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The Wendy Darlings – Always Late

Always Late is taken from the forthcoming album The Wendy Darlings Against Evil that will be released on Oddbox Records in May of this year. It is a short, shouty garage number that has me questioning myself asking have The Wendy Darlings always been this loud? I will reserve judgement for when the album is … Continue reading

The Darling Buds – New Year

The Darling Buds get on the seasonal records act by releasing their cover of The Sugarbabes 2000 hit New Year. There are two versions here with the Rise and Demise of John Mix being the more palatable to the ear. It’s a free/pay what you want download from Oddbox Records and is only available until … Continue reading

Ending 2017 #5

No Vacation – Intermission Dreamy, laid-back music from Californian’s No Vacation. It’s easy to drift off and daydream to these tracks especially on opener Yam Yam which sets the tone for the EP. If indiepop clubs had chill out rooms this could well be the soundtrack. Available on vinyl, cassette and digital formats from here. … Continue reading

Blonde on Blonde

I am old enough to remember the term Blonde Movement, coined by then Melody Maker writer Chris Roberts back in the day, to describe a late 1980’s musical movement which was defined by the hair colour of vocalists of The Primitives, Darling Buds, Transvision Vamp and to a lesser extent Birdland! Amazingly the first two … Continue reading

The Darling Buds – Complicated

Complicated is taken from the new EP by The Darling Buds which is also their first recorded output for over twenty five years. Titled Evergreen it features four tracks and is due for release in mid-April on 10″ vinyl or cassette. Complicated is more Crawdaddy or Erotica rather than Pop Said but amongst the riffs … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Forthcoming Releases

This week’s pack of three focuses on three forthcoming releases to keep an ear out for. Peaness – Seafoam Islands The flip side of the new single due for release at the end of this month on Oddbox Records. I did not hear much from Peaness in 2016 but they are off to a cracking … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend – Three (Free?) Sampler Pack

Three label samplers for you today all of which are available for free – well on a pay what you want basis. That should keep you busy over the weekend. Oddbox Records feature a lot on this site simply because they consistently put out quality releases on a regular basis. The originally named 2016 rounds … Continue reading

The Bellamys – EP

This self-titled debut release, discounting the demos of course, from Cardiff’s The Bellamys is an enjoyable romp through the sounds of indie pop’s golden ages. The EP sounds like a mix of two halves depending on whether it’s lead male or female vocals. If it’s the former they sound like a Glass records era Pastels … Continue reading

Rainbow Reservoir – Kate Moss With A Moustache

Kate Moss With A Moustache is taken from the Coco Sleeps Around EP that will be released by Oddbox Records early next month. It’s a jolly indiepop romp not too far from what The Lovely Eggs are/were doing and sets up the rest of the EP nicely for when I finally get to hear it. … Continue reading

The Wolfhounds – Now I’m A Killer

Now I’m A Killer is taken from The Wolfhound’s new album Untied Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture) that will be released on Oddbox Records in October. It will be their first album comprising of entirely new music for over twenty five years. Now I’m A Killer is a snarling track … Continue reading

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