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AMPed Show #442

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Ro of DarkCompass

Show: Kimmi & The Metal Deli
Song: I'll Sing you To Sleep (featuring Maddie Finn) (Marina City)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Canada
Song: One Step Away (Persist)

Show: Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Song: Lost and Found (Downtown Mystic)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Null & Void (Down The Machine)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Frankenstein (Stitched Up Heart)

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TOY: Conductor (Mikey Young Remix)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:38

TOYToday’s Dose is a remix by Australian Artist Mikey Young of the opening track from London UK based TOY‘s second album Join The Dots released in December. We don’t play many remixes, but this really adds something to the original’s sparse krautrock soundscape. The original album is available from iTunes and Amazon.

Mikey Young’s projects include Lace Curtain, Ooga Boogas and Total Control.

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105: (40 Min) Rock/Jazz - Mostly Rock, with a Touch of Jazz

The JogTunes Indie Podcast - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 18:26
Or play on the web here.

Rada Po The 105th episode is rock, jazz, hip-hop. BPM range: 117-180.

To experience and enjoy running and working out exactly to the beat of great indie music, please subscribe to the The JogTunes Indie Podcast or get the MP3. You can download it directly in iTunes. Or access it with 2 taps using the JogTunes app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch available on the App Store and on our Android app on Google Play.

Lara James

Lara James

Rada Po
Rada Po / Da Voicez

Mike Delledera Band

Mike Delledera Band

Hats Off Gentlemen Its Adequate

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate

Dingo Down

Dingo Down

Everett Coast

Everett Coast

Joe Tripp and the Hops

Joe Tripp and the Hops

Fine vocal jazz returns to the JTIP, mixed in with some great rock and a bit of hip hop.

The BPM range is from a bouncy walk at 117 to a fast run at 180.

My thanks goes to all of the artists for their generous contributions and to Dave Porter of Music Clout, and Andrew Salmon of Cyber PR for their generous help in providing the talent.

More thanks goes the talented Troy Warden for his great intro.

Check out the track details, purchase options, and more info on this episode's podcast page.

At, you'll find purchase links to all of the tunes from all of our podcast episodes as well as over 2500 BPM-rated workout tunes from label and indie artists.

And don't forget our JogTunes App in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. It's a really fast and easy way to work out to the JTIP and to get new free episodes. A couple of taps on the app and you're off and running. I love the convenience when I work out to the show. I think you will too.

Enjoy the show and may your next run be your best one.

Dr. Bob

Please note: You should consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program.  Neither JogTunes nor Dr. Bob will be liable for any complications, injuries, loss or other medical problems arising from or in connection with using this service. Also, please note that "BPM" refers to the tempo of a tune and the number of foot falls per minute, not your heart rate.

Is This Thing On Podcast 225

Is This Thing On Podcast - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 16:39

Is This Thing On Podcast

Better late than never eh? As I explain on the show, things are a little busy at the moment and I just managed to grab some spare time to bring you a new episode with some cracking tunes including

Nick Tann – Can’t Stop Missing You, Dead On TV – Back at the Start, Anja McCloskey – Too Many Words, Sangally – Shamen, Joe Kemp – Sweet ‘lil Lies, GoldStar – Darken Day, Marvin B Naylor – The Pirouettist, Ann Davis – Awakening, Dirty Proper – I Feel Love

I asked if folk could review my album 3 AM on Itunes, Spotify and the like and mentioned that I will be hosting the AMPED music podcast next week, links to follow … next week.


All good eh?


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Mano’s Daughter: What’s a Girl Supposed to Do

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 14:00

Mano's DaughterMano’s Daughter is an electronic three-piece synth band based in London UK with the lineup of Sarah Carter (Vocals), Matthias Garrick (Synths, programming) and Dan See (Drums).

They are stated to be a mixture of Polica, Florence and The Machine, with hints of Little Dragon. The live show brings forth “an explosive three piece, with their almost anthemic choruses and haunting vocals.”

The group’s excellent five track Smart EP is available now via the Bandcamp link below and a behind-the-scenes video of their latest single “What’s A Girl Supposed to Do” is embedded further below promising some wonderful visuals to (shortly) come.


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the bugcast 315 – Live or not?

