DIRTY GROOVES, this week's collection of independent and authentic music from all around the world. Songs and hidden gems from as far back as 2003 and as recent as this month! Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.
The title is a direct reference to The Manhattan Love Suicides, another project of Darren Lockwood and Squirrel Records. It is fuzzier and scuzzier, what more could you ask for? We also welcome back Prinz Grizzley and Chris Clyburn. The former brings back his country music with an Austrian twist and the latter reintroduces his Geordie melancholic pop.
Jason Kent is a new face that contributes alt folk rock takes from his solo career and his band, Sunfields. MT Threats Productions bring their eclectic roster of pop punk too. They bring us songs from Grin Scraped Thin and ukulele queen, Sarah Familiar. We also have the rockabilly protopunk of Blue Svengalis, the vintage powerpop of Machine Go Boom and the English pop of Steve Ison.
There is powerpop aplenty too - The Brigadier, Tom Curless & The 46% and Bryan Toney. Virginian indie legends, The Taters, also bring their melodically-inclined pop to proceedings. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters and The Road Agents cover the country folk, and there is heavy blues from Bruce Madden, Chris F. Billiot & Random Access and Paralyzed.
This week's collection winds down with a selection of pop punk. MT Threats Productions are joined by the ska punk of Blame It On Whitman, the skate punk of Cliffhanger and the indie punk of It's All You, Cowboy. An eclectic selection!
released January 15, 2021
This album is dedicated to Bill Newton, the patron saint of Aldora Britain Records. Good luck mate! Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. Artwork by Darren Lockwood and Tom Hilton. 'She's A Bullet' written by The Manhattan Love Suicides, used by permission of Darren Lockwood, taken from 'Dirt In The Grooves: The Best Of The Manhattan Love Suicides' (2020). 'The Shovel' written by C.H. Stomper, used by permission of Prinz Grizzley, taken from 'To My Green Mountains Home' (2020). 'Half Words' written by and used by permission of Jason Kent, taken from 'Mono Mono' (2017). 'Five Minutes With You' written by and used by permission of Shak Cohen, taken from 'Official Bootleg Vol. 1: Terminal Studios 27/02/20' (2020). 'M.I.A.' written by and used by permission of Mikey Machine, taken from 'Music For Parents' (2007). 'Any Old Day' written by and used by permission of Jason Kent, taken from 'Jason Kent' (2006). 'I Know You're The One For Me Baby' written by and used by permission of Matt Williams, taken from 'Wash Away The Day' (2017). 'House On Fire' written by and used by permission of Tom Curless, taken from 'Almost Ready For The Future' (2020). 'I'm Leaving' written by Steve Ison/Mike Clements, used by permission of Steve Ison, taken from 'On The Way Up' (2016). 'Giant Footprints' written by and used by permission of Bryan Toney, taken from 'Cone Of Uncertainty' (2019). 'Never Call Me Here' written by and used by permission of Craig Evans, taken from 'Recorded Live "At" A Taters Party!" (2013). 'Centralia' written by Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters, used by permission of Nick Dittmeier, taken from 'Alive From A Barbershop In Southern Indiana' (2020). 'Christmas In Arizona' written by and used by permission of Jeff Peterson, taken from 'Suspicious Lesions' (2020). 'Let's Make It' written by John Lee Hooker, used by permission of Bruce Madden, taken from 'Through The Amp' (2020). 'Gallop' written by and used by permission of Chris F. Billiot, taken from 'Make A Move' (2020). 'Green Eyes' written by Paralyzed, used by permission of Philipp Engelbrecht, taken from 'Paralyzed' (2020). 'Asshole' written by and used by permission of Blame It On Whitman, taken from 'Everything Is Fine...' (2020). 'Shakedown' written by and used by permission of Cliffhanger, taken from 'Cliffhanger' (2020). 'And So Will You' written by Grin Scraped Thin, used by permission of MT Threat Productions, taken from 'But I Might Have' (2020). 'High Noon' written by and used by permission of It's All You, Cowboy, taken from 'Meet Me At High Noon' (2019). 'Empty Plate, Empty Girl' written by Sarah Familiar, used by permission of MT Threat Productions, taken from 'Words Worth Your Time' (2020). 'Last Train Home' written by and used by permission of Chris Clyburn, taken from 'The Promised Land EP' (2020).