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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Ralph's Top 10 Blogged Band Chart - 10.12.16

OK bands you know the score.....

The more hits your blog gets by the fans..... 

The higher you go in The Chart.....

So Tweet it, Facebook it.....

Generally expose yourself.....

                                    

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REPLAY




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







It's always nice to get out on a road-trip and when the chance presented itself to catch The Boston Shakers as support to Xander and The Peace Pirates for their album launch in Liverpool it was too good an opportunity to pass up. 


The Boston Shakers closed the recent Ralph's Life event for Musicians Against Homelessness in St Helens and very nearly brought the roof down, so it was going to be interesting seeing them do their thang in a sold out Cavern Club.









The Hypnotyst

Ralph is pleased and proud to be able to premiere GRIT the new single from Áine Duffy & The Hypnotyst The two combined forces last April, attempting to create a revolutionary new sound unheard of in the music industry. 

With GRIT Áine Duffy & The Hypnotyst flirts with dance, rock and funk to innovatively combine genres and moods, creating their own individual sound which is designed to get concert venues rocking and the dance floors moving.








No 3: Rich Stephenson





London-based singer-songwriter Rich Stephenson released Alibi, the second single from his new I AM RICH (blue) EP, at the end of last week. The new song combines earthy acoustics with pop hooks and is driven by sweeping violins and his signature bendy-legged, rhythmic strumming.

After a busy summer that saw typically frenetic & audience-charming performances at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Humber Street Sesh and Beverley Folk Festivals, recent single Better Things To Do cemented Rich Stephenson into place as one of the best emerging UK singer-songwriters. 






No 4: Artbreak



Artbreak write and record their music, create their videos and draw up their artwork from their South London base in Brixton.

All their music is available on Spotify and free to download on Soundcloud

The band, who don't believe in LPs or EPs, release a single every few weeks with five available so far and the latest being Polaroids In Paris.












It's been a couple of years since One Eyed Wayne first graced the hallowed pages of Ralph's Life with a review of their then newly released single After The Break

Well the good news is that the track features on the shiny new One Eyed Wayne album Attack Of The Luxury Flats.

It's 10 tracks of pure punky feelgoodness a la Blockheads with a bit of Wreckless Eric and a bit more of that UK Subs vibe that graces After The Break.








No 6: This Party


If you're looking for bright and bouncy Indie Pop you don't have to go much further than the new single Money from Brighton's This Party. Ralph's giving the track a spin on the Radio KC Indie Show on December 11th.










No 7: The Grey Merchant



Cork based recording collaborative, The Grey Merchant, today announce details of a debut single release, Spotless (The Protecting Veil), which was released last week.

The Grey Merchant is the collaborative recording project of Cork based Indie trio Neon Atlas’ bassist Enda O’Flaherty and a collection of friends and fellow musicians. Drawing comparisons with classic noise and stoner rock, influences like the late lamented Slo BurnUnidaKyuss and Fu Manchu can certainly be heard.









No 8: The Magic Es




Since forming in 2014, The Magic Es have been busy. All lifelong musicians with world tours, top 40 singles and a wealth of musical experience under their belts.

The boys came together after a chance meeting at a wedding led to them finding common ground in the simple pleasures of classic records and high-energy rock n’ roll. 








No 9: COPE



Ralph's played London based punk quintet COPE on the Radio KC Indie Show previously and is now pleased to reveal their new single Seasons Ending, taken from their forthcoming debut EP. 

The name COPE has two meanings, first and foremost the obvious; how do you cope? The second stands for Challenge Oppression Pursue Equality, the title of the band’s debut EP, which is out now.








No 10: Animal Noise 


Ralph's favourite video this week is Little Things by Animal Noise, a three-piece who hail from the South East of England

Little Things is new single by Animal Noise and you catch the band on a U.K. tour now! Release date for the single is December 9th on Liquid Records.

Tickets and info here: littlethingstickets
Video by Niall Trask The Kill Shop