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The Last September: This Train Remains

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:00

The Last SeptemberEdinburgh based indie rock band, The Last September, are currently working toward their 3rd album and have just released a new single on Aug 14th, This Train Remains. It’s taken from their forthcoming album, Volcano releasing 20th October 2014 via Fountainhall Records.

The band will also be on a Scottish tour this September after appearances at festivals such as Kelburn Garden Party and Fringe By The Sea.

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Is This Thing On Music Podcast Episode 235

Is This Thing On Podcast - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:57


Is This Thing On Podcast

Bonjour! Welcome to this weeks episode of some of the worlds best independent musical talent. This weeks playlist, click on links and have a nose about.

Daria Kulesh/Ben Walker – Letting Go, Alyssa – Laughter in the Distance, Anja McCloskey - Too Many Words, Nick Tann – Never Did Me Harm, Bad & The Ugly – Who’s Gonna Love You, Code 46 – Runaway.



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SnC 424 – Mystery time

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:26

Lay Low with a live track this week [Pic. Oliver James]

Lay Low with a live track this week [Pic. Oliver James]

An interesting collection of artists again this week a few of which take us off into almost uncharted and mysterious territories.

Every once in a while it’s good to hit your ears with something a bit different eh?


heavyballBlack Eye Friday – Heavyball (London, UK)

Heavyball are a hard rocking indie/ska band based in London. They are a four piece whose sound fuses traditional British ska with contemporary indie. The music has distinct and uplifting melodies with a driving percussion heart and honest lyrics.

Formed in late 2011 when Nottingham brothers Bigface and Habs Salisbury and school friend Johnny Iball, began to play together. The band’s sound is indie fused with traditional UK ska. Influences include Viz, Shane Meadows and the story writing traditions of country and western.

Heavyball’s recordings have been championed by DJs such as 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins.

In 2013 Heavyball supported the Kaiser Chiefs on their UK and Holland tour, playing sell out venues such as the Manchester Apollo, Glasgow’s Barrowlands and Corso in Rotterdam.

2014 sees Heavyball embarking on a busy UK and Europe festival season, a European tour in October (Holland, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia) with a debut album scheduled for recording in winter 2014.

Small Town Hero – Heavyball

They have shows listed on their site – most of the upcoming ones are over on the mainland.



laylow conversationsOur Conversations - Lay Low (Ölfus, Iceland)

Lay Low is the easy name of Icelandic songwriter Lovisa who has been putting out some gorgeously intimate music for a few years now.

The name Lay Low came about in 2006, after Lovísa was contacted by a local label that picked up on a raw demo that she had uploaded onto MySpace. Not one to waste an opportunity, Lay Low’s debut album ‘Please Don’t Hate Me’ was released that same year. An intoxicating take on classic Americana sounds, the record topped the Icelandic charts and became the bestselling original album in the country, winning no less than 3 Icelandic Music Awards.

She’s been a great favourite of Codger Cogle and The Grumbler for most of those years since they first saw her at TGE. This year, they got to hang out with her for a while after the show which clearly pleased the dear old chaps.

Our Conversations is on her current album Talking About The Weather.

laylowTATWBy and By – Lay Low

The track is on her second album “Farewell Good Night’s Sleep” (2008) but Mr Cogle has the extreme presence of mind to record her performance at The Speigeltent at the Great Escape this year.

There’s not a lot of updating going on on her site but you can get hold of her music through the “Shop” tab in the menu bar on her site.


Hear more from Lay Low at TGE on PC Podcast 463


Brighton_RockThe Great Escape

I expect I’m the last person in the world to work out the significance of name of the festival.

Doh! It don’t occur to me until Sir Richard Attenborough died at the weekend that as well as having a big role in The Great Escape (1963), he also starred in the Boulting brothers’ 1947 production Brighton Rock which is, of course, exactly what we go to Brighton for – every year!

