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TODAY'S LISTENING: Alkanes - Death or Glory

Here's a fun video for a top tune by Alkanes called Death Or Glory. Alkanes are a 2 piece alternative rock band hailing from the North of Scotland, they say that "'Death Or Glory' lyrically comes from an emotional place, a sudden realisation that a long term relationship isn't quite as it appears to be and something has to change. Despite the back story, the band wanted to produce a video that had no connection to the story. A chance to loosen up and have fun with some friends".

That's the spirit - it certainly works for us!

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Green Blanket - Muscle Memory

Having played them on our radio show and featured their raucous Beetlejuice​/​Betelgeuse track on our Players - Volume One compilation, we were mighty pleased to hear Green Blanket return with some new material. Taken from their forthcoming album, this is a cracking new single called Muscle Memory. The sound is slightly more refined but still full of glorious noise and they have even done a terrific video for it.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Yv Salome - I Want to Die

Appealing to our gothic roots, this is Yv Salome with the cheery I Want to Die, a classy electro single. Yv Salome is working on the dark side of fashion and music, creating visual art with a dark, sophisticated and hedonistic perception of the world. We are sure those stuck in endless shopping queues at this time of year will enjoy the sentiment of this song.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: New Wolves - Unselected

Here's the third single we have featured from New Wolves, an act we have really been enjoying over the last few months. This track is called Unselected and is wonderfully heavy on the synths, something we always appreciate. New Wolves says that, lyrically, the song deals with the current right wing flood, and where the rest of us fit in. Enjoy! (the song, not the right wing flood).

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Unselected by New Wolves

TODAY'S LISTENING: Gilvian & Per Øyvind Stene - Labyrinth

Here's a breezy new song born from a collaboration between Italy's Gilvian (guitars and electronic drums) and Norwegian artist Per Øyvind Stene (vocals). Clocking-in at over 6 minutes, Labyrinth slides gracefully into a delightfully pleasing end section. Gilvian is a fan of the band, Japan, so he can't be a bad chap. Hope you enjoy listening.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Slow Buildings - Orange Clown

Bouncing into the ring in the guise of an anti-fascist song, here's Slow Buildings with Orange Clown. Taken from their The Ecstasy of Winning EP, it is an indie-ska romp not to be afraid of.

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The Ecstasy of Winning EP by Slow Buildings

TODAY'S LISTENING: Liam. - Sabotage (feat. Sienna Hodgson)

Some quirky bedroom pop for you today from Liam. with Sabotage, a splendid combination of dancing vocals, intriguing words and minimal electronica. The song, a collaboration between Liam Downey and Sienna Hodgson, draws you in with a gentle persuasion, like being told a story by a stranger on a park bench. Give it a listen.

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Sabotage (feat. Sienna Hodgson) by Liam.

TODAY'S LISTENING: Joyeater - Dragging On

Today's post-punk blast, by Florida's Joyeater, is about mental health, and the dragging on and on of the everyday, the dread of the moments ahead, and the damage it wreaks on your past. How running away just isn't a realistic option. The track is called Dragging On and it is a real corker, please check out the full album Naysayer, it is a joy to digest.

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NAYSAYER by JOYEATER



TODAY'S LISTENING: Yasuyuki Uesugi - Olfactrory Neuroepithelium

Today we have some experimental techno in the form of a track called Olfactrory Neuroepithelium by Yasuyuki Uesugi, a Japanese electronic music producer who creates the recordings in one take with everything processed using analogue instruments. This is electronic music fired at you without any meandering - lovely!

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Frozen Fountain - More Weight

Here's a tune which has an unexpected but brilliant latter stage, it is More Weight by the UK's Frozen Fountain. The song starts quite mildly, strolling along with a fairly understated vocal but then in the latter stages it all kicks off a bit with some great guitar noise. We love songs like this, like opening a sonic Kinder egg.

