A selection of tracks from Europe this week as we delve through offerings from France, Luxembourg and the UK including a couple of artists that were at The Great Escape.
Thanks to Nick, Amy, captjc, Josh and Sarah amongst a frankly gratifying number who got in touch to say, variously “Are you OK?” to “What about another SnC then?” I really have been pleasantly surprised that folks got in touch. It doesn’t happen often and, in this case, the timing was perfect. Thank you.
Badala – Badala Foly (France)
A native of the village of Djoliba in Mali, just along the Niger River not far from Bamako. These days he’s based in France and has an excellent album “Kirina Kono” which is available on iTunes.
Given the variety of local iTunes stores, it’s probably best just to search to find the music on yours.
Give Up – Monophona (Luxembourg)
Sound meets song: DJ and Producer Philippe “Chook” Schirrer and singer-songwriter Claudine Muno team up to create a music that’s both electronic and acoustic, equal parts analog and digital, where guitars and pianos meet samples and beats.
When Claudine and Chook first started discussing a common musical project in the winter of 2010, they came from completely different worlds. He had discovered DJ-ing as a teenager and soon made a name for himself not only as a turntable artist, but also as a drum&bass producer; she was a singer-songwriter touring with a folk-rock band and had an admiration for the likes of Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell.
Neither one of them knew anything about the other one’s musical roots and influences. Yet, after having built successful careers in their respective fields, they were eager to take on a new musical challenge and search for common ground. The result of this collaboration is Monophona, a blend of two extremes, electronic and intimate, melodic and innovative.
Farmer Song – Dirty Primitives (Lille, France)
The band comprises Jean Bernard Hoste: singing, feet drumming and basic guitar along with David Bausseron: guitar, noise / Fuzz and More Fuzz! The minimalist duo’s music is described as “electric and noisy primitive”.
Located somewhere near the crossroads of stomp garage rock and blues folk noise. The line-up offers two electric guitars, a bass drum, a hi-hat, and a few touches of “random loop” electro. Dirty Primitives played their first concerts in 2011
Tiger Balm – Hollie Cook (UK)
From her latest album Twice which was funded via PledgeMusic and released while we were at The Great Escape in May.
She’s a ridiculously connected artist being the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Her mother Jeni was a backing singer for Culture Club and Boy George is her godfather. However, her music stands up on its own.
She joined the re-formed Slits and performed on the band’s 2006 EP Revenge of the Killer Slits. These days she’s playing what she describes as “Tropical Pop” and doing it very well indeed.
We saw two performances at TGE one in the Speigel Tent but previously at The deliciously dark and underground Bermuda Triangle where the set, for me, had more energy and a rawness that I may be in a minority in enjoying. The Spiegeltent show was smoother and the album is, again, to my mind, rather drenched in “strings” which don’t really add that much to some great tracks.
Je Dois – From & Ziel (France)
From the most recent album J’ai vu l’amour by the French duo of Samuel Veyrat and Ian Zielinski who deceive their genre at Chanson Urbaine.
Their biography page simple states that “From Ziel read, write and sing. They also play the piano. And they saw love.”
They’re played the Théâtre de Pierres in Fouzilhon, just north of Béziers in SW France on Monday – take a look at the site ( http://theatredepierres.com ) It looks an amazing little stone-built community venue.
The Land You Belong – Charlotte (Luxembourg)
Charlotte’s Daylight EP is a cracker. The indie-electro band is named after singer and leader Charlotte Haesen who was born in Amsterdam but grew up in Belgium with a French-African mother and a Dutch father who are booth artists.
Since her first album Salomé was released in 2011, she’s hooked up with the Luxenbourgish musicians Jéromé Klein (keys and synth), Aloyse Weyler (dri-ums) and Pol Belardi (ebass and synths). Their collaborative album Da ylight was released last year and they have a new album scheduled for release soon. But don’t wait, you can pick up the Daylight album for as little a 4 euros on her Bandcamp page.
Du bist wunderbar mein kleines Schnabeltier & Firefox 330 000 – Shiko Shiko (Lille, France)
“Halfway between hedonistic Post Punk and Mutant Rock, Shiko Shiko creates epic compositions where furious rhythmic patterns are carelessly associated with wild guitar riffs and pop melodies. With a tremendous raw energy, their performances give to see a possessed band, expressing without any inhibition the emotion emitted from its music, as surprise as effective.
