An SnC special this week which focuses on one artist with a few tracks and a chance to hear about what makes music tick for her as well as the delights and trials of being a working musician in the hot-bed of musical endeavour that is Brooklyn, New York.
Our guest is Ellia Bisker who writes and performs in her own right as Sweet Soubrette well as collaborating on any number of other interesting projects.
Live Wire – Sweet Soubrette
Going Out Tonight – Kotorino
Port in a Storm – Sweet Soubrette
Be My Man – Sweet Soubrette
There’s another video directed by Mark Simmons for What’s My Desire? by Sweet Soubrette in the show notes for SnC 396 where there’s more information about Sweet Soubrette.
We sit up and listen when a band draws comparisons to Frank Zappa. So here is a second track from Mount Pressmore. The Austin-based band’s debut album Enjoy is out now on the band’s own Pressmore Records.
Interviews and local tracks round out today’s show including a chat with the Roaming Herds of Buffalo gang and Channel Erk’s , well, Erk when he was here a few weeks ago. You’ll also hear brand new tunes from Dinah Thorpe, The Catchpenny Broadcast, Kids In The Street, Birdeatsbaby, Moontalk, Kate Morrison and plenty more.
Claire’s microphone has now been fixed. We have sacked those who set up the first microphone at great expense and at the last minute. Apologies for her dropping out twice during this episode!
The Playlist Title Album Artist Paranoia Paranoia single Dear Sherlock Open Sea Birds Fly South! The Duke of Norfolk Everything About You Moving Forward Kids In The Street Prospect Lullabies And Wake-Up Calls Dinah Thorpe Midnight Midnight single The Catchpenny Broadcast Leave It All Behind Grace & Blood Bona The Bullet The Bullet – Promo EP Birdeatsbaby The Great Divide The Handmade Tale Of… (mp3) Lola King and the Kickstarts Climb Pharmacy Moontalk Petit Bulles Petite Bulles Kate Morrison Stars Veils Raya Lies Greetings Kory Nagler Out Here Out Here Cody Beebe and the Crooks Roaming Herds of Buffalo in Studio Interview and two live songs Factory Song Live in studio Roaming Herds of Buffalo Dead Pistons Live in studio Roaming Herds of Buffalo Interview with Erk from Channel Erk Come Hither Superhero Sierra Alpha
See you next week!
~JW and CR
Entrevista com David Ferreira, dos A Armada.
1. The Howling Tongues – I’m In Love (Atlanta, E.U.A.)
Comprar: Loja oficial
2. A Armada - Má Rés (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Sítio oficial
Macnichol kicked off his music career as the original drummer for Colorado based band, The Samples (1987-1997). After a decade, he left the band and created “Mr. Anonymous” (2003-Present), releasing Dancehall/Dub flavored albums with singers from Jamaica and the UK.
Stero Lion, born of Jamaican and Trinidadian parents, grew up in England until the age of 11 when he moved to the Bronx New York. His music began with toasting on various local Sound Systems. After moving to Denver in his 20′s, Stero held the resident Reggae Dj chair at 1190 AM radio in Boulder, Colorado. In 2000, he joined Heavyweight Dub Champion as a vocalist and frontman until 2007. The next year brought the release of a solo debut EP entitled “Lion Paw” on Mercury Sauce Records.Download Boom Boom Rockers
Liverpool Acoustic Live, winner of Live Music Night of the Year at the Liverpool Music Awards in 2012 and 2013, celebrates its 5th birthday this week. Every month since February 2009 organisers Stuart Todd and Graham Holland have brought together some of the best local, national and international artists to play top quality music to an appreciative audience at the intimate View Two Gallery venue on Mathew Street.
Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 5th Birthday is taking place on Friday 28th February 2014 at the View Two Gallery at the heart of the world-famous Cavern Quarter. Headlining the event is local musician, songwriter, activist and tutor Alun Parry. Described as “A Merseyside folk God” (Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo) and “One of the most incisive songwriters on Merseyside” (Spencer Leigh, BBC Radio Merseyside), Alun carries the spirit of Woody Guthrie into the 21st Century.
