Category Archives: Alternative Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Hunger – Open Your Eyes (Lost Album Version)

With an intro like this, it’s hard not to give this song your 100% full attention right from the onset! It’s big, bold and dramatic with heavy thumping drums and howling guitars..and this is only the introduction! Originally recorded in … Continue reading

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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 Yak – All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life.

Early last month Yak shared new single All I Need is Some Sunshine in My Life, a cover of an old 1965 gospel classic by the The Dixie Nightingales’. This was the trio’s first release on the Maccabbees-afilliated Yala! Records and premiered on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Phobophobes – Free The Naked Rambler

Here’s another new one for me, but perhaps not a revelation for you if you are already familiar with London’s Phobophobes? I knew straight away I was going to like this band when I first heard Where Is My Owner … 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 Three Days Dark – Brighter Coloured

Three days Dark is the studio project of the Essex-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Trent Halliday.  Departing from the garage-rock band DeepSeaGreen several years ago, Three Days Dark now works as a solo artist. Inspired by the sounds of 60’s and … 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 Echo & The Bunnymen – Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

Now you could argue that any self-respecting Doors and Echo and the Bunnymen fan should know the fact I am about to share with you, but I’m afraid to say that I didn’t know until today, (anybody else out there … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ovef Ow – Working Girl

This track has something warming and attractive about it right from the start! As the guitar strums a gentle melody and soft vocals tunefully hum into relaxed chords, you instantly get a feeling that something nice is about to happen! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY the Ar-Kaics – No Good (demo)

When Daptone Records introduced WICK Records as their new subsidiary rock label in 2015, I was thrilled and have kept a close eye on all of their releases ever since.  One band that caught my attention at the end of … Continue reading

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