The Bugcast - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast315This week on The Bugcast: Lenovogate, miming, a plethora of upcoming events, and 8 cracking tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

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


John Oliffe blogpost about Lenovogate
Vamps Miming on BGT – better camera angles needed

Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed

Upcoming events

London Podcrawl – Saturday 14 June 2014 (more info)
Glasgow Podcrawl – Friday 11 July 2014 (more info)
OggCamp ’14 – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014 (more info)

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Next week

The next live show will be episode 316, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 6 June 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

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Mike Wojniak: Stone & The Sea

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:00

Mike WojniakIn January 2013, Wojniak left his Midwestern hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and settled in San Diego, California where he has been writing and performing ever since. Recently, Wojniak partnered with a new independent label, and after more than a decade of music making as an independent artist, Wojniak will release his fourth studio effort, Anima Mundi, through Golden Wave Records (San Diego). [bio via green Light Go Publicity]

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DC626 Victims Secrets

Dark Compass - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00


  1. Eyes of Mara: Victims (California, USA, Imminence/Persistent Heart)
  2. Kadinja: We are One (Paris, France)
  3. Process Pain: Life Beyond Reason (Finland, Inverse)
  4. Flub: Salieri (California, USA)
  5. Haelo: Desiderius (Hungary)
  6. Revelus: Better Than You (NC, USA, Shadow Ent)
  7. Hollow: Cryptic Howling (Montreal, Canada, Asher)
  8. Core of Io: I wish I had Time (UK)
  9. Skarlett Riot: Tear Me Down (Scunthorpe, UK)
  10. Orange Goblin: The Ale House Braves (London, UK, Candlelight)
  11. Exist Immortal: The Omen Machine (London, UK)
  12. SOiL: The Hate Song (Chicago, USA)
  13. AC Angry: Hellrock Anthem (Saarbrücken, Germany)
  14. Confession: Holy War (Melbourne, Australia, Lifeforce)
  15. Henric Blomqvist & Friends: Thunderbrigade (Jakobstad. Finland, Inverse)
  16. Mordbrand: Their Name are Myriads (Sweden, Deathgasm)
  17. Red Eleven: Unleash the Beast (Finland, Lifeforce)
  18. As The Storm: Black Tide (Bordeaux, France)
  19. Ifing: The Stream (Michigan, USA)
  20. Namtar: Awaken Dream (Hungary)

Picture: Core of Io, Photo by Greig Clifford

Edinburgh Man #168

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:48

Last night I realised that tonight is the launch gig for the Bastard Mountain album. Oh, and tomorrow night it’s Moon Hop with Withered Hand and Meursault amongst others. So basically I could either wait until the weekend or do the podcast earlier. And when I say early I mean early. It’s a morning podcast this week on Edinburgh Man, recorded at 9.30am. Of course, thanks to Edinburgh Man Junior I was awake at 4.50am. So this is like lunchtime for me. That said, I’m going to need to coffee to kick start this one.

Edinburgh Man #168 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. Love Starved Women of Beatnik Island – “Are You a Song?” (Played courtesy of Love Starved Women of Beatnik Island, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Slushy – “Summertime Girls” (Played courtesy of Slushy, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Restoration (Darren Hayman + Ralegh Long) – “Cut Out the Noise” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Black Bear Mute – “TV Sledgehammer” (Played courtesy of Black Bear Mute, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Cherax Destructor – “Fading Light” (Played courtesy of Cherax Destructor, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Bastard Mountain – “Palisade” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
7. KEEN ON GIRLS (The Bilinda Butchers + PASTEL GHOST) – “Sea Wave” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Decent Lovers – “Me and Puppykitty” (Played courtesy of Decent Lovers, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
9. Colour Me Wednesday – “Half A Life” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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Johanna Samuels: For You to Do

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:00

Johanna Samuels25-year-old Johanna Samuels is a native New Yorker who grew up in Los Angeles, where from a young age she sang in school choirs and obsessively learned to play the songs of her musical heroes by ear.

In early spring of 2012 she set out to record her first full-length album, titled Double Bind. After recording basic tracks with the band at a quilt factory-turned-studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Samuels and drummer Fen Ikner, who produced Double Bind, finished recording wherever they could get the chance.

The songs on Double Bind were written in Johanna’s apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and all share a sentiment of necessary separation or as Samuels puts it “…attempting to own myself and stand on my two feet.” She explains, “While recording the album, a good friend had described the term Double Bind: a dynamic wherein two emotional demands are met but consequently negate each other, leaving one person to feel trapped. For some reason that struck a deep chord in me. It is from that place that many of these songs grew.”