I just booked my ticket for next year. A pretty good deal at £43.45 for three days of interesting live music.

If you’re up for it, let me know and we’ll arrange a meet-up in Brighton.

silenceRéalité – Silence (Bruxelles, Belgium)

More mystery. This is an album called L’autre endroit that has had almost 2 million plays on Jamendo since its release in 2006. The artist has provided no information and, as you’ll see the given url leads to a 3D designer who may just be the artist. Who knows.

Interesting sounds though.


Cellule – Silence


Catalin_DinuShine – Catalin Dinu (Richmond, BC, Canada)

30 years old Catalin Dinu lives in Richmond, Canada. Although his favourite instrument is the bass guitar, which he took as a major in college, you’ll not hear much of it on this track.

This is from his second album, My Religion.

Born in a modest, middle class district of the city of Brasov, Romania he had dreams of becoming an actor, early before the age of 11. That’s when he moved to Canada. Years went by and he never really gave up on his bass. He took lots of lessons– bass, music theory, piano– and eventually landed himself a position as a bass major at one of the top colleges in Vancouver.



UnknownTare Too Te Rut Te Instrumenta – HooYooSay (unknown)

I really can tell you almost nothing about the artsit(s) here.

The birth of hooyoosay was an occasional recording jam, a couple of guys playing some cover songs just for the fun of it, but eventually leading to an online release.

As the founding artists each had their own reasons for remaining anonymous, this idea was maintained as a principle when things further developed into an organized project.

So hooyoosay became this peculiar music recording project, having a variety of constantly changing unnamed collaborators, inevitably displaying a wide diversity in styles with their releases.

Googly Goo – HooYooSay



JW Show 251: Invoking Michael Harren

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:24


What great fun we had today, and some deep thoughts from Michael Harren about his new single Invocation (we premiered the video which you’ll see below) and his upcoming album release, Tentative Armor in October. Claire also dug out some great stuff from the submission box, and I cleaned out my email box of music before I head off on holiday.


Click to download Michael Harren’s first single, “Invocation” from his upcoming release Tentative Armor


The Playlist Title Album Artist Pleading Indigo Child Jake Tavill Mountain Song Rise Up For Love Sister Speak Secrets Untold Secrets Untold single Natasha North Waiting for the Rain Simone Says Simone Says Down To You Stamen & Stigma Casitas Slipping From Your Heart Slipping From Your Heart [ Single ] The Deadline Shakes Juicy Lucy Rock ‘n’ Roll Titty Bingo Borderline Rise Up The Sun EP Dancing Years Corduroy Kingston single Tyrone Schulace and his Pals Root Beer Stand In Afghanistan Another Time Sonnet Cottage Out of the Dark Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly Comp (vol. 36) GreenhornBluehorn Interview with Michael Harren Invocation Invocation – Single Michael Harren Go. Go. Michael Harren Black Flowers The Art of Loving Jingo Walking with the Devil Tales of The Mescal Canyon Troubadours The Mescal Canyon Troubadours We’re All Human We’re All Human The L Project Gin Ever Decreasing Circles Juey

Here’s the video for Michael Harren‘s single, Invocation.



Claire will be on her lonesome next week, so stop by and cheer her on!

~JW and CR

Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings: Although You’re Gone

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00

Eli August and The Abandoned BuildingsEli August & The Abandoned Buildings are a Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY based Chamber Folk ensemble that plays dark and melodic heartfelt tunes.

They’re releasing their EP A Heartache Suite on September 2, 2014.

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Sunbears!: He’s a Lie! He’s Not Real!

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:00

SunbearsIn addition to their participation in participation in the upcoming Flaming Lips-curated Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album (along side MGMT, My Morning Jacket, Phantogram and others), Jacksonville Florida band SUNBEARS! is set to release their second full length, Future Sounds, on Tampa Florida label, New Granada, this November 11th.

