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All Forces: We Have Arrived

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00

All ForcesWe Have Arrived is the band’s second single off their new EP, Sons & Daughters that’s due out April 8, 2014.

“Brooklyn-based alternative rockers All Forces use their sonic artillery to blast you into the shoegaze stratosphere. Johnnie Wang Morlock (guitar, vox), Norman Vino (guitar, vox), Gizella Otterson (bass), and T Almy (drums, vox) have been brewing this new release since Winter 2012.” [via EI PR]

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Roadhouse 470

The Roadhouse Podcast - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:50
Roadhouse Rewind: The 212th Roadhouse Podcast puts a tap in your toes with a selection of upbeat blues cuts. Duke Robillard, Eric Lindell, Jimmy Dawkins, Lightning Hopkins, and Michael Burks lead the hour. If you're new to The Roadhouse and a little unsure of what to expect, this edition reflects the founding philosophy of the show. It's a cutting-edge hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 212th Roadhouse.

The Ambulars: We’re Golden

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:00

The AmbularsWe recently stumbled across another excellent find from the voices out on Twitter, our occasional go-to spot over the last six or so years to find great music that people are getting fired up about. Today’s social gushing revolves around The Ambulars, a three piece power pop/punk band originally from the Washington DC area, now based out of Philadelphia.

We love instrumentation ala Superchunk, Becky Sharp, Ben Deily-era Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr and more, so naturally gravitated toward the welcoming sounds on The Ambulars first full length LP – “Dreamers Asleep at the Wheel”, originally released in October of 2012 on Salinas Records.


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SnC 406 – Sweet Soubrette

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:39

This week’s show features Sweet Soubrette in conversation.

An SnC special this week which focuses on one artist with a few tracks and a chance to hear about what makes music tick for her as well as the delights and trials of being a working musician in the hot-bed of musical endeavour that is Brooklyn, New York.


Our guest is Ellia Bisker who writes and performs in her own right as Sweet Soubrette well as collaborating on any number of other interesting projects.

Live Wire – Sweet Soubrette

Going Out Tonight – Kotorino

Port in a Storm – Sweet Soubrette

Be My Man – Sweet Soubrette 

There’s another video directed by Mark Simmons for What’s My Desire? by Sweet Soubrette in the show notes for SnC 396 where there’s more information about Sweet Soubrette.



Mount Pressmore: Vice-Presidential Material

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:51

Mount PressmoreWe sit up and listen when a band draws comparisons to Frank Zappa. So here is a second track from Mount Pressmore. The Austin-based band’s debut album Enjoy is out now on the band’s own Pressmore Records.

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JW Show 225: Roaming Herds of Erk FM

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:05

Interviews and local tracks round out today’s show including a chat with the Roaming Herds of Buffalo gang and Channel Erk’s , well, Erk when he was here a few weeks ago. You’ll also hear brand new tunes from Dinah ThorpeThe Catchpenny BroadcastKids In The StreetBirdeatsbabyMoontalkKate Morrison and plenty more.

Claire’s microphone has now been fixed. We have sacked those who set up the first microphone at great expense and at the last minute. Apologies for her dropping out twice during this episode!


Dinah Thorpe is our favorite new song this week! Photo credit: Mandy Malazdrewich


The Playlist Title Album Artist Paranoia Paranoia single Dear Sherlock Open Sea Birds Fly South! The Duke of Norfolk Everything About You Moving Forward Kids In The Street Prospect Lullabies And Wake-Up Calls Dinah Thorpe Midnight Midnight single The Catchpenny Broadcast Leave It All Behind Grace & Blood Bona The Bullet The Bullet – Promo EP Birdeatsbaby The Great Divide The Handmade Tale Of… (mp3) Lola King and the Kickstarts Climb Pharmacy Moontalk Petit Bulles Petite Bulles Kate Morrison Stars Veils Raya Lies Greetings Kory Nagler Out Here Out Here Cody Beebe and the Crooks Roaming Herds of Buffalo in Studio Interview and two live songs Factory Song Live in studio Roaming Herds of Buffalo Dead Pistons Live in studio Roaming Herds of Buffalo Interview with Erk from Channel Erk Come Hither Superhero Sierra Alpha


See you next week!

~JW and CR

Cowboy Cantor Extra: A Armada (Lisboa, Portugal)

Cowboy Cantor - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:27

Entrevista com David Ferreira, dos A Armada.

