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Saturday, 22 December 2012

JOE STRUMMER Deeply Missed - 10 Years

We miss you!!!
November 16th, 2003 - The Making of Redemption Song - New York, USA
For the whole bundle of 62 pictures click here!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

THE TEARS Here Come The Tears (2005)

...and what I liked even more than recently posted SUEDE was the return of SUEDE under the name THE TEARS. The first single "Autograph" caught me unprepaired from a music journal sampler and pinned me to the floor... Eyes wide open just like me ears. Unable to say a word. I was abroad at that time and it lead me through a fucked up year at the balkans.

THE TEARS - Here Come The Tears (2005)
01 Refugees
02 Autograph
03 Co-Star
04 Imperfection
05 The Ghost Of You
06 Two Creatures
07 Lovers
08 Fallen Idol
09 Brave New Century
10 Beautiful Pain
11 The Asylum
12 Apollo 13
13 A Love As Strong As Death

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

SUEDE Singles (2003)

Cool as hell.
Who sings like brilliant BRETT ANDERSON?
01 Beautiful Ones
02 Animal Nitrate
03 Trash
04 Metal Mickey
05 So Young
06 The Wild Ones
07 Obsessions
08 Filmstar
09 Can't Get Enough
10 Everything Will Flow
11 Stay Together
12 Love the Way You Love
13 The Drowners
14 New Generation
15 Lazy
16 She's in Fashion
17 Attitude
18 Electricity
19 We Are the Pigs
20 Positivity
21 Saturday Night
"High on diesel gasoline..."

Sunday, 25 November 2012

MARK HOLLIS (Same) 1996

The best TALK TALK album ever is actually by the unique MARK HOLLIS on his own.
I always thought that TALK TALK became better with every album and I loved them when they started playing this spheric carpet of sound that guided you to before unknown places.
01 The Colour of Spring
02 Watershed
03 Inside Looking Out
04 The Gift
05 A Life (1895-1915)
06 Westward Bound
07 The Daily Planet
08 A New Jerusalem
Inhale and relax, readers...

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

IAN BROWN Remixes Of The Spheres (2002)

He's not exactly a beauty but a fuckin' brilliant musician.
I love THE STONE ROSES but I admire IAN BROWN for what he was doing after the Roses.

01 F.E.A.R [U.N.K.L.E. Mix]
02 Northern Lights [the Freelance Hellraiser Mix]
03 Gravy Train [Nightmares on Wax Mix]
04 Forever and a Day [Cedarblue Mix]
05 Shadow of a Saint [the Boy Bierton Mix]
06 Superstar
07 My Star 2002
08 Hear No See No Speak No
09 Cokane in My Brain [DJ Mix Nurenburg Scratch Mix]
10 Gravy Train [Nightmares on Wax][Instrumental]
11 Stardust [Instrumental]
12 Mundo Pequeno [Live Acoustic Version]
13 F.E.A.R [U.N.K.L.E.][Instrumental]

The idea for F.E.A.R. is simply wow!

For each a road
For everyman a religion
Find everybody and rule
For everything and rumble
Forget everything and remember
For everything a reason
Forgive everybody and remember

For each a road
For everyman a religion
Face everybody and rule
For everything and rumble
Forget everything and remember
For everything a reason

You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear

Final eternity arouses reactions
Freeing excellence affects reality
Fallen empires are ruling
Find earth and reap

Fantastic expectations
Amazing revelations
Final execution and resurrection
Free expression as revolution
Finding everything and realizing

You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)

(Fantastic expectations
Amazing revelations
Finding everything and realizing
For everything a reason)

F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
F.E.A.R. (You got the fear)
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear
You got the fear

Friday, 16 November 2012

THE POGUES The Ultimate Collection (2005) LIVE

This is CD2 of the Ultimate Collection of THE POGUES.
Although Shane MacGowan is a wreck today his unique voice is incredible.
I really enjoy listening to them from time to time whenever I feel like having a whisky (without the "e" as I usually prefer the Scottish whisky).

01 Streams of Whiskey
02 If I Should Fall from Grace With God
03 Boys from the County Hell
04 The Broad Majestic Shannon
05 Young Ned of the Hill
06 Turkish Song of the Damned
07 Rainy Night in Soho
08 Tuesday Morning
09 Rain Street
10 A Pair of Brown Eyes
11 Repeal of the Licensing Laws
12 The Old Main Drag
13 Thousands Are Sailing
14 Body of an American
15 Sally MacLennane
16 Lullaby of London
17 Dirty Old Town
18 Bottle of Smoke
19 The Sickbed of Cuchulaínn
20 Fairytale of New York
21 Fiesta
22 The Irish Rover

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

DOT DASH Countdown (2012)

Hi there in Indie-land.
After listening to the new DOT DASH album "Winter Garden Light" again and again and again on my way to work I simply have to offer this download.
which is my favourite track on the fantastic album.
It's a powerful and catchy box of good mood tunes.
I really don't know what to say except:
"Download, listen and enjoy" - because that's just what I did.
Good job, boys!

