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Weekly Independent Music Taster #88

After a week's sabbatical, we are back with a brand new taster compilation album. Sidbury is a fine sampling of independent and underground talent from all around the globe. The album's title is a homage to our frequent collaborator and close friend Marshall Sidbury, who is also included here. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

We welcome back a number of familiar faces this week. These include the synthwave meanderings of The Big Believe and the Britpop revival of Darren Tuck. Sam Pointer and Georgie Jessup also contribute two tracks each. Sam introduces us to Hitchhiking Honeymoon and his solo project and Georgie introduces us to Big Love and her solo work. Noel Holston, who has contributed a Johnny Cash article to our next e-zine, also appears.

The Woogemen open proceedings with a strong boogie feel, Jonathan Foster then delivers some Americana folk rock and Kings Of The Quarter Mile have the roots rock covered. Steve Bonham & The Long Road give us travelling folk rock, Sam Pointer has some bluesy rock for us and Siena Christie gives us some tender singer/songwriter folk. Get Smart! and Neon TP bring an alternative post-punk infusion and Anton Barbeau is this week's pop rock contribution from Big Stir Records.

There is Scottish traditional folk from Madderam, swamp pop from Max & The Martians and folk rock-infused Americana from Melanie Berdofe. There is bluegrass-themed country folk from Acoustic Mayhem, mandolin-infused country from King Thurber and psychedelic folk rock from The People. Chuck McDermott (folk rock) and The Wild Honey Collective (country folk) play us out.

Special thank you to all the artists involved and the music lovers that keep coming back to AB Records. Enjoy, play loud and see you next week!


released July 1, 2021

This album is dedicated to Reuben. Special thanks to all the artists, bands and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork by Mike Jolitz. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-197). 'Big Mamou' used by permission of The Woogemen, available on 'The Original' (2021). 'Alpine Line' written by and used by permission of Jonathan Foster, available on 'Lantern Shade' (2021). 'Louisa' written by and used by permission of Pete Juzl, available on 'Whatever It Takes Is What I've Got' (2021). 'Crazy Horse Mountain' written by and used by permission of Georgie Jessup, available on 'My Work Here Ain't Yet Done' (2021). 'What Good Is Money' written by and used by permission of Sam Pointer, available on 'What Good Is Money' (2021). 'Canyons In The Desert' written by Steve Bonham and Kev Moore, used by permission of Steve Bonham, available on 'American Wilderness Odyssey' (2021). 'Dear Northland' written by and used by permission of Siena Christie, available on 'Ice Olation' (2021). 'Rhythm Empty' written by and used by permission of Get! Smart, available on 'Oh Yeah No' (2020). 'Could' written by Alya Shanti, used by permission of Neon TP, available on 'Heart Of The Holy' (2019). 'You Bend My Straights' written by and used by permission of Amanda Louise Thompson, EXCLUSIVE (2021). 'I Been Thinking 'Bout You' written by Anton Barbeau, used by permission of Big Stir Records, available on 'Oh The Joys We Live For' (2021). 'All The People' written by and used by permission of Darren Tuck, available on 'Modified' (2019). 'Pound A Week Rise' written by Ed Pickford and Patsy Reid, used by permission of Madderam, available on 'Ebb & Flow' (2021). 'All The Same' written by and used by permission of Max & The Martians, available on 'All The Same' (2021). 'Petie's Song (They Killed My Dog Ma)' written by and used by permission of Georgie Jessup Mauler, available on 'Working Class Hero' (2007). 'Back When I Believed' written by and used by permission of Melanie Berdofe, available on 'Refuge' (2021). 'Broken Bottles' written by and used by permission of Marshall Sidbury, available on 'Late Eclipses' (2021). 'Pour Me A Rosie' written by and used by permission of Acoustic Mayhem, available on 'Miller Hill' (2020) or acousticmayhem.bandcamp.com. 'Who Knows Where The Good Times Go' written by Noel Wesley Nolston and Michael C. Steele, used by permission of Noel Holston, available on 'Better Later' (2021). 'The Wildest Horse' written by and used by permission of King Thurber, available on 'While Thinking Of You: A Quiet Album Of Guitar And Mandolin' (2021). 'Ships' written by G.B. Piercy, used by permission of The People, available on 'Hopeman / Ships' (2020). 'Dreamer's Lullaby' written by and used by permission of Chuck McDermott, available on '38 Degrees And Raining' (2021). 'Look Around' written by Tommy McCord, used by permission of The Wild Honey Collective, available on 'Volume 1' (2021). 'Take That Away' written by Eric Beattie, used by permission of Sam Pointer, available on 'River Friend' (2020).


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