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Special Friend – Low Tide

Low Tide is taken from the forthcoming self titled EP from Special Friend. It’s a mix of garage and indie rock which already makes it mark just as the psych influenced guitars start to make some noise. There is another track, Before, also available for streaming which merges garage and 1960’s influenced indiepop together for … Continue reading

eGGs – eGGs

eGGs are a Parisian indiepop four piece and this is their second release, with the same name, also on Howlin Banana Records! There are two tracks. The first A Certain Smile has more hooks than a fishing competition, mixing indie pop with psychedelia and then some. The chorus, as with the vocals throughout, is/are addictive … Continue reading

Swim Team – Everyday Things

Earlier this year former Stone Rose frontman Ian Brown morphed into Primal Scream on his comeback single First World Problems. On their new song Melbourne’s Swim Team sing about the same subject but deliver it in a slyly humorous way. They don’t morph into anyone other than themselves on this garage inspired jangle pop tune … Continue reading

Melenas – Ya No Me Importa/Si Tú Me Quieres

I am not sure where Pamplona’s Melenas have been hiding for the last 18 months but it’s good to hear them back again on this double a-side single. It features two lovely slices of 1960s inspired garage pop complete with fuzzy guitars and girl band vocals. It’s available on 7″ vinyl and digital formats direct … Continue reading

Tight Knit – Too Hot

Originally released digitally in 2017 Too Hot, and flip side Want You, by Melbourne’s Tight Knit now get the vinyl treatment they deserve courtesy of Glasgow’s Not Unloved Records. Too Hot is a garage/indiepop hybrid with more than a few nods in the direction of riot grrrl whilst I Want You has a catchy chorus … Continue reading

The Wendy Darlings – Always Late

Always Late is taken from the forthcoming album The Wendy Darlings Against Evil that will be released on Oddbox Records in May of this year. It is a short, shouty garage number that has me questioning myself asking have The Wendy Darlings always been this loud? I will reserve judgement for when the album is … Continue reading

The Age of Colored Lizards – I´ll Be Waiting

Norwegians The Age of Colored Lizards have been slowly moving away from their shoegazing roots over their past couple of releases. On their new single I hear 1960s influences such as garage and psychedelia combined with noise pop and florid vocals. Definitely one to crank the volume up for. Facebook

The Hermits – Ruby Red Summer

Ruby Red Summer was originally released back in 2017 on the band’s tour tape and is now going to be released as part of the band’s debut album. It’s a track that transcends boundaries and mixes indiepop, garage and krautrock which is a far better selection than the Pick N’ Mix at your local store. … Continue reading

Bobkat’65 – Four Times a Fool / Pain Everynight

Bobkat’65 are a Spanish trio obsessed by all things American 1960’s Teen Beat/Garage and you would be hard not to believe it when presented with the evidence here (hear?)! Two slices of very cool and retro sounding girl band influenced music that should be on at least one of your mixtapes. It’s enough for me … Continue reading

Klackers – Klackers

Well this is an enjoyable romp by Canadian band Klackers on their self titled debut. There are nine songs here which also includes covers of tracks by The Adicts and Bratmobile. Musically it’s garage rock with punk influences – think early Detroit Cobras with original material – whilst the vocals are a mix of shouty … Continue reading

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