808 DOT POP – Incandescent

808 DOT POP is the side project of Passenger S from Belgian band Metroland. The new single Incandescent comes in three flavours as 2 digital EPs and one 7″ single. Incandescent is vintage sounding electronic music for fans of Kraftwerk, Telex and the like. Incandescent (Platinum) Available digitally from Alfa Matrix Incandescent (Tantalum) Available on 7″ vinyl from the artist. Incandescent (Chromium) Available digitally from … Continue reading 808 DOT POP – Incandescent

Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

There are a few bands that operate outside imposed boundaries and constraints – self or otherwise. Of the top of my head, bands such as Haiku Salut, The Leaf Library and more recently Dummy fall into that group. I can now add Swedish band Hey Elbow into that mix. Late to the party as ever as the band have been going for a few years … Continue reading Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Defender Waves is the project of the same individual behind Dallas Tears. Whereas the latter has been described as “lo-fi bedroom shoegaze” this EP is pure electronica. It’s A Starry Night, Sunrise Girl is laid back techno soul whilst the title track gets brings up imaginary of space and the odd robot or two. Shoulders Of Helen is pure vintage minimal/coldwave with sampled voices initially … Continue reading Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate (GLOK Remix)

I described the original version of A Reason To Celebrate as “a blistering track that alternates between alt-rock, shoegaze and has a bit of a Brit-pop swagger about its person too”. GLOK, who is Andy Bell from Ride, removes the brash sounding guitar, replacing them with Kosmische influenced beats which enhance the vocals. Bell does an excellent good job and removes from my mind all … Continue reading bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate (GLOK Remix)

The Saturday Session

Vamping – Holyoke To say that the new song from Amarillo’s Vamping is a shimmering delight is a vast understatement. Holyoke literally glows thanks to the harmonious synths and guitars coupled with a very catchy chorus and vocals. Lock-down positivity in a nutshell. Facebook Phosphene – Incandescent Plumes Incandescent Plumes is the third single to be taken forthcoming album Lotus Eaters. Rachel Frankel’s vocals are … Continue reading The Saturday Session

Weekend Round Up #2

I am writing this one later than expected and as I listen, being a nice varied mix on this blustery Sunday Night. Australian indiepop legends Even As We Speak will be releasing a new album on Shelflife Records and Discos De Kirlian in June. Forgiving is the first single to be lifted from said album and it is, as you would expect from the band, … Continue reading Weekend Round Up #2

Molly – Weep, Gently Weep (Maps Remix)

Austrian band Molly are now signed to London’s Sonic Cathedral which is the ideal home for their spacious shoegaze sound. They released their debut album All That Ever Could Have Been back in June and one of my favourite tracks from that release (there are a few!) Weep, Gently Weep is now out in a remixed form. Some people moan about remixes and complain that … Continue reading Molly – Weep, Gently Weep (Maps Remix)

Tokyo Tea Room – Always Tomorrow

On Always Tomorrow Tokyo Tea Room produce music that crosses dream pop, psychedelia and Balearic beats. Heavenly vocals mix it up with downtempo, sometimes dubby electronica whilst the translucent guitars do their thing. It’s almost spiritual in parts and the artwork, which reminds me of ambient cover sleeves from the early 1990s, adds to that feel. A tune as great as the band’s name! Facebook Continue reading Tokyo Tea Room – Always Tomorrow

Something For The Weekend? Three, Maybe Four, From Bruxelles

Continuing my recent exploration of music released in the past three months tagged as Brussels or Bruxelles on Bandcamp. Route 77 – Route 77 Post-punk yesterday and some punk today in the shape of this self titled effort from Route 77. There are seven songs with the longest rolling in at 01:52 which may give you some idea of what to expect. Nowt too fast … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three, Maybe Four, From Bruxelles