Here it is, it is your highlight of the week. We are back with yet another taster collection of independent artists from all around the world. You know the drill, it's the usual eclectic assortment of styles, genres and approaches. It is simply amazing how much talent and genius that flies under the radar. One thing is for sure... you will enjoy these twenty songs far more than you will enjoy any Top 20. Fact.
As always, we welcome back a few familiar faces. There is the Ohio-based neo-rockabilly of The Kookie Kutterz and the blues-inclined punk of The Cycle Paths. We also reintroduce the AB fanbase to the masterful Phil Sorrell. Phil is the producer and creative genius behind Caretaker Studios and he contributes one of his solo electro takes.
The (sub)title track of this collection comes from Barry McCormack, a supremely talented neo-folk rock musician with a knack for musical experimentation. Two exclusives are included in the track listing too. Eric-Jan Vriend, who we collaborated with on our Christmas album last December, returns to showcase an indie folk track from his current project, Saint Polaroid, and Shawn Smith presents an exclusive cut from his upcoming album of traditional songs from Indianapolis.
Special mention also has to go to Romanian band, Axis, who deliver an expansive bluesy psychedelic soundscape that would make Jimi Hendrix proud. Also to Sweet Radish who delivers a lovingly crafted bluegrass tribute to his late father.
There are loads more new faces to introduce you all to as well. We have Cosmic rootsy rock from Ride Til Dawn, British alternative rock perfection from The Joe Clements Band, and melodic 60-tinged pop from DC Cardwell. Then there is the ska punk of Dizzy Box Nine, the alternative country of The Carney Brothers, and the country-inclined folk rock of Harry Kimball. Casey Noel delivers us some good ole country and western, Super Genius brings us progressive folk rock, and Josh & The Jet Noise gift us some straight-up alternative rock.
Proceedings begin to wind down with the spiritual country folk rock of Allie Crummy and the contemporary folk of Robin Mukherjee. Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band play us out with an earthy blues rock epic.
Well... I wasn't joking when I said eclectic! Please support independent music today. Download, listen loud, and dig deep on your new discoveries. Thank you!
released October 2, 2020
This album is dedicated to Jimmy Winston. 'Whatcha gonna do about it!' Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. Artwork photograph originally taken by Macy and Malcolm Hilton in Saint Augustine. 'I Wouldn't Start From Here' written by and used by permission of Barry McCormack, taken from 'Mean Time' (2019). 'The Graduate' written by Mitch Grier, used by permission of Ride Til Dawn, taken from 'Glass Mirage' (2020). 'My Sunny And Me' written by The Joe Clements Band, used by permission of Joe Clements, taken from 'Number One' (2020). 'The Party (DAB)' written by and used by permission of The Kookie Kutterz, taken from 'Hot Mess Express' (2020). 'Ten Fingers' written by and used by permission of DC Cardwell, taken from 'Crystal Set' (2020). 'OK. OK' written by and used by permission of Randy Ludwig, taken from 'Faster Than Anticipation' (2020). 'Your Love' written by Silviu Dan Iliescu, used by permission of Axis, taken from 'First Punch' (2017). 'Saturday Night' written by S. Rose, used by permission of Roger Creswell, taken from 'It's A Great Business!' (2020). 'SO...' written by and used by permission of Phil Sorrell, taken from 'SO...' (2020). 'City Centre Apartment' written by The Carney Brothers, used by permission of Bobby McBride, taken from 'Stories From The Bridge' (2010). 'Joie De You' written by and used by permission of Harry Kimball, taken from 'Driftless' (2020). 'Travelin Man' written by Ed Rosenberg, used by permission of Sweet Radish, taken from 'Songs Of My Father' (2020). 'You And Me' written by and used by permission of Casey Noel, taken from 'Not Just Pretty Words' (2020). 'Recknitz' written by and used by permission of Eric-Jan Vriend, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED EXCLUSIVE (2020). 'Breakfast Under The Trees' written by and used by permission of Tim Kwiat, taken from 'Breakfast Under The Trees' (2020). 'Throwing Daggers' written by Josh Reed, used by permission of Chris from Josh & The Jet Noise, taken from 'The Sound Of Love Burning' (2020). 'The Roane County Prisoner' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Shawn Smith, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED EXCLUSIVE (2020). 'I Have Peace' written by and used by permission of Allie Crummy, taken from 'I Have Peace' (2020). 'I Used To Stand Tall' written by and used by permission of Robin Mukherjee, taken from 'Regent Road' (2020). 'Blood On The Scales' written by Joe Mansman/The Midnight Revival Band, taken from 'Fear In The Valley: Live From The Den' (2020).