Singer and instrumentalist Jonathan Berlin calls the new album “lyrically bleak… Mostly filled with existential quandaries on subjects that we as humans can never truly know… Like life after death, for instance… And whether or not we spend our short little lives worrying about such things.”

The first part of the upcoming national tour for SUNBEARS! kicks off November 1st in Florida.

[via Team Clermont]


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Video Debut: Michael Harren’s Invocation

The Justin Wayne Show - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:07


After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, NYC musical artist Michael Harren dove into the studio to record Tentative Armor. It’s an intensely personal journey putting together his many musical talents with his theatre background, creating a performance and album that’s unique, interesting and compelling.

The video for the single, directed by luke kurtis features his Journey meditation walk and further explores the storytelling and visual translation of Harren’s music. Check it out.

The single is out now – you can click here to buy it from the iTunes store, and the album will be launched on October 14th.

Single credits:
  • Composed and arranged: Michael Harren
  • Vocal, Synths and Programming: Michael Harren
  • Doumbek, Talking Drum, and Mbria: Ryan Rumery
  • Violin: Gabryel Smith
  • Viola: David Packer
  • Cello: Leah Coloff

String and vocal recordings engineered by Bennett Paster at Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Mixed by Michael Harren
  • Mastered by Dave McNair
  • Cover Art: luke kurtis

Mokoan: One Way Destination

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:30

MokoanMokoan is an Australian Pop Rock Band formed in 2011 by Singer songwriter Paul Moleta teaming up with cousin Drummer Adrian Moleta. Writing and recording original material and with great passion for music, the boys begin their new journey dedicating heart and soul delivering their idiosyncratic style of music for all to enjoy. [Bio]

One Way Destination is from their first EP The Story Begins.

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 146

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:15

This week’s music is from the artists and Mevio.  The theme song is from Dan at

Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting.  For more great music podcasts check out

Nick Tann – Never Did Me Harm
The Smile Case – The Giving Tree
Daniel Roure – Deja
Jeremy Alan Hepp – Autumn in St. Paris
Azwel – War Against Innovation
Nick Raven – Strange Days

AMPed Show #454

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Stuart Morrison of Insomnia Radio

Show: Suffolk 'n' Cool
Song: Lightswitch (Kuenta i Tambú)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Anything I Do is All Right (Happyness)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: 1997 (Mirror Talk)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Where we're going, we don't need roads (Trails)

Show: Is This Thing On Podcast
Song: Les Baleines Bleues (Daniel Roure)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Portugal
Song: Coast (Johan Rodrigues)

Show: Cowboy Cantor
Song: Marianne (Goldwing)

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The Belle Sounds: Black Stone

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:00

The Belle SoundsAustinites The Belle Sounds have just released this “sparkling jangle-pop tune” Black Stone, which is the title track of their forthcoming EP (out 9th September).

The Belle Sounds is a project from Indie Singer/Songwriter Noëlle Hampton and her husband, André Moran, and this is the second time we’ve featured them, listen to The Siren here.

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Made in The UK Show 160

Made In The UK Show - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:00

Hosted by Ro from DarkCompass


KnifeWorld: Destroy The World We Love London

Better Call Saul: In it to Win it London

In Search of Sun: The World is Yours Harrow, London

India Mill: Caribesque Darwen, Blackburn

Panic Room: Incarnate London

Stickybackplastics: Vampire York



Roadhouse 495

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:53
With a big number of tracks featuring artists other than the primary, this edition of The Roadhouse seems to be all about musical friendship. Generation Blues Experience, Dr. John, Trudy Lynn, The Mannish Boys, and Ruthie Foster also make this one of the newest, freshest editions of The Roadhouse, with the bulk of the tracks released in just the past three weeks. New music featuring friends - it's a great way to roll through another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 495th Roadhouse.

Shotaway: Doctor

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:00

ShotawaySouthampton five-piece blues infused-rock band Shotaway originally came out of the Canadian Rockies but are now located on a farm halfway between Southampton and Salisbury in the UK making some really great music.

