Friday, 23 December 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Good Shit '11: Albums


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Second and final part of our Good Shit 2011 series, it's about the albums this time, as Rob and Callum pick choice tracks from our favourite Long Players of the year.

Tracklisting
War On Drugs - Baby Missiles (Slave Ambient)
Balkans - Can't Compete (Balkans)
Craft Spells - Scandanavian Crush (Idle Labor)
Destroyer - Chinatown (Kaputt)
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong (Belong)
Vinyl William - Who Are You? (Lemniscate)
Birthgiving Toad - Tiny Rocker (For Awkward Company)
PJ Harvey - Last Living Rose (Let England Shake)
The Stepkids - Cup Is Half Full (The Stepkids)
Thundercat - Boat Cruise (Golden Age of the Apocolypse)
White Denim - Burnished (live) (D)
Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones (West)
Shabazz Palaces - Free Curl (Black Up)
Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms (Smoke Ring For My Halo)
Slow Loris - Golden Lines (Routine Glow)
Death Grips - Guillotine (Ex-Military)
The Men - Bataille (Leave Home)
Girls - Vomit (Father, Son, Holy Ghost)



Tuesday, 20 December 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Good Shit '11: Tracks


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The first of a two part review of 'Good Shit' released in 2011. It's not a best of or music league table, because ranking music is the most mundanely pointless exercise in the world - consider this erm 'good shit' that was released in the year 2011.
Here are Rob and Callum's choice tracks of the last 12 months. 




Friday, 25 November 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Bare Driver

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Rob & Callum, they got some hot new artists and we're aware this may make us sound like Jo Whiley, Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and other fellow zero quality control disc jokecys. There's some garage punk rock n roll from France, Musique concrète Can cover from Mr. Chop, a track from one of our top 75 favourite electronic Swiss artists Dimlite, some sun-tinted pop from Bear Driver and New Lines... Hot enough for you? Well there's more besides, but you'll have to listen and find out.


Tracklisting

Grabbel and the Final Cut - The Finest Thing
Tearjerker - So Dead
The Soft - Topisms
Les Guillotines - L'Absinthe
Magnetix - Comme De Betes
Mr. Chop - Vitamin C
Death in Vegas - Black Hole
Bear Driver - Never Never
The Gories - Sovereignty Flight
Dimlite - New, Better Pain
The New Lines - Voyager Program 1977
J. Mascis - I've Been Thinking

Thursday, 17 November 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Fear Pod


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Rob & Callum present a podcast downloaded straight from your phobias and playable on your fear pod. There's new things with industrial funk from the Funk Police, what you may come to expect from A Place to Bury Strangers, a piece of beauty from No Ceremony and Bare Wires offer some garage punk rock. There's also some old stuff from prof duo Emerald Web who pre-date Ghostbox records with their vintage analogue and ethereal vocals, acid folk trio Wilcox, Sullivan, Wilcox and Trolls with their garage rock fuzz and electronic Joe Meek sound. There's plenty more too, but you'll just have to slip inside and listen. 


Tracklisting

Funk Police - Back Inside You
Milk Music - Beyond Living
Slothbear - Sleepy Daze
NO CEREMONY/// - Deliverus
A Place To Bury Strangers - So Far Away
Wilcox, Sullivan, Wilcox - Rivers of Time
Odonis Odonis - Basic Training
Emerald Web - Flight of the Raven
The Victims of Chance - Over & Out (Coda, Side One)
Bare Wires - Dirt Beach
Trolls - I Don't Recall
Dead Gaze - Trash All Your Worries

Friday, 11 November 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Milk Shack


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Have a suck on a malt and enjoy the non-stop hit show with Rob Morgan and Callum. We say 'non-stop hit show' but what we mean is under an hour of ramblings and music from Nicola Jaar's new EP, Cal's Devon brother Gorgeous Bully, Twin Sister as remixed by Balam Acab, indie squad Louche FC, fuzz kraut drone from King Blood and other 'hits'. 


