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Matchbox Heroes

Matchbox Heroes is an indie-pop band from Norwich in England. Brothers - Chris Walker (Guitars, Vocals) and Andy Walker (Percussion, Guitars, Vocals) are the core of the band, taking responsibility on recordings. Joined by Jason and Becca in electric live performance and represented by Chris alone for acoustic gigs. Similar to the vagaries of the line-up, the […]

JoyFocus

JoyFocus is the duet of  Holly Joy and Rikk Currence an indie pop band from Wheaton in the USA. I have absolute respect for these two as they don’t hide from a comfortable middle class American Suburban derivation as they deliver a sound that challenges the mores of the picket fences around. Splicing invective, but at […]

3PM

3PM is an indie-pop band from Owings Mills in the USA comprising Brandon Millman (Drums), Brennan Stark (Bass / Vocals) and Scott Montgomery (Guitar). Taking the tinny noises of west coast indie-pop and adding a twist of interest is something 3PM do well. There is a purposeful sense of direction which is rattled along by a percussion which […]

Bedfellows

Bedfellows is the alt-pop trio of Justin Vassallo, Jack Glenn and Garrett Cook from New York in The USA. One of the pleasures of synth driven alt-pop is the ease with which it settles in the ears. One of the turn-offs of synth driven alt-pop is the ease with which is settles in the ears. Bedfellows […]

The Poster Boy

The Poster Boy is an Indie pop band from Budapest in Hungary comprising Imre Poniklo (Guitars / Keyboards  / Vocals), Noel R.  Mayer (Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals),  Michael Zwecker (Drums) and Zoltán  Fehér (Bass) plus on occasion Viki Singh adds vocals. Sharper eyed readers will recall Imre and Michael from the EP review of SALT III. But this is a completely […]

The Late Twos

The Late Twos is Matty Legge (Vocals), Ross Bickerstaff (Drums), David McMaster (Guitar / Vocals), Ryan Bennett (Lead Guitar) and Ryan Costley (Bass) an indie pop band  formed in 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. An easy sound in which to become involved, The Late Twos have an underlying sense of rage as the drums relentlessly hammer out a rapid tempo and for […]

The Analog Affair

The Analog Affair is the alternative electro-pop  duo of Evan Baker (Vocals / Lyrics) and Cody Moser (Arrangement / Composition) based in Washington D.C. in the USA. A gentleness melts out of the speakers as though spreading high cocoa content melted chocolate gloss, moreish but not sugar laden as the duo balance the interplay between vocal and […]

The Cakes

The Cakes is an alternative indie pop band from betwixt Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent in England. A trio line-up of David Durosé (guitar, vocals), Jonny Cake (bass guitar) and Alex of Harford (keyboards) originally got together in 2004 and have maintained tenuous links with each other ever since. A smile will wreath your-face as you hit play as they wander across […]

The Varsity

The Varsity is an indie pop band from Cambridge in England. In March 2012 Connor Morris (vocals), Nigel (Vocals), Oscar Corney (Guitar), Matt Barkway (Bass) and Sean Clayton (Drums) got together with the aim to raise a smile and a dance… … Success I would say…. Well that would make for a brief review. Having made a sharp start, including […]

Amber Oak

Amber Oak is the Indie Pop band from Skellefteå in Sweden comprising - Jonathan Eriksson (Vocals), Alexander Hofverberg (Bass), Josef Dahlberg (Guitar / Backup Vocals) and Erik Ekersund (Drums / Percussion). I couldn’t help but feel better about the day when I hit the play button as the quartet, who have undergone a shift in line-up deliver a set of […]

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