rolling twee/indiepop 2k17

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This is pretty much number one on the list of genres I want to listen to lately. My favorite band of this ilk right now is Peaness, whose new single is aces:

maura, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

yay! was wondering if there was a rolling indiepop thread, Peaness is great.

this i came across on bandcamp has kinda stuck with me the last couple of weeks.

devvvine, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Xpost Yeah right, good one. They also had a great single out on a Vancouver label last year which is not on the band's own bandcamp page but is on the label's:

everything, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

heads up: trust fund are recording their new album with mitski's producer... they are undoubtedly my favourite twee-leaning group!

meaulnes, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

This one which just came out on Jigsaw from Seattle and has a different (women) singers from Vancouver bands singing songs written and played by the gal guitarist who wrote all the songs for Thee Ahs. Even though each song has a different singer it feels really cohesive. Kinda a Cocteau Twins feel to some of these songs, even veering into Fleetwood Mac territory at times, though it usually reigns it in and back to spacey introspective musings. This is my favourite one:

everything, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i like that foxy dads track! that record has a guest appearance by marissa cerio from the ace band big quiet

maura, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Think this probably has the requisite amount of handclaps to fit this thread

devvvine, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

oh i like this

maura, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:11 (one year ago) Permalink

:) Haven't listened to the album yet but the guitarist is in the similarly great Shopping.

devvvine, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

came here to post Sacred Paws who I saw on Sunday and were/are great. Rachel Aggs is probly one of my favourite guitar players of recent years

as it happens Peaness were playing a few hundred yards away, I haven't listened to them though

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Newish Bruising

devvvine, Sunday, 26 February 2017 12:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh my, that Sacred Paws track is wonderful!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 26 February 2017 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink

would the Courtneys fit in here

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe too much distortion? :P Good track, though.

I really dig the Sacred Paws album.

DJI, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

i think the courtneys fit in!

maura, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

New single from Girl Ray has a Dolly Mixture vibe.

everything, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Those vocal harmonies are stunning. If the Beach Boys had been girls they would have sounded like this. Awesome song.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 18:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Really like the new Sacred Paws stuff, and love R Aggs completely, though I must confess I don't think of any of her bands as being tweepop! Maybe I'm too close to the scenes involved and see vast differences where in fact they are quite small in the wider ocean of music.

With the demise of FPop I guess the primo UK indiepop label crown has to go to Oddbox (who I particularly like because they put out scuzzy DIY bands as well as the so fresh so twee crowd):

After having missed a few I'm debating returning to Indietracks next year (probably won't make this upcoming one unless they suddenly decide to chase me down to play).

emil.y, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm cheating, probably, by linking Slumbers's short album from November 2016, but it's lovely and I haven't seen it mentioned on ILM:

one way street, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

The Courtneys are sooo great

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 2 March 2017 13:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I big upped them on the emo thread a while back but the Snail Mail EP will probably appeal to some twee folx

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 March 2017 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

for those of you who miss The Softies:

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 2 March 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

That's great!

Evan, Thursday, 2 March 2017 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Courtneys -- a Vancouver Canada band on Flying Nun... Nice retro rockin sweet voiced pop

I am kinda underwhelmed by Stef Chura, a rougher-edged Chrissie Hynde

curmudgeon, Friday, 31 March 2017 01:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Knife Pleats played their first show in ages last night. I was not on time but the important thing is that they're back, baby.

everything, Friday, 31 March 2017 04:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Rose can do no wrong. About once a year I'll check to see what she's up to and it's always something new, and it's always good.

rip van wanko, Friday, 31 March 2017 09:31 (one year ago) Permalink

that courtneys album is great

nxd, Friday, 31 March 2017 09:34 (one year ago) Permalink

'tour' is such a summer tune

nxd, Friday, 31 March 2017 09:36 (one year ago) Permalink

yesss knife pleats!!!

maura, Friday, 31 March 2017 11:09 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...


Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:06 (one year ago) Permalink

question mark because you're questioning the placement or because ?paramore?

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Was just wondering why you posted it on this thread?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

paramore are still indiepop in my heart

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Pumarosa from London are not really twee but they seriously rule my world at the moment. They call themselves industrial spiritual, I'd say explosive hypnotic indiepop. Here is the mighty "Honey" live. The album "Witch" has been released last week.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 22 May 2017 15:15 (one year ago) Permalink

saw this band in dublin last week and really liked them. 'olive' is particularly good

maura, Monday, 5 June 2017 13:32 (one year ago) Permalink

also peaness released an EP that collects some older songs and some new ones. 'seafoam islands' is still my favorite song of the year.

maura, Monday, 5 June 2017 13:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Not sure if you want only guitar jangle tweepop or if electronic tweepop fits the bill for this thread, but my gal Deerful just released her debut album and it is banging:

emil.y, Monday, 5 June 2017 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

new sweet baboo is nice

little songs directed at a young child, i think. some of the songs get me a little bleary eyed being a new father and all. nice stuff.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 15:18 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...


