This weeks pack of three features three releases from French label Howlin’ Banana Records.
Cloud Factory – Cloud Factory #1
Cloud Factory are a Pop/Post punk band hailing from Toulouse. They consist of Alice (keyboard/vocals, Ben (bass), Bruno (drums), Robin (guitar) and Romain (guitar). This self titled EP is their debut release. The music is mainly inspired by garage rock but there other influences such as indie pop and a punk attitude also running through. The sound has a fuzziness about it and the female vocals stand out too. A pretty good debut methinks.
Tapeworms – Safety Crash
Tapeworms, who hail from Lille, will be releasing their debut album Funtastic on the label in September. The album has been preceded by the track Safety Crash which is a joyful romp through garage and indie pop.
Various – Summer Sampler #7
And if you want to hear more from the label there is a new free/pay what you want label sampler just out. It features not only tracks from the two bands mentioned but contributions from others previously mentioned on this blog including Pop Crimes and eGgs. It’s not a bad way to spend a weekend, is it? You can get this one from here.