Callan Alexander is based in Brisbane, Australia and produces chilled, glitchy electronic beats under the moniker cLn. He self describes his music as falling somewhere along the lines of that of producers like Flying Lotus, Flume and xxyyxx.
He has recently released a brand new EP entitled ‘I Should be Sleeping’, which we are really digging here at Insomnia, not just because of the appropriate album title. ‘Beats and Breakfast’ has the 8-bit fuel that push you through that all-night gaming session all the way past breakfast. Enjoy the tracks, all available at the last Bandcamp link below.Download Beats and Breakfast
Voodoo Tapes is strongly intertwined with the southern Italian net label A Quiet Bump, and it’s great to have him on the show this week.
We’ve news of some SummerStage performances in New York and, of course, some of the more interesting of the current crop of truly independent artists. Welcome to your breath of fresh musical air, straight from the east coast of England.
Black and White – Erica Glyn (NYC, USA)
OK. I know it’s only a couple of weeks since I played The Animal by Erica Glyn but there you go, I’m playing another one already!
Erica’s vampy, garage-pop lures listeners into “a world of the unusual and strange”, a landscape of pulsating beats, surging synthesizers, elegantly volcanic melodies, and dark, poetic lyrics. Her passion and drive for her own development exploded in her 2012 full-length release, STATIC.
Like all her work, the album was written, recorded and produced solely by Erica, with contributions from a collection of well-respected artists and special mixes by multiple Grammy award-winning master music-maker and friend, Chris Lord-Alge.
Scratching for Light – Peg Simone (NYC, USA)
The tracks on 2013’s Witch Tree Road hover in unidentified terrain: black and white photographs of someone else’s dead relatives; mildewed cellars splintered with the shards of discolored Mason jars; moth-eaten, unopened steamer trunks; upturned, spinning wheels of midnight Oldsmobile fatalities; sepia-toned text from newspaper insulation, rendered illegible by time and flour-paste glue; drunken cruelty; ageless suffering; subterranean wrath.
Throughout, Peg’s voice is a torrid whisper, punctuated by gasps that abandon the listener to solitary contemplation, to wonder whether she’s celebrating or mourning; praying or seducing. Such are the transformative powers of a blues sorceress.
Good Luck (And All That Stuff) – We Are The West (LA, CA, USA)
Thanks for playing The Hammer on your very cool show.
I also liked what you had to say about acoustical spaces and the music they are either built for or shape. When we were based in New York, we put on concerts in an abandoned convent (we worked out a deal with the priest whose church owned the building), and last year we put together a tour of nontraditional venues that included a mineshaft, a wind-carved desert amphitheater, an old silent movie theater, and an impound tow lot.
Each space seems to invite a different approach.
And you’re right: those vocals on The Hammer were done back at the underground parking garage, after our initial sessions in the barn.
Our first EP, released last spring, was recorded entirely in the parking garage where we do our monthly Underground Series. I’ll attach one of the tunes, Good Luck (and all that stuff).
We just returned from a trip out to New Mexico to track the third EP, which we’re hoping to have ready in a month or two.
You can download their music from iTunes
The Underground Series takes place the Saturday before each full moon in the underground car park of an office building in Santa Monica. The next is on May 18 when Bananimal will be special guests.
Open Up My Heart – Marla Mase (New York City, NY, USA)
In September New York CIty writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter performed this piece in China, where she was invited by the Friends of the UN to perform for UN GLOBAL PEACE DAY in Linzhou City. She was given an honorary, “Messenger of Peace” award for her visionary work as a songwriter and performing artist. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems. She is known for her gutsy, sexy, raw performance style and her intelligent lyrics.
SummerStage 2013 have just booked Marla’s multi-media performance concert SPEAK for two dates: June 15 and August 17 at 8pm in Herbert Von King Park, New York.
As she says, “I’m working with an amazing group of artists: dancers, actresses, film/videographers and of course the Tomás Doncker Band. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Also, she was written up in the Huffington Post a couple of days ago. Check out the article
Here’s the video for Piece of Peace
Also appearing at Summerstage are Marseille favourites of mine IAM
Fête De La Musique:
6.21.2013 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Central Park
Les Files D’attente – Law’ (Paris, France)
Law’ is a singer from France. This is from her first solo album, Sans gêne ni oxygène produced by The Dada Weatherman.
Find it for free download on Jamendo
Mixed Rituals feat. Breakstarr e Sonakine – Voodoo Tapes (Napoli)
Voodoo Tapes: pseudonym of Giovanni Roma (aka Blob). It began in 2011 for an irresistible impulse to perform digital dub vibrations. There is no other reason why this project was born over the trance of bass, hi-hat and spring reverb.
