Independent Music Podcast

Independent Music Podcast
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 s…
#152 - DUDS, SAICOBAB, Time Cow, Nekra - 21 August 2017
Aug 21 • 72 min
There’s a lot of single-word named artists this week. We kick off with one of them - DUDS from Manchester are the first UK band to release a record through John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. We have punk from Impalers and newcomers Nekla, experimental dub…
#151 - Liars, Pikacyu-Makoto, Snapped Ankles, Beta Evers - 14 August 2017
Aug 14 • 75 min
On this week’s show we have a few highlights from Supernormal Festival, with a new release from Afirampo-Acid Mothers Temple collaboration Pikacyu-Makoto and an excellent track from Leeds’ Beards. Elsewhere we have synthwave from Beta Evers, noisy…
My Favourite Labels #1 - The Audacious Art Experiment
Aug 11 • 130 min
Gareth’s new radio show My Favourite Labels invites someone from an innovative record label to chat about music, inspiration, and life every fortnight on 199 Radio. In this first episode he’s joined by Luke Twyman of the Audacious Art Experiment. As this…
#150 - Meridian Brothers, Circuit Des Yeux, Ty Segall, Shabazz Palaces - 7 August 2017
Aug 7 • 86 min
A stunning selection this week, kicking off with Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, we touch upon experimental pop of Circuit des Yeux, a fabulous collaboration between podcast favourites Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar and Shabaka Hutchings, and the…
#149 - Ex Eye, Wanlov the Kubolor, Mésange, Ilia Gorovitz - 31 July 2017
Jul 31 • 71 min
A truly global podcast this week, with music coming in from as far afield as Ghana, Iran, and Israel. We have new music from closer to home too, with some jazzy goodness from On the Corner records, there’s also the new one from Colin Stetson’s Ex Eye…
#148 - Tobacco, James Heather, USA/Mexico, Trans-Aeolian Transmission - 24 July 2017
Jul 24 • 73 min
The unmistakable sounds of Tobacco kick-off a US-heavy podcast this week. We go off on our usual globe-trotting though, with experimental Tunisian music from China, sounds from Austria, stunning contemporary classical music from London, a Spanish reissue…
#147 - KoKoKo!, Karen Gwyer, Aphex Twin, Pessimist - 17 July 2017
Jul 17 • 81 min
A stunning selection this week, kicking off with the absolutely spectacular Congolese band KoKoKo!. We also have new music from the legendary Aphex Twin alongside new tunes from some of those he has undoubtedly inspired, such as Karen Gwyer. There’s…
#146 - The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special] - 10 July 2017
Jul 10 • 72 min
It’s the most wonderful time of the year - when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration…
#145 - Housewives, Mirrored Lips, Coby Sey, The Showfa - 3 July 2017
Jul 3 • 77 min
We’re back! After trips to Ibiza, Italy, and Glastonbury, we’re wallowing in a sea of spectacular independent music. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a bang.
#70 – Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet [first broadcast 30 November 2015]
Jun 26 • 69 min
Another repeat to tie you over until we’re back from holiday. This week we have an episode from November 2015, featuring The Comet is Coming, Anna Meredith, iLLBiLLY HiTEC, and Black Moth Super Rainbow
#61 – Teeth of the Sea, Clap! Clap!, Commodo Gantz Kahn, Soft Healer [first broadcast 15 September 2015]
Jun 19 • 73 min
Whilst we’re on holiday, here’s a repeat of our show from 15 September 2015, featuring favourites such as Soft Healer, Teeth of the Sea, Jimi Tenor, and Clap! Clap!
