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Aiko El Grupo – Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​.

Spanish punk-pop band Aiko El Grupo will be releasing a mini-album via the Elefant Records New Adventures In Pop imprint on December 11th 2020. Titled Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​. it features 10 tracks (er is a 10 track release really a mini-album?) including the recent singles Truchita (nunca volveré!!!!) and Quiero conocer (por tu actitud). … Continue reading

One of Those Catch Up Posts

It’s been a busy few days at work and I have been dipping in and out of a number of releases. So the first post of the weekend is a rip through whats been happening and what delights for your ears may be on offer. Regular visitors to this blog may note that I am … Continue reading

Records I Like Mix November 2020

A bit later than planned but better late than never. Another round of new releases since the last upload. Matinee Recordings have had a busy month and all four of their single releases so far are included alongside a couple of Robin Guthrie mixes. There is the usual round-up of indiepop from Spain as well … Continue reading

The Royal Landscaping Society – Frost

Matinee Recordings are having a prolific November on the singles front. Frost by Spanish band The Royal Landscaping Society is the fourth released by the label this month and what do you know it’s another cracker. Well, I think it’s a Christmas track judging by the title and cover so that is appropriate! The song … Continue reading

Die Zärtlichkeit – So Einfach War Es Nie

German band Die Zärtlichkeit are following up their self-titled debut EP with their second EP. Imaginatively titled Die Zärtlichkeit II it’s preceded by the lead single So Einfach War Es Nie which translates as It Has Never Been So Easy. The roots of the track, like the aforementioned EP, are firmly stuck in the past … Continue reading

A Saturday Trio

Planet Loser – Hold My Breath The latest single from Planet Loser is a delectable slice of dreamy indie-pop with glistening guitars, poignant words and another fine vocal performance from Amber Lewis. It’s their sixth single release of the year so I am hoping that they are all part of a bigger picture. If not … Continue reading

Fred Fredburger – Tardes De Sol

Spanish act Fred Fredburger have lifted a new single from their self titled mini LP. Titled Tardes De Sol it’s another frantic burst of C86 inspired fuzzy pop. It’s backed with Esto No Es Serie which is the theme to a podcast band members participate in and is dedicated to the Spanish TV series of … Continue reading

A Tuesday indiepop Saunter

It was only yesterday when covering Leach Me Lemonade that I wrote that I hoped that Shiny Happy Records dig deep into their archives and make releases that were not previously available digitally on Bandcamp available. And overnight two more have appeared. The first is a split release between French band Skittle Alley and Indonesian … Continue reading

Leach Me Lemonade – Rainy Days (Loneliness) EP

Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records have re-released Leach Me Lemonade’s Rainy Days (Loneliness) EP. Originally released on cassette in 2015 by the same label it features four tracks. I was aware of the band previously thanks to compilations and split releases but this is the first full release of theirs I have discovered. Like most … Continue reading

Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983​-​1987

US label Captured Tracks have just released a 28 track compilation that may appeal to many who read these pages. It’s titled Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983​-​1987 and the label writes that “we’re very proud of this compilation and guarantee it’s an essential listen for any fan of classic ‘80s indie bands … Continue reading

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