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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Ralph's Top 10 blogged band chart - as played on Radio KC - 30.7.17






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 THIS WEEK'S TOP 10 HERE

AS PLAYED ON RADIO KC - 30.7.17









RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published 29.7.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 30.7.17





No 1: SONS

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Brighton's SONS release Zealot is arguably their biggest, most mainstream track to date.

First two Singles, Reptiles and A Love Song? have both done exceptionally well with everyone from Radio X to BBC Intro and of course Ralph on Radio KC heaping praise plus repeat spins on brothers Lee and Nick.
Zealot is hailed by SONS as "a song for the times, a scream to engage with the desire for change. A potent and powerful commercial blast that hits your heart and your head with SONS typical uncompromising venom."








No 2Oranj Son

No automatic alt text available.Oranj Son are a four piece Psych Punk band from Ellesmere Port comprising Kieran Linford (guitar & vocals), Lew Yii (drums), Brad Welch-Harley (bass) and Matthew Linford (keys/synths). 

The band, whose influences range from Echo and the Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes to LCD Soundsystem and Sonic Youth, have been together for two years and Oranj Son have already made a big impact on Liverpool's music scene since they made their live debut at Sound City in 2015.








No 3: Wozniak


Edinburgh shoegazers Wozniak head south for a handful of shows in the next few weeks, touring their debut album Courage Reels

The band have teamed up with Ralph's favourites Goodsouls Promotions to put together the dates in London, Brighton (in conjunction with Acid Box Promotions), Leeds and Salford. Other than in London, this will be their debut in each of these places. Live, Wozniak are loud, intense and powerful. 








No 4: RiD


No automatic alt text available.RiD are a Coventry based band with links to Birmingham and Wales. In 2007, Dave
Cooke (rhythm guitar and songwriter) and Ricky Hogan (vocals) formed the band as a response to frustration over the media’s obsession with the current dire X Factor pop culture. 

In 2012, after various line-up changes, RiD were joined by Tony Cox (drums) and Kathryn Marsh (vocals). 2014 saw the departure of their guitarist and bass player, but in 2015 they were joined by James D. Nelson (lead guitar) and Jason Riggs (bass), which completed their current line-up. 











No automatic alt text available.Enamel Animal self-released a debut album, Unfaith, which was released in February 2017 to critical acclaim in underground rock/metal circles, leading them to their recent signing with Holier Than Thou Records

Enamel Animal remain close to their roots, and continue to hone their art by the riverbank in the city they love, allegedly drinking tea and whiling away the hours until the end of the world.No automatic alt text available.








No 6: Joel Thomas




Ralph's favourite this week is Sunshine Funshine by Joel Thomas. ralph played the track on Sunday's Indie Show on Radio KC.

Joel Thomas is a twenty-two year old singer songwriter from Liverpool and he is the latest signing to Edge Hill University's in-house, indie record label.








No 7: Ali Ingle 


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Once again Ali Ingle has proved his pedigree as one of the UK's most promising singer songwriters with the release of his delightfully retrospective new single Saintly and we're delighted to be giving it an exclusive premiere here on Ralph's Life.

"I'm really proud to exclusively show you my debut video release with Coconut Creatives They are a cool bunch of people who together make up a London based creative content agency."










No 8: Fjokra

Image may contain: 1 person, standingFollowing critical acclaim for the Fjokra single Sick Kids, which saw Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net’s Chris McBride and Duran Duran’s John Taylor all recognise the considerable talent emanating from this highly original progressive-pop fourpiece.

Fjokra now release Bang On TheDoor, a new single that again, showcases their multi-faceted talent and points of inspiration. The song came about when band main-man and multi-instrumentalist Fi (full name Fiachra Mac Oireachtai) was performing at Notting Hill Carnival. 












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The Velvet Hands are the latest band to emerge from Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock scene. The ambitious, Stones x Strokes tinged quartet formed in 2015 at Truro College (and are still in their teens) and already have released a string of standout DIY singles.

Their blistering live sets, with two front-men Dan Able and Toby Mitchell wrestling for the mic, has seen them booked for a run of big name gigs









No 10: Savannah

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Dawley based ‘army of four’ Savannah, are breaking out of the confines of their small town with their brave, bold and unapologetic brand of British rock ‘n’ roll for the masses. Looking to put their town on the map, along with other musical havens like Liverpool and Manchester, Savannah are proving that the genre of rock is by no means dead, as it has so often been declared.