Category Archives: Indie Pop

Vinyl Love – Christmas I & II by Sunturns

Double LP in gatefold sleeve. “Christmas” is released on vinyl for the first time, here on red vinyl, and “Christmas II” appears on white vinyl.

The band christened themselves Sunturns, harking back to the pre-Christian celebrations marking the winter solstice; the point the dark Norwegian days start to fall back and give way to the light.

The seasonal band formed back in 2011, under the direction of Oslo based label Spoon Train. They immediately recorded and released their debut album Christmas to rave critics among Norwegian press, and went on tour in Norway and England to spread their somewhat different Christmas gospel. With both serious and humorous songs about many of the holiday’s backsides, the album became a hit record amongst indie fans both in Norway and abroad. The single The Sun Turns was listed on Norwegian radio station NRK P3’s official Christmas list and has been played heavily every December since. Sunturns’ come together once a year for an annual Christmas show in Oslo, and is for many a dear festive tradition.

New album Christmas II is released on vinyl, alongside 2011’s album Christmas on vinyl for the very first time, in a double LP package in a gatefold sleeve, including a download code of both albums. 18 original Sunturns tracks and covers of Low’s Just Like Christmas, Swearing At Motorists’ Losing Mine and The Ramones’ Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) make up this double album package.

Chorusgirl – Dream On, Baby Blue

“Dream On, Baby Blue” is taken from Chorusgirl’s debut album, which is due out on Fortuna POP! on 13 November. As singer Silvi Wersing explains it is; “mostly about feeling powerless and small and the demands that others make on you to speak up, but that there can also be beauty and dignity in silence if you just stay who you are.”

Taken from the bands self-titled debut album out on the 13th of November via Fortuna POP!

Tour Dates:
27/11/15: Sheffield, The Picture House Social (w Black Tambourines, Dignan Porch, Fruit Bomb)
28/11/15: Leeds, Wharf Chambers (w T.O.Y.S.)
01/12/15: Brighton, The Hope And Ruin (w Moss Lime)
04/12/15: Coventry, The Tin At The Coal Vaults (w The Spook School, Duck Thieves)
05/12/15: Nottingham, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, (w The Spook School, Wolf Girl)
06/12/15: Glasgow, Nice’N’Sleazy (w The Spook School, Wolf Girl)

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Muncie Girls – Gone With The Wind (Video) + Euro Dates

From the bands new split-7″ with SANDLOT KIDS, there’s a new album to look forward to in early 2016 via Specialist Subject records. The single’s out now and available from Uncle M

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19.11. FRA – Caen @ El camino
21.11. GER – Freiburg @ Artik w/ SUCH GOLD + Cold Reading
22.11. CH – Luzern @ Treibhaus w/ SUCH GOLD + COLD READING
23.11. ITA – Milano @ Honky Tonky w/ SUCH GOLD
24.11. ITA – Modena @ La Tenda w/ SUCH GOLD
25.11. ITA – Udine @ Cas’aupa w/ SUCH GOLD
26.11. SLO – Maribor @ Dvorana Gustaf w/ SUCH GOLD
27.11. HUN – Budapest @ Gozsdu Manó Club w/ SUCH GOLD
28.11. AUT – Vienna @ das BACH w/ SUCH GOLD
29.11. GER – Nürnberg @ K4 w/ SUCH GOLD
30.11. GER – Hannover @ LUX w/ SUCH GOLD
01.12. GER – Berlin @ Cassiopeia w/ SUCH GOLD + the liberation service
02.12. GER – Hamburg @ Molotow
03.12. GER – Koln @ AZ
04.12.GER – Münster @ Cafe Lorenz w/ SUCH GOLD + The Uprising

Sound & Vision – The Leaf Library

Daylight Versions is the debut full-length album from London quintet The Leaf Library, due out on 30 October via WIAIWYA. The record is full of wonderfully woozy, drone-pop tunes about meteorology, the seasons and the incoming sea; from songs about the ghostly Suffolk coastline to the slowly rising waters of London marshes, these ten tracks channel the warm fuzz of Yo La Tengo, the spacious repetition of Talk Talk and Movietone’s seaside melancholy to beautiful effect.

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