Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Chubby and the Gang – All Along The Uxbridge Road (SXSW Online)

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The first ever virtual edition of SXSW (and hopefully last – let’s be real, online ain’t quite the same) just took place a little over a month ago with acts from around the world playing prerecorded sets from various locations, and just recently, SXSW has started to release some of these recordings to the wider public.

While there were many memorable sets I caught the first time around, there were obviously a few that slipped my attention at the time, including this perfromance by London’s Chubby and the Gang. Coming in at just under two minutes, “All Along The Uxbridge Road” is a bracing bit of punk rock that, like most of what I saw during SXSW Online, just has me missing live music and hoping I can see this kind of stuff live again soon.

Check out the band’s British Music Embassy performance of “All Along The Uxbridge Road” below.

Song Of The Day: Genghis Tron – Pyrocene

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When we last heard from Genghis Tron, with 2008’s Board Up The House, a word such as ‘beautiful’ would not likely have been used as a descriptor of the band’s sound, which at the time was much more abrasive and aggressive. Fast forward to 2021 and the band is back with a new album and a new sound with Dream Weapon.

While they can’t really be classified as a metal band anymore at this point, there is still a certain sort of heaviness to be found in Dream Weapon (and with the addition of a live drummer for the first time in the band’s history, they’ve certainly added some heft to the proceedings). But by taking things in a new direction, Genghis Tron has produced something just as compelling and powerful in its own way.

Check out the video for latest single “Pyrocene” below.

Song Of The Day: The Bats – Beneath The Visor

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Released late last year on Flying Nun Records, Foothills is the tenth studio album by New Zealand’s The Bats. It’s a solid addition to the band’s catalogue, and apparently The Bats liked it enough that they recently released an instrumental version of the album on Bandcamp. Which I guess would probably work quite well if you felt like doing an evening of Bats karaoke.

If, however, Bats karaoke is not your thing, you should still check out the video for “Beneath The Visor” (with vocals included) below.

Song of the Day: Su Lee – All The Noise

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One of the nice things about technology these days is that you can just randomly make your own music video and put it on the internet and gain a fanbase. This is exactly what South Korean singer Su Lee did last year for her track “I Just Dance”, one of my favorites from last year.

There’s a lot of angst and anxiety and introspective thoughts brought up in all her songs, which may or may not be a Gen Z or whatever they are thing, still it has captured my attention. She is extremely talented and you should check her out.

Check out the video for “All The Noise” below.