Today’s track of the day is some raunchy indierock in the form of ‘My Man’ by Sick Love. They are touring Ireland and the UK this month to support the release of their EP – catch them at The Dublin Castle tonight and The Grand Social in Dublin on Sat 30th Nov.
Track of the day today is the Isle of Wight’s Lauran Hibberd’s ‘Sweat Patch’ – a slick, brat-punk banger with high Nirvana content. She says of the track:
“Sweat Patch is arguably a song about drugs, but it’s not like I’m trying to be cool about it. I’m pretty much frigid with anything unprescribed. But because of that, this song is based on my idea of that world. There’s loads of songs about getting high, not as many songs about watching and I guess analysing other people do it. I guess this is me, soberly sat in a room watching all of my friends take drugs. I guess there’s also a nod to the elephant in the room, A DUDE. There’s always a dude! And I guess this song stemmed from me being into this guy, but he was pretty much into other things more.”
Catch Lauran Hibberd on tour:
19 Nov – Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg* 20 Nov – Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen* 22 Nov – Musik & Frieden, Berlin* 23 Nov – Proxima, Warsaw* 24 Nov – Rock Cafe, Prague* 26 Nov – Flex Café, Vienna* 27 Nov – Strom, Munich* 30 Nov – Razzmatazz Room 3, Barcelona* 01 Dec – Moby Dick, Madrid* 15 Feb – The Joiners, Southampton 16 Feb – The Louisiana, Bristol 18 Feb – The Bodega, Nottingham 19 Feb – The Deaf Institute, Manchester 20 Feb – Camden Assembly, London *The Regrettes support
Track of the day comes courtesy of Leeds’ art-rockers The Golden Age of TV. ‘Caught in Doors’ is the first release from their eponymous EP – featuring the urgent indierock vocals of Bea Fletcher over a fuzzy orchestra of driving, chiming and jangly guitars. Unsettlingly pleasing.
Today’s track of the day comes courtesy of New Zealand’s SevenZen, aka 16-year-old multi-instrumentalist Kate Popham. ‘They Are Us is’ was written in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, she says:
“I wrote this song in the wake of March 15 and ended up submitting it to the Peace competition run by New Zealand’s Play it Strange Trust who run annual competitions for secondary school students. My song got through and I recorded it at Neil Finn’s Roundhead in Auckland. The song is about acceptance of diversity in all of its forms and the danger’s division that spreads online.”
Today’s track of the day comes from Melbourne’s NatVazer – Like Demi, and it’s an instant favourite indie anthem, on our favourite theme of being your own best self.
“when I was about 8, I fell in love with Demi Moore’s character in the movie Ghost, a widowed visual artist living in New York. When my brother and I were kids, my dad used to cut our hair so one day I decided to ask him to cut mine super short ‘just like Demi Moore in Ghost’. My dad got a plastic bowl out of the kitchen, threw it on my little head and started cutting around the bowl like there was no tomorrow… It became a controversial topic at school, where my teachers would get reports that some mysterious boy kept entering the girls’ toilets. Kids at school started to call me ‘Monica from Playschool’.”