Episode number 133 of Insomnia Radio: UK
Stuart at the controls again. Seven tracks from UK Artists, and one guest
Recording Date: Saturday 27 June 2015
Rating: Work Safe
- The Sick Livers – Dark, Dangerous & Delicious
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- Acid Invaders – Miami
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- Dont Shoot – Panic
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- Sonny & The Sunsets – Cheap Extensions
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- Tabloids – Grave
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- The Corridors – Destination
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- Rodney Cromwell – Barry was an Arms Dealer
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- Signs of Fire – Bottom of the Well
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Thad Kopec released “Guardian”, the second single from his forthcoming EP The Ridge, on May 19th. A cinematic indie folk narrative with instrumentation at the core, the song chronicles the journey of a son in search of his father while “the guardian questions his motives”.
Sweeping horns invigorate the imagination, while a percussive fluidity pervades the instrumentals due to the addition of Alex Plasket on trombones. The addition of Molly Parden’s vocals bring out a mysteriously lovely element to round out the song’s depth. Kopec says, “I wrote the song with just an acoustic guitar, but once I started adding instrumentation, I realized there was a lot of room to just play with the sound and make it feel like a musical journey as well as a lyrical and emotional one.”
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, Father John Misty
[via Green Light Go]Guardian HypeMachine
We’re huge fans of Albert Einstein here at the Network (well I am anyway) and when a band releases a single with the title which was his description of Quantum Entanglement, well it really got my attention. Check it out here on technologyreview.com
- Flight IC408
State of Bengal
- Inertia Creeps (State of Bengal Mix)
- Chittagong Chill
State of Bengal
- Yek Nazar – A Single Glance
- War Pigs
- Feeling Go(o)d
“It helped push back against decades of racial aggression and restored an overwhelming sense of pride in our shared culture. It fundamentally altered everything – the way we dressed, the way we danced, who we f***ed (he’d hate me saying that). Like any movement, there were many sources, but it could easily be said that a lot of it sprung directly from the one-off, self-produced, acetate vinyls of Sam Zaman.” Nerm
What does that tin sign say that you can buy in every tourist trap place in the world..? “Do stupid things faster and with more energy”? I think that’s what’s happened here. I’ve foolishly increased my caffeine intake recently, and for the last few days I’ve had two long blacks each morning in place of my usual one. This seems fine while I’m working during the day, but by the time the evening comes around my body is still wide awake, while my brain is barely functional. As this podcast demonstrates.
First of all, the show was recorded on my phone because I forgot to charge up the iPad. So apologies for the dodgy(er) quality. Secondly my brain was less engaged than normal, so there is a whole lot of rambling. Luckily, the music is aces.
1. Pinact – “Everybody Says” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
2. PineConeWisdom – “Soaring Eagle” (Played courtesy of Secret Editions)
3. Honeymoon – “Leaves” (Played courtesy of Honeymoon, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Labasheeda – “Head” (Played courtesy of Labasheeda, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Red Trees – “Driving Just To Drive” (Played courtesy of Red Trees, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. cop graveyard – “staying upright” (Played courtesy of CHEESUS CRUST RECORDS, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. The Holy Alimonies – “The Reason” (Played courtesy of The Holy Alimonies, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Wozniak – “Snow Effect” (Played courtesy of Wozniak)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #210
- Baby Metal: Gimme Chocolate (Live at Brixton), from “Baby Metal” Japan)
- Their Dogs Were Astronauts: He Who Saw The Darkness (from “Earthkeeper”, Salzburg, Austria)
- Dying Humanity:Deadened (from “Deadened”, Chemnitz, Germany, Bastardised Records, Clawhammer)
- Neck of The Woods: Left Behind (from “Neck of The Woods”, British Columbia, Canada, Self Release, Clawhammer)
