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

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

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

Our Secret World: Quarantine Session 2020

Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records have just released a mammoth 78 track compilation entitled Our Secret World: Quarantine Session 2020. Due to the size I am not even going to attempt to review it so the label’s press release follows. Suffice to say it features many bands championed on these pages. Our Secret World is an indiepop gig in Jakarta, Indonesia, created by Shiny Happy … Continue reading Our Secret World: Quarantine Session 2020

Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One

So it’s that time of year again where I start assessing what I have listened to this year. This first mix is pretty diverse and reflects that working from home since mid-February has had an impact on my listening habits expanding far outside of this blog’s self-imposed remit. For starters, the ear crunching mix of heavy metal and electronica from Kenyan band Duma is definitely … Continue reading Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One

Jingle Jangle Bells

  Here is a list of 2020 indiepop/janglepop/dreampop Christmas singles I have started to compile. Have you found any more worth a listen? Then let me know via the comments, please. Jetstream Pony – Grief of a (Frozen) Sailor/Hit the Snow Facebook The Crystal Furs – Drinking Alone on Christmas Facebook Teen Idle – Songs from Santa’s Workshop Facebook Boyracer – Harehills Christmas Homepage Sugar … Continue reading Jingle Jangle Bells

(Bandcamp Friday) Singles Going Steady

A round-up of singles I purchased on the last Bandcamp Friday of the year. Pastel Coast – Dial Dial sees (hears!) the french indie-poppers heading onto the dancefloor as this blend of Saint Etienne and New Order testifies. Synth-pop-tastic! Facebook Très Oui – Sad Boys/Oh Guitar On Très Oui first release for over thirty months, we get two slices of jangle that err on the … Continue reading (Bandcamp Friday) Singles Going Steady

Something For The Weekend – Three with Videos

Subsonic Eye – Unearth Unearth is an extremely catchy song with a gloriously over-indulgent ending from Singapore’s Subsonic Eye. It’s taken from the band’s forthcoming third album Nature of Things which is due for a split release via Fastcut Records and Middle Class Cigars early next year. The album can be pre-ordered in various formats from here. Facebook Cour De Récré – Vice Et Werther … Continue reading Something For The Weekend – Three with Videos

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). Based on the crowd in the video for the former … Continue reading Aiko El Grupo – Va Totalmente en Serio​.​.​.