Follow our site? Well, then you’ve likely seen us supporting Portsmouth’s Lost Ships band; they just released the Nostalgia EP via Subjangle Sounds. The group, in my opinion, likes to walk a fine line between jangling indiepop and classic power pop sounds. In this listen, you’ll get heavy riffs, fuzzy of course, but they can quickly turn things light-hearted and toe-tapping in a heartbeat. Take “Shirley from Shirley,” opening with more of a soft brood over heavy circling guitars and melodic “ahhs;” then those sharp riffs dance their way into your living room, forcing your hips to swing and your feet to shuffle. Thinking that “Inside My Head” might be my favorite of this lot, just an energetic bop the whole way through, and I can’t wait for you to enjoy it too! Stream the EP or buy it HERE.
Everyone has their own definition of indiepop; but I tend to ascribe to the original craft where DIY aesthetics and a softer response to punk were all the rage. But, to each their own. So I went through last year to compile what I think is a pretty all encompassing Best of Indiepop 2018; there’s no order, just a collection of really great indiepop. Some of the below are songs, some are albums, some are just bands or labels that were important. Click on for my picks and a playful playlist. Read more
Recently a lot of the indiepop fans have been whispering, carefully, about Lost Ships. It’s no surprise then that the band drop a gorgeous 4 track EP that you’ll all soon be clamoring for. I’m about four listens through, and I alternately switch reference points between The Lodger and The Lucksmiths. Some of the guitar work is sharp and angular, almost dance-worthy, but then you take a track like “Rose Sings the Big Tunes” and you’ll find it hard not to nod towards the Lucksmiths. Their Best Laid Plans EP is a wonderful way to pass the time, and, like me, you’ll feel charmed that these are out there in the world.