I’ve got to be honest, I was a little bit nervous about interviewing Aidan Moffat. Not that I don’t like his music; on the contrary, I’ve been a fan for the best part of twenty years. I suppose the man responsible for some wonderfully bitter lines over the years might be a little, well, grumpy. But when I speak to …


Flamingods debut video for ‘Taboo Groves’

Five-piece multi-instrumental band Flamingods recently released their brand new album Majesty.  Amongst its many gems, one of the standout tracks was ‘Taboo Groves.’  Now, the psychedelic pop song has been given a spiritual video, courtesy of directors Elliott Arndt and Laura Little.  Filmed on the south coast, the video is inspired by an old building in Devon often referred to …


Just Listen: The Van T’s – Blood Orange

The Van T’s Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman   With the gritty and booming guitar solo right the very beginning of the track, The Van T’s immediately introduce us their loudness as they present their latest track Blood Orange. These four girls are quite the group and hit hard with strong vocals. The contrast between the grungy … Continue reading → Source: Popped …


Ezra Furman announces new EP ‘Big Fugitive Life’

Just over a year since his acclaimed album Perpetual Motion People hit the shelves, singer-songwriter Ezra Furman has announced he’ll be releasing a new six-track EP this summer.  Entitled Big Fugitive Life, the collection is due out on 19th August via Bella Union and he’s shared the opening track ‘Teddy I’m Ready’ to celebrate.  A scuzzy, somewhat melancholic rock stomper, …


Bells and Robes – Dreamin’ (feat. Miranda Realino)

Straight-up, we knew nothing (Jon Snow – soz, reflex) about Gainesville / Atlanta duo Bells and Robes. Of course the first question we have is who plays Bells and and who plays Robes and whether this is some sort of elaborate euphemism. But then that’s forgotten when we hear Dreamin‘, which employs the dulcet and sonorous tones of Miranda Realino …


Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla

First official release of this contemporary Saharan masterpiece! Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla by Afous D’Afous Source: Twisted Soul Boy Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla


Hot Hot Heat – Hot Hot Heat (Kaw-Liga Records)

Vancouver’s Hot Hot Heat know a little more than most about the fickle nature of the ‘indie / alternative’ scene. Since bursting into view with the irresistible ‘Bandages’ single and accompanying album Make Up The Breakdown way back in the early part of this century, they have made some excellent records that have certainly not always been met with the acclaim that they deserve. This …