Friday, 26 October 2012

HELLO SUMMER Destination Dreamscape (2012)

You are listening to HELLO SUMMER, an all-girl pop rock/pop punk band from Paris, France.
HELLO SUMMER will be releasing their first EP, Sunrise Atlantic, on October 31st 2012, and they will be touring in France from October to early 2013 to promote it.
They mailed me yesterday and it is unusual of me to jump on that train so fast but I simply had to. HELLO SUMMER remind me of the wonderful unforgotten THE SUNDAYS and I actually had a lump in my throat when I first listened to them.
Merci bien, mesdames!!!!

More to follow!!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

DOT DASH The Past Is Another Country (2012)

...and DOT DASH is a fuckin' brilliant Rock And Roll band.
BIFF BANG POW meet THE JAM and THE RIFLES... which to me is a great mixture!
There will be a review on their new album "Winter Garden Light" in a few days!
Enjoy this poppy punk experience as much as I do!!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

THE BRIGHTS Online shop and article

From: The Brights
Sent: 19.10.2012 13:37
Subject: Online shop and article

The 'Buy Now' button is available on the mate. Thank you for the support.

And, I thought you'd like the article attached in a national UK Sports magazine today.

Best wishes

Saturday, 20 October 2012

ORANGE JUICE The Glasgow School (2005)

"The Glasgow School" is a compilation album by ORANGE JUICE, released in 2005. It contains the band's four singles for Postcard Records, the greater part of the 1992 compilation album Ostrich Churchyard (which contained early versions of tracks that later appeared on the 1982 album You Can't Hide Your Love Forever), an alternate version of "Simply Thrilled Honey", and a cover of "I Don't Care" by the Ramones. This material was all recorded between 1978 and 1981, prior to the band signing with Polydor Records. (wikipedia)
01 Falling And Laughing
02 Moscow
03 Moscow Olympics
04 Blue Boy
05 Love Sick
06 Simply Thrilled Honey
07 Breakfast Time
08 Poor Old Soul (Part One)
09 Poor Old Soul (Part Two)
10 Louise Louise
11 Three Cheers
12 In A Nutshell
13 Satellite City
14 Consolation Prize
15 Holiday Hymn
16 Intuition Told Me (Part One)
17 Intuition Told Me (Part Two)
18 Wan Light
19 Dying Day
20 Texas Fever
21 Tender Object
22 Blokes On 45 (Unreleased Peel Session)
Cheers, Edwyn!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

THE BRIGHTS Full Colour Sound (2012) Full Album Stream

Sorry, something went wrong yesterday with the post.
One day delay...
This is the album in its entirety:
If it wasn't fall in my part of the earth I would call the album "summer pop", perfectly suitable for a beach party BUT, then again, if you live on the opposite site of the earth, this might actually be fitting!!!
So stop searching for the right music for your next party at Great Barrier Reef...
Jangle pop at its finest! And I really love the voice!!!
The difficult second album...? This one matured in a LEMON POP cask. Brilliant! One step further!!!
The opener "Don't Look Back" starts with a touch of The Lightning Seeds and of course some Pale Fountains (Trumpets) again.
"Against The Wall (Into The Wind)" - wonderful bitter sweet pop
"Grace Under Fire" - some Teenage Fanclub / Pearlfishers / Lloyd Cole meet The Smiths
Check them yourselves! It's worth every minute...
THE BRIGHTS are unique. Of course you will always get a glimpse of the bands they are influenced by but they are definitely their own kind.
Buy the album!!!!
THE BRIGHTS www here!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

THE BRIGHTS Our Teenage Years (2012)

Step one...:
Post the link to the download of "Our Teenage Years"...
Download here!

Recorded over the Spring of 2012 in rural Essex, the band collaborate once more with producer
Fraser Smith (Shed 7, Ian Brown)
, adding textures reminiscent of The Byrds, Shack and Teenage Fanclub, among others. Full Colour Sound is released on LemonpopRecords in the UK and Rimeout Recordings in Japan.

If you are a follower of THIS IS INDIE you will most likely already be a fan of THE BRIGHTS.
"Our Teenage Years" starts with a SMITHS-like guitar intro (which is of course meant as a compliment) and immediately finds its way to the typically BRIGHTS sound, very much characterized by David's unique voice. Very jangly, very catchy...

Support them!
Buy their stuff!!!

Remember: Full album stream link on THIS IS INDIE 15.Oct'12!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

LOVE AND MONEY The Devil's Debt - Delivered!

