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Joe Morton: Giants

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:00

Joe MortonNew Zealand artist Joe Morton released his debut single a few months back after recording this stunning first effort at Parachute Studios with producer Sam De Jong. We couldn’t find too much out there on this artist to date, but we found the following description of this rootsy song on his SC profile:

“Giants is little story inspired from my time living on the orchards around Motueka as a boy. While my parents were busy apple picking, I’d go play in the river with the other ‘hippie’ kids, it felt like we’d play there all day, then we’d make our way back to the tiny orchard bach’s, the evening sun would make our shadows look like giants.”


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The Bandicoots: No Turn On Red

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:00

The BandicootsNo Turn On Red is the second single from The Bandicoots upcoming EP, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. The band are from Hamilton in Canada, and are Nicolai Kozel (lead guitar), Andrew Parkinson (drums), Lorant Polya (bass) & Justin Ross (vocals/rhythm guitar). Check out the excellent video below too.

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Zaldor Unplugged – 12-15-2014

Zaldor's World - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:57

A little bit of retrospective on 2014 and a bit of info on the rest of 2014! Enjoy and have a merry Christmas!

I Am the Sky: If You Love Me (Overnight at McGill Studios)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:00

I Am the SkyJesse Daniel Smith is one-half of the incredible Canadian songwriter duo, Bride and Groom, and has another new solo project you may not know about entitled, I Am the Sky. He issued a new single this past October, of which you are hearing here today, and looks to have just posted a great Dylan cover in the last week on his Soundcloud stream. I Am The Sky’s first album, “The World Doesn’t Need Another Record” was released a few months previous on August 19th and from the looks of it, Jesse is now involved in writing his second anticipated effort, “The Follow Up”.

JDS claims to have recently had open access to a recording studio from Midnight to 5am and recorded ‘If You Love Me’ in a live style setting, basically with nothing virtually added or arranged – a rather impressive feat. taking into account the quality shown here. Check the associated video below found via his YouTube site.


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Re Post Christmas 2010-2

No Idle Frets - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:36
Due to the demise of Mevio, most of my old shows aren't available, so I'm reposting them for you. For the show notes, search for the original post.

Honeymilk: Red Paper Buildings

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:00

HoneymilkStockholm based Honeymilk has had a great 2014 with two new singles (check them out on SoundCloud), a UK tour and ever growing presence on US college radio. Now they’ve released their Sanguine Skies EP (check that out on Facebook).

Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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AMPed Show #470

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 05:00

Hosted this week by Caroline Lee of The Bugcast

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: Innerstate (Concept 7)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Song: Spark (Final Round)

Show: The Justin Wayne Show
Song: Open Up The Sky (Holly Morwenna)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Bruce Campbell (Psychostick)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: The Game (Tremors )

Show: The Bugcast
Song: Save Me (Vienna In Love)

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 162

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 04:15

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

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

Tom Flash – Lose Control
The Story Changes – Hash Tags and Therapists
Errant Boy – The Night Dilates
Inherit the Stars – Still Alive
Daisy Victoria – Nobody Dies
Lucy Kitchen – Tide

Imagine Dragons – Video From New Album

Insomnia Radio - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:20

Imagine Dragons released the first video and single from their upcoming new album Smoke and Mirrors last week. The single is called I Bet My Life.

Since we featured the band back in June 2010, we’ve been watching their phenomenal growth.

Album Details (Wikipedia)


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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast 248

Is This Thing On Podcast - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:10



Is This Thing On Podcast

In a, frankly, tired and rambling episode I start my 2014 countdown of tunes submitted to the show this year. I give a bit more information about this artists this month but to be honest you may feel you are better of without it. Let me know.

Sam Page – Release Me, Dark Eyes 55 – Winter Vibe, Smilex – Wasted Youth, Morrison – Calico Jack, David Garlitz – I Like The Way You Move, No Snow No Alps – N.E.W., MArley Blandford – Feel The Rain, Nick Tann – Don’t 

The post Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast 248 appeared first on Is This Thing On? Independent Music Podcast.

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Cowboy Cantor 233ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 16:01

1. daysdeaf – White Flags (Toronto, Canadá)

Comprar: Bandcamp

2. American Wolf – My Main Sport (Chicago, E.U.A.)

Comprar: Bandcamp

3. Sun Gods to Gamma Rays – Prism Light (Minneapolis, E.U.A.)

Comprar: Bandacamp

4. Lotus Fever – Collapse (Lisboa, Portugal)

Comprar: iTunes

5: The Seshen – The Fall (São Francisco, E.U.A.)

Comprar: Etch Shop

6. The Weather Station – Don’t Understand (Toronto, Canadá)

Comprar: Bandcamp

7. Will Stratton - Dreams of Big Sur (Brooklyn, E.U.A.)

Comprar: BandcampTalitres


Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


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Concord America: Put Your Money Down

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:00

Concord AmericaFrom Altlanta GA, Concord America have released a free download single Put Your Money Down a boisterous dose of post-garage adrenaline very much in the spirit of their May EP release Suns Out Guns.

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Made In The UK Show 168

Made In The UK Show - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 12:00

Hosted by Stuart of Insomnia Radio: UK


Such Sights – Crooked Houses Sheffield | Web Site | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter Gudjohr – Djuke Box Brighton | BandCamp | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter Copper Lungs – Cloud Nine Dundee | Web Site | BandCamp | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter Cambridge Park [...]

