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Rozi Plain – Actually

They (the mp3s) may not be flowing forth as frequently from mp3hugger these days but it is a mere temporary turtling I can assure you. In the meantime activities can be best observed via a spotify and fluence profile. Now and then however...Show More Summary

Remi Miles – Riviera Girl

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Brighton’s Remi Miles has managed to take the 80’s into the new century in so much that he has recorded a song that could have come from back then but has somehow had the wherewithal to not sound positively ancient at this stage. ‘Riviera Girl’ offers so much, a chirpy guitar jangle, a soft and inviting vocal and then there is the real deal chorus. Show More Summary

Gemma Hayes – Iona

Personally I don’t think Gemma Hayes has ever stepped beyond the shadow of her beguiling turn on ‘Lay Lady Lay’ with Magnet way back in 2005. There’s no denying the Tipperary chanteuse talent but until this year’s ‘Bones + Longing’ came along she was just one of a hatful of ethereal voices. Show More Summary

Top 35 Indie Songs From 2014

This is how our 2014 sounded (playing in reverse order) 35) Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener 34) Jimi Goodwin – Terracotta Warrior 33) Manic Street Preachers feat. Cate Le Bon – 4 Lonely Roads 32) Tilbury – Great Expectations...Show More Summary

Bell Gardens – Take Us Away

Bell Gardens (comprised of Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid fame) and the sound they make is not at all what you’d expect to arrive from the sultry streets of LA. This is sound to spirit you away to rockyShow More Summary

Minnie Birch – Snowman

With a long stretch of holiday time still to come and the temperatures turning every scene into something from a Christmas card it is hard not to be joyful. And with little Hugger number 3 settling in well after her arrival on Christmas Eve these are certainly special times. Show More Summary

Aurora – Under Stars

With the not so small matter of another small person that looks like us entering our lives I have had to put off writing here for a bit. Building up quite a stock of tunes mind you for the eventual return. In the meantime I just couldn’t stop myself from posting this one from Bergen’s Aurora Aksnes. Show More Summary

Gengahr – Powder

For most bands it is a lottery, throwing your hat (and crucially your talent) into the ring with all the other like-minded souls with nothing more than the dream of riches (or at the very least a modicum of attention) in mind. The very...Show More Summary

Myriam Gendron – Solace

While it sometimes feels as frustrating as the quest to discover life beyond our solar system there is an unquenchable joy in arriving at artists such as Montreal’s Myriam Gendron. It’s still early days but it seems the girl has it all. Show More Summary

Flower Jacket – Everybody Knows

Presenting a band in its first flush of youth so it is hardly surprising that their debut single is a loose collection of rolling brightness. Made up of a New Yorker and 3 others from Los Angeles Flower Jacket prove what they are about with a gorgeous sense of spontaneity called ‘Everybody Knows’. Show More Summary

Pinkshinyultrablast – Holy Forest

Shoegaze, although it hit its peak over 2 decades ago, still contrives to accord us gems. Who’d have thought that a sound that is severely narrow in its approach could find the wherewithal to still induce shivers. St. Petersburg band...Show More Summary

Your Headlights Are On – We Real Cool, We

In 2011 a quartet of graduates from the improvised music programme at Trondheim University got together and recorded an album together under the name of Your Headlights Are On. Then they promptly disappeared without trace which is aShow More Summary

Cowbell – She’s All Over You

Truth be told I can’t tell my Farfisa from my Korg but the signature sound that emanates from Cowbell’s ‘She’s All Over You’ always has me in raptures. The Doors remain its finest purveyor and along the way the Inspiral Carpets consistently floored me with the flights of organ-driven mayhem. Show More Summary

Ghost Culture – Guidecca

James Greenwood as Ghost Culture lives in the magical world that is co-inhabited by Daniel Avery (hardly surprising then that they both reside on the same London record label). The collective drone logic appears to be that the earlier pioneers had it worked out so why try and reinvent the wheel. Show More Summary

The Burns Unit - Since We've Fallen Out

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Evict the dreary Bon Iver, invite a galley of Scottish music aristocrats (there are 2 Canadians on board), swap your choice of rural desolation to the highlands and what you get is the Burns Unit. It's hardly a supergroup because that would denote a sense of the masses entirely knowing who they were. Show More Summary

The Twin Atlas - It Ever Happened

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

I'm kinda of annoyed with myself at how I could have come to miss the Twin Atlas (after writing this paragraph I discovered I hadn't, memory collapsing here). I mean they create the perfect template for every song that I hold dear, namely indie pop nuggets with lush harmonies and fine jangling chords. Show More Summary

Sacred Animals, Upstairs Whelan's, Jan 11th 2011

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Promoters Hefty Horse go from strength to strength (they've even branched out into compilations) and last night in Whelan's, for the princely sum of €5, offered 3 really promising up and comers. First up was Carlow duo the Holy Roman Army who sound immeasurably better live than they do on record. Show More Summary

Girls - Hellhole Ratrace

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

No he hasn't deserted Oliver's Army, that is unless the bespeckled one has lost 30 years and gained a schloch of curly mane. This is instead San Fran duo Chris Owens and Chet White who stretch a really great idea to nearly 7 minutes....Show More Summary

Last Night's TV - We Fell Out

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

The Last Night TV's story is something to behold, both inside (!, read on) and outside of what goes on in the studio. One of the more remarkable snippets being the fact that lead singer Spencer Bayles is in the Guinness book of records for having the biggest appendix ever removed (over 8 inches long). Show More Summary

The Online Romance - Ladybug, Don't Smile

4 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Unless the internet's collective search enginery are very much wrong it would appear that Portland indie popsters the Online Romance have stalled. Last update suggested a new album nearing completion with 'Ladybug, Don't Smile' being a forerunner for what was to follow. Show More Summary

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