Aiko El Grupo – Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían)

Aiko El Grupo have raided their recent mini-album Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​. and lifted their dazzling new single from it. Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían) is another one of those shouty pop-punk tracks the band seem to deliver so well. And despite the video’s Battle Royale theme you cannot help but smile. The single is available digitally from Elefant Records whilst the … Continue reading Aiko El Grupo – Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían)

True Faith – As Much Nothing As Possible

If I said to you describe what you think post-punk sounds like I bet pretty much that the description would be similar to the music True Faith have delivered on their debut (mini?) album As Much Nothing As Possible. Slow brooding bass riffs with a nod to Peter Hook supplemented by bursts of atmospheric synths complete with gloomy words and dark vocals. Er yeah, that … Continue reading True Faith – As Much Nothing As Possible

Sicayda – Sicayda

Canadian band Sicaya have just released their second EP. Self-titled it features four tracks including the lead single Deeper In. Prior to this EP, the band were at the noisier end of the shoegaze spectrum but the sound here is heavier taking in elements of grunge and alt-rock along the way. Sicayda’s music has always been distinctive thanks to the vocals of singer/guitarists Kevin Tipan … Continue reading Sicayda – Sicayda

Lazy Eye – Inconsistent Borderline

Palembang’s Lazy Eye impressed ears with last year’s Digital Primavera EP. They write on their Bandcamp page that they are “mostly influenced by 90’s music” but on Inconsistent Borderline those influences surely must come from a decade earlier given the vintage twee-pop sound contained within. The vocals of bass player Isabella Maulidya are certainly worth a listen whatever decade those influences come from. The Sound … Continue reading Lazy Eye – Inconsistent Borderline

Darryl Wezy – Parallel Universe

I first heard Jakarta based Irfandy Hamzah aka Darryl Wezy and his brand of indie-pop this time last year via the Our Secret World 2 compilation courtesy of Shiny Happy Records. He has been around for a while now and his contribution for the aforementioned compilation was a raw live recording of the track Tomorrow which appears here in all its studio-recorded glory. It, like … Continue reading Darryl Wezy – Parallel Universe

Waves From Signals – Delusional Machines EP

If you listened too or read the accompanying post for Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One you may have gathered that I fell in love again with music inspired by Kraftwerk, and electronica in general, in 2020. And that continues with this EP from Barcelona based Waves From Signals who write that they are “a collective of audio & visual artists fused by … Continue reading Waves From Signals – Delusional Machines EP