Alpaca Sports – ‘Eiffel Tower’

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Having released their second album From Paris With Love in recent weeks, Swedish sunshine-pop purveyors Alpaca Sports have followed it with equally Gallic-inspired single ‘Eiffel Tower’.

Revolving around the talents of Andreas Jonsson & Lisle Mitnik, Alpaca Sports well paired with Spanish label Elefant Records, who’ve plenty of form for pushing irresistible pop. ‘Eiffel Tower’ is a bright, breezy and heartfelt piece of piano-pop perfection, capturing a night in Paris beneath the famed tower. A timeless pop earworm, ‘Eiffel Tower’ skips along a jaunty rhythm surrounded by gorgeous melodies, rich instrumentation and chimes as the interspersed girl/boy vocals of Jonsson, joined by Amanda Åkerman capturing precious moments. For all the chiming and joyous sounds, this is juxtaposed by a real sense of longing however; avoiding any chance of being too twee or saccharine sweet. An irresistible piece of pure pop perfection – so, so good!

Tune into ‘Eiffel Tower’ below and if that is to your liking, why not check out their new record From Paris With Love over here?

Airhead DC – ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’

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Under the guise of Airhead DC, Washington D.C. native Vishal Narang releases dreamy indie-pop that he describes himself as “a meditation on love, spirituality, and creative freedom.”

With plans to release new album Crush Hi on October 26 via Danger Collective Records, Narang is teasing the senses with ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’. Recruiting the assistance of Cherry Glazerr members Tabor Allen, Devin O’Brien, and Sasami Ashworth, to produce, engineer, and perform on the record, it is a delightfully dreamy excursion to a melodic world of experimental pop music. It is peculiar yet beautiful, warm and inviting in its hazy ways. ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’ shimmers, winks and twinkles on its mellow way and the dual vocals are a delight as they swim amid layers of mildly coated warm fuzz. All in all, a fabulously dreamy delight.

You can listen to ‘Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle’ below. Don’t forget, Crush Hi, is set for an October 26th release on Danger Collective Records.

Henry Nowhere – ‘Good Thing’

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Through his project Henry Nowhere, Henry Moser has turned our with a steady set of solid dreamy singles in the past year, including a selection set to appear on his new EP Not Going Back.

‘Good Thing’ is the latest to be lifted from the forthcoming record and is apparently Moser’s favorite song from the EP. It is a woozy cut of whimsical dream-pop. Dripping with an irresistible melody, a piano plinks and plonks lightly amid a sea of shimmering haze as a gentle guitar strum warms the heart and Moser’s hushed lilting vocals hover above the lush and harmonically rich tones. ‘Good Thing’ is exactly as its handle states. Comforting, comfortable and delightfully dreamy; like a warm bed on a cold morning.

That new EP, Not Going Back, will be out September 14 via Sleep Well Records. For now, get to know ‘Good Thing’ below:

Little White Things – ‘All Of My Friends’

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Irish/Swedish duo Little White Things – consisting of David Behan from Dublin and Max Bergstrom from Kalmar in Sweden – return following a two-year absence with the double a-side of ‘All of My Friends’ and ‘Behind the Man’ in tow.

Arriving with a sunny disposition and bags of sunshine, ‘All of My Friends’ is a colourful confection of toe-tapping, infectious and neon-bright pop goodness. Shifting along a gleefully giddy, bouncy beat, this colourful collage fizzes with an irresistible harmonies, sweet sugarspun melodies and stellar chorus, making for a smile inducing, psych-tinged explosion of joyousness. This really is popcraft perfection, the only odd thing is why wasn’t it released at the height of summer? But whatever the weather, we’ll take it.

If that is to your liking, beyond the double single, in their intervening absence the pair have amassed 40 new songs over the past couple of years, with plans to share plenty new material over the next 12 months. For now though, arriving like a last glimmer of summer sun, is the marvelous ‘All Of My Friends’.

Tune in below:

Introducing: The Hannah Barberas

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Self-described “DIY pop partisans” The Hannah Barberas are an indie-pop foursome – Damien, Lucy, Doug & Matthew – from New Cross, London.

This London outfit have an unquestionable flair for sparkling, charming and irresistible pieces of effervescent indie-pop gems. The foursome have wasted little of 2018, releasing their debut EP The Hannah Barberas Are Here At Last back in late July with new one, Go Go Hannah Barberas! to follow on September 21 (and there’s a choice cut from both below).

‘Our Girl Is Gone’ is an upbeat, bright and bouncy bite of lively guitar-pop.Setting off at a frenetic pace, it whizzes and fizzes along with more bounce than zebide, with a stomping rhythm, racey guitar and rumbling bass line shooting off a breakneck speed. ‘Slow Cooked’ meanwhile, is a shimmering, bright and charming cut of smiley indie-pop. A dreamy meander through an enchanting world of woozy, laid-back vibes and breezy jangle, wrapped up with a shiny happiness, as smiley melodies, shimmering guitars, steady beat and handclaps and honeyed vocals combine in magical and addicting perfect pop-craft harmony. An irresistibly infectious introduction to The Hannah Barberas, these pair of earworms will no doubt be fizzing around your head for days and days; an allure that is charming, enchanting and altogether impossible to resist.

Listen to ‘Our Girl Is Gone’ & ‘Slow Cooked’ below: