Dreampop Jangle and Twee Group
Let’s just post our Cocteau tunes but also the Wake and Crafts Spells and Day Wave etc! Another Sunny Day, the La’s, Death of Pop, Heavenly, the Radio dept., The Arctic Flow, the High Violets, Hazel English, Johnny Marr, Ocean Blue, The Pains, the Field Mice,The Postmarks, the Mockturtles, Belle & Sebastian etc. etc….
Never forget the Smiths of course 🙂 and to have fun!
Sophisti-pop (sophisticated pop) is a slick, expensive studio-produced style of pop heavy on the brass, synthesizers, smooth vocals and sharp, fitted suits. Influences range from the Doobie Brothers’ yacht rock, Steely Dan’s jazz/pop fusion, and virtually everything by David Bowie and Bryan Ferry from the ’80s to now.
Originated in the early ’80s out of the new wave movement by artists like ABC, Everything But the Girl, the Style Council and Prefab Sprout, it expanded into adult contemporary and quiet storm, thanks to chart-toppers Simply Red and Sade, respectively. The refined, clean production of Saint Etienne, Rhye and Jessie Ware have resurrected the term.
Just for hell of it…we love our 80’s stuff!! However shitty…. some of it is priceless 🙂
Think Synthpop mixed with Jazz, ( Nothern) Soul, Bossa (and often a lot of 60’s thrown in) ..sleek hairdo’s and suits!
But also think 90’s easy-listening/ loungy revival stuff like Saint Ettienne, Louis Phillippe and the Divine Comedy.
Just sat back, relax , have a Martini, and enjoy the smooth sounds!
An Expedition into the world of P!O!P!. Following the tracks of èl, Sarah, Trattoria, Bungalow, Readymade,Tokyo, apricot, Escalator and all the other great indiepop labels & maestros into the future. Tommorows World in yesterdays pictures
China Crisis Appreciation
Simply a great dedicated group of die-hard fans for this duo that have been around for 30 plus years with a catalogue that never ends.
We all love the music of China Crisis. A totally underrated band from the 80’s , bought great music and lyrics to those of us lucky enough to hear them.
Back from nowhere! It was gone for a while but back due to demand. Once one of the biggest Shoegaze groups on FB, now we start from scratch again….nice and quietly sharing the beautiful noise.
Facebook music groups can be great. It’s a pain in the arse when it comes to curating a subgenre or niche. You want the group to have a specific identity but the boundaries of genre are too hard to define or just gets depleted easily.
With this group I try to open it up. We will have probably have discussions over U2 again and what is the difference between indie and alternative but at least we will have a wider scope….
So please share your mavericks songs from the 90’s or some quirky obscure band: it’s all good. It will be great to hear it all: britpop, shoegaze, hiphop, triphop, krautrock, dreampop, lounge, sophistipop, goth, newwave, postpunk, vaporwave, electro, lo-fi etc. Have fun! Don’t forget that it doesn’t just mean posting music…also feel free to post links to articles, pictures, events…Pictures often get more likes anyway….Indie Mixtape