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Postby heppolo » Sat May 27, 2017 10:18 am

Royal Blood - Hook, Line & Sinker
Got in my personal top 5 right from the get go
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:54 am

So glad to see you back.
Protomartyr one is my fave, Metz is as good as ever.
Rental Wives keeps that guitar-centric, a bit retro-esque approach which is totally fine with me.
Melkbelly went full Pixies :D
Zola Jesus' "Soak" is ambitious and atmospheric but still doesn't really click with me. Maybe after several extra spins
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Postby Undercover » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks for the review, heppolo :) .

In fact, I've never been far away from you :). Last night I was in good mood and decided to post. Don't know long will it last. :)

Btw. Twenty Pounds by the song structure reminds me of Pupl a bit.

Didn't know about Alan Vega anything until his death :oops: . Poignant, hard listening and amazing at the same time. Mark E. Smith comes to mind.



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FLING - Just A Dog
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Postby navi » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:31 pm

warmly welcome :D

Undercover wrote:Didn't know about Alan Vega anything until his death :oops: . Poignant, hard listening and amazing at the same time. Mark E. Smith comes to mind.
So strange, their (Suicide) debut from 1977/78 is regarded as classic and appears frequently on lists of best of albums of all times

Bad//Dreems - Gutful
great, thank you for discover and post this
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Postby navi » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 pm

Undercover wrote:Hi navi, how are you doing? :)
lonely without you :wink: :lol:

btw why are you awake in this late hour (insomnia?)
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Postby Undercover » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:07 pm

navi wrote:btw why are you awake in this late hour (insomnia?)
Vacation 8-)

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Postby navi » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:13 pm

wow
f word pass the filter :o
(great one)

goodnight i need to sleep now :wink:
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:46 am

Yeevs sounds very american indie.
Gnarkats and The Fresh & Onlys even sound a bit similar :)
Gold Class opted for a killer chorus. 8-)
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Postby Undercover » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:23 am

heppolo wrote:Yeevs sounds very american indie.
Yeevs are a discovery for me.

Modern version of "As Tears Go By" :)
Jordan Klassen - Yer Cure

They threw away "Thee", the rest left in place. :)
Oh Sees - Animated Violence



Prophets Of Rage - Living On The 110

Surfing Magazines - New Day
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:37 pm

Otherkin attempts to revive that classic pop-punk sound in fact.
The Surfing Magazines are already feeling the waves
Oh Sees stand a bit in their own light, so to speak.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:16 pm

Meltdown - Mutter. Grungy guitars are the piece of cake.

Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination. Helped to jog my memory of her.

The OBGMs - Pill. Brilliant jangly guitar sound.

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - Ragnarok. A song full of energy, should sound amazing live.

Swedish Death Candy - Oh My. The production here is fine, it's a bit stoner, a bit neo-prog, carrying the whole alternative mojo, but trying not to over-complicate things.

Swimming Girls - 2 Kids, A lucky break from the heavy guitar sound :lol:

together PANGEA - Money On It. It has some traces of the lazy songwriting but I like it
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:29 pm

Summer holidays?
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Postby navi » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 pm

great selection
Tigercub - The Divided States Of Us
VUM - Heaven Underground
Ultraviolence - Let You Down Slow
little bit better than the rest
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:47 pm

Andrew Hung - Say What You Want. Has a slight country undertone, I like it.
The Bronx - Sore Throat. Still very energetic, I like it
Tigercub - The Divided States Of Us. Exciting and enchanting, garage-y
Aztec Temples - Control. Again the garage guitar sound makes up the sound of this, no complaints
BlackWaters - Fck Yeah. Taking some notes of the traditional british punk sound, adding some muscle in the form of extra production. A fine effort.
Ocean Party - More To Run. Oh yeah, those aussies hit the #1 spot in my personal chart a few days ago, a good song and a nice music video, there is something dorkish
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Postby heppolo » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:32 pm

A few of my thoughts on the bunch. Brilliant all around.
Trash - 81
Actors - L'appel Du Vide
Rale - Demento

Those three don't marvel at the synths that surround current trendy music.

