Radio Muerte: Friday 24th June

More new music on this dramatic political day for the United Kingdom. Fortunately, the internet has no boundaries and YouTube and WordPress are free (for the time being) so here goes. Enjoy.

White Miles

Noisy, post-punk two piece who seem to have been constantly touring since I saw them a year or so ago now bring you an entirely new album. Get it while it’s hot.

More info: Bandcamp, Facebook and Soundcloud.

Deerhoof

Japanese band Deerhoof get their teeth into Def Leppard’s 1987 single ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’.

More info: Twitter, Facebook, Bandcamp and Deerhoof.net.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice have released a new single not taken from their debut album ahead of the release of their ‘My Love is Cool’ box set featuring the LP, two re-pressed ‘rocking-horse-shit’ ten inch singles, a CD of demos and a 40-page hardback book. Yours for sixty notes. I’ve already pre-oredered mine.

More info: Soundcloud, YouTube, Facebook and the Wolf Alice website.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra

Wanna hear a band featuring William DuVall (Alice in Chains), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), and Pete Griffin (Dethklok)? Of course you do.

The debut album Broken Lines is out on the 23rd September. The album also features Juliette Lewis and Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodore.

More info on Facebook.

Little Barrie

Named for lead singer and guitarist and perennial musician Barrie Cadogan (who has played with Morrissey, Primal Scream and Edwyn Collins) and probably more famous for recording the theme song to the TV serries and Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, Little Barrie have just released a new seven inch single featuring two previously unreleased tracks, ‘I.5.C.A.’ and ‘Shoulders UP, Eyes Down’. If you’re into the sixties garage-rock scene (Sonics, Stooges etc) then you’ll love Little Barrie.

More info: Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp and LittleBarrie.com.

Case/Lang/Veirs

The dream-team female supergroup consisting of K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs and Neko Case share another track from their forthcoming long-player.

More info on the Case/Lang/Viers website.

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Portishead

Originally recorded for the soundtrack of the movie adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise, this video references a quote from recently murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, Portishead have shared this dark and brooding cover of Abba’s S.O.S.

“We have far more in common than which divides us.”

RIP Jo Cox.

Radio Muerte: Friday 17th June

Dorothy

Either a crap name or the name of the singer of this dirty electric blues outfit in the vein of Deap Vally, Picturebooks or The White Stripes. Great stuff either way.

More info: Soundcloud, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Monolord

From a 10″ single out on 12th August on Riding Easy records, Monolord deliver two more vast slabs of monstrous riffage. If you like your music suitable to accompany massive spliffs and slow head nods, then Sweden’s Monolord are for you.

More info: Bandcamp, Facebook and the Monolord website.

Chvrches Featuring Hayley Williams

Scottish indietronica three-piece from Glasgow consisting of of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesisers, samplers), Iain Cook (synthesisers, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesisers, samplers, vocals) team up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams for another slice of catchy, radio-friendly synth alt.pop.

More info on Chvrches: Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud and the Chvrches website.

More info on Hayley Williams: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

DJ Shadow & Run the Jewels

San Francisco turntable wizard teams up with Run The Jewels El-P and Killer Mike. Here’s the result in lyric-video form.

More info on DJ Shadow: Twitter, Soundcloud, Facebook and Shadow’s website.

More info on Run the Jewels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the Run the Jewels website.

Diamond Thug

Cape Town alt.pop.rock four-piece with some very catchy songs, sitting somewhere between Warpaint and Mazzy Star but with their own South African slant.

More info: Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook and Twitter.

Salt Cathedral

Salt cathedral are a synth-pop two piece consisting of Juliana Ronderos & Nicolás Losada who hail from New York and Colombia.

More info: Soundcloud, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Salt Cathedral website.

Superhumanoids

Ethereal, floaty synth-pop indie outfit with a nifty line in awesome cover versions. Here they cover Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and The Ramones in their own inimitable style.

More info: Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Twitter and the Superhumanoids website.

Silversun Pickups

Formed in 2000 and releasing records since 2005, Los Angeles four piece Silversun Pickups are what you’d get if you took My Bloody Valentine’s younger siblings to a rootsy recording session in the Coachella valley.

More info: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Silversun Pickups website.

Lucola Bang

With the oddest video I’ve seen for a while, this Icelandic electronic trip-pop duo come across like an LA hipster version of Tricky without looking anything like them.