Double Bind is expected for release on July 22nd.

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Roadhouse 483

The Roadhouse Podcast - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:28
The playlist in this edition of The Roadhouse is triple-deep with great blues. Leon Russell, The Mojo Stars, Gracie Curran & The Highfalutin’ Band, Keb’ Mo, and Ruthie Foster get the headline, but solid blues permeates the hour. And, of course, it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 483rd Roadhouse.

Another Zaldor Unplugged! Fireside chat!

Zaldor's World - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 23:42

Had a bonfire at the new house! Maria and I had a few friends over, thought i’d turn on the recorder and see what happens.. listen for yourself!

The Shingle is Down; The Doors are Now Closed

Audio Gumshoe - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 02:47

CLOSED As much as it pains me to announce, Audio Gumshoe is now in permanent hiatus. I absolutely enjoyed the many years of production and the opportunity to share music from so many talented musicians.

Unfortunately, the times have changed and priorities have shifted. Perhaps, one day, I’ll be able to pick up the glass to again scour through the many great files that contain independent music releases. Until that time comes, PLEASE visit the Association of Music Podcasting to find many other great independent music podcasts. I’ve been a proud member of this organization for so many years. I highly recommend that you explore the shows found there.

When possible I am working to add all shows played since 2005 to my account at You can search for Audio Gumshoe or Miami Valley Musicast to find many of them now. This has been a great journey.

Keep the music playing. I wish you all the best.


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SnC 416 – Escaped

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 22:15

We’re in very windy Brighton on the south coast of England for the Great Escape Festival. No paddling this year!

We’ve a bit of a departure from the normal this week. We’re firmly in very windy Brighton for The Great Escape with a modest selection of fine tracks from artists who were there along with a feature on The Wet Secrets who played some excellent sets at the festival during their lightening visit from Edmonton, Canada.


AtlasLa Vérité - Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains (Bristol)

An artist that I missed at TGE.

François & the Atlas Mountains are an indie rock band formed in Bristol, England by singer/songwriter François Marry. A native of Saintes, France, in 2003 Marry relocated to Bristol, where he began performing as a solo artist and as a touring member of Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura.

After a 2004 solo release titled Les Anciennes Falaises, Marry recorded his second album, The People to Forget, with a group of friends who became known as the Atlas Mountains. The 2006 release came out on local indie Stitch-Stitch Records. In 2008 he returned to France and became involved in a number of other projects that influenced the worldbeat meets dream pop approach of his 2009 album, Plaine Inondable, released by Bristol-based label/collective Fence Records.

Continuing to employ a variety of different musicians and styles, François & the Atlas Mountains signed to prominent indie Domino Records to release 2012′s E Volo Love. After splitting his time between the U.K. and France, Marry settled into his native country to record the band’s fourth LP, Piano Ombre, which was released in March 2014.



Go Gagambo – ICHI (Nagoya, Japan / Bristol, UK) Dadd single

I didn’t actually catch Japanese artist ICHI’s own set at a delightful new venue at the Festival Hub, The Spiegeltent. While I was busy at one of the other 30 venues active at TGE this year, Codger and Grumbler were being blown away by this stick-like Japanese one-man-band on stilts playing a variety of home made instruments.

ICHI takes the notion of one-man-band to new limits combining handmade instrument inventions with steel-drum, ping-pong balls, tape-loops, xylophone, and trumpet. With an ancient, ritualistic air, he’s like the misplaced leader of a tribe and perhaps he will be – it’s this kind of energy and innovation which inspires a cult following.

It`s so playful and unusual you feel you’re witnessing something entirely new. Fun, danceable, exciting, his performances combine the raucous energy of African street music, the pastoral reflectiveness of goat-herders, and the humour of monty python, and are driven with energy, quirkiness, and his playful manipulation of the mundane.

Having toured extensively as a solo artist in Japan, the UK and Europe, playing at many festivals including Glastonbury Festival (where he received a standing ovation), ICHI has been steadily building a strong and loyal fan-base, and it is unsurprising many notable characters have shown an interest in him, both as recording artist and live performer.

