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
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Run slightly over the half hour running time but I'm sure you can forgive me when the music is this good! By the way, apologies for the slurring in the intro; Must have had one too many sherry's me thinks! ;)
'Braindead' is the latest post-punk infused offering from Californian band The Laytcomers.
This excellent EP starts with the terrific title track 'Braindead'; were incessant, driving bass and pounding drums meet a free-styling, wandering organ whilst the vocalist delivers his lines in complete dead pan. 'Her Eyeless Face' continues in a similar vein, complete with catchy '...it's never enough' chorus and extra keys which adds some colour. The punkier 'Payments' features some fine, if somewhat, erratic fretwork. Whilst final track 'Followed Home' is a slightly more chilled-out acoustic affair which builds into a cacophony of discordant noise - Nice!