August Round Up #1

Value Void – Babeland Babeland is the second track to be taken from the forthcoming Sentimental album which is due for release next month. Unlike previous track Back in the Day which was a nod to the post-punk era Babeland is much more of a jangling affair and very effective it is too. Facebook Our Girl – I really Like It I have just realised that despite including them on a number of playlists I have yet to give Our Girl a written mention on the blog. Let’s rectify that now and mention their new album Stranger Today is due … Continue reading August Round Up #1

From Russia With Love

Three Russian bands for your enjoyment today including two who I have mentioned before. First up is Moscow’s Commis Voyageur whose new digital single Youth is about being young. Yeah I vaguely remember that. Anyway both tracks here, Moonlight and Submissive, are catchy synth led efforts with the former taking the glory as it is the most vigorous of the two. Available as a free download from Bandcamp. Facebook For The Empty is the new single from Herlights and like above this title does not appear on either of the two tracks that comprise it. Laidback dream pop at its … Continue reading From Russia With Love

Commis Voyageur – 16.1

More music from Russia today this time in the shape of Moscow band Commis Voyageur who actually sing in English. Mind you if they sung in their native tongue it wouldn’t matter a hoot because the music & songs are excellent. The band play a strong synth lead version of post-punk/indie with the synths blending in naturally with the singers excellent vocals and the guitars and bass. It’s pretty impressive stuff. The EP is available on a pay what you want basis from Bandcamp . Facebook Continue reading Commis Voyageur – 16.1