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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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Post Ear Infection Catch Up Post #2

And the catch up continues. Thankfully this lot are not a pain in the ear! Swedish indie veterans Easy will soon be releasing their new album titled Radical Innocence via A Turntable Friend Records on 24th April 2020. The first single to be lifted from the album is Crystal Waves and listening to this you … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Behind Thin Walls – First Riot EP

Originally released in July the debut EP from Polish Punks Behind Thin Walls gets another airing courtesy of Turkish label Kafadan Kontak. I have heard a few catchy punk tunes over the past couple of two years but Bottles could be the catchiest one yet as the band, who sing in English, chant the song’s … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three Power Pop Bands

This weeks pack of three feature three bands tagged as “Power Pop” on Bandcamp. Charm – No Gasoline/Second Chance Ontario’s Charm specialise in producing music that has it’s heart slam dunked into the power pop sounds of yesteryear. Taking their cue from the late 1970s and early 1980s new wave scene these two tracks bring … Continue reading

Ogikubo Station – Okinawan Love Songs

The opener on this EP Would I Break My Heart Enough For You is not far from being the perfect jangling indiepop song. The way the guitars skirt along the punk-pop borders with the female vocals joining in puts it right straight into C86 territory. Spend Some Time With Me is a mix of punk … Continue reading

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