Indie Label Special Part 1: Dance To The Radio Release Third Compilation; bands on it really good.
Leeds talent hegemony Dance To The Radio (that label
what Whiskas from Forward Russia co-curates) is to release its
third compilation in April.
Entitled Something I Learned Today (five points
for the lyrical reference), the 15-track CD will be available in all good shops
from April 2nd. You can also get it digitally online and for
pre-order from www.recordstore.co.uk.
The CD is the far widest-ranging release in the series
so far, with acts from Germany, United States, Sweden and, gracious, Nottingham.
The tracklisting (with a brief overview) is as follows:
1. Grammatics - 'The Shipping Forecast'
Ex-Colour of Fire man with new hardcore-flavoured tuneful offering. Very good indeed.
2. I Was A Cub Scout - 'Teenage Skin'
Notts tyke’s double-A side re-wrapped for loveliness.
3. Read Yellow - 'Pia Zadora'
American emo stalwarts.
4. Sky Larkin – 'Summit'
New Leeds trio who’ve just released their debut single serve up an exclusive track,
5. Foreign Born - 'It Wasn't Said To Ask'
We Are Scientists producer’s own effort, resounds of Echo & The Bunnymen. Good, good.
6. Voltage Union - 'All Who You Know'
Leeds indie rockers, currently part of the DttR roster
7. Disco Drive - 'All About This'
Turin originated disco-punk. As approved by pretty much all the cool kids in Europe.
8. Laura Groves – 'Coast'
Stunning Bradford singer-songwriter of much ethereal beauty.
9. :( - 'Codes'
Post 8-bit screamo kids from Aberdeen offer bleepcore pop goodness.
10. Ghostfleet – 'Shattered'
Spooky, stonerish rock of Yorkshire birth.
11. Sometree - 'One Man Shelter'
German concrete emo fighters finally get a UK airing.
12. AnteAter - 'Final Lekky'
Tom Forward Russia’s electronic solo project. Mint.
13. Lions Of SWE - 'Whatever Happened To Emilio Estevez?'
Alt-rock noisenicks of Scandinavian origins
14. This Et Al - 'Can You Speak European?'
Challengingly good Leeds avant-indie rock. Recently flaying kids on tour with Minus The Bear.
15. Black Wire - 'See The Blood'
Black-clad punk rockers return with new Dark Disco Arcade Fire direction. Frankly brilliant.
There will also be a series of release shows featuring rotating line-ups from the featured bands. More on that soon.