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Silverlode, why is this Leeds-based band not signed up to a label?

Silverlode, a folksome indie rock’n’ roll band from Leeds, Yorkshire, England. There is quite a lot to go at from Silverlode, and a great starting point would be their Bandcamp page. To be fair to their music, not all of it sounds like what we are playing here on the show today. Nonetheless, Silverlode make an excellent listen. Particularly the material they have managed to get recording during lockdown.

It’s worth noting that a new EP from Silverlode is in the wings – Ullswater. What you get is a 5-track EP with one track of spoken word as a finale. At times an oppressive hark back to the 90’s and you can feel its weight as you listen on. Pendulous clouds, biting winds and the grim vision of children lost to heavy weather. Vocals that bear down on you, aggressive probing guitar riffs, it’s a wonder the Lake District is so popular. It’s released in a week’s time, but you can get a pre-listen here.

Toss that golden coin within your pocket into darkest, deepest Ullswater.

Ullswater – Silverlode

Outlaw folk with Jamie

That Jamie” makes an early appearance today on the show, and with universal acclaim! Ordinary Elephant are Jamie’s choice this week as he returns to familiar ground with some contemporary outlaw folk. Or is it Americana? Whatever pigeon hole you wish to stick husband and wife band Ordinary Elephant in, they’re excellent. Nothing short of it in fact.

Tobin gets a telling off from all the way over in Brazil. Apparently despite his love of South American beats, he’s slightly missed the point previously. Well, according to one sharp eared listener anyhow. And so he brings the dark, ominous and downright terrifying Totonho to the show. Forget sun drenched feel good vibes, this track is from a completely different stable. Tobin attempts to repair the damage by bringing for sample-masters The Allergies. And the answer is “No” before you ask. Ritchie Blackmore has nothing to do with it.

Rounding off the show Richard has Ramp Local roster-buster Giant Claw back to back with Kellindo’s guitar wizardry. So, you’re all up to speed, all that remains is to dive right in.

  1. Song For Dave Silverlode
  2. Scars We Keep Ordinary Elephant
  3. Since You’ve Been Gone The Allergies
  4. Untitled Giant Claw
  5. Long Gone Kellindo
  6. Amassar a Lataria Totonho
  7. Our Flame Silverlode

Silverlode – Our story.

A folk band in the broadest sense of the word; dogs of pop. Self-taught musical ruffians who play to their own traditions. Reinventors of self and prone to playing their songs in a myriad of ways. Join Silverlode on their mythological journey through history, future, fantasy and good times via their ever-evolving music.

Kellindo – Long Gone

Kellindo - Boston Calling - Scott Murray

Kellindo is best known as energetic side-man and collaborator to Janelle Monae, playing guitar on her four Grammy nominated records and touring the world on some of the biggest stages.

His musical story however, starts way before that. Born from a gifted bloodline that includes James Brown band members Melvin and Maceo Parker and the first black law professor at Columbia University, his father Kellis Parker. Kellindo was just 8 when he first picked up guitar. Now, after over a decade of performing with geniuses like Prince and Stevie Wonder, he’s ready to strike out on his own with his own distinctive brand of soul inflected rock ’n’ roll.

A string of eclectic singles (including When Flowers Could Dance which has been listened to over 125,000 times) and a remixes EP have led to this new release, Long Gone. A no nonsense hook and riff driven rocker with a nice, big chorus and the kind of flashy fret work that made him stand out in the first place. You will be humming it in to your mask for days!

Not only is he currently putting the final touches to his epic rock-opera album debut Shattered Rhapsody, but also will be recording intimate versions of his previous singles on piano and acoustic guitar to form one side of a limited edition vinyl collection.

Kellindo will soon be a name with no need for associations.

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