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Independent Music Sampler #148

Aldora Britain Records proudly presents Verlaine, an eclectic collection of 25 independent and underground artists from all around the globe. This collection is dedicated to the legendary Television frontman Tom Verlaine. I still remember very vividly the impact that Marquee Moon made on me in my early teens. Thank you for the music, Tom.

We welcome back several friends this week, including the waltzing and nostalgic indie folk of Grand Alpaca, and the atmospheric and growing chamber pop of The Dead Sea Sound. Catherine Traicos returns with her ambient and ethereal modern blues, Val Esway + Global Spider Community bring us their upbeat and harmony-driven indie pop, and Andy Pickering rewinds time with his glimmering technicolour analogue pop. There is Beatle-esque melody-driven powerpop from DC Cardwell, weird and wonderful jazz folk from Quirkus, and Spanish-Celtic folk crossover from Rolan Garces & Bandatze.

Big Stir Records are back again with the upbeat melodic punk rock of Steve Stoeckel, and we have the Americana singer-songwriter folk of George Krakat. Blue FX Records give us Mike Langley's lo-fi psychedelic alt folk, Pete Willson & The Rooks deliver their alternative jangle pop rock, and Molly Thompson gets experimental with her free-form improvisational jazz poetry. We then have noir psychedelic ghost punk courtesy of These Days PR and This Will Destroy Your Ears, groove-driven psychedelic rock from Have Blue via Nasoni Records, fuzzy garage mutant music from Musicians Anonymous Cleveland, and noir and deep post-punk from DPERD via My Kingdom Music.

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 sounds to the Aldora Britain Records Community this week:

Draudiga (grungy indie alt country).
Ernest Thompson (travelling, troubadouring twee country).
Errol Walsh (emotive, moving folk rock).
Jeff Rymes (American storytelling folk rock).
Junclassic (conscious hip hop soul).
Rien Faire (quirky alternative French pop).
Secret Arcade (soulful, emotive alternative pop).
Ships To Roam (epic folk rock odyssey).


released February 3, 2023

This album is dedicated to Tom Verlaine. Special thank you to all the artists, bands, producers and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'New York City Travel Poster' by Circe Denyer, used and modified under Public Domain license. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-432).

Tracks 1 - 5:

'Lady Katherine' written by and used by permission of Ernest Thompson, originally released on 'The Words I Heard' (2022). 'Grand Old Hotel' written by Alexander Hoddevik and Grand Alpaca, used by permission of Alexander Hoddevik, originally released on 'Staying Quiet Is An Easy Young Thing To Do' (2021). 'I Don't Wanna Feel Bad' written by Reesa Wood, used by permission of Draudiga, originally released on 'Persephone' (2022). 'Lighthouse' written by and used by permission of Mark Butt, originally released on 'The Dead Sea Sound' (2021). 'What Kind Of Man' written by Jerome Blankenship, used by permission of Ships To Roam, originally released on 'Temporary Gift' (2022).

Tracks 6 - 10:

'Coming Home' written by and used by permission of Catherine Traicos, originally released on 'Luminaire' (2017). 'Failure Notification' written by and used by permission of Val Esway, originally released on 'No One Ever Said This Would Be Pretty' (2021). 'Everybody's Out There Doing Nothin' New' written by and used by permission of Andy Pickering, originally released on 'Suitcase In The Back' (2020). 'I Can't Run Fast Enough' written by and used by permission of DC Cardwell, originally released on 'Crystal Set' (2020). 'Christine' written by Steve Stoeckel, used by permission of Big Stir Records, originally released on 'The Power Of And' (2023).

Tracks 11 - 15:

'3 Free ?' written by Blue, used by permission of Nicola Black, originally released on 'Farewell To Treebeard' (2021). 'Honezkero' written by Rolan Garces and Bandatze, used by permission of Rolan Garces, originally released on 'Rolan Garces & Bandatze' (2021). 'Giddy Up Go' written by and used by permission of Jeff Rymes, originally released on 'So Long, Prettyface' (2022). 'Tell Me Everything' written by and used by permission of Errol Walsh, originally released on 'Through Your Eyes' (2022). 'The One I Left Behind' written by and used by permission of George Krakat, originally released on 'Rick's Picks Live From Caffe Lena' (2021).

Tracks 16 - 20:

'Short Break From The Heartache' written by Mike Langley, used by permission of Chris Chin, originally released on 'For The Life Of Me' (2023). 'Ice Flowers' written by and used by permission of Pete Willson, new recording (2023). 'Red Letters' written by and used by permission of Molly Thompson, originally released on 'Ash' (2007). 'Save Me' written by Babak Govan, used by permission of Secret Arcade, originally released on 'Quarter Century' (2016). 'Hit Concrete' written by and used by permission of Junclassic, originally released on 'Long Days And Short Lives' (2022).

Tracks 21 - 25:

'Not A Love Song' written by This Will Destroy Your Ears, used by permission of These Days PR, originally released on 'Everybody Knows Mickey' (2022). 'Vider Son Sac' written by Lucas Hercberg, used by permission of Dur & Doux, originally released on 'Peuple' (2023). 'Bei Jedem Zug' written by and used by permission of Have Blue, originally released on 'Learning To Die' (2021). 'Nice Boy' written by Musicians Anonymous Cleveland, used by permission of Keith Kanderski, originally released on 'Oh! The Horror!' (2021). 'Crumbs Of Life' written by Carlo Disimone, used by permission of My Kingdom Music, originally released on 'Monsters' (2021).


More Andy Pickering: andypickering.bandcamp.com.

More Catherine Traicos: catherinetraicos.bandcamp.com.

More DC Cardwell: madcarrecords.com.

More Dead Sea Sound: thedeadseasound.bandcamp.com.

More DPERD: dperd.bandcamp.com/album/monsters.

More Draudiga: draudiga.bandcamp.com/album/persephone.

More Ernest Thompson: ernestthompson.bandcamp.com/album/the-words-i-heard.

More Errol Walsh: errolwalsh.bandcamp.com.

More George Krakat: georgekrakat.bandcamp.com/album/truth-dreams-2.

More Grand Alpaca: grandalpaca.bandcamp.com/album/staying-quiet-is-an-easy-young-thing-to-do.

More Have Blue: haveblue.bandcamp.com.

More Jeff Rymes: jeffrymes.bandcamp.com.

More Junclassic: junclassic.bandcamp.com.

More Mike Langley: mikelangley.bandcamp.com.

More Molly Thompson: mollythompson.bandcamp.com.

More Musicians Anonymous Cleveland: musicanoncle.bandcamp.com.

More Pete Willson & The Rooks: petewillsontherooks.bandcamp.com/album/songs-from-p-earth.

More Quirkus: not currently available on Bandcamp.

More Rien Faire: rienfaire.bandcamp.com.

More Rolan Garces & Bandatze: rolangarces.bandcamp.com/album/rolan-garc-s-bandatze.

More Secret Arcade: secretarcade.bandcamp.com.

More Ships To Roam: shipstoroam.bandcamp.com.

More Steve Stoeckel: bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-and.

More This Will Destroy Your Ears: thiswilldestroyyourears.bandcamp.com.

More Val Esway + Global Spider Community: valesway.bandcamp.com/album/val-esway-global-spider-community-no-one-ever-said-this-would-be-pretty.


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