Episodes of the Independent Music Podcast

#276 – Meridian Brothers, Dijit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, King Rambo Sound

Quite a hefty batch of tracks on our usual global excursion. Starting in the Ukraine with some post-punk and travelling swiftly to Haitian voodoo polyrhythms, Egyptian triphop, Portugese RPG jazz, and a whole lot more. We’ve got gritty rock from Leeds, dub techno from Japan, the latest from favourites Medidian Brothers and Einstürzende Neubauten, and...

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#275 – Okkyung Lee, Eartheater, HHY & The Macumbas, Sloath, Wild/Life

Even by our usual standards, this podcast is eclectic. We start things off with the mesmerising experimental electronics of Eartheater. Beyond that, we have a Polish-Malawian post-everything project, intense percussion music from Portugal’s HHY & The Macumbas, the first release in six years from psych masters Sloath, a 14-minute chamber pop opus from Daniel O’Sullivan,...

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Guest show: Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Pet Brick, Mixhell)

For our latest guest show we welcome Sepultura and Pet Brick drummer Iggor Cavalera to fill an hour with exceptional sounds. Tracklisting Bobby Krlic – Prophesy Inigo Vontier – Bo Ni Ke Ye Gods – Gilded Eternity Laima Leyton – Home Alessandro Cortini & Daniel Avery – Illusion of Time Old Tower – Shadow Over...

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#274 – Etuk Ubong, Emanative & Ismail Ilgün, L-Zee Roselli, Human Leather, Lucidvox

Lots of phenomenal compilations have been released during the current crisis, and some of them are prominent on this week’s podcast. Including the Isolation compilation on Shapes of Rhythm, the Trussel Trust-fundraiser of noisy punk on Human Worth, and the latest on France’s Hard Fist label. Elsewhere we have Indonesian bossa nova, the debut from...

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Interview with Loud and Quiet’s Stu Stubbs

Last week Loud and Quiet published a statement illustrating the struggles they were having to survive due to the Coronavirus crisis and the impact on advertising. Loud and Quiet is a 15-year-old staple of the alternative, independent music scene in the UK, and to lose it would be an awful thing. In this extra podcast,...

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#273 – GNOD & João Pais Filipe, Kuldaboli, Asher Gamedze, DJ Die Soon & MC Yallah, ADRA Hubble

A wonderful array of sounds this week, we have dystopian industrial electro-funk from Iceland, field recordings from Brazil, a couple of records from lockdown, the latest from Gnod and loads more. Tracklisting Group A – Inhuman Ecstasy (Mannequin Records, Germany) Kuldaboli – Milljón ára (FTP, Germany / Bunker Records, Netherlands) ADRA Hubble (Alice Hubble and...

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#272 – Roger Robinson, Jenya Kukoverov, SNØW & Serocee, PRIMO!, Andrea Taeggi

The one with the clarinets. Well, two tracks with prominent clarinet, but not like you’ve ever heard before – especially the skronk dance jazz goodness from Moscow’s  Jenya Kukoverov (it’s better than that sounds, promise). We’ve got a fair chunk of low tempo, exquisite sounds this week, with a good dosage of acid and grime...

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#271 – Black Devil Disco Club , Sabiwa & Queimada, Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon, Ann Margaret Hogan, OHYUNG

Some extraordinary sounds on this week’s podcast, three of which push the boundaries of the music you can make with a piano. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new release from Taiwanese producer Sabiwa, alongside an outlandish 8-minute opus from Nebraska’s Moonworshipper Records, the first new material from legendary electronic producer Bernard Fevre’s...

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Guest show: pq (Nihiloxica, Hakuna Kulala, Hot in da Club)

 The second in our series of guest shows. This time we have the exceptional producer pq putting together an hour or so of music that takes us from Southeast Asia to Uganda, touching down in Japan, Greece, and Rotherham, whilst giving us a taste of some unreleased sounds of his own. pq is one-sixth...

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#270 – Laurel Halo, Manga Saint Hilare, Hibotep, Solo Ansamblis, Thiago Nassif

Our first podcast from lockdown. It means the quality of the chat is a bit off, but the quality of the music is second to none. From Brazilian funk to Lithuanian synthpop via modern classical, grime, dancehall, hip hop and a load more, this return of Anthony and Gareth to the podcast jams enough goodness...

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#269 – Félicia Atkinson, Coucou Chloe, Гласность (Glasnost), 3phaz, Awkward Corners

It’s a rollercoaster on this week’s podcast. We start hard with the acid-tinged punk of Гласность, we move swiftly through searing mahraganat from Cairo’s ever-blistering 100copies label, on to abstract electronics, bass-heavy jazz and electro-cumbia. All rounded off through jazz-tinged hip-hop. It’s a journey to savour. Tracklisting Гласность (Glasnost) – Злобная молодость (Angry Youth) (Cruel...

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Guest show: Spooky-J (Nihiloxica, Spooky Shit, Hot in da Club)

Spooky-J is one-sixth of the mesmerisingly excellent Nihiloxica, whose first LP is coming out in June on Crammed Discs. He is also one-third of the extraordinary fast beats label Spooky Shit and the unrelenting synth dualling trio Hot in da Club. For this special additional show to keep you occupied in these crazy times, he’s...

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#268 – Gazelle Twin, Nihiloxica, Cucina Povera, DJ これからの緊急災害, Photay

Covid-19 lockdown was implemented in the UK this week, so Gareth has a solo show for you. A whole heap of favourites have been putting out music: obviously something from Uganda’s Nihiloxica, whose first LP is forthcoming on Belgium’s Crammed Discs. There are also two Coronavirus-related records, with a one-day write and record track from...

