I was going to start this post with a tribute to Alex Taylor of The Shop Assistants & The Motorcycle Boy but Roque wrote some very nice words so head over to Cloudberry to read what he has to say. … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three I Haven’t Reviewed!
The new single from Taiwan’s Huan Huan is somewhat different from their last single Charlie. I described that one as an instant shoegaze classic but that description is in complete contrast to I’d Better Be on Time which is a gentle, folk-ish tinged ballad. The band write that they are “hoping to comfort hearts filled with anger, disappointments, happiness and sadness in every normal days.” Whilst it’s relaxing enough I am not sure the band are playing to their strengths. Time will tell but for now, lie down, close your eyes and drift off….. Facebook Continue reading Huan Huan – I’d Better Be on Time
Jakarta’s Mirrorlakes follow up last year’s excellent Three Songs EP with new song Faded Town. It’s a moody track mixing alternative rock and folk rock reminding me of the likes of Red House Painters and Mojave 3. It’s backed with another new track Cope. Faded Town is available digitally from both the band or their label Dismantled. Instagram Continue reading Mirrorlakes – Faded Town
The wonderfully named Full Power Happy Hour are a new band comprised of veterans of the Brisbane music scene. After forming last year The Fun EP is the band’s debut release. Opening with the folky Complicit, which reminds me of the music Scotland’s Hermit Crabs used to make, the EP moves onto a more jangling direction. The folk influences can still heard throughout the remainder of the EP thanks to the melody and vocals. Fun sounds just like it’s title suggests whilst the final track Endless Summer, which is my pick of the bunch, is about Brisbane’s humid weather which … Continue reading Full Power Happy Hour – The Fun EP
The Hermit Crabs are back with a new mini album that sees original singer/songwriter Melanie Whittle joining forces with The Very Most’s Jeremy Jensen and Jake Hite. To be fair it sounds like both bands who play at the folkier … Continue reading The Hermit Crabs – In My Flat
It’s going to be a bit silent around here for the next couple of weeks whilst I am away but that doesn’t mean that there will be nothing left to listen too judging by this round up post which features some music I have meaning to mention separately but time etc. First up is The Death of Pop with their new single Bubble Bath that features four excellent indie pop tracks. Not much progression from their previous work but if it ain’t broke………………. The excellent The Choo Choo Trains, who describe themselves as playing “girl-guide Shoegaze”, have a new cassette … Continue reading Holiday Tuneage!
Nottingham’s Lost Pets have just released their debut self titled EP. The lo-fi folk songs here lead on from last years demos retaining the melancholic feel and that’s a good thing. Six tracks to immerse and lose yourself in with Richard Loves Doris and the almost upbeat Discount Sushi being the pick of the bunch. The EP is available to buy in digital formats from here. Homepage Continue reading Lost Pets – Lost Pets EP