#144 - Stand High Patrol, Marika Hackman, Dusty Mush, Moon Duo - 12 June 2017
Jun 12 • 78 min
Our last show before we take two weeks off for our summer holiday has jazz from Ireland alongside US psych from Moon Duo, garage from Howlin’ Banana Records’ Dusty Mush, the latest from Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, the brilliant Stand High Patrol have a…
#143 - Todd Terje, Hannah Peel, Ifriqiyya Électrique, Roll the Dice - 5 June 2017
Jun 5 • 89 min
The first three-piece podcast with the addition of producer Mike has us with a utterly astounding array of good music. Ending with the brilliant new rework from Todd Terje, we also have Ethiopian funk, Russian noise, Welsh folk, Israeli dancehall,…
#142 - Mr Thing x Micall Parknsun, Jlin, Deerful, Henry Wu - 29 May 2017
May 29 • 83 min
No doubt it’s a more mellow podcast this week, kicking off with soft French chanson and taking time with drone from Love Theme, library-inspired sounds from ToiToiToi, and brilliant folk music from Richard Dawson. Elsewhere there’s an exceptional track…
Raw Power Festival 2017 special [originally broadcast 6 March 2017]
May 25 • 89 min
This weekend Raw Power Festival is on in London. Back in March Gareth and Anthony played some of the amazing artists playing. Here’s a chance to listen back and enjoy. Buy tickets on the door or in advance from…
#141 - Boris, Soom T, Mary Ocher, Hanne Hukkelberg - 22 May 2017
May 22 • 76 min
This week we kick off with the new single from Japanese noiseniks Boris. We also touch pop, 8-bit digital dancehall, rock, hiphop and jazz on the show, including new tracks from Massicot, Circle, Ennanga Vision, and Dent May.
#140 - Jun Kamoda, Mary Epworth, Drahla, Twenty-Three Hanging Trees - 15 May 2017
May 15 • 84 min
This week we’re covering the usual number of miles and sounds, whether it’s electronics from Uganda, dub from Romania, or indie music from Leeds. We have the new one from podcast favourite Surgeon, we also have new tracks from Twenty-three Hanging Trees,…
#139 - Flamingods, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lil Pump, Wren - 8 May 2017
May 8 • 79 min
Fairly vocal heavy on the Independent Music Podcast this week, with exceptional cuts of Trap, Dancehall and Hiphop colliding against free and future jazz, psych, modern classical, proto punk and all sorts of good stuff.
#138 - Crème de Hassan, Praed, Danny T & Tradesman, Man from Uranus - 1 May 2017
May 1 • 87 min
A packed show this week takes us through African-influenced electronics to legendary Ethiopians, to hard rock and through digital dancehall. It’s a standard Independent Music Podcast episode - loads of varied, wonderful tunes, and plenty of questionable…
#137 - Heliocentrics, Tamil Rogeon, Ghostpoet, Christian Fitness - 24 April 2017
Apr 24 • 84 min
Anthony’s back this week and what does he have for you? Oh yeah, a 13-minute long slab of Japanese psych from the mesmerising Qujaku. If you get through that opening we’ve got gifts galore, including a stunning new concept record from Australia’s Tamil…
#136 - Tomaga, Emanative, Kutiman, Raoul Vignal - 17 April 2017
Apr 17 • 79 min
Gareth is on his own this week, but it’s the usual ten tracks from across the musical spectrum. We have new ones from Tomaga, Jeremiah Jae, Kutiman, Emanative, and plenty of new house, French chanson, jazz and all sorts.
#135 - Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat - 10 April 2017
Apr 10 • 79 min
The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano…
#134 - Nan Kolè, Alphabets Heaven, Basic Rhythm, Secret Chiefs 3 - 3 April 2017
Apr 3 • 72 min
We have the usual ten tracks for you this week, and they’re absolute stunners. Kicking off with a beaut from Al Lover and Cairo Liberation Front, we also have Gqom Oh! label boss Nan Kolè’s solo debut. There are also new ones from Secret Chiefs 3, Russian…
#133 - Trans Am, WaqWaq Kingdom, Hector Plimmer, Vincent Ahehehinnou - 27 March 2017
Mar 27 • 76 min
So much good music this week that Gareth has tracks in reserve to cope with the fact that both of them picked the immense WaqWaq Kingdom record. Fortunately that means that we get an airing of the new one from podcast favourite Pye Corner Audio. Elsewhere…
#132 - JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev - 20 March 2017
Mar 20 • 70 min
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
Mar 13 • 85 min
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…
