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Weekly Independent Music Sampler #122

Aldora Britain Records proudly presents Renaud, an eclectic collection of 26 independent and underground songs from all around the globe. This week's title is a dedication to the brave individuals who have been on the frontline of atrocities throughout history, armed with nothing but a camera. Telling the stories of people who have been prevented from telling them themselves.

This week, we welcome a hero of mine, Andrew Ranken of The Pogues. Andrew opens up the compilation with an earthy slice of rhythm and blues from his current band, The Mysterious Wheels. In a recent chat, he said to me, "I spent 35 years playing drums for The Pogues - a slight interruption to singing the blues. But I'm back." Welcome back, Andrew! It's a pleasure.

Elsewhere, we welcome back the catchy rockabilly revival of Tommy Romero, the quirky sophisti pop of The Barbarian Horde, and the Americana storytelling perfection of Eric Harrison. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

Tom @ Aldora Britain Records


Please welcome these new faces to the Aldora Britain Records Community this week:

Ben Trickey (melancholic alternative folk).
Chansons Du Crepuscule (avant garde chanson).
Cherry Worm (ambient experimental soundscapes).
Cosmic Sans (psychedelic indie punk).
Cruzeiro (fuzzed-up doom rock).
Electric Horseman (psychedelic West Coast rock).
Elektraum (experimental sci-fi dub).
IO Audio Recordings (raw psychedelic rock).
Isla Ratcliff (gentle, kind-hearted Celtic folk).
Jackie K (indie folk, Americana crossover).
James McKeivier * (fingerpicking country folk).
James McKeivier & The Starry Sky Band (rag-time country music).
Jeremy Beggs (shuffling Aussie indie folk).
Jostaberry (experimental, quirky art rock).
Melanie Ida Chopko (chamber pop meets indie folk).
Meli Tierra (Harmonica-infused folk rock).
Moonlit (post-folk rock experimentation).
Phil Smith (Dylan-esque political folk).
Snarlin' Yarns (old-time Americana country folk).
Steve Warner Folk (tender, loving singer/songwriter).
Troy Bentley (dark alternative funk rock).
Wolf Prayer (heavy and crunching stoner rock).

* James McKeivier is a member of The Starry Sky Band, also featured here.


released March 11, 2022

This album is dedicated to Brent Renaud. Special thank you to all the artists, bands, producers and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'Old Camera' by George Hodan, used and modified under Public Domain license. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-305).

Tracks 1 - 5:

'Corncrake Blues' written by Joe Korner / Andrew Ranken, used by permission of The Mysterious Wheels, originally released on 'Same Shoes New Blues' (2021). 'Bye Bye Wondering' written by and used by permission of Electric Horseman, originally released on 'Billboards And Palisades' (2020). 'The Death Of Common Sense' written by and used by permission of Phil Smith, originally released on 'The Politics Of Fear' (2021). 'Canadian Cousins' written by and used by permission of Isla Ratcliff, originally released on 'The Castalia' (2021). 'Oh Darlin' written by Tommy Romero, used by permission of Timo Heiniger, originally released on 'Everybody's Watchin' (2021).

Tracks 6 - 10:

'Alright' written by and used by permission of Cosmic Sans, originally released on 'Cosmic Sans' (2021). 'Wyoming State Of Mind' written by and used by permission of The Snarlin' Yarns, originally released on 'Break Your Heart' (2020). 'Cebeza's Lament' written by and used by permission of James McKeivier, originally released on 'Love Songs, Demonstrations, & Other Suggestions For The End Game' (2021). 'Glendalough Or Chantilly' written by and used by permission of Ben Trickey, originally released on 'We Are Not Lucky We Are Blessed' (2021). 'Ohm' written by Angele Osinki / Julien Leroy / Benedicte Valadou, used by permission of Elektraum, originally released on 'Inward' (2015).

Tracks 11 - 15:

'Awaiting The Elliptical Drift' written by and used by permission of IO Audio Recordings, originally released on 'Awaiting The Elliptical Drift' (2022). 'Headlock' written by Pete Bentley, used by permission of Troy Bentley, originally released on 'Headlock' (2021). 'Dial M For Murgatroyd' written by T. G. Weasel / E. Moustachio, used by permission of Cordle / King, originally released on 'Spring Offensive' (2022). 'Planet' written by and used by permission of Jostaberry, originally released on 'Hello Turbine' (2022). 'Blue' written by and used by permission of Steve Warner, originally released on 'Steve Warner Folk' (2021).

Tracks 16 - 20:

'Hot Teardrops And Cold Compresses' written by and used by permission of Eric Harrison, originally released on 'Dear John' (2022). 'In My Oasis' written by and used by permission of Jackie K, originally released on 'Look For The Little Things' (2021). 'Because Of You' written by and used by permission of James McKeivier, originally released on 'The Lucky Ones' (2016). 'Even Bradman Made A Duck' written by and used by permission of Jeremy Beggs, originally released on 'Layered Signs' (2021). 'Contradictory' written by and used by permission of Mellissa Morgan, originally released on 'Lessons In Letting Go' (2021).

Tracks 21 - 25:

'I Come From' written by and used by permission of Melanie Ida Chopko, originally released on 'I Come From' (2021). 'Average Man' written by and used by permission of Wolf Prayer, originally released on 'Echoes Of The Second Sun' (2019). 'Extase' written by Breschand / Sharp and used by permission Chansons Du Crepuscule, originally released on 'Chansons Du Crepuscule' (2021). 'Cherry Ripple' written by and used by permission of Cherry Worm, originally released on 'Between The Stars' (2021). 'Aquarius' written by and used by permission of Cruzeiro, originally released on 'Cruzeiro' (2021).

Track 26:

'Empty Sky / Cold Lights...' written by and used by permission of Moonlit, originally released on 'So Bless Us Now...' (2021).


More Barbarian Horde: thebarbarianhorde.bandcamp.com.

More Ben Trickey: bentrickey.bandcamp.com.

More Chansons Du Crepuscule: chansonsducrepuscule.bandcamp.com.

More Cherry Worm: appletreelament.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-stars.

More Cosmic Sans: cosmicsansband.bandcamp.com.

More Cruzeiro: cruzeiro.bandcamp.com.

More Electric Horseman: electric-horseman.bandcamp.com.

More Elektraum: elektraum1.bandcamp.com/releases.

More Eric Harrison: ericharrison.bandcamp.com.

More IO Audio Recordings: ioaudiorecordings.bandcamp.com.

More Isla Ratcliff: islaratcliff.bandcamp.com.

More Jackie K: jackiekroczynski.bandcamp.com.

More James McKeivier (& The Starry Sky Band): jamesmckeivier.bandcamp.com.

More Jeremy Beggs: jeremybeggsmusic.bandcamp.com.

More Jostaberry: jostaberry.bandcamp.com.

More Melanie Ida Chopko: melanieidachopko.bandcamp.com.

More Meli Tierra: melitierra.bandcamp.com/album/lessons-in-letting-go.

More Moonlit: m00nlit.bandcamp.com.

More Mysterious Wheels: mysteriouswheels.bandcamp.com/releases.

More Phil Smith: philsmithmusic.bandcamp.com.

More Snarlin' Yarns: thesnarlinyarnsut.bandcamp.com.

More Steve Warner Folk: stevewarnerfolk.bandcamp.com.

More Tommy Romero: tommyromero.bandcamp.com.

More Troy Bentley: troybentley.bandcamp.com/releases.

More Wolf Prayer: wolfprayer.bandcamp.com.


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