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2023-09-21 15:04
A hint of the Kings of Leon but wait not the annoying version that emerged in latter years. No this is ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ and before and though it never reaches ‘The B… Read More
2023-09-21 09:23
Acoustic folk stirrings of the kind that would put us in in mind of Nick Drake, the tenderness is there and the empathy too so Elliott Smith also hoves into view. The rolling harmonies from… Read More
2023-09-21 08:30
I love debut releases, the magic that has been bottled up for so long is finally released and we the listeners are the true beneficiaries. I was feeling that way inclined as the indie pop a… Read More
2023-09-20 09:49
A little bit My Bloody Valentine circa ‘Loveless’ but only the quieter moments when dreampop was to the fore rather than the blazing drenched in feedback sequences. Atop the lov… Read More
2023-09-19 16:20
Has us over the barrel of a set of psychedelic mannerisms, a little surf too so we’d still be of a mind that summer is still with us and not in the rearview mirror. The sunshine vibes… Read More
2023-09-19 12:03
‘Better To You’ opens with the most acoustic of drifts, the kind that is just made for a tender vocal and the Berlin based bard Adam Dudek is most definitely in possession of on… Read More
2023-09-18 16:41
There is a whole lot of chiming going on and being the jangly aficionados ourselves ‘Up Late’ was always going to be something to have us dreaming. And the effect is completed b… Read More
2023-09-18 10:58
The intimacy is what I picked up on first of all, a singer from Brisbane who gets to an Elliott Smith (and Gareth Inkster) like quiet quality but who is also able to scrape the essentials f… Read More
2023-09-18 09:31
Now that is a noisy rhapsody of the kind that reminds us of Ride back when they were kids making the sort of EPs the rest of us could only have dreamed of conjuring. In other words ‘B… Read More
2023-09-17 15:36
Reminds me a whole lot of Elephant Stone who also apply a whole lot of sitar to their tracks and in the process afford us the chance for travel to exotic lands without leaving the comfort o… Read More
2023-09-16 08:06
An quirky opening, like we’re entered a dream phase but ‘Road Trip!’ quickly finds a noisy grandeur and with that a bit melody at its core which keeps us stabilised while… Read More
2023-09-15 16:08
‘In Your Arbor’ sure does have a shoegaze feel, the woozy drama of ‘Loveless’ with the misty-eyed almost out of range vocals amid the shards of chords and churning a… Read More
2023-09-15 11:19
Now if I hadn’t have spotted name I wouldn’t have guessed early on that this was Pale Puma but before the half minute was out their 90’s dreampop machinations became obvio… Read More
2023-09-14 14:24
If A Beacon School have thought us anything it is that there is several ways to skin a dream pop track and ‘Alone’ is the third such number from them this summer that arrives at… Read More
2023-09-14 09:34
There is as dreamy a noise as you’ll hear al year, being created by new act gloomhush and it comes from the twin tenderness of a jangling chord and a voice who knows how to float in s… Read More
2023-09-13 17:16
A classic kind of Byrdsian jangle approach taken on ‘Good Terms’, but not only that because Toronto’s Quirks apply the descending vocal style too to remind us of one of ou… Read More
2023-09-13 14:33
Such a quiet work, the kind that has folk allure written all over it. From the gentle chords to the drifting but hopeful vocals it makes for a love song for everyone within earshot and so i… Read More
2023-09-13 11:08
Starting out as it does we probably couldn’t have predicted the bright sunshine that was on the way but Jamesik pulls it off and in a manner that is post-ambient, pro-happiness and po… Read More
2023-09-13 09:45
There is a whole lot of action to ‘Meet Your Maker’, the kind that reminds me of peak Arcade Fire – you know those times when every second of the way we had no idea what w… Read More
2023-09-12 15:51
We can always rely on Dutch act Holysloot to dish us out ample portions of jangle fuelled indie rock and ‘Point of No Return’ is no exception. It has a giddy momentum that remin… Read More
2023-09-12 14:15
Such a delicate progression, not a million miles from Kate Bush and her folk tumblings from up on the misty moors. So ‘Skin to Skin’ becomes a most intimate listen as a result… Read More
2023-09-12 10:40
Oh so very alt 80’s of Long Distances, fulsome of arrangement and led by a flotilla of jangle and a singer who has a haul of harmonies at his beck and call. It all falls into place at… Read More
2023-09-11 11:05
