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First Pope: Sinking (feat. Farah Elle) (demo)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:00

First PopeFirst Pope is the new effort from Fabian Molloy of Dublin Ireland, debuting with this striking indie pop infused love song titled Sinking. Molloy’s vocals on the demo shine and are further complimented by the beautiful harmonies of promising fellow Dublin talent, Farah Elle.

Another track ‘In the Dark’ performed live and acoustic was shot on video and recorded recently at The Famous Crown in Didsbury, Manchester, of which you can find further below.


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Re-Post of Show #64 from 8/15/2006

No Idle Frets - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 21:10

Photoreal: Uncle

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 12:00
Photoreal “Drawing upon shades of pop and rock from years past and present, Photoreal is a collaboration between Dan Halperin and Nepalese-born Diwas Gurung. Based in Brooklyn, the two write songs that explore the twined roots of relationships and the memories born out of them. The result is music that is both deeply personal and universally relatable.

“After spending some formative musical years together upstate, we moved to Brooklyn with open ears and a new band. The songs we’re releasing now are the result of a long writing period, in which we recorded, rewrote, and scrapped dozens of ideas. All the recording and mixing was done by the two of us, in various home studio setups. These songs are the vanguard of a bunch of material that we’re in the process of recording, piecing together a proper release.” [from bio]

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 202

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 04:15

Music provided by the artists, the FuMP, and Jamendo. Themesong provided by Dan at

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

Catholic Radio – Rain Is Done
Black Bears Fire – Bite The Hook
Colaars – Hurricane
Tymono – Melange
Boom Boom Beckett – Boom Boom Baby
Carla Ulbrich – Ragnarok

AMPed Show #510

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Dave & Caroline of The Bugcast

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Journey of A Jedi (Straight Jacket Legends)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Song: Pythagoras (Atlas Jungle)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Past Swallows Love (Jack Dalton)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: City Lights (NRVS LVRS)

Show: The Bugcast
Song: Let's Restart (madelyniris)

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Jojee: Unravel Me

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 19:41
Jojee We don’t know a lot about Jojee, except that she’s based in NYC. She sent us her latest release, which is today’s Dose. She has a few more tracks on SoundCloud, so head over there for a listen.

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IR: UK #138

Insomnia Radio:UK - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 12:00

Episode number 138 of Insomnia Radio: UK

Ro at the controls again. Eight tracks from UK Artists

Release Date: Sunday 20th September 2015

TRT: 36:27

Rating: Work Safe

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Cowboy Cantor 259ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 10:20

1. Le CouleurClub Italien (Montréal, Canadá)

Lisbon Lux Records

2. On Returning – En dåres försvarstal (Tranås, Suécia)

Jamendo (mp3 grátis)

3. CayucasMoony Eyed Walrus (Santa Monica, E.U.A.)

iTunes, Secretly Canadian

4. Ivory Hours – Mary (London, Canadá)

BandcampLoja oficial

5. WardellFunny Thing (Los Angeles, E.U.A.)


6. Henry Wolfe – Crime (Los Angeles, E.U.A.) [artista do mês de Setembro]


7. Tango Alpha Tango – Watch Over You (Portland, E.U.A.)



Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


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Roadhouse 551

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 19:39
This edition of The Roadhouse throws in acoustic tracks - at the suggestion of a listener - that span two full sets. Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, The Jimmys, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Duke Robillard, and The Reverend Shawn Amos featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama lay out a fun hour as few Roadhouse shows have done before. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 551st Roadhouse.

Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 25th September 2015

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 18:24
Silent Sleep to headline September’s Liverpool Acoustic Live

Liverpool Acoustic is proud to announce Silent Sleep will be headlining the next Liverpool Acoustic Live event on Friday 25th September at Mathew Street’s intimate View Two Gallery.

The music project of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Christopher McIntosh, Silent Sleep burst onto the scene when the song On The Steps Of The Bombed Out Church was picked up and championed by BBC Radio Merseyside’s legendary presenter Billy Butler. Since then Silent Sleep has issued two albums and eight EPs to popular and critical acclaim. His new single ‘Everything I Own’ is released on 12th October on Sad Kite Records.

Support on the night is provided by LIPA student and winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2012, Vanessa Murray, and local singer, songwriter and music event organiser Charlie McKeon.

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live presents Silent Sleep, Vanessa Murray, Charlie McKeon
  • Date: Friday 25th September 2015
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets £5.00 advance (+50p booking) or £6 on the door
    Buy tickets at
  • The facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at
  • Press enquiries & guestlist email

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 139

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 139 to download for free.

