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SONG OF THE DAY Subculture Feat. Rachel Chinouriri – The River Bend

Last November a London-based producer named Subculture teamed up with the Croydon-based singer-songwriter, Rachel Chinouriri, to release a single entitled, The River Bend. Both are relatively new artists and their collaboration formed part of a string of singles Subculture was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kit Sebastian – Rain (باران)

Even before I listened to Kit Sebastian, I was intrigued, if not overwhelmed, with a desire to hear what “a meeting point of different genres from Anatolian Pyschedelia and Brazilian Tropicalia to 60’s European pop and American jazz…” sounded like! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shopping – Initiative

Stepping onto the scene with a hearty DIY ethic, London trio Shopping emerged in 2013 with an audacious single entitled. In Other Word.  What followed that same year was their debut album Consumer Complaints which was released via their own Milk … 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 Shagrat The Vagrant- Beautiful Deceiver (Demo Version 1)

Steve Peregrin Took was the original Pink Fairy who left T-Rex in 1969 so that he could start working on his own songs, either as a solo musician or fronting bands such as Shagrat. Last month Shagrat’s LP, Pink Jackets Required was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shopping – Control Yourself

It’s fair to say that the releases of East London’s DIY post-punkers, Shopping, are slightly sporadic, but it’s also fair to enthuse that when they do put something out there it’s always loaded with socially insightful content and big, bass-y, bouncy, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kotodama – Genjitsu

“Kotodama or kototama (言霊, lit. “word spirit/soul”) refers to the Japanese belief that mystical powers dwell in words and names. English translations include “soul of language”, “spirit of language”, “power of language”, “power word”, “magic word”, and “sacred sound.” The notion of kotodama presupposes that sounds can magically … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chelou – Damned Eye See

One thing that always strikes me about today’s artist is his very distinct signature sound which, although often delicate and understated by nature, possesses the power stand out and be recognised. Chelou (whose name is a French expression used to describe … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Skinshape – The Bay

I love it when little pieces of a big musical jigsaw come together; one day I’ll be writing about a particular artist, band, or album and then a few days/weeks/months later, I stumble upon something else that links to a … 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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