Independent Music Podcast
Summary: A weekly show that brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. We cover every genre conceivable, from abstract techno, mutated dancehall, dark metal to Chinese bin lid music or something else - if it's recorded outside of the major label system, we're up for playing it. You'll find music you love, music you don't understand, and music that'll change your life.
For a globally-focused podcast we're keeping it mostly local this week. But before the onslaught of excellent UK music, we kick things off with the industrial psy-pop of Ukranian trio Tvii Son whose debut album is a true highlight of the year so far. We also welcome back Faten Kanaan with her debut for Fire Records, Black Acre's Commodo, and Sophia Loizou on Houndstooth. Elsewhere we have Afghan disco from Les Disque Bongo Joe, YCO founder BFTT on Polity, Good Sad Happy Bad (FKA Micachu & The Shapes) and much more. Tracklisting Tvii Son - Am I (Music Inspires Change, UK) Faten Kanaan - Night Tide / Anteros (Fire Records, UK) BFTT - Lokt (Polity Records, UK) Ben Colhoun - Exceptional Moments (Hot Fools, UK) Polyhymns - JK (Thissen Records, UK) Rüstəm Quliyev - İran Təranələri (Les Disque Bongo Joe, Switzerland) Sophia Loizou - Anima (Houndstooth, UK) Ana Roxanne - Suite Pour L’invisible (Kranky, USA) Commodo - Stakeout (Black Acre, UK) Good Sad Happy Bad - Shades (Textile Records, France) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Dancefloor smashers, bleak noises, and a long-overdue new single from Arab Strap are amongst this week's highlights. We have percussive transcendental psychedelia from Brazil and from Forest Hill, we've got a bonkers-yet-brilliant track from Misty's Big Adventure's Grandmaster Gareth, driving Swiss Krautrock from Cyril Cyril, experimental folk from Iceland's MSEA and a whole lot more... Tracklisting Sarine - (E) Volante (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal) Grandmaster Gareth - Garethcetamol (self-release, UK) Hey Colossus - The Mirror (feat. Mark Lanegan) (Wrong Speed, UK) Cyril Cyril - Les Gens (Les Disque Bongo Joe, Switzerland / Born Bad Records, France) Holy Scum - Kill Each Other (self-release, UK) Arab Strap - The Turning of Our Bones (Rock Action Records, UK) Mera Bhai - Mañana Groove (Moshi Moshi Music, UK) Saucy Lady - A Shooting Star (Star Creature Universal Vibrations, USA) Lucidvox - My Little Star (Звездочка) (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) MSEA - Flesh Tone (MYRKFÆLNI, Iceland) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Back together in the same place again this week, and what a selection we've got for you. Kicking off with the ace new single from Lotic, whose move to Houndstooth hopefully yields more than the two singles we've had from her so far. We have Iranian experimentalism from Saint Abdullah, two wonderful Indonesian projects - one from Divisi62 and Senyawa's collaboration with Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley - Argentinian dancefloor thumpers from Balam, North Eastern pop music from Hen Ogledd and loads more. Tracklisting Lotic - Cocky (Houndstooth, UK) Ammar 808 - Marivere Gati (featuring Susha) (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) Saint Abdullah - Dialogue Between Wind and Tin (Psychic Liberation, The Netherlands) Clipping - Say the Name (Sub Pop, USA) RMP and Wahono - Kompos 3 (Divisi62, Indonesia) Senyawa & Stephen O'Malley - Bintang Gemintang (iDEAL Recordings, Sweden) Balam - Wakax (Hard Fist, France) Merlin Nova - Fleshy Fodder (Warning Bells) (self-release, UK) Hen Ogledd - Trouble (Domino Recording Co, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
