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Thalassocracy: Shimensoka

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:00

ThalassocracyWe recently had the pleasure of running into today’s featured track over at soundcloud after diving through multiple releases, getting stopped in our tracks with Shimensoka. The name of the song looks to translate to something along the lines of being surrounded by adversaries and thus isolated in a hostile situation.

The group that released the song, Thalassocracy is comprised of Jake May and Lloyd King who hit it out of the park with the single.  It contains a crunchy sludged out guitar line that creates a great visceral feel throughout and even pushed me into revisiting some of good days of old DGC releases and yes, even the ladies of L7. The single was released by the Pizza Club via Art is Hard Records which you can quickly sign up for at the following link.

Thalassocracy will be performing live at Brighton’s Indietro Secret Festival in the UK on October 26th.


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Zaldor Unplugged 10-7-2014

Zaldor's World - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:25

Yup, still here.. aren’t ya glad ya are listening? :) Talking about Ebola, and what’s up with my car! Fun stuff!!

The Seshen: The Fall

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:00

The SeshenBay Area band The Seshen just released their new EP Unravel. Today’s Dose is the first single from it, they released another single Shapes yesterday too.

The Seshen are:
Vocals: Akasha Orr + Lalin St. Juste
Bass: Aki Ehara
Drums: Chris Thalmann
Keyboards: Mahesh Rao
Percussion: Mirza Kopelman
Sampler/Synchronizer: Kumar Butler

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Edinburgh Man #180

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:23

Incredibility I went to a gig this week. Alec from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah played at Matthew from Song, by Toad’s house on Friday night. And it was a great gig. That’s the photo I accidentally took on the bus through town on the way back home. Soaking wet and fortified by Icelandic white beer. No, I don’t know either.

On today’s podcast most of the tracks seem to be a few years old, including THAT song by Beat Happening, a track from the second CYHSY album, and tracks from I Believe in Sunshine and The Also-Bands. Those last two being bands I know (or knew) nothing about.

There’s also some rambling chat. And a promise that the podcast will return to a regularly scheduled live slot at 8pm on Thursday nights as of next week!

Edinburgh Man #180 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. Beat Happening – “Indian Summer” (Played courtesy of K Records / Music Alley)
2. I Believe in Sunshine – “I’ve Had Enough” (Played courtesy of I Believe in Sunshine, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Also-Rans – “Variables and Constants (demo)” (Played courtesy of The Also-Rans, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Earthy Babes – “Hurricane” (Played courtesy of Earthy Babes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Helen Robertson – “Steffi and Dennis” (Played courtesy of Helen Robertson, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Council Tax Band – “Jobcentre” (Played courtesy of Council Tax Band, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Emily Jean Stock” (Played courtesy of Wichita Recordings / Music Alley)
8. Townhouse Woods – “Golden Hair” (Played courtesy of Townhouse Woods, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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Dave McPherson: Nothing is Enough

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:00

Dave McPhersonFollowing his previous two albums, The Hardship Diaries and Dreamoirs, UK artist Dave McPherson returns with his third album Journal Of A Journey Buoy, which arrives in a little under a month. The single Nothing is Enough is a stirring and exemplary slice of indie folk, that will no doubt send a lot of people looking into his earlier material. While you may have to wait just a little while longer for more, the good news is that the new album looks to have its official release in a little under a month on 3rd November 2014 via Pledge Music.

David will be on tour performing shows across the UK to coincide with the release of Journal of a Journey Buoy, which you can check out the dates for here. In addition, make sure to check out the embed below of his excellent video for Kingdom from last years album, Dreamoirs.

[via A Badge of Friendship]


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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast 240

Is This Thing On Podcast - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:29

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Is This Thing On Podcast

This week, as usual, I bring you the best of the music that is sent to me and what a collection I have for you.

Drlng – Icarus, Hildur – Oh Jane, Ashbury Keys -Do You Know Who You Are?, Afrotree – We Bounce Off People, This Ship Is Ours – Lies, Underdog – Black, Nick Tann 3am, Uncle Arthur – Broken Promises.

All good nothing bad.

