Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sofa Club
Actual Video


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Amateur Best
Too Much


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Let's Say We Did
Hello Creatures


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grass House
And Now For The Wild


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Sufis
Inventions


Amber Arcades
Cannonball

The new EP from Amber Arcades was recorded over the course of two days in New York. Cannonball features a lovely cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Which Will’ and a track with guest vocals from Bill Ryder-Jones, plus three more original Arcades numbers. Quality psychedelic pop, released as a 12” on Heavenly.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

School Damage
School Damage

Defined by off-kilter keyboard riffs and swerving basslines, brand new outfit School Damage are stamping their mark on leftfield Aussi-pop scenes. "I think the internet calls it a quarter life crisis" explains Carolyn Hawkins, on the motives behind her self-titled debut; hence why this piece provides the perfect piece of escapism from social anxiety. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Emily Hall
Folie a Deux

‘Folie à Deux’ is award winning British composer Emily Hall’s debut collaborative release with Icelandic singer songwriter and multiple times Björk collaborator, Sjón. Hall’s composition a piece of modern folk storytelling written for two vocalists, an acoustic harp and an electro-magnetic harp.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lo-Fang
#88

A taster from Lo-Fang’s album on 4AD, Blue Film. Matthew Hemerlein is a classically trained musician who has been inspired by his travels from his home in Maryland to Cambodia and Bali. He plays all the instruments on the album leading to a rich sound taking in everything from drums to piano and cello. On 12” vinyl.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation
Snowballs


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Eyedress
Manila Ice

Being described as somewhere between Connan Moccasin and Frank Ocean is no mean feat, with previous releases on XL through their Abeano sublabel and working projects Bee Eyes and Mind Slums Lex records have snapped the 26 year old Filipino up for a full length. Expect woozy guitars and weird and loved up lyrics sung in a tin can.
  • Label(s):
  • Lex

Sprinters
Sprinters

Sprinters to all intents and purposes are Wigan's answer to Real Estate. Now based in marginally more fashionable Manchester, the group play a high octane form of janglesome indie pop which suggests that Wigan is the sunniest place on earth. If on the Manchester scene Horsebeach bring the murk and sad then Sprinters are a little bit more jolly. 

Television Personalities
And Don't The Kids Just Love It

Originally released in 1981, And Don’t The Kids Just Love It was the influential debut album from Television Personalities. The record was made by Dan Treacy, Ed Ball and Mark Sheppard following a four-year period of singles recorded under a variety of monikers, including Teenage Filmstars. Lo-fi sounds inspired by cool 60s pop and late-70s post-punk. CD and vinyl LP reissue on Fire records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon
Same Language, Different Worlds

Peter Gordon has a long history of working with the likes of Arthur Russell and other remarkable New York types, and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans obviously jumped at the chance to collaborate with him. Their Same Language, Different Worlds is Russell-esque future funk record, with contributions from Nik Void (Factory Floor) and Peter Zummo! On O Genesis.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alexis Taylor
Piano

Alexis Taylor steps away from the pop star spotlight of Hot Chip (or indeed the improv lamplight of About Group) for a subtle solo album in a shaded corner. Piano was recorded by Alexis alone, with just his voice and a grand piano, both untreated by effects. New songs and reimagined old ones alike. What a lovely, simple record. On Moshi Moshi.

Camille
Ouï

French pop singer Camille might be new to many, but with her debut being back in 2002 she is far from just a singer from Paris. Her tracks are always playful and performed with an almost childlike sense of innocent fun/silliness. Burps and raspberries are common place amongst serene harmonies and big drum percussion. Imagine Tom Waits and Bjork making a sweet pop record. On vinyl or CD via Because Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sivu
Sweet Sweet Silent

'Sweet Sweet Silent' by Sivu is a sad but interesting story of singer James Page's struggle with something called Meniere’s syndrome, a disease of the inner ear which causes vertigo and eventual permanent loss of hearing, on this the follow up to 2014's ‘Something on High’ he faces the challenges of this head on with detuned instrumentation and experimentalism with a standard melodic song form, comparisons have been made to Amnesiac era Radiohead and Wild Beasts which makes for a dark but sweet style of indie rock/pop. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Co-pilgrim
Moon Lagoon

