There’s a heavy antipodean influence on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, with a whole heap of wonderfully varied sounds with their roots in Oceania. From the stunning experimental folk of Maxine Funke, to the beautiful pop of Carla Dal Forno, through to ‘horrible metal from YANWYTYA, there’s a broad spectrum of noise.
Elsewhere, Sarathy Korwar’s new record gets us off to a strong start, whilst the intercontinental drones and poetry of Karen & Peter transports us to the dusky landscapes of West Yorkshire and upstate New York. For the patrons we also have underground experimental hip-hop, crazy obtuse pop from Japan’s Hitomi Moriwaki, and more.
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Sarathy Korwar – Utopia is a Colonial Project (The Leaf Label, UK)
Maxine Funke – South Dunedin (Disciples, UK)
Bitchin Bajas – Amorpha (Drag City, USA)
YANWYTYA – Never Real, Always True (Instruments of Discipline, Germany)
Carla Dal Forno – Come Around (Kallista Records, Uk)
Karen & Peter – Do You Remember the Factory That Burned? (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
Daniel McClennan – Lifted by Marionette Strings (For Kleist) (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
Dhajea & Ashy Eddy – Ughhuh (self-release, USA)
Hitomi Moriwaki – Numbers (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands)
C.L.A.W.S. & I.O.I.F. – Tainted Slugs (Brokntoys, UK)
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