Archives for February 2015

The Monochrome Set – Spaces Everywhere

You probably haven't ever heard of The Monochrome Set. Formed in north London in around 1978, their first single "He's Frank" was released on Rough Trade in 1979 and throughout the first half of the 1980s they maintained a respectful distance from the onslaught of trends afflicting indie music throughout that time. Given that their earliest … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 4 Songs

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins” With a slew of accolades, an upcoming album, Eclectica, on the way, and the release of an official video for “Pins”, the members of indie rock band Grown Up Avenger Stuff are keeping themselves in the musical mix.  Deirdre Kroener (vocals), Tyler Thomsen (percussion), Hunter Thomsen (bass), and John Thomsen … [Read more...]

Debut EP from London-based singer-songwriter River Child

                                     Based in North London, River Child is a solo singer-songwriter who specialises in classy, soulful indie/folk. With an off kilter, rare and distinctive voice, he is an ex-busker who has swapped the streets for the studio after getting some incredible feedback for his live … [Read more...]

New Album from New Jersey-based punk band Ransom Price in April

Unable Records has set April 7, 2015 as the release date for My Kidnap Money, the new full-length album from New Jersey-based punk band Ransom Price.  The 10-song album will be offered in both CD and digital formats, and will be marketed worldwide by Unable Records. Pre-sales of the CD have already begun through,  and a deluxe … [Read more...]

Atlas Losing Grip – Currents

Opening her new album, Vulnicura, Björk chimes, "I have emotional needs." With that, she taps into raw, personal truths. She also makes a great argument for listening to Slayer or any band that would dismiss those lyrics as gross self-preoccupation. But Atlas Losing Grip's new album just about tops Björk. Self-diagnoses abound in Currents. This … [Read more...]

Deep Distance 10″ x 3 (Rhododendron, Bosques & Slows)

Birthed in 2011 as a lower-key sibling of The Great Pop Supplement, for owner/curator Dom Martin to more fully indulge his self-confessed penchant for the “motorik kraut groove,” the Deep Distance label has fast become an enlightening and expansive outlet in own right.  Putting out top-notch wares from the likes of Colin Potter, Melodien, Karen … [Read more...]

Debut electro/R&B-pop EP from i, us, & we in February

New electro-pop/R&B-pop band i, us, & we will release its debut EP entitled Mono in February Listen to lead singles "Sunday" and "Lanterns" Facebook Floating above a sparse and alien landscape the observer can only do that which they are intended to do. Observe. We see a panoramic photo of a beautifully sparse glacial scene. … [Read more...]

Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival 30-song Album due in February

Featured bands:  //orangenoise (Pakistan) / Sounds of Sputnik (Russia) / The Yours (Hong Kong) / Trementina (Chile) / Ummagma (Canada-Ukraine) / Digilite (Indonesia) / Jaguwar (Germany) / Stellarscope (USA) / Spool (Japan) / Wozniak (Scotland) / Ether Feels (Japan) / Hideous Towns (Australia) / Lights That Change (Wales, UK) / Damascus (Indonesia) … [Read more...]

Industrial-tinged indie alt/rock quartet Stroamata drops a new track

Industrial-tinged alt.rock quartet Stroamata drops a new track: … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 4 Songs

  RxGF – “How To Make It” RxGF is the electro-darkwave industrial project of John Morgan Reilly and he’s found a striking artistic match in frontwoman Angeline Schaff for his third album release.  Like Butch Vig searching high and low and finally discovering Shirley Manson, John has uncovered Angelina and the rewarding result is the … [Read more...]