Friday, 5 February 2016

The Wet Suit

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Rob and Callum can sense things becoming a ‘thing’ even when they are a ‘thing, they’ve noted it; like albums having tasting notes and suggested lifestyle pairings as if they were a wine. It’s sickly and condescending but, we feel it’s worth a pop to tap into that instagramed-filtered life.
So dangle this unboxed wine-bag of musical delights above your head and just take it all in; from the opening jazz-fusion kick of Sun Watchers to the space-western finale from Contact Field Orchestra. In between you’ll find heady notes of the guitar instrument with the likes of The Sick Things who will make your head spin with power-pop immediacy, Neighbors who sound like they’ve been to art school at a time when art schools were the ‘thing’ and Fake Laugh who get you woozy on pop but like a great friend Purling Hiss are here too with a comforting bed of fuzz-rock.
The other tracks and their wonders will reveal themselves upon listening – enjoy.

Sun Watchers - Herd Of Creeps
Purling Hiss - Fumble Tumble
Songs For Walter – Useless
The Sick Things – We Figured It Out
The Skiffle Players - Til Stone Day Comes
Emotional – Hand 4 Hire
Fake Laugh - Birdsong Lullaby
Horse Jumper of Love – Ugly Brunette
Mind Spiders – Cold
Two White Cranes – Unattached
Neighbors – Secret
Contact Field Orchestra – Sluice Box Tavern

Friday, 29 January 2016

Wake Up Sheeple!

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This week's music choices are dedicated to the friends of podcast past and music's future so while we' the schizo-jazz-pop of Marrow, Dortothy Ashby's afro-harp jazz funk lands in the 21st century with Brandee Younger. We're still pushing hip hop feats from Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, jangle pop from iji and garage punk rock (as always) from Audacity. There’s plenty more ace tracks inside take a listen and share your thoughts.

Audacity – Dirty Boy
GINNELS - Easier When I'm Gone
The Lemons – JJ’s House
Brandee Younger - Soul Vibrations
Marrow – Fool
ScienZe - College Park. Feat. Homeboy Sandman (prod. EOM)
AG Da Coroner - "Park Avenue" feat Action Bronson & Roc Marciano
The Raw Nerves - Emotions Are Hard
Iji – The Pattern Grows Clearer
BOYS FOREVER – Poisonous
Tiger Waves – Stay Inside
Honey Radar – Milk Maid

Friday, 22 January 2016

HR for the Crack Dealer

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Rob and Callum are tackling big musical debates in this podcast, like whether Lisa Simpson is a good saxophonist? She’s arguably one of the most famous players of all time but have you heard that Jazzman song, her tribute to her fallen hero Bleeding Gum’s Murphy? It’s not a very good song is it?
Music this week is sweet and heavy with garage rock, punk and psych rock all being collectively handled by Andy Human and the Reptoids, CFM (Charlie Mootheart) and Japan’s Fuzzist And The Voodoo Bones. The sweetness of power pop, bedroom pop and folk pop comes from Mother’s Children, Molly Drag and Daniel Johnsson (in that genre order). There’s also some ace hip hop from KA and rain but you should probably just take the plunge and listen to this enthralling edition of If There’s Hell Below.

Andy Human and The Reptoids - Sarcastic 
Marvelous Mark - Sun Goes Down 
CFM – Lunar Heroine
Daniel Johnsson - Cast a Spell
Molly Drag – Tanner Buildings
KA - 30 Keys
Rain.. - Wa'gwan (Chariot VII) +|Mge|+ 
Mother's Children – Protection
Fuzzist And The Voodoo Bones – Searching
Smiles – Black Hearts
Nicklas Sorensen – Solo1
Earthless – End to End

Friday, 15 January 2016

Build-A-Bear Group

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Here’s your boys Rob and Callum doing their bit for the music podcasting game, trying their hardest to breakthrough into that top 10 music podcast club; a society where the Bilderberg Group’s Tiesto rules supreme.
Sad news this week with the passing of a man whose footprints are all over the music we play in the podcast week in and week out; this episode is no exception as heard on Nicholas Krgovich’s 80s disco swing and in King Khan and the Shrines garage rock n roll tribute to the irreplaceable David Bowie. Elsewhere, there’s some power pop glam stomp from Slick, obnoxious punk from Wet Ones and fresh takes on boom bap hip hop from Ahsh Eff and Oslo’s Ivan Ave. There’s also sweet nostalgia from Helsinki indie group Black Twig and scuzz pop from Sean Henry amongst other musical wonders.

