Tuesday, 28 September 2010


This guy is for all the romantics out there, because like you, he loves the idea of falling in love. He loves it so much that he has infused it into his sound, from the lyrics to the crooning way he sings. His songs are built around samples of doowop backing vocals, steady beats and sleepy drums. Idiot Glee is the perfect soundtrack to a stroll in the sun, or just sitting in your room getting over a previous relationship. Idiot Glee is sure to become essential, he is doing something refreshing and just plain lovely with pop music. Let his voice guide you all the way to happiness. You don't have to be an idiot to appreciate Idiot Glee.


For Fans Of:

Spectrals, Ducktails, The Drums

Friday, 17 September 2010


Colleen Green takes old 60s girl group love songs and drops them in a sea of distortion and lo-fi. She's a one woman band, just her voice, her guitar and her drum machine. And the results are brilliant. This juxtaposition of sweet harmonies and tales of lost love combined with garage guitars is, in internet slang terms, a win not a fail. The fuzz adds a certain d.i.y charm to her undeniably poppy songs but despite the lo of the fi, you can still hear her sweet vocal delivery. Every song has a hook, a kick ass drum beat and lashing of loud guitar. There is no pointless experimental pieces or album interludes with Colleen Green. Simple, yet very effective!


For Fans Of:

Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Sometimes, all that is needed in life is a chirpy guitar chord being strum as part of a jangly, upbeat guitar pop song. Not much to ask, but bands try and fail to bring genius in simplicity. Nodzzz more than deliver though, they play catchy yet crazy songs that make you want to nod your head and tap your toe. They have a sense of humour too, which helps, hence the name Nodzzz. You'll be humming the guitar, yelping the lyrics back at the records and in no time at all, falling head over heals for Nodzzz. Guitar pop has a new life! And it's full of attitude!!!

For Fans Of:

The Soft Pack, Wavves, Sex Beet

Monday, 13 September 2010


These two sweet looking californian girls may look sweet, but the music they make is full of angsty vocals and grungey chords being slammed from a guitar. They don't feel the need to make music to fit a stereotype of girls singing sweetly. They properly rock out! It's refreshing to hear a female grunge band that isn't, shudder, Hole. So get listening to Lazy Mary as soon as you can, so when they make it big time, you can say you heard them before the hype!


For Fans Of:

Nirvana, Colleen Green, Divorce

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Remember when punk was known for being nasty, fast and loud? Flats make music that fits the bill exactly. They make music how they want to make it, and the results are invigorating. Flats are an antidote to frustration, you can lose yourself to their blasts of snarly vocals, fast guitars and thundering drums. They have the attitude, the sound and the energy to be the perfect punk band, they may well be. Enough said.


For Fans Of:

Cerebral Ballzy, Trash Talk, Discharge