3AM Eternal: The Field Mice, “September’s Not So Far Away” (1991)
Well it is, isn’t it?
3AM Eternal: The Magnetic Fields “When Next In Love I Fall” (2012)
If Cole Porter and Dorothy Parker had a drunken one-night stand….
3AM Eternal: The Jasmine Minks “I Heard ‘I Wish It Would Rain'” (2002)
A wonderful ballad from a veteran indiepop band’s unreleased opus, and featuring Pam Berry!
Bis: The Anthology – Twenty Years of Antiseptic Poetry
Glasgow indie-pop band Bis celebrate with this two-disc retrospective, a good case for the band’s greatness, and a taster for a forthcoming reissue campaign.
One Thousand Violins: Halcyon Days-Complete Recordings 1985-1987 (Cherry Red)
The flame of One Thousand Violins burned bright, but it burned out quickly. This collection captures the first two-year output of the Sheffield indie-pop group.
Northern Portrait: Ta! (Matinee Recordings)
Danish band Northern Portrait has thrilled all those who have heard them; their sound, a satisfying blend of indie-pop, has garnered them critical acclaim not only in their home country but also the rest of the world. Ta! is a collection of the band’s singles and compilation tracks, and it really speaks well of the… Read More ›
Musical Chairs: Retraced 1992-1999 (Jigsaw)
The Nineties were a very prolific time for musicians; the sudden popularity of DIY culture and underground, independent music, tempered with the easy access to affordable recording equipment and physical reproduction–these factors all led to small but fertile scenes. For me, I was quite fond of the indie-pop/indie-rock scene; though both terms are now meaningless… Read More ›