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Send us a Text Message. We hit this pod runnin’ - like a nosebleed! Andrew provides a roundup of some of the recent big music releases - those to check out as well as those that are probably best avoided. Then it’s on to this episode’s playlist and the five fresh projects which made the cut: Iain and Andrew play tracks from and share their opinions…
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Send us a Text Message. Gigantic! A big, big love! Iain and Andrew salute the late great Steve Albini, the immeasurably-influential ‘recording engineer’ and sonic architect of alternative rock. We then play and review new music from pod heroes Mdou Moctar and Fergus McCreadie, as well as boys-of-melody/siblings-of-song The Lemon Twigs, UK Afro-funk…
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Send us a Text Message. A discursive quality and literary bent to this week’s @weheardwonders, with references to John Dunne, Dylan Thomas and, er, Eddie Van Halen. We play and review new music from transporting indie-rockers Corridor, art-rock auteur St. Vincent, Americana mainstay Iron & Wine, South Indian ambient-jazz scholar Ganavya and excitin…
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Send us a Text Message. We’re a music review podcast, so of course we have some thoughts on the biggest music release of the year (deepest sympathies, Cowboy Carter, it was fun while it lasted) from the biggest pop star of her era(s). Find out what Iain and Andrew (podcasters don’t come more tortured or poetic) make of Taylor Swift’s latest grand s…
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Send us a Text Message. Iain and Andrew are Taking Care Of Business on the latest @weheardwonders (don’t ask them why - it just felt right, alright?). Join them for juicy music-based discussion covering avant-folk artist Hannah Frances, word-of-mouth indie-sensation Cindy Lee, the accomplished, well-read English Teacher, reed-master Shabaka Hutchin…
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Send us a Text Message. Home-improvement hounds Iain and Andrew put down their paintbrushes and rollers long enough to play and pore over new musical offerings from Somali freedom fighter Sahra Halgan, Brooklyn no-wavers Gustaf, psychedelic national treasure Jane Weaver, sub-zero Texan synthesists Khruangbin and “Cornish high priestess” Daisy Rickm…
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Send us a Text Message. After a few weeks away, Iain and Andrew reconvene to catch up and cast their critical eye over three of the year’s most hotly tipped and anticipated releases - Waxahatchee, Adrianne Lenker and Julia Holter - as well as something eyebrow-raising from Indonesian psych collective LAIR and something decidedly more low-key from S…
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Send us a Text Message. On this week’s @weheardwonders, soaring singer-songwriter Nadine Shah sings her life, MGMT add slacker alt-rock shagginess to their usual neo-psych, and Real Estate return. We also discuss the remarkable story of how Kurdish/Syrian singer & bouzouki player Mohammad Syfkhan found himself performing at the Cork Opera House, an…
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Send us a Text Message. There’s only one didgeridoo thing to do! It’s another globetrotting edition of @weheardwonders, with intrepid explorers Iain and Andrew delving into new music from all around the world. Up for discussion are five tracks by artists from four continents, including Sweden’s Dina Ögon, Brittany Howard and Grandaddy from North Am…
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Send us a Text Message. On the latest @weheardwonders, one track inspired our Iain to reach for the “G” word, while another offended him so much that he had to reach for the “mute” button mid-recording. Can you guess which artists and tracks inspired such visceral and opposing reactions? Up for debate this week are rollicking barn-rockers David Nan…
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Send us a Text Message. No effort required on Iain or Andrew’s part to crowbar the R-word into this week’s @weheardwonders discussion - the big alternative music release being, of course, the second full-length from The Smile, featuring a certain Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood. We’ve cast our eyes (and ears) over Wall Of Eyes - find out what we mak…
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Send us a Text Message. Yes indeedy, @weheardwonders are back to put some pep in the step of your blustery seemingly-never-ending January. Iain and Andrew play and review a veritable smorgasbord of new musical treats, including: YĪN YĪN’s Asian-inspired disco-funk; graceful Crazy Horse-play from Rosali; Omni’s arch art-punk; a diaphanous Spanish-la…
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Send us a Text Message. How about some new reviews of new music to kick this new year off in style? Iain and Andrew are back back BACK, and they’re doing what they love best: casting their eyes and ears over a selection of box-fresh tuneage on @weheardwonders. Is Liam Gallagher & John Squire’s long-threatened collaboration just another rainbow-dyed…
