Dream Pop Without Frontiers – Discover Brand New Single ‘THE THINGS I DO’ By SMSR Feat. Nino Bukir

27 October 2020

All the way from Indonesia come sonic romantics SMSR with their brand new dream-pop humdinger THE THINGS I DO. The song was written “from an optimistic point of view, which is like a prayer from a person who believes in preserving his dreams and pushing on through the hardship of life to achieve his goals” and will feature on their new LP.

It’s a disarming tune with a 60s retro Hammond organ glow, winsome harmonies, and 90s British shoegaz-y touches. Think Ride and The Charlatans. Just imagine you’re on cloud nine, close your eyes and take a break from these bizarro times.

Affecting pop music has no frontiers.


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Motherrocker Of All Heavy Metal Anthems – ‘ACE OF SPADES’ By MOTÖRHEAD Came Out 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

27 October 2020

Active: 1975-2015

B-side: Dirty Love
Released: 27 October 1980 – 40 years ago today

Score: the single hit the UK charts on 3 different
occasions (first release, re-release, and after the
death of Lemmy in 2015 – R.I.P.) and sold more
than 400.000 copies over the years.
Album: Ace Of Spades – the band’s 4th LP


Live (with Dave Grohl and Slash)…


Hypnotic Glam Groove – Listen To ‘HOT MONEY’ By CHILDREN OF THE STATE

New sonic vibrations

27 October 2020

Band: CHILDREN OF THE STATE (Yorkshire/Manchester)

Who: Somewhere between Steely Dan and total annihilation of the human
species, blending 70s glam rock, 60s nostalgia and electronica influences.

Track: HOT MONEY – from the band’s upcoming EP titled, take a deep breath,
‘Tragic Carpet And The Magical Wasp From Notre Dame’
, out 20th November.

Score: This hip-shaking groove spiced with sultry sax snippets is what you need
to get through another bloody corona day. The track’s relentless, hypnotic glam
beat creeps slowly but surely into your worrying mind and works instantly on your imagination. Trust me, a couple of spins and you’ll be hooked. Now raise your middle finger to that nasty virus.

Feel the glow here…


Watch Your Back IDLES – Here Comes New Banging Blast ‘V.F.’ By London Force BLUE STATUE

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

27 October 2020


Who: An Alt-Indie/Post-Punk band based in North London. Their sound fuses
the noisier side of indie with the grungier side of punk to produce banging songs
with driving rhythms, thunderous riffs, and earworm choruses.

Track: V.F.

Score: Expect a hot-blooded garage punk stomper going forth and back, slowing
down now and then, only to explode afterward with high-voltage intenseness doing
your poor head in. Fired up guitars, robust drum action, and raucous vocals. Watch
your back Idles here comes Blue Statue. They punk and roll big time.

Alert your neighbors before you press play

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JAPAN Released Fourth Album ‘GENTLEMEN TAKE POLAROIDS’ 40 Years Ago

26 October 2020

Band: JAPAN (South-London)
Active: 1974–1982, 1989–1991

Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Released: 24 October 1980 – 40 years ago

AllMusic/Ned Raggett wrote: “Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ was unquestionably
the album in which Japan truly found its own unique voice and aesthetic approach.
The glam influences still hung heavy, particularly from Roxy Music, but now the band
found itself starting to affect others in turn… musically, meanwhile, the swooning, hyper
elegant Euro-disco sheen of Quiet Life was polished to an even finer edge throughout.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

David Sylvian (mastermind): “During the lifetime of Japan
I became very neurotic, very paranoid.”

Turn Up The Volume: From adolescent sex to adult sex.

Full album…

JAPAN: All Albums