Sunday, 27 March 2011

Down with Loneliness!

Loneliness can be a cruel thing. Empty bed, smoke in the air and dirty glasses in the dustbin. Help Stamp Out Loneliness invented their brilliant name in the city of Manchester; they believe in love, have strong connections with Language of Flowers and praise jangle pop in its purest form. Wanna fight loneliness? Pre-order their forthcoming album “Help Stamp Out Loneliness” (released 9th May) at Papillons Noirs and make your statement.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


They are swedish and have been hitting the indie pop waves since early 90s. Fifth album “Music Sounds Better With You” -full of 60s inspired lovely tunes- was initially due to be released in 2008, but then pushed back for a release in 2011 (Labrador, March 22nd). Music sounds so much better with the Acid House Kings!!

Sunday, 13 March 2011


I like curry. Its hot and funny and makes my mouth bubble. Kuryakin have a flair of India but actually live in Sweden. They record everything at home and dislike being categorized under twee; Avalanches, Prefab Sprout and 80's indie is probably more their cup of tea. First release was an EP/7inch on Shelflife while the “Fought A War” EP is available from the japanese label Fastcut Records. New album "A New Day" has recently been released (Fastcut Records) and is full of spicy sunshine extra yummy tunes. Optimistic and cute.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

spider recluse

Brown Recluse is a large dark brown spider; when threatened it usually flees, seemingly to avoid a conflict and is rarely aggressive. Brown Recluse is also a harmless psych/pop Philadelphia outfit which started as a duo and evolved later to a six-piece band. They offer a super sunshine pop feeling with refined 50s elements while they have played with bands like Pants Yell!, Matt and Kim, Acid House Kings and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. They now release debut album “Evening Tapestry” (with limited edition coke bottle green vinyl copies through Slumberland!!). Harmless and beautiful.