1. The Howling Tongues – I’m In Love (Atlanta, E.U.A.)

Comprar: Loja oficial

2. A Armada - Má Rés (Lisboa, Portugal)


Mp3 grátis: Sítio oficial





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The Plates: Boom Boom Rockers

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 15:00

The PlatesThe Plates is an excellent new punk/reggae collaboration between Jeep MacNichol and vocalist Stero Lion – both musicians currently based out of Denver, Colorado.

Macnichol kicked off his music career as the original drummer for Colorado based band, The Samples (1987-1997). After a decade, he left the band and created “Mr. Anonymous” (2003-Present), releasing Dancehall/Dub flavored albums with singers from Jamaica and the UK.

Stero Lion, born of Jamaican and Trinidadian parents, grew up in England until the age of 11 when he moved to the Bronx New York. His music began with toasting on various local Sound Systems. After moving to Denver in his 20′s, Stero held the resident Reggae Dj chair at 1190 AM radio in Boulder, Colorado. In 2000, he joined Heavyweight Dub Champion as a vocalist and frontman until 2007. The next year brought the release of a solo debut EP entitled “Lion Paw” on Mercury Sauce Records.


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Spotlight 109: Friday 28th February 2014 – 5th birthday

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:57

Liverpool Acoustic Live, winner of Live Music Night of the Year at the Liverpool Music Awards in 2012 and 2013, celebrates its 5th birthday this week. Every month since February 2009 organisers Stuart Todd and Graham Holland have brought together some of the best local, national and international artists to play top quality music to an appreciative audience at the intimate View Two Gallery venue on Mathew Street.

Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 5th Birthday is taking place on Friday 28th February 2014 at the View Two Gallery at the heart of the world-famous Cavern Quarter. Headlining the event is local musician, songwriter, activist and tutor Alun Parry. Described as “A Merseyside folk God” (Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo) and “One of the most incisive songwriters on Merseyside” (Spencer Leigh, BBC Radio Merseyside), Alun carries the spirit of Woody Guthrie into the 21st Century.

Supporting Alun Parry on the night are local collective Operation Lightfoot who will be providing music and visuals, Scarborough’s talented singer-songwriter Joe Solo, and winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2013 Alexandra Jayne.
Liverpool Acoustic’s Graham Holland said:-

“Liverpool Acoustic Live was originally a one-off gig but we enjoyed it so much Stuart and I decided to make it monthly. Ever since the start we’ve supported up-and-coming musicians. Our first gig was organised for 14 year old Luke Jackson from Canterbury and featured Lizzie Nunnery, Ali Ingle and Stephen Langstaff. Stephen is now playing to large crowds at events such as Chester Rocks, Lizzie has starred in the Irish Sea Sessions, Ali won Best Male Artist at the Liverpool Music Awards 2012, and last year Luke Jackson was nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Stuart and I would like to thank everyone who’s played for us over the past five years and anyone who’s come along to watch and enjoy the fantastic range of performances from across the musical spectrum.”

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live 5th Birthday
  • Artists: Alun Parry, Operation Lightfoot, Joe Solo [Scarborough], Alexandra Jayne
  • Date: Friday 28th February 2014
  • Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
  • Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door
  • Facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at
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Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 109

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 109 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. Alun Parry - My Name Is Dessie Warren
Taken from the album When The Sunlight Shines
available to buy from Alun’s website and iTunes
Read the Liverpool Acoustic review here.

2. Joe Solo - No Pasaran
Taken from the album No Pasaran, available to buy from Bandcamp

3. Operation Lightfoot, featuring Vanessa Murray - What If I Told You

4. Alexandra Jayne - 1969

5. Alun Parry – The Football Song




Alun Parry brings a distinctly Liverpool sound with his brand of self-written Irish American folk. He makes you smile, makes you think, and revs you up! Folk legends Roy Bailey and Dick Gaughan are amongst his fans.

His latest album When The Sunlight Shines received widespread critical acclaim. FATEA called it “a collection of irresistible, empowering, fresh-sounding anthems.” and the Liverpool Echo made it Album of the Week.

Alun also delivers wonderful song writing workshops, an ideal addition to any appearance.


Joe Solo has in his time been a busker, a barman, a kerb-counter, a warehouse hand, a copywriter and an engineer. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of folk, punk and blues in his own right.