Supporting Alun Parry on the night are local collective Operation Lightfoot who will be providing music and visuals, Scarborough’s talented singer-songwriter Joe Solo, and winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2013 Alexandra Jayne.
Liverpool Acoustic’s Graham Holland said:-
“Liverpool Acoustic Live was originally a one-off gig but we enjoyed it so much Stuart and I decided to make it monthly. Ever since the start we’ve supported up-and-coming musicians. Our first gig was organised for 14 year old Luke Jackson from Canterbury and featured Lizzie Nunnery, Ali Ingle and Stephen Langstaff. Stephen is now playing to large crowds at events such as Chester Rocks, Lizzie has starred in the Irish Sea Sessions, Ali won Best Male Artist at the Liverpool Music Awards 2012, and last year Luke Jackson was nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Stuart and I would like to thank everyone who’s played for us over the past five years and anyone who’s come along to watch and enjoy the fantastic range of performances from across the musical spectrum.”
- Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live 5th Birthday
- Artists: Alun Parry, Operation Lightfoot, Joe Solo [Scarborough], Alexandra Jayne
- Date: Friday 28th February 2014
- Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
- Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
- Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
- Facebook event can be found here
- Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
- Press enquiries & guest list - email contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 109
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 109 to download for free.
3. Operation Lightfoot, featuring Vanessa Murray - What If I Told You
4. Alexandra Jayne - 1969
5. Alun Parry – The Football Song
Alun Parry brings a distinctly Liverpool sound with his brand of self-written Irish American folk. He makes you smile, makes you think, and revs you up! Folk legends Roy Bailey and Dick Gaughan are amongst his fans.
His latest album When The Sunlight Shines received widespread critical acclaim. FATEA called it “a collection of irresistible, empowering, fresh-sounding anthems.” and the Liverpool Echo made it Album of the Week.
Alun also delivers wonderful song writing workshops, an ideal addition to any appearance.
Joe Solo has in his time been a busker, a barman, a kerb-counter, a warehouse hand, a copywriter and an engineer. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of folk, punk and blues in his own right.
On top of releasing twelve albums in ten years, Solo has written books and had them written about him; runs a research project on the Hull Pals Battalions in the First World War which he updates daily online; has worked with underprivileged children to help them write their lives in song; and still found time to open for the likes of Chris Wood, Otis Gibbs, Robb Johnson, Edgar Broughton, TV Smith, Paul Simmonds, Justin Sullivan, Emily Portman and The Blockheads; whilst his songs have been played by both John Peel on Radio One and Mike Harding on Radio Two.
Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
Operation Lightfoot began in 2013 as a collaboration to combine music and film between composer/songwriter Luke Moore and film-maker/musician Rich Geraghty.
Originally conceived for Threshold Festival in Liverpool that year, the duo assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for their debut performance at Camp and Furnace in front of the four films made especially for the event. Since then they have been busy recording the opening tracks of an album that will showcase a number of guest artists across a range of genres, including two former Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge winners, Vanessa Murray and Silent Cities.
The distinct songwriting styles of the project’s founders explore a range of themes and are blended to produce a performance with a different guest vocalist for each piece. Operation Lightfoot’s versatile band line-up will feature strings, wind and percussion.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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In this weeks short and very sweet show I played one of my new tracks for the first time, namely Nick Tann ~ Never Did Me Harm, Mummy Short Arms ~ Face Full of Sand, Jamie Hamilton ~ Churches, The Lovely Lost ~ I Live Alone, Super Square Cloud ~ Hana Bi (Lighterthief remix), George Wilding ~ My Backwards Head, Jen Oliver (NOT Olivee as it said on the tracks and what I said. Sorry Jen)~ Death of Me.
Starar, the sibling songwriting duo, Jenna and Steven Starar, from Lincolnshire & London UK, have released Unbelievable as a free download. Founded in 2009, the two have released many albums and EPs over the years, head over to the Music Page on their site for Discography.
Hosted this week by Ro of DarkCompass
Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting.
