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ABoF Staff Picks of the Month!

Every month Daniel blogs about what Team ABoF are listening to in the office - the non-ABoF bands that are rocking our worlds.

It's that time of the month where we at A Badge of Friendship are here to give you a taste of what we're listening to. Whether in the office, on public transport or in the comfort of our own homes, here are the tracks that we, the ABoF team have had on repeat for the past month or so. Finally, 2016 is over and we can start getting on with our lives and make a fresh start as 2017 can’t get any worse than last year, which is why (at least in my head) I’m optimistic about this year and the music yet to be released.

Here are some great tracks that we named our top picks for January:


Claire:

Homeshake - Every Single Thing


Jay Som - The Bus Song


Spoon - Hot Thoughts



Paul:

WHY? - Proactive Evolution


Antonio Williams // Kerry McCoy - Dark Denim


Pile - Texas



Ellie:

Beach For Tiger - Black Buddha


Penelope Isles - Cut Your Hair


Loyle Carner - Damselfly



Halina:

Agnes Obel - Its Happening Again


Bonobo - Bambro Koyo Ganda feat. Innov Ganda


Sleaford Mods - BHS



Mari:

Blond Maze - Antarctica


Dream Nails - Deep Heat


Young Romance - Wasting Time


Daniel:

The Shins - Name For You


Japandroids - No Known Drink Or Drug


Wilsen - Centipede



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Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017

ABoF Staff Picks of the Month!

It's that time of the month where we at A Badge of Friendship are here to give you a taste of what we're listening to. Whether in the office, on public transport or in the comfort of our own homes, here are the tracks that we, the ABoF team have had on repeat for the past month or so.

You can listen to the playlist in its entirety here:



You can see who picked what here:

Claire:

Taylor Hawkins - Range Rover Bitch
Sasha & the Bear - See Me As I Am
GUM - Gemini


Paul:

True Widow - F W T S L T M
Grails - Chalice Hymnal
Antonio Williams // Kerry McCoy - Changes


Ellie:

Superglu - Dreams
Elli Schoen - Mumma
The Dig - Simple Love


Halina:

Heavy Heart - The Way Home
Anohni - Marrow
Cabbage - Uber Captalist Death Trade


Daniel:

Local Natives - Villainy
DYAN - Looking For Knives
Wild Nothing - Lady Blue


Mari:

Deep Throat Choir - Be Ok
Low - Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)
The Muffin Heads - Queen Bitch


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Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2016

ABoF November Playlist!


Starting from November, we’re putting together a monthly playlist of some of the best releases from our current roster.

November’s playlist features an array of artists. There's 90s inspired grunge from Glasgow band The Van T’s and folk from Nottingham’s Gallery 47. Each playlist gives you an idea of just how diverse the A Badge of Friendship roster is from month to month, something we’re very proud of and glad to share with you now.



November tracklist:

The Van T's - Fun Garcon
Hawk - Mirror Maze
Stars and Rabbit - Man Upon The Hill
Freja Frances - Breathe
Chris James - Stairs Up To The Sun
Rootwork - Trust
ISLE - Faults
The Empty Page - Turbulance
Sam Brockington - Manta Ray
Chris James - Space In The Clouds feat. DM Smith
Polsky - Halycon Daze
Vienna Ditto - Busted Flush
Gallery 47 - Mother's Plan
Rainbrother - Riverside
K V A S I R - First Throws
Black International - Shining Swords
We Came From Wolves - Places Unfamiliar
Animal House - Domino
Freja Frances - Porcelain Doll
Tokyo Taboo - N.A.R.C.I.S.M.
Outblinker - Hallogallo
Lowla - Electrified
Melissa Bel - In The Light
Crash Club - Pennydrop
When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday (Jo Mango) - If I Could Choose
The Imagineers - Utopian Dreams
GANGS - Dance With Your Own Bones
Sam Brockington - Peace of Mind

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A Badge of Friendship on FUBAR - Ep. 41 feat. NZCA Lines and Gigwise!



This is the gang's last live recording for a while as the trip are about to embark upon an 8-week break to revamp the show. There will be lots of surprises, special guests and awesome content from April onwards but that doesn't mean episode 41 is any less brilliant than the rest.

Michael of NZCA Lines and Andrew Trendell of Gigwise joins Claire, Paul and Ed on the phone. NZCA Lines' terrific album Infinite Summer is out now and Andrew Gigwise chats about his favourite January releases and starts the most important discussion they've ever had - the perfect potato salad recipe. Onions or no onions? You decide!

Tracks played on the show:

Bad Wave - ‘Runaway’
Shearwater - ‘Quiet Americans’
Nzca Lines - ‘Two Hearts’
Nzlca Lines - ‘Chemical Is Obvious’
David Bowie - ‘Lazarus’
Tortoise - ‘The Catastrophist’
Savages - ‘The Answer’
Dialects - ‘It’s Not A Ghost… It’s Gravity’
Tongues - ‘Religions'



You can listen back to all our previous shows via Fubar's website.

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Posted Tue, 26 Jan 2016

A Badge of Friendship on FUBAR - Ep. 40 - Classic Rock Magazine Special!



The gang are back with their first live recording of the new year and it's a Classic Rock Magazine special, with Managing Editor Jo 'Jingles' Kendall and Assistant Features Editor Polly Glass chatting about the latest issue (February 2016).

Tracks played on the show:

David Bowie - ‘Moorage Daydream’
Black Stone Cherry - ‘The Way Of The Future’
Field Music - ‘Disappointed’
Supertramp - ‘Logical Song’
Baroness - ‘Shock Me’
Stone Temple Pilots - ‘Plush’
Purson - ‘Electric Landlady’
The Temperance Movement - ‘Get Yourself Free’
Ming City Rockers - ‘Sell Me A Lemon’
Tortoise - ‘The Catastrophist’



You can listen back to all our previous shows via Fubar's website.

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Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016