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Send us a Text Message. Music by Masters Of Song of various stripe is up for discussion on the latest @weheardwonders pod: Cory Hanson’s country-rock guitar explorations inspire some uncharacteristically blue (Crazy) Horsin’ around from your cherubic hosts; Swedish psychedelicist Per Svensson aims to take the listener on a magic trip; Ivan Moult’s …
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Send us a Text Message. After a fine run of guest interviews, Iain and Andrew are back in “classic” pod mode this week, catching up on five recent tracks, played and contextualised for your listening pleasure. Thirty-plus years in, can Teenage Fanclub still deliver the melodic, bittersweet goods? Is ‘Everything Harmony’ a fitting album title for hi…
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Send us a Text Message. Practitioner of post-genre, post-pub-couldn’t-get-in-the-club music John Bryden aka Eyes Of Others is the latest guest in We Heard Wonders-land. John chats to us about ice-baths, sun-beds, and the wonderful and frightening world of Nico, as well as his ace debut LP, just-released on Heavenly Recordings. He also selects four …
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Send us a Text Message. Iain and Andrew have a date with the Night (Caller) on the latest instalment of @weheardwonders pod. Danny from Leith gutter-pop lotharios Night Caller joins us to chat Grease, break-ups, cats and the group’s devilishly catchy debut single and EP. Danny also picks and plays five slickly-produced, thematically-linked tracks. …
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Send us a Text Message. On this week’s @weheardwonders, Andrew and Iain - especially fanboy Iain - are buzzing to be joined by Michael M Physics, offa purveyors of “fast existentialist nerd rock for people who like sighing but also fighting” Slime City, We Are The Physics and Twitter. Topics up for discussion include Slime City’s highly entertainin…
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Send us a Text Message. A GROOVY selection of tracks on this week’s @weheardwonders - either groovy in the “this’ll get you outta your seat, get you moving” kind of way, or groovy in the hip, sixties-inspired sense of the word. Following the triumphant What’s Your Pleasure?, Jessie Ware’s new record finds her in disco-diva mode once more - but is s…
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Send us a Text Message. This week’s selections give Andrew and Iain even more of an opportunity than usual to flex their analytical muscles with not one, not two, but THREE published poets among the artists up for discussion. We dive into the hotly-anticipated and hot-off-the-press new track from PJ Harvey, the meaty debut album by former U.S. Nati…
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Send us a Text Message. At the third time of asking, a new precious @weheardwonders pod is here! It’s yours, take it! New music by graveyard-dwelling Sub Popper Lael Neale and your favourite singer-songwriter’s favourite producer & singer-songwriter in his own right Jonathan Wilson is put under the miscoscope. Plus, we ride the lightning: Iain - hi…
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Send us a Text Message. A vast expanse of musical ground is covered on the latest @weheardwonders podcast. Hey, it’s what we do! We move from the sunlit Zimrock of Mokoomba to the mysterious medieval hijinks and levitating bananas of Immaterial Possession; from the latest inspired team-up (this time with El Michels Affair) of hip-hop firebrand Blac…
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Send us a Text Message. Iain and Andrew reconvene for more reviews and rambles of a musical persuasion. On this week’s @weheardwonders, you will hear something graceful and tasteful and made with obvious affection from Murray A. Lightburn; Altin Gün are up to their old Anatolian-psych-rock antics; Eddie Chacon’s career resurgence continues apace; p…
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Send us a Text Message. There’s a gurry wurry at @weheardwonders headquarters this week! No, Iain and Andrew haven’t come to blows…on the contrary, they’re getting along famously with Dave King, the brains behind ambitious weirdo-pop outfit Gurry Wurry. We discuss new album Not As Bad As It Sounds, home recording, the joy of a sad song, and play so…
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Send us a Text Message. Hear thee! Hear thee! It’s another episode of We Heard Wonders-ee! Yep, @weheardwonders are back with five smoking hot new platters to revolve and review: the bad-trip psychedelia of Ulrika Spacek; the impossible-to-ignore rave ramblings of Clark’s Town Crank; the diaphanous dream-psych of Death and Vanilla; the post-genre p…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us for the second and - likely final - volume of @weheardwonders’ short-lived but celebrated “Now That’s What I Call Newish Music!” series (that’s right, from next week, it’ll be nothing but box-fresh bangers guaranteed!). Iain and Andrew review more tracks from noteworthy albums released between January and now: the hi…
