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.

This week I have been mostly listening to:

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Dick's Recommendations

Alright Panther - Hey Man Nice Set EP

'Hey Man Nice Set' is the fabulous new release from Chicago band Alright Panther which kicks off with the bonkers pop ditty 'Rushing Screaming Watercolor' - a fantastic, fast-paced song which throws many a curveball. The more straight-forward garage rock of 'Don't Look Down' and the absolutely brilliant 'Ghost Jeans' follows.

The groovy 'Filament Shake' features a lovely riff and slows things down a tad before the post-punky vibe of 'Stay Awake' takes centre stage with it's punchy rhythm. 'Is This a Terrarium?' completes the EP with some pulsating tempo changes - Fine stuff!

Download now from their bandcamp page for NYOP.