Category Archives: Alternative pop

SONG OF THE DAY Loma – Black Willow

With a haunting sound that conjures up a sense of hopeful desolation (the kind that takes you back to the bare basics to allow for a complete new regrowth), Loma creates a sense of expanse and anticipation through their music. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chelou – Out Of Sight

The word ‘Chelou’ is a French expression used to describe something that is mysterious, weird and unknown.  With that in mind, nothing could be more apt than a name like this for an artist who originally emerged as something of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grinderman – Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos unleashed this violent beast on Grinderman’s 2010 album, Grinderman 2. Opening track Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man is a story of two sibling psychopaths and their nameless prisoner.  Out of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Happy Axe – Seven Sounds

Planting its melodic roots in your head with its haunting intro, Seven Sounds is the first single from the Australian violinist and singer-songwriter, Emma Kelly – a.k.a Happy Axe.  Tune into its emotive strings and you will be hypnotised by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Accü – Did You Count Your Eyes?

A heady fusion of psych and electronica defines the sound of the half Dutch, half Welsh artist, Accü’s debut single.  Did You Count Your Eyes? released last Friday and is to be the first track from her forthcoming album which is due … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Comfort – Pass Me The Syrup

Comfort are a Brighton-based alternative outfit founded in 2017 whose second single, Pass Me the Syrup certainly lives up to its ‘sticky’ name; it’s firmly stuck in my head! The band consists of three childhood friends, Brendan Lyle, Jake Brown and James … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rainbrother – Black Chemicals

I first came across the soothing folk-rock sounds of Rainbrother in 2016 with the discovery of a Riverside, the opening track from their 2017 debut album, Tales From the Drought. Coming together with a group of musicians from the Copenhagen indie … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool (plus “Blur”)

Now, if are anything like me and enjoy a walk on the weird side I have just the thing for you, so stroll on over and explore the cool and kooky sounds of Jonathan Bree! With song titles like Tear … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY MIYNT – Subway Madness

What immediately struck me about today’s song was its ‘wonky’ melody! I say wonky because it has a real giddy and surreal feel to it, a little weird and a little quirky; all of which I’m more than a little … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shitkid – Favourite Thing

Åsa Söderqvist, aka ShitKid, is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Sweden who not only scribes all of her own music, but produces and records it too!  She first grabbed my attention this summer with the catchy sounds of Tropics  and I’ve followed her … Continue reading

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