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- where the wild things are.....

Bringing you some of the greatest music and spoken word - before it's mainstream! From the endless array of choice out there - Channelidris points you to some hidden gems.. Don't forget to check out our playlist web TV channels!

Latest News:


18th August 2017
We've a big update for ChannelIdris this month!
N.B. This will be the last NEWS update posted here - all future NEWS updates will be on ChannelIdris Facebook page
- We welcome inventive singer-songwriter Matt Stockl and his "upbeat songs with downbeat lyrics" to Channelidris, click here to get to his website, and check out his surreal video to "So Long, Livingstone" on Channel Idris Music Telly Chillout
- Burnt Tomorrow have a new record out: "Fractured Time" an album of great big foot-stomping, full-throated, sweeping down-the-open-road folk-rock, layered with epic strings. You can go direct to get their tunes here on Amazon or here on iTunes. And visit the Burnt Tomorrow facebook for gig dates and such.
- Jack Cade has released his gravelly country-noir album "A Murder of Crows" and it is exactly as cool as the name suggests!
- Fish Hook have unleashed their country-punk-rockabilly once again - on their second EP "Two in the Nest" plus! their new single "Falling", which soundtracks their debut video!
- Bright Shadows have a brand new video out for their foot-stomping track "She's A Ghost" and they've also released the gorgeous harmonies of "Afraid Of Bliss" as a single
- The August List have released another glorious album: "Ramshackle Tabernacle" which though you may not know it yet - you need it in your life!
Enjoy!

29th October 2016
Ever inventive Vienna Ditto have released two EPs this year already! "Ticks" and "Let the Hard Times Roll". There's a review of the awesome "Ticks" here: on AlwaysAround.net and you can watch the video for the eponymous first track here on ChannelIdris Music Telly!
Enjoy!

9th November 2015:
We have three great new additions to ChannelIdris this autumn!
We welcome the raw spirit of singer-songwriter Ben Marwood - who recently announced a return to the studio to begin work on his new album, after a long illness. We hope you're proper on the mend now Ben, may you go from strength to strength!
Welcome also to the acoustic rock of Bright Shadows! They have brand new 6 track debut EP "Diffusion" now available on iTunes etc.!
Last, but not least, welcome to Maija Tuomi-Nikula - virtuoso pianist and singer-songwriter, with her own unique style!

25th May 2015:
We welcome bringer of riffage RajiK to Channel Idris! RajiK has a cracking single "Ego Boost" up on his page for your streaming pleasure!
And we also welcome the epic melodic rock of Attention Thieves to Channel Idris! They have just released the second single "Tell Me (What Are You Scared Of)" from their brand new debut Album "Year of the Jackal" - you can watch the excellent video right here on Channel Idris Music Telly. Oh, and they're also featured in this week's Kerrang! magazine. Sweeet!
The Kamikaze Test Pilots are re-releasing their rockin' debut album today on Matchbox recordings, with distribution from Universal Music operations!

6th April 2015:
We welcome the jazz-noire vibes of Luke Paulo & The Grapefruit to Channel Idris!
The Kamikaze Test Pilots have won a Zim Online Radio Pachedu Award! And they have just announced an upcoming tour in Zimbabwe! Congratz lads!
Also, Chris Beales has released his new album "The Rise of Icarus" with tracks up on his website to preview right now!

1st March 2015:
Two great singer-songwriters are welcomed to Channel Idris:
Rachel Redman has just brought out her brand spanking new album "Now" - there's a preview sampler for you to enjoy, and it's available to buy on digital download!
Also, Chris Beales is about to release his new album "The Rise of Icarus" any day now!

February 2015:
We welcome the high-energy punk-rockabilly blitz of Fish Hook to Channel Idris!
Also, Jack Cade and the everyday Sinners have 4 demo tracks free to download until the end of the month, these are tracks from the 'Lord of the empty Manor' album writing sessions that didn't make it into the studio.

January 2015:
Check out the August List fresh and new on Channel Idris! Their new album "O Hinterland" is featured in a glowing review over on AlwaysAround.net

December 2014:
Edd Keene - The Green Man has released an album of his looptacular creations!

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PREACHER JOHN

- Punkrockblues!


Photo courtesy of BBC Berkshire.
Photographer: Linda Serck
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KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS -

Rockin'! Awesome live gigs!


Photos copyright Alex Cooke Photography
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BURNT TOMORROW -

Folk rock with BIG choruses!


