Seablite – Skeleton Couch

Seablite are releasing a new EP next month titled High​-​Rise Mannequins. It’s a joint release on American label Emotional Response and the Spanish label Meritorio Records. Skeleton Couch has been released as a taster and is a fine mix of 1960s girl band and 1980’s c86/fuzzy indie pop. High​-​Rise Mannequins is available in 7″ and digital formats and is due for release on February 21st 2020. Pre-order from the links above. Homepage Continue reading Seablite – Skeleton Couch

Even As We Speak – The Black Forest

Indiepop veterans, John Peel faves and ex Sarah Records band Even As We Speak have released their first material since 1993. Entitled The Black Forest it’s a 5 track EP and the first three songs here sound like they have never been away. Standout tracks Clouds and Such A Good Feeling are likely to be two of the best indiepop songs you are likely to hear this year. To these ears it’s sadly let down by the last two tracks and maybe it should be a three track 7″ rather than a 10″ release as planned. But that’s what fast … Continue reading Even As We Speak – The Black Forest

Seafang – Solid Gold

Seafang follow up last years excellent Motorcycle Song single with two more slices of C86 era fuzzy indie pop. Solid Gold harks back to the likes of The Shop Assistants, The Fizzbombs and a lazy era Primitives. Stardust adds some shoegaze to the layers of fuzziness sounding like a transitional My Bloody Valentine. Excellent!. It’s out via Emotional Response on vinyl and CD formats or pick it up digitally from the band. Facebook Continue reading Seafang – Solid Gold

Something For The Weekend – Three (Free?) Sampler Pack

Three label samplers for you today all of which are available for free – well on a pay what you want basis. That should keep you busy over the weekend. Oddbox Records feature a lot on this site simply because they consistently put out quality releases on a regular basis. The originally named 2016 rounds up their output this year and there are choice cuts here from The Wolfhounds, The Manhattan Love Suicides, The Bellamys, City Yelps and plenty more. Facebook I also like a lot of the music that Emotional Response releases but for some reason, I have not … Continue reading Something For The Weekend – Three (Free?) Sampler Pack

September Round Up Time!

I have been a bit slack on posting these past couple of weeks but I have some good excuses for that! Firstly I have set up a new record label with my Sleeping Today Promotions collaborator. I have also been helping promote the next Culture Bunker night which takes place on October 22nd and it will also be part of the #keepingitpeel events for 2016. And on to getting back on track and the music that has been grabbing me of late. Indiepop supergroup (?) Tangible Excitement! will  be releasing a new 7″ single shortly on Freakscene (UK & Europe) … Continue reading September Round Up Time!

Various – Chrimbo With You

Emotional Response have certainly had a busy end of year. They have now released a Christmas Compilation which features contributions from label owners Stewart & Jen under a variety of guises as well as contributions from their mates. It’s a mix of the usual seasonal nonsense that these compilations generally bring but it has a large fun element too especially on the contributions from Summer Cats, Department Engineering Help Desk and Enemy Anemone. Out now for peanuts on cassette or digital formats. It’s only available until Christmas day. Homepage Continue reading Various – Chrimbo With You