Eric & Magill is Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman, two great musicians who’ve appeared here in a few forms over the past number of years. Today we are featuring an excellent track from the Two Travellers EP by Eric & Magill, released just a few months ago in February.
The duo also has a second album forthcoming, Night Singers, which will be released July 23rd via Perfect From Now On. Make sure to check in at one of their websites below for updates:Download I Feel Your Pain
Laura Marie joins us to contribute her view on our conversation about “real” independent music from her perspective as an artist harnessing the power of social media. She’ll also play us some selections from her new album, The Season. Laura shared some really personal, touching sentiments about her music and the new album – I highly suggest you listen to this interview.
Contest for Analog Birds album! There’s one set aside for the podcast too so listen to that segment and email your answer in. (my apologies to Tim, Asa and the band as I made a few live goofs on the show and corrected myself later. We really like their music.)The Playlist Title Album Artist Sung To Me Sung To Me Rainbow Fresh That Look Of Love Good Company The Del Zorros No-Knock No-Knock (single) Analog Birds Victory Victory Sasha Papernik Wasted OneGirlOneBoy OneGirlOneBoy Empty Out Your Mind Empty Out Your Mind Myloe No-Knock No-Knock (single) Analog Birds Female Robbery Free Single on Soundcloud The Neighbourhood Victory Victory Sasha Papernik Empty Out Your Mind Empty Out Your Mind Myloe Wasted OneGirlOneBoy OneGirlOneBoy Who Are You Luke Ferre EP Luke Ferre Interview with special guest Laura Marie Everyone Gets Lonely The Season Laura Marie We Are Liars The Season Laura Marie Dark Horse The Season Laura Marie Break Down The Walls Lost and Broken (Released 17 August 2013) Armatage Shanks
See you next week – Claire will be doing the show on her lonesome so join her in the chat room!
What…? WHAT…!? I’m starting off the podcast by playing some Disco (or DIYSCO to be more precise). What is going on here?
Yep, it’s an upcoming release on Soft Power Records from Dublin’s Tieranniesaur. I couldn’t help it. When I first heard the track I was like, “Hmm, not sure that it really fits into the podcast” But after about the sixth listen I figured the decision had been made. Perhaps there’s some residual craving for pure unadulterated pop after the weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest. Either way, it’s not the only electronic pop in tonight’s show. There’s some synth-pop wonder from Kid Canaveral, who are playing a free gig tomorrow night at The Caves along with The Last Battle and Randolph’s Leap, and a track from the upcoming album from Capitals.
Don’t worry – there’s also some indie-pop, lo-fi, slow-core and other hyphenated genres to keep you happy.
1. tieranniesaur – “DIYSCO” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
2. Just Handshakes – “Running Wild” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
3. Kid Canaveral – “Skeletons” (Played courtesy of Kid Canaveral / Fence Records)
4. Capitals – “Tall Tales” (Played courtesy of Capitals)
5. eagleowl – “eagleowl vs. woodpigeon” (Played courtesy of eagleowl / Fence Records)
6. Ancient Times – “Nightschool” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
7. PASSION PUSHER – “Old Ship” (Played courtesy of PASSION PUSHER)
8. the rabbit theory – “Rosa” (Played courtesy of the rabbit theory, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #132
A Suffolk’n’Cool special from Brighton on the south coast of England. We’re here for three days of independent music as artists from around the world showcase their talents to audiences comprising about half and half music biz folks and real music fans. Join me for The Great Escape.
Minus the makeup – Blek (Mumbai, India)
Blek is a 3-member power pop band from Mumbai, India comprising of Rishi Bradoo (Guitar/Vocals), Jared Juan Creado (Bass/Vocals) and Varoon Aiyer (Drums).
Blek were one of 5 winners of the Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds, a nationwide talent hunt for best emerging artists in 2011.
The band released their debut EP “Hexes + Drama & Other Reasons for Evacuation” as a free download (available on ennui.BOMB Records : www.ennuidotbomb.com ) early last year and has since been one of the most buzzing acts on the Indian indie circuit. Backed with super reviews for the EP from all quarters, Blek has gigged extensively covering most of the country. They plan on releasing their next EP this summer supported by a multi-city tour of India.
Their appearance on the Komedia Studio Bar stage was an unexpected surprise which Codger. Grumbler and I stumbled upon totally by chance. I picked up a sampler album of Indian rock music which has some absolute gems – so we’ll be hearing more on Suffolk ’n’ Cool and, I suspect on PC Podcast.
http://nh7.in/blek/ (excellent video of live performance here)
Ethereral – Hjaltalin (Reykjavík, Iceland)
We had a track from Hjaltalin last week so I was keen to catch their set at Above Audio.
