A Sunday Trio

Spunsugar – (You Never) Turn Around Spunsugar’s new single did not appear on their recent Drive​-​Through Chapel long-player. It is, however, the final part of a trilogy which includes two tracks from the aforementioned album Time Enough at Last and Dial Up Tone. The theme of the three songs deals with “being in a relationship with a person who’s emotionally unavailable”. It’s the band’s poppiest … Continue reading A Sunday Trio

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Records I Like Mix January 2021

So this mix sees off the last of 2020 and welcomes in 2021. Despite the ongoing lockdown, there is still plenty of music old and new to discover. Of course, this mix focuses on the new. There are plenty of enjoyable and wonderful new tracks out there and next months playlist is filling up already! But for now, press play and begin! Please use the … Continue reading Records I Like Mix January 2021

Something For The Weekend? Three New Singles

This week’s pack of three features three hot off the press singles that arrived in my inbox this morning. Axolotes Mexicanos – Que Te Pires A nice slice of punk-pop to kick us off. Que Te Pires is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album :3 that will be released later this year. Their label (Elefant Records) are not kidding when they … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three New Singles

Aiko El Grupo – Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían)

Aiko El Grupo have raided their recent mini-album Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​. and lifted their dazzling new single from it. Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían) is another one of those shouty pop-punk tracks the band seem to deliver so well. And despite the video’s Battle Royale theme you cannot help but smile. The single is available digitally from Elefant Records whilst the … Continue reading Aiko El Grupo – Amigos Para Nunca (Confía Y Te La Lían)

Lazy Eye – Inconsistent Borderline

Palembang’s Lazy Eye impressed ears with last year’s Digital Primavera EP. They write on their Bandcamp page that they are “mostly influenced by 90’s music” but on Inconsistent Borderline those influences surely must come from a decade earlier given the vintage twee-pop sound contained within. The vocals of bass player Isabella Maulidya are certainly worth a listen whatever decade those influences come from. The Sound … Continue reading Lazy Eye – Inconsistent Borderline

Darryl Wezy – Parallel Universe

I first heard Jakarta based Irfandy Hamzah aka Darryl Wezy and his brand of indie-pop this time last year via the Our Secret World 2 compilation courtesy of Shiny Happy Records. He has been around for a while now and his contribution for the aforementioned compilation was a raw live recording of the track Tomorrow which appears here in all its studio-recorded glory. It, like … Continue reading Darryl Wezy – Parallel Universe

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Six

Midnight Flowers – Never You Never You is the second release in as many months from this new band comprising of in-laws Tatiana and Charles. Their music blends indie-rock and indiepop with the female vocals delicately poised over woven layers of atmospheric guitars and more. The band are working on new songs and new EP should follow earlier rather than later. Homepage 93millionmilesfromthesun – Covered … Continue reading Hit Me With Your Rhythm Six

The Umbrella Puzzles – Slip Through The Cracks

The Umbrella Puzzles is the project of Ryan Marquez who also appears in Apple Orchard and the Golden Teardrops. Marquez’s low key indie/janglepop under The Umbrella Puzzles moniker has impressed these ears and the three tracks here are no exception. Drawing on influences from between the 1960s to the 1980s, the songs here are well-crafted indiepop tunes and The Loft/Pete Astor influences are prevalent especially … Continue reading The Umbrella Puzzles – Slip Through The Cracks