Smalltown Supersound

#130 – Raw Power Festival 2017 special

It’s almost time for Raw Power Festival – the London festival weekend celebrating the best psych heaviness, space rock, synth craziness, and leftfield electronica. There are lots of podcast favourites this year, and we spend an hour highlighting some of the artists we’re most looking forward to, including Faust, Bruxa Maria, Afrirampo, KXP and more. The weekend is 26-29 May and you can buy tickets from https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/promoter/babayaga

Tracklisting
Za! – Baddulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Faust – The Lurcher (ReR Megacorp, UK)
Bruxa Maria – My Sweetheart Miguel (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Cattle – Tanking the Piss (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Paddy Steer – The Blob (Red Deer Club, UK)
Afrirampo – DoDoDoDo (Very Friendly Records, Japan)
Bilge Pump – Thank You Very Much (Gringo Records, UK)
Albert Newton – Live at Screensaver (self-release, UK)
K-X-P – Elephant Man (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Giant Swan – Bring Back Fives (Howling Owl Records, UK)

#127 – Kelly Lee Owens, Flowers Must Die, Mirrored Lips, Shevek

Tapes seem to be the theme this week, whether it’s a new release available only on tape from Shevek, Ubek, or Sofia Ozdravovna, or if they are lost tapes of Ahmed Malek pressed to vinyl after 30 years away from the public, there’s loads of tape-related sounds this week. We’ve also got lots of exciting new music from Swedish psych band Flowers Must Die, London’s Kelly Lee Owens, and Russian punks Mirrored Lips.

Tracklisting
Flowers Must Die – Hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Kelly Lee Owens – Anxi. (ft. Jenny Hval) (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Shevek – Analysis (Musclemilk Records, UK)
Ubek – Ubek (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Unfinished Portraits – Memory Lake (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Ahmed Malek & Flako – Tape 12 Track 1 (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Emma Gatrill – Skin (Flau Records, Japan)
Sofia Ozdravovna – A Morning Spread Evenly Across Two Cities (Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere, Belgium)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir Records, Israel)
East New York Ensemble De Music – Mevlana (Jazzman Records, UK)

#20 – Zola Jesus, Pretty Lights, Tweak Bird, Squarepusher

Everything’s a little ambient on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. We have songs about brushing your teeth from Kathryn Williams’ new project Crayonettes, we have exclusive first play of a track from the new PLUG record on Upset the Rhythm and we have beautiful tracks from Peter Broderick and Portugal’s Gala Drop.

Tracklisting
1.The Future – Tweak Bird (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)
2.Human Eyeballs on Toast – Peter Broderick (Bella Union, UK)
3.Mehu Moments – K-X-P (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
4.Disco Teeth – Crayonettes (One Little Indian Records, UK)
5.High School Art Class – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
6.Been So Long – Seeland (LoAF, UK)
7.Man Vs. Machine – Plug (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
8.Rauze – Gala Drop (Lantern, Japan)
9.Cryptic Motion – Squarepusher (Ed Banger Records, France)
10.Sea Talk – Zola Jesus (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)