Archive for the ‘Pop’ Category

Yves Klein Blue – Getting Wise

By • May 29th, 2009

It’s been a long while since a band from Queensland impressed as much as Yves Klein Blues (named after French Dada artist Yves Klein and his wonderful piece from the 50’s “Blue – but I digress). Smart arse name aside this is band that knows how to play hard, have a listen to “Silence Is […]



Stornoway – Fuel Up

By • May 25th, 2009

Unlike the members of Stornoway Jools and I have been to Lewis, and I thoroughly recommend the trip to to the band. But I digress… we are here today to recommend Stornoway (thats the band) to you. According to their web presence…. The band consists of an Ornithologist, a wannabe Russian translator, a South African […]



The Field Mice –

By • Apr 21st, 2009

The Field Mice were an early Ninties pop band, long broken up. But as Chris Anderson of “Long Tail” fame points out their music will be around for a bloody long time. Which is exactly how I found them. I honestly can’t remember listening to them their first time around, but I was reading an […]



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 […]



The Temper Trap

By • Mar 28th, 2009

The Temper Trap fired up in 2006, released an Ep, got tons of airplay on Triple J and managed to be completely overlooked by me. BUT all that changed when I heard “Science Of Fear” over at www.myspace.com/thetempertrap, it’s a great piece of really commercial pop in the early U2, Coldplay, Radiohead vein. Lots of […]



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 […]