Río Arga – Río Arga

Río Arga is the third self titled release from this Pamplona based band and this volume is crammed chock full of infectious indiepop songs. Straight from the off with Tus Canciones the band deliver one jangling pop tune after another. I have no idea what they are singing about as I have long given up on google translate but I have no doubt that these songs would sound great whatever language they were sung in. Tracks like No Me Aguanto Más (a speeded up Stereolab?) and the atmospheric La Javierada are some of the strongest tracks the indiepop genre has … Continue reading Río Arga – Río Arga

Whalo – Sleepy EP

The debut EP from British/Swedish duo Whalo came out in September last year. If, like me, you missed it the first time round you will be happy to hear that it got another release last week on Spanish cassette label Mondo Canapé Records. It mixes indiepop and alt-rock to great effect and there is plenty here (or should that be hear?) to keep you entertained. Highlight is closing track What’s Left For Us Girls that opens with a distorted telephone conversation then builds up to a crescendo of fuzzy, droning guitars that drown out the wispy vocals. Play that one … Continue reading Whalo – Sleepy EP