Various Artists – Shelter (Sunday Records)

Sunday Records have released a free compilation called Shelter. The label states that it’s “a special treat for our fans during the coronavirus isolation.” The album features acts from their roster both past and present including Sugar World and their blissful We Fell In Love track, Fawns of Love, Day & Dream and The Memory Fades. There are blasts from the past too in the shape of The Pristines, The Cinematics and Tokidoki. All the songs collated are on the mellow side of things, no doubt to keep us all calm as we stay safe at home. Shelter is available … Continue reading Various Artists – Shelter (Sunday Records)

Five Card Shuffle

A round up of sorts! Jetstream Pony have recently released a new track in the shape of Yellow Pills. Not sure the of the history of this one aside that it was recorded last Autumn but it’s a fine fuzzy pop song none the less. Crank it up. London label Damnably are releasing a compilation of Grrrl Gang’s work to date on vinyl and the solid lilac edition looks very nice indeed. Called Here To Stay it features nine tracks including two versions of the everlasting fave Dream Grrrl. Pre-order it from here. The Memory Fades posted a new demo … Continue reading Five Card Shuffle

Sometimes….

Just mentioning one band a day or every other day isn’t enough especially with how much I listen to and the way I tend to witter on. Oh well. Luckily I can work with my headphones on so here is a midweek three pack! Pia Fraus – Sweet Sunday Snow The veteran Estonian shoegazers return with a new single that is bundled with three remixes and is also a taster for their forthcoming sixth album. The single edit is a shimmering laid back track which will soon have you wandering through dreamland. Listening to The Picnic remix I wonder if … Continue reading Sometimes….

The Memory Fades – Space Pilot EP

The Memory Fades set the bar pretty high on their debut She Loves The Birds EP which was released earlier this year so the Space Pilot EP has a tough act to follow. Once again Stephen Maughan (Bulldozer Crash/Kosmonaut) is joined by a group of friends and flip me, they manage to pull it off once more. The opening and title track is a fuzzy pop number and contains the best end rhyming lyrics in indiepop circles (sky – high, been – seen) since The Mighty Lemon Drops. Talking of lyrics honey and candy feature in Listening to the Marychain … Continue reading The Memory Fades – Space Pilot EP

The Memory Fades – She Loves The Birds EP

The Memory Fades is the new project from Stephen Maughan (Bulldozer Crash/Kosmonaut). On the She Loves The Birds EP Maughan is joined over various songs by Marc Elston (Bulldozer Crash/Franklin’s Kite/The Liberty Ship), Graeme Elston (Eva Luna/Astronaut/Love Parade), Jyoti Mishra (White Town) and Chris Morgan (The Deddingtons). So the pedigree is there. What about the music? Yeah, that ain’t bad either! There are lot of late 1960s psychedelic influences throughout the first two tracks, the title track and Picture Of You. The former could be a starting point for a new summer of love! Those influences fade on Am I … Continue reading The Memory Fades – She Loves The Birds EP