Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

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Australian indie darling Harriette Pilbeam is releasing her first, 5-track EP under the monniker Hatchie, on May 25th via Heavenly Recordings. To recap: since the feature I did on the single “Sure” earlier this year, Harriette Pilbeam was already quite a prominent figure in Brisbane scene: she played in bands like Go Violets and Babaganouj, and decided to form Hatchie because she was specifically attracted to a 90’s […]

Chromatics – Black Walls

Chromatics – Black Walls

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On May 16th, Portland-based four piece Chromatics (Ruth Radelet, Johnny Jewel, Adam Miller & Nat Walker), share their new track/ video “Black Walls” and confirm that their 5th studio album, ‘Dear Tommy’, will finally be out in autumn this year, on Italians Do It Better. In the self-directed video for “Black Walls,” singer Ruth holds […]

The Catherines S/T

The Catherines S/T

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Before you’ve even heard a note of The Catherines music you can almost imagine what you’re in for. The monotone covers displaying a young Catherine Deneuve explain the band-name,  and their overall look evokes classic albums of Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, etc. Song titles like “Is Your Bigmouth Girlfriend Really So Charming” sound like they […]

Foliage – III

Foliage – III

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From the slums of a broken city, Manuel Joseph Walker finds solace in a quiet bedroom crafting the lush world of Foliage that seems a million miles away from his hometown of San Bernardino. Bright jangly indie pop with more than a hint of synth pop, new wave and dream pop make their way through […]

Margot – Desensitised

Margot – Desensitised

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Yours truly, like most other people, had never heard of the London-based quintet Margot, until I heard “Desensitised” played on the rather wonderful podcast Near Perfect Pitch  (a weekly podcast featuring the best in Indie, Alternative and BritPop, and Shoegaze), and a friend of mine went nuts! The friend was right, of course, “Desensitised” is a great song […]