Tracklisting

Gary 'Spider' Webb - The Cave (Part 1)
Gorgeous Bully - That Kind of Girl 
Growlers - Graveyard's Full
Bummer High - Cough Syrup
Hot & Cold - No Dreams Tonight
The Louche FC - Back Bedroom Casualty
Twin Sister - Kimmi in a Rice Field (Balam Acab Remix)
King Blood - End of a Primitive
Beat City - Lovers
Nicolas Jaar - Why Didn't You Save Me
The Barreracudas - Don't Roll Your Eyes
Islet - This Fortune

Thursday, 3 November 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Eccies on the Table



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Scrap the BBC Three, Call Dr. Ruin-Yer-Life and Dr. Hazard; it's the If There Is Hell Below podcast and Rob & Callum have put the Eccies on the Table. There's psych rock wonderments from Birthgiving Toad and Vinyl Williams, the kind of garage rock you'd expect from Thee Oh Sees and the kind you wouldn't from The Strange Boys and King Khan. There's a new thing from Gonjasufi, a relic from revered composer and Serge Gainsborg chum Jean-Claude Vannier, something from Black Tambourines and the rest is too mind-blowing to type. 


Tracklisting

Thee Oh Sees - Dead Energy
The Black Tambourines - A Lot of Friends 
Pujol - Mayday
The N.E.C - Creatures Flaming
Ric Menck - Perfect Day
Vinyl Williams - Inner Space
Gonjasufi - DEMONCHILD.CERT
Birthgiving Toad - The Aforementioned Village
Jean-Claude Vannier - La Girafe Au Ballon
The King Khan Experience - Dr. Ruin-Yer-Life
The Strange Boys - Walking Two By Two
The Spits - My Mess

Friday, 21 October 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Pickard's Bell


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Rob Morgan and Callum Eckersley would live in Portland but we hear we eat too much meat to be granted the required indie permit. We play a track from the new M83 long-long player and ask whether the double-album requires too much commitment? We finally get round to hearing and loving the new Stepkids LP, there's something new from Grimes, something Beach Boys'y from Minks, a song from Bad Guys who will be bringing their metal riffs and punk rants to Lead Soup on 29th oct and some other delights. Take a listen innit.


Tracklisting
Girls Names - Black Saturday
 M83 - Year one, one UFO
Minks - Little Fawn
Charts - Slow Down Tiger
The Stepkids - Brain Ninja
Roboterwerke - Let's Beam Him Up
Cass McCombs - County Line
Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx - Nightcall
Grimes - Oblivion
Acid Baby Jesus - Tooth to Toe
Bad Guys - Hips
Moscow Olympics - Keeping the Avenues Open

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Bears are too uptight to play reggae



Rob and Callum have search the big bucket of shit that is music and have returned with nuggets, gems and gold. There's blue-eyed soul-power-pop-garage-punk from Royal Headache, forgotten shoegaze from Should, the 'meandering' Psychic Ills, songs from our favourite albums of the moment by Thundercat, Girls and The War on Drugs and a few more - you'll have to listen to find out.



Tracklisting

Royal Headache - Girls
French Kissing - Let Yourself Go
Wool - It Was Such A Lovely Night
Psychic Ills - Mind Daze
Should - Faded
It Is Rain In My Face - Eyes Open
Thundercat - Walkin'
Lloyd Charmers - Darker Than Blue 
Girls - Myma
The Sun Electric Band - About a URL
Silver Dapple - (pauses)
FIDLAR - Max Can't Surf
The War on Drugs - Blackwater

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

If There Is Hell Below... The 90s - the last decade?



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There were two types of kids in the 90s: those that had Sky (Rob) and those that didn't (Callum). Rob gives Callum a little window into that illusive world via the wonder that was The Adventures of Pete & Pete. We have music from Charles Bradley and his superior version of a Nirvana song, a new track from Sic Alp, the melancholy beauty of A Grave with No Name, a track from Robert Cacciapaglia's Ann Steel Album, the Spacemen 3'esque Dead Luke, hip hop from Oddisee and more.

