Wednesday, December 19, 2012

inner ear infection

just dropping in to say I have had some weird ear infection ( inner ear something ) and been as "deaf as a post" and unable to put anything together at the's not long term and soon as it clears....

see you soon.......

Friday, September 28, 2012

Everything, Alright! #17

Hi again :) 

First up a clip by Alpaca Sports

firstly with the exciting news there will be a Cloudberry release later in the year for Alpaca Sports ( including "She'll Come Back For Indian Summer" ) but also a timely reminder of their current 7" "I Was Running" being out now and available from 3 labels - Dufflecoat, Luxury & Susy Recs.

On today's mix we start off in Austin, Texas for Mini-Dresses ( a semi hush-hush side project of another band with the same duo, whose identity I'm sworn to secrecy on..., but I will give you a clue, the name begins with an "S" ). A trip over to their bandcamp will sort you out with a 2 track single and 5 track mini-album - well worth the journey indeed :)

We have a a few from Japan today - Jolie Joli ( a 3 piece girl group ) with a Lush cover, Civic, and Old Lacy Bed ( aka Tomomi Sadakata ) & Homecomings, (  quote - 'kyoto,girls,indie,guitar pop' - unquote), the last 2 from an absolutely brilliant comp of Japanese bands out from Ano(t)raks called "Soon VA", you can get the comp from their bc.

A few of my countrymates in Some Jerks ( Brisbane ) a track from their upcoming album called "Buddy Rich Made Me Cry" album & Greyjoy ( Perth ), from a forthcoming ep of theirs.

Some French bands - Judy ( from Reims ), who have a free d/l album called "Maquette Maison" available on their bc & Soft Pastels ( Dijon )

Flowers I hope you know & love - and if so I'm sure you'll be watching out for their upcoming 4 track ep on Cloudberry, in the meantime there's a little interim gem of a download from them to be discovered on their bc.

Calm As The Colour are from Fife in Scotland and their latest release is an ep called "Tomorrow Belongs to A World Apart", again pop on over to their bc to get this one.

Triads are a 3 piece from Georgia & Star Horse are from Stockholm and have a 4 track ep out any day now called "Crush", pre-orders and preview track for those ordering guessed it, their bandcamp.

Orca Orca is the alias of Jimmy Hewitt outa Boston, who has a few releases up on his bc, todays' track "South Carolina" from the latest ep called Remnants.

And finally another tres-excellent release coming up on Dufflecoat is a brilliant track from Some Gorgeous Accident, sounds awesome.

here ya go - enjoy :)

•• Post Office Girls - Mini Dresses
•• Breeze - Jolie Joli
•• Day Off - Triads
•• Sometimes - Calm As The Colour
•• Never Know - Some Jerks
•• Origin - Soft Pastels
•• Coastlands - Old Lacy Bed
•• You Never Kiss - Homecomings
•• Marybelle - Star Horse
•• South Carolina - Orca Orca
•• When You Die - Flowers
•• See You Shine - Some Gorgeous Accident
•• Distance - Greyjoy
•• Sealeste - Judy
•• Toilet Paper - Civic ( Japan )

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Everything, Alright! #16

Ya, me again, kicking it off with The Glow Cats from Copenhagen and then a track from the upcoming 7" from Dublin's September Girls I mentioned last time as coming out soon on Softpower Records - also from Dublin are Death In The Sickroom ( a bunch of great demos on their bc page ). Softpower are also taking pre-orders now for the Silver Fox "Capital Kiss" 7" release ( their page says released tomorrow - Sep 10 ).

Then it's Melbourne three piece Pop Singles, the title track from their All Gone album and Post Modern Team and a track from their free d/l ep ( "Where The Action Is" ) from Canata Records ( Japan ).

Secret Beach are a NY 2 piece ( Matt Magelof and Nicole Zumpano ) who have lots of stuff up on their bc.

Grand Resort as far as I can figure is a one-piece ( Andrés Pichardo) formerly of the Dominican Republic now a Brookylnite. Twinkle Twinkles is Nana Fukumura from Osaka.

