Sunday, December 27, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Try this tasty little treat out for your Xmas ears.

It's a great little track that really sounds great with the two ladies harmonising.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Best EP's Of 2009.

Howdy all folks.

Well it's coming to that time of year where people all over this vast planet of ours start to make lists. Lists about who was the best dressed celeb this year, lists about who was the trashiest trashbag of the year. Well us music lovers make other lists. Better lists. Lists that we can come back to years down the track and reminisce just how good of a year it really was.

So in saying that, I am putting together a few lists of my own.

Today is the best EP's that I have come across this year. 25 of the best. There were lots more on my list so I had to cut it down to a nice number.

Anyways, check out the list and then check out the EP's and then check out the bands and see what makes them click.

It's been a good year for music.

Art Vs. Science - Art Vs. Science EP

Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer EP

The Boy Least Likely To - The Best B-Sides Ever

Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP

Dinosaur Pile-Up - The Most Powerful EP In The Universe!!

Elvis Perkins In Dearland - Doomsday EP

Former Child Stars - Serotonin City EP

Go To Berlin - Just A Band

Goodnight Owl - Goodnight Owl EP

Greg Laswell - Covers

Gun - Popkiller

Hot! Donna - Call It Kennedy EP

Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Mega Mountain EP

The Jezabels - The Man Is Dead

Marina And The Diamonds - The Crown Jewels EP

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - The Daytrotter EP

The New Wine - The New Wine

Owen - The Seaside EP

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars

Sherlock's Daughter - EP

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - #4

Until June - Sound Of Defeat

Washington - How To Tame Lions EP

Yves Klein Blue - Draw Attention To Themselves

Zeus - Sounds Like Zeus

Sunday, November 29, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #7***

Good morning, good morning!!

The 1st day of December is upon us and so is the last MonthlyIndieMixtape for the year. It's been a great year for Indie music and I've had a blast of a time sharing the best of what I come across. I for one have found some bands that I will call favourites for the rest of my life and I hope you have too. It's just amazing how many bands and artists out there can still make moving music when a lot of music feels like it has gone stale. Thank you to all you guys and gals that keep that dream alive by creating all the time. We salute you.

So anyways, thanks to all you listeners and anyone who floats by this page and has a fleeting interest. You are all welcome!!

Also a big thanks to Mayo and the gang over at MAGISKA!! These guys are just fantastic and deserve a large pat on the back!

Now let's get down to business and get down to business if you know what I mean!

Afternoon Naps - Mitten Fingers
The Almost - Hands
Bad Weather California - Let's Get High
Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle - Let's Just Stay Here
Cate Le Bon - Me Oh My
Chris Cacavas - Who's Your Whore
Dark Meat - When The Shelter Came
Destry - So Far Away
Devendra Banhart - Baby
Donkeyboy - Ambitions
The Elephants - Turtle Struggles
The Enemy - Nation Of Checkout Girls
The Ettes - Red In Tooth And Claw
Freelance Whales - Hannah
Friska Viljor - If I Die Now
Gammalapagos - Happily Ever After
Githead - Lightswimmer
Greenskeepers - Vampire
Hard Drugs - Bad Ideas (Don't Give Up)
Heather Woods Broderick - Wounded Bird
Imaad Wasif - Priestess
Inara George - Bomb
Jens Carelius - Into The Fog
Jogger - Napping Captain
Jon And Roy - Another Noon
Josh Mease - Days Like This
The Kabeedies - We Make Our Own Adventures
Kismet - TV On
Koria Kitten Riot - Postcards To The Moon
Lake - Madagascar
Laura Gibson - Spirited
Lisa Mitchell - Oh! Hark!
Lymbyc Systym - Trichromatic
Mark Eitzel - What Do You Got For Me
Middle Distance Runner - The Sun & Earth
Molina & Johnson - Don't Take My Night From Me
Noel Johnson - All For You
Norfolk & Western - Hiding Home
The Novaks - There Goes The Night
The Novel Ideas - Adrian Blues
One eskimO - Hi, Lo And In Between
The Orange Peels - 2020
Philadelphia Grand Jury - The New Neil Young
Pomplamoose - Beat The Horse
Randy Twigg - Photograph
Real Estate - Fake Blues
Ricki Lee Jones - Old Enough
Savoir Adore - We Talk Like Machines
A Silent Film - Thirteen Times The Strength
The Snake The Cross The Crown - Coming Down The Hill
Surfer Blood - Swim
Systems Officer - East
Tap Tap - Start A War
Tim Williams - I Hit Another Wall
Tom Ugly - All I Wanna Know
Turbo Fruits - Trouble!
Tutankamon - Have You Ever Been In Love
Washington - How To Tame Lions
Yeti Lane - First-Rate Pretender
Zoos Of Berlin - Formal Is At Noon

Link It Up:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #7 - Part 1.

MonthlyIndieMixtape #7 - Part 2.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Rest Of The Best Of The Week In Sound.

Hey guys.

Well before the days of the MonthlyIndieMixtape there was The Week In Sound. The Week In Sound was a whole bunch of weekly mixtapes that basically displayed the talents of a lot of up and coming Indie bands. It was taken off the radar to make way for the much newer and much more improved MonthlyIndieMixtapes but the same amazing sounds were still there.

So for all you new listeners here is a list of the 10 Week In Sound mixtapes for your listening pleasure. They are good and they are all here.

Check them out and don't forget to tell your friends!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #1
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #2
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #3
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #4
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #5
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #6
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #7
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #8
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #9
Get It Here!!

The Week In Sound Mixtape #10
Get It Here!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The First Five MonthlyIndieMixtapes!

Hey Guys.

Well since I've been kicked in the guts with Mixtape #6 I've decided to post the last 5 Mixtapes in one handy little post to make it easier for you all to get your hands on the tunes.

Check these mixtapes out!!

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #1***
Get It Here!!

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #2***
Get It Here!!

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #3***
Get It Here!!

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #4***
Get It Here!!

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #5***
Get It Here!!

There you go folks! Once I know what band threw the DMCA on me I will remove their track and put #6 back up for your listening pleasure. Only a couple of weeks before MonthlyIndieMixtape #7 will grace this blog! It's looking like it's gonna be a great listen!!

Thanks for listening Guys & Gals! Your ears are like chocolate to me!

The Doc!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mixtape #6 is DOWN!!

Hey Gang.

So today I received an email from the DMCA informing me of a copyright infringement with this months blog so I'm very sorry to all the bands who like the promotion but because I don't now what band or what song was infringing, I have to remove the whole lot! It's really not fair on all the small independent bands who are looking for a kick start but hey, you don't mess with the big boys so it would seem.

So if any of you cool, sassy, independent artists out there who wouldn't mind being featured on a MonthlyIndieMixtape, would like to contact me with a song or two then I would love to help you all out! Spread the word, MonthlyIndieMixtapes is here to help!

Once again, I'm very sorry to all you great bands but the man has spoken. We'll just keep on keeping on without them!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Very Interesting and risque.

Make The Girl Dance - Baby Baby Baby.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: 'The Knife Show' By Eating Pebble.

November Review:

The Knife Show - Eating Pebble

What can I say about Eating Pebble's new album 'The Knife Show'? Well to be honest, plenty. After displaying their sounds on 2008's 'Sammi! Oh, Sammi!' EP the boys are back with a full album and let's just say that it is damn good! Full of catchy lyrics and even better guitar hooks Eating Pebble have discovered a sound that suits their style and let's the listener engage and emerge themselves in the stories as if they were their own. Be it from the driving bass lines on 'All Her Soldiers Gone To France' to the meloncholy lyrics on 'Close Your Eyes, Shout!', the boys have something to scream about.

When I asked Mattias (the guy with the cool hair who plays lead guitar) how The Knife Show came about, he simply replied, "I believe it just happened as a necessary result of trying to write the best songs in the world. I'm not being big headed, I just think that if you don't try to do that, you shouldn't be in a rock'n'roll band". Honest words from a guy who makes honest music. Honest to God rockin' Indie music.

So personally I am captivated by The Knife Show. It's been far too long since a band has delivered on their word and released a straight up rock record straight from the heart, and if these boys continue making the sounds that they do then there is no limit to what they can achieve.

