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No Idle Frets - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 22:42
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Roadhouse 518

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 22:38
While I wait for the snow to fly around The Roadhouse Studios, it's a perfect day to put together another weekly edition of the finest blues you've never heard. Matthew Robinson & The Jelly Kings, Guy Bélanger, The Veldman Brothers, The Holmes Brothers, and Dave Specter provide increasing momentum from start to finish that'll leave you just a little breathless by the end. It's all wrapped up in an hour we'll label the 518th Roadhouse.

Taylor Locke: Time Stands Still

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:00

Taylor LockeLA based indie singer-songwriter Taylor Locke is about to release his debut solo album “Time Stands Still” this winter. You may not know that he co-founded the LA rock band Rooney in 1999, and was signed to Geffen Records at the age of 18. After 3 albums and a decade of international touring – including a #1 hit single in Germany – he shifted focus to a solo career.

The forthcoming new album Time Stands still is described as an intimate effort full of poignant lyricism, and expressive guitar work. The title of the album was apparently inspired by a folder of lyrics given to Taylor by the infamous Kim Fowley. As a live band, The Taylor Locke Band is rounded out by the album’s co-producer Kyle Frederickson (guitars/lap steel/mellotron), Ben Lecourt (drums/percussion), Art Webb (keyboards), Joe Guese (bass, guitar), plus background vocalists, Shay Astar, Jessica Isaac and Grace Kelly.

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the bugcast 346 – Uptempo domestic

The Bugcast - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 02:00

thebugcast346This week on The Bugcast: we don’t play a track with loads of rude words in, but we do talk about trademarks, and play our usual mix of 8 great tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

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


This was actually our second attempt to record the show, after Caroline’s first choice turned the air slightly blue!
BBC News: Taylor Swift trademarks ‘sick beat’ Taylor Swift has trademarked the phrase “This Sick Beat”
Podcrawl Glasgow, Friday 10 July 2015

  • Podcast Awards 2015 – nominations are open until Friday 6 February!
  • Time to think about episode 350, which will be recorded live on Friday 27 February, let us know what your favourite tracks are from episode 303 to now!
    Suggest or contact us by Friday 20 February!
  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 347, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 6 January 2015 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

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
Audio Graffiti for replaying the show on their station

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Dave’s Lounge #301: Back For 2015!

Dave's Lounge - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:57

Dave's Lounge Music Podcast #301I know I left everyone waiting a while for this one, but I think you’ll find this first episode of 2015 was worth the wait — especially the part about the brand new Natalie Walker single that leads off this week’s show and is out now on iTunes. You’ll be hearing more from her new album in the coming weeks. You’ll also hear more from Submotion Orchestra this week, along with a bunch of new releases to kick off the year.

Also, I’m trying a slightly different format for the show this year, in which I’m announcing each song after it plays, rather than before. Let me know if you like the change in the comments below.

Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #301:

  1. (00:11) Natalie Walker, "Trust"  Buy from: iTunes
  2. (04:59) Beacon, "Better Love"  Buy from: iTunes
  3. (09:14) Submotion Orchestra, "Swan Song"  Buy from: iTunes
  4. (13:46) Lynchy Dada, "Why Do You Always Stare At Me"  Buy from: iTunes
  5. (18:39) Kawehi, "Like Her"  Buy from: Bandcamp
  6. (23:46) Escape By Night, "Shadows & Mist"  Buy from: iTunes
  7. (28:52) Crush & NYD, "Momentary Bliss"  Buy from: iTunes
  8. (33:27) Noom Café, "Atoll"  Buy from: iTunes
  9. (38:52) Moodprint, "Storyboard"  Buy from: Bandcamp
  10. (43:32) Tom Strobe, "Unforgiven Love"  Buy from: iTunes
  11. (47:35) Sine, "Infinity"  Buy from: iTunes
  12. (55:42) Sounds From The Ground, "Move On"  Buy from: iTunes

Don’t forget to tell me your favorite song from this week’s show in the comments below!

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Enjoy the show!

Dave’s Lounge #301

Monsters As Humans: Don’t Dress Your Kids Up In Dinosaur Costumes (It Gives Them Ideas Above Their Station)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:00

Monsters As HumansToday’s Dose by Lancashire UK based Monsters As Humans is from their debut EP ‘I’ve Been Saving All My Catharsis For This’ which is available as a free download from the links below.

