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
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!
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!
After another month of pandemic gloom, here’s some light and joy, the March episode of our indiepop radio show. New tracks from the likes of Fresh, The Catenary Wires, Bart & Friends, and more, while our two older favourites come from Scotland yet again. All in all, 52 minutes of enjoyable listening entertainment, we hope.
Our latest audio offering of new indiepop music is here! As usual, we feature six new tracks (coming from Vetchinsky Settings, Wild Firth, and more) plus one older favourite. Stream below or find the show on Mixcloud.
In support of our praise of the Wiaiwya 7777777 singles club which you’ll find below, here’s a special issue of our indiepop radio podcast devoted to said singles club and featuring 7 of our favourites from the series, coming from Allo Darlin’, The Orchids and others. Stream below or find the show over on Mixcloud.
To start a singles club in 2012 on the promise of not only releasing 7 exclusive 7″ singles in that particular year but to do the very same over 7 consecutive years, is one thing. It is quite another thing to finish 2018 having accomplished just that – the release of 49 singles in total, 7 each in every year, is a monumental achievement that the London-based DIY record label Where It’s At Is Where You Are and its mastermind John Jervis deserve our highest praise for. Read on
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 singles/eps 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