Tag Archives: Alternative

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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SONG OF THE DAY Oh Sees – Jettisoned

Are you ready for some hot slinky bass?  Thee Oh Sees featured the sinuous joys of Jettisoned on their nineteenth studio album, Orc which was released in August 2017 on Castle Face Records.  It was the band’s first studio album to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Loma – Black Willow

With a haunting sound that conjures up a sense of hopeful desolation (the kind that takes you back to the bare basics to allow for a complete new regrowth), Loma creates a sense of expanse and anticipation through their music. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marlon Williams – Vampire Again

Marlon Williams is a singer and songwriter from Lyttelton in New Zealand.  At just 22 he emerged with his self-titled debut album, showcasing his atmospheric approach to country in all its glory, for which he was subsequently nominated for 2 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Shut Out

There are very few bands out there who can release something new and before I’ve even heard it I could bank my money on liking, but The Buttertones are one of them; it’s almost a given in fact! Their most recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Wire – Practice Makes Perfect (Peel Session 1978)

Best known for their experimental song arrangements throughout their expansive music career, Wire are a post-punk band that formed in 1976.  Also described as an art punk ensemble, the band gained this name through their often obscure lyrical themes and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Wilson – Tomorrow’s Child

North Carolina-born and now LA-based, Jonathan Wilson is a musician and producer whose sound has been described as “hippie-soul drenched folk-psych-rock.” He has been recording and releasing his music in bands since 1995, embarking on his solo career in 2011, … 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 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (inc live performance)

Last night I was fortunate enough to catch a Nick Cave concert, though it was only on TV I hasten to add! It was magic!!….plain and simple! (find this performance at the bottom of this page!!) The concert was part … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave – Ramblin’ Mind

Founding member of The Gun Club, Jeffrey Lee Pierce died in 1996 at the age of only 38.  Years later in 2006 British musician Cypress grove unearthed an old cassette with a label that read “JLP songs.”  Grove soon discovered that this … Continue reading

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