-- August 2014 --

Alt/Punk Vol. 3

Various (ALGB 005)

Featuring; Creeper / Amanda X / Brightside / TrunkWeed / Rational Anthem / The Creeps / The Brats / Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves / The Flippants / Pillow Fight / Good News / MerylStreep / Long Knives / Southern Radio / The Valley Ends

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What We're About

A Lonely Ghost Burning's carefully curated compilations aim to serve as a gateway into newly released albums, EPs and demos that have our unreserved backing. There's no filler, no reputations, just great music from records that deserve all the extra exposure they can get.

The Download

Free download from Noisetrade contains all tracks in MP3 format, while the free download from Bandcamp contains all tracks in the format of your choosing. If you like what you hear, show the artists some love, either socially or monetarily. All the links you'll need are below, along with a few words on the record that each track comes from. All tracks appear with explicit permission from the relevant band/artist.

Future Plans?

All being well, our next beautiful songwriting offering will be available in September/October, with the next alt/punk collection pencilled in for October/November. Follow us at the usual places for updates.

1.) Gloom

Creeper

Creeper

Self Released (June 2014)

An undoubted contender for the most interesting current voice in the UK punk rock scene, former Our Time Down Here front-man Will Gould returns as part of Creeper, a five-piece whose debut effort makes full use of their identifiable vocalist’s slurred articulation to help offer up a storming collection of surging rock tracks that are ripe with character as well as melody. (Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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2.) Nothing Wild

Amanda X

Amnesia

Siltbreeze Records (July 2014)

A massive grower, Amanda X’s Amnesia is an understated and highly accomplished collection of vocally irresistible, faultlessly constructed and often low-key rock songs, the trio demonstrating themselves as masterful creators of those little moments you look forward to on each listen, which in time, you come to realise, exist in every single song on this, their debut full-length.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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3.) Circa 2006

Brightside

Now and Loud

Broken World Media (May 2014)

Rhythmically superior and wildly infectious, Now and Loud is a pollyannaish record that can’t help but make you smile with its wide-eyed, unconditioned outlook and delivery. Music for the upbeat losers who embrace their world. (Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

4.) Youth Society

TrunkWeed

Days Of Haze

Self Released (July 2014)

As its retro surf vibes wash effortlessly over you, TrunkWeed’s Days of Haze is pretty much guaranteed to have you dreaming of blue skies, still air and evening sunshine. It may also compel those who are old and obscure enough to go dig out the 1999 Infogrames racing classic, Beetle Crazy Cup (or ' Beetle Buggin’ ', depending on your territory). Then again, maybe that's just me…(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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5.) Lloyd Christmas

Rational Anthem

Emotionally Unavailable

Bloated Kat Records (June 2014)

Pop-punk without pretence, Emotionally Unavailable sounds unashamedly natural, playing like a quick-fire stream of consciousness that could belong to many a normal person. 'These are my thoughts,' it says, with a shrug of hypothetical shoulders, 'here, have an album's worth of inescapable hooks to catch them with.'(Jamie Downes // 19/04/14)

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6.) Follow My Eyes

The Creeps

Eulogies

It's Alive Records Records (July 2014)

Despite their being in existence for fifteen years, Ontario natives The Creeps latest record, Eulogies, showcases a surprising freshness - which perhaps comes from having a commercially viable sound without any pretentions of seeking such popularity. While demonstrating influences from several other punk bands through the decades, Eulogies, ultimately, sounds like its own thing - ultra melodic and very well honed.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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7.) London

The Brats

Scaring The Girls

Self Released (July 2014)

The style of Swiss rockers The Brats is a difficult one to pin down. At times reminiscent of a slightly excitable Garbage, whilst clearly not afraid of entering garage-rock territory, the most consistent aspect of the quartets debut record is the ominous darkness casting shadows without ever fully enveloping the material. Sometimes serious, other times playful, but always interesting.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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8.) Facade

Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves

Scorched Earth

Flesh & Bone Records (June 2014)

As sincere as their name is long, Wolves x4’s Scorched Earth is home to an impassioned and unpretentious collection of songs, which, delivered by the appropriately gruff voice of Brian Woodall, grab you by the scruff of the neck and let go only when they’ve finished telling their story.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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9.) Blindfold

The Flippants

Ghost Hands

Self Released (March 2014)

Ghost Hands is a slice of eerie rock and roll, made more sinister by front-woman Ruthy Colmenero, whose effortlessly bewitching voice gives her the impression of a powerful sorceress, orchestrating the running of an ominously efficient castle populated with somnambulists controlled by her own brand of vocal hypnosis.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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10.) Perfect Letter

Pillow Fight

Slumber Party

Self Released (May 2014)

Slumber Party is a record that is very easy to become fond of, its eight quick-fire tracks all wilfully naïve and built around that sad but secretly optimistic outlook of awkward but well-meaning young people the world over.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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11.) I Can't Help You, Sorry

Good News

Lame Excuses

Self Released (July 2014)

Equally as suitable for a geeky dancehall as it is a quiet night in with headphones, Lame Excuses is a record that keeps you on your toes without ever giving the impression that it’s going to leave you behind.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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12.) Anagramas

MerylStreep

2051

Discos de Kirlian (May 2014)

Just as was the case on their demo tape, there is a musical rawness to MerylStreep’s work on 2051, which, combined with the evasive harmonies and layered vocals, creates a wonderfully calm, even-tempered and ultimately difficult to classify signature sound.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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13.) Bones

Long Knives

Demo

Self Released (August 2014)

An earnest collection that explores resignation and redemption, vulnerability and strength, the debut release from Long Knives also shows an apparent willingness to tackle challenging subject matter and play with song structure, not to mention showcasing some beautiful vocal moments courtesy of lead-lady, Kristia Moya. The California four-pieces’ future looks well worth monitoring closely.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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14.) Sad Black Banners

Southern Radio

The Great Beauty

.aorte Records (July 2014)

Succumbing to the nostalgic, ambient wiles of Southern Radio’s The Great Beauty lands the listener in a sprawling wasteland, where the isolation leads to an inevitable sadness, but also to an appreciation of the splendour that once existed, and may yet exist again; enough fragments of life remaining to offer a gentle hope for the future.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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15.) Transoceanic

The Valley Ends

Falls

Self Released (July 2014)

Falls is a record that is perhaps best described in visual terms; it’s glistening world existing in a serene setting of vivid colour and natural beauty, where icy blue waterfalls conceal caves filled with immaculate crystals so inviting, that one is rendered powerless to the belief that lying within them is an even more idyllic beyond. Atmospheric and resplendent.(Jamie Downes // 19/08/14)

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