EggS – An Unexpected Christmas Gift

Ah, this is a delight. A cassette release featuring just the one track for streaming in the shape of Old Fashion Virtue from French band EggS. They have managed to create fine art when it comes to blending garage rock with indie pop and the track here is no exception. It’s catchy and dancey as the jangling guitars with a hint of psychedelia take hold. … Continue reading EggS – An Unexpected Christmas Gift

One of Those Catch Up Posts

It’s been a busy few days at work and I have been dipping in and out of a number of releases. So the first post of the weekend is a rip through whats been happening and what delights for your ears may be on offer. Regular visitors to this blog may note that I am not much of an album fan – 45’s have always … Continue reading One of Those Catch Up Posts

Bootchy Temple – Nowhere Else

French band Bootchy Temple follow up their 2018 album Glimpses with a new album titled In Consummated Bloom. It is a joint release between Howlin’ Banana Records and Safe in The Rain, seeing the light of day on November 27th 2020. It will feature 12 tracks and both labels have released Nowhere Else as a precursor to the album. Its another example of the psychedelic-tinged … Continue reading Bootchy Temple – Nowhere Else

Something For The Weekend? Three From Howlin’ Banana Records

This weeks pack of three features three releases from French label Howlin’ Banana Records. Cloud Factory – Cloud Factory #1 Cloud Factory are a Pop/Post punk band hailing from Toulouse. They consist of Alice (keyboard/vocals, Ben (bass), Bruno (drums), Robin (guitar) and Romain (guitar). This self titled EP is their debut release.  The music is mainly inspired by garage rock but there other influences such … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three From Howlin’ Banana Records

Pop Crimes – Debuts

Originally released last October Debuts gets a re-release on cassette (and digital of course) on Howlin’ Banana Records. The band, who are a supergroup of sorts as they comprise members of En Attendant Ana, Blondi’s Salvation and Young Like Old Men take inspiration from the likes of The Pastels, Sarah Records and Pavement. Don’t let that guide you mind as this release mixes up 1960s … Continue reading Pop Crimes – Debuts

Special Friend – Low Tide

Low Tide is taken from the forthcoming self titled EP from Special Friend. It’s a mix of garage and indie rock which already makes it mark just as the psych influenced guitars start to make some noise. There is another track, Before, also available for streaming which merges garage and 1960’s influenced indiepop together for maximum effect. I cannot wait to give the whole EP … Continue reading Special Friend – Low Tide

eGGs – eGGs

eGGs are a Parisian indiepop four piece and this is their second release, with the same name, also on Howlin Banana Records! There are two tracks. The first A Certain Smile has more hooks than a fishing competition, mixing indie pop with psychedelia and then some. The chorus, as with the vocals throughout, is/are addictive listening. The second song, Picture Book, has a swirling organ … Continue reading eGGs – eGGs