As well as a musician ICHI is a practicing and exhibiting artist and film-maker, and is usually seen with a cine camera in his hand, or his hands rooting through Bristol skips for materials for his musical and sculptural inventions

There is more of his music on his Soundcloud page at



 Dadd singleMake A Sentence – Rachael Dadd (Bristol, UK)

I did catch Rachel Dadd’s set at TGE and what a treat it was joined on stage (well, a square of carpet on a six inch high platform) by her husband and baby, her set was the most humane that I caught all week. Folky, yes and certainly it had highly quirky moments with her ukulele and guitar complemented by steel drum, typewriter and walkie-talkies. Above all though, her voice. Confident, personal and vulnerable – all at once and quite mesmerising.

With a string of releases on Broken Sound (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg (Japan), experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is preparing to release her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere. Two years in the making ‘We Resonate’ is an uplifting celebration of life and by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling’s sideman Marcus Hamblet, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi’s Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams.

Starting life as demos of multi-instrumental layers born from the richness of her nomadic lifestyle, the songs were then recorded in part with a live band in a studio, followed by playful overdubbing in Rachael’s front room where she could prepare the piano and use husband ICHI’s handmade musical inventions. Carving out a niche of its own and crossing genres from folk, through pop and experimental, ‘We Resonate’ pulses with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone, voice, clarinets, typewriter, boxes of matches, steel drum, tap-dancing, clapping, and even the heartbeat of Rachael’s baby in the womb. Her love of african field-recordings and the spirit embodied within them has seeped into the diverse mix of influences, along with Steve Reich, Tune Yards, and the Japanese underground/improv scene.



Interview – The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, Canada)

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The Wet Secrets formed a central part of the Canadian presence at The Great Escape this year, playing three showcase shows over the festival. Even before they arrived on our windy shores, they had impressed with the unusual line-up of lead bass guitar, drums, keyboard/congas, trumpet and trombone.

I met up with drummer Trevor Anderson (right) and lead bassist and singer Kyle Bell (left) who are also a large part of the creative force in the band and we retreated to a nearby cafe for a spot of lunch (yes, it was a morning show) and a natter.


BridieWe Talked Again – Bridie Jackson and the Arbour (Newcastle, UK)

Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric Radio 2-supported ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.

Celebrated for both their unusual instrumentation, and intriguing harmonies – Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are frequently proclaimed to be completely unique, blending influences as diverse as gospel, baroque and flamenco, with an infusion of percussion, fiddle, cello and a lead vocal of spine-tingling beauty.

They have a new album, New Skin out right now.

Bridie Jackson… Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Belleplates

Carol Bowden… Vocals, Cajon, Percussion, Belleplates

Jenny Nendick… Cello, Double Bass, Belleplates

Rachel Cross… Fiddle, Five String Viola, Vocals, Belleplates


Show 284 – Will It Get There?

Three From Leith - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:29

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Jings! Where did the time go? A combination of time & frustration with the PC thwarting a couple of attempts to record (three hours wasted when the wifi card software corrupted, anyone?) has kept me away longer than planned. I’ve also noticed that the comments validation plugin was broken, as was the ‘Donate’ button, so they’ve now been fixed too. So, let’s get on and fix the bumper selection of music right now

Vukovi – So Long Gone

Talia – Thelma & Louise

Kinetics – The Ocean

The Telenovellas – Intergalactic Debauchery At The Red Light District Of The Moon / Queen Of The Moths

Foggy Nocean – George Orwell Was Right

GUMS! And Callum Baird – Something Rotten / Haunted House

The soundbed was ‘Lights’ by Modeplex
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2014 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.

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Three From Leith - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 20:59

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Dark Compass Metal Show - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:00

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Dark Compass Metal Show - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:00

This week, a special as I’m away.  This is what I consider the best tracks we’ve played on the show this year so far.  Comment if you think otherwise.

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Sundown Lounge #358

Sundown Lounge - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:22
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"Shred The Track [produced for passion2moves's Shred The Deck]" - without.directive; Geeknotes: See Tegan and Sara Backstage, Beau Barry Jazz Quartet, YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...; Open Mic Stage: "New Beginning" - Dubarray, "My Friend" - James Elvidge, "Bana Her Yol Paris Hilton (Paris Hilton to me Every Way)" - Sehabe, "Endless Reel (live)" - Geodesik, "The Garden" - the silk demise, "Summer Happy" - Elonious; Map Room: Scientists unlock the future of beer, Scientists discover mechanism that could regrow damaged nerves, New water desalination technology makes ocean water drinkable; Venue Verite: Not This Week...; Music Bed: "Morning Murmur" track from
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