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I'm Going Uptown

by Various Artists



Weekly Independent Music Taster #45

I'M GOING UPTOWN is the title of this week's compilation. It is dedicated to the brilliant Justin Townes Earle who sadly passed away last week, a brilliant and talented songwriter. I was a huge fan of his since I heard the haunting 'Harlem River Blues'. Rest in peace, Justin.

This week we have a number of old friends returning. The album opens with the unforgettable bluegrass revival of Nick Shoulders and the classic rock and roll of Joe Cotton. We also bring back the rootsy rock of Matty Simpson and the blues rock of Mr B & The Wolf. There is also the exciting inclusion of Monroe, keys and saxophone player on Brandon Flowers' Desired Effect World Tour, and Thousand Dollar Wedding who contribute their previously unreleased track, 'Pedal Steel'.

Plenty more too... Irish Americana from Denver McCord, a modern rhythm and blues retake from Staretz, and a blues rock explosion from Gary Ritchie. We then have the neo-alt soul of Anonymous Willpower, the German Britpop revival of Fountainhead, and the English folk rock of Ellis.

Alice & The Rainbow String Band bring us some progressive indie folk, The True Deceivers deliver some country and western, and The Satin Cowboy & The Seven Deadly Sins give us brilliant Americana storytelling. Justine Vandergrift continues the Americana theme, The Big Believe delve into some synthwave post-punk, and Goodbye Goni get expansive with some neo-psychedelic rock. To finish, we have the alt rock of Laser Tusk and the punk approach of Mr. Hanky.

Another far-reaching collection sourced from all around the world! Discover your new favourite band today.


released August 28, 2020

This collection is dedicated to Justin Townes Earle. Compiled by and artwork by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. Original photo taken in Melbourne, 2018. 'Too Old To Dream' written by and used by permission of Nick Shoulders, taken from 'Okay, Crawdad.' (2019). 'A1A' written by Joseph Michael Cotton, used by permission of Steve Martel, taken from 'My Place' (2020). 'How Long ('Til I See You Again' written by and used by permission of Denver McCord, taken from 'Confessions, Questions & Tales' (2015). 'You Can't Deny' written by Serge Fabre, used by permission of Bang Records, taken from 'From Lead To Gold' (2018). 'Tap My Vein' written by G. Ritchie/C. Denman, used by permission of Gary Ritchie, taken from 'Pox' (2019). 'Love Is Crazy' written by Blair/Blair, used by permission of Anonymous Willpower, taken from 'No One Will Ever Know' (2020). 'Why Do I Have To Love You' written by and used by permission of Matty Simpson, taken from 'Strange Weather' (2019). 'Rise Up' written by Mr B & The Wolf, used by permission of Vince Henry, taken from 'Lazyday' (2019). 'Turning Around' written by Fountainhead, used by permission of Leo Holtermann, taken from 'Without Form, Without Limit' (2020). 'Love You More' written by and used by permission of Adam Ellis, taken from 'Come What May' (2019). 'Star In The Sky' written by and used by permission of Alice Brown, taken from 'At Ease' (2020). 'Somewhere Safe To Land' written by Bliss, used by permission of Graham Firth, taken from 'My Own Highway' (2020). 'I'm Coming Through' written by and used by permission of Silas Hite, taken from 'Amigos' (2020). 'Crazy Enough' written by and used by permission of Justine Vandergrift, taken from 'Stay' (2020). 'Tania Was A Truth Teller' written by and used by permission of A.L. Thompson, taken from 'Juggernaut' (2020). 'One More Night' written by Monroe, used by permission of Matt Berman, taken from 'The Streetlight' (2018). 'The Bridge' written by and used by permission of Goodbye Goni, taken from 'Cosmogony' (2020). 'Programs' written by Wallace/Trent/Simpson/Nguyen/Denton, used by permission of Laser Tusk, taken from 'Traveling Light' (2018). 'For A New Revolution' written by Mr. Hanky, used by permission of Goodbye Goni, taken from 'Hoodooed' (2015). 'Pedal Steel' written by Thousand Dollar Wedding, used by permission of Mike Junk, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED EXCLUSIVE (2020).


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