Alt Rock

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Here’s The Thing…………………..

There was a raft of releases towards the end of last week. So much so that I thought another Bandcamp Friday was upon us judging by the number of emails in my inbox. So rather than write a post for each (I did say I wasn’t going to review anymore didn’t I haha) I thought … Continue reading

Records I Like Mix September 2020

So here we are later than usual with a longer mix to make up for it. Another collection of indiepop, janglepop, alt-rock, shoegaze and dreampop for your listening pleasure. There is an intentional slant towards Indonesia, Spain and Sweden on this one. Please use the search function to find out more and if you can … Continue reading

Stomp Talk Modstone – Only Illusion

What a fantastic romp the new single from Japanese band Stomp Talk Modstone is as it bounds around with unabashed abandon through alt rock and shoegazing territory. It’s the sound of the band at their catchiest and you could also say, despite the frenzied guitars, their poppiest. The female voice is a delight as the … Continue reading

Still Corners – The Last Exit

London’s Still Corners release their fifth album The Last Exit on Cargo Records early next year. It’s the third part of the band’s Road Trilogy (one road to rule them all?). The album features 11 tracks and the band have just released a video for the opener which also happens to be the title track. … Continue reading

The Luxembourg Signal – The Long Now

The Luxembourg Signal release their new and third album The Long Now on October 23rd 2020. It’s being jointly released by Spinout Nuggets (UK/Europe) and Shelflife Records (ROW). The band have released a preview track 2:22 which lasts all of…well you guessed it. It’s a resolute sounding and attention grabbing track although I look forward … Continue reading

Post Weekend Threepack

Fine – One Year On Boston’s (UK) Fine will be releasing a new, as of yet untitled, album in the next couple of months. The duo of Liam James Marsh and Alice Kat have released a taster in the shape of One Year On which is a song that reflects on a past relationship. The … Continue reading

The Churchhill Gardens – Birds

Andy Jossi (music) and Krissy Vanderwoude (words/voice) combine once more on new single Birds and to great effect, it has to be said. The words should affect the emotions of the listener whilst Jossi’s musical and artistic sensitivity provides the suitable accompaniment. Combined With Vanderwoude’s ethereal voice it results in a haunting and beautiful song … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three New Singles

This weeks pack of three features three just released singles. Death Of Heather – Hard To Cure Hard To Cure has been lifted from the band’s forthcoming debut album. It’s a rather fine shoegazing track and is typical of the quality we have come to expect from this Bangkok based band. The noisy guitars are … Continue reading

Flowerbed/Heavytrip – Split

Texas based Flowerbed are back with two new tracks on a release they share with labelmate’s Heavytrip. The first of the two new songs Pyrite is a dose of shimmering and poppy dreampop. The band’s sound gets slightly heavier at first on Selenite but it soon settles down and glides along somewhat majestically. My only … Continue reading

The Sunday Session

The Reds, Pinks & Purples – Upside Down in an Empty Room Glenn Donaldson has had a Bandcamp clear out and the only releases on The Reds, Pinks & Purples page is last years album and a preview of the new one. Oh and this new single which is a fine piece of lo-fi DIY … Continue reading

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