On top of releasing twelve albums in ten years, Solo has written books and had them written about him; runs a research project on the Hull Pals Battalions in the First World War which he updates daily online; has worked with underprivileged children to help them write their lives in song; and still found time to open for the likes of Chris Wood, Otis Gibbs, Robb Johnson, Edgar Broughton, TV Smith, Paul Simmonds, Justin Sullivan, Emily Portman and The Blockheads; whilst his songs have been played by both John Peel on Radio One and Mike Harding on Radio Two.

Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.


Operation Lightfoot began in 2013 as a collaboration to combine music and film between composer/songwriter Luke Moore and film-maker/musician Rich Geraghty.

Originally conceived for Threshold Festival in Liverpool that year, the duo assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for their debut performance at Camp and Furnace in front of the four films made especially for the event. Since then they have been busy recording the opening tracks of an album that will showcase a number of guest artists across a range of genres, including two former Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge winners, Vanessa Murray and Silent Cities.

The distinct songwriting styles of the project’s founders explore a range of themes and are blended to produce a performance with a different guest vocalist for each piece. Operation Lightfoot’s versatile band line-up will feature strings, wind and percussion.


Alexandra Jayne is a 21 year old singer songwriter originally from the West Midlands and now based in Liverpool, where she recently won the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge. A classically trained singer, Alexandra first picked up a guitar at the age of 15 and has since crafted her own distinctive songwriting. Her acoustic style is complemented by a strong, soulful voice which has lead to comparisons with Joan Baez. Alexandra spent her early years immersed in the records of Bob Dylan and vocal giant Mavis Staples, from whom she learned the impact of a truly emotional song, something she reflects with her own soul-bearing lyrics. Armed with her acoustic guitar she regularly gigs around the West Midlands and Liverpool. Soaking up the cultural heritage of the city along the way, she has rapidly become part of the eclectic Liverpool gig circuit, singing at various venues including the world famous Cavern Club and this year’s Oxjam Liverpool and Threshold Festival. Her last single ‘Who I’ve Become’ was BBC Radio Shropshire’s song of the month for November and she recently reached 130,000 views on her YouTube channel.  Her music has been played on both BBC Shropshire and BBC Stoke and she has performed BBC Introducing Live Lounge sessions on both stations.


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.




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Is This Thing On Podcast 214

Is This Thing On Podcast - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:34

Con Air Nicolas Cage

Is This Thing On Podcast

In this weeks short and very sweet show I played one of my new tracks for the first time, namely  Nick Tann ~ Never Did Me Harm, Mummy Short Arms ~ Face Full of Sand, Jamie Hamilton ~ Churches, The Lovely Lost ~ I Live Alone, Super Square Cloud ~ Hana Bi (Lighterthief remix), George Wilding ~ My Backwards Head, Jen Oliver (NOT Olivee as it said on the tracks and what I said. Sorry Jen)~ Death of Me.

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Starar: Unbelievable

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:00

StararStarar, the sibling songwriting duo, Jenna and Steven Starar, from Lincolnshire & London UK, have released Unbelievable as a free download. Founded in 2009, the two have released many albums and EPs over the years, head over to the Music Page on their site for Discography.

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AMPed Show #428

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:00

Hosted this week by Ro of DarkCompass

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Apathy (Anyone's Guess)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Song: City At Dawn/Canary (Paperboy)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Starsong (The Valery Trails)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Canada
Song: Call Me When The Heat Dies Down (Fab Claxton)

Show: Suffolk 'n' Cool
Song: Dead Love (The Backyard Band)

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 120

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:30

Music this week from Mevio, the FuMP, and the artists.  Theme song from Dan at

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

Mask the Benniman – Faces In The Street
Anne Davis – Where the Roads Cross
Les Gordons – For Sunny Days
Matt Montez – Nimbin Tree
The Answer! – Where Is Our Love
Devo Spice – Bad Wolf


