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Gareth Main presents
Independent Music Podcast
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.
September 13, 2021
#340 – Mira Calix, Dijit & Krikor, The Umlauts, Mujician, Sababa 5, Kulk - 13 September 2021
Heavy hitters abound on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, gathering highlights including the dark drum and bass of Kesa Getame on ANA, the Krikor remix of Cairo’s Dijit, and an absolutely sublime new one from Mira Calix on Warp. Tracklisting The Umlauts – Um Politik (PRAH Recordings, UK) Kesa Getame – B2 (ANA, UK) Kulk – Shuck (Hominid Sounds, UK) Sababa 5 – Rosenzweig (Batov Records, UK) Mira Calix – There is Always a Girl With a Secret (Warp Records, UK) Sputnik One – Microbead (Wisdom Teeth, UK) Mujician – 10 10 10 (Cuneiform Records, USA) Dijit & Krikor – Krikor Remix (diy records, UK/Egypt) Mr.Underwood – Nder (The state51 Conspiracy, UK) 5AM – Loosing My Mind (Thinner Groove, Japan) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
September 6, 2021
#339 – Otim Alpha, Elena Setien, Rose Bonica, Irreversible Entanglements, Galen Tipton, Mildred Maude - 6 September 2021
We go in hard this week, with the consistently dancefloor filling Otim Alpha terrorising us with his high BPM electro Acholi sounds. There are let-ups sprinkled across the pod, with the exquisite new Elena Setien record on Thrill Jockey, and spiritual jazz from Irreversible Entanglements. Mostly though, we’re going uptempo, with a cracker from Rose Bonica, Gorge sounds from Adam Ondo Martenot, and Niger hip hop from Mamaki Boys, proving massive highlights on the pod. Tracklisting Otim Alpha – Lobo Olanya (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Elena Setien – Situation (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Rose Bonica – Heart in my Throat (Roses Are Red, South Africa) Irreversible Entanglements – Open the Gates (International Anthem, USA) Galen Tipton – Kick and Scream and Fight Like Hell (self-release, USA) Main Dice – Family Planning (Marfa Lights, Australia) Adam Ondo Martenot – The Eye of Ondo (Gorge.In, Japan) Mamaki Boys – Takkai (Sahel Sounds, USA) Dai San – Nite Sprite (GAMM, UK) Mildred Maude – Trevena (Sonic Cathedral, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
August 30, 2021
#338 - KUUNATIC, Lia Mice, HTRK, Amazondotcom, Ben Chasny, The Parrots - 30 August 2021
From punk black metal to fingerpicking folk, via the "mind-spanking workouts" of the fabulous Ábris Gryllus and bouncy electronics of Lia Mice, there's pretty much something for everyone on this week's podcast. Tracklisting Betamax vs Clive Bell - Visions (Byrd Out, UK) KUUNATIC - Tītián (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) HTRK - Kiss Kiss and Rhinestones (N&J Blueberries, Australia) Ábris Gryllus - OBJECT 09 (The Death of Rave, UK) Lia Mice - We Dance Back to Back Arcanist - Drinking Blood (Moonworshipper Records, USA) Ben Chasny - Water Dragon (Drag City, USA) Amazondotcom - LA Fiction (SUBREAL, USA) Anastasia Kristensen - Volshebno (Stretched) (Houndstooth, UK) The Parrots - You Work All Day and Then You Die (Heavenly Recordings, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
August 16, 2021
#337 – Pink Siifu, 700 Bliss, Jamaica!! meets Sly & the Family Drone, Me Lost Me, Leon Duncan, Still - 16 August 2021
Percussive music from Nairobi kicks us off this week on a usually eclectic Independent Music Podcast. We have avant-folk from Newcastle, the latest extraordinary hiphop experiments from Pink Siifu, a new electronic label from Shanghai, a collaboration between Jamaica!! and pod favourites Sly & the Family Drone, and lots more. Tracklisting Leon Duncan – Rucio (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) Me Lost Me – Acrobat on the Roof (self-release, UK) Pink Siifu – BACK’! (Field-Left, USA) Still – Half Hands Won’t Hold (Trepanation Recordings, UK) Leo – Latex Skies (Youth, UK) Smote – Hauberk (Rocket Recordings, UK) 700 Bliss – Passionfruit (self-release, USA) Jamaica ! ! Meets Sly & the Family Drone – Celebrating The End Together In The Good Time Swamp (self-release, UK) Radiax & Pakin – NAMIDAME (Gully Riddim, China) Rapid Ear Damage – Channels (self-release, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
