Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

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FadeAwayRadiate released our annual compilation last month titled Reverse Play: C86 Re(dis)covered and since we’re music reviewers at heart here at this blog, it only makes sense for us to write about this compilation too. In case you’re unfamiliar with C86: it was originally a cassette compilation released by British music weekly NME in 1986. […]

Summer Singles: Part 1

Summer Singles: Part 1

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Summer is halfway over already and maybe you’ve been busy enjoying the pool and barbecues too much to notice all of the brilliant singles released so far.  If so, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up ten great songs that came up on our radar in June and July:   “Telltale Signs” – Sobs Singapore […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

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Indiepop duo Nah… , who are based in Amsterdam in Munster, have released their debut EP “Summer’s Failing”, and it’s everything that fans of dreampop and twee could possibly ask for. Luscious harmonies and indie pop sensibility is stamped upon each track and with the short release, less is more, and this lends itself to welcomed […]

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

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September Love by Stephen’s Shore Summer might be a few months away, but Stephen’s Shore is here to fill that void for you with breezy guitars and relaxing melodies. Close your eyes and listen to their latest album “September Love” and you can almost picture yourself on that shore too. “September Love” is Stephen’s Shore’s […]