Music

Music sending Bloop into a spin. Discoveries, conversations and verdicts on the most interesting sounds.

Kim Fasticks, album sex & death

Album review: Kim Fasticks – Sex & Death

Zaragoza, Spain - a siesta-filled quiet city brimming with antiquity, is the home of Kim Fasticks - an acoustic singer / songwriter who wanders...
Locust Fudge

Locust Fudge release the 90s revival album you didn’t know you...

If you are a UK resident, chances are you haven’t heard of German 90’s alternative band, Locust Fudge. Although signed to Sub Pop’s Euro division,...
Fever Dream @ Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week embraced new voices subverting the pop music form

The stand-out point from this year’s Tallinn Music Week was its promotion of new voices. Artists that are using their uniqueness to subvert the...
Sampa The Great

Bloop list – new music undercurrents – 14/04/2018

This time last week Bloop was at Tallinn Music Week being exposed to new music from around the world. As if this wasn’t enough...
HO9909

Bloop List – new music undercurrents – 04/04/2018

Many things have been getting in the way of getting this latest Bloop list published. Easter’s chocolate overdose being one. Also, the majority of our...
Indietracks announcement

Latest announcement confirms Indietracks’ best line-up to date

Derbyshire based festival Indietracks, nestled in the hills of the county and set on a steam railway museum, has long been a Mecca for...
Eels

The Opposite of Sad: A conversation with Eels

“To me it’s the opposite of sad. To me the sad part would be if that message wasn’t there and you’re just going to...
Mart Avi

The underground sounds of East and West collide at Tallinn Music...

Estonian capital, Tallinn, has a history as a pan-European playground, an intersection of greater powers vying for its wonders – Soviet, Danish, Swedish, Polish,...
sound 7

Album review: Sound 7 – Sound 7

2017 was a bad year for Detroit, Michigan's prolific singer/songwriter (and my friend and occasional music collaborator), Chris Oliver.  While his wife and mother...
Vive la Void

Bloop list – new music undercurrents – 23/03/2018

I’ve heard four separate world leaders compared to Hitler this week, without any irony. Admittedly one accusation of Hitlerness came from a guy who...