Mike Gale (Black Neilson) together with Andy Reaney (The Elders), Claire Bennett and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bennett (Goldrush, The Dreaming Spires) release their fourth record in as many years as Co-Pilgrim heart-warmed and introspective indie pop with a fuzzy synthetic edge. LP and CD on Farm Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Beth Ditto
Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto, known as the driving force of The Gossip, is now back back back with her first solo album! Fake Sugar is a powerful statement of soulful rockin’ pop, imbued with Ditto’s charismatic personality and mighty voice. Fake Sugar is released by Virgin EMI, with both CD and LP editions available.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

1115
Post-Europe

1115 are a bit of an enigma. Vocalist Fehler Kuti teaming up with the mysterious “Grey” (Julian Maison/G.E.F.) for their Post-Europe “Opera”. Dark, psychedelic, distubing yet playful, their debut full length is an artistically free no-man’s land -- hints of Nicolas Jaar, Arca, Dean Blunt, and Juan Atkins combine with ghost like vocals. Vinyl and CD on Alien Transistor.

Beach Fossils
Somersault

Beach Fossils present their first recorded work since 2013. Somersault is a heartfelt indie album from Brooklyn, notable for featuring guest vocals from Cities Aviv and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive! Elsewhere, the band’s guitars etc. line-up is bolstered by strings, harpsichord and other lovely chamber instruments. CD and LP editions on Bayonet.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sweet Baboo
Wild Imagination

Welshman Stephen Black has multi-talented fingers in many pies, running his label Businessman, as well as playing on record with contemporaries such as Cate Le Bon, Slow Club, and Teleman. His solo project Sweet Baboo now comes back to Moshi Moshi with it’s 6th album. Approached as a positive antithesis to 2016 Wild Imagination is a soft pop bubble to protect you from this world.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Molly Nilsson
Imaginations

Swedish-born, Berlin-dwelling, world-travelling singer Molly Nilsson is deep into her career now, and she is still feeling melancholy. Imaginations puts her feelings into sweet synth-pop songs that swoon moodily in the way only Molly Nilsson songs can: cool, catchy, nostalgic and distant-eyed. Imaginations is released by Night School.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pixx
Age of Anxiety

Debut album released by 4AD. Put this one in your bag with Fever Ray, Grimes, FKA Twigs, Youth Lagoon, and maybe Sonic Youth. Dusty and warbled near psychedelic electronic production have a post punk charge, a dash of krautrock, and a message of self identity and substance. Empowering, meticulous, as well as damn good fun.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jesse Ruins
Fractured Holy Symmetry

'A Film' was a record by shoegazing, pop dreaming, electronica-tinkering band Jesse Ruins, and 'Fractured Holy Symmetry' is a companion piece for all those who loved it, featuring remixes by artists such as Soft Metals, Naliza Moo, Radio Friends and Diane Halls, as well as six new Jesse Ruins tracks. A varied offering of noise and synth pop. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lake Komo
Thinktank

It’s new indie pop from Lake Komo with their debut 7”, Thinktank released on fledgling label Human Music. Lake Komo are based in Manchester and hail from Lancaster and Kendal. Their music is cold, electronic indie pop which feels synthetic, with even a bit of autotune in there to remind you of awful music from the early 2000s. Lovely.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Big French
Stone Fish

A second full-length album of the strange and personal weird-pop vision conjured up by Quentin Moore and the rest of the Big French crew. Stone Fish’s sixteen tracks are tight but wobbly, pirouetting quickly between different high-technique guitar parts, grooves and melodic ideas. Plus keen exploitation of quirks of the reel-to-reel tape recording medium! On Wharf Cat Records.
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Napoleon IIIrd
The Great Lake

Napolean IIIrd (aka James Mabbett) has certainly clocked up the miles since his last album six years ago. He moved from Yorkshire to London (boo!) then back to Yorkshire (yaay!) and here has documented his experiences into a bold and brave record that deals with grief, humanity and hope over the course of five lengthy and intense tracks.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Strokes
Comedown Machine

Comedown Machine was the Strokes album where, during the pre-publicity, bassist Nikolai Fraiture ventured from the usual 'this is our best album yet' party line to describe the recording process as 'awful' prompting the band to pull a media blackout and not do any promotional appearances. Listening to it, it's hard to tell that there were any problems at all. It's fresh and smart and sexy and strange. Though the long help feeling is that they'll never again reach Is This It' heights, Comedown Machine proved that the Strokes were still genuinely trying to make good music.   