“Drawing comparisions to the hook laden rock creators such as Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Brand New and Idlewild, Monsters As Humans line up of Antoni Cole (Vox/Guitar), Michael Bracewell (Guitar/Vox), Dave Kostilek (Bass/Vox) and Jake Sainty (Drums) are currently bringing their energetic live shows to venues around the UK.”
[bio via Ambicon Records]


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Catch ‘Monsters As Humans’ Live in the UK in Jan/Feb 2015
Jan 30th – Lounge 41 – Workington
Jan 31st – The Ferret – Preston
Feb 5th – Reidy’s – Blackburn
Feb 19th – Bierkeller@ The Printworks – Manchester
Feb 20th – Live Lounge – Blackburn
Feb 21st – Turtleneck Studios – Earby
7th March – Kraak Gallery – Manchester
21st March – South Sea Live – Sheffield
27th March – Fox & Goose – Southport

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1-28-2015 – New Car shopping and FCFCW checks in

Zaldor's World - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:02

Yes, the FCFCW calls in with his answer to my gas rant, and adds a rant of his own…

DC660 Done for Sound

Dark Compass - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:00
  1. Exes for Eyes: Done for Good (from “Tongues like figure eights”, Toronto, Canada, Asher)
  2. Sata Kaskelottia: Ikuturso (from “Sata Kaskelottia”, Finland)
  3. Midnight Bullet: Burn (from “Lose My Face”, Inverse Records)
  4. Premortal Breath: Trapped (from “They”, Germany,  Direct)
  5. Gurd: White Death (from “Fake”, Switzerland, Czar of Crickets)
  6. Shredhead: Witness Hell (from “Death is Righteous”, Israel, Mighty Music, Clawhammer)
  7. Ethereal: Unholy Ungodly (from “Opus Atheneum”, Liverpool, UK, Candlelight Records)
  8. 3 Days from Dying: Str8 Jacket Memories (Single Release, Chicago, USA)
  9. Free Ride: Hold On (I’m Coming) (Direct, Finland)
  10. Rise of Dissension: Mend (Direct, Ontario, Canada)
  11. Bio-cancer: Tormenting The Innocent (from “Tormenting The Innocent”, Greece, Candlelight)
  12. Inharmonic: Consume All (from “Flesh Inferno”, Finland)
  13. Lykaion: I Don’t Love you anymore (from “Heavy Lullabies”, Rome, Italy)
  14. Bitch Queens: Again, Again, and Again (from “Kill Your Friends”, Basel, Switzerland)
  15. Tripod: Place (from “Devil Feeder”, Norway)
  16. Feed Her to The Sharks: The World is Yours (from “Fortitude, out  Feb 10th, Melbourne, Australia, Victory Records)
  17. The Cyon Project: Mr. Creosote (Single Release, Torino, Italy)
  18. Comeback Kid: Didn’t Even Mind (Manitoba, USA, Victory Records)
  19. The Sitting Bull and The Bullshitters: Giants (from “Still Undead”, Finland)
  20. Ara: Devourer of Worlds (from “Devourer of Worlds”, Milwaukee, USA)
  21. As Animal Eat My Insides: Daydreamer (from “Devoured”, Georgia, USA)
  22. Them County Bastardz: Drive By (from “Sick Daze”, Ontario, Canada)
  23. Profane and The Sacred: From the Top (from “From the Top”, UK)
  24. Lay Siege: A Fictional Sound (from “hopeisnowhere”, Northampton, UK)


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After 7 Years, Episode 1 Revisited

The Justin Wayne Show - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:01

Justin Wayne hatching plans for the show

It’s been a long journey with lots of technical issues, four computers, over 1500 emerging and independent artists… wow. Who knew that the little podcast that started in our tiny shared flat in east London would still be running today, and as strong as ever. There are tons of people to thank and recognize, and I’ll do that at the end. Right now, check out the FIRST EVER episode of The Justin Wayne Show, first podcasted back on January 29th, 2008, just a few days after I turned 25.