1 Texarillo - I'd Rather Get Shot Down
2 Freds house - Looking glass
3 The drive - Time is running against me
4 Ghost Children of Calico - Love You All the Time
5 Groove Carnival - Dave My Giant Robot
6 I Plead Irony - I Can't Hear You
7 Perma F - Waiting for the Anschluss
8 Karl Stephen Brunig - No Not 1
9 Space Weirdo - Real
10 Fryderyk Chopin - Koncert 2 op.21 część larghetto
11 leaving richmond - The Ghosts of Future Past Lives
12 The Powergoats - Emily Haines On My Car Stereo (JJ Remix)
13 woodrowgerber - Not Gonna Lie
14 Zep Hurme - Slippershell (ft. Kristin Hersh)
Amanda Norman and Stacey Cicivelli, life-long friends and musical partners, have survived various incarnations of various bands long enough to hone the sound they feel in their hearts and feet to a sharp point. Luckily, drummer Frank Morda (Ceres) and bass player/producer Ben McCarthy (Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gin Wigmore) share the feeling.
All four have been seized by a passion to front the SANS intense indie pop sound, unashamedly fun with no hangups about late 80s pop pretensions, nor bleeding eardrums, nor requests from listeners to ‘slow down’.
Proud children of the Melbourne indie scene, Amanda and Stacey met sometime in the distant mists of high school. Song after song emerged from old acoustic guitars, crappy synths, plastic drums; then onto beat up laptops and terrible amps. Happy now in the grownup world (with the occasional loving screaming match), they took to the stages. Along the way, Frank Morda entered their orbit, and stayed for the ride. It took a chance listen on Unearthed by producer Ben McCarthy to complete the line-up – he liked their sound so much, he recorded their next EP, then asked to join the band. SANS time.
Currently jumping live all over Melbourne, SANS recorded their debut EP at the end of 2013 at the prestigious Sing Sing South studio, and the first single from it hits the airwaves (well, the internet) 6th of Feb, 2014 – ‘BLUEBIRD’. Pedal to the floor, shiny and shimmery, melodies with not a single note out of place.
‘Bluebird’ is the perfect track for summer [in Australia], with the full debut EP from SANS to be released mid-April.
1. A Graphonola - Promessas (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Soundcloud
2. Rapariga Eléctrica – Quero-te (Celorico de Basto; Matosinhos, Portugal)
3. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown - Shout (Lisboa, Portugal) [artista do mês de Fevereiro]
4. Ben McKenzie - Stand Down Son (Toronto, Canadá) [artista do mês de Fevereiro]
5. A Armada – Afinal (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Sítio oficial
6. Homem Bala - Homem Velho (Lisboa, Portugal)
Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
7. Capitão Ortense - Assim Se Acaba (Lisboa, Portugal)
Overlake was formed in Jersey City, NJ by Tom Barrett and Lysa Opfer, who found a shared love of 80′s & 90′s alternative and indie rock while performing in another band. “We would stay late after practices,” said Lysa, “Tom on drums and me on a Rhodes, sometimes even switching up the instrumentation, and just pound out really cool, long, melodic noise jams, reminiscent of our influences. It was a lot of fun.”
Eventually these late-night jams paved the way for the beginnings of Overlake, which officially began in an hourly studio in Jersey City about a year later. “You can definitely hear the influences in our sound,” said Tom, who calls My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, and Sonic Youth among Overlake’s major inspirations, “but we have made it very personal. It’s like a fluffy jackhammer in your eardrum.”
They’ve since recorded their first album, “Sighs”, scheduled for release in Spring 2014, and have been busy honing their live sound, which came with its own unique challenges. “People have compared us to Spinal Tap because of all the drummers we’ve gone through,” said Lysa, “except our drummers don’t explode. They just kind of go back to their families.”
Overlake has recently recruited drummer Scotty Imp (formerly of The Imps) and will be hitting the road on several weekend jaunts through February and will then embark on a 10-day tour down to SXSW (with friends Stuyvesant), leading up to the release of “Sighs” on April 15.
