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 penultimate episode of our modest indiepop radio show for the year 2022 is here. Featured new releases from the month of November include the latest and brilliant songs by The Primitives, Hadda Be, The Shop Window, The Very Most, and more. Our favourite tracks from way back for this episode come from ex-Orange Juice members James Kirk and Edwyn Collins. Enjoy some new music!
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!
Here’s the June episode of our monthly roundup of thoroughly enjoyable indiepop listening pleasures from the last few weeks. Thirteen enjoyable new tunes from the likes of The Catenary Wires, Acid House Kings, The Boy Least Likely To, and more. Tracks from way back this month come from The Man From Delmonte and The Gravy Train. Enjoy!
Welcome to a new year of our modest indiepop radio shows, introducing 12 new tracks. The first episode of 2021 features releases by Swansea Sound, fuvk, The Shop Window, & more, plus our usual opening and closing track from way back. 52 minutes of quality entertainment!
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