- Being As An Ocean: Forgetting is Forgiving The I (from “Being as An Ocean”, California, USA)
- Caustic Method: Six Feet (from “The Virus”, Syracuse, NY, USA, Pavement Entertainment, Clawhammer)
- Villians: Ketamine (from “Freudian Slip”, Chicago, USA, Prosthetic Records)
- Grenouer: Blossoms in The Dust (from “Unwanted Today”, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Mausoleum Records)
- Child of Caesar: Red Sun (from Love in Black”, Germany, Inverse Records)
- Vitne: Lost and Found (Single Release, Oslo, Norway)
- Ventenner: Wave (from “Distorture”, London UK)
- A:S:Örchestra: Winter Rain (from “Winter Rain”, Finland)
- AnTi-cLoNe: Take This Pill (Single Release, Boston, USA)
- Take the Throne: Artificial Heart (Single Release, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada)
- Jungle Rot: Paralyzed Prey (Single Release, Order Shall Prevail, Wisconsin, USA)
- Infidel: Call of the Wild (from “Infidel”, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Imminence Records)
- Far Beyond The Sunrise: Empty Vessels (from “Far Beyond The Sunrise”, New Jersey, USA, Famined Records, Clawhammer)
- Endlichtkeit: IX (from “Endlichkeit IX:, USA)
- C R O W N: Serpents (from “Natron”, France, Candlelight Records)
- The Antichrist Imperium: The Stiffening of Death (from “The Antichrist Imperium”, Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings)
- Sorority Noise: Mononokay (from “Joy, Departed”, Harford, Connecticut, USA)
- Reverted: Bummer (Single Release, London UK)
- Dew-Scented: Scars of Creation (from “Intermination”, Germany, Prosthetic Records)
DIV I DED was created by multi-instrumentalist Filip Helštýn towards the end of 2013 along with lead vocalist Viktorie Marksová. The band’s sound is inspired by melancholic pop and lo-fi folk which subtly breathes through layers of bittersweet melodies and foggy guitar fuzz similar to the Creation Records sound.
Fleeting Youth Records also has a free compilation of 22 great tracks from the first-half of 2015 that you can get at by following the compilation link below.Late Awakening HypeMachine
We’re back for another Rathole Radio, Rathole Radio 148 to be precise. This time I played music from all over the world. Punk from France, Italian dancehall, American folk, Brazilian surf rock and much more. I hope you enjoy the mix, don’t forget to send me your emails, tweets or comments.
05:49 – Møme – Smile – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed – Some great French electronica with a vocal and production that reminds me of Imogen Heap at times. No bad thing!
10:40 – Cosca Dei Compari – AMSTERDAM – CC BY-NC-SA Licensed – A bit of Italian reggae with a dancehall vibe and electronic beats. Perfect for a summer party or BBQ.
19:59 – David Rovics – The State House Lawn – License Unknown – In the last week there have been some horrific events in Charleston, USA. If you don’t know about them just a quick Google search will explain. As well as anything can explain actions like this. David sent me this song about the subject and I wanted to play it for you all.
20:07 – David Krystal – All Or Nothing – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed – Some beautiful production, melody and lyrics from Toronto singer-songwriter David Krystal. This song has an almost dreamy quality at times.
28:58 – Quasars – Incoming Contact – CC BY-ND – Some very 80’s sounding Italian electro. You could imagine this being done by Jan Hammer or perhaps Art Of Noise. Love the roto-toms.
35:06 – Marc Reeves – Let’s Eat – CC BY-SA Licensed – A great British singer-songwriter with a haunting voice and beautiful production. You can just bath in the sound of this one..
62:39 –The Gasoline Brothers – Psychosomatic Heart Failure – CC BY-NC-SA Licensed – Dutch indie rock band with a powerful sound and great melodies. Get ready to have this one stuck in your head for a while.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the show via Flattr or Paypal. We appreciate it!Email all feedback and suggestions to – show AT ratholeradio.org You can also find me on Twitter and Identi.ca. Like us on Facebook and “Plus” us on Google+ NEXT LIVE SHOW: Sunday 5th July 2015 @ 9PM UK (GMT+1)
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Music Sources and Licensing: A few of the tracks in this show are from the artists own personal websites and don’t contain licensing information. That’s why they are listed as unknown. The individual licenses are listed next to each track, where known. If there is no license listed you must assume all rights are reserved on that song.
