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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.
 
Drums and more. Your host has studied jazz, toured in an indie band, taught, DJ’d, barista’d, busked, once trained as a "Sales Architect" at a call centre on the advice of a guy who picked him up hitch-hiking. Before that, he was the bassist in a hard rock band for like 2 weeks. He tried smoking a cigarette on stage. It stung his eyes. We talk it out every other Tuesday.
 
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Duff duff club music, krautrock electronics, Japanese chiptune, and Peruvian funeral songs are just some of the sounds infiltrating this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We have pounding industrial music from Australia, the wonderful collaboration between podcast faves The Body and BIG|BRAVE, the thundering new one from Kenyan grindcore du…
 
Josh has followed his unusually keen interest in music from the outskirts of Yarmouth, NS, to a year in music school (where we first met), a slew of East Coast bands, two independent labels, the studio and the open road, to his current gig as an industry guy in Toronto. He actually thought he might quit the kit in favour of the straight job at one …
 
Extraordinary experimentation throughout this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We move in all sorts of directions, from the esoteric ambient sounds from Estonia’s Maarja Nuut, to kerosene tank brass cumbia from Los Pirañas, to funk-tinged gnarly noise from Leeds’ Thank. Elsewhere, we have the latest from Mark Lanegan’s Dark Mark moniker, I…
 
Dark and heavy noise pervasive throughout this hour of music. The introducing track from Multiform Palace is scratchy experimental hip-hop with tinges of South America. We build on that with rooster-sampling cumbia from Romperayo and dark latin rhythms from Manuka Honey, and we touch on Yorkshire dubstep, Korean techno, krautrock from Raime and Val…
 
Matty is a gal of many projects, much like your humble host. Accordingly, we kick off this chat by discovering that we both have ADHD! Well, technically it starts with gear and home recording. We talk about growing up as a small-town outsider, discovering punk rock, local bands, playing in multiple bands, being self-taught vs “schooled” as a musici…
 
Screaming Tuareg, experimental funk from 80s Japan, drone jazz, and a whole lot more to celebrate our first in-person Independent Music Podcast since God knows when. Tracklisting Mdou Moctar – Chismiten (Matador Records, USA) Springtime – Penumbra (Live in Melbourne) (Tropical Fuck Storm Records, Australia) Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi – Makezu Bushi (1…
 
Congo techno, devotional techno, foot-stomping folk, and a whole lot of weird, wonderful, experimental sounds from across the globe pepper this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. Tracklisting BLYTH – Confessions of a Justified Sinner (self-release, UK) Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble – Eza Makambo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Alice Hu…
 
dewayne is the groove machine behind halifax noise-rock stalwarts BOTFLY. that is, when he’s not ripping pop punk tunes with CROSSED WIRES or bummer punk with FUTURE GIRLS. he hasn’t been able to do any of it for a little while now (thanks, c19) but that just means he’s got a huge backlog of recordings awaiting your earholes. we talk about all of t…
 
After our week off we’re back with some some absolute crackers. We’re going heavy on bass with Malaysian trap, Spanish dubs and the latest cracker from Avon Terror Corps. We’ve also got insect field recordings, stunning piano from Library Tapes, metal from Somerset and a load more. Tracklisting DJ Format – Time To Listen (Project Blue Book, UK) Kin…
 
A classic episode!! Dylan is a punk rock brother-in-arms and a true lifer. We mean that literally. He started playing at 2 and doesn’t recall life before the drums. Drumming also got him through a very intense bout with cancer at age 19. It’s a wild tale and you need to hear it directly from him. These days he’s making mathy post-punk with Alright …
 
Lille artist Hassan K’s idiosyncratic experimental breakcore-bollywood-surf-orchestral-pomp is the perfect start to this episode of the Independent Music Podcast, which shifts through thundering club bangers, electronic dancehall, Peruvian field recordings and more. We have a welcome return from Anika on Sacred Bones and Invada, a love letter to Ni…
 
Great things come in small packages, and this week’s show packs a punch with multiple short, sharp tracks from across the globe. From the avant garde musique concrete of Sourdure to the extraordinary experimentation of Yuko Araki, via lo-fi Brazilian pop of Sophia Chablau and the hefty bass-driven hiphop of the collaboration between Kool Keith, Sco…
 
Brohan, uh, rips the tubs (that’s something people say, right??) for Toronto-via-Charlottetown indie-pop rifflords Kiwi Jr. Their sophomore album “Cooler Returns” has been a favourite of 2021. A little something for everyone here - for the drummer, discussion about stick weight; for the indie fan, the time they met Thurston Moore while touring the …
 
The usual rollercoaster of sounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, from The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez’s stunning step into releasing music under his own name through to delicate experimental folk from Japan. In the space between there’s dark electro from Italy, abrasive noise from Merzbow-collaborator Kentaro Hayashi, acid from Tel Aviv, th…
 
