Tag: indie pop

The Matinee November 20th

The Matinee November 20th

The Matinee November 20th includes six awesome new tracks to get your week started off right. For all of you stateside folks, hopefully it’s a nice, laid-back holiday week. We have synth pop and indie pop ready today. Artists are representing Iceland, Ireland, The US and the UK today. The Academic – “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” (Mullingar, Ireland)  RIYL: […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 15th

The Matinee November 15th

We’ve changed things up today, so instead of the Melodic Tonic we’re sharing The Matinee November 15th edition. The mini-playlist’s tile might be different and the author is the other guy, but one thing is definitely the same – you’ll only find great new music from around the globe. And since we’ve already stirred the pot, the artists/bands are listed […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 14th

The Matinee November 14th

The Matinee November 14th features a mix of alumni and newcomers (there is one band that is brand new). Some songs have a classic vibe while others are redefining the meaning of innovation. Cones – “Later” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Air, Summer Heart, Day Wave Just because the temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean that the music, […]

Read more ›
Julien Baker – Union Chapel, London (photo review)

Julien Baker – Union Chapel, London (photo review)

The Union Chapel is found in the middle of a Georgian terrace of houses and set back from Islington’s busy Upper Street. The venue is as it appears – a church with high-arched ceilings, lofted galleries, stained glass windows, and ancient pews and pulpit. It has, however, an upstairs bar and a stage where the altar would have been. The […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 13th

The Matinee November 13th

The Matinee November 13th includes 6 new tracks to get your fall week started off right. We have a nice mix of synth-pop, electro-pop, and captivating indie rock. Bands are representing the US, England, and Sweden today. Cavalry – “Black” (Liverpool, England) RIYL: The Boxer Rebellion, The Airborne Toxic Event, Frightened Rabbit With each new release, Cavalry continue to prove […]

Read more ›
Saturday Sampler November 11th

Saturday Sampler November 11th

The menu for the Saturday Sampler November 11th edition features an enticing array of new music entrées. Some of the offerings will brighten your palette. Others are more subtle, but when you’ve finished sampling them you’ll be asking for more. There are also some sweet notes to finish that provide the perfect ending to this nine-course music feast.   Black […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 7th

The Matinee November 7th

We head off on another globetrotting adventure on The Matinee November 7th edition. There are nine songs in this mini-playlist, and each artist / band represents a different country. In other words, no single country is represented twice. Well sort of not represented twice (you’ll see below where one artist is based in one country but was born in another). […]

Read more ›
Chk Chk Chk, Boxed In & Sink Ya Teeth – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

Chk Chk Chk, Boxed In & Sink Ya Teeth – Electric Ballroom, London (photo review)

Regular readers will know me as an indie kid. If I was pushed to give you my favourite genre, I’d plump for indie-dance, so tonight’s three-band lineup, including the mighty Chk Chk Chk, was right up my street. Anyone who has walked along Camden High Street may have noticed The Electric Ballroom. The iconic North London venue sits between the […]

Read more ›
Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Jazz and blues are the ideal genres to enjoy with a glass of wine or smoky whiskey. They are genres that naturally calm the nerves and ease the soul. Every so often, however, a band within the indie scene arrives and challenges this perception of the perfect pairing. Challenge is probably the incorrect word but rather a band that expands […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 6th

The Matinee November 6th

The Matinee November 6th includes 6 new tunes for your listening pleasure. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today.  We have a nice mix of new indie tunes including synthpop, indie rock, and dream pop. Bands are representing the US and the UK today. Aly & AJ – “I Know” (Los Angeles, USA) RIYL: Anna of […]

Read more ›
Saturday Sampler November 4th

Saturday Sampler November 4th

The ten songs on the Saturday Sampler November 4th have two things in common. First, a retro vibe filters across each and every one of them with some tunes recalling great bands of the past and others taking classic genres into the future. Second, they are all filled with fantastic stories. A few are cinematic in nature, others are optimistic, […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd

The Matinee November 3rd features get-up-on-your feet tunes, emotionally-moving numbers, and a song by a band with one of the great names in music history. You will be entertained, stunned, and just amazed by the talents of these nine bands and artists. Things get started with a humdinger of a disco-pop tune. argonaut&wasp – “Prove It To You” (Brooklyn, USA) […]

Read more ›
Vacances – “Don’t Go” (single premiere)

Vacances – “Don’t Go” (single premiere)

Every one loves pop music. Of course, there is a lot of diversity within the genre and various sub-categories. For us, the best pop tune is one that offers something different beyond the music that occupies Top-40 radio, makes us feel good, and delivers a full story to which we can relate. Call it the trifecta – the perfect trifecta […]

Read more ›
The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd

The Matinee November 2nd edition starts off with a song from one of soul’s great artists. It’s one of the most moving songs you’ll hear. It ends with a young artist who is finally getting her well-received break. The song she shares is a classic. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Call On God” (Brooklyn, USA) RIYL: Sharon Jones…because she […]

Read more ›
London gig roundup (photo review)

London gig roundup (photo review)

Been a busy couple of weeks for my camera and earplug combo. Here’s a sample of where I’ve been in and around London. Music is very much alive and thriving in our capital city. Everywhere you turn there’s a band waiting for my camera and cynical commentary. Hopefully this won’t disappoint. In alphabetical order: Desperate Journalist  The Dome, Tufnell Park, […]

Read more ›
Melodic Tonic ’17, October 25th

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 25th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails is full of zest and zing. From quirky American indie pop and garage punk to whimsical British indie fare, these six songs will give you a musical buzz without the hangover. So dig in as we celebrate the return of some indie greats while getting to know some talented newcomers.   tUnE-yArDs – […]

Read more ›
The Matinee October 23rd

The Matinee October 23rd

The Matinee October 23rd includes six new tracks for your listening pleasure. We have a nice mix of pretty awesome rock and some killer synth pop. We hope you find your new favorite song or band and that your weekday is kicked off right. Artists today are representing Canada, Norway, the US and the UK today. Denny – “Girls Like You” […]

Read more ›
Saints of Valory – “Red Smoke” (single premiere)

Saints of Valory – “Red Smoke” (single premiere)

Saints of Valory have been writing and recording addictive indie-pop tunes for almost a decade since forming in 2008. Each member originally met each other in Brazil even though they were all from different locales. Since 2010, the band has called Austin, Texas home. After relocating and self-releasing their own EPs in 2010-2012, they caught the attention of many fans […]

Read more ›
The Matinee October 16th

The Matinee October 16th

The Matinee October 16th has a tad bit of an ACL Festival slant here as we just wrapped up another successful weekend. Some songs are from bands that played the festival and ones that we happened to run into at ACL. We hope you find your new favorite artist or band today. Artists are representing Brazil,  Canada, the US, and […]

Read more ›
October Drift – The Lexington, London (photo review)

October Drift – The Lexington, London (photo review)

In the Summer, I got some business cards printed. I had to choose 10 photos from the 1000s I’ve taken to go on the back of them. One of those had to be October Drift. I “discovered” October Drift playing a support slot for Echobelly in June. I was one of only two photographers who had turned up early and […]

Read more ›