Afterwards I spoke with songwriter, guitarist with Hjaltalin, Högni Egilsson
Letter to (…) – Hjaltalin
The band comprises some excellent musicians: Axel Haraldsson, Guðmundur Óskar, Guðmundsson, Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, Högni Egilsson and Rebekka Bryndís Björnsdóttir singing together beautifully along with Sigríður Thorlacius and Viktor Orri Árnason.
Far From My Arms – Black Black Hills (Brighton, UK)
A great set to stumble upon totally by chance. Mark S Aaron’s voice caught my ear along with some really interesting percussion on a solid bass. That certainly does it for me.
The band’s brooding, dynamic energy has already begun to capture people’s interest and support: Their track A Drowning was recently selected for the Radio 1 playlist
One More Tear – Echo and the Empress (Adelaide, South Australia)
The first set of the Great Escape kicked things of at The Haunt – one of around 30 venues used for TGE. This is a great little space with a balcony from which you can look almost straight down onto the stage. Just as long as you’re in the first three rows!
Their first TGE and they were first on – so no pressure for Skye and Beth then! They went on to play three packed shows during the festival and have certainly done themselves proud on their first visit dates in the UK. I’m looking forward to catching them again next time.
Scientists and Cynthia – Velociraptor (Brisbane, Australia)
Velociraptor played sets at both The Haunt and the Aussie BBQ at Concorde 2.
Their 10 person line-up impresses both the eyes and the ears with drums (no seat), bass and keyboards plus seven or so guitars and almost everyone singing.
Certainly an endearing riot of a performance which should not be missed.
Main singer Jeremy Neale played a solo set in the hushed galleries of Brighton museum on Saturday evening which was a magical contract to the full band sets.
You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man – The Beards (Adelaide, South Australia)
To close out the Aussie segment from The Great Escape a band that can only be described as “niche”. The Beards have an album called Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard featuring thirteen tracks, every one on the subject of, and indeed, in praise of, er … beards.
They are (allegedly):
John Beardman Jr
What they really are is a group of highly skilled musicians with a beautifully developed sense of the absurd and, in Chelsea Sinnott, one of the hardest working and best fun mangers around.
On their current tour they’ve already wowed LA, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Bearded Theory and Byron’s Bay Bluesfest. They are in the UK for a few more days so you may be able to catch their unashamedly totalitarian beard-rock shows at:
Wed 22nd May Deaf Institute, Manchester, England.
Thurs 23rd May The Louisianna, Bristol, England
Fri 24th May Leadmill, Sheffield, England.
Sun 26th May Scrumpstock Festival, Somerset, England.
Then they are back into Western Australia, Victoria and NSW throughout June. If you can’t get to a show, Do check out their videos on their various web presences:
New York Noise Rock/Punk band EndAnd released their album Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running, available from Bandcamp on a pay what you like basis. Fronted by Daniel Fern on guitar & vocals, with Bill Fitzgerald, Bass & Vocals and Mike Morales on Drums.
2 Andrew Abaria - Kiss Me 050913
3 Red Emprez - Chanson and the fog
4 The ICE CREAMS - Everyones Got A Skeleton
5 Dan-O - Something Strange
6 Modern Echo - Finding a Way
7 Wasted Fangs - Smoke and Mirrors
8 Maria Daines - The Man in Pink
9 misho - Esensa
10 Ghost Children of Calico - I Loved You Then As I Love You Now
11 Freeky Cleen and Dickey F - 9. Jail In My Heart
12 Ummagma - Upsurd
13 Arran Arctic - Lonely Accordion
14 Plastic Sky - Walls of Thorns
15 Hello Caller - We Caught Fire
16 gal giberstein - Takshiv La Ketsev
The band has been recording tracks for their first full length album and are self-releasing a few songs, which includes the first single released this past February, Tomorrow is Yesterday. Today’s featured song is described as an energetic take on melodic early-90s indie rock, with singer-guitarist Rachel Browne’s sweet, wistful vocals over a surge of feedback mixed with dreamy pop.
[via Banter]Download Tomorrow is Yesterday
Laura Marie joins us to contribute her view on our conversation about “real” independent music from her perspective as an artist harnessing the power of social media. She’s done well – almost four thousand Twitter followers and a staggering 34,000 Facebook likes. She’ll also play us some selections from her new album, The Season. Laura shared some really personal, touching sentiments about her music and the new album – I highly suggest you listen to this interview.
