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
Our latest audio offering of new indiepop music is here! As usual, we feature six new tracks (coming from Vetchinsky Settings, Wild Firth, and more) plus one older favourite. Stream below or find the show on Mixcloud.
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
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
A fresh episode of our indiepop radio podcast featuring six recent songs by Lost Tapes, Star Tropics, and others plus an old favourite from Even As We Speak. Enjoy the stream below or listen over on Mixcloud.
Seriously, what is it with Texas these days, and especially Austin? We could listen to / write about pop bands from that particular patch of the planet all the time and still not get to the bottom of why just about every pop song / band / record / label coming from it is just effortlessly great. Read on
„What’s your favorite band / And who told you to kiss that way?“ Imagine the music scene in Seattle in 1995. And imagine just how likely it would have seemed then that a band whose core message is transparent in the lines just quoted, a band formed in this kind of musical setting, as the peak of grunge gave way to whatever came post-grunge, would still be around 24 years down the road. Read on