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Various Artists – The Sound of Young Sumatera

The Sound of Young Sumatera is a new compilation, alongside a play on words, from Shiny Happy Records. As the title suggests the compilation features twelve bands from the Indonesia Island of Sumatera playing indiepop, dreampop and indierock. Thankfully the album does not simply compile twelve bands playing homage to Sarah Records which, a couple … Continue reading

A Zu La – S​/T

The latest release in the Shiny Happy Records is the self-titled debut release from A Zu La. A Zu La is one Guntur Tores who also plays in hardcore bands Veisalogia and Total Struggle as well as providing the artwork for the labels recent Asian Pop Heaven compilation.  However, hardcore this is not and for … Continue reading

Various Artists – Asian Pop Heaven Compilation

I seem to be writing about Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records quite a bit of late. And given the quality of their recent releases I am not sure I will be stopping some time yet. Take their new compilation which is titled Asian Pop Heaven which covers the Asian indiepop scene of the past six … Continue reading

A Split Tape: Gingerlys​/​Nausea

We have not heard from Brooklyn’s Gingerlys for a couple of years now and I certainly have not heard from them since their self-titled debut album back in November 2017. They feature on this new split tape release from Shiny Happy Records who do seem to be in a prolific phase right now and they … Continue reading

Guntingkuku – Lost and Found

Lost and Found is the debut EP from Indonesian band Guntingkuku (My Scissors) who I can find next to nothing about. The band certainly put the POP in indiepop as demonstrated on the recent single Leisure Time and second track Shooting Star both of which are well crafted, melodic songs. There is plenty here (hear?) … Continue reading

Cinéma Lumière – Shiny Happy Digital Club 05

Manila’s Cinéma Lumière is the latest band to have their Our Secret World Quarantine Session released by Shiny Happy Records. Actually, in this case, it’s only part of it but the two tracks (out of four) released by the aforementioned label and session organisers are well worth it. They include the single Love alongside another … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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