Mt. Wolf
Aetherlight

Comparisons will be made, Sigur Ros being one of the most frequently-drawn similarities, but the truth is Mt. Wolf are onto something original. Aetherlight is their debut offering and it's a record that simmers away, constantly threatening to boil over into chaos. Don't take this thirteen-track lightly...
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ben Lee
Awake Is The New Sleep

Awake is the New Sleep was Australian wonderkid, singer/songwriter and Evan Dando admirer, Ben Lee's fifth album and was originally released in 2005. Har Mar Superstar, Jenny Lewis and actor Jason Schwartzman make guest appearances. It was produced by Brad Wood, who is known for his work with Liz Phair and Veruca Salt. The album is pressed onto heavyweight vinyl and the package features an embossed jacket and brand new liner notes by Ben Lee himself.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Malcolm Middleton
You & I

A taster for his forthcoming 'Summer of '13' record this 7" contains three new tracks from the former Arab Strap bloke with his cheeky brand of Scottish pop. On Nude. I had no idea that label was still going. You learn something every single day including how to flub your way to a word limit.   
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Virginia Wing
Rhonda

Probably one of the better Record Store Day releases this year, ace London quartet Virginia Wing tease you a couple of new tracks from what will be their brand new record in due course. If it's anything like the last one it will appeal to fans of Broadcast, Stereolab and fans of all things kraut and pop.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Day Wave
Headcase / Hard To Read

This vinyl LP and CD from Fat Possum records combines Day Wave's new EP, Hard to Read, with last years Headcase EP as well. Both releases are intimate and lo-fi synth pop experiments, that borrow equally from confident west coast music and introspective bedroom rock. Warm synths and chiming guitars are used to create something both upbeat and sad at the same time.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates
Folklore

Depicting Matthew Edward’s return to England, and Birmingham after living in California for two decades, the follow up to 2012’s The Fate, Folklore shares a loving theme reflecting the previous work’s title. This indie-folk-pop is tinged with simultaneous adoration and sadness at returning to from where you once came. Featuring guest players  who have worked with the likes of PJ Harvey, Brian Eno, and Captain Beefheart.
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Soley
Endless Summer

Written over a period of a year, Icelandic musician Soley is back after collaborating with her long time friend Albert Finnbogason to give us a full length entitled Endless Summer. Soft and gentle piano notes flow under the sound of her throaty vocals to allow the music to enter your ears and caress your brain. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace

The Flaming Lips recreate seven cuts from their newest album Oczy Mlody in live performance at the International Space Station Concert for Peace, although we should warn you that this concert might possibly have been fictional… The music is tangible and real though, and bursting with psychedelic spacey life, as ever. Vinyl release on Bella Union.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ultimate Painting
Green Lanes

Ultimate Painting is a bit of a side project, taking up the personal time of Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls. Here on Green Lanes they get to kick back a little from the driving indie-rock formula, making low-key lyrically-focused tracks until the cows come home. Out on Trouble In Mind.

London Grammar
Truth Is a Beautiful Thing

After a huge build up with the steady release of tracks such as Rooting For You, Big Picture and Oh Woman, Oh Man, London Grammar are ready to release their follow up album on Metal & Dust. Double CD and vinyl versions come with exclusive tracks, different mixes, original demos & live versions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bleachers
Gone Now

Jack Antonoff (previously of Fun. and Steel Train) went solo as Bleachers, writing for Taylor Swift’s 1989 and releasing his debut full length in 2014. Moving to Columbia for his sophomore album, Gone Now plays like a soundtrack to 80s films such as The Breakfast Club, uplifting, empowering and scarred synth pop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ela Orleans
Circles Of Upper and Lower Hell

This is surely the most grandiose and bold statement in the musical career of the Polish born, Glasgow-based musician Ela Orleans. A varied amalgamation of all her previous work is presented as a sprawling double LP which is apparently loosely based on Dante's Inferno. Expect celestial ghostly pop songs, synthy textures and the grandest of grand visions. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Billie Marten
Milk & Honey

Nice ethereal acoustic twiddlings from silky-voiced Ripon-based songstress Isabella Sophie Tweddle, aka Billie Marten. A Youtube sensation at the age of 12, Marten is now getting some serious attention, including a nomination for BBC Sound of 2016. And she's still only 17. According to her Wikipedia page she is, apparently, obsessed with alpacas. Interesting, but there's no mention of any llama-like shenanigans on 'Milk and Honey'. 