August 9, 2021
#336 – Solemn Brigham, Awkward Corners, Clinamen, Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective, Hotmood, For Breakfast - 9 August 2021
Phenomenal experimental music spanning from Vietnamese electronics to Mexican disco to lots in-between. Stopping off for a cut from the Solemn Brigham LP on Mello Music Group, downtempo hiphop from Germany, polyrhythmic electronics from Poland, Instagram found sounds, Cameroonian house and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective – Infinite (Subtext Recordings, Germany) Solemn Brigham – Keep the Hope (Mello Music Group, USA) Body Image CEO – Six Ways the Telegraph Key Will Optimize Your Earning Potential (Discrepant, UK) Operation Egodeath – I Luv U But I’ve Chose Dankness (Ceramics Label, UK) For Breakfast – Nardis (Glasshouse Records, UK) Clinamen – Wizytanci (Brutality Garden, Poland) Nkom Bivoué – Zeun Ya You (self-release, Cameroon) Maugli – Trouble feat. Flolento (Shika Shika, Germany) Awkward Corners & Kitty Whitelaw – Marshland Lullaby (Shapes of Rhythm, UK) Hotmood – Roots (self-release, Mexico) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
August 2, 2021
#335 – The Bug, JK Flesh & Gnod, Comité Hypnotisé, Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats, Haiku Salut, Alpha Steppa - 2 August 2021
Dub abounds in many of its forms on the Independent Music Podcast this week, from the heavy pounding of Kevin Martin’s The Bug, to funk-infused dub experiments from Tim Vanhamel’s Comité Hypnotisé moniker, via dub steppers from the master Alpha Steppas. We also have Japanese punk from the ace O’ Summer Vacation, sludge metal from Brazil’s Papangu, ambient, hiphop, a brilliant collaboration between JK Flesh and Gnod and more. Listen to the podcast through the link in our bio or get the show from Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Tracklisting O’Summer Vacation – 扁桃腺のモニーク (Damnably, UK) The Bug – Pressure (feat. Flowdan) (Ninja Tune, UK) Comité Hypnotisé – F O (Cortizona, Belgium) QNDFK – Purloin Theme (Fallen Moon Recordings, USA) Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats – Catastrophe (Boot Records, UK) Papangu – São Francisco (self-release, Brazil) Klotang – Hyperthruster (Love Love Records, UK) Haiku Salut – We Need These Beams (Secret Name, UK) Alpha Steppa – Valhalla (Tripedal Crow Records, Germany) JK Flesh – Not Listening (Gnod Version) (The State51 Conspiracy, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
July 26, 2021
#334 – Kutiman, Slugabed, Jana Rush, Hawthonn, Ourman, Ignatz & De Stervende Honden - 26 July 2021
Abstract music from across the globe on this week’s show. We have twisted footwork, stripped back drum and bass (or perhaps not, you decide), and metronomic tunes. We have library-infused experimental electronics, two beautiful tracks from Israel and lots more. Tracklisting Slugabed – The Tiny Man is Here (Activia Benz, UK) Kutiman – Guruji (self-release, Israel) Ignatz & De Stervende Honden – Saturday’s Den (Tokuroku, UK) Markey Funk – Roy & Avner Speaking (SOM Recordings, Israel) Jana Rush – Mynd Fuc (Planet Mu, UK) Omar Joesoef – Morning World (Hard Fist, France) Hawthonn – Diamond of the Day (Larkfall, UK) DYL & DB1 – Basement Track 1 (One.Seventy, UK) Claire Rousay + More Eaze – Smaller Pools (Ecstatic, UK) Ourman – Namárië (White Peach, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
July 19, 2021
#333 – Anna Meredith, Lingua Ignota, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Vanishing Twin, Run Logan Run, Ruth Goller - 19 July 2021
