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Monday, 11 December 2017

Ralph's Indie Show REPLAY - As played on Radio KC 10.12.17

Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 10th December from 5-7pm GMT

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HAWK - Can't Explain
Puppet Theory - Papillon
Speak, Brother - Lions Roar
Cairo Son - Troubled Man
White Room - Circles
Verity White - Breaking Out
Hero Fisher - I Let Love
Elo├»se - Marie Antoinette
Alisha Vickers - You And Me
Method Actress - Mistress
SPINN - She Takes Her Time
How We Got Giraffes - Look, Or Don't
No Hot Ashes - Eight Till Late
Skyline Tigers - The Fade Away
Esper Scout - Dividing Marks
OCEVNS - Open Arms
Jordan Mackampa - Battlecry
Jump For Neon - Trigger
Dream Estate - You
TALMA - Lifeline
True Dat - Show Me Something
KYLYPSO - Nights
J Appiah - Come Around Ft. Kojey Radical
Kojey Radical - No Photos
Ceiling Demons - Sundays

The Pitchforks - Video Of The Week

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Brian has taken up his responsibilities for Ralph's Life from today and has picked his first Video Of The Week. It is Afflictions by young Welsh band The Pitchforks.

Afflictions, written and performed by The Pitchforks.
Recorded and produced by Steffan Pringle at Musicbox Studios, Cardiff.

Video recorded by Trigger Happy Creative

Brian will be playing the track on the Radio KC Indie Show this Sunday from 5 - 7pm

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 10.12.17

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





Published on 9.12.17 and as played after 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 10.12.17 - from 5-7pm

No 1: Fold

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Leeds based Fold are old friends of Ralph's Life both here on the blog and on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show, mainly due to the consistently high standard of their releases and the new single Choose Love which is to be released on Clue Records November 24th maintains that standard.

The bands music always comes with a message and Choose Love is no exception. They believe that humanity (and of course dogs) could do with a big hug right now and with that in mind the song is being supported by The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Ralph's favourite video this week is for the newly released single Lunatic by The Slow Readers Club. 

The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in indie electro doom pop and who are currently selling out shows throughout the UK on their Through The Shadows tour.

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One of the advantages of being a dog with a blog is the that every now and again a bit of a gem drops into the kennel's inbox. 

Puppet Rebellion are Oliver Davies on vocals, Dave Wimbush on guitar, Craig Gibson on guitar, James Halliwell on bass and Henry Rogers on drums. Together they've put together an album of well crafted alt-pop that should see them ascend the musical firmament not only in their native North West but UK wide.

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Ralph's favourite video this week is Shooting Star by The Gravity Drive. They are the hugely talented husband and wife duo Elijah and Eva  Wolf whose music never fails to garner critical acclaim.
Twitter: @TheGravityDrive
Written and performed by The Gravity Drive.

No 5 Snippet


Colchester's favourite son Johnno Casson aka Snippet is the uncrowned king of feelgood pop-esque music and his latest album Human Good isn't bucking that trend. 

Johnno takes you on a journey of "people-rich" stories that encompasses a wide array of characters including fraudsters, pimps, prostitutes, drinkers, users and abuser’s and simple everyday folk just trying to make sense of this world. 

No 6: Dream Nails

Ralph's favourite video this week is Tourist by London feminist 'punk witches' Dream Nails.

It's on their recently released EP Dare To Care which I'd highly recommend whether you're a punk fan or not.

Dream Nails video directed by Jade Jackman. Tourist is available on Spotify, Bandcamp and iTunes:

No 7: Michael Jablonka 

Michael Jablonka is a musician so prolific that you may think he devotes every waking hour to his art and, if the fantastical nature of many of his songs are anything to go by, several hours of his dreams as well.
In addition to performing as Michael Kiwanuka’s chosen guitarist; a role that has found him touring arenas and festivals worldwide this summer. He has been fine-tuning his own powerful 21st-century take on bluesy alt-funk and soulful indie-rock. Michael Jablonka’s gifted, intricate guitar skills bely the no-frills anthemic intent of his rootsy songcraft.

No 8Akiva

Ralph's favourite video this week is M.O.D. by Akiva. Three quarters of Akiva – Malcolm Carter (guitar, vox), Rob Mercel (bass) and Dave Mercel (drums) – have known each other since their schooldays at a Bedfordshire comprehensive sharing a love of raves, classic guitar riffery and grunge.

Singer, guitarist and synth programmer Dave MacKenzie then arrived from England’s northwest, bringing with him a passion for break-beat, the Madchester scene and anything with a bit of groove and swagger.

No 9: Neon Atlas

No automatic alt text available.Cork based indie band Neon Atlas are back in the groove as they return with their latest single Fever, due for general release November 16th.

Fever is a harmonious mix of ebow progression united with a fragile and compulsive vocal which meanders into an infectious chorus. The final result slowly allures you with its intricacies and delicate craftsmanship which hugs you like your old favourite woolly jumper. 

We are delighted here on Ralph's Life to be premiering the video to accompany Mule, a track from the album It's Hard to Be Happy When Your Heart Is Full Of Sin by Equinox. Ralph reviewed the book a year ago almost to the day, followed by a feature on the album prior to its release earlier this year to a raft of critical acclaim.

The video for Mule sees the starkly disturbing spoken word of Equinox overlaid on an exquisitely simple soundscape by American musician Nat Lyon