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Night Shadows

by Various Artists



Weekly Independent Music Taster #60

Independent, underground, authentic. A collection of 22 songs from all around the globe, tomorrow's music today. A variety of styles and tastes represented, something for everyone. Have a listen and enjoy some great underappreciated music.

This week we have a Billboard Hot 100 hit from a band who feature in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame! Legendary 60s garage rockers, The Shadows of Knight, contribute a live version of 'Shake', recorded during their 50th anniversary reunion concert. The band's percussionist, Jeff Millar-Sax, also features a bit of blue-eyed soul from one of his solo projects, Giving Shelter. Both of these songs are taken from charitable records with proceeds going towards improving cancer care. Please search them out:

- The Shadows of Knight, 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert
- A Jeff Millar-Sax Project, Giving Shelter

Elsewhere on this week's compilation, we welcome back the electro rock perfection of Revolution, I Love You. The band's Black Feathers album has become a favourite within the Aldora Britain Records Community. We also introduce Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, the well-know and well-respected cowpunk heroes from Michigan, and Garfields Birthday, a psychedelic pop band who laid their foundations during the height of Britpop. Simon Felton, frontman of Garfields Birthday, also presents a piece of melancholic lo-fi pop from his recent solo outing.

Proceedings get heavy with the psychedelic rock of Sweden-based singer/songwriter, John Hoyles, and The Honest Vultures reveal to us the phenomenon of 'blackgrass'. Wolf Van Elfmand gives us yodelling country, and The Eyelids and Deathtraps provide the contrasting punk. The global alt country scene is well represented by the talented songwriting of Davey Woodward & The Winter Orphans, Andrew Ferguson As Siasa, William Lawrence, and an exclusive from The New Aquarian.

There is then an influx of folk from Surplus Daughters and Mike Weaver, and traditional pagan experimentalism from Adrian Y Gof. The Vinyl Suns and Dan Friese keep with the rootsy theme, Brian Anchor brings back a little punk, and Sam Stucky concludes with an alternative take on singer/songwriter.

Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music. Enjoy!


released December 11, 2020

This album is dedicated to Neil Jarvis, a larger than life character. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records with thanks to all the artists featured. Photography and artwork by Emma Prime. 'Shake (Live)' written by K. Renick/J. Levine, used by permission of Jeff Millar-Sax, taken from 'The Godfathers Of Garage Rock: 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert' (2020). 'Talking About You' written by and used by permission of John Hoyles, taken from 'Night Flight' (2019). 'Bottoms Up' written by The Honest Vultures, used by permission of Kris Vulture, taken from 'Pickin' At Bones' (2020). 'Ukulele' written by and used by permission of Wolf Van Elfmand, taken from 'Music For Minors: Ages 3 To 300'. 'Ambulance' written by Garfields Birthday, used by permission of Simon Felton, taken from 'Typically Stereo (The Pink Hedgehog Archives)' (2020). 'Curated Oblivion' written by and used by permission of The Eyelids, taken from 'Suffer' (2019). 'Joan Jett' written by Deathtraps, used by permission of Fraser Munro, taken from 'Stole Your Rock 'N' Roll' (2020). 'Clairvoyance' written by Revolution, I Love You, used by permission of Rob Lindgren, taken from 'Black Feathers' (2020). 'Northern Slopes' written by and used by permission of Davey Woodward, taken from 'Love & Optimism' (2020). 'Copper Wire' written by and used by permission of Andrew Ferguson, taken from 'Heading For The Heartlands' (2020). 'For Dreamers' written by and used by permission of William Lawrence, taken from 'Fool For You' (2020). 'Equinox' written by The New Aquarian, used by permission of Marc Griffin, EXCLUSIVE (2020). 'Jasmine' written by Kirk Wulf, used by permission of Carling Berkhout, taken from 'Surplus Daughters' (2019). 'The Tarot Reader' written by Adrian Y Gof with an intro from 'The Exiles Jig' which is a traditional composition, used by permission of Adrian Smith, taken from 'Tales Of Ordinary Madness' (2019). 'Where Did I Leave My Soul' written by The Vinyl Suns, used by permission of Trae Berry, EXCLUSIVE (2020). 'This Life' written by and used by permission of Dan Friese, taken from 'Jane Songs' (2020). 'Christmas Dance' written by Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, used by permission of Jeremy Porter, taken from 'No Use For Christmas' (2019). 'War Crimes' written by Brain Anchor, used by permission of Joey Neugebauer, taken from 'Die Young' (2019). 'Breathe In' written by and used by permission of Sam Stucky, taken from 'Joelle' (2020). 'Magic' written by and used by permission of Jeff Millar-Sax, taken from 'Giving Shelter: Funding Housing For Cancer Patients & Their Families' (2014). 'Find Me In Your Words' written by and used by permission of Simon Felton, taken from 'The Cost Of Living' (2020). 'Century Caught' written by and used by permission of Mike Weaver, taken from 'Too Soon It's Time To Fly'


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