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. Silent Sleep – Everything I Own
Everything I Own is release on 12th October 2015

2. Vanessa Murray – Worlds Apart
Vanessa is launching her debut EP It’s About Time on Friday 6th November at Studio 2, Parr Street, with support from Katy Alex, Dominic Dunn, and Shannen Bamford.
Full details from

3. Charlie McKeon – Was It What You Thought It Would Be?


4. Richard Batty – Good Weather
Taken from the EP Loaded Gun available to buy from his website.
Read the Liverpool Acoustic review here.

5. Elijah James – Nighttime
Taken from the album Nobody Important, available from Bandcamp

6. Maria Silker – The Only Words
Taken from the album Little Did I Know, due out late 2015

Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water



silent sleep


Here at Sad Kite Records are over the moon to deliver you the gorgeous, brand new single from Liverpool’s Silent Sleep (a.k.a Christopher McIntosh).  It’s called Everything I Own and it will be released digitally on October 12th 2015 and we reckon it will appeal to people who are into bands like Beirut, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Great Lake Swimmers, Arcade Fire or John Grant, but that’s just us.


Everything I Own is a song about being absolutely appalling with money, something I’m sure quite a few of us can relate to. It’s about spending money you haven’t got on things you don’t need. It’s about getting paid on a Saturday night only to have it spent by Sunday morning. It’s about burying your head and pretending your problems don’t exist until, literally, they come knocking on your door. It’s got one of the best choruses we’ve ever heard and it builds and builds to a climax that crushes your heart into a million squiggly little pieces. Its quite breath-taking.


Chris is widely acknowledged amongst Liverpool’s musical elite as one of the city’s finest songsmiths, having spent 8 years perfecting his craft with scuzzy pop act 28 Costumes and then a further 3 years with electro-pop outfit Hallo…I Love You!, whilst living in Berlin. Silent Sleep’s debut album, Walk Me To The Sea, was released in 2013 and since then Chris has played shows across the globe including two consecutive appearances at The Sundance Film Festival, shows in Melbourne and Sydney, tours of Germany and also shows in Brazil during the World Cup in 2014, a tour organised by Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt and including an all star cast of Dan Croll and Dave McCabe (The Zutons/Ramifications).


Previous singles have garnered much acclaim from the like of The Guardian, God Is In The TV, Louder Than War, The Devil Has The Best Tuna and Get Into This to name a few and radio plays have come from the great folk at Amazing Radio (Simon Raymonde, Bethan Elfyn, Gary Crowley, Gill Mills), Dave Monks (BBC Introducing Merseyside and Steve Lamacq (6 Music). Over the last two years, the prolific McIntosh has slowly but surely been charming the pants off audiences up and down the country with his rich, melancholic anti-ballads, full of sweeping melodies and packed with raw emotion, sometimes travelling alone and sometimes travelling with a veritable mini-orchestra, but always delivering a memorable and honest performance regardless.


Silent Sleep is one of the finest song-writers around and we’d love you to come on the journey with us and get behind him. Let’s start by linking you up…


Youtube – Soundcloud – FB: Twitter: @silentsleepband instagram: silentsleepband Vanessa Murray


A singer/songwriter from Liverpool, Vanessa Murray has been described as ‘a small girl with a big voice’. Her sophisticated and emotive songs have helped her win nationwide competitions, awards and have captured the attention of many including Sandie Shaw who praised Vanessa’s musicality as ‘Astonishing’, Paul Carrack who described Vanessa as a ‘Great New Artist’ and Jo Dipple CEO of UK Music who described Vanessa’s songwriting ability as ‘Incredible’.

Vanessa is no stranger to the View Two Gallery having won the Judges’ Award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2012.

Vanessa has been a long standing plus on the Liverpool circuit and will be releasing her debut EP on 7th November 2015.


Charlie McKeon is a Singer-Songwriter from Liverpool who takes influence from Nick Drake and Paul Simon and lives in a narrowboat.


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 and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.


Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 25th September 2015

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luhx.: Stay for the Night

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:00

luhx.luhx. is a new indie pop band formed in Boston, MA that incorporates a bit of an R&B vibe into their multifaceted sound. The newest single ‘Stay for the Night‘ blends together beautiful haunting vocals while producing a protective and loving vibe hidden just out of plain view for those who wish to find all that is hidden in the thoughtful lyrics.

Influences to their unique sound come from inspired artists like Jack Garratt, Sylvan Esso, and Allen Stone. Their video released in July for ‘mess.’ is also available below.


Stay for the Night HypeMachine

the bugcast 375 – Received with gratitude

The Bugcast - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 02:00

thebugcast375This week on The Bugcast: Podcrawl, podcasts, gratitude, and 8 great tracks of Creative Commons and independent music!