Justin Wayne hatching plans for the show

Here I am hatching plans for the show, at the desk from where the show was created in our tiny east London flat.

Playlist and Links from the JW Show 30 Jan, 2008:

Artist “Song Title” Album

Arthur Yoria “I’ll Be Here Awake” I’ll Be Here Awake

Lights Out Dancing “Good Morning Sunshine” Oh The Places You’ll Go

Asthmaboy “Down to the Puget Sound” Later Days
Download their whole 12 song album for free!

Mark David Ashworth – “Eggs” – Viceroy autobus records

Skeletons with Flesh on Them “Houseguests” The Fish Don’t Mind

Artist of the Week!
Burnshee Thornside

Burnshee Thornside “Can I Be A Star” The Art of Not Blending In
Burnshee Thornside “Love You Like a Train” The Art of Not Blending In

The Apple War “Alarm Bell City” The Apple War
Way cool tee-shirts!

Brazos “Mary Jo” A City Just as Tall

Sparrow House “When I Am Gone” Falls EP
autobus records

Jake Rowan “The Player” Here’s Some Music

Tacks, The Boy Disaster “Paris” Oh, Beatrice

Five Star Fall “Mercurial Girl” Automatic Ordinary

Dan Palmer “Technicolor Rainbows” Nothin’ Better Than This Brother

Electric Frankenstein “Coolest Little Monster” Conquers The World

The original shownotes

I’m very excited.

Today marks the beginning of the JW Show going to podcast. This means new, excellent music and myself filling in all the cracks and the details. I do this because I love to listen to music, present on the radio, and share music with my friends – so that’s what you get when you download the podcast. It’s me, my good friend Ryan, some tunes, and a few other segments we’ve cooked up to bring together the music.

A special thanks to Michael back at Bridger Bowl who did the real work on the image. You can see it on the blog now in the upper left. Cheers, Michael!

Here’s a link to the first show (it’s also in the sidebar): The JW Show Ep. 1

Here’s the link to subscribe to the JW Show with your RSS reader (copy and paste into the “subscribe” feature on your podcatcher, which could be iTunes under “advanced” and then “subscribe to podcast”):

I’ll have a link directly to iTunes next week that will open your iTunes program and subscribe you automatically. AND… I’ll include a link next that will update automatically so if you want to post a link directly to the sound file on your site that’s always current, you’ll be able to do that.

From now on, at the bottom of each posting which accompanies a podcast there will be a listing of the artists and how to find them on the web. As I only play one or two songs of each artist SOOO… Hit the blog and find their info, track down the CDs via download or mail, and make sure to tell them you heard them on the JW Show.

You’ll also see these two sites in the sidebar from now on: and . These two sites I’ve found quite a bit of great music from and they both have schemes where you (the non-podcaster… or podcasters alike!) and cheaply purchase songs and albums from these independent artists. Tell them I sent you.

Question I’ve been getting (once from my mother):

“Are you going to advertise and make money on this podcast?”

The answer:


The next question would beg, “Why?” My answer to that is that I do this for the love of the music and to help these guys out that are trying to make it without the huge helping hand of a major label (thus far…). My goal, nay, my dream is to snowball this podcast to attract more and more independent artists and soon I’ll have a library expansive enough to rival any major radio station – but all independent music.

The other half of that dream is to build a listener base that this music BECOMES THEIR “POPULAR” MUSIC. Once they turn off the radio and listen to a few podcasts they’ll realise that the big labels and the corporate radio is missing a huge market of fantastic music that us podcasters are picking up and running with. I hope you come running with me.

Now, if you graduated from 4th grade (or grammar school, here in the UK) you’ll observe the 5 Ws (and 1 H). I’ve covered a few already but let’s review and see where I’ve missed.

Who: Me and my boy Ryan Flynn (and Mom, Dad, and Jamie in their respective segments)
What: The Justin Wayne Show Podcast – for free
Where: Me = London, You = the world… iTunes, other podcast outlets, and right here
When: Every Sunday/Monday depending on your timezone
Why: The love of music and the respect for the independent musician/artist
How: My work permit

…How’s that?

