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Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 25.6.17
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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 - 25.6.17





RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published 24.6.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 25.6.17






No 1: Culann



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Culann are long time Ralph's Life favourites after not only donating a track for the Ralph's Life CD for Rethink Mental Illness but travelling down to London to play the CD's launch night in the capital's iconic venue Proud Camden.
The Culann journey has seen them play The BarrowlandsKing Tuts 13 times, Wickerman Festival, Tiree Music Festival, GoNorth& Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club.








No 2: 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 withCoconut CreativesThey are a cool bunch of people who together make up a London based creative content agency."









No 3: The Moods



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Ralph has been featuring the Blackthorn Festival on the blog recently due to the fact that it's near Manchester and probably the best value for money small festival in the UK.

We've also been singling out a few Manchester bands for some special attention and today it's The Moods turn.












No 4Guide Dog



With a name like Guide Dog, how could Ralph resist checking out their first single I Am The Daddy which is the debut release from their Lovely Domestic Bliss album. 

The tale (or should that be tail) of Guide Dog is many-fold and intriguing and unfolds thus...











No 5: 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 6: Artbreak



Ralph's favourite video this week is Will To Survive by London band Artbreak.


Debut single fromArtbreakListen onSpotify














Jamie& Shoony play anthems that have them making waves in Scotland and collecting a loyal fanbase. 

They have played to sell out crowds in some of the country's?nest venues such as Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom, O2 ABC, Kings Tuts, The Electric Circus and Saint Lukes.













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 9: Equinox


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Ralph covered the book release by the mysterious Yorkshire poet Equinox last year with the promise that an album featuring works from the book would appear featuring collaborations with a range of musicians.

Well that time has come to pass as It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin is now available in digital and CD formats. 












Ralph has followed the musical progression of North Yorkshire based dark hip-hoppers (it's grim up north) Ceiling Demons with increasing interest as they develop their unique soundscape. 

Never shy about capturing the frailties of the human state after initially getting together to pay tribute to a lost friend and then through their musical practice addressing mental health issues; Ceiling Demons have, with the release of their new single March Forward attained a new level of not just retrospective sadness but optimism and aspiration.
















Ralph's Indie Show REPLAY as played on Radio KC - 25.6.17
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Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 25th June 2017 from 5-7pm GMT


Internet Radio on rkc.noip.me



Played in 158 countries 

Worldwide on 2 satellites



Ralph's Life Music Blog: fruitbatwalton.blogspot.co.uk


Submissions: ralphslife@mail.com


Twitter: @fruitbatwalton

PLAYLIST :

Dronningen - Sugarbox
AT THE SUN - Breathe
Method Actress- Point Of View
BLOODY KNEES - I Want It All
Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie
Left Of Summer - This Love Thing
BANNERS - Holy Ground
Featherwest - A Baby Not Yet
Noiiises - Unholy Walls
Cassia - Weekender
Scott Swain Music - Like Nothing Else
The Phantom Sound - Voices
Jaayns Music - Danger
The Winachi Tribe - Seeds Will Grow (Danny Saber remix)
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - People Will Always Need Coal
Millie Manders and The Shutup - Pretty Green
Our Girl - Being Around
The Hyena Kill - Red
My Forever - Not Enough
Secret Cameras - For You
Frightened Rabbit - Fields Of Wheat
JEKYLL - Cramp
The Orchid Hunters - Execution No Solution
Coquin Migale - Plans
Alisha Vickers - Hide
Macedo Music - Supernatural








The Moods - Video of The Week
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Ralph's favourite video this week is Joy by Manchester bandThe Moods.

The Moodsreleased Joy ahead of UK tour. Joy is accompanied by a thought-provoking short film starring actor and musician Steve Evets, who found fame in the leading role in 2009 film Looking For Eric, and formerly played Bass for The Fall.

Shot on location in Salford and Manchester, the story follows two wildly different characters as an average day unravels and they both meet dramatic and contrasting fates.
As well as Evets, the video, directed and filmed by Croftwerk Productions, features established local actors Nicole Evans, John Mackie and radio broadcaster James Stannage.