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You’ll hear from some special guests and some great new music on the show this week. Randy Combs joins us briefly as our punk rock expert, and Umong Shah drops by to discuss Elle Exxe’s new single, “Lost in L.A.” We have plenty of brand new independent music for you too and we’ll ask for your comments about the new Apple Music deal.The Playlist Title Album Artist Girl In A Room Girl In A Room Antiqcool Frost Flower Single Ashleigh Sladen You Ain’t Punk Uncaged Chip DiMonick A Rock & Roll Heart A Rock & Roll Heart Driftwood Past Lives The Ghost is Clear Exohxo Bad Habits Burnin’ Both Ends Doug Balmain Love Ain’t Easy Stone Cold EP Bella Farinas Wild For You (single) Wild For You (Single) Sleep Machine Uprising Shamanaid My Baby Ignis Fatuus The Inner wastelands Maud the moth Battle Cry Battle Cry The Dandies Lost in L.A. Lost in L.A. Elle Exxe Happy Birthday (Dear Human) 2014 Demos Tom Rosenthal Feel Like This A New Level of Neon The Carrions Salt Emerge Dog Society Endless Creation Keep You Satisfied The Boston Boys Half Inch Map The Machine Stops Brittsommar Catapult Catapult Birds Over Arkansas
See you next week!
~JW and CR
Kotomi is the music project of Lauren Hillman, an electro-pop indie artist based out of the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. You may recognize the name as she has released several excellent songs of her own including a few stunning collaborative tracks with one of our favorite Canadian artists, Germany Germany.
Today’s gorgeous lo-fi pop single was released a few weeks back on the 2nd of June, and you can keep up to date on the latest on her newest efforts at the social sites below.Bright Side HypeMachine
“tiny cuts is the collaboration between film-maker 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]
Music for this show has been provided by the artists. Theme song provided by Dan at DanOSongs.com.
Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.
Liverpool is set for a memorable night of live music and poetry when respected American poet and lyricist Larry Beckett visits for one of only two UK shows.
Larry Beckett, who was Tim Buckley’s lyricist right up until his untimely death in 1975, will be reading some of his poetry and lyrics on the evening of Friday 26th June 2015 in the intimate performance space in Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery.
Larry wrote the lyrics to Song to the Siren, first released on Buckley’s 1970 album Starsailor and subsequently covered by a diversity of stars including George Michael, Half Man Half Biscuit, Robert Plant, The Chemical Brothers, Sinéad O’Connor, and Bryan Ferry.
Joining Larry will be The Long Lost Band who will be performing Song To The Siren, plus new song On The Hook. Larry wrote the lyrics for On The Hook in early summer 1975 but Tim died before composing the music. Four decades later Larry Beckett gave the lyrics to The Long Lost Band who completed the song and will be debuting it on the night at the View Two.
Support on the night is provided by local singer-songwriter David James Robertson, plus duo Geoghegan Jackson.
Tickets are limited for this rare, one-off gig in the intimate View Two Gallery so advance purchase is recommended.
- Event: Liverpool Acoustic presents Larry Beckett [USA] with The Long Lost Band [Lancaster], plus David James Robertson, and Geoghegan Jackson
- Date: Friday 26th June 2015
- Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
- Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
- Tickets £7.00 advance (+70p booking) or £8 on the door
Buy tickets at wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
- The facebook event can be found here
- Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
- Press enquiries & guestlist email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 134
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1. The Long Lost Band – On The Hook
with lyrics by Larry Beckett
from the album One More Mile released Summer 2015
2. David James Robertson – Shining
from the album Forgiven, available from David’s website robertsongs.co.uk
3. Geoghegan Jackson – Threads
4. Merry Hell – No Money
from the brand new album The Ghost In Our House And Other Stories
available to buy from merryhell.co.uk
5. Dan O’Connor – The Other Shore
from the album of the same name, available from acousticseed.com
Poet and lyricist Larry Beckett lives in Portland, Oregon. Beckett started his musical career playing drums in a band with Tim Buckley, and went on to work with Buckley to compose many well-known and loved songs such as Song to the Siren.
