Episodes of the Independent Music Podcast

#220 – Madlib, Oh No, Vanishing Twin, Drahla, Andrew Liles, Sly & the Family Drone

A mix of the unusual and wonderful this week – and that’s just the 50-minute cover of 70s power ballad Without You by Nurse With Wound experimentalist Andrew Liles featuring writer and Quietus editor John Doran. We also have a new one from the peerless hiphop producer Madlib, some heavy bass from The Bug, synthpop...

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#219 – HAAi, Merlin Nova, Centrum, Bajram Bili, Jatinder Singh Durhailay & Suren Seneviratne

There are a few sound issues in this week’s show due to technical issues… sorry about that! Another week with slow, contemplative, exquisite sounds from across the globe. It all starts with Moroccan field recordings spliced into excellent techno, we have Japanese experiments, drones about water heating appliances and a whole lot more Tracklisting HAAi...

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#218 – Tzusing, USA Nails, Leafcutter John, Mana, Asher Levitas

From Ukrainian grime to Japanese Geisha music, you’re in for an unusual journey through this week’s podcast. Between those two stops we have new noise from ex-Future of the Left and Kong member project USA Nails, Chinese techno from Tzusing, stunning modern classical from Austria’s Martin Ptak, reggae out of Jamaica and Devon and a...

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#217 – Theon Cross, L’orgasme Masochiste, Pye Corner Audio, Black Chama, Matmos

After the mellow nature of last week’s podcast, this week we’ve dug out a bit more of the nasty. Not least some cracking synth-led sounds from Serbia, Uruguay, and Israel. We also have new ones from old favourites Pye Corner Audio and Matmos amongst tuba toting Theon Cross, Indonesian house and loads more. Tracklisting Stevie...

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#216 – Cucina Povera, Bell Lungs, Saba Alizadeh, Black Bombaim, Faten Kanaan

Taking ambience to the extreme this week, there is a lot of beautiful music on podcast 216, not least the absolute exquisite records from Cucina Povera and Faten Kanaan. Amongst the picks this week is Iranian spike fiddle, screaming Scottish acapellas, sound recordings from the Argentinian jungle and more. Tracklisting Black Bombaim w/Jonathan Saldanha –...

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Bonus #6 – more old favourites

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#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...

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#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.  TracklistingCocaine Piss – Pretty Pissed (Hypertension Records, Belgium)Tecnología Para Ser Libres – Nguillatun (self-release, Chile)King Midas Sound – You Disappear (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)Aesop Rock &...

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#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. Tracklistingedac – onto (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)William Tyler – Call...

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#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...

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Bonus #5 – Favourites of 2018 (part 4)

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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...

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#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 TracklistingAnthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)Khalab...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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,...

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#206 – Throwing Snow, Káryyn, Free Love, Ecko Bazz, Makaya McCraven

It may feel like we’re playing everything from Uganda’s Hakuna Kulala label, but we’re cherry picking the best music from the uber prolific label. This week it’s the exceptional face off of Kampalans Ecko Bazz and Bigga Yut trading verses over the production of Nihiloxica’s pq. Elsewhere there’s new music from Throwing Snow’s third LP,...

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#205 – Cosey Fanni Tutti, Flohio, Senyawa, Audiobooks, Pessimist

Bookended by pioneers, this week’s episode of the Independent Music Podcast is a really special one. To open we have the first taste of Throbbing Gristle legend Cosey Fanni Tutti’s new solo LP due next year. To close we have throat singing Indonesian experimentalists Senyawa, whose new LP is out through US label Sublime Frequencies....

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#204 – Colin Stetson, Parly B, Lafidki, Workin’ Man Noise Unit, Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers

This week our selection of new exciting music starts us off in Germany, where Berlin quintet Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers have a new afrobeat-flavoured record to get us going. Elsewhere we have more danceable music from the Capo Verde, Cambodian techno, South Yorkshire dancehall, Danish acid and lots more. Tracklisting Onom Agemo & The...

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#203 – Meridian Brothers, Nazar, Marie Davidson, Lokier, Donny McCaslin

You don’t get many better hip wigglers than Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, whose latest slice of cumbian delightfulness gets us going this week. Elsewhere, Gareth has a lot of electronics on the heavier side of the spectrum, not least the Japanese collaboration of Shun Konno and Blind Beast bringing the abrasive. Anthony has amazing, amusing...

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Contemporary Indonesian Music Special

A special one hour show from Gareth playing some of his favourite discoveries from his time in Indonesia. Having spent time exploring music scenes in both Jakarta and Bandung, he’s picked out ten stunners that range from breakcore madness, to surf, house, jazz, grindcore, psych, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Tesla Manaf – Opaque...

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#202 – Maarja Nuut, Sarathy Korwar, Part Chimp, Alma Negra, Dreadsquad

This week we’re keeping it local to where we record the podcast, with eight of our ten tracks being released on UK-based record labels. That doesn’t stop the international flavour of the artists though, and Estonia’s Maarja Nuut has just released a record that is amongst the best we’ve heard all year. We also have...

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#201 – DUDS, Sharron Kraus, Swindle, Sealionwoman, Rabit

The morning after the night before! We’re super grateful to all our amazing listeners, and we got a huge amount more for podcast 200. Hopefully those of you who came in on #200 are ready for #201, because we’ve got a whole new batch of amazing new sounds for your ears. First up there’s the...

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#200 – Shackleton, Jerusalem In My Heart, Etienne Jaumet, Tomás Urquieta, Lucinda Chua

Episode 200 is here but for regular listeners it’s just another Independent Music Podcast. We have the usual trapse around the globe finding innovative, exciting music. So whether is Chilean techno from Tomás Urquieta, Arabic-Canadian experimentalism from Jerusalem In My Heart, or contemporary dance soundtracks from England’s Sebastian Reynolds we have you covered. We also...

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