Nicholas Krgovich - The Place Goes Quiet
Ahsh Eff - Storefront (Prod. Mess Kid & Stelios Phili)
THE CRAWLERS - Always Be True To Your Heart
Ivan Ave - Moves
sean henry - dreamcatcher caught
Black Twig – 1998
Slick – Coming Down
Dearness - THAW
S.I.T.H - Bill Cosby - Bill Time
Wet Ones - Get Lost
King Khan & The Shrines (feat. Jatinder Durhailay Singh) - David Bowie R. I. P.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Blame it on Manitowoc

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A healthy and optimistic Rob and Callum return with the first If There’s Hell Below podcast of 2016, free of all the sinful things we did last year; if you find empty beer cans and pizza boxes in our recycling boxes be assured we knew nothing about them, they were planted by the Manitowoc police department and we are completely innocent. In fact, if you see evidence of us misbehaving this year,  it is entirely likely that we were stitched up by Ken Kratz and co.
The 12 songs committed to this podcast are legit killers from the cosmic krautrock of Cavern of Anti-Matter to Afro-Latin Vintage Orchestra’s rapidfire funk hip hop breaks, from the post-post-punk of SODA to the garage punk rock of London’s Virgin Kids. There’s ace German hip hop from Bongobo Zen & Nepumuk, madlib’esque vibes from Thelonious Martin and sweet folk acoustic picking  from The Big Ship.
There’s more tunes beside and our DNA is all over it.

AfroLatin Vintage Orchestra – Schizo Damien Jurado - Exit 353
King Thelonious – AfternoonSwim
Fog Lake - Strung Back Around
Cavern of Anti-Matter - melody in high feedback tones
Soda - Blonde On Blonde
Virgin Kids – My Alone
Bongobo Zen & Nepumuk - Kein Sinn
Vic Spencer - It's On: Pt. II (produced by House Shoes)
Hus Kingpin – Waveman
The Big Ship - The Boathouse Story

Monday, 7 December 2015

Good Shitt '15: Albums

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Rob and Callum present a podcast that's a year in the making - Good Shit '15: Albums.
20 tracks from albums that have defined the year for the two presenters, LPs they've fallen in love with; collections of songs that have been a constant throughout the year; records that haven't just been spinning on turntables but around in their head. Albums to dance to, drink to, laugh to. Albums that put us into a another life, take us to different places and blow our tiny minds.
Yet again there's no league tables but there is one piece of complete work that is undoubtedly our album of the year, something that exceeds GOOD SHIT.
We hope you enjoy our choices and feel free to tell us which albums have been your favourites.

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
TDE / Aftermath / Interscope
Track played: Alright

Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

EZTV - Calling Out 
Captured Tracks

The Barreracudas - Can Do Easy  
Nasty Boots

OBN IIIs - Worth A Lot Of Money 
Let The Music

The Game - Documentary 2.5  
Blood Money
Crenshaw / 80s and Cocaine (feat. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae)

Mocky - Key Change  
Heavy Sheet
Time Inflation (Message To R2)

Andy Ketch - Scamperhouse  
Self-Released (bandcamp)
When I Leave Her Tonight

Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida  
Trouble In Mind
Waste the Alphabet

CZARFACE - Every Hero Needs a Villain  
Brick Records
Nightcrawler (feat. Method Man)

Kamasi Washington - The Epic – Vol.2: The Glorious Tale  
Miss Understanding

American Wrestlers - American Wrestlers
Fat Possum
I Can Do No Wrong

Laika's Orbit - No Matter What It Takes
Total Negativity Records (bandcamp)

Floating Points - Elaenia
For Marmish

Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
True Panther
Just A Dream

Blank Realm - Illegals In Heaven
Fire Records
Palace of Love

Bully - Feels Like
Columbia / StarTime
I Remember

iji - Whatever Will Happen
Team Love
Parking Lot Palms

Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv
Slumberland Records
Ripe 4 Luv

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
TDE / Aftermath / Interscope