I love the look of all the influences (Beach Fossils, Deerhunter) listed in Pale Puma’s bio and the suit of sweet jangling moves here proved too irresistible for me to look the other… Read More
2023-09-09 12:18
I could feel a sense of melancholy, but of hope too once the tempo changed and we were introduced to an singer from Oakland who is able to evoke that levity. All sorts of genre touchpoints… Read More
2023-09-07 15:25
Such a summer of love feeling about ‘One in a Million’, it has that kind of soft undertow that reminds me of Hull’s Salako from way back, though there are instances of Noa… Read More
2023-09-07 11:46
It’s oh so quiet, but it is coming for hearts and minds because Melbourne’s Oliver Jach has positioned himself in a fey boy folk manner. From the slow slung strum to his Stuart… Read More
2023-09-07 10:37
‘Everyday Fear’ sure is lively fare, of the kind that initially reminded me of the Cure but there is more R.E.M. to what the World Famous are about once the track settles into i… Read More
2023-09-06 15:00
Oh he has plenty romantic bones in his body alright, a shimmering arrangement and a voice who possesses a falsetto that could levitate in the air of a summer day because it is light and inf… Read More
2023-09-06 08:20
We knew it would be a little unhinged for that goes with the territory when it comes to three-piece Motorsports but ‘Drunk TV’ really does have a flight of fancy with various bi… Read More
2023-09-05 19:40
Always with the rounded view from the dancefloor has Canada’s Rich Aucoin and for me it feels like we’ve been spirited away to another place, another time and at an age when our… Read More
2023-09-05 15:15
Emmrose is an artist who has been paralleling with our blogging existence for a number of years, finding ways new ways to beguile us (20 singles alone at aged 19!) and in a manner that migh… Read More
2023-09-05 12:01
Those beats reminded me of ‘I Am The Resurrection’ by the Stone Roses but of course NYC’s Sid Simons always intended to bring this track a lot more down a glam rock or eve… Read More
2023-09-05 09:02
There Jake Hesse goes singing with a certain sadness, but that is not the full story for Juniper Honey who have a dedication for leaning into the anthemic side of things when the mood takes… Read More
2023-09-04 15:22
A proper little shimmy going on here, the kind that sounds like it came to Start Together effortlessly and it rubs off on us too, so that a little jig in time on our side of the speaker see… Read More
2023-09-04 11:28
Oh the romance of it all, moondaddy are really stepping into prime Valentine’s mode and we’re months out from that occasion. But it would take a hard heart not wooed by Cara Pot… Read More
2023-09-04 08:56
My oh my this track sure did burst into orchestral life early doors and in a manner that might be several worlds away from our staple listening diet but the Blaze Velluto Collection are so… Read More
2023-09-02 11:58
For such a soft work there is a mighty percussive element all the same to ‘Maggie’. A sense of longing too so that it might be that Pittsburgh’s Zack Keim has come back fr… Read More
2023-09-01 09:14
With a list of influences that reads like a who’s who of the bands I grew up with Dublin’s Sun Mashene were always going to be on the radar. They have never been adverse to maki… Read More
2023-08-31 10:43
Now that does feel like an 80’s ballad brought back to life but we should have known that LA quartet supergloom wouldn’t settle for just that so ‘Glass Ajar’ bursts… Read More
2023-08-30 08:57
Has a lolloping kind of quality, the kind that hypnotic minutes are made of and Chicago’s Many Places extenuate the effect with some brass in there. And that is before we even get ont… Read More
2023-08-29 15:53
The second band from Christchurch, NZ in as many days! Volume up a notch and yes it does feel like Little Fang have invited us into their performing space for ‘Resolving Sound’… Read More
2023-08-29 09:32
With a title like that you’d expect Swim Jeans to be of a summery disposition and ‘Lemonade’ sure does have that lively interplay about it. Tropical qualities in fact, lev… Read More
2023-08-28 15:40
It takes time to take hold this track from Christchurch’s Mayzie, the kind that will have the kids scurrying elsewhere but us old heads know that to stick around is to reap the reward… Read More
2023-08-28 08:28
Means of Entry sure can conjure a whole lot of noise and though it is never a racket it could well be something for those with tinnitus to scarper from. But for the rest of us this is rock… Read More
2023-08-27 19:52
Couldn’t help slipping back into Slowdive moods, the kind that I thought had gone into eternal hibernation but Seattle’s Sea Lemon (Natalie Lew) do appear to have put a new… Read More