The Tills - Mother Earth
Ghost Car - Woman In The Shadows
Pawns - Damascus

Those three could show a smooth transition path from garage to goth to post-punk.

Marshheaux - Now this is Fun Despite the attempts at sounding loud, I can hardly give it a second thought afterwards.
Carnival Club - You're So Hostile, No renders with this live version.
Cabezudos - Tempting Fate. An oblique reference to indie rock
David West with Teardrops - Swan's Beat, Sweet production, especially in relation to the vocal track
Arrows Of Love - Parts That Make The (W)hole, Interesting mixture of genres.
Warbly Jets - 4th Coming Bomb. Reminded me a little bit of The Soup Dragons
Bloody Knees - Not Done, Great!
Palm Honey - Hot Simian Weather. Very graphic music video, but at least some context.
Raave Tapes - k bye. It's the fusion of consciousnesses, garage whirlwind party
Baby In Vain - Low Life. The name of the song fits it.
Manchester Orchestra - The Sunshine. Their new attempt at getting into the head, not very successful this time.
Flesh World - Into The Shroud. Unsure about this, but quality-wise it's appopriate for my taste.
Weaves - #53. This one really unfolds, especially the drums
Spotlights - Learn To Breathe. This feels almost stoner rock with that stiff guitar sound.
Monster Treasure - Leave. They should have been feeling good about themselves in the making of that music video.
Fuss - Comathe. With songs like these they should have hopes of earning a good reputation
ExSage - Under Your Spell. Quite a vocal-centered affair, which works
L.A. Witch - Baby in Blue Jeans. Feeling good, especially about the guitar sound
Vivienne Eastwood - Snooze. An attempt to replicate the classic formula of dream pop.
The War On Drugs - Pain. This one is smart,
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Postby Undercover » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:41 pm

Thanks for your rich comment, heppolo! Will surf thru your personal chart as soon as I can. Wish I could do this every day. :)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:09 am

That's a huge number of songs. Let's check them out:

Flat Worms - Motorbike. The chords are easy to learn, sounds playful.

Umm - Yeah I Want It. That american sound.

Spectre Folk - We're So Tired. I think it requires a little bit of extra stylisation.

Cobra Man - Weekend Special. Something in-between Dead Or Alive's debut and Devo.

ORB (Not The Orb) - You Are Right. This one gave me a concerned, even unhappy facial expression because I was trying to recall what this sounded like. Gang of Four? Not quite....

Ice Balloons - The Wasp. Sounds reminiscent of the Dead C and the 3ds from NZ indie legacy.

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Josephine. An absent, distant air of good mainstream indie/pop, say 20 years ago.

Frankie & The Witch Fingers - Learnings Of The Light. Surfobilly?

Clientele - Everyone You Meet. Wow, I've put it at #3 in my personal chart just before I decided to check the thread.

Flotation Toy Warning - A Season Underground. They can be proud, the song is great.

Heroic Enthusiasts - When The Deal Is Done. A bit retro-grade

Dodos - Mirror Fake Holds the balance between a jangly-sounding guitar and a poppy, accessive attitude in a flagrant yet appealing way

Bad Nerves - Radio Punk. All of this is valuable and even fascinating.

Dead Pretties - Confidence. Doesn't require any analysis, majestic

Gold Class - Get Yours. An excessively familiar story

KOYO - Strange Bird In The Sky. Pallor structures and blurred guitars

Protomartyr - My Children. It;'s like The Fall getting a really huge record deal.

DOLLS - Kid Kannibal. Too vegetarian for a real beef, but still credible.

Malihini - Drums Rock And Roll. Industrious
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Postby navi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:41 am

heppolo wrote:That's a huge number of songs. Let's check them out:
let's check :P
oh, wait a minute, i don't have that much time :-?
later :wink:
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