"The Knife Show" - Released 13th November 2009

Check out the new video for 'Wrestling The Radio'.

Check out Eating Pebble at the following links:

Eating Pebble Official Website
Eating Pebble MySpace Page
Eating Pebble On

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Australia electronica is very good.

It would be very good if you watched the vid and danced.

It would be good if you danced.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #6***

Good Movember to you all! Yes I say MO-vember as it has now become. Men all across the world will be growing dainty moustaches to raise awareness about male depression and prostate cancer. It's a great cause and lots of fun. I may even post a few pics with next month's mixtape of my Mo-progress! If you'd like to know more about Movember then check out Movember Canada.

Now down to the real reason we are all here. The 6th MonthlyIndieMixtape!!

It's a great list of tracks this month and one to definitely keep the ears happy. So check it out and let me know what you think!


Aufgang - Channel 7
Bad Lieutenant - Poisonous Intent
Band Of Skulls - Death By Diamonds And Pearls
Black Cab - Church In Berlin
Bridezilla - Western Front
Carrie - Tricara
The Cinematics - She Talks To The Trees
Colourmusic - Yes!
Dallas Frasca - Thank You For Making Me Who I Am
Dear Mutant - Desert Sun
Destry - It Goes On
Dragonette - Fixin To Thrill
Drummer - Summer Control
Electric Six - Body Shot
Firefly - Never By Your Side
Goonies Never Say Die - This One Took Forever
Gran Ronde - Secret Rooms
Headlights - You And Eye
The Heavy - How You Like Me Now
Hot! Donna - Boogie Girl
Hurricanez - Next Time
I Am The Ocean - City By The Lake
Joss Stone - Free Me
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
Kenickie - Millionaire Sweeper
Landon Pigg - Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop
Left Lane Cruiser - Black Lung
Lissy Trullie - Self-Taught Learner
Little Comets - Adultery
Maps - I Dream Of Crystal
Matthew Good - The Boy Who Could Explode
Middle Distance Runner - The Sun And Earth
Monstertux- Blow
Old Canes - Little Bird Courage
Paige Armstrong - Lights Burn Out
Priestess - The Firebird
The Rocketboys - We Are A Lighthouse
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Buster Voodoo
Said The Whale - B.C. Orienteering
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - I Pretend She's You
Sergeant -Counting Down The Days
Sherlock's Daughter -Sons And Daughters
The Slits - Had A Day
Spiral Stairs - Wharf Hand Blues
Stefy - Hey School Boy
The Swimmers - Give Me The Sun
Tegan & Sara - The Cure
Tenfold Loadstar - Hey Now
Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang
Train - Brick By Brick
Truant - Violence In A Cage
Turn Me On Dead Man - Killer Sound Waves From Space
Two Hours Traffic - Territory
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
Vedera - If You Go
Wallpaper - It's My Birthday
Weezer - I'm Your Daddy
White Denim - Say What You Want
Wolfmother - Violence Of The Sun
The xx - Crystalised

I received an email from the DMCA informing me of a copyright infringement with this months blog so I'm very sorry to all the bands who like the promotion but because I don't now what band or what song was infringing, I have to remove the whole lot! It's really not fair on all the small independent bands who are looking for a kick start but hey, you don't mess with the big boys so it would seem.

So if any of you cool, sassy, independent artists out there who wouldn't mind being featured on a MonthlyIndieMixtape, would like to contact me with a song or two then I would love to help you all out! Spread the word, MonthlyIndieMixtapes is here to help!

Once again, I'm very sorry to all you great bands but the man has spoken. We'll just keep on keeping on without them!

Also a quick heads up to check out a new blog that I have befriended. CMB: Calgary Music Scene are doing some great things for the local music scene so I must throw out a huge shout to them! Check them out here!

CMB: Calgary Music Scene

That's all for now kids!

Play it cool or don't play it at all!

The Doc.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Hmmm, I like this one.

This is Elizabeth & The Catapult and the song is Taller Children.

To tell the truth it is an amazing video to accompany an amazing song.

Elizabeth & The Catapult :: TALLER CHILDREN

elizabeth & the catapult | MySpace Video

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Video Of The Week.

This is the exciting new video from the Editors.

Don't you wish it was possible to just run forever at high speed? What a thrill it would be.

Enjoy kids!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #5***

Ahhh, it's that time of month again you damn rapscallions!

It's been a great month for new tunes and I've had such a great time listening to all of them. I have found some amazing bands that I can now call my favourites and I am more than pleased to be sharing them all with you!

So let's get into it before the end of October is upon us.


Air - Do The Joy
Art Vs. Science - Parlez Vous Francais?
Athlete - Black Swan Song
The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt, Road Full Of Promise
Baby Woodrose - Emily
Black Bonzo - Guillotine Drama
Built To Spill - Good Ol' Boredom
Caffeine Sunday - Plane
Chambers - Bone Dance
Cold Cave - The Laurels Of Erotomania
Dexter Jones' Circus Orchestra - Lock The Cage
Eating Pebble - Close Your Eyes. Shout!
Editors - Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
Electric Mary - One In A Million
Elvis Perkins In Dearland - Stop Drop Rock And Roll
Emily Jane White - Frozen Heart
Flashy Python - Skin And Bones
The Gasoline Brothers - Watch The Fireman
Girls - Laura
Go To Berlin - Call Of Duty
Howie Beck - La La La
Human Highway - The Sound
I Heart Hiroshima - Count Me In
Ian Brown - Stellify
Idle Hands - The Sleazer
Islands - Devout
Julie Peel - Living In A Movie
The Junction - Pick Your Battles
Karen O And The Kids - Building All Is Love
Karpatenhund - Wald
Kate Earl - Melody
Kid Sam - Close Your Eyes And It All Goes Black
Kings Of Convenience - Renegade
The Laughing Windows - Salak Pazar
Le Loup - Grow
Lost Valentinos - In The City Of Gold
Miranda Lambert - Time To Get A Gun
Moke - Switch
Monsters Of Folk - Man Named Truth
The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2
Music Go Music - Thousand Crazy Nights
New Found Land - Leave It Behind
Newton Faulkner - Badman
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Falling Over
Paramore - The Only Exception
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Port O'Brien - Next Season
Randall Of Nazareth - Climbing Trees
The Raveonettes - Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)
Relient K - I Don't Need A Soul
Rose Melberg - Bear In A Cave
Scott Orr - Danger
Seawolf - White Water, White Bloom
Still Life Still - Flowers And A Wreath
Superfamily - The Songs Of The Weak Will Die
Sweet Trip - To The Moon
Thao With The Get Down Stay Down - Cool Yourself
Thom Yorke - Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses
We Are Tokyo - Colour Blind
You Say Party! We Say Die! - Dark Days

It's good. You will like it or you will DIE! Of natural causes.

Sphinx Linx:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #5

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Always a sucker for a song with a story.

Check out Blitzen Trapper sing a little ditty about the Black River Killer.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #4***

September is upon us. So is the 4th edition of the MonthlyIndieMIxtapes!!

This month sounds great. There is a great little mixture of music that has come across my ears in the last month. I'm sure you will find something in there that will appease your appetite.

So without further adieu, may I introduce you to the new sound.


