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These days, it is really hard for small bands and labels to get through to fans or get noticed by blogs, radios etc.. We’re living in a time where everything is changing in the music industry, all the time. A new map needs to be drawn for every release. All the promotion tools are there, more available than ever before, but the competition is hard, and the noise from all the other bands and labels, struggling to be seen and heard, is so difficult to shout through. It is so easy to get lost in all that noise, – in tweets, emails, Facebook posts, youtube videos, cool instagrams, you name it.
I don’t think I am very wrong if I say that all of us struggle with this.
We at EardrumsPop do not need (or want) much money to be able to pay our bills or release music, but there are so many other small labels and artists that do. Recently, a brilliant, creative project by a label we love was stopped because too few people supported it. The songs were great, the bands were amazing, but the fans did not support it for some reason. Things like that make me really sad, disillusioned and disappointed. Sadly, I see similar things happen more and more often, – not only the lack of economic support, but lack of support from fans in general.
Sometimes, we don’t know…
If you CARE about DIY pop and good music, and you want your favourite bands and labels to keep on making and releasing their music, please SHOW that you care! If you don’t, and if you take music for granted, I am afraid that small bands and small labels will burn out, – the engines will run out of fuel.
EP-BANDS (Only the ones we know are active are shown)
PAPERFANGS – Facebook | Bandcamp
BAFFIN ISLAND – Facebook
KOOKOOO KITCHEN – Facebook
ALISON EALES – Facebook (The Color Waves) | Soundcloud
BOCA CHICA – Facebook | Bandcamp | Website
THE VERY MOST – Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Website
LAURA K – Twitter | Bandcamp | Facebook (Tigercats )
THE CANDY STRYPERS – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
YOUNG ROMANCE – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Website
LOWPINES – Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Instagram
KIDS ON BIKES/SEAN MAHAN – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Website | Etsy
SLEEPING POLICEMEN – Facebook | Website
NORTHERN SPIES – Facebook | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Vimeo
JACOB BORSHARD – Facebook | Twitter | Website
SKELOCRATS – Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Soundcloud
LOST TAPES – Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Website | Soundcloud
DUTCH BARN – Facebook | Twitter | Website
FEATHERFIN – Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Soundcloud
AND HERE ARE THE BANDS ON OUR “BETWEEN TWO WAVES” COMPILATION
The Bilinda Butchers | PASTEL GHOST | Boyish | The Swapsies | Jam On Bread | Firestations | Wallflower | Darren Hayman | Ralegh Long | Let’s Say We Did | Top Sound | Finnmark! | This Many Boyfriends | Evripidis & His Tragedies | Odil Bright The Mare | There Is Thunder In Our Hearts
Onward Chariots | Sundae | Arts & Leisure | Les Coquelicots | Pale Spectres | Postal Blue | Rachel Queen | Joe Brooker | Mikrofisch | Flïrt | T.O.Y.S. | Lisa Bouvier | Bears | Starlet | The Understudies | A Little Orchestra | The Seven Twenty | Shekon | Anna Frankl-Duval
The Just Joans | The Spook School | Watoo Watoo | Monster Bobby | Enderby’s room | Victoria & Jacob | Fireflies | The Marshmallow Kisses | Jon Kohen | Warped Forest | ANT | Loud Off | Robert Post | Ingrid Støy
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