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#267 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Clap! Clap!, Roll The Dice & Glasser, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos

In these strange times, this may be the last ‘proper’ new podcast for some time. We will keep the feed awash with great music, but we’re not 100% sure whether we’ll be able to record new shows in the manner you’ve come accustomed to. Despite the uncertainty, there’s still a whole lot of new exciting...

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#266 – Schwefelgelb, BADA ft. Anna von Hausswolff, Mai Mai Mai, E, Cheb Runner

Infectious sounds from all corners of the globe ready to bury themselves deep inside you this week. We’ve got dark industrial sounds from France, disco from Bandung, Indonesia, tough body music, extraordinary Gnawa music and a whole lot more. Tracklisting 404 – Retour A L’Ether (Crowdspacer, France) Cosmic Neighbourhood – Pine Wizard (Kit Records, UK)...

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#265 – Ajate, Onoe Capone, Al Kent, Anna B Savage, Blóm

Whether it’s afrobeat made from Japanese bamboo instruments or a 12-minute disco opus, there’s music to get you moving on the show this week. Between those we’ve got the latest cumbia experimentation from Bogota, exceptionally heavy hiphop from London, explicit sounds of female empowerment and more. Tracklisting Handle – Punctured Time (Absolute Fiction, UK /...

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#264 – Mars89, Capitol K, Lunch Money Life, Aksak Maboul, Chubby and the Gang

Some absolutely immense music for you. Not least the first cut from the long-awaited LP from Lunch Money Life. There’s also dastardly dubs from Japanese producer Mars89, the latest from legendary Belgium duo Aksak Maboul, music from Israel, South Korea, France, Canada and spoken word from an experimental music champion closes out this week’s show....

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#263 – Jackie Lynn, Spooky-J, Horse Lords, Ko Shin Moon, Dame Area

After the subdued sounds of last week, this time around it is wall-to-wall bangers on the podcast. Whether it is the shake your booty disco from the ever-strong Toy Tonics label, or the unrelenting 180bpm+ of Spooky-J, whichever dancefloor you frequent is going to have a new favourite from our selection. Tracklisting Jackie Lynn –...

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#262 – The Four Owls, Beatrice Dillon, Davaajargal Tsaschikher, Sex Swing, Brodinski x Low Jack

Mispronunciation rules this week’s pod. I mean – you try and pronounce ‘Davaajargal Tsaschikher’ the name of the exceptionally talented Mongolian experimentalist. We have unusual and brilliant music from Ukraine, Niger, and Japan alongside London grime, hiphop and jazz. There’s abstract electronic music, industrial dub, and phenomenal psych – it’s going to be a good...

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#261 – Etran de L’Aïr, Nan Kolè x DJ Tess, Sunny Jain, Lina_Raül Refree, ZOHASTRE

*Note there’s an annoying sound glitch on this week’s podcast – apologies for that* What’s that coming over the hill? It’s two people with a podcast and a whole load of exceptional sounds for your ears. From the galloping intro of Sunny Jain through bassy goodness of Gqom Oh boss Nan Kolè and DJ Tess’...

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#260 – Hilary Woods, Pulled by Magnets, Cheating Spouses Caught On Tape, Dumama & Kechou, Casual Nun

Winter is truly here in the northern hemisphere, and the music on this week’s podcast reflects that. There’s dark experimental music from across the globe, including superb quasi-industrial noise from Argentina and obtuse noise from South Africa. There’s the new one from Hilary Woods, a touch of boogie from Flamingo Pier, and a whole lot...

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#259 – Katie Gately, Ramson Badbonez, YlangYlang, Wasted Shirt, Och

A wonderful array of new music this week, kicking off with Swedish psych from Goat-affiliated Och, we also have multiple, beautiful sound experiments from Canada, UK hip-hop, avant-garde outsider pop, the new one from The Heliocentrics and a cracking new collaboration between Ty Segall and Lightning Bolt.   Tracklisting Och – NU:64 (Rocket Recordings, UK)...

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#258 – Filthy Gears & Wiley, Nazar, OOIOO, Ans M, Pö

Some rough, brilliant experimental sounds this week, one highlight being the brilliant rough Kuduro from Angola’s Nazar, who follows his brilliant Enclave EP with a first LP for Hyperdub. Also from Africa there’s Ghanaian experimentation from Phillipines label Syrphe, we also have punk from Atlanta, psych from Japan, Greek folk, and loads more good stuff....

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#257 – Eartheater & LEYA, Siti Muharam, Get the Blessing & Robert Wyatt, Shit & Shine, Julianna Barwick

2020 is heating up with some absolutely fantastic music from across the globe. This week we have Romanian experimentation, we have a new one from the ever-prolific Shit & Shine, we’ve got abstract harp music, funk and soul, Nepalese sound art and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Antibalas – Fight Am Finish (Daptone Records, USA)...

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#256 – Tryphème, Forest Swords, Rose Bonica, Yosuke Tokunaga, Bohren & der club of gore

The first podcast of the 2020s is kicked off with exceptional hiphop from Atlanta via DJ Bishop. We also have experimental sound art from Japan, South African techno, Russian metal, detective jazz, the latest from Forest Swords and loads more. Tracklisting DJ Bishop – Dolla Sign (feat. Apoc Krysis) (Natural Sciences, UK) Forest Swords –...

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