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Molotov Sexbomb: Prima Donna

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:00
Molotov Sexbomb Molotov Sexbomb are a 4 piece rock n roll band from Oxford UK formed in 2009.

They play catchy riffs and harmonies over raw non-computerized music.

Today’s Dose is from their recently released EP Part 2.

Craig Holtom – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Damien Beale – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Steve Bernard – Bass
Murry Burnett – Drumset

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 172

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:15

Music provided by the artists and Jamendo.  Theme song provided by Dan at

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

Thomas Allan – Walks Like Chaplin
Absofacto – Dissolve
Inherit the Stars – Better Than This
Ezdrash – HoPe
Jai Lynn – I’m Not Her
Mike Meagher – Married To My Madness

Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 27th February 2015

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 19:43
The Voice, The Piano and The Guitar play Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 6th birthday this Friday

Double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live celebrates its sixth birthday with three top vocal, piano and guitar talents at Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery this coming Friday 27th February 2015.

The Voice
Headlining the show is everyone’s favourite Berlin-born, London-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion. No stranger to Liverpool (she appeared on Dave Monks’ show last year – listen here), Roxanne, who BBC 6 Music’s Tom Whalley described as having one of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard, is celebrating the release of her latest EP Seeing You, produced by double BBC Folk Award nominee Ben Walker.


The Piano
Supporting Roxanne will be Jez Wing, Echo & the Bunnymen keyboard player, and member of Cousin Jac. Jez will treating us to a rare solo performance as he shares some of his own songs whilst putting the View Two Gallery’s grand piano to good use in this intimate venue. Last year Jez was featured on BBC Radio Merseyside’s Folkscene (listen here) talking about his musical career and his forthcoming album with Cousin Jac.


The Guitar
Completing the lineup is local musician and guitar tutor Jo Bywater who won the Judges’ Award at the 2014 Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge with her song Riches To Rags. Jo, who has been compared with Janis Joplin and Ani Difranco, recently performed at both the Great Britain Rhythm & Blues Festival and the Great British Rock and Blues Festival.

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 6th birthday featuring Roxanne de Bastion [London], Jez Wing [Echo & the Bunnymen, Cousin Jac], and Jo Bywater [Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2014 Judges’ Award Winner]
  • Date: Friday 27th February 2015
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets: £5.50 advance from
    or £6 on the door
  • The facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at
  • For press enquiries & guestlist email


Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 126

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 126 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. Roxanne de Bastion - Seeing You
Buy the Seeing You EP from Amazon and iTunes

2. Cousin Jac – Passing Place (single edit)
Buy album Believe Me To Remain from Amazon and iTunes

3. Jo Bywater – Silence Changed
Buy Jo’s music from her website


4. Kevin Critchley – Saboteur
Buy album As I Disappear from Kevin’s website




Roxanne de Bastion was born in Berlin and grew up both in England and Germany until she set out on her own, leaving Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket. The young troubadour tours throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the United States, all on trains and busses. She self-released her debut album The Real Thing, produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor) in 2013 and has since then been championed by Tom Robinson on BBC6, John Kennedy on XFM, Ruth Barnes on Amazing Radio, as well as MTV and Radio Eins in Germany. With Seeing You, Roxanne de Bastion continues to forge her own style and a unique approach to a classic musical genre.

Musically, Roxanne’s compositions are routed in the music of the 1960’s, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne’s town of birth (Wasteland).

“recalls moments of Martha Wainwright and Joni Mitchell”

“If you ever get a chance to go see her live – definitely do!”
BBC Introducing

One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard.”
Tom Whalley, BBC 6 Music

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s the video for Seeing You, the title track from Roxanne’s current EP.



