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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

Candy Opera – These Days Are Ours

Candy Opera are a 1960’s inspired pop band who originally formed in Liverpool as far back as 1982. Despite interest from a couple of labels nothing came to fruition and the band disbanded a decade later with demo recordings preserved for prosperity. Fast forward to 2017 and Uwe Weigmann, one of the founder members of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Low Pink – Keep Yourself Away

Low Pink is the project of Raoul Dikka who is a producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Despite releasing an EP back in 2016 Keep Yourself Away is the first song I have heard from this act. Taken from a forthcoming release titled Dominance (I am not sure if that is an EP or album) the … Continue reading

Red Cavalry – Give Me a Sign

Red Cavalry is a new name on me. They write that they are a folk-rock band who split their time between Germany (Bavaria) and Wales. They released an album last year entitled No Music but Class Music but given it’s not on Bandcamp it passed me by. However, it is on Spotify which is a … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three New Singles

Delayed by Bandcamp Friday this weeks pack of three covers three new singles with some fine video accompaniment. Pastel Coast – Rendezvous As summer starts to fade into autumn we need an upbeat indie tune with whistles aplenty. Step up French band Pastel Coast with their new track Rendezvous which ticks all those boxes with … Continue reading

Bye Bye Bicycle – Specular

Swedish band Bye Bye Bicycle release their new EP Specular via the Lazy Octopus label on October 16th 2020. The band are back after a lengthy absence and their last album Nature was released back in 2012 before this blog even started! Anyway, it’s a welcome return as Mirrors, the lead single from the EP … Continue reading

Motorama – Today & Everyday

Russian band Motorama are set to release a new album later this year entitled Before The Road. If the album is as half as good as the new single that has just been lifted from it then we are in for a treat. Today & Everyday is a melodic song which mixes retro pop and … Continue reading

Guntingkuku – Lost and Found

Lost and Found is the debut EP from Indonesian band Guntingkuku (My Scissors) who I can find next to nothing about. The band certainly put the POP in indiepop as demonstrated on the recent single Leisure Time and second track Shooting Star both of which are well crafted, melodic songs. There is plenty here (hear?) … Continue reading

David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels feat. Eddie Argos – The Songs That Changed Our Lives

I am not sure how I missed this one last month but hey better late than never. Songwriter and producer David Newton is best known for being the bass player and co-songwriter in The Mighty Lemon Drops and has also appeared in a number of other bands including The Wild Flowers, Revolux, Blue Aeroplanes and … Continue reading

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