Eterna Joventut – Vuelve Junto a Mí

Vuelve Junto a Mí (Come Back to Me) is an indiepop track by Barcelona based Eterna Joventut. It’s inspired by the 1960’s, reverb & surf pop and is ultimately a tale of woe as the songs protagonist cannot work out why their lover has left them despite the kisses they gave. The band, who comprise of Júlia & Asier, write that Vuelve Junto a Mí is the first of several they have recorded during “these rare days”. Based on this one I cannot wait to hear the others. Continue reading Eterna Joventut – Vuelve Junto a Mí

Deep Red – Before You Leave

Texans Deep Red have released their debut EP, titled Before You Leave, which follows three previous singles of which only February’s Over and Gone appears here. The band’s sound takes in influences from alt-rock and shoegaze with the emphasis being on the noisier side of things. The mixed vocals work well with the fuzzy, heady guitars as track after track crashes into your consciousness. Box of Memories is the stand out track for me but there are absolutely no time wasters here. Most good! Before You Leave is available digitally from the band. Facebook Continue reading Deep Red – Before You Leave

The Belafontes – Big Man

Just as the sun finally disappears from London Town in 2019 this is exactly what I need from down under via the band who just love summer, sunshine, parties and erm, some more. Big Man is a surf pop/rock inspired track complete with fuzzy and distorted guitars. The breezy garage inspired vocals are a hit too as the singer wants to be on the beach, with the sun on her back, instead being trapped by a self-appointed bore. The Belafontes never fail to entertain and on Big Man that’s no exception. Facebook Continue reading The Belafontes – Big Man

Something For The Weekend? Three Albums

This weeks pack of three consists of three albums on my shopping list. Últim Cavall – Alaska This one has me hooked straight from the off. Literally straight from the opening bars of first track Els llacs which blends seamlessly into Incendi and then into current favourite Tornar A Casa it’s a dreamy journey throughout. It’s a case of not looking back and before you know it you reach the gentle vibes of the closing track Totes Les Flors. Alaska is an indiepop/dreampop album you can fully immerse yourself in and just let go. Divine. Alaska is available on vinyl … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three Albums

The Gory Alices – Swimsuit Aliens

The Gory Alices describes themselves as “a horror punk and surf rock band”. Despite only forming earlier this year Swimsuit Aliens is their second EP and leads on from their debut, the 21st Century Cosmic Freak Show EP. Their music is, and you will not be surprised given their description, is a mix of rock ‘n’ roll, garage, punk inspired riffs and comic humour. The strongest instrument though is the voice of Gory Alice herself whose strong vocals bring the stories being told in the songs to life and you can let your imagination run riot as she belts the … Continue reading The Gory Alices – Swimsuit Aliens

Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music

There are some interesting compilations turning up on Bandcamp of late. Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music is the soundtrack to the documentary of the same name which tells the story, coinciding with Brazil’s transition to democracy, that a new wave of bands emerged who looked to the US, UK and Australia for inspiration and who chose to sing in English rather than Portuguese. Aside from The Pin Ups and The Cigarettes these bands are new to me. I enjoyed the racket made by Garage Fuzz and New Ground by Valv. Musically most of it’s not my … Continue reading Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music