Cousin Jac is the project of songwriter Jez Wing. Performing solo, and featuring songs from debut album Believe Me To Remain as well as new material, the Echo & The Bunnymen keyboard player and previous BBC Young Folk Award winner drew from his Cornish folk roots and pop songwriting to produce Believe Me To Remain at the end of 2014. Recorded at Mello Mello Studios in Liverpool, whole grain church organ pop meets progressive bluegrass/folk on this journey of autofiction, ancestry and seafaring on the shores of the Atlantic. Jez has been showcasing the new album with a full band as well as performing solo, recently supporting Paper Aeroplanes on their UK Tour. The album is launched in Liverpool on 1st May 2015.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Jez Wing performing with his solo project Cousin Jac live a the Kazimier.



Jo Bywater’s latest EP, Chasing Tales has been described as “delicious, laid back folk-tinged Americana” and “unorthodox, uncompromising, simply brilliant”. Over the last few years she has been establishing her place in Blues, Americana, Folk and Roots music with sessions and airplay including BBC6 and Introducing and festivals including The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival and The Great British Rock & Blues Festival. She has been compared to Janis Joplin, Alanis Morrissette and Ani Difranco.

In January 2014 Chasing Tales was voted winner of FATEA Awards Best EP/Mini Album/Single of 2013.

In November 2014 Jo won the Judges’ Award for her song Riches to Rags at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge.

Jo is currently writing new material, collaborating with various artists and performing in the UK.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Featuring Andy Jones on electric guitar, here’s Chopping Wood from Jo’s Chasing Tales EP.



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.



Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 27th February 2015

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tiny cuts: Another Place, Another Time

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 13:00
tiny cuts The latest song that Welsh band tiny cuts have released, from their upcoming debut LP Baby, You’ve Been Cut By Love’s Thrashing Blade.

We featured ‘Call Out My Name’ in December.

tiny cuts is the collaboration between filmmaker AJ and music producer Gavin Bushell. Based in Wales, they create original tunes across a range of genres, including rock, pop, folk and indie.” [bio]

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Cowboy Cantor 240ª Emissão

Cowboy Cantor - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:02

1. Maria BettencourtNo Chip In My Brain (Praia da Vitória, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Soundcloud

2. The Black WizardsBack In the Town (Porto, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp

3. Old Yellow Jack - I Found Oil (Lisboa, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp

4. Vitorino Voador – Venha Ele (Lisboa, Portugal)

Comprar: Bandcamp Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp

5. Electric YouthRunaway (Toronto, Canadá)

Comprar: iTunes, Secretly Canadian

6. KingslynnYoung Bride (Miami, E.U.A.)

Mp3 grátis: Noisetrade

7. About to WakeLeave The Light On (Funchal, Portugal)

Mp3 grátis: Soundcloud


Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


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Roadhouse 521

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:16
The mix in the 521st Roadhouse is definitely eclectic. Robin McKelle & The Flytones, Gary Moore, Shaun Murphy, CeDell Davis, and Tangled Eye fill the hour with new releases, most of which have just been released in the past month. I'd say this is definitely the first you've heard of these releases because - yes - it's all about another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Fabryka: Young Signals

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:00

FabrykaBuri Italy based indie pop band Fabryka will be arriving here stateside in Austin, TX this coming March for the South By Southwest Musical Festival, their debut performance there. The group is apparently led by vocalist Tiziana Felle, who interestingly sings in Italian and English, and has been compared to Feist, CHRVCHES, and St. Vincent.

In 2012 everything came together for the band when they released 5 Days, a successful EP that brought Fabryka all over Italy and abroad. It is from the 5 Days EP that today’s featured track comes, a beautiful effort and one of many great discoveries on this five track release.

For those in Austin, Texas this March, Fabryka’s SXSW showcase is on Friday, March 20 at Buffalo Billiards. Fabryka will follow their stop at SXSW with an appearance at Primavera Sound in Spain and then onward to their third EP in April 2015.

Watch their video for “The Good Insight” further below.


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the bugcast 349 – We’re podcasters, we’re podcasters and that’s the way we like it

The Bugcast - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:00

thebugcast349This week on The Bugcast: tight undies, racist fans, Disney criminals, and usual mix of 8 great tracks of Creative Commons and independent music!