Video -www.croftwerk.co.uk

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Equinox
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Description: Image may contain: tree, sky, plant, outdoor and natureRalphcovered the book release by the mysterious Yorkshire poetEquinoxlast year with the promise that an album featuring works from the book would appear featuring collaborations with a range of musicians.

Well that time has come to pass as It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sinis now available in digital and CD formats. 

Nothing overly unusual in that I hear you say, however Equinoxhas teamed up with a number of indie musicians (including a good fewRalph's Lifefavourites) to provide unique soundscapes to his spoken word. More unusual still is the trackGoodnight Viennawhich features the skills of none other than synth pop doyenVince Clarke.




Image may contain: 1 personThe written word of Equinox takes no prisoners with subject matter ranging from male suicide to prostitution but with equal amounts of undying love and devotion, and its setting to music overlaid with the Northern intonations ofEquinoxgives the work another more meaningful aural texture.

Twist my arm for a favourite track from an album that is as intriguing as it is clever and it'd have to beKiss(sorry Vince) which featuresFeral Fivewith its sleazy electro back-beat giving it a radio-friendly disco feel.

Contributing artists are:Ashley Reaks,Feral Five,Dementio13,Ceiling Demons,Rosie Bans,Snippet,Vince Clarke,Radio Europa,Nat Lyon,Pulco,Jay Stansfield,Deux Furieuses,SuperhandandWill Harris.





Ralph's Indie Show Replay - as played on Radio KC on Sunday 18.7.17
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Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 28h May 2017 from 5-7pm GMT


Internet Radio on rkc.noip.me



Played in 158 countries 

Worldwide on 2 satellites



Ralph's Life Music Blog: fruitbatwalton.blogspot.co.uk


Submissions: ralphslife@mail.com


Twitter: @fruitbatwalton





Katalina Kicks - Guns
FloodHounds - Wide Awake
Guide Dog - I Am The Daddy
Partisan - Ashes
Wozniak - Natsuko
Left Of Summer - Youth
Youngr - Monsters
This Party - Lover
Sounds of Equinox - Kiss (ft: Feral Five)
Little Love and The Friendly Vibes - Two For One
HAWK - Sin
Riffy Dog- Stupid Rules
The Holy Orders - Dedicated Follower Of Fashioning Misery
Tess Of The Circle - This Higher Ground
Andreas S. Jensen - Trust Is My Anchor
Kidsmoke - See The World
Faraday - Better In The Know
PUKK - After SunI Am Derek - Submerged In Love
Mad Marsh Hares - Caught In The Chaos
Frantic Action - Bringing Down The House
Gongkreeper - Perpetual Motion
INCA MAPS - The Fall
Ragweed - Silver Spoon
Single By Sunday - It Is What It Is
HUSKY - Splinters In The Fire





Enamel Animal - Video Of The Week
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Image may contain: 3 people, outdoorRalph's favourite video this week is Damocles byEnamel Animalwho are an alternative rock band hailing from Liverpool, melding together a sound that encompasses heavy riffs, psychedelic undertones, pulsating rhythm and unique melodica. 

Since 2012 the band have gone through several phases and lineup changes, with founding members Phil, Ryan and Glen mainstays throughout, sharing the stage with the likes of Bad Sign, Crazy Town, FOES, Exit_International, as well as Ralph's Life favourites The Hyena Kill and Rival Bones. 


No automatic alt text available.Enamel Animalself-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 withHolier Than Thou Records

Enamel Animalremain 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.

Damocles is a song about the corruption of the soul that power can bring, quite apt in these troubled political times.










Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC 18.6.17
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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 LAST WEEK'S TOP 10 HERE

AS PLAYED ON RADIO KC - 11.6.17





RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published 17.6.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 18.6.17







No 1 The Moods



Image may contain: text
Ralph has been featuring the Blackthorn Festival on the blog recently due to the fact that it's near Manchester and probably the best value for money small festival in the UK.

We've also been singling out a few Manchester bands for some special attention and today it's The Moods turn.










No 2: Culann



Image may contain: 5 people, people standing and indoorCulann are long time Ralph's Life favourites after not only donating a track for the Ralph's Life CD for Rethink Mental Illness but travelling down to London to play the CD's launch night in the capital's iconic venue Proud Camden.

