RatholeRadio 68 – 26th Dec 2011

Posted on December 27, 2011

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Welcome to this Christmas edition of Rathole Radio. I say Christmas edition but I didn’t do anything different really. I still played an assortment of the best Independent music on the web and also performed a specially requested live track. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • 00:00 – STEEPLet Me GoCC BY-SA Licensed – A German rock band from Munich. I’ve played them before but was reminded of them by a recent CCHIts.net.
  • 05:49 – Robin GreyThe Hackney Gentrification SongCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – I played Robin Grey right back when the show started in 2009. I was reminded of him again by CCHits.net and I’m pleased to say he’s been busy since recording lots of great new material. This song is great, I love the wry humour. It could also be the anthem for Liverpool it seems. “Knock it down, build flats, knock it down”.
  • 08:38 – Patricia Wake – Living In The DarkCC BY-NC-ND Licensed – Another track from The Dark Clan who I played last time. I don’t know a massive amount about the band but I like this track.
  • 19:19 – Cider Beard JoeIt’s Not UnusualCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – A friend of the show, Joe sent me this great Tom Jones cover and I had to play it. He tells me all his stuff is under a CC license but this track might be tricky as it’s a copyrighted song already.
  • 21:26 – The Freak Fandango OrchestraBalkans BeatsCC BY-SA Licensed – I’ve played The Freak Fandango Orchestra plenty of times on this show and I love this crazy Barcelona-based group.
  • 28:14 – Azoora featuring graciellitaMotionlessCC BY-SA Licensed – A great collaboration between London based John Percell of Azoora and Canadian artist Graciellita. It was released by netlabel 23 Seconds. More information.
  • 32:11 – Dazie MaeSofaCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – A beautiful slice of French jazz/blues with a hint of Latin influence from Paris-based artist Dazie Mae. You can find more tracks and information on Jamendo.

47:30 – LIVE TRACK – “Hallalujah” by Jeff Buckley as a special request for Katy in Germany. I had to learn this for the show and practice it a few times, so I hope you like how it came out.

  • 63:32 – Birds of TokyoWild Eyed BoyCC BY-NC-ND Licensed – A nice bit of upbeat indie rock from this Australian outfit. They’re doing really well and this track is from their 3rd album which is self-titled. That album was certified gold in the first month of release.


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Next show: Sunday January 8th 2011 at 9pm UK time

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  • 15:41 – Partition 36The Optic NerveCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – I played a track called “I Love Penguins” by this artist some time ago and this is a great follow up. Lovely slice of industrial sounding electro. Thanks to GamerChick02 for the tip.
  • 21:38 – Derelict EarthThe Darkest SerenityCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – A French metal band (from Grenoble), you don’t see many of those. They’ve obviously been listening to some early Metallica I think, and that’s no bad thing.
  • 43:14 – LIVE TUNE – Medicine Man by Dan Lynch – A tune I wrote some years ago and I have a feeling I might have played it live on the show before. I only realised after I’d done it. Well never mind, people seemed to enjoy it anyway. I’m hoping to soon record an album of tunes like this that have gotten away over the years.
  • 48:49 – ‘Til Dusk – One By One – License Unknown – Emailed to me by Chris from the band. They’re based in Southampton in the UK. This track is taken from their debut album Cold Lust which is released May 16th and you can find out more at www.tildusk.co.uk

Guest next time! Wayne Mayers AKA Fit & The Conniptions.

  • 57:59 – Dual CoreMagnificent Seven (feat Nerdcore)All Rights Reserved- A big thanks to Mark Horsley for emailing this track to me. I’ve heard Dual Core a few times but not this track. It’s from the 2009 album Next Level which you can get on Bandcamp and other places and it features almost everyone in Nerdcore it seems. Beefy, MC Frontalot and more.

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