Hands in the Dark Records

#141 – Boris, Soom T, Mary Ocher, Hanne Hukkelberg

This week we kick off with the new single from Japanese noiseniks Boris. We also touch pop, 8-bit digital dancehall, rock, hiphop and jazz on the show, including new tracks from Massicot, Circle, Ennanga Vision, and Dent May.

Tracklisting
Boris – Absolutego (Sargent House, USA)
Soom T & Budz – Easy Weed (Khanti Records, France / Renegade Masters, Germany)
Ben Hadwen – Oshiri Ga Puripuri (self-release, UK)
Massicot – Kakteilis (Blank Editions, UK / Hands In The Dark, France / Red Wig / Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu?, France / Harbinger Sound, UK)
Ennanga Vision – Kampala Auto Chase (Soundway Records, UK)
Hanne Hukkelberg – The Whip (Propeller Recordings, Norway)
Circle – Kill City (Southern Lord Records, USA)
Fieldhead – Meet Me Somewhere Central (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Mary Ocher – The Endlessness (Song for Young Xenophobes) (Klangbad Records, Germany)
Dent May – Across the Multiverse (Carpark Records, USA)

#128 – Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp

Why does Gareth drink skimmed milk? Only the most pertinent questions are getting answered on this week’s show. Fortunately we’ve managed to squeeze in the usual ten tracks of brand new independent goodness, including digidub from Leeds, three different French labels producing exceptional electronic music, UK grown electronics from Not Waving, heavy dubs and a new record from The Comet is Coming

Tracklisting
Danny T & Tradesman feat Sir Wilson – Bring it Come (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Matt Jencik – Relaxers (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Ill Camille – Home feat. Damani Nkosi (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Part Chimp – Namekuji (Rock Action Records, UK)
Scorpion Violente – The Knife (Bruit Direct Disques, France)
Not Waving – Too Many Freaks (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Room Thirteen – Crushed Velour (Elestial Sound, USA)
The Comet is Coming – March of the Rising Sun (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Dislocated Dub (The Tapeworm, UK)
Rouicha Mohamed – Instrumental Musical Masterpieces (Moroccan Tape Stash)

#103 – Soccer96, Kaiju, The Wharves, MoRkObOt

We don’t care about the Mercury Prize at the Independent Music Podcast, but we will celebrate any increased exposure to great music. The Comet is Coming’s nomination comes at a time when their other incarnation as Soccer96 get started on the promotional trail for their exceptional new album. We have a track from that, alongside new music from The Wharves, Italian metallers MoRkObOt, French label dub from Blackout JA, more deep experimental music via House of Mythology in the shape of The Stargazer’s Assistant, podcast favourites Tomaga, and many more.

Tracklisting
The Wharves – Sweet Merry Time (Wrongpop Records, UK)
MoRkObOt – KOGROMOT (Supernatural Cat Records, Italy)
Soccer96 – Megadrive Lamborghini (Slowfoot Records, UK)
Blackout JA – Democracy (General Piglet Records, France)
The Stargazer’s Assistant – Remoteness of Light (House of Mythology Records, UK )
Kaiju – Envy ft Jack Gates (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
Tomaga – A Perspective With No End (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Funk Factory – Watusi Dance (Be With Records, UK)
Lay Llamas – Eye Chest People’s Dance Ritual (I Saw a Flash Out There) (Wrongpop Records, UK)
Mild High Club – Skiptracing (Stones Throw, USA)

#91 – Raw Power Festival special

The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece Melt-Banana and industrial London band Test Dept – both of who appear on this episode.

Tracklisting
Melt-Banana – Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand (A-Zap, Japan)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Anklung Song (Fire Records, UK)
Pikacyu*Makoto – OM Marijana FU? (Riot Season Records, UK)
Selvhenter – Tribute (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
Woven Skull – The Hollow Dark (self-release, UK)
Housewives – Life Swell (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Test Dept. – Fuckhead (Ministry Of Power, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Yeah, I was Hypnotised (Riot Season Records, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp, Pt.2 (Box Records, UK)

#49 – Supersonic Festival special

Supersonic festival kicks off in Birmingham, UK this Thursday. Anthony and Gareth celebrate the wonderfully diverse line-up in this week’s podcast. Opening up with a new track from 70s post-punk legends The Pop Group, we also dive into great artists performing from London to Ethiopian, stopping off with Welsh experimentation, Danish improvisation and Swedish pop along the way. www.supersonicfestival.com

Tracklisting
1.Citizen Zombie – The Pop Group (Freaks R Us, UK)
2.Wrong – Apostle
3.Russians (live from the lake in jazz house) – Liima (4AD, UK)
4.Cold – The Bug & Earth (Ninja Tune, UK)
5.Common Objects – Angharad Davies (Another Timbre, UK)
6.Hyperborea – Flamingods (Shape Records, UK)
7.Keep Some Hope – Wildbirds & Peacedrums (The Leaf Label, UK)
8.Futura Grotesk – Tomaga (Hands In The Dark, UK)
9.Gojam – Afework Nigussie
10.Cat Call – Ravioli Me Away (Upset the Rhythm, UK)