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A weekly show that brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. We cover every genre conceivable, from abstract techno, mutated dancehall, dark metal to Chinese bin lid music or something else - if it's recorded outside of the major label system, we're up for playing it.

You'll find music you love, music you don't understand, and music that'll change your life.
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Chopped beats from The Philippines, drone-blues melding, and medieval music from the US midwest are some of the more unfamiliar sounds making their way onto this week's Independent Music Podcast. Elsewhere, the astounding new track from BIG|BRAVE is a real highlight, we also have proto UK rap cuts from Manchester's Shotta Taps, relaxed Middle-Eastern electronics fro Shadi Khries, and a lot more. Tracklisting ビクター MKII- Treasure 宝物 (感傷唱片行 Kind of Blue Records, Taiwan) Jonny Halifax Invocation - Track 1 (self-release, UK) Cop Funeral - Out of Office (Already Dead Tapes, USA) Bejuco - Batea (Llorona Records, Colombia) Elminster - Dwarves of Citadel Adbar (Moonworshipper Records, USA) BIG|BRAVE - Half Breed (Southern Lord Recordings, USA) Big Scraps - Follow the Yellow Brick Road (excerpt) (Shotta Tapes, UK) Fly Pan Am - Scanner (Constellation Records, Canada) Shadi Khries - Sara (Hard Fist, France) Dialect - Under ~ Between (RVNG Intl., USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
A remarkable array of sounds to entertain you this week. From the real banger to open to incomprehensible Mexican 8-bit drone via afrobeat genius, violin experimentation, reworked Indonesian throat singing, Polish juke and lots of other great morsels. Tracklisting Lady Lykez - Buzz Lightyear (Hyperdub Records, UK) Etuk Ubong - I Waka Dey Go (self-release, Nigeria) Shane Cooper - STATIC (Kit Records, UK) Amane OG - Defrag (Polish Juke, Poland) Sarah Neufeld - Stories (One Little Independent, UK) SŌN - Alkisah (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Floresta Oblíqua - A (Fungo Label, Portugal) Throwing Snow - Lithics (Houndstooth, UK) Mouse On Mars - Youmachine (Thrill Jockey, USA) Castle in Ruins - In Laa poszadaav di deescandzsov dondteev descantsasee tva amaatdov corrpuos quveriidat Doenceillav iin veilotaaris dondev resguardesen tuvos Sanguis, tuaa Hierenttiam in estadmn Existenciiale (Ave Negra Music, Mexico) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
We often go full fat on the Independent Music Podcast, but with so many mammoth records on this show, we've had to give you morsels of the full glory. Whether that is a 6-minute snippet of 45mins of Balkan choral chanting, 2 minutes of 25 minute Indian-infused metal, or five minutes of the absolutely ear-meltingly good new record from Japanese legends Mainliner, there's plenty of good stuff to get stuck in to. Elsewhere, an early contender for banger of the year from Dame Area on Mannequin Records, there's dub-infused synth music from Teresa Winter, Swedish-Senegalese collaboration as Wau Wau Collectif and much more. Tracklisting Adrian Younge - The American Negro (Jazz is Dead, USA) El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem (Big Crown Records, USA) Vladimir Ivkovic - Gospels for Moopie (excerpt) (Fleetway Tapes, Australia) Phil Langero - Bodily Extremis (self-release, Ireland) Wau Wau Collectif - Salamaleikoum (Sahel Sounds, USA) Mainliner - Blasphemy Hunter (excerpt) (Riot Season, UK) Teresa Winter - Love Crime (Boomkat Editions, UK) Dame Area - La Danza Del Ferro (Mannequin Records, Germany) CZLT - Junkyard (WV Sorcerer Productions, France / Ascetic Visions, UK / Homo-Sensibilis, Belgium) Mark Cunningham - Osaka Night (Humanhood Recordings) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Bookended by sublime hiphop, this episode of the Independent Music Podcast takes us on a contemplative journey across the genres. From Portuguese pianist Tiago Sousa's exquisite new modern classical on Discrepant to Livingdog's tentative spatial folk sounds, there's a lot to sit back and settle in to. But we do also have a few tastes of experimental dance floor action too, not least Egyptian producer ZULI's pneumatic techno on Lee Gamble's UIQ label and the new record on Rocket Recordings from Goat-affiliated group DJINN. Tracklisting Angel Haze - Weight (Good Soil, USA) Tiago Sousa - The Myth of Sisyphus (Discrepant, UK) Pauline Anna Strom - Equatorial Sunrise (RVNG Intl., USA) ZULI - Keen Demag (UIQ, UK) DJINN - Love Divine (Rocket Recordings, UK) Humwreck - Burned (feat. Basura Toska) (self-release, USA) Colleen - Gazing at Taurus - Santa Eulalia (Thrill Jockey, USA) Livingdog - If I Let the Air In (self-release, USA) Steve Gullick & James Johnston - First Light (God Unknown Records, UK) YUNGMORPHEUS & ewonee - FistfulofGreens (Bad Taste Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
