Softer Still – Nuances

Surrey’s purveyors of gentle blissed out indie pop, Softer Still have been teasing us with singles and EPs the last couple of years, but this …

Softer Still – Turtle Bay video/single

Softer Still are fam to Fadeawayradiate by now! Grant Williams, his girlfriend Ellie O’Shea and chums had quite a few features on here and also …

Chromatics – Black Walls

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 …

Candy Opera – Sophistipop Gem Unearthed

At the start of the year somebody posted a track of Candy Opera in the Sophistipop Lounge, which went almost completely unnoticed but not entirely. I picked it …

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

Somewhere in May I sent a nice little cover of Oh Patti by Scritti Politti to a friend who said: “So… a Scritti-tribute album curated …

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

In 1989, the China Crisis single “Saint Saviour Square” was released on Virgin Records from the album “Diary of a Hollow Horse”: their 5th studio …

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

I think every Sophistipop lover would be over the moon to hear a combination of Prefab Sprout and The Aluminum Group with the vocals of …

The Holiday Crowd Album

The Holiday Crowd Album Label: Shelflife Records Release date: January 13, 2017 If ever there’s music that I consider to be timeless and will never bore …

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

Germans supporting The Radio Dept.- Amsterdam -28-01-2017 Set list: 1. Dead Bird 2. Hideaway (new track) 3. Cruel 4. Delusions (new track) 5. Anne + …

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration Released: January 20th 2017 Label: Dais Records Stark, beautiful, and poignant; the much-anticipated release from Los Angeles two-piece Drab Majesty …

Softer Still EP

RELEASE DATE: Out Now TYPE: Digital EP LABEL: Label Fandango Track Listing 1. Eulogy 2. New Age 3. Bliss 4. Company I came across Softer …

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries review and interview Release date October 14 Lolipop Records One thing is certain: the Depreciation Guild played a huge part in …

China Crisis: the Joy and the Spark Reignited

Live review, interview with Gary Daly, and review of “Autumn in the Neighbourhood “ As much as I enjoy listening to old 80’s bands sometimes and …

Sophistipop Then and Now…

According to wiki, the term: “Sophisti-pop was a subgenre of pop music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the UK. It incorporates elements of jazz, …