Monthly Archives: May 2015

Day 272 – Travis Hayes

Lazy Sunday sounds today from San Franciscan songwriter Travis Hayes – and his gorgeous song Nightswimming. Backed by some sumptuous harmonies from Emily Whitehurst, this is a lovely wee track led by simple guitar and cello lines, great lyrics and some … Continue reading

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Day 271 – This Wild Life

I’ve been having a bit of an issue trying to keep up to date with the blog in the last couple of weeks. On the plus side, I’ve been averaging  post per day and managing to keep listening to new … Continue reading

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Day 270 – Speedy Ortiz

If you’ve not guessed by now, I’m a big fan of 90s-influenced indie rock, grunge and sleazy punk pop. It’s the real I grew up in and defined a lot of my youthful musical exploration, so I always love hearing … Continue reading

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Day 269 – Pokey LaFarge

And now for something completely different! When I started this project some 9 months ago, I didn’t think I’d be posting about 1920s/30s American roots-inspred music – but then again, the whole point was to discover new, interesting and bizarre … Continue reading

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Day 268 – Cheerleader

The sun’s (just about) peeking out through the clouds up here in Edinburgh, so what better way to celebrate than with some shimmering, summery indie pop? This is Philadelphia band Cheerleader and their bright, shiny single Perfect Vision which kind of sounds … Continue reading

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Day 267 – Sugarmen

Another nice piece of boisterous indie/punk today, this time from Liverpudlian rockers Sugarmen. Kind of sounding like a mashup between The Cure and Cast, with a smidgin of The Clash and Paul Weller thrown in for good measure, Sugarmen are … Continue reading

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Day 266 – VANT

So I’ve been looking for some higher-octane, thrashy sounds to counter the fellow stuff I seem to have been posting lately, so here’s a short, sweet treat. It’s a song called Parasite by UK solo-project-turned-eight-legged-band-project VANT – and it’s awesome. At just … Continue reading

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