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Show notes for the 419th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Massacre House PartyThe Highway
From time to time Sylvan Borg catches my attention with some new song or other that he’s recorded. Most recently he’s been doing this with a band called Massacre House Party. This is their latest release. I can’t believe this guy almost gave up altogether just a few years ago because radio stations in Malta would not play his stuff.

Claudia FanielloMiles Away
Unlike the previous act, this popular singer has no trouble getting airplay for her songs. Here’s the latest one and it certainly shows that she has now clearly found a new style and sound for herself — one that suits here beautifully, if you ask me. In any case, this text is probably just a placeholder for the promotional video of this song until it’s actually released.

Claire TonnaEvery Step is a Kiss
(Live at Earth Garden 2015)

Joe RoscoeFigure this Out

XarulúGrand Paris

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Hotter Than July


Show notes for the 418th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

RelikcSharon Kaydee
This track is the new single from the EP It’s Not Misspelt, which Relikc will be releasing on Monday 6 July 2015. This text is a place holder for the promotional music video that comes along with this new track…check back here to watch the video later.

nosnow/noalpsFight It

FuzzhoneysDoors

DigbyRhyme Lord

Stimulus TimbreLife’s Most Wonderful Place
I erroneously thought that this was a track by Justin Meli has been performing and recording as Sonitus Eco for a number of years now, and whose music has been featured on the MMI podcast several times. In actual fact it’s the title track off the new album by Stimulus Timbre and brings this week’s podcast to a close with this new meditative track, which I find rather soothing.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Mercy


Show notes for the 417th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

TroffaĦamra y los mechones¡Oh Tragedy-me!
Ruth Abela is back with her combo giving us this new offering. It’s delightful. I like it very much and I’d probably like it even better if it was in any language other than English.

XtruppawL-Avventuri Meraviljużi ta’ Żaren Elvis Ciappara U Ħrejjef Simili
Xtruppaw play a live gig yesterday but ironically I couldn’t make it, even though I was physically just a few miles away from them. I hope to catch them at the Farsons Beer Festival next month. Meanwhile, here’s a song from their second album, Xtruppożitorju.

Danjeli + EKE4hrsapart
Justin Galea teams up with Danjeli for this little collaborations, which is one of the tracks on the Electronic Music Malta debut album In Aid of Nepal.

Duncan AgiusAlong the Way

Divine SinnersBye, Bye, Napoleon

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Don’t You (Forget About Me)


Show notes for the 416th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mana TapuKanta r-Rima

Caravana SunAshes
Luke Caruana’s Aussie band return to Europe for their fourth summer European tour and the launch this new single from their third album, which will be released later on this year. They will be appearing in France, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Austria, and Switzerland. They also have a Malta date on Thursday 30 July 2015 at the Farsons Beer Festival in Ta’ Qali.

Jon Lukas WoodenmanSecrets
Just when you thought he’d called it a day, Jon Lukas Woodenman returns with this very well-crafted offering. Perhaps this is just another good pop song from someone who has been around for decades, or maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye (or should that be ear). Whatever it is, I like it…and I’m sure many of his worldwide fans and new listeners will too.

Johnny Vincent & Rikki LeeToo Hot To Handle

Forty Days of RainEverything You Want
I honestly don’t understand all the local buzz about this song. It’s not bad but there’s nothing too remarkable about it either. I thought there would at least be a promotional video of some sort to justify all the airplay it’s currently receiving in Malta. Then again, perhaps it’s just a radio friendly song, especially for the generic playlists of most Maltese radio stations. I’m not trying to put it (or the band) down. I’m just not as wowed as I get the feeling I’m expected to be.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Brussels


Show notes for the 415th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Funk InitiativeI Pray My Soul is Saved, But I Guess It’s Damned

FootprintsLose Myself
I mistakenly said that there’s a video for this track from the new album called Backbench from this band. I’d played another track from the album several months ago when the release was first announced. I somehow feel that there should be a video for this song, unless one is actually already in the making. In that case you can rest assured that it will appear here when it becomes available.

The New VictoriansKeep Me in Love

Akalé WubéAnbessa
I was very pleased to learn that this French jazz fusion band will be appearing at this year’s Earth Garden Festival in Malta. They’ve appeared on a number of previous editions of the MMI podcast, and so I’m please to feature the opening track (feat. Manu Dibango) from their most recent album, which is called SOST. I’m sure that Maltese music fans who are discovering this band for the first time will also appreciate their fellow countryman Oliver Degabriele on bass.

Wayne CamilleriWhite Flower

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Our House


Show notes for the 414th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

The Cosmic Sect42
I saw this band perform live twice over the past two weeks while I was judging the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands contest for this year. Jimmy Bartolo is an outstanding rock musician who has an uncanny knack for channeling great singing guitarist such as Hendrix, Frampton, and Prince without being too imitative. This track is taken from the band’s Rent A Starship EP, which I thoroughly enjoyed playing over and over these last few days, even though it came out earlier this year.

Manwel TIrie
Manwel Tabone continues to delight his fans worldwide with dub track after dub track. This one is a tune you can vote for on the Indaba website too. I particularly like the build up on this one and I think it’s one of the better ones that this dubmaster has produced in recent years.

The CrownsMary Jane

Billy LeeStruggle

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Fjura fil-Kantina


Show notes for the 413th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Murphy Love or War
I must admit that I am somewhat bewildered by the prolific output of Keith Anthony, who teams up with BAFTA award winning screenwriter Jeff Murphy here to produce an eclectic album called Made in Gozo. The collaboration is very pleasant and easy on the ears, as you can clearly tell from this song I picked for this week’s podcast.

The BuskerPercussion Song
I’ve never really managed to warm up to this band. Perhaps it’s because I don’t really see it as a band as much as Dario Genovese’s guise as a singer-songwriter. However, I must admit that I find this particular song quite well-made and I’m glad that I’m able to include it on this edition of the MMI podcast.

EversitySilent Giant

DriphtGreen Dub
I’ve always seen this band as a silent giant of the local scene. They released this new track during this year’s edition of Rock the South, which I regretfully missed due to other commitments. Then again, I’m sure the festival’s loyal fans appreciated this and most, if not all, the other bands that appeared on the two stages at Zion over the four days earlier this month reserved for this event.

PhobicsBewildered
A catchy percussive song that’s actually the 4th track from this band’s debut EP, which was released a few days ago. I haven’t managed to get my hands on the whole EP yet, but I’d say that this song bodes well for the rest, especially given the stuff I’d already heard from this band before.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Surfin’ Bird


Show notes for the 412th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Nadine Axisa – Stormy Night

WaterWings – Forever Clear

RiSE – Simple Life

Marmalja – Pressjoni

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


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