More info: Twitter, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Bivouac/Hudson Super Six/Babe Punch

Tonight at The Hairy Dog in Derby, Bivouac return with a home-town performance to launch their new double a-side seven inch on Reckless Yes Records. They will be supported by local rock ‘n’ roll heroes The Hudson Super Six and Derby/Nottingham nu-riot grrrl outfit Babe Punch. Tickets are £12 on the door

Bivouac

You can read a recent interview with Bivouac on the Louder Than War website.

The Hudson Super Six

More info: Facebook and Reverb Nation.

Babe Punch

More info: Soundcloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Reckless Yes: Twitter Facebook and the Reckless Yes website.

The Hairy Dog: Facebook, Twitter and the Hairy Dog website.

Radio Muerte: Friday 10th June

The Avalanches

More info: Soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and the Avalanches website.

R.I.P.

Great doomy stoner metal from Portland in the US. Heard them on a BMX video but there’s not much other info out there on these guys other than their Facebook page. Well worth a listen though if you like The Sword or Red Fang.

More info: Facebook.

Wakrat

Alongside the newly-formed supergroup Prophets of Rage, Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford has also put together this shouty new outfit.

More info: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and the Wakrat website.

The Damn Heavy

Part rockabilly, part garage rock, all rock and roll. The debut album from this rowdy Nottingham band, What The Hell We Done is available to stream now on Soundcloud.


More info: Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter and the Damn Heavy website.

S’Express

Re-inventing disco through the burgeoning house scene of the late eighties, S’Express came up with a tune that still manages to fill floors to this day. Mark Moore has just got a bunch of contemporary artists together to remix some of the S’Express back catalogue, the best coming together as a new album ‘Enjoy This Trip’.

More info: Facebook, Soundcloud and at MarkMoore.com.

Torii Wolf featuring Dilated Peoples

If you’re familiar with Dilated Peoples then you’ll know all about their dialled beats and locked grooves. This is a bit of a different direction for them but with the pristine vocals of Torii Wolf, this makes for a pretty good combination.

More info on Torii Wolf: Facebook and Twitter.

More info on Dilated Peoples: Facebook, Twitter and DilatedPeoples.com.

Public Enemy

No intro needed here. The biggest hip-hop act in the world. Sampling The Rolling Stones and slowing right down in their new track, Chuck D goes cowboy in the video.

More info: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and PublicEnemy.com.

Deap Vally

A new single and video (Chasing up the awesome ‘Royal Jelly’ aired earlier in the year) from California duo Deap Vally has surfaced in the form of ‘Smile More’ from the forthcoming long-player ‘Femejism’, the long-awaited (by me, anyway) follow up to 2013’s Sistrionix.

More info: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and DeapVally.com/.

Jurassic 5

Ever bought a pair of sneakers, got them home and found that they were all wrong? Jurassic 5 have and they have even written a song about it.

More info: Twitter, Facebook and Jurassic5.com.

DJ Beaumont Polydactyl

My friend Brendan is a well known Nottingham DJ, he plays a wide range of genres under a mind-boggling variety of pseudonyms and is always on-point with his choice of tunes.

Here is his set from psych/garage/noise/freakbeat night ‘Fuzzbox’ that he plays at in Nottingham under the name DJ Beaumont Polydactyl, for reasons known only to him.

Radio Muerte: Friday 3rd June 2016

Back again after the bank holiday break with some fresh tunes.

Enjoy.

Mannequin

Nottingham alt-rock indie noise-mongers coming at you with their new album. Currently touring with various artists in the East Midlands.

More info: Facebook and Bandcamp.

Death Grips Featuring Les Claypool

Bass madness on top of the usual abrasive electronic madness as Primus’ supremo Les Claypool guests on the industrial/hip-hop duo’s new release.

More info: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and ThirdWorlds.net.

De La Soul Featuring Snoop Dogg

When it comes to hip-hop legends, they don’t come much bigger than De La Soul or Snoop. Here they are together on this track from the three-piece’s forthcoming crowd-funded EP For Your Pain and Suffering.

More info: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and the De La Soul website.

More info: Twitter, Soundcloud, Facebook and the Snoop Dogg website.

Bat for Lashes

New single from the forthcoming concept album The Bride.

More info: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Bat for Lashes website.

Jungle Brothers

Like De La Soul, the Jungle Brothers were pioneers of a more chilled, feelgood hip-hop style in the early nineties. With their new single, they have let the mighty deck destroyer A.Skillz loose on the remix with this incredibly funky little number.

More info: Twitter, Facebook and the Jungle Brothers website.

More info: Soundcloud and Facebook.

Clozee

Bass heavy, downtempo, dubsteppy electronica with a bunch of guests (including Ill.Gates) on remix duties.

More info: Soundcloud, Facebook, Gravitas Recordings and Clozee’s website.