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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 17.12.17







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







LISTEN TO THE TOP 10 HERE

AS PLAYED ON RADIO KC - 10.12.17


 


RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published on 16.12.17 and as played after 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 17.12.17 - 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.










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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 3: 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:















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.













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






No 6: 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.












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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.












CROOKED TEETH
Video Of The Week on Ralph's Life this week has been chosen by our new cub reporter Brian and it is Mirrors by London electro-popsters Crooked Teeth.

The video was shot and edited by Crooked Teeth member Joseph Martin-Kelly.

You can listen to the track via Spotify.

We played Mirrors on the Radio KC Indie Show .









No 9 The Tates



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Water is the brand new single by Welsh indie pop 5-piece The Tates and it's been eagerly awaited after the success of their debut release Electric Girl which we played on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show. It was also supported by Huw Stephens, BBC Intro, Radio 1, playlisted on Amazing Radio and A-listed by BBC Radio Wales.

Ralph played Water on the Radio KC Indie Show 















South Wales four piece The Marks Cartel release their riotous new single Slave early next year across all digital platforms.  

Slave is produced by MAX HEYES and mastered by BRIAN LUCEY. Early support for The Marks Cartel has come in the form of Ralph's Indie Show on Radio KC, BBC Intro and Absolute Radio. However the four piece have particularly stood out in the live scene supporting the likes of Foals, VANT and Trampolene.









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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PLAYLIST :

Click the band's name to follow them if they're on on Facebook:

HAWK - Can't Explain
Puppet Theory - Papillon
Speak, Brother - Lions Roar
Cairo Son - Troubled Man
White Room - Circles
Verity White - Breaking Out
PUSSYLIQUOR - Kitty Kitty
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