It has been delivered yesterday.

How satisfying it must be to record and release such a wonderful album.
When I first listened to it it felt like a soft cushion of sound. A long forgotten feeling.

(All you need is LOVE AND MONEY! How true!)

Monday, 1 October 2012

THE BRIGHTS Full Colour Sound (2012)

Brilliant news reached me yesterday...
THE BRIGHTS will release their 2nd album "Full Colour Sound" on 15.Oct'12.
The new single "Our Teenage Years" will be released on 8.Oct'12.

There will be a download link to the single "Our Teenage Years" the next days and a soundcloud stream link to the album in its entirety as well on the day of the album release - 15.Oct'12

The Brights - Full Colour Sound
New Single: OUR TEENAGE YEARS - 8/10/12
New Album: FULL COLOUR SOUND - 15/10/12
Out on CD and Download.

Tour Dates:
19/10/12 –THE CORNER HOUSE, Cambridge , UK
20/10/12 – THE BARFLY, London , UK
1/11/12 – CLUB ROCK AND ROLL, Nagoya , JP
2/11/12 – FLAKE RECORDS, Osaka , JP
3/11/12 – CLAPPER, Osaka , JP
4/11/12 – MARZ, Tokyo , JP

Friday, 7 September 2012

GRACE JONES Island Life (1985)

A very innovative piece of art.
GRACE JONES made me become aware of other stuff than punk and wave. It kind of opened my mind and my heart concerning different styles of music.
The coverart is incredible.
01 La Vie En Rose
02 I Need A Man
03 Do Or Die
04 Private Life
05 Love Is The Drug
06 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
07 Pull Up To The Bumper
08 Walking In The Rain
09 My Jamaican Guy
10 Slave To The Rhythm

Saturday, 1 September 2012

LOVE AND MONEY Goodbye Phoebus (from the forthcoming album The Devil's Debt)

And another wonderful track from "The Devil's Debt"...
Limited edition vinyl album and CD featuring 2 exclusive tracks and signed by the band £21(inc p+p)
Available to pre order now - be with you around 15th September..
Order here ;
THE DEVIL'S DEBT available on general release
24th September

Monday, 27 August 2012

LOVE AND MONEY Piglet (from the forthcoming album The Devil's Debt)

What can I say.
Another classic milestone...
Of course I already ordered the limited edition...

Saturday, 25 August 2012

LOVE AND MONEY The Devil's Debt (Teaser)

Listen to the incredible title track:
LOVE AND MONEY - The Devil's Debt

THE DEVIL'S DEBT special limited Collectors edition vinyl album with CD featuring 2 exclusive extra tracks and signed by the band available from the 12th September.
Price £21 (incl p+p).
Available for general release on CD from 24th September 2012.
Check James Grant's website here!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

LOVE AND MONEY The Devils Debt (Pre-Order Now!)

After their triumphant sell out shows at Scotland's Celtic Connections and The SECC in Glasgow and a handful of shows throughout Britain Love & Money now felt the time was right to revisit a forgotten element of their past..
The Mother's Boy was an ambitious double album which for various reasons was abandoned, with some of the songs surfacing on the classic Dogs In The Traffic.
The band have re-recorded some of these songs, which, allied to some completely new songs has resulted in their first album for 20 years..THE DEVIL'S DEBT.
Put simply; this is classic Love & Money.
Featuring the elements which they became renowned for;
Pristine production; learned from the masters the band worked with - Tom Dowd and Gary Katz..soaring vocals, guitars and strings and the impeccable lyricism of writer James Grant.
Both statuesque and guilefully catchy, this is the essence of Love And Money..2012
THE DEVIL'S DEBT special limited Collectors edition vinyl album with CD featuring 2 exclusive extra tracks and signed by the band available from the 12th September.
Price £21 (incl p+p).
Available for general release on CD from 24th September 2012.
Check James Grant's website here!

Monday, 30 July 2012


When did your heart miss a beat the last time when you listened to a new band for the first time?
Your time is here and it's now!
Listen to this incredible Northern Soul anthem:

NEW STREET ADVENTURE - Forever Unmasked (2011)
from their 2011 EP "Just The Kind Of People"

You can also check my YouTube to watch it... here
Check their www here.
NSA podcasts on soundcloud.

The new EP is called "Say It Like You Mean It".

Buy their stuff!!!

You made my day, boys...

Friday, 27 July 2012

THE WHO ainehpordauQ (noitidE exuleD repuS) (2011)

I hope to delay the deletion by the DMCA fuckers (who already deleted the post a few weeks ago) by writing the title backwards as I think they might have some kind of machine checking the www for posts like this.

