Friday, 27 January 2012


Yes yes, LCD Soundsystem spring immediately to mind here but there something alluring in the delivery and DIY ethos of this track from Hackney's YAOAY (You And Others Around You)

The full ep is up on Bandcamp.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Sounding like Small Black but more wholeheartedly committed to full synth domination. M83 comparisons are also logical. Either way spiffing stuff.

Closed Shades by Crozet

Monday, 23 January 2012

Andrew Bird

New Andrew Bird, taken from upcoming album Break it Yourself. Cause for rejoicing...

I Come to Shanghai

Stupendous electro pop, sounding something like Gruff Rhys vocally and
seemingly including some viscious put downs in the lyrics.

I Come to Shanghai - "In Your Own Way" by Creeping Wave

Yellow Ostrich

Rawk or about as close to it as your going to find on electric sound of joy. Brooklyn's Yellow Ostrich doing the squawly honours.

Marathon Runner by Yellow Ostrich

Friday, 20 January 2012

Some Army

All hail a simple triumph of songwriting here from North Carolina's Some Army. Smouldering chamber pop par excellence.

Some Army - A 1. SERVANT TIRES by electricsoundofjoy

Monday, 16 January 2012

Observer Drift

Observer Drift the project of Collin Ward possesses a sound steeped in the same ultra melodic wistfulness which has served the likes of Wild Nothing and Craft Spells so well. Buy the whole album at his bandcamp page.

Warm Waves by Observer Drift

Friday, 13 January 2012

Wild Belle

Mysterious skanking and parping from Chicago is the order of today. Natalie Bergman aka Wild Belle must have been hiding her light under a humungous bushel as this is a ready made monster.

Soundcloud - Keep You

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The End of Hibernation

December and early January saw us curled up in a cardboard box in the shed alongside our pet tortoise.However we have now emerged bleary eyed in to 2012 with the aim of rekindling this recently dormant blog.

First up a couple of fuzzy treats, this from Plymouths Gorgeous Bully

Water Gun by gorgeous bully

And this rather excellent initial foray into soundcloud from Manchester's Shinies

Spent Youth by Shinies

Time for a nap now i think...