Welcome to our latest offering of new indiepop releases of the last six weeks we particularly enjoyed listening to. Framed by older favourites coming from Rocketship and Saint Etienne, our usual selection of twelve fresh pearls features The Lodger, The Arctic Flow, Ducks Ltd., and more. Enjoy!
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