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
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 2021 Top Ten Show! For this year’s final episode of our little indiepop radio show, we do things a little bit differently and play a song each from our top ten albums plus our top ten singles from 2021, counting them down in pairs. Enjoy listening to the music that we’ve enjoyed listening to the most this year – thanks for tuning in and let’s do it again in 2022!
Corresponding to the top ten singles / eps from 2021 that we liked best (cf. post above), there is of course also a list of the top ten albums we felt the need to come back to most often to find some consolation going through this hellhole of a year. Here it is in full: these are the ten LPs that served that purpose best for us throughout the past twelve months. A sincere Thank You! to all artists, labels, and anyone else involved in their making! Read on
Here’s the latest in our regular series of monthly selections of some fabulous and fresh indiepop. 12 new tracks yet again this month, coming from the likes of Hadda Be, Sullen Eyes, Lande Hekt, & more, as well as two older favourites from Scotland. Enjoy!