Independent Music Podcast

Independent Music Podcast

United States

Bringing you the most interesting releases old, new and future, the Independent Music Podcast is a weekly journey into the world of alternative music. Crossing genre boundaries with complete disregard for what might fit together, expect to hear sweet soul mixed with drone metal, reggae and digidub with disco, and any other genres emerging, submerging or indescribable

Episodes

#118 - Hey Colossus, Delia Derbyshire, The Wharves, Silkie - 28 November 2016  

This week Gareth is playing records that are for sale via new IMP-affiliated record store RIYL. It's an hour in familiar territory for podcast regulars, moving seamlessly between heavy riffage rock, through techno, Finnish jazz edits, library music, Gqom and German Christian funk, with new releases from Surgeon, Silkie, The Wharves, and Delia Derbyshire amongst others. RIYL.co.uk

#117 - Jeremiah Jae, Austra, YlangYlang, ILL  

The same ten tracks but squeezed into 50 minutes this week - for some reason there are only two tracks north of five minutes. There's more short, abrasive sounds this time, including the solo project of Mclusky and Future of the Left man Falko under his Christian Fitness moniker, as well as American rockers Pissed Jeans, and Mancunians ILL. There are two batches of Canadian synth-pop with Austra and YlangYlang, as well as Indian nu-disco edits from Breakplus, hiphop from Jeremiah Jae, bass much from Kahn & Neek and something indescribable by Èlg Independent Music Podcast

#116 - The Comet is Coming, Anthony Child, Marielle V Jakobsons, LeRoy - 14 November 2016  

A surprise new track from The Comet is Coming puts us on the front foot this week. In a week where stuff has truly hit the cooling mechanism in US politics, there are soothing sounds from Germany with LeRoy, from the Maui jungle from Anthony Child AKA Surgeon, and from the USA itself from Marielle V Jakobson. Elsewhere we have Tunisian disco, Italo disco, Colombian samba, and heavy heavy hip hop. Enjoy!

#115 - Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick - 7 November 2016  

We're mostly between California and Germany this week, with plenty of tracks from artists and labels in either (or both) of those places. The music is typically varied, with abstract hip-hop producer SELA, contemporary afrobeat from the KutiMangoes, Ghanaian gospel from Alogte Oho, and the latest from Brandt Brauer Frick. We also have a decent dose of London artists, including Horrors man Tom Furse, Ninja Tune producer Romare, punk trio Dancehall, and deconstructed dnb producer Pessimist.

#114 - Throwing Snow, Clipping, Jay Glass Dubs, Thought Forms - 31 October 2017  

After heavy rock of last week, this week sees more in the way of electronic music. All kicking off with the exceptional sounds of Jay Glass Dubs - one of the leaders of the current crop of exciting experimental dancehall artists doing the rounds. Elsewhere, there's a new record to raise money for nightclub Fabric's legal battle here in the UK, the latest compilation of Gqom music from South Africa, and loads more.

#113 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Thor & Friends, Mums, P Money - 24 October 2016  

Fans of music of a more heavy persuasion will find lots to love this week. From the opening raucousness of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, through to the explosive riffage of Switzerland's Sudden Infant, there's so much good noisy music. Fans of experimental electronics will get behind the latest from Berlin producer Don't DJ through London's Berceuse Heroique label. We've also got library music, grime tunes, cracking digital reggae and modern classical.

#112 - Ziúr, Sex Swing, Thee Oh Sees, Death Pedals - 17 October 2016  

Two tracks from the always magnificent Discrepant Records are amongst the highlights this week. We have brutal electronics from Ziúr, pysch-folk from usually brash Thee Oh Sees, and a whole host of library music, experimental cumbia, noise and Krautrock

#111 - Gnod & Surgeon, Blackmass Plastics, Magicpockets, Oribata - 10 October 2016  

After a week in the wilderness, we're back with great unknown artists, cult legends and some incredible collaborations. We kick off with a demo from jazz rockists Blegology and soon mix things up with dystopian electro, flute folk, Brazilian funk, and heavy hitting Soweto. We have collaborations between techno legend Surgeon and Manchester psych rockers Gnod, as well as Portugeses psych band Black Bombain and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Throw in some Half Man Half Biscuit and you've got yourself an immensely enjoyable hour of independent music.

#100 - Our 100th episode spectacular! [rebroadcast]  

We're on holiday this week, so here's another opportunity for you to enjoy our double-length 100th episode. Twenty tracks that allow us to reminisce on some of the great music we’ve played on the podcast in years gone by, whilst looking at some of the music exciting us today. Over 100 episodes we’ve featured 1,500 independent artists and record labels, here’s to the next 100 episodes! Tracklisting Starkey - OK Luv (Instrumental) (Planet Mu, UK) Kenny Graham & his Satellites - Chant (Trunk Records, UK) Novelist - War (self-release, UK) Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force ‎– Lamb Ji [Feat. Mbene Diatta Seck] (Ndagga Records, Germany) Prince Jaabaal - Hailing Jah Jah (self-release, Trinidad and Tobago) The Cold Seeds - The Perfume of Mexican Birds (Song, By Toad, UK) Blawan - Getting Me Down (self-release, UK) Jookabox - Don’t Go Phantom (Asthmatic Kitty Records, USA) Sarathy Korwar - Mawra - Transcendence (Ninja Tune x Steve Reid Foundation, UK) The Bug - Box ft. D Double E (Ninja Tune, UK) L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae - Do My Best to Carry On (Mello Music Group, USA) Salem - King Night (IAmSound Records, USA) U.N. - Get it On (Prelude Records, USA) Leona Anderson - Rats in my Room (Trunk Records, UK) Woodpecker Wooliams - Sparrow (Robot Elephant Records, UK) Two Fingers - Fools Rhythm (Big Dada, UK) Soft Healer - Grand Isle (Monofonus Press, USA) Soom T & Disrupt - Saved by a Ganja Leaf (Jahtari, Germany) Solo Banton - Ganja is Good (self-release, UK) Melt-Banana - Loop Nebula (Init Records, USA)

