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
, 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.
'Rebellion' is the fantastic new record from Moscow band Scofferlane; a concoction of stomping beats, driving bass, sustaining vibrato guitar drenched in reverb, dead pan baritone vocals and sublime saxophone solos which makes for a fabulous blend. The best illustration of this is probably the opening track; the menacing 'Distant Land' which is an absolute corker of a tune, setting the tone for what's to come. Further highlights include 'With No Disgrace', 'Petition' & 'Let It Burn' which has vocalist Stuart Stumpman displaying a genuinely exhilarating rock 'n' roll holler.
The dark 'Killing Spree' has disturbing slow, mumbled vocals whereas both 'In the Name of Rebellion' and 'Lady Gale' recall a Mark Lanegan fronted QOTSA. The raunchy 'Head' sets pulses racing with its quicker tempo before the hypnotic final number 'Domestic Girls' ensures a quirky conclusion.