Chickfactor 25 - 11/12 November at the Lexington, London:


KITES AT NIGHT (feat Rose Melberg)


STEVIE JACKSON (from Belle & Sebastian)

I probably wouldn't have put a Kicking Giant reunion high on my list, but I'm unexpectedly happy about it anyway. I am however quite expectedly excited about seeing the Softies.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 10 July 2017 09:50 (one year ago) Permalink

man i want to go to that show very badly. the new york ones a few years back were gr8

i like this song. also note the label name hah

maura, Monday, 10 July 2017 10:48 (one year ago) Permalink

also this has a very fuzzed-out liz phair feel

maura, Monday, 10 July 2017 10:52 (one year ago) Permalink

and i like the simple-syrup guitars on this

maura, Monday, 10 July 2017 11:15 (one year ago) Permalink

mid year reminder that the thread playlist has been updated.

ILM's Rolling Indie Pop Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

oh jeez, I forgot how good the Softies were

erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 10 July 2017 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations, Maura. I've been really out of the loop on indiepop for a long time. My wife found an online radio show called B0ardcast a couple of years ago and we got into some newer bands through that but the DJ changed style a year or so ago and doesn't play that kind of music anymore.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 13:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm really digging this album today: Bit of a jangle pop thing going on.

brontosaur, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm really digging this album today:🕸. Bit of a jangle pop thing going on.

Reminds me of The Ocean Blue...

DJI, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Really loving the Katie Ellen record out today (equally apropos for the emo thread)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Would this be twee enough for inclusion?

полезные дурак (Sanpaku), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

That's a great song, the video is terrible though. No lip synching, ridiculous costumes, totally over the top. But I don't feel that the music is twee. But it is very tuneful and danceable. In the end I always ask myself what twee is. The Field Mice, The Sundays, Everything But the Girl?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

That groove cannot be twee. Too sexy to be twee.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I love that Matinée Records is still around and still plugging away. Here's a comp they put out a couple of months ago with an old-ish track from Catenary Wires (Amelia Fletcher's new band - they're playing the Chickfactor London gig in November) and some really fun new stuff. My picks are Last Leaves and Strawberry Whiplash.

maura, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh duh, forgot the link.

maura, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, this is a lovely song on Elefant:

maura, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh, and the Girl Ray album is out Friday. This song is very good:

maura, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:37 (one year ago) Permalink

these are all great, maura. thank you! the La Bien Querida track!

sean gramophone, Friday, 4 August 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink


Back - and sounding as great as they ever did based on the first single.

Jeff W, Saturday, 5 August 2017 22:56 (one year ago) Permalink

wow new even as we speak! that IS big news. and that star tropics album really grows on you.

TOPS remind me of Stars, the first record. Seems like the new album is going to be really good. It could be twee, Even As We Speak and the Orchids got a groove on once in a while.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 6 August 2017 02:08 (one year ago) Permalink

louie mensch (milo z), Sunday, 6 August 2017 05:24 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Any Chorusgirl fans here? Their s/t album was one of my favorites from 2015 and I'm happy to see they've been recording album #2 this summer. Their website references Lush, Cure, Breeders, Bangles; also have seen comparisons to Dum Dum Girls and Veronica Falls, all of which I suppose are accurate, but the overall vibe of the first record reminded me most of the Aislers Set's "How I Learned to Write Backwards." Don't think they've released any of the new material yet but looking forward to it.

early rejecter, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh boy, there's some good stuff out there now

carpet_kaiser, Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:28 (one year ago) Permalink

new(ish) varsity!

maura, Monday, 4 September 2017 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

this band is from la although they sound v british

maura, Monday, 4 September 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

that Varsity video is funny!

niels, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 07:32 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Alvvays' album, Antisociaites, is easily one of my top ten albums released this year. There's nothing really revolutionary about their sound, it's just has a consistently-awesome indiepop sound embedded throughout.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Sunday, 15 October 2017 01:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Is Amy Linton still making music?

rip van wanko, Sunday, 15 October 2017 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink

same, xpost. probably top 5 for me.

alpine static, Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:47 (one year ago) Permalink

also, there is a thread for them, search the band's name

alpine static, Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:48 (one year ago) Permalink

The Gurr album is one of my favorite things to go back to all year. Even though it officially came out last October, vinyl didn't drop until this past summer so it's in for 2017 on a technicality I think.

Anyway, this is the song that hooked me first, but the whole album is crazy good.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 15 October 2017 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:01 (one year ago) Permalink

rip van wanko, av linton released a split single featuring the aislers set and their collab with boyracer in 2015:

maura, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

it's interesting how the folks putting on twee festivals are still mired 30 years in the past. there are good things being released still but it all seems very much by people wholly on their own and without the thrust of labels and without any unifying "scene" like it was in the past. somehow this person thelazylazyme on youtube finds all sorts of marvelous indiepop-ish things and most of them are from bandcamp.
the sound of arrows new record is lovely, of course they aren't indiepop and likely never were but they started on labrador, so i cheat.
most things posted on this thread are a bit depressing.
not sure about marty as a singer in the last leaves.
oh and i was terribly excited when i heard even as we speak released a new 10 inch but then, mostly, it was only mediocre, which seems to be the general trend.

