The first episode in 2022 of our indiepop radio show marks a jubilee as we hit half a century of these shows in total. As always, we present 12 new and bright songs from the indiepop world. We have releases from December and January this time, coming from the likes of The Monochrome Set, The Luxembourg Signal, and ME REX. Older favourites by Jesse Garon and The Desperadoes and Los Campesinos! frame the episode at the beginning and end. Enjoy!
Among the vast scene of acoustic folk that’s been part of the indiepop world for many years now, Manchester’s Laurie Hulme is one of the most interesting and original artists – by virtue of his music writing but also by virtue of the subjects his songs revolve around. His 2016 debut was inspired by stories of (and hence a tribute to) his late grandfather. This gave the album its title and it also provided the band name he’s been using since, Songs For Walter. Read on