I am playing at The Bedford in Balham tonight from 8pm (UK time) you can watch me and comment on line by clicking here

If you wish you may now message me direct with any comments you have, no Russian watch offers please…



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Kiravell: Delta

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:00

KiravellToday’s Dose is a single from the Vaudevellia collection by San Diego based Meniyka Kiravell, and is due to be released Oct 15, 2014.

“Soaking up influences from around the world, Kiravell poured out 9 individual musical pieces of art into an eclectic collection entitled Vaudevellia. These are all released under the name, Kiravell. The songs embody the serene exploration of jazz mixed with world music and indie rock. The cover art for each single is a sketched self-portrait set atop a variable palette of mixed colors and backdrops.” [bio]

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 152

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 04:15

This week’s music was submitted by the artists.  Theme song from Dan at

Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting.

Afrotree – We Bounce Off People
Kivanc Kilicer – Dew on Roses
Joe Cristo – It’s Always Something Isn’t It?
Monuments & Statues – Oh Great Rose!
Red Cabin – Right This Way
Anna and the Bells – Show Me Love

AMPed Show #460

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Peter Clitheroe of Suffolk 'n' Cool

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Tarred and Feathered (Plini)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Silver (Cwtch)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Song: Lady Radio (Rise Bailey Rise)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Canada
Song: Never Too High, Never Too Low (Daniel Casavant)

Show: The Vast Expanse
Song: Love You Don't Go (dubstep version) (JekK)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Poor Folks Live (The Staffords)

Show: Suffolk 'n' Cool
Song: Bodmin Dubbing (Bagas Degol)

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Nic Treadwell is Missing!

Homegrown Podcast - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:09

Hi, my name is Nigel Rooke. I am a long Tim friend of Nic Treadwell. Three days ago Nic went missing from his home in Rowley Regis. I took the attached photo of Nic last week when we had a beer together. He seemed ok but his last words to me, "I've really had enough Nige..." Have left a chill in my bones. Admittedly he spoke these words in answer to me offering him a pork scratching but there you go.

I kno Nic was making plans to re-start his podcasting career, which makes his disappearance all the more tragic.

Please help me find my friend. Share this photo on Twitter and Facebook by using the #whereistreadwell 

And above all keep him in your prayers.

Hollow People: Surf

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:00

Hollow PeopleHollow People formed in January 2014. They are five 17 yr olds from Birmingham, England. Surf was recorded in June 2014, and was Engineered and mastered by Jack Davis. More songs are being written. Gigs are being planned.

Hollow People Line up:
George Stanhope: vocals/synth
Joe Callaghan: guitar
Adam Plummer: guitar
Will Cooke: bass
Harry Southerton: drums

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Made in The UK Show 163

Made In The UK Show - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:00

Hosted by Ro of DarkCompass


The Steals: All Coming Back (The Soap Company Remix) from London, England

Filthy Kicks: Crave from London, England

Cellarscape: The Same Place (Featuring Anneke van Giersbergen) from London, England

Daniel Land and The Modern Painters: From within The Boundaries from Devon, England

Black Wolf: Kiss the Fire from London, [...]

Roadhouse 501

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:15
Following a huge 500th edition of the show, I put together another hour guaranteed to make you dance wherever you are. Rob Stone, Downchild, Dennis Gruenling, Trudy Lynn, and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers wait in the queue. They're surrounded by music that epitomizes the feel of The Roadhouse. It's definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard and the first of the next 500 - the 501st Roadhouse.

Circle: One

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 14:00

CircleMonday Records just recently posted the newest outstanding synth-pop flavored single from the Enmore Australia based group, CIRCLE, who you may remember from our brief yet excellent feature here earlier this Summer for the track ‘We Can Play’.

In addition we’ve embedded the video below on ‘All the People’, the 2nd single from Circle’s debut studio album The Middlefor those unfamiliar with the first effort from duo Radi Safi & Daniel Shaw. Not too long ago it passed the 100k view mark on YouTube, a nice achievement no doubt!

Most importantly please make sure to click through and bookmark some of the band links below. Enjoy..


