Indiepop Radio Episode 19-10

While an unlucky alignment of life and time matters still keeps us from writing about new records, we’ll still go on playing them. Here’s our October indiepop radio issue with 30 minutes of fresh and glittering tracks by Emma Russack, Lost Film, The Memory Fades, and more. Just click on the Play button below for instant entertainment. Or find the show on Mixcloud / Soundcloud / iTunes and, as a new service, even Spotify.

 

Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove (Photo by Dan Bracaglia)

Seattle-based jangle four-piece Flying Fish Cove is the musical child of illustrator, songwriter and vocalist Dena Zilber. Zilber formed the band, which is currently completed by lead guitarist Jake Jones, bass player Sean Canfield and Jigsaw Records mastermind Chris McFarlane on drums, in 2017 and they released a first, self-titled EP on Jigsaw a year ago, the tracks of which also ended up on their debut album At Moonset. Read on

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