Monthly Archives: February 2017

SONG OF THE DAY The Molochs – Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon

The psychedelic sounds of The Molochs are back! Yes, indeedy, LA’s psych-folk rock’n’rollers are to release a brand new EP this Friday via Innovative Leisure. Following the release of their second album, ‘America’s Velvet Glory’ earlier this year, the AVG … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shadow Band – Green Riverside

New Jersey’s Shadow Band released their latest album, Wilderness Of Love a few days ago via Mexican Summer and from what I’ve heard so far, it’s sounding pretty good.  With its dreamy psyched-out feel I’ve found it very easy to latch … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter (LIVE)

This cover of Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter more than lives up to its title and this live version is simply superb! Originally written by Tina Turner’s sister, Alline Bullock this song is a scathing assessment of a dirty, dirty old … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Them Two – Am I A Good Man

Today’s supersonic soul song is linked to yesterday’s artist Freddie Joachim for he has also sampled this little gem in his (bursting-with-big-beats) Good Man track! Also sampled by the likes of Ghostface Killah, 50 Cent and several other hip hop/r&b artists, Am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Freddie Joachim – Thrill Of Kills

Having featured the big sounds of California’s Freddie Joachim twice already (check out previous tracks, Good Man and Lately), I was delighted to find that he had yesterday shared another new song on Soundcloud. Releasing via his own label Mellow Orange, Thrill … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Defenders – Our Rights

Five days ago UK reggae label, Pressure sounds released a fantastic compilation album titled, Every Mouth Must Be Fed.  This collection of rarities focuses on the somewhat minor reggae/dub label, Mircon Music which was started in 1971 by Ronnie Burke and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Dazed & Confused

I was fooled when I first heard this song, I thought it had been recorded a few decades ago, turns out it was only a few months ago! There are plenty of covers out there but it is hard to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jake Houlsby – Howl

Newcastle-based Jake Houlsby is a singer-songwriter who has been writing and recording his own music for the last seven years, his sound heavily orientated around folk. He released his debut EP ‘Yannina’ in the summer of 2015 and is now set to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Ann Lee – There’s A Light

Today’s song was originally recorded back in 1968 by the soulful gospel artist, Shirley Ann Lee and was released via the gospel label, Revival Records. Shirley Ann Lee’s music has more recently been unearthed by The Numero Group, a fantastically eclectic archival … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bo Diddley – The Great Grandfather

Now this song is an old favourite, I love a bit of Bo Diddley and I loved this song within a few seconds of hearing it, even more when I heard that funky bit of guitar near the end…if you … Continue reading

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