Tracklisting

Polaris - Hey Sandy
Robert Cacciapaglia - Media
Gathered Ghosts - Feels Like Nothing
Tropical Popsicle - Always Awake in Shadows
Dead Luke - God of Nothing
Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band - Stay Away
Oddisee - For Certain ( feat. Diamond District)
White Birds - Hondora 
Bleached - You Take Time
Sic Alps - Battery Townsley
Diarrhea Planet - Warm Ridin'
A Grave With No Name - Crows

Monday, 26 September 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Callum's Current Factor



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Callum and Rob have it, nothing but new stuff (give or take a few months) and stuff that could appeal to kids with those caps and that Supreme clothing. That's why we have something from the new Lindsey Buckingham album, cos it sounds like Atlas Sound and just to prove that, we have a new Atlas Sound track too. Wise Blood, Tennis System, Thee Oh Sees, RLMDL and more delights await.

Tracklisting
OBN IIIs - New Innocence
RLMDL - Just My Luck
CLOUT! - Maxwell's O
Civil Civic - Street Trap
Wise Blood - Nosferatu
Tennis System - Hey, We Tried
Not The 1s - Your Dad Hate Me
The Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler
Sight Seeing - Feel
Atlas Sound - Te Amo
Lindsey Buckingham - In Our Own Time
Galaxie 500 - Strange

Monday, 19 September 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Welcome to Tomorrow



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Schools back, Callum and Rob have some teaching to do, with little room for fun. We listen to Kurt Vile's new track and ask whether there is a better 'yeah' in music than Kurt's? Callum recounts the evening he came face to face with his musical demons and Rob plugs the upcoming Lead Soup with a dynamite song from Vision Fortune who play on sept 24th. There's also music from Wavves and Fucked Up, Health, Netherfriends and their Nilsson sampled psych pop record, Mo Kolours and more.
Tracklisting 
Kurt Vile - The Creature
Lilac - Cathedral
Gross Relations - When You Go Down
Mo Kolours - Biddies
Vision Fortune - Seven Saints
Wavves ft. Members of Fucked Up - Destroy
The Spills - Summer Vibes
Netherfriends - Girrrlfriend
HEALTH - Goth Star
Shy - Shift
Dive - Sometime
The Patience - Solar Fields

Monday, 22 August 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Casino Hair

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Rob and Callum return with the If There Is Hell Below podcast and face the grim reality that Is This It came out 10 years ago - it's enough to give Callum a stomach ulcer and go on an ill-informed post-rock rant with Rob. Music wise we have Simon & Garfunkel in Hebrew, brand new tracks from Race Horses and The Fantasies, a cut from 100 Akres Eddie Murphy beat tape, we dig into The People's Temple and question Kitteh Fur. All that and more... more than your deepest desires could ever reach.
Tracklisting 
The Parvarim - The Sound of Silence
Race Horses - Benidorm
 The People's Temple - Axe Man
The Fantasies - Earth Life
Tiger Waves - Down Down Down
Trouble Books & Mark McGuire - The Golden Waste
100 Akres - Prenup ft. Joose
Blasted Canyons - Death and a Half
Dom - Damn
The Twerps - She Didn't Know
Kitteh Fur - Bruise
Ganglians - Drop The Act

Monday, 8 August 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... The Outsiders and Inside the Box


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Rob and Callum present the If There Is Hell Below podcast. Music comes from the sun-bleached Zombies sound of Mmoss, a highlight from the patchy Washed Out album, the newest track TV Girl, Adrian Younge's Morricone/Premier Symptones Air sounding, the ace new track from ITHB favourites Cymbals Eat Guitars, Danger Beach and brand new band Childhood. 

Tracklisting

Warm Brains - Marble Arch
Danger Beach - TV Glow
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Definite Darkness
Doldrums - I'm Homesick Sitting Here In My Satellite
Adrian Younge Presents Venice Beach - 1969 Organ
Whirr - Junebouvier
Childhood - Semester
MMOSS - Another Day
TV Girl - Baby You Were There 
Isle of Pine - Once I Knew, Then I Forgot

Monday, 1 August 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Cowboys and Indie'uns


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Rob Morgan is a root tooting wild west outlaw, Callum is a no-sock-moccasin, Rough Trade tote bagging indie kid and they're about to strike up the most unlikely of friendships. This week's podcast is half country rock half (for want of a better word) indie with songs from Gene Clark, Surf Club, Rick Danko sound'alikes Timbercreek, Water Moccasins, Jean Shephard, Ether Teeth and more. Warning: Rob may have over-used his Spaghetti Western impressions in this podcast.


