Category Archives: Rock

SONG OF THE DAY Lawrence Arabia – Solitary Guys

New Zealand’s James Milne, aka Lawrence Arabia has a captivating way with songwriting and, aided with just his voice and a guitar, produces the warmest of sounds. The Auckland-based songwriter has recently announced his 2018 Singles Club project which consists of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin

San Francisco’s psychedelic soulsters, the Monophonics originally started out as an instrumental ensemble in 2005.  The initial line up consisted of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, with the recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark & Ted Barnes – When We Had Faces (live)

On the 16th of next month it will be the three years since the untimely death of Gavin Clark. Ever since this beautiful artist emerged in 1997 I’ve been smitten by his captivating voice and exquisite songwriting.  He was an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Meernaa – Good Luck

Meernaa at times feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms…. Good Luck is the latest single from Oakland trio Meernaa and, in all of its delicate glory, is well worth a few moments of your undivided … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jack White – Respect Commander

This is the third time I have revisited this track and I’m still sitting here a little shell-shocked three listens in!  The contrast of chaos and calm is intriguing and this song keeps you guessing right from the start!  Even … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Here Lies Man – So Far Away

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?……………. This question is tantalizingly posed on Here Lies Man’s bio page and gloriously put into action in their fuzzed out afrorock compositions!  Here Lies Man are an L.A-based quintet founded and conceptualised by Marcos … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Holly Golightly – Seven Wonders

2015 saw Holly Golightly’s first solo album release in 11 years after working hard as one half of the blues/Americana duo Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (The Brokeoffs being multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave). Though the last decade has seen the London-born singer relocate from the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marissa Nadler – Save Me A Place

I guess there aren’t many occasions when you can say that you actually prefer a cover to the original, but in this case I am head over heals with this gorgeous rendition and have to say that I do actually … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Wilson – Canyon In The Rain

If ever a song could feel like the waves lapping at your feet, this would be the one.  Gentle, calming and carefree, this song could banish the harshness of any day, eroding stresses and washing away tension with its nourishing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jim James – State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

In 2013 My Morning Jacket’s Jim James released his first-ever proper solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.   The record’s opening track, State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.), is a heartfelt, soul-tinged meditation on humanity’s role with modern technology.  Throughout the … Continue reading

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