Apr 202011

A few weeks ago, the guys from Alright the Captain got together with members of other Derby, UK bands to discuss how they could mobilize to further promote all of the great music happening in their city. There was a lot of ongoing chatter on Twitter about the event, and as I followed the threads, I decided that I would get involved also with a 6forty collection that featured several of the bands. I’m really pleased with this playlist – the songs work well together. I definitely plan on doing at least one more Derby collection, so hang in there if you’re from one of the bands that didn’t make it onto this playlist (I try to keep the files under 150MB).

Please support these bands by buying their records and going to their shows. All of these releases are available to download/purchase on bandcamp. And I would really appreciate it if you would let me know that you’re listening.

6forty on twitter ::  6forty on facebook ::  mike@6forty.com


Alright The Captain – Peanut Worm  -00:00-
Crash Of Rhinos – Gold On Red  -3:03-
Crushing Blows – Nightworker  -10:50-
Mascot Fight – There’s Something I Ought To Tell You, Emily  -15:57-
Grande Duke – Cut The Duck  -18:18-
Papayèr – Your Kids Ever Hear Of A Band Called Saxon?  -22:10-
My Psychoanalyst – We Disagree  -26:24-
These Waves – These Questions Need No Answers  -31:00-
Little Courage – Should Have Sent A Poet  -34:17-
Directions – Dreamer  -38:57-
Stay Classy San Diego – Wherever It Is You’re Running Too  -43:41-
Beyond This Point Are Monsters – Foreign Film  -50:09-
Emphemetry – Five Fields  -57:33-

640.038 playlist.pdf

The original image (before I messed with the colors) is courtesy of Martin Cordon. It’s a photo of the Shacklecross Lock (Borrowash, Derbyshire), which was part of the Derby Canal. The canal ran 14 miles (23 km) from the Trent and Mersey Canal at Swarkestone to Derby and Little Eaton, and to the Erewash Canal at Sandiacre, Derbyshire, England. The canal gained its Act of Parliament in 1793 and was fully completed in 1796. The canal’s main cargo was coal.

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Apr 082011


Please support the bands by buying their records and going to their shows. Click on the band names in the playlist below for more details about each release.

6forty on twitter ::  6forty on facebook ::  mike@6forty.com


Friend? – What Meat Loaf Wouldn’t Do For Love  -00:00-
Overhead, The Albatross – Footprints In The Blood Soaked Snow  -04:48-
Lights At Sea – Be Silent  -09:24-
Her Name Is Calla – New England  -14:31-
Years Of Rice And Salt – Eskimo Kiss  -23:45-
This Will Destroy You – Black Dunes  -31:55-
Industries Of The Blind – Waiting And Waltzing In Airport Terminals  -40:12-
The End Of The Ocean – We Always Think There Is Going To Be More Time…  -54:27-

640.037 playlist.pdf

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Apr 012011







The drums were pounding out a battle beat as the Iron Victory swept forward, her ram cutting through the choppy green waters. The smaller ship ahead was turning, oars slapping at the sea. Roses streamed upon her banners; fore and aft a white rose upon a red escutcheon, atop her mast a golden one on a field as green as grass. The Iron Victory raked her side so hard that half the boarding party lost their feet. Oars snapped and splintered, sweet music to the captain’s ears.

He vaulted over the gunwale, landing on the deck below with his golden cloak billowing behind him. The white roses drew back, as men always did at the site of Victorion Greyjoy armed and armored, his face hidden behind his kraken helm. They were clutching swords and spears and axes, but nine of every ten wore no armor, and the tenth had only a shirt of sewn scales. These are no ironmen, Victorion thought. They still fear drowning

…The Drowned God had not shaped Victorion Greyjoy to fight with words at kingsmoots, nor struggle against furtive sneaking foes in endless bogs. This was why he had been put on earth; to stand steel-clad with axe red and dripping in his hand, dealing death with every blow. They hacked at him from front and back, but their swords might have been willow switches for all the harm they did him. No blade could cut through Victorion Greyjoy’s heavy plate, nor did he give his foes the time to find the weak points at the joints, where only mail and leather warded him. Let three men assail him, or four, or five; it made no matter. He slew them one at a time, trusting his steel to protect him from the others. As each foe fell he turned his wroth upon the next.

By then the deck was slick beneath his feet, and the dead and dying lay in heaps on every side. He threw his shield away and sucked in air. “Lord Captain,” he heard the Barber say beside him, “the day is ours.”     (George R.R. Martin, ‘A Feast For Crows’ copyright 2005)

Please support these bands by buying their records and going to their shows. And I would really appreciate it if you would let me know that you’re listening. A note about the artwork – My real job has consumed my time this week, so I wasn’t able to create a cover for this collection. The image above is perfect, and is copyrighted to Raya Golden and George R.R. Martin (all rights reserved).

6forty on twitter ::  6forty on facebook ::  mike@6forty.com


Khuda – Antaeus   -0:00-
Swans – Eden Prison   -9:39-
Tesa – Part 37   -15:30-
Auternus – Bipolar   -19:56-
Atlantis – Mata Hari’s Kiss   -26:58-
Grande Duke – Earth-Wire Fire   -34:54-
Brux – Niflheim   -40:03-
Do Make Say Think – Reitschule   -44:44-
Killington Fall – This City Is Covered In Water   -54:02-
Alright The Captain – Honey Badger   -60:30-
Orders Of The British Empire – What Would You Do?   -63:44-

640.036 playlist.pdf

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