We are exploring a whole range of sounds on this week's show, kicking off with the opening track from Albertine Sarges' sublime debut LP on Moshi Moshi, we move swiftly through phenomenal jazz via the newsish spiritual jazz label Spiritmuse, bewitching electronics from Belbury Poly, a humongous John Dwyer-led ensemble cast for experimental psych, Saudi Arabian metal from Al-Namrood, a lot more guitars than usual and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Albertine Sarges - Free Today (Moshi Moshi Music, UK) Cosmic Vibrations ft. Dwight Trible - Nature's Vision (Spiritmuse Records, UK) Josiah Steinbrick - Full Bloom (Hands in the Dark, France) Raikes Parade - Take A Nibble (Ruff Kutz, UK) John Dwyer, Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins, Kyp Malone & Marcos Rodriguez - Misanthrope Gets Lunch (Castle Face Records, USA) Al-Namrood - Sahara Yaesa (Shaytan Productions, Canada) Wendy Eisenberg - Futures (Ba Da Bing, USA) Figueroa - Weather Girl (Nomark, USA) Belbury Poly - Copse (Ghost Box Records, UK) Julia Meijer - Skydda Dig (PinDrop Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Japanese artists by way of Kampala, Tel Aviv, and Berlin dominate this week's show, as DJ Die Soon produced the mesmerising Sekelembele release on Hakuna Kulala, Yurika vocalises the middle eastern funk of Sababa 5 on London's Batov label and the inimitable WaqWaq Kingdom return with their exceptional new EP on Phantom Limb. Elsewhere, there's jazz-infused hiphop from Detroit's Boldy James and Sterling Toles, the latest from Luke Abbott, a cut from the phenomenal compilation on Morphine Records in aid of Lebanese charities in the wake of the Beirut explosion, the new one from the brilliant Marie Davidson and much more. Tracklisting Boldy James / Sterling Toles - Detroit River Rock (Sector 7-G Recordings, USA) Sekelembele (Produced by Dj Die Soon) - Moto Nyama (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) Luke Abbott - Kagen Sound (Border Community, UK) Sababa 5 (feat. Yurika) - Tokyo Midnight - 東京ミッドナイト (Batov Records, UK) Irena and Vojtech Havlovi – Radek 2 (Morphine Records, Germany) Mezzanine Swimmers - Kneelin' on a Knife (Already Dead Tapes, USA) Ziołek & Ostrowski - Dentro (Milieu L'Acéphale, Poland) WaqWaq Kingdom - Positive Sound (Phantom Limb, UK) DUMA - OMNI (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu - Renegade Breakdown (Ninja Tune, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
This is our first show in a long time where we've recorded in the same room, and it's all the better for it. Here in the UK we specialise in warm beer, but the Hot Beer of Nazamba that opens this podcast puts us in a much better place than the curiosities of post-lockdown Britain. We also welcome in the new sounds from the mesmerising Hekla, Ugandan grime, South Yorkshire Singeli, Jamaican Kumina and a whole lot of other treats. Tracklisting O.B.F & Nazamba - Hot Beer (OBF-Dubquake Records, France) Hekla - Tvö Þrjú Slit (Phantom Limb, UK) Blaq Bandana - Motoka Yange (East African Records, Uganda) Neptunian Maximalism - To The Earth: Daiitoku-Myōō no ŌDAIKO 大威徳明王 鼓童 - L'Impact De Théia durant l’Éon Hadéen (I, Voidhanger Records, Italy) Holy Tongue - Emet (Amidah Records, UK) Rian Treanor - Hypnic Jerks (Planet Mu, UK) Shanique Marie - Freak (Equiknoxx Music, Jamaica) Combat Pretty - Silence the Room (self-release, UK) Contours & Yadava - Udu (ANMA Records / Flumo Recordings, UK) Dona feat. Aloth - Corsa Contro Il Tempo (Mannequin Records, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
*There seems to be an issue with uploading this week's episode, this is an identical copy that will hopefully make it into your feed* We're pretty confident that you'll find something to fall in love with on this week's podcast. The quality is so high and the musical explorations so varied, there's nearly something for everyone. Whether it's the sample-laden bewitching sounds from Estonia from Man Rei, or the dub-laced psych from... err... Estonia in the shape of Huerequeque. We have experimental bebop (if that's actually possible), Cameroonian house, hefty rock, and possibly the first DJ Scotch Egg-branded LP in 12 years - it's a cracker. Tracklisting Nkom Bivoué - From the Space (self-release, Cameroon) Man Rei - Itch Itch (Crash Symbols, USA) Huerequeque - Phinnuks Silmas (Trash Can Dance, Estonia) Neinzer - Nabi (Where to Now? Records, UK) We Wild Blood - Drinking on Trains (Hot Fools, UK) Gooooose & DJ Scotch Egg - JAC (Svbkvlt, China) Acadjmia - A Gate Beyond (feat. Hibotep) (self-release, USA) Nicole McCabe and Logan Kane - Wormy (Fantastic Voyage, USA) Foonyap - Free and Easy Wandering (Song, by Toad, UK) Mungo's Hi Fi x Marina P - Soma (Scotch Bonnet, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
