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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.

Radio Muerte: Friday 20th May

Unqualified Nurse Band

My mate Pete thinks that Derby’s Unqualified Nurse Band are the best thing since sliced bread. I think they’re okay. Make you’re own mind up.

More info: Bandcamp and Facebook.

Pet Crow

Two boys and two girls from Derby making some garagey, surfy, rockabilly-ish, no-wave grooves. Good stuff.

More info: Bandcamp

JK Flesh

I know I’ve been banging on about Justin Broadrick’s ‘JK Flesh’ project recently, but it’s only because it’s freakin’ awesome. His new album ‘Rise Above’ is out soon, you can preview it on Soundcloud

More info: Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Soundcloud and Tumblr.


Second time featuring this British electro-math-pop outfit here on Discoteca Muerte, this time with their new single and accompanying video, ‘Paraesthesia’.

More info: Facebook, Twitter and Bandcamp.