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Star Party – Demo 2000

Star Party were formed earlier this year to play “misty coastal rock music” which are their words, not mine. That description should be expanded to include C86 fuzz, punk attitude and garage pop because that’s what we have on this demo which features two original songs (I think) and two covers. The former consists of … Continue reading

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

Swansea Sound – Corporate Indie Band

Swansea Sound isn’t the name of a musical movement or actually it well could be. It’s a new band who feature two indie luminaries in the shape of Amelia Fletcher and Hue Williams in their line up. They are joined by Rob (Pursey) on guitar and and Ian (drums). Corporate Indie Band is their debut … Continue reading

Fred Fredburger – 15 Minutos

Spanish C86 inspired indiepop band Fred Fredburger have just released a new single. Titled 15 Minutos it’s the highlight of their recent self titled mini-album. It’s backed with two unreleased tracks being La Merienda and their cover of Sibyl Vane’s La Acústica. Pop music with a capital P! 15 Minutos is out now as a … Continue reading

Jetstream Pony – If Not Now, When?

Jetstream Pony will be releasing a new single on September 25th 2020 via Spinout Nuggets. Titled If Not Now, When? it is a new track and has not been taken from their recent self-titled debut album. If, like me, you love the shambling Subway sounds of The Shop Assistants, The Rosehips and Bubblegum Splash to … 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

Something For The Weekend? Three New Singles

Delayed by Bandcamp Friday this weeks pack of three covers three new singles with some fine video accompaniment. Pastel Coast – Rendezvous As summer starts to fade into autumn we need an upbeat indie tune with whistles aplenty. Step up French band Pastel Coast with their new track Rendezvous which ticks all those boxes with … Continue reading

Various Artists – Asian Pop Heaven Compilation

I seem to be writing about Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records quite a bit of late. And given the quality of their recent releases I am not sure I will be stopping some time yet. Take their new compilation which is titled Asian Pop Heaven which covers the Asian indiepop scene of the past six … Continue reading

A Split Tape: Gingerlys​/​Nausea

We have not heard from Brooklyn’s Gingerlys for a couple of years now and I certainly have not heard from them since their self-titled debut album back in November 2017. They feature on this new split tape release from Shiny Happy Records who do seem to be in a prolific phase right now and they … Continue reading

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