Beckett composed the lyrics to On The Hook in early 1975 and dictated them over the phone as Buckley wrote them down (see photo of Buckley’s handwritten note). This was one of the last songs Larry and Tim worked on together, but the song remained unfinished as Tim tragically died before writing the music.
Fast-forward 40 years and Larry Beckett gave the lyrics to Lancaster’s The Long Lost Band for them to complete. The finished version was released on YouTube on 31st May 2015 and will be performed at the gig in Liverpool on 26th June.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/WsxYfkYR7I8 – Here’s Larry Beckett reading the last lyric written for Tim Buckley ‘On The Hook’
THE LONG LOST BAND
Formed in Lancaster, UK in January 2010 The Long Lost Band quickly got things together and recorded their first album ‘The Big Light Secret’. Released in September of that year to acclaim from sites like Louder Than War, within 9 months of forming, they found themselves supporting Icicle Works star Ian McNabb on his solo tour and Mercury Prize nominees ‘I Am Kloot’ at their homecoming gig in Manchester Cathedral.
The band hit the local circuit & played many slots in Liverpool’s lively scene and picked up Radio interest from the famous Radio Caroline where they ended up writing and releasing a cheese free big Christmas track called ‘Twelfth Knight’ with Caroline DJ Peter Antony, who championed the band regularly on his show. Airplay of the single ‘Refuge’ was heard on BBC Radio Merseyside via Dave Monks and the band made a live studio appearance on BBC Radio Lancashire in December 2012.
The band also played a regular slot every year supporting Ian McNabb and he joined them onstage at The Lomax in Liverpool in 2013. That year also saw them release their second album ‘Death Of The Album’: the title, a playful swipe at hasty notions of the formats demise, and it was 72 minutes long! That gathered more positive press from Louder Than War – ‘a wild and beautiful ride’ & Penny Black Music – ‘a fantastic album’ and airplay from Radio Caroline, giving the band a good foothold for what was to come.
Larry Beckett (Oregon, USA) respected poet and lyricist to Tim Buckley, started writing with the band in 2013 after Stuart Anthony, a long standing Tim Buckley fan, got in touch with the poet, asking for lyrics to write songs to. Larry gave Stuart the lyrics to ‘On The Hook’ which was Tim Buckley & Larry Beckett’s very last, yet unrealized song. Tim Buckley was given the lyrics by Larry in early summer of 1975, but Tim died suddenly in June of that year, before the music was written. So four decades later The Long Lost Band, given the lyrics by Larry, wrote the music in 2014, bringing the song to life. The band continued the collaboration with Larry Beckett, and have produced an album together called ‘One More Mile’ due for release June 2015.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/AklkV-_JxwQ – Here’s the completed version of On The Hook with lyrics by Larry Beckett (originally for Tim Buckley) and music by The Long Lost Band.
DAVID JAMES ROBERTSON
Liverpool’s long lost singer-song writer David James Robertson is back home with a debut solo album to celebrate a 20 year journey from the banks of the Mersey to the world and back again.
‘Forgiven’ was two decades in the making and is a calling card for a born musician whose talent and easy charm has won friends wherever in the world he has plugged in his guitar and dusted down his trusty mouth organ.
