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Records I Like Mix June 2020 The Bonus One

An extra mix for you this month based on the two rounds posts which were blogged earlier this week. The Tuesday Session The Wednesday Mix Tracklisting: The National Honor Society – Be Gone (alternate version) Capitol – Weathered Lizzy & the Fanatics – Far Away Johny Nocash – The Ballad Of Richard Leap The Yearning – Only When I’m Dancing Ghost Transmission – Get Me High (Make Me Lose My Will) Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Sometimes Always Bathe Alone – In Deep Mashmellow – Heaven is You Teen Idle – In the Morning Stomp … Continue reading Records I Like Mix June 2020 The Bonus One

The Wednesday Mix

The Yearning has gone all ABBA on us as the new single Only When I’m Dancing demonstrates. The flip side Moonlight Fantasy errs on the side of disco. It all brings up images of wide lapels, flares, tassels, sparkling dresses and glitter balls. It’s very nice and fun too – check out the video. I wonder if they will move onto the 1980s next? When I’m Dancing is out now in digital formats via Elefant Records. Atlanta’s Bathe Alone has released six tracks since last September with new track In Deep being the latest. It’s an indie-rock track that tells … Continue reading The Wednesday Mix

The Tuesday Session

My inbox is still full of emails from the latest Bandcamp Friday fallout. Anyway here is a round-up post of sorts highlighting tunes that have got me through the day Russian bandMashmellow have released the second single to be taken from their forthcoming EP Someday Club which is due for release at the beginning of next month. Can you take a single from an EP? Oh well. Anyway Heaven is You still has that New Order guitar sound coupled with female vocals. A nice pop song! Brighton’s (or is it London now?) Empire of Dreams released a limited edition cassette … Continue reading The Tuesday Session

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Records I Like Mix June 2020

If I said to myself in 1988 I would be compiling a “mixtape” in 2020 featuring The Flatmates, The Wolfhounds, Wendy Pickles from The Popguns and ex Popgun/Weddoes drummer Shaun Charman I would have said I was a bit bonkers. Well, 32 years later it seems I am bonkers after all as they all feature on this months mix which features tracks covering indie-pop, jangle-pop, shoegaze and alt-rock. It’s nice to see kosmische (“Krautrock”) creeping into indie and dream pop too. Enjoy! Full Tracklisting and details: The Flatmates – If You Love Me Let Me Know Taken from the new … Continue reading Records I Like Mix June 2020

Prepare My Glider – Smokesong

Canadian Shoegazers Prepare My Glider announced they have a long-player in the offering. Smokesong is the first track to lifted from the as-yet-untitled album and given the references to Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive on the Bandcamp page you may have some expectations on how this track sounds. However, rather than being a fully-fledged shoegazing track, Smokesong heads back to the earlier times of ethereal wave namely 4AD artists like The Cocteau Twins. It’s a wonderfully executed mixing reverb-laden guitars, otherworldly vocals and subtle, ambient passages. It’s backed with a demo of No Early Warning which dives deep into … Continue reading Prepare My Glider – Smokesong

Mo Dotti – Blurring EP

Following on from a couple of preview tracks Los Angles based Mo Dotti have released their debut EP. Titled Blurring it features five tracks of ethereal shoegaze that sounds like it has come straight out of the 4AD back catalogue namely Lush and The Pale Saints. That’s not a bad starting point to be fair and the band’s shimmering shoegaze sound takes me back decades it has to be said. The voice of Gina Negrini is a delight and in my imagination, I can drift off high into the clouds whilst listening to this lovely, but sometimes, forlorn, EP. The … Continue reading Mo Dotti – Blurring EP

The Suncharms​/​Mirrorlakes – A Split Tape

Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records have just released a split tape which features three tracks each from The Suncharms and Mirrorlakes. Since I have never mentioned Sheffield based indie band The Suncharms before I best set the scene! The band was originally active between 1989-1993 but eventually reformed after releasing a compilation on Cloudberry Records in 2016. They played their first gig in almost 24 years in 2017 and a single on Slumberland was released the following year. The band have also appeared on a couple of compilations including last Novembers F​.​A​.​R. OUT on Fadeawayradiate Records. Last Halloween they also … Continue reading The Suncharms​/​Mirrorlakes – A Split Tape

Relay Tapes – Early Morning Abstract

Early Morning Abstract from Brisbane’s Relay Tapes is the follow up to 2018’s Semblance EP. The band delve into a range of influences ranging from ambient to shoegaze in order to create a range of really strong songs. The ambient opener Theme 42 has some drone textures woven in whilst In The Ground opens with some kosmische sounds, slowly building with layers of repetition but without any negativity attached. It was Planetarium with it’s blend of drone, shimmering guitars and low audible female vocals that finally turned me onto the band in a big way whilst Dream Colour is a … Continue reading Relay Tapes – Early Morning Abstract