Phenomenal new music abounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. Kicking off with bumper car/dodgem experimental from the always forward-thinking Anna Meredith, we shift through dub, hiphop, techno, and goth folk on this week’s journey. Other highlights this week include the sublime collaboration between Deafbrick, Kenyan duo Duma, and Swiss producer Simon Grab, an Argentinian edit of a classic b-side, the new one from Vanishing Twin and much more. Tracklisting Anna Meredith – BPM 131 (Moshi Moshi Music, UK) Ruth Goller – The Shine of Gold Was Too Strong (Vula Viel Records, UK) Run Logan Run – Screaming With the Lights On (Worm Discs, UK) Algernon Cornelius – Midnight Sauce (Human Worth Records, UK) Atmosphere – Woes (Rhymesayers Entertainment, USA) Deafbrick x Duma x Simon Grab – The Frenzy (Novas Frequencias, Brazil) Mungo’s Hi Fi – Time Traveller (ft. Pupajim) (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK) Lingua Ignota – Perpetual Flame of Centralia (Sargent House, UK) BALAM – The Inner Light (self-release, Argentina) Vanishing Twin – Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou) (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
July 12, 2021
#332 - 96 Back & Cadence Weapon, Blue Ruth, De Schuurman, The Holy Family, Becky Becky, Bambounou x Bruce - 12 July 2021
Raucous uptempo noise blended with deep dubby electronics pervades on this week's Independent Music Podcast. You wouldn't guess from the opening psychedelic beaut from The Holy Family on Rocket Recordings, but this show goes into dark directions, enjoy! Tracklisting The Holy Family - Skulls The… (Rocket Recordings, UK) De Schuurman - Pier Je Bill! (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Bass Clef - Glacier Beams (Wrong Speed Records, UK) 96 Back - Flex Time - Coup de grâce (feat. Cadence Weapon) (Local Action, UK) Becky Becky - Hey, Santiago! (Woodland Recordings, UK) Bell Curve - Fahk (Worst Behaviour Recs, USA) Haq123 - Humain Remains (self-release, UK) Voocoo - 24h (Vienna Underground Traxx, Austria) Blue Ruth - Almost Gone (Supersonic, UK) Bambounou x Bruce - Final Conference (Bambelabel, France) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
July 5, 2021
#145 – The Horrors, Housewives, Mirrored Lips, Coby Sey, The Showfa, Rer Repeater - 3 July 2017
We're off this week, so we're playing a show of exceptional music from 2017. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, this show has some superb music Tracklisting The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK) Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK) Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, UK) Rer Repeter – Another Painful Version (Bokeh Versions, UK) Coby Sey – All Change (Whities, UK) Mirrored Lips – S&V (Cruel Nature Records, UK) The Horrors – Machine (Wolf Tone, UK) Queen Lean – No Effort (self-release, USA) Sentidor – Ruínas (Ruins) (Sounds and Colours, UK) The Showfa – Thankful (Excursions, UK)
June 28, 2021
#331- Wet Leg, Krikor Kouchian, Ahadadream, David Boulter, Juga-Naut & Jazz T, Mercedes Cambridge - 28 June 2021
Sublime cold wave influenced electronics dominate the Independent Music Podcast this week, although you wouldn’t guess from the blistering opener from Algerian mountain blaster Hocine Chaoui or the latest banger from Ahadadream. Elsewhere we have cool soundtrack music from Krikor Kouchian, stunning spoken word from Tindersticks’ David Boulter, filthy alternative rock from Wet Leg and loads more great stuff. Tracklisting Hocine Chaoui – Rym El Hahaya (Outre National Records, France) Mercedes Cambridge – Brute Monde (Opal Tapes, UK) Moonshine & Ahadadream – Woah (FORESEEN Entertainment, Canada) Wet Leg – Chaise Longue (Domino Recording Co., UK) Juga-Naut & Jazz T – Marble & Granite (Boot Records, UK) David Boulter – Look Over My Shoulder (The Spoken World, UK) Krikor Kouchian – Ronald Reagan Incident (self-release, France) Sorcery – On the Bias (Bedouin Records, Thailand) Fears – Fabric (TULLE, UK) Agathe Max – Waxing Moon (Hot Fools, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
June 21, 2021
#330 – Clinic, Duma, The Body & BIG|BRAVE, Mikado Koko, Gekiga Warlord, Bacchus Harsh - 21 July 2021
Duff duff club music, krautrock electronics, Japanese chiptune, and Peruvian funeral songs are just some of the sounds infiltrating this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We have pounding industrial music from Australia, the wonderful collaboration between podcast faves The Body and BIG|BRAVE, the thundering new one from Kenyan grindcore duo Duma, and lots more. Tracklisting Clinic – Fine Dining (Domino Recording Co., UK) Duma – Cannis (Sub Pop, USA) Sara Oswald + Feldermelder – Volcanic Meditation Walks (OUS Records, Switzerland) Mikado Koko feat. Alice Voxel™ – NFT (self-release, Japan) The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Oh Sinner (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Bacchus Harsh – Taboo & Exogamy (Heavy Machinery Records, Australia) Gekiga Warlord – Dreams Are Codes Waiting To Be Broken (Favela Discos, Portugal) Es.tereo – Drifter Dub (YUKU, Czechia) Field Kit – Distant Approach (Nonostar Records, Germany) Hánkel Bellido – Mamay Sofía (Death is Not the End, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
June 14, 2021
#329 – Dean Blunt, Maarja Nuut, Dark Mark (Mark Lanegan), Los Pirañas, Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt, Thank - 14 June 2021
Extraordinary experimentation throughout this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We move in all sorts of directions, from the esoteric ambient sounds from Estonia’s Maarja Nuut, to kerosene tank brass cumbia from Los Pirañas, to funk-tinged gnarly noise from Leeds’ Thank. Elsewhere, we have the latest from Mark Lanegan’s Dark Mark moniker, Indonesia synth experiments, Japanese avant-garde electronics, the latest collaboration between Aaron Dilloway and Lucrecia Dalt, and much more. Tracklisting Mutant Joe – Lost in Nothing (self-release, Australia) Maarja Nuut – Kutse Tantsule (self-release, Estonia) Los Pirañas – Infame Golpazo (Discrepant, UK) Dark Mark vs Skeleton Joe – Dark Mark Theme (Rare Bird / Kitten Robot, USA) At her open door – Jacu (Chinabot, UK) Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – The Blob (Hanson Records, Germany) Thank – Taxidermist (self-release, UK) Dean Blunt – Nil By Mouth (Rough Trade Records, UK) Aryo Adhianto – E03 (DIVISI62, Indonesia) Space Afrika – B£E ft. Blackhaine (Dais Records, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
June 7, 2021
#328 - Wilted Woman, Manuka Honey, Romperayo, NET GALA, Joe Snow, Danny T & Tradesman - 7 June 2021
Dark and heavy noise pervasive throughout this hour of music. The introducing track from Multiform Palace is scratchy experimental hip-hop with tinges of South America. We build on that with rooster-sampling cumbia from Romperayo and dark latin rhythms from Manuka Honey, and we touch on Yorkshire dubstep, Korean techno, krautrock from Raime and Valentina Magaletti's Moin project, the latest from the Nurse With Wound list and loads more. Tracklisting Multiform Palace - Tompkins 88 (Specious Arts, USA) NET GALA - Shpiral (SVBKVLT, China) Wilted Woman - Tin Dip Drop (Antibody Label, Belgium) Joe Snow, Danny T & Tradesman - Scallywags & Sound Systems (Uncomfortable Beats, Australia) Moin - Right is Alright, Wrong is to Belong (AD 93, UK) Romperayo - El Gallo impávido (self-release, Colombia) The New Runes - One Meilleure Personne (self-release, USA) Manuka Honey - Pestañas (N.A.A.F.I., Mexico) Miedo Total - Undead Asylum (self-release, UK) Association P.C. - Scorpion (Finders Keepers Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
May 31, 2021
#327 – Mdou Moctar, Springtime, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Not Waving & Marie Davidson, Fuzzy Lights, Dead Neanderthals - 31 May 2021
Screaming Tuareg, experimental funk from 80s Japan, drone jazz, and a whole lot more to celebrate our first in-person Independent Music Podcast since God knows when. Tracklisting Mdou Moctar – Chismiten (Matador Records, USA) Springtime – Penumbra (Live in Melbourne) (Tropical Fuck Storm Records, Australia) Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi – Makezu Bushi (180g, France) N0V3L – Group Disease (Meat Machine, UK) Dead Neanderthals – Restraining Order (God Unknown Records, UK) Paranoid London – Annihilate The World & Start All Over (Paranoid London Records, UK) Georgia Anne Muldrow – Old Jack Swings (FORESEEN Entertainment, Canada) Ayuune Sule – Don’t Be Lazy (Rebel Up! Records, Belgium) Not Waving – Hold On feat. Marie Davidson (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) Fuzzy Lights – Maiden’s Call (Meadows, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
May 24, 2021
#326 – Snapped Ankles, Xordox, Charlie Parr, Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble, Alice Hubble, Panxing - 24 May 2021
