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Frightened Rabbit: She Screams Christmas

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - 4 hours 59 min ago

Frightened RabbitScott from Frightened Rabbit posted this holiday flavored track a few short years back with a message attached for a charity we’ve linked to further below.

If you liked or downloaded this wee tune, maybe take a minute & donate whatever you feel you can to my wonderful niece’s charity page [Morven’s Page].


Cheers, and Happy Christmas!


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Dave’s Lounge #300: The 2014 Yearbook

Dave's Lounge - 11 hours 44 min ago

Dave's Lounge Music Podcast #300 - The 2014 YearbookAs our lonely little planet once again turns a corner and makes its way around the sun, we look back at the year that was by taking a moment to examine what our media landscape has become. We live in a world where the recording and radio industries are run by big data, and it turns out we’re the ones supplying a lot of that data. We live in a media environment where a breach of a movie studio’s computer security can somehow morph into a “terrorist threat” against “American interests”. In this sort of environment, it helps to understand who’s really delivering a message like that and why. It also helps to realize how that environment gets funded, and what we can do to change that.

Independent voices in media are more important than ever these days, and there’s never been a better time to support them.

If you’ve missed hearing me talk at the beginning of the show, you’re in luck. I’ve got plenty to say this week.

I also have more than two hours of great music from this year for you. Here are the songs that you selected as your favorites from 2014. Here’s to another trip around the sun, and here’s to the music that guided us along the way…

Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #300:

  1. (0:00:10) Submotion Orchestra, “Trust / Lust”  Buy from: iTunes
  2. (0:12:27) Minor Rain, “All With You”  Buy from: iTunes
  3. (0:17:31) Ghostsoul, “Burning Lungs (feat. Melody Myla)”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  4. (0:22:08) Hugo Kant, “Secret Society”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  5. (0:26:30) Boo Boo Davis, “Sorry Baby”  Buy from: iTunes
  6. (0:30:46) mister T., “Woodblocks” Free download from: Bandcamp
  7. (0:34:56) Got A Girl, “Heavenly”  Buy from: iTunes
  8. (0:38:47) Niia, “Body”  Buy from: iTunes
  9. (0:43:34) Tom Strobe, “Love Lights (feat. 2MONK)” Buy from: iTunes
  10. (0:48:32) Odesza, “Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)”  Buy from: iTunes
  11. (0:51:12) Poldoore, “Call It A Day”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  12. (0:55:24) Jan Amit, “Heal (Ficci and Laura Hahn Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  13. (0:58:33) Alina Baraz & Galimatias, “Pretty Thoughts”  Buy from: iTunes
  14. (1:02:03) Dive Index, “Counting Umbrellas”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  15. (1:06:41) Alice Russell, “I’m The Man That Will Find You”  Buy from: iTunes
  16. (1:10:48) Marlena Shaw, “Woman Of The Ghetto (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  17. (1:15:45) Demented Sound Mafia, “Lost In Angola”  Buy from: iTunes
  18. (1:19:52) Tim Angrave, “Faith in You (Five Seasons Confidence Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  19. (1:25:35) Philip Aniskin and Alexey Krapotkin, “Spring Thaw”  Buy from: iTunes
  20. (1:29:36) Litany, “Look”  Free download from: Facebook
  21. (1:33:28) Randy Seidman, “Fazura (Polished Chrome Mix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  22. (1:39:13) Lynchy Dada, “Lune”  Buy from: iTunes
  23. (1:44:26) G, “Outer Space (feat Genevieve)”  Buy from: iTunes
  24. (1:47:56) Lost Midas, “Head Games (feat. Audris)”  Buy from:iTunes
  25. (1:50:55) Cross My Heart Hope To Die, “Wild Side”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  26. (1:54:46) Marian Hill, “Got It”  Buy from: iTunes
  27. (1:57:54) Nanobyte (feat. Mary Lambert), “Part Of Life”  Buy from: iTunes
  28. (2:04:27) nimino, “A Different You (feat. Alex Larsson)”  Free download from: Facebook
  29. (2:08:22) Dee C’rell, “The Ballad Of Love”  Buy from: iTunes
  30. (2:16:47) Wax Tailor, “Que Sera (Phonovisions Symphonic Version)”  Buy from: iTunes

Background music:

  1. Terracota Blue, “Leaves”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  2. Klangstein, “Run”  Buy from: iTunes
  3. Permanent4, “By Candlelight”  Buy from: iTunes

You can hear another great mix of tunes from 2014 on the Dave’s Lounge app, which will give you to streaming access all the latest episodes of Dave’s Lounge, plus bonus mixes not available in the regular podcast. The Dave’s Lounge iPhone app is available for iOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows 8. Android users in the U.S. can get the app for free exclusively from Amazon.

Enjoy the show, and as always, thank you for listening.