Mój Odtwarzacz - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 21:10

1 Texarillo - I'd Rather Get Shot Down
2 Freds house - Looking glass
3 The drive - Time is running against me
4 Ghost Children of Calico - Love You All the Time
5 Groove Carnival - Dave My Giant Robot
6 I Plead Irony - I Can't Hear You
7 Perma F - Waiting for the Anschluss
8 Karl Stephen Brunig - No Not 1
9 Space Weirdo - Real
10 Fryderyk Chopin - Koncert 2 op.21 część larghetto
11 leaving richmond - The Ghosts of Future Past Lives
12 The Powergoats - Emily Haines On My Car Stereo (JJ Remix)
13 woodrowgerber - Not Gonna Lie
14 Zep Hurme - Slippershell (ft. Kristin Hersh)

SANS: Bluebird

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 12:00

SANSAmanda Norman and Stacey Cicivelli, life-long friends and musical partners, have survived various incarnations of various bands long enough to hone the sound they feel in their hearts and feet to a sharp point. Luckily, drummer Frank Morda (Ceres) and bass player/producer Ben McCarthy (Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gin Wigmore) share the feeling.

All four have been seized by a passion to front the SANS intense indie pop sound, unashamedly fun with no hangups about late 80s pop pretensions, nor bleeding eardrums, nor requests from listeners to ‘slow down’.

Proud children of the Melbourne indie scene, Amanda and Stacey met sometime in the distant mists of high school. Song after song emerged from old acoustic guitars, crappy synths, plastic drums; then onto beat up laptops and terrible amps. Happy now in the grownup world (with the occasional loving screaming match), they took to the stages. Along the way, Frank Morda entered their orbit, and stayed for the ride. It took a chance listen on Unearthed by producer Ben McCarthy to complete the line-up – he liked their sound so much, he recorded their next EP, then asked to join the band. SANS time.

Currently jumping live all over Melbourne, SANS recorded their debut EP at the end of 2013 at the prestigious Sing Sing South studio, and the first single from it hits the airwaves (well, the internet) 6th of Feb, 2014 – ‘BLUEBIRD’. Pedal to the floor, shiny and shimmery, melodies with not a single note out of place.

‘Bluebird’ is the perfect track for summer [in Australia], with the full debut EP from SANS to be released mid-April.

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Cowboy Cantor 207ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 11:30

1. A GraphonolaPromessas (Lisboa, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Soundcloud

2. Rapariga EléctricaQuero-te (Celorico de Basto; Matosinhos, Portugal)

3. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown - Shout (Lisboa, Portugal) [artista do mês de Fevereiro]

Comprar: Pataca Discos (disco)Pataca Discos (mp3)

4. Ben McKenzie - Stand Down Son (Toronto, Canadá) [artista do mês de Fevereiro]

Comprar: eMusiciTunes

5. A ArmadaAfinal (Lisboa, Portugal)


Mp3 grátis: Sítio oficial

6. Homem BalaHomem Velho (Lisboa, Portugal)

Comprar; Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp

7. Capitão Ortense - Assim Se Acaba (Lisboa, Portugal)





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Overlake: Disappearing

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:00

OverlakeOverlake was formed in Jersey City, NJ by Tom Barrett and Lysa Opfer, who found a shared love of 80′s & 90′s alternative and indie rock while performing in another band. “We would stay late after practices,” said Lysa, “Tom on drums and me on a Rhodes, sometimes even switching up the instrumentation, and just pound out really cool, long, melodic noise jams, reminiscent of our influences. It was a lot of fun.”

Eventually these late-night jams paved the way for the beginnings of Overlake, which officially began in an hourly studio in Jersey City about a year later. “You can definitely hear the influences in our sound,” said Tom, who calls My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, and Sonic Youth among Overlake’s major inspirations, “but we have made it very personal. It’s like a fluffy jackhammer in your eardrum.”

They’ve since recorded their first album, “Sighs”, scheduled for release in Spring 2014, and have been busy honing their live sound, which came with its own unique challenges. “People have compared us to Spinal Tap because of all the drummers we’ve gone through,” said Lysa, “except our drummers don’t explode. They just kind of go back to their families.”

Overlake has recently recruited drummer Scotty Imp (formerly of The Imps) and will be hitting the road on several weekend jaunts through February and will then embark on a 10-day tour down to SXSW (with friends Stuyvesant), leading up to the release of “Sighs” on April 15.

[via Team Clermont]


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Roadhouse 469

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 06:45
At the beginning of the 10th year of The Roadhouse, the blues is definitely alive and well. Todd Wolfe, The Mighty Blue Kings, Blue Lunch, Michael Bloomfield, and James Armstrong really prove that point with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 469th Roadhouse.
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