The Hannah Barberas – Into The Wild

The debut album from South East London based indiepop band The Hannah Barberas manages not only to bring a smile to one’s face in these testing times but to get one thinking hard too. Some of the tracks are familiar friends but now sound even more settled in their new home! The frantic with worry but eventually joyous Our Girl is Gone was on their debut EP whilst Slow Cooked, originally on their second EP, still sounds magnificent and deserves a wider audience as possible. Hurry On Home appeared on Dial H for Hannah Barberas and is C86 inspired indiepop … Continue reading The Hannah Barberas – Into The Wild

Weekend Round Up #1

The Hannah Barberas release their debut album Into The Wild next month. It features 13 tracks including a previous single or two. It will be released on limited green vinyl (via Spinout Nuggets/Doo Lang Records) and cassette (via Gazer Tapes) whilst Subjangle will be releasing a CD version. You can pre-order all from the band. They also have a couple of live dates in London lined up. First they support Even As We Speak alongside Jetstream Pony at The Lexington on March 28th 2020. The following weekend they open the Trust The Doc Festival 2020 at New Cross venue The … Continue reading Weekend Round Up #1

Stoop Kid – Nothing At All

At the time of their last release, that being the excellent Uhm Yeah Sure EP, Stoop Kid was the project of one Jens Reubens. On this brand new EP it still is but now Reubens has formed a full band that will start to play gigs later this year. Anyway update over let’s return to the EP. The EP opens with the catchy Thought This Was The Uniform which gives way to the initially slower Done Deal. After opening with some chiming guitars with vocals to match the song picks up speed with jangling guitars kicking in for a minute … Continue reading Stoop Kid – Nothing At All

Something For The Weekend? Three Albums

This weeks pack of three consists of three albums on my shopping list. Últim Cavall – Alaska This one has me hooked straight from the off. Literally straight from the opening bars of first track Els llacs which blends seamlessly into Incendi and then into current favourite Tornar A Casa it’s a dreamy journey throughout. It’s a case of not looking back and before you know it you reach the gentle vibes of the closing track Totes Les Flors. Alaska is an indiepop/dreampop album you can fully immerse yourself in and just let go. Divine. Alaska is available on vinyl … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three Albums

Ending 2017 #5

No Vacation – Intermission Dreamy, laid-back music from Californian’s No Vacation. It’s easy to drift off and daydream to these tracks especially on opener Yam Yam which sets the tone for the EP. If indiepop clubs had chill out rooms this could well be the soundtrack. Available on vinyl, cassette and digital formats from here. Facebook Poppel – Hit It Staying with the dreamy vibe Hit It is the debut album from Belgian jangle poppers Poppel. These songs are short, sweet and very jangly with only one passing the 3 minute mark – by a second! Pleasure is my pick … Continue reading Ending 2017 #5