Indiepop in the 21st Century

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Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by Trev » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:59

Just working on a possible 'thing' - maybe a compilation of the best obscure indiepop/diypop of this century.......

Looking for long lost indiepop/diypop gems from this century? Anyone have some lesser remembered songs that fit this remit?

Some bands had one good song. But sometimes that song is so fucking good.









No need to link to songs if they're not on the internet. Just wanted to use the collective ANORAK BRAIN to try and remember some belters of the last 15 years.
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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:05

French Word For Love by Blood Oranges (or Shark Teeth as they were later unknown before disappearing).

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Post by Trev » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:French Word For Love by Blood Oranges (or Shark Teeth as they were later unknown before disappearing).
That was a brilliant song. They played one weekender on the strength of it. :-)

Ben Lewis is in a new band these days isn't he? I can't remember the name.....
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Post by Yex » Thu Nov 05, 2015 07:05

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Post by tonieee » Thu Nov 05, 2015 07:47

Not sure if everyone would count this as indiepop but I do


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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by Jay » Fri Nov 06, 2015 01:01

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:French Word For Love by Blood Oranges (or Shark Teeth as they were later unknown before disappearing).
I like French Word For Love but I prefer We Killed Them All which was released on this:

http://plumptonpresents.bigcartel.com/p ... -rocks-e-p

And the original version of This Is Not About Kat which was song six on the B side of this:

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Dance-To ... se/2254264

The same position on the album as Yesterday on Help! Intentionally, obviously.

"You're sat at home listening to old pop songs all alone." Quite.

I saw them in Leeds supporting The Primitives and they were just wonderful.


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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by Cloudy Cat » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:03

I loved that Strange Idols song. And the Cavalcade made many a decent song in their short life.

Can You Keep A Secret? by the Birthday Kiss. So damn catchy.

I Am A Believer by the Poems. Also damn catchy.

Julia, We Don't Live In the Sixties by the Indelicates. See above for description.

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Post by RITH » Wed Nov 11, 2015 16:50

It's hard to tell what you'd consider a long lost gem. I still play these songs regularly. I'm never really sure what songs/bands are 'big' for indiepop. But these next few may fit.
Apologies for the variety of links, but if you follow them you can listen to (and in some cases download) the songs.

The Positions - Bliss!
http://music.the-positions.com/track/bliss

Second-Hand Furniture - Nice try, sunshine!
http://www.plastilinarecords.com/mp3/se ... nshine.mp3

Cheap Red - Let's start a riot
http://boyracer.bandcamp.com/track/chea ... art-a-riot

The Tidy Ups - Dizzy heights
http://www.musicismygirlfriend.com/audi ... eights.mp3

The Ritas - How wrong I was


Springfactory - Get out of bed
http://www.indiepages.com/seriestwo/sounds/spring03.mp3

Kids On A Crime Spree - Trumpets of death


The Never Invited To Parties - Bicycle ride
https://myspace.com/theneverinvitedtopa ... 5-65589949

Bam!Bam! - Why I had to go


Catnaps - Lullaby
https://catnaps.bandcamp.com/track/lullaby

Tada Tata - Hit the wall


Soda Fountain Rag - Don't kill the clowns

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Post by This Is Helena » Fri Nov 13, 2015 21:58

I think Swiss Dot should fit here. If they're not indiepop they're certainly obscure. Get these mp3s while you still can: http://www.clairaudience.com/swissdot.html
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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by drdestiny » Sat Nov 14, 2015 23:14

I don't know if Grass Widow is obscure (they were on Kill Rockstars) but their best track is underappreciated!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSyCNGfj22E

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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by Trev » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:32

Trev wrote:
Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:French Word For Love by Blood Oranges (or Shark Teeth as they were later unknown before disappearing).
That was a brilliant song. They played one weekender on the strength of it. :-)

Ben Lewis is in a new band these days isn't he? I can't remember the name.....
This is Ben's new band (I think): https://soundcloud.com/bruising
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Re: Indiepop in the 21st Century

Post by noLooking » Tue Jan 05, 2016 09:56

Trev wrote:This is Ben's new band (I think): https://soundcloud.com/bruising
Heard this on the radio the other day. They're really good aren't they!

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