The Friday Round Up

For those unaware Bandcamp are running a Covid-19 fundraiser today which seems them waiving their revenue share so that all monies go directly to supporting the artists. You can read about that here. If you can buy just one release that would help the artists concerned and the fundraiser lasts until Midnight Pacific Time tonight (7am in the UK). Onto the round up. It’s been two years since we last from Dunedin’s Astro Children. On new single Milk the band move away from their alt-rock/shoegazing roots and instead is a vibrant alternative pop song. Well worth the wait and it’s … Continue reading The Friday Round Up

Midweek Catch Up #1 – Indiepop &c

A catch up of stuff caught on the Records I Like Radar. The Radio Dept. have released a new single. Titled The Absence of Birds it’s backed with a remix of the same song. The former is a wispy indiepop song with folk-ish overtones whilst the latter mixes ambient with drone. You can get it from here. Diet Cig released a new track at the end of last month. Titled Night Terrors it’s a fine example of alternative pop with scary lyrics to match – boo! You can get it from here. Medway Scene veterans The Claim have a new … Continue reading Midweek Catch Up #1 – Indiepop &c

September Round Up #3

Something Else – Don’t Want It Jangling guitar pop with post-punk overtones with a bit of pub-rock thrown in too. They have since released their debut album entitled An Entire Album About My Ex-Girlfriend which has been on heavy rotation recently. Facebook Theatre Royal – All Fall Forward/Better Say Goodbye Powerful guitar driven pop from Rochester, Kent linking the Medway sound and psychedelic pop of the 1960’s. Facebook The Radio Dept – Going Down Swinging The Radio Dept. continue their record of releasing anti fascist singles before general elections in their home country given the rise of the right wing … Continue reading September Round Up #3

Something For The Weekend #2

Another threesome for your listening Pleasure. Club 8 – Love Dies Love Dies is taken from the bands forthcoming album Pleasure which is out, via Labrador, on November 20th. Given their last albums have covered electronica, dub, bossa nova and trip hop the next one should be interesting based on this track! The Radio Dept. – This Repeated Sodomy Staying on Labrador The Radio Dept. have a new single out. Entitled This Repeated Sodomy it will not be on the band’s forthcoming album. It’s available digitally from the usual places. Chvrches – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix) I cannot … Continue reading Something For The Weekend #2

The Radio Dept. – Occupied

The Radio Dept. have released their first physical product for five years. Occupied is the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album. The title track is a moody synth pop affair and is backed with It Looked Like Heaven (But Feels Like Hell) and a reworked version of the title track called Down Down Down (Liminals Remix) Occupied is limited to 1000 copies – get it from here. Facebook Homepage Continue reading The Radio Dept. – Occupied

Records I Like Tracks Of The Year 2014 – 5 to 1

Tracks 10 to 6 can be found here. The countdown continues…….. 5. The Radio Dept. – Death to Fascism The Radio Dept. only seem to release songs these days when there is a general election in their native Sweden. Death To Fascism is their response to the rise of the extreme right in Sweden and features chants of Smrt fašizmu, sloboda narodu over what sounds like a remix of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Reverence. You can download the song for free from Soundcloud. 4. The Wendy Darlings – Bobby Darin Taken from the album The Insufferable Fatigues of Idleness … Continue reading Records I Like Tracks Of The Year 2014 – 5 to 1