Episodes

#215 – AK/DK, Chupame El Dedo, Bruxa Maria, Nihiloxica, Lower Slaughter

If you’re looking for unusual sounds, you don’t have to search far into this week’s podcast. The opening noise of Colombian noiseniks Chupame El Dedo (trans. Suck the Finger) is the type of tropical Cumbia you won’t find anywhere else. 

Moving on from that this week, there is stunning dub music from the exceptionally exciting Bristol scene, abrasive rock music, soul music from Germany, and more synths than you can shake a theremin at. It’s a good week…

Tracklisting
Chupame El Dedo – No te Metas con Satan (Discrepant, UK)
Sandy Lynch – Schway Dub (Avon Terror Corps, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Purple Aki (God Unknown Records, UK)
Acidliner – Die As He Pan (New Atlantis Records, UK)
Nihiloxica – Dubigwanjuba (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Black Midi – Speedway (Rough Trade Records, UK)
The Polyversal Souls -Feqer Feqer Nèw (feat. Alemayehu Eshete) (Philophon, Germany)
Lower Slaughter – The Measure of a Man (Box Records, UK)
Baïkonour – Urusvati (self-release, UK)
AK/DK – Defragment to Survive (Little Miss Echo Recordings, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#214 – Slikback, King Midas Sound, Housewives, Cocaine Piss, Mighty Lord Deathman

Rare new sounds from the underground on this week’s show as we have self-released experimental Mapuche music from Chile, field recordings from Indonesia, and intense music from Kenyan producer Slikback. 

Tracklisting
Cocaine Piss – Pretty Pissed (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Tecnología Para Ser Libres – Nguillatun (self-release, Chile)
King Midas Sound – You Disappear (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)
Aesop Rock & Tobacco – Corn Maze (Rhymesayers Entertainment, USA)
Black to Comm – Double Happiness in Temporal Decoy (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Slikback – Rage (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Housewives – SmttnKttns (Blank Editions, UK)
Semut Ireng – Daul (Aural Archipelago, Indonesia)
Alameda 5 – CDTE (Instant Classic, Poland)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Modern Art (self-release, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#213 – Tanya Tagaq, USA/Mexico, Deafkids, William Tyler, Krikor

On this week’s show we kick things off with the latest weird hiphop drop from Germany’s Prrrrrrr Records, we have pleasant jazz from Norway, beautiful guitar from William Tyler, an early contender for record of the year from Krikor, and some hefty noise from all corners.

Tracklisting
edac – onto (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)
William Tyler – Call Me When I’m Breathing Again (Merge Records, USA)
USA/Mexico – Matamoros (12XU Recordings, USA / Riot Season Records, UK)
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vågan – Far Ago and Long Away (Odin, Norway)
Krikor – T-800 Factory / The Austrian Oak Take 1 (self-release, France)
Test Dept – Landlord (One Little Indian, UK)
Chiclosx – Paso (DesembocadurA, Mexico)
Tanya Tagaq – Snowblind (Six Shooter Records, Canada)
Bremen – Aimless Cruising (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Deafkids – Mente Bicameral (Neurot Recordings, USA)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#212 – Fat White Family, hmurd, Teeth of the Sea, Rozi Plain, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right

After Anthony’s time in Guatemala the team is back together with a brand new show. He’s arrived with the sounds of Belize in his ears after he snuck across the Central American border to have a little dance.

A bit closer to home, we have ambient drones from Statski and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, we’ve got indie sounds from This Is The Kit bassist Rozi Plain, some trumpet experimentation from psych stalwarts Teeth of the Sea, some brilliant Fat White Family absurdity and more.

Tracklisting
Fat White Family – Feet (Domino Recording Co., UK)
YUBIK – Hey (Shango Records, Greece)
Montague Armstrong – Flimwell Lights (Linear Obsessional, UK)
The Idealist – Inner Space Dub (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Teeth of the Sea – Hiraeth (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rozi Plain – Symmetrical (Memphis Industries, UK)
Statski – Blood Dances (LR2, UK)
hmurd – Shepard’s Delight (TT, UK)
The Garifuna Collective – Mongulu (Stonetree Records, Belize)
Left Hand Cuts Off The Right – Purge (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#211 – favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part three

Our third part of our 2018 review has heavy rock railing against gentrification, North African-infused jazz, Chilean techno, Ugandan bass, Thai noise, and sea creature folktales.

Thank you for listening this year.

To listen to our fourth and final part of our review, support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/independentmusicpodcast

Tracklisting
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#210 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part two

We continue our journey through the exceptional music we’ve enjoyed this year with another batch of music that’s worth looking back on. From the brilliant and silly Marie Davidson track ‘Work It’ through the exquisite sounds of Low and Cucina Povera, this is another cross-section of the stunning independent music released this year.

Tracklisting
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)

Listen to part one here

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

#208 – Modeselektor feat. Flohio, HHY & The Macumbas, Machinefabriek, Meitei / 冥丁, Gum Takes Tooth

The last podcast before we move into reviewing another amazing year of independent music sees another phenomenal batch of new releases.

Starting with some experimental music from the New York underground we move swiftly through new music from Lebanese duo Praed, Japanese illbient, the latest single from the amazing HHY & The Macumbas LP, stunning violin electronics from Machinefabriek and Anne Bakker, through to excellent releases from 2019 with the new Gum Takes Tooth and Man From Uranus releases.

Tracklisting
Hontos – 1 (BANK Records NYC, USA)
Praed – Doomsday Survival Kit (Akuphone Records, France)
Meitei / 冥丁 – Jizo / 地蔵 (Evening Chants, Singapore)
HHY & The Macumbas – Swisid Mekanize Rejiman (House of Mythology, UK)
Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker – Scene 2 (Zoharum, Poland)
Lia Mice – Overwrite the Past (Optimo Music, UK)
Modeselektor feat. Flohio – Wealth (MonkeyTown Records, Germany)
Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Andrea – Future Atmo (Ilian Tape, Germany)
Man From Uranus – Marooned on Mercury (Freaksville Records, Belgium)

#207 – Randall Dunn, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek, Italia 90, Deft, Bad@Maths

As we close in on the year end, the exceptional new independent music just isn’t drying up. This week we take in the sounds of Somalia, Turkey, Indonesia, and more on our usual traipse around new interesting, independent sounds.

Tracklisting
Sofheso – 0102 (First Terrace Records, UK)
Deft – Bellyboy (feat. BUCHANAN) (20/20 LDN Recordings, UK)
Italia 90 – New Factory (Box Records, UK)
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Emine (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Andrew DR Abbott – Daisy Hill (Bloxham Tapes, UK)
Bad@Maths – Levin B w/Dodgelodge – Gravey Milks Toi Truth (Slip, UK)
Randall Dunn – A True Home (feat. Zola Jesus) (Figureight Records, USA)
OCnotes – Somebody Loves You (self-release, USA)
Dur-Dur Band – Yabaal (Analog Africa, Germany)
Jonathan Kusuma – Edit 003 (Dekadenz Records, Indonesia)