Music

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

Kayla Painter

Duelling identities: A conversation with Kayla Painter

The best art draws on heritage, a sense of identity. Work that tries to discover the artist’s place in the world through their creativity. Cannibals...
Copper Sounds tour with Beatrice Dillion and Keith Harrison in February 2019

Life has surface noise: A conversation with Copper Sounds

Experimental DJs Copper Sounds talk about their part on an innovative new tour.   Sound is a powerful thing, it has the power to ignite, manipulate...
Live music review of Gum Takes Tooth at Leciester, Soundhouse for new album release Arrow

Gum Takes Tooth @ Soundhouse, Leicester – 24/01/2019 – Live review

Everywhere you look there are passionate pockets of promoters bringing brilliant and unexpected music to their locales. And so, I made the trip to...
Death Valley Girls

Bloop list – new music undercurrents – 05/10/2018

Time’s a funny thing! Loads of it has elapsed since we did one of these new music lists. Where have we been? Kidnapped by...
Haiku Salut There Is No Elsewhere album review

Album review: Haiku Salut – There Is No Elsewhere

Evoking narrative, and a sense of place, through sound is a skill often most recognised in the worlds of jazz and classical music –...
Haiku Salut

Haiku Salut unveil ‘metaphysical performance event’ to launch new album

Fresh from collaborating with robots, Haiku Salut has concocted another event that explores technology and thought to launch third album There Is No Elsewhere. The...
Haiku Salut

Bloop’s must-see list for Indietracks 2018

Indietracks 2018  is now just days away. We’ve checked out all the bands, downloaded the excellent 40-track compilation and started packing for a weekend...
Indietracks festival train

Indie pop Mecca: An interview with Indietracks organiser Andy Hudson

Nestled away in the Derbyshire hills, on the site of a steam railway museum, Indietracks has forged an existence as one of the UK’s...
Thud - Hong Kong shoegaze band

The fabric of: Thud

Hong Kong based Thud are a shoegaze connoisseurs’ wet-dream. The five-piece take the best elements of classic bands like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine and...

Le Pop playlist – discover the seductive modern sound of French...

Since 2002, German label Le Pop Musick, coming out of Cologne, has been putting out their Le Pop compilation, highlighting the best new music from the French...