The retro cover art of the forthcoming debut self-titled album from The Umbrellas should give you some clues on how this San Francisco based band sound. And there were no surprises in how the lead single from said album She … Continue reading The Umbrellas – She Buys Herself Flowers
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 for fans of Broadcast or Stereolab. Extended Leave will be backed by Strange Interiors and will be released by Slumberland Records at the beginning of next month on 7″ vinyl & digital formats. Pre-order from … 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 … 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 the countless trips to the record shop! So much on this fantastic record reminds me of those days. The DIY ethos, the very short songs, the artwork with a distant church, the 1960s influenced tunes … 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 … 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 like Tallulah Gosh and the American bands they influenced (The Aislers Set/The Frenchmen) it is indiepop perfection. Roll on June…… Facebook Continue reading Jeanines – Either Way