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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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The spiritual woozy psychedelia of Milan’s Al Doum and the Faryds gets us underway this week as we welcome longer nights with exceptional atmospheric music from all corners. No track encompasses that greater than the wonderful new Jessica Moss track on Constellation – it’s one to put the headphones on for, as is the stunner from Canadian compatriot…
 
“Hmm, what’s that smell?” Well it’s another Independent Music Podcast, which kicks off this week with The Smell of Metal – the latest cold wave banger coming out of the Mannequin Records stable over in Germany. If you peel back the layers, you’ll find a whole heap of special music on this episode: we have more bangers in the shape of Lisbon’s Tia M…
 
London label Mais Um’s ear for extraordinary music from Brazil continues unabated with the exceptional track that opens this week’s Independent Music Podcast. The music of Juçara Marçal is relatively new to us, but the first few bars of her astonishing track ‘Crash’ sink their hooks into you very quickly. It’s a stunning way to get going. What foll…
 
We keep reading about the new Blawan release “shedding the ‘techno’ box he has so often been put in” but his new, exceptional record on XL shows us a consistently innovative artist continuing a journey we’ve enjoyed since ‘Getting Me Down’ back in 2011. It’s a must-listen and a probably must-buy for those who like your electronics a little off-kilt…
 
There’s nothing that’ll kickstart your body quite like a funky slice of Algerian-born Amazigh music. The lead track from Habibi Funk’s Majid Soula compilation is a real hip-shaker, and just the tonic for whatever ales you this week. There’s a lot more than that to get stuck into as well – from clattering percussive electronics from the new Jerusale…
 
Two sublime reissues bookend this week’s Independent Music Podcast. We open with the gospel soul from Pastor T.L. Barrett and close with the gorgeous avant-folk from Japan courtesy of Reiko and Tori Kudo. Between those, we go on a wild journey, including the mutant techno of Jlin, detective jazz of Aging alongside Land Trance, South American psyche…
 
After our week away last week, we have a truly sublime selection this week. There’s a real record of the year contender out of left field from Chinese artist Yikii, who blends classical music with post-industrial haunted Chinese nursery rhymes, there’s the last recording from Finnish experimental pioneer Pekka Airaksinen, and the latest ace new rec…
 
We are off this week so we decided to revisit this extraordinary selection of tracks from 2018. Including some people with new records on the horizon including 700 Bliss, Ko Shin Moon, and Colin Stetson... back next week. Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when th…
 
A mellow but extraordinarily varied podcast this week, as we explore some of the latest releases across the musical spectrum. From Japanese folk to ferocious noise rock, stopping off at hip hop, Indonesian avant garde experimentation, roots reggae, and library music. There’s a lot to enjoy on this relatively short – but packed full of goodness – ep…
 
It's a return for some popular names on this week's Independent Music Podcast. We got ourselves very excited when we heard of Richard Dawson collaborating with Finnish underground dominators Circle and the first results - appearing on the show - are worthy of the anticipation. We also have the new one from perennial pod favourites GNOD, a track we …
 
Heavy hitters abound on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, gathering highlights including the dark drum and bass of Kesa Getame on ANA, the Krikor remix of Cairo’s Dijit, and an absolutely sublime new one from Mira Calix on Warp. Tracklisting The Umlauts – Um Politik (PRAH Recordings, UK) Kesa Getame – B2 (ANA, UK) Kulk – Shuck (Hominid Sounds,…
 
We go in hard this week, with the consistently dancefloor filling Otim Alpha terrorising us with his high BPM electro Acholi sounds. There are let-ups sprinkled across the pod, with the exquisite new Elena Setien record on Thrill Jockey, and spiritual jazz from Irreversible Entanglements. Mostly though, we’re going uptempo, with a cracker from Rose…
 
From punk black metal to fingerpicking folk, via the "mind-spanking workouts" of the fabulous Ábris Gryllus and bouncy electronics of Lia Mice, there's pretty much something for everyone on this week's podcast. Tracklisting Betamax vs Clive Bell - Visions (Byrd Out, UK) KUUNATIC - Tītián (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) HTRK - Kiss Kiss and Rhineston…
 
Percussive music from Nairobi kicks us off this week on a usually eclectic Independent Music Podcast. We have avant-folk from Newcastle, the latest extraordinary hiphop experiments from Pink Siifu, a new electronic label from Shanghai, a collaboration between Jamaica!! and pod favourites Sly & the Family Drone, and lots more. Tracklisting Leon Dunc…
 
We're (momentarily) back baby!! On this EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE, your regular HOST is the GUEST!! From March, in his other guise as SUNNYSIDE UPPERS on "I Like Your Style", a podcast hosted by Elder Brycen of the GOLDEN PLATES, a band out of San Diego USA. We're releasing it on the eve of the new Uppers single "MARY" (streaming everywhere Fri 1…
 
Phenomenal experimental music spanning from Vietnamese electronics to Mexican disco to lots in-between. Stopping off for a cut from the Solemn Brigham LP on Mello Music Group, downtempo hiphop from Germany, polyrhythmic electronics from Poland, Instagram found sounds, Cameroonian house and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective – In…
 
Dub abounds in many of its forms on the Independent Music Podcast this week, from the heavy pounding of Kevin Martin’s The Bug, to funk-infused dub experiments from Tim Vanhamel’s Comité Hypnotisé moniker, via dub steppers from the master Alpha Steppas. We also have Japanese punk from the ace O’ Summer Vacation, sludge metal from Brazil’s Papangu, …
 
Abstract music from across the globe on this week’s show. We have twisted footwork, stripped back drum and bass (or perhaps not, you decide), and metronomic tunes. We have library-infused experimental electronics, two beautiful tracks from Israel and lots more. Tracklisting Slugabed – The Tiny Man is Here (Activia Benz, UK) Kutiman – Guruji (self-r…
 
Phenomenal new music abounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. Kicking off with bumper car/dodgem experimental from the always forward-thinking Anna Meredith, we shift through dub, hiphop, techno, and goth folk on this week’s journey. Other highlights this week include the sublime collaboration between Deafbrick, Kenyan duo Duma, and Swiss …
 
Raucous uptempo noise blended with deep dubby electronics pervades on this week's Independent Music Podcast. You wouldn't guess from the opening psychedelic beaut from The Holy Family on Rocket Recordings, but this show goes into dark directions, enjoy! Tracklisting The Holy Family - Skulls The… (Rocket Recordings, UK) De Schuurman - Pier Je Bill! …
 
We're off this week, so we're playing a show of exceptional music from 2017. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, this show has some superb music Tracklisting The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK) Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK) Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, U…
 
Our regular-season finale! Who better to cap things off with than longtime pal Adam Warren? Ryan and Adam first met as drum students in a university jazz program who shared an affinity for '90s skate punk. They formed a mathy punk band, then a mathy post-hardcore band ("GLORY GLORY") which morphed into a "psychedelic dance party." These days, Adam …
 
Sublime cold wave influenced electronics dominate the Independent Music Podcast this week, although you wouldn’t guess from the blistering opener from Algerian mountain blaster Hocine Chaoui or the latest banger from Ahadadream. Elsewhere we have cool soundtrack music from Krikor Kouchian, stunning spoken word from Tindersticks’ David Boulter, filt…
 
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…
 
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