Indie pop is a genre of alternative rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, with its roots in Scottish post-punk bands on the Postcard Records label in the early '80s (Josef K and Orange Juice) and the dominant UK independent band of the mid-'80s, The Smiths. Indie pop was inspired by punk's DIY ethic and related ideologies, and it generated a thriving fanzine, label, and club and gig circuit. Indie pop differs from indie rock to the extent that it is more melodic, less abrasive, and relatively angst-free.
Matt and Kim’s new single “Let’s Go” is available now and is a mixture of their original indie pop summery beats and calming vocals. The ooh’s and ahh’s definitely make the track do what it does best; it makes you want to get into your car, drive, roll your windows down, and “not care”. Which [...]
The Spies are an LA band worth watching. With numerous TV placements and mystery to spare, you'll really enjoy their music if you're into Spoon, U2 and/or Wilco.
Album name: Good Mystery Artist name: Amber Rubarth Genre: Sweetness Released: 12 January 2010 Label: Unsigned, which is criminal ZME Rating: 8/10 Website: amberrubarth.com Much of this world passes me by with alarming speed and frequency. Trends, fads, fashions and vehicles alike all skim dangerously close to my face, while I remain the proverbial Captain [...]
Anytime I receive a press release that labels a band “an extremely exciting arts collective [and] a perpetual multimedia art installation“, a tiny emergency klaxon in my brain – wedged somewhere between the hippocampus and the primary auditory cortex, so the sound is both unbearably loud and very memorable – goes off. The klaxon reminds [...]
A simple, maybe a little dumb question first: why did you call the band „Springfactory” ? A short description will do: "We saw a sign outside a factory that read ”Welcome to Springfactory” We just thought it could be a good name for a band. This was before we had even [...]"
Album name: Wildlife Artist name: Headlights Genre: Indie Pop Released: October 6th 2009 Label: PolyVinylRecords.com ZME Rating: 9/10 Website: http://www.myspace.com/headlights I have interviewed the Headlights a couple of months ago (Interview), when they promised that their new material will be out this fall. And they kept their promise, as we only have about 2 weeks [...]
Pocketbooks is lately, probably the most appreciated British indie pop band, if we were to consider the different reviews and critic it has received from various music websites and magazines (you'll read about it in the interview). They come from London, they have released [...]
tada tátà is a special musical proiect from Sweden, more exactly from Umeå/Falun. They represent a set of electro pop and folk, with songs mostly played on guitars and Ukulele. Listen to it and you'll notice that it's like music for toys. I know, it sounds a bit childish and blurry - it's probably just their toy piano and glockenspiel toying with my mind. They sound in fact very great and their [...]
This indie pop/experimental band comes from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They're the newest band you probably know and have already released an album, that is [...]
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