Do you like Indonesian horse riding metal? Do you like Panamanian shellac? Do you like tired radio advert voices from pirate radio stations between 1984 and 1993? Then you’ll love the Independent Music Podcast! We’re bringing you the very best in Japanese translated avant-garde French poetry, experimental Russian noises, slow grime and more! Straight out of South London to you, wherever you are in the world. Tune in or miss out! We’ve got the hottest tracks from the very best labels, here they are in order of being played: Dolenz – Blak Helicopters feat. Dabbla (Potentfunk Records, UK) Nansarunai – Enthronement Ceremony (Death Kvlt Productions, UK / Banner Of Blood, USA) Nahawa Doumbia – Djougoh (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA) свяотй источник – Kino (self-release, Russia) Unknown – Limelight / Ravers Dateline / Under 18s Disco (Death is Not the End Records, UK) Party Dozen – The Worker (GRUPO, Australia) Mikado Koko – Ten Little Kuronbo (Akuphone, France) Grupo Istmeño – Coge el Pandero Que Se Te Va (Panama) (Dust-to-Digital, USA) Cousin – 1 Tun (Moonshoe, Australia) Gaffa Bandana – Breakage (self-release, UK) All edited by our main man Nick McCorriston
It's an emotional start to this week's podcast with the final recording of podcast mainstays Tomaga. It is - as with all the music Tom and Valentina made together - absolutely stunning and it's heartbreaking no more is forthcoming.  More positively, we have a great batch of other sounds to accompany it, not least the ferocious Bugandan drumming of the Nilotika Drum Ensemble or the more experimental percussion of Poland's Arszyn. There's gnarly noise from USA/Mexico, library influenced delights from Tom Furse, "Black Dwarf" techno from Selm, and loads more. Tracklisting Tomaga - Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark, France) Nilotika Drum Ensemble - Ejokawulida (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Abul Mogard - In Immobile Air (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) Selm - Sin (Opal Tapes, UK) Lueke - Les Souper Des Cendres (L.I.E.S Records, USA) User from PT - Pirin-ei (Biodiversità Records, Italy) USA/MEXICO - Chorizo (Riot Season Records, UK / 12XU Records, USA) Arszyn - Prywatyzacja Kosmosu (Arszyn Records, Poland) Myles Cochran - The Light There (9Ball Records, UK) Tom Furse - A Journey in Ecstasy (Edit) (Lo Recordings, UK)  Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
Something very different for you, this is the first episode of Anthony's new podcast: Out for a Walk.  It's a podcast about walking and sound. Taking in field recordings, nature and local history. Subscribe to it wherever you get podcasts Credits Hosted by Anthony Chalmers Produced by Sarah Nicol Music by Faten Kanaan
'Atmospheric' goes some way to describing a lot of the music on the show this week. From the sublime new opus from Mexico's Murcof to the stunning cello experimentation of Simon McCorry, we have sounds that transport you to a range of different intoxicating realms. Elsewhere there's some experimental panpipe music from Bristol's Avon Terror Corps and chopped cowbells from Colombia's LeinaD, Birmingham electronic-inspired new records from Ashley Paul and Beautify Junkyards, SOPHIE's 'no remixes... except for Autechre' prophecy coming true, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Sintakon - Muevete (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Blanck Mass - Starstuff (single edit) (Sacred Bones Records, USA) Ashley Paul - Blue Skies Green Trees (Slip, UK) MANDEL - Mini Suite I (Bedroom Community, Iceland) Murcof - Underwater Lament (The Leaf Label, UK) Beautify Junkyards - Reverie (feat. Nina Miranda)(Ghost Box Records, UK) LeinaD - Cowbell King (Wachita China, Spain) Simon McCorry - Nature in Nature (See Blue Audio, Spain) SOPHIE - BIPP (Autechre Mx) (Numbers, UK) Sunburned Hand of the Man - Warm Banana (Blueberry Honey, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
