Various Artists – Shelter 2 (Sunday Records)

Sunday Records have released a second volume of songs as “a (another!) special treat for our fans during the coronavirus isolation”. Once again the compilation features tracks collated from acts on the labels roster. The Proctors open with Only Stupid, a track that started life in the early 1990’s before Japanese Heart Software give us For Another Day which originally appeared on last years Lonely Hearts EP. That release did not grab me then but after hearing this again I may need a revisit. Compilations eh? Kosmonaut deliver an acoustic version of Silver Star before LIPS treat us once more … Continue reading Various Artists – Shelter 2 (Sunday Records)

Nah… – Perfect Game

Nah… the joint Dutch/German indiepop band have released a new single and boy, do they start the new year in some style. Taking their cues from the Glasgow School Perfect Game, a song about love and darts, features jangling guitars in the style of postcard records whilst the vocals err on the side of Edwyn Collins. It features lovely cover art too featuring 1970’s icon Sally Thomsett. 180! Facebook Continue reading Nah… – Perfect Game

Nah… – Apple Blossoms

Nah… state this is Spring single is their best song yet and who am I to argue? It certainly has a feel good factor about it and you can imagine the wind blowing through your hair whilst admiring the trees on the cover. Joint vocals join jangling guitars and as the song reaches its climax it feels like it’s the ending to a film as our heroes ride off into the sunset. Flip side Primavera, which translates as Spring, has a Latin American feel. It’s a slow, romantic affair especially the bossa nova beats of the drums. It’s music (Latin … Continue reading Nah… – Apple Blossoms

Nah… – Road Trip

Dutch/German outfit Nah… produce another sparkling moment in the form of Road Trip where jangling guitars fly whilst girl boy vocals whip back and forth with good humoured lyrics. Flip side Everything starts off like an indie dance remix but soon carves out it’s own identity with strong vocal performances weaving in and out of what sounds like a radio broadcaster. The guitars soon come to the fore and in no time at all we have a pretty contagious track on our hands. My feet are still tapping long after the track finishes…. Sadly, and because I have taken too … Continue reading Nah… – Road Trip

NAH… – Summer’s Failing

Summer’s Failing, by the wonderfully named NAH…, is the lead track taken from the EP of the same name. It’s the first release for this Dutch outfit and it’s all jangling guitars and boy/girl vocals at the ready. It’s not to difficult to think about flowery, sometimes twee, indiepop despite the snow falling once more in London Town. It’s a case of spring failing yet alone summer but this excellent track will get me thru it. Summer’s Failing is available to pre-order in digital and CD formats from the band. Continue reading NAH… – Summer’s Failing