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
Indiepop Radio Episode 22-06
The June episode of our indiepop radio show is here, presenting some wonderful recent music by new artists and well-known bands. You can listen to the latest songs released by My Favorite, Martha, The Orchids, Electric Pets & more. Furthermore, we venture into the unknown territory of Berlin rap and have older favourites coming from The Delgados and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Enjoy!
Indiepop Radio Episode 21-12
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!
Our Top Ten Singles / EPs of 2021
When we announced our top ten records last year, we were optimistic enough to claim that things would be fine and 2021 would be our year. Well, how wrong can you be. At the end of a year that has been every bit as difficult as the previous one, we still find ourselves in the same place, with the pandemic still raging and no prospect of it ending any time soon. So we’ll refrain from any further prophecies for now but are all the more grateful for the amazing spirit of resilience among labels, bands and artists and for excellent new music still being released every week. Here’s a list of the top ten singles / EPs from 2021 that we liked best. Read on
Indiepop Radio Episode 21-07
After a bit of a summer break we’re back with a new, shiny and warm episode of the latest sunny tracks from the world of indiepop. New music comes from the likes of Swansea Sound, Fortitude Valley and Snow Coats, while this month’s tracks from way back are The Understudies and The Sundays. Enjoy!
Indiepop Radio Episode 20-08
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