Posts Tagged ‘Indie’

SHOPPING – ” In Other Words “

Posted: October 22, 2015 in MUSIC
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British rock act Shopping perform at Cake Shop during CMJ.

Shopping are the muscular musical children of vital ’70s political punk bands Gang of Four, Delta 5 and The Slits. Having had the fortune of seeing all those bands back in the day, I can say that Shopping are every bit as good as their predecessors. The members of this East London trio trade vocals void of the usual love and self pity and filled with observations and critique of culture. A must see. Their live show trumps the recordings.



podcast Episode 282 is hot off the press on Sound Cloud too with The Loft – London, UK on early Creation Records, The Weather Prophets & Primal Scream, 

Ola’ Kool Kitchen is a show on Rock XS Radio, Magic Monster Radio, KCLA 99.3 FM in Los Angeles, 107.5 andhow.FM, Primal Radio and The Indie Authority hear more shows here

Episode 282 Tracklisting
1. The Loft-Up The Hill and Down The Slope
2. Interview with Loft
3. The Loft-Why Does The Rain
4. Interview with The Loft
5. Loft-Door Shines Like Gold- Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 Various Artists-Cherry Red
6. Interview with Loft
7. The Weather Prophets-Worm In My Brain- Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 Various Artists-Cherry Red
8. Interview with Loft
9. Primal Scream-It Happens- Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 Various Artists-Cherry Red
10. The Pastels-Baby Honey-Single-Creation Records
11. Jasmine Minks-Somers Town- Creation Artifact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-1985 Various Artists-Cherry Red

SWIM DEEP – ” Fueiho Boogie “

Posted: September 24, 2015 in MUSIC
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Music video by Swim Deep performing Fueiho Boogie,Here is Fueiho Boogie! This song felt truly heavenly to record.
It was inspired by our trip to Japan and finding out about the fueiho law making it illegal to dance in clubs….This law has recently been lifted! Don’t mention it.
We’re all tall with excitement that this is out there. Shout out to our mad producer DREAMTRAK for the sonic spaghetti junction on this one.


When Deltasonic boss Alan Wills passed away in such tragic, sudden circumstances the impact rocked not just Merseyside’s cultural community – but the world of music.

Known for his infectious enthusiasm, whirlwind persona, familial values and ear for spotting talent – it was no surprise that the man who cultivated the talents of The Coral, Zutons and a whole generation of new Merseybeaters was hailed a colossusBut Alan was a restless individual – and his search for the new was as fond as his love for New Balance trainers – and his last great musical discovery ranks up there with his best.

The Vryll Society have been on the radar of *everyone* for sometime. But similarly to that first wave of Deltasonic artists, Alan and his partner Ann, nurtured and honed them until they were truly ready.

Originally The Dirty Rivers, these ‘kids’ produced an astonishing an early single The Kid which lay the foundation for what was to come: a tidal wave of energy, cataclysmic guitar swells, propulsive rhythmical thunder and a front man whose magneticism proved impossible to ignore.

Imagine The Rolling Stones channelling Storm in Heaven-era Verve through the spirit of Austin’s Black Angels with infinite more grooves and you’re nearly there. On record they are great, live they are truly unstoppable.

After a considerable time shaping plans and sounds, they’ve conquered Sound City and FestEvol on the home front while an October UK tour and festival dates including End of The Road.


Black Honey have capped off the week in style by unveiling their excellent new single ‘Corrine’.

Twinning Western-spiked guitars and femme fatale vocals, Black Honey are Brighton’s brightest hopes for 2016. While singer Izzy B Phillips’ stage presence has led to lazy comparisons to Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, in reality she’s a different beast altogether, obsessed with Nancy Sinatra, Debbie Harry and Lana Del Rey.
The Brighton quartet, have had quite an elusive existence to date, which included selling their early double-a-side single, ‘Madonna’ on Ebay themselves – but after a couple of spins of their hook-heavy new single ‘Corrine’ – the feeling is it has all the hallmarks to catapult them deservedly into the spotlight.