Available on the always refreshing AQUIETBUMP, a net label based in Irpinia, a middleland mountain and rural region of southern Italy. AQBMP produces multimedia focused on dub, digital roots, downbeat, and deep, lowend frequencies. Founded in 2005 by Paolo Picone and Carmine Minichiello, with a later involvement into the staff of Giovanni Roma, Raffaele Gargiulo and Leo Giso. What started out as a collective with a few musicians and their side projects has now become AQUIETBUMP the label.
Distance – Melissa Bel (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Melissa Bel, a Canadian singer/songwriter performs on stage like she’s playing host to the blues spectres of 1940s Chicago. Her powerful voice bursts out of a petit, fresh-faced 23yr old delivering notes strong enough to carry the heavy feel of her music while maintaining an air of elegance.
For her sophomore album, “Distance”, Melissa pours her heart out into six songs that are expected to bring her name and music into homes across North America and Europe. “Distance” which reached number one on Montreal’s Jazz and Blues charts, includes a stirring rendition of Bill Withers’ 1971 classic ” Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Melissa recently opened for Juno award winning artist Matthew Good in a couple of London shows. Dammit!
Touch – Brighton MA (Chicago, IL, USA)
Indie-rockers Brighton MA have come into their own through refining their signature bursting emotionality with concise song structures and expansive dynamics on their sophomore album, “Oh Lost.” In an era of hyper stimulation, the arresting clarity of the Chicago-based quartet’s latest reminds us to not lose sight of the simple beauty of life.
Brighton MA formed in 2006 when Kerstein and drummer Sam Koentopp left The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and hooked up with arranger/guitarist Jim Tuerk, later adding guitarist Joe Darnaby and bassist Jon Ozaksut. The band has been applauded for their innate lysergic folkie, noise-pop aesthetic and bold vulnerability, garnering favorable comparison to The Walkmen, The Flaming Lips and Bob Dylan. They’ve shared stages with Spoon, The Arcade Fire and Old 97’s
On the lead track “Touch” singer-songwriter Matt Kerstein recalls how in youth we’re more emotionally available and attuned to the wonder of life. He sings with tender weariness: “Kids like us trying to live off the Touch.” Kerstein notes: “Everyone related and felt those lyrics so they could just focus on the music around the words.” Besides being a conceptual touchstone, the track marked an aesthetic one as Brighton MA hit upon a punchier approach to song arrangement. “That was a turning point because of its general simplicity. It was one of the first tunes in a fresh batch after the last album. It developed quickly and we kept it simple with driving immediacy.”
Produced by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse)
2 835 - Dead cool
3 The Happy Hippo Family - R U Injured?
4 The Tell Tale Signs - Grumblin' Belly
5 Maria Rose and The Swiss Kicks - Pineapple WIne
6 Collar Up - Short Term Memories
7 Ben Draiman - Avalanche
8 Freeky Cleen and Dickey F - 11. Make Me Sway
9 Michael Colton - Come on in my Kitchen
10 Crooked Saws - Desolation Angels
11 Tom Adams - Chiaroscuro
12 The Attic Ends - Fortress (DL Master)
13 Arran Arctic - Accustomed
14 Paul Borth - Pain
15 Ummagma - River Town
16 Nattefrost - Red Angel
17 Nicholas R Wright - What Lady Is That
I Come to Shanghai (Sam Frigard and Robert Ashley) are originally from Oakland, California, where they made music for several years and released a self-titled album. They moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010 to work on music full-time. Due to various technical gremlins and statistically improbable disasters, their second album was destroyed. Eternal Life Volume 1 is what followed. This track is the opener from Volume 2, released last year.
Claire Rozario is our new Producer / Presenter on the show and we have been building a little informal Top Ten List for the month of April. We’re each taking half – playing you five songs – and asking for you to vote on your favorite. Yes, bands can get their fans to vote – just vote! We’ve also got our Discovery 2 preview for Thursday’s gig as well as an interview with London band The Carnabys . It’s a packed show, and we will be releasing both the Discovery 2 preview and our interview with The Carnabys as separate segments.
Vote in the right sidebar for your favourite three songs from our top 10 or head to the voting page .
- Before You Were Mine – Director’s Notes – Emily Wolfe
- Idle Stranger - Miccoli
- Not in my Name - Mark Hole ‘s Album - Mark Hole
- Blue Broadcast - Free Download Single - Woven Bird
- The Start to an End (part 2) - The 1930s
- The Concurrence of All Things - Home(here) - EP Big Tree
- Damn Girl - The Thirst - The Thirst
- These men can’t dance - Pareto
- Village Life - Woodditton Wives Club - Alex Highton
- Stick It In - The Summer - JonPaul Palombo
- Emerald - Luke Ferre
- Brittle Pieces - Zemmy
- Youth is Wasted on the Young - Carlito
- Don’t Call Me Out - Cortes
- Wonder How You Feel - The Carnabys EP - The Carnabys
See you next week!
