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Matinee Recordings

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Matinee Recordings Website Relaunch

There are labels and there are labels. Matinee Recordings has been an odds-on favourite for many an indiepop fan.  In fact, Matinee was the subject of the first-ever post on this blog back in 2012! The label has been a bit quiet of late and that’s because they were in the process of launching a … Continue reading

Royal Landscaping Society – Clean

Spanish indiepop veterans Royal Landscaping Society are back with a new single and the second for their new label, Matinee Recordings. Clean is a sparkling synthpop/indiepop hybrid and is backed with band’s cover of The Softies I Love You More. Clean is being released digitally via Matinee Recordings later this week. An album, titled Means … Continue reading

Red Sleeping Beauty – Tonight EP

Red Sleeping Beauty lift Tonight as a single (are there any more tracks left on Stockholm?) and it’s another example of a pleasing pop track with joint vocals and synths that echo throughout. Mind you second track Someone Somewhere should have been the single. It’s melodies are as catchy as a dose of the catchiest … Continue reading

The Popguns – Carrying The Fire EP

The Popguns have built upon the two tracks they submitted to WIAIWYA for their recent The Moon And Back – One Small Step For Global Pop compilation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the The Apollo 11 Moon landings (or did they eh, eh?) for this new EP – or Space Operetta as the band say. … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three from Matinee Recordings

Just as it says on the front of the tin this weeks pack of three features three releases from Matinee Recordings. My darling YOU! – Thanks For Letting Me Stay Thanks For Letting Me Stay is a track that appeared on the Sorry EP originally released on Luxury Records back in 2011. It’s also now … Continue reading

Red Sleeping Beauty – California

California is the latest single to be lifted from the current Stockholm long player and appears in three forms. The single itself starts in a sedate, folkish mood before synth pop beats kick in drawing comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys.  Norwegian singer/songwriter Dylan Mondegreen then supplies this take on the longing and yearning Ikkje … Continue reading

Red Sleeping Beauty – The Swedish Winter

The Swedish Winter is the lead single to be taken from the forthcoming album Stockholm by Red Sleeping Beauty. It’s a full on synth pop affair that can spark comparisons to the likes of O.M.D, The Pet Shop Boys and Saint Etienne. And it’s rather good! The Swedish Winter can be purchased digitally from the … Continue reading

Bubblegum Lemonade – Our Mother’s House EP

The Our Mother’s House EP is the prequel to the forthcoming album on Matinee Recordings titled Desperately Seeking Sunshine which is out next month. The title track appears on the said long player whilst the two additional tracks Barely Regal and When Life Gives You Lemons are exclusive to this EP. Musically the band are … Continue reading

Various Artists – The Official Matinée World Cup EP

With the football, soccer if you prefer, World Cup kicking off next week Matinee Recordings have released a World Cup EP featuring five songs from five artists from countries partaking in this years tournament. Australia’s Last Leaves give us some jangle pop complete with cheering crowds whilst Spain’s The Royal Landscaping Society song harks back … Continue reading

Ending 2017 #1

As we hurtle to the end of 2017 I am trying to collate a number of releases over the next few posts. Sky Faction – Sky Faction Sky Faction have members of Starry Eyed Cadet amongst their ranks so if you are familiar with that band you may guess how this lot sound. If not … Continue reading

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