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
Our latest selection of six new tracks from a particularly rich international field of new 2019 releases, plus one old favourite from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Half an hour of top indiepop entertainment to stream below or listen to on Mixcloud.
We suspect that writers of reviews who claimed the staggeringly beautiful debut album by Canadian four-piece Tallies for the shoegaze genre didn’t extend their listening adventure beyond the opener „Trouble“, which is indeed a bit of a moody and wall of sound affair. But the album – no it’s not. Even though we are no proven experts in the territory and do not know where Tallies themselves stand on the shoegaze matter, we find hardly a shoe being gazed at on Tallies, an album that is bound to put the Toronto-based band on the indie royalty map. Read on
When someone makes a record, one would assume one of the key motifs (apart from either an artistic expression of oneself or making lots of money) to be a desire to be seen and heard, to shine in the light of a stageset. So it’s somewhat puzzling to find a record that seems to be driven by the opposite desire to grow smaller and smaller until finally disappearing, driven by introversion and despondency. Shimmer And Spin, the second album by the London based, German-UK noisepop outfit Chorusgirl is such a record. Read on
In support of our praise of the Wiaiwya 7777777 singles club which you’ll find below, here’s a special issue of our indiepop radio podcast devoted to said singles club and featuring 7 of our favourites from the series, coming from Allo Darlin’, The Orchids and others. Stream below or find the show over on Mixcloud.
To start a singles club in 2012 on the promise of not only releasing 7 exclusive 7″ singles in that particular year but to do the very same over 7 consecutive years, is one thing. It is quite another thing to finish 2018 having accomplished just that – the release of 49 singles in total, 7 each in every year, is a monumental achievement that the London-based DIY record label Where It’s At Is Where You Are and its mastermind John Jervis deserve our highest praise for. Read on
Here’s our first offering of six new-ish songs for 2019 in our podcast, featuring White Town, Bones Garage, and more. Stream below or use this link to find the show on Mixcloud.