A wide range of experimental sounds for episode 321. From medieval industrial metal to steam train post-punk, French field recording techno to toytonics from an 8-year-old South Korean prodigy and nearly everything in-between. Tracklisting Sophrosyne - Ecclesiastes (Avon Terror Corps, UK) RAAI - Beautiful Ocean (Extra Noir, South Korea) LV & Joshua…
 
rob is a former classmate from his jazz saxophone days, and a fellow traveler in the halifax music scene. his own musical path has led him to nashville, tennessee, where he now drums with country superstars midland (when he's not doing sessions on bass or keys). we sat down for a wide-ranging chat about music, education, pocket, and the unexpected …
 
Hypnosis and electroacoustic heavy on this show, as we explore found and adapted sounds from Greece, Italy, and the US, and well as taking on Tuareg/folk chanting from Niger, the latest from the ever-excellent Beak>, heavy psycadelics from Canada and more.⁠ Tracklisting Beak> - Oh Know (NRML Festival, Mexico) Sneaky Jesus - Battledance (Shapes of R…
 
Bookended by guitar-based experimental opuses, this week's show moves through the gears from psych-tinged jazz to off-tuned hiphop, via operatic experimentation, thundering bass music, folk, and Argentinian library music. Tracklisting Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Leo Flash' Return To The Underworld (Rune Grammofon, Norway) McKinley Dixon - Make a Poet B…
 
michael is one of our favourite singer songers. he’s got two new records out. “harmonize the moon” is gorgeous, meditative piece of work. and one of his many side projects, allstar instrumental combo bell orchestre, just released their first album in a decade, the mesmerizing "house music." both this past friday. and so it goes. we sat down for a w…
 
Even by the usual standards of the Independent Music Podcast, this show reaches into the more extraordinary reaches of experimental sounds. From chopped up club bangers, through Brazilian field recordings, via techno abstraction and Russian trap/free jazz, this show gives your ears a really solid workout. Tracklisting Rosso Polare - carrubbe chit K…
 
Simply exquisite noises emanating from this podcast, starting with the Korean-German contemporary dub of JahYu remixing the new Penguin Sound. We have extraordinary music from Jen Shyu, magical dream pop experimentation from Jane Weaver, pirate ship jungle music from Equiknoxx-affiliate Sección De Ritmo, Pakistan jazz from Jaubi and loads more. Tra…
 
If you had access to 39 gigantic bells and wanted to make an exotica record, how would it sound? If you wanted to make an orchestral opus and only had access to synths, how would that sound? Some answers may be enclosed in this week's podcast. As well as experimentation with massive bells, we have more modestly produced music that is no less extrao…
 
Chopped beats from The Philippines, drone-blues melding, and medieval music from the US midwest are some of the more unfamiliar sounds making their way onto this week's Independent Music Podcast. Elsewhere, the astounding new track from BIG|BRAVE is a real highlight, we also have proto UK rap cuts from Manchester's Shotta Taps, relaxed Middle-Easte…
 
Trevor’s been making music on the East coast for years. He's been in bands, runs an independent label, works as a publicist and hosted a radio show championing local music for a decade. He's been making moves on his own recently - he's got a new solo project called “Sluice”!! In fact, he's got a new single coming out this Friday!! In fact, we’re go…
 
A remarkable array of sounds to entertain you this week. From the real banger to open to incomprehensible Mexican 8-bit drone via afrobeat genius, violin experimentation, reworked Indonesian throat singing, Polish juke and lots of other great morsels. Tracklisting Lady Lykez - Buzz Lightyear (Hyperdub Records, UK) Etuk Ubong - I Waka Dey Go (self-r…
 
We often go full fat on the Independent Music Podcast, but with so many mammoth records on this show, we've had to give you morsels of the full glory. Whether that is a 6-minute snippet of 45mins of Balkan choral chanting, 2 minutes of 25 minute Indian-infused metal, or five minutes of the absolutely ear-meltingly good new record from Japanese lege…
 
Eric Miko Findlay has been with SoCal alternative/post-hardcore band Seahaven since they formed in high school (he actually started on bass and switched to drums after auditioning for his own band!) They had a great run in the early-mid 2010s, then went dark for 2 years, then made a new record and got ready to hit the road juuuuuust in time for tou…
 
Bookended by sublime hiphop, this episode of the Independent Music Podcast takes us on a contemplative journey across the genres. From Portuguese pianist Tiago Sousa's exquisite new modern classical on Discrepant to Livingdog's tentative spatial folk sounds, there's a lot to sit back and settle in to. But we do also have a few tastes of experimenta…
 
Do you like Indonesian horse riding metal? Do you like Panamanian shellac? Do you like tired radio advert voices from pirate radio stations between 1984 and 1993? Then you’ll love the Independent Music Podcast! We’re bringing you the very best in Japanese translated avant-garde French poetry, experimental Russian noises, slow grime and more! Straig…
 
WE'RE BACK BABY! Our first of 2021 and features none other than NATE MORTON from the HOUSE BAND on THE VOICE!!⁠ Nate grew up banging on pots and pans, idolizing Animal from the Muppets. Through studies at Berklee and a move to LA, he's played with loads of people whose names you know. And while his current gig brings him to your living room every w…
 
