Skyward

by Various Artists

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Weekly Independent Music Taster #43

We are back again with SKYWARD. You know the drill, an eclectic glimpse into what the global independent scene has to offer. Check it out, download, listen, support independent music and Aldora Britain Records today. We appreciate it so much and you WILL discover your new favourite band.

This week we have a strong contingent of artists returning to our compilations. We have the full-throttle garage fuzz rock of Dos Cobros, the classic Australian powerpop sound of the fantastic Little Murders and the unforgettable 70s sounding straight-up rock of Highway Chapel. Then we also welcome back the brilliantly ethereal alternative folk of Catherine Traicos and the fun folk rock-pop sensibility of Eytan Mirsky. These are five artists that we LOVE to work with and it is such an honour to have them on SKYWARD.

There is also an exciting contribution from Jeremy Lyons to open this collection. 'Drop Out Mambo' kicks off proceedings and is taken from his 2007 album, Death of A Street Singer, inspired by his time as a street performer in New Orleans and recorded with The Deltabilly Boys. We visit Pennsylvania as well for a rollicking ska-tinted rock and roll explosion from The Main Street Sweep and frontman, Tony DiCarluccio, was also kind enough to allow us to use a song from his brilliant Howlin' Italian solo project.

Meanwhile... Livingston deliver us some French blues rock, Bule provide the Canadian dark twang and Johnny Dango gives us the Texan cosmic Americana. We then travel to northern Scotland for swinging blues from Full Fat, back to France for blue-eyed soul from Popincourt and then over to California for Southern gothic from Black Oak Hymnal. There's some acoustic rock from Minnesotan David Ullman, some indie pop from Rennes-based Bops and electro rock from the Dutch Pocket Knife Army. We then conclude with some Bulgarian folk from Ilko Birov and Swedish alternative country balladry from EP's Trailer Park.

Quite an adventure! Something for everyone, really listen and discover your new favourite band. Enjoy.

credits

released July 31, 2020

This album is dedicated to Peter Green and Denise Johnson. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. Artwork by Tom Hilton, taken in Rothley, July 2020. 'Drop Out Mambo' written by and used by permission of Jeremy Lyons, taken from 'Death Of A Street Singer' (2007). 'Ladies Drink For Free' written by and used by permission of The Main Street Sweep, taken from 'Idle Hands' (2019). 'Big Jim' written by Chazerain/Olivier/Hoffschir, used by permission of Livingstone, taken from 'Turn Bizarre' (2019). 'Pretty Kitty' written by Dos Cobros, used by permission of J.D. Minor, taken from 'Synesthesia' (2020). 'Wait' written by and used by permission of Rob Griffiths, taken from 'Dromana-Rama' (2019). 'Sunday Morning' written by B. Vallee, used by permission of Bule, taken from 'Wild Wild West Island' (2019). 'Case Of The Nerves' written by and used by permission of Johnny Dango, taken from 'Dear Everybody, I Love You' (2018). 'Doctor Longhair' written by and used by permission of Full Fat, taken from 'In The Dark' (2018). 'Always Back (Like The Morning Dew)' written by Popincourt, used by permission of Olivier Popincourt, taken from 'A Deep Sense Of Happiness' (2020). 'Tenderness On The Block' written by Howlin' Italian, used by permission of The Main Street Sweep, taken from 'Shitbox' (2019). 'Peace And Love' written by Highway Chapel, used by permission Of Joseph Fagan, taken from 'Highway Chapel' (2018). 'Silken' written by Catherine Traicos, used by permission of Cat Traicos, taken from 'Nobody Could Hear Us' (2019). 'Sweeping Up After The Elephants' written by and used by permission of Eytan Mirsky, taken from 'If Not Now... Later' (2019). 'Little Sister' written by D. Kristjanson, used by permission of Black Oak Hymnal, taken from 'Dark Passengers' (2019). 'Lately' written by and used by permission of David Ullman, taken from 'The Furious Light' (2015). 'No Job' written by and used by permission of Bops, taken from 'Sleeplessness / No Job' (2020). 'Intruders, Liars, Invaders, Thieves' written by and used by permission of Pocket Knife Army, taken from 'Monthly Release Challenge 2020' (2020). 'Ghost Town' written by and used by permission of Ilko Birov, taken from 'Happy' (2019). 'I'm Still Saving All My Love For You' written by Eric Palmqwist, used by permission of EP's Trailer Park, taken from 'Scissors And Knives' (2019).

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