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Aiko El Grupo – Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​.

Spanish punk-pop band Aiko El Grupo will be releasing a mini-album via the Elefant Records New Adventures In Pop imprint on December 11th 2020. Titled Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​. it features 10 tracks (er is a 10 track release really a mini-album?) including the recent singles Truchita (nunca volveré!!!!) and Quiero conocer (por tu actitud). … Continue reading

The Shop Window – Sad Eyes

The new single from The Shop Window is a personal offering from Carl Mann and was written following a visit to see his 104-year-old grandmother. Sad Eyes combines jangling guitars, poignant words and a catchy chorus that belies the melancholy. The band’s debut 7″ single will be released via Spinout Nuggets in due course whilst … Continue reading

One of Those Catch Up Posts

It’s been a busy few days at work and I have been dipping in and out of a number of releases. So the first post of the weekend is a rip through whats been happening and what delights for your ears may be on offer. Regular visitors to this blog may note that I am … Continue reading

Records I Like Mix November 2020

A bit later than planned but better late than never. Another round of new releases since the last upload. Matinee Recordings have had a busy month and all four of their single releases so far are included alongside a couple of Robin Guthrie mixes. There is the usual round-up of indiepop from Spain as well … Continue reading

Two From Don’t Fade Away Records

A quick post today featuring two new tracks from Indonesian label Don’t Fade Away Records. Blonde House – The Answer Blonde House hail from Palembang and The Answer is the follow up top last year’s split release with Melt. It’s an indiepop track with elements of post-punk. The vocals are dreamy, wistful whilst the song … Continue reading

The Royal Landscaping Society – Frost

Matinee Recordings are having a prolific November on the singles front. Frost by Spanish band The Royal Landscaping Society is the fourth released by the label this month and what do you know it’s another cracker. Well, I think it’s a Christmas track judging by the title and cover so that is appropriate! The song … Continue reading

Northern Portrait – At Attention

2020 has been a dump of a year all round but the return of Danish band Northern Portrait brings a smile to my face. The band will be releasing their first material since 2013’s Pretty Decent Swimmers ‎EP in the shape of new album The Swiss Army. It has been preceded by the lead single … Continue reading

Die Zärtlichkeit – So Einfach War Es Nie

German band Die Zärtlichkeit are following up their self-titled debut EP with their second EP. Imaginatively titled Die Zärtlichkeit II it’s preceded by the lead single So Einfach War Es Nie which translates as It Has Never Been So Easy. The roots of the track, like the aforementioned EP, are firmly stuck in the past … Continue reading

A Saturday Trio

Planet Loser – Hold My Breath The latest single from Planet Loser is a delectable slice of dreamy indie-pop with glistening guitars, poignant words and another fine vocal performance from Amber Lewis. It’s their sixth single release of the year so I am hoping that they are all part of a bigger picture. If not … Continue reading

Fred Fredburger – Tardes De Sol

Spanish act Fred Fredburger have lifted a new single from their self titled mini LP. Titled Tardes De Sol it’s another frantic burst of C86 inspired fuzzy pop. It’s backed with Esto No Es Serie which is the theme to a podcast band members participate in and is dedicated to the Spanish TV series of … Continue reading

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