This weeks pack of three features three albums that have been released today: Well Whale – Bittersweet Kisses Indonesian indiepop band Well Whale have released their debut album Bittersweet Kisses. It features eight tracks including previous singles Diana, Pipe Dream and the glorious pop-punk effort that is She’s A Punk. Of the tracks that are new to me the lovely Crush stands out as does … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums
Yay! Flowers are back with their first single for over three years. I am not sure how many songs about have wayward pet hamsters have previously featured on this blog (I could take a guess!) but that’s what the new single Erik is about. It’s a short and sweet track that plays down the fuzzier elements the band are known for whilst Rachel Kennedy’s vocals … Continue reading Flowers – Erik
The kitchen-pop project of Glenn Donaldson, The Reds, Pinks & Purples, have announced details of their new forthcoming album. Titled You Might Be Happy Someday it will be released via Tough Love (UK) and Slumberland Records (US) on 2nd October 2020. The new album features eight tracks and one, Last Summer In A Rented Room, has been made available for streaming. Pre-orders are currently being … Continue reading The Reds, Pinks & Purples – You Might Be Happy Someday
Los Angeles’ based Smokescreens have a new album due for release later this year. Titled A Strange Dream it will be released by Slumberland Records on October 30th 2020 and it’s produced by The Cleans David Kilgour. Given the band’s obvious love for all things Dunedin sound, they must have been delighted with that! The opening track Fork In The Road is now available to … Continue reading Smokescreens – Fork In The Road
Lake Ruth, who feature members of Holy Fuck, The New Lines, and The Eighteenth Day of May, will be releasing their new single as part of the Slumberland Records SLR30 Singles Series. The band’s music is inspired by space-pop, Krautrock, noir and baroque pop amongst others. Extended Leave explores these elements to great effect complete with a pulsating bass line and delicate vocals. It’s one … Continue reading Lake Ruth – Extended Leave
And not an Erasure track in sight…. Stars On Fire – Salty Kiss South Korean band Stars on Fire follow up June’s Blue Skies Above EP with a new four tracker entitled Songs For The Summer. Salty Kiss is the first track lifted from the EP which to these ears is a marked improvement from anything on the first EP. The aforementioned EP didn’t grab … Continue reading Ooh Sometimes…..
The self titled debut album by Jeanines takes me back to the years of my youth circa early/mid 1980s. It takes me back to the times I eagerly waited for fanzines, flexi-discs and records to drop through my door or the weekly trip to pick up the music press to excitably scour for even more things to spend my hard-earned pennies on. Not to mention … Continue reading Jeanines – Jeanines
No theme for this weeks pack of three aside from making the time to listen to all of these releases over the course of this, or any other, weekend! Wildhoney – Naive Castle Since we last heard from them Wildhoney have moved physically as well as musically. Moving away from their shoegaze roots their music now, in their label’s words, errs on the sides of … Continue reading Something For The Weekend?
New York’s Jeanines grabbed our attention this time last year with a couple of demos and the wonderful Hits The Bone which betrayed all of their indiepop influences. They have since signed with Slumberland Records and will be releasing their debut self titled album in June. Either Way is the albums opening track and it suggests that some great things are coming our way. Sounding … Continue reading Jeanines – Either Way
C86 and Flying Nun enthusiasts/revivalists Smokescreen release their new album Used To Yesterday via Slumberland Records on July 13th 2018. The album opener Someone New has been released as a taster and what a catchy jangle-fest it is, suggesting that the forthcoming album is gonna be something else! Pre-order the album from here or via the label. Facebook Continue reading Smokescreens – Someone New