[album] ERRORR – Self Destruct

Self Destruct is a debut full-length release from Berlin-based outfit ERRORR, which was founded by Leonard Kaage, Swedish multi-instrumentalist also known as the producer and guitar player of The Underground Youth.

Despite forming only a couple of years ago, the group is already well-known for their lo-fi and psychedelic noise pop sound that draws inspiration from garage rock, shoegaze, and post-punk. Just recently the album has been highlighted on Shindig Magazine by Anton Newcombe as one of his Top 10 tips for 2023, who after seeing their last show invited them to support The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

The collection is an excellent example of ERRORR’s ability to blend different genres seamlessly, with elements of punk, pop, and psychedelic rock all present in the songs. Brilliantly produced, it creates a mood and builds real tension through the music with the raw, unpolished feel that gives the tracks a sense of urgency and immediacy.

Listen below and buy the record here.

[ep] Phishpie – Patina

Phishpie is a one-man band from Kyiv that creates a unique instrumental blend of jazz, indie and light psychedelic pop. His debut mini-album, Patina, released on Friday, showcases the musician’s talent as an adventurous and experimental songwriter who is not setting any limits to himself in terms of genre restrictions.

It is a light and free-flowing collection of melancholic pieces, inspired by everything starting from crime programs on TV, Brazilian music of the 60s, seasonal depressions and memories of the pre-pandemic past. Although quite short, the mini-album leaves a strong impression and shows very well the ability of Phishpie to blend different genres to create a sound that is uniquely his own. A great listen for any fan of lo-fi indie and jazz.

Stream below and purchase the EP on Bandcamp, out now via Liky Pid Nohamy.

[ep] Dry Cleaning – Swampy

Dry Cleaning live in Milan’22

Some extra material from great bands is always good news. Yesterday Dry Cleaning have released a new EP titled Swampy, which features one previously unreleased demo for “Peanuts”, two previously unheard originals “Swampy” & “Sombre Two”, and two reworks, one of “Gary Ashby” remixed by Nourished by Time, and the other of “Hot Penny Day”, remixed by Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul.

It follows the band’s latest 2022 LP Stumpwork. Dry Cleaning are also touring nonstop since November and have even more concerts lined up for March, including many shows in Europe. Find all the dates and ticket information on their website.

Listen below and purchase the EP here.

[album] En Attendant Ana – Principia

On their third album Principia, a Parisian five-piece En Attendant Ana achieve something that can be called a real indie pop triumph. Ringing guitars, light melancholy feel, rare entrances of saxophone and trumpet — there is everything here to please even the most sophisticated listener.

The band’s magnetism and virtuosity seep through every instrument, through every small detail, but most often via the voice of vocalist Margaux Bouchaudon, which is completing the brilliant arrangements. If you are a fan of dreamy, vintage and experimental music with a touch of French charm, Principia is definitely worth checking out.

Stream below and buy the record here, out now through Trouble In Mind Records.

[ep] Redbud – Long Night

With the new EP from Austin-based Redbud, the brainchild of artist Katie Claghorn, spring is welcoming us sooner than we might have expected. Long Night contains five meditative songs, and each of those emphasizes the musician’s ambitions.

The opening track “Kin” recreates psychedelic pop in the best traditions of the 60s French pop, and “Sad On The North Side” captivates with its sonorous guitar overflows. One of the most poignant songs on the release, “Franny” combines classic indie pop with funky structures. Obviously, with such a promising start, Redbud has every chance to go far.

Listen below and purchase the release here, out now via Good Eye Records.