The Sunday Session

The sun has gone in and it’s p*ssing it down in London Town. Time to get stuck into more tunes resting on top of my digital back pile. Fowl Science hail from Toronto and, judging by the lack of anything else listed, The Flowering Eye is their debut release. The song is a catchy mix of shoegaze, alt-rock and post-punk. The synths give the song an emotive feel as does the repeated chorus of “they’re calling; they’re calling”. The Shop Window follow up their excellent previous single Mannequin Lies with new single Reflection. To be honest it does not grab … Continue reading The Sunday Session

The Wednesday Mix

The Yearning has gone all ABBA on us as the new single Only When I’m Dancing demonstrates. The flip side Moonlight Fantasy errs on the side of disco. It all brings up images of wide lapels, flares, tassels, sparkling dresses and glitter balls. It’s very nice and fun too – check out the video. I wonder if they will move onto the 1980s next? When I’m Dancing is out now in digital formats via Elefant Records. Atlanta’s Bathe Alone has released six tracks since last September with new track In Deep being the latest. It’s an indie-rock track that tells … Continue reading The Wednesday Mix

Records I Like Mix June 2020

If I said to myself in 1988 I would be compiling a “mixtape” in 2020 featuring The Flatmates, The Wolfhounds, Wendy Pickles from The Popguns and ex Popgun/Weddoes drummer Shaun Charman I would have said I was a bit bonkers. Well, 32 years later it seems I am bonkers after all as they all feature on this months mix which features tracks covering indie-pop, jangle-pop, shoegaze and alt-rock. It’s nice to see kosmische (“Krautrock”) creeping into indie and dream pop too. Enjoy! Full Tracklisting and details: The Flatmates – If You Love Me Let Me Know Taken from the new … Continue reading Records I Like Mix June 2020

The Flatmates – The Flatmates

The Flatmates only existed between 1986-1989 the first time around but, like most artists on band member Martin Whitehead’s The Subway Organisation label, they have had a lasting impact. Since reforming with a new line up in 2013 they have released a couple of fine singles and played some excellent gigs – the one at London’s 100 Club a few years ago lives on in my memory! However, despite their long history, they have never released an album aside from a couple of compilations on Claire Records and Cherry Red respectively. Well until now that is and on this self-titled … Continue reading The Flatmates – The Flatmates

Audiobaton – Wonder

Wonder, the follow up to last October’s Where You Are EP, from Dallas based Audiobaton is another slice of fuzzy noise pop with a few shoegazing tinges here and there. Despite the band coming from across the pond I hear a lot of UK influences on the track especially from bands who were prevalent between 1989-1991 as shoegazing was fading away whilst grunge bands were emerging and the early foundations of Brit-pop were being laid. One for playing loud! Facebook Continue reading Audiobaton – Wonder

Various Artists – C19

Peruvian label Impermeable Records have just released a compilation celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the legendary C86 tape. It’s called C19 and it’s not named after the virus but the fact all the tracks were recorded last year. The successor to CD16 features 22 tracks featuring a number of acts mentioned on these very pages including Nah…, EggS, Terry vs. Tori, The Umbrella Puzzles, Stars on Fire, The Reds, Pinks & Purples and many more. Suffice to say I guess we have the same music taste when it comes to indiepop! It’s a great compilation by the way :o) C19 … Continue reading Various Artists – C19

Aire Espacial – Neon

The new single from Californians Aire Espacial is their first track for almost five years. The previous release Figuras Cosmicas was in the main an indie rock affair. Taking their cues from tracks on the aforementioned album such as Estacion the band aim for nosier, but melodic side of shoegaze on Neon. It’s a direction that seems to suit as they sing about being lead by someone they cannot see. The band wrote back in January that there was an incoming album so it should be a lot earlier than five years the next time we hear from them! Facebook Continue reading Aire Espacial – Neon