Tracklisting
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers - So You Say You Lost Your Baby
Mikal Cronin - Get Along
Ether Teeth - Animal
Timbercreek - Hellbound Highway
Goose Creek Symphony - Confusion
Water Moccasins - Gone
Surf Club - It's True
Jean Shepard - The Root Of All Evil (Is A Man)
Riley - Field of Green
Triptides - Outlaw
Sore Eros - Stacy
Daniel Moore - May 16, 1975

Friday, 22 July 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Laser Beams Emanating the Colour of Hate


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Rob & Callum present a podcast; this week's show is very (for want of a better word) 'indie'. We have the absolutely stunning new track from Girls and a unabashedly chirpy pop track from Dominant Legs. Callum apologises for bringing the worst song in pod history in, but delights with tracks from Super Vacation, Hoop Dreams and his buddy Steve Malkmaus. There's some unearthed gems from cult figures Dead Moon and Bobb Trimble, more songs and we unsurprisingly have an opinion on the Mercury Music Prize.


Tracklisting
The Super Vacations - Picnic of Love
Dominant Legs - Hoop Of Love
Fonda - Better Days
Hoop Dreams - XCPR
Dead Moon - A Miss Of You
Bobb Trimble - Angel Eyes
The Band In Heaven - If Only You Knew
A Grave With No Name - Origami
Sleeping Bag - Slime
Megafaun - These Words
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Tigers
Girls - Vomit

Friday, 8 July 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... A Big Big Bowl of Salty Water


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Rob & Callum are in a place of zen bliss, the ocean; there are no clubs on the ocean, there is nowhere to buy a Ginsters pasty - just water. All you have is music: the motorik psych rock of Wooden Shjips, the vocal Polish jazz of Novi Singers, the Sergio Leone country soundtrack of Dennis Hopper Choppers, the lo-fi indie scat trumpets of Majical Cloudz, Bodies of Water and a Callum chosen mashup adding some pollution to our once pure waters.


Tracklisting
Dennis Hopper Choppers - Good To Me
Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear
Wugazi - Sleep Rules Everything Around Me
Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones
Human Eye - Impregnate the Martian Queen  pt 2
Jurgen Muller - Chasing Submarines
Bodies of Water - Open Rhythms
Majical Cloudz - Francisco
Hampton Grease Band - Hey Old Lady and Bert's Song
Part Time - I Wanna Take You Out
JRG - Tired Feet
Novi Singers - My Own Revolution


Friday, 1 July 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... A Hollowed-out Yam Filled with Rice


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Rob & Callum present another installment of the If There Is Hell Below podcast. With talk of Mars Attacks bed spreads, Nas's new medieval inspired album and £10.59 Glastonbury noodles. Music wise; we have below the underground scuzz funk from Stone Coal White, west coast freak pop from Milky Onions, new music from Fanzines amazing new EP, warped hip hop of Shabazz Palaces, a pre-Velvets Lou Reed project, something from Destroyer's (pre)Fab new album, indie nostalgia triggers from Devon Williams, Moonbell and more. 

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Tracklisting
The Primitives - The Ostrich
Seabright - Sea Samba
Devon Williams - Your Sympathy
Fanzine - I Wanna Touch Your hand
Milky Onions - Something in My Pocket
Black Sheep - It's My Mind
Nas - Nasty
Shabazz Palaces - Endeavors for Never (The last time we spoke you said you were not here.  I saw you though.)
Stone Coal White - You Know
Brandon Biondo - Sleeve
Destroyer - Savage Night at the Opera
Moonbell - Figurine


Monday, 20 June 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Rocket Salad


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Rob & Callum present the If There Is Hell Below Podcast. A world where we discuss Menswe@r inventing email, Wesley Snipes prison method acting, rock n roll racing and the three horsemen of music capitalism. Musically we have jams from J. Cole and Inc, Boris bring the heavy, some psych rock/sunshine/baroque pop from 1969 and some more.