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Moving Castles: Launch Party

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:00

Moving CastlesMoving Castles from Austin TX recently released Launch Party, their latest single.

Their Setting Fire EP is available as a free download from BandCamp, see the link below.

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DC644 Complacent Suns

Dark Compass - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:00


  1. Capsize: Complacent (from “The Angst in my Veins”, San Diego, USA, Impericon Records, Photo by Mitchell Wojcik )
  2. Klogr: Falling Crowns (Italy/USA)
  3. Harvs: Seeking Solitude (from “Curiosities”, Australia)
  4. Superfix: The Dream (from “Superfix”, LA, Music Submit)
  5. Hypnos: Hypnos (from “Hypnos”, Göteborg Sweden, Crusher Records)
  6. Noctem: Divine Xib’alb’a (from “Exilium”, Valencia, Spain, Prosthetic Records)
  7. Mera: Re-Walking Lines (from “Nano”, UK)
  8. The Lost Human: The Lighthouse (Single, Russian Federation)
  9. Concatenate: Once Upon a Time (from “The 7th”, Esquel, Argentina)
  10. Heroes of Vellentor: The Warriors Path (From “Heroes of Vallentor”, Finland, Inverse Records)
  11. Black Wolf: Kiss The Fire (UK, Stampede)
  12. Walking Dead on Broadway: Dearana (from “Aeshma”, Leipzig, Germany, Impericon Records)
  13. Chronologist: San Juan (from “Instrumental Demo”, Boston, USA)
  14. Kreyskull: The Man Who Lived Before (from “Tower Witch”, Finland, Inverse Records, 10th October 2014)
  15. Discord Curse: Anathematize The Bleeding (from “Burnt Offerings”, Minnesota, USA, Persistent Heart Records)
  16. Sempiternal Dusk: Moon Beneath Hook Cross (from “Sempiternal Dusk”,  Portland, Oregon, USA, Dark Descent Records, Clawhammer)
  17. Mutagenocide: Wretched (from “Devolve”, UK,  Radnauseam Records, Imperial PR)
  18. Colosus: Red Snow (from “Blestem”, October 27th 2014, UK, Kaotoxin Record, Clawhammer)
  19. Estado Novo: Twisted Mogul (from “Estado Novo”, Inverse Records)
  20. The Helix Nebula: Sea of Suns (from “Meridian”, Sydney, Australia)


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Thrills: Dominic

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:00

ThrillsA few months back one of the members of Philadelphia band Vacationer [Michael Mullin] released the leadoff single, Dominic from his debut LP, Thrills of Constantly Collapsing and we’re now excited to be able to showcase it here. While Vacationer is one of the bands that Michael is involved in, Thrills is apparently a recent side project that also includes Kenny Vasoli and Greg Altman of Vacationer up in the mix.

The group has their entire 11-track album up at BandCamp and also have an excellent video for their lead-off single which we’ve embedded further below. Enjoy.


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109: (35 Min) Children's Songs - Rhythm Child

The JogTunes Indie Podcast - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:35
Or play on the web here.

Rhythm Child The 109th episode is for the kids. BPM range: 141-182.

To experience and enjoy running and working out exactly to the beat of great indie music, please subscribe to the The JogTunes Indie Podcast or get the MP3. You can download it directly in iTunes. Or access it with 2 taps using the JogTunes app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch available on the App Store and on our Android app on Google Play.

Rhythm Child at White House

Rhythm Child at the White House

Welcome to this special episode of the JogTunes Indie Podcast. It's mostly for the kids, with some great tempos for big folks as well.

Since 2003, Norm Jones, as Rhythm Child, has brought a new kind of music to kids and their parents. With an emphasis on rhythm and percussion, Rhythm Child sends messages to kids about good behavior, having fun, and handling tough situations.

JogTunes brings you 9 great Rhythm Child tunes with tempos that are perfect for running to the beat.

So parents — you can play these songs to motivate your kids to get up and running for great exercise and fitness. Be sure the kids are fit for speed. It's not crucial that they match the fast tempos. The key is to move and have fun.

Hey kids — you can match the beat of these songs with your feet. It's great fun. Dr. Bob helps you out during the show.

