Wittering from an old indie kid whether it's c86, indiepop, jangle pop, post-punk, coldwave, shoegaze or dreampop!
Let’s hope that Hal Borland’s famous quote holds true for new releases this month whilst I round up some of the last of April’s offerings.
Asilomar – Shimmer and Faded
A short shimmering introduction from this new dreampop/shoegaze band from Pacific Grove, California.
Flowerbed – Daffodil
Surely a song released in April and named after a flower should be called Bluebell? Regardless of the flower this is a dreamy song with ethereal vocals and symphonic guitars.
Fanclub – Imprint
Fanclub’s excellent debut All The Same EP featured a mix of synth led and guitar based indiepop. On the basis of new song Imprint it seems the band have come out all in favour of the former on this quirky track.
Kitty Kat Fanclub – Dreamy Little You
Not heard from this lot for a while! This twee indiepop song is the title track and the first song to be lifted from their forthcoming album out on Asian Man Records at the end of this month.
Chkbns – Balade Postopératoire
More dreampop this time from Russians Chkbns. This is the third single to be lifted from the now released debut album Autwik and it’s a synth-led agreeable (r) amble.
Monnone Alone – Summer of the Mosquito
The latest single and title track of the new album due out on Lost and Lonesome next week. Mighty fine power pop.
According to What – Punk Songs To Hold Hands To
Thankfully the songs on this debut EP meet the benchmark set by the EP’s title. Four punk-pop songs about love and relationships doomed not to start or fail. EP closer Back Seat Dodge could (should) be a single in its own right.
Film School – Go (But Not Too Far)
The second track to be lifted from the forthcoming self titled EP due out this summer on Hauskat Records. I really like the deadpan vocal style on this one but don’t let that put you off (if it does) as it’s pretty catchy and damn near strong.