2023-08-27 16:41
‘Sunday Mood’ does take us places that didn’t seem possible of a Sunday afternoon but then Woodrow & Luth of Paris act Books of Moods have taken their cues from the pe… Read More
2023-08-26 14:39
There are ways of opening tracks in your own fashion and ‘Generation of Patience’ sure is an example of how Bogan Via are never anything other than themselves. But while we wait… Read More
2023-08-26 11:50
They near deafen us with their shoegaze noise, the rhapsody of chords turned out to maximum feedback and percussive arrangements that just heighten the effect. It gave me all sorts of Swerv… Read More
2023-08-26 09:39
There are artists who can have us standing agog within seconds of arriving in our company, who can be as minimal as can be in their arrangement but who can somehow tap into the human condit… Read More
2023-08-25 15:18
Always had a soft spot for dutch duo Maida Rose (Javièr den Leeuw and Roos Meijer) and it is easy to see why for they have a languid dream jangle approach that is forever on the verg… Read More
2023-08-25 10:01
You know it was giving me all sorts of baggy flashbacks, including Primal Scream circa ‘Screamadelica’ and plenty of ‘Thrills, Pills and Bellyaches’ era the Happy Mo… Read More
2023-08-24 09:32
‘Seagull Season’ is so me, so me since about the late 80’s because it is endowed with all sorts of indie pop devices from the lo-fi production values, the jangle and percu… Read More
2023-08-23 11:17
That is a big introduction alright, a hint of shoegaze in the feedback drift and with some lovely dreamy vocals we are treated to a nice contrast between the toughened instrumental arrangem… Read More
2023-08-23 07:51
Having taken in their quiet and introspective side it felt good to hear what Family Stereo sound like when the curtains have been drawn back and the shards of sunshine have infiltrated the… Read More
2023-08-22 15:13
Nashville duo Small Victory are on the sort of run of form which leaves us completely unable to turn our noses up at their songs. It seems as if they’ve just clicked into a comfortabl… Read More
2023-08-22 11:20
What I do like about Milk St. is there refusal to get in line with convention and so instead they throw everything into the mix like the Pixies used to and somehow wrestle a victory from th… Read More
2023-08-22 08:04
Losing Sinead O’Connor was a tough one and it is probably her recent passing that heightened the similarities I felt to her vocals on this track from Utah’s Sharing. ‘Curt… Read More
2023-08-21 14:18
You can tell there is a little lightning bolt about to be unleashed from seconds in, from a singer who sounds like Thurston Moore but I am not quite sure Sonic Youth ever barrelled along at… Read More
2023-08-21 11:45
‘Don’t Blink’ sounds to me as if it came in on a folk breeze, all the natural turns you’d expect including the slide guitar and the interweaving vocals from Monique… Read More
2023-08-21 08:03
The kind of pile of indie-rock that doesn’t come along all that much these days and don’t Swedish 3-piece New Age New Wavers know it as they wring every last drop out of this sl… Read More
2023-08-20 16:34
Well this is definitely a break for the different but then we should have expected as much from Austin three-piece Being Dead who turn what could have been a rummage through punk’s bo… Read More
2023-08-20 14:45
Always with the tenderness, but never in a manner that feels like a wallflower incoming and Tamar Berk shows her adeptness at the tumble down melodic sequence ever so eloquently on ‘C… Read More
2023-08-19 19:25
The acoustics do find a way to offer up personality so even before the folkiest of singers slowly clambers into our life, all Rob Sexsmith’ed up, it feels as if we are half way to bei… Read More
2023-08-19 16:28
Being the old codger that I am I often hear snatches of old tracks and in the case of ‘Fireflies’ it was Lipps Inc’s ‘Funky Town’. Now there is probably more o… Read More
2023-08-19 15:06
Now that is a serious cowgirl momentum and with a singer in tow who offers up all sorts of dream pop qualities ‘Hollow The Words’ turned into a ditty that could infuse the jaunt… Read More
2023-08-19 13:41
You can tell there was a soaking in tears before this point, no other way to explain the mood of ‘Pockets’ but then what has to be taken into account is the resilience of Low Gi… Read More
2023-08-18 16:14
With a moniker like that you’d expect something that puts the wind in our hair and the blood pumping in our veins so yes we do ‘Feel That?’. Not least because the punk rid… Read More
2023-08-18 12:03
