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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Ralph's Top 10 as played on Radio KC - 15.1.17

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






THE NEW CHART - 14.1.17




No 1: Quigley


Ralph's first featured single of 2017 is Watch With You and it's the latest release by Gloucestershire Indie rockers Quigley. The track was produced by Luke Oldfield (yes, it's Mike's son) at Tilehouse Studios and mastered by top dog, Pete Maher.

Quigley are back in the studio this month under the watchful eye of none other than Justin Broad who produces Jessie J and Raleigh Ritchie amongst others to numerous to mention.









No 2: Ded Rabbit


Image may contain: 4 peopleDed Rabbit are always a favourite on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show, so it was with great anticipation that we await their latest single Figurine. With an official release date of February 3rd it's an epic aural assault on what should be an immense 2017 for this charismatic young band. 










CAMPFIRES IN WINTERRalph's favourite video this week is the Campfires In Winter single Free Me From The Howl from their debut album Ischaemia on Olive Grove Records. Free Me From The Howl is available now as a digital download or to stream. iTunes: bit.ly/FMFTHiTunes Spotify: bit.ly/FMFTHSpotify










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 5: La Fleur




No automatic alt text available.he focus of this week's feature articles on Ralph's Life is firmly on the burgeoning supply of quality Indie music in Scotland currently. With Sunday's Indie Show on Radio KC containing over a third of the tracks played from Scottish based bands and artists, it seems there's a bit of a tidal wave about to swamp the rest of the UK.

One case in point is young (they're so young they cite Catfish & The Bottlemen as an influence) Wishaw band LAFleur. They're only a couple of years into their musical journey together but are rapidly managing to attract the right kind of attention. 











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Abel Raise The Cain are an alternative indie rock band formed in the Northeast who were brought together by a mutual love of atmospheric and epic indie soundscapes influenced by the likes of Arcade FireSigur Ros and Editors.



Their first release, a double A side single Too Late/The Promise brought the band widespread critical acclaim.








No 7: The Cliftons



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Ralph's favourite video this week is Scarlett by Aberdeen band The Cliftons.

The Cliftons have supported luminaries such as The Bluetones and Man Made plus headlined at venues such as The Lemon Tree. The Cliftons are also set to release their follow up EP on January 21st with a hometown show in Tunnels.













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Ralph's favourite video this week is In Sicily by Fighting Caravans a 6-piece Alt Rock band from Leeds.

Likened to QOTSA, Fat White Family and Grinderman they've had a very successful 2016, including performances at several festivals including Reading & Leeds and Sound City in Liverpool. The single In Sicily is released by Fighting Caravans on Christmas Day.







No 9: Scott Swain


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Scott Swain has been playing in bands for almost a decade, and has achieved relative success with this: from supporting Biffy Clyro back in the day, to being featured in Kerrang! Magazine.
However it wasn't until his main band took a hiatus in 2016 that Scott decided to launch a solo project.











No 10: VITO




Image may contain: 4 peopleHailing from Newcastle, VITO are four young men with their sights firmly set on achieving greater notoriety than just gigging around their local stomping ground in the North East.

They offer - "a 'no-frills' ethos, focusing on raw, dynamic performances" and "have a flair for compelling lyrics to accompany their upbeat riffs, creating poignant messages through tracks that pack a punch."