Loca Polka – Shiny Happy Digital Club 03

I have a feeling I am not going to be able to keep up with these releases in the Shiny Happy Digital Club releases but I will do my best! No 3 features Indonesian band Loca Polka who come from Central Java. Their line up consists of Nuri Hapsari, Mikael Yudi Priamuda, Christian Agung and Ginanjar Wahyu Aji. They formed in 2017 and released their debut EP Cruel Pleasure last December. However, I only caught them for the first time via Shiny Happy’s Please Rain Fall Compilation which was released in May and featured the EP’s lead single Surrender which … Continue reading Loca Polka – Shiny Happy Digital Club 03

Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02

Populardays are a Filipino dream/pop shoegaze band hailing from Manila. They have been making music for several years, as long as this blog has been going, if not longer! They have just released a digital EP on Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records which is the second in that labels new digital Club series. The EP consists of the songs played for the label’s Our Secret World Quarantine Session with three of them being drawn from 2014’s Somewhere in Time album. The fourth and final song is Februarys Lost In Space track which will hopefully see a full release at some … Continue reading Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02

The Suncharms​/​Mirrorlakes – A Split Tape

Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records have just released a split tape which features three tracks each from The Suncharms and Mirrorlakes. Since I have never mentioned Sheffield based indie band The Suncharms before I best set the scene! The band was originally active between 1989-1993 but eventually reformed after releasing a compilation on Cloudberry Records in 2016. They played their first gig in almost 24 years in 2017 and a single on Slumberland was released the following year. The band have also appeared on a couple of compilations including last Novembers F​.​A​.​R. OUT on Fadeawayradiate Records. Last Halloween they also … Continue reading The Suncharms​/​Mirrorlakes – A Split Tape