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Records I Like Mix July 2020

It’s a bumper mix this month running at just over two hours. So get stuck into shoegaze, dreampop, indiepop, jangle-pop and a lot more besides. All the tracks have featured on these pages and in light of the absence of the normal accompanying details please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in this mix. Enjoy! Full Tracklisting: Apple Orchard – A Slow Dissolve The Shop Window – Mannequin Lies Hater – Sift Day Aches – After Glow English Summer – I Know You Loca Polka – Surrender Spunsugar – Happier Happyless … Continue reading Records I Like Mix July 2020

El Club Audiovisual – Ya No Somos Tan Solos

Argentinian dreampop/shoegaze band El Club Audiovisual release their debut album later this year on Casa del Puente Discos. Titled Ya No Somos Tan Solos it’s been preceded by two singles. The first single Portal, was released back in May and it’s now been followed by El Ritmo (Rhythm). The former is a slow-burning track that works it’s way up from measured guitars before breaking into a sweat unleashing some fuzzy riffs and echoing notes. The latter is straight out of the blocks grabbing your attention with some catchy vocals alongside jangling morphing into alt-rock strings. Both singles can be purchased … Continue reading El Club Audiovisual – Ya No Somos Tan Solos

Fascinations Grand Chorus – Wherever You Go

The other afternoon I was listening to some early Comet Gain, their offshoot band Velocette and the long-forgotten Kicker liking the way each of those bands blended a heady mix of Northern Soul and the 1960’s girl-groups/Phil Spector sound. Who does that these days I thought? And then, through the letterbox (well email), popped the latest release from New Jersey’s Fascinations Grand Chorus which does precisely that on Wherever You Go. To the dancefloor that’s where….. Facebook Continue reading Fascinations Grand Chorus – Wherever You Go

Loca Polka – Shiny Happy Digital Club 03

I have a feeling I am not going to be able to keep up with these releases in the Shiny Happy Digital Club releases but I will do my best! No 3 features Indonesian band Loca Polka who come from Central Java. Their line up consists of Nuri Hapsari, Mikael Yudi Priamuda, Christian Agung and Ginanjar Wahyu Aji. They formed in 2017 and released their debut EP Cruel Pleasure last December. However, I only caught them for the first time via Shiny Happy’s Please Rain Fall Compilation which was released in May and featured the EP’s lead single Surrender which … Continue reading Loca Polka – Shiny Happy Digital Club 03

The Bunbury – Track Four

The Bunbury hail from Yogyakarta, Indonesia and consist of Mirza (vocals), Fikra (guitar), Dimas (guitar), Guyub (bass) and Eja (drums). Track Four is their second single and follows Evil Knievel which was released on Shiny Happy Records last month. They write that they “borrowed the sound from the glory days of the ’80-’90s British shoegaze, post-punk, indie pop and jangle pop”. I have to say they don’t do a bad job with it either. Whereas the first single was a speedy jangling affair Track Four is two minutes of slow-paced indie-pop bliss and is the perfect end, or start as … Continue reading The Bunbury – Track Four

Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02

Populardays are a Filipino dream/pop shoegaze band hailing from Manila. They have been making music for several years, as long as this blog has been going, if not longer! They have just released a digital EP on Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records which is the second in that labels new digital Club series. The EP consists of the songs played for the label’s Our Secret World Quarantine Session with three of them being drawn from 2014’s Somewhere in Time album. The fourth and final song is Februarys Lost In Space track which will hopefully see a full release at some … Continue reading Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02