Dave’s Lounge #300

IR: UK #120

Insomnia Radio:UK - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:00

Episode number 120 of Insomnia Radio: UK

Ro at the controls again. Six tracks from UK Artists

Recording Date: December 2014

TRT: 28:33

Rating: Work Safe

Download IR: UK 120

Song Listing and Links

    Web Site|Facebook|Twitter|SoundCloud|BandCamp|YouTube

  • Buried by Bears – Game Over
    Guildford | Web Site
  • Silhouettes – Millieu
    Worksop | Facebook
  • Amity – Pull Me Up
    Wolverhampton/Brighton | BandCamp | Facebook
  • Noir Noir – Black Hates
    Manchester | Web Site
  • Deathboy – Zombie Overlords
    London | Web Site
  • The Dale Von Minaker Band – Marie Marie Marie
    Kidderminster | Facebook
Other links

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Roadhouse 512

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:17

A family emergency pulls me away from The Roadhouse for a week. Show 200 stands in for show 512. I hope to be back next week with the final new version of The Roadhouse for 2014.

The 200th edition of The Roadhouse Podcast marks a strong year in the blues, with a look at my top 10 blues releases of 2008. We hold the milestone show celebration for the 4th anniversay in February and, instead, keep the spirit festive with more great blues Christmas cuts. It's a celebration of the holidays and the best of 2008 in the 200th Roadhouse Podcast.

Cafeine: Love Disease (Christmas in New York)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:00

CafeineMontreal artist Xavier Cafeine is preparing to release his next album New Love on February 17th and has just put out the first excellent holiday flavored single, “Love Disease (Christmas in New York).” While the forthcoming New Love is described as an anthemic celebration of the will to survive, his first single, is also described an ode to the pain and isolation of one’s first Christmas without a lost love.

Fluent in both English and French, Cafeine likens his approach to songwriting to an accomplished chef who favors using several varied ingredients:

“I really want to push my musical boundaries, explore a wider spectrum, and return to what I love about writing and recording. We often try to define music into styles and categories. My music has been described as garage, glam, punk, and pop. Whatever. I always found it a bit simplistic. I am a musician first and foremost.”

[via the Musebox]


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the bugcast 341 – Our Ho-ho-holiday show

The Bugcast - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast341This week on The Bugcast: our annual Christmas music special, featuring 8 great tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

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


YouTube: Carrington MacDuffie – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus: Behind the Scenes

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 342, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 2 January 2015 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).

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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Clockwork Radio: Fame (Bowie Cover)

Insomnia Radio:UK - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:38

Clockwork Radio have put together a video, their version of ‘Fame’ by David Bowie.

Their album is available as a free download too at their web site









JW Show 266: Fighting through Holiday Shopping Sprees

The Justin Wayne Show - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:06


This week’s show features an interview with Robin Barrett from the Walla Walla Guitar Festival coming up on March 13th and 14th. You’ll find out who’s coming, the special surprises, and the secret code to get a discount on tickets purchased during the earlybird phase. Claire’s also got loads of great new music and we’ll do our usual feature about the going’s on this week in both London and Walla Walla.


Ethan Jano’s album, I’ll Be Fine is released in February, but you can hear the single, “Wildfire” on this podcast!

The Playlist Title Album Artist Blue Christmas Blue Christmas (single) Joseph Eid Future Loves Me Future Loves Me (single) schmockyyy Hash Tags and Therapists Static And Trembling / MP3 The Story Changes You’ve Got All Wrong Taste for Blood Smokey Brights I’m Alright Look At Life Kings Harbor Piece of Mind Sorry I’m Late Elektric Wildfire Ill Be Fine Ethan Jano Pow-Wow Front Portch to Frontier The Great Spirit Band New Years Day December Big Tree It’s Your Birthday! The New Birthday Song Contest The Blank Tapes Never Mind Buying Time Painted Faces Jess McAllister DA DA DA Err on the Side of Love The Madisons Interview with Robin Barrett from The Walla Walla Guitar Festival Howl Howl (single) Robin Barrett and Coyote Kings Howl at the Moon Howl at the Moon Campbell Davis Synthesizing Synthesizing (single) Elle Exxe I Don’t Care When They Say I’m Going Nowhere I Don’t Care When They Say I’m Going Nowhere (single) Lola King and the Kickstarts Dancing with Death Dancing with Death (single) Jazz Morley


See you next week!

~JW and CR

Tigers of the West: Spill Me

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:00

Tigers of the WestTigers of the West are from Belgium and have released two tracks on SoundCloud and BandCamp. They say they play “Noise Pop / Space R&B / Kraut Jazz / Psychodelicious Gucci Shoegaze.”

They also say this of themselves: “Imagine your head’s stuck in the belly of an oud, run through a battery of effect pedals, then amplified to hell with old tube cabinets, and you might get close to grasping what racket Tigers of the West have been making in their rehearsal shack.”

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Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2014 Christmas Special

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:32

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight Christmas Show


Thanks to all of the artists who’ve submitted songs for this year’s show. If you want to catch up on the previous three then the links are here.