Congo techno, devotional techno, foot-stomping folk, and a whole lot of weird, wonderful, experimental sounds from across the globe pepper this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. Tracklisting BLYTH – Confessions of a Justified Sinner (self-release, UK) Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble – Eza Makambo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Alice Hubble – Power Play (Happy Robots, UK) Razmiel – AQAD (Glamour Label, Poland) Charlie Parr – Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways, USA) Beneath – A Shrill Manner (Hemlock Recordings, UK) Lips – Your Deodorant Doesn’t Work (self-release, New Zealand) Panxing – How (ANYINES, Denmark) Snapped Ankles – The Evidence (The Leaf Label, UK) Xordox – Endeavor (Editions Mego, Austria) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
May 17, 2021
#325 - DJ Format, Lustmord & Karin Park, Bukkha, Library Tapes, Kinlaw & Franco Franco, Hildegard - 17 May 2021
After our week off we’re back with some some absolute crackers. We’re going heavy on bass with Malaysian trap, Spanish dubs and the latest cracker from Avon Terror Corps. We’ve also got insect field recordings, stunning piano from Library Tapes, metal from Somerset and a load more. Tracklisting DJ Format – Time To Listen (Project Blue Book, UK) Kinlaw & Franco Franco – CGI World (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Stereotyp – KEK (ft. Arabyrd) (Seagrave, UK) Library Tapes – Branches (1631 Recordings, Sweden) Bukkha – Inner Dub (Infernal Sounds, UK) Prehistoric Brutalism – Casualty (self-release, UK) Hildegard – Jour 3 (Section1, UK) Lara Jones – Sejoin (self-release, UK) Alleged Witches – The Benefits of the Fake Commute (Natural Sciences, UK) Lustmord & Karin Park – Hiraeth (Pelagic Records, Germany) Produced and edited by .
May 10, 2021
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May 3, 2021
324 – Anika, Slikback, Zombi, Mr Williamz, Pessimist, Acid Twilight - 3 May 2021
Lille artist Hassan K’s idiosyncratic experimental breakcore-bollywood-surf-orchestral-pomp is the perfect start to this episode of the Independent Music Podcast, which shifts through thundering club bangers, electronic dancehall, Peruvian field recordings and more. We have a welcome return from Anika on Sacred Bones and Invada, a love letter to Nigerian pop, woozy psychedelia, bubbling heat and lots more alternative sounds. Tracklisting Hassan K – Gardgiri (Extra Normal Records, UK) Anika – Finger Pies (Sacred Bones, USA / Invada, UK) Slikback – Quoios (Byrd Out, UK) Mr Williamz – My Heavenz (Scotch Bonnet, UK) Noon Garden – Decca Divine (The Liquid Label, UK) Akwizgram – Nangijala (Enjoy Life, Poland) Zombi – Mangler (Relapse Records, USA) Sara Berts – Remolinos (Gang of Ducks, Italy) Acid Twilight – The Invisible Meaning (Not Not Fun, USA) Pessimist – Nothing Positive (Berceuse Heroique, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
April 26, 2021
#323 – Kevin Richard Martin, Kool Keith + Scorn + Submerged, Foodman, Yuko Araki, Sourdure, POLA - 26 April 2021
Great things come in small packages, and this week’s show packs a punch with multiple short, sharp tracks from across the globe. From the avant garde musique concrete of Sourdure to the extraordinary experimentation of Yuko Araki, via lo-fi Brazilian pop of Sophia Chablau and the hefty bass-driven hiphop of the collaboration between Kool Keith, Scorn, and Submerged. Throw in the exquisite reimagined soundtrack for Solaris from Kevin Richard Martin, Swedish funk, and lots more. Tracklisting Sourdure – La Rupture (Les Disques du Festival Permanent, France) Kool Keith + Scorn + Submerged – Distortion (Ohm Resistance, USA) Sophia Chablau e Uma Enorme Perda de Tempo – Pop Cabecinha (Selo Risco, Brazil) Yuko Araki – Cat Food 2 (Room40, Australia) Duoya – Put Some Butter On It (Urban Waves Records, Belgium)\ Mighty Lord Deathman – Gladius (Hot Fools Records, UK) Kevin Richard Martin – In Love With a Ghost (Phantom Limb, UK) QOW – Morr (Genot Centre, Czechia) Foodman – Hoshikuzu Tenboudai (Hyperdub, UK) POLA – The Weirding (Soundtracking the Void, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston