London based Damnably Records recently released a free compilation to celebrate their 14th birthday. The label, which is home to the likes of Otoboke Beaver, Say Sue Me, Grrrl Gang and Drinking Boys and Girls Choir to name a few, have been heavily active this year on social media despite/because of the pandemic. They actually had a marathon streaming session back in October to celebrate … Continue reading A Midweek Quintuple
The Reds, Pinks & Purples – Upside Down in an Empty Room Glenn Donaldson has had a Bandcamp clear out and the only releases on The Reds, Pinks & Purples page is last years album and a preview of the new one. Oh and this new single which is a fine piece of lo-fi DIY indiepop which maintains the high standards Donaldson has set. It’s … Continue reading The Sunday Session
Weathering release their new single Chimera next month. Whilst it is not yet available for streaming the flip side, which is a cover of Depeche Mode’s Blue Dress is. I am not that familiar with the original but, after playing them both back to back, the cover wins for me. The guitars and the voice of Elinor Carbone, which replace the gloomy synths and Martin … Continue reading Cover Me…..
Weathering follow up last November’s debut single I Come Down with an appearance on this new split release with fellow Sunday Drive Records labelmates Ease which should not be that much as a surprise as both bands share members with Anxious Arms who are also on the label roster. Their contribution to the single Changing Colors is an exerting shoegaze affair with Elinor Carbone’s lovely … Continue reading Weathering/Ease Split
Redhead is the new project from Andrew Simmonds, ex member and songwriter for Donna Hayward. On this, his debut EP, Simmonds is joined by members of Astragal and Groundhog Day. Not being familiar with Donna Haywards work Spiral is an engaging listen that crosses into various territories such as alt-rock and post-punk. The EP also gets stronger the further in it gets and by the … Continue reading Redhead – Spiral