Independent, underground, authentic. A collection of 22 songs from all around the globe, tomorrow's music today. A variety of styles and tastes represented, something for everyone. Have a listen and enjoy some great underappreciated music.
It is with pleasure that we welcome back our old Michigan friends, The Stick Arounds, who are also the namesake of this collection. They bring back their classic jangly American powerpop sound. We also welcome Matt Owens to open the album with his track, 'Hungover In New York'. Matt was formerly the bassist for Noah and The Whale and his track features contributions from members or past members of R.E.M., Alabama 3, The Magic Numbers and Black Grape, an impressive cast for an impressive track! Rock Hand Records also contribute two artists from their brilliant roster. There is the spaghetti surf of Slut Magic and the expansive post-punk of Babel Map, a perfect representation of the label's output.
This compilation gets even more eclectic from here... garage rock revival from The Naked Lunch, punk rock aggression from Pink Flamingos, and rootsy southern rock from the Tick Bryan Band. There is the country rock of The Wonderful Nobodies, the earthy blues rock of Barry White Gone Wrong, and a classic traditional cut from Chris Moore.
The traditional theme continues with Brown Boots, Kevin Meehan and Karen Marshalsay. There is an interesting noir piece of 'gothicana' from The Agency..., Japanese indie noise rock from Hoo!, and garage punk from Sick Boys Revue and The Dolly Shakes. There is psychedelia from Mother Sun and then a collection of pop punk from Dislocation, Everyday Sensei, Sempervivi and Double U D40.
Please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music. Enjoy!
released December 4, 2020
This album is dedicated to Ian McLagan. Album artwork by Emma Prime. Compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records. 'Hungover In New York' written by and used by permission of Matt Owens, taken from 'Scorched Earth' (2020). 'Laugh A Minute' written by The Stick Arounds, used by permission of Jeffery Gower, taken from 'Hot Singles Club!' (2020). 'Trauma Queen' written by Slut Magic, used by permission of Rock Hand Records, taken from 'Trauma Queen' (2020). 'Granny Takes A Trip' written by The Naked Lunch, used by permission of Anthony Robertson, taken from 'The Naked Lunch' (2020). 'North Pole' written by Pink Flamingos, used by permission of Bertrand Neveu, taken from 'Les Nuit Injustes' (2020). 'Jukebox Queen' written by and used by permission of Tick Bryan, taken from 'Wilson County' (2020). 'I'll Find You' written by Green/Naumore, used by permission of The Wonderful Nobodies, taken from 'A | B' (2020). 'Skin' written by and used by permission of Peter De Cuyper, taken from 'Done' (2020). 'Braes O' Balquidder' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Chris Moore, taken from 'Old Roots & New Shoots' (2018). 'Punchbowl' written by Jimmy Shand, used by permission of Martin Clarke, taken from 'First Steps' (2020). 'Abigail' written by Driver/The Agency..., used by permission of Steve Driver, taken from 'In The Haunted Woods' (2020). 'Beer Bubbles' written by Hoo!, used by permission of Zhu Wenbo, taken from 'Hoo!' (2020). 'Sick On The Streets' written by Massimo Galassi/Giacomo Agresti, used by permission of Giacomo Agresti, taken from 'Sick Boys Revue' (2018). 'All 5 Dances' written by and used by permission of Quina Chapman, taken from 'The Dolly Shakes' (2019). 'Lemonade' written by Mother Sun, used by permission of Jared Doherty, taken from 'Sips' (2020). 'Take The Shot, written by Dislocation, used by permission of Alex Stromski, taken from 'Perspectives' (2020). 'The Landing' written by Everyday Sensei, used by permission of Spencer Alden, taken from 'Denihilism' (2020). 'Full Body Freakout' written by and used by permission of Derek Price, taken from 'Can't Please Everyone' (2019). 'Veil' written by Double U D40, used by permission of Johannes Buck, taken from 'This Is Where My Anchor Lays / This Is Where My Heart Will Stay' (2020). 'The Comeback' written by Babel Map, used by permission of Rock Hand Records, taken from 'Raw Tomato, My Heart' (2020). 'Spanish Point' written by and used by permission of Kevin Meehan, taken from 'Spanish Point' (2020). 'St Fillian's / The Rhymer's Reel' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Karen Marshalsay, taken from 'The Road To Kennacraig' (2019).