PEACH CLUB are the type of band that make me love that I have my own label. It means that I get to put out music that excites me, music that feels fresh and important and LOUD. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… what do they put in the water in Norwich? It’s getting to the point where I might as well move POST/POP HQ from the capital to sunny Norwich as it will save on emails.
Katie Revell, Amanda MacKinnon, Rebecca Wren and Charlie Hart are back again with an EP that’s almost too incendiary to commit to tape without having to have a qualified fire marshal on standby, ready to lead you down the fire escape to the relative safety of a nearby car park. Lead single ‘Cherry Baby’ is a 60s kitchen-sink drama through a 21st century lens and it genuinely nearly blew my speakers here at POST/POP. If you weren’t already convinced these women were the real deal, then ‘Bad Bitch’ is the clincher. Its a mission statement to humankind that Peach Club are coming for you and there is no escape.
EDIT: (The band’s lot of tapes were sold out in a couple of hours today, so these are the only ones left on the planet! BUY NOW)
I’ve had some really good luck with discovering Australian bands. First up was the incomparably awesome PEPA KNIGHT, and since then, I have been on the lookout for another group of beautiful misfits from the furthest place away I can think of. Step forward San Cisco and the gloriously indie-pop ‘Gracetown’ album. Man, these guys know exactly what a chorus is, and make sure we don’t forget it. Incredibly radio-friendly Vampire Weekend-esque pop with bigger hooks than Candyman working part-time at a fishing shop; San Cisco are like a tonic to my tired ears. I’ve also just realised that I am totally projecting this band as a slightly older version of PUGWALL 🙂 “Morning to Midnight…. cha cha cha”
You don’t need me to tell you about The Subways, they are one of the most consistent British bands in a decade, producing album after album of sincere rock, while remembering the all important mantra that Choruses Are Important, an object of music booking agents fight. I love them and incredibly happy to be releasing the cassette version of their self-titled album. You can buy this digitally and on CD & vinyl through the bloody great record label Cooking Vinyl.
This year, more than most, I have become obsessed with certain songs. Obsessed to the point where I listen to a song on repeat for half a day until the lyrics become meaningless and the music is less music and more the sound of my heartbeat wowing and fluttering until sleep brings me sweet relief. This happened, quite suddenly with the M&O song “Jimi Savannah”. I first heard it while scouring the depths of the internet for new music to populate my radio show (I no longer do my radio show btw, in case you’ve been tuning in on Sundays!) and often tried to find excuses to play it twice on the same show. I then found out that M&O had an album with this song on it called “The Joy” and it fast became one of my standard go-to albums for when I needed guaranteed audio quality. But lo, what’s this? They have another album that preceded, called “Almost Us” and it features multiple guest appearances including Chance The Rapper? Amazing! Let’s stop here for just one second.
ORDER BOTH ALBUMS HERE: https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/
Tomorrow is May 7th, which means POST/POP releases two new albums by two brilliant bands. Look at how lovely they look above!
There is this one from MODEL VILLAGE
and there is this one from NO CARS
To be honest, alot of them are already gone through preorder, so you will need to come to their shows, where there will be a few for sale.
Just off the top of my head, NO CARS are having an album launch party tomorrow (MAY 7th) at PAPER DRESS in Shoreditch. Check out their FB for details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Cars/226406527390081. Also, HETTIE is supporting them so you will get a preview of new material before POST/POP releases an EP for her later this year.
MODEL VILLAGE play Cambridge on the 8th and London on May 10th at the Buffalo Bar. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/modelvillagers
ORDER BOTH ALBUMS HERE: https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/ (Or click on hettie’s face on the right)
Don’t forget, the KIITES EP is out this weekend too. Details to come!
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