The December episode of our indiepop radio show is a special issue, reviewing the decade in indiepop. One defining song from each year of the 2010s – that’s ten smashing tracks plus my usual incoherent drivel in between, coming in at just under 53 minutes of distinguished listening entertainment. Stream below or on one of your preferred platforms: Mixcloud / Soundcloud / iTunes / Spotify.
Our latest selection of six new tracks from a particularly rich international field of new 2019 releases, plus one old favourite from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Half an hour of top indiepop entertainment to stream below or listen to on 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