An intense whirlwind taking the audience as it goes though it, letting nobody cold.”
Their current album (and from which both tracks are taken is “Best New Bestiole” on Platinum Records on vinyl, CD and download.
Ty and Jason Adams from Aces Up were in at Main Street Studios for their gig, and also joined me for an interview and a live session to discuss their unique northwest blend of rock and country they’ve been playing for quite some time. They’re headed back in the studio soon, but Ty played one of the songs for us which will be on the upcoming album later this year. Also on this show apart from playing bunches of new independent music, Claire took over the helm and lead us on a great musical adventure. I think you’ll agree she did a wonderful job.
The Playlist Title Album Artist Road To My Soul …and this wild heart beats again Kareña K Consequences Of Your Sound Radio Edit The Talking Bugs Pass It Around The High The High Borderland Fugue State Via Dove I’m A Fever Moving Castles Moving Castles Wallpaper Megan Landry Megan Landry Stupid (Acoustic) Alex Highton Alex Highton Moment Goes The Young Wild The Young Wild You Got Me Blind This Is Nishe Nishe Country Singles Country Singles The Grisly Hand Atlantic Terminal Analog Birds Analog Birds Interview and live session with Ty and Jason of Aces Up Hard Day Coming Down Feels So Good EP The Record Company Beasts Beasts Common Tongues Nothing to Show for Falling Faster Than You Can Run Nathaniel Rateliff The Lost Weekend The Lost Weekend Sean Flinn and The Royal We Here’s To My Old Friends Dancing Years Dancing Years
See you next week when we’ll be speaking to Mishkin from Birdeatsbaby!
~CR and JW
Artist PiMO is based in Warsaw Poland, and has released this very summery track for free via his SoundCloud page. It features The Rumour on vocals.
Monday Records has announced the release of the newest piece of art, Rock and Roll Weakling, by Sydney Australia’s SPOOKYLAND, delivering the goods this Friday the 18th of July! A national tour will be announced over the next few days, which we assume means their homeland of AUS. The track is not to be missed, a blistering piece of country-laced soulful rock that reminds me of classic heavyweights like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as favorite local CA band, The Mother Hips.
Rock and Roll Weakling apparently puts a harder twist on Spookyland’s already signature sound, set with the previous single The Silly Fucking Thing. Last month, The Silly Fucking Thing pushed Spookyland into the international spotlight, garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork and NME, and amassing 25,000 soundcloud plays in the first two week of its release.
We’ve included the video of the last single futher below, as we got buried around the time of its release and initially missed the boat. Rory Pearson is at the helm here, with a video “starring a raccoon eyed Marcus Gordon, a symbolically colourful bowl of froot loops and up and coming local AUS actors Rahel Abdulrahman and Brielle Flynn“.Download Rock and Roll Weakling HypeMachine
Show 128 is my 8th podiversary show, celebrating eight years since I published Show 0 on 14th July 2006. I’m now what they call a seasoned podcaster and am one of only a handful of people who started podcasting in 2005/6 and are still podcasting today. For this show I’ve pulled together eight songs from the past eight years that I’ve particularly enjoyed playing. I hope you enjoy listening to them too.
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- Theme tune: Andrew Ellis – Blind Mary
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Show 128 – 8th Podiversary
From Tel Aviv in Israel Memory In Plant just released their second single This Love from their upcoming album An Epic Triumph, due out at the end of this month. (31st July).
This week’s music has been provided by the artists. Theme song from Dan at DanOSongs.com.
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Souvenir Driver – Feel the Flood
Pete Donnelly – Always Something
Oshea Sanders – Yours Truly
Lukasz Lach – Don’t Haunt Me Anymore
False Colors – Behind Your Face
Afterthem – Hidden Cameras <–I accidentally referred to them as ‘electro grunge’ when I mean ‘electro funk.’
Hosted this week by Graham Holland of It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast
New York based indie-pop artist David Pollack releases his first single, Why Not Now?, off his debut solo album, Put It Into Words, released earlier this year.
