This weeks pack of three features three albums that have been released today:
Well Whale – Bittersweet Kisses
Indonesian indiepop band Well Whale have released their debut album Bittersweet Kisses. It features eight tracks including previous singles Diana, Pipe Dream and the glorious pop-punk effort that is She’s A Punk. Of the tracks that are new to me the lovely Crush stands out as does the cover art! Buy it from the band.
Smokescreens – A Strange Dream
Los Angeles based Smokescreens have released their second album. It’s titled A Strange Dream and consists of eight tracks which seems to be the magic number these days! If you are a fan of the Dunedin sound or just all things indiepop then this one should grab you. Album closer I Love Only You is my fave at present. A Strange Dream is out now on Slumberland records in an array of formats. Order from here.
The Wake – Perfumes and Fripperies
After two doses of indiepop let’s finish with some goth-rock in the shape of The Wake’s first album in twenty five years. Well it is Halloween tomorrow isn’t it?! The band, who are not to be confused with post-punk/indiepop Scottish band with the same name, released an excellent single in the shape of Hammer Hall last month and they have followed it in fine style on Perfumes and Fripperies. The Red Lorry Yellow Lorry sounding Marry Me and Emily Closer (MH direct-drive mix) are the highlights for me thus far. In fact RLYL guitarist David Wolfenden makes an appearance on Everything and the album does have an aura of 1980’s Northern England about it. Perfumes and Fripperies is out now on Blaylox Records in CD and digital formats.