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Show notes for the 384th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Jon Lukas WoodenmanOlder – Better?
It’s refreshing to hear such a venerable Maltese-born pop artist perform such an honest and well-crafted song as this. This is better than Better Man, which I previously thought was the best follow up to the classic Can’t Afford to Lose. In this case, older is certainly better. I can’t wait for whatever comes next.

The RifffsConditional
The Rifffs are said to be working on their second album, due for release later on this year. The album is to be called Can’t Stop the People and this is the second single released from it.

Five From ZeroInfatuation
Newcomer band with a debut release is a regular fixture of this podcast. I should count the number of debut releases I’ve featured over the years from newcomers, and compare how many of them went on to have at least one decent follow up. This band are already working on a follow-up and it seems that this song was released as a failed attempt to get them on the Isle of MTV stage a few weeks ago. Let’s see what the next track holds.

Godwin CiniKelli Biss Tmintax
I was truly saddened to hear about the death of Godwin Cini, who I knew as a broadcaster of shows about motoring from the time I worked as a young producer at Radio Malta more than 20 years ago. He was a very affable man and he certainly died at an early age; I believe he was in his early 60s. This is quite a bit of work to remember him by. He also dabbled with poetry and here brings his two passions together. May he rest in peace. It’s good that Eurovision wannabes have this further opportunity to get their ya-yas out.

Julie PomorskiShout
The Malta Summer Hit Song Contest returns for another round this year and I happened to catch this song by Rita Pace and Minik on Facebook as I was preparing this week’s podcast. I always prick up my ears whenever I hear anything by Julie Pomorski, and flicking through the other offerings on this TV song contest I’d have to say that it’s one of the few that strike me as appropriate enough for my own tastes to include on my podcast.

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.


Chasing Cars


Show notes for the 383rd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

nosnow/noalpsGo Go Go Go

Rikki LeeSmile

Jim HickeyBurning Forest

FellowFishAvaltun Reggae
I’m not sure whether this is actually a FellowFish project or something that FellowFish members have been working on. It’s an African animals app for kids in 4 languages, featuring songs about various animals in different genres of music sung in English, Italian, Chinese, and Maltese. Apparently there another one with Ocean animals coming up later on this year.

Tenisha with Jonathon MendelsohnA New Dream
It’s always a pleasure to include a track by Tenisha on my podcast because they are one of the best Maltese dance music exports. This type of music is not exactly the sort of thing I listen to at home (who does?) but it’s certainly the sort of thing I’d want to hear if I have to (do I ever?) be at a dance club or party where this sort of music is played without any apology.

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.


Two Tribes


Show notes for the 382nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Amelia HopePerplex City
I don’t know why I thought this song had a promotional video. I say it does on the podcast, but it obviously doesn’t…otherwise I would simply have linked to it here. In any case, I’m rather pleased to open this week’s podcast with something that bears Sam Hayman’s fingerprints. He produced, orchestrated, mixed and mastered this song. If the rest of Amelia’s upcoming EP sounds anything like this track, then I’ll really be looking out for it.

Floren SultanaFavourite Waste of Time

Scarlet SallyBack to the Start

Sophie DeBattistaSo Damn Perfect

Davinia Pace
Collaborating once again with the mighty Muxu, Davinia returns with a song that benefits greatly from Carlo Gerada’s musical stylings. Although this is the radio edit of the song, I’d say that any version of this track is rather radio friendly. I’m seriously waiting for the day when Muxu strikes in big on the international scene beyond Junior Eurovision…that’s just a way for him to get noticed in the right places, I think.

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.


You & I


Show notes for the 381st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Claudia FanielloOne Fine Day

Joe RoscoeHome Is Where Your Heart Is

CyberiaL-Iswed Jiskura

Sempliċiment tat-TriqReal Recognize Real

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.


Never Never Never

Show notes for the 380th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Melbourne Ska OrchestraGet Smart

RelikcPrime Time

Lucy’s LastJenna
New band’s debut song. Don’t really know much about them but the song sounds rather decent and I expect it’s not just a one off release. So, let’s see what happens next and hopefully something more will appear on their M3P entry in the meantime.

Lyndsay & LuLu – Letter 25
A little birdy told me that this is Lyndsay Pace’s collaboration with Jon Lukas Woodenman and LuLu Agius, but there was no press release along with this release and the planned promotional video is not out just. So, let’s see what happens next and if it’s not through the M3P perhaps the video will shed some more light on this collaboration.

Mutt LeyMean Summer
Originally released back in 2006 and featured in the 41st podcast in this series, this song has been released just in time ahead of summer 2014. Hopefully this time it will attract a little more attention than last time.

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.


Hurt


Show notes for the 379th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

KrokusLong Stick
Taken from their newly released live album Long Stick Goes Boom Live from Da House of Rust, this track is simply one of many others that capture the indomitable sound of this veteran metal band. Marc Storace’s voice sounds better than ever and it’s a pleasure to be able to open this week’s podcast with this live recording by Krokus.

In The Name OfFlesh Will Suffice
No strangers to the MMI podcast, the hardcore metal band from Malta appear here to mark the relatively recent release (22 March 2014 on Bandcamp) of their EP Glutton Kings. They remain a force to be reckoned with on the local scene and if they keep it up this way, given their contacts, I see no reason for them not to pick up even more fans on the international circuit.

Norm RejectionPeltier

Rising SunsetThe Battle of Thermopylae
Taken from their forthcoming album Decretum, this track seems this band move into more than a decade of activity on the local metal scene. This will be their third album and I’m sure you’ll hear another track from it on this series of podcasts when it comes out.

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.


Postcards


Show notes for the 378th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

JogelleThe Struggle
Maltese-born Johanna Gauci Loporto is a US-based singer recording as Jogelle (a name derived from her initials, or so it seems) who was brought to my attention by Mario Axiaq. She has recorded a number of songs and seems to be exploring the best style for her voice. I like what she has produced so far so much that I’ve chosen to open this week’s podcast with this song.

Melchior SultanaPeacefully
This Maltese musician continues to be one of the most underrated artists of his generation. Perhaps he prefers it that way. The only time I met him in person, about 7 years ago, he was a very quiet and unassuming individual. That certainly comes across in his music and I probably like it more for this reason.

FabrickaBreak It Down (Nostalgia)
This is one of those mystery acts from Malta that appear online from time to time. I came across this one on Soundcloud as was instantly mesmerized by what I heard. There’s a Facebook page for Fabricka too, but that doesn’t shed any further light on this project or whoever is behind it. I’d really like to know more!

FastidjuKukkużejt

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 or on MySpace. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Something Better


Show notes for the 377th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

KantilenaĠaħan

Norm RejectionIl-Vo(j)t
One of my favourite Maltese bands of all time are back with this gem, just in time for the upcoming European Parliament elections. It’s blindingly good and will undoubtedly receive next to no airplay in Malta. What a shame.

Domino EffectChasing Paradise

Chris & MoiraBeautiful World
Their long-awaited album was released on the 1st of May and this is the track they’re using to promote it. It’s also fitting that I’ve included them on today’s podcast since I’m actually watching the Eurovision Song Contest as I write this.

They Come In TwosStatic Made Me This Way
Outstanding post-punk duo from Gozo with credentials including bands like Uncharted, Saving Alexis and Ascendor. The musicians pulling all this together are Christian Farrugia and Paul Formosa. It’s a ready corker for the end of this week’s podcast and I hope you like it too.

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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