Various Artists – C19

Peruvian label Impermeable Records have just released a compilation celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the legendary C86 tape. It’s called C19 and it’s not named after the virus but the fact all the tracks were recorded last year. The successor to CD16 features 22 tracks featuring a number of acts mentioned on these very pages including Nah…, EggS, Terry vs. Tori, The Umbrella Puzzles, Stars on Fire, The Reds, Pinks & Purples and many more. Suffice to say I guess we have the same music taste when it comes to indiepop! It’s a great compilation by the way :o) C19 … Continue reading Various Artists – C19

Records I Like Mix October 2019

Another collection of tracks released in the past month or so featuring the usual mix of indiepop, janglepop, shoegaze and with some power pop, noisepop and just some noise thrown in. Enjoy! Alternative stream at Hearthis.at Full Tracklisting: Atta Girl – September It’s September that grabs my attention with it’s mix of indiepop and shoegaze as it jangles it’s way through the maze of melodic guitars heading for it’s soulful conclusion. The Claim – Just Too Far The new single from the Medway scene veterans. Tourist Activities – Crystal River Originally released at the start of the year this track … Continue reading Records I Like Mix October 2019

Various Artists – Alternative Melodies 8

This may be the eighth volume in the alternative melodies series collated by A Lonely Ghost Burning but it’s the first one I have stumbled upon. With the aim of “introducing new listeners to the underexposed and immensely talented artists” it features the likes of Fanclub and Soumbalgwang both of which have been featured on these pages before. But what about the rest? The trouble with compilations there are always going to be tracks which don’t agree with you. There are others such as Sua’s Love, which is a pleasant enough listen here, but isn’t ever going to find a … Continue reading Various Artists – Alternative Melodies 8

Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music

There are some interesting compilations turning up on Bandcamp of late. Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music is the soundtrack to the documentary of the same name which tells the story, coinciding with Brazil’s transition to democracy, that a new wave of bands emerged who looked to the US, UK and Australia for inspiration and who chose to sing in English rather than Portuguese. Aside from The Pin Ups and The Cigarettes these bands are new to me. I enjoyed the racket made by Garage Fuzz and New Ground by Valv. Musically most of it’s not my … Continue reading Guitar Days – An Unlikely Story of Brazilian Music

Various Artists – YLLWSPCL: Bandung Pop Darlings The Mixtapes

A solid compilation featuring and reflecting on bands over the years (1995-2015) from Bandung, Indonesia. It’s amazing how many of these bands look towards to the UK for inspiration and some of these tracks cover Britpop, C86 and Madchester. The compilers apologise for the lack of “high fidelity” in some of these recordings but that’s not a negative for me as these contributions are a snapshot in time as demonstrated on the likes of Old and Grey by Peewee and Sadford Lads Club crossing JAMC and the Wall Of Sound on Dan (Sheila on 7). It’s not all guitar based … Continue reading Various Artists – YLLWSPCL: Bandung Pop Darlings The Mixtapes

Support Women In Punk

Support Women In Punk is a new compilation series which promises “a new compilation every 11th day of each month, 11 tracks, 11 bands, 11 female voices.” The tracks seem to be compiled from releases over the past year or so and could well be a worthy “modern” successor to the epic A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock compilation. It started in February of this year and whilst we await volume four here are my pick of the first three compilations, all of which are available for free or on a pay what you want basis. Get them from here. … Continue reading Support Women In Punk

September Round Up #2

Рыцарь Диких Яблок – Дворец Not sure I am trusting google translate here but the band and recording translate as Palace by Knight of Wild Apples. What I do know is that this is a very fine indiepop EP indeed. Forget the fact this Saint Peterburg based band sing in their native Russian (and why not) and let the music and harmonies do the translating for you. Class. Grab it for free/pay what you want from here. Homepage Ping Pong Club – Sklylight Talking about classy indiepop here is another fine effort from Bandung’s Ping Pong Club that just shines … Continue reading September Round Up #2