A fantastic hour of new music this week, although the highlight could well be the sublime cut of Eswatini and South African music from 1989 that's had a reissue on France's Nyami Nyami label.  That Azumah track is bookended by two fairly gnarly pieces from Canada's Seum and Australia's Divide and Dissolve, we also have stunning ambient soundscapes from Chinese debutant Voision Xi, straight-to-disc improvisation from Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective, timely social commentary from Micall Parknsun and loads more. Tracklisting Micall Parknsun - Still Living Black feat. Napoleon Da Legend (Boot Records, UK) Meril Wubslin - Flâner (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland) TT The Artist - Get This WORK (Club Queen Records, USA) Seum - Saliva Bath (self-release, Canada) Azumah - Woza Moya (Nyami Nyami Records, France) Divide and Dissolve - Prove It (Invada, UK) Voision Xi - Peacock (Eating Music, China) Dean McPhee - The Alchemist (Hood Faire, UK) Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective - Elephant Hangover (Night Dreamer Records, UK) Virginia Wing - St. Francis Fountain (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
We start 2021 with music that is generally more mellow, contemplative, but no less extraordinary than the music you're used to on the podcast. Kicking things off with avant-folk of Birdengine, there's hints of modern classical from Doug Wieselman and CARM. We also have a very early contender for most exciting record of the year, with the first taste of the debut LP from Yao Bobby and Simon Grab, there's experimental music from Superalma Project, kraut-tinged sounds from Baïkonour, a tribute to the late, great MF Doom, and much more. Tracklisting Birdengine - The Woe Spills (Eyeless Records, UK) Yao Bobby & Simon Grab - Black Revolution (LAVALAVA Records, UK) Doug Wieselman - Hope For The Trees (Figureight, USA) CARM - Soft Night (37d03d, USA) Baïkonour - Desert Song (self-release, UK) Iman Houssein - Turkey (Ghost Notes Worldwide, UK) Superalma Project - Love is a Many-Splintered Thing (Glamour label, Poland) Fred E. Fresh - Wrapped Up-Tight (Analog Records, USA) Boldy James x Meyhem Lauren (prod. Real Bad Man) - Light Bill (Griselda Records, USA) Madvillain - All Caps (Stones Throw, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
A selection of ten of our favourite records that we've played on the podcast in 2020. It's an impossible task but there is some killer music in here to entertain you for an hour or so. So what have we enjoyed this year? In this selection there's Thai rap, Uruguayan experimentation, UK skronk noise, stunning BLM-inspired jazz and loads more. Part three of our favourites of 2020 will be hosted live on Zoom. It's free to attend, but you need to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-music-podcast-live-2020-in-review-tickets-130780252255 Tracklisting Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal + Rhythmical) (DEEWEE, Belgium) Sly & the Family Drone - Bulgarian Steel (Love Love Records, UK) JUU4E - Who is Drunk? 酔ってるのは誰?(EM Records, Japan) Mourning [A] BLKstar - Blk Water (self-release, USA) Effluvium - Vera (Moonworshipper Records, USA) Hey Colossus - (Wrong Speed Records, UK) Holy Tongue - Emet (Amidah Records, UK) Boldy James & Sterling Toles - Detroit River Rock (Sector 7-G Recordings, USA) Lila Tirando a Violeta & Lighght - Dry Season (N.A.A.F.I., Mexico) Faten Kanaan - The North Wind (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
We don't do 'best of' episodes at the Independent Music Podcast. Music is subjective and we love to shout about the music we love. This week, we're shouting about the music of 2020 that we love and haven't shouted about during our regular episodes. So whether it's 10-minute Finnish rock opuses, racially charged noise-jazz-hiphop, Kenyan field recordings, or Jordanian rap we've got something new(ish) and experimental for you to fall in love with. We also having pummelling techno, indie folk, choral experimental and a lot more. Tracklisting Oranssi Pazuzu - Uusi Teknokratia (Nuclear Blast, USA) Lil Asaf - El Burj (ANBA, Egypt) Tunng - Scared to Death (Full Time Hobby, UK) Screen Shadow - BOᗌIΞS (Scrnxxxshdw, UK) KMRU - Degree of Change (Seil Records, Germany) Pink Siifu - Bebe’s Kids, APOLLO ft. Moor Mother (de Rap Winkel Records, Netherlands) Couch Slut - I’m 14 (Gilead Media, USA) AYA - Ngallo (self-release, UK) Lyra Pramuk - Tendril (Bedroom Community, Iceland) A.N.I -Yes! Sure! If You Don´t Mind (Kashual Plastik, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Our final 'regular' show before January sees little let-up in the excellent music being produced through this mess of a year. Whether it's the spine-tingling multi-national vocals of Chant Electronique or the psychedelic fuzz of Japanese legends Mainliner, there's a lot of the good stuff in this hour-long pod. Elsewhere, live podcast regulars will be happy with two horse-related tracks from wildly different spectrums: former A Hawk and A Hacksaw violinist Heather Trosts new one is mesmerising avant-folk, whilst Giant Swan provide a blistering finale. What else? Well there's Cypriot synthpop from Spivak, possibly the best hiphop record of the year from Chester Watson, juke from Georgia's Nikki Nair and a whole lot more TracklistingSpivak - Πήγαινέ Μέ (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) DJ Danifox - Xupetilson (Principe Discos, Portugal) Chant Electronique - Kamen Gori (Rika Muzika, UK / Croatia) Mainliner - Dual Myths (Riot Season, UK) Chester Watson - Fog (feat. Dua Saleh) (POW Recordings, USA) Mike Neaves - Anxiatry (Hominid Sounds, UK) Heather Trost - Jump Into The Fire (Third Man Records, USA) Gary, Indiana - Nike of Samothrace (Fire Talk, UK) Nikki Nair - Buggy (Juke Bounce Werk, USA) Giant Swan - Silkworm (KECK, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
The long-awaited (okay, 12 months) return of Shackleton's Tunes of Negation is a real highlight at the end of this week's show. Before that we have a treasure trove of experimental sounds, from the blistering grindcore of Sulk to the stunning modern classical of Mirry. Also on the show, we have Gazelle Twin and NYX's exquisitely unsettling cover of Paul Giovanni and Magnet's Fire Leap (from The Wicker Man), we have collage art from Negativland, cumbia from Agrupación Changó, Peruvian 8-bit coldwave and a lot more. Tracklisting Negativland - We Can Really Feel Like We’re Here (Seeland Productions) Agrupación Changó - Oroí oroá (Llorona Records, Colombia) Vapour Theories - Breaking Down(The Portals Of Hell) (Fire Records, UK) Sulk - Pee-Wee Gurnman (ft De Mosselman) (self-release, UK) Mirry - Study in B flat Minor (Dinked Edition, UK) Alex Stolze - Horses and Acres (Nonostar Records, Germany) Loosers - Kill Screen (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal) Varsovia - Hablemos Claramente (Buh Records, Peru) Gazelle Twin & NYX - Fire Leap (NYX Collective Records, UK) Tunes Of Negation - Your Message is Peace (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
As we get towards the end of 2020, the exceptional music just keeps on coming. Looking towards 2021, Phantom Limb have brand new music from Indonesian experimental pioneers Senyawa coming out that we preview this week. Looking even further afield - to 2022 - mclusky have their first LP in nearly 20 years coming out, and we have the first taste of that via Andy Falkous' one-man-band Christian Fitness. We also have delicious music from right now: we have the krautrock-infused sounds of Croydon's The Carbonators, we have Swedish jazz from The End, wonky polyrhythms from Air Max '97, stunning modern classical from David Allred and loads more. Tracklisting Christian Fitness - Stop Feeding the Houseplants (mclusky d/d/demo) (self-release, UK) Mark Dicker - Coarse & Fine Aggregates (Tesla Tapes, UK) The End (Sofia Jernberg, Mats Gustafsson, Kjetil Møster, Anders Hana, Børge Fjordheim) - Allt Är Intet (RareNoise Records, UK) The Carbonators  - Oh Ship (St. Clements Records, UK) Senyawa - Istana (Phantom Limb, UK) Eels - Are We Alright Again (E Works, USA) Air Max '97 - Triple Pendulum (Decisions, UK) Kukaya - Gologolo (the Sleeker) (1000Hz, Poland) David Allred - Poet Tree (Solo Piano) (Erased Tapes, UK) Nakul Krishnamurthy - Anudhatthamudhatthassvaritham (Tokuroko, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Bookended by two contrasting releases from Portugal, the podcast takes us from brutal death metal to disco, from drum n bass to Vietnamese ambient techno. Even by our usual standards, this episode is eclectic. Tracklisting Human Vivisection - Salvation (Vomit Your Shirt, Portugal) Krust - Keter the Heavenly (Crosstown Rebels, UK) Jung Buffalo - Oh Darling! (Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective, Vietnam) Ela Minus - Acts of Rebellion (Domino Recording Co, UK) The Patchouli Brothers - Body Party (Star