The Culann journey has seen them play The BarrowlandsKing Tuts 13 times, Wickerman Festival, Tiree Music Festival, GoNorth& Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club.














Jamie& Shoony play anthems that have them making waves in Scotland and collecting a loyal fanbase. 

They have played to sell out crowds in some of the country's?nest venues such as Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom, O2 ABC, Kings Tuts, The Electric Circus and Saint Lukes.










No 4: Ali Ingle 


Image may contain: 1 person
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 withCoconut CreativesThey are a cool bunch of people who together make up a London based creative content agency."










No 5Guide Dog



With a name like Guide Dog, how could Ralph resist checking out their first single I Am The Daddy which is the debut release from their Lovely Domestic Bliss album. 

The tale (or should that be tail) of Guide Dog is many-fold and intriguing and unfolds thus...











No 6: Artbreak



Ralph's favourite video this week is Will To Survive by London band Artbreak.


Debut single fromArtbreakListen onSpotify












No 7: 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 8: Himalayas



HIMALAYASCardiff four-pieceHimalayasunveil a new video for their singleThank God I?m Not YouandRalphis giving it a spin on this Sunday's Indie Show onRadio KCand looking forward to catching them live inThe Magnet, Liverpool.

TheTom Largedirected video takes place at the derelict St. Luke?s Church in the Welsh town Abercarn. Filming of the video took place in a day spanning 22 hours, with the generator almost cutting out in the middle of the night.












Ralph has followed the musical progression of North Yorkshire based dark hip-hoppers (it's grim up north) Ceiling Demons with increasing interest as they develop their unique soundscape. 

Never shy about capturing the frailties of the human state after initially getting together to pay tribute to a lost friend and then through their musical practice addressing mental health issues; Ceiling Demons have, with the release of their new single March Forward attained a new level of not just retrospective sadness but optimism and aspiration.













News just in that The Hudson Super 6 are releasing their Ride The Tiger EP on June 9th via the Bristol based indie label Ingue Records

Formed from the ashes of cult angular noise.mongers Cable, quietcore band Iris and one-time Shifty Disco and Fierce Panda noise pop darlings Scribble, The Hudson Super 6 EP heralds a third time lucky and hopefully victorious return with it's fuzzed-up blues-tinged desert rock infused with massive riffs. 

































Wozniak
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Wozniak BandEdinburgh shoegazersWozniakhead south for a handful of shows in the next few weeks, touring their debut albumCourage Reels

The band have teamed up with Ralph's favourites Goodsouls Promotionsto 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,Wozniakare loud, intense and powerful. 

Wozniakare sharing another track from the album.Natsuko; which means?summer? in Japanese, is full of light and air, shimmering as it speeds by and contrasting with the  intensity and density ofCourage Reelscarefully crafted woozy wall of sound. 





Image may contain: 4 people, people smilingThey excel at creating a magnificent soundscape of majestic guitar occasionally overlaid with minimalist vocals, exemplified by the soaringScottish Dancer

Their latest release from the album, Natsukoon the other hand is about as commercial asWozniakare likely to get. Shades ofJoy Divisionsneak through making it eminently radio friendly, which is just as well as Ralph's giving it a spin on theRadio KCIndie Show this Sunday (18.6.17) from 5-7pm.

Wozniakwill be joined byOnly Echoes Remainfor all four shows. Their albumThe Exigentis out on June 16th.

Gigs: 
  
June 23rd - The Brewhouse, London (also with XPLDR> U)

June 24th - Sticky Mike's Frog bar, Brighton (also with XPLDR> U)

June 30th? Fox& Newt, Leeds (also with Gilmore Trail)

July 1st - Old Pint Pot, Salford (also with Gilmore Trail)



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Ralph's Indie Show as played on Radio KC - 11.6.17
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Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 28h May 2017 from 5-7pm GMT


Internet Radio on rkc.noip.me



Played in 158 countries 

Worldwide on 2 satellites



Ralph's Life Music Blog: fruitbatwalton.blogspot.co.uk


Submissions: ralphslife@mail.com


Twitter: @fruitbatwalton




Replay Playlist from 21.5.17


AVAILABLE NOW ON: ralphslife.co.uk


Just click on their name to go to their Facebook page:

The Racket - The White Ace
Restless Natives - Reflections
Deco - Chances
MOUNTAINJAM - Summer Rain
KAZE - Come Away With Me
No Hot Ashes - Bellyaches
The Blinders - Murder At The Ballet
False Advertising - Not My Fault
Saytr Play - Mother's Love
NEW YORK TOURISTS - Only For The Summer
ARGH KiD - Beige Boy
Prose - I'm Sick
Syd.31 - Disorder
Suburban Symphony - Travelling
The Resonance - Anaconda
Bobby Hanzo - Shinobi
DEF NEON - Nightvision
RIVAL BONES - Hives
Sertraline - Mean To Me
Kiziah and The Kings - Lost And Found
Little Fiasco - Mischief
Thee Manatees - Slow Grind Fever
Oddity Road - Handshake
BANG BANG ROMEO - Chemical
Pavey Ark - Hidden Hills
Ideomotor - Do It Again










Ralph's Top 10 Blogged Band Chart - As played on Radio KC 11.6.17
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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 - 11.6.17





RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published 11.6.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 11.6.17







No 1 The Moods



Image may contain: text
Ralph has been featuring the Blackthorn Festival on the blog recently due to the fact that it's near Manchester and probably the best value for money small festival in the UK.

We've also been singling out a few Manchester bands for some special attention and today it's The Moods turn.

















Jamie& Shoony play anthems that have them making waves in Scotland and collecting a loyal fanbase. 

They have played to sell out crowds in some of the country's?nest venues such as Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom, O2 ABC, Kings Tuts, The Electric Circus and Saint Lukes.












No 3: Himalayas



HIMALAYASCardiff four-pieceHimalayasunveil a new video for their singleThank God I?m Not YouandRalphis giving it a spin on this Sunday's Indie Show onRadio KCand looking forward to catching them live inThe Magnet, Liverpool.

TheTom Largedirected video takes place at the derelict St. Luke?s Church in the Welsh town Abercarn. Filming of the video took place in a day spanning 22 hours, with the generator almost cutting out in the middle of the night.













Ralph has followed the musical progression of North Yorkshire based dark hip-hoppers (it's grim up north) Ceiling Demons with increasing interest as they develop their unique soundscape. 

Never shy about capturing the frailties of the human state after initially getting together to pay tribute to a lost friend and then through their musical practice addressing mental health issues; Ceiling Demons have, with the release of their new single March Forward attained a new level of not just retrospective sadness but optimism and aspiration.









No 5: Culann



Image may contain: 5 people, people standing and indoorCulann are long time Ralph's Life favourites after not only donating a track for the Ralph's Life CD for Rethink Mental Illness but travelling down to London to play the CD's launch night in the capital's iconic venue Proud Camden.

The Culann journey has seen them play The BarrowlandsKing Tuts 13 times, Wickerman Festival, Tiree Music Festival, GoNorth& Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club.







No 6: Ali Ingle 


Image may contain: 1 person
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 withCoconut CreativesThey are a cool bunch of people who together make up a London based creative content agency."












News just in that The Hudson Super 6 are releasing their Ride The Tiger EP on June 9th via the Bristol based indie label Ingue Records

Formed from the ashes of cult angular noise.mongers Cable, quietcore band Iris and one-time Shifty Disco and Fierce Panda noise pop darlings Scribble, The Hudson Super 6 EP heralds a third time lucky and hopefully victorious return with it's fuzzed-up blues-tinged desert rock infused with massive riffs. 










No 8: Guide Dog



With a name like Guide Dog, how could Ralph resist checking out their first single I Am The Daddy which is the debut release from their Lovely Domestic Bliss album. 

The tale (or should that be tail) of Guide Dog is many-fold and intriguing and unfolds thus...














After a very successful 2016 playing dozens of festivals such as Sound CityY Not FestivalDot to Dot etc. and a rather drastic lineup change, fast rising Scouse act The Jackobins are back with an anthemic new single called Nightfire.

Needless to say Ralph will be giving the track a spin on the Radio KC Indie Show and that will be coming up on May 14th from 5-7pm.











No 10: Artbreak



Ralph's favourite video this week is Will To Survive by London band Artbreak.


Debut single fromArtbreakListen onSpotify

















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