Agent Kooper - 12 Hundred Stories
The Albertans - High Noon
Arctic Moneys - Dangerous Animals
The Barlights - Bend And Break
Beat Strings - Lose A Disguise
Belle Who - Hitch-Hiking Hearts
The Black Atlantic - Fragile Meadow
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
Brendan Benson - Poised And Ready
Butterfly Boucher - For The Love Of Love
Bye Bye Bicycle - Agent
Carina Round - Thief In The Sky
Charlotte & Magon - Waves
Cola Jet Set - Chocolate y té
concept: bravery - Birds Of A Feather
Cornershop - Soul School
Dappled Cities - Answer Is Zero
David Bazan - Please, Baby, Please
The End Of The World - White Sands
The Envy Corps - Screen Test
Exlovers - You Forget So Easily
The Exploding Boy - Intervention
Friends Of Otis - Boulevard
fun. - Benson Hedges
Greg Laswell - Your Ghost
Harrys Gym - The Escape
HEALTH - Die Slow
Hey Hey Melodica - Our Own Quiet Parade
The Hidden Cameras - Mind, Matter And Waste
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions - Blanchard
The Horse's Ha - The Piss Choir
Imogen Heap - First Train Home
Kings Of Leon - Beneath The Surface
Klaus Says Buy The Record - Dakota Is My Lover
Marmoset - He's Been Napping
Masters Of Reality - Dreamtime Stomp
Matt Joe Gow & The Dead Leaves -Land Is Burning
Meg & Dia - Black Wedding
The Mostar Diving Club - You Be Me
Motel Motel - Coffee
The Mumlers - Soot-Black Suit
MuteMath - Spotlight
Myxa - Tatoo
The National - Ashamed Of The Story I Told
Niccokick - Whatever Happens I'll Love You
Nurses - Technicolor
A Place To Bury Strangers - Deadbeat
Ramona Falls - Clover
The Rest - Coughing Blood/Fresh Mountain Air
Shady Bard - Torch Song
Six Organs Of Admittance - Bar-Nasha
Skybox - Silly Things That People Say
Skye Harbour - Berlin
Soulssavers - You Will Miss Me When I Burn
Tantric - Desert Me (Acoustic)
Trainwreck Riders - Three To The Clouds
The Twang - Changing Me
Tyondai Braxton - Uffe's Workshop
The Very Best - Julia
Vivian Girls - Walking Alone At Night

Sweet Hey? Lots of songs and some amazing new bands that have the world at their feet! If you like what you hear then let the bands know. You may even treat yourself and go out and purchase their great music albums!

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Link To The Stink Of Great New Music:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #4

Enjoy The Stink.

The Doc.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Check Out Molly Jensen. Check Out Greg Laswell.
Check them both out here in this wonderfully filmed video for the song "Give It Time"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thanks From "Alcoholic Faith Mission".

Hey Readers.

Just a little email I received from PonyRec today thanking this Blog and other for supporting Alcoholic Faith Mission. It's really great to see that all our hard work in finding this great music does not fall on deaf ears.

So check it out and keep on listening!!!

Dear Bloggers and Fans,
We are really happy with all the nice words more than 4000 bloggers and fans wrote about Alcoholic Faith Missions and their album “421 Wythe Avenue”.
At the moment the five of them are working on their new release. It will be ready for release in Spring 2010.
In Fall 2009 Alcoholic Faith Mission will go on tour through Denmark, Luxemburg, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Italy - more news to come soon.
We gladly announce their tour dates for August.
Aug 25th Noorderzon Festival – Groningen (Holland)
Aug 26th Astra Stube – Hamburg (Germany)
Aug 27th NBI – Berlin (Germany)
Aug 28th Societätstheater – Dresden (Germany)
Here are some of the kind words the press has said about Alcoholic Faith Missions album so far:
“Wunderschöne melancholisches Musik” Gap (Austria) 8 of 10 stars
“Usædvanligt helstøbt album” Soundvenue (Denmark) 5 of 6 stars
“Albummet er perfekt” Downtown Mag (Denmark) 5 of 6 stars
“There is a tragic beauty here” It’s A Trap (USA) 7 of 10 stars
“Neon signs of indie bliss” Lodown Magazine (Germany)
“Electronica mit Engelsstimmen” De:bug (Germany)
“Schillernde Songs mit Piano und Streichern” Musikexpress (Germany)

For more information please go to:
All the best for you all and see you at the show.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #3***

How goes it folks? Does it go well for you all? I certainly hope so.

Well it's that time again. The time for the new MonthlyIndieMixtape!! It's been a busy month as the ol' compute had a little fizzle and things were made quite difficult but as you can see below, I managed to scrounge up 60 new and exciting tracks for the August edition.

So let's get into it. Right here. Right now.


Alcoholic Faith Mission - Guilty Scared Eyes
Bachelorette - Mindwarp
Birds Of Avalon - Eyesore
Bogi - Hollow Days
Catherine MacLellan - Water In The Ground
The Checks - Ballroom Baby
Circus Devils - Every Moment Flame On
Clue To Kalo - User To A Carrier, By The Sister
Cosmos - Nude Metropolis
Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards - Now I'm A Coastguard
The Danks - Automocar
Dark Mean - Happy Banjo
The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo
Delorean - Seasun
Discovery - Orange Shirt
The Dodos - Fables
Doll And The Kicks - Roll Up The Red Carpet
Drug Rug - Haunting You
The Duckworth Lewis Method - The Sweet Spot
The Films - Amateur Hour
Former Child Stars - Control
Gossip - Pop Goes The World
Gregory Pepper And His Problems - Drop The Plot
Harlequin League - All Your Wars Are Won
Hurricane Hearts - Quicksand
The Isolation - Swamp City
The Jezabels - Old Little Girls
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
La Roux - Bulletproof
Lightning Dust - The Times
Love Is All - Last Choice
Ludo - Drunken Lament
Mannequin Men - (Who Is) Alive Golden
Marcy Playground - I Burned The Bed
Mew - Introducing Palace Players
Modest Mouse - The Whale Song
The Most Serene Republic - Bubble Reputation
Neufvoin - Mouse On Mars
Noah & The Whale - Blue Skies
Oh Minnows - Might
One Hundred Hurricanes - Space For Myself
The Parlotones - Giant Mistake
The Peekers - Instructions
Pete Murray - Chance To Say Goodbye
Petracovich - San Rafael
Red Riders - You've Got A Lot Of Nerve
Sarah Blasko - Hold On My Heart
Secret Powers - Orange Trees
Snowglobe - Get It On
Spoon - Got Nuffin
Still Life Still - Pastel
Sugar Army - Tongues In Cheeks
Summer Cats - Hey You
Throw Me The Statue - Dizzy From The Fall
Tweak Bird - Whorses
We Are The Storm - Danmark (fin de siècle)
The Weeks - Bayou Bartholomew
Wild Beasts - All The Kings Men
Young Coyotes - A Thousand Masks
Yves Klein Blue - Getting Wise

Now that's a tasty little selection wouldn't you agree?

A great amount of new music has been coming out lately and it would be great to see you all buying these albums to throw your support behind all the bands. Because without music life would be dreary.

The Mink Link:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #3

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Straight from the west of Australia here's Sugar Army and their fantastic song "Acute"!!

If you're a fan of all things rock with a little bit of a surprise thrown in then don't miss this one! It's definitely one of my faves of the year!

Enjoy you monkeys!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Check out Dallas Frasca!

She knows how to rock it blues style straight from Down Under!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Slightly sticking with the psychedelic theme with this one. Great band with catchy hooks and fantastic lyrics.

The Doc hopes you enjoy this one as he works hard at putting together the next mixtape!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #2***

Well howdy partn'r!

Have I got one rootin', tootin' good time for y'all this month! Plenty of new tracks to whip on your dancin' sandals and hop around your Grandmothers old creaky floorboards! But don't wake Grandpa!

Thanks for all you who have jumped on board over the last few weeks. It's really great to know that there is people out there who are willing to lend me their ears.

So without much more whoopla, I introduce to you the second installment of the MonthlyIndieMixtape!!!


Among The Oak & Ash - The Housewife's Lament
Ant - Time I Was Gone
Baby Woodrose - Coming Around Again
Cameron McGill & What Army - Dark Times, Dark Times
Cercueil - Skip One Breath
Chase Pagan - Gun And The Sword
Cicada - Falling Rockets
Deportees - Under The Pavement The Beach
Diane Birch - Valentino
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Eskimo Fires - I'm Still Alive
The Fiery Furnaces - Charmaine Champagne
Ganglians - Lost Words
Gregory Alan Isakov - Light Year
The Grizzly Owls - Father Of The Revolver
Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Scattered Diamonds
Icarus Himself - Scars
King Of Prussia - Misadventures Of The Campaign
L'Homme Puma - La Marche De Mina
The Little Hands Of Asphalt - The Bull's Eye
The Lonely Forest - We Sing In Time
Love In October - Softerrors
The Lovely Feathers - Long Walks
Lunch Money - Wake Up World
Marina And The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot
The Mars Volta - Since We've Been Wrong
Miike Snow - Black & Blue
Motorama - Bear
Needy Cat - Heavy On The Scene
Nightmare Of You - Eustacia Vye
Orba Square - Picture Perfect (All The Colours)
Owen - A Fever
Paolo Nutini - Coming Up Easy
Papercranes - Shell
Pete Yorn - Don't Wanna Cry
Phoenix - Lisztomania
Revolver - Balulalow
Richard Walters - Weather Song
The Rumble Strips - Not The Only Person
Silvia's Magic Hands - For A Kiss Or Two
Simone White - Yakiimo
Slow Club - When I Go
The Sounds - Beatbox
Sparrow And The Workshop - Last Chance
Starfucker - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
The Submarines - You Me & The Bourgeoisie (Alaska In Winter Remix)
Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine
The Temper Trap - Love Lost
Traps - Construct/Deconstruct
Until June - Sound Of Defeat
The Vega Star -The Collector
Vuk - Red-Beard
We Are Enfant Terrible - I Can't Help Myself
When Saints Go Machine - You Or The Gang
Windmill - Epcot Slow
Wintermute - Shark Vs E-Boat
Youves - Fully Erect Serve And Protect
Yves Klein Blue - Blasphemy
Zeus - That's All
The Zookeepers - Chicken

A classy little collection of music goodness. Put a little in your ears each day to ward off the nasty "Top 40" bug that has taken over so many in this world.

