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Made in The UK Show 167

Made In The UK Show - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:00

Hosted by Ro of DarkCompass


Desert Ships: Heart Beats (From “Skyliner”, London)

Maxim: Phase Me (London)

Awooga: Tide (Sheffield)

Buried by Bears: Honesty (Surrey)

Kazo: Shoot from The Hip (Stockport)

Solemn Sun: Josef (Bristol)


Cowboy Cantor 231ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:17

1. The DelinesColfax (Portland, E. U. A.)

Comprar: Decor RecordsLoja oficial

2. Blunda - The Money Side (North Hollywood, E.U.A.) [artista do mês de Novembro]

Comprar: BandcampiTunes

3. Vitorino VoadorVenha Ele (Lisboa, Portugal) [pré-lançamento]

4. Old Yellow JackThe Man Who Knew Too Much (Lisboa, Portugal) [pré-lançamento]

5. Bichos26 de Abril (Lisboa, Portugal)

Comprar: Bandcamp

6. The Savage NomadsPinkie’s Little Light (Londres, Inglaterra)

Comprar: eMusic, iTunes

7. a Jigsaw - Black Jewelled Moon (Coimbra, Portugal) [artista do mês de Novembro]

Comprar: Loja oficial


Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


Assinaturas: Correio electrónicoFeedburneriTunes

The Polish Ambassador: Lost & Found (feat. Mr Lif & Ayla Nereo)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 15:00

The Polish AmbassadorNaturally with my part Polish heritage, the name of this group has been a magnet over the last decade or so since I first heard what was likely their debut on My(old)Space. It was just the other day that I stumbled upon and dove through their Soundcloud page finding a diverse range of incredible electronic sampling, including a nice mix-up featuring samples from a track by favorite instrumentalists, Explosions in the Sky.

Today’s feature is in the hip-hop meets world-beat vein with the Polish Ambassador’s incredible sampling skills putting together a seamless track featuring the talents of Mr Lif and Ayla Nereo on the Pushing Through the Pavement album. If you get a chance check out the Soundcloud or Bandcamp pages for a kaleidoscope of great tracks under the name-your-price model. A slew of tourdates are also currently underway so check the official website for the latest.


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the bugcast 338 – Retail hysteria

The Bugcast - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast338This week on The Bugcast: kids home alone, tragic events in sport, Black Friday, plus we play 8 great tracks of Creative Commons and independent music!

Songs played

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


BBC News: Birmingham mother left children home alone to fly to Australia
BBC Sport: Phillip Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25
BBC News: ‘Black Friday': Police called to supermarket crowds

The 4th Annual HPR New Year 26 Hour Show, starting at 10:00UTC on December 31st! Be a part of it!

Time to think about episode 350, let us know what your favourite tracks are from episode 303 to now! Suggest or contact us.

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

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Next week

The next live show will be episode 339, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 5 December 2014 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/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 for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station

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Roadhouse 509

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 01:46

A Rewind of Roadhouse 249 from 2009 rings out the Thanksgiving weekend. I'll be back next week with an all new edition.

After the biggest food holiday of the year, it's a feast of blues in the 249th Roadhouse. Moreland & Arbuckle, Sue Foley, Bob Brozman, Doug MacLeod, and The Holmes Brothers help to serve up enough blues to fill you up for a week. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 249th Roadhouse.

Join Me In A #MusicExperiment

Dave's Lounge - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 16:39

Have you ever wondered how hit records become hits, and why you hear them on the radio all the time?

In this article for called “The Shazam Effect”, Derek Thompson wrote about how the music industry is turning to big data to determine what music people like and how to give them more of it. Every time we Shazam a song or stream a song on Spotify, Rdio, YouTube, etc., we give the music industry data on what we want to hear.

So what would happen if we all Shazam’ed a song at once? If the music biz has become merely a big computer, can that computer be hacked?

Let’s find out! Everyone watch the video below, Shazam this song, then send it to all your friends and ask them to do the same. Let’s all get a better understand at what the music biz has become here in the 21st century — and how we might be able to impact it.

Links to the song in the video:

Spotify | Rdio | SoundCloud | Google Music | iTunes | Amazon

Fresh Body Shop: Anything But You

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:00

Fresh Body ShopPedro Rousseau from Nantes in France has been writing pop songs under the artist name Fresh Body Shop since 2006. Head over to the Jamendo link below for free downloads of 18 (yes eighteen) albums. This is the title track from his latest EP.

