"Now! That’s What I Call Indie Volume 10" is out at long last and the world cheers. Bluefire Records have been breaking new music and resuscitating missing - presumed dead careers for over five years now.
An example of the second type appears on track one, * Jims Super Stereoworld contribute a minimalist pop song with backing from a C64. *Abdoujaparov also appear later on, showing both bits of Carter USM are still alive and well.
New indiepunk is very much in evidence. Pornstar rock very hard, The Cogs sound like Pink Kross jamming with The Donnas. Reuben (formerly Angel) drop out from their usual neo grunge to go all Smashing Pumpkins vs Placebo on us, except with a piano break at the end - odd.
SBC also likes it’s punkpop, and you don’t get much more punkpopwithglitterandeverything than Venus In Furs doing "Teenpopriot" or Ciccone ramraiding Greece with Bis’s drum machine and the Batman bassline in "Lost In SE1". Holy Roman Empire continue on their backed-by-a-kareoke-machine pop mission, but unbelievably sound like they’re singing a trendy church hymn. Trust me.
Other highlights include Contempo sounding like a less Welsh SFA, and Kaito doing a very good impression of a female fronted version of The Fall. With 26 tracks (and at least three quarters of those listenable) this is a bargain at a fiver.
8Andy (quirk) Thomas's Score