Something For The Weekend? Three Liked By Others

This week’s pack of three are acts who have appeared more than once on another blog, mix, Bandcamp feed or podcast that I follow. Pizza Daddy – Too Many Boyfriends Thankfully Too Many Boyfriends is a far better song than the name of this project, which is comprised of members from the band BOYs, suggests. The track itself is dreamy indie with a catchy chorus. A fine pop song indeed. Free Ice Cream – Free Ice Cream Talking about pop music Atlanta’s Free Ice Cream have got lo-fi indiepop down to a tee. Catchy and witty songs, regardless whether they … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three Liked By Others

Relay Tapes – Early Morning Abstract

Early Morning Abstract from Brisbane’s Relay Tapes is the follow up to 2018’s Semblance EP. The band delve into a range of influences ranging from ambient to shoegaze in order to create a range of really strong songs. The ambient opener Theme 42 has some drone textures woven in whilst In The Ground opens with some kosmische sounds, slowly building with layers of repetition but without any negativity attached. It was Planetarium with it’s blend of drone, shimmering guitars and low audible female vocals that finally turned me onto the band in a big way whilst Dream Colour is a … Continue reading Relay Tapes – Early Morning Abstract

Swimming Pool – Nothing

Spanish shoegazers Swimming Pool greatly impressed on January’s self titled debut. Now they are back with a new EP on Brighton’s Shore Dive Records. It’s a sensuous EP opening with Tu Carta which is a combination of melodic patterns and flickering guitars. The voice of Elena Casado is a delight as it weaves it’s way through the song. The EP surprised me in it’s gentleness. Songs like Mágico Sol are calm and restrained and whilst the guitars are more prominent on Brillando Solo it has the same assuaging effect. The tempo is increased on No Soy Un Soñador but I … Continue reading Swimming Pool – Nothing

The Raft – Xanadu (Abloom version)

I am surprised I have never mentioned The Raft on these pages before especially given how good the Jellyfish EP’s were. The band who based in Neston, UK are centred on Phil Wilson (no, not the June Brides one!), Claire O’Neill and J Pedro. Xanadu (no, not the Olivia Newton-John/ELO one!) is taken from the forthcoming album Abloom which is out later this week on Brighton’s Shore Dive Records. The track is an epic, creative dream-pop song which showcases the band at it’s strongest and is a benchmark for the rest of the album. Abloom is available in CD and … Continue reading The Raft – Xanadu (Abloom version)