Enjoy my pretties..............

This be the link for the music I think........

MonthlyIndieMixtape #2

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Video Of The Week.

Totally addicted to this great young band right out of Western Australia. Check out their amazingly hypnotic video right here, right now!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Video Of The Week.

One eskimO - Kandi.

A fantastically animated journey through one little eskimo's eyes.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #1***

Welcome all to the very first, brand spankin' new, "MonthlyIndieMixtape".

After the success of the weekly mixtape's I do hope you spread the word and get some more listeners over here for the monthly lists. Great bands, great songs. Great times to be had by all. There is a nice little mix in here that includes some rock, some folk, some dance and some experimental. But most of all the music includes heart. Check it out for yourself and let me know if you like the new design.

Here are the tracks in alphabetical order just for shits and giggles..............


Additional Moog - Signs On Fifty-Four
Alondra Bentley - Of All Living Creatures, Why A Human Being?
Andrew Bird - Ten-You-Us
Annuals - Hot Night Hounds
Balmorhea - Settler
Beads - Alligator
Bowerbirds - Northern Lights
Casper & The Cookies - Little King
The Chairs - Crooked Concubines
Crash Kings - Mountain Man
The Curious Mystery - Go Forth And Gather
Director - Don't Think I'll Know
Donora - Shout
Elephant Stone - I Am Blind
Eskimo Joe - Falling For You
Fergus Brown - Hot Kisses, Cold Tiles
Florence And The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Great Bloomers - The Young Ones Slept
Halloween, Alaska - The Hollywood Sign
Hayden - Disappear
Hiawata! - White Men, Black Hearts
In-Flight Safety - I Could Love You More
It Hugs Back - Q
Jack Penate - Pull My Heart Away
James Yuill - No Pins Allowed
Jenny Owen Youngs - What Beats Within
Jets Overhead - Heading For Nowhere
Jukebox The Ghost - Lighting Myself On Fire
Lady Of The Sunshine - Smoking Gun
The Legends - Dancefloor
The Lemonheads - Yesterlove
Liechtenstein - All At Once
The Loves - You Don't Have To
The Lovetones - A New Low In Getting High
The Maccabees - One Hand Holding
Mando Diao - High Heels
Marie Fisker - Seven Days
Maupa - Satellites
The Meligrove Band - Everyone's A Winner
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - There Will Be Mud
My Latest Novel - A Dear Green Place
New Cassettes - You Won't Stop
Oh No Ono - Icicles
One eskimO -Kandi
Our Family Name - The War
Pajaro Sunrise - Salt And Spoon
Pajo - Where Eagles Dare
The Phantom Band - Halfhound
Plushgun - How We Roll
Robert Gomez - Lock The Door
Ryan Driver - That's Which Way The Water Falls
Sean Fournier - Holding The Hand Of The Hurricane
Sean Riley & The Slowriders - Buffalo Turnpike
The Sheer - Here And Now And Long Before
Telekinesis! - Imaginary Friend
Think About Life - Johanna
Tigers That Talked - Black Heart, Blue Eyes
Vib Gyor - Tiny Daggers
The Weatherman - Follow You Everywhere
Wilco - Solitaire

So get downloading and get listening!!! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

MonthlyIndieMixtape #1

Sunday, May 24, 2009

On Hiatus Until The New Mixtape's Arrive

So here's the plan people.

1 - The Weekly Mixtape's will cease to continue.

2 - Collect many great songs over the next week or so.

3 - Begin a new monthly Mixtape which is more fun and more accessible.

4 - Do it all again next month.

Do you dare hold your breath in A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N............????

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mixtape #10


See what happens when life gets in the way? You completely lose track of everything else and struggle to fit your passions into your busy lifestyle. Well my friends, I have finally found that time. It's taken me around a month to get back on track but here I am with the 10th installment of The Week In Sound Mixtape.

Now I've been having a think about it and in all reality this mixtape may have to turn into a monthly thing. I just don't have the time to search for all this great music during the week so if I make this a monthly endeavour then we are more likely to get the good stuff and not just any old song that I find laying around. I will have a think about my options in the next few days. I already know that there are a few monthly playlists getting around so is it really worth having another? I say it is but is that what the public want. Only time will tell.

So without wasting your time any longer, I FINALLY introduce the 10th and possibly final 'weekly' mixtape.

Listen & enjoy kiddos!!


Ape School - Deathstomp
Ape School's Michael Johnson wraps his catchy songs in a hazy, insulated sound that references neo-psych heroes Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips, ropes in elements of hip-hop (in the rhythms), shoegaze (the drifting textures are reminiscent at times of the Lilys best work), and oddly enough, a shoestring budget version of stadium dreamers like Coldplay or Keane.

The Bicycles - B-B-Bicycles
The four piece pop perfectors from Toronto, The Bicycles, are known for their sparkly live shows filled with catchy two minute tunes that’ll get your heart racing.

Foreign Born - Early Warnings
Foreign Born began in San Francisco shortly after Matt Popieluch and Lewis Pesacov became roommates. They’d first met a few years earlier in a university piano practice-room, jamming out to the classic strains of “Sunny Afternoon.” Many years and projects later, they found themselves in Los Angeles, where they hooked up with Lewis’ old high school pal, Ariel Rechtshaid and his accomplice, drummer Garret Ray. They played together for only one weekend and thus Foreign Born was, er- born.

Hopewell - Island
After more than a decade of continuous releases, Hopewell has become an institution in the indie space rock scene. Weathering music industry collapse, stylistic shifts and near fatal personal conflicts, the tenacious band continues to pump out genre defying music to critical acclaim.

Jenny Owen Youngs - Led To The Sea
Jenny Owen Youngs is a feisty, hyper-sensitive, disease-free singer/songwriter/former girl scout who wants to be your friend. Claiming influences from Beck to Jesus Christ Superstar to Britney Spears, her music is an echo of Erin McKeown hopping into Jeff Buckley¹s Pontiac, cruising backwoods Alabama red dirt roads and singing along to The Sundays and Nick Drake. Her songs straddle the heart-wrenching and the tongue-in-cheek and say giddyup.

The Lightning Seeds - All I Do
Lightning Seeds are an alternative pop band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie (born 4th August 1958 in Liverpool, England). The band currently consists of Broudie (vocals, guitar), Ali Kane (keyboards), Martyn Campbell (bass) and Simon Rogers (percussion).

Little Birdy - Brother
Little Birdy is an australian, four piece rock band from Perth. The band formed in 2002 when songwriter, singer and guitarist Katy Steele left her former band the plastik scene. She joined with Simon Leach on guitar, Scott (‘Barney’) O’Donoghue on bass, and Matt Chequer on drums.

Magic Arm - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Magic Arm - who, in 2009, you will see erroneously described as a singer-songwriter; laptop-folk troubadour; and more - is otherwise known as Marc Rigelsford. Like Beck, Beta Band or Adem, Magic Arm is a sonically curious soul who fuses folk, rock and effervescent electronics. But, as reference points, none of those three quite hit the spot.

