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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People//Talk - S/T EP

This is the new self-titled EP from Liverpool band People//Talk (formerly known as So Sexual) which kicks off with the beautifully dark ‘Remind Yourself’ (listen below) which showcases the vocalist’s splendid baritone vocals which feature prominently throughout. The superb ‘Translation’ continues in a similar vein with emotive synths adding extra depth.

The bitter and twisted ‘I Had A Friend’ has a wonderfully negative energy to it whilst the brooding ‘Something To Hold Onto’ has a catchy chorus and an intriguing guitar tone which suits the song perfectly.

The EP closes with the synth-heavy, and possibly the best track, ‘Laura’; a fantastic end to a fabulous release.

EP drops on the 3rd November – Pre-order it on CD from the brilliant Bleeding Gold label now.