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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Boy – Prisoner’s Plea

Born in Chicago, Illinois, William “Billy Boy” Arnold was a blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player.  Picking up the harmonica as a child, by the age of 13 he began having informal lessons from his then-neighbour John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Edgar Broughton Band – Out Demons Out

Founded in Warwick, UK and still releasing until 2010, The Edgar Broughton Band and their pure blend of psychedelic acid rock has been kicking about since 1968! With gruff vocals compared to that of Howlin’ Wolf and Captain Beefheart, Edgar … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Raggedy – Brainwash

Describing her creative process as “writing down all the floating whispers,” Raggedy is the solo project of a young artist based in Asheville, North Carolina.  Her sound fuses a distinct blend of lo-fi folk and dream pop and, whilst the name … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Cinderella

As a unique and limited run, pressed purely for this year’s Record Store day, Seattle’s purveyors of all things psychedelic have recorded their very own take of the ferociously divine Sonics 1966 album, Boom.  Responsible for some of the finest, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Murlocs – Control Freak

“Five skinny kids with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB” When they are not playing in the mighty King Gizzard, lead vocalist Lead vocalist Ambrose Kenny-Smith and guitarist Cook Craig also play in the Australian garage-rock outfit, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Daniel Norgren – Moonshine Got Me

A complete chance find led me to today’s oh-so-sweet-sounding song after I’d left Youtube playing to itself earlier today….I love it when this stuff happens! Not a new artist by any means, Swedish singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist, Daniel Norgren has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Budos Band – Valley of the Damned

For nearly 15 years Brooklyn’s finest psychedelic afro-soul instrumental outfit have been creating their unique fusions of 60’s/70’s, jazz, deep funk and Afro-beat sounds. Today the multi-skilled creators of all things sonically magical have released a brand new album entitled … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fuzz – What’s in my Head?

As the vocalist and drummer in his band Fuzz, Ty Segall keeps himself busy working between solo and band material.  Released in 2013 on indie label In the Red Records, Fuzz’s self-title debut album is a gorgeous, heady blend of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clayhill – Face of the Sun

I often get the urge to listen to Gavin Clark, he’s one of my all-time favourites and left this earth way too early, but the legacy of his music is lasting testament to his understated brilliance. In 2002 Clark joined … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman – When I Dance

Jonathan Richman is one of those artists I play for a multitude of reasons: for comfort, for fun, for dancing and for his sweet, honest lyrics.  I don’t love everything he’s ever done, but what I do adore, I really … Continue reading

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