In the helter skelter world of indiepop you’ve got to be paying attention or you might just miss something important. And it seems I wasn’t 100% on the ball. Why? Read on:
Last year, one of my favourite records was a 7″ called ‘Blue Genes’ on Slumberland by a band called The Champagne Socialists – I even gave the 7″ a glowing review on this here blog. So I was little surprised to hear Neverever when doing the weekend dig on My Space as they’re a band I’ve not heard of and they’re playing New York Popfest. It fast becomes apparent that Neverever are The Champagne Socialists, renamed. This is exciting news beecause I really want to see this band and now due to the magic of Popfest I will.
As I’ve stated before the band are magic blend of indiepop, classic 50s/60s pop, TVP’s and that ever so now Brooklyn sound. I like it and I want more. And soon I will get to see whether they are as exhilarating live as they’re recorded songs suggest.
And if you want a sure fire way to hear a whole host of New York Popfest bands their blog has put together a little popfest mix, featuring 17 songs by bands that will be playing the popfest.