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
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
Here’s our April listener’s digest – a half hour show featuring six new indiepop tracks by the likes of Fresh, The Ballet, Nah … and more, plus an old favourite from Spearmint. Stream below or listen to the show over on Mixcloud.
It’s not often that we look towards the Middle East to discover new music with our Western-centered pop gaze. Read on