Considering all information from the box, this one is the original QUADROPHENIA tracklist as it was planned by PETE TOWNSHEND:

01 I Am The Sea
02 The Real Me
03 Quadrophenia - Four Overtures
04 Cut My Hair
11 The Punk And The Godfather
12 I'm One
13 The Dirty Jobs
14 Helpless Dancer
15 Is It In My Head
17 I've Had Enough
20 5-15
21 Sea And Sand
22 Drowned
23 Bell Boy
24 Doctor Jimmy
25 Finale - The Rock
26 Love, Reign O'er Me

The above mentioned demo recordings are offered here as downloads to complete your QUADROPHENIA experience.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Message from THE JAZZ BUTCHER and MAX EIDER - 6th July 2012

The Butcher is my friend...

Millions of years ago Dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
Today the Jazz Butcher and Max Eider announce their intention to make a new album of original songs, Last of the Gentleman Adventurers.
We've got a bunch of new songs which we plan to record at Richard Formby's studio in Leeds for that full-fat, big-tape, Bakelite sound.
Today we're launching an appeal for funds to record the album with Pledgemusic, a brilliant site where, by pre-ordering the album, you help us raise the funds to make it.
There is, in fact, a lot more to it than that: check out our page on Pledgemusic and you will see that there are all manner of strangely diverting things available to those of you who choose to support us.
Pledgemusic is an international company which has successfully funded projects for the likes of Cornershop, Viv Albertine, Amanda Palmer and Ian McCullough. They can deal with international payments, exchange rates and all that stuff. Your money is safe with them and, if for any reason the album doesn't go ahead, you will get it back. The fundraising project runs until the beginning of September.
Please help us out with this one. Check out our page here or click the picture.

Monday, 16 July 2012


I stumbled over THE VINYL VILLAIN back in 2010 whilst searching for anything I don't yet have from EDWYN COLLINS, PAUL QUINN, THE TRASH CAN SINATRAS, of course MORRISSEY, and JOY DIVISION and it turned out that THE VINYL VILLAIN was Bull's Eye for each of them.

Here is
QUINN & COLLINS - Pale Blue Eyes 12" version

Jim had to have a break but he will be back TODAY!
Check his blog THE VINYL VILLAIN!

When EDWYN COLLINS played in Hamburg on his "Hope And Despair"-Tour in 1989 Edwyn and I had a bottle of whisky together backstage and he not only signed my Scotland flag but also gave me his address and telephone number...

Friday, 22 June 2012

FLUKE Six Wheels On My Wagon (1993)

Still electronic weeks on THIS IS INDIE.
I found FLUKE on a compilation back in 1993. Together with BJÖRK and other now famous stuff.
It sounds very 90's. Of course electronic again.

01 Groovy Feeling - Make Mine A 99
02 Letters
03 Glidub
04 Electric Guitar - Humbucker
05 Top of the World
06 Slid - Pdfmone
07 Slowmotion
08 Spacey (Catch 22 Dub)
09 Astrosapiens
10 Oh Yeah
11 Eko
12 Life Support

Saturday, 16 June 2012

BRAN VAN 3000 Glee (1998)

Electronic weeks on THIS IS INDIE...
Another electronic niche band.

01 Gimme Sheldon
02 Couch Surfer
03 Drinking in L.A.
04 Problems
05 Highway to Heck
06 Forest
07 Rainshine
08 Carry On
09 Afrodiziak
10 Lucknow
11 Cum on Feel the Noize
12 Exactly Like Me
13 Everywhere
14 Une Chanson
15 Old School
16 Willard
17 Supermodel
18 Oblinging
19 Mama Don't Smoke

Monday, 11 June 2012

FRAZIER CHORUS Ray / The Baby Album (1991)

The best FRAZIER CHORUS album's limited bonus disc "The Baby Album" including 4 mixes.

01 Cloud 8 (Raid Mix)
02 Nothing (Raid Mix)
03 Heaven (God Like Instrumental)
04 Walking on Air (Dub Instrumental)

Very airy, ambient...

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

FRONT 242 Headhunter (CDN) (1989)

This one is a real killer!!!
01 Headhunter (V1.0)
02 Welcome To Paradise (V1.0)
03 Headhunter (V2.0)

No sex until marriage!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

THE BLOW MONKEYS Choices (1989)

Hey, what did I hear you say...?
There was nothing that could compare to the coolness and funkyness.
01 Wait
02 Choice?
03 Slaves No More
04 Celebrate (The Day After You)
05 Wicked Ways
06 Digging Your Scene
07 It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
08 Out With Her
09 This Is Your Life
10 It Pays to Belong
11 Wait [Long]
12 Choice? [Long]
13 Man from Russia
14 Atomic Lullaby
15 Wildflower
16 Forbidden Fruit know, it doesn't have to be this blog!"

And as a gift from DR.ROBERT here is some new stuff from his new album.
Dr.Robert - Coldheart

Check their www here!