What? You thought we would take a break because it is Christmas Day? NO! Every Friday, no matter what, your weekly independent music taster. This week's, Victrola Blues And More, is available now. Enjoy!
This collection consists purely of new faces to Aldora Britain Records (there's still lots of stuff out there!) Melvin Litton contributes two tracks from each of his rootsy blues projects, The Gothic Cowboy and The Border Band, and is referenced in the compilation title too. We also feature a track from folk rock combo, Midwest Soul Xchange, and a solo song from their band leader, Ryan Summers.
Elsewhere, we have powerpop from The Decibels, Chris Von Sneidern and The Bottle Kids, and garage rock revival from The Royal Blue, The Beverly Crushers and St. J. There is also an entourage of Americana with the queer country of The Belle Curves, the alternative country of Mike West and the neo-bluegrass of Rosy Nolan.
It is a great pleasure to have the traditional Irish folk of The Bonny Men, the soft rock of The Midnight River Crew and the soulful bluesy rock of Marcus Lazarus. Curtis Krumm and Matthew W Charles provide contrasting takes on country and folk punk songwriting respectively. There is psychedelia from Soul Jacker, alt rock from Apollo's Army and political punk from Death Will Bring Change. Proceedings conclude with some experimental rock from Twentytwentysix.
Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, a day of respite in this year of carnage, have a good one!
released December 25, 2020
This album is dedicated to Pelle Alsing and Leslie West. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-109). Artwork by Tom, Malcolm and Macy Hilton. 'Frankie, Me 'N Johnny' written by and used by permission of Melvin Litton, taken from 'Bare Bones (Chance / Folly / Desire / Dream)' (2020). 'Set A Course For Common Worlds' written by Midwest Soul Xchange, used by permission of Ryan Summers, taken from 'New American Century' (2015). 'It's Not Me' written by The Decibels, used by permission of Dean Seavers, taken from 'Scene, Not Here' (2019). 'Dirty Knee' written by Kerwell/Nelson/Taugner, used by permission of Karm Kerwell, taken from 'Exiled On Tuesday' (2020). 'Victrola Blues' written by and used by permission of Melvin Litton, taken from 'Fresh Blood Old Skin' (2015). 'Enough' written by and used by permission of Delaney Hafener, taken from '2020' (2020). 'Father To Son' written by and used by permission of Mike West, taken from 'The Next Life' (2020). 'Old Ravine' written by and used by permission of Rosy Nolan, taken from 'Footprints & Broken Branches' (2019). 'The Neighbor's Dog' written by and used by permission of Chris Von Sneidern, taken from 'The Wild Horse' (2002). 'American Girls' written by and used by permission of Eric Blakely, taken from 'Let Me In On This Action' (2018). 'The Sun Is Burning' written by Ian Campbell/Maitiu O Casaide, used by permission of Conor Lyons, taken from 'The Broken Pledge' (2020). 'Changing Places (For Eleda)' written by and used by permission of Mark Johnson, taken from 'Scirocco' (2020). 'One Last Goodbye' written by and used by permission of Marcus Lazarus, taken from 'How Low Can You Go?' (2020). 'How Can I Resist?' written by Philip Krumm, used by permission of Curtis Krumm, taken from 'Debut Album Of A Lonesome Man' (2020). 'More To See' written by and used by permission of Matthew W Charles, taken from 'Love What You Do' (2020). 'When The Walls Fell' written by The Beverly Crushers, used by permission of Rob at The Beverly Crushers, taken from 'Sick Bay' (2020). 'Mary Jane' written by and used by permission of Andy Salter, taken from 'Fantasmagoria' (2020). 'Pull Me Through' written by Apollo's Army, used by permission of Brennon Peterson, taken from 'Welcome To The Army' (2020). 'American Tragedy' written by and used by permission of Death Will Bring Change, taken from 'Death Will Bring Change' (2020). 'Heart Sand Glue' written by St. J, used by permission of Dave Stump, taken from 'Three Heads Are Better Than One' (2020). 'Sons Of Gallow' written by and used by permission of Ryan Summers, taken from 'Undo Influence' (2020). 'The Silences' written by Jon Collins/Dominic Manning/John Wesley, used by permission of Jon Collins, EXCLUSIVE (2020).