Tag Archives: Alternative Rock

SONG OF THE DAY The Amazing Snakeheads – The Truth Serum

It occurred to me recently that I didn’t actually own an original copy of The Amazing Snakeheads Amphetamine Ballads, it’s one of my all-time favourite albums so I finally got round to getting myself a copy the other day!  This got me … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Billabong Valley (Live on KEXP)

Give me a song about ruthless outlaws, desolate landscapes and brutal tendencies and I’m a happy girl.. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have ticked more than a few boxes on my happy list with this gun-slinging glory box of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Silverbacks – Just In The Band

Dublin/Kildare’s, Silverbacks attracted my attention earlier this year with their bustling, brash, post-punk gem, Dunkirk.  How their next single escaped my attention I do not know, but at the end of last month the art-punk outfit followed up their last single … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chelou – Out Of Sight

The word ‘Chelou’ is a French expression used to describe something that is mysterious, weird and unknown.  With that in mind, nothing could be more apt than a name like this for an artist who originally emerged as something of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (live!!)

I specifically chose to feature a live version of today’s song because it’s so much more crazy, fierce and wired; I mean the album version is great, but this performance just gives it fire!  The rhythm section is insane and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grinderman – Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos unleashed this violent beast on Grinderman’s 2010 album, Grinderman 2. Opening track Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man is a story of two sibling psychopaths and their nameless prisoner.  Out of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Fat City

Cubist Blues is an album I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I dare say it sounds just as unique now as it did when it was first recorded in 1996! I have to admit that I am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Madame Supreme

Today’s song is supreme by name and totally supreme by nature!!! LA’s cinematic retro-rockers TheButtertones are a mighty force to be reckoned with!  Their furious relentless energy is a defining feature and if you just so happen to find yourself drawn … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Mars

“It was worth waiting fifteen years” (David Fricke of Rolling Stone) After coming together in 1973, New York’s Television  subsequently parted and went their separate ways 5 years later after the release of second album, Adventure.  The reasons for their disbanding a combination … Continue reading

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