Category Archives: indie-pop

Scene and Heard – CCXVII: Better Off – Leah Capelle

The last time Leah Capelle crossed my path she was giving the music world a lesson in just how to match rock muscle with pop infectiousness to build the perfect pop-rock sound via the song Joshua. This time we find … Continue reading

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All or Nothing – Saints of Bliss (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

After achieving a pretty high profile status for the band in their native South Africa, Saints of Bliss have taken the end of their 5 year record deal, which garnered 2 albums and a number of heavily rotated singles, to … Continue reading

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Outcasts – Ezla (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess anyone who moves to Nashville, the home of rhinestone infused country music, to build a career in edgy, sultry, underground pop, is obviously someone who sees beyond the veneer of the music industry and knows how to find … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXV: Let The Sun Shine – Kung Fu Jesus

Music videos can be hit and miss affairs. Some are so low budget as to actually detract from the aural experience whilst others just reek of someone throwing money at the promotion of a record without having any clear idea … Continue reading

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Elmont EP – Elmont (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If in the minds of many, at least to those looking in from the opposite shores of that big old ocean as I am, music from the great state of Texas conjures ideas of outlaw country bands, boogie bluesmen and … Continue reading

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Complex Context – Josh Birdsong (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music doesn’t have to be clever, in fact it is often at its best when it is relying on baser, more emotional driven urges. But every now and then someone proves that it is possible to blend the two, … Continue reading

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We Rise – Morrissey and Marshall (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

This is the second album from the Irish duo now based in London, to follow 2014’s “And So It Began”, and is something of a mixed bag in terms of apparent influences and styles. Think Britpop meets Kasabian meets mainstream … Continue reading

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Rainbows – A is for Atom (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If pop music often comes with the tag throw away and modern indie has become anything but independent being more concerned with the fame game as its denizens sport complicated hair and just the right brand of skinny jeans, then … Continue reading

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Tandi My Dicafi – Underlined Passages (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Indie-pop is a term so broad that it becomes almost meaningless. And even when it comes to the better end of the musical spectrum, if a band can be summed up with such a simple and singular term, it is … Continue reading

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You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … Continue reading

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