Today’s single is the first track on the EP and is one of the most energetic and best pieces of ear candy I’ve heard so far this year. Get yourself to the Bandcamp link below to pick up a copy of the EP and prostrate yourself before the Almighty Rhombus.Download She Didn’t Want Me
April’s installment of Discovery 2 features indie punk from Carlito who recently supported the Palma Violets, Cortes an energetic London based rock band, the fabulous Zemmy Momoh who’s sound is somewhere between Sia, Lauren Hill and Immogen Heap and Portsmouth’s finest new singer songwriter Luke Ferre .
The gig is this Thursday, 25th April. Doors at 8pm, and the show starts at 8.15pm
- Venue: AAA (under Archangel)
- Location: 11-13 Kensington High Street London W8 5NP
- Nearest Tube: Kensington High Street
After a lot of chatter about and inspired from a comment made about The Carnabys, we’re very excited to have them as guests on the show. They’ll clear up some of the misconceptions about the band and tell us about their songwriting, recording, and how they’ve been able to win not just one, but two music competitions in the UK in the last two years.
They’ve won both the Emergenza UK competition and more recently won the London Hard Rock Rising competition and are currently representing Hard Rock London in the Global Hard Rock Rising compeition. You can vote for them and get their brand new single by hitting up their website at thecarnabys.com.
A big thanks to Alex, Ben, Mike and James from the band for joining me.
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From the recent release White Mountain by Úlfur, So Very Strange features vocals by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man. The album was released by Western Vinyl in March.
Having played in various bands including Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi’s touring band, White Mountain is Úlfur Hansson’s debut under his own name. With influences ranging from cult cinema, esoteric literature and contemporary music, Úlfur presents a unique twist on the supernatural.
Hosted this week by Peter Clitheroe of Suffolk 'n' Cool
Claire and Umong join me again to continue our discussion on the question of “what is real independent music?” We also seek the wisdom of Randy Combs from The Nature of Ghosts and MIRA Communications to shed some light on what independent music was back in the 70s and to give us his definition of it. We also played some music from The Undivided, The Playmore, The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse, Rob Marr, The Dakota Brown Band and more.
Here’s that video with The Playmore (apologies for making you listen to The Harlem Shake again, blame it on these silly Italians.)
The Playlist Title Album Artist 7 Hours Safety The Undivided Things Things – Single The Playmore Danger Danger Squawk! The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse Puppies n’ Kittens Sam Squared Sam Squared We Can Play Circle Circle Find Your Way Find Your Way (EP) Dakota Brown Band Fat and Happy (Live) Anatomy Album Launch, Live at The Roundhouse (October 2012) Rob Marr This Fall This New Year Big Tree Oil and the Water Death In Texas Death In Texas Melancholy Melody Can’t Talk Now Greg Friedman I Left The City Woodditton Wives Club Alex Highton These Men Can’t Dance Pareto Pareto Before You Were Mine Director’s Notes Emily Wolfe
See you next week with Claire, Alex KW and a Discovery 2 preview!
Los Angeles quartet Holy Folk is a collaboration between songwriters Keith Waggoner, Josh Caldwell, Ryan George and Jonathan Hylander (Les Blanks, Amateurs, The Voyeurs, Honey Loving Cells). What began as a studio venture, has grown into a gorgeously hypnotic band and Holy Folk will release their debut full-length, Motioning on June 18, 2013 via Silver Side.
Holy Folk will be touring the West Coast this summer in support of Motioning.
On commençait à désespérer, mais finalement il a pointer le bout de son nez en début de semaine, puis il s’est caché un peu, et le voila qui revient. Je veux parler du soleil, bien évidement. Avec un peu de chance, l’hiver va se terminer avant le 21 juin cette année !
Bon, ceci étant dit, mon petit doigt me dit qu’en Suisse, il ne fait pas forcément beau. Tant pis, ça ne va pas m’empêcher d’y aller ! La date du déménagement approche, dans 3 semaines j’y serai ! Normalement, il n’y aura pas d’interruption dans l’enregistrement et la publication des épisodes, si tout ce passe bien, et si le matériel arrive sur place sans souci.
Toujours est-il que l’édition de la semaine, elle, est bel et bien là, voici la liste des artistes et des titres qui la compose.
Bonne écoute, et à la semaine prochaine !
