It was Friday anyways, right? But there are a few interesting things to say! So do let me know if you want me to bring any records for you so you can save on postage! Having said that, Madrid Popfest, did announce some weeks ago the rest of their lineup. And it is not that I forgot, but was looking for a good time to talk about it. So, Madrid Popfest. They added the legendary St. Fakuta : I have never heard the name before.
She hails from Chile. And Madrid Popfest says that for the first time they include a Chilean artist in their lineup. That must be true. It may be true too Watercolour - Flint (17) - Thus With A Kiss I Die it is the first Latin American artist in their lineup if memory serves me right.
But there is a problem for me. Oh no. Maybe it is better live? I cross my finger that is the case. Oh well, in any case it was going to be impossible for me to like every single band in the lineup. Depending on the time Fakuta plays, it could be a good moment to skip and get some dinner?
I was never inclined to listen to his music. Lo-fi bedroom pop. Not bad, not amazing either. This is much better. There must have been a reason or another of course. But for me this is a good discovery. The band is formed by Irene Bonilla, Blanca G. Alaska : I thought the Hamburg label Marsh Marigold was no more.
The album was released on January 31st and I hear it is limited to copies and coloured En Avant - Totenkopf - Souviens-toi. For those not aware of Alaska, this is not their first release! Jeanines : The week mystery. Who are None Of Your Business - Lunchroom Manners - Demo-Tape Two demos uploaded on the 30th and None Of Your Business - Lunchroom Manners - Demo-Tape only information is that they are a duo, Alicia and Jed, and that they hail from New York!
I am in New York. I want to see them play live. The songs sound fantastic. Who are they? Are they releasing anything? I want to know more.
This is really great!! Someone tell me more about them! It was great. I played it time and time again. Actually I have an extra copy if anyone wants it maybe just pay me for shipping?
It is a fab album. Am I the only one missing Swedish indiepop? I feel a terrible nostalgia for the good days of the mid s, where there was an explosion of fantastic guitar pop bands. Definitely they made more of a wave, they made more noise. Some bands even signed to big labels, other bands have cult status. They released records and not in very limited quantities. In that sense there is no comparison with the 20 or so copies say Homeless Club Kids released of their CDR around or so.
It was another time. It was pre-Napster, pre-Soulseek. Pre-CDRs too. But many of the bands from that period seem to be forgotten. Is there a renewed interest? Or are these releases just for the same fans from back in the day? The smaller bands are still pretty much unknown to the indiepop crowd. It was self-released and seems to have been the first recordings by the band. It seems to me that this time around the songs were sung in Swedish.
It was included that year in three compilations. This tape was released by the legendary Pet Sounds Fanzine and on this compilation you do see them in good pop company like Eggstone, This Perfect Day or The Wannadies.
It is worth mentioning that in total there were 5 of these Pet Sounds compilations that were put out by the Gothenburg based fanzine. So yeah, it is hard to find them! Then it seems was a quiet year. No releases. Discogs also lists another demo tape that is undated. But that is not all. On the Ceilidh Productions website we also learn the lineup of the band.
There was a first lineup between and comprised by: Lars-Erik Holmquist on vocals and guitar Hans Martinsson on bass Sven-Erik Nilsson on drums And later from and onwards the band added another guitarist, Hans Johansson.
I look One 4 Me (Album Version Main Mix) - Barrington Levy - One 4 Me other bands None Of Your Business - Lunchroom Manners - Demo-Tape might have been involved with.
Hans Johansson for example had been previously in a band called Biscaya who were signed to RCA Adeile Adeile - Vader Abraham - Op De Deksel Van De Jampot. released an album a many singles. Not much for the rest though. Where did they take their name? I keep digging.
I was in my rather young teens. Me and the other guys in Acid House Kings were big fans of Happydeadmen — which were sort of the first indie pop band here in Sweden — and I really liked a Swedish band called Lunchroom Manners and there was also a couple of other good Swedish bands we liked. So we thought about putting together a compilation album with Swedish bands.
Where else to look? Maybe try to find out what are they doing now. I think it must be him. Then I see that the band appears listed in some concerts they played alongside the band Easy. They were to play one more time the same venue the next year, on February 17th. Not much more to find about them. I wonder if one day I will be able to hear all of their songs, those that appear on tape. If they released more songs. If they had been involved in any other bands. And what are they up to today. Even whereabouts in Sweden were they based.
But maybe you None Of Your Business - Lunchroom Manners - Demo-Tape help me fill in the blanks. Do you remember them? Pale Lights played with Jeanines a few months back. I think. Jed is My Teenage Stride. When they played with us Jed was drumming and there was a friend playing bass, but I think Alicia is looking for a rhythm section for live now.
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