Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

A belated pack of three this weekend highlighting three new album releases. Moscow based Neonic Sundrive have just released their debut album. Titled Lies Paradise it features 10 tracks including the two recent lead singles Taste Your Lips and Collapsed Stars. The band’s sound is a mix of shoegaze and psychedelic rock with the odd hint of garage throughout as evidenced on the excellent Can You Feel and This Side Down. It’s available digitally from the band. Portland’s Jangle popsters The Crystal Furs have just released their third album. Or maybe not as the band explain. “Beautiful And True is … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

The Hannah Barberas – Into The Wild

The debut album from South East London based indiepop band The Hannah Barberas manages not only to bring a smile to one’s face in these testing times but to get one thinking hard too. Some of the tracks are familiar friends but now sound even more settled in their new home! The frantic with worry but eventually joyous Our Girl is Gone was on their debut EP whilst Slow Cooked, originally on their second EP, still sounds magnificent and deserves a wider audience as possible. Hurry On Home appeared on Dial H for Hannah Barberas and is C86 inspired indiepop … Continue reading The Hannah Barberas – Into The Wild

Weekend Round Up #1

The Hannah Barberas release their debut album Into The Wild next month. It features 13 tracks including a previous single or two. It will be released on limited green vinyl (via Spinout Nuggets/Doo Lang Records) and cassette (via Gazer Tapes) whilst Subjangle will be releasing a CD version. You can pre-order all from the band. They also have a couple of live dates in London lined up. First they support Even As We Speak alongside Jetstream Pony at The Lexington on March 28th 2020. The following weekend they open the Trust The Doc Festival 2020 at New Cross venue The … Continue reading Weekend Round Up #1

The Hannah Barberas – Dial H for Hannah Barberas

The Hannah Barberas follow up their recent compilation The Hannah Barberas Get Physical with a new EP. From listening to the girl band influenced opener It’s Not Over for the Heartache you know you are going to be onto a winner. The Sound of Happiness is an indie pop delight which, title aside, name checks Edwyn Collins which is rather ironic as the subsequent track Hideous is very Orange Juice like both musically and vocally. More C86 influenced indiepop follows in the shape of Hurry On Home which leads into the swinging dance hall rock n’ roll of Hula Hoop. … Continue reading The Hannah Barberas – Dial H for Hannah Barberas

Alpine Subs – Alpine Subs

South African based label Subjangle provide us with another dose of 1960s inspired janglepop this time courtesy of Chicago’s Alpine Subs. On their debut release the band open with a slice of Californian surf pop in the form of Gutted. To be fair you will be feeling far from it as they deliver songs of a sunny sounding disposition again and again despite sometimes forlorn lyrics. There are songs that echo to The Beatles during their psychedelic period (Menomonee) and songs that echo to The Beatles during their pop period (More Than Love). Across the album it’s hard to pick … Continue reading Alpine Subs – Alpine Subs

The Hannah Barberas – The Hannah Barberas Get Physical

The Hannah Barberas have compiled tracks from their first three EPs and have included three new ones for their first ever physical release. Hence, the title of course. I covered some previous EP’s before but will still give a heads up to the indie pop brilliance of Slow Cooked and the excellent Throwing Muses-ish Spellbound in case you have not heard these wonderful songs before. Of the three new tracks it’s the lovely I Like You In Blue that harks to bygone eras that tickles my fancy and the voice of Lucy is a delight. Very Amelia Fletcher like. The … Continue reading The Hannah Barberas – The Hannah Barberas Get Physical