Insomnia Radio: Indie Music Network http://insomniaradio.net New Independent Music, Blogs and Podcasts Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 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 Monsters As Humans: Don’t Dress Your Kids Up In Dinosaur Costumes (It Gives Them Ideas Above Their Station) http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/30/monsters-as-humans-dont-dress-your-kids-up-in-dinosaur-costumes-it-gives-them-ideas-above-their-station/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/30/monsters-as-humans-dont-dress-your-kids-up-in-dinosaur-costumes-it-gives-them-ideas-above-their-station/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:32 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46908 Monsters As HumansToday’s Dose by Lancashire UK based Monsters As Humans is from their debut EP ‘I’ve Been Saving All My Catharsis For This’ which is available as a free download from the links below.

“Drawing comparisions to the hook laden rock creators such as Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Brand New and Idlewild, Monsters As Humans line up of Antoni Cole (Vox/Guitar), Michael Bracewell (Guitar/Vox), Dave Kostilek (Bass/Vox) and Jake Sainty (Drums) are currently bringing their energetic live shows to venues around the UK.”
[bio via Ambicon Records]

 

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Catch ‘Monsters As Humans’ Live in the UK in Jan/Feb 2015
Jan 30th – Lounge 41 – Workington
Jan 31st – The Ferret – Preston
Feb 5th – Reidy’s – Blackburn
Feb 19th – Bierkeller@ The Printworks – Manchester
Feb 20th – Live Lounge – Blackburn
Feb 21st – Turtleneck Studios – Earby
7th March – Kraak Gallery – Manchester
21st March – South Sea Live – Sheffield
27th March – Fox & Goose – Southport

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Record/Start: Rock From Afar http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/29/recordstart-rock-from-afar/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/29/recordstart-rock-from-afar/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46880 Record/Start Brighton, UK solo artist Simon Cowan, known through his project, RECORD/START is about to release his double A side single ‘Rock From Afar / Followay’ on limited edition cassette this 20 February via label Post/Pop Records. Prior to creating Record/Start in 2014, Simon was the songwriter for Manchester alternative band Carlis Star who had logged a bit of time at SXSW in addition to several other accolades.

Record/Start is said to be inspired by a great list of some of our favorite artists like Hum, Ash, Super Furry Animals, The Rentals, The Delgados, Brian Wilson and Teenage Fanclub.

Today’s feature is an impressive song, likely recorded, performed and produced in Simon’s home studio per notes about all his tracks found on the Soundcloud page. It appears to hit on several of his influences very adeptly in his own unique style, making for quite an impressive single and an artist to watch closely in 2015 and beyond.

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Nick Lutsko: Predator http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/28/nick-lutsko-predator/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/28/nick-lutsko-predator/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:52 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46867 Nick LutskoToday’s Daily Dose by Chattanooga TN based Nick Lutsko is from his album Etc. to be released March 17.

“He comes off of his decidedly folk debut album with a new record that is decidedly not.

“The shift in sonic style on Etc. actually represents Lutsko’s newfound ability to realize a sound that he was logistically unable to record during his initial dip in the waters of record-making. This time around, Lutsko has captured a sound that curiously, but accurately, designates him one of the few musicians on Facebook listing their genre as “Folk/Funk/Blues.” [bio]

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Two Cartoons: Horizon Approaching http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/27/two-cartoons-horizon-approaching/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/27/two-cartoons-horizon-approaching/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:11 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46844 Two CartoonsHailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, Two Cartoons formed in early 2011, with a reported initial mindset to harness and channel the feel of summer and their continued love for bands like Best Coast, Wavves and The Drums. Within the first 12 months their debut single ‘Better Coast’ was featured on the 2011 NZ CMJ Music USA compilation album and in 2012, the band released their debut EP ‘Jelly Tip Lips’ and their sophomore EP ‘Tiny Terrors’. In 2014, Two Cartoons signed to boutique label Far South Records and moved to London, where they are working toward their next release.

Today’s featured track ‘Horizon Approaching’ is the first song the band wrote for their upcoming EP release on Far South, and we found it to be an exciting song of what will no doubt be a great EP to come. Another very noteworthy effort we highly recommend is the video of their first single, ‘Better Coast’, so do please check it out further below and bookmark a social site or two.

