Route For The Underdog is a fortnightly half hour podcast dedicated to the best new emerging and unsigned artists. I regularly browse music sites like Bandcamp and Soundcloud looking for the latest underground releases from the newest bands from all over the world.

Any band or artist that would like to feature on my podcasts, or on the Dick's Recommendations page, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , twitter or facebook. Send me a link to your latest song or release and I will give it a listen and if I like it, I will pop a song on my next podcast and/or recommend the song or your EP/LP on the site.

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Calvario - Calvario EP

Spanish all girl three piece Calvario have released their debut self-titled EP via their bandcamp page.

The EP starts with the terrific 'Mortimer' - a post-punk track built upon a menacing drum and bass attack. This is followed by the blink-and-you'll-miss-it 'Renegrido' - just over a minute of vivacious garage pop.

Next up is punk rocker 'Tienes Algo Ahí' which features some cool call-and-response vocals. Saving, possibly the best song til last, the fabulous 'Tú' brings an end to proceedings with its catchy guitar riff and hummable vocal harmony.

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Bands As...

Bands As...Football Managers

With David Moyes being shown the door by Manchester United today I thought we could try a game of Bands As Football Managers.