The Independent Music Podcast came from a bout of mutual frustration on Twitter between @GarethBearded and @MonoMusic, better known as Gareth Main and James Elliman, over the lack of dedicated new release radio. They both wanted a podcast that hand-picked some of the best releases of the week and delivered them to your ears every week.
After throwing a few ideas around, they conjured up the Independent Music Podcast, a weekly programme, downloadable free of charge, that showcased some of the most interesting independent music from around the world. The only rules were that the releases were 100% independent of major record labels, had a release either digital or physical and were interesting.
The show is presented by Gareth Main and Anthony Chalmers, Gareth brings along a selection of the week’s new releases, whilst London-based promoter Anthony brings along some tracks from his favourite unsigned bands and works in progress.