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A Fading Light by Frozen Fountain

TODAY'S LISTENING: The Palpitations - Siren

Some excellent English post-punk today, this is The Palpitations with their debut single called Siren, a song about a patient who succumbs to the depths of drug addiction. Based on a true story, the track was written while two young doctors were stationed in the emergency department of their local hospital, where they were witness to the ravages of addiction on a daily basis. The result was a dystopian, tragic rock anthem about a patient entering into a vivid spiral of addiction. 
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TODAY'S LISTENING: Neon Anesthetics - Soul for Sale (Used)

Today's tune is a bit of a raucous one, from Neon Anesthetics we have Soul for Sale (Used) - it is short, screamy, sweary and rather enjoyable. We advise you to turn it up and step back from your speakers.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Grandeur - Run

Here's one for all you post-punk electro freaks, the track is called Run and is by Grandeur. You will also be pleased to hear that it is available as a free download from Bandcamp. Great track from a band with an excellent name. On your marks, get set......

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#cyberpunk #industrial #darksynth #PostPunk

RUN [free download] by GRANDEUR

TODAY'S LISTENING: Back Of House - The Brisket In The Kitchen

This made us laugh a lot, from Sweden this is Back Of House with The Brisket In The Kitchen. All their songs seem to be about food (is Cuisine-Rock a genre?) and this one is about a perfectly smoked brisket. The lyric sums the band up nicely, "we’re all weirdos and foodies". Go on, have a nibble.

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The Brisket in the Kitchen by Back of House

TODAY'S LISTENING: A Cloud of Ravens - The Reaping Wheel

This came crashing through our speakers sounding like a lost gothic Midge Ure-era Ultravox tune, it is The Reaping Wheel by New York's A Cloud Of Ravens. Taken from the album In The Wicked Hours, rather splendid it is too. Have a listen!

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In the Wicked Hours by A Cloud of Ravens

LIFE AS SURFACE NOISE: The Night Watchman Christmas Counterparts 1 & 2

Rather amazingly, it is 20 twenty years since we released our infamous Christmas single, Cognosecnti Vs Intelligentsia, as members of the Cuban Boys. In those days we were battling with John Lennon, Sir Cliff Richard and Westlife for the prestigious #1 slot in the UK Singles Chart and being voted the most popular song on the John Peel BBC Radio 1 Show.

Today, in marked contrast, we are releasing a festive single under our Life As Surface Noise guise. One track, The Night Watchman (Counterpart One), appeared last year spreading a grim tale of woe and misery, this year's track The Night Watchman (Counterpart Two) is slightly more cheerful. Both tracks form part of our ongoing The Night Watchman series. We hope you enjoy them. Merry Christmas!

PS Both tracks are also available on CDs from Cherryade Records - volumes 1314.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Prime Sinister - Prime Time

We don't often feature hip-hop, but this track by London's Prime Sinister really stood out from the crowd and the accompanying animated video is excellent. The single is called Prime Time and was produced by Muckaniks, it has a great blend of slightly menacing piano and hard-hitting percussion. The song recounts otherworldly stories of misery and triumph. Prime Sinister uses an original style of rhyming called 'Syllablism'. Enjoy!

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Brighton Strangler - Let's Party

From just up the road in Brighton, this is a band called Brighton Strangler with a jaunty track called Let's Party - we thought it would help you get in the festive mood.......well, in a sort of alternative, post-punk way. Good vocal refrain on this one!

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#Indie #PostPunk

Dancing Outrageous by Brighton Strangler

TODAY'S LISTENING: Universe Reload - Mnemonix

Some crisp and crunchy industrial electro today courtesy of France's Universe Reload with the track Mnemonix. There is a whole backstory to accompany the suite of tracks Universe Reload is developing, hopefully we can feature more in the future and the scenario will be revealed. For the moment, give this a spin.

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TODAY'S LISTENING: Daniel Wolfe - Anemoia

In sharp contrast from yesterday's frenetic noise, today we have Daniel Wolfe with Anemoia, a track of pure ambience taken from his album You'll Never Be Who You Were. Relax and enjoy...

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#IndiePop #Electronica #ExperimentalMusic #AmbientMusic #Drone

<a href="http://danielaaronwolfe.bandcamp.com/album/youll-never-be-who-you-were">you&#39;ll never be who you were by daniel wolfe</a>

TODAY'S LISTENING: Melisandre's Beaver - I'm Sorry Indy

Frenetic, amusing and concise, here's a blast of I'm Sorry Indy from Dover's Melisandre's Beaver. You may remember that we featured their last single Brother? If you like pop-punk with a massive sense of humour, then whip it in your lugholes!

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