The Meligrove Band - Planets Conspire
The Meligrove Band are a Canadian indie rock band, based in Toronto, and consisting of Jason Nunes on vocals, guitar and piano, Darcy Rego on vocals and drums, and Michael Small on bass guitar.

Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come
Passion Pit is an American electro band from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Formed in 2007, the group consists of Michael Angelakos (lead vocals/keyboards), Ian Hultquist (keyboards), Ayad Al Adhamy (synth/samples), Jeff Apruzzese (bass) and Nate Donmoyer (drums).

The band’s debut Chunk Of Change EP (originally intended as a Valentine’s Day gift from Angelakos to his girlfriend) was released on September 16th, 2008 .

Piers Faccini - Your Name No More
Piers Faccini began his music career in London in the band ‘Charley Marlowe’, which he fronted alongside the poet Francesca Beard. In 2001, the band ended and Piers started solo work. He writes music for television - notably the BBC docudrama ‘Killing Hitler’ - as well as painting. His style is rhythmic and melodic. His album is mostly based around acoustic guitar riffs, whereas his earlier music and TV themes reflect his interest in dance music.

Viva Voce - Good As Gold
A Portland, OR based duo & married couple, Viva Voce have an extremely diverse sound. The music captures both the sweet and the melancholy, with comparisons ranging from the fey pop antics of Belle & Sebastian to the transcendental cinematics of the best Grandaddy. Their sound seems far more expansive than that of a simple duo, and are currently seeking soundtrack & commercial work through their agents at Bank Robber Music.

The Woodlands - Asleep In September
The Woodlands are a wife and husband duo from Portland, OR that craft intimate indie folk-pop songs of lyrical poetry, lush melody, and intelligent simplicity. Hannah & Samuel churn beauty spun of melancholy and mirth, conjuring faraway lands and the longing of lovers. It is the allure of song and sound, wrapped in the hauntingly sweet hush of wonder…

The Working Title - Physical Love
The Working Title was five members, then they were four members, then they were three members, then they were two members, and then there was one.

The remaining member is the ever-determined mastermind of Joel Thomas Hamilton.

(blah blah blah…)

Zee Avi - Monte
Zee Avi, also known as Koko Kaina, is a singer/songwriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is best known for her Christmas song No Christmas for me, which became a YouTube success in 2007.

Well there you go. 15 new tracks to listen to and bounce along with. I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Until next time my friends, here are some links to stuff:

The Week In Sound Mixtape #10.

Oh and here is the cover also. I really gotta remember to put in in with the mixtape before I upload it!!

Mixtape #10 Cover.

Take care now y'all!!

The Doc.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mixtape #9

Hi gang!

First of all let me apologise for being late. I scored myself a job and since it is a 5am to 5pm affair, that's including travel, the Week In Sound mixtapes will have to come whenever i get a chance now. Hold those tears, it will all be ok.

In this volume I have featured a few Australian artists who have new releases. I always enjoy listening to the new Australian stuff as it makes me feel like I'm back home. Australia has some wonderful undiscovered talent. Actually, while I'm at it, I'll throw you a link. The site is called Triple J Unearthed and it is a site that allows bands and artists from all over Australia to upload their music and share with the world. You can vote for songs that you like and you can even download tracks from the artists pages.

Triple J Unearthed.

So anyway, back to what we are all here for, the 9th Mixtape!! Lets have a bit of a geezer and see what lucky bands have made it onto the list.


Bertie Blackman - White Owl
Bertie (Beatrice) Blackman (born 1982) is an Independent Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Taking inspiration from an eclectic array of musicians such as Björk, Erykah Badu, Suzanne Vega, Joni Mitchell, and Radiohead, Bertie's songs are at once heartfelt and uniquely her own.

Bob Evans - Pasha Bulka
Kevin Edward Mitchell, is an Australian musician, most famous for his role as vocalist/guitarist for the band Jebediah. Kevin Mitchell often performs his solo work under the pseudonym of Bob Evans. He plays Beatle-esque pop songs about love and life.

Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)
Deer Tick is an American rock band from Providence, Rhode Island led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley.[1] The band began as McCauley's solo project in December 2004. Within a few years he had acquired a strong following through constant touring in parts of the Atlantic Northeast and self-released CD-Rs. Deer Tick's music has often been described as a combination of folk, blues, and country with a strong grunge influence. McCauley is known for his distinct gruff-sounding voice.

Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Like Music To My Ears
Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a Scottish band which became popular in the UK and international music scene around the same time as Biffy Clyro and Franz Ferdinand. The band's name comes from a RSPCA campaign to advise dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars and has often been a strong talking point of polarized views. In an interview with U.S. Rolling Stone magazine, singer/guitarist Craig Macintosh mentioned that "Rolling Stone in Australia said it was the best band name in the history of rock & roll. But then the NME said it was the worst".

Eskimo Joe - Foreign Land
Eskimo Joe is an Australian rock band. Eskimo Joe formed in 1997 in Fremantle, Western Australia. Kavyen 'Kav' Temperley (bass/vocals), Joel Quartermain (guitar) and Stuart MacLeod (guitar) formed a band to compete in the Australian National Campus Band Competition.

Halloween, Alaska - In Order
Halloween, Alaska is a Minnesota-based band consisting of James Diers (voice, guitar, keys), Jake Hanson (brother of Tapes 'n Tapes drummer Jeremy Hanson, guitar), Matt Friesen (electric bass guitar), and David King (acoustic and electronic drums). Members of the group are or have been part of the bands The Bad Plus, Love-Cars, Happy Apple, 12 Rods, Cowboy Curtis, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and The Gang Font feat. Interloper.

Montt Mardié - Elisabeth By The Piano
Montt Mardié (born David Olof Peter Pagmar on September 16, 1983) is a Swedish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. As of November 2007, Montt Mardié has released two full length albums as well as various singles under the Swedish record label Hybris. His first released studio album was Drama (Montt Mardié album) in 2005.

My Latest Novel - Lacklustre
My Latest Novel are a Scottish band, from Greenock & Gourock. They augment the traditional rock line up of guitars, drums, bass and keyboards, with the use of violins, xylophones and undulating percussion, as well as multi-part vocals. Their musical style is notable for its contrasting melancholic and uplifting moods, the unusual use of the spoken word, and by surprising mid-song changes in tempo and atmosphere.

New Ruins - Symptoms
New Ruins began in 2004 as a home recording project of Elzie Sexton and J.Caleb Means. They have been compared to: Band of Horses, Sun Kil Moon, Modest Mouse, The National, My Bloody Valentine, TV on the Radio.

Red Red Meat - Buttered
Red Red Meat was a '90s Chicago-area blues-influenced alternative rock band. After their break-up, frontman Tim Rutili went on to form Califone, for which many of Red Red Meat's former members, including producer Brian Deck, often record and perform. Tim Hurley went on to form Sin Ropas.

The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deathbridge In Lethbridge
The Rural Alberta Advantage is a Canadian indie rock band that formed in 2005. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of Paul Banwatt, Amy Cole and Nils Edenloff. First formed in 2005, the band released a demo tape and an EP independently before completing their first full-length album, Hometowns, in early 2008.

Ryan Driver - When Were You In Mexico?
Ryan Driver is a member of The Silt, The Reveries, Deep Dark United, St. Dirt Elementary School, Double Suicide, The Draperies, The Fake New Age Music Band, Blah Blah 666, The Guayaveras, The Ryan Driver Quartet, N, Cluttertones, and The Everytime Band, sometimes singing, sometimes playing piano, sometimes pieces of balloons, sometimes flute, sometimes analog synth, sometimes guitalele, sometimes street-sweeper bristles, sometimes guitar.

Too Soft - Bubble Gum
Too Soft are an Indie/Folk/Pop/Acoustic duo straight out of France. I haven't been able to find out much about them but I do know that their music is great. Hopefully we get to hear and learn more about them in the future.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Moving Clocks Run Slow
We Were Promised Jetpacks are a four-piece rock band, formed in Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2003 by high school friends Adam Thompson (Guitar/Vocals), Michael Palmer (Guitar), Sean Smith (Bass) and Darren Lackie (Drums). This shit could/should go places... a clever guitar pop record to usher in the new warmer weather.