Apparently February of 2013 saw the release of debut E.P ‘24 Hours Is A Short Day‘, and they just released their latest standout single ‘Doctor‘ last month. Sergei Bartlett the lead singer describes it thusly, “The song is written from a mans perspective and he is being hassled by his girlfriend, lawyer and doctor all trying to see/talk to him. It’s hassle that he quite frankly doesn’t see as important as they do. It’s basically him trying to sweep it under the mat and deal with it another day.”

We love this promising new single from Shotaway, and after hearing two more great tracks at Soundcloud, its a surefire sign they’ve got plenty more excellent releases to come. The stirring and soulful vocals really bring to mind other legendary full voices from the past, conjoining blues and a bit of a classic rock vibe with effortless cool, no doubt one of our favorite songs that we’ve had the pleasure of hearing this year.


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Zaldor Unplugged 8-22-2014 – Return of Trent!

Zaldor's World - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:58

Trent joins me on the podcast today, as we talk about his junior year this fall and more!

the bugcast 327 – Invasion of the Little People

The Bugcast - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast327This week on The Bugcast: We discuss social media, we get invaded by the girls, and we play 8 cracking tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


BBC News: Diaspora social network cannot stop IS posts
Is the reputation of decentralised social networks being tarnished by the actions of extremist activists?

Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed

Upcoming events

OggCamp ’14 – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014 (more info)

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Next week

The next live show will be episode 328, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 29 August 2014 from 21:30 (ish) UK time (UTC+1/BST).
The next live show after that will be episode 329, which is likely to be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 12 September 2014. There will be no live show on Friday 5 September.

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 for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station

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Una Lux: Simon

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:00

Una LuxSimon is the first single from Una Lux, from NYC. It will be released on August 26th. The single will be followed by its official music video, and they are also now finishing their debut EP with a release date to be announced soon.

Una Lux are: Matteo Liberatore, Chris Connors, Kelso Norris & Jake St. John.

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DC638 Revenge Dragon

Dark Compass - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:00


Kill Matilda: I want Revenge (Canada)

Eastern Front: Retribution Sky (UK, Candlelight)

Pyramids on Mars: Battle For Rome (Canada)

Noisem: Voices in The Morgue (Baltimore, USA, A389 Records)

De Profundis: Singularity (UK)

Subversion: Novation (London, UK)

Powerlord: Silent Terror (Shadow Kingdom, Clawhammer)

Blackwolf: Moving Mountains (UK)

Deceptionist: Sunshine (Rome, Italy)

Goathanger: Pockets and Crosses (Australia, Email)

Johnny Touch: Black Company (Australia, Shadow Kingdom Records, Clawhammer)

White Reaper: Conspirator (Kentucky, USA, Prescription PR)

Keitzer: Fleshcrawl (FDA Rekotz, Clawhammer)

Gire: Éjmély (Hungary)

Unbeing: Tetris Rufus (Montreal, Canada, Asher)

Protokult: Heaven Cast Me Out (Canada, Asher)

Awooga: Where The Others Go (Sheffield, UK, Fourthcitymusic)

As We Whisper: Silent Rays

A Mouthful of Matches: One By One (Manchester, UK)

Diesel King: Horror, Disgust (UK, Hammerfest Doom Stage, previously played on 627)

Celestial Ruin: Wrath of The Dragon (Vancouver, Canada, Know Asylum Records, Asher) Pictured


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Los Angeles Police Department: She Came Through (Again)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:00

Los Angeles Police DepartmentArtist Ryan Pollie makes music under the moniker Los Angeles Police Department and is on the verge of releasing his 11-track self-titled debut album, in which he wrote and recorded a song each day. This allowed for small imperfections and spurts of urgency found throughout the new effort.

