The Thursday Sampler

Over halfway through the first month of the new year already so best let’s catch up with some new tracks from Japan, Denmark, France, Australia, Brazil, the States and ol’ Blighty of course.

Here is the Playlist:

or listen on YouTube

And here are the individual tracks/info:

Peaness – How I’m Feeling

How I’m Feeling is the second single to be taken from the forthcoming album World Full Of Worry that is due for release on May 6th 2022.

Kung-Fu Girl – Ghost Girl Friend

Taken from the album Sunset Park that is out now on Testcard Records. Fuzzy and noisy indiepop from Japan.

Shortcut Miffy! – Sunday Girl (UFF MIX)

Staying in Japan and Testcard Records the UFF Mix of Sunday Girl is taken from a new compilation titled Under Flower Fes Compilation.

The Luxembourg Signal – Travel Through Midnight

Taken from the forthcoming compilation titled Under The Bridge, via Skep Wax, which is the new label from Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey. The compilation features new tracks recorded by bands who appeared on Sarah Records or in band’s that feature ex-Sarah Records artists. There will also be two supporting gigs featuring many of the bands on the compilation which will be in Bristol (Thunderbolt, 23rd April) and London (Amersham Arms, 24th April). I hope to be at the latter!

Pre-order from bandcamp or from Skep Wax.

Japanese Heart Software – On The Way Down

On The way Down is taken from the brand new album Soft that is out now from the Melbourne based act which is the project of Nat Chippy from VIM. Synth-pop mixed with reverb!

Thanks For Coming – Dear Rachel

Taken from then latest album titled Rachel Jr. from the Brooklyn based act which I have not previously heard. The project is one Rachel Brown which explains more about the song and album titles. An interesting album and given the discography I have some delving to do!

Moon Pics – Over (Arrows)

Beautiful and ethereal dream pop from Brasília’s Moon Pics. Over (Arrows) is taken from the latest extended EP titled Memoria. It’s out on cassette via Midsummer Madness or digitally from the band.

Kindsight – Sun Is Always in My Eyes

The hypnotic Sun Is Always in My Eyes is the second single to be taken from the forthcoming album Swedish Punk. The album will be released in a range of formats via Rama Lama Records on March 25th 2022.

Johnnie Carwash – Teenage Ends

Teenage Ends is the title track of the French garage punk band’s new album that is out next week via Howlin’ Banana Records. Fabulous video too – no that’s not the band it would be flippin’ great if it was!

Kodiak Island – Anything, Everything

Anything, Everything is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Play To Your Strengths. If the rest of the EP is as good as this is then well… phew. The EP will be available on 10″ vinyl, compact disc and digital formats via i40Records, which is the debut release for the label set up by the Everything IndieOver40 social media community.

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