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
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.
The year’s almost over and done with! We’ve finally made it and can only hope for a better 2021. We say goodbye to 2020 with one more episode featuring 12 new indiepop tracks and two older favourites, our usual listener’s digest of the last month. New songs by the likes of The Gabriels, Très Oui, Lost Tapes & more. Enjoy! Read on
If you read this, chances are you’ve made it through 2020 – congratulations! Another year when we thought, at its beginning, well this one cannot possibly get worse than the one before. And then you all know what happened. We hope that music has helped you as much as it did us. Here’s the albums of this year that we liked most. A click on the cover leads you to a place where you can buy the record. Read on
After having taken a short holiday break, we’re delighted to present a new post-summer episode of our indiepop radio show, packed with great tunes and petty comments! Enjoy an hour of pop delight with 12 new tracks from Peach Kelli Pop, Smokescreens & more. As always the show’s framed by an older favourite at the beginning and the end. Read on
Here’s the February episode of our modest indiepop radio show for your listening pleasure! Six new tracks to enjoy, featuring Store Front, Spinning Coin, and more & an old favourite by The Wedding Present. Stream below or find it on the listening platform of your choice: Mixcloud / Soundcloud / iTunes / Spotify.