As I have a work permit that will only allow me to work at one job, I have been no longer to moonlight (for pay) as a Radio DJ. I’ve done that now for the past 5 years and I truly love it. I love it so much that the only way (after testing the internet radio waters) to do it right in my current situation unable to draw a paycheck from it is to podcast.

That led me to independent musicians. Those who have the good stuff but still own the rights to their own music I can play. E-mail me and sound off if you would like to be a part.

I get their permission, and I play their music. It’s that simple. Only there’s one 75 minute show per week (perfect size for any mp3 player or even burned to a CD). I’ve got lots of tunes in store, so keep coming back for more! Let me know what you like so I know what to play again and what kind of music to look out for.

I appreciate all your support and love. I truly do. Thank you for supporting me and the podcast. Let me know what you think!



Special thank yous after 7 years…
  • Michael Gill for the original album art/logo for the show
  • Ryan Flynn for the encouragement, jingles and theme song we still use today
  • Jason Ober for writing reviews, being a great sounding board, and being the recipient of some of our Chicago free gigs
  • David Couchman, one of our review writers from years ago who did a great job
  • My brothers Ryan and Kyle for sending some early music my way
  • Jamie (my wife) for putting up with my crazy idea in the beginning and allowing it to get crazier
  • Claire. Because Claire.
  • Randy for his endless encouragement and generous spirit.
  • …and all of the thousands and thousands of listeners we’ve had over this time. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Here’s to another seven years!


Record/Start: Rock From Afar

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:00

Record/Start Brighton, UK solo artist Simon Cowan, known through his project, RECORD/START is about to release his double A side single ‘Rock From Afar / Followay’ on limited edition cassette this 20 February via label Post/Pop Records. Prior to creating Record/Start in 2014, Simon was the songwriter for Manchester alternative band Carlis Star who had logged a bit of time at SXSW in addition to several other accolades.

Record/Start is said to be inspired by a great list of some of our favorite artists like Hum, Ash, Super Furry Animals, The Rentals, The Delgados, Brian Wilson and Teenage Fanclub.

Today’s feature is an impressive song, likely recorded, performed and produced in Simon’s home studio per notes about all his tracks found on the Soundcloud page. It appears to hit on several of his influences very adeptly in his own unique style, making for quite an impressive single and an artist to watch closely in 2015 and beyond.


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JW Show 272: Fake Jingles and Goofy Nicknames

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:41


We’ve got a show packed with great #realindie music this week (and trying to raise this hashtag and reclaim our “genre”, and you’ll hear Claire and I banter about with some fake jingles, talk about the upcoming Birthday Best, and we even give Randy a compliment in this episode, so it’s worth listening if only just for that.


The Great Secret’s song, “Judy” received a highly elusive Rewind on the show this week!

The Playlist Title Album Artist Darkest Hour Darkest Hour (single) Haula Breakers Breakers Santa Croce Judy (Feat. Oil My Member) Deep Inside The Lungs Of A Whale The Great Secret Judy (Feat. Oil My Member) Deep Inside The Lungs Of A Whale The Great Secret Ain’t One Something in The Water Haunted Summer I Think I’ll Just Go I Think I’ll Just Go (single) The Twenty First Mash Up Mash Up (Single) Chris and the Celeriac Who Do You (acapella) Pre release teaser Little Brother Eli When She Sings Animal Fair EP Little Brother Eli Strays Bricks Cambridge Park DA DA DA Err on the Side of Love The Madisons Turn the Tables Snowapple Live Snowapple Borderland Fugue State Via Dove Girl + The Well Over The Water The Breaking Yard Like God Real Snow Kye Alfred Hillig Hoonanaparka (Single Edit) Songs We Sing Before We’re Successful The 150 Friends Club Black Flowers The Art of Loving Jingo Beasts Beasts Common Tongues Why Should I? DemoFest Dayton 2014 Pollen Paws You You (acoustic) The Floodgates Feet Don’t Fail Me Now Feet Don’t Fail Me Now Single (Jan 30th) Jake Morley Dancing With Death Trying to Make Sense Jazz Morley


~JW and CRSee you next week!

Nick Lutsko: Predator

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:00

Nick LutskoToday’s Daily Dose by Chattanooga TN based Nick Lutsko is from his album Etc. to be released March 17.

“He comes off of his decidedly folk debut album with a new record that is decidedly not.

