Music Box 25/09/2021

Dianas are a Melbourne Australia based Dream pop/surf western band, now a female trio, and this is the excellent Going Gone, from their second LP Baby Baby (Blossom Rot Records 2020). Buy here.
We start a weekly look at U.K. psyche pop of 1969 with The Factory (see). A  Surrey based trio, they recorded three and released two singles. This is the second, Try A Little Sunshine (CBS 7" 1969). Fantastic.
Haybaby describe themselves as a band from Brooklyn, New York that plays post-nap sludge-pop ghost-sadness music for man beings. This is the excellent LP track Total Bore, from their second LP They Get There (Tiny Engines 2019). Buy here
Stereolab (website) are an English-French avant-pop band formed in London in 1990. Led by the songwriting team of Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, the group's music combines influences from krautrock, lounge and 1960s pop music, often incorporating a repetitive motorik beat with heavy use of vintage electronic keyboards and female vocals sung in English and French. Their lyrics have political and philosophical themes influenced by the Surrealist and Situationist movements. Hugely influential on modern pop music, this is the fantastic Changer, the B-side of their third single, the ironically titled Stunning Debut Album (Duophonic Super 45s 7" 1991), collected on their first compilation LP Switched On (Too Pure 1992), also known as Switched On Stereolab or Switched On Volume 1.
We finish today with U.K. post-punk classics, The Cure (website First, Play For Today, an album track from their second LP Thirteen Seconds (Fiction 1980), then the official video for single In Between Days (Fiction 7"/12" 1985), the best 'New Order' song they never released, from their sixth studio LP The Head On The Door (Fiction 1985), and one of my all-time favourite songs.