Olympic Swimmers are from Glasgow and released their "No Flags Will Fly" album in June of this year, and speaking of the Olympics I can't let the opportunity pass to say well done to Australia's Paralympics swimming team, an awesome effort in the 2012 London Paralympics ( as opposed to our Aussie Olympics swimmers who were WELL below par ).

Spook School is a 7" coming soon on Cloudberry ( who also have a Strange Idols comp and a new fanzine in the works ). 

We Can't Help Ourselves are more NY-ers, a track today from their "Make a Mess Of Sacred Ground" which you can grab via iTunes

Afternoon Talk are from Indonesia and today's song is from their self titled ep, which you can grab for free from Hujan! Records.

Another one piece is Twin Cabins an alias of Nacho Cano a Mexican expat now living in San Diego, some nice goodies to download from Twin Cabin's soundcloud.

And finally the beloved Garlands with a sneak peak from their forthcoming Shelflife album.
As always enjoy the mix and please remember to support bands & labels and buy as much music as you can :)

•• I Get Something Done (Finally) - The Glow Cats
•• Green Eyed - September Girls
•• All Gone - Pop Singles
•• Billy No Mates - Death In The Sickroom
•• She Does Something To Me - Post Modern Team
•• Kiss Wink Emoticon - Secret Beach
•• Night Is Dark - Grand Resort
•• Cinderella - Twinkle Twinkles
•• Knots - Olympic Swimmers
•• Waves On In - Silver Fox
•• Here We Go - Spook School
•• Get On The Situation - We Can't Help Ourselves
•• So Far Away - Afternoon Talk
•• I'm Sure - Twin Cabins
•• Open Arms - The Garlands

Monday, July 23, 2012

Everything, Alright! #15

Hi back again with some great things to buy and preorder this month, firstly as mentioned last time Hobbes Fanclub coming out via Shelflife, but also a new Bart & Friends, both available now as pre-orders,

LA's Summer Abroad have  a blissfully wonderful ep "High Tides" by  available to buy from their bandcamp.

Also via bandcamp you can grab a 3" cd by Men Only  ( Leeds ), a 7" from Fountains ( UK ) on the Beautiful Strange label, who also released the first Model Railway Exhibition cassette, speaking of which they have just released their 2nd ep on CDr ( as played last time here on mix #14 ) called "Lets Make A Vow", which you can grab from the M.R.E. bandcamp.

Golden Grrrls have an awesome new split 7" with Sea Lions via Night School/Static Shock, nice. Alpaca Sports have an equally awesome new song via Luxury/iTunes, also via the Tunes ( & Google Music, Amazon, emusic ) is Rat Columns ( Aussie expat in San Fran ), they have an album called "Sceptre Hole" out via Smartguy Records

One of my fave labels Little Treasure have a new compilation out called "Springtime !", featuring Fireflies, Some Gorgeous Accident, Special People Club, The Pipers, Cassolette, The Royal Landscaping Society & There is Thunder in Our Hearts. Lovely !! 

Softpower Records ( Scotland ) bring us the Big Wave cassette/ep "The Roots Of Love Come Tumbling Down" ( you'll have to hunt it down via some shops ) and also the ace September Girls ( new 7" coming ) amongst other treats.

Some other Soundcloud treats - Winter Sports ( Manchester ), The Vanities ( Japan ), Pocket Fox ( Canberra ) and Apple Club ( Indonesia ) who come via Pug Records ( Brazil ) and of course Tender Objects ( a Swedish version of their April Showers song )

The track by Ever is from an unreleased ep called Carousel; kindly supplied by Joel from Portugal - I played an Ever track from a flexi disk on my other blog ( Sideroom 7" Singles ) and lamented not hearing more from them; Joel helped me out there ( thank you Joel ) so had to include some in today's mix.

