A little comeback / resurrection of my dead indiepop radio show to offer you some of the songs that ruled Emmas Housemusic headquarters in 2023. Here’s 30 of our favourite songs of the year in little under two hours of listening entertainment. Featuring artists that were completely new to us this year as well as the latest releases from familiar friends, we hope you’ll enjoy our selection of some noteable 2023 tunes, either by using the embedded player below or on SoundCloud. Take care.
The December 2022 episode of Emmas_Housemusic brings my indiepop radio show as a regular series of monthly listeners-digest-features to an end, at least for now. I know, it’s never say never, so I won’t, but for the time being, there will be no further episodes. I’m not sure what Mixcloud is going to do with the uploaded shows if you don’t go Pro, which under the circumstances made no sense to me. The complete archive of the shows will, however, be available on this website as I do not intend to shut the site down or delete any of the existing episodes. As far as goodbyes go, I’ll let the show speak for itself and will just add my heartfelt thanks to all of you. Take care.
In a year when it’s become increasingly transparent that not only do independent artists fail to make any reasonable income from selling / streaming their music but also that most of them lose money touring rather than make some, we should feel all the more blessed that there is still so much beautiful music pouring out of the creative energy channels of artists around the world that even an old indie kid with an admittedly limited range of musical preferences finds consolation in new sounds all year. Thank you to all bands, artists, and labels for keeping at it! To keep music close to your heart is one of the most important things to help with the preposterous stuff life throws at us and here’s a list of the 10 albums that served this purpose best to our entirely non-representative ears in 2022. We’d like to add that this year there were no less than six albums that we saw in a joint no. 10 spot. In the end, we settled for the one we played maybe one more time than the others, but honorary mentions must be made here of the wonderful longplayers released by Chorusgirl, The Shop Window, Dot Dash, The Orchids, & Convinced Friend. Read on
Here’s our top ten singles / eps of 2022 — without any claim that these are THE best releases from this year, because that would be nonsense, they’re the ones we liked most. And while the concept of an ep or even more so a 7″ single is pretty straightforward, the definition of what can count as a single has been blurred by the blessings of the digital age in music. So it seems reasonable to add that individual album songs that did not get a ‘proper’ single release but were merely set free into the streaming wilderness of YT or Spotify prior to the album release were still counted as singles here because they serve the same purpose as singles did in earlier years. In any case, if it’s a single to us, it should be a single to you. Read on
The penultimate episode of our modest indiepop radio show for the year 2022 is here. Featured new releases from the month of November include the latest and brilliant songs by The Primitives, Hadda Be, The Shop Window, The Very Most, and more. Our favourite tracks from way back for this episode come from ex-Orange Juice members James Kirk and Edwyn Collins. Enjoy some new music!
Our October 2022 indiepop radio episode is perfect entertainment for the suddenly longer nights now that the clocks have gone back. New releases this month feature artists from such illustrious countries as Italy, France, Australia, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Enjoy listening to the latest tracks by Gladie, Fascinations Grand Chorus, Night Shop, Full Power Happy Hour & more! Older favourites on this episode come from Scooterbabe and Black Kids.
Another month, another twelve fresh and tasty new songs from the international indiepop scene! Welcome to the September 2022 episode of our indiepop radio show, featuring the latest releases from the likes of Kindsight, The Radio Field, The Sundries, & more. Plus not one, but two new bands by ex-members of Math And Physics Club, as well as older favourites coming from The Leaf Library and The Legends. Enjoy!
After a bit of a break we’re back with the August episode of our radio show. 53 minutes of musical sunshine, containing new and recent releases by Cozy Slippers, The Crystal Furs, Pete Astor & others, the comebacks of Fazerdaze & Chorusgirl, as well as older favourites from two Melbourne bands. Enjoy!
An early July episode of our indiepop radio show since we’re about to go on holiday and didn’t want to leave a gap in our monthly schedule. After a Succession-themed beginning, we have 12 hot new tracks to listen to, including latest releases by Alvvays, The Chesterfields, Lande Hekt, & more. Hope you’ll have fun listening!
The June episode of our indiepop radio show is here, presenting some wonderful recent music by new artists and well-known bands. You can listen to the latest songs released by My Favorite, Martha, The Orchids, Electric Pets & more. Furthermore, we venture into the unknown territory of Berlin rap and have older favourites coming from The Delgados and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Enjoy!