#130 - Raw Power Festival 2017 special - 6 March 2017
Mar 6 • 89 min
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…
#129 - Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez - 27 February 2017
Feb 27 • 79 min
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…
#128 - Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp - 20 February 2017
Feb 20 • 99 min
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…
#127 - Kelly Lee Owens, Flowers Must Die, Mirrored Lips, Shevek - 13 February 2017
Feb 13 • 83 min
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…
#126 - Group Doueh & Cheveu, Rose Elinor Dougall, Kahn, Design a Wave - 6 February 2017
Feb 6 • 70 min
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…
#125 - Gallops, Ramasandiran Somusundaram, Ibibio Sound Machine, Meursault - 30 January 2017
Jan 30 • 75 min
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…
#124 - Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John - 23 January 2017
Jan 23 • 76 min
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
Jan 16 • 76 min
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…
#122 - Music for 2017 - 26 December 2016
Dec 26, 2016 • 72 min
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…
BONUS! Silly or Excellent Christmas songs
Dec 23, 2016 • 36 min
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…
#121 - Our Best of 2016 (pt.3) - 19 December 2016
Dec 19, 2016 • 84 min
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…
#120 - best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows) - 12 December 2016
Dec 12, 2016 • 70 min
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
Dec 5, 2016 • 84 min
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…
#118 - Hey Colossus, Delia Derbyshire, The Wharves, Silkie - 28 November 2016
Nov 28, 2016 • 72 min
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…
#117 - Jeremiah Jae, Austra, YlangYlang, ILL
Nov 21, 2016 • 61 min
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…
#116 - The Comet is Coming, Anthony Child, Marielle V Jakobsons, LeRoy - 14 November 2016
Nov 14, 2016 • 74 min
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…
#115 - Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick - 7 November 2016
Nov 7, 2016 • 72 min
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,…
#114 - Throwing Snow, Clipping, Jay Glass Dubs, Thought Forms - 31 October 2017
Oct 31, 2016 • 76 min
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.…
#113 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Thor & Friends, Mums, P Money - 24 October 2016
Oct 24, 2016 • 73 min
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…
#112 - Ziúr, Sex Swing, Thee Oh Sees, Death Pedals - 17 October 2016
Oct 17, 2016 • 67 min
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
Oct 10, 2016 • 77 min
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…
#100 - Our 100th episode spectacular! [rebroadcast]
Oct 3, 2016 • 126 min
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…
#110 - Mungo’s Hi Fi, Nick Cave, Richie Brains, Bamboo - 26 September 2016
Sep 26, 2016 • 80 min
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,…
#109 - Fufanu, Yussef Kamaal, Off World, Dennis Bovell - 19 September 2016
Sep 19, 2016 • 82 min
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,…
#108 - Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Hitomi Tanaka, G.H., Unik Ubik - 12 September 2016
Sep 12, 2016 • 68 min
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…
#107 - Tanya Tagaq, Sun Ra & Merzbow, Will Long, Ross McHenry - 5 September 2016
Sep 5, 2016 • 79 min
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…
#106 - Susso, L’Orange & Mr. Lif, Scott Walker, Terminal Cheesecake - 29 August 2016
Aug 29, 2016 • 70 min
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…
**Second Take** #105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul - 22 August 2016
Aug 22, 2016 • 86 min
**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** Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of…
#105 - Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul - 22 August 2016
Aug 22, 2016 • 86 min
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…
#104 - Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika - 15 August 2016
Aug 15, 2016 • 73 min
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…
#103 - Soccer96, Kaiju, The Wharves, MoRkObOt - 8 August 2016
