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This week's independent music sampler is called Chocolate, the title being a reference to the latest release from French garage rock duo The Fuzz and Drums. This collection features a song from that record, a sun-soaked foray into garage rock. Alongside this, there are 23 underground, undiscovered gems from all around the world. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.
There are a number of familiar faces this week. We welcome back original 70s punk and founding member of Eater, Brian Chevette. Brian gives us some rumbling post-punk. Christopher Peifer also returns with bass-heavy melodic powerpop and Armchairanarchists bring us a post-punk / Madchester crossover. Yannick Peings (member of the Blackball Bandits) delivers some speed-of-sound surf under his solo pseudonym The Cholla.
Tim Ainslie and Happy Tooth both contribute two tracks each. Tim gives us his unique quirky blues shuffle with The Vibes and also Ainslie's Vibes. Happy Tooth showcases his brilliant take on independent hip hop. He makes a solo contribution as well as a take from his collaborative project with Dug. The tracks showcase two different sides of his approach. Go Down Records also appear again with The Hornets, boogie-driven southern rock.
Elsewhere we have the prohibition ragtime blues of The See See Riders, the bombastic alternative Americana of Fun Forest and the tender and reflective folk rock of Lannie Flowers (appearing courtesy of Big Stir Records). There is post-punk noir blues from Circus Of Bones, marching garage punk from Clavicule and strutting glam rock from The Smoking Flowers. The Accidentals give us an indie folk marvel, Mark Somers delivers old-time folk blues and Letlo Vin brings tender-hearted indie folk.
The is a progressive folk epic from Mike Bailey, Americana country folk from Mike Stapleton and brooding alternative rock from Shefound. The final contribution comes in the form of New Machines' rhythmic post-punk.
Special thank you to all the artists involved and the music lovers that keep coming back to AB Records. Enjoy, play loud and see you next week!
released July 16, 2021
This album is dedicated to Gary Corbett and Jeff LaBar. Special thanks to all the artists, bands and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'Ice Cream Watercolour' by Karen Arnold, used under Public Domain licence. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-204). 'Runaround Town' written by and used by permission of David Newbould, available on 'Sin & Redemption' (2019). 'Get Out (…Baby Get Out)' written by The Hornets, used by permission of Go Down Records, available on 'Heavier Than A Stone' (2021). '(It Is Summertime) We Don't Care' written by and used by permission of The Fuzz & Drums, available on 'Chocolate Box' (2021). 'Eat The Rich' written by and used by permission of Happy Tooth, available on 'The Laughter's Rehearsed' (2021). 'No Brainer' written by and used by permission of Tim Ainslie, available on 'Pint Half Full' (2018). 'Just My Kind' written by and used by permission of The See See Riders, available on 'Sinister Swing' (2021). 'Penelope' written by and used by permission of Fun Forest, available on 'Life's A Party And You're Working It' (2021). 'My Street' written by Lannie Flowers, used by permission of Big Stir Records, available on 'Home' (2019). 'Blood Red Fox' written by and used by permission of Circus Of Bones, available on 'Bread & Butter Boy' (2021). 'Real World' written by Chevette / Haddon, used by permission of Brian Chevette, available on 'Real World / Anouska's Party' (2021). 'Santiano' is a traditional arrangement, used by permission of Yannick Peings, available on 'Anthropocene' (2021). 'Midnight Radio' written by and used by permission of Christopher Peifer, available on 'The Social Distance' (2021). 'This Is Now' written by and used by permission of Mark Carr, available on 'Liebe Hata Stultitia' (2021). 'Today' written by and used by permission of Clavicule, available on 'Garage Is Dead' (2020). 'Shit Hits The Fan' written by S. Collins / C. Kennedy, used by permission of The Smoking Flowers, available on 'Patriocrisy' (2021). 'The Silence' written by and used by permission of The Accidentals, available on 'Bittersweet' (2013). 'Fascination' written by Mark Somers / Langston Hughes, used by permission of Mark Somers, available on 'Restless Poetry' (2021). 'Fireworks' written by and used by permission of Letlo Vin, available on 'Pantheism' (2021). 'Skin And Bone' written by and used by permission of Mike Bailey, available on 'Down To It' (2020). 'Stay Inside' written by and used by permission of Mike Stapleton, available on 'Dark And Deep' (2020). 'Reunion' written by and used by permission of Shefound, available on 'Trees With No Limbs' (2020). 'Fight Party' written by and used by permission of New Machines, available on 'Four' (2020). 'Make God Laugh' written by Dug / Happy Tooth, used by permission of Happy Tooth, available on 'The Signal Glittering Inside The Storm' (2020). 'Tim's Crones' written by and used by permission of Tim Ainslie, available on 'Standing Ten Feet Tall (And Raging Like A Bull)' (2012).