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Return To Cherry Hill

by Various Artists



Weekly Independent Music Taster #74

RETURN TO CHERRY HILL is the title of this week's taster compilation. 23 more tracks of the best up and coming artists from all around the world. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

The title is a reference to Cal Rush-Williams' 2019 EP, Cherry Hill. He followed this up with Horse Whisperer late last year. The title track from that release also opens this compilation. It is another fantastic snapshot of Rush-Williams' heartbreaking songwriting, conveyed through his magnificently gravelly voice. We also welcome back Big Stir Records and FDH Records. Chris Church (melodic pop punk) and Scott Ryser (hard-hitting synthpunk) respectively represent these two labels. Austria's Numavi Records will be collaborating with AB Records over our next three compilations - this week we have Oxyjane from their impressive indie-based roster. Mark Branscombe of Mud Bay contributes a track from his side project, The Ormidales, too.

Elsewhere, there are a number of new faces. We have sensational soulful outbursts from Barcelona's Rambalaya, Austin's Tomar & The FCs and Leeds's Mamilah. There is also Afro-infused reggae from Seekaman and bluesy rock escapades from Gian Galiano. Traditional folk is the next stopping point - West My Friend (chamber folk), Filkin's Drift (English folk) and Ewen Henderson (Gaelic jigs).

Brother Earth bring us psychedelic rock, Orange Aisle deliver us punk attitude and The Magnet Hearts storm through their take on garage rock and roll. There is the heartfelt blues of Dorothy-Jane, the country storytelling of Marjorie Senet & The Broken-Home Boys and the rootsy Americana of Babe Gurr. We then wind down proceedings with the singer/songwriter approach of Lewis Paul Marrow, the garage punk of The Sketchballs and the new wave escapades of Dreams Of Empire (shoegaze) and Feu Follet (synthwave).

Thanks again for listening in... PLAY LOUD!


released March 19, 2021

This release is dedicated to Bunny Wailer. Artwork by Tom Hilton. Original photography (Cherry Blossom and Blue Sky) by Petr Kratochvil, image under public domain license. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-141). 'Horse Whisperer' written by and used by permission of Cal Rush-Williams, available on 'Horse Whisperer' (2020). 'Can't Take It No More' written by Jarl/Rambalaya, used by permission of Rambalaya, available on 'Rambalaya' (2020). 'Take Your Time' written by and used by permission of Tomar & The FCs, available on 'Rise Above' (2020). 'Smile' written by Chris Church, used by permission of Big Stir Records, available on 'Game Dirt' (2021). 'Old Toy' written by and used by permission of Seekaman, available on 'Where Is The Justice?' (2020). 'Belly Of The Beast' written by and used by permission of Mamilah, available on 'Talk Less' (2020). 'Watch The Line' written by and used by permission of Gian Galiano, available on 'Bookmarks' (2019). 'Build A Bed' written by Eden Oliver/West My Friend, used by permission of West My Friend, available on 'In Constellation' (2019). 'Down By The Salley Gardens' written by Seth Bye/Chris Roberts, used by permission of Filkin's Drift, available on 'Filkin's Drift' (2020). 'Jigs' written by Ewen Henderson/Traditional, used by permission of Ewen Henderson, available on 'Steall' (2020). 'Sunny Side Of The Street' written by Steve Five/Todd Tobias, available on 'Positive Haywires' (2014). 'Over The Top' written by and used by permission of Orange Aisle, available on 'Orange Aisle' (2021). 'Drown' written by Oxyjane, used by permission of Numavi Records, available on 'Mint Condition' (2020). 'Society For Two' written by Scott Ryser, used by permission of FDH Records, available on 'Flying Away' (2020). 'She's In Action' written by Jonathan Hall, used by permission of The Magnet Hearts, available on 'Complicated Cats' (2020). 'Speak Out' written by and used by permission of DJ Gosper, available on 'The Witness' (2020). 'Suitcases And Trashbags' written by and used by permission of Marjorie Senet, available on 'Suitcases And Trashbags' (2019). 'You're My Truth' written by and used by permission of Babe Gurr, taken from 'Blurred Lines' (2020). 'Icarus' written by and used by permission of Lewis Paul Marrow, available on 'The Spider And The Ribcage' (2020). 'Fired From Walmart' written by and used by permission of The Sketchballs, available on 'Riverwest' (2018). 'Pretty Numb' written by Mark Branscombe/Bill Oliver, used by permission of The Ormidales, originally recorded in 1996 but released as part of 'Bijou Blue'. 'Missed' written by and used by permission of Andrew Craig, available on 'Encapsulation' (2020). 'Journey' written by Isabelle.B Baurmann, used by permission of Alexander Leonard Donat, available on 'Beneath The Earth' (2021).


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