As promised last weekend here is the second part of April’s mix. Given I have spread it over two hour long mixes I still have missed out some excellent tracks from Feb/March. Er a third mix perhaps!?
Mirrorlakes – Faded Town
It’s a moody track mixing alternative rock and folk rock reminding me of the likes of Red House Painters and Mojave 3.
Lebend – Chasing Ghosts
The vocals, whilst prominent, become secondary to my attention as both guitars and synths produce reflections in sound at various points of the song.
Tvartom – Jarkytys
Helsinki’s Tvärtom follow up last Septembers self titled EP with another fine slice of jangling and melodic indiepop.
bdrmm – Happy
The label describes Happy as “Just Like Heaven’ meets the first DIIV album” and whilst I am not sure about that it’s a great jangling alt-rock/dreampop track
Aiko El Grupo – A Mi Ys Me Iba Mal De Antes
The debut single out now on Elefant Records.
Thud – North Acton
Its a shimmering shoegaze track with some lovely accompanying synthesizers which must be ripe for a remix!
FOG – Nocturne
Both the guitars and vocals are delicate although the former sometimes deliver a burst of energy shattering the gentleness of the song.
Mo Dotti – Inverted Skies
It’s hard not to sigh with the feelings of desolation the song brings. Mesmerising.
Loveblind – Goodbyes Without Goodbye (Adoration Destroyed Remix)
Remix of the latest single which is out now on Saint Marie Records.
Nectar – Fishy
It’s a blistering (no pun intended!) alt rock/noise pop track with guitars and vocals that echoes to the sounds of the 1990’s over the course of it’s 92 seconds.
Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls – Careful Is My Middle Name
The new single from the wonderfully named Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls is a telling example of indiepop.
Phosphene – Spiral
The second single from the forthcoming album by Phosphene has just been released. It’s called Spiral and features the words that give that album it’s title, being Lotus Eaters.
Sustains – Game
Taken from the current EP Sick Ones which is out now.
The Drain On The Balcony – Truly Deeply Madly
Punky indie pop with swirling synths and deadpan vocals get a big thumbs up from me.
The Leave Me Alones – Stop You
Closing track Stop You is my pick of the bunch being as catchy as anything I have heard recently. My type of pop music in one.
Well Whale – Diana
Diana is the third single from Bandung’s Well Whale and it’s jangling female fronted indie pop with twee overtures. Again it’s influences are from the past but delivered bang up to date.
VIM – Sea
The songs swirl like no tomorrow and closing ones eyes they present hazy, shady and mottled imagery.