Songs played

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


Podcrawl roundup

Other podcasts we’ve produced
Made In The UK #185
AMPed New Music Weekly #510

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  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 375, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 25 September 2015 at 21:30 UK time (BST/UTC+1).
Podcasts mentioned

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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 media files
Ubuntu 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

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Talay: Underside

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 12:00
Talay Today’s Dose is the single released today by New York based Alt Folk artist Talay. Its from her upcoming debut EP Piece by Piece which will be released on October 9th.

“In just a little over a year after graduating from the University of Miami’s prestigious Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, singer-songwriter Megan Talay, who performs her original music as ‘Talay’ (Tally), has already begun making waves on the New York music scene. Sought after as a session player on guitar, bass, and backing vocals, she has toured both locally and nationally” [from bio]

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DC693 Mountains Song

Dark Compass - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 19:00

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  1. Vinnie Jonez Band: To The Mountains (from “Supernothing”, Italy)
  2. Black December: With This ending (from “Vol 1″, Metropolis Records)
  3. Jack Dalton: Unpreventable Paterns (Oslo, Norway, Indie Recordings)
  4. Teufelskreis: Verloren (from “Spuren der Vergangenheit“, Austria , NRT Records)
  5. Reasons Behind:The Ghost under My Skin (from “The Alpha Memory”, Bologna, Italy)
  6. Luna Rise: For A Reason (from “Dark Days & Bright Nights”, Enns, Austria, NRT Records)
  7. Abhorrent Deformity: Crown of Worms (from “Entity of Malevolence”, North Carolina, USA)
  8. Antagonist Zero: No Tears (Single Release, Finland)
  9. Broken Flesh: Forever in Flames (from “Broken Flesh”, Oklahoma, USA, Luxor Records)
  10. Children of The Seraph: Burning Ones (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
  11. Dogbane: Calm before The Swarm (from “When Karma Comes Calling”, North Carolina, USA)
  12. LTNT: Boss Lady (from “Rank”, London UK)
  13. The Mini Band: Step into The Light  (Thatcham, UK)
  14. Riwen: The Blackest Blood (from “The Cold”, Norway, Indie Recordings)
  15. Rosetta: (Untitled V) (from “Quintessential Ephemera”, Philadelphia, USA)
  16. Saint[The]Sinner: Theatre of Broken Dreams (South Coast, UK)
  17. Taken With The Tides: Tales of Being Taken Alive (from “Tales of Being Taken Alive”, Laredo, Texas, USA)
  18. Train Bigger Monkeys: Monster (from “Canadian Tour 2015 EP”, Calgary, Canada, Asher Media)
  19. Yellowtooth: Meet Mr. Mossberg (from “Crushed by The Wheels of Progress”, Indiana, USA)
  20. Voodoo Vegas: Hypnotise (from “Hypnotise”, South Coast, UK)
  21. Autopsy Boys: Song for Debbera (feat Debbie Rochon) (Single Release, Leeds, UK)


Thot: (Never) Never Again Land

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:00

Thot Ten years later after releasing their first album “The Huffed Hue“, Belgian post-rock band Thot (the alias of Grégoire Fray) had put together new versions of two songs from this first album via 2005, released just a few short days ago this month. The stunning new effort is titled “#XVNM” and the tracks were re-worked and re-recorded, forged largely by the sound development that has been shaped by the live energy that evolved over many European tours. The band now embarks on a new EU-wide tour starting this September 24th

For a week up to the 21st, 100% of all digital purchases are going to be donated to the Belgian Red Cross for its action toward the current refugee crisis.
Links follow.

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Discovery 2 Preview with Bakers Eddy, Matt Grocott and the Shrives, Desert Planes, Lisa Marini and Adventures Of…

The Justin Wayne Show - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 09:48


Our next showcase features Bakers Eddy, one of the most in-demand young New Zealand rock bands. You’ll also hear high octane indie-punk/funk from Matt Grocott & the Shrives, flavours of Americana and alternative rock with Desert Planes, blues Latin-gypsy influenced Lisa Marini and spoken word duo Adventures Of…

In this podcast you’ll hear a track from each of the artists who will be performing on the night, as well as informed chat from both Alex KW (promoter of the event) and myself.

More about the artists dis2-poster-sep15BAKERS EDDY

Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, rock quartet Bakers Eddy are inspired by 90s/2000s rock. Their infectious single “Something Outside” has been supported heavily by The Rock FM, and accumulated over 16,000 plays on Soundcloud.

