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

#132 - JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev - 20 March 2017  

As we move ever closer to summer, let's kick off this week with some shouty punk from Sweden. Elsewhere we have the usual mix of electronics, hiphop, and general experimentation you'd expect from your weekly dose of exciting independent music.

#131 - King Ayisoba, Children of Alice, Derya Yildirim, Keiichi Tanaka - 13 March 2017  

Simply exquisite sounds coming out this week, kicking off with an absolute banger from Ghana's King Ayisoba. We've also got jazz sounds from London, Japan, and the US alongside contemporary Turkish psych, Tunisian folk and library music. There's loads more to get stuck into as well.

#130 - Raw Power Festival 2017 special - 6 March 2017  

It's almost time for Raw Power Festival - the London festival weekend celebrating the best psych heaviness, space rock, synth craziness, and leftfield electronica. There are lots of podcast favourites this year, and we spend an hour highlighting some of the artists we're most looking forward to, including Faust, Bruxa Maria, Afrirampo, KXP and more. The weekend is 26-29 May and you can buy tickets from https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/promoter/babayaga/

#129 - Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez - 27 February 2017  

After some hazy sounds last week, we're altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn't guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there's plenty in here to get you going.

#128 - Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp - 20 February 2017  

Why does Gareth drink skimmed milk? Only the most pertinent questions are getting answered on this week's show. Fortunately we've managed to squeeze in the usual ten tracks of brand new independent goodness, including digidub from Leeds, three different French labels producing exceptional electronic music, UK grown electronics from Not Waving, heavy dubs and a new record from The Comet is Coming

#127 - Kelly Lee Owens, Flowers Must Die, Mirrored Lips, Shevek - 13 February 2017  

Tapes seem to be the theme this week, whether it's a new release available only on tape from Shevek, Ubek, or Sofia Ozdravovna, or if they are lost tapes of Ahmed Malek pressed to vinyl after 30 years away from the public, there's loads of tape-related sounds this week. We've also got lots of exciting new music from Swedish psych band Flowers Must Die, London's Kelly Lee Owens, and Russian punks Mirrored Lips.

#126 - Group Doueh & Cheveu, Rose Elinor Dougall, Kahn, Design a Wave - 6 February 2017  

Thanks to everyone sharing last week's show - we got our highest listener figures yet! Hopefully we can follow it up this week, and we're confident you'll find something to love. Whether it's the heavy dubstep electronics of Bristol's Kahn, Saharan sounds of Group Doueh, synth-pop of Design a Wave or Rose Elinor Dougall, or one of the other hits of house, rock, hiphop and dub held within this very tight hour.

#125 - Gallops, Ramasandiran Somusundaram, Ibibio Sound Machine, Meursault - 30 January 2017  

We on the move this week, but that doesn't stop us delivering your weekly dose of ten truly astounding pieces of music. From the Indian prog flute experiments of Ramasandiran Somusundaram through to the extreme sampling of Mai Mai Mai, punk from Tough Tits, folk from Meursault and reggae from Strictly Sound, it's your usual mixed bag of goodness

#124 - Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John - 23 January 2017  

Scottish-infused Philadelphian hiphop kicks us off this week. We have ten tracks exploring Italian library music, soul jazz, Malian folk, and power electronics. We also have a tribute to the late William Onyeabor, who passed away last week.

#123 - Roger Robinson & Disrupt, Ty Segall, Paper Hats, Blanck Mass - 16 January 2017  

Our first show of 2017 shows that not all things change with time. Ten tracks of wonderful independent music, from the Bollywood-soaked garage punk of Doctors & Engineers to the experimental electronics of Blanck Mass, stopping off for an exclusive first play from the new Roger Robinson and Disrupt record, new Ty Segall, a new Kiki Hitomi and Dead Fader collaboration and much more.

#122 - Music for 2017 - 26 December 2016  

Our last show of 2016 sees us looking forward and talking about what we're anticipating in 2017. That includes labels who have emerged this year, artists with long-awaited album releases, and albums coming out early in the year that we want to shout about. Thank you for all your support in 2016, see you in 2017

BONUS! Silly or Excellent Christmas songs  

To celebrate the festive season we've got a mix of ten Christmas songs that are either outstanding or silly. Tracklisting: Martin Mill & The Sondra Baskin Glee Club - Santafly Dent May - I’ll Be Stoned for Christmas Venetian Snares - Xmas Song The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick Cassetteboy - Happy Cliffmas Sam Sweetsinger Bell - Happy Birthday Jesus Louis Armstrong - Zat You Santa Claus Half Man Half Biscuit - It’s Clichéd to be Cynical at Christmas Lee ‘scratch’ Perry - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Blowfly - Jingle Bell Rock (Jingle Bell Cock)

#121 - Our Best of 2016 (pt.3) - 19 December 2016  

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it's that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it's one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we're all hoping to put to bed soon... Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn't be anything without you x

#120 - best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows) - 12 December 2016  

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It's a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

#119 - Some good things about 2016 - 5 December 2016  

As part of our best of 2016 series, we kick off December with Gareth and Anthony discussing and sharing their favourite vinyl purchases from the year just gone. It makes for a somewhat different 'best of the year' show, with records from pre-2016 and a large dose of 12" singles that won't get a look-in elsewhere where LPs reign. It's the usual mix of genres, what else would you expect?

#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.

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