Hosted by Graham Holland from the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight and the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast
Vendettas – What You Say Girl Leeds facebook.com/vendettasofficial soundcloud.com/vendettas_band EP ‘Remember that kid’ now available to buy on iTunes
Lunacorona – Passing Through Liverpool lunacorona.com twitter.com/BandLunacorona
Drew Bryant – Burnt Down Yesterday (Acoustic) Swindon facebook.com/drewbryantmusic soundcloud.com/drewbryant
La Bête [...]
The band is compared to groups like The Appleseed Cast, Thursday, Jets To Brazil and Texas Is The Reason, and sounds evoked out of the mid-to-late 90’s Washington DC movement. Mouthful of Glass was recorded with Neil Kennedy (Last Witness, Burn The Fleet) at The Ranch and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge). To support the release Alburn will be playing shows throughout the UK as well as playing a launch show with network favorites, We Came From Wolves at King Tut’Rock n Roll Damnation Festival.
The new EP is due for release on 25th August 2014 via Spilt Lies Records.
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This week on The Bugcast: We chat about technology, motor racing, and we play 8 cracking tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!Songs played
- War Poets – Better Place – from Minneapolis, MN – source
- I’m Fresh, You’re Pretty – Date – from Angers, France – source
- Sam Brown – Who Cares – from Charlotte, NC – source
- Ben K Adams – Twenty Fifth // Third – from London, UK – source
- Kicklighter – Saying Goodbye – from Tallahassee, FL – source
- Juanitos – Who’s Got The Boogaloo – from Chambery, France – source
- 10 Code – Today – from Athens, Greece – source
- Shearer – Insides Outsides – from Berlin, Germany – source
Dave’s new laptop
Argos: Pokemon game for £7.99, with a free Bluetooth keyboard
BBC News: Motor racing on public roads plan
BBC News: Toddler trapped in mop bucket in Conisbrough
Dave’s 20 years at his current employer
Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussedUpcoming events
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The next live show will be episode 322, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 18 July 2014 from 21:00 (ish) UK time (UTC+1/BST).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
London band Duologue are releasing their second album Never Get Lost on September 9th, 2014. It arrives alongside a new single, Drag & Drop, released on the same date. To coincide with the album’s announcement, Duologue have released new track Forest which is today’s Dose.
This new record finds the quintet in uncompromising form, building ambitiously on their brooding electronic sound from 2013′s Song & Dance LP, and nurturing it into somewhere that references their broad range of influences, but finding them come together in a unique and unexpected place. The band released a much blogged about EP Memex in Spring of 2014. [via Big Hassle Media]
I’m still under the weather this week, but like the trouper that I am I’ve done gone and made one of these podcast shows for you, albeit with a bit less chat than normal.
I couldn’t resist putting that picture up there. I know that it’s two weeks in a row a train themed image has been used for the podcast artwork, but last weekend we took Edinburgh Man Junior to the steam railway at Bo’ness. I was rather sceptical but it was actually a great day out – even if the steam train was broken. Instead there was this great old British Rail diesel train which took me back to my formative years when we had a nationalised rail service in the UK. Ah, the 70′s.
In music news, Edinburgh’s Meursault will soon be no more. Sob. Hence we start today’s show not with rambling by your good host, but their wonderful “One Day This’ll All Be Fields”.