“A band to watch out for” -Rip it Up Magazine

“I haven’t heard such mature song writing from such a young band in a long time. They’ve got the riffs, the lyrics and the look and they kill it live. I have no doubt these guyswill go far” -Clayton Anderson, Beastwars

More about Bakers Eddy on their website


An exciting upcoming band who formed after front man Matt Grocott & guitarist Josh Horsfall recorded an album at Jingletown Studios, Oakland, California. The album featured Joey Armstrong (Emily’s Army) on drums, was produced by Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Chris Dugan. The band have toured the UK and their single “Turn Me On” gained press coverage from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and NME.

“Matt Grocott & The Shrives are unafraid to experiment, with their music veering from solid indie to pop to punk-funk.” -NME

“There are rushes of power-pop energy and acoustic tracks that fall somewhere between Johnny Cash and Violent Femmes, all served with a vintage punk and new-wave vibe. Keep your eye on The Shrives” -Kerrang!

More about Matt Grocott & The Shrives on their website


A London based guitar band, with an Americana/alternative Rock flavour. Formed by Tom Farrer and Ben Niblett, the bands musical approach to strong melodies, attacking beats and swaying riffs result in a melancholic soundscape with a euphoric punch.

“We’re on this whole nostalgia trip upon pressing play that introduces the voice of Richard Ashcroft (so by default The Verve) combining with moments of The Cure that culminates in something quite splendid.” -Killing Moon

Find out more about Desert Planes on their Facebook page


are Bernard James and Koopa Nut; two musician, rappers based in London. Influences span countless genres and eras resulting in a cityfull sound of synthlead melodies and driving beats; the backdrop to their vivid imagery and artistic direction.

Find out more about Adventures Of… on their Facebook page.


She describes herself as a travelling artist. Her debut EP ‘From The Bedroom Den’ was released late last year. From what started out as an experiment in her bedroom, her songs have found their way onto a documentary in New Zealand and into juke boxes around Europe.

“Great music, that transcends your mood and musical leanings.” -Music Musings & Such blog

Find out more about Lisa Marini on her Facebook page.

Made In The UK Show 185

Made In The UK Show - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 22:30
Hosted by Dave and Caroline of The Bugcast Featuring: Heifervescent – Doll Face from Southport, England Publisher – Empty Hands from Edinburgh, Scotland Lake of Kings – Lotus from Reading, England Stellar Art Wars – Acceptance (feat. Snowflake) from Colchester, England Heroes – The Circles from Taunton, England Heifervescent – Messing With The Envelope from … Continue reading Made In The UK Show 185 →

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Mój Odtwarzacz - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 13:47

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Damn Vandals: Whisky Going Free

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00
Damn Vandals The new single from London UK based Damn Vandals ‘I Hate School’ is released 06 Nov 2015, the video is embedded below.

Today’s Dose Whisky Going Free is the B Side. Check out both, streaming at the SoundCloud link below.

Both tracks are taken from their new album ‘Rocket Out Of London’, available from the BandCamp link below.

The release is the follow-up to their last single ‘Mad As Hell’

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TJWS 303: Marathons and Mondays

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:06


After a successful run this weekend at the Bozeman Marathon (my wife, Jamie, ran it in 5:43:00. I drank beer and cheered) Claire and I bring you some great independent music and continue to pull some excellent songs from the archives as we continue to pair down our offering for the new radio station.


We kick off the show with a song from Katey Brooks – great stuff indeed and a welcome addition to the show.

The Playlist Title Album Artist I Fought Lovers I Fought Lovers Katey Brooks Lion Skin Lion Skin Jaak Leonard Generations Blame It On The Youth Byron Siren Something Outside Something Outside Bakers Eddy Siren Song Hildegard Hildegard Make ‘Em Wait Make ‘Em Wait Heavy Blonde Cressida Cressida Affairs That Girl Color Me Bad Franchize Ruins Ruins Melic Colours of the Sky Colours of the Sky Old Bohemia Here’s To My Old Friends Rise Up The Sun EP Dancing Years Doctor Doctor I am Harlequin I am Harlequin Let Your Anger Leave You Let Your Anger Leave You Ideals What Will Happen To All the Indie Stars The Nitro EP Irontom Round to Mine EP I Said Yes Lone Wolf Clover Jadea Kelly Drive Around For & Against Jana Pochop Building Bridges Undercover Jason Clarke Be Mine Tonight Be Mine Tonight Jazmyn Mary A Girl Named Elizabeth A Girl Named Elizabeth James Tristan Redding Sunshine Perspective Ripping Off The Label (Demo) JD Weaver Matador The Art of Loving Jingo


See you next week!

~JW and CR

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