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 release their second album on the 11th September 2020. Titled The Club Is Open it will be released via Spanish label Meritorio Records. At time of writing, there are two tracks available for streaming with … Continue reading The Monday Indiepop Threesome

808 DOT POP – Incandescent

808 DOT POP is the side project of Passenger S from Belgian band Metroland. The new single Incandescent comes in three flavours as 2 digital EPs and one 7″ single. Incandescent is vintage sounding electronic music for fans of Kraftwerk, Telex and the like. Incandescent (Platinum) Available digitally from Alfa Matrix Incandescent (Tantalum) Available on 7″ vinyl from the artist. Incandescent (Chromium) Available digitally from Alfa Matrix Further Listening Check out the debut album The Colour Temperature and the three part Blackbodies single (Radiation – Pulsation – Variation) Facebook Continue reading 808 DOT POP – Incandescent

Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

There are a few bands that operate outside imposed boundaries and constraints – self or otherwise. Of the top of my head, bands such as Haiku Salut, The Leaf Library and more recently Dummy fall into that group. I can now add Swedish band Hey Elbow into that mix. Late to the party as ever as the band have been going for a few years now I have been exposed to them via their new single Nurture​/​Aptitude. The band combine ambient, experimental and pop to mould a novel and, at times, unique sound. The vocals are woven like thread during … Continue reading Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Defender Waves is the project of the same individual behind Dallas Tears. Whereas the latter has been described as “lo-fi bedroom shoegaze” this EP is pure electronica. It’s A Starry Night, Sunrise Girl is laid back techno soul whilst the title track gets brings up imaginary of space and the odd robot or two. Shoulders Of Helen is pure vintage minimal/coldwave with sampled voices initially over a repetitive beat before it gets a coat or two of shimmering electronica. Summarising The Caroline Phase is an EP chockfull of succulent keyboards and drum machines. Get it from here. Soundcloud Continue reading Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Palm Haze – Walk Away

The new track from Vancouver based Palm Haze revisits David Bernstein’s 80’s-era ballad You Walk Away. Never having heard the original basis of this song I got stuck in. Musically Walk Away is fuzzy, distorted and atmospheric whilst the vocals are restful but sorrowful. As for the original. Nah. I couldn’t be bothered to find it as my guess would be that it would spoil this lovely but bleak, drifting soundtrack piece. Facebook Continue reading Palm Haze – Walk Away

Sua – Hormak Apurtzea

I cannot say that I have heard of Sua before. The band, who are based in the Basque Country, already have an album and EP under their belts. The new single, which translates as Breaking The Walls, has been recorded during the current lockdown and the band write “we claim the opportunity to be in places where we can’t physically be with our imagination”. The song itself is a hybrid of alt-rock and synths and with the latter driving the song forward. The female vocals are very dominant and powerful with it too. The moment in the song where the … Continue reading Sua – Hormak Apurtzea

Boy With Apple – Green Eyes

Green Eyes is the new single from Gothenburg based Boy With Apple and is the follow up to January’s debut single Make Me Feel Needed/Living Space. Like the latter the new single is synth/keyboard driven dreampop ably supported by reflective guitars and intertwined vocals. The opening 30 seconds of synths is lovely to say the least. If you like your dreampop of the epic and expansive variety then I suggest you check this track out sharpish. Green Eyes is available digitally via VÅRØ. Facebook EDIT. If anyone finds that debut single in lossless formats please let me know via the … Continue reading Boy With Apple – Green Eyes