All India Radio (band)

All India Radio are an Australian electronic band. The music is lo-fi, downtempo and instrumental. They are a partially live band and partially studio-based project. The founding (and constant) member of the band is Martin Kennedy, formerly of Melbourne band Pray TV.

All India Radio has released nine albums since 2000 and their music has been featured in film and TV including CSI: Miami, One Tree Hill, Sicko, Till Human Voices Wake Us, Big Brother Australia, Bondi Rescue and Recruits. Kennedy, with All India Radio and Steve Kilbey, provided the original soundtrack music for the Australian post-apocalypse film, The Rare Earth.

Wired says that "Since the turn of the 21st century, All India Radio has mashed the ambient-hop signatures of DJ Shadow, Tortoise and Thievery Corporation with the instantly recognizable guitar sound tracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti. The resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away." [1]

All India Radio's self-titled third album was nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) Award in 2003[2] and the band has worked with Steve Kilbey (The Church), Graham Lee (The Triffids), Ed Kuepper (The Saints and now Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving) among others.

They have been compared to Mogwai and Boards of Canada.[3][4]

"There is a richness of sound on “A Low High” that truly deserves a few spins before the magnitude kicks in. Yet even a cursory listen will move you and make you feel like today won’t be so bad after all. All India Radio know how to bottle euphoria and remix it into something deep but chill. This is a perfect record for a late summer drive, or for company on that low buzz of a drive home from the beach" 8/10 – Mike Wood (22 July 2009)

"The 2003 Australian Album Of The Year may well have been recorded by an act virtually nobody has heard of. Melbourne-based All India Radio's self-titled third album is a breathtaking triumph; one of the most exquisite, ethereal, instrumental records ever made in Australia" – Mike Gee, The Brag Magazine


  • The Inevitable (1999)
  • 002 (2001)
  • All India Radio (2003)
  • Permanent Evolutions (2005) remixes and film music
  • Echo Other (2006)
  • Fall (2008)
  • Fallout (2008) Fall remixes
  • Film Musik (2008)
  • These Winter Dreams (2008)
  • A Low High (2009)
  • Piano and Ambience (2010) with Josh Roydhouse
  • The Silent Surf (2011)
  • Red Shadow Landing (2012)
  • The Silent (2013) The Silent Surf remixes
  • The Rare Earth (soundtrack) (2014) with Martin Kennedy and Steve Kilbey
  • The Slow Light (2016)
  • Space (2018)
  • Subspace (2018)
  • Undulated (2019)
  • Eternal (2019)
  • Internal (2019)
  • Realm (2020)
  • Slo (2020)
  • Desert Tapes (2020)
  • Reconstructions (2020)

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Scott Thill (24 January 2011). "All India Radio Spacewalks on The Silent Surf". Wired Magazine.
  2. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2003: 17th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "All India Radio | Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates | Roxwel". Roxwel. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "All India Radio – All India Radio | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2016.