Tag Archives: indie pop

Sunturns All-Stars

I have a habit of disliking and ignoring “super bands”, just for the sake of it. The truth is that I never really understood why good bands need to team up for side projects, usually ending up causing a big fuss over nothing – “nothing” usually meaning a passable album and then a fall into […]

Bellman: Interview

With the release of his first album as well as his shows at Norway’s By:Larm, Larvik-based pop outfit Bellman has already made himself a bit of a name in the Scandinavian indie scene. His second album is due for release this week in the UK – mixing various influences and spreading itself across a variety […]

A Mysterious Live Power.

You might have heard the news that I did a tiny bit of band-merch-designing in the last couple of weeks (if you haven’t you were probably hiding under a rock or in a cabin deep in the woods in Michigan with Justin Vernon); said band, namely Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, I’d already had the […]

Hares versus Bears

There are a lot of great bands with animal names. Hell, even a lot of great tracks with animal names (songs by Mew and Walter Schreifels, by the Antlers and the Get Up Kids, by the Shins and Yo La Tengo). One of those is by the Glasgow-based band Dear Mountaineer: The Hare Versus the […]