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Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 13.8.17
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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 - 13.8.17









RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

Published on 12.8.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 13.8.17 from 5-7pm





No 1: RiD



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. 











No 2: 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. 













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 4: Sacre Noir



Ralph's favourite video this week is Rebels and Loners by Edinburgh's Sacre Noir.

Having played tracks previously on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show it's a bitter-sweet choice as Sacre Noir is in the process of winding up the musical journey and this will be the last video offering. However, Sacre Noir is going out in no small amount of style with this final offering.










No 5: SONS

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Brighton'sSONSreleaseZealotis arguably their biggest, most mainstream track to date.

First two Singles,ReptilesandA Love Song?have both done exceptionally well with everyone fromRadio X to BBC Intro and of courseRalphonRadio KCheaping praise plus repeat spins on brothers Lee and Nick.
Zealotis hailed bySONSas"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 withSONStypical uncompromising venom."













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Ralph's favourite video this week is From Dusk Til Dawn by St Helens rockers Titors Insignia.

They are one of the hardest working bands in the North West and proper rock'n'rollers who never fail to disappoint live. 

Titors Insignia - From Dusk Til Dawn, Official Music Video

Filmed by Wasp Video











False Positives is the long awaited, chilling new single from Antonio Lulic, taken from his forthcoming EP Departures concerning the police killing of innocent Londoner Jean Charles de Menezes, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings. 

The sincerity in Antonio Lulic's voice is palpable on the single and Ralph's already given False Positives a play on the Radio KC Indie Show. With or without the assistance of Mr Sheeran Antonio Lulic is destined to become a shining star.







No 8: Benbo




Multi-instrumentalist and cartoonistBenbois set to release his new singleGravity Pulls Me Down22nd September viaPKLZD.

Tipped by Pigeons& Planes, Eddy Temple Morris and BBC Introducing, and co-signed by Cooking Vinyl, the former London resident has flown the capital to somewhere in the north of the UK that he will only describe as?The Bunker?, where he has amassed over four days worth of unreleased music over a vault of various hard drives.








No 9Oranj 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.










10: 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. 





































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Based in Gloucestershire, England,Broken Jawfirst came together in mid-2012 when members Nutzie Shelley and Lee Stockwell met at a friend?s house party.
They quickly decided to combine talents and wrote the band?s first four tracks in their bassist?s work warehouse.
After gigging up and down the country for the last 4 years, headlining at many a well-known venue and supporting some established acts,Broken Jawgained a big reputation for being a?rowdy party band? with the tag line?s ?Too Punk to be Metal and too Metal to be Punk? and ?Welcome to the #BJParty?.



Image may contain: 2 peopleThis has seenBroken Jawaccumulate a vast and ever growing loyal fan base; from fans of all types of genres, across the country and even overseas in Ireland, America, Germany and Norway.
The band (now in their 5th year) is currently recording their debut albumHopewith a plan to release it later this year.
Constant Ignoranceis accompanied by a hard-hitting video to raise awareness for - and help to stop domestic abuse.
Ralph will be spinningConstant Ignorance byBroken Jawon this Sunday's Indie Show onRadio KC.







DATES:

September 1st - The Black Cat in Gloucester

September 9th - The Trap Cellar, The Crown in Bristol

September 16th - The Frog& Fiddle (as part of Frog Fest), Cheltenham
Ralph's Indie Show REPLAY as played on Radio KC - 13.8.17
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Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 16th July 2017 from 5-7pm GMT


Internet Radio on rkc.noip.me


Played in 158 countries 

Worldwide on 2 satellites





Submissions: ralphslife@mail.com


Twitter: @fruitbatwalton


 

PLAYLIST :

Click the band's name to follow them on Facebook:



Maker- Girl Quit Your Crying
JUXTA- The Beautiful Ones
Follow No One- The Greatest Sin
Potent Whisper- Remember Love ft: Laura Lee
The Social Order- Satan's Circus
Antonio Lulic- False Positives
Best Girl Athlete- In Your Head
Benbo- Gravity Pulls Me Down
Living Dead Girl- Still Life
Frauds- Smooth
Dicepeople- Strangelove
SKIES- Green
Girl Ray- Trouble
AUGUST???- Chemical
RAYNE- Opportunity For Progress
Krrum- Get The Girl
SPINN- Notice Me
THE SOCIETY- Shed Your Tears
Adwaith- Femme
Just Drive- Crossfire








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Ralph's favourite video this week isKissbyEquinoxft:Feral Five.