With his heart in his home town and his dreams on the same open roads travelled by heroes Neil Young and Steve Earle this 10 track album marries a love for Americana with a passion for lyrics which stir the soul and melodies to move the hardest of hearts.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Cave (Rufus Wainwright, Thea Gilmore and John Martyn) at The Loft studio, Liverpool, Forgiven looks out across the vistas of Wim Wender’s American West with an infectious ear born from years of building a live reputation across the UK and further afield. You can read Liverpool Acoustic’s review here.
Geoghegan Jackson are an exciting acoustic duo based in Liverpool, UK, playing original indie/folk music and gigging widely (recently supporting Hazel O’Connor in both Liverpool and Chester). With Susie Geoghegan on guitar and Helen Jackson on vocals, and with influences including John Martyn, Nick Cave and Patti Smith, they’ve been compared to “The Pixies – unplugged”, with hauntingly hypnotic soundscapes of subterranean longings.
Their EP, “Parlour in the Sun” was described by Liverpool’s influential Probe Records as “a great debut five-tracker from a local pop/folk duo. Very early 70s – Margo Guryan, Susan Christie – Bacharach even!”
Recent Gigs Include:-
- Light Night Festival 2015
- Threshold Festival 2015
- Lomax (in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign)
- Leaf (supporting Laura Gibson)
- O2 Academy, Liverpool (supporting Hazel O’Connor)
- Telfords Warehouse, Chester (supporting Hazel O’Connor)
Recent Review (Threshold Festival 2015):
“With Unit 51 running the seemingly obligatory half hour late, we only caught a couple of songs from the sultry Geoghegan Jackson, backed only with a single guitar player. The stripped back vibe was pretty impressive, with Jackson’s haunting and direct vocals providing a moody counterpoint to the evening’s largely over-exuberant bands” (Getintothis)
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 and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.
The post Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 26th June 2015 appeared first on Liverpool Acoustic.
Hi Humans and welcome to this weeks tip top Independent Music podcast from me, good old Nick Tann.
This weeks wondrous playlist includes Ruby Confue – Babay, Runabay – Moon Turns Blue, Eyes Like The Sky – Dorsal Fin, Scorpio Loon _ Things I like To Do, a brand new track by me Nick Tann – Safe Harbour and a lost album track from People – Jackie Who.
If you have any ideas as to questions I can ask artists in the new “Who The Hell Are You?” feature, then please use the contact form below.
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The album was recorded with orchestral arranger and director, Joshua Stamper, and mixed by Daniel Smith (Sufjan Stevens). An undertone of delicate vulnerability is delivered with a strength and measured veracity through graceful orchestration and experimentation, simultaneously expressing curiosity and wisdom.
For fans of: Laura Veirs, Natalie Prass, Joanna Newsom
[via Green Light Go]Quiet Moments HypeMachine
1. Roah Summit – Take Care (Costa Messa, E.U.A.)
2. Tape Junk – Bag of Bones (Lisboa, Portugal) [artistas do mês de Junho]
Comprar: Pataca Discos
3. Johan Rodrigues – Elephant Song (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mp3 grátis: Bandcamp
4. Kathryn Calder – Take a Little Time (Vancouver, Canadá)
5. Reina del Cid – The Fall (Minneapolis, E.U.A.)
6. Jeremy Bass – Firefly (Brooklyn, E.U.A.)
7. Smokey Brights – Catacomb (Seattle, E.U.A.)
Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.
Formerly the voice of LA based indie-pop/Americana heroes, Last December—who rose to prominence in the late ’90s—Peter Argyropoulos collected numerous accolades for his songwriting and producing. Their music was (and still is) regularly featured on network TV shows and films. After teaming up with veteran producer-engineer Brian Malouf to co-produce Last December’s acclaimed 2007 full-length, “Hailstorm“, Argyropolous quietly began writing new songs for a solo project.
He eventually took on the stage name of Pete RG and honed his voice to a powerful deeper register, beginning the transition to becoming a more successful singer-songwriter. His excellent six-track “Lightning Strikes” EP was released earlier this year on February 9th, with an acoustic music video of today’s featured song embedded further below.Still Here HypeMachine