As always enjoy the mix but please support the bands and labels and buy music where you can :)

•• Freshly Painted Flowers - Summer Abroad
•• Utah - Men Only
•• She'll Come Back for Indian Summer - Alpaca Sports
•• Out Of Luck - Winter Sports
•• I Don't Want You Anyway - Golden Grrrls
•• I Was - Bart & Friends
•• Easily Led - Fountains
•• Wednesday - Ever
•• Mr Wee Hours ( demo ) - The Vanities
•• Swedish Song - Pocket Fox
•• How Long ? - Special People Club
•• Opaque Eyes - Rat Columns
•• Circumstance - Big Wave
•• Wish - Apple Club
•• Sommar Skyfall - Tender Objects

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Everything, Alright! #14

Greetings from a damp and rainy Sydney winter's day, probably it's summer where you are...nonetheless a new mix up and about for your aural delectation :)

•• Hubbert's Bridge - Model Railway Exhibition
•• Not This Time - Apple Orchard
•• The Door Into Summer - Canopies and Drapes
•• I Heart You ( rough demo ) - The Hobbes Fanclub
•• His Gesture of Love - Love/Comes
•• Ideal Images - Tear Talk
•• Panorama - Some Gorgeous Accident
•• No End In Sight - Outerhope
•• Fix Me Up - The See See
•• Khristine Anne - Archaster
•• Beatnik My Guest - Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
•• There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - Post Modern Team
•• Daggers - Detective Agency
•• Drowning - I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
•• Visions - Buzz Kull

Download/Play the mp3 of this mix from Box :)

The 2nd Model Railway Exhibition ep "Lets Make A Vow" will be released shortly ( exact date still a mystery ). 4 of the 5 songs recorded before singer Vanessa left the band. The 3 songs thus far streamed from the ep on their Soundcloud sound pretty good, this one definitely on my "BuyMeAPie" future shopping list on my iPad.

As always Dufflecoat are on the money with another excellent forthcoming split release featuring Apple Orchard & The Proctors. Woah !! Get ready :) . Recent releases still available from Andy B/Sex Sux ( split ), Gentle Isolation & Silent Love.

"And Putting Love Away" is the name of a forthcoming cassette from Japan's Canopies and Drapes, a follow-up to last years release "Violet Lilly Rose Daisy"

A rough demo from The Hobbes Fanclub, one suspects something that may appear on the upcoming Shelflife release....insert cliche - "highly anticipated"... insert modern parlance - "mad good". Meantime as we wait, a couple of live videos on their ReverbNation page.

Love/Comes are 5 piece Malaysian band who released their debut "Paraphernalia" ep last year , self released ( a split with Partimelovers ). They have also put a great new track "Summer House" up for d/l on their bandcamp. "His Gesture of Love" was also on the SEA Indie Blog's Malaysia Indie Scene "Mighty Melody'" comp.

Tear Talk ( 4 piece from Liverpool ) had a bandcamp ep release earlier this year called "Port Sunlight" via Bleeding Gold, today's track "Ideal Image" is one of some more recent things they chucked up on their soundcloud.

Number Line Records is a label from Manila, their latest release being from Outerhope, an ep called "No End in Sight". They also released the excellent Some Gorgeous Accident "Imaginary Lines" ep last year, both eps ( and all the other Filipino bands on the label ) are available as free d/l either at the Number Line website or bandcamp.

"Fix Me Up" is a track on "Fountayne Mountain", the 2nd release from The See See, which has just been released, grab y'self a copy via 'ere

Khristine Anne is the latest Little Treasure, the 'Would You Like Some Tea" from Philippines band Archaster. Again another label always always on the money :)

Les Bicyclettes Del Belsize is the latest Charlie Darling outfit, turning out a bucketful / a swathe of pure pop via soundcloud, as always in a prolific yet mysterious fashion.

Post Modern Team hail from Osaka in Japan, who have released 3 free eps thus far via bandcamp, the latest "Never Let You Down" featuring today's Moz cover.

Detective Agency are a four piece from Seattle, their debut Daggers Ep out now via bandcamp

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream are from Berlin and earlier this year release a Self Titled 6 track ep on cassette ( and digi-form ), which is available via their bandcamp.

Buzz Kull are a post punk/darkwave duo from the afore mentioned currently bleak and raining Sydney, and so far have released a bandcamp ( free ) ep called "Fallen Flower"