Originally released digitally in 2017 Too Hot, and flip side Want You, by Melbourne’s Tight Knit now get the vinyl treatment they deserve courtesy of Glasgow’s Not Unloved Records. Too Hot is a garage/indiepop hybrid with more than a few nods in the direction of riot grrrl whilst I Want You has a catchy chorus that you could die for. Order the 7″ here. The original digital versions are still available on a pay what you want basis from the band. Facebook Continue reading Tight Knit – Too Hot
Punk Rock? Riot Grrrl? Whatever you call it this (debut?) single from Welsh pop punks BoxCat hits all the right spots with it’s mix of angst and noise. They also cover The Naked and Famous Punching In A Dream turning the electro pop of the original into a vintage sounding new wave/power pop effort. Great stuff! Continue reading BoxCat – Six-Thirty AM
If the 55 tracks in the Best of 2018 mixes/playlists were not enough I have compiled a track each from most of the releases featured on Records I Like in 2018 in a handy Spotify playlist. If you use Deezer don’t worry as here is a link to an almost identical playlist on that service. Have a great new year and I will “see” you all in 2019! Continue reading Records I Like 2018 – The Capsule!
Brighton based DIY/punk-pop band Haters come out of retirement with an emotionally charged song about mental health, a subject which is close to my heart for a number of reasons. It’s not too hard to feel empathy with the song’s lyrics given how deeply and sincerely they are sung. It’s pretty moving stuff and you can get it from here. Facebook The song has also been released to raise funds for the Solidarity Not Silence campaign which has support from bands such as The Tuts. The campaign are a group of women who are fighting a claim of defamation made … Continue reading Haters – Lovesick
London based promoter and label Damnably are promoting an excellent gig featuring their artists at London’s Scala on Thursday 19th April. I am there with bells on. This weeks pack of three features a track from each band playing. Otoboke Beaver – anata watashi daita ato yome no meshi Japan’s Otoboke Beaver are headlining and anata watashi daita ato yome no meshi is their latest single (Feb 18). I like the bands brand of shouty garage punk and this single is no exception. You can buy the band’s music from here. Facebook Say Sue Me – After Falling Asleep After … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Damnably Presents – Attyuuma (Blink Of An Eye) 2018 Tour
Bearcats deliver a catchy, sometimes sleazy (and with that title it could not be anything else) garage/riot grrrl crossover on Gutter Pussy which is worth every part of it’s 109 seconds. New to these ears are Horrible Adorable who give us a blend of rock n’ roll, surf pop and garage on Surf, Rock, Beach, Party, UFO which reminds me of the Fizzbombs around the time of their second single. Despite which side you prefer both tracks here are essential listening. Out now via Yr First Crush. Bearcats (Facebook) Horrible Adorable (Facebook) Continue reading Bearcats & Horrible/Adorable – Split
A playlist covering the latest in indiepop, shoegaze, dreampop, riot grrl, garage and more. Plenty to listen out for here. The latest demo by Jetstream Pony is sublime and I purchased everything by Hiki based on hearing Closer for the first time. Honeyrude are new to me as well and their track The Color Blue has been a regular play this month alongside Alvvays and The Autumn Sighs. Enjoy! Continue reading Sometimes – A Records I Like Playlist (July 2017 #3)
This week’s pack of three features three compilations that should keep you busy for this weekend and the next few come to think of it! Ghost Babes Compilation Vol.3 London based cassette label Ghost Babe Records are now onto their third compilation featuring just American bands whether they play garage, slacker rock or punk. Not heard of most of these except for the excellent Wedding Camp but already I am going to dig into the back catalogues of Lost Boy? (try searching that name on Bandcamp!) and Thick. It seems that when the cassettes are sold out the digital version … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three Compilations.
Berlin is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming debut album from the Kamikaze Girls entitled Seafoam. It didn’t grab me in the the same way as Hexes or Stiches from last years SAD single but their brand of shouty noise pop/riot grrrl is always going to win me over in the end. Seafoam will be released in June via Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU) or Wiretap Records (US). You can also pre-order it digitally from the band. The band will be playing at the DIY pop fest taking place in London between 28-30th. More details can be found … Continue reading Kamikaze Girls – Berlin
Betty’s Begonia is the first I have heard from Atta Girl. It’s a great EP where shouty pop, garage, riot grrrl and twee/indiepop collide. The vocals are unique and distinctive to say the least whilst the music supplements them to great effect. I guess they will not be everyone’s cup of tea but thankfully they are mine. And given the origins of their name, there is also an excellent cover of Heavenly’s P.U.N.K Girl here too. It’s out now on cassette via Trrrash Records or as a pay what you want download. Facebook Continue reading Atta Girl -Betty’s Begonia