-up and fanzine, and the Collective of distribution partner labels and artistsProduced and edited by Nick McCorriston.