Category Archives: Alternative

SONG OF THE DAY Ty Segall – Girlfriend

San Francisco psych-master Ty Segall unleashed today’s song via his third album, Melted which came out back in 2010. The record has been described by Segall himself as sounding like “cherry cola, Sno-Cones and taffy” and after one listen to Girlfriend you will see why!  Sweet-sounding psych-pop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Deep Dark Woods – Fallen Leaves

The slightest mention of anything ghostly and macabre and my ears prick up! Couple this with an immensely haunting and captivating tune and you have just made my night….The Deep Dark Woods have done just that! Hailing from Saskatoon, Canada … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sea Pinks – Minimum Wage

My first encounter with Belfast-based band, Sea Pinks goes back to January 2016 when I featured (I don’t feel like) Giving In.  This track appeared on their second album, Soft Days and soft it was in comparison to today’s more frenzied … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Good Good Blood – Dark Days

There is something so very restorative and healing about the music of Good Good Blood and latest track Dark Days is anything but dark.  On the contrary, its gentle nature diminishes the dark, banishing demons of any description with vibrant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chain & The Gang – Don’t Scare The Ghost Away

Educating myself in the truly riveting sounds of Ian F Svenonius, I find myself once again a few years behind with what is a very well established artist! Chicago-born and now Washington D.C-based, Ian F Svenonius has performed in various … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Wave – Heaven (Sonic Boom Mix)

Is it me or does this track have a real nostalgic 90’s feel about it? It’s got that kind of Stone Roses, Charlatans, Happy Monday’s vibe, bopping happily along to a funky indie-dance beat! Heaven is the new single and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Funk Orchestra – What Now

This band’s title, Ghost Funk Orchestra is interesting enough in itself, but if you connect the substance of sound with the style of name, what you get is a very dynamic blend of DIY psychedelic soul, latin funk/jazz, hip hop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Omni – Equestrian

Atlanta, GA post-punk trio Omni emerged last year with their impressive debut LP, Deluxe.  Consisting of Frankie Broyles (ex-Balkans/Deerhunter) on guitar, Philip Frobos (Carnivores) on bass/vocals and Doug Bleichner (formerly of Warehouse) on drums, the band are also joined by their friend/engineer Nathaniel Higgins … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Khruangbin – Maria También

“A vibe-synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe, processing them through the Khruangbin filter and gifting the result back…with all the world….. “ If you haven’t yet heard what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shitkid – Favourite Thing

Åsa Söderqvist, aka ShitKid, is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Sweden who not only scribes all of her own music, but produces and records it too!  She first grabbed my attention this summer with the catchy sounds of Tropics  and I’ve followed her … Continue reading

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