#110 - Mungo's Hi Fi, Nick Cave, Richie Brains, Bamboo - 26 September 2016  

Fun times on the show this week, with downbeat music from legends punctuating an onslaught of exciting contemporary experimental music. We have a chunk of instrumental dubstep, a smattering of grime and footwork, plenty of experimental electronics, library tunes, alternative pop and heavy rock.

#109 - Fufanu, Yussef Kamaal, Off World, Dennis Bovell - 19 September 2016  

Exceptional grime and funk from two podcast favourites Swindle and D Double E is just one of the new tracks on this week's show. We've got new music from Fufanu, jazz and hip hop from Steve Lehman, Off World, Kuro, Adrian Younge, William Tyler, Pangaea, and Yussef Kamaal.

#108 - Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Hitomi Tanaka, G.H., Unik Ubik - 12 September 2016  

An exclusive first play from the new Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band record is just one highlight from an hour of new, experimental, and exciting independent music. We've got new Japanese digidub from Jahtari's Hitomi Tanaka, dub legend Dennis Bovell-produced new music from industrial rock band The Pop Group, French/Belgian jazz from Unik Ubik, the long-awaited vinyl release of the OST for Megadrive classic Golden Axe, industrial techno from Yorkshire's G.H., experimental electronics from rkss via Alien Waves, French pop music from Croque Madame, and brutal noise from Shit & Shine.

#107 - Tanya Tagaq, Sun Ra & Merzbow, Will Long, Ross McHenry - 5 September 2016  

Epic deep house opener this week followed by a multitude of good tidings. From the heavy sounds of Taman Shud the the brutal experimentation of Merzbow let loose with a bucketful of Sun Ra samples. We've also got Turkish dub music from Abu Ama, Canadian throat singing from the extraordinary Tanya Tagaq, pysch from Denmark's The Wands, funk from Melbourne's Ross McHenry, and extreme dubstep from the brilliant Joker.

#106 - Susso, L'Orange & Mr. Lif, Scott Walker, Terminal Cheesecake - 29 August 2016  

There's a mix of legendary, soon to be legendary, and utterly new artists on this week's show. The likes of Scott Walker and Terminal Cheesecake are amongst the finest ever in their particular genres, whilst artists such as L'Orange and Ex-Easter Island Head are beginning to create consistently excellent bodies of work. We've also got an incredibly exciting release from Susso - first promoted on a podcast back in July 2015 - that is set to be huge, whilst LA funk producer Yung Bae gives us another reason to get excited.

**Second Take** #105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul - 22 August 2016  

**Some podcast players didn't take the first upload of this week's show, so if yours doesn't work, this one should. If you have any issues, contact us at gareth@independentmusicpodcast.net** Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said - better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman - Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We've also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

#105 - Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul - 22 August 2016  

Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said - better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman - Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We've also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

#104 - Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika - 15 August 2016  

We may kick off this week's show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics - from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week's journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom's mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

#103 - Soccer96, Kaiju, The Wharves, MoRkObOt - 8 August 2016  

We don't care about the Mercury Prize at the Independent Music Podcast, but we will celebrate any increased exposure to great music. The Comet is Coming's nomination comes at a time when their other incarnation as Soccer96 get started on the promotional trail for their exceptional new album. We have a track from that, alongside new music from The Wharves, Italian metallers MoRkObOt, French label dub from Blackout JA, more deep experimental music via House of Mythology in the shape of The Stargazer's Assistant, podcast favourites Tomaga, and many more.

#102 - Silver Apples, Swindle, Islam Chipsy, The Square - 1 August 2016  

We may have missed a week, but we're back with an exclusive first play of a track from the new Silver Apples record. We've also got new downbeat tracks from Dean McPhee and Meursault contrasted with Soviet-era disco, French experimental pop from Léonore Boulanger, and Islam Chipsy. Elsewhere we have more Lewisham grime from The Square, Brazilian flavours from Swindle, and the inimitable sounds of Islam Chipsy.

#101 - Hypnopazüzu, Asher Senator, Elza Soares, Manuela - 18 July 2016  

After last week's two hour party, this week we're more focused on new experimental music. As well as an exclusive first play of the Hypnopazüzu track, we have exceptional samba experimentation from Elza Soares, modern dancehall from veteran Asher Senator, UK hip-hop from Ed Scissor & Lamplighter, and much more.

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