Creature Universal Vibrations, USA) Gwenifer Raymond - Hell for Certain (Tompkins Square, USA) Sabreen - Hurly Burly (Akuphone, France) METAL - Point Vacancies (ESP Institute, UK) Lorenzo Morresi & Tenderlonious - Cosmica Italiana (22a, UK) Ece Canlı -Animancia (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled the top 20 for you, split into two separate shows of ten tracks each. In this third podcast, Anthony and Gareth have picked their favourite five each. Tracklisting Swordman Kitala, K​-​Lone - Malanga Ja (Blip Discs, UK) Faten Kanaan - Wildflowers (Fire Records, UK) Marie Davidson - Work It (Ninja Tune, UK) Tomaga & Pierre Bastien – Bandiera Di Carta (Other People, USA) Kapote - Delirio Italiano - Dub (Toy Tonics, Germany) USA/Mexico - Matamoros (12XU Records, USA / Riot Season Records, UK) Tecnología Para Ser Libres – Nguillatun (self-release, Chile) Flohio - Way2 (Alpha, UK) AYA - Delishus (YCO, UK) OOIOO – walk for “345” minutes, while saying “Ah Yeah!” with a “Mountain Book” in one hand, until a shower of light pours down (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled the top 20 for you, split into two separate shows of ten tracks each. In the third podcast, Anthony and Gareth have picked their favourite five each. This is the second part of the listener favourites - unranked. Tracklisting Altın Gün – Süpürgesi Yoncadan (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) Hey Colossus – The Mirror (feat. Mark Lanegan) (Wrong Speed, UK) Keeley Forsyth – Debris (The Leaf Label, UK) Duma – Lionsblood (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Lina_Raül Refree – Cuidei Que Tinha Morrido (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) Moor Mother – Act 1 – Working Machine (Don Giovanni Records, USA) Clipping – Blood of the Fang (Sub Pop Records, USA) I Know I’m an Alien – Here Come The Customers pt 1 (Crass Lips Records, USA) WaqWaq Kingdom - Doggy Bag (Phantom Limb, UK) Sun Ra Arkestra – Seductive Fantasy (Strut Records, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
Over 299 episodes, the Independent Music Podcast has featured 3,807 unique independent artists and record labels and has reached nearly one million ears in 131 countries. For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled the top 20 for you, split into two separate shows of ten tracks each. In the third podcast, Anthony and Gareth have picked their favourite five each. This is the first part of the listener favourites - unranked. Tracklisting Clipping – Say the Name (Sub Pop, USA) MC Yallah & Debmaster – Kubali (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) Angel Bat Dawid – Black Family (International Anthem, USA) Giant Swan – 55 Year Old Daughter (KECK, UK) Arab Strap – The Turning of Our Bones (Rock Action Records, UK) Gum Takes Tooth – Borrowed Lies (Rocket Recordings, UK) Pye Corner Audio – Hollow Earth (Ghost Box, UK) We Wild Blood – Drinking on Trains (Hot Fools, UK) Acadjmia - A Gate Beyond (New Work City Records, USA) Richard Dawson – Jogging (Weird World Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
On this week's pod the mood is a little more downtempo as we explore new releases that cut across musique concrète, spiritual jazz, and drone. It's not all abstract and down though, we also have a fantastic unreleased track from the sadly split Taman Shud, we have a phenomenal club banger from Ziyiz, the latest tropical sounds from Conjunto Papa Upa, Iranian-American experimentation from Maral and loads more. Tracklisting Calum Gunn - Assumption (OOH-Sounds, Italy) Maral - Dashti (Leaving Records, USA) Conjunto Papa Upa - Todo Parao - Parte 2 (Music With Soul, Netherlands) Jahari Massamba Unit - Les Jardins Esméraldins (Pour Caillard) (Madlib Invazion, USA) Taman Shud - Psalmody of Verdure (Baba Yaga’s Hut, UK) Ziyiz - War Nah (Failed Units, UK) Dekalb Works - A Play (Where To Now? Records, UK) Günter Schlienz - Kerberus (Moon Glyph, USA) William Basinski - The Wheel of Fortune (Temporary Residence Ltd, USA) Left Hand Cuts Off The Right - I Can Wait 4 (Oaken Palace Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
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Sam Barnes

My favourite music podcast from 2020 no question, highly recommended.

Jan 11th
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Love what you're doing, guys! 😍 Keep it up. Much love and greetings from Ukraine ♥

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