Foliage

Manuel Joseph Walker of Foliage

Manuel Joseph Walker is a songsmith from San Bernadino, California, using the moniker Foliage for his DIY bedroom pop songs. Having released his debut album at the age of 16, now at 21, Walker is already three Foliage albums into his career, with no. 4 apparently just around the corner. Read on

Martha

Martha

With their very own brand of full-throttle pop-punk with a tune, Martha have established themselves as the legitimate champions of a whole punk-driven scene of UK indiepop in this decade: raw and loud, but always more bright than angry, more clever and funny than dark and brooding, and most certainly never ever adopting a stance their place of origin would suggest: Pity Me, County Durham. Read on

Wojtek The Bear

Wojtek The Bear (Photo: Allan Lewis)

A driving rhythm, a punctuated bassline, a corny string section, a sweet melody and a break involving handclaps – all of this offered by a band from Glasgow? No, this is not about „Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken“ but about the new single „Tonic Youth“ by Glasgow melodic indiepop four-piece Wojtek The Bear. Read on

The Third Cut

When Matt and Clare set fire to Sarah Records in 1995 and watched it burn, it happened for all the right reasons but it also left quite a few people, among them the person writing these lines, at a loss where to look for musical guidance. In the critical years following Sarah’s demise there were some artists whose attempts at filling the void made them all the more important. There was of course Bobby Wratten, marching on unwaveringly, changing the name of his outfits too often but making a considerable impact with Trembling Blue Stars. Read on

Nah…

Nah…’s Estella Rosa & Sebastian Voss

There is a particular brand of 60s-influenced, melodious and light-footed indiepop that has always had a special place in the hearts of German (and, to be fair, Spanish) listeners and bands. Sunshiny pop songs, quite often revolving around the seasons and the weather, celebrating all things leisure and good times. Read on