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 Lee Adcock

SOTD #724 – Nachthexen

SOTD #724 – Nachthexen

Didn’t Everett say that only women should form punk bands in this modern world? Time and again, the proof to that thesis bubbles and fizzes through the cracks. Filter through all the jorts-sporting boys that goof around with guitars and wanna chill with everyone, and eventually gold like this blasts through the mesh. Sheffield! You […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #723 – Emily Rodgers

SOTD #723 – Emily Rodgers

For a writer, the first step in any work is to earn the reader’s trust. Never mind clever wordplay, reliable narrators, action-packed plots, or even correct grammar – inherent in good prose is the promise of discovery. A fact, a feeling, a revelation, anything that the reader didn’t have from the start. We bury the […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #722 – Mandy

SOTD #722 – Mandy

This song of the day came to me via their PR company. I usually just find my own songs without trying, but this track found its way into my inbox, and without a press person pitching this I’d probably never have heard it, and that would have been a real shame. Mandy is the band […]

 Mike Turner

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

The Orielles might call Halifax (which is as middle England as you can get) their home, but their hearts sound deeply rooted in California. Replace the cobblestone hilltop roads with miles of flat asphalt running alongside the beaches and piers, replace the woolly sheep with dogs wearing sunglasses, replace the nonstop rain and overcast skies […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #720 – Jeff Runnings

SOTD #720 – Jeff Runnings

Come to think of it, “dreampop” is a horrible tag. Rarely anything that the indie world perceives as “pop” is ever popular, and then the stuff we perceive as “dreamy” rarely lulls us into any dream-like state of bliss. Mired in the existential angst of post-punk, “dreampop” done right leads us further into ourselves, to […]

 Hannah Golightly

SOTD #719 – Skating Polly

SOTD #719 – Skating Polly

When I heard ‘Perfume For Now’, I took to Twitter with the words “Song of the year in February? Maybe.” Angered girlish squeals and powerful raging screamed words spat out in the direction of the lyrics’ target. “Frying slowly in butter and fate / Take it take it take it take it- it’s a hunt.” […]

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SOTD #718 – Flowers

SOTD #718 – Flowers

By Caspar Jacobs “Do you know?” It’s the defining question of insecurity. Do you know what you want to be later? And what you want to study? What kind of job you’re gonna apply for when you’re done with that? On ‘Ego Loss’, Rachel is asking that open-ended question over and over, and every time […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #717 – Ratbath

SOTD #717 – Ratbath

My brother Ben and I, we used to be like crossed fingers. I didn’t need any other friends on the playground, because I could always just hang out with him after school. We told stories together, played word games and card games and our modified version of Rock-Paper-Scissors. In the mornings, we’d just lie on […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #716 – Animal Daydream

SOTD #716 – Animal Daydream

Well, here we are again. Another year, another lush EP for running through cornfields barefoot, another suggestion that Gothenburg might float on a cloud high and away from the tumultuous river of now. I’m not about to renounce any of my thoughts on how music needs to keep moving forward, that musicians need to challenge […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #714 – Dendera Bloodbath

SOTD #714 – Dendera Bloodbath

Photo courtesy of Immersive Atlanta. In the great kingdom of Atlanta, way up north toward the mountains, there lies a village within the foothills. No families or clans call this hamlet home, for the grass is eternally charred, and the barren trees glow faintly at night, and voices chirp and chatter where no humans or […]

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