Monthly Archives: June 2015

Day 302 – Hyena

With the exception of Birmingham, the whole of the Midlands is a pretty barren place when it comes to producing awesome bands. Sure Coventry had the Specials and The Enemy, and Kasabian fly the flag for Leicester, but on the … Continue reading

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Day 301 – Winter Aid

It’s the polar opposite of musical styles in today’s post. Yesterday we had kerb-stomping hard rock sounds: this time round it’s achingly beautiful acoustic folk melancholia. This is Dublin musician¬†Shane Culloty – or, to use his stage name, Winter Aid … Continue reading

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Day 300 – Pretty Vicious

Yowzers! It’s been 300 days of doing this – and mostly on time. I’ll write a whole post on September 1st about why agreeing to post daily may have been a foolish move but, for now, I’m in a celebratory … Continue reading

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Day 299 – Saint Raymond

With Glastonbury underway, I thought it’d be a good idea to play some bands that are appearing on the smaller, less prestigious parts of the bill. Here’s the first. Saint Raymond is a Nottingham-based singer songwriter who’s gained a fair … Continue reading

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Day 298 – Hidden Charms

It’s been a while since I posted any 60s-influenced stuff so here’s a new little throwback track that i really like. Hidden Charms are a London-based four-piece that kind of sound like a modern take on a mid 60s Beat … Continue reading

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Day 297 – Dear Rouge

Some 80s-tinged pop rock today courtesy of Vancouver electronic rock duo Dear Rouge. Kind of like a mix of La Roux and KT Tunstall, backed by an experimental-era Cure, this is cracking stuff. This track – their new single¬†Tongues – … Continue reading

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Day 296 – A Giant Dog

I just heard this today and it’s excellent, so I thought I’d post it straight away. Honest, no-compromise rock n’ roll from Austin, Texas band A Giant Dog – full of (bizarrely) 50’s style harmonies backed by noisy guitars and … Continue reading

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