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A Trio of Albums

The Wellington – Playmaker Indonesian band The Wellington have just released their new (debut?) album. Titled Playmaker it features nine tracks including the singles Lost In Cario and It’s So Fine. The band’s sound embraces indiepop, shoegaze and dreampop. It’s early days but Burned is the standout track for me at present. Playmaker is out … Continue reading

I Have Had Worst Starts To A Week……

Kindsight – Terminal Daze Danish band Kindsight are the first band from outside of Sweden to sign for that Rama Lama Records label. Given that the retro indiepop sound on new single Terminal Daze echoes to Labrador Records and early Cardigans that should come as no surprise. All they need now is a post-covid dancefloor … Continue reading


Another round-up of post-punk, synth-pop and goth-rock via a YouTube playlist. Maybe I should have kept some of these tracks back for the end of the month and for the Halloween kitchen/living room dancefloors! BlakLight – Unknown Love (Facebook – Buy) Sara Stuttgart – Женщина в Колодце (Facebook – Buy) undertheskin – End This Summer … Continue reading

Candy Opera – These Days Are Ours

Candy Opera are a 1960’s inspired pop band who originally formed in Liverpool as far back as 1982. Despite interest from a couple of labels nothing came to fruition and the band disbanded a decade later with demo recordings preserved for prosperity. Fast forward to 2017 and Uwe Weigmann, one of the founder members of … Continue reading

Hero No Hero – Hero No Hero

Hero No Hero hail from Southern California and consist of The Francine Odysseys founder/writer Gretchen DeVault on vocals whilst Ken Aki, who has played live with Starry Eyed Cadet, provides the words and instruments. They write that their music “evokes sentiments of The Sundays, Stereolab, The Cure” and “more recent groups like Hatchie, The Pantones, … Continue reading

Records I Like Mix October 2020

Another busy month in the land of Bandcamp. The latest mix sees epic shoegaze, alt-rock, dreampop and indiepop collide to great effect if I do say so myself. Please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in this mix. Especially on Bandcamp Friday. Feedback of the non-musical … Continue reading

The Thursday Quartet

Family Mart – Starlite Texans Family Mart follow up their addictive My Anarcha​-​Feminist Crush single with a new song Starlite. The track encompasses a clash of styles from range from New Order style guitar to C86 indiepop. Now that truly is a post-punk record! Facebook The Reds, Pinks & Purples – Don’t Come Home Too … Continue reading

Flying Fish Cove – Viridian

Flying Fish Cove have just released a new four-track EP titled Viridian. They have also released a video to accompany the title track and it’s “a playful remake” of the video which accompanied Cyndi Lauper’s 1984 hit Time After Time. The EP, which also features the band’s cover of Cub’s Magic 8 Ball is out … Continue reading

Hamburger – Supersad

Bristol’s Hamburger release their debut EP Teenage Terrified via Specialist Subject Records in December. Supersad is the first track we get to hear and it’s a slice of miserableness with words to empathize with and a tune to bounce around too. That may be contradictory but that’s pop music for you whether it’s happy or … Continue reading

Various Artists – The Sound of Young Sumatera

The Sound of Young Sumatera is a new compilation, alongside a play on words, from Shiny Happy Records. As the title suggests the compilation features twelve bands from the Indonesia Island of Sumatera playing indiepop, dreampop and indierock. Thankfully the album does not simply compile twelve bands playing homage to Sarah Records which, a couple … Continue reading

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