Tracklisting
Bozmo - Milksnakes
Inc. - Swear
J. Cole - Work Out
The Whines - Shootinhead
Wyla - You're The One
Green - Green
White Boy and the Average Rat Band - Maybe I'm a Fool
Boris - Jackson Head
White Fence - The Pool
Boy Without God - Of Cowboys & Other Beautiful Men
Ryan Adams - Oh, Charles

Monday, 13 June 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Spinning Hot Plates


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Avoiding the elephant in the room, spinning hot plates while completely "smashing it" Rob and Callum are back with the If There Is Hell Below Podcast. With Spanish garage rock, Hudson Mohawke, Hotel Mexico, the olde guard of Thurtson Moore and Steve Malkmus, some minimal r&b jam from Rochelle Jordan and more wonders besides.


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Get Paid. Get Laid. Get Maid


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Get your boxes at the ready because Rob and Callum are gonna tick 'em for ya. New hip hop from Wu Tang and TheManWithThreeNames, new jazz from Michael Kiwanuka, deep soul from Geater Davis, Canadians, Crunk Juice, Lindsay Buckingham covers, Music Power 100 nonsense and a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.

Tracklisting
Gil Scott-Heron - Or Down You Fall
Wu-Tang - Only The Rugged Survive
TheManWithThreeNameS - Rollercoaster$
Thunder and Rose - White Lace and Strange
Simply Saucer - Nazi Apocalypse
Rituals - Life Saver
Eric's Trip - Secret for Julie
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me a Tale
Geater Davis - Wrapped Up In You
Nightlands - Trouble
Blemishes - Swoon
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - We Almost Lost Detroit



Friday, 20 May 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... The New March of the Chillmeister General


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Rob and *drum roll* Callum return to the podcast; the patented chemistry, the opening of the rambling box once again, the ill advised ranting of respected bands and the true story of where CMG has been. The War on Drugs, Bobbie Gentry, Thundercat, Nodzzz, Guards, Meyer Hawthorne and more provide your musical seasonings in this most monumental of podcasts.


Tracklisting
Guards - Hear You Call
Nodzzz - Heyday Past Heyday Due
Radiator Girls - Eerie Body
Bos Angeles - Beach Slalom
Fan Modine - Through the Valley
Mayer Hawthorne - Fantasy Girl
Thundercat - For Love I Come
Arthur Verocai - Na Boca Do Sol
The War on Drugs - Baby Missiles 
Youth Lagoon - Cannons
Bobbie Gentry - Okolona River Bottom Band

Saturday, 14 May 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Different Strokes for Different Gary Coleman's

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The confrontational heavy hip hop of Death Grips shares the air with the sinister yet breezy psych folk of These Trails, the 'kraut space garage' of The Feeling of Love, Czechoslovakian beat group Hana Ulrychov√° & Atlantis, the soft pop hangover cure of Harpers Bizarre, industrial post-punk experimentalists Gray and more.


Tracklisting
Death Grips - Spread Eagle Cross The Block
Ela Orleans - I Know
The Feeling of Love - I Am Right, You Are Wrong
Hana Ulrychoca & Atlantis - Don't You Break It Again
Harpers Bizarre - Witchi Tai To
These Trails - Psyche I & Share Your Water
The Men - ( )
Gray - Wig
Turn To Crime - Sunday's Cool
Jimmy Cliff - Let's Dance

Friday, 6 May 2011

If There Is Hell Below Podcast... Spa Treatment

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The melancholy bath, the harmony soak and the sugar blitz. You'll need it after your ears have rolled around in the glam rock garage dirt of King Tuff, taken a trip through Black Joe Lewis's Booty City and Madlib's Nittyville. There's more besides from Steel drum funk to sugary indie pop and loner rock to hip hop.




King Tuff - Hands
Lil Daggers - King Korpze
Black Lips - Modern Art
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Booty City
Madlib - What Can U Tell Me ft MED
The Dutch Rhythm and Steel Band - Funky Stuff
Other Colors - Make Your Move
Boys Choir - Stoned, Not Working
Regina - Jos Et Sa Soita
The Sea and Cake - Up On the North Shore
Crystal Stilts - Precarious Stair
Gold-Bears - Record Store
Eddie Callahan - Paper Rain