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.

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Dick's Recommendations

Crooks Thrill - Demo

Introducing Californian band Crooks Thrill and their impressive self-produced Demo EP which kicks off with the breezy indie rocker 'Safe Bet' before the quality Strokes-esque tune 'Nova' charms.

Possibly the best track here, 'On The Run' contains a pulsating bass and some fine riffage. Last song, 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' continues in a similar making sure this solid demo ends on a high. Looking forward to seeing where this band goes from here as on this showing the sky's the limit!

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