All India Radio is Martin Kennedy, musician, artist and fan of Pink Floyd and old school ambient music. His music has been featured in TV shows One Tree Hill, CSI and The Lying Game. Martin and A.I.R. has released over 10 albums along with a bunch of acclaimed collaborations with The Church's Steve Kilbey.
WIRED magazine describe All India Radio perfectly: "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 soundtracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti. The resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away."
All India Radio have released over nine acclaimed albums since 2000 and their music has been featured in television shows including CSI: Miami, One Tree Hill, The Lying Game, Australia's hit series Bondi Rescue and feature films including Michael Moore's Sicko, Till Human Voices Wake Us and upcoming science fiction feature The Rare Earth.
They were nominated for Australian recording industry award (ARIA) and have collaborated with Steve Kilbey (who wrote the magical US top 20 hit 'Under The Milky Way' - rediscovered by the world in the hit movie 'Donnie Darko’), Graham Lee (The Triffids), Ed Kuepper (The Saints, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds guitarist) and David Bridie (Not Drowning Waving) among others.
"One of the most exquisite, ethereal, instrumental records ever made in Australia" - Brag mag
"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 soundtracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti. The resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away." - wired.com
"All India Radio have long been compared with Boards of Canada and Spiritualized, but the spacey qualities of songs like Owlpacas in Flight have more in common with Tortoise than Eno.. and just like their other releases, Red Shadow Landing has cyclical lines that will get lodged in your brain." - earmilk.com
"With barely perceptible shades of triphop sound experimentation, moody folk, and brightly shining feminine atmosphere, Fall can easily be classified as one of 2008's most beautiful albums" - properlychilled.com
"Fall is hauntingly beautiful. The lyrics capture you like a burst of lightening in the distance...be careful, the music will capture you like a menacing but beautiful storm" - blogcritics.org
"Here’s one to seek out. All India Radio are a Melbourne outfit that have been around for ages quietly making some of the most interesting and assured music in this city...The End Or Near could be Melbourne’s Unfinished Sympathy or Sour Times, it’s that good" - Melbourne Magazine