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Friday, 15 September 2017

Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 17.9.17






Tracks from the Top Ten Blogged Bands are played 
every Sunday 5-7pm on Radio KC as part of 
Ralph's Indie Show.







LISTEN TO LAST WEEK'S TOP 10 HERE

AS PLAYED ON RADIO KC - 10.9.17






RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published on 15.9.17 and as played after 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 17.9.17 from 5-7pm






This is The Boston Shakers first official music video...


Twitter : @Boston_Shakers 

Special mentions go to: 

Atrium Films, Christian Scott, Jenny O'Sullivan, Satin Beige, Kingdom Bar & Nightclub and Crash Rehearsal Studios in Liverpool.









No 2: HVMM




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alph's favourite video this week is Beggars and Thieves from the new Double A Side Single by HVMM.

Ralph will be playing Beggars and Thieves on Sunday's Indie Show 5-7pm on Radio KC.











No 3: Mickey 9s




Image may contain: nightRalph's favourite video this week is Ghosts by Scottish band Mickey 9s.

The song, which was released by Mickey 9s as a demo last year, is about the refugee crisis and the new video brings more of a focus on the words and human tragedy behind the track.

Ralph will be playing Ghosts by Mickey 9s on this Sunday's Indie Show on Radio KC so tune in from 5 - 7pm on rkc.noip.me

















Ralph's favourite video this week is Kiss by Equinox ft: Feral Five.

Taken from the album It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin available from Bandcamp.











No 5: Benbo




Multi-instrumentalist and cartoonist Benbo is set to release his new single Gravity Pulls Me Down 22nd September via PKLZD.

Tipped by Pigeons & Planes, Eddy Temple Morris and BBC Introducing, and co-signed by Cooking Vinyl, the former London resident has flown the capital to somewhere in the north of the UK that he will only describe as ‘The Bunker’, where he has amassed over four days worth of unreleased music over a vault of various hard drives.









No 6: Violet Youth

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Ralph's favourite video this week is She Said by Blackburn band Violet Youth and you can find that on their recently released debut EP Primary Nature

The four songs on the EP were written between 2013 and 2016 and they describe them as "The sounds of Violet Youth in it's infancy." 













No 7: Titors Insignia 



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Ralph's favourite video this week is From Dusk Til Dawn by St Helens rockers Titors Insignia.

They are one of the hardest working bands in the North West and proper rock 'n' rollers who never fail to disappoint live. 

Titors Insignia - From Dusk Til Dawn, Official Music Video

Filmed by Wasp Video










No 8Broken Jaw

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Based in Gloucestershire, England, Broken Jaw first came together in mid-2012 when members Nutzie Shelley and Lee Stockwell met at a friend’s house party.
They quickly decided to combine talents and wrote the band’s first four tracks in their bassist’s work warehouse.

Ralph will be spinning Constant Ignorance by Broken Jaw on this Sunday's Indie Show on Radio KC.












No 9: Sacre Noir



Ralph's favourite video this week is Rebels and Loners by Edinburgh's Sacre Noir.

Having played tracks previously on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show it's a bitter-sweet choice as Sacre Noir is in the process of winding up the musical journey and this will be the last video offering. However, Sacre Noir is going out in no small amount of style with this final offering.











No 10: RiD



RiD are a Coventry based band with links to Birmingham and Wales. 

In 2007, Dave Cooke (rhythm guitar and songwriter) and Ricky Hogan (vocals) formed the band as a response to frustration over the media’s obsession with the current dire X Factor pop culture. 













Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Actions

The Actions announce their forthcoming Single Let’s Talk released 14th September via igiveyougive.com

All the income raised will go entirely to MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctor Without Borders), Save The Children and Greenpeace.

I've got mine and you can Download and Donate here: igiveuougive




Let's Talk is a slow beat trip-hop-esque alt-rock number whose energy increases beat after beat. A hypnotising start relentlessly builds up to an overwhelming final vortex full of gusts of distorted guitars and over-saturated screaming vocals.

Silty’s presence predominates from the very beginning of the track thanks to an eerie delayed-bass cadence, backbone of the entire song, and to her penetrating vocals, this time putting aside her ‘signature’ melodic nuances for a more ‘direct-talk’ performance.





The alienating mood pouring out of incisively crafted lyrics together with stylised guitars’ ambience create an existential imagery where everything feels estranged and all the links between inner world and outer reality seem damaged or broken.

Entirely produced by The Actions and mastered by the legendary Tim Young (Massive Attack, Björk, Placebo), Let's Talk is a unique production which; stylistically, is like a ‘suspension bridge’ between what the band’s sound has been and what it will be in the future.


TheActions are Silty (vocals and bass guitar) and Mo Stellato (guitars/keys). Heavily influenced by Trip Hop, Dark Wave and Psychedelia, the band began writing and producing their own music trying to create a fusion between the three, the resulting sound is a product of years of experimentation and collaboration with different artists.

Dedicated live performers, they’ve seen themselves sharing the bill with globally recognised artists such as R.E.M., Green Day and Garbage.


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To date they picked up support from the likes of  BBC 6 Music’s  Tom Robinson, BBC London’s Gary Crowley, Radio X’s John Kennedy, Amazing Radio’s Simon Raymonde and Mark Ryan, plus a number of independent and collage radio stations in Europe, USA and Canada.

Needless to say, Ralph  gave Let's Talk a pre-release spin last Sunday on the Radio KC Indie Show.

Let's Talk is released via on 14th September announcing a string of shows that will kick off the following day with The Actions’ headline set at WorcesterMusic Festival.





Next gigs:

15 Sep 2017 - Worcester Music Festival @ The Firefly, Worcester
07 Oct 2017 - Mau Mau Bar, London
01 Nov 2017 - The Monarch, London
16 Nov 2017 - Nambucca, London


More shows to be announced...



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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ralph's Indie Show - as played on Radio KC - 10.9.17


Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 3rd September from 5-7pm GMT


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PLAYLIST :

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Deepshade - Time
Slow Blood - Demon Speed
Mt. Doubt - Mouthwash
Stunt Lover - Sky Below
DIDI - Back Off
FAERS - Last Of Our Kind
Umbrella Assassins - Space Monkeys
Mickey 9s - Ghosts
BLOODY KNEES - Maybe It's Easy
Best Girl Athlete - Baby Come Home
The Opera Comic - A Time Of Hope
Cat Lundy - Triggerman
The Grey Merchant - Never Give Up, Anything Is Possible
Katalina Kicks - I Want The World
Luna Blue - Checkmate
The Loft Club - Heart's Desire
The Sheratons - Better Days
Galaxy Thief - Insomnia
The Actions - Let's Talk
Lee Murray - Rust
Mikey Guitar - Fugitves
Hegarty - I Only Dream In Black & White
Rory Cannon - Lies
Dean Owens - 10 Miles To Saturday Night
A Blue Flame - We Feel Like We Feel
DeQn Sue - Shook Up