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El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

Strangetown Records                   8th September, 2017 The sixties have never been more present than now (except the actual Sixties, that is). Thankfully this is an idealised Sixties, as opposed to the real decade, which was

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Blistering Pop Punk On Debut EP From Upcoming Quartet Reckless Intentions

Blistering Pop Punk On Debut EP From Upcoming Quartet Reckless Intentions

Luna Madden July 12, 2017 0

With a list of influences spanning the headiest heights of punk and rock royalty, from legends such as Green Day, the Foo Fighters and The Clash, through to modern day masters such as All Time Low

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Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Me and the Bees – Menos Mal is a summery sweet garage indie sixties throw-back and I love it

Ross McGibbon April 12, 2017 0

LA CASTANYA RECORDS            7th April, 2007 Reasons to love this record are many: It sounds like it was recorded in a garage in the sixties. It has a rinky-tink organ. It carries the slacker

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Gringo Star – “The Sides And In Between” is a joyful, whistling, lo-fi slice of modern psych-pop

Gringo Star – “The Sides And In Between” is a joyful, whistling, lo-fi slice of modern psych-pop

Ross McGibbon August 21, 2016 0

NEVADO MUSIC                                        26th August 2016 I’m loving this more than more famous comparators like Tame Impala. Peddling the modern psych interpretation, Gringo Star manage to be simply approachable at the same time as being

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The Case Against The Case Against Pop Music

The Case Against The Case Against Pop Music

James MacLaren April 1, 2016 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
James MacLaren

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Does Pop Music deserve the criticisms so often levied towards it? Popping up on my facebook feed lately have been several comments and critiques of pop music. The general point is that pop music

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Frankie & The Heartstrings – Decency

Frankie & The Heartstrings – Decency

Ross McGibbon June 29, 2015 0

10.7.2015 Pop Sex Ltd Ah, Pop!  Good pop music is a wonderful thing – it needs big hooks, liveliness and lyrics sufficient to hit a universal chord. And the title track of Frankie &

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The Happy Hollows spread the joy at The Castle Hotel, Manchester

The Happy Hollows spread the joy at The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Jenny Dalton June 7, 2015 0

The Happy Hollows Saturday 6th June 2015 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester As far as venues go, it doesn’t get more intimate than The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street, Manchester. You know that when

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Kubalove’s dark Electropop new single, ‘Trouble’

Kubalove’s dark Electropop new single, ‘Trouble’

Jenny Dalton May 31, 2015 0

“A dense steamy passionate sexually charged slice of dark electro pop.” – the VPME “Indie pop at its finest, plus some.” – Hear in Colors Kubalove is the musical alias of London-based electropop artist

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More Fuzzy Noise-Pop from Young Romance with ‘Never Learn’

More Fuzzy Noise-Pop from Young Romance with ‘Never Learn’

Jenny Dalton May 17, 2015 0

“Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire’s vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday.” – NME “Gleeful pop fuzz” – Clash Music I might be biased – anything noisy is an instant attention grabber for

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da7 go retro with ‘Dopamine Fiend’

da7 go retro with ‘Dopamine Fiend’

Jordan Stockill May 10, 2015 0

This is a track that has serious potential to become the next big thing

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