The BPM range is from 141 to 182.

My thanks goes to Heather and Norm Jones of the Rhythm Child Network for their generosity in providing the music for this special episode.

More thanks goes to the talented Troy Warden for his great intro.

Check out the track details, purchase options, and more info on this episode's podcast page.

At, you'll find purchase links to all of the tunes from all of our podcast episodes as well as over 2500 BPM-rated workout tunes from label and indie artists.

And don't forget our JogTunes App in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. It's a really fast and easy way to work out to the JTIP and to get new free episodes. A couple of taps on the app and you're off and running. I love the convenience when I work out to the show. I think you will too.

Enjoy the show and may your next run be your best one.

Dr. Bob

Please note: You should consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program.  Neither JogTunes nor Dr. Bob will be liable for any complications, injuries, loss or other medical problems arising from or in connection with using this service. Also, please note that "BPM" refers to the tempo of a tune and the number of foot falls per minute, not your heart rate.

SnC 429 – Finale

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:57
The ever-interesting Jordan Reyne features on this the final Suffolk'n'Cool weekly show.

The ever-interesting Jordan Reyne features on this the final Suffolk’n’Cool weekly show. (Photo: Sławek Niedlich)

A retrospective show this week to celebrate the past (almost) nine years of weekly Suffolk’n’Cool shows.

There’s a mixture of old and relatively new music from artists that have a significance for me always, initially for their music and also , in many cases for the personal contact and friendships that have developed and continue to this day.

Sadly, this is the final SnC weekly show and there’s an awful lot of music, so brace yourself!


BratcherHappy – Jimmie Bratcher (Kansas City, USA)

Jimmie Bratcher was unhesitating when he granted permission to use his instrumental track Happy from his album Red as the main Suffolk ‘n’ Cool signature tune. Jimmie is a fine blues player (and preacher) from Kansas City.

His most recent album, Secretly Famous, was also produced by Jim Gains (Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Huey Lewis, etc) is available through his site.


Ben CaplanSouthbound – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Ben Caplan is a larger than life character with a really interesting take on life. He puts together bands for different tours (always called The Casual Smoikers) and Codger, Grumbler and I had the pleasure of hanging out with them all at The Great Escape a couple of years ago.

Ben’s over here again this month and will be playing dates in Ireland 15 – 21 October with shows in CLONAKILTY, DINGLE, KILKEE, BALLYVAUGHN, and DUBLIN.



SydneyAlright – Sydney Wayser (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Sydney won our artist of the Month feature a bit back when she also had a rather fetching video that was partly shot at a performance I was at  in New York’s The Living Room a couple of years ago.

This seems the perfect excuse to play another track and to suggest that you pick up the whole Bell Choir Coast album for yourself.


MatadorCog In The Machine – Will Knox (New York/London)

Will’s site is minimal right now but there’s a new album on the way.

The first video on his home page was shot at the fabulous Flux Studios in Manhattan whose boss FAB I know, from personal experience, knows how to throw a great studio and rooftop party.

Will recorded The Matador and the Acrobat at Flux with his band, hugely talented musicians every one. Meredith McCandless performed some serious alchemy in engineering the album and the magic that is Flux, shines through the video.

Just in case the site changes, here’s another video for one of Will’s newer songs, Lucky Man.


JordanFactory Nation – Jordan Reyne (London)

Jordan became a permanent fixture in the SnC psyche a few years ago. Her distinctive steam-punk tinged music stretches the brain. She’s recorded a couple of Sessions ay the Barn with us and has become a friend in the process.

It is quite fitting that she has written a fascinating and insightful piece on her blog about creativity. Well worth a read

“Jordan grew up on a remote peninsula on New Zealand’s west coast, 3 hours drive from the nearest city. She began making music by collecting bits of iron and discarded farm implements, banging them together and singing at the top of her lungs. When her parents could stand it no longer, they bought her a guitar. Her sense of the land, and peoples relationships to machines and nature remain a key part of her work.

Jordan left her homeland for Germany in 2005 and moved on to the UK in 2011. She currently lives in London, touring Europe annually.”

