Category Archives: Alternative

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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SONG OF THE DAY Kyanos – How Much

Hailing from my very own hometown, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Kyanos are a 4-piece outfit specialising in all things dreamy!  If you have been lucky enough to catch them live you will know what I mean, for its hard not … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eyesore and the Jinx – On an Island

“Sweet and tender ballad dedicated to the cultural residue of post-Brexit Britain. Where endorsers of teeth whitener, protein shakes and 2 for 1 cocktails are as influential as the reptiles in Westminster”. Discordant, skittish, highly charged and rather tasty; this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bodega – Name Escape

Bodega: Embracing pretension and moulding it into their own shape. Emerging in 2016 after former outfit Bodega Bay naturally petered out, Bodega are a New York band consisting of co-vocalist and songwriter Nikki Belfiglio, guitarist Madison Velding-VanDam, bassist Heather Elle … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Haze – Piochitas

Another band to make it through to Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent long-list is Bristol’s post-punk four-piece, Haze.  Releasing their latest single Piochitas earlier this month via Hate Hate Hate Records (who have released the likes of Fat White Family and The Wytches), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fake Turins – Afterwards

From the thousands of artists that entered Glastonbury’s free Emerging Talent Competition 2019, the 90 acts for the long-list have yesterday been announced! These acts were picked by a judging panel made up of 30 of the UK’s best online … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kid Kapichi – Puppet Strings

I’ve been doing a little bit of delving today because all too often I discover new sounds but don’t always give myself chance to listen to more from that artist/band. You may recall at the end of January I covered … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kingdom of the Holy Sun – The Man with the Little Hands

Known for their psychedelic shamanistic madness, Seattle, WA’s Kingdom of the Holy Sun have been making music since they got together in 2012.  Appearing in my feed the other day, I gave them a listen for the first time and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Skinshape – Old Days

When I describe a song as homely I use this description with great warmth, for songs such as these possess welcoming and familiar qualities, thus making the music much more instantly likeable.  True to its title, Old Days is pondering and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chelou – Like a Dream

The ethereal qualities of Camden-based artist, Chelou first captured my attention nearly four years ago and ever since then I’ve had the pleasure of following his progress as his music continues to bewitch and enchant. His name derives from a … Continue reading

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