Aug 8, 2016 • 70 min
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…
#102 - Silver Apples, Swindle, Islam Chipsy The Square - 1 August 2016
Aug 1, 2016 • 74 min
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…
#101 - Hypnopazüzu, Asher Senator, Elza Soares, Manuela - 18 July 2016
Jul 18, 2016 • 75 min
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,…
#100 - Our 100th episode spectacular! - 11 July 2016
Jul 11, 2016 • 126 min
For our 100th episode we’ve got a double length special episode for you. 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…
#99 - Aphex Twin, Dele Sosimi, Flowdan, Djrum - 4 July 2016
Jul 4, 2016 • 78 min
In our post-Glastonbury haze, we have tasty grime from Bug collaborator Flowdan alongside new tracks from Aphex Twin, We Wild Blood, Djrum, Alien, Mark Barrott, Tonto Irie, Tiny Rockets, Shabaka Hutchings, and Fela Kuti-collaborator Dele Sosimi…
#98 - Ela Orleans, The Invisible, Hedge Maze, Swans - 27 June 2016
Jun 27, 2016 • 76 min
Stunning electronic pop music from Ela Orleans and Alessi are two highlights from this week’s podcast. New tracks also from The Invisible, Endgame, SeekersInternational, KETEV, Hedge Maze and Swans make this a very packed new music podcast
#97 - Marissa Nadler, DJ Sotofett, 食品まつり (Foodman), Interrupt - 20 June 2016
Jun 20, 2016 • 74 min
What a week for incredible tunes this week is. We get off to a weird start with 食品まつり (Foodman) but take in stops across the spectrum of independent music - from remixed Finnish jazz funk, to the gorgeous sounds of Marissa Nadler, to random electronic…
#96 - Moses Boyd, Beatrice Dillon, Kind & Kinky Zoo, Pheeyownah - 13 June 2016
Jun 13, 2016 • 62 min
Gareth’s flying solo this week, but what a week for amazing independent releases - we’ve got the incredible modern jazz of London’s Moses Boyd to kick us off, and then we’re taken on a journey that takes in experimental, abstract electronics, German fun,…
#95 - Thee Oh Sees, Factory Floor, ZuZed, Qujaku - 6 June 2016
Jun 6, 2016 • 75 min
Back on usual business this week with a wide mix of cracking new independent releases. We have two submissions, one cut of ambient disco from ZuZed, and another slice of psychedelia from Melody Fields. Elsewhere we kick off with a blistering track off the…
#94 - Field Day Festival Special - 30 May 2016
May 30, 2016 • 73 min
Field Day festival returns for its tenth birthday this year at Victoria Park in London. Gareth and Anthony run through ten of the artists they’re most excited about seeing, including some big hitters like Roots Manuva, The Avalanches, and Skepta, as well…
#93 - Todd Terje, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, JK Flesh - 23 May 2016
May 23, 2016 • 70 min
Norwegian disco and psych rock is the order of this week’s show, with a Todd Terje remix of Beranek kicking things off and Hedvig Mollestad Trio edging us towards the close. Elsewhere we’ve got new tracks from London’s Witching Waves, Kaiju, David Coulter…
#92 - Jessy Lanza, Arşivplak, Noveller, Spectre - 16 May 2016
May 16, 2016 • 73 min
Our featured released from Turkey’s Arşivplak is just one of many highlights on this week’s podcast. We’ve also got new tracks from Hyperdub’s latest Jessy Lanza, France surfers Juniore, Colombian electronics from Titanik, Balam Acab, the brutal sounds of…
#91 - Raw Power Festival special - 9 May 2016
May 9, 2016 • 74 min
The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece…
#90 - Portishead, Brandt Brauer Frick, GAIKA, Family Atlantica -
May 2, 2016 • 71 min
There’s nothing like completely transforming an Abba track for your first music in six years, but that’s what Portishead have done with SOS. We’ve also got self-released sounds from Map71 and GAIKA, alongside two new ones being released by the on-form…
#89 - Pye Corner Audio, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray, Dog Chocolate - 25 April 2016
Apr 25, 2016 • 88 min
It’s a week of lengthy musical explorations with a podcast clocking in at 80 minutes. We kick off with some great modern reggae sounds from Adam Prescott, and we’ve got new ones from Pye Corner Audio, Dog Chocolate, Necro Deathmort, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray,…
#88 - Asher Levitas, Josefin Öhrn, The Comet is Coming, Thornato - 18 April 2016
Apr 18, 2016 • 72 min
