I’ve never met DC Cardwell, but through listening to his hook laden, catchy pop songs, I know we’d be talking for hours and hours. There is a wonderful distillation of melodic guitar pop from the ages compressed into his music that will have you humming for days. Born in Northern Ireland and now based in glorious Tassie, he’s back with a cracking new album Crystal Set – all the instruments played by either himself or his son Samuel.

Track: Friendly Fire
Artist: DC Cardwell
Release: Crystal Set
Label: Madcar Records

Track: Everybodys Gone
Artist: The Orange Peels
Release: Square Cubed
Label: Minty Fresh

Track: Heartbeat
Artist: Buddie
Release: Diving
Label: Crafted Sounds

Track: The Rest Of Your Life
Artist: Snowy Band
Release: Audio Commentary
Label: Osborne Again

Track: Mercy
Artist: James Thomson
Release: Golden Exile
Label: Self Released

Track: That Night
Artist: Ben Mason
Release: Kanandah
Label: Self Released

Track: Nebraska
Artist: Aoife O’Donovan
Release: In The Magic Hour Solo Sessions
Label: Yep Roc Records

Track: Touched By Fire
Artist: Jonah Tolchin
Release: The Carriage House Singles
Label: Yep Roc Records

1/2/3/4 — #159 — The Big Pop Heart of DC Cardwell

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