Foliage – Take

Coming off of 2018’s III and a successful split single with Andrew Younker, Foliage aka Manuel Joseph Walker appeared to be ready to take the …

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Shelter Boy – Let ‘m Go

“Doodling on guitars whilst never losing focus of the actual song“: that is the basis for German Simon Graupner aka Shelter Boy’s music. Shelter Boy …

Hats and Hollow Bodies: rough Sophistipop gems

Upon running the great Sophistipop Lounge on FB with DJ Calle Falksten I often bump into some rare gems, stuff that I relatively unheard or …

Hatchie – Keepsake

Summer is here and with it brings my most anticipated album for 2019; Hatchie’s first full length entitled “Keepsake”. I’ve been a fan of Hatchie …

Seablite – Grass Stains and Novocaine

Seablite’s debut album, “Grass Stains and Novocaine,” delivers eleven tracks of pure adrenaline-fueled pop colonized by buzzing rhythm guitars and pinging telegraph-key leads. The songs …

Foliage – In Reference To

Foliage have shared a new single titled “In Reference To” this week.  It’s the second single following “Pattern” from their upcoming 4th album.  Building on …

Swimming Tapes – Morningside

London quintet Swimming Tapes has been quite a prolific group delivering no less than nine singles and two EPS since they first surfaced in 2016. …

Nah … – Apple Blossoms

The trouble with being in a band and running a blog is that you can’t review your own stuff. Still, it feels kinda weird not …

The Memory Fades – She Loves The Birds

The Memory Fades creates dreamy pop, bittersweet below the surface, a dream from which you awaken with the sensation of having passed through the home …

LIPS – LIPS EP

Indie/Jangle pop band LIPS are a four-piece from Falmouth, Cornwall consisting of Rachel Anstis on vocals and guitar, Theo Dorian on guitar, Christian Wright on …

Tugboat Captain – Be Strong, Smoke Less

London bedroom-pop ensemble Tugboat Captain are a crew of friends and family that record, rehearse and release music from a terraced house in South London. …

EGOISM – Enemies

As opposed to the more electro based Wild Nothing-offspring-dreampop of the last decade, the last year saw a resurgence in classic late 80’s/90’s jangly dreampop …

Shiny Happy Records Tapes: the spirit of DIY alive in Indonesia

Some time ago the label Shiny Happy Records was recommended to me by Gregory Harrigan (from the band The Skating Party) as a small DIY cassette label with a …

Tallies – ST album & Interview

We introduced Tallies earlier last year with their single “Trouble” here on FAR. Our “correspondent” Dane Di Pierro recently went to see them and probed …

Elsa – ST

In the summer of 2012 Toronto’s Jonathan Rogers began recording his solo music under then moniker Elsa, named after his brother’s pet cat. Over the …

Foliage & Andrew Younker – Split EP

Andrew Younker and Manuel Joseph Walker (AKA Foliage) have charted a similar course in the world of bedroom produced indie pop so perhaps it was …

Tallies – Trouble

  With their debut album out 11th Jan 2019 via Fear of Missing Out Records, Toronto-based jangle-pop outfit Tallies are sharing their latest single “Trouble”.  The …

The Strange Creatures – Phantasms

Manilla based The Strange Creatures have got to be the most endearing outfit in dreampop-land! Not only do they have the most adorable happy-pill sound …

Piroshka – Everlastingly Yours

On the first of October, the bomb dropped that Piroshka, an ex shoegaze/britpop allstar-band had formed, and of course everybody went nuts! The four people in …

Bootchy Temple – Glitches

Bootchy Temple are a Paris based indiepop band, that claim to be influenced by “the tweepop scene like Sarah Records, Flying Nun Records and bands like Yo La …

Interview with Matt Haynes from Sarah Records

Recently I had the honour to chat to Matt Haynes, co-founder of the legendary Bristolian Sarah Records, founded by him and Clare Wadd. Sarah Records …

Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

FadeAwayRadiate released our annual compilation last month titled Reverse Play: C86 Re(dis)covered and since we’re music reviewers at heart here at this blog, it only …

Summer Singles: Part 1

Summer is halfway over already and maybe you’ve been busy enjoying the pool and barbecues too much to notice all of the brilliant singles released …

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

Australian indie darling Harriette Pilbeam is releasing her first, 5-track EP under the monniker Hatchie, on May 25th via Heavenly Recordings. To recap: since the feature I did on …

The Catherines S/T

Before you’ve even heard a note of The Catherines music you can almost imagine what you’re in for. The monotone covers displaying a young Catherine …

Margot – Desensitised

Yours truly, like most other people, had never heard of the London-based quintet Margot, until I heard “Desensitised” played on the rather wonderful podcast Near Perfect Pitch …

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

Indiepop duo Nah… , who are based in Amsterdam in Munster, have released their debut EP “Summer’s Failing”, and it’s everything that fans of dreampop and …

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

September Love by Stephen’s Shore Summer might be a few months away, but Stephen’s Shore is here to fill that void for you with breezy …