Tag Archives: new bands

Midget Gems

I don’t know why, but every time I enjoy a pop song I find myself puzzled and confused about it – as if pop music wasn’t mainly made to please. Lightguides, the new signing of Alcopop! Records hailing from Scotland, don’t make simple pop music, more like an easy, lovely blend of alternative indie pop […]

Where were you.

I get through a lot of band sites daily, and though some don’t really get my attention, once in a while my heart goes wow! Today I carelessly clicked on a link, expecting something acoustic and a little boring and instead I found a voice dark and deep like thick black coffee, light like snowflakes […]

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 […]

Bouvet and PROBLEMS demos

the Death Is Not Glamorous guys are starting to think that being in an amazing band, touring twice a year, recording great albums, and being super-friendly to everyone is just wayyy too easy. So why not have more? And here they are – Bouvet and PROBLEMS, two new bands from Oslo featuring Even and Emanuele […]