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 124
2014 Christmas Special

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 124 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. Terry Naylor – I Heard The Angels Sing
Taken fom the EP That’s What Christmas Is


2. The Southbound Attic Band – Nostalgia Still Rules


3. Derek King – Bah Humbug
This songs is available to buy from the SoundCloud link below with half of the proceeds being donated to CALM.


4. Leo Roberts – No Room At The Inn


5. Moss and Jones – A Song For Mary
Read all about the Christmas single here.


6. Chris Callander - Two Bright Stars
Available to buy as part of the Addistock Christmas Stocking


7. Shoes4Brakes – Only You (cover)
Available to buy as part of the Addistock Christmas Stocking


8. Lisa Brigantino – It’s Christmastime
Available to buy from iTunes


9. Little Sparrow – I Found A Way
Buy the album Wishing Tree from Little Sparrow’s website


10. Rachael Dunn – Christmas Hill


11. Jo Bywater – Christmas Come Home
Song recorded for the album A Searching For Dandelions Christmas Vol 2


12. TJ & Murphy – Silent Night
This song is available to download for free up until December 24th from



Ken Nicol – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, and other songs
Taken from the superb Christmas album ‘Tidings’ available to buy from


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.




Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2014 Christmas Special

The post Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2014 Christmas Special appeared first on Liverpool Acoustic.

Edinburgh Man #190

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:01

Ah, the last regular podcast of the year. And the good news for me is that I can now drink again. To celebrate I’ve cracked open the Aldi Tawny Port (which is rather nice) and pulled together the most chilled out, and slightly festive playlist that I could managed. In fact, I was tidying up this week and found some homemade white “port” lurking at the back of a cupboard in a demijohn. I haven’t tasted it yet, but took a whiff and if nothing else it smells fairly alcoholic. Perhaps next week’s first part of the end-of-year poll may have to be fuelled by this questionable liquid.

Edinburgh Man #190 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. Randolph’s Leap – “One More Sleep ’til Christmas” (Played courtesy of Randolph’s Leap)
2. eagleowl – “Clean the Night” (Played courtesy of wiaiwya)
3. Lowpines – “Heavy hander” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. entertainment for the braindead – “An Answer” (Played courtesy of entertainment for the braindead)
5. Aunt Sis – “Heirs” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
6. Cloudkicker – “Sky Guide” (Played courtesy of Cloudkicker, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Collapsible Mountains – “Lights Have Gone Out” (Played courtesy of Collapsible Mountains)
8. ballboy – “Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers” (Played courtesy of ballboy)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #190

DC655 Best of 2014

Dark Compass - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
  1. Skarlett Riot: Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen (Scunthorpe, UK, DC615)
  2. Ghost of War: We’re an American Band (from “Only Death is Real”, Pennsylvania, USA)
  3. Junius: Forgiving the Cleaning Meteor (from “Day of The Fallen Sun”, USA, Prosthetic Records)
  4. Babymetal: Give Me Chocolate (from “Baby Metal”, Japan)
  5. Plini: Rupture (from “I”, Australia)
  6. Collisions: We Know The Enemy (Brighton, UK)
  7. October File: I **** the Day (from “The Application of Loneliness…., UK, Candlelight)
  8. Idiom: Movement (from “Movement”, UK)
  9. Die So Fluid: Black Blizzard (from “The Opposites of Light”, UK/USA)
  10. Stitched Up Heart: Frankenstein (USA)
  11. The Sun Explodes: Serpentine (from “We Build Mountains”, USA)
  12. Marmosets: Why Do You Hate Me (UK, Roadrunner Records)
  13. Kvelertak: Kvelertak (from “Meir”, Norway, RoadRunner Records)
  14. Kirra: Forgive Me (Oklahoma, USA)
  15. A Higher Demise: All These Reasons (from “The Doctor will See You Now”, Bromley, UK)
  16. Inherit The Stars: Caught in The Crossfire (Sheffield, UK, Amplicon Records)
  17. Vault of Eagles: Spoonfed Dead (Kidderminster, UK)
  18. Devilment: Girl from Mystery Island (from, “The Great and Secret Show”, Suffolk, UK)
  19. Anup Shastry: Titan (from “Titan”, USA)
  20. Royal Blood: Come on Over (from “Royal Blood”, Brighton, UK)
  21. Sister Sin: Chaos Royale ( from “Black Lotus”, Germany, Victory Records)
  22. Flyleaf: Traitor (from “Between the Stars”, Texas USA, Pledge Music)
  23. Psychostick: Bruce Campbell (from “Revenge of The Vengeance”, USA, Asher)
  24. Shiran: Warm Winter Day (from “Warm Winter Day”, Israel, Clawhammer)
  25. I am Giant: Razor Wire Reality (from “Science & Survival”, UK)


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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.

SoundCloud | BandCamp | Facebook | Twitter

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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

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