New Year Ninety 2015 – 70 to 61

Every day as I fire up the computer to review music submissions – I am  reminded of the founding co-partner of – the Indie Bands Blog started back in 2009 – who will for ever be – 39. Love and thanks as always to Julie Norbury.

Julie Norbury

Julie Norbury

The New Year Ninety Chart 2015 – seventy to sixty-one.

70. Buzz Kull (Australia)

Dreams – Single – Buzz Kull is available on iTunes.*

69. Affairs (England)

68. Morning Fuzz (USA)

Chasing Ghosts – Morning Fuzz is available on iTunes.*

67. Bayonet (England)

My View – EP – Bayonet is available on iTunes.*

66. The Yetis (USA)

65. The Rungs (USA)

64. Pipsqueak (USA)

63. Nice Power (France)

62. Clay Dudash (USA)

Keep You Company – EP – Clay Dudash is available on iTunes.*

61. The Vex (England)

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Pipsqueak

Pipsqueak from Monterey in the USA is the garage rock band of Miranda Zipse (Bass / Vocals) Jacob Ellzey (Guitar / Vocals) and Tyler Beron (Drums).

Pipsqueak - photo by - Cristobal Miguel

Pipsqueak – photo by – Cristobal Miguel

Hurtling around the room like an escaped hamster, Pipsqueak deliver high-octane fuzziness that dives into the ears causing the listener to join in the frenetic activity. That isn’t to say that the sound is uncontrolled as a technique often employed by the guitars is to cut out of tempo, which gives the music a superb definition.


It is of little surprise that Pipsqueak find themselves busy on the live circuit with their infectious enthusiasm which sears into the audience with a well structured set of songs. The vivacity of the live performance is not lost in recorded translation as the band focuses on the joy of the music rather than perfection, which as you know is always my preference.

The only sadness, is that there is limited material to hear for those not able to get out to see them live and I hope this is rectified over the coming months, as I for one, hope to be able to hear much more of the bubbles of joy that are Pipsqueak.

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