Songs played

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


BBC News: Canadian MP blames tight underpants for exit from parliament
BBC News: Film shows Chelsea fans in Paris Metro incident
BBC News: Arrest Warrant issued for Elsa from Frozen by Kentucky Police

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  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 350, which will be our Listener’s Choice, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 27 January 2015 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

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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
Audio Graffiti for replaying the show on their station

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Auditorium: Ten Ton Park

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:00
Artist Auditorium is the musical project of Los Angeles based Spencer Berger, and today’s Dose is his new single.

Spencer says “When I was a kid, I performed onstage from the ages of 9-12 with a variety of large, sweaty, golden-throated dudes like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo in front of thousands. Nowadays, I perform by myself in my bedroom in front of my old He-Man action figures. It’s not quite as grand, but it’s less sweaty, and a good deal more cozy.”

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Edinburgh Man #193

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:42

Back when I started this podcast I made it 30 minutes long. Partially because I had no idea what I was doing, but mostly because I thought that 30 minutes was a good length of time for a new music podcast. Over the years it hass grown in size to 45-60 minutes in length for a variety of reasons. However, recently I’ve been listening to lots more podcast during my commute, and I still think there is a sweet spot round about half an hour. So, as an experiment, we’re reverting to 30 minute long podcasts for a few weeks. I don’t want you to feel like you’re being short changed though, so there’ll be two a week! Starting next week. 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In other news I shaved my beard off. My chin is cold and my son laughs hysterically at me.

Edinburgh Man #193 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. FEATURE – “Wisdom Teeth” (Played courtesy of FEATURE)
2. Spot Collins – “The Years” (Played courtesy of Spot Collins, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. warcries – “ZODIAC” (Played courtesy of Warcries, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Collapsible Mountains – “Laid Plans” (Played courtesy of Collapsible Mountains)
5. The Belly of Paris – “Sockburn Wyrm” (Played courtesy of The Belly of Paris)
6. Laundry League – “Lethologica 2″ (Played courtesy of Laundry League, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Trust fund – “Cut me out” (Played courtesy of Trust fund, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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DC663 Blessing of Frostbites

Dark Compass - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:00
  1. Caelestia: Blessing of Tragedy (from “Beneath Abyss”, Athens, Greece, Inverse Records)
  2. Ash is a Robot: Karma never Sleeps (from “Sympathetic Vibration”, Portugal, Intune) Touring and of Feb UK
  3. Cry Excess: Unto Death (from “Ambition is The Sh**”, Turin, Italy, Luxor Records, Persistent Heart)
  4. The Damned: Eloise (from “Another Live Album from The Damned”, UK, Southworld Records, Candlelight)
  5. Jacob Messianic: Face in Me (from “The Beginning”, Manchester, UK, CoffeeJingle Records)
  6. Unearth The Kings: Rock, Boulders, Mountains (from “And Yet it Moves”, Tenbury Wells, UK)
  7. Orgasmic Victim: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (from “Pain of Ass Drilling”, Russia)
  8. Nepente: Show me That you are Still …. (from “I will get your soul”, Columbia, Cimmerian Shade Recordings, Clawhammer) 31 March 2015
  9. Empire of Fools: Devil Inside (Single Release, Southwest UK, Stampede)
  10. Ovids Withering: Earthshaker I (from “Scryers of the Ibis”, Tampa, Florida, USA)
  11. Aeolist: I from “I”, Norwich, UK)
  12. The Djentstick Project: Nightcrawler (Single Release, Mexico)
  13. Defy All Reason: Bad Blood (Single Release, Wrexham, North Wales)
  14. Keep of Kalessin: Dark Divinity (from “Epistemology”, Trondheim, Norway, Indie Recordings) 16th Feb
  15. The Sanity Days: My Last Words (from “Evil Beyond Belief”, USA, Candlelight Records) 23rd Feb
  16. Cryptic Hymn: Revel in Disgust (Single Release, Kentucky, USA, Asher)
  17. Velocirapture: Erratic Retaliator (from “Palaeogene”, Florida, USA)
  18. Iris: Candle (from “Something to live for”, Kent, UK, Engineer Records, Ambicon)
  19. Barishi: In The Hour of The Wolf (from “Endless Howl”, Vermont, USA, Clawhammer)
  20. Vital Signs: The Chosen (from “Smoke and Mirrors”, Imminence Records, Persistent Heart)
  21. Venrez: Hang The Predator (from “Children of the Drones”, LA, USA)
  22. Dehuman: Crypts of Blood (from “Graveyard of Eden”, Brussels, Belgium)
  23. : Frostbites ( froom “Den of Dö, Helsinki, Finland, Direct)