Viking Moses / Sam Goodwill
Clown School / Oxygen

Two inventive songwriters share wax on this here split 7” single, recorded in Edinburgh last summer. Apart from their inquisitive approach to songcraft, the through-line connecting Viking Moses’ Clown School and Sam Goodwill’s Oxygen is folk artist Ceylan Hay, who plays on both tracks. 7” on Song, By Toad.

Soft Cell
Non Stop Erotic Cabaret

The first album by Soft Cell, released in 1981 to much attention. Non Stop Erotic Cabaret is a true classic of sexy synth-pop, featuring both the enormously famous ‘Tainted Love’ cover and the infamous ‘Sex Dwarf’. No self-respected synth lover can be without this album, now reissued on vinyl by Universal.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pascal Pinon
Sundur

Pascal Pinon’s third album is a truly serene and reflective one. Themed around the two sisters’ first separation from each other, whilst Jófríður went on tour with her other band, Samaris, Ásthildur stayed in Amsterdam to study. Written whilst apart and during brief encounters in Iceland and the Netherlands and then recorded in two days after 1 and a half years, the evocative and heart-wrenching nature of the situation is woven into this record.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Daniel Woolhouse
What’s That Sound

Daniel Woolhouse not under his Deptford Goth moniker is a different affair entirely. Less of the woozy downtempo melancholia, more life loving and richly organic indie pop songs. Piano, brass, piano and rich tone big band sound that’ll lift you right up. Hopeful summer afternoon driving spectaculars.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

High Sunn
Hopeless Romantic

High Sunn has racked up thirty releases to date, an impressive number even before you become aware that that accounts for just three years, or that Mr High Sunn is currently only seventeen(!!). It sounds absurd, but hey, just listen to Hopeless Romantic and you’ll find it hard to deny that the kid has the indie-pop talent to back it all up. Vinyl EP on PNK SLM.

Nick Hakim
Green Twins

Nick Hakim’s debut album Green Twins, following up on a pair of very well-received EPs, is the result of a stack of musical experience and a battalion of inventive production techniques. Consequently, each track on Green Twins is positively brimming over with pleasing little sonic details, making the soulful and funky songs that much sweeter. Out on ATO Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

BMX Bandits
BMX Bandits Forever

After 30 years in the game, Duglas T Stewart fronted BMX Bandits return to Elefant for their 13th album. A favourite of Kurt Cobain’s the Bandits have had numerous changing members always with Stewart at the helm. Described as a “gentle genius” ...Forever proves this perfectly with softly played indie tracks filled with love, remorse and melody, pulling influences from The Beatles, Burt Bacharach.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ghost Thoughts
Purple Period

As the solo project of Davina Shell (Thee Ahs), Ghost Thoughts is a unique project with an intriguing approach. For instance, each of the six tracks on this Ghost Thoughts offering features a different female vocalist. Consistently mellow and jangly indie-rock for those lazy Sundays at home.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mammút
Kinder Versions

If you’re a fan of the Icelandic sound (there definitely is one) Mammút bring it in spades on their new album on Bella Union Kinder Versions. Post rock meets psychedelic, not as far or ethereal as Sigur Ros, but the gentleness is there, topped with the Björk meets Karin Andersson (The Knife/Fever Ray) vocals of Katrína Mogensen.

Fotomoto/ The Workhouse
Split


Noonday Underground
London


  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Serengeti
Dennehy

David Cohn’s bizarre and comedic hip-hop and indie mashup moniker Serengeti’s breakthrough album from 2006, Dennehy is made available on vinyl for the first time, and it includes a bonus track called Amateur Surgeon and four further tracks that made up an unreleased EP called Beautyman. Think somewhere between Beck and Buck 65.

