Independent, underground, authentic. This week's compilation is called All Back To The Apocalypse Club and it is the first to have one of the featured artists appear on the cover. The title is a reference to Cory Fay & The Good Goddamn's album, Greetings From The Apocalypse Club, a record of fantastic experimental alt country. The band contribute their track 'Thanks (For All The Randy Newman)'. The cover image is of Stephanie Catlett, an old friend of Aldora Britain Records, and is taken from the photoshoot for her latest record, Caught Under Glass. Catlett contributes 'Pool Rats Of Park Road' as the third track.
Elsewhere, we welcome back Luxembourg's regressive rock kings, Horny Henry, with 'Bad Cash', a track they recorded in lockdown. We then feature countless fresh faces from all around the world. Martyn Roper opens this week's collection with a distinctive blues stomper, Mike Montrey Band and Strand show differing takes on alt country, and Charlie Marks rewinds the clock with his old time bluegrass. Emperor Penguin provide a jangly powerpop excursion and The Scoffs deliver their Seattle sound punk.
Paul Silveria and Adam "Ditch" Kurtz contribute two separate instrumental tracks, the former a traditional Americana dance and the latter a pedal steel country ballad. There is storytelling Americana from Jesus Villa, bluesy rock from Andy Watts and Copperworm, and contemporary rock from Keeper and The Love Songs. High Vision and The CheeseBergens are pure punk rock and roll, and Q Shaq changes the tempo with dub reggae.
The closing trio consists of gothic rock from Astrolab, ambient electro rock from Painted Romans, and metal from Diabology. An eclectic set, for sure! Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.
Happy holidays and enjoy!
released December 18, 2020
This album is dedicated to Charley Pride. Album artwork by Tom Hilton with photography from Christy Kintzel, used by permission of Stephanie Catlett. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-106). 'Dark Spirits' written by and used by permission of Martyn Roper, taken from 'Songs Of Death And Love' (2020). 'Thanks (For All The Randy Newman)' written by and used by permission of Cory Fay, taken from 'Greetings From The Apocalypse Club' (2020). 'Pool Rats Of Park Road' written by and used by permission of Stephanie Catlett, taken from 'Caught Under Glass' (2020). 'Tell Me You Love Me' written by and used by permission of Mike Montrey, taken from 'In The Middle Of Hope' (2020). 'Going Down That Road Feeling Bad' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Charlie Marks, taken from 'Honey Baby' (2020). 'You'll Be The Death Of Me' written by Emperor Penguin, used by permission of Neil Christie, taken from 'Soak Up The Gravy' (2020). 'Talk Is Cheap' written by and used by permission of The Scoffs, taken from 'Talk Is Cheap' (2020). 'Stole A Train' written by and used by permission of Niall Toner Jr, taken from 'Can't Trust The Rain' (2020). 'Rye Straw (Instrumental)' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Paul Silveria, taken from 'Old Time Dance Party' (2020). 'Louisiana' written by and used by permission of Jesus Villa, taken from 'The Lone Pine Sessions' (2020). 'There'll Always Be A Pedal Steel Somewhere' written by and used by permission of Adam Kurtz, taken from 'Storms Of Steel' (2020). 'Living Hand To Mouth' written by Andy Watts, used by permission of John Lappen, taken from 'Supergroove' (2020). 'Bad Cash' written by Horny Henry, used by permission of Gianmarco Liacy, taken from 'Lockdown This: The Curfew Sessions Vol. 1 / Nov 2020' (2020). 'Tear It All Down' written by and used by permission of Peter Wolfe, taken from 'Falling Down' (2020). 'If I Don't Call' written by and used by permission of Keeper, taken from 'From The Neck Up' (2020). 'When I'm Dead, Just Throw Me In The Trash' written by High Visions, used by permission of Zyggy Oliver, taken from 'A First Date With Imposter Syndrome' (2020). 'Literally' written by The Love Songs, used by permission of Craig Rhodellmeier, taken from 'The Loneliest Whale' (2019). 'Zach Is A Poser' written by The CheeseBergens, used by permission of Marissa Bergen, taken from 'More Cheese Please!!!' (2020). 'Isolation Time' written by and used by permission of Quintus Thacker, taken from 'Isolation Time Revamp' (2020). 'It's Not My World' written by Gregory Pelletier, used by permission of Ta Tiana, taken from 'Nothing But Dust' (2020). 'Treat Yourself' written by Mats Davidsen, used by permission of Shaky Sky Music, taken from 'Heart' (2020). 'Deicide' written by Bergen/Vian, used by permission of Marissa Bergen, taken from 'Nobody Believes Me' (2020).