Roadhouse 511

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 00:31
With the year-end new release lull upon us, I dig into the catalog for this hour of The Roadhouse. Tom Hambridge, Guitar Shorty and the Otis Grand Band, Fabulous Thunderbirss, Darrell Nulisch, and Bluestime - along with Christmas music - keep the hour in sync with the philosophy of every show. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard, the 511th Roadhouse.

Tom Rosenthal: Hey Luis Don’t Bite Me

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 13:00

Tom RosenthalLondon UK singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal put out today’s featured single, “Hey Luis Don’t Bite Me”, back in June, to what appears to be an ode to a hungry footballer we all primarily remember from Brazil’s World Cup. It’s a superb stand-alone track which you don’t even need to know of the biting sportsman to love. If there was actually a retrospective for the year on this site, this song would likely be among the top.

Animation on the video we’ve embedded further below is by a lad named Dave Anderson. Also be sure to check out Tom’s first two albums and more on his releases over on his Bandcamp page and over at Soundcloud.


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the bugcast 340 – Awarding independence

The Bugcast - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast340This week on The Bugcast: we talk about Spotify and the BBC Music awards, plus we play 8 great tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

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


BBC News: BBC Music Awards watched by 3.9m
BBC News: Ed Sheeran ‘owes career to Spotify’

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 341, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 19 December 2014 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).
There will be no show on Friday 26 December, the next show after that will be on Friday 2 January 2014.

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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Brill: O Song

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

BrillBrill is “O” so happy to announce the release of their first single O Song. Brill is the current collaboration between singer/songwriters Brooke Trout and Dave Strauss. This acoustic harmonizing duo is in the final production stage for their debut album Fish Out of Water to be released in the Spring of 2015.” [bio]

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Edinburgh Man #189

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:02

I don’t know why I’m bothering to do this podcast – it won’t be as riveting as Serial, right? You’ve been listening to Serial haven’t you? No? Well, stop reading this nonsense and go and listen to it right now. For some reason I thought there were only ten episodes of Serial so I held of starting it until they’d all been released. And this week I listened to them all while walking to and from work. Come rain or shine or snow… But I just finished episode 10 today and there are two more to go! So go and listen to them now. I need someone else to talk to about it.

Meanwhile, on this podcast. Some music and stuff.

Edinburgh Man #189 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. Kid Canaveral – “Low Winter Sun” (Played courtesy of Kid Canaveral / Fence Records)
2. The Cherry Wave – “Culture ’90″ (Played courtesy of The Cherry Wave)
3. SKINNY KIDS – “Stranger on the Highway” (Played courtesy of SKINNY KIDS)
4. Lowpines – “Call If You Need Me” (Played courtesy of Lowpines)
5. Like Mountains – “Call Me A Liar” (Played courtesy of Like Mountains, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Collapsible Mountains – “Endings” (Played courtesy of Collapsible Mountains)
7. Witching Waves – “Fear Of Falling Down” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
8. Wozniak – “Kreuzberg” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)

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DC654 Hexencraft Desert

Dark Compass - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 19:00
  1. Handel Und Gretyl: Hexencraft (from “Black Forest Metal”, USA, Metropolis Records)
  2. SSS: Crushed by Drudgery (from “Limp.Gasp.Collapse”, Liverpool, Prosthetic Records)
  3. Bornstellar: Self Destruct (from “Self Destruct”, North Carolina, USA)
  4. By The Patient: Omnivore (from “Gehenna”, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  5. Zero Down: Two Ton Hammer (from “No Limit to the Evil”, Seattle, USA)
  6. Jahoomha: Black Waves (from “Black Waves”, Stockholm Sweden)
  7. Operator: Heartless (from “Admission”, Florida USA)
  8. 6:33: Ego Fandango (from “Deadly Scenes”,  Paris, France, Kaotoxin Records, Clawhammer)
  9. White Arms of Athena: On the Edge (from “White Arms of Athena”, Texas, USA, Prosthetic Records)
  10. Bloodlash: In Gold & Blood Parts 1 & 2 (from “Drowning Amidst The Nebulae, Mexico, Inverse Records)
  11. Akhlys: Aratos
  12. Buried by Bears: Believe (UK)
  13. Spiralism: Gnosis (from “Chakras”, Helsinki, Finland)
  14. Cease: Humanity (from “Humanity EP”, Fresno, California, USA)
  15. Arbitrator: For That Which May Appease (from “Indoctrination of Sacrilege”, Calgary, Canada,  Asher)
  16. Old Thunder: …and Your Blood Shall Nourish This Oak (Connecticut, USA)
  17. Marijuanal: Strung Out  (from “Stoned Punk”, Italy,
  18. Kouzin Bedlam: The Accusation of Job (from “Longing for The Incomplete”, Finland, Inverse Records)
  19. Divine Realm: Neptunian Desert (from “Abyssal Light”, Canada)


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HAWK: Hush

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:00

HAWKLondon based indie rock foursome, HAWK have released their latest single, Hush a few days ago on December 8th. It is apparently the first release from the group’s forthcoming EP ‘Clock Hands’, and if this is any indication of what is in store, it will be a very promising year to come.

Irish-born lead singer Julie Hawk initially embarked on a solo folk career, and began collaborating with band member Matt in 2012. After a year on the acoustic circuit, the pair gained support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. The fledgling duo then joined Sam and Chris to form the band you hear today, adding a new abrasive edge to their sound while retaining the delicacy of their acoustic roots.

Also, beyond this excellent single, be sure to check out the new video for ‘Hush’, embedded further below.

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