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Roses Kings Castle | One Born Every Minute

Roses Kings Castles have a new single out on 2nd May – One Born Every Minute, my thoughts. One Born Every Minute, I was immediately transported back to Twin Peaks and David Lynch, an under-current that all is not as it seems. This is a great track with an atmosphere of superb depth, the opening […]

Band of the week 24th April 2010

Storybooks for Small Dogs from Ireland, debut in the charts in the number one spot for the band of the week chart 24th April 2010, which comprises bands from five different countries. Storybooks for Small Dogs Ireland (new-entry) Storybooks for Small Dogs | All These Animals by indiebands The Heartbreaks England (-1 place) The Paraffins […]

The Steepwater Band | real people?

As you know, I headed off to London last month to see The Steepwater Band in their first performance in the UK, a great gig. Last time I spoke of them on the site I left it between the time I parked and the time they went on stage, so filling in the gaps seems […]

Storybooks for Small Dogs

Storybooks for Small Dogs from Navan in Ireland are made up of Carmo (Alan Carmody, vocal and guitar), Breen (Brian Shiels, bass) and Richi (Richard Cullen, drums and backing vocals) have been around for a couple of years, projecting life around them, with influences from re-weaved new wave, a la Green Day and White Stripes. […]

Kettle’s Yard Cambridge | March 2010

A while back, early March on a bright Sunday morning I headed the few miles to Cambridge to take a a listen to some experimental music and in particular Pete Um. One of the great things about living near Cambridge is the easy access to the experimental music scene, this does has have an horrific […]

Band of the week 17th April 2010

The Heartbreaks from the England, take the top spot on the indie bands blog band of the week chart 17th April 2010. The Heartbreaks England (re-entry) The Paraffins Scotland (new entry) Junkstar England (re-entry) Elephantom USA (- 2 places) Coin (Greece) (- 4 places) The XX England (- 2 places) The Gadsdens England (re-entry) Divorce […]

The Heartbreaks | Camden Barfly April 2010

I wandered down to Camden Barfly to take a listen to The Heartbreaks recently. They are a band who have a strong sound on digital, so I was interested to see if this transposed to a live performance. Parking was a cinch, I managed to land a space just nearby and the bar works well. […]

OfeliaDorme | Sometimes it’s better to wait

The 6 track EP Sometimes it’s better to wait, by OfeliaDorme from Italy, sees the band in great form as they take the listener in to an atmospheric and brooding space. to wait, which opens the release has all the essential elements that make OfeliaDorme such an interesting band. The velvet smooth music, darker than […]

The Paraffins

The Paraffins from Knockentiber in Scotland is driven by Billy Paraffin, which can loosely be termed a collective, as his creative songwriting and arrangement draws in a range of musicians to work with him on various projects. Self described as ‘acoustic/casio powered psychedelic pop’, The Paraffins successfully make my life seem a more fulfilled place […]

Band of the month March 2010

Junkstar debut at number one  in the band of the month chart on the indie bands blog for March 2010 1.    Junkstar England (new entry) 2.    The Steepwater Band USA (+ 8 places) 3.    Fez UK (+ 2 places) 4.    Elephantom USA (- 3 places) 5.    The Brassic UK (- 3 places) 6.    Reader’s Wives […]

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