Keythkeythkeyth, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

thelazylazyme just posted a scott mannion song which is lovely and that is interesting because he was tokey tones and they were not so great really but they had nice covers. maybe it was the move to spain.

Keythkeythkeyth, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess this is where I voice a mild interest on the forthcoming Teleman EP

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm probably part of the problem since I hardly go to indiepop gigs any more and haven't really kept up with new stuff that much (I do like some of the bands mentioned on this thread so far but I've only heard a few).

I saw a French band called the Soap Opera on Friday, they were OK. I am looking forward to the Chickfactor shows this weekend in London but that's mainly old bands reuniting or just have been around forever (the Pastels). I keep meaning to go through this thread at some point and check out all the recommendations but there's so much music in the world and so little time.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 6 November 2017 11:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to the Chickfactor shows too, and for the same reason (particularly excited to see the Softies, always excited to see the Would-be-goods). Are you going to all three shows, CP?

Tim, Monday, 6 November 2017 11:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm going to both nights but not the matinee show on Saturday, it's 12:30-3:30 and the evening show doesn't start til 8, if I have to wait around 4.5 hours with nothing to do I'll probably be so drunk by the time the evening event starts I won't remember any of it!

It's a bit unfortunate timing for me because Static Shock Weekend is on this weekend as well, I have to miss the Saturday at SSW because of Chickfactor but luckily the Sunday at SSW is an afternoon gig and finishes at 7 giving me just about enough time to get something to eat and get to the Lexington in time for the Chickfactor gig. That will be day 4 of SSW so I'm going to be fucked by then but I've taken Monday and Tuesday off work to recover.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Crikey! Sounds like a busy time. I'm looking forward to the matinee show but that's partly because I know some of the kids involved. Anyway it'd be good to have a pint with you at some point in the weekend.

Tim, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah that'd be cool - I'm going to be on my own on Saturday and probably the Sunday as well by the looks of things. My wife was going to come on Sunday but I don't think she is now.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I’ll be one of the two baldheads playing terrible music downstairs at the Lexington from 4 if you want to say hello (please do).

Tim, Sunday, 12 November 2017 14:00 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm at static shock weekend at the moment, will probably get to Lexington about 8. I'll be the tall guy with glasses wearing a Confuse t-shirt

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 12 November 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

I have a ticket to the Chickfactor show tonight. I'm in Chicago. Anyone who wants it email me - maura at maura dot com - and I'll forward it.

maura, Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Actually I also have a spare ticket for tonight, free if anyone wants it

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Excellent to meet you CP; sorry if I was drunkenly talking rubbish. Sorry also that you couldn't make it, Maura.

That was a fun weekend - Softies, Would-be-goods and Numberz being particular highlights for me.

Tim, Monday, 13 November 2017 09:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Only went to the sunday night but what a total joy

devvvine, Monday, 13 November 2017 10:40 (one year ago) Permalink

(wasn't CP at the lexington that time Geeta was there, the day lou reed died? i have vague recollections of being introduced briefly)

koogs, Monday, 13 November 2017 10:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Amazed you guys hadn't met before, the Colonel used to be a regular FAPer.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Monday, 13 November 2017 10:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm amazed Maura owns

niels, Monday, 13 November 2017 11:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i bought it 21 years ago

maura, Monday, 13 November 2017 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink


rip bittersweets

sean gramophone, Monday, 13 November 2017 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

It was great to meet you too, Tim. Did the Softies play much longer after I left (was during The Best Days iirc)? They had just played my favourite song by them (Goodbye) so I wasn't completely gutted to have to leave before the end but it's my fault really, I'd debated just getting a hotel for the weekend but figured a return train ticket was £23.70 and there was no way I'd get a hotel for that.

I was indeed at the Lexington when Geeta was there/Lou Reed died - I'd been at an afternoon gig upstairs that day - do remember meeting you Koogs, don't think we talked much though?

That was the first time I'd seen the Would-Be-Goods in about 14 years, I'd seen them supporting the Aislers Set in I think 2003? It was a good set though.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

rose melberg and larissa loyva (fake tears) cover a song from NASHVILLE (!!)

maura, Friday, 17 November 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:

ILM's 2017 Rolling Indie Pop Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 27 November 2017 23:13 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

rolling twee/indiepop 2k18: sweaters never go out of style

maura, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

jesus this is a kick in the nuts

piscesx, Sunday, 4 March 2018 18:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

oh god :(

maura, Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

rip :(

nxd, Monday, 5 March 2018 09:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

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