The Chickpea Darlings – Bitter Lemon

Letchworth Garden City is home to some fine things including Dave’s and the Garden Brewery. Now I can add The Chickpea Darlings to that small list. Bitter Lemon is their second album and they write that it’s a “bucket of offal in the face experiences of Brexit and Trump”. The band, whose members also feature in The Spanish Armada and before that London Fields, play … Continue reading The Chickpea Darlings – Bitter Lemon

Various Artists – Asian Pop Heaven Compilation

I seem to be writing about Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records quite a bit of late. And given the quality of their recent releases I am not sure I will be stopping some time yet. Take their new compilation which is titled Asian Pop Heaven which covers the Asian indiepop scene of the past six years or more. As the title suggests it’s not just … Continue reading Various Artists – Asian Pop Heaven Compilation

Cinéma Lumière – Shiny Happy Digital Club 05

Manila’s Cinéma Lumière is the latest band to have their Our Secret World Quarantine Session released by Shiny Happy Records. Actually, in this case, it’s only part of it but the two tracks (out of four) released by the aforementioned label and session organisers are well worth it. They include the single Love alongside another track titled Dream Catcher. Both songs are fine examples of … Continue reading Cinéma Lumière – Shiny Happy Digital Club 05

Records I Like Mix – August 2020

Hmmm. These mixes are being pushed back into the middle of the month once more. I am not surprised given the quality tuneage on offer! So here we are once more rounding up releases from the past month or so with a couple slightly further back than that. Please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in … Continue reading Records I Like Mix – August 2020

Post-Weekend Pack of Three – Indiepop

Caleb Carr aka Australian based English Summer has just released a new track. It’s a demo recording titled I Dream. The lyrics were written last year whilst the music was put together recently. The raw sound reminds of the early 1980s when post-punk was giving way to the early indiepop sound. The guitars certainly have a Red Guitars chime. Shimmering stuff. Facebook Roadside Cherries come … Continue reading Post-Weekend Pack of Three – Indiepop

Various Artists – Text Me When You Get Here

Fallen Love Records is an indiepop/twee record label based in Toronto, Canada. Their new 18 track compilation Text Me When You Get Here was released earlier this month and it is a collection of home recordings by artists under COVID-19 Lockdown. There are not many names I recognise here. Well, it’s just the one in the shape of Sushi Backpack to be honest and they … Continue reading Various Artists – Text Me When You Get Here

The Saturday Mix

Asimov – Obelisco Guatemalan shoegazers Asimov are back with their first new song since last years debut album Todo Lo Que Buscamos Es Desaparecer. And what a track they return with! It is a stunning example of ethereal shoegaze and is simply lovely stuff. Pelopincho – Los Dinosaurios I must admit I thought Argentinian band Pelopincho was all but dead because some of their members … Continue reading The Saturday Mix

Records I Like Mix July 2020

It’s a bumper mix this month running at just over two hours. So get stuck into shoegaze, dreampop, indiepop, jangle-pop and a lot more besides. All the tracks have featured on these pages and in light of the absence of the normal accompanying details please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in this mix. Enjoy! Full … Continue reading Records I Like Mix July 2020

The Monday Indiepop Threesome

Even As We Speak – Unknown Unknown, from Australian indie popsters Even As We Speak, is the third single to be taken from the forthcoming album Adelphi which will be released via Shelflife Records on July 24th, 2020. You can pre-order the album from here and/or pick up the single from here. Homepage Facebook Fort Not – The Club Is Open Swedish band Fort Not … Continue reading The Monday Indiepop Threesome