Category Archives: Alternative Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Michael Rault – New Day Tonight

Edmonton-born and now Montreal-based singer-songwriter and producer, Michael Rault has opened shows for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as well as Daptone legend Charles Bradley and tomorrow will be releasing his new album courtesy of Daptone’s subsidiary Wick Records. It’s A New Day … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank

When British college punk band the B-Sides changed their name and direction to become Adam & the Ants, guitarist/vocalist Bid and guitarist Lester Square decided to go their own way and started the Monochrome Set. Originating in London in 1978, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Midnight in a Moonless Dream

LA’s cinematic retro-rockers The Buttertones are a force to be reckoned with!  Their furious relentless energy is a defining feature and if you just so happen to find yourself drawn into their powerful magnetic orbit, you’d better hold on tight … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Kaleidopope

Any song that opens with the lyrics “Must be brave to ride the tarantula’s tide” is going to grab my attention; but that’s a given when it comes to me and The Buttertones…hell, they’ve even made me want to dig … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Echo Oh’s – Rubber Glue

When it comes to the reinvention and revival of garage rock, you’ll go a long way to beat The Echo Oh’s, for they are Auckland’s finest purveyors of primitive rock’n’roll and swamp-pop! Emerging in 2013, this retro 3-piece has been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Isaac gracie – That Was Then (live at konk studios)

Isaac Gracie emerged in 2015 with a handful of songs that had been recorded in his bedroom.  Just like many other DIY artists out there, Gracie relied wholly on self-promotion and home-made recordings, and it was with this material that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Of Empires – Waist Up In Gold

If you aren’t already familiar with the Brighton-based band, Of Empires, one listen to their latest single would most probably fool you into thinking that you had leapt back in time to the hazy, psychedelic realms of the golden era … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Gravedigging

The Buttertones are a LA band consisting of Richard Araiza (guitarist/singer) Dakota Böttcher (guitarist/singer) Sean Redman (bassist ((also a former member of Cherry Glazerr)) and Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån (drummer/polyinstrumentalist). Arriving in the winter of 2012 in a haze of psychedelic fuzzed-out … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Baby C4

The Buttertones emerged in the winter of 2012 amidst a psychedelic haze of fuzzed-out garage rock, reviving the supersonic sounds of the 50’s and 60’s in a blast of melodic, retro reverence as they made their way out into the … Continue reading

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