Letters To Annika – Summercrush

The new single from Tokyo’s Letters To Annika is a dazzling, joyous indie/alternative pop track. The feel-good effect is tempered though by cautionary words as the song reaches its course. The guitars on this one sparkle like the artwork and the retro effects on the video work well too. I only ever had one summer crush and happy to say it’s was as good as this song. Those warning words were damn true mind! Facebook Continue reading Letters To Annika – Summercrush

Letters To Annika – Letters To Annika EP

Japanese band Letters To Annika is Azusa Suga (For Tracy Hyde/April Blue) who has created a favourable impression with his two singles to date, being Namesake and Tidal respectively. Both appear here on the project’s debut EP but it’s the tracks previously unheard that leave their mark. Opener Brighton is dreamy bedroom pop at it’s dreamiest whilst Love Song pulsates in a similar vein to the aforementioned Tidal. The almost spoken words over the music halfway onward is pretty effective. Wavelength provides some noise and roving guitar alongside subdued vocals whilst Absinthe is the jangliest, most indiepop track on the … Continue reading Letters To Annika – Letters To Annika EP

Something For The Weekend? Three From Japan

This weeks pack of three features three artists from the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Letters To Annika – Tidal Tidal is the second track from the project of Azusa Suga (For Tracy Hyde/AprilBlue). It’s a pulsating, fast moving track and may well feature on the debut self titled EP that is due for release next month. Facebook Happypills – Monsoon I am not sure what is happening musically in Japan at the moment but this may give some clues. Letters To Annkia above proclaim that “surf rock isn’t dead” and Happypills describe Monsoon as an “indie surf rock”. The … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three From Japan