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Weekly Independent Music Taster #45

So, after a week's off the Aldora Britain Records independent music taster is back. This week's collection is called DRIFT and is an ever-expansive look at the world of independent, underground music. All styles, all genres, something for everyone.

We are immensely proud to bring back the ferocious garage punk of Marlo Tilt and Sharp Class appear once again. The latter originally featured on the Trip Clubs and Triggers compilation (curated by Johnny Bradley of Mods of Your Generation) under their former band name, Subculture. They have been reincarnated but still deliver a brash form of punk-driven mod revival. Amy Lee and The Loco Project Band also appear. This is the 21st century indie rock side project of Jeremy Sutcliffe (of From Constellation).

Elsewhere, we welcome the progressive folk rock of Cage Of Perception, the countrified roots rock of The Bantam Breaks, and the European punk attack of Cut. Pablo Solo then brings 60s-inspired psychedelia, Robert Sin and The Huckleberries deliver country folk rock, and Skirt give us a modern experimental take on surf rock.

The collection goes on to introduce heavy blues rock from Pink Fireball, dark Russian folk from Vivita and The Sufferings, and funk-infused alt rock from Retrofonia. There is the dreamy shoegaze of Pam Risourie, the tropical surf rock bliss of I Fat Tones, and the post-rock soundscapes of OJAL.

Proceedings then wind down in a heavy fashion with the heavy psych excursions of Voidstrider and Year of Octover, the punk rock aggression of Union Jack and the psychedelia of Porton Porton Lopez. Dayrider closes the album with a lo-fi DIY piece of alternative folk rock.

As always... enjoy, support independent music and discover some new favourites.


released August 21, 2020

This album is dedicated to the brilliant Wayne Fontana. Compiled by Tom Hilton. Artwork by Tom Hilton, original photo from Macy and Malcolm Hilton, Dublin, 2020. 'World Of Lightness' written by Jakob Aistleitner, used by permission of Cage of Perception, taken from 'The Magician's Dance' (2020). '(Sometimes I) Meander' written by and used by permission of The Bantam Breaks, taken from 'Red' (2019). 'The White' written by Marlo Tilt, used by permission of Nicolo Arnoldi, taken from 'Show A Stony Heart And Sink Them With It' (2020). 'Sister Guillotine' written by and used by permission of Cut, taken from 'A Different Beat' (2018). 'Ready To Go' written by and used by permission of Oliver Orton, taken from 'Move' (2020). 'Yours And Mine' written by Amy Lee/The Loco Project Band, used by permission of Jeremy Sutcliffe, taken from 'The Summer Session' (2020). 'Thank You' written by and used by permission of Pablo Solo, taken from 'Alondras' (2020). 'I Have A Friend' written by Robert Sin, used by permission of Labros Karabalis, taken from 'Dot On The Map' (2019). 'Gangsters On Hydrofil' written by Skirt, used by permission of Mike Pehrsson, taken from 'Surf Stories' (2020). 'First Class' written by Pink Fireball, used by permission of Thomas Nowak, taken from 'Strange Voices' (2018). 'Snowdrops' written by and used by permission of Vivita & The Sufferings, from 'The Last Song Of The Ear' (2018). 'El Corazon De La Ciudad (Esta Noche)' written by and used by permission of Retrofonia, taken from 'Relatos Citadinos' (2019). 'Dinosaurs' written by and used by permission of Pam Risourie, taken from 'Noctessa' (2020). 'Skano Boa (Walking On The Beach) written by and used by permission of I Fat Tones, taken from 'I Fat Tones' (2018). 'Confrontation' written by Zaar, used by permission of OJAL, taken from 'Taking Notes' (2019). 'Picture Of Home' written by and used by permission of Voidstrider, taken from 'EP' (2019). 'Greevil' written by Phlecia Sullvian, used by permission of Josh Sullivan, taken from 'Wastelands' (2020). 'Frustration' written by and used by permission of Union Jack, taken from 'Violence' (2019). 'La Tradition' written by and used by permission of Porton Porton Lopez, taken from 'De Colere Et D'Envie' (2018). 'All I Never' written by Brandon, used by permission of Dayrider, taken from 'Dark Days, Long Nights' (2020).


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