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RECOMMENDED LISTENING: Killjoy & The Cutthroats

Killjoy & The Cutthroats - Running Erroneously named one-man-band Killjoy & The Cutthroats play "gothic symph-pop": synth pop, using real symphonic instruments in the mix with a focus on darker sounds and imagery you might see in goth and post-punk genre, as evidenced by the skull and demon heavy earlier release "Running". #postpunk #gothic #musicrecommendation #musicvideo

RECOMMENDED LISTENING: Helen Edgeworth - Shallow Needs

Helen Edgeworth - Shallow Needs Helen is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Leeds. Shallow Needs, is a song about sexual violence against women and how the subject matter is portrayed and exploited in the media.
<a href="">Shallow Needs by Helen Edgeworth</a>


Redd - K-town "This song is for anyone that has ever experienced gut wrenching pain from time lost spent on someone that didn't return the favor; for those that have identified places with people--and those places have forever been changed. I was in a state of reflection when writing "K-town" because I finally got to a place where I felt grateful for those tough, hard, and overwhelming times--it has made me so much stronger in myself. I'm healthier. I'm happier. I make better decisions. And I bet that others feel similarly".

#indie-folk #americana


Neeq Serene - The Others 'The Others' explores the dimensions of self amidst the pressures of reality, through the use of simplistic, dark layered synths and progressive drum beats, keeping the emphasis on the melancholic narrative.

#triphop #chillstep #gothic #neofolk #IDM

TODAY'S LISTENING: The Sewer Buddies - The Pizza Song

Here's a concept that amused us a lot, Boston's The Sewer Buddies create comedic children's punk music. They play parties and events and thy'll even play your school. The track we have for you today is The Pizza Song - it may not be deep, but it is a tasty slice of fun.

Pizza Butt by The Sewer Buddies

LABEL RELEASE: Into The Dark - Volume Two

We are pleased to announce Into The Dark - Volume Two, the second in our Into The Dark compilation series, is now available. It features a terrific selection of darker tracks from some of our favourite bands, providing everything from electro-pop to classic goth rock.

The album artwork is based on an illustration by Daniel Hartlaub.

As always, all we ask is that you listen, then check out the individual acts and support their releases if you like them. Please also help by sharing your favourite tracks - spread the word!

Here's the tracklisting:
Adorns - With What Sacrifice
Salt - Junk
Day & Dream - A Study In The Pixels Of Your Face
ReveLever feat Shannon Maree - Play with the Fire
Burd - The Fix
Klammer - Baddest Blocks
Microcosms - Tightrope
Lune Rouge - Never Die
Kyenord - Skin
Alicka - Golden Flowers
NoLoveLost - Higher
Elucidate - H.I.M
From The Institute - Jet Black City
Last Tourist - Are We Just Algorithms?
Yv Salome - I Want to Die
Lijo - Push Me
Graphix - The Freak

The compilation i…

TODAY'S LISTENING: Ric Birtill - El Popo

You can probably gather from the cover artwork that this is going to be a slightly madcap affair - today we offer you El Popo by Ric Birtill.

Ric’s music is a patchwork of off-kilter folk, punk and comedy that has drawn in the plaudits from numerous sources. His deeply personal songwriting has many tongue-in-cheek moments alongside macabre themes; he is a songwriter who delights in the supposedly dull and mundane, concocting songs which have the ability to draw microscopic attention to otherwise seemingly trivial situations

Still undecided about giving the song a listen? Well, it features the lyrics "I could lower my genitals into the erupting Popocat├ępetl" - surely that'll swing it for you? Listen and laugh.

Pullin' a Sickie by Ric Birtill

TODAY'S LISTENING: Port Lucian - Full Control?

Today we have Port Lucian with Full Control? - a dreamy, understated track which somehow manages to become a gentle earworm. Philadelphia queer icon/ lofi pop outsider Portia Maidment has been making music as Port Lucian since 2017, playing with indie acts like Lala Lala, Sen Morimoto, Nation of Language and others. Please, give it a listen.

Full Control? by Port Lucian

TODAY'S LISTENING: Mashmellow - Share It

This is one of those great moments when an alternative track has a real pop sensibility, this is Share It by Mashmellow.

Mashmellow are a Moscow based indie-pop band. The band members Masha Shurygina and Egor Berdnikov were both born in the Far East of Russia. Egor is a member of a well-known Russian indie-rock band Hospital. Masha has a long history of acoustic live performances round Vladivostok.

A super-catchy song with a visually fantastic video. We just wanted to share it with you!


From Sweden we have Shadi G with a soulful pop track called Space. We liked the glitch element to the production which gives it an interesting approach.


Moscow born, Czech Republic raised and London based, this is Aiko with the video for her new track Down. As you will see the video is quite an energetic affair, jolly good song too!

TODAY'S LISTENING: The Sheratons - Raving And Drooling

This is Leeds based band The Sheratons with Raving and Drooling. It is their 3rd single and is one to jump around to whilst in isolation. Just don't do it if you're decorating, like the band did....with bare feet?

TODAY'S LISTENING: Venus Exalted - Great Mother

Gliding in gently but with dramatic magnificence, like a changing sky, this is Great Mother by Venus Exalted, the latest project from pianist, vocalist and composer, Adey Bell. A combination of classical, goth and folk tones, it is a very enjoyable 9 minute listen. Bonus point for the top hat!


Today we have a special Q&A video with one of our favourite bands, the rather wonderful Elucidate. Hear all about their music, their inspirations and their love of David Bowie and Star Wars.

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