- Alex Pardossi – Théo (Libère…, 2010)
- Oliver James – Lovers Bridge (Chasing The Sun, 2012)
- The Postmen – Heed The Call (Desert Of Joy, 2012)
- Thoola – Invisible Man (Bed of Fallen Autumn Leaves, 2013)
- Mindil Beach Markets – Brand new Mind (It Might Take Long [Explicit], 2013)
- Trevor Sewell – Hate me for a Reason (Calling Your Name, 2011)
- Olio – Hynotized (Hynotized (Single), 0)
- Ophelia Syndrome – Long Wait (All Things Forgotten, 2011)
- Josh Woodward – California Lullabye (California Lullabye (Single), 2013)
- Lisa Bell – Bring The Love (The Italian Project, 2013)
Introduction et fermeture musicale : Josh Woodward, Cheapskate RomanticEcouter aussi :
- Alex Pardossi dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
- Josh Woodward dans Euterpia Radio 049 : La ferme des animaux
- Josh Woodward dans Euterpia Radio 048 : Revenants
- Josh Woodward dans Euterpia Radio 037 : iMessage
- Josh Woodward dans Euterpia Radio 036 : Plus 2 !
- Josh Woodward dans Euterpia Radio 023 : Vous parlez anglais ?
- Lisa Bell dans Euterpia Radio 053 : Au revoir !
- Mindil Beach Markets dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
- Olio dans Euterpia Radio 032 : Oh la belle rouge !
- Oliver James dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
- Ophelia Syndrome dans Euterpia Radio 053 : Au revoir !
- Steve & Heather dans Euterpia Radio 026 : Votez pour moi !
- The Postmen dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
- Thoola dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
- Trevor Sewell dans Euterpia Radio 051 : j-30
"WrongDuckDong (Gone?)" - No Matter; Geeknotes: People's Tribune, Sid Yiddish And His Candy Store Henchmen & Psychic Storms, Andres Shoup @ the Cafe Gallery; Open Mic Stage: "Glory" - The Breathing, "Oppa, Oppa" - Super Junior, "White Lines" - Heisenberg, "Peace of Mind (The Communist Song)" - ...Whatever That Means, "How Cool You Are" - The Borgnines, "My Little Flutter (A small bird in my mind)" - E9, "Lost" - MasterClass, "Gremlins" - Angry Bear; Map Room: News is bad for your health, Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5,000 Inventions, A device that controls your mind with pleasurable stimulation, Why does chemotherapy cost $70k in the U.S., but only costs $2.5k in India; Venue Verite: South calm as North Korea threatens - CNN, North Korea's first lady rarely seen - CNN; Music Bed: "Mechanics" - YellowNote, "There Will Never Be Another You" - The Swinging Doors, "Sonicedge(Bridge)" - Seo Young Do
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Welcome The Howling Tones – Broken Man
Arthur Lee Land – Do You Ever Think of Me?
Dave Nachmanoff – Waiting For A Sign
Kate Martin – Nocturnal(Coach Bombay Remix)
Andy Palmer - The Defendant
The Power Goats – Indoor Sunshine
Power Salad – Letter from a Cruise Ship(Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah! 2013)
His debut full length, After the Warmth, came out in 2010 followed by The Lifting, the new 7 track effort that released on April 9th. As with the track earlier this week from Baobab, you can find this on the free compilation from Hand Eye Records at the last link below.Download I Am Trying
This week, we reflect on the big global news story of the week, and play 8 rather fantastic, although somewhat quirky tunes.Songs played
- 00:00:49 – On Returning – Marygold – from Tranas, Sweden – source
- 00:10:17 – Kassy Key & The Raindoggs – Does She Do You Right – from Austin, TX – source
- 00:15:49 – NO – Farandole – from West Chester, OH – source
- 00:34:31 – Birdeatsbaby – Through Ten Walls – from Brighton, UK – source
- 00:37:53 – Trifonic – The Next Step – from San Francisco, CA – source
- 00:53:09 – The Medics – Great Is My Fear – from Utrecht, Netherlands – source
- 00:57:05 – The Ease Down – Heavy Hopes – from Montreal, Canada – source
- 01:05:30 – The Way I Am – I Didn’t Cry – from Paris, France – source
times are approximate
Boston trial by media
Messages from Ro, Dan & Fab, and Colin
London Podcrawl 2013 – Saturday 22 June 2013 (Facebook Event)
Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussedPodcasts mentioned
The next show will be episode 259, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 26 April 2013 from 21:30 UK time (UTC+0100).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
Butterflies Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
And you will love this weeks’s selection that includes Spiral Stairs ~ Third World Waterfall, Wax Ersatz ~ Temporary Pictures, Scandinavia ~ HMV is Dead, The Attic Ends ~ Fortress, The Cherry Bluestorms ~ By Your Leave, Nick Tann ~ Crazy Momma , Related to Merv ~ Drunken Heart, Belizer ~ Pictures, Prizeday ~ Warzone, Anna Neale ~ Fire, Tom Fuller ~ Doing Nothing, American Hollow ~ Operator, Evanstar ~ Wounds, Scott Turchin ~ Cornucopia,Al Goodwin ~ The Stone That Bought The Girl.
All good eh?