Matinee Recordings - Northern Portrait, Bubblegum Lemonade & a whole lot more

on Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Northern Portrait - The Fallen Aristocracy
- Napoleon Sweetheart
This trio of Danes have been causing quite a stir amongst the Matinee Recordings fanbase with their straight out of the 80's pop. If Sarah Records where still alive these would be the jewels in the crown without a doubt. Barely 18 months old and two top selling Matinee singles means that you should put away your Smiths best of (for now) and get a taste of Northern Portrait.

Northern Portrait - I Give You Two Seconds to Entertain Me mp3

Last FM: Northern Portrait is a group from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band was founded in July 2007. The band lists a few 80’s bands among the influences (The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Housemartins) and has recorded two EPs on the MatinĂ©e label, who signed them after just a few weeks after they uploaded their first demos on Myspace. An album is on the way.

Bubblegum Lemonade - Susan's in the Sky
Bubblegum Lemonade are a bit more me, the lead track off previous EP Ten Years Younger has been one of my most played tracks this year. Again their perfect mix of shoegaze guitars and catchy pop combine to great effect on this lovely four track EP. Susan in the Sky is handy clappy good, Surfing USB is as clever as the title would suggest, Just Like You, rock'n'roll and Holocaust just more of the same great stuff. A pop delight.

Bubblegum Lemonade - Susan in the Sky mp3

Last FM: Bubblegum Lemonade is a 60’s influenced 12-string Indie-Pop band based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their fondness of the Byrds and the Mary Chain comes across on such songs as “The Tomorrow People” and “Unsafe At Any Speed.”

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I never realised this existed, there's a whole trove of indie pop treasueres to be discovered.,may i recommend the following as a small introduction to a great label.

Airport Girl - The Foolishness That We Create Through Love
Airport Girl - Power Yr Trip
Edson - Sunday Lovely Sunday
The Hermit Crabs - Feel Good Factor
The Lucksmiths - The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Franciso
Pipas - Barbapapa
Tender Trap - 6 Billion People

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Stream Bubblegum Lemonade Tracks on Last FM

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