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Song Of The Day: Cherry Pickles – Out Of This World

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I’ve been digging a lot of the stuff coming out on PNKSLM Recordings over the last few years and “Out Of This World”, the new single from Birmingham’s Cherry Pickles, is no exception. The duo, made up of Priscila B and Mimi B, released their debut album (the evocatively titled Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples) just last year and are back again with their upcoming sophomore release, The Juice That’s Worth The Squeeze. While the band’s music is fairly …

Song Of The Day: David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels feat. Eddie Argos – The Songs That Changed Our Lives

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Can a song change your life? We’ve all got songs in our lives that we might consider life changing. Songs that mean something to us, songs that define a certain time in our lives, songs that stand the test of time and will be forever ingrained in our memories. So yeah, I’d say it’s pretty fair to say that a song could quite possibly change one’s life. David Newton and Eddie Argos would certainly agree. During their time in, respectively, …

Song Of The Day: Suzanne Vallie – High With You

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From the opening notes of her debut album Love Lives Where Rules Die, Big Sur’s Suzanne Vallie draws the listener in with an easygoing, warm, and welcoming sound. Her music – mellow, countryish, at times somewhat spacey – definitely has a strong California vibe, hearkening back to the ’60s and ’70s heyday of the Laurel Canyon scene. While the album is full of highlights such as “Sundowner” and “Love Letter”, one track that stands out in particular is “High With …

Song Of The Day: ShitKid – waste of time

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Much like practically everyone else, Åsa Söderqvist’s plans for 2020 have certainly turned out differently than expected. When things took a sharp turn for the worse earlier this year, Söderqvist’s band ShitKid were already in the midst of a series of U.S. tourdates leading up to an expected appearance at SXSW which, of course, never did happen. Since then, the band have made it safely back home to Stockholm, released a soundtrack album (for the documentary Always Amber), and seen …