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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Dick's Recommendations

Shiny Coin - Tape

Melbourne band Shiny Coin return with their fantastic new EP simply called 'Tape'. They opener with the sprightly, almost shoegazy gem 'NBA Jam' before the naughtily named 'C*nt' follows; a catchy little garage pop ditty.

The slightly more heavy 'Green Smoothie' is a rowdy garage rock affair whilst closer 'My Friends' rounds things off splendidly well with another slice of joyous pop with a lo-fi, punky edge.

Listen/Download for NYOP or purchase on cassette tape now from Healthy Tapes for $6.