Ever get that feeling at a party like there’s walls between you and the other people in the room? London-based four-piece The Big Moon nail that sense of bored, anxious detachment with deadpan brilliance in their video for “The Road”: a track that gives you a withering stare as it asks over scrappy guitar chords,

tell me why you came / ’cause I don’t know why.

Hit play above to join Juliette Jackson, Soph Nathan, Celia Archer, and Fern Ford as they pop balloons, wrap up in duvets, smash various foods to pieces, and generally throw the weirdest party we’re desperate to get an invite to.

“We loved making this video. It was super DIY and on a really low budget,” The Big Moon. “We went to the local hardware store and got a load of MDF and some celtic green paint, then spent a week designing and building all these little booths—sawing, screwing, drilling, painting, swearing, drinking, dribbling, etc. It involved a lot of splinters, a lot of birthday cake, and a lot of love, and thank goodness for our dear, creative, talented, and generous friends Archie Sinclair and John Fitzpatrick, without whom we would have turned to jelly.

“The Road” is available on iTunes now; Handsome Dad Records will also release it as a 7″ Vinyl on October 30th. Limited to 300 Copies on Handome Dad Records. This all girl four piece The Big Moon return with their second single and it shows a different side to the instant pop nugget of ‘Sucker’. ‘The Road’ is brooding and sensual track.


another episode of the lovely and wonderful Ola’s Kool Kitchen,

Ola’ Kool Kitchen is a show on Rock XS Radio, Magic Monster Radio, KCLA 99.3 FM in Los Angeles, DCRC Radio 1, 107.5 andhow.FM, Primal Radio and The Indie Authority hear more shows

Show 280
1. Saloon-Girls Are The New Boys-(This Is) What We Call Progress-Darla
2. Beirut-No No No-No No No-4AD
3. Kissing Party-Justine- Looking Back It Was Romantic But At The Time I Was Suffocating-Fleeting Youth Records
4. Spiral Electric-Upon Your Shore-Upon Your Shore-Spiral Electric
5. Pond-Man It Feels Like Space Again-Man It Feels Like Space Again-Caroline Records
6. Alice Donut-My Boyfriend’s Back-Mule-Alternative Tentacles
7. Westworld-Sonic Boom Boy-Rockulator-RCA
8. Radio 4-Start A Fire-Gotham-City Slang
9. Frokedal-First Friend-I See You-Propeller Recordings
10. Quotations-Cool It-single-Rollin
11. Rajah Ahmad & Dengan Dendang Irama – Oh Ya Ya- Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970 Volume 1-Sublime Frequencies
12. John Paul White- What A Way To Go- True Detective Season 2 Soundtrack-Harvest Records
13. Josef K-It’s Kinda Funny- The Only Fun in Town –Postcard Records


Released exclusively for Record Store Day as part of Workerbee Records’ ‘Don’t Try’ compilation, Love L.U.V. cover Buddy Holly’s ‘Maybe Baby’. Love L.U.V. Noun. Pronunciation: “Love El-You-Vee” 

They have shared a new track, a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby”, released exclusively for Record Store Day as part of the Don’t Try compilation (a title borrowed from Bukowski’s headstone) for American indie label Worker Bee Records.

Borrowing their name from the immortal spoken word intro to The Shangri-Las classic Give Him A Great Big Kissthe band give this track all the fuzzed-up ’60s, doo-wop girl-band harmonies you could possibly want.

The full compilation can be streamed at:

The one take, first take wonder was recorded in March at Radar Sound with Fuzz and mastered by Fran Ashcroft.The full compilation – featuring Ladywolf, Electric Healing Sound, Person Whale and more – was released as a free download card on Record Store Day 2015 via Zzz Records in Iowa.


Sample “Swings & Waterslides” the debut track online from Cheshire UK band Viola Beach. A neatly constructed and imagined bit of a A+ indie pop, “Swings & Waterslides” is made of the sort of UK indie DNA that compose potential breakout bands. A very strong debut and band to definitely keep an eye toward.

Kris Leonard – Guitar/Vocals
River Reeves – Guitar
Tomas Lowe – Bass
Jack Dakin – Drums