samedi 14 mars 2015

Concert le 25 Avril à Rennes

Cela faisait un moment que nous n'avions de concert de programmé, le très bon Webzine "Pop is on fire" nous offre cette opportunité en organisant cette soirée Indiepop pour notre plus grand plaisir !
et dès le  début d'après-midi nous jouerons en show-case chez le disquaire "It's Only" .

mardi 10 février 2015

explications sur les textes sous forme d'interview de quelques chansons de l'album " Love is an action" par Richard Earls

So, Richard, what of Two fools, King of the Fools and Love is Love ?
 What made you write them?

Well, Oscar it’s a good question but, I have no control over these things; they just come to me – when I’m driving, sitting on a train, at the supermarket....

I make sense of them afterwards. As for these three songs, they can best be explained in the following way:
A holiday romance can seem so real, until your first day back at school or work when reality kicks in. Will it outlast the summer? When the first frost bites, will you still be ‘phoning each other? Who will forget to call first?
These three songs were written after one such – all too brief - love affair.

And She’s Had a Few?

Quite different Oscar. We have all met her (or him, of course, I just had a particular person in mind, that’s all), propping up the bar on a Friday night – holding court – telling tales of past glories.
 I’m the same, if I were to be honest, I’m just lucky to still be creating these songs with Fanou and being released on wonderful independent music labels like Discos de Kirlian (back to the song, ed.). Trading on past glories or not, the subject of the song has a story to tell and advice to give so, take the time to listen – you might just learn something.

What’s the story behind Boy Meets Girl, then, Richard?

Shopping malls were where we all used to gather on Saturdays and after school.
We usually went around in packs, with one eye on our clothes and the other on the gangs of girls who used to hang out in the clothes shops and cafés, hoping to – accidentally on purpose – bump into one to ask out.
But young love doesn’t always work out, hence the question ‘Is it a happy tune or a sad melody?’ Are you prepared to – or should you – give up your hopes and dreams for true love?

Is A Video On Someone Else’s Phone a confession, by any chance?
Let’s say it’s a cautionary tale..... make a mistake in an moment of madness only to regret it at leisure (and with photographic evidence).

lundi 9 février 2015

vendredi 6 février 2015

Reviews :
I don't know much about Skittle Alley (the name seems to be misspelled on the Soundcloud clip).  If my research is correct the band is the bedroom recording project of Carlos Rene.  I think both Carlos and his bedroom are in Madrid.  I discovered the song "Boy Meets Girl", and think it is terrific.  It is from and album named Love Is An Action, which is available at  the links below.  It is lovely, euphoric pop music.  Turn it up and let it wash over you.
Skittle Alley, the band from our good friend Fanou, has a new album out now on Discos de Kirlián. French band on Spanish label. Good combo.  I believe that this album (or mini-album?) of 8 songs has only been pressed 100 times. There are 50 copies of the digipak in brown and another 50 in blue. The blue looking nicer if you ask me! You can also stream all the songs on the label bandcamp. Seems everyone are streaming every song from every release these days! Must be a trend. Nobody wants to be surprised by a B side? In any case, the CD is only 5 euros plus shipping, an unbeatable price. I also read that this year Limoges Popfest better known as Pop & Merguez, where Fanou is one of the enthusiastic organizers, is making a comeback. It’s fantastic news indeed!!

dimanche 1 février 2015

Review de l'album sur :

SKITTLE ALLEY Love Is An Action CD (Discos de Kirlian)
Skittle Alley are among my favourite indiepop bands around at the moment, so I was excited to learn of this new CD out on Spanish label Discos de Kirlian. There are 8 songs here, which in true DIY indiepop tradition were recorded at home. Skittle Alley's style of indiepop shows the band are acquainted with the music from the genre's golden age, but rather than simply rehashing the past, they have the talent to add their own individual touches that make the music sound fresh and new. The songs are built around lyrics by Richard Earls, whose Older Wiser Harder vol 1 CD with Thierry Audousset was reviewed earlier this issue, whilst the lyrics to Secret were written by Gary Sansom, who is well known to indiepop fans as the founder of Dufflecoat Records. This is bittersweet, catchy indiepop, gentle but with signs at times of a more forceful nature under the surface (as heard for example in Video on Someone Else's Phone, with its vigorous guitar solo and the driving rhythm in the chorus), and often swathing jangle within an airy and dreamlike atmosphere. The album is an absolute breath of fresh air from start to finish; it's releases like this that make me so glad to have stumbled across indiepop all those years ago, and also to know that there are bands like Skittle Alley around today with such an infectious enthusiasm for the genre. I can't recommend this enough, and hope there will be much more to come from this band in future. Visit and