Another one of those posts where I cannot decide if I am lazy or whether I listen to far too much. Anyway….
Elenin – Turtleneck
Fuzzy and dreamy stuff from Indonesian shoegazers Elenin. I certainly did not want this one to end thanks to the shimmering guitars and ethereal vocals. It’s always a winner for me that combo. Available digitally on Don’t Fade Away Records.
Heartlings – A Hundred Wishes
Also, on Don’t Fade Away Records, is this two track release from yet another Indonesian indiepop band. Like many of their peers they replicate that C86/Sarah Records sound and then put their own spin on it for good measure. Of the two tracks I prefer the fast and fuzzy title track over the slower indiepop ballad style on Summer Breeze. Get it from here.
The BV’s – Charlie, I Don’t Know Who You Are!/Porth Sawsen
Two tracks taken from the forthcoming Cartography album make up this new digital single release. The first track has a retro jangling pop feel which they deliver so well and is the ideal song to open that aforementioned album. Porth Sawsen is interesting to say the least having a strong soundtrack feel about it. The single can be picked up from here whilst the album follows on Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten later this week!
Fresh – Willa
Noisy but catchy punk-pop from Londoners Fresh. Willa is taken from their forthcoming album Withdraw which will be released on Specialist Subject Records.
Palm Haze – Stay Cool
Palm Haze take the breezy route now their other project Flover produces the noise. Stay Cool is an alt-pop song that has bursts of fuzzy guitar amongst the laid back beats and the melodic vocals of singer Anna Wagner.
Gars de Gouttiere – Star Single
Parisians Gars de Gouttiere carry on doing their game of two halves thing with one dance influenced side and one indiepop side. It’s the latter track P’tit Caf Gros Caf that wins out here being a slow, hazy guitar driven song that touches on the druggier side of psychedelic pop.
Youth – 1993
1993 is an easy going track with hushed haunting vocals repeating the same words over psychedelic influenced lo-fi guitars. Ambient indiepop or what?
The Collection Grows……
And not forgetting new albums, which are all highly recommended,from;
Rei Clone – Greetings From Somewhere
Misty Coast – Melodaze
Chain Wallet – No Ritual