Category Archives: Alt rock

SONG OF THE DAY Three Days Dark – Breaking the Day

Inspired by the sounds of the 60’s and early 70’s, Essex-based singer-songwriter Trent Halliday, aka Three Days Dark, brings alive the sounds of jazz, psych and art-rock in his music.  Having studied a degree in ethnomusicology, Trent is not only influenced … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Talking Heads – The Lady Dont Mind (early demo)

It’s 1984 in David Byrne’s New York apartment and his True Creatures Demos are in the process of being recorded.  These sessions featured demos for songs that were later included in their Little Creatures (1985) and True Stories (1986) albums and it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Affection

Affection is a song that appears on Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers 1979 record, Back In Your Life.  The album has been aptly described as sweet, fun and honest and although I can’t remember where I read that now, I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Palm Honey – Hot Simian Weather

Hot Simian Weather by Palm Honey has just qualified for the LP’s ‘I like this song in 3 seconds’ title of the day!  Yes, I can often tell whether I’m going to like a song in the first few moments and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Strange Cages – The Cracks

Brighton three-piece, Strange Cages released their 6-track EP, The Cracks yesterday and I’m here to tell you that its is well worth the wait (if, like me, you have been waiting for this).  If you haven’t experienced the psychedelic fury of the Strange … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Strange Cages – Leader of a Cult

When I’m yearning for something a little bit weird and really rather wonderful, I know I can turn to the crazed, gritty punk-fuelled power of the Strange Cages.  No stranger to the LP Blog, this Brighton-based trio always put a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Omni – Wire

Today my attention was instantly grabbed by the delightful sounds of Atlanta’s rock outfit, Omni, whose debut album releases this July. The group features former Deerhunter/Balkans guitarist Frankie Broyles and ex-Carnivores members Philip Frobos and Billy Mitchell and if their two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mango Zabba – Vagrant (The Bakery Sessions)

Last month Mango Zabba whisked me up in their cosmic clutches with the supersonic sounds of  ‘Becky’ and I’ve yet to touch back down to earth.. Hailing from the Netherlands this four piece consists of, Lars Bergman (vocals/freaky guitar), Iason Georgiou … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY She Keeps Bees – Counter Charm

Residing in New York, this extremely creative and very productive duo have been self-releasing material since 2006, all of which I hasten to add, was created from home! Consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jessica Larrabee and her partner Andy LaPlant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Holy Bouncer – Anticipation

Holy Bouncer are a Barcelona based five-piece with a powerful, roaring, supersonic 60’s and 70’s influenced rock sound.  To date, the band have released four official tracks and have covered a few old greats including the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always … Continue reading

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