We're pretty confident that you'll find something to fall in love with on this week's podcast. The quality is so high and the musical explorations so varied, there's nearly something for everyone. Whether it's the sample-laden bewitching sounds from Estonia from Man Rei, or the dub-laced psych from... err... Estonia in the shape of Huerequeque. We have experimental bebop (if that's actually possible), Cameroonian house, hefty rock, and possibly the first DJ Scotch Egg-branded LP in 12 years - it's a cracker. Tracklisting Nkom Bivoué - From the Space (self-release, Cameroon) Man Rei - Itch Itch (Crash Symbols, USA) Huerequeque - Phinnuks Silmas (Trash Can Dance, Estonia) Neinzer - Nabi (Where to Now? Records, UK) We Wild Blood - Drinking on Trains (Hot Fools, UK) Gooooose & DJ Scotch Egg - JAC (Svbkvlt, China) Acadjmia - A Gate Beyond (feat. Hibotep) (self-release, USA) Nicole McCabe and Logan Kane - Wormy (Fantastic Voyage, USA) Foonyap - Free and Easy Wandering (Song, by Toad, UK) Mungo's Hi Fi x Marina P - Soma (Scotch Bonnet, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
A great batch of sounds on this week's podcast. Kicking off with the fabulous first cut from the new LP from Montevideo's Lila Tirando a Violeta, we've got field recordings from Nairobi's KMRU, modern classical from Silvia Tarozzi, a fake Italo disco soundtrack, avant garde studio improvisations from HXXS and loads more. Tracklisting Lila Tirando a Violeta & Lighght - Dry Season (N.A.A.F.I, Mexico) Experimental Sonic Machines - Being Chased by Polar Bears (self-release, UK) Amani x King Vision Ultra - Guillotine (PTP, USA) KMRU - Opaque (Dagoretti Records, USA) HXXS - How Much Did You See? (self-release, USA) J. Zunz - Four Women And Darkness (Rocket Recordings, UK) Silvia Tarozzi - Al Cancello (Unseen Worlds, USA) Jay Glass Dubs - Wagon Prophet (Berceuse Heroique, UK) RILLA - First Drop (Set Fire To Me, Japan) Adderall Canyonly - Soldier Drunk With Anger (Lighten Up Sounds, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Music to stretch your ears to on the show this week, with lots of wonderful mammoth tunes, including the sublime new track from Matmos, which clocks in just shy of ten minutes. We're also honoured to have a premiere of the fabulous new Planet Battagon track on the On the Corner Records dancefloor sampler, which is out later this month. Sticking with the dancefloor, there's experimental cuts from AYA, mysterious French artist Floco Floco, and the brilliant Reece Cox. There's the latest from Japanese sludgelords Boris and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Reece Cox - Clan 2 (iDEAL Recordings, Sweden) Cop Funeral - Time Enough At Last (Dead Already Tapes, USA) Boris - Loveless (Fangs Anal Satan, Japan) AYA - delishus (YCO, UK) UKAEA - Side 1 (Where the Tide Broke) (Bunkland, UK) Planet Battagon - Endeavour Tugg Luke (On the Corner, UK) Divide and Dissolve - RVR (Saddle Creek, USA) Floco Floco - On m’a dit (Full Length Mix) (Versatile Records, France) Matmos - No Concept (Thrill Jockey, USA) Mimi Zulu - For Your Flight (self-release, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