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Rathole Radio 140 – 15th Feb 2015

Rathole Radio - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:46

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Back once again it’s the incredible, rhyme animal! Ok that’s where my woeful Chuck D impression ends but there is another instalment of Rathole Radio for your enjoyment. I experimented a bit more with a backing loop and I’m still finding my way around the broadcast software, but it was a fun mix of eclectic mix of music and chat. I hope you enjoy it! Feedback welcome as always.

00:00 – More Or Les – Brunch – All Rights Reserved

Jezra’s Geography lesson – I Am Not Lefthanded couldn’t have moved from Dublin to California he says because Dublin is IN California!! –,_California

07:56 – I Am Not Lefthanded – Alone (It’s Not So Bad) – CC BY-NC-SA Licensed
12:11 – ProleteR – My Melancholy Baby - CC BY-NC-ND Licensed

22:06 – Babymetal – Gimmie Chocolate – License Unknown – Recommended by John McKerrell
26:03 – S.A Bach – DistinctionCC BY Licensed

33:30 – Grammar Club – Four Fine Walls – CC BY-NC-SA Licensed
37:09 – Neon Nightclub – I Want YouCC BY-SA Licensed

44:14 – Reole – La LaCC BY Licensed
48:49 – S.A Bach – Someday SoonCC BY Licensed

53:24 – John OptionMy Monkey (single version)CC BY-SA Licensed

New Knievel Dead album release coming up, gig on March 7th in London!

59:12 – Nicolas FalconThe Marrying KindCC BY-SA Licensed

60:06 – The Underscore OrkestraDevil with the DevilCC BY-NC-SA Licensed

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Email all feedback and suggestions to – show AT You can also find me on Twitter and Like us on Facebook and “Plus” us on Google+ Next Live Show: Sunday March 1st 2015 @ 9pm UK

Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks also to everyone who turned up in our IRC channel at the channel name is #ratholeradio. I don’t expect much to happen there in the weeks between shows, but if people want to hang around and chat you’re more than welcome. Don’t forget you can access the channel from a web browser by going to and entering #ratholeradio in the channel text box. Take care till next time folks.

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NoPop: O, TV

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:00

NopopNoPop is a nowave, pop act out of Brooklyn heavily influenced by such groups as the Pixies, DNA, Minutemen, and David Bowie. In April we saw the first single O, TV from their new effort, an excellent song that drives home, hitting the raw pulse and energy behind some of the peak years of those they are influenced by, albeit containing the band’s own unique pink-punk touch.

NoPop’s first EP “See Pretty” was officially released in May of 2014 and can be found at the Bandcamp link below for immediate purchase. In addition, you can also check out more from the band and a slew of other great artists on Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Compilation: Section 5 at the link below.

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JW Show 275: Spinning and Winning

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:56


This week’s show is full of music as we set out on our campaign for more voters for the 2015 Birthday Best Awards. Yes, you too can vote and you can do so right over here (or down in the right sidebar if you’re on the site. We’ll have some new stuff too as well as some of the great music from the last few years.


You’ll hear The Notionaries new tune, “Excited Eyes” on this episode.

