Wednesday, 29 February 2012
It has been ages since I last wrote down secret stories on my diary. I don’t have any girly obsessions with shoes. And red is my all-time favorite color. Red Shoe Diaries are five friends from Nottingham, who claim to write “pop songs for messed-up grown-ups”.. in other words dreamy and fairly sophisticated sounds that have the flair of The Magnetic Fields, Hefner and Jens Lekman. The band released 10″ EP “Ice & Snow” (on Fika Recordings) a couple of days ago. On fire.
Monday, 20 February 2012
He comes from Greece. He has a thirst for pop. Evripidis may live in the land of Miro and Gaudi, yet he creates fascinating music that crosses over borders and has strong influences by 60s pop, Sarah, 50s doo wop and church chorus themes. He writes all his songs but likes to share his stage with a bunch of musicians who play weird little instruments like ukulele, melotron, clarinet and melodica. A few months ago he released new album “A Healthy Dose of Pain” and he just uploaded brand new video from song “Teeth”. Love.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Sweden is our playground. This could be another name for this blog, since it is dedicated heart and sound to Swedish pop mucic. In this context, I love Liechtenstein.. a girl band, influenced by the likes of Talulah Gosh, Dolly Mixture and Shop Assistants, that creates retro pop, mixed with shoegazey sounds. In 2009 they brought debut “Survival Strategies In A Modern World” while they recently released second album “Fast Forward” on Fraction Discs. Fast. and pop.