We haven’t got far through the alphabet this week, with new tracks from Adrena Adrena, Ash Walker, and Asher Levitas, whilst highlighting a new vinyl release of Alexander Robotnick with Ludus Pinsky, and a rare Basque record from Akauzazte. Absolutely all…
#87 - Fumaça Preta, Hey Colossus, Orchestra of Spheres, Tim Hecker - 11 April 2016 b
Apr 11, 2016 • 68 min
An exclusive first play of a new Hey Colossus track is just one highlight in this week’s podcast. There are absolute storming tracks from the ever reliable crate diggers at Finders Keepers Records and Africa Seven, we also have new tracks from the…
#86 - Diminished Men, Novelist, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, IXTAB - 4 April 2016
Apr 4, 2016 • 76 min
Anthony is back this week and he has some great music with him, including new ones from Diminished Men and Colin Stetson. Gareth adds new ones from grime maestro Novelist and French odd-pop oddballs Gablé. There’s also new tunes from Japenese art…
#85 - Independent Label Market, London special - 28 March 2016
Mar 28, 2016 • 69 min
Some brilliant independent record labels will be selling music at the Independent Label Market in London this week. To celebrate, we look forward to it by playing some tracks from ten labels who will be there, including new music from Jezus Factory, BBE,…
#84 - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban, Girl Sweat, Gainstage - 21 March 2016
Mar 21, 2016 • 77 min
A little gnarly this week, we’ve got industrial techno, brutal rock, hip hop, house, heavy rock, digidub against trident and funk. It’s the usual mix of genres and great new music from Girl Sweat, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban and loads more
#83 - Booze, Billy Bao, Flamingods, Memotone - 14 March 2016
Mar 14, 2016 • 61 min
This week’s podcast may clock in under an hour, but we still have the usual ten tracks of weird and wonderful independent music for you. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new Booze track from their second album. We also have new ones from…
#45 - L’Orchestre du Montplaisant, Ela Orleans, Islam Chipsy, Asher Senator - 11 May 2015
Mar 7, 2016 • 72 min
A replay of our episode from 11 May 2015 Gareth and Anthony are focused on brand new music this week, with nine of the ten tracks either new or unreleased. We have a track from the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record as well as new ones from the Eccentronic…
#82 - Gold Panda, Metropolitan Soul Museum, The Cosmic Dead, Nvdes - 29 February 2016
Feb 29, 2016 • 71 min
A track from the long-awaited new Gold Panda record kicks us off this week, where we revisit a few podcast favourites who have new records on the way. It’s not all old favourites though, we’ve got new music from podcast debutants, including LA pop from…
#81 - Stian Westerhus, Nisennenmondai, Poirier, Venetian Snares - 22 February 2016
Feb 22, 2016 • 72 min
This week we have the exclusive first play of former Jaga Jazzist member Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus’ new track. We’ve also got two from Japan with the insatiable techno-esque sounds of Japanese trio Nisennenmondai and the…
#80 - Kerridge, 12z, PJ Harvey, Feels - 15 February 2016
Feb 15, 2016 • 70 min
Some exceptional swearing and even better techno and everything in between on this week’s show. We’ve got Hungarian experimentations from 12z, more experimentation from Fatima Al Qadiri, garage pop music from LA’s Feels, and a nice chunk of funk and…
#79 - Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules - 8 February 2016
Feb 8, 2016 • 72 min
After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever…
#78 - Iggy Pop, Mikael Seifu, Gaika, She-Devils - 1 February 2016
Feb 1, 2016 • 71 min
Some extraordinary electronic music on this week’s show. JahYu’s rootsy dub with throat singing and bird noises ticks all our boxes, we’ve got two future British masters in Commodo and Rocks FOE combining, and another one in Gaika. It’s a real showcase of…
#77 - Prince Rama, Supermoon, Dreadsquad, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - 25 January 2016
Jan 25, 2016 • 84 min
Polish dub from Dreadsquad kicks off a podcast crossing across the genres, with new music from Brooklyn’s Prince Rama, Yorkshire’s moog master Matthew Bourne, and Haiku No Ku. We’ve also got covers performed by Scotland’s Supermoon and Kay Dennis, as well…
#76 - Howes, Future Punx, Thomas Köner, Piqnic - 18 January 2016
Jan 18, 2016 • 77 min
