2021 is off to a brilliant start in terms of independent and grassroots music. We may still be feeling the brunt of lockdowns and social distancing but music lives on. Here are 22 hidden gems for your listening pleasure! Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.
This week we welcome back the unforgettable New Zealand powerpop explosion that is Are You Called Atomic. They open the collection with 'Last Time'. Marlo Tilt also return. The Italian combo serve up a classic example of their distorted garage rock sound. Pistols & Parachutes contribute the second half of the album's title, 'The Saccharine Blues', from their 2015 album of the same name. It is a foray into gritty alternative roots rock and roll.
FDH Records also join the party. This week, an artist from their roster, Gape Attack, contribute some experimental rock as the closing track. FDH will be bringing us a brand new artist from their upcoming releases on every compilation for the next two months, an exciting new partnership. Australian singer/songwriter, Mark Moldre, features twice. He contributes a solo track (a cross between alt folk and alt jazz) and a song with his Supahip project (powerpop with hints of protopunk).
Elsewhere, we have alternative rock from Screamfeeder, originally released in 2003; howling saxophone-led jazz from New York New York; and new wave soul from Hide & Seek. Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels bring orchestral indie rock, Richard Haswell delivers experimental post-punk, and Nine Beat Collective give us an exclusive remix of 'Wild Word'.
There is bottleneck blues from Fat Jeff, an exclusive garage rock mix from Vincent Priceless, and dad punk from Dirty Bloods. We then have Two Leg Dog's samba rock, Second Hand Mojo's classic rock, and Tom Block's art pop. Brendan & The Strangest ways bring their well-written folk rock and Rick Lee James has spiritual alternative rock covered. Proceedings wind down with Vitaphone's experimental pop and Skits' boundary-pushing prog rock.
released January 22, 2021
For the people who felt is appropriate to memorialise Phil Spector, this collection of music is dedicated to Lana Clarkson, may she rest in peace. Artwork by Tom Hilton. Photo of the Rowland Family in the early 1900s. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. 'Last Time' written by and used by permission of Simon Jason Crockett, taken from 'Supersounds' (2020). 'I Don't Know What To Do Any More' written by and used by permission of Tim Steward, taken from 'Take You Apart' (2003). 'When I Started Falling Apart' written by The Supahip, used by permission of Mark Moldre, taken from 'The Two Sided Face' (2018). 'Let's Go Let's Blow (EP Version)' written by T.D. Edwards, used by permission of Terry Edwards, from 'Let's Go Let's Blow' (2007). 'Man Of Simple Needs' written by and used by permission of Hide & Seek, taken from 'Found You' (2019). 'Leave Me Where You Found Me' written by and used by permission of Mark Moldre, taken from 'Fever Dreams' (2019). 'Nightclubbing' written by Matt Edible/Joe Bennett, used by permission of Matt Edible, taken from 'Stairgazing' (2018). 'The Promise' written by and used by permission of Richard Haswell, taken from 'With The Changing Light' (2021). 'Wide World (Remix)' written by and used by permission of Nine Beats Collective, EXCLUSIVE (2021). 'Feelin' Wood' written by and used by permission of Fat Jeff, taken from 'Feelin' Wood' (2020). 'The Saccharine Blues' written by and used by permission of Pistols & Parachutes, taken from 'The Saccharine Blues' (2015). 'Looney Tune' written by and used by permission of Marlo Tilt, taken from 'Show A Stony Heart And Sink Them With It' (2020). 'Do The Chihuahua (2021 Mix)' written by and used by permission of Vincent Priceless, EXCLUSIVE (2021). 'Remote Control Freak' written by and used by permission of Dirty Bloods, taken from 'Hell Is Other People' (2020). 'Find A Way' written by and used by permission of John Kirkland, taken from 'Deep Mud / Distant Together' (2020). 'After Midnight' written by V. Springer/C. Riepenhoff/Second Hand Mojo, used by permission of Second Hand Mojo, taken from 'After Midnight' (2020). 'Setup' written by and used by permission of Tom Block, taken from 'Golden Days: MMXX EP' (2020). 'Emerald City's Gone' written by and used by permission of Brendan Shea, taken from 'Are We Sure The Dawn Is Coming?' (2020). 'The Lord Is Our Shepherd (To The Babies We Lost' written by and used by permission of Rick Lee James, taken from 'Thunder' (2019). 'Ouaf' written by Madeleine Aktypi/Vitaphone, used by permission of Vitaphone, taken from 'Purple Spray' (2020). 'Massive Attack' written by Endee Ahmad, used by permission of Skits, taken from 'Malaynials' (2020). 'Fresh' written by Gape Attack!, used by permission of FDH Records, taken from '2008-2010' (2021).