Thursday, 25 February 2021

Introduction - Hello from janglepophub !!!

Hello all

Thanks for visiting the janglepophub blog. It is out pleasure to provide you our take on all things janglepop.

The blog is used for lengthier articles regarding anything we recommend or at the very least find interesting in and around the fringes of janglepop. If you have anything you feel our readers may enjoy please do not hesitate to contact us at janglepophub@gmail.com.

We also have further social media presence at the following which are used for more abbreviated comment and include our #dailyjanglepop series which gives daily janglepop tracks from what we have recently been listening to. So whatever your preferred source of social media is we have something for you.

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If you have any recommendations for the #dailyjanglepop series please e-mail the link to me on janglepophub@gmail.com or put it in the comments of this section and I will give it considerations for inclusion.

All tracks referenced in our articles and the various #dailyjanglepop series are published in the monthly jangle jukebox playlists at the end of each month (commencing January 2018) and full accreditation will be given for any referrals.

Once again thanks for visiting the site and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Regards...Darrin (Editor)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Album Review - The Corn Dollies by The Corn Dollies (1988) (Compilation) (Midnight Music)



As a late teen I lived in Peterborough (a railway town situated in the middle of the UK). The passion that 'my lot' had for music was easily satiated by the fact that we were 1-2.5 hours away from most of the main gig towns of the country such as London, Leeds, Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester and Liverpool. Most of our Friday and Saturdays were spent travelling to these destinations to jump about to the latest subjects of our affection.

Monday, 19 February 2018

EP Review: Perfect Harmony by Evening Glow (2017) (Self Released)



It is plain to see that Evening Glow are in total thrall. Initially to all things that were considered relevant to indie-heads in the 80's UK and to a somewhat lesser extent to the Dunedin sound from New Zealand, that was adding a definitive vibe to the scene from the mid 80's to early 90's.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Album Review - The Greatest Living Englishman by Martin Newell (1993) (Humbug)


I started this blog on the 2nd of December 2017. I have been lucky enough to get a surprising number of regular followers, some of whom might recall that I am something of a 'fanboy' of Martin Newell, both in his solo capacity and his The Cleaners From Venus output. So forgive me another Newell indulgence !

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Album Review - Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds (1965) (Columbia Records)



As a twenty something I was the definitive music snob. If one of my favourite 'unknown' bands dared to even consider courting a bit of critical acclaim, I could, and often would, devote my attention elsewhere. Similarly if the same band even momentarily considered leaving my current favourite little known 'tiny records' label and sign for a major...well they were literally dead to me.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Album Review - 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Candy Opera (2018) (Firestation Records)



A Victorian propensity to invade less affluent countries coupled with an 'island race' mentality that means over half the population voted to leave Europe and face economic ruin rather than have 'Johnny Foreigner' continue to dictate how bendy our bananas must be, ensures the British remain the most culturally insular of races.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Album Review - Tuning By Mauno (2017) (Tin Angel Records)



This band are frequently described as belonging to the 'experimental pop' genre. Whatever that means as opinions vary. In my mind the genre conjures up images of Radiohead disappearing up their southernmost orifices in the aural assault of assorted laptop noises that signaled their Kid A album. As such I was surprised at a Twitter followers glowing recommendation of this release.

Friday, 9 February 2018

EP Review - Interpunktion by The BV's (2018) (Kleine Unterground Schallpaten)



Certain bloggers talk. It usually starts with Twitter recommendations. Then you realize you have a mutual passion for different circles of bands and before you know it you are having long trans-Atlantic Whatsapp conversations about you favourite bands / music in general.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Album Review: The Wonderful Shapes of Back Door Keys by The Prophet Hens (2016) (Fishrider Records)



I tried, but ultimately failed, to get into University in Nottingham (UK) in the very early 1990's. My devastation was palpable. For this was a town with an 8:1 female to male ratio where even an A-grade munter of my calibre had to have, at the very least, the numerical edge in matters of 'loves'.

In the absence of any other explanation for this genetic disparity 'they' used to laughingly proffer 'there must be something in the water' and a testosterone laden teen, I was fully prepared to drink from such liquid nectar.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Album Review - The Downer (EP) by Lewsberg (2017) (Self Released)



Lewsberg are a band from the commercial Port Town of Rotterdam in the Netheralnds which is rapidly gaining something of a reputation, due to its underground indie music scene, as being the Dutch equivalent of the UK's Sheffield, Manchester or Liverpool...not the country's biggest town but possibly the 'coolest' for all those types that find capital cities so passe.