The Playlist Title Album Artist Excited Eyes Excited Eyes (single) The Notionaries The Rabbit Hole The Rabbit Hole (single) Kaige Evans Ugly Babies Pretty Enough to Live Barbie Dolls Infinite Loops Infinite Loops (single) Fjokra Shell Shock Shell Shock (single) Fever Helpless Blue Roses Rachael Sage Breed Breed (single) Skies Dreams Who Do You – EP Little Brother Eli Baby Blue Upcoming Album single Wasteland Kings Dancing With Death Trying to Make Sense Jazz Morley Long Way To Heaven A Long Way From Heaven Wily Bo Walker & Kareña K Come Together Don’t Forget to Breathe Bus Stop Dreams Constellations of She Constellations of She (single) Unquiet Nights Raincoat Old Wave Old Wave Save The World Strange Day In Mexico The Clintons Tofutti Back To The Ache The Heligoats Down To The Puget Sound Later Days Asthmaboy Empty Streets Nothing Broken Nothing Damaged Bad Dream Good Breakfast The A in Adam White Mountains Daniel G. Harmann Caught In The Headlights West Water Outlaws West Water Outlaws Neighbor’s Cat Apocalypse Beach Roaming Herds of Buffalo Bein’ in Love The Fish Don’t Mind Skeletons with Flesh on Them November Sky November Sky EP Rust on the Rails


Have a great week!

~JW and CR

Deco Auto: Such a Bother

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:00
Deco Auto Deco Auto, described as a power-punk fist punch trio, released their debut full-length album, The Curse of Deco Auto, on Valentine’s Day via $tudent Loan Records. Today’s Daily Dose is a stand-out track from it.

The band are from Kansas City, and Physical copies of the album will be available for $5, however the digital version can be found on Bandcamp with a “name your price” option.

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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast

Is This Thing On Podcast - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:55



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Hello my darlings. The best pick of the latest crop of independent talent. Remember to make a comment on this page and on my spanky new video below. On with the music   Dah Rhyl Gah Moor – Right Swipe, Kill For Eden – Kerosene, Ed Ling – Swimmers, XX_JTX_XX – Color, Nick Tann – Never Did Me Wrong (Demo)

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Discovery 2 Preview with Elle Exxe, Fjokra, Fragile Souls, Jordan Allen and Rachael Sage

The Justin Wayne Show - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:37


February’s Discovery 2 showcase has an explosive lineup! The extraordinary Elle Exxe headlines with her brand of “dirty pop”. Fjokra returns to Discovery with his collage of genre-mashing music. Fragile Souls make their debut at Discovery bringing their mesmerizing blues rock. They are about to release a new single called “Devil Sun” and you’ll hear it  live at Discovery first! Jordan Allen, another first timer at Discovery, has been described as, “Manchester’s answer to Jake Bug”. Opening the show is the fabulously entertaining American multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage. And as usual, you can expect our resident DJ Delphi will be spinning some epic tunes throughout the night.

Check out our preview podcast now with gig promoters Alex, Umong along with Justin Wayne who will be discussing and playing tracks from each artist.

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  • Date: Thursday 26th February, 2015
  • Doors: 7.30pm  Show starts: 8.00pm
  • Venue: 229 The Venue , 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
  • Tube: Great Portland Street
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  • Tickets: adv £7, door £10
Buy Tickets Now More about the artists ELLE EXXE

Elle Exxe (pronounced L.X.) describes herself as an explosion. After amassing well over 1mil YouTube hits, regular shout outs on one of the worlds biggest blogs and reaching the coveted top spots on the Hype Machine charts with her last single “Dirty Beat (Kat Krazy Remix)”, the artist formerly known as Harrison made the shock decision to set the counters back to zero and refresh as Elle Exxe. Starting from scratch may sound hard for some, but within a month of launching as Elle Exxe, she had shared a stage with acts like Professor Green, Jess Glynn and MNEK at Westfield London’s Music Cube (sponsored by Kiss FM & Sennheiser). She has new music ready for release in 2015 both self-produced and cowritten with the likes of Kevin Hastings (Rihanna, Lady GaGa), Jon Castelli(Jason Derulo, Gotye). Her style takes the best from hip-hop to rock but lands firm in the dirty pop arena.

