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Independent Music Sampler #144

Aldora Britain Records proudly presents Upstart, an eclectic collection of 25 independent and underground artists from all around the globe. This collection's theme is eclectic. The only common denominator is each artist's independent or underground credentials. Why should genre ever be a boundary?

We welcome back several friends this week. This includes the melancholic folk storytelling of Andrew Ferguson As SIASA. Ilko Birov also returns with his free-roaming indie folk, and Groovy Uncle brings his unforgettable sun-soaked melodic pop. There is punk energy powerpop from Mint, lo-fi indie folk from St. Polaroid, and the singer-songwriter indie folk of Liseth. There is the subtle psychedelic folk of Tenzin, the honest indie rock of Joe Burns, and the experimental instrumental rock of Electric Orange.

From Wales, we have a lo-fi yuletide jig from The Vodka Tourists, and then there is the fuzzy garage pop of Wreck Rebirth. Martin Philadelphy returns with his Elekrtrofarmer side project, political jazz fusion, and Electric Talon Records bring us the dark and heavy psychedelia of Lasse Reinstroem.

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:

A Man Called Son (dreamy shoegaze rock).
A.M.s (warm indie Americana).
Anna Schulte (piano-led dream folk).
Bludeepa (electronic indie rock).
Damon Smith (electrifying boogie woogie).
Dear Robin (shuffling roots rock).
John McDonald & Mark Maxwell (old-time gospel blues).
Johnny Lloyd (outlaw country folk).
Laurel And The Painkillers (soulful bluesy rock).
Nesles (contemporary chanson pop).
Norman Lamont (jazzed-up folk blues).
Robert Hill & Joanne Lediger (funky gospel blues).


released January 2, 2023

This album is dedicated to Martin Duffy. Special thank you to all the artists, bands, producers and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'Canada Vintage Travel Poster' by Karen Arnold, used and modified under Public Domain license. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-415).

Tracks 1 - 5:

'Do You Know What I Mean?' written by and used by permission of Damon Smith, originally released on 'Skeletons Skeletons Skeletons' (2022). 'Run On' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Robert Hill and Joanne Lediger, originally released on 'Revelation' (2022). 'Bad Luck Comes In Threes' written by Laurel Parkinson, used by permission of Laurel and The Painkillers, originally released on 'Keep On Moving Towards The Light' (2022). 'Hell N Back' written by and used by permission of Johnny Lloyd, originally released on 'Amigos' (2022). 'The Bridge' written by and used by permission of Andrew Ferguson, originally released on 'Leaving Time' (2021).

Tracks 6 - 10:

'Don't Feel Like Waiting' written by and used by permission of Dear Robin, originally released on 'Revelation' (2022). 'People Say It' written by and used by permission of Ilko Birov, originally released on 'Happy' (2019). 'The Ballad Of Bob Dylan' written by and used by permission of Norman Lamont, originally released on 'Walking Backwards Into' (2023). 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean' written by Blind Lemon Jefferson, used by permission of John McDonald and Mark Maxwell, originally released on 'Touched By The Blues' (2022). 'All That Matters To Me' written by and used by permission of Glenn Prangnell, originally released on 'No Man's An Island' (2023).

Tracks 11 - 15:

'Edward Cheese' written by Mint, used by permission of Richard Thomas, originally released on 'Leaving It Late' (2022). 'Cornerstore' written by Simon Pearlman, used by permission of A Man Called Son, originally released on 'Timebombs In The Sea' (2022). 'Dream Car' written by and used by permission of Anna Schulte, originally released on 'Dream Car' (2022). 'Goodbye' written by St. Polaroid, used by permission of Eric-Jan Vriend, originally released on 'Autobahnkirche' (2022). 'I Just Like Having You Around' written by and used by permission of Liseth, originally released on 'Kites And Traffic Lights' (2015).

Tracks 16 - 20:

'Stone Walls' written by Mariko Langan and Adrian Libertini, used by permission of The A.M.s, originally released on 'Ignite The Sky' (2022). 'Memories' written by and used by permission of Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, originally released on 'Echoes' (2022). 'I'll Choose The River' written by and used by permission of Joe Burns, originally released on 'Artifice Soul' (2021). 'Wake Up In Soweto' written by Lasse Reinstroem, used by permission of Electric Talon Records, originally released on 'Rasputiza' (2020). 'Dance The Post Trump Era' written by Philadelphy / Hampl / Koenig, used by permission of Martin Philadelphy, originally released on 'I Doesn't Exist' (2022).

Tracks 21 - 25:

'Phenomenon' written by Electric Orange, used by permission of Dirk Jan Muller, originally released on 'Psi-Hybrid' (2021). 'Cyclamens' written by Nesles and Nesles, used by permission of Nesles, originally released on 'Arsenic' (2021). 'Broken' written by and used by permission of Bludeepa, originally released on 'Tat Tvam Asi' (2021). 'TalkTalkTalk' written by and used by permission of Kevin Magee, originally released on 'The Damage Done' (2022). 'The Robin's Yuletide Jig' written by and used by permission of John Hill, originally released on 'The Robin's Yuletide Jig' (2020).


More A Man Called Son: amancalledson.com.

More A.M.s: theams.bandcamp.com/album/ignite-the-sky.

More Andrew Ferguson As SIASA: andrewfergusonassiasa.bandcamp.com.

More Anna Schulte: annaschulte.bandcamp.com/album/dream-car-2.

More Bludeepa: bludeepa.bandcamp.com.

More Damon Smith: damonsmith.bandcamp.com/album/skeletons-skeletons-skeletons.

More Dear Robin: dearrobin.bandcamp.com/album/revelation.

More Electric Orange: electricorange.bandcamp.com.

More Elektrofarmer: martinphiladelphy.bandcamp.com/album/i-doesnt-exist.

More Groovy Uncle: groovyuncle.bandcamp.com.

More Ilko Birov: ilkobirov.bandcamp.com/track/mrs-james.

More Joe Burns: joeburns1.bandcamp.com.

More John McDonald & Mark Maxwell: johnmcdonald1.bandcamp.com/album/touched-by-the-blues.

More Johnny Lloyd: johnnylloyd1.bandcamp.com.

More Lasse Reinstroem: talonrecordsusa.bandcamp.com/album/lasse-reinstroem-rasputiza.

More Laurel And The Painkillers: laurelandthepainkillers.bandcamp.com.

More Liseth: liseth.bandcamp.com.

More Mint: mintbiscuitsounds.com/album/leaving-it-late-2022.

More Nesles: nesles.bandcamp.com.

More Norman Lamont: normanlamont.bandcamp.com.

More Robert Hill & Joanne Lediger: roberthillband.bandcamp.com/album/revelation.

More St. Polaroid: stpolaroid.bandcamp.com/album/autobahnkirche-2.

More Tenzin: tenzinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/echoes.

More Vodka Tourists: thevodkatourists.bandcamp.com.

More Wreck Rebirth: wreckrebirth.bandcamp.com.


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