VPME Track Of The Day “Carver’s Kicks” by Straylings.


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Now this is fantastic. “Carver’s Kicks” by Straylings is an epic, dark, portentous sounding slice of widescreen drama.  Consisting of Bahraini/Austrian songwriter Dana Zeera and London born guitarist Oliver Drake Straylings have already received high praise for their debut Ep  released last June . On this track the sound recalls the cinematic Alt/Goth country which made the Howling Bells debut album such a critical hit and marks out the 5th March as a significant date in your musical diary.  Why ? Well that’s the date Straylings debut album   “Entertainment On Foreign Ground”   is released via Deadpan records

They  also play their first date of 2012 this Saturday at Camden Barfly.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.


  1. Oooh – I rather like this one. Yes, your Howling Bells reference is spot on. The tone, timbre and presentation of her voice reminded me of that immediately.

    Another great find for you, VP!

    How do you do it?


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