It’s finally end of the year mix time! 2012 was such an amazing year so many kinds of music, and in particular, POP! You can slice that up in so many ways, and that’s probably why I spent over three weeks time pulling this year’s mix together! I’m sure I accidentally left a few favorites out, but I did my best cover everything I loved. Even if I loved it passionately for two weeks and then threw it away, it still matters to me! So here they are, all five volumes. 20 songs each, adding up to a grand total of 100 songs that I thought were better than all of the other songs this. GO NUTS!!!
“When It’ll Come” // When Nalda Became Punk
Finally! Spain’s foremost sugar-fueled pop duo When Nalda Became Punk are set to release their debut LP on Shelflife Records on February 5! Nosey popkids will tell you they’ve have been spinning around to Nalda for a few years now, even before she Became Punk, but “When It’ll Come”, the lead single from the upcoming LP, is a sparkling pop blast for everyone. The sweet synth lines, speedy jangle, and electro drums recall the pop brilliance of Helen Love or Free Loan Investments! Go download it on Soundcloud!
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Indiepop has been one of the dearer things to my heart for the past 5+ years of my life. We’ve had our moments and sometimes I flat-out think we ought to call it a day, but there’s always something at the played-out garage garbagiest of times that gives me faith in the genre again—that makes…
Dylan Mondegreen, the stagename of Norwegian singer/songwriter Børge Sildnes takes us to the former Soviet republic of Georgia (not the American state) in his latest video for “The Heart is a Muscle”. Directed by Katalina Bakradze, the video with its gentle breeze of violin and soft rock…
If shoegaze is your thing, you need to familiarize yourself with Airiel, a Chicago band who’ve been making music in various incarnations since 1997, a history that lingers in their expertly realized sound. The music is otherworldly, perfectly, beautifully ambient with an airtight production. Airiel has just released Kid Games, an EP they recorded and produced themselves (a wonderful novelty). Listen to “Flashlight Tag” below:
Visit Airiel’s Facebook for more.
- MARK DOMMU
Hey so this is what we’re up to in the next month or two.
First up we’re playing the Sheffield Pop Weekender on Sunday 26th August, its a smashing line up - http://sheffieldpop.wordpress.com/
Then two weeks later we’re ever so excited to be heading for our first European show in Paris with the ace Tender Trap for Another Sunny Night on 8th September - https://www.facebook.com/events/428441097177162/
At the end of September we play the equally lovely Nottingham Pop Alldayer on Saturday 29th September - https://www.facebook.com/events/148146875310750/
On top of all that we’re hopefully heading back to London in late October, watch this space for more info.
Lastly our single Your Doubting Heart got played by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music the other week. Woo! Get your copy from www.shelflife.com if you haven’t already. If downloads are your thing you can get it direct from Shelflife or from all the usual digital outlets eg iTunes, Amazon and that.
Ooh yeah, we’re also working on some new songs which may get an airing at those shows if we get them knocked into shape.
Thats all for now, hope to see you soon! x
Our new single is officially released today on Shelflife Records. Its available on 7” vinyl with immediate mp3 download direct from Shelflife or from one or two sites worldwide. To celebrate here’s a video we made for the A side Your Doubting Heart.