More Laura Links:
Laura Marie’s upcoming gigs:
- 7th June – Mozart’s Coffee Roasters in Austin
- 8th June – Taco Garage in San Antonio
- 8th June – SciFest 2013 – Wonderland of the America’s Mall – San Antonio
- 13th June Main Plaza Farmers Market @ Cool Down on Main – San Antonio
My Interview Notes, Questions I Asked (non-exhaustive)
- New album: The Season – recorded with longtime friend, sideman and collaborator Jake Owen (The BoDeans, Goldspot, Sahara Smith)
- How do you define “independent music”?
- Who do you know? / Who have you met? / Who have you worked with?
- What’s your favorite curse word?
- What comes first for you, lyrics or music?
- What’s more important in a song for you, rhythm or melody?
- What would you do if you couldn’t do what you’re doing now? (OR What profession would you attempt apart from your current one?)
- Do you have any pre-show (or pre-something-else) rituals?
A big special thanks to Laura for being so forthcoming, honest and giving one of the best interviews we’ve had on this show for some time. You’re always welcome on the show, Laura. Anytime.
Trivial Shields release their second single Enough, in anticipation of their forthcoming EP Invisible Winter.
The song was recorded to tape at esteemed SF studio Tiny Telephone by Bay Area luminary Robert Shelton (DRMS); eerie tape effects, haunting vibraphone and rich harmonies combine in an attempt to express a state of persistent alienation.
By Kimmi Rudolph
Tags: Deli, Metal, The
Download : MP3 Audio
The Metal Deli #98
LOW TWELVE -- Zombie Road
MATRICIDE -- We Are Alive
YOUR LIFE IN WORDS -- Honey Badger
NEVI'IM -- Walk On
MEMORY OF A MELODY -- Mask
AS KING -- Brutal
CHAOS BEYOND -- One Click Away
DOWNFALL 2012 -- Face to Face
DAYLIGHT DAWNS -- Truth
C.P.X. -- Just Let Me Breathe
STANDING PENANCE -- I Live My Life Today
LOW TWELVE -- A Call To Hate
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Scarethedaylights – Deep Dark Black
Harmonic Blue – Subreality
The Kindling – Hunting Stars
The Great American Robber Barons – At The Hands of the Robber Barons
Distant Treelines – The Foot of the Hill
Nuclear Bubblewrap – Pac-Man
Hosted this week by Ro of DarkCompass
Some musical content in this weeks show contains language which might offend.
Australian Progresssive Rock band Monks of Mellonwah have released their third EP called Sky And The Dark Night, and this is Part 2 – Control, the single from it. The EP is being released on Vinyl and Digital only. Their debut full-length album is currently in production.
Nice to have a bit of Prog on the Network occasionally.
[via Independent Music Promotions]
Du blues et de la country, voici le programme de cette 54ème édition. Cela fait un moment que j’en parle, mais bientôt je vais la faire, cette édition spéciale d’Euterpia Radio entièrement composée de morceaux de blues ! Et une autre, entièrement consacrée à la country, suivra peu après.
Du coté de la Suisse, tous ce passe bien, on est encore en plein chantier, mais de toutes façons, il va falloir que ça soit terminé pour dans deux semaines, pour les premières visites des amis français !
Du coup, je vous laisse avec la playlist de la semaine, et moi, je m’en retourne au montage des luminaires et autre meubles en provenance de Suède.
Bonne semaine à tous !
- Kane Harrison – Fall (Fall (Single), 0)
- Shanytown – Peace of Mind (Shanytown, 2011)
- Arthur Lee Land – True North ( Cracked Open, 2013)
- Skinny Molly – After You (Haywire Riot, 2012)
- The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher – Check your Blues at the Door (Secretly Famous, 2013)
- Adam Fears – There is a Girl out there (There is a Girl out there (Single), 2013)
- James Wesley – Thank a Farmer (Thank a Farmer (Single), 2013)
- Ray Scott – Those Jeans (Those Jeans, 2012)
- Chely Wright – Broken (Lifted Off The Ground (Amazon MP3 Exclusive) [Explicit], 2010)
- Louie Bello – Shotgun (Shotgun, 2013)
Introduction et fermeture musicale : Josh Woodward, Cheapskate RomanticEcouter aussi :
Toronto’s TEENAGE KICKS have released their latest six song EP ‘Be On My Side’, which finds the group expanding beyond the grungy power-pop of the first release. We like the description of the music which is likened to “the girl you meet in high school that you end up marrying ten years later. Their songs stay with you, and you grow to love more about them as time goes by”.