“WHAT a voice!” – Ally McCrae (BBC R1)

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Linda Harrison – Alex Baker (Kerrang! radio)

“The most talented lady I have ever met…This is what I have been waiting for!” – Frankmusik (UK producer/artist)

“Fiona Apple meets Kate Bush….Gonna be a smash!” – Perez Hilton


Fjokra and his eponymous band have gained a reputation for exhibiting a uniquely bizarre and energetic live show that ‘combines near-minimalistic, lo-fi electro-pop with retro swing, metal and occasional epic Muse-like explosions’ (Time Out). Gracing the stages at Isle Of Wight Festival, Beach Break Festival, Shambala, Boomtown and Liverpool Sound City, Fjokra was also hand picked by Adam Ant as support for his London show in November 2014.

During the summer of 2014 Fjokra worked with director Catherine Hardwicke on her latest film Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine. Fjokra and his band feature in a concert scene performing one of his own compositions and also plays the part of Dominic Cooper’s best friend throughout the film. Miss You Already is scheduled for international release in 2015.

“I want to recommend something new to iTunes this week, a very exciting new band..Fjokra” – John Taylor, Duran Duran.

“Im going to have to go and lie down in a darkened room after playing that”. – Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London on playing Infinite Loops

“Sex music for metallers” – Peanut Baines, Kaiser Chiefs

“The ever impossible to pigeon-hole Fjokra with the musical masterpiece that is Slyrex.” – Peter Donaldson, Absolute Radio


Fragile Souls are ready to bring 21st century porch blues to a time where music is lacking something fresh, with one foot firmly planted in electronica and the other foot in chain gang blues an integral sound that has brought the two hues together as one genre. The Fragile Souls take pride in giving the listener a visual experience; their tracks evoke the primal gift of dance and the deep dream like trance of a movie soundtrack “Devil Sun” Fragile Souls’s next single launches on 3rd March. Alongside the releases will be be two alternative mixes thanks to their friends at Quote Records. This showcase is being used to platform the release.

“ unique with its unusual combination of components (which), through the beauty of music they produce a canny beat and work perfectly together.” Gigslutz review.

“Music when it hits you, it hits you hard – here is Fragile Souls Devils Sun” – Huey Lewis – BBC Radio 2


“Bolton songwriter Jordan Allen has been simultaneously blessed and cursed by the label “Manchester’s Answer to Jake Bugg” – but he’s so much better than that. This fierce, feisty debut single has a tough energy that owes far more to The Hives or Arctic Monkeys – and carries off the kind of swagger and attitude that young Jake can only dream of. Sharp lyrics, great attitude and a seemingly unstoppable momentum behind him – what’s not to like?” Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music Introducing.

“It would be easy, but lazy, to describe Jordan Allen as the half-way point between Alex Turner and Jake Bugg. That said, fans of Arctic Monkeys and Bugg will most likely find something in Allen’s songs of Northern accented dark nights and sharp lyrics that they approve of. Unsigned – but probably not for long!” – Fred Perry Subculture

“Intelligent, articulate lyrics laced with an ascerbic wit observing people and situations around them married to robust tunes that already show a rich diversity of sound.” – Even The Stars



New Yorker, Rachael Sage  combines music with between-song banter, which The New York Times dubbed Sage’s “inner Fanny Brice”, and “Jewish Norah Jones”—even going so far as to call her a comedienne.

A soulful vocalist,  innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer. Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia.

Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and in the current season of Lifetime’s #1 reality series, “Dance Moms”

“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush.” — Uncut

“Her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter” —

Saycet: Volcano (Julia Losfelt remix)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:00

SaycetVolcano marks Saycet’s discography comeback on “Mirage“, the third album for his Saycet project following One Day at Home and Through the Window. Since the last release, he has had four years where he was finally able to devote all his time to music, including multiple collaborations with the Pompidou Centre and France Culture, and a live tour that took him as far as Asia and Russia:

“I wanted to make a much more elegant, more frontal record, something less convoluted.”

Saycet’s new track was remixed quite brilliantly by 23-year old Parisian producer and singer, Julia Losfelt, whom you can find out more about at her music site below.


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Zaldor's World - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:45

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