Cellophane Folks

December 27, 2011

Chilean five-piece Cellophane Folks offers up something I’d like to call “garage indie” on their debut EP Late Nite Show. Nine tracks blending the sort of modern stylings of The Strokes with some Weezer pop sensibilities (especially fifth track Bermuda’s Triangle that reminds me of the latter’s Say It Ain’t So), they have a definite UK indie feel and remind me of a more laid back Jacob’s Mouse.

Nice hooks, occasional noise, some cool post-punk dance floor rhytms and good lo-fi production, check ’em out!

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Bandcamp: http://cellophanefolks.bandcamp.com/
Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/cellophanefolksmusic

Gross Magic

December 27, 2011

For a blend of UK indie, grungy US pop and a slight Bowie-influence, make sure you check out the Teen Jamz EP from British outfit Gross Magic. Sweet, lush new wave-ish melodies served up somewhat lo-fi with nice, grungy guitars and soothing vocals.

Perfectly underproduced sort of minimalistic yet catchy pop that manages to combine hooks with non-fomulaic music. Also available as a 12″ EP on Sounds Of Sweet Nothing.

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://thesoundsofsweetnothing.bandcamp.com/album/teen-jamz-ep
Website: http://www.myspace.com/grossmagic

Young Aviators

December 16, 2011

Glasgow-based Irish outfit The Young Aviators oddly enough consider their own music grunge, when I’d be more likely to call it indie pop. On their new three-song EP Hunting For Heaven they offer up classic UK/US indie sounds with nice hooks and just a little bit of dirt added to make the sound interesting for garage fans like myself.

Not much more info available I’m afraid (although they mention an email list, but I can’t find it!), so check out their Bandcamp (their Email Download EP is available for free!) and let’s hope they add more information later on.

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://youngaviators.bandcamp.com/
Website: N/A