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Send us a Text Message. We’re back, baby! After a longer than anticipated break, it feels good to be back behind the mics and serving up the first @weheardwonders of 2023, an episode we’re catchily titling “Now That’s What I Call Newish Music Vol. 1!” Iain and Andrew play and dissect tracks from noteworthy albums released in January and Feb: the so…
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Send us a Text Message. Praise be! The third instalment of the @weheardwonders 2022 Review is upon us! Iain and Andrew again reflect on the year that was, playing and discussing seven tracks from seven of the albums to have found their way onto Andrew’s epic album rundown. Expect pastoral orchestral loveliness, restless future-soul, fuzzy power-bal…
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Send us a Text Message. It’s part 2 in a proposed trilogy: The Two Towers of the @weheardwonders End Of Year review, if you will - but with nary a talking tree in sight. Iain and Andrew highlight six more standout albums from 2022, playing and discussing selected tracks for your delectation. Genres include country-soul, globe-swallowing disco-pop, …
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Send us a Text Message. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…especially for list-loving music fanatics like us! In the first of three End Of Year specials, @weheardwonders spin and reflect upon a typically diverse batch of stand-out 2022 releases, with jazz, electronica, psychedelic folk-rock, and even Zimbabwean street-music thrown into the mi…
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Send us a Text Message. One November spawned a monster in the shape of this podcast: @weheardwonders play and review new tunes from disco-house collective Crazy P, scuzzy garage-rock apparition Ghost Woman, Brazilian-music-besotted Belarusians SOYUZ, and wonderful Ghanaian gospel singer Florence Adooni. We also share our thoughts on the first offer…
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Send us a Text Message. We may be hurtling towards End Of Year List Season, but @weheardwonders still comes through with a mighty fine crop of just-released new tunes. Heather Trost’s persuasive kosmische leaves us hypnotised; power-pop craftsman A. Wesley Chung serves up Something Old, Something New; Ghost Funk Orchestra’s suavely skronking fish-m…
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Send us a Text Message. Things get Heavy, Baby on @weheardwonders this week as we’re joined by Greg Dingwall - vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist and presumably brains-of-the-operation in Glasgow art-pop combo @thedeadlineshakes. We talk theatricality, friendship and tipples of choice, as well as the band’s fine new album, the eagerly-anticipated ‘Do…
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Send us a Text Message. A happy pod for happy people this week, as @weheardwonders hosts singer/songwriter/guitarist and founding member of Mogwai, Stuart Braithwaite (@plasmatron). We discuss Stuart’s excellent just-released memoir Spaceships Over Glasgow, the thrill of sonic assaults, the magic of the Barras, “The Conjuring series of instrumental…
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Send us a Text Message. NY’s hippest hipsters LCD Soundsystem are under the @weheardwonders microscope this week: we discuss our respective listening histories with the band, before offering up our thoughts on their latest comeback comeback track. Elsewhere, does Polyphia’s all-the-genres-all-of-the-time, why-play-one-note-when-I-can-play-twelve? a…
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Send us a Text Message. Andrew files a weekend gig report and salutes a departing @weheardwonders hero, before the guys share some thoughts on modern listening habits. Then it’s on to the matter of New Music: are Zamrock legends WITCH still capable of causing havoc? Where do we stand on The Mars Volta’s streamlined new direction and self-titled LP?…
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Send us a Text Message. This week @weheardwonders take a trip to the movies discussing the good, the bad, the ugly and best-in-show in the genre that is The Music Biopic! Joining Iain and Andrew to separate the Hits from the Misses, the Curios from the Admirable Failures is film enthusiast and expert in American cultural studies, Fraser McCallum. W…
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Send us a Text Message. Iain’s in his element, while Andrew is slightly more trepidatious, as @weheardwonders - having had to abandon their previously scheduled programming at the eleventh hour - soldier on in order to furnish you, dear listener, with precious content. We play and give our instant reactions to new music from Glasgow power-popper Ch…
