Records I Like Best of 2020 Part Three

Just some rambling notes……. I have never compiled as many best-of mixes as I have done this year. Given that I have been based at home since the middle of February and listened to tons of music I should not really be surprised. This has meant a record (no pun intended) number of blog posts in 2020, double the number of views and distinct visitors … Continue reading Records I Like Best of 2020 Part Three

A Midweek Quintuple

London based Damnably Records recently released a free compilation to celebrate their 14th birthday. The label, which is home to the likes of Otoboke Beaver, Say Sue Me, Grrrl Gang and Drinking Boys and Girls Choir to name a few, have been heavily active this year on social media despite/because of the pandemic. They actually had a marathon streaming session back in October to celebrate … Continue reading A Midweek Quintuple

Records I Like Best of 2020 Part Two

The second part of Records I Like Best of 2020. To be honest I have listened to so much stuff this year that a third volume is more than likely so the words I had prepared for this volume will most probably appear when that’s published. As ever enjoy the mix. Full tracklisting: Nah… Perfect Game (Taken from the single Perfect Game) The Shop Window … Continue reading Records I Like Best of 2020 Part Two

Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

The wonderfully named Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators have band members with an impressive pedigree who have performed with bands such as Pop Threat, The Manhattan Love Suicides, The Blanche Hudson Weekend and more recently Girl One And The Grease Guns. They certainly know how to name a band alright. Theremin effects are wonderfully utilised on The Day The Earth Caught Fire alongside … Continue reading Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

Ramonescore Radio presents​.​.​. What the fuck is Twee?

Ramonescore Radio presents​.​.​. What the fuck is Twee? is a compilation rounding up what the label says are the best twee bands. To be honest Noise Pop would be a more accurate description and the compilation features bands that have been previously championed on these pages including The Leave Me Alones, Las Margaritas and My Light Shines For You to name but a few. There … Continue reading Ramonescore Radio presents​.​.​. What the fuck is Twee?

Aiko El Grupo – Quiero Conocer (Por Tu Actitud)

The new track from Aiko El Grupo has been taken from their forthcoming debut full-length release Va Totalmente En Serio… which will be released in December 2020 as a 10″ vinyl mini-album. Like their previous effort Truchita (Nunca Volveré​!​!​!​!​) it’s female-fronted fuzzy noise pop with plenty of punk rock attitude. It’s out now digitally via Elefant Records which has been a bit hit and miss … Continue reading Aiko El Grupo – Quiero Conocer (Por Tu Actitud)

Records I Like Mix October 2020

Another busy month in the land of Bandcamp. The latest mix sees epic shoegaze, alt-rock, dreampop and indiepop collide to great effect if I do say so myself. Please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in this mix. Especially on Bandcamp Friday. Feedback of the non-musical kind always welcome and as ever, please enjoy. Full Tracklisting: … Continue reading Records I Like Mix October 2020

Hamburger – Supersad

Bristol’s Hamburger release their debut EP Teenage Terrified via Specialist Subject Records in December. Supersad is the first track we get to hear and it’s a slice of miserableness with words to empathize with and a tune to bounce around too. That may be contradictory but that’s pop music for you whether it’s happy or sad. Lovely female vocals on this one too. Teenage Terrified … Continue reading Hamburger – Supersad

Flowers – Erik

Yay! Flowers are back with their first single for over three years. I am not sure how many songs about have wayward pet hamsters have previously featured on this blog (I could take a guess!) but that’s what the new single Erik is about. It’s a short and sweet track that plays down the fuzzier elements the band are known for whilst Rachel Kennedy’s vocals … Continue reading Flowers – Erik