Category Archives: indie-pop

Scene and Heard – CCLVII  : Fishing Line 1000 Miles Deep –  StrangeJuice (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that the man at the heart of StrangeJuice has earned himself the title of “The Picasso of the Australian independent music industry” actually makes a lot of sense after listening to and indeed watching the video for the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLVI  : I Really Don’t Like U –  Kaiak (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Kaiak seem to work in creative juxtapositions as summed up by I Really Don’t Like U, a blend of sweet music and dark messaging. Lilting piano and a wonderfully understated delivery entice us in until the beat picks up and … Continue reading

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Something Left Behind  –  Wasuremono (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always approach writing about new music from Wasuremono with a mix of joy and trepidation. Joy, because immersing yourself in their strange, musical world, one which seems to mix musical whimsey with clever sonic choices, left-field approaches to the … Continue reading

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Today/Television –  Paul Littlewood (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If some music are created with the intention of being right in the listeners face and some designed to be purely background music, then Paul Littlewood’s latest release is a whole new concept, a song which somehow does both. Today … Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Looking For Love –  Matt Saxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last month the wonderfully kooky Occam’s Razor, a strange blend of musical whimsy and archaic philosophical referencing, caught my ear and so it seemed only natural that when Matt Saxton’s latest full album saw the light of day it should … Continue reading

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Gut Splinter –  Nova Flares (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if the current zeitgeist wasn’t already highly receptive to the dreamscapes and shoegazing explorations of past heroes and current torch bearers, this debut single by Jason Wagers solo project Nova Flares would still have caught the ear of the … Continue reading

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March  –  DateMonthYear (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I get wary about seeing certain bands being used as a “Recommended If You Like…” comparison, and never more so than when I see the glorious Bat For Lashes being banded about. I’ve been let down before. A couple of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard –  CCXXXXI: Skeletons – Ezla (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If it was easy to fall for the dark and sultry alt-pop of Outcasts, current musical outing Skeletons reinforces Ezla position as the exception which proves the rule. Pop could be glorious, pop could be majestic, pop could be seductive, … Continue reading

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Corinne Crimson – EP (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think that the reason that Corinne Crimson’s songs seem to stand up against the tide of bedroom EDMers and pop wannabes is that where as the competition, largely speaking, built their songs up from sampled beats and synthesised grooves, … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor  –  Matt Saxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always going to be a sucker for a song which mixes medieval philosophical principles with jaunty contemporary music, I can’t be the only one, I like my academia but I like it groovy. And that is just what Matt … Continue reading

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