I can’t say enough good things about the Dogbox Records compilation CD, Blue Skies Up: Welcome to the New Pop Revolution. If you want to buy it (for a measly 8 quid), you can do so here. Trust me on this, there’s hardly a clunker on the whole damn thing.
Sixteen songs, all by bands I’d never heard of until now – maybe they’re all being hyped to the gills in the NME already, who knows?
It’s hard to pick highlights, but let’s have a go. Some bands you should definitely check out:
Swimmer One(electronic pop duo from Edinburgh)
Luxembourg (discopunk elektropop from Cologne – definitely elektropop with a K)
The Schla La Las (Piney, George, Delia, Katrin, and Hannah – nowhere near as twee as the name suggests)
Bib (East London anthemic-dour electropop)
The Bridge Gang (Franzified Hackney punkpop)
The Bleeding Hearts (A staggeringly good Morrissey rip-off, on “Stars”)
Nakeru (epic, early Mogwai)
Morton Valence (Swoon-pop, utterly lovely)
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I should have put Robots in Disguise on this list, you’re right. “Bed Scenes” is a cracking song. Didn’t know they were famous TV stars, too!
Don’t know about the others on here, but I’m a bit of a fan of the Robots in Disguise album.Are you familiar with TV comedy The Mighty Boosh? The two RiD girls appeared as the electro band in an episode of series 1 and the goth girls in an episode of series 2.