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
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
This weeks extended pack of three covers some festive releases. The School – Christmas EP Hey the School are back! We have not heard from them for a long time and their 1960’s pop sound lends it’s ears well to … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Christmas Tunes
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
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
Another round up of singles and EP’s for your listening pleasure…… Blushing – The Truth / Sunshine The first single to be taken from dreampoppers Blushing’s debut album due for release early next year. The flip side Sunshine is a shimmering delight in the way Lush sounded when they first emerged many moons ago. Get your vinyl copy of the single from here. Facebook The Hannah Barberas – No Mystery EP Another fine EP from the fans of Jessica Fletcher. It’s more consistent than the debut EP and I really like the Throwing Muses like Spellbound. The EP is currently … Continue reading Singles Going Steady……
Slow Cooked, the lead track on this EP is one of the finest examples of indiepop you might well hear this year. It’s packed to the rafters with all the ingredients that makes a pop song great and I want to play it until the cows come home. Go Go Pepper is another fine track that gives passing glances to the bands obvious indiepop influences. Rather than me list them all here give the track a listen and I am sure you will come to the same conclusions as me to what those influences are. Sadly they fall flat on … Continue reading The Hannah Barberas – Go Go Hannah Barberas!