Funnily enough I heard a shoegaze progression on ‘Ruminescent’, not an obvious one until the vocals emerged and showed us a door to Ride back in the days when they were both you… Read More
2023-08-18 07:57
Being a 90’s evangelist it comes as no surprise that ‘KITM’ (Keep it to Myself) is very much in and around my kind of listening habits and it does so in a most emotional w… Read More
2023-08-17 07:25
Carver Commodore’s drummer sure does do everything in his power to be at the heart of proceedings but by a cruel stroke of luck there are a coterie of other players in his vicinity wh… Read More
2023-08-16 10:52
I was getting that old shoegaze twist in the gut of yore once the guitars took off on a form of Chapterhouse (‘Pearl’) rampage and Peli Gene kept that feeling bubbling over via… Read More
2023-08-15 08:18
Oh what intricate playing we have here, a definitely leaning in the math-rock territory and as a route to get with the speed of the day ‘DKA’ sure does offer a roadmap. The play… Read More
2023-08-14 15:14
The Radio Field do have a standard alright and the minimum is that we feel that sunshine glow deep inside after their indie pop vignettes has passed through. So ‘She Needs Therapy&rsq&helli…Read More
2023-08-14 08:36
Well this LA duo produce the kind of guitar entrance that had own ears cocked to Livingmore’s potential. The layered vocals certainly didn’t pull the plug on our interest either… Read More
2023-08-13 14:40
‘Chasing the Feeling’ is a living breathing work that offers up an occasion where we feel we know the artist without ever having met them personally. That is because Cereus Brig… Read More
2023-08-12 13:23
So many competing calls for our attention from Enemy Airship, the intricate playing, the lolloping vocals and the general sense that the track is bobbing and weaving so we’re never go… Read More
2023-08-12 09:18
Of course CMON CMON have beguiled us with their formula before (via ‘Waiting’) and it is easy to see why this Belgian trio have such a stranglehold on our affections given the p… Read More
2023-08-11 13:42
As ever Brookly’s City Dress are alert to doing things a different way, pushing their own thoughts to the fore so ‘Moon Landings’ arrives like an individual keen on keepin… Read More
2023-08-10 16:16
Chang Mai’s wadfah have the charming box ticked that’s for sure so that gives ‘Come Around’ the license to work its way through all the tricks of the indie-rock trad… Read More
2023-08-10 13:00
It was First Aid Kit that first bolted into my head but that might be the wrong adjective to use for this is folk of the kind that is not designed for getting anyone startled. There is a dr… Read More
2023-08-10 07:27
This Austin troupe take their cues from some of our favourites so naturally we were going to be well disposed to what ‘Won’t Die Slow’ heaped upon us. And at that change o… Read More
2023-08-09 14:17
A tune that definitely has 90’s directions, a hip singer (Maria Elisabeth Thornton) and a soundtrack all around that gives ‘Vienna’ a groove that is instantly obvious and… Read More
2023-08-08 15:45
This Brooklyn quartet sure don’t do things by halves for ‘Remember You’ is raging guitar histrionics of the 90’s kind and it reminds me of Sugar, Swervedriver and in… Read More
2023-08-08 11:01
Felt it was distant, making an impression for sure and when ‘Afraid of Change’ hit its stride the whole package moved in a manner that reminded of the great indie bands of yore… Read More
2023-08-08 06:20
There’s a blooming of acoustic proportions on ‘Ash to Ash’ and it feels like a fresh awakening, the kind that should be spirited away for alone time but only so that when… Read More
2023-08-05 08:54
So quiet I could barely hear it but ‘It’s A Tree’ had every intention of leaving its mark and it being Bum Monk (yes we’ve heard their other stuff) it was always goi… Read More
2023-08-04 12:27
A song from a Sydney duo where at first it felt as if they were holding back on us, reminding of Jeff Buckley so we weren’t getting short changed or anything. The clarity provided by… Read More
2023-08-03 16:44
There is a bouncy quality, rather like a old arcade game soundtrack but with the fey boy vocal (Bryce Connolly) added so the context is changed from pixelation to real life arteries affecte… Read More
2023-08-02 12:12
It has a tumble down Street like quality, a bit more tropical guitars but with vocals that are proper Mike Skinner and you know I always had a think for ‘A Grand Don’t Come For… Read More
2023-08-02 08:54
‘Hang on to Me’ is the way we had remembered Sydney’s Fallon Cush and I am not sure we ever want them to change for there is a gap for music this relaxed but so well const… Read More

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