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Astounding posthumous work on this show, firstly from the tragically recently departed Jake Dunwoody, whose Effluvium project produced an utter masterpiece in Vera earlier this year. This record - a collaboration with Moonworshipper co-founder Blood Tower - is another blinder. We also have Sun Ra Arkestra putting out their first release in 20 years, and their version of Sonny's Seductive Fantasy is utterly exquisite. Elsewhere we have bouncy sounds from Turkey's Serkan Eles, grime legend Wiley, the blinding collaboration between Deafkids and Petbrick and loads more. *Please note: this episode was recorded and released before Wiley outed himself as a racist anti-semite. If he had done this before, we would not have aired his music and will not do so in future* Tracklisting Serkan Eles - Badire (Shango Records, Greece) Wiley - Double Dragon (self-release, UK) Effluvium - Suze (feat. Blood Tower) (Moonworshipper Records, USA) Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy (Strut Records, Germany) VIVIANKRIST - Fermented (self-release, Norway) Bo Ningen - Silenced (Alcopop! Records, UK Hihats In Trees - Sun Salutations (Paxico Records, USA) Wren - Seek the Unkindred (Gizeh Records, UK) Tomaga - Ersangerkrieg (self-release, UK) Deafkids & Petbrick - Força Bruta (Rocket Recordings, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc
From Israeli experimentalism to cellphone-recorded music from Mali, there's a lot to love on the show this week. We've got soundtrack music from Ela Orleans, the sounds of the Lebanese Civil War from Couronne de Merde, fun-filled synth-funk Redinho and a lot more. Tracklisting Reigns - Panther Cap (Wrong Speed, UK) Couronne de Merde - ﻻ ﻳﻮﺟﺪ ﻣﻮﺕ (Broken Britain Cassettes, UK) Black Chama - Spaghetti Bolognese (Raash Records, Israel) Ela Orleans - KRZYCZ. BYLE CISZEJ firestations - Dream Home (Where it’s at is Where you are Records, UK) Redinho - Touchdown (self-release, UK) Luka Productions & Kandiafa - Negu (Sahel Sounds, USA) Emma DJ - Market Collapse (Collapsing Market, France) Leroy Duncann - Jailbreak (CNM LDN, UK) Elobrian Sunrise feat. Alexander Niermann - Goldchain (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc
From the very top of this week's podcast we're dealing with a contradiction of styles from across the globe. There's remapped jungle from Shanghai, cumbia from Japan, Kenyan luo music from Michigan, tropical psych from Amsterdam and lots more. Elsewhere, there's the latest from Moor Mother and DJ Haram's phenomenal 700 Bliss project, cutup hip hop from canooooopy, the new side project from Giant Swan's Robin Stewart and Sunun and much more. Tracklisting Nahash - The Horns feat. Osheyack (Svbkvlt, China) Winsome - SUG002-A (Sugar Records, UK) Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero - Cumbia del Monte Fuji (Mais Um, UK) Mighty Lord Deathman - Tolomei Exidy (self-release, UK) canooooopy - 並行世界の基礎数学 [parallel maths (basic)] (self-release, Japan) 700 Bliss - Sixteen (Adult Swim, USA / Hyperdub, UK) Lola's Dice - Cacri 'e Playa (Music With Soul, Netherlands / Names You Can Trust, USA) SRS - Spit Fossil (Bokeh Versions, UK) ESTHER - App Green (POLAAR, France) Dr. Pete Larson and his Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band - Abiro (Dagoretti Records, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc
Some absolute bangers on this week's podcast, especially the triple threat of Swordman Kitala remixed by Bristol's K-Lone, alongside vogueing ballroom DJ Delish and the spectacularly named LexLuthorVandross. There's also neo-classical experiments, London punks, a twisted, beautiful and brilliant cover of Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Nape Neck - You Stand, You Sit (Gringo Records, UK) Swordman Kitala, K-Lone - Malanga Ja (Blip Discs, UK) Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St John - Phonaestheme (edit) (Blackford Hill, UK) DJ Delish - Sissy (self-release, USA) LexLuthorVandross - Cryp Tonight (Flashback, UK) Christophe Petchanatz + Dave Willey - Barbe à Riz (self-release, France) Coby Sey - Untitled (Lace Tension) (Qu Junktions, UK) MC Yallah & Eomac - Mama Waliwamanyii (Phantom Limb, UK) Modern Technology - Semi-Detached (Human Worth, UK) Tobacco - Hungry Eyes (Ghostly International, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc