Insomnia Radio: Indie Music Network http://insomniaradio.net New Independent Music, Blogs and Podcasts Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 New Independent Music, Blogs and Podcasts Insomnia Radio: Indie Music Network no Copyright 2012 Insomnia Radio © Feed protected by a Creative Commons License New Independent Music, Blogs and Podcasts Insomnia Radio: Indie Music Network http://insomniaradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/irlogo-300x300.jpg http://insomniaradio.net Worldwide Les Bonbons: Dans La Lumiere http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/26/les-bonbons-dans-la-lumiere/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/26/les-bonbons-dans-la-lumiere/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:42 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46004 Les BonbonsAbout Les Bonbons
Seven virtuoso troubadours, Les Bonbons perform vagabond pop that resonates with a shimmering wall of sound, pumped up with strings, brass and a choir of charismatic song. Their tunes stagger and swagger the streets of old London town, leaning on the murmured bon mots, sometimes sung, sometimes whispered, of vocalist Fred. Meanwhile, guitarist Billy jives like Django, with a rock’n’roll swing here, a campside flourish there. Like a Franglais mash-up of The Divine Comedy or a Gallic Jarvis Cocker at a gypsy jazz bacchanal, Les Bonbons are an enthralling and intense proposition, as appropriate a soundtrack for your wake as your wedding, provided the mood is celebratory, sincere and there’s more than a little absinthe to hand. Magnifique, mes amis, magnifique.” [bio]

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Your Underdog: No Swim Zone http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/25/your-underdog-no-swim-zone/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/25/your-underdog-no-swim-zone/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:15 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45982 Your UnderdogNew York City’s, Your Underdog just sent out their debut single entitled No Swim Zone. While we like the following description of the tune, it may or may not have something to do with their following situation: “When you finally sneak through the lobby, into the elevator, and onto the roof, but realize you left the floral swim trunks in the changing room of the previous hotel.”

While the front end of the song launches off with some head-tilting repetitive retro keyboard, the surprises following were unexpected as the underlying guitar and vocals worked perfectly throughout the arrangement. The repetitive keys creep back in at just the right moments after initially lodging themselves in your cranium making for some very impressive and unexpected moments of brilliance in this fantastic debut.

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The Violet Hour: Ammunition http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/24/the-violet-hour-ammunition/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/24/the-violet-hour-ammunition/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45975 The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour are a female-fronted hard rock band from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who just released their new EP Insatiable on November 21st. They’re planning the release of their second album Instigator.

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IR UK #118 http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/24/ir-uk-118/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/24/ir-uk-118/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:20:27 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45980
Episode Number 118 of Insomnia Radio: UK

Ro at the Controls. Another six great tracks from UK artists.

TRT: 31:00

Rating: Mostly Work Safe

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Song Listing and Links

  • The Pocket Gods: The Light of The World
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    St Albans
  • A Higher Demise: One By One
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    Dartford
  • Smokefairies: Christmass without a Kiss
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    London
  • Dante: Monochrome
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    Edinburgh
  • Desert Ships: Skyliner
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    London
  • I am Giant: Razor Wire Reality
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    London
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    Miss Elm: Little Trees http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/23/miss-elm-little-trees/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/23/miss-elm-little-trees/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:00:16 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45954 Miss ElmToday’s featured single Little Trees is from the first EP ‘Miss Elm Extended Play’ via Brisbane, Australia artists, MISS ELM. This exceptional single is currently available below via Soundcloud as well as the Bandcamp links further below.

    The group recently issued their 3rd EP in September, “Hybrid”, the single “Bitter Taste” preceding its arrival in August. We’ve included an embed of the audio streaming via YouTube.

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    Colleen Green: Pay Attention http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/22/colleen-green-pay-attention/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/22/colleen-green-pay-attention/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:55 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45936 Colleen GreenPay Attention is the first single from LA based artist Colleen Green’s 2015 album I Want to Grow Up, out 2/24/15 on Hardly Art records. The album title seems to be a bonus nod to Manhattan & Hermosa Beach punks and heroes of hers, The Descendents.

    The full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.

    Pre-Orders for I Want to Grow Up are available through Hardly Art, iTunes and Amazon.

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    Ocean Jet: Beat Me http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/21/ocean-jet-beat-me/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/21/ocean-jet-beat-me/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45914 Ocean JetAnother single from Russian band Ocean Jet (who we’ve played once before, when we posted Victims in February). They’re based in Saint Petersburg and all their music is available on SoundCloud and BandCamp, so follow the links below.

    Main Site | Facebook | BandCamp | SoundCloud | YouTube | VKontakte (Russian)

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    Leon Bridges: Coming Home http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/20/leon-bridges-coming-home/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/20/leon-bridges-coming-home/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:00:44 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45922 Leon BridgesLeon Bridges is a talented singer-songwriter from the Fort Worth area of Texas who blends southern soul and gospel. When I first heard the opener of his brilliant new song Coming Home I was first reminded very slightly of the good vibes of Peter Wingfield’s ‘Eighteen with A Bullet’ although things took a completely different turn when the soulful vocals took hold.

    This is a promising debut with another track ‘Better Man’ currently available for free at the Soundcloud link below. Apparently he is also tracking at least one new song, and doing some upcoming shows with Sharon Van Etten in Brooklyn, so be sure to bookmark the social sites below for the latest news on the track progression and tour dates.

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    The Woodlands: Bronze http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/19/the-woodlands-bronze/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/19/the-woodlands-bronze/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45900 The WoodlandsToday’s Dose is another track from The Woodland‘s album Gems And Bones, released earlier this year.

    The Woodlands are Hannah and Samuel, a wife and husband indie pop duo with singer-songwriter underpinnings, who create lush and emotive songs. They’re originally from Idaho, now in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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    Gold Spectacles: Steal You Away http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/18/gold-spectacles-steal-you-away/ http://insomniaradio.net/2014/11/18/gold-spectacles-steal-you-away/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:20 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=45879 Gold SpectaclesLondon, UK baroque pop band Gold Spectacles released their stunning debut single “Steal You Away” this past January 25th.

    Formed in 2012, Gold Spectacles is the collaborative venture of two British songwriter/producers. Drawing on an eclectic range of musical influences from Paul Simon to Phoenix, Gold Spectacles write beautiful sample-based music. The most recent single “Escape Your Love” that offers a beautiful female vocal layered over an exceptional mix can also be found for download at the Soundcloud page below.

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