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Shake The Shudder

New York’s hardy perennial dance-punkers !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk remember) are in their twentieth year now, which gives Shake The Shudder a new angle. On the one hand, this is still joyful party-dance music. On the other, the band are feeling a bit more introspective and mature. But you know what? That just enables a better party. Out on Warp.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Perfume Genius
No Shape

Perfume Genius returns with his fourth album, and it's a big one. Over the course of its thirteen tracks, No Shape paints a bright vision of Mike Hadreas’ alternative art-pop / R&B world, sounding more pop than ever before but still maintaining the queer magic essential to Perfume Genius. No Shape is released by Matador.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sportsman
Neverland

Attaining attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music and Dazed, Sportsman (aka Per Magnusson) is becoming a Scandinavian 'one to watch'. His elegant and long-awaited debut is crammed with creativity; shimmering synths, luxury rhythms and crisp drums all represent Magnusson's global expeditions and his evocative visions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz
Kabuki Femme Fatale

Kabuki Femme Fatale is the result of a collaboration between synth-pop artiste Kumisolo and Swedish tropical-groove band Joe Davolaz (odd the former name belongs to the solo artist and the latter the band eh?). Lush spacey pop is the order of the day, with beautiful influences taken various places. Edition of 300 LPs on Tona Serand.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Feature
Banishing Ritual

Rad trio music from Liv Willars, Heather Perkins (also of Slowcoaches) and Jen Calleja (also of Sauna Youth). As Feature, these three create awesome jet-propelled melodic-punk / drone-pop (their own awesome descriptors) with a fierce DIY and anti-sexism approach. Banishing Ritual is their debut full-length, and its out on Upset The Rhythm.

The Clientele
Strange Geometry

Strange Geometry was probably the Clientele's most realised LP  - helped no doubt by the production touches of Louis Philippe. He added strings, horns and a general bit of arrangement class to their compositions which are as autumnal as ever on this, their third album. For the uninitiated think a dusty remake of Love, Nick Drake and the Zombies. They truly should be national treasures. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Butcher Boy
Bad Things Happen When It’s Quiet

Been awhile since we've heard from Butcher Boy (2011 to be exact) but here they are with three fresh new recordings - a three part story told from different perspectives. The band wrote the pieces whilst making trips to Cape Cod National Seashore and showcase a new ambitious take on their wordy, literate indie-pop.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

L.A. Takedown
II

Aaron M. Olson leads his seven piece band L.A. Takedown into the creation of some really intricate music on their second album II. These compositions are busy but tightly controlled, with melodic lines and groovy-rhythms twisting around each other to form precise and proggy pieces. Released by Ribbon Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Distractions
Kindly Leave The Stage

The Distractions declare an end to their long career (although said career did have a three-decade gap in it) with their third album, Kindly Leave The Stage. By making an active decision, the band get to fully define their exit, with at least half the album’s tracks being actively about departure or endings. Lovely melancholic guitar pop, released by Occultation.

Glass Vaults
The New Happy

Psychedelic indie pop band from New Zealand Glass Vaults return with their sophomore album The New Happy. Following on from Sojourn the album pushes more sunshine pop whilst retaining the psych tonality of their more sun-kissed shoegaze. Up-beat, loving, fun and incredibly positive. That’s good, yes?
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Os Peregrinos
Canto Peregrino

Os Peregrinos here release a mini-album in the lesser-spotted format of the 10” record. Canton Peregrino continues Elefant’s ‘New Adventures In Pop’ series, gifting us the wonderful new Spanish pop / jazz / bossa nova stylings of this group. Limited edition of 500 10”s, pressed to grey vinyl. On Elefant.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Allo Darlin'
Europe

Europe was Allo Darlin's second full length album. Their self-titled debut had already delivered enough saccharine indie-pop to see them win plaudits with 6 Music as well as appeal to the hard to please never-too-twee Indie Tracks crowd. It does pretty much what their debut does but veers towards other musical forms (they are out there if you look hard enough) but always with the deeply personal delivery of singer Elizabeth Morris.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Rose McDowall
Cut With The Cake Knife

Rose McDowall was a member of much-loved indie darlings Strawberry Switchblade, and Cut With A Cake Knife compiles songs that were originally intended for that group's second album. Instead, McDowall recorded them herself over 1988 and 1989. Lovely and bright indie pop from an expert of the form. CD or swirly vinyl on Night School.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Fader
First Light

Fader is a new band made up of two well versed electro synth stalwarts Neil Arthur (Blancmange/Near Future) and Ben Edwards (Benge/John Foxx And The Maths). Their debut album First Light brings a refined 80s sound which has the cold atmospherics of Joy Division and a theatrical yet stern vocal performance.