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The Black Lamps: The Smoking Party http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/26/the-black-lamps-the-smoking-party/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/26/the-black-lamps-the-smoking-party/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:12 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46839 The Black LampsThe Black Lamps recently released their debut album through Of National Importance Records. Today’s Dose is from the album.

“The Black Lamps are an alternative post-rock and ambient guitar band from Barnsley, South Yorkshire with a deep history. Members Greg Firth (bass), Dean Ormston (drums), Lyndon Scarfe (guitars and keyboards) and Liam Stewart (vocals and guitars) have played their part in many a celebrated band throughout the previous three decades” [bio]

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Shirley Said: Merry-Go-Round http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/25/shirleysaid-merry-go-round/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/25/shirleysaid-merry-go-round/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46813 ShirleySaidToday’s Dose comes from Shirley Said, and is half of their double A-side Merry-Go-Round / Salvation out on March 23rd. Originally from the town of Latina, near Rome Italy, now based in London UK, the electonic duo are Giulia Scarantino – voices, synths & Simone Bozzato – guitars, electronics.

 

See Shirley Said live:
15 February: The Old Queen’s Head, London N1
26 March: The Finsbury, London N4 (official single launch party)

 

 

 

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The Duke of Norfolk: First Day of Spring http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/24/the-duke-of-norfolk-first-day-of-spring/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/24/the-duke-of-norfolk-first-day-of-spring/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:00:21 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46816 The Duke of NorfolkEdinburgh UK (via Oklahoma, US) indie artist Adam Howard, otherwise known as THE DUKE OF NORFOLK, released his debut album “Birds… Fly South!” this past February on the Mint 400 label, and while upcoming season is still a few months out, we’re happy to feature the excellent first single from the album ‘First Day of Spring’ here on the Dose.

We also hope your enjoy the corresponding new video which we’ve embedded further below. The track itself is described as standing in slight opposition to Ode to Winter, the 4th track on “Birds…”, and is about the relief that Spring brings. Adam wrote it on the first warm day after a hard winter they had a few years previous.

RIYL: Josh Ritter, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Johnny Flynn

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Hidden in the Sun: San Francisco Blues http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/23/hidden-in-the-sun-san-francisco-blues-2/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/23/hidden-in-the-sun-san-francisco-blues-2/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46763 Hidden in the SunFive songwriters (Scott Rouse, Lizzie Clapper, Jason Vivrette, Ciara McAllister & Sean Alexander) who comprise Hidden in the Sun spent weeks secluded in the California Redwoods to create an ethereal debut album Seven Seasons. Today’s Dose San Francisco Blues is from the album, which was just released January 20th.

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Plastic Handgun: Introverts http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/22/plastic-handgun-introverts/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/22/plastic-handgun-introverts/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:00:52 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46772 Plastic HandgunMark Di Giovanni, otherwise known as PLASTIC HANDGUN, is an independent musician and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada who just released his first full album on January 11th that was composed entirely of experimental indie rock songs. “Involuntary Memories” was recorded over a 4 month period at the very end of this past year and touches on sub-genres like psych rock, post-rock and dream pop. He cited a few major influences in this endeavour, namely Animal Collective, Sunset Rubdown and Atlas Sound – as well as others.

The featured track “Introverts” takes the listener on an interesting ride, the seemingly symbiotic and dynamic musical layers leading toward the final moments as the surreal dreamlike world solidifies taking the song to wide-eyed heights into its final notes. Introverts is a stunning single, and we recommend partaking in the entire album, which can be downloaded through the band’s social sites below.

Album cover art by Cover art by Patricia Zimecki (anakami.com)

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Vincent Colbert: Baseline http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/21/vincent-colbert-baseline/ http://insomniaradio.net/2015/01/21/vincent-colbert-baseline/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://insomniaradio.net/?p=46765 Vincent ColbertVincent Colbert explores themes of pain, addiction and self-doubt on his debut EP, Stranger in My House released January 20, 2015. Stranger In My House encapsulates a phase in Colbert’s life after moving to Michigan where he felt uneasy in his own skin and uncomfortable in his own home. [GLG press release]

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