Forgive any spelling mistakes and right band to wrong track disparities…it’s just that the president of South Africa has just lifted a six week alcohol ban and I am feeling a tad ’emotional’.
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The Churchill Garden
Track: Fade Away From: Fade Away (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Becoming something of a glorious regularity to these pages, this Andi Jossi / Krissy Vanderwoude project slides the prettiest of jangly dream-pop in and around that slight sense of ethereal.
The Shop Window
Track: Out Of Reach From: Out Of Reach (single) Label: Spinout Productions Out: Now
The Shop Window’s first single with the Spinout Productions, this is the sort of dynamic, jangle-rock that tends to grace the glorious 7″ inch vinyl slices that the label so regularly offers !!!
Track: Innocent Next To You From: Moon Hooligan (album) Label: Mumdad Records Out: Now
Taking the cooler parts of the Baxter Dury aesthetic, infusing it with a bit of downplayed Melbourne jangy dolewave and then making it all their own with the most subtle of psyche inflections. This debut from this Folkstone (UK) based four-piece already realizes much of their obvious potential.
Track: Nerves From: Neontrasha (single) Label: Esdeath Recordings Out: Now
This reverb drenched act fill every bit of the available space that lies equidistant between the DIIV, surf rock and The Cure. The best of muscular, jangly, modern day post punk.
Track: Still From: Still (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Irish act are where Teenage Fanclub would be if they joined Dinosaur Jr. All raucous melodic intent, with a nod of subtle appreciation to the prettier end of shoegaze.
Track: Message to the Sparkled Egg Star From: Wa La! (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Daniel Johnston style alt-pop / jangle fusion act, that has been pressing all the right jangly, lo-fi and bedroom-pop buttons since long before the internet gave any credence to the genres.
Track: IDNK From: IDNK (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Concentrated around a subject matter of bereavement due to suicide, Brighton based, ,Herrity, uses ambient, jangled lo-fi rock, to broach the most raw of lyrics. Music to think too.
Track: Painkiller From: Painkiller (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
LA based, Claire Epting, takes the jangly swirl of Melody’s Echo Chamber, adds the more subtle part of surf rock arrangements and engulfs the whole thing in a voice that is as impassioned, as it is sultry.
Track: The Comedown From: The Comedown (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Industrial strength power-pop that swipes away at the parameters of indie rock and melodic fuzz in equal measures.
Track: Cold Yoghurt From: Beta (album) Label: Just Step Sideways Records Out: Now
Get your left field jangle seat belts on and enjoy the Devo-esque / Primo! / art-punk ride provided by this solo project of Tom Brierley.
Track: Morning Complaints From: Morning Complaints (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
The perfect blend of power-pop and shoegaze, that so many acts get so wrong, but Hendrix has made his own. I have recently opined all power-pop becoming so very middle-aged. Hendrix drags it kicking and screaming back into today !!!
The Quiet Invisible
Track: When Is Someone Gonna Grow Up And Shoot Me From: When Is Someone Gonna Grow Up And Shoot (single) Label: Ad Infinitum Recordings Out: Now
Detroit’s Gabe Downey juxtaposes the sligtest sense of power-pop into a pop-rock core that hints at the softer climes of The Stan Laurels and the less left field parts of the Super 8 sound. One of those tracks that immediately threatens unshakeable earworm status !
Track: Break My Heart From: Break My Heart (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Washington DC trio, taking Big Star melodic persuasions and sliding slices of subtle modern day, fuzzy power-pop directly through it’s core.
Track: Reflectie From: Reflectie (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Verona, Italy, based foursome reminiscent of the pretty end of the Galaxie 500 sound and the gaze laden sweetness of Lush.
Track: Resistance From: Resistance (single) Label: I Don’t Like Records Out: Now
New York’s Laura Wight and Tom Unish provoke aural sensations of perfectly seductive post punk and psyche persuasions, whilst ensuring one finger is constanly attached to an omnipresent reverb button. As brilliant as it is obtuse.
Track: Meditation From: Meteorite (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Coursing jangled The Byrds like intent to the most washed out of psych-pop inflections, Skybar should be everyone’s accompaniment to those brief moments where life presents a fleeting sense of casual.
Track: Resistance From: Resistance (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Beautiful bedroom pop that courses Snail Mail sultry through a Pixey style propensity for glorious jangle!
Track: Can’t See You From: Can’t See You (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Hamburg trio have become regulars on these pages with a dream-pop laden jangle that simply cavorts with the luscious cool of Philine Meyers‘ vocals.
Track: Better Off Meditating From: The Restless Dreams of Youth (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
For fans of that Lisa Mychols, Princess of Power-pop sound, who are prepared to accept that extra bit of rock grumble.
Track: Try Again From: Try Again (single) Label: Apparition Out: Now
60 melodic guitar pop spliced with a subtle sense of bedroom-pop production and slacker-pop laconic. This tracks sidles wherever the pretty takes it.
Track: Try Again From: Try Again (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
From the very prettiest end of The Beth’s sound and the middle of jangly power-pop spectrum, Imperial April add a vibrant sense of traditional 90’s guitar-pop to both sounds.