Bleached
Can You Deal?

Bleached are a band built around a pair of sisters based in the teeming metropolis of Los Angeles. Their music is brimming over with femme energy, mixing the sweet melodies of classic pop with a tough rock bite. Can You Deal? is a bold set of four new tracks, released on 12” white vinyl by the Dead Oceans label.

Looper
Offgrid:Offline

Looper was formed by ex-Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David with his wife, crafting indie-folk-pop tracks that are filled with a warm and playful nostalgia. Originally only available as a download alongside their 5CD compilation These Things, Mute have given Offgrid:Offline it’s own vinyl release with three bonus, and previously unreleased tracks with the download code.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Former Bullies
Stranger

Stalwarts of Manchester’s DIY scene for years now, Former Bullies make charming lo-fi pop that recalls the best that that city has offered up over the years. Plenty of Velvet Underground in there too, particularly on lead single ‘Stranger’. Now on their fourth album, the band have honed their craft to such a point that the record feels light and buoyant while still showcasing some fine songwriting chops.
  • Vinyl LP (TBTG006 / CF/F43)
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DBFC
Jenks

As the club-ready brainchild of Parisian 'Dombrance' and Mancunion Dave Shaw, DBFC draw influence from a wide plethora of musical tangents - from British shoegaze to underground French club scenes. Jenks is their debut, and one that refuses to place any restrictions on a free reign of creativity.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

David Byrne
Live From Austin, TX

Here's a chance to buy a slice of, renown singer-songwriter, David Byrne's evolution on the live arena. Live From Austin, TX showcases the ex-Talking Heads member's on-stage flair perfectly. The performance, shot in 2001 soon after the release of 'Look Into The Eyeball', is an absolute must see for any fan.

Celebration
Wounded Healer

In what amounts to a dreamy record, drenched in psychedelic surroundings, Wounded Healer is the stunning 2017 release of Maryland-based trio Celebration. In personifying what the group describe as a "contrasting" three recent years, the release tackles an array of emotions - remaining consistent and grounded.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

ShitKid
Fish

Charmingly nonchalent, ShitKid is Gothenburg's Åsa who has made an anti-pop statement with Fish. A post-feminist, post-punk album using plenty of distorted guitar and riding digital rhythms, her album follows in the devastating wake of her grungey debut single, Oh Please Be A Cocky Cool Kid. Television appearances, a second EP and now her debut full-length blast through. On LP and CD.

Novo Amor
Bathing Beach

Wistful, unrestrained and tranquil - Bathing Beach is the brainchild and dreamy universe of Welsh multi-instrumentalist Novo Amor. The release centres around an intense plethora of emotions, whilst consistently retaining an ethereal beauty. Loose yourself on Amor's beach of tranquility.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Walls Of Dada
Walls Of Dada

Walls Of Dada are not quite a true absurdist Dada performance act: they are actually more into coldwave synth-pop. One member of Six By Seven and one member of The Dandy Warhols pooled their collections of vintage synths and guitars and made this record old-style: everything put through amps and bounced to four-track machines, with only the most minimal of overdubs. Walls Of Dada is thus a proper vintage coldwave record. Released by Saturday Night Sunday Morning.
  • Vinyl LP (SNSM5LP2017)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Nightlands
I Can Feel The Night Around Me

When he isn’t playing bass in The War On Drugs, Mr Dave Hartley is making his own hazy synth-indie under the name Nightlands. Third album I Can Feel The Night Around Me appears to have an image of a desert at dusk, which represents the record’s sound fairly neatly. This is lovely melancholy music you can really sink back into. Out on Western Vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cate Le Bon
Crab Day

Cate Le Bon’s fourth album Crab Day is a record of the Pacific Ocean, near which it was conceived of and recorded. The atmosphere clearly had an impact, as Cate and her band all sound loose and chilled, as though the sea air and the sand in their feet has let them forget all else but the songs they are playing. Released by Turnstile.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

ULTRAS
ULTRAS

ULTRAS is not an album of field recordings of football gangs (although that would be good), but it does carry a certain violence to it. ULTRAS is Gav Prentice (he of Over The Wall fame) plus a number of Scottish producers, making up a racket of distorted guitar-driven pseudo-hip-hop with a distinctive Scots touch. Potent LP released by Instinctive Racoon and Hello Thor Records.

Hoops
Routines

If you can't get enough of that nostalgic and plaintive jangle pop sound as purveyed by the likes of Real Estate, Horsebeach and Wild Nothing then Hoops could be the band for you. After their excellent and swoonsome self titled 12" last year 'Routines' promises an album of perky pop and sweet treats for fans of the Smiths and Sarah Records.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

M.O.O.N.
Clinically Blasé

Whilst its tasty selection of rhythms and groove's are firmly rooted in a retro glut of dancefloor-ready genre's, M.O.O.N's blend amounts to a much more forward thinking method. On this occasion, Clinically Blase is a 10-track slice of synth-heavy and jazz-chord-fuelled expedition.

Mew
Visuals

Twenty years into a career as topsy turvy as their music Danish prog-poppers Mew unleash their seventh album hot on the heels of 2015's '+ -'. 'Visuals' suggests a band keen on writing in a spontaneous manner using all the bleakness they encountered in 2016 to add a darkness to their '80s influenced progressive music.  
  • Artist(s):
  • Mew
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Raveonettes
2016 Atomized

The Raveonettes set themselves that good old task in 2016: release a single every month for the whole year. Now they usefully round them all up for those who were slow off the mark last year: 2016 Atomized shows the results of this explorative process, which vary in style and sound. CD and LP editions available from The Raveonettes’ own label imprint.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Little Cub
Still Life

After a couple of extended singles in 2016 through Closing Time and Domino London’s Little Cub are exploding onto Domino with their debut full length. An adept mix of indie pop and electronica production Still Life features tracks that range from solid indie shuffle grooves to Caribou esque house. Indies only limited version comes with 7 remixes by members of the band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Babe
Kiss & Tell

Described as ‘Glasgow’s premier secret party band’, Babe have released a new record after a two year absence entitled Kiss & Tell. It’s not very common that a relatively indie band can combine dance and disco music with indie pop and it turn out okay but Babe blend their sound to also include dream pop and house and techno for a true eclectic combination. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Breakbot
2good4me / My Toy Remixes

After releasing their album Still Waters earlier in 2016 Breakbot have gathered a some of their producer friends to have a few cracks at their leading singles 2good4me and My Toy. Featuring remixes from Fatima Yamaha, Canblaster (Club Cheval), Riton, and Borussia. Sun and fun filled pop-come-house tracks aplenty.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sheepy
Alarm Bells

Based in Liverpool and made up of school friends Luke, Ollie and Irishman Villy, Alarm Bells is the latest release from Sheepy. Having started to gain some high profile national recognition the indie-rock trio decided to give us a twelve-track record that combines experimental-pop with modern alternative rock. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.

Sleep Party People
Lingering

Sleep Party People started out as the solo home recording project of Brian Batz, and although he’s picked up some bandmate assistants for touring, he still writes, performs and produces everything you hear on Lingering. Quite the feat when you hear how fully-formed these bright-eyed epic-pop miniatures are. Lingering is released by Joyful Noise.

Guerilla Toss
GT Ultra

Guerilla Toss set a psychedelic tone immediately and very clearly with the artwork for GT Ultra, by housing the album in a sleeve of vintage acid blotter designs. Heavy. The music is pretty lysergic too, cramming in slightly too many elements into the busy, energetic mix of their songs, in a pleasingly wild way. Get heady with GT Ultra, released by DFA.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Batsch
Batch

The danceable sweetness of Batch is both teeth rotting and euphoric enough to spark a generous sugar rush. This Coventry quartet have produced a nippy nine-tracker destined to propel their unique brand of sarcastic pop further up the ladder of the murky indie underground - certainly if Billie Jean-esque lead single 'Awkward Patch' is anything to go by.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop