Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

By • Apr 6th, 2009

A colleague told me about a movie called “Once” and the then up coming tour of this duo who starred in the movie. After that it all got complicated. I rediscovered the track this evening and thought it might make a fine beginning to the week with their romantic and gentle love songs. Glen Hansard […]

Dont Tell Sophie

By • Apr 1st, 2009

Dont Tell Sophie are the latest addition to my indie pop fetish. Two CD’s and a handful of EP’s since 2005 and frankly they just keep getting better. “Sand To Glass” is the current release (they are recording a new CD at the moment) and it’s pretty cool. But my indecision not withstanding, I think […]

Awesome New Republic

By • Mar 29th, 2009

Awesome New Republic have been playing around Miami since 2004., hopping between art galleries, warehouses, clubs, movie theatres, and the like. Over the years, they developed a dedicated fan-base in South Florida and picked up an international following as well. They released the obligatory full length CD,  followed that up with a  twelve inch single […]

The Good Fight

By • Mar 23rd, 2009

The Good Fight are a band from Coleraine in Northern Ireland (Jools and I have been there). It’s four dudes that are playing a highly commercial (and radio friendly -if there are still any radio stations left out there playing new music) brand of pop-rock. The big sell is the vocals,  this band is fairly […]

The Submarines

By • Mar 15th, 2009

Oh bugger, Apple have side swiped me yet again with their latest iPhone ad. This time it’s The Submarines, damn the APple ad dudes know how to pick a catchy tune. At least this time they gave the band an actual credit in the ad. A quick trip to Google and before you knew it […]

Bear Hands – What A Drag

By • Mar 10th, 2009

Bear Hands formed in Aug 2006. They’re doing the best they can. This is a quote from Bear Hands’ page at It tickled my sense of humour because they’re doing pretty damn well. Four guys from New York, doing the usual “overnight sensation” grind. Playing every gig they can get and it is starting […]

Circus Envy – Saturday Samples

By • Feb 28th, 2009

Circus Envy are from Hull in the UK and as their website tells us: Circus Envy are a rootsy five piece based in East Yorkshire, with a sound equally influenced by classic rock, folk rock and Americana. Diverting from the mainstream by using instrumentation as exotic as the cajon, and the bouzouki, Circus Envy delight […]