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The Ovaltines

The Ovaltines is the garage lo-fi out-fit of Jaime Piacente and Dave Schurtman  from New Jersey in the USA. All the best of lo-fi garage rock spins out in to the room when play is hit and The Ovaltines is able to deliver something that is almost an oxymoron in the genre, there are effectively only two of […]

Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars

Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars is a lo-fi rock band based in Boise in the USA. Originally set up as a one man project, the current line-up is Sean, Bruce Maurey, Luna Michelle and Mathew Vorhies (formerly included Shane Brown who is now playing with James Plane Wreck). ** With an extensive back catalogue of material that […]

Kissed Her Little Sister

Kissed Her Little Sister is the lo-fi indie snger songwriter Jeffrey from Los Angeles in the USA. There must be millions of aspiring musicians sitting in their rooms working out how to get their thoughts in to a musical format. Most won’t ever make the translation, The vast majority of the rest create something that […]

(the) Umbrella Cult

(the) Umbrella Cult is made up of Brockford (Guitar / Vocals),  Isaac (Guitar), Garrett Von Rad (Guitar), Dave (Bass), Promise (Tambourine / Vocals) and Alex (Drums) from Sarasota in the USA. As Aristophanes puts it in The Ecclesiazusae - Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphiparaomelitokatakechymenokichle- pikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokiglopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon, there isn’t much musical ground that isn’t put in to the stew. To take the final lines from the play […]

Bark Bark Disco

Bark Bark Disco centres around Morris Woodcock from St. Julians in Malta, can also be found in Berlin in Germany with the lo-fi indie vehicle. Back in early 2010 I first came across Bark Bark Disco and over that time the sound remains immediately identifiable with blistering enthusiastic ’70s New Wave roaring out of the […]

Mirror Lady

Mirror Lady is made up of T.J. Petracca, Taylor Pile and Sean Robinson from Silverlake in the USA, from where they deliver lo-fi bedroom pop. There is a hint of shoegaze emerging from the guitar, with an emphasis on the key-board Mirror Lady drips with warm West Coast imagery. The music wraps the listener in a gentle gauze […]

Small Black

Small Black are a four piece out-fit from Brooklyn in the USA. Ryan Heyner, Josh Kolenik, Juan Pieczanski and Jeff Curtin are a hard working group who produce strange beats, dreamy synths, and  laid-back melodies. I am so laid back writing this review of Small Black as their dreamy melodies flow through my head, that […]