1. Meursault – “One Day This’ll All Be Fields” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
2. Helen Robertson – “David Cameron Hates Us” (Played courtesy of Helen Robertson, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Teenage Kicks – “Houdini” (Played courtesy of Teenage Kicks, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Sad Juno – “廻る夜明けに / For Every Dawn” (Played courtesy of Sad Juno, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Vincent Vocoder Voice – “Waving Up at You From Under the Ice” (Played courtesy of Sonic Anhedonic Recording Company, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Short Days – “Bleak City” (Played courtesy of Short Days, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Psalmships – “Flesh Turn” (Played courtesy of Psalmships, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Wild Hands – “River” (Played courtesy of Wild Hands, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. TV Girl – “Birds Dont Sing” (Played courtesy of TV Girl, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #173
- All for One: Left Behind (USA, Persistent Heart)
- Shards of Humanity: Internal Rot (Tennessee, USA, Unspeakable Axe Records, Clawhammer)
- Algebra: Feed Me More (Switzerland, Unspeakable Axe Records, Clawhammer)
- Definitely A First: … But not Forgotten (USA, Imminence Records, Persistent Heart)
- The Sun Explodes: We Build Mountains
- Undying Inc: Xenophobe (Delhi, India)
- The Scimitar: Babylon (California, USA)
- Zlang Zlut: Rock It Down (Basel, Switzerland, Czar of Crickets)
- Akeldama: Practically Prefect (Florida, USA)
- Hellgate: A Dolls House (Montana, USA, Direct)
- S 4 D : Sonic Dissarray (Ontario, Canada)
- Subversion: What We Are Entitled (London, UK, Pictured)
- Powerlord: The Invasion of The Lords (Shadow Kingdom , Clarhammer)
- Noisem: Rotten Remains (Baltimore, USA, A389 Records)
- Circles: Reposonses (Melbourne, Australia, Basick)
- The Shatterbrains: White Gold (USA)
- Disparager: Gratitiude (Brooklyn, USA, Asher)
- Fire Red Empress: Left Unspoken (Birmingham, UK, Stampede)
- Everley: Reflection/Perfection (Tennessee, USA)
- Kinetik: Beyond Gone (USA)
- Exist: Writhe (Washington DC, USA)
- Steel and Glass: Mysterious Beauty (USA)
Athens, Georgia based psychedelic indie pop group DREAM BOAT is about to release their second album, THE ROSE EXPLODES on September 16th via Cloud Recordings + ARROWHAWK. We invite you to take a listen to one of the first offerings, the lush and “medicinal” soundcape found in the second track, Escape.
The band began as a collaboration between Page Campbell and Dan Donahue, two artists/musicians born on the same Aquarian day. Together, they bridge several generations of Athens’ psychedelic collectives and musical freak families. With engineer/musician Suny Lyons, Page and Dan weave the sounds of many amazing players, such as Scott Spillane (Neutral Milk Hotel), John Fernandes (Olivia Tremor Control), Andrew Reiger (Elf Power), Claire Campbell (Hope for Agoldensummer), James Husband (Of Montreal), and Kris Deason (Dark Meat).
Also visual artists, Page and Dan have both designed art for their own bands as well as others’. Dan’s artwork, video, and visuals have been used by countless groups like MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Pavement and R.E.M. The cover design of Dan’s well received art book Ultraviolet, a history and collection of black light posters, was recently used by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, for the upcoming Electric Wurms album cover. With visual art always in mind, Dream Boat’s live shows include color-saturated psychedelic projections which reflect the cosmic, transcendent and emotive qualities that live in this music.
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This week it is a BLISSFIELDS Festival Special. As well as playing, I also compered and ran the Larch Stage (along with the lovely Carly Rockett) at this years Blissfields Festival.
These are some of the artists that sent me tracks including Floella Grace – Valerie, Electric Swing Circus – Little Phatty, Josh Savage - Mountain and Hurricanes, The Cadbury Sisters – You Chose, Nick Tann – Coming Home, Ward Thomas – Take That Train
I will be getting more tracks from Blissfields artists as the weeks go on so … well, so there!
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Along with a nice hand-picked group of new tunes on the show today, you’ll hear interviews and live sessions from both Jeff Crosby from Jeff Crosby & the Refugees and The Wicks. You’ll also hear music from EDITSELECT, The Narrative, For The Broken, Héllena, Mark Hole and more.
The Playlist Title Album Artist Lungs EDITSELECT EDITSELECT Chasing a Feeling Single The Narrative From Here For the Broken For the Broken Girl + The Well Over The Water The Breaking Yard Dream Big Body and Soul Héllena My Friend Russell Mcindoe Russell Mcindoe Dirty’s What I Like (B-Side) Hamonies with Rob B-side Mark Hole Next In Line HORIZON9 HORIZON9 Moonlight Tyrone Schulace his Pals Tyrone Schulace his Pals The Collision The Collision single Sample Answer Interview and live session with The Wicks The Wicks Interview and live session with Jeff Crosby Jeff Crosby and the Refugees Fast Times El Mundo Latino Via Dove
See you next week!
~JW and CR
Brooklyn based Masterface/Natureboy producer Cedar Apffel’s new project Two Twins released Bell Tower via Bleek Records on July 1st 2014.
This is a single from the album Anonymous Unanimous also released by the same label in April.