The Japanese do noisey rock music better than most, and this week’s show has ample proof with tracks from Melt-Banana and Piqnic. We’ve got reissued Greek Jaffa psych from Aris San, as well as new tracks from Future Punx, abstract sound artist Thomas…
#75 - Shapednoise, Za!, Markey Funk, Phall Fatale - 11 January 2016
Jan 11, 2016 • 75 min
Your first podcast of 2016 features lots of interesting new releases. From the opening sounds of Markey Funk’s heavily Italian library music influenced new faux-horror OST, past the South African hip hop of Luka Productions, sumptuous rhythms from…
2015 retrospective (best of) - 3hr radio edit
Dec 31, 2015 • 190 min
Our parting gift for 2015, an edited three hour version of our 2015 retrospectives. Featuring some of the best music from independent artists and record labels this year. Thank you for listening to the Independent Music Podcast in 2015, see you again in…
#74 - 2015 retrospective (best of) part three - 28 December 2015
Dec 28, 2015 • 75 min
The final part of our 2015 retrospective is somewhat slower. With stunning hushed Scottish tones, London poetry mixed with German digidub, LA hip hop, and a digital release that has a vinyl release earmarked for 2016. Thank you for all your support this…
#73 - 2015 retrospective (best of) part two - 21 December 2015
Dec 21, 2015 • 77 min
The second part of our 2015 retrospective takes us into newer territory, with a brand new release from an Israeli dub MC making the cut. Alongside that we’ve got the best in afrobeat (even if it doesn’t meet the Kuti threshold), grime, and South African…
#72 - 2015 retrospective (best of) part one - 14 December 2015
Dec 14, 2015 • 76 min
The most wonderful time of the year! Gareth and Anthony dig through a fabulous year of music to bring you three episodes of great, perhaps forgotten music that has come out this year. Did you hear the one with the classically trained Egyptian pianist with…
#71 - Rocks FOE, Gaslamp Killer, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Goat (Japan) - 7 December 2015
Dec 7, 2015 • 73 min
Heavy hitting this week, we have brand new trap from new Croydon ‘firespitter’ Rocks FOE and an incredible new 7” from the Gaslamp Killer. There’s lots of heavy sounds, with new ones from Melt Yourself Down, Goat (the Japanese one), Scotch Bonnet-signed…
#70 - Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet - 30 November 2015
Nov 30, 2015 • 69 min
Weird electronic noises this week, with something very special from the complete unknown I Know I’m an Alien. We’ve got a 10-minute opener from Maserati, who played their first ever UK show last week. Also new reggae from Berlin’s iLLBiLLY HiTEC,…
#69 - Independent Label Market London special - 23 November 2015
Nov 23, 2015 • 80 min
The Independent Label Market returns to London on 28 November. In anticipation Gareth and Anthony play tracks from some of the brilliant labels who will be selling their wares. From reggae in the form of Nice Up!, to Romanian prog from Strut via crazy…
#68 - Ulver, Anthony Child, Mar Otra Vez, Dodmen - 16 November 2015
Nov 16, 2015 • 87 min
Surgeon has a new LP recorded in the Maui jungle under his own name that we preview this week. Alongside that we have new tracks from Tarana, Ulver, Julia Kent, and Oneohtrix Point Never. Subscribe on iTunes:…
#67 - Kill the Vultures, Blanck Mass, Moss Lime, Joanna Newsom - 9 November 2015
Nov 9, 2015 • 73 min
From unreleased 80s Scottish post-punk, to Canadian rock, to Brazilian funk, we’ve got another fantastically varied ten tracks for your week. New tracks from Joanna Newson, Ukandanz, Witch, Moss Lime, Blanck Mass, and Kill the Vultures highlight another…
#66 - Floating Points, Misty’s Big Adventure, Tomaga, Breakplus - 2 November 2015
Nov 2, 2015 • 71 min
Algerian disco? Turkish progressive rock? Austrians covering Syrians? This week’s podcast has all and more - with new delights from Soap&Skin, Bill Wells with Yo La Tengo, Soap&Skin, Floating Points, and Misty’s Big Adventure. Also great new electronic…
#44 - Gazelle Twin, Nochexx, Shit and Shine, Aby Ngana Diop - 4 May 2015
Oct 26, 2015 • 78 min
Kicking off the show this week we’ve got Soviet-era vinyl breakbeat mashups, heartbreaking ballads and unidentifiable electronic music. Elsewhere in the hour we’ve got the latest from two regularly featured labels - Awesome Tapes From Africa and Rocket…
#65 - Dead Albatross Music Prize Special - 19 October 2015
