Mirrorlakes – Three Songs

Mirrorlakes hail from Jakarta, Indonesia and, unlike many of their contemporaries, they don’t seek to replicate the C86 or Sarah Records sound. Describing their music as slowcore or sadcore the two tracks here are slow building, sauntering tracks that meander on the side of melancholy. However that doesn’t mean that they are dull or miserable. Far from it in fact and the vocals, alongside the … Continue reading Mirrorlakes – Three Songs

Texpack – Perfect Buzz

Perfect Buzz is proof that not all Indonesian bands take their inspiration from the city of Bristol in England’s west country. Perfect Buzz takes its lead from Seattle born grunge before settling on an all encompassing college rock sound. However, it’s the fuzzy guitar sound of Ocean Breath I prefer and the vocals somehow gives the song a poppier edge. These two tracks were originally … Continue reading Texpack – Perfect Buzz

Now That’s What I Call Compilations…..

Today’s round up features compilations that may, or may not, grab your ears and attention….. Goodbye Idiots II A compilation put together to celebrate Mexican label Stupid Decisions second birthday. It features some excellent indiepop tunes from the likes of Marble Gods, Andrew Younker and Orchid Mantis amongst others. However it’s the new to me Perrogato and their track Fiesta Alienígena which is the pick … Continue reading Now That’s What I Call Compilations…..

Dismantled – Single of The Year

This two track single with a tongue in cheek title from Jakarta’s Dismantled label is not a bad way to start 2018. Sugarsting’s Chasing Pony is a pretty damn effective and infectious track that pulls in both indiepop and indie rock complete with wonderful female vocals. Flip side Larry by Ache is a far rockier affair that took a couple of plays for me to … Continue reading Dismantled – Single of The Year