White Belt Yellow Tag - You're Not Invincible
Justin Lockey is surely one of the north-east's most prolific music-makers. As well as his production work for the likes of This Ain't Vegas and Catweasels, he was quick to establish new outfit The British Expeditionary Force after his former group, yourcodenameis:milo, broke up. It seems Lockey's itchy feet have struck again with the formation of his latest band, White Belt Yellow Tag. This new project finds him moving on from the mechanised tones of yourcodenameis:milo and the prog-rock of The British Expeditionary Force, instead channelling his obvious love of post-punk into melodious pop. What does remain is his penchant for richly textured sounds.

Super stuff hey? Yessums. There is some great stuff in there and it gets me all excited to know that Eskimo Joe's new record is just around the corner. I love them guys!

Well anyways, I'm off to find some more wonderful music for you guys to go in the 10th mixtape which will arrive sometime next week. Not too sure when but I guarantee it will be done.

You peeps have a great week listening to your music.

Take care.

Slink de Link:

Mixtape #9 - The Week In Sound.

Oh and before I go, here's a link to all the Mixtape album covers. All the way back to Volume 1.

Mixtape Covers!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mixtape #8

Howdy all!

Welcome to the newest mixtape!! Boy the weeks go by quickly don't they? It feels just like yesterday that I started these mixtapes and now we are up to number 8!! In my opinion this is the best one yet. I've decided to add a little more this time around. 15 songs instead of 12. 15 artists instead of 12. Plus when you add your mixtape to your music player, be it iTunes or whatever else you choose to use, they are grouped much better. Just look at the song info and you will notice that the grouping will be for the current week's mixtape. It just makes it a little easier to manage.

So without further adieu, I bring you the noise.


Additional Moog - Kicking Static
Additional Moog are described as uber-melodic rootsy Americana meets lo-fi rock with a 60's Brit Pop sensibility.

Alisdair Roberts - You Muses Assist
Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. Roberts is noted for both his own compositions and recitations of traditional songs, including on his album of traditional death ballads, No Earthly Man and in 2006 featured in the BBC documentary Folk Britannia.

The City And Horses - Abigail Adams
The City and Horses play catchy indie pop, literate lo-fi folk, earnest country ballads, electro-sex dance, grunge rock and Mo-Town fop. The members of the band are adorable and can fit in your pocket.

Jeniferever - Ox-Eye
Jeniferever is a band from Uppsala, Sweden formed in 1996. Their music could be described as ambient indie rock or post-rock; it is slow-paced, melodic, and frequently building to an orchestral-like climax. Their sound has been compared to bands such as The Appleseed Cast and Sigur Rós.

Lady Of The Sunshine - White Rose Parade
Lady Of The Sunshine is Angus Stone’s (from Angus & Julia Stone) solo project. Angus Stone reveals a darker more contemplative side on the brooding rhythm and blues of his first solo album ‘SMOKING GUN’.

Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Inspired by the pounding, primal assault of Weezer’s Pinkerton , Nirvana’s In Utero , and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape , this young band has created its own version of what a classic rock album should sound like, complete with fiercely beautiful melodies, shifting guitar and keyboard textures, loud/soft dynamics, and an urgency in each band member’s performance, especially Hull’s cathartic vocals.

Matteah Baim - Pagoda
Matteah Baim, the non-CocoRosie affiliated half of Metallic Falcons has forged on without Sierra Casady to create an album of disparate, haunted folk songs that loll over your senses like desert clouds. With the help of a few friends (Jana Hunter, Devendra Banhart, Rob Doran) she has taken her palate of lonesome inky textures and blown it dry with a wanderer’s spirit. Her songs ring with a wounded sense of femininity and mournful charm that here furthers the tones her past work.

An Orange End - Homo Consumers
Purple walls, blue lights, a curtain and a chemical reaction. There were just two in that room. A noise marionette! A melody somnambulist! And they had nothing to bridge… but lot to share, lot to see…The wind started singing a new story. And the window opened… Gazing out the peaceful fields, all they saw was empty roads and the fabulous orange lights above! The road had no end! And the lights were illuming a great trip… They just trailed…

Patrick Watson - Tracy's Waters
Patrick Watson (born 1979) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, whose blend of cabaret pop and classical music influences with indie rock has been compared to Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.

Redjetson - Questions I Don't Want To Ask
Redjetson are an UK based post-rock band who have been influenced by a diverse selection of bands including Interpol, Slint, Radiohead, Joy Division, Explosions in the Sky, My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Doors & Mogwai.

Rubik - Goji Berries
Combining hysterically schreeching guitars and twisted pop melodies with almost ambient-like soundscapes, their music is truly worth noting. music for hearts, head, soul and feet. You decide.

Indie rock aesthetics with pop accesibility, as they say.

Salim Nourallah - Western Hills
Salim Nourallah is a Texas based singer-songwriter. His unique style is known for its layered vocals, melodies, and nontrivial arrangements, while maintaining a serious pop sensibility.

St. Vincent - Laughing With A Mouth Full Of Blood
St. Vincent is the band of singer-guitarist-composer Annie Clark. An inventive and versatile guitarist, Annie has played with avant-garde composer Glenn Branca and was a member of symphonic pop spectacle The Polyphonic Spree.

Wentworth Kersey - The Death Of Anthony Gonsalves
Frontier man, Wentworth Kersey, is an ambient americana sci-fi folk artist from Denver. Mister Kersey began his musical career while playing “A Soundtrack for Suicide” at the “Youth Hipster Halfway House” during a lost era of western greatness. Currently he enjoys drinking coffee, eating waffles, playing Arkanoid on SNES, and recording rotary dial telephones.

White Rabbits - Rudie Falls
With a certain joie de vive, playfulness and charm White Rabbits thematically evoke the more decadent and bygone era of days spent on the green, old cinemas “Tourist Trap”, tragic mothers “Navy Wives”, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, “The Plot.”

A great array of tunes I believe and I haven't really stopped listening to it all week! I must be getting better at this or there are more artists putting out more fantastic music!!

Well enjoy this bunch of boppin' songs and let me know what you think.

I'm off to play in the sun!!

The Listening Link:

Mixtape #8 - The Week In Sound.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mixtape #6 & #7

LOOK OUT!! It's a DOUBLE mixtape week!!

Looks like I found enough stuff for two this week so there you have it. Double the listening pleasure.

Well we may as well jump straight into it. Don't need my rambling to keep you from the music.

I'm gonna keep it short and sweet this week. Just a basic tracklisting for both mixtapes. I'm sure if you like a band then you can search for them yourself and have a read up on them.

Mixtape #6 Tracklisting:

Adiam Dymott - John Denver

Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

Greater California - Five Senses

Kate Maki - To Please

Maclean - Lighthouses Lighthouses Lighthouses

Needy Cat - You And Me

Nothing People - Stick In The Mud

Pick A Piper - Rooms

Sean Fournier - Holding The Hand Of The Hurricane

Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Bloodless Coup

Weird Owl - 13 Arrows 13 Stars

Woods - Military Madness (Graham Nash)

Mixtape #7 Tracklisting:

Beads - Evil

Birdlips - Magicfish

Cool Dad - Moncton

Ice Palace - Pirate By Thirty

A Jigsaw - Six Blind Days

The Paint Movement - Howl At The Moon

Pree - Lack Of Fight

Scout Niblett - Wet Road

Sophie Madeleine - Who Will Buy?

Trespassers William - The Lids

The Wooden Sky - This Bird Has Flown

Woodpigeon - In the Battle of Sun vs. Curtains, Sun Loses and We Sleep Until Noon

Two Mixtapes = 24 Artists with 24 amazing songs. Good Value Listening at it's best.

Oh and if you really really want to, head over to The Week In Sound Indie Mixtapes On and join up. It's a bit clearer to see what is going on over there. Plus we can post and chat and discuss and praise and flame and all of the good things that we internetter's do.

So here are the two links to the mixtapes.........

Mixtape #6 - The Week In Sound.

Mixtape #7 - The Week In Sound.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Little Bonus For You All.

Hey gang.

Just thought I'd drop you a little bonus Mixtape in between the regular. This mixtape is 6 tracks from artists I know and respect from back home in Melbourne, Australia. Some are gaining themselves quite a following and some are looking for more people to experience their music. So give them a listen and if you get a chance drop them a line and let them know you are listening. It would be great to see you get behind them all.


