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Big Summer – Drones

The music of Porto’s Big Summer has not appealed to me previously but I have to say the new single Drones is very impressive. The title suggested a kosmische undercurrent to the song and that holds true as the band sound, on this one at least, like a Portuguese version of Big Les Byrd. It’s … Continue reading

Really Really

So it’s another Saturday after a Bandcamp Friday post so here is a 10 track “mixtape” of some of the tunes I picked up featuring indiepop, post-punk, synthpop, krautrock and garage. I picked up plenty more, so much so that PayPal thought they were fraudulent transactions. Unless they were trying to be arbiters of taste … Continue reading

Dummy – EP 2

Dummy’s first EP was something of a triumph as it blended various styles together to create a telling moment. Can they keep it up on their second EP? Why of course they can! EP2, which is mostly home-recorded using freeware and a smartphone, opens with the slow-burning Thursday Morning complete with some lovely effects from … Continue reading

VIM – Waiting EP

I have been Waiting er looking forward to this EP since the title track dropped last December. The first four tracks here are excellent examples of shimmering and ethereal dream pop. The songs swirl like no tomorrow and closing ones eyes they present hazy, shady and mottled imagery. The female vocals are softened, calming and … Continue reading

Dummy – Angel’s Gear

Dummy hail from Los Angeles and Angel’s Gear is their first track. And it’s not a bad one to start with as it blends 1960’s psychedelia and pop. The vintage moog sound that runs throughout the song also gives it a Krautrock “feel” making not only one to nod your head too but also one … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three Psychedelia

This weeks pack of three features three psychedelic inspired releases. Les Big Byrd – Snö​-​Golem The forthcoming single from Stockholm’s Les Big Byrd mixes drone, krautrock and of course a dusting of psychedelia. It’s a heavy pounding track dominated by the droning guitars and percussion. It’s backed by Karlstadögon and will be released by PNKSLM … Continue reading

Lake Ruth – Extended Leave

Lake Ruth, who feature members of Holy Fuck, The New Lines, and The Eighteenth Day of May, will be releasing their new single as part of the Slumberland Records SLR30 Singles Series. The band’s music is inspired by space-pop, Krautrock, noir and baroque pop amongst others. Extended Leave explores these elements to great effect complete … Continue reading

Anajunno – Fuegoinvierno

It’s turning into an Argentinian themed weekend! Anajunno hail from Santa Fe, Argentina and Fuegoinvierno, which translates as Winterfire, is the follow-up to 2017s self titled debut. Anajunno’s music is primarily dreampop, but they also delve into other spheres. For example Julia Knows flirts with psychedelic pop whilst the instrumental Generador de pruebas is an … Continue reading

Charivari – Aphotic

Charivari are a band from Bath, UK and Aphotic is their first release. Well on Bandcamp anyway! It’s noisy shoegaze that has plenty of Krautrock and drone influences woven into the song. The track title means the “deep zone of an ocean or lake receiving too little light to permit photosynthesis” but there is room … Continue reading

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

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