Jamendo | BandCamp | Facebook

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Edinburgh Man #187

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 21:01

Tonight I’ve managed to cobble up an alternative computer for broadcasting the podcast live – the result of which means I’m podcasting with a massive screen in front of me. It feels almost professional, if it wasn’t for the fact I’ve fiddled with the microphone settings and can’t get it back to the way it used to be. I spend the whole podcast sitting very still because every little bump seems to make the sound go weird.

In music news I managed to go to two gigs this week. Two! Jesus and Mary Chain last Friday and Cheatahs last Saturday. My legs have just about recovered and I try and give you rambling reviews of both gigs.

Edinburgh Man #187 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. Word Or Object – “The New Series of Doctor Who Upsets my Life” (Played courtesy of Dreamdark, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Rambo – “Twist of shears” (Played courtesy of Lepers Productions, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. eagleowl – “Life We Knew” (Played courtesy of wiaiwya)
4. PEOPLE//TALK – “Remind Yourself” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
5. Dressed Like Wolves – “There Is Always An Exception” (Played courtesy of Dressed Like Wolves)
6. Qualia – “Circles” (Played courtesy of Qualia, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Luno – “Valediction” (Played courtesy of Luno, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Passion Pusher – “Couch King” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
9. Waylon Thornton – “Can’t Find Home” (Played courtesy of Waylon Thornton, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
10. Nan & The One Night Stands – “High Ceilings” (Played courtesy of Nan Turner)
11. Devil’s Coachwhip – “The Fire” (Played courtesy of Savage Wasteland Music Collective, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #187

DC652 Low Things

Dark Compass - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 19:00
  1. For The Broken: Low (from “For The Broken”, Kansas City, USA)
  2. Transcend: The Fall (from “Polymerase Chain”, UK)
  3. Idol of Fear: Circle of Vortices (from “All sights affixed, blazed”, Ontario, Canada, Asher)
  4. Mira: Monochromia (from “Three Pound Universe”, Russian Federation)
  5. Fallen to Flux: Alone (from “Piece by Piece”, London, UK)
  6. Kolony: Echoes (from “Sledge”, Montreal, Canada, Asher)
  7. Psycroptic: Echoes to Come (Tasmania, Prosthetic Records)
  8. Eschatos: Crusaders of Sodom (from “Hierophanies”, Riga, Latvia)
  9. Einherjer: Nord go Ner (from “Ov Oss, For Oss”, Norway, Century Media)
  10. Neurotech: The Act of Forgiveness (from “Infra Verses Ultra”, Slovenia)
  11. Circle of Reason: Silver Scene (Southampton, UK)
  12. Daveit Ferris: On The Wagon (from “A Taste of 365 Sparks”, Derry, Northen Ireland , Direct)
  13. Existential Animals: Vitreous Vale (from “Surrealith”,  Ohio,  USA)
  14. Horsehunter: Caged in Flesh (from “Caged in Flesh”, Melbourne, Australia)
  15. Gate of Horn: Djinn (from “The Fall of Samarkand”, New York, USA)
  16. Blodhemn: Veiten (from “H7″, Bergen, Norway)
  17. Mörti Viventi: Hell of Earth (from “The Day The Dead Returned”, UK)
  18. Fayne: Believers (from “The Queen of Kings”, Quebec, Canada, Asher)
  19. Conquer: A Worms Demise (Ontario, Canada)
  20. Dante: Monochrome (From “Monochrome”, Scotland)
  21. SSS: Shape of things to come (from “Limp.Gasp.Collapse”, Liverpool, Prosthetic Records)


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I Am Love: Pillar of Salt

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:00

i am LoveHappy Thanksgiving to all the listeners and long-time supporters of Insomnia Radio who celebrate the holiday in Canada and the States. The best way we know to give thanks is with a excellent new single from the upcoming self-titled album from Philadelphia band i am Love, set for official release on Jan 15, 2015. The self-defined folkster band’s progressive acoustic approach uses cello, woodwinds, zither, sax and reverb to create “the archaic sound of the future”.

Vocalist/guitartist Josh Christopher’s musical tastes lean towards the theatrical, classic indie music, and vaudevillian. Will goes for the heavier stuff like grunge and psychedelic-surf rock, and Kris’ tastes venture into the spacious, melody-driven, rhythmic, and anything psychedelic. The band’s sound is defined by the interweaving of all those genres.

“We make music to inspire people to be their highest selves, to know that they too can create. I play an autoharp to show people that you can use anything to make songs, it’s about expression in it’s purest form,” says Christopher.