“The shift in sonic style on Etc. actually represents Lutsko’s newfound ability to realize a sound that he was logistically unable to record during his initial dip in the waters of record-making. This time around, Lutsko has captured a sound that curiously, but accurately, designates him one of the few musicians on Facebook listing their genre as “Folk/Funk/Blues.” [bio]

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Cowboy Cantor Extra: Old Yellow Jack (Lisboa, Portugal)

Cowboy Cantor - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:01

1. Tango Alpha Tango – Brahma Bull (Portland, E.U.A.)

Comprar: Bandcamp

2. Entrevista com o Henrique Fonseca, Old Yellow Jack

3. Old Yellow Jack - Murky Waters (Lisboa, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp


Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


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Two Cartoons: Horizon Approaching

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:00

Two CartoonsHailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, Two Cartoons formed in early 2011, with a reported initial mindset to harness and channel the feel of summer and their continued love for bands like Best Coast, Wavves and The Drums. Within the first 12 months their debut single ‘Better Coast’ was featured on the 2011 NZ CMJ Music USA compilation album and in 2012, the band released their debut EP ‘Jelly Tip Lips’ and their sophomore EP ‘Tiny Terrors’. In 2014, Two Cartoons signed to boutique label Far South Records and moved to London, where they are working toward their next release.

Today’s featured track ‘Horizon Approaching’ is the first song the band wrote for their upcoming EP release on Far South, and we found it to be an exciting song of what will no doubt be a great EP to come. Another very noteworthy effort we highly recommend is the video of their first single, ‘Better Coast’, so do please check it out further below and bookmark a social site or two.


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Show 286 – He’s Alive!

Three From Leith - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:30

Listen here or use the player on the right, though I’d love you to subscribe !

New year? Check. New kit for recording on? Check. New tunes? Check. Same old blethering? Hell, yeah! It’s true – I’m finally back with a
laptop (thanks, Glen!) and a new external soundcard to create the new TFL recording studio. As I found during the recording though, I need to rearrange my studio workspace to avoid having to lean in to reach the mic & knackering my back… I also have to apologise to The Persian Leaps, as my rustiness meant that during the recording I failed to tell you what their songs were called. All that aside, it’s bloody good to be back!

Peur – Hollow Skies

Seawitches – Stars

The Persian Leaps – Fire Starter / Permission

The soundbed was ‘In The Sky (Original Mix)’ by Karan & Shivil
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

Big props given out to:
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AMP’ed podcast – subscribe with this feed

Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2015 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.

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The Black Lamps: The Smoking Party

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:00

The Black LampsThe Black Lamps recently released their debut album through Of National Importance Records. Today’s Dose is from the album.

“The Black Lamps are an alternative post-rock and ambient guitar band from Barnsley, South Yorkshire with a deep history. Members Greg Firth (bass), Dean Ormston (drums), Lyndon Scarfe (guitars and keyboards) and Liam Stewart (vocals and guitars) have played their part in many a celebrated band throughout the previous three decades” [bio]

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 30th January 2015

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:00


Liverpool Acoustic Live returns to the View Two Gallery this Friday 30th January Double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live returns to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery for the first event of the year this coming Friday 30th January 2015. Kicking off 2015 in style is local duo Rob Jones and Rob White. Lifelong friends Rob & Rob are no strangers to the View Two Gallery having organised many of their own gigs there over the years. This time they’ll be joined by Graham Warner on the View Two’s fabulous grand piano and Stu Rimmer on his equally fabulous saxophone! Read Rob & Rob’s profile of Graham and Stu on their facebook page here.

Support on the night is provided by 19 year old Liverpool singer-songwriter Ellie Rose Smith, Manchester roots and Americana singer Richie Syrett, and new Madrid band Monday Blackbirds.

So why not beat the late January blues with a night of exciting, original live music at the heart of Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter? You’d be crazy not to!