It's an emotional start to this week's podcast with the final recording of podcast mainstays Tomaga. It is - as with all the music Tom and Valentina made together - absolutely stunning and it's heartbreaking no more is forthcoming. More positively, we have a great batch of other sounds to accompany it, not least the ferocious Bugandan drumming of t…
 
Something very different for you, this is the first episode of Anthony's new podcast: Out for a Walk. It's a podcast about walking and sound. Taking in field recordings, nature and local history. Subscribe to it wherever you get podcasts Credits Hosted by Anthony Chalmers Produced by Sarah Nicol Music by Faten Kanaan…
 
'Atmospheric' goes some way to describing a lot of the music on the show this week. From the sublime new opus from Mexico's Murcof to the stunning cello experimentation of Simon McCorry, we have sounds that transport you to a range of different intoxicating realms. Elsewhere there's some experimental panpipe music from Bristol's Avon Terror Corps a…
 
A fantastic hour of new music this week, although the highlight could well be the sublime cut of Eswatini and South African music from 1989 that's had a reissue on France's Nyami Nyami label. That Azumah track is bookended by two fairly gnarly pieces from Canada's Seum and Australia's Divide and Dissolve, we also have stunning ambient soundscapes f…
 
We start 2021 with music that is generally more mellow, contemplative, but no less extraordinary than the music you're used to on the podcast. Kicking things off with avant-folk of Birdengine, there's hints of modern classical from Doug Wieselman and CARM. We also have a very early contender for most exciting record of the year, with the first tast…
 
A selection of ten of our favourite records that we've played on the podcast in 2020. It's an impossible task but there is some killer music in here to entertain you for an hour or so. So what have we enjoyed this year? In this selection there's Thai rap, Uruguayan experimentation, UK skronk noise, stunning BLM-inspired jazz and loads more. Part th…
 
Looks like we made it! Our final episode of 2020 is an interview with none other than BRENDAN BUCKLEY! He’s a touring/recording freelance drummer based in Los Angeles, California. You may know him from his work with Perry Farrell, Shakira, Tegan and Sara, many others. Originally from New Jersey, he started drumming the way many of us do - seeing a …
 
We don't do 'best of' episodes at the Independent Music Podcast. Music is subjective and we love to shout about the music we love. This week, we're shouting about the music of 2020 that we love and haven't shouted about during our regular episodes. So whether it's 10-minute Finnish rock opuses, racially charged noise-jazz-hiphop, Kenyan field recor…
 
Our final 'regular' show before January sees little let-up in the excellent music being produced through this mess of a year. Whether it's the spine-tingling multi-national vocals of Chant Electronique or the psychedelic fuzz of Japanese legends Mainliner, there's a lot of the good stuff in this hour-long pod. Elsewhere, live podcast regulars will …
 
Clare rips the kit (and the glock) with Halifax indie-pop superstars Hillsburn. Before dropping out of Humber, moving back home and joining a touring+recording band, she'd been considering a career in chemistry. She even applied for a job at a place that made cymbal cleaner. But as everybody knows, music is a much more stable path (hehe) and here w…
 
The long-awaited (okay, 12 months) return of Shackleton's Tunes of Negation is a real highlight at the end of this week's show. Before that we have a treasure trove of experimental sounds, from the blistering grindcore of Sulk to the stunning modern classical of Mirry. Also on the show, we have Gazelle Twin and NYX's exquisitely unsettling cover of…
 
As we get towards the end of 2020, the exceptional music just keeps on coming. Looking towards 2021, Phantom Limb have brand new music from Indonesian experimental pioneers Senyawa coming out that we preview this week. Looking even further afield - to 2022 - mclusky have their first LP in nearly 20 years coming out, and we have the first taste of t…
 
Tyler is a session drummer in Los Angeles, California. He was raised on top 40 and classic rock in Sacramento, but it was a Blink-182 show in the early 00s that changed his life. Since then, he's toured the world as a backline tech for artists like Usher, Demi Lovato, the Chainsmokers and Anderson .Paak. He's drummed with Charlie Puth, Noah Cyrus, …
 
Bookended by two contrasting releases from Portugal, the podcast takes us from brutal death metal to disco, from drum n bass to Vietnamese ambient techno. Even by our usual standards, this episode is eclectic. Tracklisting Human Vivisection - Salvation (Vomit Your Shirt, Portugal) Krust - Keter the Heavenly (Crosstown Rebels, UK) Jung Buffalo - Oh …
 
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled …
 
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled …
 
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled …
 
We finally did it! People have been saying “you should get Loel on the show” since we started this thing. For listeners on the East coast (maybe Canada in general), this man needs no introduction. For those who don't know, Loel is the drummer for WINTERSLEEP. he has also worked with acts like HOLY F*CK, COLD SPECKS, MATT MAYS, CONTRIVED, THE HOLY S…
 
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