Taken from the albumIt's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sinavailable fromBandcamp.









The album features collaborations with:

Vince Clarke
Ashley Reaks 
Feral Five 
Dementio13 
Ceiling Demons 
Rosie Bans 
Snippet 
Radio Europa 
Nat Lyon 
Pulco 
Jay Stansfield 
Deux Furieuses 
Superhand 
Will Harris

Camera, lighting, editing and production by Jay Stansfield.

Ralph's Indie Show Replay - as played on Radio KC - 6.8.17
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Ralph's Indie Show Replay

As played on Radio KC

Sunday 16th July 2017 from 5-7pm GMT


Internet Radio on rkc.noip.me


Played in 158 countries 

Worldwide on 2 satellites





Submissions: ralphslife@mail.com


Twitter: @fruitbatwalton




PLAYLIST :

Click the band's name to follow them on Facebook:


The Rocking Horse Club - Straight White Man
Maker - Quick Getaway
HVMM - Going Postal
Ghosts of Social Networks - If This Isn't Love
The K's - Sarajevo
Vukovar - The Three Shades
SeaWitches - Absolve
Matter Of Mind - Stay
Tindrumm - 1864
Bat and Ball - It Goes In
WEEKEND WARS - Champagne Eyes
The Son(s) - Mississippi
SHANGHAI BLUES - Those Three Words
Vs. - One In A Miliion
Up Down Go Machine - Two Swords
The Breaks - Honey
White of the Waves - The Bay
Cavana - Cholula
tigerside - Song For The Crow
GRIP TIGHT - Get To Know ft: KBY
The Clear - Sunlight
Tom Forest- Believer
Staying In - Sunburn
Calum Pearce - Finding Feathers
Arms& Hearts - Dust& Bones
Sharon Lazibyrd - Don't Worry








The Boston Shakers - Video Of The Week
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Ralph's favourite video this week isAll OutbyThe Boston Shakers.



This isThe Boston Shakersfirst official music video...


Twitter :@Boston_Shakers 


Special mentions go to: 

Atrium Films, Christian Scott, Jenny O'Sullivan, Satin Beige, Kingdom Bar& Nightclub and Crash Rehearsal Studios in Liverpool.









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Sat 15:00Hangar34 · Liverpool

AUG18
Fri 17:00Druridge Bay · Amble

SEPT17

Sun 15:00The Marrs Bar · Worcester



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Ralph's Top 10 Chart - as played on Radio KC - 6.8.17
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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 - 30.7.17








RALPH'S BRAND NEW TOP 10 CHART 

5.8.17 and as played on 

RALPH'S INDIE SHOW on RADIO KC - 6.8.17 from 5-7pm








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 2:RiD




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. 












No 3: SONS

Zealot Artwok Bambi resize.jpg
Brighton'sSONSreleaseZealotis arguably their biggest, most mainstream track to date.

First two Singles,ReptilesandA Love Song?have both done exceptionally well with everyone fromRadio X to BBC Intro and of courseRalphonRadio KCheaping praise plus repeat spins on brothers Lee and Nick.
Zealotis hailed bySONSas"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 withSONStypical uncompromising venom."







No 4: 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. 







No 5Oranj 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.










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. 











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The Velvet Handsare 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.

Theirblistering 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 8: 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.









No 9: Sacre Noir


Ralph's favourite video this week is Rebels and Loners by Edinburgh's Sacre Noir.

Having played tracks previously on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show it's a bitter-sweet choice as Sacre Noir is in the process of winding up the musical journey and this will be the last video offering. However, Sacre Noir is going out in no small amount of style with this final offering.









No 10: Titors Insignia 



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Ralph's favourite video this week is From Dusk Til Dawn by St Helens rockers Titors Insignia.

They are one of the hardest working bands in the North West and proper rock'n'rollers who never fail to disappoint live. 