The group released an album featuring their new revamped sound in the beginning of 2014, and have been touring throughout the year which included SXSW, NXNE, CMJ, and the Brandywine Folk Festival. They’ll continue to tour the country throughout the beginning of 2015, and then bring their music across the pond into Europe.

Be sure to check out their well done music video for “Ghost in the Hallway” which we’ve embedded below.


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Les Bonbons: Dans La Lumiere

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00

Les BonbonsAbout Les Bonbons
Seven virtuoso troubadours, Les Bonbons perform vagabond pop that resonates with a shimmering wall of sound, pumped up with strings, brass and a choir of charismatic song. Their tunes stagger and swagger the streets of old London town, leaning on the murmured bon mots, sometimes sung, sometimes whispered, of vocalist Fred. Meanwhile, guitarist Billy jives like Django, with a rock’n’roll swing here, a campside flourish there. Like a Franglais mash-up of The Divine Comedy or a Gallic Jarvis Cocker at a gypsy jazz bacchanal, Les Bonbons are an enthralling and intense proposition, as appropriate a soundtrack for your wake as your wedding, provided the mood is celebratory, sincere and there’s more than a little absinthe to hand. Magnifique, mes amis, magnifique.” [bio]

Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Your Underdog: No Swim Zone

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:00

Your UnderdogNew York City’s, Your Underdog just sent out their debut single entitled No Swim Zone. While we like the following description of the tune, it may or may not have something to do with their following situation: “When you finally sneak through the lobby, into the elevator, and onto the roof, but realize you left the floral swim trunks in the changing room of the previous hotel.”

While the front end of the song launches off with some head-tilting repetitive retro keyboard, the surprises following were unexpected as the underlying guitar and vocals worked perfectly throughout the arrangement. The repetitive keys creep back in at just the right moments after initially lodging themselves in your cranium making for some very impressive and unexpected moments of brilliance in this fantastic debut.


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Rathole Radio 136 – 23rd Nov 2014

Rathole Radio - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:30

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Rathole Radio 136 is upon us. Another hour of the best eclectic music from around the web and around the world. Lots of female vocalists this week. It wasn’t a deliberate choice but it’s no bad thing. I hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 – Walker Fields – Panic – License Unknown

08:42 – Sith Hotman – MatchesLicense Unknown – Suggested by Adrian McEwen
12:43 – GarmischCome Get Your Boy NowCC BY-NC-ND Licensed

20:35 – snowflake – “Gloria (angel mix w/DoKashiteru)CC Sampling+ Licensed
24:35 – Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Pornival – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed

The FLOSS Weekly show with Emily Richards (AKA Snowflake)

32:53 – ZxoieBe CruelCC BY-NC-SA Licensed
36:21 – Music BoxMinha VidaCC BY-NC-ND Licensed

43:25 – NaTtANo AngelCC BY-NC-SA Licensed

50:27 – Alpha Male Tea Party – God Is Love But Satan Does That Thing You Like With His Tongue – All Rights Reserved

63:19 – Perma F – Burning AngelLicense Unknown


  • Torin Doyle – Sent a nice email saying he recently found the show and enjoys the tunes.
  • Flip Marley – Also enjoys the show and compares the feel of it to Whole Wheat Radio, which claims to be the world’s first 24/7 streaming Internet radio session. The background info was fascinating and I enjoyed reading about it.
  • Markus Koller – Wrote to tell me about a CC top 100 chart he’s compiled and there’s plenty of interesting music in there I’ll be digging through.


  • Stuart Fawcett
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • David Potter
  • EVERYONE who uses Flattr to support

Thanks to everyone from who has supported the show via Paypal and Flattr. It makes a big difference and I appreciate it.

Email all feedback and suggestions to – show AT You can also find me on Twitter and Like us on Facebook and “Plus” us on Google+ Next Live Show: Sunday Dec 7th @ 9pm UK

Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks also to everyone who turned up in our IRC channel at the channel name is #ratholeradio. I don’t expect much to happen there in the weeks between shows, but if people want to hang around and chat you’re more than welcome. Don’t forget you can access the channel from a web browser by going to and entering #ratholeradio in the channel text box. Take care till next time folks.

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Music Sources and Licensing: A few of the tracks in this show are from the artists own personal websites and don’t contain licensing information. That’s why they are listed as unknown. The individual licenses are listed next to each track, where known. If there is no license listed you must assume all rights are reserved on that song.

Association Of Music Podcasting:Rathole Radio is a proud member of the Association Of Music Podcasting. Check out all the other great member shows.

Creative Commons License Rathole Radio by Dan Lynch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

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The Violet Hour: Ammunition

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00

The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour are a female-fronted hard rock band from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who just released their new EP Insatiable on November 21st. They’re planning the release of their second album Instigator.

Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | CD Baby

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 28th November 2014

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:00

Only Child set to rock Liverpool Acoustic Live next Friday

After their knock-out performance at this year’s Above the Beaten Track, Only Child returns to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery to rock Liverpool Acoustic Live on the evening of Friday 28th November 2014.The brainchild of former Trestles front-man Alan O’Hare and violinist Laura McKinley, Only Child has been winning fans and gathering plaudits ever since bursting onto the scene in 2012.Only Child will be supported on the night by Elijah James and Katie McLoughlin.

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live, featuring Only Child, Elijah James, and Katie McLoughlin
  • Date: Friday 28th November 2014
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets: £5 advance from
    or £6 on the door
  • The facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at
  • For press enquiries & guestlist email


Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

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If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at

1. Only Child – Green Eyes Singing

2. Elijah James – Nighttime

3. Katie McLoughlin – Reoccurring Nightmare


4. Midnight Daisies – William

4. Twisted Trees – Waterfall






Only Child make emotional music and released their first album, ‘From Muddy Water To Higher Ground’, in April 2014, on Crosstown Records. It’s the follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed debut EP, which was a collaboration between Alan O’Hare (ex-The Trestles) and Laura McKinlay (Bill Ryder-Jones), alongside a loose collective of Merseyside’s most intuitive musicians.

Only Child have headlined the likes of Leaf on Bold Street, Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery and The Zanzibar Club in Liverpool and have also recently supported the likes of Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff); Steve Pilgrim (Paul Weller); Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah!); Michael Weston King (My Darling Clementine); Ian Prowse (Amsterdam/Pele) and Gemma Hayes.

Praise for the new album: “This album delivers on all fronts – it’s punchy and thought provoking at the same time as being gentle and touching…” Liverpool Acoustic … “9/10″ Liverpool Sound and Vision

VIDEO PREVIEW –  Here’s the video for Only Child’s song Captain Of Your Soul, recorded at Crosstown Studios and filmed in Findhorn Bay.



Elijah James was born in Liverpool, and has been playing music around the city for the last four years, once as part of a post punk band, and as of right now an acoustic singer/songwriter.

James has played numerous venues across Liverpool, including winning the Acoustic Hunger Games event held at The Zanzibar. This granted the opportunity to record at Parr Street Studios, which in turn led to the completion of his debut album ‘Nobody Important’, which was released 29/09/14. The release was supported by a sold-out album launch event hosted at The Bridewell.

Nobody Important is available to buy from

VIDEO PREVIEW – Recorded by Addistock at Threshold this year here’s Elijah James performing My Empire.




Katie McLoughlin is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Liverpool. With the composing of personal, heart felt songs, she shares stories of her life experiences to date. Past events which she has played around the city have led to positive reviews labelling her as ‘charmingly innocuous’ with a style directing her to ‘croon like a fallen dreamer’. Katie plans to continue her musical journey in the hope that others will find comfort in her style just as she does.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Katie performing her original song Butterfly.



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.



Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 28th November 2014

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AMPed Show #467

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:43

Hosted this week by Chris from Canada of Insomnia Radio: Canada

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Behind These Walls (Eyes of Mara)

Show: The Justin Wayne Show
Song: If I Can't Change Your Mind (Smokey Brights)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Stupid Everything (ScotDrakula)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Steal You Away (Gold Spectacles)

Show: The Bugcast
Song: One (Mirva)

Show: The Vast Expanse
Song: Let Somebody In (Son Of A Badman)

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IR UK #118

Insomnia Radio:UK - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:20

Episode Number 118 of Insomnia Radio: UK

Ro at the Controls. Another six great tracks from UK artists.

TRT: 31:00

Rating: Mostly Work Safe

Download IR: UK 118

Song Listing and Links
  • The Pocket Gods: The Light of The World
    Web Site
    St Albans
  • A Higher Demise: One By One
  • Smokefairies: Christmass without a Kiss
    Web Site
  • Dante: Monochrome
    Web Site
  • Desert Ships: Skyliner
  • I am Giant: Razor Wire Reality
    Web Site
  • Other links

    Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 159

    Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:15

    This week’s music provided by Mevio.  Theme song provided by Dan at

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

    The Hair Thieves – Strange Familiar World
    Adri-Anne Ralph – Can’t Keep Up
    Jeremy Alan Hepp – The Sun Goes Down
    Reflected Illusions – Phantasy
    Special Guests – So Many Things
    Shockbox – Ozone


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