Oct 19, 2015 • 70 min
The Dead Albatross Music Prize is the sensible alternative to the Mercury - truly forward-thinking, interesting British records where the labels don’t need to pay to enter. Voted for by music aficionados across the country, the prize highlights 25…
#64 - Tortoise, Meridian Brothers, The Wharves, Alien Dread - 12 October 2015
Oct 12, 2015 • 75 min
The first track in six years from post-rock pioneers Tortoise kicks off this week’s podcast. Some more new music from Colombia’s Meridian Brothers, house from Medlar, techno from Scalameriya & VSK, dub from Devon’s Alien Dread, plus a new compilation of…
#63 - Master Musicians of Bukkake, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Bastien Keb, Workin’ Man Noise Unit - 5 October 2015
Oct 5, 2015 • 86 min
This week there are incredible new and forthcoming releases from the likes of Workin’ Man Noise Unit, Okzharp and Master Musicians of Bukkake. We also have new experimental music from Norway, library jazz from London as well as a live recording from Colin…
#62 - DJ Khalab, Equations, Tom McConnell, Booze - 28 September 2015
Sep 28, 2015 • 91 min
After our summer break we’ve got loads of great new music. Grime from South Africa’s Lions Den 9000, house from Tom McConnell, Portugese rock from Equations and lots more
#61 - Teeth of the Sea, Clap! Clap!, Commodo Gantz Kahn, Soft Healer - 14 September 2015
Sep 14, 2015 • 73 min
We’re taking a break from our summer break this week - when’s there’s so much good music coming out, we just can’t resist the urge to bring it to you. We’ve got an amazing track from the new Teeth of the Sea album alongside new ones from Finnish jazz man…
#60 - End of the Road Festival 2015 special - 31 August 2015
Aug 31, 2015 • 80 min
End of the Road festival 2015 kicks off this weekend. It’s our favourite UK festival and we’re delighted to investigate some of the amazing bill on this week’s podcast. From old favourites Brakes, to Sufjan Stevens via podcast luminaries Fumaça Preta and…
#59 -Battles, Alan Jefferson, Terminal Cheesecake, Golden Teacher - 24 August 2015
Aug 24, 2015 • 88 min
The first Battles track in four years is one of many highlights on this week’s show. We’ve got a great track from the remarkable Alan Jefferson Galactic Nightmare record on Trunk, a cut from the new Terminal Cheesecake live record and something…
#58 - Hey Colossus, Swindle, L’Orange, Ron Morelli - 17 August 2015
Aug 17, 2015 • 81 min
Everything we love about music this week. From piano hip-hop courtesy of the impeccable L’Orange, or obtuse Bollywood OSTs, or just a brand new track from Hey Colossus. There’s great music all over the shop - pioneering grime label Butterz have a new one,…
#57 - 10 August 2015
Aug 10, 2015 • 80 min
This week’s show includes brand new, forthcoming house music from Claude (AKA Fulgeance) and the as-yet unknown Metropolitan Soul Museum. There’s more band new music from the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Spacehaul, Wrongtom, and Romperayo.…
Rebroadcast - #1 - 19 April 2010
Aug 3, 2015 • 65 min
No new show this week unfortunately, but we’re replaying our first ever attempt at making a podcast together. Even in 2015, the music on this show stands up to scrutiny: from the mesmerising sounds of Starkey to the mind-melting DJ Scotch Egg project Drum…
#56 - 27 July 2015
Jul 27, 2015 • 79 min
Recorded live from the sunshine at Milhoes de Festa in Barcelos, Portugal, this week’s podcast has the usual blend of the unusual. We’ve got Saharan hip hop, Chinese field recordings, afrobeat from Berlin and lots more. New music comes from Micachu & the…
#55 - 20 July 2015
Jul 20, 2015 • 77 min
Fela Kuti’s key collaborator Tony Allen kicks off this week’s podcast with a track from his excellent 2009 record with Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor. Elsewhere we’ve got exceptional soulful pop from Silicon, bouncy Thai goodness from The Super…
#54 - 13 July 2015
Jul 13, 2015 • 80 min
The brand new Venetian Snares record gets an airing this week, but that’s not the only new track we’re playing. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new track from Drumcunt, we also have a listen to forthcoming releases from brilliant London punk band…
#53 - 6 July 2015
Jul 5, 2015 • 75 min
Loads of pre-release music for your ears this week, from the opening sounds of Shit and Shine to the final notes of the wonderful Etta James cover by New York band The Frightnrs. We also introduce new music from London bands Luminous Bodies, Hempolics and…