Shortly before the release of the EP, the band unveiled the Teenage Kicks Singles Club, a service that will deliver two new songs to subscribers every few months. “It’s a way for us to get our music out to our fans without them having to wait however long for our albums to come out,” vocalist Van Helvoort points out. “We’ve got so many songs in the archives, some of which we’ve been playing for years, but they just haven’t shown up on our albums. So instead of letting them fade into obscurity, we wanted to share them all with whoever wants to listen to them, for free.”
This single and video are definitely one of our new favorites here at Insomnia and a great way to segue-way out of Spring and toward the Summer months. Check them out and make sure to sign up for the Singles Club at the link on their website below.
[via Planetary]Download Middle of the Night
This week, we talk Eurovision and fashion sense, and play 8 great tracks.Songs played
- In Isolation – Berlin – from Nottingham, UK – source
- Josh Woodward – California Lullabye – from Findlay, OH – source
- Sopris – Highs and Lows – from London, UK – source
- Retrosonic – Until The End – from Catania, Italy – source
- Stephen Anthony – This Illusion, Love – from Doncaster, UK – direct from the artist
- Curious – Eclipse – from Bielefeld, Germany – source
- Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – Want It Back – from Boston, MA – source
- Karate Free Stylers – Trials – from Olsztyn, Poland – source
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The next show will be episode 263, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 24 May 2013 from 21:30 UK time (UTC+0100).Special thanks go to
The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the podcast files
Ubuntu UK Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
Butterflies Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
"Düşer Sözler (Words Fall)" - Sapan; Geeknotes: URBAN TWANG @ Uncommon Ground, Bob Lawrence is Waiting 4 the Bus, Pints & Prose, Crankshaft May Update, Rusty Wright Band Summer Tour Schedule, Smog Veil May Update, Aziza Zina; Open Mic Stage: "Dressing Room" - The Away Days, "ama askim yok (No, but my love)" - Direc-t, "Sokaklar (The Streets)" - Eskiz, Turkish Youth Culture - lypamelitte, "Benim Dünyam (My World)" - Saian Sakulta Salkım, "Degistik (Changed)" - Ali EREL, "Neoycmatic Moskow 2013" - İbrahim Celik, "Sıra sende (It's your turn)" - Vaviyen, "Bulut" - konstruKt; Map Room: 40% of chronic back pain patients could be cured with antibiotics, SheerWind wind turbine can generate 600% more energy than conventional turbines, What Your Body Will Do in the Next 30 Seconds, A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time; Venue Verite: 'Syria unrest may spill over into Turkey' - PressTVGlobalNews; Music Bed: "Love Drops (Demo/deneme)" - Elsewhere Duo, "trippy shit" - ezy rider
SONGS FOR SALE!!!
And what a cornucopia of coolness I have for you this week!
Robin Mitchell ~ Wide of the Mark, Wise Children ~ Winter’s Wall, Little Brother Eli ~ Awkward Position, Bela Takes Chase ~ Take What’s Mine, Lucy Kitchen ~ Autumn, David Miatt ~ You Know Who, Roo Savile ~ One Step, Krab ~ Only Love Can Mend a Brocken Heart, Catfish and The Bottlemen ~ SideWinder, Sarah Saville ~ Transparent, Nick Tann ~ Treat Me Mean, The Manic Shine ~ Burn Me On The Ceiling, Charley Macauley ~ Foolin’
All good and NOTHING BAD!
On Tuesday 2nd July A Grave With No Name will return with a new album titled Whirlpool on Lefse Records. Recorded over the course of a year at Holy Mountain Studios in London.
Whirlpool completes a narrative trilogy for A Grave With No Name – a trilogy that began in 2009 with the release of Mountain Debris (Lefse/No Pain In Pop), and continued with 2011’s Lower (Boiled Egg).
Monday 8th July – PARIS, Trabendo*
Wednesday 10th July – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso*
Monday 15th July – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club*
Tuesday 16th July – MANCHESTER, Gorilla*
Wednesday 17th July – LONDON, Birthdays+
Thursday 18th July – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds*
Monday 22nd July – BERGEN, Landmark*
Tuesday 23rd July – OSLO, Parkeatreat*
*with Youth Lagoon
+Headline (with The Proper Ornaments, Old Forest)