Category Archives: Alternative

SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – The Sunshine Makers

With two new albums due for release this May and June, London’s The Heliocentrics have been busy! Today’s song appears on a soundtrack that the band have created to accompany the new film/documentary, The Sunshine Makers.  This is a double … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grace Sings Sludge – A Man Doesn’t Want

A couple of years ago I featured a great track called Play It Again Dick by garage-folk band, The Sandwitches (see June 5th).  Unfortunately since then, the San Franciscan 3-piece have disbanded, but the good news is that as solo artists, their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Juana Molina – Cosoco

Juana Molina first came to my attention in 2014 when I was watching some Glastonbury footage on TV, her performance completely stood out for me, so much so I featured the unique, bass-driven sounds of Eras shortly after. Hailing from Argentina, Juana … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steady Holiday – Halloween In November

Andrea ‘Dre’ Babinski is a LA-based actor, singer-songwriter, violinist and guitarist; possibly best known as the indie solo act, Steady Holiday. With her debut LP Under the Influence due for release this June, the young artist has also just released her Terror … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train

Kevin Morby has today shared the video for Aboard My Train, the new single off his forthcoming album, City Music, which is due on 16th June via Dead Oceans. This upbeat little number is packed full of the typical Morby-goodness and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay

This is my first listen to Hector Plimmer and I must say that I am immediately intrigued! Sucked in by first track on new album, Sunshine and I feel like I’ve entered into some trippy world where everything is extra piercingly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now

Whenever I play Kevin Morby I always get that same overwhelming warm feeling, like a friend has entered the room, speaking to me in that same soft, familiar voice.  His sound is quite unique in that sense and new single … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ty Segall – Black Magick

Garage-rocker Ty Segall recently released his latest offering, Sentimental Goblin, a double A-sided EP which was limited to only 1000 vinyl copies when it came out on the 17th of this month.  Each record is also pressed on half-blue, half-yellow vinyl with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY sir Was – In The Midst

This is one of those songs that took me a couple of listens to make my mind up about.  It had something that attracted my attention immediately, but like any music it’s all about the mood you’re at the time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Flamingods – Kewali

“We like to make noise with instruments collected from around the world.” Flamingods. The Flamingods are an exquisite blend of 5 musicians, all of whom are greatly inspired by world music and instrumentation.  Pronounced ‘fla-min-gods’, they see their calling as an … Continue reading

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