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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Ralph's Top 10 Chart as played on Radio KC 8.1.17

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

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THIS WEEK'S REPLAY


 


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




THE NEW CHART - 24.12 16




No 1: 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 The video was filmed, produced and edited by Stuart Edwards. www.stuedwardsfilmmaker.com








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.










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.





No 5: 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 6: 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.











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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.












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 9: 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.


You can order a 7" vinyl or download here: http://bit.ly/1tx1XWS