Oakland’s The Leave Me Alones impressed me with their Race To The Bottom EP. They will be following it up with a new EP titled Be Alone and have released Choices as a taster. Again the band’s mix of indiepop, twee and punk finds favour with me and wow, can they make a catchy tune or what? Be Alone will be released on digitally on … Continue reading Three’s Company……..
There are some interesting compilations turning up on Bandcamp of late. Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music is the soundtrack to the documentary of the same name which tells the story, coinciding with Brazil’s transition to democracy, that a new wave of bands emerged who looked to the US, UK and Australia for inspiration and who chose to sing in English rather … Continue reading Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music
Uejima Onitsura hit the nail in the head when he wrote that a few centuries ago as it’s been teeming down in London Town today. Well at least that gives me a chance to present a mini round-up of sorts. Sungaze – Washed Away And I almost was, both by the weather and this track which just literally washes all over you. It’s a lovely … Continue reading I Know Well That the June Rains Just Fall
Brazilian band Pin Ups first surfaced back in 1990 releasing five albums before seemingly splitting up, after a number of line up changes, in 1998. A covers EP emerged the year before last alongside some comeback shows and now the band, with I think most of the last line up, are preparing to release their sixth album on London based Brazilian label Midsummer Madness and … Continue reading Pin Ups – Spinning
I nearly missed this gem by Brazilian indie rockers Lorigun as it is the flip side of their current digital single, Fight To Forget, which I was none to impressed with. I must of got distracted because rather than press stop it eventually moved onto this cracker of a track which reminds me of everything from A Flock Of Seagulls to The Wake whether musically … Continue reading Lorigun – Wild Dive