Dallas Frasca - Strong Man (Feat. Xavier Rudd)
Frasca's distinctive, gutsy, heart-felt vocal style is of uncommon strength, maybe it came down the line of blood from a relative of hers, famous Opera Singer, DAME NELLIE MELBA (who appears on the AUS $100 note). Her chunky slide guitar grooves are earning her respect from fellow musicians and been wowing crowds all over Australia. In just 3 years she has achieved more than most musicians could hope for in a lifetime. Stepping in the shoes of legendary Australian rock singer, Peter Garrett, Dallas has fronted Midnight Oil and Violent Femme's bass player, Brian Ritchie as well as touring the Australian country with Xavier Rudd.

Dallas comes from a background of singing with roots bands. She moved away from home and begun singing at the Saphire Coast town of Pambula, N.S.W, with some friends jamming. Re-locating back to her stomping ground, Wangaratta, NE Victoria, she worked rotating day/night 12 hour shifts as a Laboratory Technician for nearly 6 years on and off. In almost solitary confinement for the 12 hours, she learned to sing by listening to vocalists on the small transistor radio in the lab.

Kelly McCabe - Seedy Days
Kelly McCabe hails from a small town in the North East of Victoria. "A little like an Aussie Jewel - minus the bogan twangs of Missy Higgins - plus a sense of humour most emo kids would die for." - Natalie Kotsios Journalist

Lee Rosser - Breathe
There is a certain stubborness needed to be an artist untouched by the inevitable lure of commercial short term gain. Few however, take it to the extremes that Lee Rosser does.

Growing much of his own food and living in a house he built himself from mostly recycled materials, many of the ideas and philosophies contained in “Giving Yourself Away” are based on the process of supporting yourself and the compromises needed to do it.

This debut solo record from the former "Rambunctious" frontman has the rare quality of working as well in the studio as it does live. Blessed with a three octave vocal range, and grooving right hand the album uses only voice, guitar, and drums (Nicky Bomba). The result is a far cry from the normal singer/songwriter spangle jangle. By using minimal effects and overdubs it has a very upfront, percussive feel.

A definite slow burner for 2008/9.

Matt Chapman - After All The Words
Matt Chapman is quite the Folk singer. After honing his abilities in smaller alternative bands he branched out onto his own stage to deliver what some have said to be the best voice in Australian Folk music. A strong following of all things spiritual, Matt delivers amazing lyrics over soothing acoustic guitar. With the inclusion of a vast array of classical instruments Matt's music is something to behold.

Ryder - Others
When Jade Myconos sings, it’s a unique sound, both alluring and powerful, the songs beg for your attention, equally matched by the sound of the boys in her band. This is the sound of Ryder. Based in Melbourne but originally from North-East Victoria, their brand of ‘Urban Roots’ encompasses blues, country, folk and pop, has been impressing audiences at pubs and festivals across Victoria for the past 2 years.
'Jade is one of those secrets you want to let all your friends in on - she has always inspired me to sing with soul, as she does so effortlessly.’ – Ella Hooper - Killing Heidi.
Slipping into the scene in 2005 with a self titled duo EP, featuring Jade and the inspiring Greg Whitehead (Matt Joe Gow Band) on acoustic guitar, bottle neck slide, lap steel and vocals, Ryder immediately received regular airplay on Triple J’s ‘Roots n All’ and community radio Australia wide.

‘Ryder, music from the soul that melts your heart’ - Dallas Frasca

Soon after the EPs release, the Ryder sound was rounded out with the addition of double and electric bassist, Trent McKenzie (The Bentleys, Fourth Floor Collapse, Cat Walker & the Male Models) and the stick and brushwork of Mark Aird on drums.

Storme - I Should Know
Storme is an experienced and powerful singer, songwriter and guitarist and a West Australian Academy Of Performing Arts graduate.

Her second album/debut album "Images Of Reality" shows influences from Sarah McLaughlan with her angelic harmonising and captivating moments. Also, a hint of Bonnie Raitt's cool yet blues and country rock based structures and , for those with a keen ear, the subtle yet intriguing cool blue sounds of Rickie Lee Jones.

Combined with her third release "Gone To Freedom", she presents passionate but serious vocals with an attitude to encompass and satisfy the listener.

So there you go. A little bonus for you. Personally I think they are all great artists but that could just be me being biased! Check them out for yourselves and let me know what you think. I'm sure you will like them too.

Bonus Melbourne Mixtape - The Week In Sound.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mixtape #5

Number 5 is ALIVE!!!!

Hi guys and gals.

Quite strange to believe that we are up to the 5th Mixtape already! I'm really enjoying finding all this new stuff to listen to. I've found some real gems in amongst it all. Mixtape #5 is no different. Once again there is 12 new bands with 12 new songs. A tasty little foundation to lay future Mixtape's on. So I best not ramble on much longer and let you get to the good stuff.

Hope you enjoy #5!!! It's ALIVE!!!

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon (born August 28, 1981) is an American electronic musician and performer, whose project originated from Babylon, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his live performances and the 2007 album, "Spiderman of the Rings."

Dollboy is an Indie Psychedelic Acoustic artist. Departing from his previously instrumental-only blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, Dollboy delivers A Beard Of Bees as his first 'song'-based album.

Here We Go Magic
Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke Temple's self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material.

An Horse
An Horse is a two-person indie pop band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising Kate Cooper of Iron On on vocals and guitar and Damon Cox of Intercooler and Mary Trembles on drums.

Immaculate Machine
Immaculate Machine are a Canadian indie pop band from Victoria, British Columbia. The band's name is taken from the lyrics of "One-Trick Pony" from the album One-Trick Pony by Paul Simon.

Kevin Devine
Kevin Devine is an American songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York, who is known for alternately introspective and political lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar tunes. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Guns N' Roses, Brother Paramo and Nirvana, among others.

Lay Low
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir, better known by her stage name, Lay Low, is an Icelandic Indie artist and singer.

Pink Mountaintops
Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean, has slowly emerged as a distinctive voice and a very special contributor to the North American songbook. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist.

Sin Fang Bous
Welcome to the Wunderkammer. Pop music with a bow, a present from Reykjavik and from Sindri Mar Sigfusson. A present that he gave to us and especially to himself. A surprise album, a search game in terms of pop music.

Swan Lake
Swan Lake is a Canadian indie supergroup comprising Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes, Daniel Bejar of Destroyer, Hello, Blue Roses and The New Pornographers, and Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown and Frog Eyes.

The Wooden Birds
Andrew Kenny is a native Texan who after nearly six years in Brooklyn, NY has returned to beautiful Austin, TX. He's best known as the singer/songwriter behind mellow indie favorites the American Analog Set.

Probably best known by London gig-goers as the posse behind regular Wednesday club Goonite at the Buffalo Bar in Islington, Wry actually began life many moons ago, back in their homeland of Brazil.

Well there you go. Another round of tracks to get into. I hope you find something you like.

Take a listen here:

Mixtape #5 - The Week In Sound.

Have a grand week people!! I know I will!

The Doc!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mixtape #4

Hi Listeners.

Richard Baker once said that the discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life… the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. It's a quote that bounces around my head quite a lot. You have everything if you have music. You have emotions that outlast words. You have a way to escape from the day to day chores of life. You have meaning in song. You have a platform to share without it seeming like you are giving too much away. You have it all when you have music.

With say that I now present you with Mixtape #4. Another collection of songs that have taken me, and hopefully you, to another place. A feeling inside that is too hard to describe. New sounds which equate to new emotions.

Listen and feel.

Attack In Black
Attack in Black’s music merges old school rock and roll with modern day punk rock. In some respects, their sound resembles popular forms of melodic, aggressive or energetic punk rock. The band has also been influenced by unlikely sources from Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, to Refused and Ramones, to Henry Miller and Charles Bukowski.

Beep Beep
Beep Beep is a rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in July 2001 by Eric Bemberger and Chris Hughes, formerly of Saddle Creek group Gabardine.

Fanfarlo is a London-based indie pop band formed in 2006 by the Swedish musician Simon Balthazar. Utilising instruments such as the trumpet, violin and mandolin as well as more commonplace instruments such as guitars and drums, they produce carefully arranged and infectious pop songs that are both uplifting and beautifully orchestrated.

Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear's sound is categorized as experimental rock, folk rock, or just indie rock, and is most dominated by the use of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies.

In-Flight Safety
In-Flight Safety is a Canadian indie rock group, currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The group consists of vocalist and guitarist John Mullane, keyboardist Daniel Ledwell, bassist Brad Goodsell and drummer Glen Nicholson.

Joe Boden
Joe Boden was born in Chicago and raised in the UK. His music is acoustic alternative pop, delivered with smooth and thoughtful lyrics.

Loney, Dear
Loney, Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen. He has self-released four albums of music in his native Sweden.

Other Lives
Other Lives is a band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. The band is most famous for its single Black Tables which features during the end of Things Fall Apart (Ugly Betty).

Radio Moscow
Radio Moscow is a psychedelic blues rock band. After approaching Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the band managed to sign themselves to Dan's home recording studio Alive Records. Auerbach also produced their eponymous debut album, released in 2007.

Jherek Bischoff AKA Ribbons doesn’t have a huge portfolio, but he was Jamie Stewart’s main collaborator on his best record - Xiu Xiu’s Fabulous Muscles.

Southeast Engine
Southeast Engine is an indie-folk-rock outfit from Athens, Ohio.

In and around 2007 Merrill Garbus creates tUnE-yArDs. She thought the exasperating capitalization will buy her some time. Sampling snippets of her life as a nanny on Martha’s Vineyard and later as a young musician in noisy urban settings, she weaved sounds together to make substantial rhythms and then layered her ukulele and vocals over top.

There we go folks. 12 more little snippets of today's great Indie Music scene. Have a listen and tell me what you think, and if you like anything you hear then go buy the albums.

Cheers for listening!!

Das Link:

Mixtape #4 - The Week In Sound.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mixtape #3

Hey there fellow music lovers!

Well week 3 is upon us and it's been a good week. Some of the more popular bands are beginning to release new albums and there is some really good stuff from the up and comer's too! So this little mix will contain a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B.

So grab yourself a handful of Oreo's and a big glass of milk and take a listen as to what this week has in store.

Oh and thanks for having a listen!

Here we go!


Bat For Lashes
Bat For Lashes is the pseudonym of English musician Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), a Brighton-based songwriter.

Cats On Fire
Cats On Fire are an Indie Pop band who come directly from Finland with their intricate songs and happy sounds.

Color Cassette
Color Cassette are an experimental Indie Folk Rock band formed by Jason Corder (aka OffTheSky).

Dan Auerbach
Daniel Q. Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is a multi-instrumentalist best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.

The Decemberists
The Decemberists is an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Meloy.

The Dreadful Yawns
Once in a while, a country record comes along with the rare ability to attract non-country fans.

Making April
Making April is an American rock band formed in Verplanck, New York, in 2005. The band composes vocalist and pianist Sean Scanlon, bassist Gregory Federspiel and guitarist and backing vocalist Steven McCaffrey.

Metric is a Canadian New Wave/indie rock band. Originally formed in 1998 in New York City. Led by vocalist Emily Haines who also has released her own solo albums.

This Cincinnati quartet broke on the scene last year with their debut full length, Everything Is Alive--an album that garnered immediate attention and support from music lovers and taste-makers alike.

Ruarri Joseph
Ruarri Joseph is an Indie Alternative singer/songwriter based in Newquay, Cornwall.

Snuffaluffagus is a musical endeavor created by songwriter Chris Braciszewski, an enthusiast of many musical tastes.

Stuck In The Sound
Stuck in the Sound wear their musical influences on their sleeve on their second album, their sound bearing unmistakable traces of American and British indie bands such as The Pixies, Nirvana and The Smiths.

A nice little selection of tunes I hope you agree?

There is nothing more satisfying than finding a new band or singer/songwriter and sharing it with others to listen to. I've had a chance look at that and although I do like the concept, I find it hard to share the newest of new music. I will keep keeping on with it until I can find a way around it, but in the meantime just enjoy these tunes and if you have any rec's for me don't hesitate to drop me a line. I'm always looking for the perfect song!

Linky link link:

Mixtape #3 - The Week In Sound.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mixtape #2

Hi Followers!!

So here we are at week 2 of The Week In Sound Mixtapes. 12 new songs, 12 new artists. All very good songs and worth a listen of two. So instead of rambling on let's get into it and listen to some great music.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

The Boy Least Likely To
The Boy Least Likely To are an English indie pop duo, composed of composer/multi-instrumentalist Pete Hobbs and lyricist/singer Jof Owen.

Gentleman Reg
Reg Vermue (born Trenton, Ontario), who records as Gentleman Reg, is a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter. His folk-pop style has been commonly compared to Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, Sufjan Stevens and The Smiths.

Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. The band's style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young.

The Leisure Society
The Leisure Society is a band formed by Nick Hemming, formerly of early 1990s indie band She Talks To Angels.

“There’s loads of them and they come from Accrington. They produce some of the most beautiful, haunting sounds that you’re ever likely to hear; as bleak and as beautiful as the Lancastrian moors which border their upbringing.”

Modern Skirts
Modern Skirts is an alternative pop band based in Athens, GA.

The Phantom Band
The Phantom Band are scottish proto-robofolk band from Glasgow. Highly recommended!!!

Say Hi
Say Hi (formerly Say Hi to Your Mom) is a Seattle, Washington-based indie rock group run by Eric Elbogen.

Vetiver is an American folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic and often joined by Devendra Banhart, cellist Alissa Anderson, and violinist Jim Gaylord.

The Whitest Boy Alive
The Whitest Boy Alive is a musical group based in Berlin. The band comprises singer/guitarist Erlend Øye, who is also a member of the band Kings of Convenience, bassist Marcin Öz, drummer Sebastian Maschat, and Daniel Nentwig on Rhodes piano and Crumar. EXCELLENT!!!

William Elliott Whitmore
Hailing from a horse farm along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, William Elliott Whitmore has developed an intense love and spiritual understanding of the land, which he flawlessly conveys through all of his records.

Well there you go. Mixtape #2. I do hope you enjoyed the first one and are wetting yourself in anticipation for this and the many Mixtapes to follow!

Now click on the link and get listening!!

Mixtape #2 - The Week In Sound.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mixtape #1

Hi all.

So this be the first mixtape in "The Week Of Sound" blog. Below is a short description of each artist and then a link to the mixtape. Since this is my first try at doing all of this, things may go wrong. It may all go right but we will see. So take a few minutes to read about the artists and then download the Mixtape.

I'm sure we will agree that it is not a bad bunch of songs at all!!

Akron/Family is a folk-influenced experimental rock band that formed in 2002.

Crystal Antlers
Crystal Antlers is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California.

Department Of Eagles
Department of Eagles is a band formed in 2001 by two friends. The duo's music combines folk, electronica and other influences.

Elysian Fields
Elysian Fields is a New York dream pop/art rock band founded in 1995 by co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals, instruments) and Oren Bloedow (guitar).

The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable are a three-piece band from North Wales, now living in London. They describe their music as "Epic, melodic, hand-shandy pop from a band who understand the true joys of life"

The Love Language
The Love Language are a Indie/Folk/Psychedelic band with easy to listen to pop songs.

Matt & Kim
Matt and Kim is a punk/dance duo from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004 by Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums/vocals).

The Middle East
The Middle East were an exciting, original, beautiful band from Townsville, Queensland Australia.
They played Ambient Post-Rock Folk and their live shows often created a very dream like atmosphere.

Patients is a side project for Ben Cooper (Radical Face, Electric President). It is an acoustic, dreamy sound that floats along.

Said The Whale
Said the Whale is a Vancouver based indie rock band started by Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. Their sound is Alternative Indie with lots of amazing sounds.

The Veils
The Veils are a London based band, fronted by lead singer/songwriter, Finn Andrews.

The William Blakes
The William Blakes are a Alternative Indie Rock band coming straight out of Denmark.

Here is the link the very first Mixtape!!

Mixtape #1 - The Week In Sound.

So download and enjoy!! And don't forget to subscribe/follow or whatever the hell you do so you don't miss out on upcoming Mixtapes!!

Stay Cool Young Folk!!

The Doc.