Titors Insignia - From Dusk Til Dawn, Official Music Video

Filmed by Wasp Video






























Benbo
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Multi-instrumentalist and cartoonistBenbois set to release his new singleGravity Pulls Me Down22nd September viaPKLZD.

Tipped by Pigeons& Planes, Eddy Temple Morris and BBC Introducing, and co-signed by Cooking Vinyl, the former London resident has flown the capital to somewhere in the north of the UK that he will only describe as?The Bunker?, where he has amassed over four days worth of unreleased music over a vault of various hard drives.

Gravity Pulls Me Down, the first cut off his forthcoming mini-albumEverything Is Fineis an off-kilter, psychedelic tinged alternative pop wonder and Ralph will be playing it on theRadio KC Indie Showon Sunday 13th August.



Image may contain: 1 personSpeaking about the track,Benbosaid,?It?s about depression I think, how you can be feeling high because for once everything is going lovely and then something happens to puncture your happy feeling and you?re on your way back down to the ground. Also there?s something in there about true love, I used to think it was about truelove winning in the end but upon listening to it again I?m not sure whether it?s actually about the love in question being unrequited.?


Breaking off from a long-time quest to complete the perfect debut album, the reclusive artistBenbowill release his his new 9-track mini-albumEverything is Fine? a meticulously-crafted 20-minute alt-pop journey through space-fuelled plans to escape personal and global disaster - on the 29th September. 





No automatic alt text available.Also included on the promo CD?s isBleep ThisakaF Thisone of the album?s most radio friendly tunes (in edited form) that highlights just how caustic a ninety second pop fix can be, when you put your heart and soul into it.


The release will feature collaborations from the likes of long-time Ralph's Life favouriteKat FiveofFeral Fivefame, writerA.K. Benedict(Doctor Who) and audio collectorGr3n(Cathay Tapes); plus production/mix byMarta Salogni(Frank Ocean/MIA) and mastering by Grammy-winnerMandy Parnell(Björk) andBob Macciochi(DJ Shadow).
Antonio Lulic
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False Positivesis the long awaited, chilling new single from Antonio Lulic, taken from his forthcoming EPDeparturesconcerning the police killing of innocent Londoner Jean Charles de Menezes, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings. 

Antonio Lulic recalls...

?On the 22nd of July, a man being followed by the London Metropolitan Police was shot and killed on a train at Stockwell tube station, on suspicion of being one of the previous day's bombers. In truth, as it would eventually transpire, he was Jean Charles de Menezes,a Brazilian who was mistaken for a terrorist because of the colour of his hair and his skin.?






Image may contain: 1 person, standing?The song itself started writing itself in my head, listening to news broadcasts and reading reports about the sequence of events that led to this mans death. 

But back in 2005, it was still too raw, and the story wasn't yet finished being told. 

In 2016, on hearing that Jean Charles'family had lost their final appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, the song came back to me, and I realised that I could finish it.? 

He recently returned from opening up for old friend Ed Sheeran on his Latin American stadium tour. The pair met playing on the London Singer-songwriter scene and have been playing shows together ever since. 




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?So, I wound up this spring playing in thirteen stadiums across seven countries in Latin America, from Argentina to Mexico. I never expected to stand on stage in front of 53,000 fans chanting my name, but I got to live that dream." 

The sincerity inAntonio Lulic's voice is palpable on the single and Ralph's already givenFalse Positivesa play on theRadio KC Indie Show. With or without the assistance of Mr SheeranAntonio Lulicis destined to become a shining star.

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

Zealot Artwok Bambi resize.jpg
Brighton'sSONSreleaseZealotis arguably their biggest, most mainstream track to date.

First two Singles,ReptilesandA Love Song?have both done exceptionally well with everyone fromRadio X to BBC Intro and of courseRalphonRadio KCheaping praise plus repeat spins on brothers Lee and Nick.
Zealotis hailed bySONSas"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 withSONStypical 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.












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 withCoconut CreativesThey 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. 












Games 2 shrink.jpg
The Velvet Handsare 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.

Theirblistering 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

Image may contain: text

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.



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