Pollie says, “This project really changed an important false perception for me. It was that music that I was making, which wasn’t recorded in a studio with a band, was illegitimate or not real for some reason.” And so, these 11 tracks pared down from 30, recorded in a house in Hollywood, became personal anecdotes to a specific time and place: following a burgeoning relationship until its untimely end.

This is being co-released by Forged Artifacts and ChillMegaChill on both limited vinyl and cassette tapes, out September 2, 2014.


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Gig Preview: Discovery 2 with Ask Martin, Etta Smith, Elektric and Millie Manders

The Justin Wayne Show - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:45


August’s Discovery 2 showcase is ladies night – a night full of female-fronted, emerging bands. You’ll see urban, indie dance band Ask Martin, the soulful sounds of Etta Smith with her band, Elektric who fuses old school hip hop, R&B and electronica, and finally singer/songwriter Millie Manders who incorporates everything from rock and soul to ska. DJ Delphi will fill out the night with music and things kick off at the AAA in Kensington at 8pm.

You’ll hear a track from each group except Etta Smith, as she’s currently working on her new tracks with her new band.

Gig Details More about the artists ASK MARTIN

Young all-female three-piece band born in the heart of London’s Camden music scene in late 2013. They mix ‘synthy’ electronica with quirky British vocals and catchy guitar lines with resounding drum and bass to create a new, urban/indie-dance sound. They’ve been described as “like a burger with layers of synths, bass, guitars, and garnishes of cutesy, shrill vocals”

With infectious and energising performances and the explosive chemistry between the three girls, they have captivated audiences and transformed bystanders into fans in very little time. They’ve playing  at venues s ‘The Garage’ in Islington and the Islington 02 Academy. They have been working with Producer Spider. L. Johnson (Tinie Tempah, Stevie Wonder and Kylie Minogue.



Hailing from the Midlands, 22 year old Elektric fuses old school Hip Hop and RnB with electronica backed up with an accessible singer, songwriter style.

Elektric’s music is refreshing and original whilst representing and championing the underground vibe of the Midland’s cool kid scene. She uses her Music to express what its like to be a young, gay, female artist in 21st century Britain. Taking influences from all genres of music from reggae, soul and hip hop, to pop rock, indie and most importantly her life.
Currently signed to producer baby J, who has produced for Amy Winehouse, Estelle, Skinnyman, Dead Prez , Alex Blood, Jamie Joseph. Songs from her Ep ‘Not Another Love Song’ are receiving airplay on BBC Introducing & 1 Xtra



Etta Smith’s music influences range from classic northern soul to 70’s disco. Her love of Soul, R’n’B and Funk, paired with an interest in today’s current sounds, forms an innovative and exciting sound from the Newcastle native.

Etta has performed at Newcastle’s City Hall, supporting Joe McElderry and London’s IndigO2. Her first ever London gig was a Discovery one, she returns to perform at the AAA with her band.

Etta has recently been working in San Francisco,  with  Grammy award-winning producer, Narada Michael Walden. Together, they produced an enticing track that you are bound to love. Currently, Etta is writing and rehearsing new material.



A bubbly, bright singer songwriter from South London who writes punchy, punky, bouncy rock pop songs that get you on your feet and moving.  A colourful clash of genres incorporating everything from rock and soul to ska and folk. Scratch the surface though and lyrically her tough upbringing and life experiences can be felt too.  She toured in 2013 as part of The Brought To You Tour – a collection of unsigned artists.   Online radio stations such as Shoreditch, Croydon, London Unsigned, Krystal and Blast Radio have interviewed her, featured her music and used her to co-host shows. BBC Norfolk very recently featured her track ‘Raw’ on their show hosted by Sophie Little.

“This lady is a star in the making, and if you catch her early enough you’ll get to gloat that you were there at the beginning.” –

“She’s got the makings of a successful musician, and I’d love to be there saying “I told you so!” when she is more widely recognised!” –

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