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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

Big Summer – Drones

The music of Porto’s Big Summer has not appealed to me previously but I have to say the new single Drones is very impressive. The title suggested a kosmische undercurrent to the song and that holds true as the band sound, on this one at least, like a Portuguese version of Big Les Byrd. It’s … Continue reading

Another Bunch of Five!

The Churchhill Garden – Reality The latest collaboration between Swiss-based Andy Jossi and Krissy Vanderwoude over in the states takes me by surprise given its intensity. It’s an in your face 1990’s inspired alternative/indie track with tinges of shoegaze. It’s a bit like Lush circa Lovelife. And that’s no bad thing. Reality is available digitally … Continue reading

White Flowers – Within a Dream

Preston’s White Flowers release their new EP Within a Dream via Tough Love on 15th January 2021. It will feature four tracks including the bands cover of Mama Cass’ Didn’t Want to Have to Do It. The label has just released a video for the title track and White Flowers brooding, atmospheric post-punk is still … Continue reading

Really Really

So it’s another Saturday after a Bandcamp Friday post so here is a 10 track “mixtape” of some of the tunes I picked up featuring indiepop, post-punk, synthpop, krautrock and garage. I picked up plenty more, so much so that PayPal thought they were fraudulent transactions. Unless they were trying to be arbiters of taste … Continue reading

Bunch of Five

Love Tan – Love Tan If I had to compare Love Tan to anyone else right now it would have to be The Jeanines. The two share the same DNA from musical influences (c86, twee) right down to the same retro artwork and style! This new duo from Brighton, who comprise of Ben Nightingale (B. … Continue reading

Shoe Shine Six – ’96

Yekaterinburg based Shoe Shine Six have a new EP out. Titled ’96 it features the songs I Will and two versions of the title track. The former errs on the side of dreampop set against a backdrop of shimmering guitars and soaring synths whilst ’96 in its original form is a full-on track fusing alt-rock … Continue reading

Teen Idle – Seasons/Where Is the Sun?

The new single from Sara Egus aka Teen idle compiles tracks that were originally released via two recent compilations. The first track Seasons was released back in March on the Audio Spells Vol. 2 cassette compilation released by Green Witch Recordings. The second track Where Is the Sun? was previously released on the compilation Egus … Continue reading

Still Corners – Crying

The Still Corners have released the second single to be taken from their forthcoming, and fifth, album The Last Exit. The album will be the third and final part of the band’s Road trilogy. On Crying the spaghetti western sounds complete with some resplendent whistling, which strangely goes well with the Autumn (Fall) leaves in … Continue reading

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