Fireworks at Collapse Board

A major factor in keeping indiepop – genuinely underground guitar pop, as opposed to major label ‘indie’ – alive through the years and generations has been the fact that it is impossible to play convincingly without a hefty injection of energy and naïve enthusiasm, and that its simplicity allows for personalities to make the tropes… Continue reading Fireworks at Collapse Board

Animal Daydream at Collapse Board

You realize what a lucky bastard you are, don’t you? Well, you should. Exclusive EP streams normally aren’t our bag. I had a nice intro written here. Something about the golden days of American radio, how that was half a lifetime ago for me, how radical even James Taylor sounded to a kid who listened… Continue reading Animal Daydream at Collapse Board

Pinkshinyultrablast at Collapse Board

Hold on. Slow down a minute. Don’t rise to the stars just yet. Should place matter? Should we be amazed that something this heaven-bound launched from the wintery heart of Russia? Or should we concede that Pinkshinyultrablast sound like the sun-kissed aftermath of the Horrors after they rebuilt their strange house into a glass cathedral?… Continue reading Pinkshinyultrablast at Collapse Board

Luxembourg Signal at Collapse Board

Sigh. You know that feeling – when a single comes along and hypnotizes you, gives you hope that creative minds still exist, and winds you up like a jack-in-the-box, so that the moment that band releases something new, you pounce. Earlier this year we brought you I brought to the GFP crowd Luxembourg Signal, the Aberdeen-meets-Trembling Blue Stars… Continue reading Luxembourg Signal at Collapse Board

Bastards of Fate at Collapse Board

I have a Bastards Of Fate album here, clutched in my sweaty paws. Not literally. It’s called Vampires Are Real And Palpable. ‘Winter’ reminds me of Gogol Bordello fighting over who gets to keep the kitchen sink. ‘Further’ is like David Bowie if he still had some joy and imagination. With Antony And The Johnsons duking… Continue reading Bastards of Fate at Collapse Board