Friday, January 10, 2020

"Short Goodbye" by Pintandwefall

In a week the world will have Your Songs Baby, the sixth album by Finland's Pintandwefall. From what we have heard so far, it will be a release that our readers will want to hear. But you don't have to wait to hear album track "Short Goodbye" via the engaging video below.

Pintandwefall are Sanna Komi, Ninni Luhtasaari, Ringa Manner and Iiti Yli-Harja. Your Songs Baby will be release via Helsinki's Soliti Music.




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Thursday, January 9, 2020

"Feeling Never Goes Away" by Dropkick

The tradition of jangle and power pop is strong in Scotland, so we weren't surprised to learn of another talented band picking up the mantle. Not surprised, but still impress with the quality of the work from Dropkick. Led by Andrew Taylor and completed by Ian Grier, Mike Foy, and Alan Shields, the Edinburgh quartet offers perfect harmonies, jangling and hook-filled melodies, and positive lyrics. Recently signed to label Bobo Integral, they have a new album titled The Scenic Route dropping February 7. You can sample the tunes via debut single "Feeling Never Goes Away" below.






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Monday, January 6, 2020

Treasure Chest Alert: Television Personalities compilations

Did you receive what you wanted and needed this holiday season? If not, we think you should treat yourself. In fact, we think you should treat yourself even if you got everything you thought you wanted and needed. And if we may be so bold, we have a suggestion for you: Two collections of the singles released by Television Personalities from 1978-1994. For our money, these compilations are a literal treasure chest of some of the most delightful indie pop ever recorded. Carefully prepared by Fire Records, the music is presented chronologically, including some very rare recordings and remixes, and is presented in digital, vinyl and double CD bookback with liner notes.  Packed with hooks, delightfully melodies, playful lyrics and spanning indie pop, twee and gentle psychedelia, it should cement to reputation of main TP man Dan Treacy as one of the best and most prolific songwriters of the era. It seems pointless (and impossibly daunting) to undertake more detailed descriptions, so we will leave you with some streams from the goodies, and our highest recommendation to own these collections forever.

Some Kind of Happening - Singles 1978-1989:












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Some Kind of Trip: Singles 1990-1994:











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