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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

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

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

Leach Me Lemonade – Rainy Days (Loneliness) EP

Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records have re-released Leach Me Lemonade’s Rainy Days (Loneliness) EP. Originally released on cassette in 2015 by the same label it features four tracks. I was aware of the band previously thanks to compilations and split releases but this is the first full release of theirs I have discovered. Like most … Continue reading

Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983​-​1987

US label Captured Tracks have just released a 28 track compilation that may appeal to many who read these pages. It’s titled Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983​-​1987 and the label writes that “we’re very proud of this compilation and guarantee it’s an essential listen for any fan of classic ‘80s indie bands … Continue reading

Real Numbers – Brighter Then

Minnesota’s Real Numbers will be releasing the follow up to 2017’s Frank Infatuation single on January 21 2021. It’s a five-track affair titled Brighter Then and will be released via Meritorio Records. The band, who have expanded to a five-piece following the recruitment of Sophie Durbin on keyboards, have released the title track as a … 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

Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

This weeks pack of three features three albums that have been released today: Well Whale – Bittersweet Kisses Indonesian indiepop band Well Whale have released their debut album Bittersweet Kisses. It features eight tracks including previous singles Diana, Pipe Dream and the glorious pop-punk effort that is She’s A Punk. Of the tracks that are … 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

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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