Category: Reviews

Until Day Breaks by Expected Boy

Track 7 from XRP Radio Journey Through Genres Expected Boy sound a bit like a Californian punk band but with an English lead singer, so it is perhaps a little UN-expected that they are in fact from Hyvinkää in … nope, I

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Switchstance by Philtrum

Review ofTrack 6 of Journey Through Genres from XRP Radio Switchstance is two and three quarter minutes of frenetic drumming, power riffs, and punk vocals, from Kent based punk trio Philtrum. Philtrum have a Bandcamp page (with a single “Permanent” featuring

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Gadget Hack-Wrench Suck by Luis Drayton

Review of Track 3 of XRP Journey Through Genres Track 3 of the unsigned sampler compilation from XRP radio comes from XRP stalwart Luis Drayton. I’m not going to pretend I understand Luis Drayton at all. He is a slightly

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Perfect guy by Big Rhino

Track 2 from XRP Radio Journey Through Genres Big Rhino are a rock indie band from Nottingham. This track is also available from their Bandcamp page as part of a three track E.P. called “Turn Around Baby”. It opens up with

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Vulpes by Podracer

Track 5 on “Journey Through The Genres” XRP Radio’s 61 track sampler album See tracklisting here Buy Journey Through The Genres on Bandcamp. Stand out track Vulpes by Podracer is a huge stand out track for me on an album

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Spidey – Over The Cliff – review

Track 4 from XRP Radio Journey Through The Genres Spidey are an Alt Garage LoFi Punk band playing original loud dirty pretty songs; according to their Facebok Page They consist of Selina B  -Vocals & Guitars Michael – Bass Major Ron

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XRP Radio releases huge sampler compilation

Journey Through The Genres 61 Track sampler Album for just £7 on Bandcamp XRP radio is one of my favourite unsigned radio stations. Not just because they became symbiotic with GUBIC right from the start, but also because they maintain, to

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Excellent Fairytale Of New York cover

Scott Xander Linn & the Broken Bottles with Jax and Jay Pratt, Fairytale Of New York Cover Scott Xander Linn and friends have produced this video of their cover of Fairytale Of New York, arguably the best Christmas song ever,

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Bringing back the Christmas cheer

No Substitute by Destination There’s no substitute for a bit of festive cheer, and this offering from international duo “Destination” is upbeat and effervescent. It really is the other end of the spectrum from the last two I wrote about

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More anti-Christmas music

Official Video – Ben Tallamy Christmas Is A Sham (Elegy For Aled Jones) With happy, happy lines like “I will now drink myself into the joy of an alcoholic coma, the Great Escape is on TV, Oh my Lord we’re

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