Capitol – Blondie

Canadian band Capitol used to be known as UK Cinema who, if you remember, released the excellent English Girls a couple of years ago. I am not sure what has bought on the name change but thankfully musically nothing has changed. Blondie still has that retro feel as misshapen vocals collide with twisted melodic guitars that ring out throughout. The clever lyrics remind me of the writing of Lloyd Cole, Matt Johnson and Edwyn Collins. It’s a promising first single from the forthcoming debut album Dream Noise, which will be jointly released on Meritorio Records (EU) and Kingfisher Bluez (US/CANADA) … Continue reading Capitol – Blondie

Records I Like – Best of 2017

And so here we go. The top 10 tracks of 2017. Well for me at least. 10. Port Sulphur – Orient Express   09. Youthmemory – City   08. OMD – Punishment of Luxury (Extended Version)   07. Factice Factory – Extinguisher   06. UK Cinema – English Girls   05. we. the pigs – Too Young   04. Major Leagues – It Was Always You   03. Closure – Would She Love Me   02. SLEEPiES – Barf Haus   …drumroll…..   01. Say Sue For Me – Good For Some Reason   And here is a fully comprehensive … Continue reading Records I Like – Best of 2017

Ending 2017 #3

And the round up continues…. Pip Blom – Babies Are A Lie/School Two slices of apprehensive and anxious indiepop from Dutch based Pip Blom. Both these tracks are catchy with rough sounding fuzzy guitars and heavy bass riffs. Available on 7″ and digital formats from here. Facebook Color TV – Paroxeteens 7″ Excellent punk rock with a poppier edge than usual from Minnesota’s Colour TV. Short, sweet and loud! Available from here. Facebook Patsy’s Rats – Is It Alright?/Givin’ Up Is It Alright is pop punk (or is it powerpop?) at it’s finest. Flip side Givin’ Up errs on the … Continue reading Ending 2017 #3