As opposed to last week, the releases seemed to have ground to a halt this week, so it needed some digging but it’s well worth it, as some still managed to fly past my radar. There’s something for everyone here this week. From atmospheric to psychedelic and poppy/hooky… Amongst others an exciting new jangly project from Vinyl Williams, a perfect new dreampop EP from Secret Attraction and a hit from Steady Holiday!
The Emerald Isle is the jangly psych-pop project of Craig Murray & the music alchemist Vinyl Williams. A new single will be released every Friday until the vinyl is released. Collect all the Craigs! The Emerald Isle – Craigmoondance:
“Sunny In The Making” is the second single from Take The Corners Slowly album by Steady Holiday (aka Dre Babinski): lush synth based hooky indiepop with sparkly dreampop guitar. If Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” were reinvented it would probably sound like this! Steady Holiday – Sunny In The Making:
Secret Attraction is defo one of my favourite dreampop projects and the last 3-song EP is just one of the best to date. “True Love” is as dark as it is light and enveloped in a veil of 80’s synthpop. On repeat please. Superb! Secret Attraction – True Love
Elijah isn’t a man with a massive profile. And that’s an understatement. But don’t let that discourage you: he is a man with a guitar that knows to write lovely lofi bedroompop tunes with a funky twist. Elijah Kusel – Girlish:
Modeling claims to be inspired by The Cure, but anyone that lived through the 80’s will instantly recognise New Order in their new track. So if you missed New Order’s outstanding latest, you can always indulge in this one! Modeling – Nothing Unexpected:
I set up this blog in August 2015. I was writing for a few other online mags and blogs, and since I have a web-design background as well a literary one, I thought of doing my own thing after a while. Bit by bit things shaped into what we have right now. I am from Amsterdam and have a very broad musical taste and background. I am also the other half of twee outfit Nah… and retropop duo Sapphire & Steel