Jimmy Knows – Pilot

Jimmy Knows are a new band from Athens (Greece) and comprise of Giannis Vranas (Vocals & Guitar), Nikos Anagnostopoulos (Guitar & Backing Vocals), Kimon Shot (Bass Guitar) and Jason Gavalas (Drums). Pilot will be their debut release. The track itself reminds me of that art school sound that ranged from Josef K to Franz Ferdinand. Pilot, which is backed with Eye Of The Storm, will be released via the Old Bad Habits label on June 29th June 2020. You can pre-order it here in limited edition 7″ solid cream vinyl and digital formats. Facebook Continue reading Jimmy Knows – Pilot

Be Afraid – Remember Fun

Remember Fun is the new release and their first for a couple of years from Vancouver’s Be Afraid. The band’s music is a blend of indie and power pop with more than a few 1960s influences running through. Tracks like You Lose Continue and Crawling Now are short and sweet whilst longer tracks such as Birdbrain contain enough hooks to keep you interested. It’s not all plain sailing as they lose their way on the My Boy which unfortunately I found impossible to enjoy. That said that’s a personal view and another view is that everything else on the EP … Continue reading Be Afraid – Remember Fun

Romero – Honey

Romero hail from Melbourne and this single is their debut release. And what a way to start. Honey is a blast. It’s like one of those old 7″ singles I have in my record boxes being an injection of power pop similar to the type that followed punk. It’s loud and raw with strong garage style female vocals. It’s backed with Neapolitan a track that comes over as one of those melodic three cord anthems coupled with a side order of blues inspired garage rock. The energy which comes off these two tracks should leave you jumpin’ and smokin’. Honey … Continue reading Romero – Honey

Brunch Club – Another Wasted Summer

Edmonton’s Brunch Club are the purveyors of short but catchy jangling pop tunes and there is no exception to this rule on their first release for well over two years. They open with the addictive Dandelion Dreams which may well make all those who have already published their best of 2019 lists weep. It’s pretty much a near perfect pop song. It’s followed by short and appealing songs that flit from indiepop to power pop. The jangling guitars and the vocals will draw you in and before you know it all eight songs have been and gone. Bike Riding and … Continue reading Brunch Club – Another Wasted Summer

Tea Room – Devil May Care

Canadian band Tea Room are releasing a new EP at the end of the week entitled Dress Up, a title which is surely behind their belief that the world is just a huge costume party and we’re all playing erm, dress up! The EP is a mix of songs old and new with Devil May Care being the only taster for the EP released to date. It’s a noisy DIY power-pop song that suggests the rest of the EP is going to be just as good – probably! You can pre-order Dress Up from here. Facebook Continue reading Tea Room – Devil May Care

K. Campbell – Chords Come Easy​/Static Threads

It was one of the excellent shows from Emmas House Music that put me onto K. Campbell and his excellent Head’s Up single from February this year. Campbell has now followed that single up with two more bursts of power-pop that should get your feet tapping as a bare minimum. On Chords Come Easy it’s the words that Campbell that struggles with as he sings “cuz i’d rather waste my time than have nothing to say” as the guitars fuzz and buzz. However it’s on Static Threads that Campbell impresses the most, both lyrically and musically with the guitars towards … Continue reading K. Campbell – Chords Come Easy​/Static Threads