#52 - 29 June 2015 (Milhoes de Festa, Portugal Special)
Jun 28, 2015 • 82 min
Disappointed by the Glastonbury rain? Milhoes de Festa will bring sunshine and great music guaranteed in Portugal between 23-26 July. This week we delve into the line-up to find the amazing local acts and our old favourites and feature them on the…
#51 - 22 June 2015
Jun 21, 2015 • 75 min
It’s not just the Chapparrals that are hittin’ it this week, we’ve been hitting the pre-releases and have got loads of previews of upcoming records for you. We’ve got forthcoming tracks from Parisian band Bon Voyage Organisation, breakbeat maestro Cylob,…
#50 - 15 June 2015
Jun 14, 2015 • 66 min
The same number of tracks as usual, squeezed into a tight 56 minute podcast. The main cause is Anthony’s desire for punchy, danceable music this week, although that’s not the impression you’d get from the opener - the blinding, epic Mirrors Fold from the…
#49 - 8 June 2015 (Supersonic Festival special)
Jun 7, 2015 • 73 min
Supersonic festival kicks off in Birmingham, UK this Thursday. Anthony and Gareth celebrate the wonderfully diverse line-up in this week’s podcast. Opening up with a new track from 70s post-punk legends The Pop Group, we also dive into great artists…
#48 - 1 June 2015
May 31, 2015 • 81 min
We’re getting a little bit funky this week following a couple of episodes looking on the weirder side of music. From the opening afro-tinged funk of Hungary’s Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz’s new LP through Germany’s Tramp Records, to the closing…
#47 - 25 May 2015
May 24, 2015 • 79 min
Anyone for Indonesian throat singing? That’s just one place we go on this week’s podcast. We also have forthcoming electronics from DJ Khalab and Clap! Clap! via Bristol label Black Acre; Minuteman, Stooges and fIREHOSE legend Mike Watt’s new band Cuz,…
#46 - 18 May 2015 (Raw Power Festival special)
May 17, 2015 • 82 min
Raw Power Festival is between 22-24 May at The Dome in London. Anthony organises it so this week he and Gareth are playing some of the artists they are looking forward to seeing. It’s very heavy, mixed with the usual weird and wonderful sounds familiar to…
#45 - 11 May 2015
May 10, 2015 • 72 min
Gareth and Anthony are focused on brand new music this week, with nine of the ten tracks either new or unreleased. We have a track from the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record as well as new ones from the Eccentronic Research Council, Ela Orleans, and Dean…
#44 - 4 May 2015 b
May 4, 2015 • 78 min
Kicking off the show this week we’ve got Soviet-era vinyl breakbeat mashups, heartbreaking ballads and unidentifiable electronic music. Elsewhere in the hour we’ve got the latest from two regularly featured labels - Awesome Tapes From Africa and Rocket…
#43 - 27 April 2015
Apr 26, 2015 • 83 min
More new music for your ears this week. We have two unreleased tracks - one from Teeth of the Sea side project Hirvikolari and another from Eyes and No Eyes’ Tristram Bawtree - we also have new ones from the legendary noise act Lightning Bolt and a hip…
#42 - 20 April 2015
Apr 19, 2015 • 78 min
Lots of rare, innovative and new music in the hour this week. We have new releases from Egyptian/Italian/New York producer Mutamassik, Bardo Pond, Colin Stetson and Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld. There are new reissues from Parisian electro pioneer Bernard…
#41 - 13 April 2015
Apr 12, 2015 • 98 min
We’re mostly looking forward this week with forthcoming electronic releases from Tomaga, Orlando, Helgeland 8-bit Squad and Brother Culture, we’ve got recent tracks from Portugal’s Fumaca Preta and Enablers, alongside two tracks from Can luminaries Holgar…
#40 - 6 April 2015
Apr 5, 2015 • 62 min
Moog silliness, contemporary and 70s jazz, Lollywood dancefloor fillers - that’s just the first four tracks on this week’s podcast. We have new ones from Polar Bear, Filter Dread and Anji Cheung as well as danceable field recordings from far flung corners…
#39 - 30 March 2015
Mar 29, 2015 • 61 min
A fascinating week of releases to bring the podcast back after a three year break, we’re opening with an astounding track from the new Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat LP and over the hour take in lost afrobeat, unreleased 60s soul, cellphone African rap and…