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This week on The Bugcast: we celebrate our 302nd episode with Caroline’s choice of tracks from the last 2 years!Songs played
- Juice Big City – 100 Days – originally played on episode 212
- Sons Of Sin – The Dream – originally played on episode 275
- Lee-Dai Jones – Lord He Rides – originally played on episode 284
- Sean Fournier – Holding The Hand Of The Hurricane – originally played on episode 211
- MMO – Textual Healing – originally played on episode 215
- Jason Silver – Loving Like You Do – originally played on episode 235
- Steve Anthony – This Illusion, Love – originally played on episode 262
- Dazie Mae – Upside Down Inside Her Head – originally played on episode 239
- General Union – East West Boogie – originally played on episode 284
- Mike Falzone and the Peppermint Trick – Our Crappy Little Fairy Tale – originally played on episode 290
- Singleton – Hey Boy – originally played on episode 235
- Dekadentes – Perdido – originally played on episode 270
- Two Spot Gobi – Lets Get Lost (Feat. Jason Mraz) – originally played on episode 219
- Microjachis – Canto Alegre – originally played on episode 297
The live show goes back to 21:00 UK time (UTC) from next week!
Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussedPodcasts mentioned
The next show will be episode 303, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 28 February 2014 from 21:00 (ish) UK time (UTC).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
World Wide Indie Radio (formerly Butterflies Radio) for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station
"Close but Far" - 2Face; Geeknotes: Elizabeth Marino @ "the Cafe Gallery," Bill Yarrow @ AWP Bookfair, "A HOME BRINGING FOR AMIRI"; Open Mic Stage: Australia's record-breaking summer helped push average global - Greenshack Dotinfo, "Mexican Roadtrip" - Glitter Canyon, "Fencing" - Ben Rogers' Instrumental Asylum, "Middle Names" - CERES, 2013 was hottest year on record in Australia - NewsBBCInternational, "May 24 " - Trophy Eyes, "Just is Justice" - Sam Wylde, "Black Light ft. Elyse Beer" - Victor Y, "Christopher Walken Fan Club" - Undercast, A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER - DROUGHT AFFECTED REGIONAL AUSTRALIA - Tony Abbott, "Really Do It Ft. Greta Stanley" - Savo; Map Room: Instant skin graft spray gun offers new treatment for burn victims, New 3D printed materials lighter than water and as strong as steel; Venue Verite: Climate Change Skeptic Does 180 On Global Warming1766 - Jayna Agurs; Music Bed: Sounds from "Sights and Sounds of an Australian Beach" - SHELLAH59
Everyone Is Dirty just released their second single and video on Breakup Records via BandCamp on February 14th. Dirtbag Side-Effect, the band’s sophomore single, is accompanied by another killer video, which was filmed entirely on iPhones. Their full-length album will be out in April. [via Breakup Records]
A new episode of Insomnia Radio, with bands from USA, UK, Australia and Israel. A relaunch. We’ll probably be producing this Podcast more often now.
Rating: Work SafeDownload IR: Episode 183 Track Listing and Links
- Cosmic Punch – How Do I Web Site | Facebook
- Everyone is Dirty – Dirtbag Side-Effect Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Spring the Trap – The Maze Facebook | ReverbNation
- Beneath The Watchful Eyes – Blood and Sand Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
- Arms of Tripoli – Miniature Habitats Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- The Citradels – This Man Facebook | BandCamp | SoundCloud
- Reverse Order – Waiting Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Smilex – Wasted YouthWeb Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Syndrome – Exhibition Trail Web Site | Facebook
- When Wealthy Fell – Lines of Salt Facebook | BandCamp
- Naked Pistol – Going Down Web Site | Facebook | Twitter
- Aeroplane Flies High – Growing Web Site | Facebook
- The Association of Music Podcasting (AMP) musicpodcasting.org
Just a quick update on what we’re planning for the Main Insomnia Radio Show
The Daily Dose has been going from strength to strength over the four and a half years since we decided to make it truly Daily in April 2008. Well over 2,000 free MP3 downloads since then. But the Dose doesn’t allow us to feature all the great independent music we are sent, which deserves to be heard.
So. We’ve decided to relaunch the Main Show, starting now. The format will be familiar, featuring great independent bands from around the world. But because of where we receive music from most, probably an emphasis on US and UK bands.
It is likely that we won’t be following a strict timetable, we’ll put out a show when we have about an hour of great music sent to us, rather than ‘every Wednesday’ for example.
Please join us for IR: 183, coming very soon.
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