As April is drawing towards its end, here’s the month’s sum of new music we’ve found: twelve of the best new indiepop tracks released in the last few weeks, including the latest offerings from Massage, Ducks Ltd. & Sarah Records veterans Boyracer. Enjoy the new episode of our indiepop radio show.
If you’ve been following this little blog and its associated modest indiepop radio podcast, there’s probably not a lot on these eoy-lists that will surprise you. Still, we feel they might be a useful addition to this year’s posts here. Our top ten albums are ranked below; a sample for each record is included and a click on the cover will lead you to where you can order the record.
Our eternal gratitude to all the bands and labels putting so much effort and all their hearts into giving us something to keep our backs straight and our heads above the waterline throughout this shithole of a year! Read on
The final episode of the year is a special issue featuring some of our favourite songs of 2018 that weren’t played on previous episodes. Enjoy the stream below or access the show via Mixcloud.
Ok, let’s get the unimportant bit of information that everyone focuses on out of the way first: yes, Alex Naidu used to be in Pains. There. So now let’s get on with the real stuff. For us, Massage seemed to have appeared out of nowhere but actually Bandcamp reveals they released their first EP in August 2016 and a little more research tells us they’ve been a band for five years before releasing their debut. So here they are now with Oh Boy, a full 12-track debut album that jangles as though their lives depended on it. Read on