Photo on left by Preacher John
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THE AUGUST LIST -

A deep river of country-blues!
Sometimes sweeping, sometimes stomping, sometimes a melancholy drifting..


Click here for their music on Bandcamp.
Or, click their photos for their Facebook page:
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RACHEL REDMAN -

Pop singer-songwriter with a classic 90s vibe!


Click here to hear Rachel's music on SoundCloud

Or click here - to buy her album "Now"
Or click on her photos for her Facebook page:
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MATT STOCKL -

inventive singer-songwriter playing
"upbeat songs with downbeat lyrics" and creating surreal art & video!

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RAJI K -

Singer songwriter, bringer of riffage!


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ATTENTION THIEVES -

Epic melodic rock! And videos like mini-movies too!


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CHRIS BEALES -


Moody blues-rock from the soul of a barefoot rambler!


Photo copyright Alex Cooke Photography Photo copyright Groutfinger aka Mac Mcmillan Photography
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FISH HOOK -

Punk-Rockabilly madness!

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LUKE PAULO & THE GRAPEFRUIT -


Jazz-noire! Off-beat rhythms with lyricism from the edge of the existential abyss!

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BEN MARWOOD -


Singer-songwriter & guitarist with genuine raw intensity!

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BRIGHT SHADOWS -


Acoustic rock, chock-full of melody and harmonies!

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MAIJA TUOMI-NIKULA -


Awesomely expressive pianist, singer & songwriter!

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Damien Passmore & the Lovable Fraudsters -


The tallest cowpunk band in England!

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DOLLY & the CLOTHESPEGS -


Barnstorming, eclectic Country music!

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ANDY RAVEN -

original, excellent & idiosyncratic

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JACK CADE -

Intense, gravelly voiced country!


Photo on the right by Simon Stannard - click here for more of his work!
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EDD KEENE -

One man band & mad scientist of the loop pedal!

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REVEREND JOHN H -

No holds barred comedy tunes!

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JODIE O'CALLAGHAN -


Powerful blues/folk singer/songwriter!


Click here for her FaceBook page

Or Click here to hear her music on Reverbnation
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PAULA CURTIS -

Bittersweet songs - many about death!


You can hear her songs on YouTube - here, here, and here!
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STATIC RAIN -

Blues/progrock five-piece!


Photo on left by Preacher John
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LA MORT SUBITE -

Footstomping gypsy jazz partytime!


Photo on left by Preacher John
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VIENNA DITTO -

If Dr Who and Amy Pond used the Tardis to make music!


Photo on left by Adam Reading
Click here for more of his work
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Scroll down for Channelidris featured poets and comedians:
for Channel Idris Poets & Comedy Telly on YouTube - Click here!




AFHARROLD -

A master of the cheap laugh and costly weltschmerz...

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ELVIS McGONAGALL -


Scots satirist - scourge of politicos!

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PREACHER JOHN -

Turning life into poems!

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ISZI LAWRENCE -

Tall and funny! And that's just her hair!

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REVEREND JOHN H -

No holds barred comedy tunes and stand up!

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Scroll down for all 3 Channelidris video playlists!

Or click for Channel Idris Music Telly on YouTube!

  • Top left - Music Telly, for full-on tuneage
  • Top right - Music Telly Chill Out, for dat mellow vibe
  • Bottom left - Poets & Comedy Telly,
    for spoken word & teh rofling of lolcatz

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ARCHIVE:

ARMY OF PYGMIES HOMEPAGES: Go there!
Word on Army of Pygmies! A band of many aspects: mostly punk and ROCK! Sometimes it was a little more laid back... featured Preacher John!
Some of their playing can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/armyofpygmies
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BROKEN BROW'S HOMEPAGES: Go there!
The now defunct '90s jazzpunkweirdcore band's old tour diary is still online for your amusement.
Plus you can still order their 7" vinyl AA single VAGRANT from the shop!
Their whole album HYSTERIAMECHANICAL can be heard at:
https://soundcloud.com/broken-brow/sets/hysteriamechanical
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PETE and the PIRATES - Alt rock! Fresh lyrics & great hooks!
Click to enter Pete and the Pirates' homepage.

Photo on left by Erik van't Hof
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AMY'S GHOST - Sweeping, epic tuneage! Click to enter Amy's Ghost's homepage.

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JAKABO - Soulful vocals and brilliant blues guitar! Click to enter Jakabo's homepage.

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THE JETTES - Tarantinoesque rock n' roll!
Click to enter The Jettes facebook page.

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