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live featuring Rob Jones and Rob White, Ellie Rose Smith, Richie Syrett [Manchester], and Monday Blackbirds [Madrid]
  • Date: Friday 30th January 2015
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets: £5.50 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

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 125

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 125 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. Rob Jones & Rob White – Won’t You Remember My Name?
Song taken from the album Thirty available to buy from Rob & Rob

2. Ellie Rose Smith – I’d Rather Be With You (New Hall Sessions)

3. Richie Syrett – Silhouettes & Outlines
Taken from Richie’s forthcoming new album, this track is available as a free download from his website

4. Monday Blackbirds – Where is Johnny?
Taken from the EP Monday Blackbirds available as a free download from Bandcamp





Born and based in Liverpool, England, Rob Jones (vocal/acoustic guitar) and Rob White (vocal) have been harmonising since meeting at school: well, with a few days off to watch football. When not watching football, Rob & Rob have played a lot of gigs, recorded a few songs and squeezed in the odd radio broadcast.

Recent appearances include the 2014 Above The Beaten Track, Liverpool Calling and Hope Fest festivals along with the LIMF Bandstand event in Stanley Park. In addition, two songs, Monday To Sunday and Some Other Where have recently been released on the well-received City Of Music compilation albums.

Rob Jones’ songs attempt to deal with the ups and downs of life, public transport, heartbreak and the Mersey rain-sometimes all in the same song! Reviewers have praised the well-crafted songs and the tight harmonies and have detected the influence of, amongst others, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Bob Dylan.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Rob & Rob in concert performing their song The French Girl In The Hall.



Ellie Rose Smith is an 19 year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool who’s been playing guitar for the past seven years and singing ever since she can remember. Her main influences are Fleet Foxes, Ben Howard, Kate Bush and Nina Simone.

Words are the main ingredients to Ellie’s songs along with alternative chord changes and a few vocal gymnastics thrown in. The result is interesting, relatable songs that are hopefully memorable too.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Recorded live on Hope Street (complete with ambient traffic and helicopter noises!) Ellie Rose Smith performs I’d Rather Be With You for the New Hall Sessions.



Hailing from England’s North West, Richie Syrett is a Singer/Songwriter with his own distinctive and thoughtful blend of melodic Americana-flecked Folk/Rock. His style makes a grateful bow to a wide number of influences on both sides of the Atlantic so perhaps ‘Anglicana’ is a more fitting way to describe his sound.

Through biding his time, treading the boards and playing more than his fair share of dance halls and dive bars, the grace and good will of word of mouth has seen his music develop an ever growing and impressive fan base with previous independent releases selling strongly, reaching far shores and receiving high praise.

Since his last release ‘Good Morning Midnight’, Richie assembled together a band of seasoned, like­minded musicians and retreated to the studio to record a batch of songs for a new album scheduled for release towards the end of this year. With a new EP already in the pipeline and a host of exciting live dates in the diary, 2015 is shaping up to be an eventful year for all concerned.

“Almost perfect, the future looks very bright indeed! 9/10″
– Americana UK

“The songs sound like Alt­Country classics you should have known for about forty years ­ One of the most promising singer­ songwriters we’ve heard in years”
– Heaven Magazine

VIDEO PREVIEW – Watch Richie playing Good Morning Midnight live with his band back in 2012.


Monday Blackbirds is a brand new band from Madrid. Their style goes from classic pop and rock to the most modern indie sounds. With a big influence of bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand and their own distinct sound they are achieving a good reputation in the musical scene of Madrid.

Their first and eponymous EP, produced by Alfonso Mercado, was released September 2014 and contains five songs each with the characteristic sound of Monday Blackbirds. Their first single Where Is Johnny? with its own video and its infectious beat is a big hit and is chanted by the crowds in all their concerts.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Monday Blackbirds performing an acoustic version of their single Where Is Johnny? live on the Spanish TV show Noiseoff.


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 30th January 2015

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AMPed Show #476

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:00

Hosted this week by Matt Brier of Idiosyncratic Transmissions

Show: It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast
Song: Mahogany Mood (David Kampmann)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Carry Me (Marwood's Fall)

Show: The Vast Expanse
Song: Hollow Skies (Peur)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 168

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:15

Music provided by the artists and Jamendo.  Theme song provided by Dan at

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Fallen to Flux - From the Outside, Looking In
Rayne – Love, Live Learn
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love – Burrow
Mr. Treasure – You and I
Silvia Nove – Nothing Is Right
Chrimeka – Tranquility


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