She’s regularly playing live in Second Life – check her site for scheduled shows.

You can download music from her site and find out more about this remarkable woman. Do it now.


ValhallaBurn – Grace Valhalla (Nancy, France)

I’ve been a serious fan of Grace Valhalla’s work for the very early days of SnC. She first popped up in show 94 back in 2007. This is from her album PEAK~.

She has released quite a few albums since her first in 2006 her instinctive talent for creating quite captivating music is remarkable. Lots is available on Jamendo and more on iTunes, Juno, Amazon etc, details on her site.


MarcLa Plaie Et Le Couteau – Marc Farre (New York, USA)

A gorgeous track from my dear friend Marc who typifies the best of thoughtful French and New York sensibilities in his intelligent song writing and performance. A true gent, it’s always a treat to have dinner with Marc generally at the wonderful Cafe Asean the West Village. Ah, those glass noodles!

Always showing up with something new and interesting check out his beautiful site.

Here’s a video of the rather dark Harry


FATTTB-BattlesBattles – Funke and the Two Tone Baby (Margate, Kent, UK) direct

Ah, what can we say about Dan (aka Funke)? Strikingly original songs, energetic performance and a thoroughly great guy. He played a spectacular Session at the Barn for us, from which the barn is almost recovered.

He’s a hard-working musician playing small gigs across England and beyond. Catch him if you can. His most recent album The Last Thing We’ll See Is The Sea is out now.

Here’s The Great Storm, from his most recent album


Nordgarden BBMy Father The Sailor – Nordgarden (Norway and Italy) direct

Terje Nordgarden is another real friend of the show having recorded our first Session at the Barn way back.

A deeply personal song My Father shows his understated song-craft. It’s from his album A Brighter Kind of Blue (2006) on which quite a number of tracks feature guitar voice and trumpery. An unusual but really effective combination.

His most recent release Dieci is sung in Italian throughout.

He has shows in Italy tomorrow and the next night, details on his site


bagasdegolBodmin Dubbing - Bagas Degol (Cornwall, UK)

No celebratory tour of SnC could be complete without a dose of solid Cornish dub with bagpipes. So, it’s as well that we still have access to the majestic music of Bagas Degol and their seminal album Party Like It’s 1399. The band is no more (as I understand it and I’d love to be wrong) but their Cornish language work is remarkable and very, very Celtic.

Try this the for size too:


pcp_200x200To give credit where it is most certainly due, Pete Cogle discovered this album on the old Podsafe Music Network way back in the day. Pete consistently finds “weird and wonderful” music for us.

That’s the end of Suffolk’n’Cool in its current form. It’s been a blast and a labour of real love to bring you the best I can find every week as your blast of fresh musical air.

The weekly show may be stopping but I’ll be popping up now and again with something for you, perhaps a Session at the Barn, a special feature, a video to share or a report from one of the music events I’m planning to get to. So not so much an end as a refresh.

The site isn’t going away and new developments and episodes will appear here.

If you want to be sure to get whatever’s coming down the track, be sure to subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher or any of the podcast subscription services.

My thanks to all the artists, labels and publicists who have kept up a relentless flow of interesting music for me to select from. Of course, the artists and labels are all independents and I’ve been delighted to do what I can to support them. I hope you’ll continue to do so.

Finally, of course, my thanks to you, for taking the time to listen. You really are the stars of the independent music world. Without loyal fans (or perhaps it’s patrons) oiling the wheels, the real music economy would stop.

Thank you so much; I’ll catch you later.

Mind how you go.


The Air Machine: My Girl

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:00

The Air MachineThe Air Machine – Songs about life, loss, and rebirth with a connection to music in its purest form. The Air Machine is Zak Schell and Nick Terry from the Milwaukee, WI area. Together, with their past musical experience in the genres of rock, punk, metal, and classical, performs songs that have musical truth as well as engaging lyrical honesty.

“We have been in this project for about a year now. We both come from different backgrounds of music and found a common interest in acoustic, straight forward, music. We recorded our three song EP at Cherry Pit Studios in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and will be returning to record again at the end of the year. We are anticipating having a full release early 2015.” [bio]

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