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Send us a Text Message. Even by @weheardwonders’ standards, this week’s show is a veritable smorgasbord of musical delights. Montparnasse Musique deliver a club-ready twist on Congotronics, The Orielles reach for their Magritte coffee-table books and Oblique Strategy cards, while soul septuagenarian Lee Fields demonstrates that class is permanent. …
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Send us a Text Message. We’re feeling the love this week on @weheardwonders. Andrew gives his verdict on last weekend’s @connectfestsco and Iain salutes a singular album celebrating its 28th anniversary. Then it’s down to the new releases: big returns from Arctic Monkeys (now that he’s checked out of the Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, where will …
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Send us a Text Message. In celebration of their 50th episode and a full one year of podding, Iain and Andrew play jazz with the @weheardwonders format! We field queries from our lovely listeners (discussions include the Best Year For Music Evz and The Most Powerful Spice Girl), play out comments and spin some choice tunes - each selecting a stand-o…
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Send us a Text Message. Another round of substantial chat about engaging new music on @weheardwonders. Abraxas take us on a hazy desert sojourn, Star Feminine Band bring a lightness of touch to a heavy subject, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom are psych-simpatico, Iraina Mancini steps out on her own by channelling her record collection, and Stephen Sanchez …
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Send us a Text Message. This week’s @weheardwonders starts off with a strong botanical theme (Jimetta ROSE joining forces with multigenerational gospel choir The Voices Of Creation; FLORIST inviting the listener to eavesdrop on their folk-rock porch sessions), then veers wildly off-piste (Spanish psych-proggers Moura; fiddle-player and Highwaywoman…
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Send us a Text Message. Iain and Andrew offer some thoughts on the runners and riders in contention for this year’s Mercury Prize, before getting down to reviewing some fresh tuneage. Does U.S. Girls’ pivot towards the eighties make for a welcome return? Does Big Joanie’s brand of “black feminist punk” raise a pulse and a smile? Does the murky nois…
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Send us a Text Message. A loosey-goosey episode of @weheardwonders fuelled by fun-filled tunes, baby brain and tins of @stfermentations. We dissect sunny, scuzzy power-pop courtesy of Romero; space-rockers-go-pop Hooveriii; sound-of-the-summer-summoner Steve Lacy; children-of-Woodstock The Heavy Heavy; something gently acoustic from Ty Segall, a ma…
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Send us a Text Message. Hot town, summer in the city! In this most sweltering of weeks, think of @weheardwonders as an appealingly air-conditioned sanctuary where ice-cool blasts of musical awesomeness are paired with long drinks of diverting chat. For our money, this is one of our strongest new music line-ups of the year: fab new Scottish indie-po…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us on @weheardwonders for a chat with exuberant “purveyors of soupy rock” The Wife Guys Of Reddit. We discuss The Wife Guys’ short, sharp and entertainingly absurdist new EP, as well as our favourite Will Ferrell performances, the joy of jamming, and the lack of diversity on festival bills. They also select tracks by tu…
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Send us a Text Message. Bless our cotton socks, we’re in the news! Or in The List, at least. On this week’s @weheardwonders, your loyal hosts provide further evidence of their three-star-worthy “easy rapport”, with Iain reporting back from his pop-tastic weekend in the Big Smoke. Then it’s down to the main business at hand: playing and reviewing fi…
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Send us a Text Message. On this week’s @weheardwonders, GORILLAZ join forces with THE THUNDERCATS in the greatest cartoon crossover team-up OF ALL TIME!!! Er, sorry, our mistake - it’s actually Gorillaz featuring elastic-bass-supremo Thundercat...still pretty cool though, right! Elsewhere, singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin returns with something stri…
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Send us a Text Message. Where else but @weheardwonders will you find Queen Bey mingling with yer Auntie Flo and a former Goat Girl? Yep - praise Bey! - Beyoncé is back with the first taster from her eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Lemonade. But is it any good? We also share our thoughts on Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar’s minimal electronica-Indian c…
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